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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What children walking home from school can tell us about Zlatan Ibrahimović.
February 21, 2011
Footballers who give everything to the game often wind up broken, James Tyler writes.
November 17, 2010
Here and there, my hair is turning gray.
March 5, 2009
I still don’t understand how this works or how it …
October 5, 2008
Every team has played its first match, so it’s time …
June 11, 2008
The taxonomy of football is a difficult and unrewarding science, …
February 26, 2008
People who say that soccer is boring and people who …
February 19, 2008