- Aug 24, 2011
I had that same thought last go round. And you know who I remember playing best with Pulisic? Sacha Kljestan! But Beerholders system requires his best players play out of position.The whole team needs to be built around him. The players that make him better are the ones that need to be around him and playing.
Well, Jay Berhalter and Cordeiro are gone. McBride is the GM of US Soccer. With Ernie Stewart over him. Amazing how much overhead we have and they can't even keep the other National Teams staffed with coached.I had that same thought last go round. And you know who I remember playing best with Pulisic? Sacha Kljestan! But Beerholders system requires his best players play out of position.
He is playing so aggressively and with such confidence. He’s attacking, almost to a fault, but I assume he’s been given the green light. When he thinks he has a defender(s) back peddling he just attacks, even if someone else might be open. He’s getting some defenders to back off, also, which is allowing him to make some nice passes. Great to watch.I read your post before I caught the replay, I think nice is an understatement. Again he busted the defender one-on-one and nailed a precision strike, with his off foot! I starting to think he might be underrated.
I looked at the numbers as best as I could and basically concluded it could have gone either way. Man City's case though as less strong than the case against PSG, which UEFA basically conducted a cleats-up, from behind, slide-tackle in a DOGSO sitiation against their own fair-play rules. In other words, rules count until there is enough money involved.Man City won their appeal. Doesn't seem like there is much surprise. I know they (as well as others) play some games with the numbers, but I don't know enough about whether they were really guilty of the violations they were originally banned for. Soccer's history doesn't give you confidence in upholding rules though.
It's not over, things change.The City ruling officially kills FFP. If PSG and City can get away with spending roughly 1 billion on their squads without selling players then I don’t know what to tell you. We are not far off from a European Super League that will kill the sport. Same thing going on with NCAA. It’s over. Money won.
I wish I had your confidence in this. UEFA has about much clout as the NCAA now. I'm afraid the big clubs will just flout the rules and spend money on winning court cases because they can while the smaller clubs will continue to get kicked around and get crushed for the smallest violations... Kinda like UNC and Connecticut.It's not over, things change.
I feel Frank deserves a lot of criticism today for that lineup he put out. In a season where he was mostly right, today unfortunately wasn't one of those days. If its true Pulisic had a slight knock, why bring him in at that time. It doesn't add up. He is by far the most in form player Chelsea has.I'm no expert, but keeping Pulisic out until the 58th minute down 4-1 against Liverpool was a bit odd. He's one of, if not their best player, then comes in a sets up a nasty goal within two minutes.
A top 4 spot is on the line.
Leicester is fading like I thought they might and may not win on Sunday. Wolves had 5th or better in their hands and they left 4 points on the board when they gave up stoppage time goals to Sheffield United and Burnley. They had it, dammit. Still love the team though.Leicester City currently in 3rd, loses again. I feel they have the toughest matches remaining of the sides in 3rd through 6th. This is going to be really interesting.