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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:14 pm
by Phantom Phenom
USA USA USA

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:14 pm
by Zarniwoop
Reading the inevitable article comparing LD to Deuve and their stats.

One that jumped out was that LD was 15-15 from the spot with the national team. That's amazing. Think of how many good players freeze on PKs

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:45 pm
by Zarniwoop
Hadn't even been paying attention...Jamaica beat Mexico so we play them Wed.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:45 am
by Ken Carson
Zarniwoop wrote:Hadn't even been paying attention...Jamaica beat Mexico so we play them Wed.

Gotta get revenge for last Gold Cup. I like our chances.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:30 am
by Phantom Phenom
USA USA USA!!!

Gold Cup champion!

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:17 pm
by Phantom Phenom
Holy crap!! What a comeback!!!! USA women over Brazil 4-3

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:19 pm
by Zarniwoop
Ive been following periodically on my phone ... couldn't watch.

They needed a big win

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:44 pm
by Zarniwoop
Big game today


Love the lineup

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:30 pm
by Zarniwoop
Yuck

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:50 pm
by Zarniwoop
Complete ****

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:17 pm
by Zarniwoop
We're horrible

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:07 pm
by Zarniwoop
After some time to digest the recent games and put things in perspective


Some thought


1. This is the worst team we have had since 1990...not necessarily the worst players (as Pulisuc, Johnson, Dempsey, etc are skilled), but by far the worst team

2. The tinkering with the lineup is hurting us. When you think back to our recent "best period"...the buildup to 2010, we had a very stable core that played together well. I realize JK and Arena are experimenting to find the best players, but at some point you simply have to pull the trigger and go with a stable lineup

3. The veterans are letting us down greatly. Altidore is still a waste -- lazy and pathetic. Bradley is a shell of what he was five years ago. Cameron is off his game. None of our GKs are playing great

4. While we have always lacked skill at the international level we always made up for it with physicality and grit. Now we are getting pushed around physically in almost every game. Where is the guy like Jones, Bocanegra, heck even Beckerman, that protects our skill guys like Pulisic? We get outmuscled and outhustled now in nearly every game


We will be lucky to sneak back into 3rd when all is said and done

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm
by Zarniwoop
Fairly big announcement today from FIFA

the world cup seedings are all going to be based on the world rankings...not just Pot A anymore.

So Basically, A is the host plus teams 1 - 7
B is 8 - 15
C is 16 - 23
D is 24 - 31



while I understand why they did this in terms of equity...I kind of liked the old system that was done by confederations to try to limit the amount of group games against teams from your area of the world

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:51 pm
by Ken Carson
Zarniwoop wrote:Fairly big announcement today from FIFA

the world cup seedings are all going to be based on the world rankings...not just Pot A anymore.

So Basically, A is the host plus teams 1 - 7
B is 8 - 15
C is 16 - 23
D is 24 - 31



while I understand why they did this in terms of equity...I kind of liked the old system that was done by confederations to try to limit the amount of group games against teams from your area of the world

At least we don't have to hear England bitch about not being in Pot A anymore.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:01 am
by Phantom Phenom
Must win game for USA vs Panama tomorrow night

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:40 am
by Phantom Phenom
Go USA?

Ughhhhhhh

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 am
by Nano
USA doesn't make the WC....after losing to the Trinidad & Tobago B team. Tear everything down

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:46 am
by DreadNaught
I'll still watch the World Cup. I never watched the WC just to watch the USMNT, but rather see the other talented players and teams. But the WC is the only soccer I ever watch. Soccer is similar to swimming and track-n-field for me in that way.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 am
by Zarniwoop
Arena resigned.

Hopefully Gulati next

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:17 am
by NYBF

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:21 am
by Zarniwoop
NYBF wrote:Doesn't look like that's happening:

https://twitter.com/JPW_NBCSports/statu ... 2885733376



Let's just hope he doesn't run for re-election again. I'm tired of him. He has always put the MLS and $$$ above the USMNT development.






As for Arena's replacement -- I kind of hope we just hire an interim guy until after next year's WC. I think there would be slim pickings right now.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm
by Zarniwoop
Gulati not running for re-election

http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-state ... nt?src=com



Good riddance

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:12 pm
by The Outsider
Thank God.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:59 pm
by Zarniwoop
Hope Solo announces her candidacy for US Pres.

http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-state ... n-facebook



Maybe she’ll teach our boys to be physical and knock people around like we used to

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:59 am
by NYBF
Maybe everyone forgot she got drunk and gave the keys to the US soccer team van to her drunk boyfriend and he crashed it.

Maybe everyone forgot she assaulted her sister and her nephew.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:52 pm
by acmillis
NYBF wrote:Maybe everyone forgot she got drunk and gave the keys to the US soccer team van to her drunk boyfriend and he crashed it.

Maybe everyone forgot she assaulted her sister and her nephew.

My thoughts exactly...it almost be like electing Tru.....nevermind.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:45 pm
by Zarniwoop
Anyone paying attention to what City is doing?

17 games played, 16 wins, 1 draw

52 goals, 11 conceded

Amazing stuff