With the second round of group games well on the way, and the second week of fabulous football behind us, I thought it was time to look at the best of the best from Bleacher Reports articles with a B/R, 2010 FIFA World Cup: Top 10 B/R Articles of the World Cup.
One of my personal favorites. A tongue-in-cheek (with an edge) look at the Jubulani ball, after Germany's clinical demolition of Australia in the first round of the Group "D" tie.
B/R's man on the ground in South Africa, Neal Collins, looked at the injustice of one of the decisions that prevented one of this tournaments great comebacks.
Ishaya Yarison was courting controversy with his take on the USA Vs. Slovenia game, and its awful refereeing decisions. His points are well taken as he discusses the larger implications of the biggest talking point of the World Cup so far.
In the run up to the historic meeting between the US and England in this year's World Cup finals, Brian Rhodes's great article told the Cinderella story of the Yanks finest footballing hour, from Brazil in 1950.
Argentina fans hit the reading jackpot with his short, sweet, and superb review of the Argentina squad, and who Diego Maradonna should insert into his starting lineup for La Albiceleste.
Paul Austin raised a huge amount of debate with this discussion on the curse of World Cup South Africa, the "Vuvuzela." His online poll showed that almost 80 percent of fans hate South Africa's cacophonous horn.
With much made of the FIFA's ranking system before the tournament even started, this article looked at the chances of FIFA's No. 1 nation winning the World Cup. History doesn't look like it will help Brazil.
Colm Larkin's wonderful look at the worst moments in World Cup officiating puts Malian referee Koman Coulibaly's huge mistake into perspective.
B/R rookie Stewart Flaherty did a fantastic job picking the form teams and how they should do this World Cup before a ball was even kicked. Unfortunately, form is fleeting and sometimes class doesn't shine through, as Spain and England seriously slide down in the rankings.
This superb slide show was the point of much debate, as it highlighted the main points of a great night for US soccer as they took a well deserved point from the Three Lions of England at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.