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News, The Snitch Warriors Schmarriors: It's Time for the Women's World Cup

Warriors Schmarriors: It's Time for the Women's World Cup

While most of the Bay Area is fixated on the NBA Finals, the Women's World Cup will kick off this Sunday in Canada. The USA women's national team features several Bay Area soccer stars and has an actual shot at…
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Music, All Shook Down Don't Forget: USA Forward Clint Dempsey Is Also a Rapper

Don't Forget: USA Forward Clint Dempsey Is Also a Rapper

A bit of trivia as we bask in the glow of today's U.S. victory against Ghana in the World Cup: Don't forget that Clint Dempsey, the forward who sunk our first goal in the first minute of today's game, is…
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News, The Snitch Euro 2012: Why Lunatics Will Be Waking You Up Early in the Coming Weeks

Euro 2012: Why Lunatics Will Be Waking You Up Early in the Coming Weeks

Perhaps it's happened to you. In the comfort of your own home, you switch on the television to watch a high-level soccer match being played on the other side of the world, broadcast live at an ungodly local hour. Due…
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News, The Snitch Local Soccer Stars Crack Elite FIFA List

Local Soccer Stars Crack Elite FIFA List

FC Gold Pride, certainly the first professional sporting team based out of Hayward, set another mark last month. It hosted the first professional sporting championship ever set in Hayward -- and won it, 4-0. Now  a trio of Gold Pride…
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News, The Snitch Bye Bye Brazil: World Cup Loss Leaves Nation Numb

Bye Bye Brazil: World Cup Loss Leaves Nation Numb

At some point, every serious American sports fan brooding over a bitter loss has been cheerfully told "Hey, it's just a game!" What a terrible thing to say. Here's a hint: We know it's just a game. Don't patronize us. …
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News, The Snitch Soccer Fans Show Up at Civic Center for U.S.-Ghana Match -- Get Gay Pride Instead

Soccer Fans Show Up at Civic Center for U.S.-Ghana Match -- Get Gay Pride Instead

Those hoping to find a large, elaborately costumed, and liquored-up Civic Center crowd on Saturday were not disappointed. And balls were prominently involved -- but not soccer balls. The ongoing free presentation of World Cup soccer games on a billboard-sized…
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News, The Snitch It's Not Too Late to Jump on U.S. Soccer Bandwagon

It's Not Too Late to Jump on U.S. Soccer Bandwagon

When the U.S. last played Ghana -- the matchup in tomorrow's World Cup showdown -- things did not go well. There was, however, one brief, transcendent moment. After midfielder DaMarcus Beasley picked a Ghanan's pocket and careened down the left…
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News, The Snitch World Cup Success Not a Mark of Superior National Character

World Cup Success Not a Mark of Superior National Character

Yesterday's 91st-minute goal by Landon Donovan to transform the United States from hapless losers to potential World Cup champions was that rare sports moment that could just make you cry. And not tears of joy -- which are light and…
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News, The Snitch The Casual Fan's World Cup: You're in "Sam's Army," and the War on Noise

The Casual Fan's World Cup: You're in "Sam's Army," and the War on Noise

Editor's note: From time to time, The Snitch, being at best a casual fan of World Cup soccer, will provide glimpses into the experience of same.  US Team has No Nickname but Fans Are an Army; Ban on Plastic Horn…
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News, The Snitch Women's Pro Soccer League Folds Another Team

Women's Pro Soccer League Folds Another Team

When pro sports leagues begin folding teams, it's the equivalent of lifeboat survivors starting to feast on one another's non-essential body parts. The San Francisco-based Women's Pro Soccer league lost an arm earlier this year when the Los Angeles Sol…
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News, The Snitch U.S.-England World Cup Opener Free at AT&T Park

U.S.-England World Cup Opener Free at AT&T Park

Those who prefer to take in the world's greatest sporting event drunk outside instead of drunk inside are in luck. AT&T Park will host a free screening of the Saturday, June 12 World Cup opener between the United States…
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News, The Snitch Bleeding Soccer Player May Have Teammate to Thank

Bleeding Soccer Player May Have Teammate to Thank

The transcendent elegance of Pele's World Cup-dominating Brazilian squads led to what must be the greatest nickname for any sport: "The beautiful game." Sometimes it doesn't work that way. Take this game gone wrong in Crocker Amazon Park on Sunday:…
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News, The Snitch World's Top Soccer Player Comes to Bay Area. Will Anyone Watch?

World's Top Soccer Player Comes to Bay Area. Will Anyone Watch?

The San Francisco-based Women's Professional Soccer league had a dispersal draft Thursday. Successful leagues don't have dispersal drafts -- that's what happens when one of your teams folds. Successful leagues don't have teams fold -- in Los Angeles, no less.…
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News, The Snitch It's Your 2010 Women's Pro Soccer Fashion Show!

It's Your 2010 Women's Pro Soccer Fashion Show!

Last season, we channeled our inner Mr. Blackwells and critiqued the uniforms worn during the initial year of the San Francisco-based Women's Professional Soccer league. This year, the league asked us to do it again -- no joke. So, what…
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News, The Snitch Sadly, Decision to Drop San Francisco From World Cup Consideration Was On the Mark

Sadly, Decision to Drop San Francisco From World Cup Consideration Was On the Mark

San Francisco chauvinists and city soccer fans aren't a natural team. The chauvinists would like to tell you how the fact you can walk to really great restaurants here counterbalances an utterly dysfunctional municipal government -- and they believe it.…
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News, The Snitch Breaking News -- Bonds' beneficent visitor apparently a wild 'n crazy former soccer star

Breaking News -- Bonds' beneficent visitor apparently a wild 'n crazy former soccer star

Andrew Clapp, the barefoot gent who blithely strolled out to left field during Friday night's Giants game to offer an in-game wazzup to Barry Bonds may have been conversing about the pressures of organized athletics. It strongly appears that Clapp,…
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