The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
Maybe it happened in a charity game. Maybe Michael Schumacher is a racecar driver. Maybe Michael Schumacher played in the same charity game, and got three assists. Fine. Just watch this, and tell me it doesn’t count.
This is Ronaldo, playing the double-roulette one-two over-the-body back-heel with Raul, and this is your historical goal of the week.
by Brian Phillips · April 24, 2008