Perspectives on the beautiful game of soccer; fueled by enormous amounts of coffee
A.C.There are definitly seeds of discontent, it is obvious to all that have followed this in detail.It is the Coaches job to be in tune to what's going on between teammates and get in there and mediate, smooth things over as best as possible, BEFORE it blows up! You will always have personality conflict, and it is apparent there is something negative going on between Lilly & Solo and who knows how many others?Just another area where Coach Ryan has failed this team.Bad seed? Before I comment further, need to know what you mean by that one?C.
Should have said "Just another area where Coach Ryan & "team leaders" have failed this team! A.C., you haven't commented further as of yet, but plse tell me you don't think Hope is a "bad seed", that you're just trying to stir the pot with a balanced view point?Nothing in her past over the years that I can see suggests anything but a good teammate.C.
A.C. - these links both point to the same article (or at least in my browser they do) were they supposed to point in two different places?
I can't link anything correctly lately. Sorry. Fixed now. I hope.
O.k. A.C., 2 articles now.When I read that article, I didn't get the impression Gallow was suggesting she's a bad seed, just that Hope shouldn't have said what she said publicly. Even if she was right, as some have always felt, myself included. Due to the "code" A.C. :)C.
This really makes me sick. Ryan is a joke. He should be the one on the hot seat, not Solo. All she did was state what everyone else who knows anything about the game already knew. I can't believe she's been forced to bear the brunt of this, especially by her own teammates. The best thing that could happen to this team would be for the so called team leaders and their coach to be canned.
C. I think if you look at the company Solo is keeping in that article (what some of the other athletes do in that article is really heinous compared to her comments) there's a certain amount of guilt by association. I also find it amusing that she is even included given she is the only athlete on the list who didn't even play in the "beatdown" the article is supposed be referencing. Yes, a 4-0 loss is a beatdown, but Solo didn't participate against Brazil.
We agree 100% mc,It's Ryan & "team leaders" that we are trying hard to keep on the hot seat.Have you by chance had the opportunity to make your thoughts known at ussoccer.com, click on ``contact us`` at the bottom and put a message to the attn of Mr. Sunil Gulati.CheersC.
A.C. Agree 100% with your observations of that article, I thought the same things, just glad to know you don`t now think Hope is a bad seed!Whew!C.
I still think the law of inertia is directing Gulati and that he won't fire Ryan but will just not renew Ryan's contract at the end of the year. I'd still love to hear the goalkeeper coach's take on the whole Hope Solo situation - I read somewhere that he had disagreed with the change before the Brazil game but can't confirm that anywhere.
Immediately after the Mexico series would be better from us anti-Ryan folks point of view but I tend to agree, likely won't happen.End of year, non-renewal of contract, will suffice for most of us.The team goes it's separate ways after the Mexico series, things will calm down, then hopefully the correct decision WILL be made.I can still hear the post WC analysis wheels turning.Please Sunil, don't drop the ball on this one!C.
btw, re. goalie coach not in agreement with the decision, I read the same thing, and that he was fired for it> It layer came out that he wasn't fired, but the part that he disagreed with the decision likely is accurate?But they keep it all "in-house", naturally. Just so the rumours can fly I suppose?C.
Women's Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance vs. Goalkeeper, sexual harassment, hmmmmm.Interesting reading.http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2007-10-01-1061396776_x.htmUnfortunately, a reminder of the care that must be taken as a male coach of a female team, or vice versa I suppose.C.
A.C.I really glad you're continuing to write about this...no one in this country will take soccer seriously until US Soccer starts taking itself seriously.Ryan should have been fired a week ago...and the way the team has reacted? What a joke!I'm glad you take this stuff seriously. Somebody needs to, because US Soccer, the coach and possibly the team clearly don't.
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