About Nick Green

South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

Liverpool to host free fan event July 26 in Hollywood: RSVP here

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The first-ever visit to Southern California by Liverpool FC will see the club host a free fan fest at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, the day before the Reds play Chelsea at the Rose Bowl.

From the press release:

The event, which will be open to over 1000 attendees, will feature a visit from Liverpool FC Ambassadors Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Gary McAllister and Legend Luis Garcia. The Legends will take part in a meet and greet with fans as well as an on stage Q&A, and a raffle hosted by LFCTV.

The evening will also feature a nod to Liverpool’s other greatest export, with a performance by a Beatles Tribute Band. A fitting homage to the famous Liverpudlians, given the Avalon Hollywood was the venue of their first ever West Coast performance in 1964.

Get your ticket here.

Complete details on the game in Pasadena is here.

ESPN has announced that it will televise all 21 ICC games live.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Frustrated with the lack of American success on the international level? Get used to it.

messimissMessi miss: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi reacts to his penalty kick miss in the final of the Copa America against Chile (Associated Press).

Failure is far more common than success as even the likes of top-tier soccer nations like Argentina, England and Mexico have discovered — and puts public frustration with the U.S. Men’s National Team into perspective.

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: The most entertaining team at Euro 2016 is torching opponents like a fire-breathing dragon — and seeing its odds of winning the tournament slashed

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Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

And for the latest Vegas Euro 2006 round of 16 odds, courtesy of Bovada.lv, see below:

Euro 2016 Winner

France 4/1
Germany 9/2
Spain 11/2
Belgium 6/1
Croatia 9/1
England 9/1
Portugal 10/1
Italy 16/1
Poland 25/1
Wales 25/1
Switzerland 40/1
Hungary 100/1
Republic of Ireland 100/1
Iceland 150/1
Slovakia 150/1
Northern Ireland 250/1

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Where to watch the USA-Argentina Copa America semifinal tonight in Southern California

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With the U.S. scoring their record TV ratings so far in the tournament for the Ecuador game, tonight’s Copa America semifinal against Lionel Messi and Argentina is sure to produce even higher viewership.

Here’s a game preview and a list of just some of the many places in Southern California you can be sure will show the game.

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100 Percent Soccer column: Beautiful game should unite, not lead descent into ugly violence

fightFight night: Russian and English “fans” battled before, during and after their recent Euro 2016 game in France (AP Photo).

Euro 2016 experienced more trouble from drunk crowds of rowdy mobs, many of them English, media outlets reported today, despite warnings from authorities of further possible action against England and Russia should their fans continue to cause issues.

These idiots are doing themselves, the sport or their nations no favors as authorities struggle to respond appropriately (and that’s putting it mildly).

Soccer has great potential to unite and more events like this laudable LA Galaxy stand are needed if the world is to overcome sad scenes like those we have seen in France in recent months.

For more read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (and yes, I’d much rather write about what’s happening on the field than off it).

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