Thursday, August 16, 2012

(Drunk?) Fan Gives High-Five To Messi

During Wednesday's international friendly between Argentina and Germany, a fan takes the opportunity to high-five the world's best player just before injury time.

Messi is cool about the whole ordeal... he knows the guy is about to get arrested.  Announcer:  "There is a beer festival going on in this part of the world at the moment."

Monday, April 16, 2012

The 2012/2013 US MNT Home Jersey Is Awful

What are they thinking? The jersey does not need to look like the flag. There is a shadow sash running diagonally across the front... way too much going on.

It looks strikingly similar to the awful 1994 World Cup Jersey. Did Nike not learn from Adidas?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

GK Training Session: Connor Revsbeck - 12.17.2011

Goalkeeper Training Session: Connor Revsbeck - 12.17.2011

0:02: Warm-Up / Full Volley (Hands/Footwork)
1:25: Warm-up / Side-to-Side (Collapse Dive)
3:38: Recovery Gates (Pressure / Footwork / Diving)
5:00: 3 Shot Speed Drill (Pressure / Footwork / Diving)
6:25: High-ball & Back-to-the-bar (Technique / Footwork)
8:03: Covering The 1v1 Cross (Crossing)
10:36: Credits

Technical -- Hands
Technical -- Footwork
Collapse Dive
Challenged Crosses
High Pressure Training
Extension Dive

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Lakeville North High School Soccer - Juggling Championships

During tryout week our players competed in a fun juggling competition to cool down after the traditional 3 mile run. Approximately 70 players started and this video follows the final 2 guys. Congrats to Myles and Tyler for a good showing.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Post USA vs. Mexico Match Thoughts

  • Steve Cherundolo may have been the biggest difference in the Aug 10 match vs the Gold Cup Final.   The guy can flat-out play.
  • Castillo needs a lot of work.   He looked over his head.
  • Robbie Rogers is a lot faster than I thought.
  • We need guys like Breck Shea, Juan Aguadelo, and Eric Lichaj who are not intimidated by anyone and bust their asses on every ball.  This is what Charlie Davies was known for pre-accident.
  • Ochoa made a huge save on Bocanegra's header.   Save of the game.
  • The referee may never see another international game.
  • Donovan needs to be in an attacking midfield role.  I've never understood why Arena and Bradley would hide him on the wing.
  • Taylor Twellman is a better analyst than Lalas.   
  • Harkes needs to pick an accent... he bounces from Latin to UK to American.   Distracting.
  • The guy from ESPN Deportes should not have been on the booth.   Better served on the panel.
  • #5 - Michael Orozco Fiscal - solid player.
  • Torres takes too many touches and needs to know where the ball is going next before he gets it.   He will be good.
  • Where was Mikkel Diskerud?
  • Jermaine Jones doesn't exude the body language that says, "I want to be here".
  • Michael Bradley is a solid player... had to be a weird night for him.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Minnesota Coach & Player, John Sylvester, Faces Serious Challenge Off The Pitch

Please share this with all those who might benefit from an awesome youth camp or those who know the pain and struggle of battling fatal illnesses...check out the website--there are lots of ways to get involved even if the camp isn't a possibility


I know there is lots going on right now but I wanted to keep you aware of John's situation.  As you know he has played for Washburn High, MN Thunder and is DOC at Minneapolis United and coaches High School Soccer.  He has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease and just started stem cell treatment at the Mayo Clinic.

    "ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is an incurable fatal neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness, resulting in paralysis. "

He is facing sever medical bills and a horrible future.  Coerver Coaching are holding a fundraising camp for John (Sly) at Parade Stadium very shortly.  I would appreciate it if the MSHSSCA could get the word out. The flyer is attached. Also there is a a rally occurring in September for him. - is their website.  Anything you can do to help will be appreciated.

Yours in Soccer,

Simon Whitehead
Director Coerver Coaching Minnesota
NSC Minnesota Stars Pro Camps

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Barcelona GK, Valdes, Faces New Challenge In Miami

While on their US tour, Barcelona FC swam with the dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium.  The dolphins demanded they get to show the Barca players their skills...  Question is... Did Victor Valdes make the save?

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