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Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:08:02 AM »
Place to discuss all things footie-related for the 17-18 season (and the back half of the MLS season...)
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 06:08:41 AM »
I will say the fantasy league I'm in for the EPL has some guys with very clever team names...

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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 01:30:35 PM »
can you imagine a former player in a US sport tweeting this about a coach/manager getting fired?  ;D


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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 04:36:53 AM »
Iceland qualified for the World Cup, for the first time ever

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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 04:37:09 AM »
so did Egypt, for the first time since 1990

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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 09:52:22 PM »
US bombed out of the next World Cup. We're not going for the first time since 1990.

Time to focus on the Olympics, and see if we can't steal a Gold Cup or two.
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 11:30:59 AM »
US bombed out of the next World Cup. We're not going for the first time since 1990.

Time to focus on the Olympics, and see if we can't steal a Gold Cup or two.

That sucks.
US didn't even qualify for play-off matches?
What went wrong?
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 12:29:51 PM »
US didn't even qualify for play-off matches?
Nope, finished 5th in a 6-team group

What went wrong?
There's a 20k character limit on posts here, so there's not enough time to elaborate.

Dug themselves a hole with stupid tactics in Columbus vs Mexico that put them in a hole to start qualifying
Played like shit against Costa Rica in New Jersey and lost a game that Costa Rica never should've been competitive in
Lost 2-1 to T&T on the last night when just a tie would've locked up an auto-qualifying place, b/c coach got too cute and put too many attackers out there and left the best central defender on the bench.
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 06:34:34 PM »
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 06:24:26 AM »
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 07:34:30 AM »
I watched an interesting documentary on bbc one a few nights back with Alan Shearer . I remember shearers glory days playing for England , always thought he was a great player :)

This was all about the link between heading the ball and developing dementia later on in life . I thought he handled it really well . Itís intresting that the states have banned heading the ball in training for under 11s , I think thatís a great idea , I think it should be rolled out in the UK.

Just wondered if anyone has any thoughts on this ? Ban heading the ball entirely , or not ?
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 08:36:17 AM »
can't / won't ban it entirely, but limiting it for younger kids does 2 things - it's a good safety issue, but it also discourages coaches from just kicking high balls toward the kid who happened to hit is growth spurt first, and force them to learn to play the right way
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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 12:44:15 PM »
That sounds like itís the best way to coach kids . I donít think heading the ball will ever be banned in the sport , and I think gameplay would suffer if they ever did . But like you said , they probably wonít ever ban it .....or canít ban it .

It looks like the FA in the UK are brushing this issue under the carpet though . Probably worried about getting lawsuits for previous injuries , if the link is ever proved about dementia . Meantime , kids in UK suffer .

Glad you guys in the states are taking kids health and safety seriously .

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Re: Consolidated Soccer Season 2017-18
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 06:58:46 AM »
can't / won't ban it entirely, but limiting it for younger kids does 2 things - it's a good safety issue, but it also discourages coaches from just kicking high balls toward the kid who happened to hit is growth spurt first, and force them to learn to play the right way

When Jake played I helped coach, I would line the kids up, and toss high balls to them.  No heading.  Try and get control of the ball.  I don't think we ever practiced heading. 
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