In the summer of 2010, all eyes were focused on the 2010 FIFA World Cup and one Petrel alum kept the world’s soccer fans updated, play-by-play, on the world’s largest sporting event. Sportscaster Brent Latham ’97 played soccer at Oglethorpe and reported on World Cup action on ESPN.com. He was also 1/7th of a team of American soccer bloggers around the world. Brent sounds off about World Cup action at www.USA10kit.com.Landon Donovan and the U.S. team were ousted from the tourney last week…Which team are you rooting for?
We asked Petrels around the world if they watched the World Cup that year, and here’s some of the responses we got…
@Evan Britton ’11:
“Absolutely. Argentina, Brazil and Chile were my teams but it’s down to just two of those now…Brazil and Argentina
@Kofi Nketiah ’10:
“CHYEA!!!! MY BLACK STARS [GHANA] DID WORK!!! LET’S GO GHANA!!! SORRY USA”
“Of course! My Dad grew up in Europe and he played soccer in the 1950’s…so I grew up around the sport. It’s kind of sad that Japan and the U.S. are out of the competition, but I’m still enjoying the game…”
@Julie Vaughan ’09: “I think it’s going to be between Brazil and either Argentina or Germany.”