Recent Posts (Page 149)

  • Mason’s Blog: College Outlook

     As far as getting noticed by college coaches in Columbia, MO, it’s slim pickings. Most people that go on to play college soccer where I’m from play for Columbia College, which is NAIA. My sights however are set a lot higher than that. I want to play at the very […]

  • Coaching the New Generation – Ego Management

    When Wayne Rooney was sent off in the 2006 World Cup against Portugal for his groin kick to Portugal’s Ricardo Carvalho, few would have thought it was possible for Rooney and club teammate Cristano Ronaldo to ever exist on the same pitch, let alone the same club team.  How would […]

  • The Guy Down the Street from Me Just Bought Arsenal?

    I live just off of Nifong Boulevard in Columbia, Missouri.  So does Stan Kroenke.  His house is massive. I too, live in a house.  He bought a hockey team. I like hockey.  He owns the St. Louis Rams. I used to live in St. Louis county.  I’ve been to Highbury.  […]

  • Adidas Owns the World Cup

    At what point do we say a sponsor has too much influence?  Adidas is one of five FIFA partners.  The other partners include Emirates, Sony, Coca-Cola, and Hyundai.  Of these partners only Adidas specializes in soccer products.  FIFA partners are given premium advertising packages during the FIFA World Cup. Adidas, […]

  • Mason’s Blog: The Road to College Soccer Introduction: For most young competitive soccer players in the United States the highest level of play will be in college. The MLS and A-League provide a chance for an elite few to go on to professional careers, but the college game reaches out to thousands of young players who […]

  • Where have you gone, Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink?

     Where in the world has the English Premiership gone?!?! Do I really have to entertain myself now with Saturday morning cartoons again? Most would say that would be an appropriate activity for my maturity level. Though, watching Batman dish out some dark-knight justice would be cool, it still wouldn’t make […]

  • Can Gear Make A Difference?

    What are some significant changes in soccer equipment? Soccer equipment is constantly changing as the manufacturers find better materials and more effective product to introduce to soccer players. For example, moisture management clothing is typically considered to be shirts and shorts. Now the same material that helps a player feel […]

  • Three Reasons NOT to Root for Man U

    **Disclaimer:  This entry reflects the foolish ranting and passion of a simple fan of what Pelé calls “the beautiful game” and should in no way bear any resemblance to what some might call ‘reason.’  As such, I hope you can take my opinions in the light-hearted manner in which they […]

  • 10-year-old Burn Out – Will Your Child Thank You?

    How does a 10-year-old get burnt out of anything? Their energy level has no bounds. They can jump from one activity to the next and as long as their having fun the only thing that will stop them is dinner time and bed time. Well, it happens to 10-year-olds that […]