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  • Single-Digit Soccer: Flunk the 2-3-1? After a long day on the field, I came home and found this video on possible 7v7 or 8v8 formations: So basically, anything other than a 2-3-1. In the U.S. Soccer curriculum handed down a couple of years ago, the recommended 7v7 formation (see p. 31 of the PDF) is … a 2-3-1. Uh oh. When I started with U9s this ...
  • Germany 6: Last legs Yesterday, I had a pleasant but sweaty walk almost all the way up the 1.6-kilometer Hauptstrasse, a pedestrian strip in Heidelberg’s old city. I detoured through parts of the university and up, up, up into the castle. Photos are below, and I’m waiting on the video to pop up at espnW. Then I took the train ...
  • American women in Europe: Champions League soccer update Can’t promise I’ll do this every time we have UEFA games, but with the round of 32 starting this week, it seemed like a good time to check out the Women’s Champions League and see how U.S. players and a few players with U.S. ties are doing. (I’ve surely missed people. Please add them in the comments.) These are ...
  • A farewell to Pia: What she changed, what she didn’t The dry-erase boards in USA TODAY’s gleaming conference rooms are rarely used for soccer tactics. But when Abby Wambach, Kate Markgraf and a couple of their U.S. teammates dropped by to visit a few months after Pia Sundhage was hired, we broke out the Xs and Os to chat about everything the Swedish coach was ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Boston: Better never than late I can’t say I wasn’t warned. When I mentioned that I needed to watch the Spirit’s 3-0 loss to Boston at some point, several people urged me to reconsider. And I can’t say I’m glad I ignored that advice. This was a dreary game on a dreary night in Boston. No, the Spirit didn’t play particularly well. But ...
  • WPS: Bompastor goes mindless; Solo reviews Dave Matthews In terms of lead-ins for the Washington Freedom, D.C. United’s loss in the ancient broiler known as RFK Stadium wasn’t exactly a new episode of Seinfeld. Fortunately, the Freedom and St. Louis Athletica turned around with a game that entertained the few thousand who remained. “The fans that stayed over were loud,” Washington’s Abby Wambach said. ...
  • 2012 medal projection update: Ball sports See the original post for projections from 16 months ago; read on for the latest (which may not have changed much): BASKETBALL The only major international event played since the last World Championships were the men’s and women’s European tournaments. The top four men: Spain, France, Russia, Macedonia. Women: Russia, Turkey, France, Czech Republic. FIBA also compiles rankings ...
  • Friday Myriad: French finals, final Cup tune-ups One side effect of the World Cup: These are the last MLS weekend games until June 25. They’ll play a few midweek games June 9-10, then break. This is an eclectic weekend. How often do you see beach volleyball on two channels? College rugby on a major network? If you’re an MMA fan, this is your one ...
  • Single-Digit Soccer: Don’t specialize … really The chorus against specializing in one sport at an early age is growing. Just today, I’ve stumbled into two pieces: - Specific: NPR on kids suffering back injuries. - General: Changing the Game author John O’Sullivan at Potomac Soccer Wire, presenting mountains of data. It’s such a temptation, isn’t it? Your awesome athletes get overrun by a team that’s ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Boston: Ties, ties, ties! Here’s a quick look at the top-to-bottom competitiveness of the NWSL: - The Boston Breakers are unbeaten. - The Washington Spirit is winless. - The Breakers and Spirit have played twice. - Both games have been ties. The games have followed different paths. On the narrow carpet of the Breakers’ home ground, in both teams’ debut, the Breakers controlled midfield ...
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