Daily Archives: June 27, 2010

Martin Rogers: World Cup blunder continues England misery

The call that drove a stake through the heart of one nation and gave another sweet revenge after 44 years was this World Cup’s most dramatic moment.

And also its most disappointing.

It wasn’t just Frank Lampard and England that deserved better than the outrageous blown call that denied them a valid goal and sent Germany to a 4-1 victory and a place in the quarterfinals.

Soccer deserves better.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, England / UK, Europe, Germany, Sports

AP: Germany beats England 4-1 to reach World Cup quarters

Germany reached the World Cup quarterfinals Sunday by beating England 4-1 in a match that will be remembered for the goal not awarded to Frank Lampard.

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England Down 2-1 at Halftime on a Ridiculous Disallowed Goal

I am still in shock that Frank Lampard’s obvious goal was not allowed. Very good to hear Jurgen Klinsman on ESPN say “it’s a disgrace.”

Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, England / UK, Europe, Germany, Globalization, Sports

Great Morning at Saint James, James Island, SC

Heard a sermon from a layman on the conversion of Paul, and saw a new couple about to be married welcomed into the church. They even had a moment in the middle where people were offered the opportunity to say what they were thankful with the rest of the family of God if they so desired–KSH.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * By Kendall, * South Carolina, Episcopal Church (TEC), TEC Parishes

For U.S. Soccer Team, Holes Come Too Early, Too Often

In fact, the Americans were at a deficit from the start of the tournament. They gave up the two quickest goals of this World Cup ”” in the fourth minute against England in their first match and in the fifth minute Saturday against Ghana in their last. Over 4 games and almost 400 minutes of soccer, the United States led for only three minutes, the final ticks of the clock against Algeria, in its only win.

The Americans had to come from behind in three of their four games, often playing better when their fortunes appeared most dire.

Early deficits against England and Slovenia forced Coach Bob Bradley’s team to play with more urgency, pressing forward in the attack rather than waiting for opportunities to counterattack. Throughout the tournament, Bradley encouraged his players to draw strength from what he called the “difficult moments” they encountered in the past. But like adrenaline junkies, they seemed unable to perform without them.

“The warning signs were there,” Landon Donovan said. “Getting scored on early, and it came back to bite us.”

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., Globalization, Sports

USA goes Down in Overtime 2-1

Arggh. It was a good game.

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USA Ties it 1-1

Where was this team in the first half?

Posted in * Culture-Watch, Sports