I now know the secret of how to win a soccer game.
B told me after her game on Saturday (Win: 4-1).
B plays defense for the most part. She has a mean kick when she gets her foot on it. Evidently she gets in the heads of the other players, too.
For example, there was a girl on the other team who B has played against forever. This girl is very good, unfortunately her team is not so good.
I told B I was impressed with the way she took the ball away from this girl a few times. This is where the big secret comes in.
She said, "Well, yeah, I talked her up."
Me with the inquisitive look.
B, "When she is coming at me with the ball, I will ask her a question like how is school? Or who is your teacher? This throws her off her game long enough for me to take the ball. She told the ref I was talking too much, but he just told us to play the game."
So there you go NFL, MLS, NHL players. There is no need to say anything nasty to the players on the other team. Just ask them about home life, what they did the night before and ask them if they have read anything good lately.
Problem solved, game won, the end.