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.
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Blake Owen has written 308 articles so far, you can find them below.

Bradley Names Members of January Camp

In January Bob Bradley will have an opportunity to evaluate some new faces.

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Charlie Davies on the Bench but Doesn’t Play

Davies didn’t see any action, but we’ve got some info on how he could fit into Sochaux’s system.

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Holden Workmanlike but Inefficient in Bolton Loss

Stuart Holden will want this performance back. He didn’t do a lot wrong, but he could have done oh so much more.

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2010 Retrospective: USA – Algeria

While USA-Algeria will be remembered for Donovan’s one shining moment, the match also produced noteworthy statistics and puzzling managerial decisions.

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2010 Retrospective: USA – Ghana

Ok, we’ll admit it. You might get a little depressed reading statistics about the United States’ World Cup exit.

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Stats from Lichaj’s First Premier League Start

Eric Lichaj is making FFG look more perceptive than we probably are.

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Holden Returns, Scores Winner

Holden wasn’t great in his return, but he did score the winner in Bolton’s 2-1 victory over Blackburn.

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The Continuing Midfield Adventures of Jonathan Spector

In Jonathan Spector’s third match as a center midfielder, his West Ham was outclassed by Manchester City.

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Further Reflections on Spector’s Midfield Adventure

Jonathan Spector, the new Busquets?

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Holden Still Out, Bolton Lose 1-0

Stuart Holden might be sleeping a little better after his understudy put in a not-quite-perfect performance.

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Dempsey and Fulham Fall to Arsenal 2-1

Clint Dempsey’s excellent performance isn’t enough to prevent a Fulham loss.

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USA Loses to Qatar in Bid for 2022 World Cup

FFG brings you a variety of reactions to FIFA’s decisions on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts.

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