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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 – Italy 0: Bradley, Deuce, and the Defense

Michael Bradley rivals the master passer, Andrea Pirlo.

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A Midfield of Poets and Dreamers

Jurgen is dreaming of a poet.

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2011 Retrospective: Bradley vs Klinsmann (Offense Edition)

Jurgen Klinsmann has yet to eclipse the offensive stats produced by his predecessor, Bob Bradley.

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LA 1 – HOU 0: Beckham to Keane to Donovan

Don Garber must be ecstatic. Beckham to Keane to Donovan will be remembered fondly.

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MLS Cup Final Preview: A Battle of 4-4-2′s

LA has the more fluid attack, but both sides present stern – and tactically flexible – defensive fronts.

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USA 3 – Slovenia 2: Pluses and Minuses of a 4-3-1-2

A move to a new formation brought new attacking prowess but also revealed a new defensive liability.

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Brazil 2 – Egypt 0: Egypt Outclassed in Bradley’s Debut

There’s an American plying his trade in Egypt. We think it’s worth covering. That’s why.

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FRA 1 – USA 0: Lack of Service a Big Problem

We thought this might happen: the gringos never threatened France’s net.

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USA – France and USA – Slovenia Preview

Jurgen needs goals. With this roster he might have to turn to the Deuce to find them.

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HOU 2 – KC 0: High Pressing from Both Squads

Kansas City continued their intense pressing. But Houston produced some high pressure as well.

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HOU 1 – PHI 0: Deep Defending Sees Houston Through

Houston invited Philly forwarded and relied on stout defending to ensure a place in the Conference Finals.

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KC 2 – CO 0 (Again): More KC Defensive Pressure (Again)

Kansas City’s pressing earns the club another 2-0 victory.

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