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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.


Gringos Make Appearances in Europa League

Three Americans helped their clubs pick up results in today’s Europa League action.

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Where in the World Is DaMarcus Beasley?

Beasley, one of America’s most experienced players, has an unsettled club situation.

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Gringo of the Week: Michael Bradley

The German Bundesliga hasn’t started yet, but Michael Bradley helped his team to a victory in Germany’s premier club tournament.

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Holden and Dempsey Compete in Their Clubs’ Opening Match

Clint Dempsey played every minute of USA’s World Cup run. Stuart Holden played five. Take a guess at who started on the bench today.

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Podcast: USA-Brazil and the Upcoming European Club Season

FFG Podcast 3: USA-Brazil and the Upcoming European Club Season

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USA – Brazil Analysis

After last night, Bob Bradley might want one more shot at leading Team USA onto the pitch, if only to wipe away the memory of a terrible performance against Brazil.

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USA – Brazil Summary

Brazil, led by wingers Robinho and Neymar, exploited a tactical advantage to beat the Americans.

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USA – Brazil Preview

What’s with the smirk, Bob? Do you have something special planned for what may be your last match as USA’s manager?

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Bocanegra and St. Etienne Lose Opener

Carlos Bocanegra’s debut for St. Etienne could have been better, as his club lost to Paris Saint-Germain.

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Midfielder in the Rye

If you don’t get the reference, you probably need to retake high school literature, but don’t worry! FFG is interested in analyzing Stuart Holden, not Holden Caulfield.

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US Roster Announced for Friendly Against Brazil

Landycakes will line up against Brazil on August 10th, but there are a few surprising omissions.

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How to Watch European Soccer in the USA

If you’ve been intrigued by the World Cup but aren’t sure how to follow your favorite players during the club season, FFG is the place to be.

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