The Stakes could not be Higher

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Four years of speculation and anticipation will end for those of us obsessed with US Soccer tomorrow as our side faces a mammoth challenge to reach the knock out stages of Germany 2006.… Continue reading

Random World Cup Thoughts

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I grew up watching Gerd Mueller, the all time leading goal scorer in World Cup History in his NASL stint with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. (where he played alongside worldwide greats Elias Figeroua,… Continue reading

World Cup ratings surprise ABC & ESPN

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ABC and ESPN’s ratings for World Cup have been excellent despite the cynics and obvious contempt of the soccer hating sports media in this country. The Czech Republic-USA match was the highest rated… Continue reading

Jorge vs. Hugh

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I just want to do a little poll. Question: Who did a worse job officiating their game? Hugh Dallas (2002 v. Germany) or Jorge Larrionda (2006 v. Italy)?

Random World Cup Thoughts

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We’ve discussed the red cards and yellow cards from the USA-Italy match to death, but the overall booking situation needs to be addressed by FIFA. My thinking is that if FIFA is going… Continue reading

USA v. Italy Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the USA v. Italy game on this thread.

Czech Republic v. Ghana Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the Czech Republic v. Ghana on this thread.

Iran – Portugal Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the Iran v. Portugal game on this thread.

Arena’s Dilemma

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Bruce Arena lacks the options he had in 2002 to shake up the team The embarrassing performance of the USA in the World Cup opener on Monday would be enough force most coaches… Continue reading

Heading to Europe…

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Greetings fellow bloggers. In the coming weeks I will be visiting the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg for leisure and hope to bring you all some local flavor from the World Cup. I cant… Continue reading