Archive for the ‘World Cup 2010’ Category

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group B

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Oh, it's getting ever so close. I can't be inundated with too many World Cup commercials. Usually the ad naseum gets to me, but not with the World Cup. And like we promised, we're continuing with our World Cup preview. And in case you missed Wednesday's opener, no worries. Here’s your class ...

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group A

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

You knew it would have to take something pretty special to wake me from my hibernation. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the World Cup. We here at Rumors and Rants will break down each group, giving you all the information you’ll need to know leading up to the world’s ...

Charlie Davies Learns You Can’t Trust The French

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Yesterday, or a couple of days ago, hell, I don't know, Charlie Davies was left off the 30-man preliminary roster for the U.S. World Cup team (that's soccer, America). This is would not have been particularly surprising news had the reason for his omission been his substantial injuries in a ...

U.S. Soccer: Red, White, Black And Blue

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Alright U.S. Soccer, do us all a favor. Cancel the remaining friendlies leading up to the World Cup. Pull the entire roster from club play, send them to a beach resort where lovely women will massage them daily. Provide them with hyperbaric chambers to sleep in. We’re less than 100 days ...

U.S. Soccer Tries To Beat England A Few Months Early

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Ever since the World Cup draw was released on Friday, American soccer fans have been salivating at the chance to nip the uppity English in Group C. England, ranked ninth in FIFA’s world rankings, is home to arguably the world’s most competitive domestic league and boasts a bevy of top flight ...

Where Does The U.S. Go From Here?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Charlie Davies was a burgeoning star. His performance in this summer’s Confederations Cup made him a fixture in the U.S. national team’s starting lineup. He featured world class speed, surprising strength and a knack for scoring goals. Davies had assured himself a major role in Bob Bradley’s plans for next summer’s ...