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.

Bradley is STOKED for the FFG Podcast

Bradley’s return, gringos’ club campaigns, and the MLS playoff race

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Holden Helps Bolton to a 1-1 Draw with Aston Villa

Stuart Holden wasn’t very efficient going forward, but he was still an integral part of Bolton’s lone goal.

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Gringos to Watch: Sep. 16-22

This weekend US fans will have an opportunity to watch World Cup villain Ricardo Clark suit up for his club.

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Gringo of the Week: Maurice Edu

In the first round of the Champions League group stage, one gringo helped his squad earn an unexpected draw.

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How Bob Bradley Could Learn from Owen Coyle

Bolton manager Owen Coyle may have given Bob Bradley a clue as to how the US can replace Charlie Davies.

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A Teammate’s Injury May Mean More Playing Time for Two Gringos

Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson may soon starting seeing the pitch with more regularity.

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Bolton, Holden Fall 4-1 to Arsenal

Stuart Holden’s Bolton played admirably, but a puzzling red card made the Arsenal victory inevitable.

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Gringos to Watch: Sep. 9th – 15th

The NFL season may be kicking off tonight, but this weekend there will be plenty of Americans playing that other football.

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2014 WC Qualifying Changes Could Hurt USA

If CONCACAF has its way, Landon Donovan may never again experience the pleasure of being pelted with trash.

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Gringo of the Week: Omar Gonzalez

Young defender Omar Gonzalez may have dragged his team back into form.

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Tactical Trends and the USA: The False-Nine

Former US striker Brian McBride was an outstanding player, but in the modern era, his style of play might be outdated.

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History of Soccer Tactics: 2-2-6 and the Introduction of Passing

Though you wouldn’t know it from Robert Green’s whiff of a save against Clint Dempsey, the English weren’t always so cavalier in letting go of the ball.

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