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2015 WWC – Group E Update: Brazil Are Through To The Round Of 16, Costa Rica Draw South Korea

13 Jun

2647803_full-lndIt was a tight victory for the Brazilians. The lone goal on the match was scored by Andressa Alves in the 44th minute. Spain’s Boquette and Parades had chances in the second half, but they were unable to convert; Parades, a little heartbreakingly, hit the post in stoppage time. All of us Madridistas should have immense sympathy for this. It’s a tough loss for Spain, who played well and surely wanted more to show for it, but it continues an impressive unbeaten streak (14 group stage matches) for the Brazilians. Continue reading

2015 WWC Group E Update

9 Jun

Group E
Two debuts and a handful of historic goals in Group E action in Montreal today! Spain and Costa Rica played to a 1-1 draw. Spain’s Vicky Losada opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a slick spin-and-shoot goal, but she and her teammates hardly had time to celebrate. Costa Rica’s Raquel Rodriguez grabbed the equalizer immediately. She would also receive player of the match honors. Penn State, where she plays her college soccer, celebrated on Instagram: Continue reading

A World Cup Thank You Letter

20 Jul

1It was early May when Lozil originally approached me about writing all of the national team profiles before the World Cup began. We also briefly discussed how HB&HB was going to cover all of the matches. Continue reading

World Cup 2014-Semi-Final- Match Report: Netherlands 0 – Argentina 0 (2-4 on penalties)

9 Jul

matchpicture1Have you all recovered from the other semi-final yet? Yeah, me either. But here’s a match report for the clash between the Oranje and the Albiceleste! Continue reading

World Cup 2014 – Quarterfinals: Netherlands vs Costa Rica Preview

5 Jul

When: July 5, 4:00pm EST
Where: Salvador, the capital city of the state of Bahia. It is also known as Brazil’s capital of happiness and holds the largest carnival celebration in the world.
Stadium: Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Continue reading

World Cup 2014- Round of 16- Match Report: Netherlands 2 – Mexico 1

29 Jun

matchpicture1Futbol. Dios mio. Futbol.

If anyone thought it would be a calmer day after the wildness of Brazil-Chile, they were totally wrong. The Netherlands and Mexico battled for 96 minutes, and, while it looked like El Tri would defy history and advance, the victory was snatched away in added time. Continue reading

World Cup 2014- Group B- Match Report: Netherlands 2 – Chile 0

23 Jun

dutchWorld Cup 2014 Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Draw.

It looked like this match was going to be a scoreless one, but the Oranje played a ridiculous final twenty minutes in which they scored twice. They finished out the group stage in dominant form with this victory. Continue reading

World Cup 2014- Goup B- Match Report: Australia 0 – Spain 3

23 Jun

2382488_big-lndThe Spanish players wore black and their goal celebrations were subdued, prompting more than a few “This is Spain’s funeral” remarks from the Spanish media, but in a game played solely for pride, this team made me proud. They and their Australian opponents will go home with a lot to think about, certainly, but today they played a great game of football. Continue reading

World Cup 2014- Group B- Match Report: Spain 0 – Chile 2

18 Jun

larojaIt’s all over for Spain. I don’t have words- in any language- for how I’m feeling right now, you guys. My thirteen-year love affair with soccer began in Spain; it began with Spain. I hate to see them go out like this. That said, Chile played an incredible game- one that effectively kept Spain from playing theirs- and I have to give them their due for that.

And I have to give all of you a match report, so here it is… Continue reading

World Cup 2014- Group B- Match Report: Australia 2 – Netherlands 3

18 Jun

tumblr_n7dmqoP5Vl1qj5qufo7_500The Socceroos put up another impressive fight, but, in the end, it wasn’t enough against the determined Dutch team. Continue reading