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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.


USA 1 – Algeria 0 Match Summary

USA may have left it late, but they’re through to the knockout round.

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Day 12 Recap

Argentina, South Korea, Uruguay, and Mexico become the first teams to advance.

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USA – Algeria Preview

Tomorrow, the gringos have a chance to make up for a horrible 2006 World Cup. Here’s what they need to do in order to advance.

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Final Group Matches of Interest

Marcello Lippi can’t really hide from the press, and his squad certainly won’t be able to avoid the eyes of the world come June 24th. Along with Italy’s clash against Slovakia, here are all the final group matches FFG recommends.

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Jozy Altidore: Touch Tracker (Slovenia)

For each national team game, FFG tracks the performance of at least one player. Against Slovenia, it was Jozy Altidore’s turn.

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Day 10 Recap

South America cruises as Europe stumbles.

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FFG Podcast

FFG has its first podcast! Follow the link to listen in.

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Day 9 Recap

Cameroon became the first team to be eliminated from the tournament, though their stellar offensive display will leave fans sorry to see them go.

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USA – Slovenia Analysis

The referee may have stolen a win, but poor defending was the cause of the tie. FFG breaks down Slovenia’s goals and USA’s second half adjustments.

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Scenarios for the US to Reach the Knockout Round

With England and Algeria drawing 0-0, USA has a great chance of making the knockout round. Here are the scenarios.

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USA 2- Slovenia 2 Match Summary

Shoddy defending came close to eliminating US chances of advancing to the knockout round, but an inspirational second half gave them some control over their fate.

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Day 7 Recap

The Irish may finally be able to rest easy.

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