Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
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...


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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...



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...


Velázquez’ “An Old Woman Cooking Eggs” is at the Kimbell’s new show.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 24 - George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman is rarely revived because of its length, and when it is, it’s often done without the third act (performed separately as Don Juan in Hell). However, National Theatre’s produc...



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...


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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...



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Women’s World Cup Preview

Kristian Lin
Tomorrow, the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada, with a record 24 teams contesting for the championship of the world. Just like I did with last year’s men’s tournament, I’ll be here all June blogging on the dev...


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USA Scores Greatest Soccer Win Ever

Kristian Lin
The last time I was this happy over something the U.S. did on the international stage, it was when Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden. Last week’s indictments of top FIFA executives in New York and subsequent arrests in Swi...