Everybody Soccered - Week 6

I'm working on three interviews and a goalkeeping discussion between several pundits and MLS goalkeepers so forgive me for the lack of enthusiasm this week. I am a tad busy.


  • Brad Friedel talks managing. I really liked this quote, "I think that [lack of goalkeepers becoming managers] comes more from the fact that, many moons ago, people thought goalkeepers were crazy and they were sort of just set aside."
  • Monday marked the fifteenth anniversary of Kasey Keller's ten save game that led to the only victory by the US against Brazil ever.
  • Julio Cesar is visiting Toronto, supposedly. I'm not surprised by the move although I really wish Bendik would be given the net to tend. The biggest question is what will happen at the end of the season. Will Cesar play the entire year or just up until the World Cup? What about next year? Who starts then? Bendik is still young (24) so this might actually be good for his growth.
  • It's been awhile since I've heard such an over the top statement like, "Despite a handful of call-ups, however, he hasn't quite gotten used to the perception that he might be the next Tim Howard or Brad Guzan." Ah yes, Mr. Hamid.
  • There isn't much talk but there is some about the US entering the 2015 Pan American Games, a U22 event. If we did field a team I would expect Jon Kempin (SKC), Cody Cropper (Southampton), Tomas Gomez (Georgetown), Tyler Miller (Northwestern) to be in the running. Looks like Canada will be hosting the event.
  • I don't think it's any secret how big of a Steve Clark fan I am but I was surprised to see Matt Lampson start over him in a preseason game. It doesn't mean everything but historically the first string takes the first 45 minutes and second string takes the back half.


Cover picture belongs to The Columbian.