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Klinsmann in 2010. Just as relevant today.

“Our dysfunctional developmental system emphasizes club soccer and the chase for college scholarships over true longer-term professional development. This is the only country in the world that has the pyramid upside down. 297 more words

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Brendan Rodgers Sacked - My Thoughts

Following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw in the Merseyside Derby with Everton, Liverpool decided to part ways with manager Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman joined Liverpool FC in June 2012 and helped the club mount a memorable title challenge in his second season, as well as helping to develop many exciting young players like Raheem Sterling, Jordan Ibe, and Philippe Coutinho. 1,136 more words

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Book Recommendation: Das Reboot

Here’s the well-researched story on how German soccer reinvented itself to finally win the World Cup again last year:

Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World… 11 more words

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The day perfect soccer arrived

I still remember watching this game in stunned silence. I have never before and since felt this way watching a game. I was simply mesmerized. The movements, the passing, the pressing, the speed, the skills, the finishing, the passion, the beauty of the game.  50 more words

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Oh no, not bridge as well!

The Olympic Games has become such a monstrous event that English bridge players are now going to the High Court to be legally pronounced a sport so they, too, can make the Games even more monstrous.  155 more words

Fastest five goals in Bundesliga history - and saving the best one for last.

Take a moment to watch Lewandowski score an incredible five goals in 9 minutes for Bayern Munich (link below) to propel them to a 5-1 victory over their title rivals Wolfsburg.  68 more words

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Soccer is a thinking game

Watching the likes of Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney points to a truth that we often miss amid the frenzy of top-class football: It’s a thinking game.


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