Anybody ever heard of a degree in Human Movement Studies? Well it’s the degree I attained at Cardiff College in Wales back in the early 80s. I always thought of the course as an effort to legitimize PE, or at least an effort to make PE seem more academic. Read More
A GSI Sports guest post by FC Kansas City midfielder Yael Averbuch.
I’m about to enter my ninth year as a professional player. I always tell the youth players I work with about the single thing that has helped me more than any other to be able to play at the highest level: the time I’ve spent with the ball outside of my organized team training sessions. Read More
My two favorite TV shows growing up in Wales were Superstars and Question of Sport. I think just like many other British TV shows like The Office, Steptoe and Son (Sanford and Son), House of Cards and even Trading Spaces (the original home makeover show); Superstars did make it over to the US. Read More
While I was writing my first Soccer by the Numbers post about how player jersey numbers have evolved, I got to thinking. Just for fun, I came up with a list of who I think are the best players in history to wear specific numbers.
Without further ado, I give you my fantasy team, and why I picked my roster. Read More
Back when I played (about a 100 years ago) a team’s starting eleven were assigned numbers 1-11 and you knew the player’s position by the number on his back. We were assigned a number on a game by game basis and players would turn up to the dressing room and look to see which number was hanging on their peg. Each team literally only had 12 players, so avoiding that #12 jersey was the first priority. Read More