Sports Sunday: Twellman on World Cup 6/27/10
Sun, 27 Jun 2010|
Taylor Twellman joins Sports Sunday to discuss the World Cup and make his prediction on the winner.
Taylor Twellman of the revolution Taylor. While we were all excited about USA soccer. The World Cup. And me in my neighborhood -- can -- the lines every bar tumbling -- lines for USA Ghana and then. As you said earlier you said before the game if the US did this a benefit -- that kind of felt a valuable go the first fifteen minutes. They'll be okay what happened there. I don't know it's kind of like their rhythm was off -- the whole tournament to give up the first goal every game. Can you can't play catch up every single game especially at the World Cup level -- you got the 32 best teams in the world. It cost them because like they didn't have a comeback made me you can't have a comeback every single time when your playing catch up sometimes it's as if it bites in the bottom. -- into something very dangerous here a minute -- you minds -- some soccer analysis Bob was a lot that day then yeah. Accurate let you know. Look at a guy yesterday got in the US. If this were baseball. Or this -- football. You would think that the US would accuse Ghana of stealing signs and knowing that places like every time US had opportunities. God it was there that toward an opportunity that you what was coming its efforts that they seem to be out a little more prepared for what the US is doing. Yes -- first yeah I think in that starts with in soccer it's the formation you play is usually how you steal signs are kind of steal what the other team's doing kind of came out they knew exactly. -- -- target in now is our wide play and Landon Donovan Clint Dempsey when Clinton moved forward and played forward in the second half he was more dangerous. But the first half got a new -- ago they knew where strings where you could see that. But the issue was soccer's when you give up that early goal Mike you can't call time out like the other sports you -- There's a pause -- -- you hold yourself down right in that was the issue for the US is now what -- you playing catch up in the times running you've got to figure it out on the fly because of okay this what you do what you look ahead what you see the future -- and tell me I don't know what -- I have to I don't -- there are short years from now. Who the names are going to be talking about when it comes to US US soccer with a the -- not coming -- I mean top three players and for the US this woke up one of them was a young player Michael Bradley. Unbelievable player he's an American that's confident with the ball we haven't seen that. He ran a lot of in the stats in the first three games he ran like eighteen miles of the first three games he's a stud LB there. Jozy Altidore is another name -- afford. He's young -- this World Cup -- score any goals but he was dangers he needs to stay in Europe. Keep getting exposure and experience and hopefully start scoring some legitimate goals. And then from there I don't know where 'cause -- like -- feel harbor like Stuart Holden. But that question is the key to allow us because we're losing a lot will lose in our entire back for Atlantans can be 32 years old clamped -- he's going to be 33. -- lose and a lot of players on the next World Cup is going to be key. Because it's also show the world how our youth movement in what we're doing in the United States is right and I hope it -- I hope it is right. Our -- they won group -- they advance to knock -- round they were very competitive with -- they lost in overtime. How do you come out of this World Cup will be disappointed where you're encouraged me this long time -- USA could say we want a group. And now we're up with the big boys how did you feel. Into the week. -- -- caution because we want our group which then gives you the road perfect road paved -- tickets for the semifinals. And I think it's a disappointment because of that. If we what is said before the World Cup out of -- around sixteen you get gonna we signed up a hundred times out of a hundred sign up right now but the problem was. I think we look too far ahead in the way we kept coming back against Algeria I think the players had that emotional let down coming into the game you could see at some -- players were tired. So yes we want our group which is great but in all honesty you go to the tournament to win. -- -- as we did when -- the greats I Grayson got a future television. Very quickly give me the winner of this tournament and why. It's it's going to be hard not to pick Argentina Germany because at the two hottest teams in the tournament right now but I'm gonna stick with who -- pick before and that's Brazil strictly because they came in new World Cup for the first time. With that defense of coach which is this team is always offense first. I think they're disciplined enough to sneak it out but how can you picking against Argentina Germany when they're scored three goals a game I don't know what's -- group is so I don't like it's a good job.