Tag Archives: US Soccer

Snowy Wednesday

So how’s tricks this snowy morning?  Nearly everything in Central NH looks to be closed … except work, of course.  Off I go shortly. But first a few tidbits, starting with Celine Dion.  Yup, Celine.  My friend Sheryl has promised … Continue reading

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Obama, US Soccer Awards … Snowy Saturday Stuff

First off – thanks to Alice and Stephen for the compelling discussion of Obama’s choice of Rick Warren for his inauguration.  Time will tell, I suppose, whether Obama is backing away from promises or working toward an inclusiveness that is, … Continue reading

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Quick Soccer Updates-Big Goal by Markgraf!

The USWNT beat Ireland 2-0 in the final game of their post-Olympic tour.  Here’s the write-up and the quote sheet from US Soccer.  Kate Markgraf scored the first goal of her international career … almost on Boltgirl’s pace. The Bobcats … Continue reading

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In What Respect, Charlie?

This clip of Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin pretty much says it all.  McCain may be channeling Bush, but Sarah is pretty much the real thing … never EVER letting her ignorance stand in the way of her swagger … Continue reading

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While we wait for Beulah …

Here’s a nice write-up from Merrill in American Soccer News.  It will, indeed, be interesting to see how the WPS shapes the look of US Soccer in the years to come.  As for Merrill … philosophy professor, eh?  Nice. Next … Continue reading

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Tons of Good USWNT Stuff as They Go for the Gold versus Brazil!

The news wires are now full of player profiles, match reports, you name it, as the US women’s soccer team gears up for its gold medal match versus Brazil on Thursday morning. This team is living up to the Nike … Continue reading

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Of Phelps and Other Phenomena (Like the USWNT)!

Michael Phelps broke Mark Spitz’ gold medal record last night -an amazing feat, indeed. I don’t know about you, but I find such milestones diminished by the hype … the marketing … the hoopla … the commentary. The events and … Continue reading

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Still Soaring … So Some Sundry Soccer Stuff … Sorry (non)Soccer Surfers and Smatterers!

Wow, wow, wow. Even the Phillies’ loss has not dampened my amazement and feeling of great good fortune. The USWNT is through to the quarterfinals (not too surprising) and has won their group (pretty darn surprising) and is starting to … Continue reading

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Phillies Phinally Win and Pia Gives a Phabulous Interview!

The Phillies and Chase Utley pulled out of their slump last night with a 4-0 win over the Oakland A’s. Kyle Kendrick pitched 8 strong innings and Utley went 4 for 5 after a long drought. Let’s hope the Phillies … Continue reading

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The USWNT Wins, the Men's Final Four Starts, and Philadelphia is Happy!

The USWNT defeated Jamaica 6-0, helped along the way by Abby Wambach’s 2-goal, 1-assist performance.  (As an aside, Wambach’s career total for goals is now 91 in 113 games … quite a pace!)  This win means that the US will play Mexico … Continue reading

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