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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.


Podcast: US-Colombia, US-Poland, and MLS Playoff Race

October Podcast: US-Colombia, US-Poland, and MLS Playoff Race

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Analysis: USA 0 – Colombia 0

Another day. Another new formation. Another draw.

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USA-Poland and USA-Colombia Mega-Preview

Can the United States succeed without Landon Donovan? Team USA is about to find out.

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How Bob Bradley Could Learn from Chelsea

English Premier League champions Chelsea recently employed a formation that could be of use to Team USA.

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Holden Contributes Despite Limited Offensive Production

Let’s just say Holden is a bit more excited about defense than Bill Murray.

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Rangers Bag 3 Points in Champions League Clash

In Rangers’ second Champions League match, Maurice Edu proved to be an integral part of his club’s success.

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Gringo of the Week: Michael Bradley

It looks like a few gringos may have rediscovered the golden touch.

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Another Gringo Stymies Rooney and Co.

Wayne Rooney might be getting tired of seeing Americans on the other side of the pitch.

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Three Gringos and a 0-0 Scoreline

In Fulham and Everton’s 0-0 draw, three Americans graced the pitch.

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State of the US (National Team)

Bradley may be up for another four years, but don’t expect to see him in a suit that often. He only dresses up for the FFG State of the US.

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Gringos to Watch: Sep 22-29

If you’d like to watch a gringo who has Charlie Davies’ speed but lacks his finishing ability, tune in to Fox Soccer Channel this weekend.

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Gringo of the Week: Landon Donovan

Two of America’s World Cup goalscorers had a weekend to remember.

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