Opinion

Know thy Enemy: Nigeria

After its first two matches in this year’s World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team finds itself atop the Group of Death with 4 points thanks to a 0-0 draw with Sweden on Friday evening. The U.S. must win in order to clinch first place in the group, but a win or draw will be enough to secure a spot in the knockout round. The Lady Yanks’ final match of the group stage is against Nigeria this evening at 8 p.m. EST. What is there to know about the Nigerians?

The USWNT Struggles In Attack As It Draws Sweden 0-0

If you were left feeling hung out to dry as a soccer fan after watching the United States complete a nil-nil draw against Sweden, you were not alone. This game had almost everything going for it: the #2 ranked team in the world against the #5 ranked team in the world, legendary players on both sides, an absolute smattering of attacking talent across the U.S. team sheet, and a head coach dropping some cold hard truth about her former players in the lead up to the match. The logs were gathered, the kindling was flaming, and all we got was…smoke.  

Pia Sundhage’s Words Anger And Motivate Because They Are True

"Not at all. I'm not that smart.”

That was ex-USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage’s response to whether or not she engages in mind games. It is hard to believe at first. 

Sundhage was just featured in a New York Times article that was supposed to be nothing more than a profile of her, a Swedish sporting legend. Instead, it turned into the talking point of the young 2015 World Cup. 

FIFA, The World's Worst Organization, Has Put Out The World's Worst Movie

Normally when someone says a movie is the worst movie in the history of everything, you'd take a look at Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" and see that it can get worse. This isn't the case with the FIFA propaganda film "United Passions." It somehow manages to be worse than "The Room" and that's saying something.

Don't get me wrong, Tim Roth nails it--he always does--but literally every other part of the movie fails on literally every single level. No, I am not being hyperbolic.

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