Tag Archive: soccer

Oct 30 2015

“Playing like a girl means you’re a badass”


The US Women’s National Soccer Team made it’s post-2015 World Cup Championship visit to the White House this week, and the POTUS … the father of two girls … did not miss a Carli Lloyd hat-trick. Here’s a photo of him with the team, and there’s a terrific video on the White House website as well. Definitely …

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Jul 06 2015

The USWNT & Marriage Equality win the World Cup


It’s probably going to take me awhile to recover from the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament. Not just because the U.S. won it for the first time since 1999, but because I’ve had to keep such wacky hours in order to catch the matches live in Canadian time on Swedish TV. Euphoric AND sleep-deprived is a really weird combination, …

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Aug 11 2012

Google let’s you be a virtual Hope Solo

Google Soccer

Google’s animate interactive doodle in honor of the US Women’s Soccer Team‘s gold medal at the London Games gives you a chance to be a cartoon goalkeeper against a very persistent penalty kicker. Click the image to be taken to the game. But beware, it’s a little bit addicting. Oh, and for those who came …

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Aug 10 2012

Golden Girls 2012


I’ve been a fan of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for a long time, and not surprisingly, it’s even easier to be a fan in soccer-loving Sweden than it was when I lived in the United States. Folks here “get it,” which is why I was able to leave work early one afternoon when …

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Aug 09 2012

Pre-match jitters, Swedish TV edition


Like lots of Americans, I’m a bit nervous about tonight’s Olympic gold medal women’s soccer match. Naturally I want to see Team USA come out the victor over Japan, but I’m far more worried about whether or not SVT is going to let me watch the whole match on our big flat-screen, or if they’re going …

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Aug 02 2012

This long pause in blog entries brought to you by #London2012

Football Aug. 3

I’m generally more interested in the Olympics as a global cultural phenornenon than as a sporting event, but I’ve found myself watching the Games alot this week, mostly because London is just an hour behind us so the coverage is live and there’s a ton of it airing in primetime. I know my compatriots Stateside …

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Jul 27 2012

Google’s got my number


Recently my stats-obsessed Swede noticed a bit of an uptick in the number of hits here at ShazzerSpeak and decided to dig a little deeper into the analytics. Turns out that the most common strings of search words pointing visitors to this blog over the past few days are “Patsy & Edina, London, Olympics” and …

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