Monthly Archives: June 2010

The ball, negative tactics and the World Cup

Wrapping up a couple of Twitter discussions here: Through two games — not exactly a large sample size — it appears the second game for each team in the World Cup will be a bit livelier than the first time … Continue reading →...

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D.C. United’s new star player … who?

D.C. United could use, among other things, an attacking midfielder. As Black and Red United points out, the current options don’t really fit the role. Jaime Moreno was never really the best player for that spot, and he doesn’t have &helli...

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Virtual Viewing Party: Wednesday’s games

The first pass through the field of 32 comes to a merciful close today. Starting at 2:30 p.m. ET, teams had better pick it up a bit, or they’ll be booking plane flights out of Johannesburg. On paper, Group H … Continue reading →...

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The frustrations of free-lance blogging

Two interesting posts from respected bloggers (well, *I* respect them) in the past 24 hours: - At Pitch Invasion, Tom Dunmore takes the news of a spat between BigSoccer and Premier League pundit Ollie Irish as a launching point for … Continue ...

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Virtual Viewing Party: Tuesday’s games

So if Kyle joins us today, might we actually see a few goals? Let’s hope so. Our hosts are: Beau Dure, SportsMyriad.com / USA TODAY / Huffington Post Dan Loney, BigSoccer.com Kyle McCarthy, Boston Herald / Goal.com Bruce McGuire, DuNord.com &he...

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MLS and the $40,000 men

The new MLS collective bargaining agreement has ensured one thing: No more stories in the media expressing shock that some players in the league are making $20,000 a year. (The shock wore off when this became an annual occurrence.) We … Contin...

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Virtual Viewing Party: Monday Monday

What? You’re going to work? Then you’ll simply have to follow along with us. Our hosts are: Beau Dure, SportsMyriad.com / USA TODAY / Huffington Post Dan Loney, BigSoccer.com Bruce McGuire, DuNord.com Jenna Pel, All White Kit Doug Roberso...

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Can four-woman beach volleyball make a comeback if Gabrielle Reece is involved?

Four-on-four beach volleyball is one of those sports from ESPN’s distant past you’d expect to see on ESPN Classic alongside AWA Wrestling and various forms of billiards. And yet it has almost been scrubbed from history. Even though someon...

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