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
The rise of Liverpool and the decline of Arsenal.
July 11, 2011 47 Comments
Elliott on the education and the anxiety of consumer choice.
May 19, 2011 55 Comments
What makes for a prodigy?
May 9, 2011 29 Comments
On realizing you’re older than the players, by James Downie.
December 15, 2010 35 Comments
Will Levinger on Pelé and the meaning of perfection.
August 22, 2010 11 Comments
Brian Blickenstaff on how age affects your ability to learn soccer.
May 11, 2010 20 Comments
Meet the most hard-core six-and-seven-year-old girls’ team of all time.
April 1, 2009 13 Comments
On a slate and snowy day in February 1958, a …
December 11, 2008 4 Comments