Posts Tagged ‘United States’

World Cup Roundup: Unlucky at Lucky Bar, Patriots Pack Public

Will early morning alcohol sales dry up across the District if the United States fails to advance to the World Cup knockout round? Only Algeria stands in the way of more ante meridiem revelry. Special correspondent Kim Chi Ha tries to report from Lucky Bar, where she is turned away shortly before Wednesday's 10 a.m. kickoff–"reached maximum capacity a while ago," she reports–and [...]

World Cup Roundup: American Mayhem at Molly Malone’s

Domestic beers flowed freely a full hour and a half before Friday's 10 a.m. kick-off of the United States' match against Slovenia. Special correspondent C.T. Schwink reports (live blogging!) from Molly Malone's along Barracks Row on Capitol Hill, where anyone not wearing red, white and blue sorely sticks out amid all the U.S. jerseys, flags, scarfs, and bandanas:
Pregame-The [...]

Weekend In Review: Unapologetically Nationalistic Edition

WaPo's Steven Goff called it "one of the worst gaffes in World Cup play in recent memory." The British press was far less kind. "Hand of Clod," read the headline in London's News of the World. And the Sun: "Curses! New keeper cock-up as Green gifts Yanks a point." We're speaking, of course, about England goalkeeper [...]

World Cup Roundup: France Frustrated, South Africa Thrilled to Draw, Marc Fisher Hates It All

Let the media frenzy begin! Appearing on The Colbert Report last night, Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher kicked-off World Cup fever in true American fashion–by trashing the game of soccer entirely. "Soccer is un-American," Fisher, proud owner of the title America's Most Prominent Soccer Hater, told host Stephen Colbert. "It's a great game for little kids running around on [...]

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