Category Archives: football

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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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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World Cup 2014 Qualifiers: Palestine – Afghanistan 3-1 (on aggregate)

On July 3rd, Palestine’s national team played their first ever World Cup home game, an early qualifier for the 2014 tournament in Brazil. Because of the poor security situation, Palestine has had to play their “home” games in neighboring Jordan. … Continue reading

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Paraguay 0 – Ecuador 0: Fulltime

The second half continued in the same vein as the first: Paraguay were the better side but Ecuador had several good chances to grab a win. A draw was probably a fair result. Ecuadorean ‘keeper Marcelo Eligaza was in outstanding … Continue reading

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Paraguay – Ecuador Preview

In this evening’s Copa America game, Paraguay take on Ecuador at 6:30 PM local time (5:30 US/Eastern) in Santa Fe. After Brazil, Argentina and surprise World Cup semifinalists Uruguay, Paraguay are one of the strongest teams in the tournament. This … Continue reading

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