Thursday, March 27, 2008
Journalist joins pro football team for a week
This has always been a dream - to measure yourself against the best in football and see where you really stand. Well, Jen Chang of ESPNSoccernet.com got that chance with Charleston Battery, a team in a division below the American MLS, and realised three things:
1. It's hard to call for the ball from a teammate when you have no idea what his name is.
2. It's hard to shake loose and even find space from pro defenders, especially in confined spaces.
3. Pro players keep the ball very well. It's almost a waste of time to try to grab it from them.
All true, and he makes more candid and self-depreciating observations here.