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Friday, June 8, 2007

Early Friday Soccer Report

posted by on June 8 at 8:09 AM

In case anyone cares about USA Soccer, they won yesterday.

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do you mean Football?

Posted by maxsolomon | June 8, 2007 8:15 AM

What. The US has a soccer team? Who knew?

Posted by SDA in SEA | June 8, 2007 8:19 AM

Who cared?

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 8, 2007 8:27 AM

@1 In Europe they call soccer Football, I think. The only official sportcontest I've seen abroad was horse racing in Hong Kong.

@2 I knew. Alexi Lalas and Claudio Reyna did real well a few Olympics ago.

I suck at soccer, but Tullycraft and another band had a good game with a can of peas on the stage of the Olympia Film Fest.

Posted by Garrett | June 8, 2007 8:33 AM

English people HATE the truth of it, but soccer is an English word, not an American one, and stands for "AsSOCiation Football".

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 8:36 AM


Posted by Brad | June 8, 2007 8:38 AM

Top O The Morning, Mike. My question is simple and will cut directly into a vein of feeling lodged somewhere between your brain and your heart:

Jeff Weaver vs. David Wells, Saturday June 9th, Petco Park.

Who has the edge?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 10:08 AM

The edge goes to the Mariner fan holding a razor to his throat.

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 10:13 AM

The only sport duller than pro-basketball, if you ask me -- and I've been to a curling championship.

Posted by Dan Savage | June 8, 2007 10:15 AM

@ 9: Savage, have you seen NASCAR? Or are you not counting auto racing as a sport?

Posted by Bradley Steinbacher | June 8, 2007 10:17 AM

Haven't seen Nascar -- but I did see Disney's Cars, and Taladega (sp?) Nights. So I consider myself something of an expert on NASCAR culture.

Since no one ever slams into a goal post and bursts into flames during a soccer game, soccer is duller than NASCAR.

Posted by Dan Savage | June 8, 2007 10:22 AM

It was the usual USA-Guatemala match, the USA scoring early and the Guatemalans playing a near-thuggish style. If the refs let them get away with it, why not? An interesting match, and good learning experience for the young pup Yanks. They can expect more of the same against El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago.

And the new head coach played Landon Donovan on the right, letting him know his former choice position in the middle must be earned. Might be the kick in the pants he needs after his disastrous World Cup non-performance.

Far more entertaining than the curling championship I saw, by the way.

Posted by BB | June 8, 2007 10:32 AM

The Guatemalan players who had that Mayan look / body type to them seemed to be as hard to knock over as C3P0 trying to tickle R2D2's feet.


Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 10:55 AM

WOOOOO. dempsey with the goal. a furman alum doing his school proud.

Posted by konstantConsumer | June 8, 2007 11:05 AM

Dan @9: Curling is the shizz. And pro-baseball is only good if you are tossed. Wait, make that ALL sports are only good to watch if you are tossed.

Also, nothing beats watching Futbol with some hooligans. Its rowdy, fun, and waaaayyy cooler than the "golf" crowd that watches the mariners games. ;)

Posted by Original Monique | June 8, 2007 11:14 AM


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