Posts Tagged ‘USA’

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...


Notes on a Sad World Cup Weekend

Kristian Lin
If you’re a newcomer to soccer who’s been taken with the ecstasy and agony of Team USA’s World Cup run, let me be the first to welcome you to life as a U.S. soccer fan. It’s maddening, but it’s seldom boring, and it h...



Halfway Point for the World Cup

Kristian Lin
I watched the last two group-stage matches (Spain vs. Chile and Honduras vs. Switzerland) with a motley group of fans at Boomer Jack’s on West 7th, including a Madrid native wearing his Spain jersey in support of his country,...


Midweek World Cup Thoughts

Kristian Lin
Saturday afternoon’s Round of 16 matchup is set: We’re playing against Ghana, the country that knocked us out of World Cup 2006 early, so this is an opportunity for payback. (By the way, that Serbia bandwagon that I jumped ...



Justice Done for USA

Kristian Lin
I said it in a previous post, and it certainly bears repeating: They wouldn’t be the U.S. soccer team if they did things the easy way. USA went into its last World Cup group game against Algeria knowing that they needed t...


USA Robbed! (Will It Matter?)

Kristian Lin
Well, if they did things the easy way, they wouldn’t be the U.S. soccer team. Let me clarify: When I wrote yesterday that I love it when the designated patsies don’t follow the script, I didn’t mean the ones playing again...



Badass World Cup posters

Kristian Lin
I just got a good look at these amazing pieces of artwork by the Cape Town-based art group called AM I Collective, commissioned by ESPN and the advertising firm of Wieden + Kennedy to promote the upcoming World Cup tournament. ...


Winter Olympic Thoughts (the Games close)

Kristian Lin
In the last event of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Sidney Crosby scored an overtime goal for Team Canada to beat USA in the gold medal hockey match. Well, that just makes sense. Sid the Kid didn’t actually get on the scoresheet m...