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I'll be watching it at Springbok (South African Bar) in Van Nuys, CA. For those in the San Fernando valley, who don't want to drive to Hollywood during rush hour, this might be a place to go to. I called yesterday and they said they would put it on.
The guy can score goals. I know some people on here believe he's streaky, but considering the amount of games in the short Mexican seasons (apertura and clausura)and the transfers he's completed -- 26 goals isn't bad. Compare that with the amount of minutes he plays and the amount of goals all of the forwards that have been called up, and all of a sudden he doesn't look so streaky.
100% agree with you. People don't realize that JJ has only played 5 or 6 games with the NT, he'll come into his own. His passing forward last night was great. Very calm, very precise.
I chose Jermaine Jones. His passing last night was great, he switched the field many times with perfect passes. He was key on connecting the defense with the forwards. He may not run around all game like MB (He played great too), but it's those smart passes and the calmness to play the right pass that did it for me. I will admit he looked shaky for the first few minutes, but he has only played 6 games with the USMNT. He'll find his footing/place in the team and he'll be rated higher amongst USMNT fans. JJ and MB ran the game last night. Period.
Growing up and playing soccer (both club teams and Latino park leagues) here in California, I can tell you that if you're not paying about 2k a season, you're never going to see a ODP scout or a UNT youth scout. From my experience kids that play at the "poor or ethnic" leagues have a better first touch than the kids playing at u-9 to u-15 leve ayso or club. The only issue is they don't have good coaching because of $$$ restrictions. Can't blame coaches or scouts, they need to make money and put food on the table. So why take a risk on a kid who can't pay to play.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on Starikov scores in win vs. Zenit at Soccer By Ives
I went with Agudelo, Herc, Jozy, and Davies. I think Herc brings some good attributes to the national team. Lately, he has been the only player in our whole pool, who can take a direct free-kick at goal and be a threat. Jozy isn't really doing much now, but I know he's going so I'm not going to fight it. Davies is doing well and I think it's very likely that he'll get the knod. Agudelo in my opinion has the best first touch in our forward pool, so that alone seals the deal for me. It's upsetting to see how often first touch gets overlooked; Findley being the greatest example.
It certainly looks that way. If an English player scored this many goals, he would be courted by all the big clubs and sign a huge contract during the transfer window. Andy Carroll has scored 13 goals just like Clint, and Clint will never see the same pay day for two reasons: 1. Age 2. He's American. I don't want to be that guy that believes that Americans aren't treated equally in europe but it's true. Listen to the announcers when watching EPL games, and look how many times Clint has to prove his worth.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2011 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Hercules Gomez scored twice today. One was a header and the other a free kick.
Acuña just scored another goal for Queretaro. Are we missing out? I don't think the USMNT is in any position to pass on any striker scoring goals.
The commentators were saying he might have had a slight ankle knock and that Hughes didn't want to risk him getting hurt. I don't think it was serious since he was able to walk off. The boos directed at hughes were pretty awesome when he pulled dempsey off.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2010 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
It's nice to see an American defender be pro-active instead of reactive. Hopefully with today's performance, Lichaj has won Houllier's confidence. 2011 looks like it's going to be a good year for Americans abroad and the USMNT. Dempsey needs to leave Fulham in the summer regardless of their seasons outcome.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2010 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Angel--Male--25 Encino, Ca USMNT, LA Galaxy, Fulham, Bolton, and Arsenal. I started reading at the begining of this year.
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