Saturday, April 5, 2008

Big Phil

He's 6-foot-6, but he's not as gigantic as he looks above. The only portable goals at the USA's training today were smaller than regulation, which meant Phil Wheddon, the USA's super-sized goalkeeper coach, made for an imposing figure in the net. He's hard enough to score on in a regulation size goal, but this was ridiculous. Speaking of Phil, congrats to the USA's long-time asst. coach who was recently named head coach of the Syracuse University Women's Soccer Program. He will begin full-time work with the Orange as soon as his commitment is up with U.S. Soccer. Phil was the WNT's GK coach for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2004 Olympics, before joining Bruce Arena's MNT staff for the run up to and through the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. We got Phil back for the run to the 2007 WWC and hopefully, if all goes will here in Mexico, for the 2008 Olympics. Go Orange!

1 comment:

Keely said...

That's right! Go Orange! And USA!

I hope he likes snow! And basketball. Becuase that is all there is to do in Syracuse during the winter.