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.

Gringo Abroad (Retrospective): Clint Dempsey

Fulham 4 – Juventus 1 Europa League Mar-18-2010 In March, Clint Dempsey returned from an almost two-month injury layoff.  The Texan, in only his third game since returning, announced his fitness quite memorably. Match Summary Needing multiple goals following a first-leg 3-1 Europa League defeat in Italy, London-side Fulham could not have had a worse [...]

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Herculez Gomez Signs Off in Style

Herculez Gomez, who has been scoring in bunches as a substitute, didn’t waste much time making his mark as a starter in Puebla’s 4-1 victory over Cruz Azul.  He started his account in the 3rd minute and added a second goal in the 37th. Unfortunately, Gomez picked up a 2nd yellow card and subsequent red [...]

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State of the US (National Team)

For April’s State of the US (National Squad) Fútbol for Gringos takes a look at injury problems, preferred lineups, and squad strengths and weaknesses

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Gringo Abroad: Jozy Altidore Doin’ Work

Hull City 2 – Fulham 0 English Premier League Mar-27-2010 Match Summary Jimmy Bullard’s penalty and Craig Fagan’s header were enough to see home-side Hull City past Fulham and put them one step closer to avoiding relegation. The penalty was awarded in the 16th minute after Jozy Altidore was taken down by Fulham defender Chris [...]

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Gringo Abroad: Landon Donovan’s Everton Farewell

Everton 5 – Hull City 1 English Premier League Mar-7-2010 Of the three American internationals available for the match, only one started but all three were on the pitch by the final whistle. Tim Howard made his customary start in goal for Everton.  Jozy Altidore began on the bench for Hull as the away team [...]

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Gringo Abroad: Herculez Gomez Can’t Miss the Net

Monarcas Morelia 1 – Puebla 1 Primera División Apr-03-2010 Match Summary Home team and match-favorite Monarcas were able to dominate possession but unable to turn that advantage into multiple goals.  Puebla goalkeeper Alexandro Olivares denied the favorites on multiple occasions.  He was, however, unable to do anything about a 12th minute Miguel Sabah shot – [...]

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Gringo Abroad: Steve Cherundolo Does His Part

Hannover 4 – Schalke 2 Bundesliga Apr-10-2010 Match Summary Hannover handed 2nd place Schalke only their 6th defeat of the season.  The home side, who are battling relegation, started off the scoring in the 17th minute: a deflected pass in the box left the goalkeeper helpless.  Another mistake led to a second Hannover goal in [...]

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If Bob Bradley was…Roman Catholic

In this edition of ‘If Bob Bradley was…,’ the manager attempts to tackle JFK’s inaugural address.

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