Archive for June, 2011

 

France renovating Stadiums for Euro2016 with UEFA in charge

June 26th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

I recently came across a detailed blog posting about the renovation of  French soccer stadiums for Euro2016. The first thing that leaped out at me was that the management was being outsourced and financed through UEFA. The second thing was that stadium sizes and age are much smaller and older in France than in the [...]

Women’s World Cup opening game

June 26th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Watching the second half of Germany vs Canada with attendance of 73,680. Several questions: Why are there announcers with a British accent announcing soccer on American television (online on ESPN3 in my case)? Second, the main announcer is very dismissive of the female players ‘little’ this and ‘not men’ that. Third, terrible female announcer. Why [...]

Gold Cup Final: USA vs Mexico

June 25th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Watched with friends and without a notebook. Will watch again for analysis. Embarrassing for the US to be up 2-0 and then give up 4 straight goals. Chicharito gives that true striker to threaten at the slightest opportunity and shifts the balance between Mexico and the US for the next decade. The USA does not [...]

extra soccer books for sale

June 22nd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

My loss is your gain. Amazon somehow duplicated (and charged me) for soccer books I ordered and wouldn’t refund. I have listed them for sale. Feel free to contact me directly and I will pull them offline for you. http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sellerID=A1W52DQ4WK8YJR

Greatest players in the history of the Women’s World Cup

June 18th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

While the Women’s World Cup has only been around since 1991, it has seen its share of dominating players. With the 2011 World Cup set to begin on June 26, there are several players that would like to be included on this list and could get there with a title. Who has already cemented their [...]

MLS Goal of the Season

June 12th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

An amazing play by a player that could be described as mercurial at best. Is he worth it? Eric Hassli chipped the ball over the defender and ran around him to volley it into the far side of the net from the edge of the box. With six goals and three red cards in 10 [...]

Quick Analysis USA Women vs Mexico

June 6th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

A bit behind in posting. Need to transcribe my notes.

Overreaction Central

June 5th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Found an interesting blog with several good posts. http://www.coachisright.blogspot.com/ Protecting Our Young Athletes “Should bunting be banned” is the common title of many blogs and news reports following the tragic accident in Winslow, Arizona. (CBS/AP)  PHOENIX – A 13-year-old Arizona boy was killed in a freak accident after a baseball hit him over the heart [...]

Running Up the Score?

June 5th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Found an interesting blog with several good posts. http://www.coachisright.blogspot.com/ Sunday, August 16, 2009 Which was the greater crime? Back in February, I last wrote a blog about the blowout basketball game in Dallas where one high school team ran the score up on a weaker team. The losing team received national attention including being treated [...]

Quick Analysis of Spain vs USA

June 4th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

A bit behind in posting. Need to transcribe my notes. My key insight was that Spain is unique with their use combination plays in relation to other countries.

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