“For example, if you want to play the way Barcelona do, you cannot achieve it with lots of big, athletic players. You need small, technical ones, though with some balance in the side.” This quote from a fantastic Telegraph article squashes the idea that the quick passing style of Barcelona and the Spanish national team will ever make it in America. Small guys with skills instead of the big athletic ones? That’s just un-American. Luckily, there are many routes to winning soccer. Big athletic Jozy Altidore overpowered Carles Puyol of Spain to score the first goal in a 2-0 win for the United States at last summer’s Confederation’s Cup.
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