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Women’s World Cup Update (The I Believe That We Have Won Edition)

Kristian Lin
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Team USA won the Women’s World Cup last night, smashing Japan 5-2. Carli Lloyd scored three goals, won the Golden Ball trophy (the tournament’s MVP award), and generally looked like Messi,...


Cameroon's Gaelle Enganamouit and her lovely locks.

The Women’s World Cup All-Hair Team

Kristian Lin
Great news on the hair front. Four years ago, the players at the Women’s World Cup were mostly wearing their hair short or in sensible ponytails. Despite some nice individual efforts, I didn’t have enough people to ...



Sandra Betschart is one of the linchpins of this all-star team.

The Women’s World Cup All-Hot Team

Kristian Lin
Lots of other media outlets have done similar posts running down the most attractive players at this year’s Women’s World Cup, but as I looked them over, something bothered me. The women were all white! Sure, some o...


WWC trophy

Women’s World Cup Update (The Wide Left Edition)

Kristian Lin
So, the Germany vs. USA semifinal wound up playing out like the plot of Pitch Perfect 2, with the Americans patching up their earlier problems with cohesion and putting together a great performance to defeat a scary-looking, tr...



(photo courtesy Panther Island Pavilion web site)

Morning News Roundup, Jun 30

Jeff Prince
Tubing At Panther Island Pavilion Just in time for Fourth of July, tubing resumes at Panther Island Pavilion. Now, I bet you’re expecting some smart-ass remark about how weird it is that people voluntarily getting into a rive...


Carli Lloyd wheels away after scoring the winning goal for USA against China.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Broken China Edition)

Kristian Lin
On the same day that the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal everywhere in America (and thus made members of Team USA happy, though not Texas’ idiot governor and attorney general), USA promptly went out and defeated China i...



Alex Morgan scored for USA against Colombia.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Shutting Off the Coffee Edition)

Kristian Lin
On Monday, USA defeated Colombia in the Women’s World Cup round of 16, and nobody seems all that happy about it. To which I say, welcome to life as a soccer superpower. If the men’s team ever reaches that status, the negati...


USA Nigeria

Women’s World Cup Update (The Now It All Gets Serious Edition)

Kristian Lin
With their 1-0 victory over Nigeria yesterday, USA takes first place in the Women’s World Cup Group of Death and now looks forward to a matchup with Colombia on Monday. Should USA win that game, a quarterfinal berth opposite ...



Meghan Klingenberg helped preserve a draw for USA against Sweden.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Kissing Your Sister Edition)

Kristian Lin
On a day when men’s soccer saw a swastika on the field during the Croatia-Italy Euro qualifier match, the Women’s World Cup finished its second go-around, with all teams having played two games and USA still atop Group D af...


Megan Rapinoe was good for two goals against Australia.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Sour Grapes Down Under Edition)

Kristian Lin
The sad realities of working in an office meant that I had to miss the Nigeria-Sweden game, which looked like a real barn-burner. Fortunately, I was on hand to see USA dispatch Australia 3-1 in their opening match, and I’ve m...