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  • Women’s soccer, the new league and Hope Solo: Can’t we all just get along? There’s three sides to every story — yours and mine and the cold, hard truth – Don Henley There’s blood in my mouth ’cause I’ve been biting my tongue all week – Rilo Kiley Jules: Yolanda, I thought you said you were gonna be cool. Now when you yell at me, it makes me nervous. And when I get ...
  • Single-Digit Soccer: What age for travel? Tryouts? We’re in the midst of travel tryouts, in between massive thunderstorms. That means a bunch of second-graders are out showing their stuff, hoping to make the cut for U9. Of course, we’re not supposed to be doing that, according to … well, everyone. No one seems to be making the case for starting travel soccer at ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Boston: Defenders down Hard to imagine a game more emblematic of the Spirit’s season: – A defender was injured. – The officials were atrocious, though they probably didn’t affect the outcome too terribly. – The result was worse than the Spirit deserved. – The fans stuck with the team. Take away the storms that magically cleared just before game time but killed ...
  • Friday Myriad: Not out of our league To be perfectly honest, we’re in a lull. No Tour, no huge world championships (no disrespect to the folks with rifles and pistols), etc. Plenty of league games, though. Through the weekend, eight Mexican league games are on various networks. On Saturday, seven MLS games are on Direct Kick / MLSSoccer.com. See Soccer America listings ...
  • AmWoSo (W-League, WPSL) Power Rankings and playoff picture: July 16 It’s playoff time, and we’ve already seen some good teams’ seasons end — the W-League’s Atlanta Silverbacks, New Jersey Wildcats and Colorado Rush; the WPSL’s Beach FC and Maryland Capitols. The WPSL Elite has one more week of the regular season, but the four pro teams are already in the playoffs. The regular-season title may come down ...
  • MLS vs. Mexico: The Goonies are not good enough MLS teams made another predictable exit from CONCACAF Champions League play this week, and this time, one of the opposing coaches saw fit to kick a little dirt northward after the final whistle. Toluca coach Jose Cardozo: “(San Jose’s players) were all just sat back. Here (in Mexico), they say soccer has grown a lot in the ...
  • Philadelphia Union: The latest team to mishandle Freddy Adu Start here: https://twitter.com/MLS_Analyst/status/293266825616166912 “Candid” is one thing. Another is “telling everyone we have this high-priced player we’re desperate to unload, and if we can’t unload him, we’ll just be eating his salary rather than playing him, but please don’t make us do that.” Source: “Dear Season Ticket Holders”. An SB Nation commenter put it well: ” I’m fine with ...
  • Monday Myriad, March 4: Nordic state of mind Headlines from the week: – Slovenia’s Tina Maze is having the best Alpine skiing World Cup season of all time. – Norway’s Maret Bjoergen had one of the best Nordic World Championships of all time. – Shaun White was back in action with another U.S. Open title. – Milers Mary Cain and Will Leer stood out at the USA Indoor track and field championships. – At the same ...
  • Maron’s world tour: Loans to Africa, teams in Iceland and Sweden, then Atlanta Atlanta Beat goalkeeper Brett Maron didn’t come from the typical U.S. youth team-via-North Carolina background. She went to Fairfield, which she says was a better fit for her than many of the traditional powerhouses and has an up-and-coming soccer team. Her unusual route to the WPS continued after college, when she spent time with Iceland’s Afturelding ...
  • Single-Digit Soccer: Do small-sided games backfire? Start with a nearly unanimous point in today’s youth soccer: We don’t take 6-year-olds who’ve never played soccer and fling them out onto a 110-by-70 field playing 11-on-11 games. We start them with small-sided games where they can get used to touching the ball often, and we worry about teaching them the tactics of being ...
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