Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Austria v USA - International Friendly

Did you know that the average man thinks about the World Cup every seven seconds? Okay, I made that up. But they think about the World Cup a lot! And some World Cup coaches want to keep it that way.

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Mexico's Miguel Herrera has banned his players from sexual activity during the World Cup, and Brazil's coach has told his players not to have any "acrobatic sex," uttering perhaps the most uncomfortable phrase that could be said by a man who looks like your dad:

Usually normal sex is done in a balanced way, but some like to perform acrobatics. We will put limits and survey the players.

Fortunately for American soccer players, US coach Juergen Klinsmann knows that if you want your players to score on the field, sometimes you gotta let them score off the field. He explains his lax style in this video with Fuel TV's The Soccer Gods:

So even though America isn't exactly known for soccer, there are some very compelling reasons for playing for the U.S.

[Washington Post]

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