Tales From The Pitch

From the roar of the stadium stands to the chaos of the sandlot, five stories of triumph, despair and head-on soccer collisions.

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Final Mica and Final Mare

Inside a Romanian sports complex I learned about simple passions and simple pleasures.

My Last Goal

In the last days of college I found my inner soccer talent... for 90 minutes.

Uncouth Youth

I made a beautiful game ugly. And it led me to victory.

A Dusty Journal and a Ticket to History

Twenty-eight years, a $440 million stadium and cheering crowds might beautify a country, but it can't rewrite history completely.


Green pitches, infights and soccer moms in Volvos teach young girls how to hold their ground in the world.