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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.


Bob Bradley’s 2014 To-Do List

FFG has some advice for Bob Bradley as the US manager looks ahead to 2014.

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Bradley Pens Extension

US Soccer has extended Bob Bradley’s contract through 2014.

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Gringo of the Week: Brad Friedel

America’s oldest player had an inspirational showing on Sunday.

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Holden Has His First Ineffective Match

Stuart Holden and his club had an off day, but they still managed a draw.

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Jermaine Jones Shows Why He Could Help the USMNT

Jermaine Jones’ club may have lost, but Jones demonstrated an ability that could be of use to the US National Team.

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Gringos Around the Net (MLS Edition)

MLS is growing, but some feel it may be going about expansion the wrong way.

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Sacha Kljestan’s Anderlecht Defeated by Their Own Pitch

Kljestan’s club apparently can’t afford a decent groundskeeper, a situation they might want to remedy.

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USA to Face Poland October 9th

On October 9th, the USMNT will take on Poland in their second friendly since exiting World Cup 2010 in the round of 16.

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Gringo of the Week: Brek Shea

Fernando Torres look-alike Brek Shea continues to provide a spark for FC Dallas, who are now riding an 11-game unbeaten streak.

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Fulham, Dempsey Draw with Manchester United

The European season is only a few weeks old, but Fulham and Manchester United put on a show that will be hard to top.

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Holden and Bolton Beat West Ham 3-1

In our most recent podcast, FFG pegged Stuart Holden as a gringo to watch in 2010. Yet again, he doesn’t disappoint.

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Howard and Hahnemann Face Off in the Premier League

Who knew? It turns out goalkeepers’ stats can give an indication of a squad’s tactical trends.

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