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
This is what happens when you don't play the whistle
by Mike Woitalla, January 17th, 2014 11:08AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  off the post, video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] It might be common practice for defenders to signal offside -- but it backfired badly for Atalanta defender Christiano Del Grosso, who may have had the call right but created a goal -- a funny one, at that -- for the opposition by ignoring the "play the whistle" adage.

Napoli's second goal in its 3-1 win, which sent it to the Coppa Italia, quarterfinals, came after after a pass, headed to offside Gonzalo Higuain, bounced off the back of Del Grosso and fell kindly to Lorenzo Insigne to stroke home.



2 comments
  1. Jordan Thompson
    commented on: January 18, 2014 at 7:33 a.m.
    very frustrating when defenders do that. He may have been in an off-side position, but was not called off-side as he had no participation in the play. Defender was an idiot. Coaches should be fired after a few of those plays for not enforcing this in their players.

  1. Brent Crossland
    commented on: January 18, 2014 at 9:19 a.m.
    Ah yes, the famous "Statue of Liberty" defense. Always a classic!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Quick Arsenal blitz drops Guzan's Aston Villa    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The unbeaten start of Brad Guzan's Aston Villa to the English Premier League season ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] No. 7 New Mexico had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Drexel before ...
Wooten scores second late winner in two weeks    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] German-American Andrew Wooten scored his second game-winning goal in two games to lead Sandhausen ...
Dempsey teams up again with XO    
[VIDEO PICK: Music] The FIFA 15 release party in New York featured its cover boy, Clint ...
New and the old square off in semifinals    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] Two first-year clubs -- Sacramento Republic FC and La Galaxy II -- and ...
Attention on battle for first place -- and fourth    
[NASL: Fall Week 11] First place will be on the line Saturday when the San Antonio ...
Nasco nightmare gives RSL Rocky Mountain Cup    
[MLS: Friday] Joe Nasco, the former Georgia police officer who made his MLS debut this summer ...
Riquelme still brilliant at 36     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has always been one of the most delightful ...
What They're Saying: Danny Murphy    
"Basically, half his finger was off and you could see his tendon. Glass shattered -- it ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives