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USA Women Defeated in World Cup Final

July 17, 2011

It was a showdown between the giant-killer Japanese versus the never-say-die American team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final match.  Only one team’s reputation could hold. That team was Japan. Japan was down twice and came back to tie: once in regulation and again at the end of overtime.  In penalty kicks, the US [...]

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Spain Wins Its First-Ever World Cup Championship

July 11, 2010

Spain defeated the Netherlands (or the “Neverlands” since they are 0-3 in WC finals) in a plodding 1-0 match which had to go into in extra time.  Here are some highlights: I have to be honest on this one — the game sucked.  It’s once again pretty evident why professional soccer is not going to [...]

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USA Exits World Cup in 2-1 Loss to Ghana

June 26, 2010

Yup, you read it — Ghana! Losing in extra-time 2-1 to Ghana (?!), the United States’ brief quadrennial flirtation with that dirty third-world sport we call soccer will soon wane until the 2014 World Cup, or until the Ladies can win some gold in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games (one of the members of the [...]

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USA Robbed at World Cup

June 19, 2010

It’s been a tough week for sports in my world.  The Celtics…ugh.  It’s not that they lost a close Game 7 of the NBA Finals — it’s that they lost to the Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals!  I don’t want to talk about it. In other news, the buzz around work is [...]

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