Monthly Archives: July 2007

Mundial de los Descamisados

The Homeless World Cup is in full swing in Copenhagen—a fantastic, inspiring event that aims to use football as a rallying point to get people into jobs, houses and education. The United States seems to have come second in their … Continue reading

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Weep for the Southseasiders! Hail the Hordes of Evil!

Woe, woe are the men, women and children of Marsaxlokk! The brave Maltese premiers, who endured the probing gaze of an Eleven Devils Champions League Profile not long ago, made their exit from the Champies with a 9-1 aggregate loss … Continue reading

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Forza Iraq

I think it’s safe to say that Iraq’s against-the-odds run to the Asian Cup final bids fair to become the football story of the year. A championship for a country that the US tested the Pottery Barn Doctrine on would … Continue reading

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How To Celebrate A Goal

Liverpool handled the Monks of the Shaolin Temple by a 3-1 final, but the South China boys scored this incredible free-kick goal, notable both for its otherworldly swerve and the commendable manic enthusiasm with which it was celebrated. Liverpool 2 … Continue reading

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Liverpool v. … SHAOLIN TEMPLE!

The great thing about football is that the all-singing, all-dancing entertainment doesn’t cease at season’s end. Liverpool, for example, has had a highly diverting summer: signing hot players right and left, making menacing statements about the Premier League title, and … Continue reading

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ONE DEGREE OF BECKHAM SEPARATION FOR TIMBERS FANS!!!

In an incredibly significant (though how, exactly, it’s hard to say) piece of cosmic kismet, here’s an item from tonight’s Galaxy v. Chelsea stat sheet: Alan Gordon (David Beckham 78). That means that many Portland Timbers fans saw the man … Continue reading

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Southern Comfort for Los Timbers?

While SoccerballnationUSA focuses squarely on the Beckhamista non-event in Los Angeles, where Chelsea will lose to the LA Galaxy 2-0 in between appletinis and Posh and Bex will be seen sitting in the stands wearing sunglasses, actual competitive football remains … Continue reading

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