Grace T.'s Recent Activity

  1. Grace T. replied to the thread The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry.

    You can have your soccer developmental, competitive and/or cheap. Pick 2.

    Jul 14, 2018 at 6:43 PM
  2. Grace T. replied to the thread World Cup Goalkeeping - Golden Glove?.

    PIckford carried the English team, which wouldn't have advanced as far without him. We haven't seen the final games yet, and given that...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 5:31 PM
  3. Grace T. replied to the thread Willie Wonka and SoCal soccer.

    Nah man. You totally miss the point of the story. If you look at it from the Oompah Loompah's point of view, it's the story of greed,...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 2:48 PM
  4. Grace T. replied to the thread England-Croatia.

    England played a long ball game heavily reliant on set plays where a large number of goals in the tournie have been scored on set plays...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 10:04 PM
  5. Grace T. replied to the thread US SOCCER.

    great point about the trafficking rules. I wasn’t aware. But it sets up an thorny chicken and egg problem. I think we both concur that...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  6. Grace T. replied to the thread US SOCCER.

    I agree that in the short term the best solution is for Americans to play overseas but I point out there are barriers to having that...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 4:35 PM
  7. Grace T. rated watfly's post Funny in the thread France - Belgium.

    What's the over/under on how many games before some smart ass kid air draws the VAR box in your face?

    Jul 11, 2018 at 11:49 AM
  8. Grace T. replied to the thread US SOCCER.

    It's just one data point, so to be taken with a grain of salt, but the shoeless nations didn't do so well in the World Cup (if that's...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 10:43 AM
  9. Grace T. replied to the thread US SOCCER.

    You've hit the third leg of the stool which is transfer fees. The European system only works because of a 3 elements: P/R, transfer...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 8:16 PM
  10. Grace T. replied to the thread US SOCCER.

    It's not just P/R. It's the salary cap too. The NBA has been dominated in the past by a few teams (Lakers/Celtics, Bulls...maybe the...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 6:36 PM
  11. Grace T. replied to the thread US SOCCER.

    That's bunk. Having spoken to many such families (in Spanish no less.....my kid did tryouts on a minority-majority team, we're church...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 6:24 PM
  12. Grace T. posted a new thread.

    Futsal and keepers

    To accompany the other futsal thread, the board consensus seems to be that futsal is great particularly for defenders. I agree. But...

    Forum: GOALKEEPER Forum

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:11 PM
  13. Grace T. replied to the thread If Futsal a fad or real option moving forward with Soccer Development?.

    I agree with Soccer4Life and SurfZombie that futsal is best for defenders. It's least beneficial for goalkeeper. The arc is so close...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 2:54 PM
  14. Grace T. replied to the thread If Futsal a fad or real option moving forward with Soccer Development?.

    Futsal is great. Justafan is right on. I'm a fan. BUT. Futsal really helps out in 2 areas: 1) places where it's too cold to play...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 10:58 AM