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"gio arena" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"To the Q&A portion of the show, you know the drill. If you've got a question request to call in, we'll move you to the stage, just stay muted until we call the name and then I will bring you up. Come on up. The mighty at Joey duda. Hey, Raj. How are you? I'm Joey. I know that you're a Liverpool fan. I don't know how much pain you're feeling tonight did the pain really kick in and did it turn to toxic shock after the 5 two beat down. There was tonight really just more service. Well, I'm not sure if the tears are from the conjunctivitis, my kids gave me or. A little germ factory. We do their God, a return to health and happiness. Remind us where you are and what you question. I'm still unless you should not make my question really, you know, I had one and then sprout the game against so and so gone. Whatever. I wish the season would end tomorrow because I'm tired of seeing these quite but for geo. Do you think this impacts any move from Dortmund? I don't know. It just seems all that it's all this is going on and it seems like he has such a bright future, so I was just curious about his thoughts around that. And then let's go to Apple. Yeah. Thanks rob. Is that who we've changed the joy, the wonder of Liverpool of Italy, Napoli, God, I gotta tell you they're joy thrills me. Their season of wonder thrills me to win a skew deto. I gotta say, God, I would love to be a Naples today. They claim that title. I'm not big on huge crowds. I love the idea of Mardi Gras. I love the idea of jazz fest in Chicago. I don't love the reality. But my law, to be in Napoli, to be, to be in the who of one day, it really is Liverpool at this town in which everyone aligns just everyone just mocks and derides a massive port city which gets no respect, but is able to hold its head up high. I wish Napoli just all of the wonder and love that you love them too. In terms of the Napoli story, there is so much more of it both the collective story and the individual Victor osterman story on European nights. We've gotten very, very deep on both narratives with Rory Smith, who's been reveling in it. Also, if you do want to find out about his pizza tour, which he undertook when interviewing carer, just an incredible caradonna he went over to do an incredible interview with the Georgian sensation. In this episode, it is a thing of one day. It's just romantic. It's wonderful. And unless you truly hate or a rival with Napoli. I think it's one of those footballing stories just that you can only revel in. But you're asking about GA and I just say that this is one of the most befuddling things. And I think this is one of the most complicated things for U.S. soccer is whenever I speak to anybody at thorman connected to Dortmund, people who've been at Dortmund and left and have no reason to hide the truth. They all talk about geo with wonder. They adore GA. It's just good vibes. And great upside by the injuries. That's the thing that was the worry about geo going into this over the past year, young guy with an injury track record that's politic esque. The double E hurt. So that's the reality there. I don't think there are two different realities. I believe that deeply. And what that does, it gives you a sense of, you know, U.S. soccer, this 1990s team is so embedded into the culture that the players of the 90s and they are incredible here. This is the agony of this moment for me as I look at this kind of arena. By the way, Claudia arena is for many, before this, before December, whatever there was a debate about is the greatest American men's footballer, this nation's ever produced. And guaranteed always in that debate if it was on Twitter right into the comments that would always always be an old school American football fan. You know, obviously Dempsey, many people saying Dempsey dog Dempsey did it for longer, more consistently, more wonderfully, made that argument. You can make that argument to be a thin pattern of London Donovan arguments. And by the way, London dolphin, I believe, is joining me on next week's amp where we can go deeper on so many issues in a time of wonder. But that always be many, many OG U.S. football fans who would chime in immediately and say, no, Claudio raina, you had to see him to believe in what he did at Manchester City and Sunderland was just a playmaker of playmakers. And one of the things that pains me the most is, yes, I mean, the legacy, the reputation, has been utterly tarnished, but now what you get is he was never that good. I mean, I imagine it's actually probably the same person who used to be the one posting about how great cloud arena is is now turned and is now posting on everything. Clearly, it was never like this. We rewrite the history funnily enough. And remember we now in Gio arena came on men in blazers, sweet and beautiful, really, you just broken through at Dortmund. We talked to him about who the trailblazer, who the greatest American football players, who the person he wants to emulate is and he told us it was Christian Pulisic. He said, we young guys all look at Christian politics. He didn't mention London. No, no dad. It was purely Christian policy, but these guys, they broke through and there's such a, that culture, whatever there is around the ability to look at it, it's McBride or it was McBride. It was Stuart, you know, that whatever, WhatsApp group, Ronaldo was in that he kept breaking news before games in the group stage. And that is, that's the sad part of it. So the two things can be true at dormant and there's a club player, Gio, you only hear great things. You only hear upside body the health and injury. And it's like we've made our own bed with the culture that we've created, the culture we've allowed to fester the reality. I mean, this is the old God, by the way, this is a legacy of the sunil galati U.S. soccer, a U.S. soccer of self dealing, a U.S. soccer of the grew up mostly in the shadows. I think and I hope with Cindy ko, we're in a possibility of a different day. And that's what I'm hoping for now, a different era, a different tone set, a different direction, but we will see Anthony Hudson today to the media on geo. I never felt any resistance to geo coming back.
"gio arena" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Miss a World Cup because of injury, it's called a fine sweeping goal tonight, 7th of the season for West Brom. And the only MLS player on the roster because MLS doesn't break the international window. Welcome back Atlanta United center back miles Robinson, so good to see him recovered for that tour and Achilles tendon sax Stefan also back, no call up for Gaga slonina, team Chelsea, goalkeeping sensation on my mate Chris Richards and I wonder whether the gold cup squad beckons for him interim coach Anthony Hudson was asked today about what he thinks about following balagan and he said there is open dialog with the dual national who can play for the United States or England he would say no more and I do know this that that dialog has been a long long going and actually precedes the World Cup 2022 that was conversation with him joining us and being that finisher of our dreams I'll just say this is a player with big ideas about himself, my lord, I hope and I know you do too that we can finally land in producer JW says it should be our American diplomatic cause number one priority. Two players will have their U.S. national team winger Taylor booth and scintillating sensation. I mean, what every weekend Austin trustee seems to score somehow from center back for Birmingham City, a couple of legal MX inclusions that hurt Gomez no doubt went in on deep today on the episode two of vamos Alonso, dual citizenship of Argentina and the U.S. moved from independiente to Juarez and green news. It's so joyous to have news like this dual Mexican American Alejandro Zendaya's declared he or play with us that gender was born in Juarez, Mexico in 1998 moved to El Paso, Texas as a kid, came through like everyone apart from the Philadelphia union kids came to the Dallas academy, moved to Liga MX shivas Guadalajara, the club has got a tradition of only signing Mexican players who Zendaya who actually played in the U.S. and the 17 teams with Tyler Adams and Christian politic agreed to reject future U.S. national team call ups and accept Mexican call ups, but no, it's got a bit messy. He did actually go and play for Mexico in a couple of friendlies, but they didn't file the right papers. And after shafting the legal reality, he's decided for personal reasons, identity reasons, commercial reasons, and I do know hurt Gomez in vanoss went deep on this today. Give that listen when that drops tomorrow. He will ticky nose Zendaya as well or articulate that reality. That complicated decision always far better than I can what I do know is he's a winger. You can also play centrally. And it's going to be great to have him add to our depth of squad. He rides with us permanently. Welcome, Alejandro. Cottage joy to be able to talk about positive news right now from our men's national team. By the way, pivot, Gio arena, also selected for the squad. And before I take questions, let's dive upon. The ongoing fallout from the burr Holter arena scandal. I gotta say, Pablo Moore, a great tweet when he said in the world of villainous catch phrases. I can make one phone call and do one interview and it's cool sneakers bounce passes will be gone. It's so deeply hilarious and incredible. What about a day for American soccer? Well, we're 48 hours on from the independent report being released by lawyers for U.S. soccer. We should note that cloudy arena put out a statement by his agent Dan Siegel. It's obviously hard to read the statement talked about the loss, The Rain is first child Jack who died from cancer age 13 and geo has talked about how much it marked his youth and how that profoundly impacted them. Went on to say in the statement that the readers acknowledge they did things quote in a heat of the moment. They regret and then lashed out that the report only tells one side of the story. Which honestly hard to stomach as a report details in real detail how cloud deals extended efforts to essentially evade being interviewed went down and his wife only spoke twice and briefly, that creative vacuum, you know you're doing that. That's a conscious choice, which report filled with some frankly awful awful movements. I can't get over the complete the readers made about a fema Claudia made about a female referee and in all honest. He went on all honesty. Can we get a real and have male refs for a game like this? It's embarrassing guys. What are we trying to prove a game like this deserves better attention? I mean, you just can't talk your way through that kind of thing. And also, how the rainers asked that the World Cup to not have to return to their hotel with the rest of the players, friends and family. They didn't want to be on that bus because that bus included the burr holes as an amazing detail in the report. And then they U.S. soccer staffer wrote the mister burh hall to identify the whales match as an inflection point in misses Burroughs relationship. This is sorry, this is Greg himself who said that before the match, the whale's match, misses burr halter and misses reena spoke on the phone daily. They talked, listen to this line, they talked every day for decades. And after the Wales game it ended immediately, it's just astonished. They were in the stands after the match, the detail is surrounded by the other families and they didn't speak. We had a reason from Jeffrey weigen, who asked, will U.S. soccer fans turn on geo because of the behavior of his parents? As we'll discuss, Gio is going to be in the squad for the two nations the games. And the truth is, I hope that he's not turned on by the U.S. fans. He really can not hold the children responsible for the acts of their parents. Unless it turns out that he embraced and encouraged and acted upon it and we're going to be clear, there's no facts to that regard before. And I think that this whole moment is really important to act on what we do know and not try and fill in the gaps of what we don't know. We've had some pretty wacky ravens. I will say, with people essentially fan fictionalizing, either way, both sides, but there are vacuums that continue, we just got to go on what we do know, perhaps the biggest problem in the medium term, this is the last word on this until the questions for me is that the reaction from a broad to all of this has been fascinating for me in the last 48 hours. Every single English journalist that I've spoken to this week, I've spoken to a ton of them. They all the first question was, hey, you know, how hilarious and ridiculous the U.S. that I'm calling U.S. soccer that just always like the American football situation is. And I realize from abroad, we don't like a laughingstock. And believe me, I love laughter, but you could have started to think about this from the perspective of the serious European coach that many of us crave and believe they will find it considerably less funny. If you're a coach and you have little time with your players, you want a serious organization. You want a serious foundation of which to build. Not the optics of what we currently look like. This is the optics, which is, this is how it's been seen in England when I chat to the limit. They're like, you know, your coach, who is the brother of the marketing officer, was clipped by his best friend. It was overreaching and trying to influence the front office, also his friends, also former teammates, because he wanted to get playing time for his son. I mean, all of this is unfathomable. When you hear it, how we look globally, self inflicted, so deeply challenging. I'm sure there'll be more questions. What now for U.S. soccer? What they're for Greg burr hall. So what now for The Rain is. Attention shoppers, we now have taste in the bread aisle. Dave's killer bread. That's right, an organic bread that's no longer a sedative for your taste buds. Dave's killer bread is on a
"gio arena" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Hatch you right. All right, so nations leaks coming up. Yes. So the U.S. mint's national team roster will be announced later this week. And so no formal managers still entering manager, the decision will be made in the summer, most likely. While sporting director first and then point at the first, right on. So we have questions for you. Okay. Regarding the roster for this two matches, Concacaf Nations League. Number one, will gerena be part of the nation's league roster. Yes. This shouldn't even be a question. It's a fireable offense if he's not. Now I understand given the context of everything that's happened with the report coming out and his parents the way they look. Those are The Rain as that is Danielle and Claudio Reina. This is not geo Rena, Gio reign is a 20 year old who made a mistake. He still happens to be by that way. The U.S. miss national nuclear with the highest ceiling of any player I've seen for quite some time. One of your best players that you have in the program, you don't ostracize this kid for the rest of his life or something his parents did. Jill Reina right now is a talented player in the U.S. miss national don't have the luxury of excluding talented players. Anthony Hudson goes to visit him in Dortmund for a reason. It doesn't matter. You can say, why is he visiting whatever? Somebody needs to check on the kid. Was that to let him know that what your parents did is what your parents did. That is not you. You have right now an opportunity to change the perception of you in that World Cup. He's a very talented player, and I firmly expect him on that roster. So, games against get another and El Salvador, right? So it's not playing for pretty much anything. How did they do against the southern work of qualifying? Fine. But I mean, you're playing for a couple of medical spots. Again, so not the most crucial games in U.S. soccer history. Are you a little concerned? With recent news and the report that we just talked about with Jeff Carlyle. That the way the locker room will welcome G arena. It's not going to be an easy conversation. An easy situation. You paint part of locker rooms like that. How do you think who should be in charge? Who should be the leader? Should there be a conversation or you just act like nothing happens just another player? Let's go back train and play and that's it. How do you handle that? You know what? Players want. They want to win. And Georgia is a player that can help them win. Winning cures all. That is a reality. When Gio arena was scoring goals for Dortmund, get so many people were talking about the Reina's and their terrible despicable attitude. Everybody was talking about Georgia. But Kurt, if you're the better employer, right? If you're a better employer, would you the men something for you? You're Tim Howard, if you're Clint Dempsey. Wait, where are they? No. This group right now. This group right now needs you Reina. This group fixed or found a solution at the World Cup and per everything we heard from them moved on from it. The only ones who did not move on from the situation were the adults in the room. That's how sad this is. Everybody else, this young generation of kids, these 20 year olds moved on from the situation. The only ones who did not were the adults in the room. Jill rayna is a talented player and I guarantee you this won't be the first time he made that he's made a mistake or that he will make a mistake. He's 20 years old. If how you were at 20 years old is the same person you say today, if that's how people. We're all in trouble. So Giovanni Reina right now only has to deal with himself. How do you have any raina handles himself? He can't worry about what other players think. And by the way, players, if you're going into that locker room and you're holding anything that's Giovanni renner because of his parents, you don't understand what the sport's about. You're there to win. It's not the first time that a collection of players have been somewhere and maybe uncomfortable with it. And life goes on and it won't be the last. Let me ask you this. Do you believe this locker room? I mean, whatever the roster looks like in the end is mature enough. Big enough veteran enough to handle that situation because you are a veteran. Dude, right? I mean, you would be the veteran player, but and I agree with you. I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm saying you're right. But my concern is, is that locker room as mature as you have just exposed the locker room needs to be to welcome G arena. They've already proven it. They were the adults in the room when everybody wanted to kick western McKinney off the team. They were the adults in the room in the World Cup when they were about to send them home, or when the arenas went off the rails. They were the adults in the room, saying how they disapproved with Greg burr halter for saying what he did at the symposium. They've been the adults in the room this whole time. So yes, I have faith in that locker room. Yeah, he's so talented and they should handle the situation. Whatever way they need to do it. Question number two. All right, here we go. Which World Cup snub will be back on nation's league roster. Zach Stefan, Jordan peek, or
"gio arena" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Dot would bring in players through it. And Gio arena has shown exactly how good a player he is in seasons gone by. He hasn't done that this season, and in his defense, I don't think anybody played particularly well. Against Chelsea. But you come in for Julian Brown, who has been one of the standout players, not just for Dortmund, but in the league this season. You come in that early, you have an opportunity to take a clear. And I just don't think that du arena played what may have been his natural game. It didn't take players on, certainly not with the kind of frequency that you would hope. You would hope for somebody coming in trying to establish himself as a starter for Bruce and Dortmund. And to crash out in any manner they did after when he first of course was disappointing. But to your question, I think this is a fantastic opportunity for them to put that result well and truly in the rev mirror. By earlier in the day or better at home, I can do the Augsburg which you expect them to win. But argument, let's see, hypothetically, dormant drop by and drop points. Now you have an opportunity in arrival to close the gap at the top with Bayern Munich. You do that on the Chelsea result. Each other, the Champions League exit is long forgotten. We'll see how that shapes out tomorrow morning, but I think this is this to your question, Kate, it's a perfect opportunity to bounce back from that for everybody to forget what happened in the week. Stewart, you covered buy in in the Champions League this week. Do you think Dartmouth can really be a rival father title? We see them in the table right next to them right now. Who do you think is the better sides? Oh, without doubt, buying us still the better side. Yeah, I've seen Dortmund on several occasions and they've got some good players. And they need Jude Bellingham to be at his best because I've seen him a couple of times this season where he's putting magnificent performances, the best midfield performances I've seen all season on a couple of occasions. So he's going to be a key player. Archie's right. Their front players, there's a lot of injury in the front areas. Julian Brad's going to be a mist for them because he's their leading goal scorer. Hala, you know, he's going to play up front and he's not quite at the form that he was maybe two or three years ago before he went to West Ham, but he can be a threat at the moment Bayern Munich are a good side. You know, there are an excellent side, I think they can go that one stage further. They can still improve on their game, Dortmund are probably playing at their best over the last few weeks. And by another, the better team, there's no question about that. Actually, what's been the reaction then? Go and go. Just quickly. Do you know who Bruce Dortmund's top scorer is in the squad going into the game tomorrow? You tell us actually. That tells you to be spread around that school. But there's a big feeling, isn't there that he's going to start in this game as well. And obviously, all will be revealed tomorrow, but I want to stick with buy in Archie and just ask you same question when it comes to the Champions League as to what the reaction has been to then progressing and their win over PSG and if that's a relief for Julian nagelsmann as well because we know there's always always pressure on this man. Relief for you to know who's been just a bit. I spoke to him in interview after that game and he said for some reason everybody in the media has been talking about me and I was like what? You know why everyone's been talking about you? The team crashed out to Villarreal last year in the court to final and there was a lot of pressure on him and you could smell that pressure. You could see it by the way that he was jumping up and down on the touch line and the funny thing is the thing that he wanted from his team was more patient that eventually he got that. But yeah, it is certainly a weight lifted off his shoulders. This result I would even say will should be enough to carry him through until the summer. This Bayern team that will play tomorrow, we already know there will be changes, chances, perhaps, for someone like Ryan graven bash in midfield le Roy sane, will get a chance as well. Xiao cancelo who inaugural has I'd say given a bit of criticism too in the press saying that when he plays he's very happy and when he doesn't he's very much not happy and compared him to angelino and I think he didn't use the word struggle but that was what was implied that he had with him at Leipzig and yeah, I'd imagine that cancello will get a chance tomorrow. So look, this is very much a satisfied a squad game as well buying I think can afford to drop points more than Borussia Dortmund can because of the strength in that squad and let's not forget this was the first defeat of buying season earlier in the campaign. They lost to Augsburg. And by intend to lose this season when you least expect it. In the game is when you think that the opponent might have a chance, they generally don't lose that. So this is still a dangerous fixture for buying, even if Augsburg maybe don't carry the same pedigree as a PSG. Well, they've definitely got pedigree in the Champions League steel and it comes to buying Munich. Can they win it this year? I don't think their favorites by any means. It was a strange game against PSG because PSG for the first half created some good chances and for a period. Look, the better side and buying really didn't get their game going until they scored that first goal. But Manchester
"gio arena" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Really over from a silverware perspective, cynics would say that was the case before a ball had been kicked, but truth is. That will hurt all the more this season because of arsenal's ascendancy, spurs, status, is stasis, almost certainly going to be a new manager there over the summer, not a ton of candidates, pochettino, floating around the ecosphere as a feel good return, the journalist Jonathan Liu wrote the pochettino would be welcome back at spurs with the further of a free political prisoner. Yesterday, Chelsea. Brilliant Potter Judgment Day and finally, a win for the beleaguered manager in a big game to know over a frustrated Dortmund who had won ten games on the trot before this one. Chelsea on the hills and last weekend one nil win over Leeds United States of America. Back to back Chelsea victories in name, despite the nervousness down the stretch, they shut Dortmund down Todd Burley left, beer in hand. Ambling around Stanford bridge after the game dueling out slightly orcs kisses. First time Chelsea have scored two goals in a game in 2023. And even though Chelsea created and missed all of the big chances, the front line of Sterling havertz and zhao Felix buzzed and fizzed needed a bit of luck with the goal still restoring you haven't scored since January the first with terrifically at a cross but the ball setup kindly slumped him the second chance. Second goal needed a twice taking Kai habits penalty. He missed the first shot. Var into seeded encroachment by both Chelsea and crucially Dortmund players, Dale Johnson, the ESPN, who's established himself somewhat as the var expert, he tweeted, retaken penalty, the correct decision in law, if given by the referee. But an overzealous application of our protocol, it's doubtful the retake should have been ordered. However, after the tortuous agony Graham potters endured this past 8 months, honestly, a bit like what GMB stretched out on a medieval rack and medieval rack ordered from crate and barrel by Todd brawley. He's now a history to win a Lockheed in the Champions League for Chelsea football club, but the telegraph headline really sums up the still tenuous position for Graham Potter ahead of the visit to Leicester this weekend, there were grand Potter, takes a baby step back from the brink. The question is, is it a turning point, Chelsea fans? You tell me, fascinated to hear what you feel, what you think that were postgame celebrations, my little Potter, so emotional throughout the game. Fist pumps at the Chelsea fans at the final whistle quasi Klopp style headlines desperate to say now that he's turned the team around. But can he honestly I do feel for that gem? When you think about the task that bully is inflicted on his own club, every single matchday squad, the grand Porter selects, leaves roughly 20 players miserable and unhappy, their agents causing mayhem behind the scenes. There was no way anybody can settle at locker room down. Fascinating point written actually about how there's a sense, grim potters choosing to select and give starts to the players who are the true vipers really out of fear. The Guardian wrote Hakeem that explains why he was straight back into the side after trying to leave while the quieter Mason Mount as soon as easier to leave out and the England midfield is popularity in the group means his demotion has aggregated other figures. Really, the most telling part, the Chelsea story over the last night was when Potter was asked, postgame, had he met burleigh, and he just answered by addressing all the speculation head on. He just said, I'm still here. I'm still here. We'll see for how long. PS pulisic back late substitute cameo nice to see him on the field with Gio arena subbed in after four minutes for Dortmund and looked hungry in spells, America. Big headline, Champions League chase continues for Chelsea reprieve for Potter, at least for another few weeks back on that rack. In the other game last night, poor Spitfire pilots thus manager, Scotty Parker, fired at club Bruges after a savage Benfica romped 5 one, two goals and Gonzalo Ramos strolling through several one and aggregate Parker. He only became Bruges manager on New Year's Eve. Think even Colin Farrell enjoyed his stay in the city more than Scotty Parker. But congratulations mate, look on the bright side, Scott Parker. You're a history maker. You become the first English man ever to be fired from two jobs in two different nations inside the same season. That my friend is not nothing. A couple of quicks. Liverpool fans try not to read too much into an interview FSG impresario John Henry gave yesterday in the Liverpool echo in which he said Liverpool will spend quote wisely in the summer, they will not fall into the trap of spending beyond their means. He said, we've seen many football clubs, including Liverpool previously, go down and sustainable paths. I mean, WTF, no one watches football for why spending John expect this to be a profitable year in the small plane banner pulling industry in the northwest of England, down with why spending enough is enough. Massive day for West Ham, tomorrow, they travel to Cyprus, after that shambolic four zero beat down a Brighton, which left them a point above the bottom three would coming out the locker room that David Moyes has lost it. The caution with which he faces every risk undermining the new attacking tools that is disposed or a love David Moyes at the saint godspeed to him and hammers tomorrow. I am going to take your questions in a moment, but first, this is a big day in the men in places media network. The next 24 months. My dream as regular listeners now is always been to add new voices,
"gio arena" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I'm scarlet fu here with Damien sasar, Michael Barr is off for this week, a much deserved break The FIFA World Cup is coming to a close with the final set between Argentina and France and despite being eliminated earlier on Team USA, the U.S. men's team did better than they have in recent memory. Yes, the sport's been growing here in the U.S. and as a matter of fact, the head of the World Cup we spoke with the gentleman who's played in four different World Cup tournaments for the U.S. to Marcus Beasley. DeMarcus told us that the future is bright for soccer in the United States. It's all about player development. Guys like western McKinney, Gio arena from the NYSE city academy. Tyler Adams, 23. He's our captain for this World Cup. And he started in the New York ripple as academy. So you're starting to see that investment payoff. And I think that's great to see that we have such young talent coming some of them are going to come in from MLS. DeMarcus Beasley on the Bloomberg business of sports show just ahead of the World Cup. You can listen to that full conversation on the Bloomberg business of sports podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Okay, but we have to talk about this Jewish cup, right? And talk about the state of soccer football in the U.S. no, soccer because we're talking about the U.S. right now. So let's bring in another star of the sport, national soccer Hall of Famer Bruce Murray. Bruce, welcome to the Bloomberg business of sports. Oh, thanks for having me. I appreciate it, Scarlett. So great to have you on. I've got to ask you, Argentina and France in the World Cup final seems like they were kind of destined to find each other here. It was really complicated. I mean, from the first game when Argentina got here we go again, Argentina is not going to messy won't live up to expectations. But here we are a month into it at the final. And here's messy, carrying the country on his shoulders. And this is such an amazing moment for a man who plays the game the right way. And he doesn't, you know, he doesn't want. He gets back up after he gets kicked and it would be amazing for me personally to watch Messi lift the trophy because they're so the expectations of Diego Maradona, the previous generation where he carried he carried the country's hopes and actually delivered. If Messi could pull that off, it would be an amazing story. Hold on, Bruce, are you talking about flopping? I mean, I thought flopping was an art form. I thought that was part of the, I'm just kidding. Now I can't stand it either. But let's talk about, let's talk about power scene tremendous let's talk about PSG. Let's talk about the representation of people like Messi and Mbappé and hakimi and how they have managed to rise to the top here. I mean, so what are your thoughts here if you had to pick a team? I mean, we've got RG France coming up. I mean, do we think messy and his 5th appearance that he finally gets it? You know, it's such an unbelievable talent on both teams. It's almost like the game will get stuck in a bit of a quagmire like because there's so much talent here. Everyone knows if I try and do something extra or I do dive in that I'm going to get roasted on the other end. So you may find a little bit of a chess match. But as soon as the goal scored in the final, assuming a goal scored, everything changes, yeah. No question about it. And with the talent, you have on the field. Anything can happen. We talk so much about Messi and BAPE, but who are the other players you are keeping an eye on who could play a big role here that maybe is kind of under the radar because the focus will be on the biggest stars. You've got Greece, man, who is really coming into his own in this World Cup. You got to watch the French team on free kicks because they got a lot of size. They got the wrong. They got some big boys coming up from the back and so that's going to be an issue. I would also say that Argentina has all these young guns, the kid that scored all the goals now. You've got you've got guys everywhere on the field from Argentina who can score. And so messy is not the only person the only this messy team has a big crew of support behind them. And like I said, anything can happen, but it's going to be really interesting. I say keep an eye on Griezmann for France. He's going to be a real danger player. And obviously in BAPE and all the other ones. I mean, going back to your career, I mean, you were the all time leader in both caps and goals for the U.S. before, you know, obviously the 1990s, but you know, what you were really known for with those wicked free kicks. Now, I know that's different than a penalty kick, but I wonder if you could just share some of your thoughts with us on some of these missed penalty kicks. You know, when it matters most, I'm talking about Harry Potter. Harry Kane, exactly. I didn't want to mention England. But just talk to us about the importance of penalty kicks. How? As an athlete, you prepare for that at this stage of the game. I never, ever once was the guy who was like, oh, what's going to happen if I miss? I didn't care. I just went up there and just smashed it home. I picked, I picked the spot. I never gave my eyes would never give away where I was going. I would just keep my head down. I knew where I was going. And then bang. And I would execute the play. I think now penalties have gotten to the point where guys are trying all kinds of tricks and they're outsmarting themselves. You saw it the other day, Harry Kane. And that ball still flying down the highway. So I say pick your spot. Don't give it away. Trust yourself because the distance versus the goalkeepers ability to get there is all the probability is with the kicker. Just execute the play. And I think you get all this craziness now. Where guys are trying to outsmart themselves. There's a dance. There's a hop. There's an Irish dance up to the ball and it's crazy. Just go out there and smash it wrong. If you watch Leon Messi hit that penal the other day, that thing ripped it down. He crushed it in. Scarlett, no more pinkas. Go smash it. Well, Bruce, you are the athletic director, you're the head of soccer at accelerator school. You know the Bruce Murray soccer academy, you know, you've trained many, many U.S. athletes talk to us, you know, as we look ahead to 2026 when the U.S.
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"Goals. But really. it's all the other stuff that he's doing heart. Yeah check this out. Look at this before the penalty kick. He's taken the the ball away from cebu he wants it. They're almost fighting for the ball. it's the mentality. He's eighteen years old but he wants more the hunger. Let's let's kids a menace on the ball anytime you have to bite his feet. It is so difficult to get the ball off of him. He is so deceiving. Lee strong fast because he glides with the ball he'd clydes in between defenders i. It's it's so difficult to get the ball his feet but his decision making is better. I thought in the final thought versus undressing in the final is one of the better players. He was one of the players that every time you had the foot something would happen. He's only eighteen years old. He keeps getting better and better and better. Bruce dorman has been just instrumental in his development. But it's what he's doing with the national team that soda sort of. I am bigger than just being an eighteen year. Old than just being a promise for the future. I mean player up today and he wants that responsibility. That's really opened my eyes to eighteen years old. Let's not downplay that because we talk. About pulisic adams mckinney young. They're twenty two years old all three of them there. Four years older than raina. Can you imagine what this kid is gonna be in four years. I'm so excited about next season for him. At dortmund we see all the transfer talk. That's going on right now. Is the european window. Opens jaden sancho. It looks very very possible that he's moving on to manchester united if he moves on just more and more and more opportunities for gio rain at that club. I think i think all the players like when we talk about ceiling. It's really hard to argue that anybody has a higher ceiling than gio arena. That's the good stuff are that's the good stuff. Let's get to the.