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Soccer City

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 3:09 PM
The U.S. wins its final exhibition match against Australia, 3-1. Chances are good if you’re reading this blog, you watched the match on ESPN2. If you didn’t, here’s the quick-hit lowdown: forward Edson Buddle scored two goals, forward Herculez Gomez added a third, the U.S. defense... Read more

Injuries three times over

Friday, June 4, 2010, 2:41 PM
Right now, a friendly between France and China is playing on the local station here in Sandton, just outside Johannesburg. There will be international friendly matches played throughout this week, with the U.S. playing Australia tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. local time. The match can be seen on ESPN2 at... Read more

Johannesburg Vibe

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 8:13 AM
Landed in South Africa. Johannesburg, Pretoria, Sandton, all of those surrounding areas ... everything is all about the World Cup. I landed this morning (JNB time) around 8:15 a.m. The first thing you notice is how decorated the airport is; walking in the international terminal, you were greeted with... Read more

Taking Off

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 9:21 AM
We're taking "Kickin' It" to Johannesburg, South Africa. Since launching this blog, we've had some interruptions for side news -- namely the 76ers -- but beginning now, this blog will be updated regularly with news, videos, pictures, live chats, observations, and anything else that seems... Read more

U.S. wins send-off match 2-1

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 5:38 PM
In front of 55,407 at Lincoln Financial Field, the U.S. defeated Turkey, 2-1, in its final send-off match before flying to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. flies out of Washington D.C. tomorrow. You can check out the behind-the-scenes video -- of the team as it moved from the mixed-zone... Read more

Bradley's lineup

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 1:25 PM
Here we are at Lincoln Financial Field where over 50,000 fans are expected for today's match between the U.S. and Turkey. For the U.S., it's the send-off match before the team flies to South Africa tomorrow. A few minutes ago, U.S. coach Bob Bradley announced his starters for today's game. Here's... Read more

Bradley announces World Cup roster

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 1:32 PM
Sorry for the delay since our last posting here at Kickin' It -- things got a little crazy with the 76ers and the selection of their new head coach, Doug Collins. We'll be back on track here starting today and also with tomorrow's U.S. practice at the NovaCare Complex. But now, for the big news from... Read more

Back from Injury

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 4:28 PM
The days are dwindling before the U.S. Men's National Team trims its roster from 30 to 23 and sets off for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Today at Princeton University, the MNT completed its fourth day of pre-World Cup training camp. All 30 players are in camp and almost everybody is back... Read more

Beasley in a new spot

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:10 PM
Today was Day 3 of pre-World Cup training camp at Princeton University. For the first time since camp opened on Monday, all 30 players on the invited roster were present. Not all of them practiced, but everyone has reported to camp. Before we get to the nice, long conversation of the day -- today's... Read more

All About Landon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 3:55 PM
Today at Princeton University, the U.S. Men's National Team completed it second day of pre-World Cup training camp. Very similar to yesterday, media was allowed into Rogers Stadium only at the very end of training as the team did its fitness runs around the perimeter of the field. It was freezing... Read more
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Kate Fagan, The Inquirer's beat writer for the 76ers, will take a timeout from NBA basketball to follow the world's game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Follow Kate and stay tuned in to South Africa.

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