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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.


Spector Not Yet a Midfield Maestro

Jonathan Spector continues to exceed expectations, though he won’t be confused for Xabi Alonso any time soon.

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Tactics Tuesday: USA’s 4-4-2

Today FFG tells you what Bob Bradley tells his team.

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Eddie Johnson Isn’t Fitting Into Fulham’s Strategy

Eddie Johnson isn’t excelling at Fulham, but it might not be all his fault.

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Lichaj on the Bench for Foreseeable Future

Two errors may have doomed Eric Lichaj to an extended spell on the bench.

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State of the US (National Team)

Bob Bradley has his eye on the future, particularly this summer’s Gold Cup, as 2011 kicks off.

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Holden Sits in Bolton Draw

Uh-oh, here’s hoping Stuart Holden isn’t developing a lingering injury problem.

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Holden/Bolton Lose to Chelsea and Liverpool

Holden almost helped Bolton to a stunning draw with Chelsea. An injury kept him out of the Liverpool match.

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2010 Retrospective: USA-England

Yep, Rob. It was your bad.

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2010 Retrospective: USA-Slovenia

You might be surprised at the gringos who made a big impact against Slovenia.

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2010 Retrospective: Best and Worst World Cup Performances

USA’s attacking stars – Donovan, Dempsey, Bradley, and Altidore – fall victim to Blake’s evil eye. Come check out what they did right and where they faltered in the World Cup.

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Holden Very Efficient in Bolton’s 2-0 Victory

Stuart Holden’s efficient day helps Bolton bag another win.

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2010 Retrospective: Formations

Trying to remember which formation the US used against an opponent? FFG is the place to be.

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