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12.02.2010 | | Posted at 10:03 AM
By Nicole
In an announcement a few minutes ago, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, announced that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup and tiny middle eastern nation Qatar beat out the US, among others, to host the 2022 World Cup. Russia was chosen over England and joint bids by Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium. Qatar beat out the US, Australia, Japan and South Korea. The US was originally going t...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finding the American melting pot through sport

Having been born and raised in Florence, Italy, it seems abnormal to me not to follow football, or what is commonly called “soccer” in the United States. Football is so saturated in Italian culture that I didn’t realize just how much it defined the country’s identity until I moved to the States. The ideal of the “American melting pot” has always...
06.10.2010 | | Posted at 09:29 PM
By Nicole
The World Cup starts tomorrow with a 900 am CST match between host country South Africa and Mexico. That will be followed by Uruguay and France at 130 pm CST Of course, all Americans should be ready to watch the US face England on Saturday at 130 CST on Saturday. Also playing on Saturday are South Korea and Greece at 6 am and Argentina v. Nigeria at 9 am. The Nomad on Brady Street is having a bl...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
WORLD CHAMPIONS. It was easy for Americans to use that term decades ago, when our top three pro sports were virtually our exclusive property. Not anymore: The United States is 0 for 2 in the World Baseball Classic and hasn't won at the World Basketball Championships since 1994...
04.29.2010 | | Posted at 10:11 PM
By Nicole
ESPN announced the Juergen Klinsman will be one of their analysts for the World Cup this summer. In general, soccer announcers and analysts here in the states are sub-par. Former players are trotted through a revolving door and ESPN has had a hard time finding one who's not only articulate, but able to provide insight. Klinsman won the 1990 WC with Germany and coached the team in 2006's tour...
09.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
First off, Congratulations to the Bavarian Major team for winning the US National Men's Open Cup. The Bavarians defeated Emigrantes from Massachusetts in penalty kicks to bring the sixth National Championship back to Milwaukee.Here they are unfurling the championship banner at Oktoberfest Saturday night.The National Cups are a big deal - from the USASA website: National Cups    The National Cu...
03.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Today is arguably one of the busiest sports days of the year. This year, it's even busier with the inclusion of the World Baseball Classic. But even the WBC was smart enough not to schedule the USA for tonight, knowing they'd get no ratings against the first night/day of March Madness. In addition to those two, it's also the first night of college hockey tournaments. And while I know we college ...

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