PUMA News Archive

June 2010

  • PUMA Athletes Delilah, Derek, and Jermaine - Race Results and Videos

    June 16, 2010

    PUMA Athletes Delilah DiCrescenzo, Derek Scott, and Jermaine Gonzales all raced last weekend.  Read on to see how they did and to watch post-race interviews with Delilah and Derek!

  • PUMA Running Finds the Fastest High Schoolers in NYC

    June 16, 2010

    Last week, PUMA Running visited one high school in each of NYC's five boroughs in search of the fastest high schoolers in NYC..

  • Kiwi-shocker, Les Elephants Stunner - and Brazilian Samba

    Kiwi-shocker, Les Elephants Stunner - and Brazilian Samba

    June 15, 2010

    We obviously begin with the highly anticipated game between Portugal and Les Elephants. And wow did our boys from Ivory Coast make us proud (rhetorical question). Even without Drogba in their starting 11, they proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in this World Cup. Not sure if it was their speed, quick passing, great movement from the whole team across the pitch, but they sure didn't make Portugal look their best. There was an amazing strike that hit the post from Cristiano Ronaldo in the early minutes of the game, but that felt like about all for the Portuguese.

  • Impressive Football

    Impressive Football

    June 14, 2010

    Without impressing too much, Holland did cap the win against Denmark. What was expected to be a hyper offensive football fest with players like Sneijder, van der Vaart, van Persie, Babel, Jan Huntelaar and Robben (last three didn't even play) - the Oranje didn't get the game flowing as they wanted and we expected. But they did manage to come out as winners, and doing that in a World Cup without impressing is impressive enough.

  • Gil Azzurri and American Footballs

    Gil Azzurri and American Footballs

    June 14, 2010

    Only two touches inside the penalty box before scoring. Now our football hearts might be slightly inked with Azzurri blue, but think it's safe to say that Paraguay's 1-0 lead came as a surprise. But the great World Champions weren't here to lose, and less than ten minutes into second half, De Rossi showed that he just might be a worthy ancestor of Rome (Totti), and Italy. Despite several chances the result stood tall when the final whistle blew. But biggest setback wasn't the draw for the Italians - longtime hero, Buffon went out in halftime due to a hamstring injury. Really hope it was just precaution and he's fit again soon.

  • Interview with Paolo Ferreira

    June 13, 2010

    On Drogba's importance to Ivory Coast:

    Drogba is obviously so important to Ivory Coast, he scores many goals for them and he would be a loss for any team in the World if he is not fit. I know him so well from Chelsea, and have so much respect for his ability and his impact on the pitch. He is so strong. But of course they have other players who can fill in for him, and while he will be a loss for them if he doesn't play, the team is not about one player and we have to be wary of so many of their other players when we meet them. But of course I hope that he doesn?t play when we meet him, it would be much better for us!

  • We Won for Africa!

    We Won for Africa!

    June 13, 2010

    A perfect penalty kick and boom. The first goal from a forward in this World Cup was made. A quite ecstatic game-hero, Asamoah Gyan, tried to sum it up after the game. "It's not just for Ghana, this victory was for Africa, I hope whole Africa is behind us". Pretty sure they are, Gyan.

  • First Day Summary!

    June 12, 2010

    Goals ? Check

    More than one ? Check

    Were they both stunning goals ? Check

  • Day Two Had It All!

    June 12, 2010

    We should be stunned. Perplexed and baffled. But we're hardly shocked. Not when it comes to goalies and England. They're single-handedly behind some of the most impressive individual mistakes a player can make. Now we all know the goalie's situation is very, very different from the other players, his actions are almost always more important and will be closer looked at, evaluated, and judged, than anyone else on the pitch. A striker can hit seven air balls but a goalie can't afford to miss once.