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How World Cup Grass Is 'Injected'
boston.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | video

Posted on 06/17/2014 12:53:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

David Nicholls of Dutch firm Desso explains

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup2014
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:53:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
World Cup fever is not a disease, says Costa Rica's Social Security System
2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:55:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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John Brooks: U.S. soccer hero
For a time Monday if you looked up the Wikipedia entry on John Brooks, this is what you'd find:
"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."

3 posted on 06/17/2014 1:06:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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John Anthony Brooks From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
4 posted on 06/17/2014 1:10:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Great result for the USA last night. That really ramps up the pressure on Portugal.

Congratulations all!


5 posted on 06/17/2014 1:12:56 AM PDT by Tredegar
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What A Start: Three Thoughts on a wild USA World Cup win over Ghana

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.

6 posted on 06/17/2014 1:17:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I couldn’t be more happier!
We are making plans to go see Brooks play for Hertha Berlin. :)


7 posted on 06/17/2014 1:23:14 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Dream told John Brooks he would score USA winner against Ghana
The story was almost too good to be true. John Brooks, a 21-year-old centre-back who had never played in an official game for the USA, coming off the bench to score an 86th-minute winner in their World Cup opener against Ghana on Monday night. So improbable was it all that ESPN’s commentator, Ian Darke, promptly exclaimed: “He couldn’t even have dreamt it”.

Except, Brooks had done exactly that. Two days earlier, to be precise.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 1:25:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Clint Dempsey scores after 32 seconds in USA win over Ghana

32 seconds

9 posted on 06/17/2014 1:34:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Kicked In Face, Concussion Or Not, Clint Dempsey Plays On

kick to the face

10 posted on 06/17/2014 1:37:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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11 posted on 06/17/2014 1:39:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Is Jozy Altidore's World Cup Over Before It Got Started?

removed with the help of a stretcher

12 posted on 06/17/2014 1:43:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I’ll be in block O.3 ;-)
13 posted on 06/17/2014 1:49:32 AM PDT by cartan
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Willkommen bei der HERTHA Ticket App
14 posted on 06/17/2014 2:35:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said a lack of concentration caused his team to lose goals both early and late in a 2-1 defeat against the United States in World Cup Group G but he was confident his team would bounce back in their next two matches.

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.

15 posted on 06/17/2014 2:44:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup 2014: Germany Dismantles Portugal
In the six months since the World Cup draw threw Germany and Portugal together—along with the U.S. and Ghana—for the first round, Group G has been referred to repeatedly as this tournament's Group of Death.

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.

16 posted on 06/17/2014 2:56:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Germany scores 4 without a striker in lineup
Coach Joachim Loew left Germany's all-time leading scorer on the bench in the World Cup opener against Portugal and it proved to be the right move.

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."

http://i.imgur.com/ZXGHWUB.jpg

17 posted on 06/17/2014 3:01:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Going in...
Nike Football: Risk Everything. Cristiano Ronaldo,
going out...
Cristiano Ronaldo Storms Past Reporters After Portugal Flop

18 posted on 06/17/2014 3:05:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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during
19 posted on 06/17/2014 3:09:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Germany dedicate FIFA World Cup Win vs Portugal to Michael Schumacher
Germany thrashed Portugal 4-0 in their FIFA World Cup opener. The win came just hours after F1 legend Michael Schumacher emerged from a six-month coma.
20 posted on 06/17/2014 3:13:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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In Defeat, Portugal Shows Its Ugly Side
The goals came in volume for Cristiano Ronaldo this year, as he stretched nets in towns across Europe at a stunning rate. While playing for Real Madrid, Ronaldo scored 51 times in 47 games, earning him the Ballon d’Or for best player in the world.

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.

21 posted on 06/17/2014 3:17:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Iran and Nigeria play out dour draw
0-0
22 posted on 06/17/2014 3:23:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Ghana 1:2 USA Match Highlights

Germany 4:0 Portugal Match Highlights

Photos

23 posted on 06/17/2014 3:32:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup 2014: Today at the tournament - day six
Already craving another serving of Brazilian brilliance? Fear not, because World Cup day six sees Neymar and his pals back in action for their second Group A fixture.

Belgium versus Algeria
Brazil versus Mexico (we seen these videos)
Russia versus South Korea

24 posted on 06/17/2014 3:42:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Scolari Closing In On Parreira Record
Currently, the former Bafana Bafana head coach, who now works as Brazil’s technical co-ordinator, has recorded nine victories during World Cup finals - one more than Scolari.

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.

25 posted on 06/17/2014 3:52:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Brazil legend Zico says that the potential loss of Hulk to injury for the game against Mexico would be a big shame.
26 posted on 06/17/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup Winners Will Get Trophy From Brazil Supermodel, Not Embattled Presidents Dilma, Blatter
FIFA’s decision to have leadership go low-key followed the embarrassing four-letter follies lobbed at Dilma and Blatter during Thursday’s match between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo. “Hey, Dilma, go **** yourself in the ***! Hey, FIFA, go **** yourself in the ***!” fans jeered briefly after the opening ceremony of the world’s biggest soccer tournament.
27 posted on 06/17/2014 3:58:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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28 posted on 06/17/2014 4:02:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The Greatest American
29 posted on 06/17/2014 4:05:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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▶ 2nd goal Vs Ghana 2014 WORLD CUP BRAZIL Reaction video - YouTube
30 posted on 06/17/2014 4:12:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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USA!
USA!
USA!
USA!
USA!
USA!


31 posted on 06/17/2014 4:18:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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My house exploded with noise on that goal. Well, mostly me. But my eldest was cheering too.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 5:01:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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I have a season ticket. Been sitting on the same seat for over ten years :-)


33 posted on 06/17/2014 5:06:24 AM PDT by cartan
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Rockabilly Rave 2014 part 1

Rockabilly Rave 2014 part 2

34 posted on 06/17/2014 6:35:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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▶ The United States Defeats Ghana - Everyone Goes Nuts! - YouTube
35 posted on 06/17/2014 7:10:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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(18) Twitter / Search - USA World Cup lang:en
36 posted on 06/17/2014 7:37:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Tweet volume in the U.S before and after John Brooks' game-winner for #USMNT
37 posted on 06/17/2014 7:45:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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#GHAvsUSA: How USA v Ghana played out on Twitter
38 posted on 06/17/2014 8:02:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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This is the goal by John Brooks that put the United States up 2-1 versus Ghana.
39 posted on 06/17/2014 8:07:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Note how many of those videos came from the heart of SEC “Football” Country.


40 posted on 06/17/2014 8:08:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Epic Start!
41 posted on 06/17/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I am really curious to see how good Belgium is today, I have them as one of my sleeper teams.


42 posted on 06/17/2014 8:32:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I can identify with the lonely guy hugging his TV, in the middle of the night.


43 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Looking forward.
44 posted on 06/17/2014 8:39:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I got Mexican coming. :)


45 posted on 06/17/2014 8:43:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Match about to start. Let’s go Belgium...


46 posted on 06/17/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT by darkangel82
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Surprise Surprise 1-0 Algeria. PK.


47 posted on 06/17/2014 9:25:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Fellaini Ties it!


48 posted on 06/17/2014 10:27:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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United fans have to be wondering where that Fellaini was all year?


49 posted on 06/17/2014 10:28:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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1970


50 posted on 06/17/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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