Posts Tagged ‘WORLD CUP GROUP C’

VIDEO: DONOVAN’S GOAL CELEBRATED EVERYWHERE

June 24, 2010

VIDEO: DONOVAN’S GOAL CELEBRATED EVERYWHERE

2010 WORLD CUP: ENGLAND v UNITED STATES – WHAT TO WATCH FOR

June 11, 2010

2010 WORLD CUP: ENGLAND v UNITED STATES – WHAT TO WATCH FOR

BEST FINISH

England – Champions (1966)

United States – 3rd (1950)

UNITED STATES

The United States, like South Korea, Japan and Mexico are teams that are better than most in the World except maybe the top 15. The States have a solid starting XI and good subs, and even have a bit of a style and tactical acumen. None of these attributes, as any longtime fan of the United States will tell you, were present 20 years ago.

The States even have gifted individual talent in the wonderful vision of Landon Donovan, the grit of Clint Dempsey, the sheer power and finesse of Jozy Altidore and the raw speed that is present amongst so many of the forwards in the US side.

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SOCCER ON THE BOX – SOCCER ON TV THIS WEEKEND

June 3, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – SOCCER ON TV THIS WEEKEND

ESPN2 to provide 24 straight hours of World Cup Pre-game

World Cup coverage will start a day early on ESPN2, next week as the channel will be offering a 24 hour pregame. That is straight World Cup coverage, discussion, documentaries, interviews and even a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira. Well done ESPN2.

MLS in talks with cable channel Versus

Major League Soccer’s deal with Fox Soccer Channel is up at the end of this season and league officials have met with exec’s from Comcast owned sports network Versus. It is certainly to early to tell if MLS is courting other broadcast partners to influence later negotiations with Fox, which currently has rights to MLS games as well as matches organized by the MLS owned Soccer United Marketing, or to discuss Versus’ strategy for development of the MLS and it’s broadcasts. Versus has certainly done a very good job for the NHL in a similar capacity. We shall see.

Soccer on TV this weekend

Certainly the match that has everyone excited, is the final tune-up for the US national team ahead of next week’s World Cup Group C opener against England on June 12.

Saturday morning’s match against Australia on ESPN2 / Galavision should be more than a final dress rehearsal for the side, it should be a good chance to see how the US’s Ultimate XI looks over 90 minutes.

In MLS action, DC and RSL renew the extra time US Open Cup thriller from Wednesday night, with RSL hoping for a different (more…)

ESPN ADVERT: 2010 WORLD CUP: GLORY (ENGLAND v UNITED STATES)

June 1, 2010

ESPN ADVERT: 2010 WORLD CUP: GLORY (ENGLAND v UNITED STATES)

ENGLAND NAME 23-MAN ENGLAND SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP

June 1, 2010

ENGLAND NAME 23-MAN ENGLAND SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP

ENGLAND have named their 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup. There
were few surprises, though West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker and
Asenal’s Theo Walcott, missed out on Fabio Capello’s 23.

Leighton Baines, Darren Bent, Michael Dawson, Tom Hudderstone and Adam
Johnson also missed out of the squad.

ENGLAND’S OFFICIAL 23-MAN ENGLAND SQUAD:
GOALKEEPERS
Rob Green – West Ham United
David James – Portsmouth
Joe Hart – Manchester City

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WEEKEND WORLD CUP WRAP – US wins send-off, Japan scores every goal in England win, Group C News

May 31, 2010

WEEKEND WORLD CUP WRAP

UNITED STATES WINS SEND-OFF AGAINST TURKEY

The United States won their final World Cup tune-up on home soil Saturday, coming from behind to beat Turkey in front of 55,000 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Second half goals by Altidore and Dempsey put the United States on top and capped off a thrilling final 45 minutes for the US, who trailed after Arda Turan put the Turks up in the 27th minute.

Landon Donovan set up both goals in the comeback for the US who hadn’t looked in sync in the first half.

“We’re going to be as good as we want to be,” Donovan said. “And if we play the way we’re capable of (more…)

2010 WORLD CUP – The United States will Certainly Entertain – Scrappiness is the Key to the teams World Cup Ambitions

May 29, 2010

The United States will entertain – Scrappiness is the Key to the teams World Cup Ambitions

The World Soccer Community will be able to count on one thing from the United States this summer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa; entertainment.

The United States national team possesses one key soccer attribute, and attribute that is unlikely to lift the World Cup come July 11, but one that will thrill fans and neutrals alike; they are scrappy. For a fan, it is my least favorite attribute as it can only lead to frustration as one watches their team struggle, dodge and survive, but at the same time it is a quality that can put a team in a position to do just that, survive.

A fan wants his or her team to be the Superman of the sport. Indestructible, fluid and unfazed. A team that will win 2-0 against most teams in (more…)

IN OTHER WORDS – SOCCER ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

May 25, 2010

IN OTHER WORDS – SOCCER ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

US NATIONAL TEAM CAMP

GOALIE’S REACH EXTENDS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC (JERÉ LONGMAN-NEW YORK TIMES)

US NATIONAL TEAM MAKES FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR WORLD CUP (STEVEN GOFF-WASHINGTON POST)

GOMEZ EXCITED TO BE WITH NATIONAL TEAM (BRIAN SCIARETTA-YANKS ABROAD)

LANDON DONOVAN HAS MIND, GAME IN SYNCE FOR WORLD CUP (KELLY WHITESIDE-USA TODAY)

US DEFENSIVE DILEMMA (BRIAN LEWIS-NEW YORK POST)

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