Soccer

Home Discomforts

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During the 2011 Copa America, the field-side announcer read out the teams before the game, announcing “in the 10, the best in the word, Lionel Messi.” There was polite applause. “And in the 11, the player of the people, Carlos Tevez.” There was a mighty roar.

At Home on the Road in South America

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Two days have passed since I spent an evening at Estado Alejandro Serrano Aguilar, the home of Deportiva Cuenca, in southern Ecuador. Since then I’ve searched a dozen local retailers for a kit, tried to change the team I support on FIFA16, and spent at least an hour trying to understand the Ecuadorian league and tournament structure.

Euro 2016, Episode 66

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Cristiano Ronaldo finally gets his international trophy and Portugal celebrates their unexpected win in France (against France!) at UEFA’s European Championship. Guy Yedwab (@magicmomentpod), frequent Big Game guest, as well as the host of the Moment…

Dubs & Cavs, Episode 65

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Josh Baldwin is back co-hosting the podcast as we discuss Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and our predictions for Game 4. We also talk about the Julio Urias’s home debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as the magic hour at Elysian Park and the intensity of Dodger Stadium.

That Last Moment

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“It’s meant to be! It’s surely meant to be!” screams the announcer. There isn’t a doubt in anyone’s mind that this is the winning goal, the final goal, the magic last goal. After the game, there’s a touching tribute ceremony to say goodbye to the Boleyn Ground, but there’s no greater farewell than this on-the-field goal.