Posts in category "soccer"

El Camino: Watching the World Cup in the Texas Panhandle

El Camino: Watching the World Cup in the Texas Panhandle
On the road today, we had one goal. At 2 p.m. central we would stop to watch the Brazil vs. Mexico World Cup soccer game. We drove outside of Dallas and into northwest Texas along U.S. Route 83. We planned to make it to Oklahoma or Kansas by evening. I calculated that we could travel... Read more »

Olympics 2012: In Mexico, kids celebrate soccer gold

All photos by Teresa Puente
Mexico celebrated the national soccer team winning the gold medal Saturday at the Olympics in London. Here in the Costa Alegre, or Happy Coast, where I am traveling in Mexico, all eyes were on the television as Mexico won its first ever Olympic medal in soccer. After the game, a group of children went to... Read more »

Olympics 2012: Mexico soccer team to fight for gold

Olympics 2012: Mexico soccer team to fight for gold
Mexico will play for the gold medal in soccer Saturday at the Olympics in London. The national team defeated Japan Tuesday morning 3 to 1 guaranteeing they will play in the final and at least win a silver medal. Cheers went up in the cafe where I watched the game today as I’m traveling in... Read more »
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Olympics 2012: Colombia's Lady Andrade no lady

Olympics 2012: Colombia's Lady Andrade no lady
In the Olympics one expects the athletes from around the globe to treat each other with respect. But a women’s soccer player from Colombia, Lady Andrade, didn’t act like a lady when she sucker punched U.S. team player Abby Wambach. Andrade wasn’t penalized during the game. But afterwards she was given a two-game penalty by... Read more »