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Archive: June, 2010

Germany roars past Australia

Sunday, June 13, 2010, 10:26 PM
Coming into the World Cup, some people said this might be the year when Germany was finally beaten to first place in the group stage. After Die Nationalmannschaft's 4-0 blowout of Australia, though, any such talk has been steamrolled into silence. Their performance today was by far the best of the... Read more

Live blog: Germany vs. Australia

Sunday, June 13, 2010, 12:58 AM
Another day, another game, another party. This time, we turn our attention to another matchup between a perennial power and a feisty upstart: Germany vs. Australia. Germany has won the World Cup three times, and no matter how little attention they get, they always seem to play well when it counts... Read more

You can exhale now

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 9:36 PM
If you'd told any United States fan when he or she woke up this morning that the U.S. would play England to a 1-1 draw, they'd have taken it in a heartbeat. Yet if Robert Green hadn't just barely managed to tip Jozy Altidore's shot off the post in the 64th minute after Altidore's electrifying run... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Kansas City

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8:05 PM
I almost forgot about this. But I shouldn't, because the game was played so it should be rated. Granted, the Union's 2-0 loss to the Wizards at Kansas City's baseball-turned-soccer stadium isn't much worth remembering anyway. But we go on nonetheless. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 5.00 - "I feel... Read more

Live blog: United States vs. England

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8:47 AM
The U.S. national team practiced last night at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, site of today's big game against England. (Elise Amendola/AP) At last, the time has come for one of the most anticipated games in American soccer history. Rare is the occasion when the hype for a sporting event... Read more

Local Mexican fans disappointed by draw

Friday, June 11, 2010, 6:36 PM
If you're just about anyone on the planet today, you've got the name "Tshabalala" rolling off your tongue. South African winger Siphiwe scored a brilliant goal, and Univision play-by-play man Pablo Ramirez was quite literally singing his praises all morning. The strike by Tshabalala - or... Read more

Live blog: South Africa vs. Mexico

Friday, June 11, 2010, 12:06 AM
Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium is ready to stage the opening match of the 2010 World Cup between Mexico and the host nation, South Africa. (Armando Franca/AP) On this morning, we turn once again to the words of soccer's greatest philosopher. Although Soccer in Sun and Shadow hasn't been updated... Read more

Video interview with Martin Tyler

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 1:36 AM
The Associated Press got an exclusive video interview with Martin Tyler, the lead play-by-play announcer on ESPN's World Cup telecasts. He has some pretty interesting things to say about his style and how he'll call the action in South Africa. You can watch the video below. Read more

Rank and File: Union at Chicago

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 2:57 PM
If you look hard enough, you can see the Chicago skyline from the press box at PPL Park. It's about 15 miles from Bridgeview to the Loop. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ With another Union game coming up Thursday, plus the looming World Cup and my work with our Flyers coverage, I didn't have time... Read more

World Cup prediction contest

Monday, June 7, 2010, 8:38 PM
As you might have noticed, is running a World Cup prediction contest. I've created a group for readers of the Goalkeeper to pick against me and each other. You can get at it here. Register for the contest, then go to "My Groups," then click "Join a Private Group." The... Read more
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