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Archive for June 2009

Potent Quotables

American midfielder Michael Bradley, after the USA’s 3-0 win over Egypt Sunday that, combined with Brazil’s 3-0 win over Italy, got the US through to the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup: “All the f—— experts in America, everybody who thinks they know about soccer, they can all look at the score tonight and let’s… (read more)

Let My People Go (Through)!

(Okay, that’s kinda lame, but it’s the best I could come up with before 9am.) Thanks to a fairly miraculous series of events, the US Men’s National Team advanced to the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup yesterday. Having only the slimmest of hopes after two lackluster performances, the US needed to win convincingly and… (read more)

Fire Sale

Just received an email to this effect. Hold off until Monday, after the Egypt game, the price might go down some more. Then again, if the US beats Egypt by 7 goals and Brazil beats Italy, we’re in, so you take your chances.

Episode #12: Slammed in South Africa, Rossi, USL-1 and Mount Rushmore Revisited

The plight of the National Team, branding Giuseppe Rossi a traitor, the top team in USL-1 and Mount Rushmore redux are the topics on this week’s episode of Four At The Back. Dan Loney and I look at the first two games of the Confederations Cup for the US and ask “What’s next?” Also, Andrew… (read more)

Enemy Of The State

Should have gotten to this earlier, huh? Giuseppe Rossi is a soccer player of (seemingly) quite exceptional ability. His two goals led Italy to a 3-1 win over the US in the first group match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Monday and have led to the 22-year-old from Teaneck, New Jersey being branded a… (read more)