| Soccer Board|| Grantland: DeAndre Yedlin - Stewie Griffin on 8/13/14 at 11:26 am|
A must read. Some highlights.
[quote]Klinsmann declined to comment for this story, and U.S. Soccer spokesman Michael Kammarman relayed the coach’s reservations. “He doesn’t like the ...
| Soccer Board|| Incredible stat on German fitness (plus good USA stuff) - Stewie Griffin on 7/21/14 at 3:50 pm|
Good NYT story on American who Jurgen hired to head up Germany's fitness, Mark Verstegen, who founded EXOS.
Just how fit is the German team?
I can give yo...
| Movie/TV Board|| Netflix binge recommendations - Stewie Griffin on 7/21/14 at 12:17 pm|
- Orange is the New Black
- House of Cards
- Breaking Bad
- West Wing
- Other stuff I can't think of.
Preferably something wife-friendly.
| Soccer Board|| Anyone have a good article on Germany's post 2002 changes? - Stewie Griffin on 7/17/14 at 8:20 am|
I hear a lot of chat about the systemic changes JK helped push through. Just looking for a good outline of them. ...
| Soccer Board|| Did Vlaar's penalty actually go in? - Stewie Griffin on 7/10/14 at 10:42 pm|
I jokingly said this at the time yesterday, because I had seen this YouTube video.
But it looks like there is at least some question over it, t...
| Soccer Board|| If you ever need a lesson in the importance of defensive shape - Stewie Griffin on 7/9/14 at 8:12 am|
Brazil's display yesterday is the most striking example I've ever seen.
I went back a watched the four goal sequence, and it was incredible how undisciplned Marcelo and David Luiz were, and how poor the body language of every defender except Marcelo was, even when it was 1-0.
Zonal marking is...
| Soccer Board|| Michael Cox of Zonal Marking/ESPN on what US needs to do to improve - Stewie Griffin on 7/3/14 at 10:14 am|
Well worth your time. All this nitpicking with tactics is, in the end, futile, and this is from a tactics nerd. It's not the X's and O's; it's the Jimmies and Joes.
[quote]To become a major force in world football, the United States don't need more intelligent tactics from Klinsmann but simply b...
| Soccer Board|| Jozy had a grade two tear in his hamstring - Stewie Griffin on 7/3/14 at 10:11 am|
Says last time he had it, he was out for a month.
I think if he stays healthy, we have a great shot at the top 8. He makes everyone around him better for us, and when he scores, w...
| Soccer Board|| Was the flag up on Wondo's miss? - Stewie Griffin on 7/2/14 at 3:10 pm|
I've heard and seen this, and Jurgen just said it on Facebook. ...
| Soccer Board|| Not WC related: Jack McInerney wonder goal - Stewie Griffin on 6/30/14 at 1:28 pm|
Holy shite. A little lucky, but also a lot of awesome.
| Soccer Board|| Jurgen optimistic Jozy will be a part of the Belgium game - Stewie Griffin on 6/27/14 at 12:57 pm|
“We are very optimistic,” head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “Every day is a big step forward with Jozy. It’s been 11 days now, and it’s looking better every day. We’re optimistic we’ll have him be part of the Belgium game.”
| Soccer Board|| Lupe Fiasco - "Stellar Light" (U.S.A. Germany rally) - Stewie Griffin on 6/26/14 at 8:19 am|
I love Lupe, so I gotta share.
| Soccer Board|| Doctor predicted Bite Number Three - Stewie Griffin on 6/24/14 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]"It's in the man," he says. "I would think that in five years' time if there was a certain nerve hit or chord rung with Suarez in a different situation he would react in the same way."[/quote]
[quote]He adds: "[Biting] is quite a ...
| Soccer Board|| Luis Suarez needs to wear one of these the rest of his career - Stewie Griffin on 6/24/14 at 12:44 pm|
Stolen from Twitter.
| Soccer Board|| Late game issues - Stewie Griffin on 6/23/14 at 3:12 pm|
Read this in Armchair Analyst
[quote]In their last four games – two friendlies and now the two group stage games – the US have conceded four goals after the 80th minute[/quote]
| Soccer Board|| I haven't forgotten - Stewie Griffin on 6/23/14 at 9:05 am|
You will pay Germany, and you will pay at the hands of several of your own countrymen.
I only wish Boyd was here to join in the onslaught to come Thursday.
We're going to win, and we're going to win the group*
| Soccer Board|| I can't believe how far we've come - Stewie Griffin on 6/22/14 at 9:09 am|
In terms of the sport's popularity and growth.
This years's attention and coverage of the USMNT and the entire WC is many times what it was four years ago, much less 8 or 12.
It's nice to sit back and see the rest of the country see the beauty in this game.
I remember Cowherd four years...
| Soccer Board|| Lineup you actually think Jurgen will put out vs. Portugal - Stewie Griffin on 6/20/14 at 9:38 am|
Not what you'd like to see...what you think you'll see.
I think it's the same starting XI as vs. Ghana, but sub Bacon for Jozy.
| Soccer Board|| STUpdate - Stewie Griffin on 6/19/14 at 10:48 am|
Not sure who is hotter, him or his woman. ...
| Soccer Board|| Jurgen supporters, gather here* - Stewie Griffin on 5/23/14 at 9:18 am|
I've sat on this one for a day, but I'm jumping on the Klinsy bandwagon.
Bob Ley said it best on ESPN this morning, when he compared the Landon omission to the Sterling case: "It's shocking...if you haven't been paying attention for 18 months."
Yeah, it's still surprising, and yeah, Donovan co...