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Author Archives: Lawrence Dockery

About Lawrence Dockery

Lawrence became a soccer fan while watching the USA's run at the 2002 World Cup. He's been a USA fan ever since. Lawrence is a Grade 8 Referee. Find him on Twitter @ldock93

CONCACAF Announces Venues For The 2015 Gold Cup

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On Tuesday afternoon CONCACAF released the venues for the 2015 Gold Cup. There are some of “the usual suspects” in terms of stadiums in cities that most people would generally expect to host games at big tournaments. There are one … Continue reading

The Soccer Haters Can Hate, But Soccer is Here to Stay

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Soccer is growing at an astonishing rate in this country.  Yet there are some people who refuse to believe it.  Soccer haters continuous go to line is, “Nobody cares about soccer.”  This could not be farther from the truth. Not … Continue reading

Watch Ireland 4-1 USA Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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The USA is in a crisis right now after a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday. They have won just once in their last 8 games, and for the first time under … Continue reading

USA vs Colombia Preview: London Calling

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Since taking over as head coach for the USMNT in July of 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann has made a point of scheduling tough opponents for international friendlies. He’s scheduled Italy in Genoa, France in Paris, Mexico at Azteca, Belgium in Brussels … Continue reading

Lee Dixon’s Criticism Of Referee Kevin Friend Was Unwarranted

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Lee Dixon was paired with Arlo White on NBC’s coverage of Everton versus Arsenal on Saturday.  So far, in their first year and two weeks of Premier League coverage, all of the commentators have done well.  But on Saturday, Dixon … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of FOX Sports’ International Champions Cup TV Coverage

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With the 2014 edition of the Guinness International Champions Cup now completed, it’s time to look at what FOX Sports’ coverage was like during the tournament. Certainly, there were some good points but not surprisingly, given FOX’s track record of … Continue reading

Is The US Better Off Than It Was Four Years Ago?

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Since the USA’s elimination at the hands of Belgium in the World Cup Round of 16, the question that everyone is asking is this: Is the US better off than it was four years ago? It’s a legitimate question to … Continue reading

Should the USA Fear Belgium?

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Since finishing on top of their group in qualification, Belgium has been somewhat under whelming. Despite finishing 2013 with back-to-back losses, this year they have had a good record in terms of wins and losses but the results are not … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee is not renowned for being a hot bed of soccer. However, in the last few years, that lack of support has begun to disappear and is being replaced with a large, boisterous, and knowledgeable group of soccer supporters. … Continue reading

Italy and Costa Rica Preview: Teams Battle for Group D Lead

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Italy and Costa Rica each have a chance to move closer to qualification for the Round of 16 when they play each other at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Both teams are coming off wins in their opening matches with … Continue reading

Mark Geiger, American Referee, Excelling at World Cup

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Mark Geiger is the first American referee to be selected to officiate at a World Cup since Brian Hall was selected in 2002. So far in this tournament Geiger and his two assistants Sean Hurd and Joe Fletcher are the … Continue reading

Uruguay vs Costa Rica Preview: World Cup 2014

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The road to Rio begins for Uruguay and Costa Rica at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. This is an incredibly important match for each side, with the next two games being against top European squads in the form of England and … Continue reading

Can Spain Solidify Its Place As The Greatest International Side Ever?

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Until they won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Spain had always been considered underachievers on the world’s biggest stage. One Honduran fan even had a sign that read “Honduras: As many World Cups as Spain.” Since then, La … Continue reading

It’s Time For USMNT Fans To Brush Up On MLS Before World Cup 2014

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Soccer in this country has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last two decades.  Some of that growth has been spurred on by the success of the U.S. Men’s National Team as well as the U.S. Women’s National … Continue reading