Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’
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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

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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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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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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. ...


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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...



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...


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. ...