The primary way most goalkeepers seem to be judged - from the highest levels of the professional game, right down to grassroots youth games in the park - is by some arbitrary equation which takes into account only two things: terrible mistakes, and brilliant saves. These two lie at opposite ends of the goalkeeping spectrum, but comprise only a tiny percentage of what a goalkeeper actually … [Read more...]
About Justin Bryant
Justin Bryant was a professional goalkeeper with the Orlando Lions and Borehamwood FC (England). He played college soccer at Radford University in Virginia, and has been an assistant and goalkeeper coach at the college level with Elon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He holds the NSCAA National Coaching license. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and is the author of the 2013 book 'Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness' published in England by Bennion Kearny Press.