Friday, February 5, 2016

Gettin' A Rep

Yeah, Bobby Wood is sorta becoming the late strike king. And, ya know, just a very productive forward. On Friday night, the Union Berlin ace leveled matters at Kaiserslautern with four minutes to play, earning a 2-2 share. The US international now has eight league goals, good for a fourth place tie on the scoring chart.


Bobby Wood Goal HD - Kaiserslautern 2-2 Union... by AlleTore




- Greg Seltzer

14 comments:

dikranovich said...

Can there be a bigger story than Leicester city? And how this relates to the whole of the soccer world, and specifically the USA.

Leicester defends and counters, and they are coached by an Italian and with a payroll some 30 times less than their opponent, they are doing it up.

Americans of northern origin need to take keen notice of this.

Matt said...

In other news, that was a really nice goal. Caught the keeper cheating on the cross

jon said...

"Americans of northern origin need to take keen notice of this."

Amen, brother. Not just notice, keen notice! Not all Americans, but Americans of northern origin. Americans of southern origin, please disregard.

Also, for those Americans of confused origin, please note that "North American" and "South American" are no longer acceptable forms of national or regional indication.

But seriously, did you run this back and forth through a translation software before posting?

dikranovich said...

Doesn't this goal here from bobby wood remind you of the Brazilian Ronaldo? A quick move, a burst of pace, a powerful well placed strike, and wham, it's in the back of the net.

Translation, we have spent so many years in this county, our country, the USA, and we have looked to Europe for guidance, most specifically from England, but not far behind that, is Holland.

This LC run, and it's players that not long ago were playing for the Le Havre B team, this team is beating other higher priced teams, and it's not just some sweet story, it's the reality of what it takes. It's looking like it might not actually take champions league players to win the EPL. I mean, if it doesn't take champions league players to win the "best league in the world", does that mean it doesn't take champions league players to win a World Cup?

5000/1, that's the odds to win the EPL Leicester city went off at.

Dany Tzvi said...

let me know when we get a jamie vardy quality striker

our best players and best prospects right now are center midfielders. we should be developing to play a possession game. furthermore, our playing style should match our national character, not our soccer history. our national character is flamboyant dominance. on the pitch,we should possess to dictate and we should emphasize creativity.

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Greg Seltzer said...

Reel it in, dude.

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Greg Seltzer said...

I do not give a rat's fat ass when you think, dikranovich. Play by the rules of the house or clam it. Everyone is sick of your shit.

Matt said...

Greg: not sure if this is something you would do or not, but it would be great to get the occasional update on how Big Bradley is doing at Le Havre. I worry about the narrative for American coaches if they end up badly missing out on the promotion race this year.

soccer boy said...

They lost 2-0 yesterday

dikranovich said...

Rough 2 nil home loss to the league leaders. The stats for BB are 4 wins, 4 losses, and three ties in league play. Not to shabby and the losses have all been tight, and they were against the best teams in the league. Le havres remaining schedule is favorable, but maybe that also puts more pressure on coach Bradley to manufacture wins.

Le Havre are in 7th on 38 points and third sit at 43 points, so it is doable.

The bigger story might be that France could be looking to do away with pro/rel, and regardless, there is a very good chance that next season only sees two teams get promoted, making it just a little bit harder to make the jump to th first division.

Coach Bradley does get a chance to bring in his own players and implement his system. Maybe......

dikranovich said...

No doubt coach Bradley is a fighter, and he did in fact manufacture a win today against 3rd place Metz. Le Havre are currently two points out of third, eight points from second.