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Archive: June, 2010

A big day for local South Koreans

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 11:04 PM
Eight years ago, South Korea's soccer fans exploded onto the international stage by willing their team to the semifinals of the World Cup on home soil. Now in South Africa, the Red Devils are making noise again. Their 2-2 draw with Nigeria yesterday got them to the Round of 16 for the first time since... Read more

ESPN announcers for last round of group games

Monday, June 21, 2010, 7:51 PM
ESPN has announced which of its TV and radio announcer will call the last round of World Cup group games this week. Ian Darke and John Harkes will call the U.S.-Algeria game. The other big news is the addition of a new announcer, Jim Proudfoot. He'll call the Paraguay-New Zealand match at Polokwane... Read more

Why can't the U.S. score first?

Monday, June 21, 2010, 9:30 AM
Allow me to start this week with a good old-fashioned rant. I have seen the U.S. national team get screwed by inexplicably pathetic refereeing more times over the last decade than I could possibly count. As a result, I have almost completely lost the ability to summon any measurable level of outrage... Read more

What's wrong with this picture?

Friday, June 18, 2010, 6:19 PM
Players watch Maurice Edu's header on goal that was later disallowed, resulting in the United States' 2-2 draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. (Luca Bruno/AP) Anyone see a foul in that picture? I certainly don't. But Koman Coulibaly did, and he's the only one who matters. Coulibaly... Read more

All-day World Cup live blog

Friday, June 18, 2010, 6:33 AM
It's a big day of games at the World Cup. In addition to the United States' showdown with Slovenia at 10 a.m., Germany faces Serbia at 7:30 a.m. in a game that will go a long way towards determing the U.S.' potential opponent in the round of 16. There's also England vs. Algeria at 2:30 p.m., the other... Read more

Live blog: Brazil vs. North Korea

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 2:15 PM
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World Cup recreated with Legos

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 9:00 AM
Let's start this morning on a lighthearted note, shall we? You might have seen a video moving around the web that recreates the goals from Saturday's United States-England game with Lego figures. Well, it turns out there's quite a bit more where that came from. I found the original site where the... Read more

A tie for the Armani set

Monday, June 14, 2010, 11:14 PM
A short summary of today's 1-1 draw between Italy and Paraguay: Italy was by far the more attacking team despite the fact that its most prolific goalscorer, Antonio Di Natale, didn't enter the game until the 72nd minute. Yet for the longest time, it looked like Paraguay's only shot on goal of the... Read more

How much do Union players make?

Monday, June 14, 2010, 7:23 PM
The Major League Soccer Players Union has published its latest listing of players' salaries each year. As you may know, it's a standing policy of MLS that terms of contracts aren't announced when they are signed. But the union puts the numbers out en masse every so often. There are two numbers to... Read more

Live blog: Italy vs. Paraguay

Monday, June 14, 2010, 2:24 PM
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