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Uruguay–First Time in 20 years…

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Don’t mean to brag, but Uruguay is the first through. Here are some highlights for those of you who missed it this morning:

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast?id=264108&cc=5901&ver=us

That said, because part of my family is Argentinian and a part is Mexican, I’ll also be looking forward to that match. Still, Uruguay, is the underdog, and we should root for it.

Uruguay, why don’t people love you the way you deserve?

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

I was surfing around looking for some scores on today’s Uruguay-South Korea match and I was struck by one consistency: almost every comment I read on every blog said that Korea should win. I understand the Asian bloggers and maybe I get the US fans, like this one at a blog I just discovered: To Be An Electric Telegraph But you Latin Americans, what the f$%k? I read Brazilians, Mexicans, Guatemalans, etc. rooting for South Korea. Why?

Don’t get me wrong? I don’t have a problem with Korea, and yes, I do have family from Uruguay, but even if I didn’t, I still think it makes no sense that Latinos are not united on this one. Uruguay is a tiny country. It is completely an underdog, here. And yet…there’s no love.

Well, I love you, Uruguay and though I very much love kim-chi, today, it’s about empanadas.

Something Lighter–Like Uruguay Going On in South Africa…

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 8:13 am

After last night’s blog, I thought something a litle lighter in tone would be appropriate. So here’s a link to some highlights from the Mexico Uruguay match. Enjoy!!

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/worldcup/story/uruguay-blanks-mexico-to-win-world-cup-group-a

I also really appreciated this post from a non-fan:

http://forzafranco.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/futbol-futbol/

BLK JKS…South Africa’s struggling at the World Cup, but….

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

It’s time to celebrate. Futbol (soccer to us in the US) is bringing the world together. South Africa has done a great job of hosting so far (even if their team hasn’t done as well as it could) and so I think it’s a great time to talk about the BLK JKS, a great South African band that some critics are calling a mix of African tradition with Radiohead. I’m not sure I hear a lot of Radiohead here, but it’s pretty great all the same.

Here’s a link to a recent post on Studio 360’s website that features the band. ENJOY!!

http://studio360.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/blk-jks-too-good-for-vowels/

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