Sunday, July 21, 2013

Video Sunday

Tube, glorious tube. Get some...

Let's start with NSC pal Jason Davis' chat with Alejandro Bedoya on The Best Soccer Show.





Tim Ream the Bolton left back? Could be, could be.





Alfredo Morales had such a rough debut for Ingolstadt, we thought it best to share this skills display from training earlier in the week.





Roma midfielder Michael Bradley talks about being a kid growing up inside MLS.






Finally, let's all get set for today's Gold Cup quarterfinal clash with El Salvador.








- Greg Seltzer

17 comments:

dikranovich said...

What a big day this is going to be for joe Benny. Corona is part salvadorian and he will want to prove his choice and do so emphatically. They'll be smarting over in Chirilagua.

The machine should be churning in high gear today,with some explosiveness up top and a solid defense and the midfield triangle of death.

Big crowd at ravens stadium, should really make for a nice atmosphere and a loud game. Honduras to follow so m and t will be more like grand central station. Firepower on display. We need to treat this like a World Cup knockout stage game. This is what these guys are playing for today and over this next week

susan said...

Loved the Michael Bradley video. He's such a chip off the ol' block-and I absolutely mean that as a compliment. He so clearly took every advantage to heart.

Tom said...

Poop, "susan" was me. Wife signed in on my devices *grumble*.

dikranovich said...

"If six seconds counted as a first, I'd have all four". You can't help but not love the perseverance of the lefty.

jon said...

Bravo. Not only have you outdone yourself in the irrelevance department, you also managed to screw up the quote. That, sir, is deserving of a golf clap.

Jay said...

Greg -- Bild seems to think that the USSF has sent Matthias Hamann to scout Mainz 05's Shawn Parker for US national team consideration. Any truth to this, or is Bild scaring up click-throughs?

dikranovich said...

Jay I'm sorry. But if he is elliigible to play for the USA, then why would we not scout him? What because he came up through the German setup

jon said...

I got the impression from the few quotes I saw that it was just standard "we're keeping an eye on him" kind of stuff that they probably do with a lot of young players overseas (regardless of dual-citizenship status).
Though in looking up how Parker performed last season, I did find this awesome photo of him putting a boot to Michael Parkhurst's head -- and earning a contentious red card in the process.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCySzv5CMAAia0b.jpg:large

Jay said...

That's a choice photo, jon!

Trying to decipher the translation-speak, I got the impression that he's been watched for the last 2 years. "[M]üssen nun entscheiden, ob er uns weiterhelfen kann" sounds a little more pressing than just "yeah, he seems like a decent player."

Zach said...

The real question is... What about Gideon Zalalem?!

Greg Seltzer said...

What about him? He does not have US citizenship, only a green card. And it seems apparent at this time that he will turn out for Germany.

dikranovich said...

Earnie Stewart's favorite Icelander Aron Joha did bag a goal the other day in a friendly

Zach said...

Come on Greg, feed the fire. He is the next Zidane and the USMNT is going to miss out on him! I blame Jurgen already.

Honestly, does look to be a good midfielder. Long way to go obviously.

jon said...

Speaking of dual internationals, Goff has an interview with Conor Doyle up at the Post. One noteworthy thing to me was his description of the lone game he suited up for Ireland U21s and how it reinforced to him that he was American and didn't belong there. Granted, that might not be the best recipe for dual-national retention when dealing with teams that are historically better than the USMNT, but still interesting.

Zach said...

http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/07/who-is-gedion-zelalem

Not sure how reliable this mag is, but says Gedion has applied for US passport. Baby steps..

dikranovich said...

I don't see how this young man can not play for the USA , although he plays in our deepest position. He is 16. He is of Ethiopian decent, and the coaches and people that made the arsenal move happen are from the USA. He may have wanted to play for Germany when he was 8 or 10, or 14, but now. USA are in the drivers seat. One talk with Fabian Johnson and it should be a done deal.

Jay said...

Yup. Free will has no place here. We should make dik our soccer ambassador. If anyone can convince these wayward youth to play for the country of their birth... er... for the country of their parent's birth... damn, uh... for the country that took their parents in when they were seeking a better life... wait a minute. Shit.

Look, if anyone call tell them that they have no choice in the matter, well, it's dik.