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World Cup: Third Place Match
We have now reached the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, sort of.  We are at the Third Place Match, between the Netherlands and our hosts, Brazil.  We have two teams that arrived to this in two completely different ways.
Brazil-  The hosts began group play with a very uneven perf…
Why Miguel Herrera is the Right Man for Mexico
Yes, Mexico advanced to the round of 16 for a sixth straight World Cup.  And yes, for a sixth straight World Cup, they were ousted in the round of 16.  But if not for a very late collapse and a controversial-- some might say horrible-- penalty call in stoppage time, Mexico would find thems…
Soccer Fans Chant “Puto” At Sun Bowl Chivas Match
Despite losing 2-0 to Brazil's Cruzeiro last Sunday night, thousands of soccer fans at the Sun Bowl still had a great time watching the legendary Chivas de Guadalajara franchise make an exhibition tour stop in El Paso. Many of these enthusiasts took part in the infamous "puto"…
World Cup: Semifinals
Well we are almost at the end of the 2014 World Cup Brazil, having reached the Semifinals.  Just like most NCAA Basketball Tournaments, the final four teams are a lot of the usual suspects.  On one end we have a five-time winner facing a three-time winner, and a two-time winner faces off a…

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