U.S. U-20 women's exit is wake-up call
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 18, 12:29 a.m.
What should we make of the USA's exit at the hands of North Korea in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 Women's World Cup?
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Is there truly a new way in San Jose?
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Aug. 12, 3:09 a.m.
The Earthquakes are hoping a midseason identity change can spur them into the playoffs for just the third time in the past seven seasons.
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Will the next Landon Donovan play in MLS?
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 10, 9:58 p.m.
MLS fans have four more months to watch Landon Donovan before he retires from soccer. He will leave as the greatest male player the United States has ever produced, and MLS has been lucky that he played all 14 seasons of his pro career in MLS. But will it be so lucky when the next Landon Donovan comes ...
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MLS's rise mirrors national trends
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 5, 6:08 p.m.
I got hooked on soccer many years ago because of my love of sports -- I was a big Mets fan dating back to their first season at the Polo Grounds -- and interest in world affairs.
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Galaxy wants to be the 'now' team for the next three months
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Aug. 4, 8:44 p.m.
It's not easy to find reasons not to jump on the Galaxy bandwagon, Back-to-back wins over Northwest rivals have rekindled talk of a title.
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'Caps still in search of that missing piece
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 28, 2:29 p.m.
A 2-2 tie with FC Dallas Sunday left Vancouver just out of the playoff tier and frustrated again at missed opportunities.
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At home in America
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 27, 8:14 p.m.
The most entertaining part of the summer of soccer, I admit, has been Louis van Gaal's complaining.
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No beach time for Lampard just yet
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 25, 3:13 p.m.
One of the most-capped players in the history of England's national team, midfielder Frank Lampard says he's signed on with New York City FC to help build a team and a tradition.
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Proposing a radical rule addition to protect players
Posted by Randy Vogt on Jul. 17, 9:03 p.m.
The best World Cup ever? Not if you are concerned about player safety.
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Brazil Diary: Germans bring joy to Rio
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 14, 2:07 p.m.
Two sets of fans on the subway leaving the Maracana station on Sunday night wore German replica jerseys. One group sang loudly and danced around while the other watched before finally joining in.
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Soccer America's World Cup Best XI
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 13, 10:36 p.m.
In a tournament with so many twists and turns, it isn't easy to come up with a World Cup Best XI. Over the tournament's 32 days, there were many outstanding individual performances but not a lot of consistency. Even champion Germany mixed great with not-so-great performances in its seven matches. The choices for World Cup Best XI, as selected by ...
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Germany-Argentina Player Ratings
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 13, 9:06 p.m.
A gripping World Cup final ended with a superb goal by Mario Goetze that earned Germany its fourth world title. He was just one of many players on both squads who responded admirably to the big occasion.
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Germany is Weltmeister, deservedly
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 13, 7:19 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mario Goetze, who was born nearly two years after Germany last won the World Cup, struck a left-footed volley into the Argentine net to give Germany its fourth world championship.
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The 10 best things about the 2014 World Cup
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 13, 6:12 a.m.
Brazil 2014 has been the best World Cup of our lifetime. Beginning with the first three days that produced four comeback wins, the World Cup was, to borrow a line from ESPN's Jon Champion, the gift that kept on giving. From the dramatic -- half the knockout games weren't decided until stoppage time or overtime -- to the ...
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Brazil Diary: Meeting Pele
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 13, 1:31 a.m.
Life is good. On Saturday I had the offer of a free sandwich and a roundtable discussion with Pele.
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