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Bizzy - What would you do if father stopped playing the son? Where to direct all this passion and feeling? In my case, since we nabbed Osama, I've taken up knitting an twitter friended Freddy Adu.. Ives! fix the reply function! Bizzy and I are having a great dialogue, but would be so much better with reply.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2011 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Bizzzyyy!! Bizzy ranting about Mike Bradley on SBI is the equivalent of homeless people talking to themselves on the street in NYC. I know I'm back home, not so sure it's a good thing.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2011 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Ives - FYI, the reply function in the comments section often doesn't work, at least for me. Basically, I will sign in to typepad, click reply to someone commenting about whether MB dressing for AV to factor into his spot on the USMNT (because that's the only thing that interests me about soccer) but then no little comment box opens up, thus not allowing me to further the great convo about MB's playing time. Sometimes the box pops up and sometimes it doesn't - it's about a 50/50 shot.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2011 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Dude, I was at the Argentina game, and, you know what. Mike B was better than Jones or Edu. He had more succesfull tackles/takeaways than the other two gus combined. He's gonna start against Paraguay and it will be the right decision.
Absolutely, it goes without saying that Mikael Yourassowsky is the man. Totally agree with you on that.
Agreed as to Paraguay (and FIFA ranks us ahead of them). Hard to argue that we should be ranked ahead of Slovenia, given that we failed to beat them at the WC (FIFA system doesn't care that the ref stole the game). Russia and Greece? It's a close call. We did better in the WC than both (Russia didn't event make it), but both Russia and Greece have been solid performers in Europe over the last decade. And really, other than beating the teams we are supposed to beat, what have we done to warrant a higher ranking? Other than Spain in the confed cup and Mexico in one home game in qualification, what top shelf opponents have we actually beaten? You have to beat the best to be the best. And pounding on CONCACAF teams is, unfortunatly, not beating the best. 19 in the world is nothing to be ashamed of, and I don't think too far off.
Some are saying Cann is in the wrong -- I disagree. The contract is a legal document that gives him certain rights and obligations. If he wants to hold-out and risk a contract dispute, that's not necessarily "wrong." $65k is crap for a professional athlete, and this one doesn't have many playing years left. If he thinks this tactic might get him more money, than, well, I would do the same thing if I were in his shoes. Sometimes you do have US athletes holding out for unwarranted and absurd somes in a way that is tasteless. That's not the situation here.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2011 on Cann leaves Toronto FC camp at Soccer By Ives
Thanks for clarifying Jose! I put way more stock in your impression than some coach whose hyping his team.
The quote from the coach was about Salgado's stint last year, not the pre-season. The impressions very well could be from the head coach, but they could also be from luke skywalker. Unless on super-secret background, a journalist should cite his sources.
Yes, you are competely off-base. Your speculation that Sunil just sat on his hands, or bears any fault in any of this, are the deluded imaginings of a twisted mind. There's massive freaking unrest in Egypt that, to my knowledge, no one predicted, and, as such, a soccer game was cancelled. Sometimes, bad/crazy things happen, and there's no simple explanation or one person to blame.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2011 on USA-Egypt Friendly CANCELED at Soccer By Ives
Love it. that would be tight one, but I give the WC starters the slight edge cause they have our three best players: dempsey, donovan and Howard.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2011 on USA-Egypt Friendly CANCELED at Soccer By Ives
Kljestan?
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