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Author Archives: Aram Gyan

Who USA Soccer Fans Should Now Root For in the World Cup

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Uncle Sam Wants USMNT Supporters to Find a New 2014 World Cup Team

As painful as America’s World Cup exit was, its supporters must now pick themselves up from the mat as there are only a precious few World Cup matches to indulge in. At first blush it may seem difficult to find … Continue reading

Front Covers From USA and Belgium Newspapers After Round of 16 Game [PHOTOS]

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las-vegas

Most newspapers flooded their front pages with pictures from the many joyous public gatherings that turned massive scenes of disappointment.  None did it better than the Las Vegas Review-Journal (see above). The juxtaposition between the fan looking left while the glasses fan … Continue reading

Front Covers of USA and Belgium Newspapers Ahead of World Cup Game [PHOTOS]

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ny post back page

July 4th comes early this year as America unites as one to support the Red, White, and Blue against the Red Devils of Belgium.  Millions will do their patriotic duty of sneaking out of work come 4 PM Eastern. Here’s … Continue reading

Netherlands and Mexico Line-Up Prediction for Round of 16 Match

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Netherlands-vs-Mexico-2014-World-Cup-Preview-e1403871500654

World Cup Match #51, Round of 16, Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up: Netherlands vs Mexico Date and Time: Sunday, June 29th, 12EST/9PST, ESPN, Univision, and WatchESPN Location: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza Two soccer-obssessed nations with disparate pasts meet in … Continue reading

Why England Supporters Should Cheer For the USA

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Who Should England Support in the 2014 World Cup

It’s been a bloodbath for English sport lately. In March, its rugby team lost out to Ireland in the Six Nations on mere point differential. Just recently the team went down to New Zealand for an Antipodean Winter tour and … Continue reading

Front Covers Of Newspapers After USA Advance In World Cup [PHOTOS]

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akron beacon journal

At this rate, we won’t have anything left for July 4th. Each U.S. match at this World Cup continues to bring out massive American support from sea to shining sea in offices, homes, and most impressively, in grand public gatherings.  … Continue reading

Newspaper Front Covers from USA And Germany Before World Cup Game [PHOTOS]

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NY_DN

In 1990, when the US qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, I didn’t have cable so I couldn’t enjoy TNT’s ramshackle coverage. So I followed along with the New York Daily News. There were no … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in Los Angeles

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where to watch the world cup in los angeles

As a tourist town, Los Angeles suffers by comparison to other cities. It lacks the compactness of Boston, D.C., or San Francisco; cities where a solid day’s walk lets you to soak in a wealth of sights. It doesn’t have … Continue reading

England v Costa Rica Battle for Unofficial World Championship

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steven gerrard england unoffical football world championship match versus costa rica

So you plan on watching Italy versus Uruguay today, eh? Fancy a match with some actual stakes? You won’t even take a peek at the dead rubber between England and Costa Rica? No interest at all in an underachieving England … Continue reading

Mexico vs Croatia Preview and Predicted Lineups

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Croatia v Mexico

Brazil was supposed to breeze through Group A but Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa’s heroics means that there’s all to play for on Monday (4pm ET/1pm kickoff). Should Brazil succumb to the pressure and slip against Cameroon then the winner of … Continue reading

How the USA Can Advance On Thursday In The World Cup [INFOGRAPHIC]

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What does the USA have to do Thursday in the World Cup Group G to advance to the next round of the tournament? Any of the four teams (USA, Germany, Ghana and Portugal) can still mathematically qualify for the next … Continue reading

Front Covers of Portuguese and US Newspapers Preview USA-Portugal Game [PHOTOS]

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a bola

Tabloid newspapers have a bad reputation in America, which means that most cities only have a boring broadsheet. That’s a shame because sports are more fun to follow with a bit of sensationalism and bold graphics. Let’s take a look … Continue reading

English and Uruguayan Newspapers React to Uruguay 2-1 England

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Even Disney would have rejected the Uruguay-England story as too hackneyed. The Premier League’s best player, much maligned everywhere but at home, miraculously recovers from injury and scores two gorgeous goals to down a squad containing five of his teammates. … Continue reading

England’s Hopes of Advancing Rest on Italy [GRAPHIC]

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The Great Escape or How England can advance from Group D

England still have a chance of advancing out of Group D but there’s a lot that has to happen in order for that to happen. Italy needs to beat Costa Rica and then Uruguay, then after beating Costa Rica themselves … Continue reading

Reaction From Chile And Spain Newspapers to Chile 2-0 Spain [PHOTOS]

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mundo deportivo

George Harrison sang that “All Things Must Pass” and so it was for Spain’s reign.  Spanish tears met Chilean cheers. Let’s take a look at how both nations’ newspapers reacted to the match. Catalonia’s Mundo Deportivo (see above front cover) narrowly … Continue reading

England World Cup Squad Based On Club Affiliation [INFOGRAPHIC]

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England 2014 World Cup Squad with Club Representation

The above illustration shows which clubs have contributed players to the 23-man England World Cup squad. Aside from backup keeper Fraser Forster of Scottish champions Celtic, the balance of the squad comes from just eight Premier League sides. This is … Continue reading

Review of Mexico Newspaper Front Pages in Aftermath of Draw Against Brazil [PHOTOS]

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la razon portero

The next time a World Cup hater complains about 0-0 soccer scorelines, show them highlights of yesterday’s Brazil-Mexico scorcher. It was non-stop action defined by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa acrobatically stonewalling the relentless Yellow-and-Green attack. Sometimes a draw is … Continue reading

Download a World Cup TV Schedule In PDF Format For Viewers in the USA

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Image of World Cup 2014 Full Day by Day TV Schedule

Soccer fans are in heaven right now with the quality and quantity of games available on television and online. But the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming at times, especially when you’re trying to figure out what channel … Continue reading