Author: Lee Bosch

Honduras 0-3 Switzerland: Match Highlights (VIDEO) – Swiss Grab Second Spot in Group E

A slight tactical move has  helped spur Switzerland into the second round and Xherdan Shaqiri in his country’s history books after a 3-0 win against Honduras in Manaus. Shaqiri was moved to a more center forward role this match by  Head Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld. This move allowed the midfielder to complete the first Swiss hat-trick in a World Cup since 1954. He also added to the number of goals by Bayern Munich players in this World Cup to 11. This leads the tournament. The 22-year-old Shaqiri opened the scoring for Switzerland in the 6th minute with a viral-video worthy goal. ... Read more

Clint Dempsey, USA World Cup Player Profile: From Humble Beginnings to the World’s Stage

One chance, one goal. Clint Dempsey’s life has been about seizing chances. Less than a minute into their match on Monday, the United States had a 1-0 lead thanks to an adventurous run, matched by a masterful Dempsey finish. His first opportunity near goal was taken head down, full speed ahead. Nothing was going to stop him. Not an oncoming defender and not a helpless goalkeeper. Nor will a broken nose from playing against Portugal. The same could be said about his path to becoming “Captain America.” Unlike some of his American teammates who grew up in suburban surroundings, playing ... Read more

In the Case of Hugo Lloris, Temporary Substitutes Can Prevent Playing Through Head Injuries

Controversy over concussions has taken flight recently over the collision between Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku on Sunday. Lloris, who suffered the injury in the 78th minute, continued through the nine added minutes for injury time and the final whistle, even after stating he did not remember the collision. Lukaku was substituted, unable to continue after hitting his knee on Lloris’s head. Sam Borden of the New York Times recently wrote about this incident and made two comparative suggestions to how the NFL handles concussion issues. The first suggestion was allowing for a temporary substitute to replace ... Read more