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Category — World Cup 2010

U.S. 3, France 1

    The Americans advanced to their 1st World Cup final in 12 years with a win today over the French. Abby Wambach delivers again.
    N.Y. Times

July 13, 2011   No Comments

Little Big Man Is Huge

    Andres Iniesta is the toast of Spain. The 5-7 midfielder scored the game-winning goal in extra time, giving Spain its 1st World Cup title in a rough-and-tumble victory over the Netherlands.

July 11, 2010   No Comments

Spain Reigns

    Spain captured its 1st World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands today in South Africa. Andrés Iniesta scored the winner in extra time.

July 11, 2010   No Comments

Spanish High

    There are several reasons Spain is playing in the final of the World Cup. Xavi Hernandez is one. David Villa is another. And today, it was Carles Puyol.
    Yahoo Sports

July 7, 2010   No Comments

Dutch Treat

    The Netherlands advanced to its 1st World Cup final in 32 years. Arjen Robben’s goal was the winner as the Netherlands defeated Uruguay 3-2 in the semifinals today. It will face the winner of Wednesday’s Spain-Germany match for the championship on Sunday.
    N.Y. Times

July 6, 2010   No Comments

How Much For Little Dog In The Window? If You Like One That Just Barks With No Bite…

    Diego Maradona left the World Cup without even much of a whimper after Argentina got smacked by Germany Saturday. Just another case of an empty wagon making a lot of noise.
    L.A. Times

July 4, 2010   No Comments

Netherlands Shakes Up The World Cup

    In the most shocking upset of the tournament, the Netherlands stuns favorite Brazil today, 2-1.
    Yahoo Sports

July 2, 2010   No Comments

Ball Don’t Lie

      Just weeks ago, many of us were pissing and moaning about the officiating in the NBA Finals. Our good friends in Boston still are. But the calls in the World Cup have put that sorry display to shame, with England and Mexico becoming the most recent clubs to get the shaft.
      Dirty Tackle
      Argentina 3, Mexico 1: Well if you think the TV ratings were about to tank with the U.S. eliminated yesterday, it is guaranteed now. Oh, did we mention Mexico got hosed on a call too?

June 27, 2010   No Comments

Again, Speed Kills

    Ghana’s quickness was evident early on in its 2-1 World Cup victory over the U.S. The biggest case for the speed of the Black Stars was driven home in stunning fashion when Asamoah Gyan beat the Americans back for the game-winning goal only 3 minutes into the extra period.
    As much as U.S. soccer fans were hoping this World Cup wouldn’t end like the last, another loss to Ghana, those hopes died with a club that didn’t play well for much of the tournament. The U.S. got a gift in a 1-1 tie with England in the opener, then were rescued by Landon Donovan in an overtime win over Algeria earlier this week.
    As writer Jere Longman astutely points out, the U.S. trailed in 387 of the 390 minutes it played in the World Cup. That’s a recipe for disaster.
    N.Y. Times

June 26, 2010   No Comments

Ghana 2, U.S. 1

    For the 2nd time in World Cup competition, the U.S. bites the dust in a loss to Ghana today in South Africa. Asamoah Gyan’s goal early on in extra time was the difference.
    More TK.

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June 26, 2010   No Comments