Friday, June 02, 2006

Introducing the US Team

Since some readers of this virtual rag aren't familiar with the US team, I thought I'd pull together a few videos introducing the players and their heroics.

Highlights From World Cup Qualifying Matches

Landon Donovan

Damarcus Beasley

Brian McBride

Eddie Johnson

Bobby Convey

Eddie Lewis - This one is brief but does a good job of capturing the pandemonium in the stands when Lewis nailed the free kick for Leeds in the playoff match against Preston

Clint Dempsey

Oguchi Onyewu
For some reasons Gooch's interview on ESPN is blocked from being embedded. So, you have to click here to watch it.

Also, since the regular media doesn't give much attention to the team, US Soccer has set up their own production studio to create programming about the team. It's called Studio 90. Click on the "Lauch" circle to watch interviews, training highlights, behind the scenes crap, etc. It just started today but if it remains this good, it'll be a daily stop on the web for me.

Two other notes:

III) What are a few of your favorite bands?

- Brian Murphy, Montpelier, Vermont

I listen to a lot of music in general. Everywhere - in my car, at home, even in the locker room, where I'm in charge - especially on game days. I enjoy mostly rap and R&B, but also anything that's sung with acoustic guitar.

I go from Nelly, R. Kelly and Wyclef Jean to James Blunt, Ben Harper and then also a lot of old school like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and not that old like Tracy Chapman. I'm always on internet trying to see who's coming out with new records because everything American comes out late in France.
Come on. You knew I'd ask a music question, right?


c said...

i watched that studio 90 a bit yesterday and the part with cherondulo was classic. he had some pretty blunt comments about germany and german people.

Flatlander said...

I was kind of surprised they left those comments in there. I imagine the last thing the team needs is a bunch of angry German journalists asking him follow-up questions about his view of Germans. Thankfully, nobody in Germany seems to pay attention to the US Soccer website.