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Tag Archives: World Cup

Where it All Went Wrong for England

Posted on by Chris McQuade

In short: Everywhere. Though that won’t do. England’s problems were numerous and solutions are not easy to come by. It’s best to look at the team and the manager as a whole. Firstly, England played their usual tactics against Algeria … Continue reading

England 0-0 Algeria: Pathetic England Ruin Chances

Posted on by Christopher Harris

England continued their dismal 2010 World Cup performance today with a 0-0 draw against Algeria. After England’s 1-1 draw last week against the United States, everyone expected England to come out guns a-blazing against Algeria. But the way they played … Continue reading

Koman Coulibaly Disallows USA World Cup Goal: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

US soccer fans and players must feel pretty cheated today after referee Koman Coulibaly disallowed a perfectly fine goal by US player Maurice Edu. Watch the video evidence above. So far, all of the analysis of the USA against Slovenia … Continue reading

Koman Coulibaly Denies US Win Against Slovenia: In Pictures

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The most hated man in America today is referee Koman Coulibaly who denied the US a certain goal which would have been the game winner against Slovenia. However, Coulibaly, a referee from Mali, called for a foul. It was one … Continue reading

USA Stuns Slovenia With Comeback, But Undone by Poor Ref Decision

Posted on by Christopher Harris

What an incredible game today at Ellis Park in South Africa between Slovenia and the United States. In a match that was a game of two halves for the United States, the Americans looked so poor in the first half … Continue reading

England v Algeria, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

After an incredible draw between Slovenia and the United States, the world will now be watching England against Algeria this afternoon to see what those two teams in Group C can do. For England, it’s more important than ever for … Continue reading

USA v Slovenia, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This is the game that matters the most for the United States. The team needs to send a message to the rest of the world that the 1-1 draw against England wasn’t a fluke. Here’s a game that has the … Continue reading

World Cup 2010: Six Reasons Why I Love Argentina

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Shhh, don’t tell anyone. But I’m in love with Argentina. Not the country but the incredible way that the Argentina national team is playing soccer. After today’s performance, they are by far the greatest football playing team in the tournament. … Continue reading

ESPN "Fan Rant Challenge" – Who is the World Cup's Best Player So Far?

Posted on by Jake Islas

ESPN’s proclaimed “footy fanatic”, Josh Elliot has called out all World Cup fans. Sportscenter wants to know who you think is the best player in the 2010 World Cup so far. The ESPN anchor picks Gonzalo Higuain, the convenient choice … Continue reading

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Robert Green and England: If Only Things Had Been So Different: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

What if? What if Robert Green had spilled that shot from Clint Dempsey in the World Cup, but then he managed to grab it before it crossed over the line. Watch this video to see what could have happened if … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Attend Wowies for USA-Slovenia and England-Algeria World Cup Viewing Parties

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Friday is a big day for readers of this blog as we prepare to watch two massive World Cup games, both of which are must win matches. USA against Slovenia kicks off at 10am ET. Followed by England versus Algeria … Continue reading

Will You Be Suffering from World Cup Fever This Friday?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Ladies and gentlemen, take a second and place the back of your hand on your forehead to check to see if you have a fever. I have a gut feeling you may be suffering from World Cup Fever. But if … Continue reading

Vuvuzelas: Tell ESPN If You Want to Hear Them or Not

Posted on by Christopher Harris

So far during this 2010 World Cup tournament, the talking points have been more off the field than on it. While the players from the 32 teams have failed to sparkle thus far, most of the talk seems to be … Continue reading

In Defense of the 2010 World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s only five days into the 2010 World Cup and the critics are already taking digs at the tournament. And most of those criticizing the World Cup are soccer lovers, not haters. I’ve had the good fortune to watch each … Continue reading

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Watch "The Two Escobars," June 22 on ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Next week on ESPN, the sports TV network, will debut its brand new documentary entitled “The Two Escobars,” the story of Andres Escobar, the talented Colombian soccer player who was tragically murdered after he scored an own goal in the … Continue reading

Should FIFA Ban the Vuvuzela for the Duration of the World Cup?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Whether you’re new to the World Cup or you’re taking in your tenth finals, you’re sure to have noticed the incessant drone at matches this past weekend from the stadium horns known as vuvuzelas that are so common in South … Continue reading

Barney Ronay Interview: The World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Laurence McKenna, co-host of the EPL Talk and World Cup Buzz Podcasts, recently had a golden opportunity to sit down with one of the most remarkable English football writers and authors, Barney Ronay of The Guardian and When Saturday Comes. … Continue reading

Italy fight out a positive 1-1 draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Azzurri have played their first match, and while some will view the 1-1 draw result as a bad thing, the match was actually filled with positives for Italy. Although we’ve seen Germany demolish Australia 4-0, I think that the … Continue reading