Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|1 day 13 hours ago||Exactly. It's player||
Exactly. It's player development that is the problem. It is not a failure of having the athletic talent to develop.
|2 days 6 hours ago||This is right on. Klinsmann||
This is right on. Klinsmann has said as much but gets criticized for it.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Terrible argument. Take a||
Terrible argument. Take a country like Uruguay that produces players at the highest levels, e.g., Godin, Suarez, Cavanni and regularly (but not always) goes deep in tournaments has 5 million people. That's a population base the size of metropolitan St. Louis. That's what they have to work with. Pretend people from St. Louis were only allowed to play soccer and the USA team had to be made up of those players. Would you take that team or USA?
|2 days 7 hours ago||It's Colombia. And, no, they||
It's Colombia. And, no, they didn't. It was fairly even. Both teams could have one. Neither "deserved" to win. One team won; the other lost.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Will Brian be eating a lemon?||
Will Brian be eating a lemon?
|1 week 6 days ago||Agree with most of Brian's||
Agree with most of Brian's post. Very well done. But I have problems with his analysis of Klinsman's post-Colombia comments being half right and half wrong. Technically, I would agree. But the half wrong completely obviates the half right. Who cares in Colombia didn't generate more chances? Colombia saw that the USA couldn't pose a formidable offensive threat so they throttled back their own offense. The part that Klinsman got wrong explains what he got right and renders it a nullity.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I saw Legia Warsaw in||
I saw Legia Warsaw in Sarajevo. Great atmosphere. Wrong team won however
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I've been to one and would||
I've been to one and would love to see another: RiBer v. Boca at La Bombonera.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Correct. That's exactly my||
Correct. That's exactly my point. The problem with USA soccer isn't that there aren't enough youth players but rather that they are not being developing the players.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, maybe semantics. While||
Yeah, maybe semantics. While I don't share your enthusiasm for Howard or especially Dempsey's EPL career as a whole, I think that your point is legitimate and arguable. What I don't think that we'd disagree about is that currently there are zero world class players (however we define it) on the US roster.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||This is balcony. Uruguay has||
This is balcony. Uruguay has 5 million people in the whole country (about the size of metropolitan Detroit) yet they have international stars at PSG, Barcelona, Athletico Madrid etc. And the national team is and has been a power. Let's put it in perspective. If 1 of 60 American kids played soccer and all Uruguayan kids played soccer, the talent pool would be about equal.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The U-23 pulled off a tie but||
The U-23 pulled off a tie but was embarrassed in its last game. Possession was around 3 to 1. This U23 team also needs a lot of help.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Dempsey is not a world class||
Dempsey is not a world class talent. Howard is not a world class talent. If you were to list the top 100 players in the world, none would be American. Talent is the primary problem coupled with a style not suitable for these players. Agree about your indictment of the youth programs.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Similar memories but I||
Similar memories but I remember watching it at the Masonic Temple on the East Side.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Never mind. Just one event||
Never mind. Just one event down.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||NC State?! How'd they get||
NC State?! How'd they get good?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Do you think that his wife||
Do you think that his wife calls him "Big Jon" at dinner parties or around the kids? I sure hope so.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||ESPN's SPI||
Leister is now favored to win the title. Keeping my fingers crossed
|20 weeks 4 days ago||That phrase does not mean||
That phrase does not mean what you think it means. "Begs the question."
|21 weeks 2 days ago||That's not true at all. Any||
That's not true at all. Any coach can tell a walk on that he'll have a guaranteed scholarship next year because the coach will save one for him instead of telling him that he'll have to wait to see if one opens up. I cannot believe and have seen zero credible evidence that Harbaugh sat Glasgow (or Allen) down and did the latter. That's why counting the Allen and Glasgow spots as "open" for this recruiting cycle makes zero sense. They'll have scholarships until someone posts a credible link showing otherwise.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Good information. Thanks. My||
Good information. Thanks. My best friend was accepted to Stanford (non-revenue sport) and turned it down to head to the east coast.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||So you're going to tell a||
So you're going to tell a star to hold tight as a scholarship may open up? I'd like to be a fly on the wall of that conversation.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Source||
While I have seen many claim that Allen/Glasgow will have to wait for a scholarship to open up (if one ever does), I have not seen anyone attribute this piece of information to any of our usual insiders. What is the best source for this claim? I can't imagine a starting player (much less a defensive star) being put in the position of hoping that a scholarship opens up on the basis of having rich parents. Earning a football scholarship is not a need-based award. Why should we offer Dylan McCaffrey a scholarship next year? His parents are uber rich. The claim seems prosterous to me.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Not funny or cute. And, no, I||
Not funny or cute. And, no, I won't play your game and explain what you did.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Wait a second. The 614 is||
Wait a second. The 614 is Columbus OH. Is this J.R.?
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Singing the battle song of U||
Singing the battle song of U of D.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto.||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe. Gus was in my class.||
Maybe. Gus was in my class.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Give me your initials. I'm||
Give me your initials. I'm Class of '85 from The Hight, too.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Nope. Cassius is not in that||
Nope. Cassius is not in that photo.