Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
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Euro 2012 Preview

Kristian Lin
If you’re craving an international soccer fix this summer after the Women’s World Cup last year and the men’s World Cup the year before, you should settle in front of your TV for the next month for the European Championsh...


R.I.P., Giorgio Chinaglia

Kristian Lin
A piece of American soccer history passed away over the weekend when Giorgio Chinaglia died of a heart attack at age 65. The Italian soccer player grew up in Wales and started his career there, so his fellow Italians nicknamed ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 You can flash back to Van Cliburn Piano Competitions past when 2009 medalist Yeol Eum Son plays a recital at Dallas Museum of Art this evening. She’ll perform works commissioned by living composers for previous com...


USA Goalkeeper Scores Goal!

Kristian Lin
I briefly interrupt my 2011 film highlights to bring you a soccer highlight from earlier today. During Everton FC’s match against Bolton Wanderers, Everton and USA goalkeeper Tim Howard scored a freakish length-of-the-fie...



Bob Bradley Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach

Kristian Lin
Here I was thinking that, after the Women’s World Cup, I’d be done blogging about soccer for a while. However, that was before Bob Bradley was fired as coach of the U.S. national men’s soccer team. Undoubtedly there’s j...


Women’s World Cup Final Preview (Plus, the Prettiest Women at the Tournament)

Kristian Lin
An observer named Paul Smith said USA’s semifinal match against France should be called Rachel Buehler’s Day Off. I like to think of Coach Pia Sundhage going all Ben Stein in the locker room before the game, droning, “Bue...



USA 2, Brazil 2 (USA Wins 5-3 on Penalties)

Kristian Lin
Wow, that game had everything, didn’t it? Everything except a streaker. And a jaw-dropping coaching blunder. And Hope Solo discovering a terrorist plot and foiling it by single-handedly taking down an army of bad guys command...


Notes from the Women’s World Cup Group Stage

Kristian Lin
A few observations, now that the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals are set: USA’s women have made things a lot harder for themselves… It wasn’t just that they lost their final group game 2-1 to Sweden. It was the way they...



Big Weekend for U.S. Soccer

Kristian Lin
Fans of both America’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be on pins and needles this weekend. The U.S. men takes on Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. USA suffered a serious wobble, los...


FIFA Follies of 2011

Kristian Lin
While four countries are playing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament at Cowboys Stadium this Sunday, the real high drama black comedy in soccer is happening thousands of miles away. It came to a head at last Wednesday’s farci...