Posted 2010/05/02 by matthewsf in Uncategorized, USMNT. Tagged: Edson Buddle. 8 Comments
723 Football Films stays right on the curve and drops some more visual goodness on us….courtesy of All-Galaxy Edson Buddle.
See a breakdown of goals here.
Oh and even Google recognizes that Buddle’s blowing up:
Posted by matthewsf on 2010/05/02 at 11:11 PM
:34 love the goal celebration.
Speaking of which…we’re dropping our best goal call piece soon.
Drop us a line with best goal celebrations.
Posted by Bob on 2010/05/03 at 4:30 AM
I was just thinking how I hate that one lol. The guys in the Mexican League do that one as well and I don’t get it. Are they saying “I just scored a goal and now I am going to suck my thumb like a baby?” Don’t get it.
I liked Dempsey’s from yesterday. LD’s fist pump with a jump is good and subtle. From EPL, I always like Rooney and Adebayor. And of course Crouch’s robot (probably my favorite just bc who is doing it and we never know when he will break it out lol).
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/05/03 at 7:49 AM
Brian Kidd’s celebration in 1994 (Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday) always cracks me up. So does David Pleat’s jig in 1983 (Manchester City v Luton Town). Priceless moments for two very different reasons.
Posted by matthewsf on 2010/05/02 at 11:24 PM
Oh…and remind yourself while you’re watching that the main man in the video goes 6’1′, 190 or so.
Posted by Bob on 2010/05/03 at 4:38 AM
He looks great! I thought both goals against Houston were his best. If he can show that same form in the May camps, it will be hard for BB not to add him to the 23 over Ching or Casey. Still, with Gomez training with BB’s old team, it will be interesting to find out who BB is favoring at this point. It really is an amazing story how both have emerged out of the blue to at least be in the discussion for SA.
Posted by The Gol Post on 2010/05/03 at 6:42 AM
It’s always good to have an argument about adding someone before a World Cup than about filling injury holes or dropping someone out of form.
Cheers to good problems to have…
Posted by i like tuesday on 2010/05/03 at 8:08 AM
His golazography consists of 3 headers — a glancing one after getting across the defender and 2 powered back towards the near post – one after losing his defender and one rising above the defender – a left footer from a tight angle after pouncing on a mistake (the most impressive in my opinion), a right-footed volley on a late run, two controls and right-footed shots – one with good movement along the defensive line and the other showing good awareness to get back onside – and one scrapped in the box. That’s 8 but he’s scored 9, or did I miss one in the video?
But, does he waste a lot of chances or will he have the efficiency required of an international striker? The 9 goals have come of 26 shots, 12 on goal. Compare to some other players near the top of the league in goals/shots: JP Angel: 4 goals, 20 Shots, 10 on goal; Jeff Cunningham: 3 goals, 22 shots, 9 on goal; Dwayne DeRosario: 6 goals, 14 shots, 9 on goal.
So DeRosario is a bit more efficient, requiring only 1.55 shots to score and putting 64% of his shots on goal compared to Buddle who’s required 2.88 shots per goal and puts 46% of his shots on goal. Juan Pablo Angel, the most accomplished striker in MLS, has needed 5 shots per score puts half his shots on goal, while MLS 2009 high-flyer Jeff Cunningham has needed over 7 shots per score and puts about 40% on goal.
Over in England, Drogba has needed 5.88 shots per goal to reach 26 while Wayne Rooney needed 6.25 shots per goal to get there, both putting over 56% of their shots on goal. Meanwhile, our Great Striking Hope for the World Cup, Jozy Altidore needed 25 shots to net once.
So what do these numbers say? Buddle’s team is creating quality chances and he’s finishing them at an acceptable rate against a lower level of defenders. If he can keep this form against defenders at the international level, he would be a very valuable addition to the 23.
Would be curious about these type of numbers on Gomez – anyone know a good source for Mexican league stats?
Posted by Evan on 2010/05/03 at 8:39 AM
De Rosario has scored 3 pks this year and one terrible free kick goal. Angel has 2 pks. Buddle is clearly finishing at a good rate.
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