A freshman and two sophomores are the standouts from these rosters. When I profile players, it means I’m pointing out only those who are currently professional level material or can be in short order. So … true quality! Joe Franco (01/26/1990) Smooth, calm, and intelligent, the Northridge sophomore outside back demonstrates that the college game is […]
Archives for October 2010
UC Davis Soccer is an Insult to the Game
Went to the UC Davis vs Cal State Northridge game on Saturday. Regardless of these teams not being soccer powers, the trip was worthwhile for two reasons: 1) I got 90 minutes of laughter. 2) I got to see three players with quality on the field. I’ll cover the first here and the second in […]
Is It Difficult to Identify Elite Soccer Players?
After I published the US needs a high level coach, a great discussion ensued in the comments. Today I want to focus on a particular topic that arose. Specifically, is it difficult to identify an elite player? And if so, why? The answer is quite involved, but I will offer a good starting point. At […]