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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 – Panama 2

USA’s first Gold Cup group stage was humbling, but they’re not done just yet.

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USA 2 – Canada 0

The US won their opening Gold Cup match. But they had to take a step backward to do it.

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Tactics Tuesday: Potential Gold Cup Formations

Bob’s got his 23. We’ve got his possible formations.

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Tactics Tuesday: Is Charlie Davies a Tactical Dinosaur?

FFG debates the merits of returning Charlie Davies to the National Team fold.

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FC Dallas Shifts to a 4-4-2

So now you play a new formation, Schellas. Thanks for messing up Tactics Tuesday.

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Tactics Tuesday: Predicting the Gold Cup Roster

We take our turn at predicting the 2011 Gold Cup roster.

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Tactics Tuesday: FC Dallas’ 4-1-3-1-1

They haven’t made any changes yet, but FC Dallas might have to make a few concessions to David Ferreira’s absence.

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Houston 4 – DC 1: Houston Strolls to Victory

Dynamo ride Bruin hat-trick to victory.

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New England 3 – Kansas City 2: Revs Win in Feilhaber’s Debut

Coming to America!

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Tactics Tuesday: How Bob Bradley Can Learn from Sir Alex

Bob, listen to the man. He’s a knight for goodness’ sake.

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Columbus 1 – Kansas City 0: A Terribly Dull Affair

Yuck, MLS. Games like this are why people complain about soccer being boring.

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Dempsey, Fulham Outclassed at Old Trafford

Dempsey produces impressive, if misleading, passing statistics.

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