Skip to comments.How World Cup Grass Is 'Injected'
Posted on 06/17/2014 12:53:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
David Nicholls of Dutch firm Desso explains
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"John Anthony Brooks, Jr. referred to as John Brooks (born January 28, 1993 in Berlin) is a German-American footballer. He is the greatest American since Abraham Lincoln."
Great result for the USA last night. That really ramps up the pressure on Portugal.
The curse is over.
Twitter Reacts to Clint Dempsey, John Brooks' Performance vs. Ghana
The United States got off to the best imaginable start in their opening 2014 World Cup match against Ghana on Monday, courtesy of goal-scoring heroics from Clint Dempsey and later by substitute John Brooks.
I couldn’t be more happier!
We are making plans to go see Brooks play for Hertha Berlin. :)
Except, Brooks had done exactly that. Two days earlier, to be precise.
kick to the face
removed with the help of a stretcher
The U.S. got the quickest goal of the World Cup so far and the fifth fastest of all time when captain Clint Dempsey scored in a time recorded as 29 seconds.
Germany took note of it and shrugged. In the space of 45 minutes here on Monday, it thoroughly dismantled Portugal with three first-half goals on the way to a 4-0 victory.(Read more about Germany's team.)
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller stole the show with a hat-trick, but it was only the logical culmination of superb attacking play from Germany, which carved Portugal apart all afternoon.
Loew raised some eyebrows in Germany when he decided to call up only one classic striker into his squad, the country's top-scoring Miroslav Klose.
But Loew's decision to put his faith in Thomas Mueller paid dividends on Monday, when the attacking midfielder scored his first hat trick for Germany in a 4-0 romp over Portugal in their Group G opener.
"He is such an unorthodox player, as a coach you never know what he is about to do," Loew said. "For opponents, he is very unpredictable, he only has one thought on his mind and that is to score a goal."
But for Portugal, he has not been nearly as prolific. In two previous World Cups, the magnetic and polarizing Ronaldo managed only two goals over 11 games, leaving fans of his home country wondering when he would replicate his club success at the World Cup the way, for instance, Thomas Müller does.
Müller has certainly been good for his club, Bayern Munich. But at the World Cup, he excels the way Ronaldo never has, scoring five goals in six games in 2010.
Now he has eight.
But should the five-time champions overpower their Group A opponents at the Estadio Castelão in Forteleza then the pair will be all square as far as statistics are concerned.
My house exploded with noise on that goal. Well, mostly me. But my eldest was cheering too.
I have a season ticket. Been sitting on the same seat for over ten years :-)
Note how many of those videos came from the heart of SEC “Football” Country.
I am really curious to see how good Belgium is today, I have them as one of my sleeper teams.
I can identify with the lonely guy hugging his TV, in the middle of the night.
I got Mexican coming. :)
Match about to start. Let’s go Belgium...
Surprise Surprise 1-0 Algeria. PK.
Fellaini Ties it!
United fans have to be wondering where that Fellaini was all year?
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