Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
Fort Worth Vaqueros

Local Soccer Team Has Name; Now It Needs a Logo

Kristian Lin
Fort Worth’s team in the National Premier Soccer League conducted a fan vote to pick a name for the new franchise. Yesterday, they announced the results: They are Fort Worth Vaqueros FC. Presumably the name has nothing to...


World Cup draw

Is USA in World Cup’s Group of Death?

Kristian Lin
Everybody seems to think so. The draw happened in Bahia, Brazil this morning, and the Ping-Pong balls did not fall kindly for USA, as we drew Germany, Portugal, and Ghana in Group G. The American sports media has come to the co...



USA World Cup qualification

The USA Soccer Ladder (September 2013)

Kristian Lin
USA clinched its spot in the 2014 World Cup with its victory over Mexico last night and other results going their way. That means its time once again to reassess which players are looking good to be on the plane to Brazil next ...


Jair Benitez

FC Dallas’ Benitez Scores from Halfway

Kristian Lin
While the Dallas Cowboys were busy killing off the Night & Day curse, another local sports team had an incredible moment over the weekend. In the waning moments of FC Dallas’ come-from-behind victory over the Vancouve...



Grant Wahl's photo of the playing surface at Cowboys Stadium.

Cowboys Stadium Field Under Fire

Kristian Lin
I was intending to post some additional thoughts that I couldn’t get into my post about the Gold Cup games, but serious questions are being raised about the quality of the field (or what soccer fans call “the pitch&...


Landon Donovan leads USA at Cowboys Stadium, Wed.

We Want Gold

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team plays its first-ever game at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday during the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tournament that determines the champions of North and Central America. While US...



Jozy Altidore

The USA Soccer Ladder (June 2013)

Kristian Lin
Remember 2012, when USA’s men’s soccer team lost its opening match in the final round of World Cup qualifying and reports were circulating that coach Jürgen Klinsmann had lost his players? That seems like so long ago now. ...


Michael Bradley

The USA Soccer Ladder

Kristian Lin
Having watched both the recent USA World Cup qualifiers — the 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Denver’s driving snow, and the tense goalless thriller in Mexico City — I thought I’d assess where all of USA’s soccer playe...



Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers Is Gay (Yay!)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m the soccer guy on this website, I need to take note of an American soccer player who shook up the sport over the weekend, and it wasn’t because of anything he did on the field. (“Pitch! The word is pitch!” scr...


Spain

Viva La Furia Roja!

Kristian Lin
So here are my thoughts as Euro 2012 ends with Spain victorious once more: Spain are superhuman Everyone is calling this Spain team the greatest national soccer team in history. We won’t get a definitive answer until someone ...