WOITALLA: The Dortmund boost fails Germany
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 4, 8:09 p.m.
By Mike Woitalla
If Bruce Springsteen were German, he'd write songs about Dortmund.
The Ruhr city was once a leading producer of steel, coal and beer, but its last coal mine closed two decades ago, the last blast furnace folded in 2001, and the eight breweries that once ...
Section 1: Ribery enjoys spotlight
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 4, 3:02 p.m.
By Paul Kennedy
Franck Ribery came out of nowhere to be one of the stars of the World Cup.
He's only played two seasons of top level soccer and never played for France before being called up for the World Cup, but ...