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  • World Cup 2010: The quiet desperation of an England fan

    Every four years the World Cup dominates me and leaves me in pain. I'm an expatriate living in America that can't get 1966 out of his system. Published 5:13 p.m. June 21, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Who would have thought that big teams such as France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain, would all be in trouble in the opening round?

    World Cup 2010: Controversy and upsets dominate World Cup

    Who would have thought that big teams such as France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain, would all be in trouble in the opening round? Published 1:21 p.m. June 20, 2010 - Comments

     
  •  A good performance by Wayne Rooney might be the key for England to get past Algeria with three points in Cape Town on Friday.

    World Cup 2010: Has Wayne Rooney's moment arrived?

    A good performance by Wayne Rooney might be the key for England to get past Algeria with three points in Cape Town on Friday. Published 4:40 p.m. June 17, 2010 - Comments

     
  • World Cup 2010: Honduran trio of brothers make World Cup history

    There are three brothers on the Honduran team which is an historic first at a World Cup. Forward Jerry Palacios joined the team before it's loss to Chile on Wednesday. Jerry was called into the team to replace injured player Julio Cesar de Leon. He joins brothers Wilson and Jhony. Published 6:14 p.m. June 16, 2010 - Comments

     
  • World Cup 2010: Still waiting for World Cup to really heat up

    From where I'm sitting on my side of the couch, it hasn't been a great World Cup so far. There's been a paucity of goals and much of the soccer has been dull. Still, long way to go yet. Published 4:58 p.m. June 16, 2010 - Comments

     
  • World Cup 2010: Anti-gravity treadmill helped Oguchi Onyewu fix knee

    U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu's remarkable recovery from a serious knee injury was partly due to an anti-gravity treadmill called the AlterG developed by NASA. Published 6:03 p.m. June 15, 2010 - Comments

     
  • World Cup 2010: ABC and ESPN earning big ratings

    Americans are watching the World Cup according to ABC and ESPN. Last Saturday’s big game between the United States and England match on ABC, which ended in a 1-1 tie, was the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed U.S. national team since 1994. Published 5:02 p.m. June 15, 2010 - Comments

     
  • D.C. United has signed Montenegrin midfielder Branko Boskovic as a Designated Player. Boskovic comes to United from top Austrian club Rapid Vienna, where the left-footed player made 104 appearances from 2007-2010.

    D.C. United signs Montenegrin midfielder Branko Boskovic

    D.C. United has signed Montenegrin midfielder Branko Boskovic as a Designated Player. Boskovic comes to United from top Austrian club Rapid Vienna, where the left-footed player made 104 appearances from 2007-2010. Published 6:09 p.m. June 14, 2010 - Comments

     
  • World Cup 2010: Very noisy, and tasting a little bland so far

    I'm getting a slightly bland taste in my mouth about this World Cup. I just hope things spice up soon. So far its been the Germans and the Koreans giving us all the excitement. Once upon a time, the World Cup was a tournament full of surprises. Those days are gone. Published 5:08 p.m. June 14, 2010 - Comments

     
  • D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters

    D.C. United's Pontius wins MVP of Week Award

    D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters Published 4:40 p.m. June 14, 2010 - Comments

     
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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for ...

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