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Random posts from the soccer category:

  • Indoor soccer: Not given enough credit? Bill Archer started the “legacy” talk a couple of days ago with a good piece on Pele being trotted out to stir up interest in any vaguely New York-ish soccer endeavor, though I was disappointed in the lack of a shoutout to the Simpsons’ “Crestfield Wax Paper” segment. Then I happened upon this piece on the ...
  • What you’ll learn from ‘Enduring Spirit’ — now in print I had intended to make Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington available in print in time for Christmas.  You’ll have to hurry and possibly pay a bit extra if you want it under your tree, but in any case, it is finally available on Amazon. (Yes, I had to design a new cover, which irritated ...
  • On concussions, Krieger, Wambach, etc. The soccer community, much to its credit, is taking concussions seriously. Even those of us who are at the low rungs of the coaching ladder have been required to watch videos so frightening that the natural response might be to sit a player for life after he or she first heads the ball. We have ...
  • Western New York Flash make their own luck in loss to Spirit Soccer karma does not exist, most of us have agreed. But can a team make its own luck? Saturday at the SoccerPlex looked like a typical Washington Spirit game against the Western New York Flash for 45 minutes. The Spirit had a few promising moments — one difference from previous engagements would be the world-class goal ...
  • The ball, negative tactics and the World Cup Wrapping up a couple of Twitter discussions here: Through two games — not exactly a large sample size — it appears the second game for each team in the World Cup will be a bit livelier than the first time through. And so the question being posed to me is this: Does this disprove your concerns about ...
  • Women’s World Cup: Small step for Japan, giant leap for women’s soccer The penalty shootout wasn’t great, particularly for U.S. fans. But this Women’s World Cup was a wonderful event that demanded attention from around the world and got it. Certainly Japan, which has suffered so much this year, won’t soon forget it. Neither will the USA, even the cynics who would like to forget it ever happened. This ...
  • Player ratings: D.C. United-Columbus D.C. United 0, Columbus 1 Sept. 4, 2010 Summary: Undermanned United started brightly, gave up a goal when young keeper Bill Hamid muffed a clearance and promptly ran out of ideas. Final shots on goal: Columbus 2, United 0. Conditions: For a change, quite pleasant. And still, only 12,075 showed up. D.C. United: Decimated by injuries and national team ...
  • Washington Spirit fires coaches The Washington Spirit, mired in a five-game losing streak in which the team has been outscored 13-0, has fired head coach Mike Jorden and assistant coaches Kris Ward and German Peri. (Updating: The press release just came out with this comment: “I feel everyone at the club has, and will continue to have, great respect for Mike ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Western New York: Blech Writing a full-blown recap of last night’s game seems about as pointless as an autopsy on Big Jim from Jim Croce’s You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. He was cut in about 100 places, and he was shot in a couple more. OK, so which of the stab or shooting wounds did it? Um … ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Maryland Terrapins: Forget about it On paper, it doesn’t look good for a pro team to lose to a college team. Particularly one that isn’t renowned as a national title contender (though that could change this year). Particularly when other NWSL teams are mopping the field with their college opponents. But we have to repeat that the Washington Spirit that lost ...
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