Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Pierre Barrieu, one Frenchman with something to celebrate
France Football (French), June 25th, 2010 12:35AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  france, men's national team, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

The only member of the U.S. national team coaching staff to have worked at the last three World Cups is Frenchman Pierre Barrieu. The U.S. fitness coach credits the team's physical and psychological preparation for its never-say-die attitude.

On the winning goal against Algeria, the Americans had a four-on-two counterattack. "Four players [Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Edson Buddle] ran 80 meters in the 90th minute. Fortunately, on Altidore's cross, Dempsey's shot was blocked but Donovan, who was following up the play, was there for the rebound. I believe the win was merited because this team never gives up."

Barrieu says the postgame visit from former President Bill Clinton was memorable. Clinton arrived with an entourage of about 20 people, but Barrieu says he closed the doors separating the two rooms in the U.S. locker room, allowing Clinton to meet alone with the U.S. players and staff. "I think he was happy to share our collective joy," he said.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
City's Negredo Breaks Foot    
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has broken his foot and will be out of action for ...
Liverpool Close to Remy Signing    
Liverpool on Monday activated the release clause of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, agreeing to ...
Evra Joins Juventus    
Juventus on Monday confirmed that Patrice Evra has officially joined from Manchester United on a two-year ...
Prandelli: Balotelli's World 'Far Away from Reality'    
Cesare Prandelli has said he did not fall out with Mario Balotelli during the World Cup ...
German Defender Biermann Commits Suicide    
German defender Andreas Biermann has committed suicide following a long battle with depression. The 33-year-old former ...
Uruguay President: Suarez Needs a Psychiatrist    
Uruguay President Jose Mujica claims that Luis Suarez needs help from a psychiatrist rather than a ...
Gerrard Announces England Retirement    
England captain Steve Gerrard on Monday announced that he is retiring from international competition. Gerrard made ...
Six Shakhtar Players Defect as Fighting Continues in Donetsk     
Six players from Shakhtar Donetsk refused to return to Ukraine for the club's new season as ...
Michu Joins Napoli on Loan    
Swansea City on Friday announced that striker Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal ...
Report: Juve Signs Morata    
AS is reporting that lvaro Morata has effectively become a Juventus player. The Spanish daily says ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives