Section 1: Ivanov the Terrible fingers Dutch
Posted by Soccer America on Jun. 27, 3:02 p.m.
By Paul Kennedy
Russian Valentin Ivanov, the referee of Sunday's controversial Portugal-Netherlands match, said it was nastiest game he had ever called.
Speaking out for the first time since the match, the 45-year-old Ivanov, dubbed Ivanov the Terrible for his calls, told Russian daily Izvestia, "Probably, from the point of ...
MAHONEY: Last beating of the U.S. dead horse
Posted by Soccer America on Jun. 27, 12:18 a.m.
By Ridge Mahoney
(This will the final installment regarding the U.S. performance in Germany, replete with references to criticisms, valid and otherwise.)
FORMATION.The 4-5-1 formation used primarily by Bruce Arena took a lot of abuse, of course, since a simplistic, knee-jerk ...