BU's soccer coach experiences World Cup in unique way

By wbng sports

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 7:02 PM EDT

Vestal (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Binghamton Universeity soccer coach Paul Marco wasn't at theUSA vs. Belgium game, but he did get to take in the World Cup live. Marco spent most of the group stage in Brazil with the National College Soccer Coaches' Association of America.

His job there was to teach other coaches how to analyze matches to understand what the World Cup teams do that make them so good.

No surprises here: he said he had a pretty good time.

"To be down there for the World Cup, having an opportunity to see the U.S. play while we were there, experiencing the Brazilian culture -- everywhere you looked, you couldn't find any one direction, wherever we were, where something wasn't futbol or soccer," he said.

Marco said it was the third World Cup he attended, but the first where he was both a fan and a teacher.

He called the whole experience, "Braziliant."

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