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Articles by Michael Lewis
21 February 2018
1988: When U.S. Soccer made plans for a ‘new and revolutionary’ promotion/relegation system
As some still pine for an open system, U.S. Soccer - and one Sunil Gulati - actually planned for it three decades ago. Then, MLS came along.
29 June 2017
USA 1, England 0: The greatest upset ever, as told by the heroes who did it
Seven players who were on the field tell us about the most famous result in U.S. men's soccer history.
16 June 2017
Christian Pulisic’s father finds sensational hype 'quite amusing'
The U.S. phenom has dazzled fans and media alike, but his parents are prouder of his off-field accomplishments – like straight As and mastery of German.
9 June 2017
5 overlooked classics that took the U.S.-Mexico rivalry to new levels
The best rivalry in CONCACAF soccer goes well beyond men's national team results.
10 March 2017
Ringling Tigers: How a trapeze legend's love built a team from circus stars
His profession was in the air, but one of Tito Gaona's greatest passions kept him on the ground.
13 January 2017
The story of Alain Maca, the first draft pick in U.S. professional soccer history
He turned down the NASL once, but Maca became the first player called when the legendary league went to one of U.S. sports' tried-and-true features.
11 January 2017
That's so NASL: The time the Chicago Sting decided to draft a Playboy Bunny
All publicity was good publicity for the old NASL. Unfortunately, that meant the occasional stunt.
3 November 2016
Pele, Messi and World Cups: New York's (and New Jersey's) 14 iconic soccer moments
The Big Apple (and the nearby Garden State) is no stranger to spectacles. New York soccer expert
looks at the area's best moments in the sport through the years:
13 April 2016
Out of their hands? Consistency for goalkeepers a blend of skill, luck and some gamesmanship
Luis Robles is on the verge of breaking Kevin Hartman's consecutive 90-minute games streak. Hartman tells FourFourTwo about the keys to longevity in net.