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Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

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Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter… Continue reading

A Milestone I never thought I’d see

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Today France’s Vikash Dharasoo became the first player of Indian descent to ever play in a World Cup match. He entered the match in 84th minute and almost scored the game winner in… Continue reading

American Spirit? Where is it?

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There was one aspect of yesterdays game versus the Czech Republic that I didn’t see, and that was passion. The players didn’t seem to have a passion to play today. As Americans, we… Continue reading

As bad as it has ever gotten: The USA and the World Cup

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I consider myself an avid follower of the US Men’s National Team. No, I don’t follow the team around like Sams Army, but I have watched just about every meaningful game for our… Continue reading

France’s Starting 11 for Tomorrow’s Match

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This will be the starting eleven for France’s match tomorrow against Switzerland. They will more than likely play a 4-2-3-1 formation, which will look like this: Fabien Barthez William Gallas, Lilian Thuram, Willy… Continue reading

USA-Czech post game analysis

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I have decided to watch the game which I taped a second time before commenting on individual player performances and coaching. Today was a very frustrating, humiliating and disappointing day for all of… Continue reading

If I were Bruce: The US lineup for the opener

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KellerOnyewu Pope Cherundolo LewisMastroeniDempsey Reyna BeasleyDonovanMcBride First subs of the bench:ConveyJohnson O’BrienI would employ a 4-5-1 or more truly a 4-4-1-1 formation that utilizes Landon Donovan’s playmaking by using him as a withdrawn… Continue reading

Trinadad’s Beenhakker is one of a kind

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Photo from Yahoo.comThe offficial FIFA World Cup site has this excellent article on Leo Beenhakker, whose Trinidad and Tobago side surprised just about every observer with an excellent performance in a draw with… Continue reading

Portugal – Angola Open Thread

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On of the first ‘blood matches’ of the World Cup. Will former colony Angola beat their former occupiers Portugal? Put your remarks on the match here.

Iran – Mexico Open Thread

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Another match where an underdog can have a good result. Who will American fans support…their soccer rival, Mexico, or one of their arch enemies Iran. I say Mexico. Game is at 11:55 PM… Continue reading