The US under 17s began their quest for World Cup glory on Monday against their Spanish counterparts. It was a promising start to their dream of World Cup Glory on Nigerian soil. It is a coaches dream to start a game off and see the opposition receive a straight red within a minute of kick-off. […]
Archives for October 2009
How Are The College “Top 100 Freshman” Doing?
Throughout the college season we’ve been compiling data on the so-called “top 100 freshman to watch“. With this data we hope to gain many insights into college soccer and these players. It’s one thing to declare these players to be the incoming elite, and it’s another to follow up and see what impact they had. […]
An American Soccer Player With Questions
This is a quick response to a player, jo_mclain, who commented on the article: Excuses. He says: Do you think … these many unprepared coaches in all levels, compared to brazil, argentina, spain can get us to world class consistency and possibly to a world cup final in the near future? Why do many top […]
US U-20 World Cup Performance Falls Short Due to Match Readiness?
U.S. coach Thomas Rongen, a Dutch-born veteran manager of Major League Soccer clubs, pointed to his player’s lack of game experience as the main reason for World Cup failure. His statement was: “We have a bunch of part-time players, quite frankly. Players around the world play hard games every weekend. Our players don’t,” Rongen said. […]
Report: US U-18 National Team Camp
I was at the U-18 National Team camp last Thursday at the Home Depot Center – primarily populated with 93s. They played two games, one with Arsenal (1-1), the other with Chivas USA (2-0). There were a couple big reasons for going. First, there are several players on both Arsenal and Chivas that use to […]
The Cream Isn’t Rising To The Top
I think we can all agree that the best should always get recognized and rise to the highest level. It is a basic principle that enables any country, company, team, etc to maximize their potential. In the case of a soccer team, we obviously want the best players, coach, management and staff possible. Today we’ll […]