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Tag Archives: World Cup

South Africa v Mexico, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Finally. It. Is. Here. The 2010 World Cup kicks off today with the first match up between South Africa and Mexico. I’m picking South Africa and Mexico to draw in this one. Mexico should win, but buoyed by the incredible … Continue reading

Will the Real England Please Stand Up?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

  Going into this World Cup many people are expecting big things from the England squad, and why not?  All play in what’s considered the best league in the world, they have one of the top three strikers in the … Continue reading

World Cup Poll: Who Will Win, England or United States?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

After over six months of anticipation, we’re now on the verge of seeing the World Cup kick off and the first gigantic matchup of the tournament when England plays the United States on Saturday at 2:30pm ET (live on ABC). … Continue reading

BBC 5 Live Launches Big Mexican Wave Campaign for 2010 World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Today marks the launch of a brand-new campaign by BBC Five Live to encourage soccer fans to create the mother of all Mexican Waves from around the world. To launch the campaign, BBC Five Live collected snapshots of key individuals … Continue reading

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Why Some England Supporters Are Their Own Worst Enemy

Posted on by John Nicholson

Well we’re almost there. The future is about to be written. English football fans are right now full of typical pre-tournament nervousness, arrogance, pitiful lack of self-belief, cynicism, doubt and jingoism. Welcome to England. The World Cup is the world’s … Continue reading

What are the Four Types Of American Soccer Fans?

Posted on by Esther Song

I have been to the past two World Cups. I was there in South Korea for the most famous almost-Cinderella run by the hosts in 2002. I was in Germany for the infamous Zidane headbutt that lost France the title … Continue reading

South Africa 2010 World Cup Bingo/Drinking Game

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The World Cup is here; there is nothing better than watching the games with friends, having a few drinks and watching a game of football.  In case the football is not quite enough on it’s own to entertain you, this … Continue reading

World Cup Fans: How Are You Feeling?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In reference to the World Cup, a friend of mine sent me a note on Facebook this morning saying that she felt like a kid who is too anxious to find out if Santa will bring her what she wants for … Continue reading

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Why Beating England Might Not Be Good For Soccer In The US

Posted on by James Stevens

Soccer in the United States is poised for a major breakthrough. A win against England would likely bring interest in the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) to an all time high. However, while it may seem counterintuitive, the England v. … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Fever: A Warning to Businesses Everywhere

Posted on by Noel S. Williams

The World Cup has stopped wars, launched dictators and broken hearts. The month-long quadrennial soccer extravaganza can also reduce a nation’s GDP: neither over-zealous victory parties nor wallowing in defeatism do much for worker productivity. World Cup 2010 begins in … Continue reading

Google Enhances Search Engine Results For World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Either Google (GOOG) is a very worldly company, they understand marketing or they have a lot of die-hard soccer fans who work within their successful organization. Whatever the case, Google has implemented a couple of interesting features to its search … Continue reading

U.S. Lifting the World Cup? – A Shock to the Planet and the Wallet

Posted on by Randy Capps

Most U.S. soccer fans occupy a place somewhere between realism and pessimism in their support of the national team. But for the 23-man roster, there’s a reason – thousands of them, actually – to dream big. Turns out that U.S. … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup On TV, Online, Radio And Mobile Devices

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Where can you watch the World Cup if you’re in the United States this summer? During previous tournaments, the answer was pretty simple. But for the 2010 World Cup, the number of options to follow the tournament is enormous and … Continue reading

Why the US National Team Should Not Play a 4-4-2 Formation

Posted on by Daniel Craggs

Without a doubt, formations are one of the most underrated elements of the tactical game. Many countries adopt the simplistic two banks of four with two up top and that’s that. Not a whole lot of thinking goes into their … Continue reading

England Fans Setting Themselves Up To Fail

Posted on by Ethiene Rodriguez

During the last several weeks I have noticed that several pro England articles have appeared on EPL Talk and other sites especially concerning the USA vs. England match, and the articles seem to imply a feeling of arrogance, and nonchalance. … Continue reading

The United States World Revenge Tour

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

Heading into this World Cup, no team should be looking for any extra motivation.  After all, this is the World Cup , where the world’s best will be gathered for one big battle royal to decide who takes home the title, World Champion!  … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in South Florida

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you live in South Florida or if you’ll be in the area anytime during the 2010 World Cup, I’d like to invite you to Major League Soccer Talk’s official viewing parties for the World Cup which will take place … Continue reading

Group F Preview – Can New Zealand Steal Points?

Posted on by Robert

Manager – Ricki Herbert FIFA Ranking – 78 Schedule – Slovakia (6/15), Italy (6/20), Paraguay (6/24) Qualification – First place, Oceania Big name player- Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers) Last time they qualified for WC – 1982 The colorfully named “All Whites” could conceivably be the … Continue reading