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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Phantom Phenom » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:14 pm

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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:14 pm

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
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:45 pm

Hadn't even been paying attention...Jamaica beat Mexico so we play them Wed.
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Ken Carson » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:45 am

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.
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Phantom Phenom » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:30 am

USA USA USA!!!

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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Phantom Phenom » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:17 pm

Holy crap!! What a comeback!!!! USA women over Brazil 4-3
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:19 pm

Ive been following periodically on my phone ... couldn't watch.

They needed a big win
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:44 pm

Big game today


Love the lineup
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:30 pm

Yuck
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:50 pm

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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:17 pm

We're horrible
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:07 pm

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
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm

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
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Ken Carson » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:51 pm

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.
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Phantom Phenom » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:01 am

Must win game for USA vs Panama tomorrow night
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Phantom Phenom » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:40 am

Go USA?

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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Nano » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 am

USA doesn't make the WC....after losing to the Trinidad & Tobago B team. Tear everything down
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby DreadNaught » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:46 am

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.
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 am

Arena resigned.

Hopefully Gulati next
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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby NYBF » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:17 am

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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:21 am

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.
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