Incredibly, the English Premier League has produced yet another chaotic season with more storylines than The Wire and more twists and turns than the last five minutes of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. As we prepare anxiously for the finale this weekend, let's look (belatedly) back on the week that passed and award the Goals of the Week/Goats of the week...brought to you by #FireSteveKean (more on that below).
Goals of the Week:
#3 A milestone 50th career goal in the League for USA's very own Clint Dempsey, came on this scorcher.
It is fascinating that abstract concepts like "frame of mind" or "momentum" can play such an integral role in the outcome of sports that are by nature tangible affairs. In the simplistic model of sports, one logically infers that when two teams face each other, the winner will naturally be the team with the superior combination of talent and tactics. If a team with inferior talent has superior tactics, then it has a great chance of defeating a more talented opponent. This is why sports emphasizes and ingrains a culture of teamwork and inspires a plethora of clichés from "there is no 'I' in team" to "we need to be on the same page/buy into the system".