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Posted at 5:55 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Video: Taylor Kemp's superb late strike for Maryland Terrapins in NCAA tournament victory

By Steve Goff

By Steve Goff  | November 29, 2010; 5:55 PM ET
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  college soccer  
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Rand-al-Thor: Did he land on his kicking foot?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 29, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I look forward to the day when NCAA Tournament games other than just the semis and final are on TV. I wonder what break-even attendance figure is required to cover television production costs.

Posted by: Pedalada | November 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

The main reason why soccers NCAA Tournament gets no air time is the time of year that's it on. A MAC Football game between to also ran sides draws better TV ratings. If mens soccer championship ran in the spring all games would be on television. All mens Lacrosse games are on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The ratio of Americans who play soccer verse lacrosse is probably at least 5 to 1, but the timing and the TV void with no football games is why it makes air time.

Posted by: scap777 | November 29, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Rand-al-Thor: Did he land on his kicking foot?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 29, 2010 6:28 PM
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Sorta-kinda. I had Sasho as one of my "C" license instructors in '94, and back then he may have criticized Kemp's shooting form. But I don't think he cares now... just that it goes in.

BTW, DadRyan, that's Kemp, as in "K".

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | November 29, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Surprise, surprise, Jack Warner makes the naughty list of FIFA officials taking bribes in the BBC's Panorama expose...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/nov/29/panorama-bbc-fifa-accused

Posted by: Kev29 | November 29, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Surprise, surprise, Jack Warner makes the naughty list of FIFA officials taking bribes in the BBC's Panorama expose...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/nov/29/panorama-bbc-fifa-accused

Posted by: Kev29 | November 29, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I still never quite understood why the world is ok with the Olympic Committee and FIFA dictating terms for the most profitable global sporting events which require billions in government investments…behind closed doors.

If I were the head of the German, UK or US football body or even Obama, Merkel or Cameron I would tell FIFA that until they provide some clear transparency on how they pick the host nations and make set guarantees against corruption the US, Germany and UK will be withdrawing from the World Cup and hosting a separate World Football Championship…anyone else interested in joining? 

It’s just bizarre that the winning bid is determined by a pirate in Trinidad (a country known for great football?) and a bunch of other corrupt thieves. It would be like the NFL letting a few poor Mexican immigrant Idaho potato farmers pick the sites for the next Super Bowls. Any bets on how long it would take Jerry Jones to buy them Ferraris and luxury homes in exchange for a Dallas super bowl every other year?

Posted by: Southeasterner | November 29, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

@ Southeasterner: Corruption is par for the course around the world, so other countries don't blink an eye at the practices of FIFA and the IOC. In addition, very few countries are able to host these big events and only the losing bidders are ever outraged by the shenanigans. We Americans frown on direct bribes but are quite accustomed to campaign contributions and lucrative job offers once a politician leaves office.

I think your NFL-migrant laborer argument is off. It's more like the NFL allowing small market teams to dictate events. The difference is that the overwhelming majority of FIFA is made up of "small market teams." So you have to solve the the problem of democracy by buying more votes than if it were an oligarchy.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 30, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

I didn't realize what a nice goal that was from the Crew section, I just saw the net rattled. Terps have had a number of really excellent strikes this year.

Posted by: M__N | November 30, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

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