Monthly Archives: June 2014

Last Week, in Matches

USA v. Ghana, 6/16 Clint Dempsey’s goal 30 seconds into the match put me in a good mood. Within ten minutes, that good mood had turned foul. I watched in terror for over an hour as Ghana launched wave after … Continue reading

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England v. Italy, 6/14/14

It was a familiar story. The English a played lively, occasionally reckless game. The Italians played at a slow, methodical pace. Italy were better, as they often have been against England. The match began slowly. We heard so much about … Continue reading

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Spain v Netherlands, 6/13/14

I don’t believe that God cares about soccer, but watching the Spanish midfield trying to launch long balls to Diego Costa, I could not help but think about justice. The Spanish FA was only exploiting FIFA’s absurd guidelines for international … Continue reading

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World Cup Preview: Argentina

World Cup History: 15 Appearances, 2 Victories (1978, 1986), 2 Second Place (1930, 1990) Group F: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria Form: 5 W, 4 D, 1 L Key Players: Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain On … Continue reading

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World Cup Preview: Spain

Over the next two weeks, I will run a few previews in the run up to the World Cup. Each will be dedicated to a different team. I haven’t the time nor the expertise to preview all 32 teams, but … Continue reading

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