Your Questions Answered (Part 1 of 4)

Your Questions Answered (Part 1 of 4)

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Your Questions Answered (Part 1 of 4)



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Good afternoon everybody. It is time to start answering some of the questions you sent my way recently in the latest Q&A. I will be breaking up the Q&A into four segments, starting with today’s.

This batch of questions includes questions about Benny Feilhaber, the U.S. national team, the Seattle Sounders FC coaching search as well as MLS officiating. There were a few questions I couldn’t provide answers for yet, but I am working on them.

For now, here are some of your questions answered:

BECKSTER– Thanks Ives. I was wondering what the status is of Jon Spector’s recovery. Have you heard anything and what are his prospects for playing this year for both the Hammers and the MNT?

What do you think the goals for the Men’s National Team should be in 2009 so that we’re poised to make the 2nd round in 2010? Performing well in the Confed Cup? Win the hex? Win at the Azteca? Winning a friendly in Europe against a big-time power?

1)Who is the Original Winger? On his blog, he makes occasional references to having played with one current MLS player or another. But who is he, and more importantly, what is his soccer background? (Haven’t heard of his blog before the DP thing.)

2)Charlie Davies: to my mind, the most dynamic forward option USMNT currently has outside of Jozy. Seems to have it all: speed, technic, nose for goal. The Allsvenskan just might be a weaker league than the MLS, however. If you are BB, do you call him into camp ahead of Buddle (who also has talent but seems to be benefitting from playing with LD and Becks) and Cooper?

  • Sigi Schmid- 5/1
  • Paul Mariner- 10/1
  • Brian Schmetzer- 12/1
  • Fernando Clavijo-30/1

As for me going to their opener next year. i certainly hope to.

2. why were the women’s olympics soccer groups labeled group e, f, and g instead of a, b, and c? Also, why isn’t their an age limit (of 23 yrs old) for the women?

3. Not long ago, you mentioned some Prison Break lookalikes. So I assume you watch the show. What do you think of Season 4 so far?

Keep it up, love the site! πŸ™‚

What are the chances of the Galaxy making the playoffs?

and, on a slow day, i’d like to see a feature on the best and worst refs in the league, it would be interesting.

thanks ives, keep up the good work.

YED HILL– The recent rumor of FC Barcelona establishing an MLS franchise in Miami. One, do you think it will happen? Two, Do you think it is a good idea?

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