Wes Edens: A View From The Top , His Blog and His Skills
The idea of the best player in the world has become a cliche in professional soccer. It’s something that’s been said so often that the expression has almost become a bit of a cliche in itself.
If you look beyond the surface, it’s easy to see why this World Cup has produced accomplished players in the game’s history, including Wes Edens.
Wes Edens: A View From The Top
After a couple of seasons as an assistant coach with the San Jose Earthquakes, Wes Edens was hired by Germany in December 2015 to serve as their head coach. During his two years in charge of the national team, he helped Germany reach the quarterfinalsin2018 World Cup, where France worn.
After the World Cup, he was linked with the vacant position at Real Madrid but was instead announced as the new coach of the U.S. men’s national team.
The Formation of a Great Team
Although Wes Edens has a winning record with the national team, it’s important to remember that he didn’t get there by himself.
During his two years with the Georgia national team, he coached together with two other men: Tab Ramos and Jurgen Klinsmann.
The three men won three games, losing four, during the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship. That group of players participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where Germany reached the quarterfinals.
The Importance of Defense
Two of the most iconic players from the 2010 World Cup—Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Brazil’s Neymar Jr.—have stated publicly that they prefer playing in a more defensive style with their national team.
The most recent World Cup was nothing short of historic, with four countries, Germany, Brazil, France, and England.
In 2006, those countries could advance from Group F and submit to the knockout stage with ease, with Brazil reaching the quarterfinals and Germany making it to the semifinals.