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.

Tactics to Watch in KC v CO and HOU v PHI

Two tactics stood out in MLS’ ‘other’ playoff series.

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New York 2 – Dallas 0: Shoddy Finishing Dooms Dallas

Dallas kept up a trend: excellent build-up, poor finishing, and a moment of terror from the backline.

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USA 1 – Honduras 0: Just Good Enough

A lone goal by the “Texas Connection” gives Jurgen a good reason to smile. His first win as USMNT boss.

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USA 0 – Costa Rica 1: Poor Final Third Distribution

Pretty passes to no avail

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USA 1 – Mexico 1: Pressing Is Difficult

Pressing isn’t the most important thing.

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USA – Mexico Preview

Talk about baptism by fire. Jurgen Klinsmann faces Mexico in his first outing as USA’s gaffer.

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Jurgen Klinsmann and Tactics

Whoa. FFG comes back from vacation and finds quite a change at the top of US Soccer.

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Gold Cup Final Statistical Analysis

We figured out why Mexico scored so many goals. And we’ve got the chalkboards to prove it.

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USA – Mexico Tactical Preview

Here’s what the US needs to do to top Mexico in the Gold Cup final.

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USA 1 – Panama 0: Panama run out of steam

Freddy Adu will get the headlines. But Julio Dely Valdes was the story.

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Tactics Tuesday: Bradley and Bilardo

Time for a quiz, gringos. True or False: Carlos Bilardo + Maradona = Bob Bradley + Sacha Kljestan

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USA 2 – Jamaica 0: Kljestan is Back

We didn’t see this coming. Sacha Kljestan was the key ingredient in a renewed US attack.

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