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.

Colorado Defeats Columbus on Penalties

Colorado was better in the first leg and late in the second, which ended up being good enough.

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Workmanlike Holden Helps Bolton to 4-2 Win

If New York could track attackers like Stuart Holden, they’d probably still be in the playoffs.

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New York – San Jose Analysis

New York’s Hans Backe set his team up to succeed. But lazy marking and one missed opportunity eliminated his squad.

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Edu and Rangers Handed First Champions League Loss

Rangers’ Champions League aspirations took a blow following yesterday’s loss to Valencia.

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Stuart Holden, Statistical Analysis, and You

FFG wants to hear from you. We’ve got Stuart Holden’s stats. You’ve got the analysis.

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Colorado – Columbus Analysis

Striker Omar Cummings’ ability to impact the match on the left flank ensured a Colorado victory.

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The MLS Playoff System Doesn’t Make Sense

What’d you say, Don? Just a little longer until you implement a playoff system that actually has some relation to the regular season?

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Differences and Similarities Between 4-4-1-1 and 4-2-3-1

Oh wise Clint Dempsey, this might be a silly question, but what is the difference between a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-4-1-1?

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Holden Works Right Flank to Help Bolton to a 1-1 Draw

Stuart Holden didn’t have the most clinical performance, but he was an instrumental part of his team’s strategy.

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Edu Does More Than Score Both Goals in a 1-1 Draw

Two brief sequences obscure Edu’s composed match.

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Bradley Demonstrates Excellent Set Piece Delivery

A day after Holdenballs showed off his defensive skills, Michael Bradley proved he can do a Beckham impersonation too.

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Holden Proves He’s No Wilting Flower

Hey Bob, I can play defense too!

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