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In terms of playing, once I scored the 3rd goal of a hat trick in a pickup game by jumping and blocking a GK clearance with my face. Nearly knocked me out, then the adrenaline hit when I saw the ball in the net, then when it wore off I had to just sit down for a while.
Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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In terms of playing, once I scored the 3rd goal of a hat trick in a pickup game by jumping and blocking a GK clearance with my face. Nearly knocked me out, then the adrenaline hit when I saw the ball in the net, then when it wore off I had to just sit down for a while.

Old school "concussion protocol"


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College game. Our lone striker buried one from like 35 yards out. Fucking laser. Immediately turns around and starts shit with an opposing player that results in a straight red. Storms off. Goes right past the bench (and our coach) and just keeps walking. It was an away game. We were a very VERY long bus ride from home. No traveling fans. No idea how he got home. Asked him and he just said someone gave him a ride.

crazy 

sounds like you also played with Amado Guevara!


Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.


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Oh shit I almost forgot!

I was on JV Freshman year of high school. Me and a bunch of guys were watching the varsity team and one of the opposition players got his eyeball KICKED OUT OF ITS SOCKET!

I kid you not. Im still not entirely sure how it happened, but the ambulance came on the field and drove him away. I heard later that he was fine, but who knows.

I cant believe I almost forgot that one!

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In terms of playing, once I scored the 3rd goal of a hat trick in a pickup game by jumping and blocking a GK clearance with my face. Nearly knocked me out, then the adrenaline hit when I saw the ball in the net, then when it wore off I had to just sit down for a while.


Did you play against kasey Keller?

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I play on the Nike fields in Chinatown often and you get some interesting hecklers... The junkies are usually harmless but the guy trying to slyly jerk off to our coed game was an unpleasant one to deal with...


Sorry about that. Wont happen again.

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Sorry about that. Wont happen again.


You wont do it? Or will be more discreet?

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Saw my best friend break his wrist after an innocuous slip and an unfortunate landing, will never forget what that looked like.

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Jesus christ Koko how was the eyeball story not the first one that came to mind?!



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Oh shit I almost forgot!

I was on JV Freshman year of high school. Me and a bunch of guys were watching the varsity team and one of the opposition players got his eyeball KICKED OUT OF ITS SOCKET!

I kid you not. Im still not entirely sure how it happened, but the ambulance came on the field and drove him away. I heard later that he was fine, but who knows.

I cant believe I almost forgot that one!

thats nuts

I can understand why you forgot /supressed that


Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.


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Saw my best friend break his wrist after an innocuous slip and an unfortunate landing.


My son came home after an indoor adult game with one hand twice the size of the other. Said he got past a defender and the guy kicked his legs out from under him. I asked what happened next, and he said his teammates beat the living piss out of the guy, then they all hustled back to NJ. I suggested he go to the ER. He did not want to sit there overnight, figuring they would not call a hand surgeon. He self-medicated for the pain and went the next day for the surgery.

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Jesus christ Koko how was the eyeball story not the first one that came to mind?!


No idea! Blocked it out apparently!

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No idea! Blocked it out apparently!


Eyeball kid wishes he could have blocked it in!


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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For the parent, it had to be one of the moms from back when I coached JV.  She did the PA system for stadium games (which were only ~3 games per season).  Her son--a 9th grader--scored a goal and tore off his shirt in the goal celebration.  All of the sudden the PA system clicks on and the announcer--again, this 14 year old's mother--shouts out "take it all off, baby!"  You have never heard a stadium go from loud to awkward silence so quickly.

 

For on the field, it's one of two--both involving SUPER nerdy kids.  When I played in HS, we had a kid on the team who was really quiet and passive.  Had decent skill, but he was a perpetual bench warmer because he had no aggression whatsoever.  One game, against the worst team in the county, the starters were all out (blowout before halftime) and the whole bench was in.  Nobody is paying much attention, and then suddenly all hell breaks loose.  The passive kid was apparently sick of getting fouled by a kid on the other team, so he literally picked him up, complete with mid-air WWE style hesitation, and body slammed him to the field.  It was the most ridiculous thing we'd ever seen the kid do.

 

The other one involves one of the nerdy kids from the team that I coached.  We were getting set to play the best team in the county.  They had an amazing striker--literally, they just had to give this kid the ball at midfield and odds were good he could turn it into a goal.  Our team had a very good defense, but that striker tore up other teams that had good D as well.  We talked strategy all week--I wanted to go with a 2-sweeper 5-man backline, leaving a man free to double team the star striker.  Some of the kids wanted to wreck him early and deal with the carding/consequences (we literally had to have a meeting to inform them that anything like that would result in expulsion from the team).  Our regular starting sweeper, the team captain at that point, said he had a game plan figured out, and to leave it to him.  This was a super nerdy kid that knew from middle school that he wanted to grow up to be a dentist of all things (and yes, he's a dentist now).  The game starts, the striker from the other team gets the ball, and just dominates his way down the field.  He gets past out defensive mid.  Past a couple of our defenders.  Our sweeper steps up to him, and the striker gets this weird look on his face, trips up a bit, and our kid stops him and sends the ball back out.  Over and over again, it played out.  We won the game 2-1 (the kid got a goal when our sweeper was off the field getting treatment for a strained hamstring).  Our sweeper's strategy?  Every time he got within earshot of the other team's striker, he started going over his chemistry notes, like the two of them were part of a study group.  Every single time.  Equations, expected lab scenarios, hypothetical test questions, etc etc.  He just nerded at him all game long, and it freaked the kid right the eff out.



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I used to ref games when I was in high school. There was little to no guidance for the rules for younger leagues (U12 or so). Once reffed a match where one coach thought that we enforced the offside rule and one didn't. We did. I think I screwed his entire gameplan. Was berated literally the entire game for calling obvious offide calls.

you should have carded all of them!

 

Most humiliating thing to happen at a game? 

(can't top the PA announcer from above - awkward!)

 

I was a high school ref for a rec league.  Parent was angry, cursing at me and abusing me (way beyond the usual).

Warned him a couple times then red carded him.  League officials escorted him to his car!!

 

:)  :D


Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.





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