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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stupid Coaching Move Proves to be...Stupid

Brazil knocks the US out of the World Cup, 4-0. Great decision by the US head coach, Greg Ryan to pull out the starting keeper who hadn't allowed the a goal in like 200 some-odd minutes in favor of 36 year old Brianna Scurry. I couldn't believe it when I heard the move yesterday on Sports Center. This was really, really, really stupid. I'm trying to think of how I compare this to another sport to give non-soccer fans an idea just how dumb it is to replace a goalkeeper mid-way through a tournament, when she is performing well no less, and I'm having difficulty thinking of a comparison situation. I guess it would be like changing quarterbacks before the Super Bowl, but I would actually say that doesn't even approach the level of stupidity that this takes.

They most likely would have lost anyways (I haven't seen the game yet) , but I guarantee that a change in keepers didn't help the situation.

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