Discussion in 'SoCalScene' started by gkrent, Dec 3, 2016.
Ladies and gentlemen....I give you one of the 90%!
Huh, Pulguita who has a DD at USC posted they will play possession this year. I hope he is right, if not......he will be called on the carpet!
Seriously, you need to stick to trying to figure out Girls DA! Your kid hasn't even started the recruiting process yet. Don't jump ahead of yourself thinking she will be playing college soccer, the more Pac12 soccer. LMAO!
She's 12....I'm not worried about it! Let's try to stay on topic.
Nah, you gave me crap....so, I am giving you crap right back.
We will get clarity in 5 months as the coach will have a chance to show what style he trains. I know what style UCLA is committed to. All of the evidence for last years USC team is on film and it is not pretty. It wins domestically but what about internationally? How many times did Fleming nutmeg USC defenders in that game. I saw Mills, Freeman, Prisock and Molen all get megged in a HUGE game! I saw UCLA stick to their style of play regardless of who they played. Did you know that West Virginia was supposed to clear the snow off of the field when they played UCLA but intentionally did not? Why do you think that they did that?
This is a good discussion and knowing that you are a Bruin at least lets me know you will try to be pragmatic about it. I saw their games against Stanford and UNC and you are right Stanford did possess the ball but I was talking about USC. The game against North Carolina was both teams playing as direct as a flight from LAX to John Wayne.
I know that you think that those 3 forwards are better than what UCLA has coming in but you are quite mistaken. Have you seen the current UCLA team play? I respectfully submit that you haven't. I have and will be watching again on Tuesday and USC wasn't better last year and won't even be in the same zip code this year and you don't have to trust me ask those that saw them in Vegas.
UCLA's possession game was all over the field including the final third. I can't reveal any inside info unfortunately but they connect more passes in the 18 yard box than any team in college soccer even without Jenkins. Their problem is that the formation that they played up until the USC game was drilled and designed with a 5'10 hammer named Darian destined to be at the end of it. The coach changed tactics after they got shut out and they were never out scored again and those are the facts.
You are a Bruin and that I respect. USC won a national championship and that I respect. Their coach got his team to play a style that was good enough to win so I respect his ability to create chicken salad. He has 3 years of his recruits on campus in July. Let's see what masterpiece he creates.
Oh and I am an alum too.
You forgot to mention that the 30 pounds was after she transferred from another D1 school. Maybe they should cut back on the power lifting and training table (or is it a feedbag?) and work on passing the ball on the ground against good teams.
I do like that forward though. Not sure why she came off the bench instead of starting.
Probably because they had a thicker girl at forward named Anthony.
Yes, power lifting the championship trophy.
Yeah they won. They all might as well retire now.
Is there some history I don't know about?
Gotta give it to them, at least another 10 months.
They deserve that.
Well all know each other. It's nothing more than friendly banter.
Where have I heard that before?
Lot's of history. We have been on this forum for 7 years. Not a lot of secrets between older posters. Guys like Bernie have grown on me over time. I don't always see eye to eye with him but I respect him and my dd thinks that his dd is a very good player and that is a huge compliment coming from her. NG's daughter is fun to watch and sticks out like a purple dinosaur on her current team. pulgita's dd has been one of my favorite players since the North County Boca days and YOP.
Take the long view. Think end game.
I wish I knew how some of the old forum names align with the new...
I wonder what has become of a lot of the former forum members and their DDs in the 98 and 99 age group.
espola = espola
I like that you don't have to register to view threads. I bet many didn't bother to register especially the lurkers.