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World Cup Across America: Chicago

Portugal’s equalizer killed the party suddenly and absolutely — as though the power had gone out in the middle of the headliner’s biggest hit Story and Photograph by Phil West [T]he official U.S. Soccer watch party series at Chicago’s Grant Park was billed as as a “fan fest” celebrating the “spirit of soccer,” but Sunday’s U.S. vs. Portugal …

A Winter’s Game

A Chicago pick-up game achieves perfection By Aleksandar HemonPhotograph by Dominic Neitz Editor’s Note: It has been a serious winter, and yet we continue to shovel aside the snow and kick a ball across frozen fields. We post this essay, which appeared in issue two, in honor of everyone who ventures out to play in …