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Author Archives: Jameson Lam

About Jameson Lam

Jameson is a Managing Editor Intern for World Soccer Talk. He played soccer for 10 years while growing up and supports Arsenal and the United States National Team. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area necessitates him to be insane enough to get up as early as 4:45 on Saturday morning to watch the Gunners play on TV. His full time job is in public health research, though he manages to squeeze in his fill of soccer news and matches.

Arsenal Fans Take Over New York City For A Memorable Weekend

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This past weekend, Arsenal fans came in from all over North America and England to make New York City the center of Gunner fandom. The much anticipated friendly against club legend Thierry Henry and his New York Red Bulls marked … Continue reading

Brazil 2014: What the People and Fan Fests Were Like (Travels In Brazil)

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Maybe I left Brazil too soon.  I was wearing the same Brazil shirt that I had worn while watching their previous two knockout round matches.  This time, though, I was back in the US watching the Brazil-Germany game from a … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: World Cup Matchday Experience in Salvador, Brazil

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SALVADOR, BRAZIL – The day had finally arrived.  This was the whole point of booking a plane ticket less than a month ago and deciding to come down to Brazil at the last minute (besides, of course, the experience of … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Attending the FIFA Interactive World Cup at The Budweiser Hotel

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Budweiser has taken over the five-star Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel on the Copacabana beach and transformed it into the Budweiser Hotel by Pestana.  Throughout the World Cup, the Budweiser Hotel has partnered with numerous brands to … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Street Art Critiques of the World Cup [PHOTOS]

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RIO DE JANEIRO — For those viewers watching World Cup coverage on television in the United States on ESPN and Univision, there has been hardly any coverage, if any at all, since the opening day regarding the protests against FIFA … Continue reading

Travels In Brazil: How I Became Brazil’s Good Luck Charm Against Chile in the World Cup

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilians have a reputation of loving soccer with a crazy passion that is unrivaled.  Based on my own experience here (at least after one day), that reputation is fully justified. We had just arrived into Rio … Continue reading

Can the USA Overcome the Psychological Blow Dealt By Portugal?

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Thirty seconds. The USA was a mere 30 seconds away from a momentous victory and qualification into the knockout stage. Instead, all of that was snatched away right at the death in heartbreaking fashion and they had to settle for a … Continue reading

Where To Watch The World Cup In San Francisco

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San Francisco, and the Bay Area as a whole, is a very cosmopolitan city with a large soccer fan base from all over the world.  If you’re looking to watch the World Cup in a fun atmosphere and among fellow … Continue reading

Cal FC Looks To Pull Off Another Magical Run in the US Open Cup

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The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer.  It is the oldest ongoing soccer competition in the United States. This year marks the 101st edition of the … Continue reading

Real Madrid and Inter Milan to Play in Berkeley, California On July 26

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Real Madrid and Inter Milan will face off in the International Champions Cup at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium on the University of California, Berkeley campus on Saturday, July 26.  The match, set to be broadcast in more than 150 countries … Continue reading

The Madness of Last Minute Rescheduling of Premier League Games

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The Premier League claims that fans are the lifeblood of the game and it would be nothing without them. However, some of their actions make you wonder if they really mean that. Mega TV deals mean the Premier League has … Continue reading

What If European Soccer Clubs Got An ‘Americanized’ Makeover? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The name, colors, and identity are etched in the tradition of a soccer club. Recently, however, a couple of Premier League owners have tried to re-brand their clubs in an effort to appeal to a more international audience. Cardiff City … Continue reading