Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
Jozy Altidore

The USA Soccer Ladder (June 2013)

Kristian Lin
Remember 2012, when USA’s men’s soccer team lost its opening match in the final round of World Cup qualifying and reports were circulating that coach Jürgen Klinsmann had lost his players? That seems like so long ago now. ...

Michael Bradley

The USA Soccer Ladder

Kristian Lin
Having watched both the recent USA World Cup qualifiers — the 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Denver’s driving snow, and the tense goalless thriller in Mexico City — I thought I’d assess where all of USA’s soccer playe...

Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers Is Gay (Yay!)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m the soccer guy on this website, I need to take note of an American soccer player who shook up the sport over the weekend, and it wasn’t because of anything he did on the field. (“Pitch! The word is pitch!” scr...


Viva La Furia Roja!

Kristian Lin
So here are my thoughts as Euro 2012 ends with Spain victorious once more: Spain are superhuman Everyone is calling this Spain team the greatest national soccer team in history. We won’t get a definitive answer until someone ...


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

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...