Myself

I Resolve To Do The Following In 2017…

Resolutions are so overrated. I have never been a fan of using January 1 as a day to enact some sort of life change simply because it is the first day of the year. If I find something inadequate in my life or in need of change, August 21 is just as good a time to… Continue reading I Resolve To Do The Following In 2017…

Book review

WST Review of The Arsenal Yankee

Great soccer players don’t just happen; they don’t position themselves in front of scouts and get signed based on what decisions they make. It’s more complicated than that, and that is the greatest value of this book, even more so than the details of training with the Invincibles. For parents like me or even just… Continue reading WST Review of The Arsenal Yankee

Book review, World Soccer Talk

My Review of 5,000-1 The Leicester City Story for WST

Mixing new writing in with columns from the time, Tanner does not claim to have foreseen this outcome or even predicted that Leicester would surprise people. Instead, he takes his reader into the season through the lens of the betting odds, which started as the season as 5,000-1 and decreased as the season went along… Continue reading My Review of 5,000-1 The Leicester City Story for WST

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Reflections on a Magical Wales Team in Euro 2016

First, let me begin this article by saying that I am not from Wales; unlike my colleague Christopher Harris at World Soccer Talk I did not come from the country or have immediate family grow up there.  There are branches of my family tree from Wales but the majority of my heritage is from Italy,… Continue reading Reflections on a Magical Wales Team in Euro 2016

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WST – USA’s third place game against Colombia will be a true yardstick of team’s playing level

The Colombia match, depending on your perspective, was either an unmitigated disaster or two small mistakes away from being at worst a draw. Subsequent group stage matches saw the U.S. as the favorite, and a deflated or uninspired Ecuador only really pushed the U.S. in the final 20 minutes of their match. No one seriously… Continue reading WST – USA’s third place game against Colombia will be a true yardstick of team’s playing level