High School Soccer Goalie Gunned Down After Shutout Tie

Seventeen-year-old Francisco Rodriguez was shot and killed Wednesday in Winnetka, Calif., less than an hour after his team earned a shutout tie against West Valley League rivals Taft. According to the L.A. Daily News, police said Rodriguez, who played goalie for the El Camino Real High Conquistadores, was shot multiple times by an unknown suspect […]

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Tim Howard, Goalie for Team U.S., Scores a Goal

Timothy Burke over at Deadspin.com brings us a rarity. “In the game featuring Landon Donovan’s Everton debut it was another American, goalkeeper Tim Howard, who stole the show, scoring a goal to put his side up 1-0 on Bolton Wanderers. “It was only the fourth score by a keeper in EPL history, but the second […]

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Glory, Glory States United

I’ve been stewing for almost a week now. Really stewing. You see, over the past few years I’ve become a soccer guy. I was a late convert in life, but once I jumped on the bandwagon, I’ve gotten closer and closer to steering the thing. For me, it’s become a life’s mission to convince Americans […]

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Koman Coulibaly: We Salute You

Koman Coulibaly. If you don’t know the name, you know the crime. Coulibaly is the World Cup referee from Mali who disallowed a winning U.S. goal against Slovenia for no apparent reason. Oh, I’m sure Coulibaly had a reason. He’s just unwilling to talk about it and no one else on the planet can figure […]

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