I definitely think the two best teams in the tournament made the finals. Nice work with Netherlands completing their tournament with the professional and thorough defeat of Brazil. I would like to see Roberto Martinez coach Brazil’s national team, I think his commentary throughout the World Cup has been phenomenal and inspirational. I really admire his love and understanding of the game. He’s the kind of coach the players want to play for
reat win by FC Kansas City vs Seattle Reign last night; FCKC plays an attractive possession -style game and take their chances with quick counterattacking strikes using their speedy striker. Lauren Cheney showed why she is world class in the midfield, bringing calm and order to the game whenever she got the ball on her foot. Strong and confident with the ball, she plays connecting passes with superb touch. Scott was great in the holding midfield role, winning possession and stopping the Reign counterattacks countless times. The outside wingers and backs are very active and provide support with confidence and speed. The center backs are strong, fast reliable in possession and get the attack moving on both sides of the field. This is a great team for young soccer players to watch to see an excellent team-concept being worked under game conditions. The Blues play at a very high level, with skill, and not the usual American athletic long-ball style.
record: 3-0-1. scored 13 goals and gave up 1.
Barca was a machine against RM; blew them off the field; Arsenal just showed how to crack Man U with short fast passes, where Barca excels. Will MU be able to use size and strength to penetrate the Barca box? RM couldnt and they were just as big and fast as MU. I love MU but man, what a challenge they face. Giggs: activate!
really proud of our girls as they finished the season with a couple very well played, competitive games.
even at age 12 they are becoming more mature and focused in practice. they get rewarded by participating in what we will do in each practice, provided they bring energy to the game.
They usually like to scrimmage in small sided games so that they get lots of touchs. Since I incorporate technical training in all their warmups we still get a chance to refine their first touch, ball control skills and “quick feet”
Its gratifying to see them developing as people as well as in their mastery of the game