Archive for the 'Soccer News' Category

March 25th, 2015

Klinsmann :: Building The U.S. Men’s National Team Pyramid

~~  Been on record for a long, long, long time that this right here is the exact approach that has needed to be implemented within the U-20 / U-23 / USMNT structure.... One of the reasons that the 2000 US Olympic Team was so successfull (Bronze Medal match against Chile in Sydney) was the fact that Clive Charles paired up as many camps as possible ...
March 25th, 2015

USMNT Prepare For Denmark International Friendly

~~  A very good test on the cards for Jurgen & the USMNT crew on the road in Denmark....  And the first chance in a long, long time to see a Starting XI without the names Dempesy and Donovan.... Who steps up and takes their opportunity well? The U.S. MNT gathered in Zurich for a few days of training before traveling to Aarhus to face ...
March 24th, 2015

Martin Skrtel Charged By FA Over David de Gea ‘Stamp’

~~  The moment Martin Skrtel leaned his shoulders back, you knew he was committed to some type of challenge on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.... And you could see in real time that the big centerback somehow caught him.  But then the replay happened and it was clear as day where the contact was and what his intent was.....  PS - I love ...
March 24th, 2015

Clint Dempsey Ruled Out Of #USMNT Squad – Hamstring

#USMNT captain @clint_dempsey suffered a hamstring strain in training Monday and has been ruled out for friendlies http://t.co/3AGnzjty9g — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) March 24, 2015 ~~  After a long flight from Seattle to Zurich and a few training sessions under their belts, Duece pulls up grabbing the hammy...  Now to see how Jurgen elects to ...
March 24th, 2015

Daniel Sturridge & Adam Lallana Withdrawn From England Squad – Injured

~~  After a rough and tumble 90 minutes against Manchester United, both Sturridge and Lallana have officially been withdrawn from Roy Hodgson's England Squad that was preparing to take on Lithuania in a Euro 2016 Qualifier and then Italy on the road for an International Friendly.....  That's a long almost 180 mile round trip just to 'find out' you've ...
March 22nd, 2015

Nike Unveils Norway Home & Away Kits

~~  LOVING this Norway Away kit... And while it does have the #USMNT sash kit feel from the past, the white shorts and dark socks are just fire..... So, so clean. via NikeInc The first-ever Nike home and away kits for the Norwegian National Football Team honor Norway’s footballing heritage while incorporating the latest in technical innovation ...
March 20th, 2015

Arsene Wenger :: Away Goals ‘A Rule That Is Outdated Now’

~~  I've got all the respect in the world for Arsene Wenger... BUT he's not dropping these quotes IF he was going through to the next round.... Excuses, excuses.  You lost 1-3 AT HOME TO MONACO.... Stop giving up terrible goals at home and this conversation wouldn't even be a talking point. via SkySports Wenger has campaigned for the rule to be ...
March 20th, 2015

2014/15 Europa League Quarter-Final Draw

~~ Pretty sure my dark horse pick of Kevin DeBruyne & Wolfsburg at the beggining of this tournament just turned into one of the Europa League favorites after easily swatting aside Inter Milan on a 5 - 2 aggregate win.... Then again, Dnipro just showed us how damn dangerous they can be at home with that 5 - 2 second leg demolition in Kiev. Keep ...