Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Return of Terrence Trent D'ouble (updated)

[Photo: RB Leipzig]


Terrence Boyd
scored his first pair of 2.Bundesliga goals, striking the decisive brace in RB Leipzig's 4-1 win over St. Pauli. Both were fairly close range finishes, the first half winner with his head.

UPDATE
: Ta. Da.


Highlights - RB Leipzig 4-1 St. Pauli - 23-11-2014 by AlleTore




- Greg Seltzer

22 comments:

Jay said...

You're reaching real deep into the pun bag there, Greg. I think you should hold on to that one for the next time the US plays Cananada Francesco Maitreya

hipvictor said...
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Tom Shenk said...

That second goal was pretty sweet.

UnitedDemon said...

I'm wondering if this is the cycle of the Boyd. He's got so many gifts.

Matt said...

There are many people reading this site, I'm going to venture a guess, that will have never heard of Terrence Trent D'Arby.

Glad some Americans are scoring again.

Greg Seltzer said...

So essentially you are saying that this post is a public service. I can dig it.

dikranovich said...

In other news, a FIFA spinster has decided not to renew its contract. Sony will be ending its sponsorship deal, and it looks like Sony can't really afford to enter into a new deal anyway. The other sponsor to leave FIFA is emerites airline, the airline of the Uae.

Of course the irony is that UAE is a big proponent of migrant workers and kafalalala. Doesn't this smack of some royal sheiks waving their wands in protest?

One of the big leagues in the world is moving to the MLS schedule, and it probably will not be long before more do it.

I don't know what happened at the PSG v ajax game with the fans, but iron bars and ski masks sounds pretty serious. If that little weasel from the Ajax v AZ game was one of the supporters arrested, I would not be amazed.

Dany Tzvi said...

kafala isnt a hard word to spell. im sure the oil barons are not protesting kafala, rather it was an economic decision. sponsoring fifa during a world cup year is much more fruitful than during an off year.

what major league is moving to MLS schedule that you know?

dikranovich said...

The World Cup runners up.

Dany Tzvi said...

the argentinian league isnt very good. its better than mls, which isnt saying much.

dikranovich said...

why would a league that just produced the winning team in the last copa libertadores be any good??? or the fact that they just had two different teams in the semi finals of copa sud America. one of these teams is in the finals.

dany, it doesn't make any sense, does it?

Dany Tzvi said...

A) argentina's world cup squad had 3 players out of 23 from the argentinian league.

B) copa sudamericana is the 2nd tier compeition in CONMEBOL. it is the equivalent of the europa league. now an argentinian team did win the 2014 libertadores, the 1st tier competition, but the other semifinalists were from bolivia, paraguay, and uruguay. libertadores and sudamericana are both complete crapshoots.

Dany Tzvi said...

i should note that the bolivian and paraguayan teams who got to the semis did so by beating argentinian teams in the quarters.

dikranovich said...

dany, its good to see your coming around on this debate. argentina and brasil club teams have won better than 80% of all copa libertadores. not surprisingly, the country whose club teams have the third most trophies,is Uruguay. Paraguay and Colombia, fall in behind Uruguay, with Colombia playing a prettier brand of football than Paraguay. a bolivian club team, true to national team form, has never made it to the finals, but of course a Mexican team has.

every argentine on the national team started in the Argentinian league, and probably with the exception of messi, they all spent formative years developing their skills in argentina, then went to Europe for the money.

when I hear about a bolivian team beating an argentine team, first thing that comes to my mind, is that bolivian team had a big advantage with the altitude.

people, remember this, Maradona did not go to Europe to perfect his craft. the people in barcalona and Napoli, or wherever were just as amazed by his skills as anyone.

shoot, if maradona stayed in argentina, he would probably have been even more dangerous. he would have been less scouted, less known, and much more dangerous, and argentina national team would have been even stronger.

Dany Tzvi said...

maradona played around the year 1980.
half of argentinas copa libertadores came between 1964 and 1978.

1964-1980 has nothing to do with 2014.

messi, you are correct, is the only who left argentina in his childhood, but let me ask you, of fifa's 209 teams how many have more than 1 player who grew up in another country?
argentina's players start in the argentinian league because thats where theyre from. they leave because the argentinian league isnt good.

bolivar drew lanus in argentina 1-1 and beat them 1-0 in la paz.

you tried bragging about argentina's teams being in the sudamericana and you didnt know the quarterfinal results of the libertadores. you blindly associate the success of the bolivians to altitude and use maradona as a reason the argentinian league is strong today. when talking about the argentinian team, you say "probably with the exception of messi". probably. youre just guesstimating really, because you know very little about south american soccer.

dikranovich said...

dany, the stadium in la paz sits at almost 12,000 ft. just for a little perspective, the top of the tram at Jackson hole Wyoming is only 10,500. Azteca is 8,000. I mean argentina did suffer 6-1 defeat in this stadium.

argentina has a top league in the world, and so does brasil, these are pretty basic facts.

my past point was that argentina club teams had won ten libertadores between 1970 and 1990, a time frame which saw argentina play in three world cup finals. it bares repeating I guess, that brasil club teams won six libertadores between 92 and 02, and the national team was also in three finals during this time period.

and the point was simply that a top league in the world is moving to a calendar that will be in line with the MLS calendar and this will not be the only league to do so.

I mean come on dany, san Lorenzo won the libertadores, and they currently sit in 15th place in the argentina league. im sorry, but that tells me the argentine league is very strong.

dikranovich said...

The more I look at this Bolivian league, wow, the standings are almost directly related to the teams elevation, and the thing that really stands out are the score lines . 6-0, 7-1, 5-0. These are the types of shorelines at elevation, when the visiting team is coming from closer to sea level.

It really becomes clear when you see when the goals are scored, and how many are scored in the second half, when one team is just getting the second wind, the team from lower elevation is done, and the Bolivian league just allows three subs, like everywhere else.

Dany Tzvi said...

i understand the elevation, but bolivar also played lanus to a 1-1 draw in argentina. if bolivar were really so shitty and only relied on elevation, why didnt lanus beat them in argentina?

San Lorenzo are 11th in the primera division right now. there are 10 teams better than them, 10 teams good enough to win the libertadores. so? theyre still not a top league in the world.

dikranovich said...

Dany.......

dikranovich said...

Danny boy...........

Dany Tzvi said...

the pipes, the pipes are calling....
except dany is short for daniil. i am of similar blood to you, sir

dikranovich said...

dany, think less irish tenor, and more Stanley kubrick