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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.


Tactis Tuesday: Fulham’s Mystery Formation

‘Mystery’ might be a bit strong, but, nonetheless, we’re not going to tell you what it is. You have to decide based on the players’ chalkboards.

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An American Midfielder in England: 3-6

Jones and Holden play. Bradley and Spector sit. It’s becoming a theme.

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Tactics Tuesday: A Statistical Analysis of Fullbacks (Part Two)

We’re wrapping up our analysis of fullbacks by examining their percentage of attempted passes according to formation.

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Lichaj Ineffective in Leeds’ 3-0 Loss

Eric Lichaj did little to impress in his latest match.

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Bradley Sits, Jones Plays in Villa’s 4-1 Rout of Blackburn

The return of a legend might mean less playing time for Michael Bradley.

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MLS Preview: Fullbacks to Watch

Nate Jaqua is following Heath Pearce. We bet Bob Bradley still is too.

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Tactics Tuesday: A Statistical Analysis of Fullbacks

10 games, 20 teams, 40 fullbacks. Come find out why fullbacks are an important element of any squad’s attack.

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Holden Advances in FA Cup at Dempsey’s Expense

Good for you, bad for me.

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Howard Saves Penalty in FA Cup Victory

A prior mistake didn’t prevent Tim Howard from coming up big in Everton’s FA Cup penalty shootout.

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An American Midfielder in England

Michael Bradley made his debut, but Stuart Holden took the accolades over the weekend.

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Ronaldo: O Fenomeno, The Number 9, The Best

After multiple comebacks, the world’s best striker is finally calling it quits. FFG remembers the Phenomenon.

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Holden, Bolton Beat Howard, Everton

It was gringo against gringo, and Stuart Holden’s team came out on top.

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