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U.S. Men’s National Team – Guatemala Preview

Even though the United States dispatched of its first World Cup qualifier foes Antigua and Barbuda by a 3-1 score line, the performance did not impress fans. In fact,...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
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Alex Morgan: A Rookie in Disguise

It’s easy to mistake Alex Morgan for a veteran. The U.S. women’s soccer team forward has been in the spotlight scoring crucial goals in the semifinal and final at...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
8 min read

Chelsea Crowned 2012 Champions of Europe

This year’s UEFA Champions League final matchup was not one many would have predicted at the beginning of the season. The entire tournament provided more surprises and upsets then...
Landon Wheeler Landon Wheeler
9 min read

Plans Change for Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon Mayor Says Stadium Will Now Have Real Grass

In a turnaround from their original plans to lay an artificial turf field at the Puerto Rico Islanders home field of Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium, where construction is well...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
5 min read

Former Minnesota Players Gather MISL Awards

Former Minnesota Stars player Geison (Moura) and Thunder players Leo Gibson and Stephen DeRoux were honored this week from the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). The Brazilian Geison, who played on last year’s (2011) Stars...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
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Etienne Barbara Frustrated with Montreal Impact and MLS Rules; Gets Called Back to Maltese National Team

Etienne Barbara receives his two NASL awards from former coach Martin Rennie. Playing for the Carolina RailHawks in 2011, Etienne Barbara had what many would consider a dream season....
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
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2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners

The annual FIFA gala was held in Zurich, Switzerland today, where the stars of the beautiful game both past and present converged to celebrate a great year in soccer....
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
5 min read

U.S. Men Finish 20th in Homeless World Cup

After eight days of competition, the 2010 Homeless World Cup came to a close with the host nation, Brazil, winning the Men’s tournament. The US Men’s team finished 20th overall...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
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U.S. Men Finish 20th in Homeless World Cup

After eight days of competition, the 2010 Homeless World Cup came to a close with the host nation, Brazil, winning the Men’s tournament. The US Men’s team finished 20th overall...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
4 min read

Former Thunder Player and New Zealand International Andy Barron Retires

Former Minnesota Thunder player Andy Barron has announced his retirement from soccer/football. The 30-year-old New Zealand native received publicity from around the world when he was rostered for New...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
3 min read

The State of English Soccer

OK – I’m going to say it – I’ve had a week to calm down.  England, as expected, were rubbish.  They were barely a round of 16 team….nothing more.  The...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
6 min read

How to Take the Perfect Penalty Kick?

New mathematical analysis outlines the most successful penalty kick, down to placement and speed. Joe Warren dives to his left and saves his 3rd penalty kick of the season....
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
6 min read