News Comment Week 8

This article is about the United States Men’s National Soccer Team not making the World Cup after losing to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 including the United States giving up an own goal. It asks questions about what happened and what will happen next; such as how this will affect a world cup bid, how it affects the US financially, whether this is surprising, and the thoughts of the old coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The lede to this story is fairly poor, however it does grab a persons attention. The lede is “it is bad” it doesn’t give any information on the article, unless you know the background. This article is also very informative on a different view of the situation than everything else coming out about the game right now. It also is very good at asking a question and answering it without a lot of extra unneeded information.

 

http://www.espnfc.us/team/united-states/660/blog/post/3227697/as-the-usa-deals-with-world-cup-failure-questions-abound-regarding-the-future

One thought on “News Comment Week 8

  1. I like the lead. It expresses what everyone is thinking. It’s honest. You’re right that it doesn’t provide information, but the second graf does. The question/answer style is effective, but it gets old fast.

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