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 the goal of the weekend: São Paulo striker Dagoberto steals the ball in his own half, breaks through four defenders, and beats the goalkeeper with a cute, cute chip to secure his team’s win over Internacional and help them take possession of first place in the Brazilian table. Easily the best goal of the year by someone running in an almost perfectly straight line.
by Brian Phillips · November 3, 2008