In praise of good intentions

Because there is always a time and space for critique…

Soccer on the margins

In his marvelous book, The Language of the Game, Laurent…

Invisible change is not enough

"I initially wanted to write a goofy little column celebrating…

Listening and learning

Of the many truisms in discussions about soccer, one certainly…

The magic of this moment

Nashville SC are on a tear right now. While I’m…

Intimacy versus commodity: the two sides of soccer fandom

In 1985, soccer journalist and author Paul Gardner set about…

The 2 hour Nashville experience

Operating a 30,000 seat stadium—and everything that comes with it—can’t…

Rogue Chants and “rogue chants”

Rogue Chants. A name? A description? A philosophy? A movement? It…

Eric Miller and playing for Pride

While now-Nashville SC defender Eric Miller was playing for Minnesota…

Thoughts on the Backline’s protest

Nashville SC started this season with a 1-0 victory against…

A Thank You letter from Wedgewood Houston

While I cannot base what I’m about to write on…

A way to remember Tom Cahill

David Wangerin begins his 2011 history of US soccer, Distant…

A few thoughts about Jake Daniels

When Blackpool forward Jake Daniels came out as gay a…

Finding inspiration in the North American Soccer League

It’s nice to be reminded sometimes that when we (the…

A Nashville SC Thanksgiving

It’s been a few days since Nashville SC’s match against…

The closing of the gap

In 2011, returning from a trip to Portland, Oregon, that…

Can Netflix help?

"Maybe if fans can see MLS not as a fledgling…

An emotional game, horribly so

In the late 1960s, Dick Cecil—who would go on to…

FUBAR: Soccer, military service, and ecstasy

While growing up in Clarksville, Jeremy Devito fell in love…

Four non-problems and how to solve them

Non-problem #1: “I don’t know what a Geodis is. It’s…

The little yellow cauldron in the belly of the beast

There is something of a trick to expressing happiness behind…

Does Nashville SC have a marketing problem?

There are multiple ways to measure success for any endeavor. …

The free soccer movement

Finally, Nashville SC fans, finally. Our dreams are just about to…

The joy of mediocrity

In The Age of Football, David Goldblatt observes one of…