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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.


Maurice Edu: The Other Midfielder

He hasn’t switch clubs or positions, but Maurice Edu still deserves your attention.

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Tactics Tuesday: Bolton’s 4-4-2 and Lopsided 4-3-3

Let’s be honest. Bolton uses a pretty traditional 4-4-2, don’t you think?

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Dempsey, Friedel Vital in Draw

Fulham and Aston Villa played an entertaining draw this afternoon, but due to Foxsoccer.tv’s streaming problems, you probably didn’t see it live.

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Holden and Bolton Eke Out 1-0 Win

It wasn’t fun to watch, but Holden and Bolton managed to survive.

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USA-Chile and Bob’s 4-2-3-1 (Podcast)

Blake and Ben examine USA-Chile and give context to Bob Bradley’s 4-2-3-1.

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Bocanegra, Saint Etienne Garner 2-1 Win

He’s not fast. He’s not incredibly skilled. He’s still almost perfect.

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Tactics Tuesday: Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1

Andrei Arshavin: genius, scapegoat, nose-picker. Come find out how Russia’s Arshavin both drives and holds back Arsenal’s attack.

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Three Gringos Feature as Center Midfielders in the EPL

Recently, Jonathan Spector, Stuart Holden, and Jermaine Jones each played center midfield in the EPL. But none of them filled the same role.

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USA – Chile Thoughts

Juan Agudelo produced another point for the United States, though he wasn’t the only gringo who impressed against Chile.

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USA – Chile Preview

Bob, it’s your four-year anniversary. Please celebrate responsibly.

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Howard and Everton Draw 2-2 with Liverpool

Tim Howard helped Everton thwart hated Liverpool in today’s Merseyside derby.

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Holden Can’t Prevent Bolton Loss

Holden returns but fails to positively influence Bolton’s 2-0 loss.

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