Lunchbox Live: Kickin' it with Ivan Carter-2/23
Wed, 23 Feb 2011|
CS in Washington dot com. What was box -- -- through. Best selves I was here we welcome in mark for me and -- argument from -- offices here. Rick Fox soccer. While the first one and -- the NBA trade another one. New Jersey nets' Devin Harris Derrick favors first -- pickles on schools. -- was a personal pixels about that other star. Small market paying your -- more and more. Woods and you've got that big billionaire owner in New Jersey poker he's an exciting character I guess and that's really without a lot need ya on these big billionaire owners. Going to -- downtrodden teams and building. Building and Simpson championship sized -- -- only has five. Right and it's it's not a Chelsea was exactly downtrodden but it's similar Russian billionaire Chelsea buys players rush ability to do it takes in -- Get good players good players now it turns out there's a sock or pay more more efficiently and the last. You know getting revved up love him for what Charlie Davies. It warmed up -- they had a game -- exhibition match California. Pretty soon this. Ultimately achieve us a whale rider is yet and I've got a couple and. Out turn in Charleston that was participate in and now they've got a big pre season at what -- build up here spent some time California. Spent some time in Florida so they're pretty much close to ready to go for them march 19 opener. And with Dax McCarty and it was contested that Charlie game and collier who would you really pay attention to. -- -- casual fan out here or even mark one wanna know. As to buy tickets in this game because they're hard to watch. For whatever reason how much better Kennedy. Well I'll let you handle a fan question because you and I've had some conversations about that the you know I IE as a fan weigh -- I grew up in the area. Follow these homeless. ID lean more towards the piano for a variety of reasons for getting into a buddies -- wanna see him do well last year you know it wasn't their best year but I think Charlie Davies it is is is interest and I hope he for US soccer increase in and I hope he gets. Better he's fully fit and he can be. You know dominant which would which would be awesome. But action parties are really solid pick up -- could be you know feature national team player. And that that's what you look for you wanna go see the best your country is offered you know you don't wanna go to minimalist scheme just see some guys. Trying and playing well you wanna see some guy was recently -- Last year it could score at all in handles their -- battles. Can we expect more post office on bad hamstring issues last year he's back I don't know what we get more -- -- -- it works real hard. Maybe -- -- -- that helps. You know. Can't do any worse than last year 21 goals the worst and -- -- and really just yeah ours is a really big struggle for them there worked there -- month long stretches where you have to create chances and don't finish that's a problem. But when you don't create chances STC united failed to do for long stretches last year. It's tough to watch and and that and that hurts the product. Honestly I think this year's offense is going to be out a lot more exciting. They've gotten faster and owls went about -- big things that you -- think they're building this team an image of annals and are going to be hard working they're fast they're going to be young. And I think they're going to be exciting to watch there will be some bad moments but they'll be exciting that good that unlike last year when they were hopeful that. In the league itself and a lot of its been now twelve -- sixteen sixteen years lot of investment in this league hoping it's gonna finally. You'd get a real -- It's making steady progress you've seen growth that you wanna see news which soccer only stadiums pop out. I think the TV deals been pretty good I think they just renewed it. What he's in the. You know I think it's it's grown a lot they've lost a couple teams -- an added some more. They have some being. Marketing partnerships all of the teams have their own leaders sponsored -- and Volkswagen springs and -- million dollars. That's being -- important I don't think Vienna last is trying to nor do I think he should shoot two B. The NFL compute NFL starter did you guys like that. It those which are tuned grant. I just wanna see them. Put a good product on the field and and yet you know who. 20000. Fifteen to 20000 people and it can happen in the soccer only stadium August and ask is a receive more and more guys and -- US soccer playing. Over there. And I can't blame the money's there -- their supper until we get Tim Howard playing here. Can it really be the league could be. I don't. Yet it can be -- league just behind the major force sports I think he can be. I don't pay your rent money issues that the best Charlie Davies it's not that Mike Davies wants to grab agree here a year yeah so he can go right tackles. And what money they. It's money but it's also the competition I mean these guys took to really be realistic forces at the international level you've got to be playing in Europe I mean I think Bob Bradley has -- Pretty clear in his in his desire for young American players. An end this might be a bit of a knock against MLS but -- get over to Europe and start experiencing a high level day in day out. Professional competition that they get over there that maybe there's a perception. Part perception part reality that they're not getting here. If -- if it a good thing them as having Gaza and in -- whether he plays for the US or not he could put front doors. Dax McCarty getting the younger guys that are in the US program at least we get a few years out of and to see -- so they can grow here that's great. You know I think they grow here and then move on that's expect in the beginning of the leaders as they can cycle back. Not not when they're past their prime would come back and still get pretty good money. In Kasey Keller all Kasey Keller -- so that pretty good or switch gears exactly as international soccer fans as well. Let's talk about it between eat out of the champions league at one of the other a you more excited about I guess house shall I follow Chelsea. They're winning yesterday to nothing and local couple goals I that's all they might have to hang their hat on this year over there when you go what is important to your fans. You know I know you guys go through the -- out I've I've personally watched. You know -- -- a little bit easier to follow because it's it's on consistently champions that takes a big break now without all the -- -- and yes you know that is kind of random Turkish teams that are that are mouthful. But I do I do think that. If you want to see them very best you've got to go to. And champions that's really the biggest trophy in the world the won that means the most is that champions league trophy now. For some of these routes and around a sixteen where you've got maybe -- massive team like -- Madrid with with an enormous budget not a smaller team. Right -- and outside terrible and it's -- -- -- -- but that too conservative that they battled out one on trial you know what out for whatever it's -- there's a lot of kind of conservative play now but you get down to the semi finals and you get into those. On those really prime time matchup out of which the first round Barcelona Arsenal is. -- we could top thirty minute show on that none are not that that 21 game last week was the best game I've seen on five years from two teams combined. Barcelona put a beat down on amateur that was a great singular performance. But if you want some amazing stuff champions league -- that exciting stuff I've -- -- really -- why do you. Assists for in I comedy this and in this way this would not. -- like soccer fans casual fans becoming more -- more but for whatever reason appeal to me. Is more adjusting to watch him -- in the Buddhist -- whatever the Presley why is. It's it's the best level means Spain only use is very good but top of the top to bottom. These these -- the best. Italian soccer's is target again their their bottom teams are just not the level of on and -- the plays different. We're defensive Borg style of talk guys gotta go to that's some of it's that's a world -- -- in Italy that I do that that's -- World Cup and a big age to happen. On a week to week basis but they don't. Spartans were almost playing there's a flop. Yeah how wide receivers in football not you know you'll -- -- opera guys if it hasn't started. Does match not in the secondary you're gonna go down. Yeah you gotta help out. That's all these guys in the -- Laden's right right on the water yeah I'd that's a bit -- I don't see that as much and he'd yell and it in March doesn't happen on on a -- -- because if you do get beat up the next week you see these guys every every week. In in woke up it doesn't -- it is random guy from Japan they're playing around after Australia in every team again so. You can't build up this he'd work push for both the young Americans are that we should keep on in my be played overseas now we're now I don't know who it is who is the young guy that was -- -- that could be what Landon Donovan has now -- You know it's it's really tough that I think you know I'm gonna get the DC united had a pitcher -- -- young man. I was just drafted by united he's in the under twenty programs the captain of the under twenty national team. And I talked about Thomas strong and former DC united coach and now the head coach at U twenties. And his college coach Caleb Porter knows very well respected seen a lot of these young talented kids through. And they both said Perry -- Unquestionably. The leader they'd seen kids that age so I think there's some big potential for him at the national team lover he's not the. Shiny splashy attacking player that that. You might be looking for but I really like you know the potential this young man in the recommendations. Odd things and that about him from pretty -- -- the -- -- and I've been here yeah. We're gonna get to watch and so if -- people for watch him and I I think he's got some growth that is I don't think he's headed for Europe in on the next six days off -- Tom -- -- quick quick shot I am like Stuart Holden a lot and pulled ahead Bolton he he's done some the amazing things. In a short period time and I really like -- -- he's chose the US put the US over Canada he's currently hurt badly elbow injury. He's out in Kansas City will see him for the year to end his progression is going to be exciting to say. So sees progress over by the cup and keep that they don't mean and they spirituality -- final thought on this Tuesday. Also folks except for like my producer -- come around bring new management have some fun -- it. And if we -- plane into a frenzy has helped me my team go to on fourth place and you. 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