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  1. Arena’s Dilemma

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    Bruce Arena lacks the options he had in 2002 to shake up the team The embarrassing performance of the USA in the World Cup opener on Monday would be enough force most coaches to seek asylum in some foreign nation … Continue reading

  2. Heading to Europe…

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    Greetings fellow bloggers. In the coming weeks I will be visiting the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg for leisure and hope to bring you all some local flavor from the World Cup. I cant promise much more than that, but certainly … Continue reading

  3. Important Notes From The Gaffer

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    1. Want to win a free copy of the World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 video game for PS2 or XBOX? Go ahead and download a free copy of the EPL Talk Magazine, and enter the trivia contest that’s mentioned in … Continue reading

  4. Put Your Tracksuit Back on Walcott

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    Phew! Theo Walcott was five minutes away from starting for England in their next match. If Sweden hadn’t scored in the 85th minute to beat Paraguay 1-0, the result of Tuesday’s England v Sweden match would have been meaningless for … Continue reading

  5. World Cup Player to Watch: Part Eight

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    By The Scout Spain – Carles Puyol The 28 year-old defender is the captain and inspirational leader for his club team FC Barcelona. For the Spanish national team, Puyol also plays a big leadership role. Having come up through the … Continue reading

  6. World Cup Player to Watch: Part Seven

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    By The Scout Brazil – Lucio As the focus is always on the ultra-skilled attacking players of the Brazilian side, their defense rarely gets talked about. Lucio (his full name is Lucimar Ferreira da Silva) is Brazil’s best defender and … Continue reading

  7. Waldo’s World

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    Eric Wynalda is a breath of fresh air on ESPN and ABC American soccer is still in its growth stages and throughout the evolution of our national team, ESPN and ABC have essentially employed yes men and rally around the … Continue reading

  8. Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

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    Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter the racism that is prevalent in many … Continue reading

  9. 28 down, 4 to go…

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    By this time tomorrow, we’ll have seen all 32 teams play their opening match. Right now, the only teams we haven’t seen play yet are tomorrow’s Spain versus Ukraine, and Tunisia versus Saudi Arabia. What’s interesting is that there hasn’t … Continue reading

  10. A Milestone I Never Thought I’d See

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    Today France’s Vikash Dharasoo became the first player of Indian descent to ever play in a World Cup match. He entered the match in 84th minute and almost scored the game winner in the 89th minute. France and Switzerland drew … Continue reading

  11. World Cup Coverage in America, Day 5

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    ABC/ESPN’s coverage was better today, probably because Dave O’Brien and Marcelo Balboa took the day off. JP Dellacamera did a fine job, as did the team of Adrian Healey and Tommy Smyth. Some points regarding today’s coverage: ESPN’s World Cup … Continue reading

  12. World Cup Player to Watch: Part Five

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    By The Scout France – Franck Ribéry In the 23 year-old, we are featuring another attacking midfielder player. My next profile will be a defender, I havent forgotten about that side of the game, I promise! Ribery currently plays for … Continue reading

  13. American Spirit? Where is it?

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    There was one aspect of yesterdays game versus the Czech Republic that I didn’t see, and that was passion. The players didn’t seem to have a passion to play today. As Americans, we are a very proud country. Remember Lake … Continue reading