Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

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...


¡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 ...