August 1, 2011
The Rhinos bagged 4 pts, the Flash came back from 1-0 down to bag 4 goals and 3 points, and Jurgen Klinsmann was introduced today as the new USMNT coach. Other than that, not too much is going on.....
Klinsmann introduction and first impressions on the hire
- Goal.com & SBI.net have eafrly coverage of today's press conference introducing Klinsmann as the new USMNT coach.
- Soccer America has quotes from Klinsmann about his coaching staff and opinions mattering.
- ESPN's Press Pass looks at the hire.
- The USA 10 Kit wonders what tactical changes Klinsmann will make.
- The Shin Guardian thinks the Klinsmann hire is style over substance.
- Raphael Honigstein at SI.com thinks that Klinsmann is better suited to being a National Team coach than a club coach.
- Steve Davis at DailySoccerFix has lots of juicy Klinsmann links.
- Alejandro Bedoya told Goal.com that he and the rest of the team was surprised that Bradley was let go.
- Clint Dempsey told Goal.com a lot of the same things.
- The Run of Play has a good look at Klinsmann and what he's done previously.
- The Soccer Insider talks about how Robbie Rogers played with Klinsmann in the PDL.
- I have to link to the Fake Sigi Blog post on Klinsmann getting hired.
- Here is some video of Eric Wynalda on the Klinsmann hire. Shameless plug: But, that isn't as much of a take as Eric gave on Kick This! on Saturday.
- The USA 10 Kit has Bob Bradley's three best moments and his three regrets.
- MLS Talk looks at the rise and fall of Bob Bradley.
WPS & other women's soccer from over the weekend
- Jenna Pel had a nice bunch of links ahead of the weekend at All White Kit.
- Jeff Kassouf broke down the race to the playoffs before this weekend. And most of the stuff stands given what happened.
- Jenna Pel takes a look at the W-League and WPSL playoff finals and the WPS action from the weekend.
- Equalizer Soccer has audio after magicJack blew out Boston 4-0.
- Jeff Kassouf looks at the Philly & WNY race for first place and the right to host the title game.
- Hope Solo at the Brickyard 400. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
- With magicJack adding a GK, it's looking more and more like Hope Solo's season is done.
- Alex Morgan scoring on former Redskin Charles Mann in the Mia Hamm charity game on Sunday.
- Beau Dure looks at mixing pros and amateurs.
- Fake Sigi has a post on a newbie's first WPS game.
- Jenna Pel has another weekend wrap up.
News & Notes:
- Devo plays catch up from his weekend off.
- The USMNT has some more info on their path to the 2014 World Cup and Jamaica is on the schedule.
- Tim Howard could return to MLS one day.
- Over 80,000 fans went to FedExField to see Manchester United play Barcelona. But, soccer hasn't "made it" in the US......
- Former Carolina RailHawks captain Brad Rusin scored a goal for his new club.
- Here is some more video of the Mia Hamm-Nomar Garciaparra game and here is Kobe Bryant breaking the ankles of a member of the DC sports media.
- The NY Cosmos could play in a temporary home early on in MLS.......
- Indi Cowie put on a cool half time show at the Hamm-Garciaparra game. This led me to find this NY Times article on her. She has a pretty cool story.
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