Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
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My Conveniently Sized World Cup Preview

Kristian Lin
I could easily blog 1,500 words on all 32 of the teams in the World Cup, but since I don’t want to drive my editors insane by forcing them to read all that verbiage, I’m confining my preview of the whole tournament to 1,500...


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World Cup o’ Brew

LAST CALL
I could go on yet another tear about my limited understanding of soccer. (It’s played with a ball. Sometimes the outcome of a game inspires a murder.) But how many variations on “Hey, have you heard about the big soccer com...



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The Best Players Not at the World Cup (Plus the All-Name Team)

Kristian Lin
The World Cup soccer tournament starts up this weekend, and so I’m here with my blog, sponsored by Fort Worth’s own Abbey Pub. I’ve never been to the Abbey, but I’m sure it’s a great place to watch the World Cup t...


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Shocking Omission From U.S. World Cup Roster

Kristian Lin
Remember when I did all those World Cup ladders for the U.S. soccer team as it went through qualifying? You can take those posts, douse them in kerosene, and burn them all in a 55-gallon drum, because today coach Jürgen Klinsm...



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Copa América Comes to America

Kristian Lin
Major soccer news dropping ahead of this summer’s World Cup tournament: The North and Central American soccer federation (CONCACAF) and its South American counterpart (CONMEBOL) announced that the 2016 Copa América will be h...


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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...



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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...


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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 ...



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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...


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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&...