Tag Archives: Soccer

The end of Ronaldo

It sounds like we’ve probably seen the last of Ronaldo on a soccer pitch.  On Wednesday he gruesomely ruptured a tendon in his knee during an Italian league match.  Apparently it’s the same injury he suffered back in 1999, just … Continue reading

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Pink balls

My son’s soccer team has adopted the uniform of Club America as their uniform. Before this I was vaguely aware that there was a Mexican soccer team called Club America, but I always got them confused with Cruz Azul. But … Continue reading

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Midnight at the US Open Cup

Ah well, it was too good to last.  Cinderella’s coach turned back into a pumpkin and LA Galaxy ended Dallas Roma FC’s run at the US Open Cup last night, 2-0.

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Cinderella story

You go Dallas Roma FC! Last week Dallas Roma FC pulled off what has been called the biggest upset in US Open Cup history when they knocked out MLS team Chivas USA to advance to the final 16.  This was … Continue reading

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Adidas takes the cake!

So Adidas’s French team was able to overcome Nike’s Portuguese team and clinched the championship for Adidas.  Too bad for Puma they’re too far behind Nike to make it into second place.  The standings will remain the same regardless of … Continue reading

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New and improved World Cup jersey standings

Changed the standings system.  I couldn’t figure out how to weight the various rounds so I just give the usual 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw all the way through both parts of the tournament.  These … Continue reading

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Updated World Cup Jersey Standings 2006-06-27

Jersey manufacturer standings as of the end of the round of 16 on 27 June. Number in parentheses is the number of teams in the final 8 for each manufacturer. Tie-breaker is the number of teams the manufacturer had in … Continue reading

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Updated World Cup Jersey Standings 2006-06-26

Jersey manufacturer standings as of the end of play on 26 June. Number in parentheses is the number of teams in the final 8 for each manufacturer. Six slots are filled so far. Tie-breaker is the number of teams the … Continue reading

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The real World Cup

I know everybody else has been wondering about this as much as I have, so I thought I’d compile the results. Here is how the teams sponsored by various uniform manufacturers are doing. The results of the group round: Nike … Continue reading

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This is how it’s done

Argentina’s second goal against Serbia & Montenegro demonstrates why it’s called the Beautiful Game.

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