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.
So the World Cup draw is tomorrow. Here’s my prediction for these United States.
Spain; U.S.; Ivory Coast; unincorporated nation populated entirely by soccer-playing velociraptors whose diet includes polyester, synthetic materials used in Nike boot uppers, and human flesh.
by Brian Phillips · December 3, 2009