Alright folks, the first round is done. Sorry I didn’t get in the final two days of highlights, but they were mostly anticlimactic anyway, except for maybe the disallowed Ukraine goal and the two very good goals from Balotelli and Ibrahimovic. Anyway, on to the quarterfinals! All times Pacific. Thursday, June 21 Czech Republic vs. … Continue reading Euro 2012 quarterfinals preview
TV schedule Ukraine 0, France 2: The French make up for slogging through their initial match with England by playing nice football against a very game Ukraine side. Goals were scored by Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye. With the win, France is on the cusp of advancing to the second round, particularly since Sweden is … Continue reading Euro 2012: Match Day 8 highlights
TV Schedule Ukraine 2, Sweden 1: Another semi-upset with co-hosts Ukraine toppling the favored Swedes thanks to two goals from Andrei Shevchenko. Prior to the match (and during the first half), there was quite a bit of “Ukraine are giving in to sentimentality by playing Shevchenko,” so it was probably pretty satisfying for him to … Continue reading Euro 2012: Match Day 4 highlights
Boring boring boring. England was outshot I think 20-4, but France didn’t necessarily threaten besides the goal. Oh, who scored? Uhh … Joleon Lescott for England (a header off a corner) and Samir Nasri for France, beating Joe Hart at the near post. Not much else to say. Both teams are setting themselves up to … Continue reading Euro 2012: England 1, France 1
TV Listings | Preview | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D Ukraine Ranking: 50; Qualifying record: N/A (Qualified as host); Best finish: First appearance; Coach: Olei Blokhin; Nickname: Zhovto-Blakytni Ukraine’s squad consists almost entirely of players who play in the Ukraine, but there are some decent enough players (Andriy Shevchenko … Continue reading EURO 2012 Preview: Group D
Two more U.S. friendlies, two more disappointingly similar roster choices from U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann. But hey, at least the team is win…well, at least the team has won once, right? Against Honduras. The world’s #57-ranked team. At home. By one goal. Klinsmann keeps talking about how the friendlies are important to evaluate who can … Continue reading Klinsmann releases U.S. roster for France/Slovenia friendlies, and … c’mon, really?
I’ve been guilty of giving the U.S. women (and the women’s world cup in general) short shrift on here, but if I have a link to a video, will you forgive me? See highlights here. Anyway, the U.S. beats France thanks to second half goals from Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan. In fairness to France, … Continue reading U.S. women advance to World Cup final