Tag: Soccer

Sports

The Year in Moderately Popular Sports: Women Win

We haven’t done a Year in Moderately Popular Sports since 2012. That’s because I’m an even bigger slacker than Jeff and Jason, the...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #448. “The Family That Is Awful Together…”

Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to...

Soccer, Sports

Popdose Sports: It Is Still the Beautiful Game

Don't click the TV off yet. The 2014 World Cup goes on without the U.S. Here's why it matters....

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 16: Roger Clyne

While we love our share of music that is deep and introspective, sometimes you just want to have some good sarcastic fun. Roger Clyne &...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad no. 160: “Vowell & Verb”

Welcome to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s new webcomic. It runs every Monday and Friday. Each edition of SMD features Sort-Of...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad no. 159: “Video Parenting”

Welcome to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s new webcomic. It runs every Monday and Friday. Each edition of SMD features Sort-Of...

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Book Reviews, Books, Soccer, Sports

Book Review: “Long Range Goals”

The United States’ performance in the World Cup last month, and the attention if brought, caused many commentators, sports and...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Final Recap

Netherlands 0-1 Spain (after extra time) Call this one a win for attacking soccer. Although it doesn’t seem that way after four...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Semifinal 1 Recap and Semifinal 2 Preview

Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands Usually in soccer, the phrase “Let the old defender who played for years in Scotland shoot from...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 21 Recap and Semifinal 1 Preview

Argentina 0-4 Germany Germany might not have played a traditional Teutonic style, but their tactics today were straight out of their...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 19 Recap and Matchday 20 Previews

Paraguay 0-0 Japan (5-3 on penalties) As with Uruguay v. South Korea, this was always going to be the appetizer to the main course later in...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 18 Recap and Matchday 19 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia After all of yesterday’s drama, this game was bound to be a return to what we expect in the group stage: a...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 17 Recaps and Matchday 18 Previews

Germany 4-1 England This is going to be remembered as the game in which the ghosts of 1966 were evoked as payback in this famous rivalry....

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Recap of Ghana v. Germany and Australia v. Serbia and Matchday 14 Previews

Ghana 0-1 Germany Australia 2-1 Serbia The second set of games of the day were no less thrilling – four teams, all of whom were still...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Recap of United States v. Algeria and England v. Slovenia

United States 1-0 Algeria Slovenia 0-1 England Last night, a friend quoted the speech given by Herb Brooks (as portrayed by Kurt Russell)...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 12 Recap and Matchday 13 Previews

It’s tough to follow two games simultaneously. Over the years I’ve found that the best way for me to do this is to put the game...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 11 Recap and Matchday 12 Previews

Portugal 7-0 North Korea Before North Korea’s opening game against Brazil, a friend retweeted something from someone he followed. The...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 10 Recap and Matchday 11 Previews

Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay Yesterday’s Cameroon v. Denmark game showed that a fight for survival between teams of contrasting styles could...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 9 Recap and Matchday 10 Previews

Netherlands 1-0 Japan Games like this are why I can never take the Dutch seriously as contenders, but also why I can’t count them...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 8 Recap and Matchday 9 Previews

Germany 0-1 Serbia I disagree with the conventional wisdom on the sending off of Miroslav Klose. Yes, it was harsh, but he was already on a...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 7 Recap and Matchday 8 Previews

Argentina 4-1 South Korea Questions about whether or not Maradona could mold this offense into a cohesive unit were answered with another...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 6 Recap and Matchday 7 Preview

Honduras 0-1 Chile After yesterday’s crapfests, it was a relief to see both teams flying around the field at a ridiculous pace,...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 5 Recap and Matchday 6 Preview

Popdose's daily recap of the action at the World Cup and a preview of tomorrow's games....

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 4 Recap and Matchday 5 Preview

Popdose's daily recap of the action at the World Cup and a preview of tomorrow's games....

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 2 Recap and Matchday 3 Preview

Every Friday throughout the World Cup, WNYC’s excellent Soundcheck program will focus on the music of the nations at the World Cup....

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 1 Previews

It's World Cup time! Catch up with Dave Lifton's coverage -- and read his first round of previews -- right here....

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups E & F Previews

Before we get into the third part of my World Cup previews, don’t forget to join the Yahoo World Cup Fantasy Group for Popdose...

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups C & D Previews

Remember that there’s still time to join the Yahoo Fantasy Group for Popdose readers. The password is “popdose.” Group C...

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups A & B Previews

It only happens for one month every four years. No, it’s not Jeff Giles’ mom slashing her rates (that happens much more...