Great couple of days on the ground in Nashville with Fox Sports 1…. From sitting down with the established AND the future of the USMNT program for a couple of features that will be shown throughout the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup to calling the #USMNT vs Guatemala alongside John Strong and Katie Witham….
A damn good couple of days….
Oh yeah, and then there was the food and the sights around town.
England defender Laura Bassett reflects on her own goal-heartache, which saw England knocked out of the Women’s World Cup at the semi-final stage.
If I’m being honest, I never feel bad for athletes. – ISPS
I know that sounds like a dickish thing, but the reality is that becoming a big time athlete, you sign up for the good and the bad. What happens between the lines, is what happens. The same way that I never feel super overjoyed, is the reason that I can never feel too under the blanket when something bad happens.
But, in times like this, I have to admit that even I am absolutely gutted for someone like Laura.
You can look at her face and tell that this is something that she will NEVER get over. She may get passed it on some level, she may resolve it in her head that it was just a bit of bad luck, but she will never get over this.
We do know that he has Liverpool ties, being an owner and all, so him posting on Jordan’s behalf on the facebook might have some weight. That is if he can get some of his 21 million followers to vote for the cover.
Nike has unveiled Manchester City’s home kit for the upcoming 2016-16 Barlacys Premier League campaign. The kit features in the classic sky blue that we are all accustomed to seeing, but this version is patired with a slim white polo collar. This particular detail is inspired by the fashion and music scenes of Manchester.
“This season, the home kit was launched with the help of those who truly make the club what it is – the City fans (Cityzens) themselves. Through the Nike Football App, an exclusive selection of blues were given the opportunity to attend the City Football Academy, be the first to see the new design and hear about the insights that went into the creation of the kit.
Getting exclusive, behind-the-scenes access and time with the players at the shoot, fans took photos with their team, and became part of the launch, as the club shared the resulting images directly with those very fans via social media.”
I dig this aspect. Getting fans in on the action. Letting them be a bigger part of the club and getting to rub elbows with the dudes that they watch week in week out. I think getting fans more engaged and allowing them to be a bigger part of the process, in whatever manner that may be, is important and should be done more often. Good stuff from the Citizens and Nike.
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Chelsea Football Club has announce that they have agreed terms with Monaco for the season-long loan of Radamel Falcao, reuniting the former Atletico team-mates Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa. He is also joined on the squad with international colleague Juan Cuadrado.
That is according to fivethirtyeight.com and the model that they used to predict the result for Sundays game.
If you are not familiar with fivethirtyeight.com, it was the brainchild of Nate Silver, best known for election forecasts, and the one that made him uber famous, the 2012 presidential election in which FiveThirtyEight correctly predicted the vote winner of all 50 states.
For the WWC, their forecasting model uses our Women’s Soccer Power Index (WSPI) — a system that combines game-based offensive and defensive ratings to estimate a team’s overall skill level — to calculate each country’s chances during the two stages of the World Cup. The probabilities, which are based on 20,000 simulations, will be updated at the end of each match.
Right now, as you can see above the US has the best chance to win.
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