Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

¡Gooooooold!

Big Ticket
If you’re looking for your international soccer fix after last year’s World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off at Cowboys Stadium this Sunday. The tournament — which will also unfold this month in 10 additional cities a...


U.S.A. Robbed of World Cup 2022

Kristian Lin
This is filthy. World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, shocked the world today when it announced the hosts of World Cups 2018 and 2022. The United States were bidding for the 2022 tournament and were widely considered front...



MLS Championship Preview

Kristian Lin
It’s eerie how similar the seasons of FC Dallas and the Texas Rangers have shaped up. Both teams had never won a playoff series before this year, and both chemistry-rich teams defied expectations (and beat opponents with ...


Local Soccer News

Kristian Lin
No, you didn’t misread that headline. The Texas Outlaws, who spent the past two seasons playing in NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills, today announced via a press release that they won’t be playing this win...



Here’s Your Hat, Don’t Hurry

Sports fans in two countries bid a not-so-fond farewell to Hicks ownership.
DAN MCGRAW
What the Texas Rangers have done this year is nothing short of amazing. They won a playoff series for the first time ever and are now playing the New York Yankees for the American League pennant and a chance to go to the World ...


The Best of World Cup 2010

Kristian Lin
Thought I’d wrap up the tournament with my picks for the best we’ve seen over the past month. These are some of the memories that this World Cup has left us to savor: Best Goals 10. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) vs. ...



Los Reyes de Fútbol

Kristian Lin
The only one who emerges from this World Cup unbeaten is Paul the Octopus. Congratulations! Congratulations, too, to Spain, who won the European championship two years ago and now are world champions as well. Seven nations are ...


The Prettiest Guys at the World Cup (and other lists)

Kristian Lin
Everybody else seems to have done lists of handsomest guys at the World Cup, but those tend to focus on the sport’s superstars. I thought I’d try to get some lesser-known names on my squad along with the famous play...



Notes Before the World Cup Final

Kristian Lin
So we’re going to have a first-time World Cup champion. Either Holland or Spain is about to enjoy the greatest moment in its sporting history. I’m jazzed for that. Hope you are, too. I have some notes from the soccer hate b...


Fun World Cup Links

Kristian Lin
Before the World Cup’s quarterfinal round starts, let’s take a break from all the pointy-headed soccer analysis and round up what’s happening on the wackier fringes of this tournament. France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy...