| Soccer Board|| MLS - Magical Late Scoring - Tigerstark on 9/13/14 at 6:28 am|
Is is just me?
It seems like every single MLS game I watch, there is a goal in 90+ minutes that either ties or wins the game. Its crazy how often this happens, especially compared to other leagues I watch.
So that begs the question, is there a lack of defensive skill in the MLS to kill off g...
| Soccer Board|| Match Day 8/30 - Tigerstark on 8/30/14 at 6:49 am|
Full day of games - too many to list.
United with an interesting formation to get DiMaria on the field.
More of a 3-3-2-2 in its look. Don't know if thats just NBC trying to get guess at how it will run though. ...
| Soccer Board|| Players you think are underrated that no one ever talks about... - Tigerstark on 7/25/14 at 3:40 pm|
don't know why, but I like this guy:
Branislav Ivanovic. Serbian professional footballer at Chelsea.
He's good and dependable and you know what you'll get from him. Effective on offense. Where you want him ...
| Soccer Board|| Lahm retires from international play - Tigerstark on 7/18/14 at 7:53 am|
Have to say I'm really disappointed with this news for a few reasons. But dude goes out a winner.
I love watching him.
Clearly Germany has no replacement at outside back.
Does this change how much of a favorite Germany is for the Euro? I have to think they are not longer the clear favo...
| Soccer Board|| Who the f&&k are you kicking it to? (long) - Tigerstark on 7/5/14 at 7:20 am|
So, with a few days to sit back and think about our World Cup performance, I think my biggest gripe/disappointment and what I feel to be our biggest weakness at the WC is the number of times I had to say the above.
I think there are a number of reason for it, but I also have some questions about ...
| Soccer Board|| Cameron vs. Gonzo - who starts vs. Belgium - Tigerstark on 6/28/14 at 8:53 am|
Cameron made two big mistakes against Portugal, but has otherwise been very solid.
Gonzo had one gaffe against Germany that we were lucky traveled through the 6 yard box without incident, but was otherwise solid.
Cameron will bring a decent amount of experience in playing against Lukaku,...
| Soccer Board|| A Shame that England is flaming out, as they played much more entertaining than - Tigerstark on 6/22/14 at 6:50 am|
usual this WC.
I thought they outplayed Italy completely and deserved the win. They had a good amount of balls near the goal that just couldn't be put in.
If Rooney still had hair, they would have at least tied Uruguay
| Soccer Board|| Can the US be a top 8 seed for the next WC - Tigerstark on 6/19/14 at 9:17 am|
The US Came close for the 2006 (or was it another year) World Cup to being seeded.
Helping us for that World Cup was both our 2002 results and also strong work in qualifying and Gold Cups.
I believe, if I remember correctly, FIFA seeding rankings take a strong look at the previous four year ...
| Soccer Board|| One aspect of the Ghana game I haven't seen mentioned, despite being on the defe - Tigerstark on 6/18/14 at 1:08 pm|
defensive for so much of the game, we had ZERO yellow cards. That is huge, when you consider some of the positions that we have little depth with.
To not have Jones, Beckerman, Bradley, or any of the back four already with a card, despite the constant defending, tackling, and most clearances in ...
| Tiger Rant|| Heading to Omaha - what are some things to do - Tigerstark on 6/9/14 at 6:10 am|
Heading to Omaha with some buddies. Would have loved for the Tigers to be there, but I can't plan a trip in a weeks notice, so....
In any event, what are the non-game highlights - I know there's an LSU bar (of four) - anyone got names? Anything else going on with the CWS (fan fest, etc?)
| Soccer Board|| Ronaldos injury and playing in the jungle - Tigerstark on 6/7/14 at 8:35 am|
Not that I'm happy that Ronaldo is injured :rolleyes: (Lets not start up that pointless debate)...but...
Since our game with them is in the steamy jungles - anyone else think that his fitness level could be affected to a large degree due to his injury and inability to fully train heading into...
| Soccer Board|| Apparently Fabian played RB in todays scrimmage - Tigerstark on 5/21/14 at 9:14 pm|
so....I had no idea with all of the other potential RBs brought into camp we were looking at him there. Who the heck would play LB if he played RB?...
| Soccer Board|| UEFA considering making a player who causes an injury sit.... - Tigerstark on 5/15/14 at 1:32 pm|
Can you imagine this?
'Pool is up 1-0 over City and Yaya Toure challenges Lucas Leiva. Lucas better flail around and be taken off injured for the rest of the match if he knows whats good for him. Makes Ya...
| Soccer Board|| 4-4-2 diamond use and Beckerdreads as an offensive sub - Tigerstark on 4/3/14 at 8:49 am|
Seen a few blogs/articles this morning about the diamond formation.
Bradley looks so good there and really dominated for long stretches.
Frankly, getting Bradly further forward for more games would be great. He can't do it with Jones as we know they just don't work that way (or Jones doesn't...
| Soccer Board|| How shaken up could our staring XI be by the time of the world cup? - Tigerstark on 3/6/14 at 7:32 am|
Jozy did some ok things yesterday, but clearly isn't in good form. He essentially had a handful of nice lay-off passes and holding play. Otherwise invisible.
I thought Dempsey looked bad. And he's a guy that generally can look like crap for 60 minutes and then put in a goal and make you ki...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Question about contracts and cuts - Tigerstark on 2/13/14 at 8:32 am|
Do Will Smith (and the other guys) still get some of the contract money for this coming year, even though they've been cut?
If not, what the hell is the incentive for these older guys to put so much compensation on the back-end when they will be cut anyway? It makes zero sense to me?...
| Soccer Board|| Any idea what happened to Rebecca Lowe??? - Tigerstark on 2/8/14 at 9:03 am|
I thought she was doing a decent job. :dunno:
If they are going to remove her, they should at least add a hot sideline reporter chick or something?...
| Soccer Board|| Halfway through the Premier League Season & 10 teams are within 1 game of releg - Tigerstark on 2/4/14 at 9:36 pm|
11th place stoke is only 3 points ahead of 18th place West Ham and on the lower end of the goal differential for the bottom half of the table.
This is absolutely crazy - and I expect a lot of movement in the zone throughout the next few months. Lots of competitive teams playing ...
| Soccer Board|| Keepers lack of foot saves - Tigerstark on 1/11/14 at 2:30 pm|
I can't count the number of times I have seen a goal were a player is coming straight towards the goal line(or maybe a slight angle), but to the side of the goal, and when the player hits the ball hard and low towards the far post, the GK tries to drop his entire freaking body to hand save the ball....
| Soccer Board|| I think our group presents a major problem to our defense - Tigerstark on 12/6/13 at 3:09 pm|
I won't be able to sleep tonight picturing Ronaldo, Mueller, Nani, Lahm, Kroos, Gotze et al going against Beasley, a 70 year old Cherundelo, or Evans on the outside. I will pray for Jurgy to put FAbian at LB for those games, and I guess Cameron at RB unless a better options presents itself.