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.
Zach Dundas, Fredorrarci, Alan Jacobs, Supriya Nair, Richard Whittall
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Zach Dundas on the Timbers’ home opener and the inevitable fall of the nation-state.
April 14, 2011
What lies in store?
February 22, 2011
The British spinoff of an American magazine speaks out against cultural impurity.
February 8, 2011
“Sporting Kansas City” shows why MLS should embrace American soccer history.
November 18, 2010
Our MLS correspondent comes down with “exacerbated cheesesteak distress.”
April 12, 2010
Our MLS correspondent comes back to the United States.
April 9, 2010
Ben Franklin would be proud.
May 9, 2009
A visit to Qwest Field.
March 30, 2009
At least if they’re from Seattle.
February 28, 2009
Hi! In today’s news involving people who exist, it’s MLS …
January 15, 2009
I know it’s a proud old NASL name and everything. …
December 5, 2008
I can’t lie to you people. I tangled with some …
November 14, 2008
Really? This is how you want to sell your league? …
November 14, 2008
On the plane I sat next to this tiny little …
November 3, 2008
Let’s get this out of the way. 1) The greatest …
October 16, 2008
Probably one of the top five differences between being in …
September 30, 2008
I woke up Saturday morning with two thoughts already in …
September 29, 2008
Just got back from a weekend in northern CA, where …
August 4, 2008
I guess Brian couldn’t handle the idea of me at …
July 21, 2008
Tom sent along this great video of reaction shots from …
April 8, 2008
I know about as much about the MLS as I …
November 18, 2007