Focus on Welsh soccer

Remembering Gary Speed

October 14, 2012
By Josh Dean

The specter of Gary Speed -- deceased footballing legend and former coach of the Wales national team -- looms larger than ever over the Welsh squad that entered qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with such great promise. In the run of games leading up to Speed's death last November, Wales was playing its best soccer in decades. But in its first five games since Chris Coleman -- a former teammate and friend of Speed's -- took over as national team manager, Wales has scored just once. It ...

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