Julian Valentin

Julian Valentin’s Column: Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Welcome back everyone.  I hope you enjoy today’s column… Looking Back & Looking Ahead Last weekend we drew 2-2 with Real Salt Lake.  With international absences and a number of injuries, this was a good result for us at home and we’re proud of the way that we played.  The first half was a bit […]

Julian Valentin’s Column: Monday September 8th, 2008

Welcome!  Let’s go… Looking Back & Looking Ahead We took a trip up to New England last weekend to play the Revs.  We’ve been on a slide lately and it was a big game for us, not only to get a good result but to raise the quality of our game going into the last […]

Julian Valentin’s Column: Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Welcome back everyone!  Sorry for the technical difficulties last week but my computer charger only arrived from IBM Thinkpad headquarters yesterday and I was able to piece this installment together quite quickly. Looking Back & Looking Ahead Today’s “Looking Back” will be mainly about the changes over the past couple weeks. As everyone in the […]

Julian Valentine’s Column: Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Looking Back & Looking Ahead With the bye-week, there is no match to look back at.  We had a number of hard training sessions and tough fitness and weight work after training.  We definitely took full advantage of the preparation week and pushed ourselves to the limit. Make sure to tune into ESPN 2 at […]

Julian Valentin’s Column: Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Looking Back & Looking Ahead Well, we’re looking back at another loss this week.  We lost 3-2 to San Jose on Sunday afternoon at the McAfee Coliseum.  Goals by Arturo Alvarez, Darren Huckerby, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle, and Ryan Cochrane – in that order.  San Jose is a solid team and they played a good […]

Julian Valentin’s Column: Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Welcome back again everyone – thanks for joining me!  I hope that you enjoy today’s article.   Looking Back & Looking Ahead Well, we lost 4-0 to FC Dallas last Sunday.  It was a really bad result and, to be honest, I don’t really feel like talking about it or giving a synopsis of what […]

Julian Valentin’s Column: Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Looking Back & Looking Ahead Our game against the New York Red Bulls this past weekend was another wild and entertaining match.  The beginning of the match was sort of back and forth, sort of disjointed, and it took about 15 minutes for the match to settle down.  We got on the board first, silencing […]

Julian Valentin’s Column: Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Welcome all! Looking Back & Looking Ahead The second match of the 2008 Honda Superclassico is now in the books and it was another good one at the Home Depot Center.  At the end of the last article I said that “something’s got to give” and, well, nothing really gave – besides Salt Lake leapfrogging […]