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Author Archives: Aram Gyan

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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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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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

Mexico Newspapers Confident Of Victory Ahead of Brazil World Cup Game [PHOTOS]

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Off the field, Brazil and Mexico are economic rivals who both boast the boundless natural resources, large populations, and political clout needed to be Latin America’s leader. But despite Mexico’s strengths, its never come close to emulating Brazil’s soccer success … Continue reading

Lineups for Mexico vs Cameroon & Where to Watch the Game On TV

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Mexico versus Cameroon World Cup 2014 Group A

Before we get to the lineups for Cameroon vs Mexico (thanks to Miguel Herrera for already revealing the Mexico’s Starting XI last night), let’s set the scene. Betamax to VHS. The Zune to the iPod. MySpace to Facebook. Napoleon to … Continue reading

Manchester United Supporters: Do You Want to Qualify For Europa League Or Not?

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In 1558, the French drove the English from their stronghold in the city of Calais and out of continental Europe. England had held Calais and other lands in France for more than 200 years. It would be almost 200 more … Continue reading

Is MLS Heading Toward a Bubble With Plans to Expand to 24 Teams?

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MLS Expansion Debate

There’s been a lot said lately about MLS expansion, but on a recent edition of ESPNFC, analysts Taylor Twellman and Steve Nicol had a fiery exchange that distilled the MLS expansion debate right down to its essence. Lincoln v. Douglas-esque … Continue reading

Which Premier League Made the Best Manager Hire? Everton, United, Chelsea or City?

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2013-2014 Premier League New Managers Mourinho Moyes Pellegrini

A brief leadership vacuum emerged in the Premier League’s upper echelon at season’s end. But even though Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United moved swiftly to fill the void with Jose Mourinho, Roberto Martinez, Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes … Continue reading

Rejected Concepts for England’s New Home Shirt [PHOTOS]

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E pluribus unum. It’s not only the inspiration behind a totally cool country, it’s also Nike’s design process ethos. Many designs were crafted and considered before being culled down to the one chosen to be England’s new 150th anniversary kit. … Continue reading

West Ham United Set to Confirm 99-Year Lease Deal For Move to Olympic Stadium

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West Ham United have finally ironed out a deal to move into London’s Olympic Stadium come the 2016-2017 season. The deal puts an end to a stop-start struggle that has lasted almost as long as construction on the Stratford ground … Continue reading

The Premier League Bar Viewing Experience In Portland, Oregon

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A recent Sunday morning in Portland, Oregon. Early. A brief gargling with Scope does little to wash out the heavy taste of Saturday night’s Rogue Ales and Jamesons. The streets are as deserted as those in The Walking Dead and the sun … Continue reading

6 Statues Celebrate Most Infamous Moments in English Football [PHOTOS]

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“It is an ode to defeat” is how the organizer of an art exhibit at Paris’ Pompidou Center describes a recently-unveiled statue of Zinedine Zidane. The 16-foot work, by artist Adel Abdessemed, is unusual in that it doesn’t show Zizou … Continue reading