What They're Saying: Jesse Marsch

“If I were to be critical of the sport in our country in general, I think we have failed ourselves miserably because everyone is the smartest guy in the room and everyone is the biggest critic, inside the game and out. And that will never be successful.”

-- Former New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch, who did not pursue the U.S. men's national team coaching job in order to concentrate on his move to RB Leipzig as an assistant coach, on the negativity in American soccer since the USA failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and need to get begin new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. (New York Times)
5 comments about "What They're Saying: Jesse Marsch".
  1. Bob Ashpole, January 19, 2019 at 5:37 a.m.

    Good move for Marsch and good for US Soccer too. We need coaches and officials to develop too, not just players.

  2. Wooden Ships replied, January 20, 2019 at 8:40 a.m.

    I agree with you Bob about coaches gaining experience too. However, I’m a little surprised and puzzled over his sentiments. Our biggest obstacle is criticism? That’s total garbage. 

  3. Bob Ashpole replied, January 23, 2019 at 4:59 a.m.

    Don't be confused WS. He is an American hired as an assistant coach publicly critizing a stereotypical characteristic of Americans as challenging authority before he goes to Germany where challenging authority is against their culture.

  4. R2 Dad, January 22, 2019 at 1:03 a.m.

    Most of the neutral comments were along the lines of, Why don't we have a coach after an entire year? What took so long USSF? This wasn't directed at Berhalter--more at USSF for not having their act together nor explaining the situation. But JM's comment was a shield to protect GB from, say, claims of consanguinity.

  5. John DiFiore, January 22, 2019 at 10:29 p.m.

    Very refreshing to see these comments... Everyone thinks they're the experts.. Just like Claudio Reyna said a year or so ago, EGO is killing our chances to progress...  IT IS TIME TO PUT EGOS ASIDE AND FOCUS ON DEVELOPMEN OF PLAYERS AND COACHES.

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