The FIFA Finals

The Play by Play The FIFA Finals The 2018 FIFA Final was a true David and Goliath story, although ending with the expected victor. France earned a spot in the match-up after beating Belgium 1-0 on a goal from Samuel Umtiti. Croatia joined the Frenchmen upon defeating England, becoming the first team in World Cup... Continue Reading →

And Then There Were Four

The Play by Play And Then There Were Four The FIFA field, starting with 32, has narrowed to the final four teams: France, Belgium, England and Croatia. On Saturday, the French defeated Uruguay, who played without Cavani, one of its star forwards. While Hugo Lloris, France’s goalie, demonstrated excellence, particularly with one massive save late... Continue Reading →

The Mighty Have Fallen

The Play by Play The Mighty Have Fallen The Group Stage is over, the KnockOut Round has commenced, and there’ve been some unbelievable eliminations. Germany, the 2014 champion, didn’t even make it out of their group, finishing dead last after losing to South Korea in their third game. Then, we saw Argentina and Lionel Messi,... Continue Reading →

Soccer Stories.

The Play by Play Soccer Stories  With Week 2 in the books, we find ourselves two thirds of the way through the Group Stage and with plenty of exciting storylines. En route to its second game in Sochi, Saudi Arabia’s plane caught fire. No one was hurt and the plane managed to land safely. But... Continue Reading →

FIFA Fever

The Play by Play FIFA Fever The World Cup tournament offers not only entertaining games but also wonderful stories. Thirty two years ago, a man named Beto Granados had a ticket to watch his home team Mexico battle for a spot in the tournament's quarterfinals. As a diehard fan, he couldn't wait to cheer his... Continue Reading →

A Week of Champions

The Play by Play We. Are. The. Champions This week saw a handful of champions crowned. For starters, the Washington Capitals defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Thursday night to win the Stanley Cup, the first championship for the franchise and for its captain Alexander Ovechkin. A clearly emotional victory, Ovechkin has barely... Continue Reading →

Playing Through Pain

The Play by Play Italy’s Out Only a few weeks after the USMNT’s (United States Men’s National Team) soccer fiasco, Italy finds itself in a similar boat. For the first time since 1958, the four-time world champion Italian team failed to make it into the World Cup. Following a 0-0 draw on Monday, it was... Continue Reading →

The Best of the Best

The Play by Play Sports Illustrated Prediction Three years ago, at the end of the 2014 season, Sports Illustrated, a widely disseminated sports magazine, predicted the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series. You may be thinking big whoop or asking yourself who cares? What makes this prediction fascinating is not only that the... Continue Reading →

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