Tag: World Cup

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Seven — 2014 So Far

Matthew Bolin & Lyana Fernandez are back with the 7th episode of Songs of Freedom, as they use protest music associated with events of the...

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....

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 11

The Popdose Podcast returns with yet another show devoid of a theme, but with an added bonus - alcohol!...

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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 2 Recap

Germany 0-1 Spain The soccer world, including myself, had bought so into this concept of a New Germany – one that reflects a more...

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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 20 Recap and Matchday 21 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Brazil This matchup of two of the most celebrated diving/soccer teams lived up to its billing. It helped that Brazil took...

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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: Matchday 16 Recaps and Matchday 17 Previews

My apologies for the lack of updates over the past few days. As much as I love the World Cup, I was on the verge of becoming a full-on...

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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 3 Recap and Matchday 4 Preview

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia The things I do for you people. When people talk about why they don’t like soccer, it’s because...

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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 Recap and Matchday 2 Preview

I’ve created a special Twitter feed for my World Cup updates. You can follow my updates throughout the tournament at @dsliftonwc....

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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 G & H Previews

This is my final preview of the eight groups. After the tournament begins on Friday, I’ll try to have daily recaps of the day’s...

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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...