Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’

A World Cup Viewer’s Guide

Kristian Lin
The world festival of football soccer begins today, so I thought I’d give you some notes about what to watch for. Are there Texans in the World Cup? Two: Clint Dempsey (Nacogdoches) and José Francisco Torres (Longview). How ...


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. ...



English and American Soccer Sex Scandals!

Kristian Lin
Four months ahead of the World Cup soccer tournament, one of USA’s opponents is embroiled in a sex scandal that’s had repercussions on our side as well. All Britain is currently abuzz with the news that central defender and...


World Cup Draw (Groups E-H)

Kristian Lin
GROUP E NETHERLANDS Coach: Bert van Marwijk. Nickname: De Oranje. Honors: Champions, Euro 1988. Semifinals, Euro 2004, 2000, 1992, 1976. Fourth place, World Cup 1998. Notes: They skated to the tournament in a weak qualifying gr...



Victoire Imméritée (The Irish Were Robbed!)

Kristian Lin
The 32 countries in the World Cup soccer tournament were decided yesterday, and the French cheated their way in. I was planning to hold off on blogging about the field until the World Cup draw was held on Dec. 4, but this is to...


World Cup Soccer Roundup

Kristian Lin
I skipped the president’s health care speech last night because it conflicted with another weighty occasion for Americans: The U.S. soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain that gets our guys one ...