Talk On Physical Play

Talk On Physical Play

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 5, 2011
  • David Ferreira, Steve Zakuani

It’s a plug for my pal Jeremiah Oshan over at He did an excellent story that just went up today about physical play in MLS. I believe it is well worth a read.

Of course a lot of this stems from the recent injuries to Steve Zakuani and David Ferreira. I thought a quote worth point out was one from Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit.

“The difference between a really nasty challenge and a great tackle is timing,” said DeMerit, a veteran of eight professional seasons in England and a regular on the U.S. national team. “The only thing is that guys get the timing wrong. The ones that continuously get into tackles like that, then you go to the next level and ask is it a dirty player.”

Interesting stuff.