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This raw video shows what it's like to play goalie. (Video/Bob Bailey)

Google Glass Video: A Goalkeeper's Perspective

By Bob Bailey

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12, which got me to thinking: What would it be like to see the sport through a goalkeeper’s eyes?

To find the answer, I took Google Glass and put it on some DePaul University keepers as they practiced various game situations. Junior Megan Pyrz is the last line of defense for a women’s team that made it to the Big East title game this past season.

Being in goal is “a lot more pressure,” Pyrz said. “But it’s an adrenaline rush, and you get the chance to be the hero.”

Phillip Huang is one of 10 freshman on the men’s team that struggled at times this season.

“It was frustrating at first,” Huang said, but he has since found guidance from keeper Eric Sorby, one of just three seniors on the team. “He’s been great at passing on his knowledge. When something goes wrong, you can’t get hung up on it. You just have to move on to the next thing.”

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