Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
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Copa América Update

Kristian Lin
Hello, everyone. I was on vacation when the Copa América Centenario started, so I didn’t publish a preview piece for the big tournament, but I’m back now, and I’ve got my soccer expert hat back on. Team USA o...

IT'S A GAME! (Photos by Hannah Reinmiller)

Sports Rush: A History-Making Rivalry

Rush Olsen
You might have read how, back in the day, cowboys drove wild critters along the Texas Trail from Cowtown to Shreveport. By “back in the day,” we mean mid-April. On April 16, a local outfit known as the Fort Worth Vaqueros (...

SHUFFLE Concert takes requests at the Live Oak, Thu.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 24 - An ACL tear will keep Megan Rapinoe out of the Olympics this year, but it won’t keep the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team’s marauding left-winger from holding a training camp this evening for girls ages...


North Texas Gets Soccer Hall of Fame

Kristian Lin
Some semi-local soccer news has dropped, as the National Soccer Hall of Fame is officially moving to Frisco. The institution was founded in 1979 and found an official home in Oneonta, N.Y. in 1999, but it shut down in 2010 due ...

Photo by Andrew Dieb Crystal Clear Media

The Liverpool Way: Texas Style

The Reds have come to North Texas to train elite soccer players, from youth to semi-pro.
Rush Olson
The goalkeeper dived to his right. His outstretched hand made just enough contact with the ball to deflect it over the crossbar. As he landed, the red “liver bird” logo on his left shoulder hit the ground with the rest of h...

USA victory

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...

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...