Soccer Blog

Welcome to James’s Soccer Blog. Below are all my posts about soccer, or the World Cup as well as other sports.

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The World Cup Final Game…and how I saw it.

Posted October 15, 2010 | by james | in Book News | 0 Comments

Three months have passed since the last whistle blew in South Africa, and volumes have been written and spoken about Spain vs. Netherlands, but it is never too late to discuss the World Cup final game…and how I saw it.… More »

Postpartum World Cup Blues

Posted August 7, 2010 | by james | in Soccer Blog | 0 Comments

photo credit: Rachel E. Chapman   Millions of people around the globe are suffering from World Cup postpartum blues. It has been over a month since the… More »

A Month in Paradise

Posted July 16, 2010 | by james | in Sports Journal | 1 Comments

A month in paradise, and now, it is over! Sixty four games, sometimes three in one day. I can still remember how excited I was back on June 11th. I was up early to see the opening ceremonies, but then had… More »

Spain Wins the Trophy…South Africa Wins the World

Posted July 14, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 0 Comments

Spain is the rightful owner of the Jules Rimet Trophy, after their nerve wracking victory over the pugnacious Netherlanders, but while Spain wins the trophy, South Africa wins the World. From nearly all accounts, this was a joyous, thrilling event,… More »

The Final Day is Here…Who Will Be Crowned Champion?

Posted July 11, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 0 Comments

photo credit: Magnus A. photo credit: Gastev After 63 World Cup games, many of them unbelievable, unpredictable, and even unbearable, the final … More »

The World Cup Final…In New York City

Posted July 10, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 1 Comments

photo credit: leoncillo sabino This is where I have landed, celebrating my step-son’s 40 th. birthday with the family, so it is going to be the World… More »

The Winner is, Diego Forlan!

Posted July 9, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 3 Comments

photo credit: jikatu The votes have been cast, and after nearly a month of football hottie watching, the winner is, Diego Forlan!  Diego is in the back row,… More »

Mighty Cristiano Has Struck Out

Posted June 29, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 0 Comments

photo credit: Rosino The city where I live is in mourning right now. Oh, we have felt both the agony and the ecstasy, but tonight, with Portugal’s defeat,… More »

The Italian-American Tragedy

Posted June 28, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 0 Comments

photo credit: Giorgio Montersino photo credit: AnnCam There is … More »

Italy are out…England and U.S.A. Advance To Next Round

Posted June 24, 2010 | by james | in World Cup Blog | 30 Comments

photo credit: warrenski Defending champions Italy are out, unceremoniously bounced from the World Cup tournament today by an aggressive Slovakian side. The 3-2 score flattered the Italians, who played with… More »


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