Archive for the 'Conversations in Soccer' Category

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 ...
October 4th, 2010

Herculez Gomez Checks In From Pachuca

Had the opportunity to catch up with our boy Herculez Gomez and hit him up with 10 quick fire questions.... Can you imagine following your heart and dreams and within 12 months have a Balon de Oro, World Cup appearance, big money move and the opportunity to play in the FIFA Club World Cup?  He did... And he is. Hit the Jump for 10 Questions with ...
September 21st, 2010

Sacha Kljestan Checks in From Belgium

It's always great to see people living their dreams, and it's even that much more special when you get to see it happen to your friends. With a recent move to Anderlecht, our boy Sacha Kljestan is in the early stages of his professional career in Europe. After a couple months adjusting to his new life in Belgium, I caught up with him over the weekend ...
September 7th, 2010

Conversations in Soccer – David Downs of GoUSABid

With FIFA arriving in the United States yesterday to begin their tour and assess the USA Bid to host the World Cup, we thought it would be a godo time to re-publish this conversation we had earlier in the year with GoUSABid Executive Director David Downs. A lot has happened since this initial conversation, and as the bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World ...
September 6th, 2010

Catching Up With Thierry Henry

Had the opportunity to sit down with Thierry Henry ahead of the New York Red Bulls facing Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. From settling into New York with his new team to his experience with fan support in Major League Soccer, Thierry was more than gracious with his time after flying in from Newark just an hour earlier. Yeah, ...
March 29th, 2010

Conversations in Soccer – Greg Lalas

With the 2010 MLS season and the new MLS website both launching last week, it seemed the perfect time to sit down and chat with Greg Lalas. Greg needs no introduction to American soccer fans, but with his new role of Editor in Chief for the new MLS web site and properties, Greg will continue having a major impact on how American soccer fans get the ...