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
Kobe Bryant seeks soccer's ... Kobe Bryant
New York Times, June 28th, 2010 3:42AM

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

MOST COMMENTED

Among the disappointed fans at Saturday's USA-Ghana match was Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who flew in the day of the game and was helicoptered to match in Rustenburg.

Against Ghana, the USA could have used an NBA athlete like Bryant, who spent seven years as a child in Italy. “All it takes is one player, someone 6-foot-5, 6-6, who can move and do some other things,” Bryant told the Times' William Rhoden. “Someone who can come into the community, come into the league, really take it over and really capture the imagination of people.”

Bryant, who is in South Africa to celebrate the completion of a Nike community training center to develop soccer talent and promote HIV/AIDS education, says many young Americans don't understand soccer.

“I don’t think kids really understand the creativity that you can have playing soccer,” he said. “I think they think you just kick a ball around, but if you watch clips of Ronaldinho and see some of the things he can do with that ball if you have imagination. ...”

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
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
Real Coasts into Club World Cup Final     
Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Isco bagged the goals as Real Madrid coasted into ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas as Blues Cruise into Semis    
Jose Mourinho singled out Cesc Fabregas for praise following the Spanish midfielder's man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea's ...
Howard Amends Book Following Friedel Dispute    
USA No. 1 Tim Howard accepts that Brad Friedel did not try to block his move ...
Saints Lose Fifth Straight     
Southampton lost its fifth-straight game in all competitions on Tuesday as League One side Sheffied United ...
Ander Herrera: I Have Never Fixed Games     
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists that he has never been involved in game-fixing after he ...
Roma Fury at Fine, Garcia Ban     
AS Roma on Monday was fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) and its coach Rudi Garcia was banned ...
Report: Actual Cost of Suarez's Barca Move: $315 Million     
Luis Suarez's move from Liverpool to Barcelona last summer topped Goal.com's 2014 Goal Transfer List study, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives