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In Memoriam: @MerrittPaulson

The owner of the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns announced this week that he was leaving Twitter. If you’re not sure what to make of that, you’re not alone. UPDATE: After this story was published, Merritt Paulson got in touch to offer a little more information about his departure from Twitter. The article was updated …

USA vs Peru: In Pictures

  The United States Men’s National Team took on Peru last night in East Hartford, CT. While there were some real positives to be gleaned— not least of which was teenager Josh Sargent’s go-ahead goal in the 49th minute— this is still very much a team in transition and trying to find their way. The Yanks …

Why on earth is Messi wearing Thom Browne?

Lionel Messi wore a silly suit as part of a silly branding play last week. That is not an obviously newsworthy development. Messi has never been particularly fashionable, and recent history suggests no branding play is beneath a football club. If Messi started wearing turquoise suits because a petro-state or Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor offered …

A New Direction For Howler Digital

The first week of August we published Georgia Cloepfil’s two–part memoir of a season in South Korea, The Shape of a Dream Can Expand and Shrink. In late June we rain a piece by Jamil Chade on what the World Cup meant in far Siberia. Jules Boykoff’s World Cup All Hair Team piece is the …

Energized…or Paralyzed, by David Rudin

Day 18 During the World Cup, Howler will feature a different writer each day sharing thoughts on the day’s action. Today, David Rudin considers the reality that someone’s actually going to win this thing.   I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point between Russia’s elimination of Spain and the final death rattle …