Posts tagged "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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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz wed and Spain wins the World Cup. But you won't find me waving the Spanish flag and cheering !Ole!

I have a love-hate relationship with Spain. Cruz and Bardem starred together in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” I love Spanish actors like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and you may have heard that they recently tied the knot. They are one beautiful, talented Oscar-winning couple. I love Penelope in all of the films by one of... Read more »

World Cup: Adios Diego. Uruguay is out, so I'm cheering for Germany and its diverse team.

The Americas is out of the World Cup with Uruguay losing to the Netherlands in a dramatic 3-2 game. The hopes for a Latin American team in the final are dead. It will come down to two European teams. Diego Forlan photo from FIFA.com One player who I will miss seeing is Uruguay’s team captain... Read more »

World Cup action, Mexico and South Africa tie in the first game. Shakira shakes it in opening ceremony.

While much of Chicago was waiting for the Blackhawks victory rally and parade to start, there were plenty of other people watching Mexico play South Africa in the first game of the World Cup. Mexico and South Africa tied 1-1. It was an awesome game. I watched it in my living room but was connected... Read more »
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Blackhawks victory and World Cup should inspire more diversity in sports

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and now the World Cup is about to begin. It’s a little crazy to follow all this for a sports novice like myself. But I’m so happy the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup after 49 years and to see how such a victory brings together people of all backgrounds.... Read more »

Green card incident at soccer game in Omaha is racist

There was a disturbing incident at a boy’s high school soccer game this week in Omaha. A mostly white team played a mostly Hispanic team. And at the end of the game a few white students threw green index cards in the air as a form of victory celebration. They were making a statement about... Read more »