Here is how the USA and Belgium match up in ways that actually don’t mean anything on the field. Winner goes home and maybe one of these arbitrary things will sway the game.
US Soccer star forward Jozy Altidore was cleared by the team to play against Belgium in the USA’s knockout round match on Tuesday.
Altidore played just over 20 minutes in the Yanks opening game win against Ghana before he hit the pitch with a hamstring injury.
Brazil – (CBS HOUSTON): Houston Dynamo’s captain Brad Davis has waited his whole life to play in the World Cup. He will get his first chance Thursday as Davis will start at left midfield for […]
NATAL, Brazil (CBS HOUSTON) – In the 80th minute of Uruguay’s final Group D match against Italy, Uruguayan star striker Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. It was the third time […]
CSN Houston’s Sebastian Salazar joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss tomorrow’s big game between the USA and German teams in the world Cup. First he weighed in a bit on the biting incident with Luis Suarez saying some people don’t understand just how intense these players get while playing the game. They discussed how the issues the Ghana players were having with boycotting practice for not being paid could impact the match with Portugal tomorrow and what that in turn would mean for the US. Salazar said that a spectacular performance from goalie Tim Howard is the key to the US doing well in tomorrow’s game. He thinks that the US will tie with Germany tomorrow.
We want aggressive violent action, not the over-dramatic flopping of a four year old girl who’s overtired and cries of lifelong physical impairment because her older sister brushed flesh. Offer that girl a cookie and suddenly it’s “what pain?!” Soccer encourages this melodrama as if contact with an opposing player will require life-flight and most likely an organ transplant. But give that team the ball and suddenly it’s “what injury?!”
Tonight The B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Houston and Las Vegas. They started in Houston talking to Houston Chronicle writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz about Carlos Correa’s injury and the Astros in general. Ortiz says that he is hearing that the injury is not as bad as originally feared and that Correa will be a huge help to the team. Next they flew to Las Vegas to talk to Micah Roberts, Line Makers with SportingNews.com, to talk about how the unpredictability of the World Cup is impacting betting in Las Vegas. He also said sports books are looking with interest at whether or not the Rockets will recruit LeBron James.
The USA has a 76% chance of advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup after drawing 2-2 with Portugal on Sunday. Here are all the scenarios for the USA to advance based on […]
Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall joins the Nate and Creight Show to talk about what else? the World Cup! They dig into this afternoon’s match between the U.S. and Portugal. They analyze how Germany beat Portugal, and discuss ways to grow the game of soccer in this country.
Houston Dynamo defender Mike Chabala joins the Sunday Brunch with Shaun and Alex to discuss the United States’ upcoming World Cup match this afternoon. They talk about the potential depth problems for the teams, and get into Jurgen Klinnsman’s coaching methods. Mike also tells us who he thinks is playing the best soccer right now!