Winter 2014

Issue Four: More Than A Club Can Handle?
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Our Winter 2014 issue has 108 pages of profiles, essays, history, and art

Selected stories from issue four:

The Romantic

Love and soccer with Ray Hudson, the game’s most passionate color man

BY ROBERT ANDREW POWELL

The Reign in Spain

In his 35-year presidency of Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabéu transformed a middling team into the greatest club of the 20th century

BY SID LOWE

Hala Madrid

Rich. Relentless. Resented. A timeline of Real Madrid.

BY ELLIOT TURNER

Queens In A Foreign Land

A handful of American women are forging their careers in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top league

BY ALLISON MCCANN

Tony Cattone And The Paranoid Mister

Our detective unravels a high-stakes case in Spain

BY BROOKS PECK

The Accidental Hooligan

It wasn’t the athletics that drove me love soccer. It was watching two young fans beat each other to a pulp.

BY LIEL LEIBOVITZ

We Are Like Birds That Scavenge But One Day We Hope To Fly

At Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, upturned lives have been righted in a small way by soccer

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN CAIRNS

Leveling Up

The fascinating evolution of the U.S. men’s national team under Jurgen Klinsmann

BY MATTHEW DOYLE

Pope’s Hymnal

Pope Francis’s favorite soccer team, San Lorenzo, has some incredibly filthy chants

BY SAM KELLY

Game Of Ghosts

Against the horrific backdrop of Pinochet’s coup, Chile and the Soviet Union played out one of the most bizarre World Cup qualifiers in history

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

And many more…

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