Inside the Brain of a Teenage Soccer Genius

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Sneak Peek Into The Nehemiah FC Curriculum

For those of you who don't know, I started a football club in Kenya called Nehemiah FC. We recently sent a group there to bring the first wave of supplies and check in on progress. I was thrilled with the results! Along with sending down shirts and cleats, I send down a thirteen page curriculum for our general manager. I swear by the Brazilian philosophy but I also included descriptions of other styles of soccer so that the team could choose a style that suited them, or pick the best features from all of them to create their own Kenyan style! In August of 2013, we are hoping to travel to Kenya to structure our youth academy and perfect the team that has been established by our hardworking GM, Shebby. Little bits of the curriculum will be published leading up to the trip and I want your advice! Soccer specialists, coaches, players, fans... anyone! Feel free to let me know what you think! This is a community effort, this club is the people's club. Our style will be dictated by what everyone can bring to the table. Happy reading!

St. Gallen 2-1 FC Basel

Regazzoni scores the winner for Sion
The reigning Swiss Champions are struggling to find their form as they fail to maintain their early dominance in the match and concede two to lose the 1-0 lead that Jacques Zoua gave them in the first ten minutes of the game.

Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Hoffenheim

Xhaka proved to be a smart signing for Lucien Farve this summer
Borussia Monchengladbach kicked off their Bundesliga campaign with a late home victory against Hoffenheim after taking the lead in the first half. They conceded in the second half, but were able to come back when they drew another free kick from the Hoffenheim defense, resulting in a winning goal from the home side.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dundee United 3-0 Dundee

Russell was both a hero and a villain as he scored a brace and saw red

Dundee United Take The Points In The First Dundee Derby In Seven Years

The orange side of Dundee, Dundee United "hosted" their neighborhood rivals for the Dundee Derby this afternoon in the Scottish Premier League. That atmosphere rivaled the intensity of the fans at the Old Firm (the Glasgow derby notorious for its passionate fans) with the sounds of the home side, Dundee United, blasting throughout the city, surely causing a rumble when the home side struck their three goals to give them a victory in the Dundee Derby, which hasn't happened in a competitive competition in seven years.