Archive for the 'Conversations in Soccer' Category

March 7th, 2011

Portrait of a Sport – Charlie Davies

When people talk about American soccer, or American soccer players, one attribute is often discussed. We're fighters. We work hard. We've always had to punch above our weight. (more…)
March 1st, 2011

Portait of a Sport – Grant Wahl

There are always a handful of people in any industry that seem to know just about everything and everyone. These people always seem to be in the right place at the right time, know the right people and have information and access that the vast majority of people just don't. In the case of American soccer, Grant Wahl is that guy. (more…)
February 17th, 2011

Portrait of a Sport – Jason Kreis

Jason Kreis is not the first to make the jump from MLS player to MLS coach. But there seems to be something different not only about how he made the jump, but how he has done in a role he had never undertaken before. Going from player to head coach virtually overnight was not something we are all that accustomed to, so not only was there some shock ...
February 10th, 2011

Portrait of a Sport – CosmosCopa

Imagine having a conversation with a friend about wanting to make a difference in the sport you love. You have an idea, some experience in the market and a passion to get things done. Now fast forward a couple of years. Your concept that only recently was nothing more than an idea is now in full bloom and happening exactly as you had envisioned. In ...
February 2nd, 2011

Portrait of a Sport – John O’Brien

When I was putting the initial list together of people to include in this project, John O'Brien was one of the first that was put on the list. His story is well known to most US soccer fans, yet who he is has often times been a mystery to those same people who supported his career. In many ways he has been an enigma for soccer fans in the US. Equal ...
January 25th, 2011

Portrait of a Sport – Justin Braun

If you have stopped by this site before, or checked in at Bumpy Pitch, then you most likely know that I look at soccer as much more than a sport. You no doubt have gotten the sense that we are inspired by not only the game, but by the culture and lifestyle that it inspires as well as by the individuals that participate in the sport. For awhile now, ...
December 15th, 2010

A Different Look At Stage 2 Of The MLS Re-Entry Draft

There are times when players want to be traded - they're stuck on the bench and not getting the playing time they think they deserve, differences/disagreements with coaches on what your role or position should be or maybe they just need a new look on life in different surroundings. And then there are times when you're traded out of nowhere and it ...
November 8th, 2010

Charlie Davies Checks In From France

Had the opportunity to catch up with our boy Charlie Davies (Sochaux and US National Team) and hit him up with 10 quick fire questions…. Charlie in his words. Gotta imagine the first thing everyone asks when you step in front of a camera / microphone is how you're feeling... Is it something you've just learned to live with at this point? I ...