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.
Yesterday, Andriy Shevchenko scored the only goal in the Kiev derby, giving Dynamo the win over Arsenal:
And on the other side of the world, Adriano scored a brace to win Fla-Flu for Flamengo in front of 80,000 fans at the Maracanã:
Not a bad day to be a discarded star striker who has gone back to his home country after becoming world-famous in Milan.
by Brian Phillips · October 5, 2009