8.26.2009

Soccer: An American Product (It's a Documentary)



If you have 12 minutes to spare to hear a bunch of stuff that you probably already know if you read this blog and other sites in the U.S. soccersphere (but with a few really New Yorky accents thrown in) watch this documentary. You might also want to watch it if you are employed by MLS, RBNY or the U.S. Department of Immigration.

10 comments:

Bill said...

Buncha damn Eurosnobs. Haha. Seriously, though, everything these guys say is correct. It's frustrating to hear it though, for fans of MLS like me.

afrim said...

i think the coach from the brooklyn italians hit it best with college soccer and the slowing down of the development of a young player.

MLS has some real chanllenges ahead of its self and there are no quick fixes. MLS clubs just have to start investing more into the youth academy structure.

Teddie Boy Eddie said...

The dude who runs the Brooklyn Italians looks like Mike Damone from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

UnionCityBlue said...

What was the score when Italy played the USA at the 2006 WC Finals ?

Anonymous said...

some of these guys are idiots....

Jared said...

God. What utter retards. Also, going to Pier 40 to get interviews from people who are super knowledgeable about the state of American Soccer would be like going to a high school model UN contest to get the lowdown on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Anyplace that Steve Nash goes to play that doesn't void his basketball contract does not have high enough level players to get opinions from. "Argentine Soccer" Ha!

dutchtwista said...

um Jared, u must be an ex First Division pro to be that dismissive.

the competitive (A)league games at Pier 40 feature quite a few skilled & accomplished players. loads of ex-D1 college and lower division former pros.

Greg Lalas is there all the time & he is average or worse compared to the other players on the field. He's ex D-1, had a cup of coffee in MLS, not yr average beer leaguer.

anyway, the point about college soccer restricting player development is overblown here. College players practice & train outside of the competitive season. It's not a professional environment 24/7 but those guys are generally focused on soccer year-round.

Julian said...

That Argentine guy had a good point about inheriting a soccer team. I love MLS because I love soccer and I love my country. Supporting the domestic product - regardless of its nascent quality - is important to me. I realized though that I've been a Man U fan longer than MLS has existed. Try as I might, I have no particular connection to any team. Those 14 and younger will feel different. An old team like the sounders proves that (why they try to pretend it's a brand new team is beyond me).

Anonymous said...

rofl

i love how the red bulls get ript by everyone interviewed

classic

Anonymous said...

bitter new yokers... interview some people in seatle, salt lake and portland