Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Video Tuesday

It's a busy week, plus I'm getting prepared for my trip to Turkey next week - and by "getting prepared" I mean hoping I leave there in one piece. As such, you all get thrown in front of the tube while I nap ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier...

The ESPN Press Pass crew discuss tonight's tilt with Panama.

The Worldwide Leader also featured Jozy Altidore on Outside The Lines this weekend.

You know what I love most about the USMNT these days? The extra effort now made to connect with their rabid fans. Europeans always talk to me about how soccer "isn't so big" in America, but I guess that all depends on who you ask.

One of the 34 movies currently in production about Bob Bradley coaching in Egypt has a new monster trailer.

In case you missed it last week, Jimmy Conrad and KICK TV caught up with good ol' Gooch.

Also from the 'in case you missed it this weekend" file, we have our first qualified team for World Cup 2014 just over one year from the tourney kickoff.

- Greg Seltzer


dikranovich said...

one goal tonight is not enough for jozy. he needs, at the very least, to score a brace. im confident that should be no problem.

jon said...

Ha, there definitely are a lot of Coach Sweatpants movies in the making.

On an unrelated note, I want to see a Special 1 parody where José says "Shut up, Dik!"

dikranovich said...

if jozy hit the bike kick against Jamaica, he would have gone on to get three, so it was not bad, but in front of what you know is going to be one of the best ever crowds for a USA WCQer, wow.

boy, that barca Chelsea champions league matchup next season, now that is mouth watering stuff.

dikranovich said...

two scores really stand out today, and I think both of them bode well for a good result for the USA tonight. Haiti on the road ties Italy. this is a friendly and whatever. but the score that really stand out is a road win in Denmark by Armenia. be sitting down 0-4, and this was a WCQ. our boy yura movsisyan with a brace. come on jozy.

Paul Poenicke said...

The trailer for the newest Bradley film reminds US citizens that our former coach is still the stellar human being he was when leading the US men. I am proud of the work he is doing in Egypt, on and off the pitch. His efforts are, though not as flashy or seemingly as mighty as military arms, just as necessary to help US affairs overseas.

When Bradley was coach of the Nats, I never thought a movie or documentary could be made about such a taciturn, stoic man. Now I cannot wait to see the various efforts capture his humanity on film.

Greg Seltzer said...

It's funny, Bobbo is often referred to as if a robot-type guy, but he definitely has many very human qualities. He's extremely competitive, organized, family-oriented, motivated, focused and such. Even when I was criticizing Bradley, I still always respected him. Though I sometimes rated him tough, I never did call for his job.