• 1.30.17

      Javier Zanetti, Inter Milan and The Rebel Football Match That Never Took Place

      Considering his background, Javier Zanetti’s affinity with the impoverished people of Mexico was unsurprising. So he forged a bond with the Zapatista rebel movement, and Inter Milan followed his lead.

    • 8.16.16

      The Cult: Ronaldo

      In his pomp, Ronaldo was a striker sent from heaven. His career took a steep downward trajectory, however, and he bowed out of football as a mortal much like the rest of us.

    • 7.14.16

      Jose Mourinho’s Opening Gambits, 2004–2016

      When Mourinho arrived at Chelsea, his first moves in the transfer market were magnificent. Now at Manchester United, he seems to have adopted a similar strategy.