Monthly Archives: July 2011

Boston Breakers play first game at Harvard Stadium since Women’s World Cup

A loud and supportive crowd welcomed the Boston Breakers back to Harvard Stadium on Sunday evening. It was their first game since the United States lost the Women’s World Cup Final in Germany last week. The Breakers had five players … Continue reading

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Football: Corrupt from Top to Bottom

Soccer is in a state of global crisis although its hapless leaders insist nothing is amiss. Even after a series of devastating scandals, FIFA, international soccer’s governing body, hasn’t cleaned up its act. In an age of increasing organizational transparency, … Continue reading

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Paraguay defeat Venezuela, advance to Copa America Final for first time since 1979

Paraguay defeated Venezuela on penalties for a place in the final of the Copa America after a 0-0 draw. The match wasn’t a pretty affair on the field and was even worse off it. After the final whistle, a mass … Continue reading

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Paraguay eliminates Brazil, advances to seminfal

Another Copa America quarterfinal, another tense penalty shootout. Brazil, the early tournament favorites, couldn’t convert a single spot-kick and Paraguay triumphed after making two out of three. Brazil had plenty of chances to win in regulation but didn’t score thanks … Continue reading

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Uruguay beats Argentina 5-4 on penalties

Uruguay and Argentina put on a thrilling display in Saturday’s Copa America quarterfinal in Santa Fe. The hosts will be distraught at their early exit from a tournament they hoped to win. Uruguay played more than half the match, which … Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup: USA defeats Brazil 5-3 on penalties, advances to semifinals

In a thrilling quarterfinal, the United States leveled the match in the last minute of overtime despite being a player down for nearly an hour. The US were gifted their first goal in the second minute when Brazil’s defender Daiane … Continue reading

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Copa America Group A: Argentina and Colombia Qualify for the Quarterfinals

Argentina defeated a young Costa Rican team 3-0 on Monday in Cordoba. The Costa Ricans surprisingly beat Bolivia 2-0 in their last match but couldn’t stop Argentina’s dangerous forwards. Sergio Aguero scored two goals either side of half-time and Angel … Continue reading

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