The modernity of this video is rather amazing. Our context makes this 1905 seem like an eternity ago, but to the people in this video, the surroundings of Market Street in SF must have seemed like some sort of fantastic future. Horse-less carriages?????? I'll write more about this in future DBDs, but I've always been obsessed with drawing the modernity out of vintage photography (and now videography!).
BERKELEY - California midfielder Steve Birnbaum is currently participating in the U.S. under-20 national team training camp that started on June 27 and runs till July 5 in San Jose, Calif. The 19-year-old Golden Bear is one of 10 college players on the 24-man roster, which will scrimmage the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer twice and play two local clubs during the camp. Some of the training will take place at West Valley College in Saratoga, Calif.
Birnbaum previously played with the U.S U-20 team, under current coach Thomas Rongen, and with the U.S. U-18s in 2008.
In 2009, his first season as a Golden Bear, the 6-2, 180-pound Irvine, Calif., product started the most games (8) of any true freshman on the Cal team. Birnbaum, who will be a sophomore this fall, played in 17 of Cal's 18 games last year.
The U.S. U-20s are approximately seven months away from the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which will serve as a qualifying tournament for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.