Tweet du jour: Eddie Johnson

"I’m literally watching the u-17 girls @theECNL college showcase here in Orlando Florida and I can’t believe the level of play of girls in our country at 17 years old technically and tactically it’s embarrassing and disappointing to the sport. I’m literally looking at these games and I don’t know how these college coaches can watch and what are they looking for when the ball is in the air 95 percent of the time. Soccer is a creative game and requires intelligent players. There’s nothing intelligent in watching a player smack the the ball as hard as they can up the field when they have time and space. This is shocking. I really feel bad watching all these clubs steal these parents hard earned money and aren’t developing their kids properly."

-- Former U.S. international Eddie Johnson on the play at the January ECNL Showcase in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, where he is a youth coach. (@eddie_johnson7)
4 comments about "Tweet du jour: Eddie Johnson".
  1. Giy Rinfrow, January 13, 2020 at 12:24 p.m.

    Accurate assessment by Mr. Johnson, 

    I'm live in Cali where I attend alot of girls and boys soccer games, these clubs are doing these parents a disservice. Intelligent soccer players are the wins who last long in this game. If you dont know ti think the game how can you play the game of soccer. 

  2. Tom Keene, January 13, 2020 at 1:02 p.m.

    thank you eddie

  3. William Mcginty, January 13, 2020 at 5:26 p.m.

    There are many teams there and of course there are great, medium and poor players.   The best will raise to the top and once they move to great programs like UNC or Stamford, they will get better with heightened Soccer IQ.   Let's cut them a break and help them develop.  


    Bill

  4. Bill Dooley, January 16, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

    Interesting that this tweet - actually a seroies of four - has disappeared, along with all the comments expressing agreement.

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