| Soccer Board|| re: Andrea Pirlo´s Autobiography - svb on 4/15/14 at 8:58 pm|
[quote]Everyone knows that Pirlo's miracle involves wine
That's not his only miracle though. Wasn't the whole second half of that book a biography of him?
| Soccer Board|| re: ESPN 30 for 30 "Hillsborough" in game thread - svb on 4/15/14 at 8:53 pm|
forgot to record it, and doesn't look like it's on TV later. I'll have to watch it on YouTube, or something....
| Soccer Board|| re: Andrea Pirlo´s Autobiography - svb on 4/15/14 at 8:47 pm|
Thanks for posting this. Definitely gonna read the rest of the book when I get the chance.
[quote]...Manel Estiarte in a previous life had been the best water polo player of all time. Only the second man in history capable of walking on water.[/quote]
Second, after Andrea Pirlo himself, right?...
| Soccer Board|| re: New Soccer Fan - HELP! - svb on 4/15/14 at 12:58 am|
I think a rope-a-dope, defensive and counterattacking style can be fun to watch personally, as long as they actually counterattack and don't just sit in their own box.
| Soccer Board|| re: With NYCFC and Atlanta joining into the MLS, what teams will have the top - svb on 4/14/14 at 8:11 pm|
As for the top spenders, imo it will be:
Miami (when they join)
Atlanta, Portland, Sporting KC, Orlando City (hoping they sign Kaka) and a few others in the next tier if you ask me. Don't know how much Blank will be willing to spend as of yet, hopefully he i...
| Soccer Board|| re: With NYCFC and Atlanta joining into the MLS, what teams will have the top - svb on 4/14/14 at 8:08 pm|
If the right player comes along, they will flash the cash and do whatever they can to get him.
(see Michael Bradley)
| Soccer Board|| re: New Soccer Fan - HELP! - svb on 4/14/14 at 8:05 pm|
[quote]Very true. But good defense only address the back line. What's the excuse for the midfield and the attack?
I wouldn't say it only addresses the back line, with a lot of solid defensive players all over the pitch. But I do agree we have had problems scoring in some games, specifical...
| Soccer Board|| re: New Soccer Fan - HELP! - svb on 4/14/14 at 7:50 pm|
[quote]You have strange taste, but I guess someone needs to love hideous, pragmatic, boring play.
Good defense =/= hideous, boring
ETA: OP, try to make it to a SKC game this year if you can. I love SKC more than I do any European teams (Chelsea is my favorite European team) even thoug...
| Soccer Board|| re: MLS Survivor - Week 4 - svb on 4/10/14 at 11:58 pm|
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup Dark Horse Candidates - svb on 4/10/14 at 11:57 pm|
Chile and Belgium my picks to go far.
| Soccer Board|| re: Copa America 2016 in AMERICA - svb on 4/10/14 at 11:50 pm|
Some games better be in KC.
Can't wait for this :nana: :usa:...
| Soccer Board|| re: ESPN: I Believe Commercial (How has this not been posted here?) - svb on 4/9/14 at 9:19 pm|
Then you're in it more than Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and also, I believe, Jozy Altidore :lol:...
| Soccer Board|| MLS Survivor - Week 4 - svb on 4/9/14 at 3:56 pm|
Sorry I missed the last 2 weeks. Back this week though.
Pick a team once in the competition. Home wins, away wins, and away draws move you on to the next round. Away losses, home losses, and home draws knock you out.
Can make picks up until the day of the game, so picks for Saturday games mus...
| Soccer Board|| re: Matchday 4/8 - Champions League - svb on 4/8/14 at 4:47 pm|
4/22 and 4/23
4/29 and 4/30
:nana: :nana: :nana:...
| Soccer Board|| re: Chelsea 2013/14 Season Long Thread - svb on 4/8/14 at 4:46 pm|
HOLY frickING shite YESSSS!!!!!
Cech was much better than in the first leg...
| Soccer Board|| re: David Luiz got excited - svb on 4/8/14 at 4:44 pm|
Azpi is clearly face down
| Soccer Board|| re: Matchday 4/8 - Champions League - svb on 4/8/14 at 11:50 am|
Come on Chelsea! ...
| Soccer Board|| re: American U-18 player signs with Atleti - svb on 4/8/14 at 11:48 am|
This U18 cycle really is impressive. It will be interesting to see if some can make the jump to the U20s before the U20 WC rolls around or if any establish themselves with the senior side by 2018. A couple will be with the U20s at the Dallas Cup. ...
| Mizzou Sports Board|| re: Sig bet between cards and Royals fans? - svb on 4/7/14 at 10:29 pm|
Put me down for the Royals :nana:...
| Soccer Board|| re: Supporting local clubs..(what would it take?) - svb on 4/6/14 at 10:35 pm|
I'm lucky to have Sporting Kansas City nearby.
Sucks that I have to go to across the border for games, though....
| Soccer Board|| re: Why isn't more soccer on television? - svb on 4/6/14 at 1:05 am|
[quote]Yeah, I'm not always satisfied with beIN's commentary, but at the end of the day, they can at least say that they've tried.[/quote]
Interesting, I am generally a fan of their commentators....
| Soccer Board|| re: Matchday 4/5 - svb on 4/5/14 at 7:41 pm|
[quote]I saw that SKC just signed Igor Juliao. Anyone know anything about him?
He's a 19 yo RB from Brazil, played with the Fluminese U23s in Orlando in the preseason. Has played with the Brazilian U20 team I do believe.
| Soccer Board|| re: Matchday 4/5 - svb on 4/5/14 at 7:34 pm|
Also, about the Seattle-Portland game...
Dempsey obviously looked good, Yedlin got forward really well but Nagbe got the better of him defensively quite a lot.
Zdeno Chara had a couple nice slapshots :lol:...
| Soccer Board|| re: Matchday 4/5 - svb on 4/5/14 at 7:31 pm|
WE ARE THE FAMOUS S-K-C...
| Soccer Board|| re: Why isn't more soccer on television? - svb on 4/5/14 at 7:31 pm|
[quote]Didnt the MLS just redo it tv deal
Not finalized yet. A new deal will come into effect this offseason.
I have DirecTV, don't pay the extra for beIN sport though. Wish I did, but I can watch all the games on beIN online and so I can still get by without it....
| Soccer Board|| re: So Bradley, Dempsey and Edu all scored today.. Yeldin had a good game to - svb on 4/5/14 at 7:27 pm|
So... Zusi, Besler, Beckerman, Beltran are all going to score as well.
| Soccer Board|| re: Pick the Prelim 30-man WC roster - svb on 4/5/14 at 9:36 am|
GK: Howard, Guzan, Rimando (3)
DEF: Cameron, Evans, Besler, Gonzalez, Goodson, Beasley, Fab Johnson, Parkhurst, Brooks, Yedlin (10)
MID: Bradley, Donovan, Zusi, Jones, Beckerman, Bedoya, Diskerud, Edu, Feilhaber, Davis, Shea (11)
FWD: Altidore, Dempsey, Johannsson, Green, Wondolowski, GAM (6)...
| Soccer Board|| re: MLS Survivor - Week 3 - svb on 4/5/14 at 9:18 am|
no, next week I will for sure though. I will get the thread up on Monday, promise :banghead:...
| Soccer Board|| re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Zusi's Dirty Bitches | Wed., 10 p.m. CDT - svb on 4/3/14 at 12:42 am|
Most everyone impressed me in the first half. I have been critical of Deuce lately but I thought he played fairly well, also.
Zusi did whatever was needed, Besler was rock solid, Beckerman wasn't bad. Brad Davis didn't do much for me. I liked what I saw from Green and Edu as subs and Landy showe...
| Soccer Board|| re: David Beckham wants to scrap MLS salary cap - svb on 4/3/14 at 12:33 am|
[quote]At a certain point having too many DPs just deepens the big gap between an MLS star and then 23rd man on the bench. This is why MLS teams typically get throttled in the CONCACAF Champions League because there's a enormous gap between starting Robbie Keane or even someone like Will Johnson and...