Sports Sunday: Taylor Twellman on the World Cup 7/11/10
Taylor Twellman joins Sports Sunday to discuss Spain winning the World Cup.
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Don't -- the New England Revolution has helped us throughout the World Cup spot. Good that did go to penalty kicks to not know thank god but it still ugly afternoon is terrible and the problem was Holland. Knew that was their only chance of doing anything in this game was that can come. Spent on tackle and do whatever they cut its images and that's where we're gonna follow we're gonna get thirteen yellow cards. Ugly -- you ready to point that in the first half there was a real -- yellow card. I'll won the Dutch players basic karate kicks yeah Spaniards it's -- new movie Karate Kid so he's treated -- and you said and shopping cart. That's usually red carded the rep had given a red card there are the the game would have opened up now unfortunately for Holland that would have. -- a man down and ended it but more importantly there would have been no more yellow cards no more ridiculous tackles it would open the game up and in the right way but the -- -- have the guts to make that red card call -- -- incredible saves today I think that was closest instinct part of the game goaltenders were outstanding but just let's hope this World Cup in general token I think as a fan of soccer that I am not a hard court guy. But I'm a fan of USA soccer socks off court all right I watched every game every minute lived and died with that. And I I guess the question is what we need to do to take that next up because it feels like we've got a little little plateau -- way are we qualified for the cup however you are now. This what our third time that we get that knock out rounds it seems like we should either just about it figured out how to we make that next step. This is the part that kind of makes me sick as it's not what my job is and that's score goals we lack. That guy that can do everything score goals he can hold the ball front. We talked about earlier how many chances that the US mess especially neck on the game even Algeria game so many easy chances. We need to get have a little bit of youth movement of a young striker that can put the ball on the back neck as we need okay big picture -- soccer in the country. Do we need to recruit better athletes the kids are playing basketball or football that we need to get them to play soccer or do we have good enough athletes and do we need. It coached properly has that you're in Europe or South America what. What are we got to -- big picture I think it's unrealistic to think we need LeBron James playing up front or when he Paul Pierce plane. -- wouldn't be good which would be anything but. You know a lot of the Spanish guys might be running through their legs auto -- -- little too tall I think the key is. The current crop of players that we have -- got a challenge themselves and they got to make sure whether it's anomalous young guys are the older players are planning -- up. They got challenge themselves and play every single day. And not. Except being somewhere sit on the bench you gotta play. At the highest level you can cause a little World Cup team comes your partner that's you've played against these guys before and you're not in that. You don't deer in headlights kind of lucky ready to play and I do you think in some places analysts were against us because of these kids -- and play here -- -- molested knocked in the world class competition you almost want them. To go to those European leagues but. I just think Taylor it was a blown opportunity not that the US is gonna win the thing all right that ignored expects that what you beat got to get another week of build up an interest I think interest in this was as great as I've ever seen that. I think that you and Tony were talking about it and anything and we do you know it's actually arrived but and obviously I think more people we're gonna watch that next game I think it -- beat Ghana and gotten to your way to that would be the most watched soccer game in the history -- the US. And you blew that you being the sports soccer in America blew that opportunity should one and that's what I'm nervous about -- -- point thirty years from now when we're sitting in -- on room talking about the sport out there. We're sitting there gone. Number 2010 that was our best opportunity. To have really made that serious one I hope that's not the case I hope I'm wrong. But this was the best opportunity -- Howell the plague on on round of sixteen to eight airplane in the quarterfinals we should have been in the semifinal game for sure. I just hope I'm wrong quickly you had and a concussion problem may have been on this US squad may have been some of these games. Four more years are you thinking that that's still a goal for you against at this wouldn't at all be 34 which. It's -- news today but I'll be 34 at that time in Stockwell that's old so I won't be a part of that but. I'll be -- on the bus to stay apart when everywhere Camden. Hopefully end result as a sports it would Douglas Byrd -- us I'm -- -- aren't -- for sure.