Soccer 101: John Strong schools Portland
April 12, 2012, 4:59 pm
The mellifluous voice of the Portland Timbers tells you everything you wanted to know about soccer, but were afraid to ask. John Strong, the Timbers television play-by-play man, joins the BFT to talk about the basics of watching soccer.
Since the Timbers joined the MLS in 2011, John Strong has been calling every kick of the ball for the men in green and yellow.
With commentating talent on par with Andy Gray or Pablo Ramírez, Strong is the only soccer aficionado you need to teach you about soccer. Strong talks about what you should focus on when watching soccer. He discusses the major differences between center backs and outside backs. He also breaks down the often misunderstood and maligned offside rule in soccer. Strong then comments on how to setup a good corner kick and how to get the goalie frazzled.