Sponsor: The EA SPORTS FIFA 14 Guide to Soccer Legends
Our sponsor this week is the brand-new EA SPORTS FIFA 14, the latest installment of a game that has been killing productivity at Longform HQ for years now. FIFA is, without question, our absolute favorite way to waste time. We would be playing it right now if we weren't writing this.</p>
To honor this week's release—you can pick up your copy on Amazon—here's a collection of great soccer writing from our archive.</i>
The World at His Feet
A profile of Messi.
Pelé as a Comedian
Pelé as religous experience.
A Soccer Prodigy, at Home in Brazil
Why Neymar, one of the world’s best talents hasn’t taken the money and run.
When Soccer Ruled the USA
The glory days of the New York Cosmos.
The Hero Who Vanished
Sixty years ago, the U.S. upset England in the World Cup on a goal from Joe Gaetjens. In most countries he would have been idolized. Instead, he was ignored in America and marked for death in his native Haiti.