From the publisher:
Eight by Eight’s 5th issue presents 116 beautiful pages dedicated to the beautiful game: football. Inside, you’ll find long-form features penned by some of the world’s most acclaimed journalists; vibrant illustration and photography; and aggressive, modern design.
- Rage Against the Machine: The consensus was that José Mourinho would have to change to win again at Chelsea, calm down. Screw that. Give that man a flame-thrower and watch him win. by Oliver Kay
- Lady Killers: While the rest of the world remains indifferent to women’s professional leagues, Portland Thorns fans “support the girls in red until we’re fucking’ dead.” by Zach Dundas
- “There Have Been a Few Complaints … ”: The stunning collapse of Borussia Dortmund has left Jürgen Klopp looking lost, naked, and a little sad. by Uli Hesse
- Kiss & Dismiss: If you’re the Tottenham Hotspur manager you’re as good as fired. by Jonathan Wilson (U.S.)
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Fernando Torres went from being the darling of English football to its greatest punch line. by Rory Smith
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar: The pint-size playmaker is capable of doing things you’ve never seen before—and never will. by Jonathan Wilson
- Smells Like Team Spirit: Why rooting for soccer in the U.S. is like being into Nirvana before it took over the world. by Robert Green
- The Martyr of Islington: Arsène Wenger and the agony of faith. by Corley Miller
Plus: Diego Costa, Harry Kane, Megan Rapinoe, Orlando City SC, Alexandre Lacazette, Premier League Referees, Arlo White, David Villa, and Steven Gerrard!