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About Blake Owen

FFG is run by Blake Owen, a sports fan who happens to like soccer in addition to traditional American sports. Blake has an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and lives in Frisco, TX. He teaches ESL in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Blake can be reached at blakeowen@futbolforgringos.com.
Website: http://www.futbolforgringos.com
Blake Owen has written 308 articles so far, you can find them below.


Klinsmann’s Puzzling Personnel Choices

We’re close enough to the next round of World Cup qualifying we can taste it, but Jurgen sure wants to make advancing as difficult as possible.

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An American Mid in Europe: Dempsey’s Debut

Three reasons why Dempsey could find consistent playing time at Spurs

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USA 1 – JAM 0: Not Too Convincing

Limited personnel leads to a limited attack in the 2nd half.

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USA 1 – Jamaica 2: Klinsmann Gets One Very Wrong

Despite a goal for the record books, Deuce and company were humbled in Kingston. Read what the statistics say about why.

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Revisiting the 2014 To-Do List

FFG keeps the heat on Klinsmann as we check his status on our USMNT 2014 ‘must do’ tasks.

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USA 1 – Guatemala 1: An Ugly, Ugly Point

Klinsmann got a point, but the US attack didn’t look too hot.

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USA 3 – Antigua and Barbuda 1: Better and Worse Than It Looked

Save for a fine game from the opposing keeper, this would have been a blowout.

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USA 0 – CAN 0: An Ineffective Attack

Clint Dempsey and Jurgen Klinsmann made some odd choices against Canada.

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What happened in center midfield against Brazil?

Bradley, Jones, and Edu struggled a bit against Brazil. Here’s why.

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USA 5 – Scotland 1: A Comprehensive Victory

It’s hard to imagine a more impressive US victory.

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USA Opens 2014 WC Qualifying with Strong, but Puzzling Roster

Dempsey headlines the roster that will open 2014 WC qualification

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Why Isn’t Anyone Marking Andrea Pirlo?

Apparently no one thought Andrea Pirlo was worth marking.

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