Allen’s Blog – Connecting Coaches to the Best: Mirror reflection 0

Allen’s Blog – Connecting Coaches to the Best: Mirror reflection

You could see it coming! Now that we can step back and take in their road to their latest star, Germany’s fourth World Cup win was always in the cards. The Germans played championship caliber defense throughout, buoyed by the play of Golden Glove winner as the tournament’s best goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer. The Germans allowed… Read More »

Brad’s Blog – Belgium, Good-byes & a Thank You 0

Brad’s Blog – Belgium, Good-byes & a Thank You

They say all good things come to an end, and for us it was a little sooner than we would have liked. The Belgium game didn’t go the way we would have wanted, but we can leave with our heads held high. We had chances, they had chances, but it wasn’t to be for us…. Read More »

Allen’s Blog – Connecting Coaches to the Best: The Final Count 0

Allen’s Blog – Connecting Coaches to the Best: The Final Count

• Tim Howard’s 16 saves on 39 Belgium shots is clearly the statistical takeaway from the MNT 2-1 loss. Howard also added three punches to his efforts to go with 11 passes received. Every young goalkeeper should have this highlight reel as a go to. • The Belgians earned 19 corner kicks during the round… Read More »

Connecting Coaches to the Best: Optimism 0

Connecting Coaches to the Best: Optimism

The day of the 2014 World Cup finals draw, I sent a text to a very good friend to say I liked Group H for the U.S. He replied with a terse “WHAT!?” I clarified, “I like group H for the USMNT.” He said, “Why? I don’t get it.” My optimism was founded on familiarity…. Read More »