Ever since this World Cup started, I (along with the rest of the country) have fronted as if I’ve been following soccer my entire life and have transformed into this futbol guru that my friends occasionally come to for answers. In fact today I will be going to an exclusive Nike viewing party of the USA vs. Belgium game in Downtown Los Angeles since I’m apparently an expert in my field (seriously). Everything I know about soccer was directly extracted from overhearing my French friend discus certain plays while we casually watch it. I’ve been using his thoughts as my own, and no one is the wiser — expect you guys.
Take a guy like Ben Askren, he’s used to dishing out pain and serving it via an impenetrable ground game. That’s why he’s a little bit troubled by the epidemic of unnecessary flopping in the 2014 World Cup.