From the Columbus Dispatch, after the Crew lost to the Galaxy;
Coach Sigi Schmid did something he doesn't normally do -- he questioned the manhood of some of his players. He noted that the Galaxy packed the midfield in the first half -- which allowed it to put numbers behind the Crew -- and decried the fact that his players didn't adjust. He said this was evidence of a lack of resolve.
"Soccer's not a game where you can call a timeout," Schmid said. "We need a couple of individuals on the field who can solve a frickin' problem when a problem exists."
He also said, "We've got to find some men to play."
Further, he said, "I'm not one to check underwear, but …"
It's time to examine the drawers.
"There's something that goes in a jock strap; I guess you've got to have that in order to play this game," Ellinger said.
U20 US Coach Thomas Rongen, at the U20 World Cup after a win versus Uruguay:
"As they say in Spanish, cojones, cojones grandes," U.S. coach Thomas Rongen quipped afterward, talking about the key to victory. After a brief pause, he needlessly offered up, "Big balls," for the English speakers.
Honestly, maybe that's the reason that male players don't take stuff too personally. They hear it a lot.