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Title: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
Post by: mcmwcat on May 23, 2010, 05:31:58 PM
with the end of the European season it's now time to focus on the pinnacle of the world of futbol.  beginning June 11 most of the world will be focusing on the competition in South Africa. 

USA plays England on the 2nd day of the competition, June 12 and follows up with games June 18 and June 23.

my not so original picks to win it all are Spain or Brazil.  Spain has never won the competition before while Brazil is looking to get their 7th 6th title on their 5th continent. 

here is a sweet little map app with previews for each team: http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/worldcup/map
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 23, 2010, 05:44:36 PM
the 2 toughest groups as I see it are group D and group G. 

group G is the obvious choice as toughest with Brazil, Portugal, Ivory Coast and their fodder, N. Korea.  Brazil is loaded with star talent.  Portugal features 2008 FIFA player of the year Christiano Ronaldo.  Ivory Coast is lead by EPL golden boot winner, Didier Drogba, who plays for Chelsea at the club level.

group C, i think, is being overlooked by many.  Germany, Serbia, Ghana and Australia compose the teams in this group.  Germany are always favorites to make a deep run.  Serbia, who had a great qualifying run, is loaded with players playing with top clubs throughout Europe and have a stout defense.  Ghana, playing on their home continent, had a nice run in 2006 in Germany and will be hoping for the return of one of the top defensive mids in the game, Michael Essien.  Australia also made it out the group in 2006 and are led by Everton striker, Tim Cahill.  if the US makes it out of their group they will have a tough task facing one of these 4 teams in the round of 16.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 24, 2010, 08:21:29 AM
17 days 10 hours 37 minutes
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 24, 2010, 09:44:12 AM
England v Mexico in a friendly today should be interesting.  Mexico is going crazy w/ pre cup friendlies playing  Netherlands (26th), Portugal (30th),  and Italy (3rd).  they must have a split squad going or something because they also play Gambia on the 30th. 

USA warms up v Czech Republic (tomorrow),  Turkey (29th) and Australia in S Africa (5th)

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on May 24, 2010, 10:57:30 AM
England v Mexico in a friendly today should be interesting.  Mexico is going crazy w/ pre cup friendlies playing  Netherlands (26th), Portugal (30th),  and Italy (3rd).  they must have a split squad going or something because they also play Gambia on the 30th. 

USA warms up v Czech Republic (tomorrow),  Turkey (29th) and Australia in S Africa (5th)



I wonder if Gooch sees the pitch tomorrow.  :pray:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 24, 2010, 11:02:06 AM
England v Mexico in a friendly today should be interesting.  Mexico is going crazy w/ pre cup friendlies playing  Netherlands (26th), Portugal (30th),  and Italy (3rd).  they must have a split squad going or something because they also play Gambia on the 30th. 

USA warms up v Czech Republic (tomorrow),  Turkey (29th) and Australia in S Africa (5th)



I wonder if Gooch sees the pitch tomorrow.  :pray:

you would think unless he isn't fit.  some other usual starters who have played the last 6 months will probably sit this one out.  boca and demerit looks like they'll be left out.  http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2010/05/monday_kickaround_45.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 24, 2010, 02:05:30 PM

I wonder if Gooch sees the pitch tomorrow.  :pray:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/soccer/2010/05/24/052410.ir_onyewu_soccer.SportsIllustrated/index.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: get_HIT on May 24, 2010, 02:37:21 PM
 :zzz: unless we make it to the 'ship  :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Do Work Son on May 24, 2010, 05:55:07 PM
 :flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 24, 2010, 10:10:56 PM
:flush:
:excited:

limeys 3 - 1 today over the mexicans in a friendly at wembley stadium.  it was a pretty dominant performance by the English who struck twice on corner kicks and netted another off a Glenn Johnson run through the Mexican defense finished by a nice left footed shot into the upper left corner from about 15 yards.  Mexico scored off a slop rebound.  typically, Mexico played dirty and tried to injure the English at almost every opportunity.  sadly they failed.  :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 27, 2010, 09:58:08 AM
interesting analysis on spain's weaknesses based on tactics used in last year's u.s. - spain confed cup semis.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/soccer/world-cup-2010/writers/jonathan_wilson/05/25/torres.villa/index.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 27, 2010, 03:21:12 PM
no Essien  :cry:

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Essien has started only 23 Premier League games for Chelsea in the past two seasons as he has been dogged by injury.

Michael Essien ruled out of World Cup
(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2010/0422/michaelessien20100423_275x155.jpg) (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/790775/ce/uk/?cc=5901&ver=us)

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 27, 2010, 03:39:45 PM
 :pbj:

Knee injury rules Meghni out for Algeria
(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2010/0525/mouradmeghnialgeria_275x155.jpg) (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/790106/ce/uk/?cc=5901&ver=us)

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Long considered to be the ‘next Zidane’ by fans in France
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1183131/index.html (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1183131/index.html)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on May 28, 2010, 08:02:03 AM
:pbj:

Knee injury rules Meghni out for Algeria
(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2010/0525/mouradmeghnialgeria_275x155.jpg) (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/790106/ce/uk/?cc=5901&ver=us)

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Long considered to be the ‘next Zidane’ by fans in France
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1183131/index.html (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1183131/index.html)

At least we have a better chance at finishing 2nd in our group. Because we sure as f*ck aren't beating England.
 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 28, 2010, 08:14:01 AM
:pbj:

Knee injury rules Meghni out for Algeria
(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2010/0525/mouradmeghnialgeria_275x155.jpg) (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/790106/ce/uk/?cc=5901&ver=us)

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Long considered to be the ‘next Zidane’ by fans in France
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1183131/index.html (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1183131/index.html)

At least we have a better chance at finishing 2nd in our group. Because we sure as f*ck aren't beating England.
 

draw  :crossfingers:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 28, 2010, 08:59:28 AM
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1219988/index.html#subotic+serbian+wanderer

this Serbian kid, Nevin Subotic, could have been playing for the U.S.   probably better for his professional career in Europe to play for Serbia.

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It was during a kickabout in a park in Florida, where the family ended up after only a short stay in Utah, that Subotic’s future as a budding footballer first took shape. The self-assured teenager saw an organised team training, marched up to the coach and asked if he could join. That coach just happened to be one Keith Fulk, then assistant of the USA U-17 national team. He was so impressed with Subotic’s raw technique, size and enthusiasm that he sent him directly up the chain at the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

“I was invited for a trial and I was with the American U-17 team for a year and a half," said Subotic, who played briefly for the US U-20s after lining up at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2005. "It was a big step forward. I really learned to play football there and also about tactics.

"If I hadn’t been in the park that day, things could have turned out very differently for me. Maybe I would still be living in the US, working in a fast food restaurant or something.”

A falling out with U-20 coach Thomas Rongen soured Subotic’s rise in the USA ranks, prompting the player to consider his many options for full national team football. In the meantime, his club prospects were heading toward the stratosphere. Coach Jurgen Klopp brought the 17-year-old to German Bundesliga outfit Mainz in 2006/7, and served as both his coach and mentor. So, when Klopp moved to Borussia Dortmund the following season, Subotic followed.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on May 28, 2010, 01:07:12 PM
I made an ESPN group for K-State fans if anybody wants to join in and fill out a bracket.

http://games.espn.go.com/bpredictor/en-us/group?groupID=26499
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 28, 2010, 02:30:34 PM
I made an ESPN group for K-State fans if anybody wants to join in and fill out a bracket.

http://games.espn.go.com/bpredictor/en-us/group?groupID=26499

joined.  could mess w/ that bracket for hours.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on May 28, 2010, 03:12:57 PM
I made an ESPN group for K-State fans if anybody wants to join in and fill out a bracket.

http://games.espn.go.com/bpredictor/en-us/group?groupID=26499

joined.  could mess w/ that bracket for hours.

I know, I stared at it for quite a while, especially once I figured out you could click the little blue buttons and see some interesting info on each team.  I made my bracket off of my first impressions, but I don't like that I went mostly with the favorites so I want to go back in later and try to pick a couple upsets so the final isn't #1 vs #2 with Brazil and Spain.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on May 29, 2010, 05:13:39 PM
I'm in, don't really know too much about soccer though.  (I am hoping to be one of those really annoying girls that win the NCAA pool off of dumb luck)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on May 29, 2010, 06:49:05 PM
Joined.  I'm goin 'tina all the way.  I also predict Messi gets the golden boot.  This is Lionel's world.  We are all just guests of it.
(http://en.leo-messi.net/Images/news/leo-messi-en-persona-adidas.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: hemmy on May 29, 2010, 09:09:04 PM
Soccer is so rough ridin' dumb
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2010, 09:59:11 PM
Soccer is so fracking dumb

i agree with you for 3 years and 11 months out of 4 years but the 30 days that the world cup is going i'm all in. i would watch USA v (___insert country here___) in any high stakes heated competition.  :ksu: <w/ stars and stripes

bring it on u fuckin brits

U-S-A! U-S-A!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on May 29, 2010, 10:49:02 PM
In. Ivory Coast =  dark horse  :driving:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on May 30, 2010, 02:15:18 AM
In. Ivory Coast =  dark horse  :driving:
(http://www.creepygif.com/images/full/10.gif)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PowercatPat on May 30, 2010, 08:40:20 AM
Soccer is so rough ridin' dumb

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bradleigh on May 30, 2010, 09:08:20 AM
I started watching the match against Turkey yesterday, but the US looked like garbage so I turned it off.  Were they just sucking because it was a friendly?  I'm assuming they picked it up to get their goals.  I guess maybe they'll put in a full 90 once the cup starts?  Haven't watched this team at all so I didn't know how that performance compared.  If they plan on playing like that in the WC a lot of people are going to be disappointed (myself included).
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on May 30, 2010, 03:19:24 PM
I started watching the match against Turkey yesterday, but the US looked like garbage so I turned it off.  Were they just sucking because it was a friendly?  I'm assuming they picked it up to get their goals.  I guess maybe they'll put in a full 90 once the cup starts?  Haven't watched this team at all so I didn't know how that performance compared.  If they plan on playing like that in the WC a lot of people are going to be disappointed (myself included).

These warm-up friendlies are definitely not a good indication of what you'll see in the World Cup.  I'm really not overly optimistic about the US teams chances in the WC, but I think we got a pretty good draw, and they are good enough to get into the knock out stages and maybe even win a game there if they play at their best.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 31, 2010, 10:28:16 PM
2nd half against Turkey was impressive.  if our back 4 can keep from sucking the suck (:pray:) then the United States of America FIFA World Cup team looks like it can be a dangerous opponent
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 31, 2010, 10:29:13 PM
nice writeup on Turkey match http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/worldcup/story/galarcep-usa-show-glimpses-of-world-cup-promise
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on May 31, 2010, 11:12:33 PM
in other warmup matches over the weekend:

Algeria 0 Ireland 3 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8712739.stm

Spain scored in injury time to beat the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3-2.

Japan scored 3 goals against England.  sadly for them 2 of them were own goals ... England 2 - Japan 1

France 1 Tunisia 1

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 01, 2010, 09:21:48 AM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 01, 2010, 10:57:51 AM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?

it's starting to look that way.  i mean ... USA 2 Turkey 1!!!111!!11
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 01, 2010, 11:11:35 AM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?

it's starting to look that way.  i mean ... USA 2 Turkey 1!!!111!!11

I would have made tons of Thanksgiving themed jokes had I known we were going to play them
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 01, 2010, 12:51:07 PM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?

it's starting to look that way.  i mean ... USA 2 Turkey 1!!!111!!11

I would have made tons of Thanksgiving themed jokes had I known we were going to play them

I'd like to pay at least passing attention to this thing.....


MCMW, can you give us a very basic timeline/rundown of the upcoming events and how/what is good/bad for team USA?  I am a bit baffled by the entire thing.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 01, 2010, 12:59:45 PM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?

it's starting to look that way.  i mean ... USA 2 Turkey 1!!!111!!11

I would have made tons of Thanksgiving themed jokes had I known we were going to play them

I'd like to pay at least passing attention to this thing.....


MCMW, can you give us a very basic timeline/rundown of the upcoming events and how/what is good/bad for team USA?  I am a bit baffled by the entire thing.

not sure what you mean.  nothing counts until June 11.  teams are just trying to figure out what combinations of players/positions are best.  and most teams just finalized their roster of 23 players that they are taking to S Africa.  USA arrived there yesterday with their team of 23.  they play Australia in the final warm up game on Saturday.  then play England on the following Saturday (June 12) in the real deal.

what is good for team USA are signs that Algeria and England aren't as strong as previously thought.  Algeria lost their best midfielder and got pounded by Ireland in an exhibition. England couldn't score goals against Japan.  what is bad for USA is the entire back line has had injuries all year long and prior to that they were ungood.

 :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 01, 2010, 01:06:12 PM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?

it's starting to look that way.  i mean ... USA 2 Turkey 1!!!111!!11

I would have made tons of Thanksgiving themed jokes had I known we were going to play them

I'd like to pay at least passing attention to this thing.....


MCMW, can you give us a very basic timeline/rundown of the upcoming events and how/what is good/bad for team USA?  I am a bit baffled by the entire thing.

not sure what you mean.  nothing counts until June 11.  teams are just trying to figure out what combinations of players/positions are best.  and most teams just finalized their roster of 23 players that they are taking to S Africa.  USA arrived there yesterday with their team of 23.  they play Australia in the final warm up game on Saturday.  then play England on the following Saturday (June 12) in the real deal.

what is good for team USA are signs that Algeria and England aren't as strong as previously thought.  Algeria lost their best midfielder and got pounded by Ireland in an exhibition. England couldn't score goals against Japan.  what is bad for USA is the entire back line has had injuries all year long and prior to that they were ungood.

 :dunno:

Perfect, this is the kind of thing I needed to know.  I have imported computer developer types that I have to have conversations with and this will loads of help in trying to do that. 

2:30 pm eastern time.... http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/?cc=5901&ver=us ....should be a doozy.   :pbj:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 01, 2010, 01:16:53 PM
Also, I found this to be helpful for a casual observer, like me.

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The World Cup features 32 national teams (the host nation and the 31 best teams from the qualifying tournaments). The games are played over a month in the host nation(s).

There are two stages of the month-long World Cup; a "Group Stage" and a "Knockout Stage".

In the first stage (the "Group Stage"), the 32 teams are placed into eight groups of four teams each. Each group consists of one "seeded" team based on FIFA Rankings and recent World Cups, and the other teams in each group are selected at random from the top finishers in qualifying play and the host team. Groups are set up so that no group contains more than two European teams or more than one team from any of the 5 other FIFA zones (there are six FIFA continental zones; Africa, Asia, North and Central America and Caribbean, South America, Oceania and Europe). Each group plays a round-robin tournament, guaranteeing that every team will play at least three matches. The last round of matches of each group is held simultaneously to prevent COLUSION between nations. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. The top two teams from each group advance to the second stage (the “Knockout Stage”). If two or more teams finish even on points, tie-breakers are used: the first is “goal differential” then total goals scored, then head-to-head results, and finally drawing of lots. In the Group Phase, games may end in a draw.

The second round, or "Knockout Stage," is a single-elimination round in which teams play each other, and there are no draws; extra time and penalty kicks are used to decide the winner. The "Knockout Stage" begins with the "Round of 16" in which the winner of each Group plays against the runner-up from another group. This is followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final. The losing semi-finalists play a match for third place.


So, it looks like we are pretty confident about getting to the "Knockout Stage," correct?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 01, 2010, 01:17:33 PM
Also, also....

Why don't they call the "Knockout Stage" the "Sweet Sixteen?"  :dunno:  Better for t-shirts, IMO.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: MeatSauce on June 01, 2010, 01:43:43 PM
So, I assume USA is the overwhelming favorite in this thing just like in every other sport?

it's starting to look that way.  i mean ... USA 2 Turkey 1!!!111!!11

I would have made tons of Thanksgiving themed jokes had I known we were going to play them

I'd like to pay at least passing attention to this thing.....


MCMW, can you give us a very basic timeline/rundown of the upcoming events and how/what is good/bad for team USA?  I am a bit baffled by the entire thing.

not sure what you mean.  nothing counts until June 11.  teams are just trying to figure out what combinations of players/positions are best.  and most teams just finalized their roster of 23 players that they are taking to S Africa.  USA arrived there yesterday with their team of 23.  they play Australia in the final warm up game on Saturday.  then play England on the following Saturday (June 12) in the real deal.

what is good for team USA are signs that Algeria and England aren't as strong as previously thought.  Algeria lost their best midfielder and got pounded by Ireland in an exhibition. England couldn't score goals against Japan.  what is bad for USA is the entire back line has had injuries all year long and prior to that they were ungood.

 :dunno:
Any connection here?  :dunno:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_al_qaida_believed_killed (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_al_qaida_believed_killed)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 01, 2010, 02:54:47 PM
So, it looks like we are pretty confident about getting to the "Knockout Stage," correct?  :dunno:

since 2 teams come out of each group i would think we are favored to advance.  we got a pretty good deal when the names came out of the hat determining which teams were in our group.  i think it will be a huge managerial failure if they don't get to play in the knockout stages.

England - of the 7 seeded teams (8th seeded team is only seeded because they are the host) i would put them at #7

Algeria - of the 5 African teams and 3 non seeded South American teams that came out of this hat Algeria was the worst team.

Slovenia - of the 8 non seeded European teams that came out of this hat Slovenia could be the worst team. Denmark and Switzerland could make arguments for that spot but they both have tradition on their side.

basically it was the best draw the U.S. could get

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 01, 2010, 03:34:17 PM
So, it looks like we are pretty confident about getting to the "Knockout Stage," correct?  :dunno:

since 2 teams come out of each group i would think we are favored to advance.  we got a pretty good deal when the names came out of the hat determining which teams were in our group.  i think it will be a huge managerial failure if they don't get to play in the knockout stages.

England - of the 7 seeded teams (8th seeded team is only seeded because they are the host) i would put them at #7

Algeria - of the 5 African teams and 3 non seeded South American teams that came out of this hat Algeria was the worst team.

Slovenia - of the 8 non seeded European teams that came out of this hat Slovenia could be the worst team. Denmark and Switzerland could make arguments for that spot but they both have tradition on their side.

basically it was the best draw the U.S. could get



Take that group stage and run. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: michigancat on June 01, 2010, 03:37:12 PM
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white people like the World Cup because it allows them to pretend they are European for a few weeks, and more importantly, it allows them to get drunk at odd hours.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2010/06/01/133-the-world-cup/
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 01, 2010, 04:26:43 PM
Rossi got cut from Italy's squad. That's what you get for turning your back on your country of birth.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 02, 2010, 09:46:00 AM
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white people like the World Cup because it allows them to pretend they are European for a few weeks, and more importantly, it allows them to get drunk at odd hours.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2010/06/01/133-the-world-cup/

i like to act like euro trash all year long.  it's hard work being elite :gocho: so i take a few weeks off every four years and act like a stupid american geeking out over the world cup.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 03, 2010, 08:16:28 AM
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Serbia's disappointing pre-World Cup run continued on Wednesday as the popular darkhorse pick settled for a scoreless draw against Poland in Austria.

The draw comes after Serbia suffered an embarrassing 1-0 loss to New Zealand on Saturday, a defeat that sparked major protests in Serbia.

 :surprised:

http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/06/evening-ticker-liverpool-pushing-rafa-out-serbia-stumbles-again-and-more.html

Serbia has a central defender who played for the U.S. youth national teams as a teen then moved back to Europe and chose to play for Serbia.  Nevin Subotic.  could use him in our crap back line.

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/worldcup/story/Loss-of-Neven-Subotic-to-Serbia-still-haunts-US-program
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 03, 2010, 10:19:31 AM
USA v Turkey tactical breakdown.  any HSIQ guys out there want to summarize this for me  :D

http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/02/tactical-breakdowns-usa-v-turkey/
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 03, 2010, 11:45:01 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/7800260/World-Cup-2010-Diego-Maradona-hails-Argentina-World-Cup-23-as-wildcats.html
 :love: :love: :love:
Maradona is elite.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 03, 2010, 11:51:59 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/7800260/World-Cup-2010-Diego-Maradona-hails-Argentina-World-Cup-23-as-wildcats.html
 :love: :love: :love:
Maradona is elite.


lolz http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/sportvideo/footballvideo/7744994/Diego-Maradona-runs-over-a-journalist.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 03, 2010, 11:55:37 AM
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"To those who didn’t believe, with apologies to the ladies: they can suck it. They can keep sucking it. I’m either black or white – I’ll never be gray in my life. Eh? You people who treated me like you did? Keep licking it. Now, next question?"

http://theoffsiderules.blogspot.com/2009/10/in-case-you-missed-it-maradona-post.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on June 03, 2010, 02:16:18 PM
Altidore sprained ankle

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IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. forward Jozy Altidore has sprained an ankle during a training drill and is day to day.

Altidore hurt his right ankle during a workout on a shortened field Wednesday, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe said. Altidore was taken to a hospital for X-rays and was diagnosed with a mild sprain.

"It's nothing more than that," Buethe said Thursday. "He'll undergo a fitness test tomorrow to determine whether he can play Saturday."

The U.S. faces Australia on Saturday in Roodepoort in the final exhibition for both teams ahead of the World Cup. The Americans open against England on June 12.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 03, 2010, 02:55:14 PM
Chingon's World Cup Teams to Cheer For:

Yay
USA
Mexico
All of South America BUT Argentina

Boo
Everyone else but special boos for:
Spain
France
England
South Africa
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2010, 03:07:35 PM
steve dave's World Cup Teams to Cheer For:

Yay
USA
Mexico

Boo
Everyone else but special boos for:
Euros except for Ireland/Scotland (if they get their own teams)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 03, 2010, 03:22:00 PM
steve dave's World Cup Teams to Cheer For:

Yay
USA
Mexico
Boo
Everyone else but special boos for:
Euros except for Ireland/Scotland (if they get their own teams)

Quote
Thierry Henry has admitted he had handled the ball to set up William Gallas' controversial equaliser against Ireland, but laid responsibility for the goal at the door of the referee.
this knocked Ireland out of World Cup qualifying: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=700494&cc=5901

Scotland was not really close to qualifying.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2010, 03:29:28 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on June 03, 2010, 03:32:33 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2010, 03:41:05 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?

I think they're just best because they're the only ones that do it
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 03, 2010, 03:46:09 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?

I think they're just best because they're the only ones that do it
Strongman
Highland Games
Beach/Regular Volleyball
Water Polo
:dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 03, 2010, 04:57:04 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:
GermanNationalFootballTeam.jpg
 :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2010, 05:22:19 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?

I think they're just best because they're the only ones that do it
Strongman
Highland Games
Beach/Regular Volleyball
Water Polo
:dunno:

hmmmm, yeah, starting to feel a little better about my scotch/irish/welsh/danish ancestry now
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 03, 2010, 06:05:20 PM
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

 :nono:

I would actually say white people are surprisingly good at soccer.  If you take out the US who doesn't care, I'd say whitey has a pretty good ratio of top players.

Also, why are people rooting for Mexico?  To me that would be like the people that root for uk in the tourney after our season has ended.  I know they are also underdogs and they are neighbors, but they are also dirty as hell and our rivalry with them should extend to the WC!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 04, 2010, 12:03:57 AM
Im all about cheering for little brother until we have to play them. Besides, I'm half Mexican and married into a Mexican family. Te amo el tri.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 07:42:25 AM
final warmup game before WC for USA: http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/03/tuning-fine-tuning-usa-v-australia/#more-14453

the lineup i'm hoping to see (4-2-2-2) or (4-4-2):

                      howard

cherundolo  onyewu  demerit  bocanegra

          bradley              torres

   holden                             donovan

            dempsey
                               altidore
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 07:59:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShSbugoka7U&feature=player_embedded

 :driving:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 08:16:21 AM
EA Sports simulation: http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/2010-world-cup-and-the-winner-is/
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 08:41:23 AM
english injuries  :pbj:
Quote
Fabio Capello has revealed that Rio Ferdinand has suffered a knee injury in training and the defender is now having a scan at a local hospital.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_6190876,00.html


altidore ankle sprain (mild)  :ohno:

http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/06/altidore-suffers-ankle-sprain.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 10:22:27 AM
Quote
Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of the World Cup after injuring his left knee in training.

The England captain broke down after a tackle in the final few minutes of his team's first training session since landing in South Africa, and was taken to hospital for a scan.

The results of the scan are believed to indicate knee ligament damage and the 31-year-old will take no further part in the World Cup.

 :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/04/rio-ferdinand-injury-world-cup
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 10:26:37 AM
Quote
Didier Drogba was ruled out of the World Cup after breaking his right arm in a warmup match on Friday, a teammate said.

Drogba scored 29 goals in 32 English Premier League matches this season to power Chelsea to the title.

eff

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/soccer/world-cup-2010/06/04/drogba.injured.ap/index.html

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FFfsad7hm8&feature=player_embedded#at=20
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 04, 2010, 11:21:49 AM
This thread (and all the soccer ones) are very Cubs-kono-ish.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 11:31:19 AM
Quote
Didier Drogba, the Ivory Coast captain, will undergo an emergency operation today in an attempt to save his chances of participating in the World Cup. The striker was initially reported to have been ruled out of the tournament after dislocating his elbow in a friendly against Japan yesterday but, according to the French sports newspaper L'Equipe, he will have surgery and could be fit for his country's opening match against Portugal in 10 days' time.

 :crossfingers:  :ohno:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/04/didier-drogba-world-cup-injury
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 04, 2010, 11:32:28 AM
This thread (and all the soccer ones) are very Cubs-kono-ish.

 :shy:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 04, 2010, 12:44:20 PM
Thanks for all the updates mcm, that first video got me all hot and bothered for the 11th/12th to get here
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: theswo on June 04, 2010, 03:17:14 PM
Yay
USA
Cameroon
Italy
South Africa

Boo
England
Portugal
Argentina

Can't Decide
Germany
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 04, 2010, 04:39:19 PM
Yay
USA
Cameroon
Italy
South Africa

Boo
England
Portugal
Argentina

Can't Decide
Germany

I was also going to be rooting for South Africa until I saw the E60 segment on how the South African Women, especially athletes who are lesbians continually get raped without any repercussions for the person who does it.  They consider it "corrective rape" because they figure that if someone is a lesbian, they obviously don't know how good sex is with a man so raping them will "correct" their sexuality.  After that I was all like eff South Africa.

Turns out most of Africa feels the same way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXQbZDwV0w&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: theswo on June 04, 2010, 05:33:25 PM
Well eff South Africa then. Love watching Booth play though. It's hilarious watching tall, goofy players like him and Peter Crouch
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on June 04, 2010, 07:48:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShSbugoka7U&feature=player_embedded

 :driving:

amazing video, I'm gonna go ape sh1t if we beat england  :pbj:.........but do you think if we beat them we have a let down game against slovenia?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 05, 2010, 09:20:26 PM
Robben out now too, ouch. The Dutch have fire power to make up for it though....
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 05, 2010, 09:38:19 PM
Robben out now too, ouch. The Dutch have fire power to make up for it though....

hamstring.  maybe if he stays off it he can be back when the 2nd round begins on the 26th
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 05, 2010, 09:41:14 PM
Go Brazil.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 05, 2010, 09:50:47 PM
usa pretty much dominated a lackluster Aussie side this morning in the final friendly.   Buddle made the most of a turnover by the AUS defense early on and pounded a shot past the keeper from about 15 yards out.   later in the half he headed down a cross from wing back Cherundolo to take a 2-1 lead.  Gomez added a 3rd off a tap in from a skidding pass into the area by Donovan.  a couple big misses from Findley kept the US from putting away the game early in the 2nd half.  Clark limped off the field holding his hammy/glut after starting and playing 85 minutes.  Edu or Torres might have to fill in.  not a Clark fan so i don't think it would be a big drop of at that position if he can't go next Saturday.  6 mother rough ridin' days till the first kick  :drool:

updated preferred starting XI

                         howard
cherundolo onyewu demerit bocanegra
              
             bradley           torres

donovan                              dempsey

           altidore             buddle
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 06, 2010, 01:05:23 AM
Robben out now too, ouch. The Dutch have fire power to make up for it though....

That sucks. I love watching him play, and I'm always rooting for the Dutch when they aren't playing the US.  They have a great team, but I still see this as a pretty big loss for them until he gets back.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 06, 2010, 09:18:55 PM
robben update:  http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/37541344/ns/sports-world_cup/

Quote
AMSTERDAM - Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk says winger Arjen Robben is likely to join his teammates at the World Cup in South Africa because his left hamstring injury isn't as bad as initially feared.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 07, 2010, 09:50:32 AM
                        howard
cherundolo onyewu demerit bocanegra
              
             bradley           torres

donovan                              dempsey

           altidore             buddle

God I wish this is what we start out with against England. But knowing Bradley, we'll probably start with Ricardo Clark and Beasley in there. Meanwhile Torres and Buddle will be nowhere near the field  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 08, 2010, 09:05:07 AM
the book on Bob Bradley http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/07/england-the-book-on-bob-bradley/

above is my favored lineup.  here, i think, is the starting lineup according to the conventional wisdom:

Quote
                       howard

cherundolo goodson demerit bocanegra
              
             bradley           clark

donovan                              dempsey

           findley                 altidore

with the back 4 in crisis i don't mind loading up the middle of the field with some leg breakers like bradley and clark.  i just hope they aren't red carded for a stupid tackle.  the danger from England will come from the speed they possess in their wingbacks: Ashley Cole and Glen Johnson.  if Dempsey is hanging out on the left side look for England to run up and down that (their right) side with Johnson.  Donovan will track back on the opposite flank covering Cole on his runs.  Cole could be considered the best left back in the game.  an honor equivalent to the best hitting catcher in the game of baseball.  the talent seeks to play elsewhere on the field.

less than 72 hours until mexico  v  south africa   :pbj:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 08, 2010, 09:11:51 AM
another injury : Nani out for Portugal http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8728478.stm
 :frown:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 08, 2010, 09:39:18 AM
Go Brazil.

BBC VIDEO: World Cup Guide - Brazil

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8715479.stm
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 08, 2010, 03:42:24 PM
South African pollution and smog not making it easy for teams...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/world-cup/all-whites/3785307/Bizarre-first-training-hit-out-for-All-Whites
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: kso_FAN on June 08, 2010, 09:47:50 PM
Calling exhibition games "friendlies"?  Seriously?

I will admit that long Nike soccer commercial on youtube was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ben ji on June 08, 2010, 11:03:39 PM
Hate them all

http://www.sportspickle.com/article:954/a-xenophobes-guide-to-hating-all-31-us-world-cup-opponents
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bradleigh on June 08, 2010, 11:34:33 PM
In watching the ESPN coverage, I'm picking up a vibe that Alexi Lalas has a beef with the coach or manager or whatever.  Am I just imagining that?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 09, 2010, 07:39:09 AM
In watching the ESPN coverage, I'm picking up a vibe that Alexi Lalas has a beef with the coach or manager or whatever.  Am I just imagining that?

i think it's his job to the be the only ESPN staffer who is a critical observer of tactics and decisions.  not a fan of his analysis

3 hour world cup preview on ESPN2 airing @ 9am & 6p.  i'm sure we'll get an overdose of the red haired freak

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:jzyJAhEVHJwKtM:http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00007/lalas-ap_7871a.jpg)


Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 09, 2010, 10:40:57 AM
lalas is a HUGE tool.  Worked for MLS and tried to characterize the English leagues as not that much better.  Was an apologist for Donovan when he was being an enormous baby (pretty much his whole career pre- Confederation's Cup).  Just overall loser.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 09, 2010, 10:41:48 AM
Also, an imminent podcast will have my World Cup Group winners, My World Cup winner and a break down of my pending World Cup bets.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 09, 2010, 10:43:05 AM
Also, an imminent podcast will have my World Cup Group winners, My World Cup winner and a break down of my pending World Cup bets.

Mods, please make this its own podcast separate from the one where stuff people give a crap about is discussed.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 09, 2010, 11:00:22 AM
What's the date and time for the USA match?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 09, 2010, 11:15:28 AM
What's the date and time for the USA match?

Saturday @ 1pm
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 09, 2010, 12:04:53 PM
Will be in MHK enrolling for EMAW-U.

Any USA v. England watch parties?

Wareham?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 09, 2010, 12:24:49 PM
Also, an imminent podcast will have my World Cup Group winners, My World Cup winner and a break down of my pending World Cup bets.

 :surprised:

can you preview w/ giving us the golden boot odds.

 :drool:

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 09, 2010, 06:47:45 PM
2 more days!  :runaway:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 10, 2010, 09:54:53 AM
t minus 22 hours  :ksu:

taking off at  11 tomorrow am to catch replay of opener then france/uruguay

here's another contest w/ a maniacal spreadsheet to fill out.  download at link: http://www.worldfootballdaily.com/contest

here's some pregame tactical analysis of usa/england:
http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/09/england-tactics-from-across-the-pond/   
http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/08/tactical-preview-rustenburg-revisited/
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 10, 2010, 10:01:01 AM
putting Donovan on the right may counter Cole's ability to get forward.  either by forcing Cole to stay back or making him pay on counters when he is caught upfield.

on the other hand, Donovan's offensive abilities may be negated on that side with him tracking back too much to cover Cole's attacks from England's left side
 :dunno:

in this figure Donovan (from the first analytical link in the previous post) is on the left (http://shinguardian.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/3.png)

 :grin:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 11, 2010, 12:19:05 AM
Why do people blow those horns all game?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 11, 2010, 07:16:03 AM
 :excited:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 11, 2010, 07:17:09 AM
Why do people blow those horns all game?

cuz they're south africans  :dunno:

it will be, no doubt, annoying

1 hour 45 minutes to kick off  :driving:

(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2010/0609/soc_a_sa_fans1x_576.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 11, 2010, 07:54:23 AM
Also, an imminent podcast will have my World Cup Group winners, My World Cup winner and a break down of my pending World Cup bets.

were you just teasing? :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 11, 2010, 08:14:14 AM
And so it begins....

Don't Tread On Me!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :bang: <------- but the wall being a soccer ball into the back of the net.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 11, 2010, 08:21:33 AM
Also, an imminent podcast will have my World Cup Group winners, My World Cup winner and a break down of my pending World Cup bets.

were you just teasing? :embarrassed:


no, may not be up until tonight /anticlimacticbutreallycantcomplainbecausechingonisthetechguyandiamahugetechtard
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 11, 2010, 09:29:26 AM
Hmm. I'm openly rooting for South Africa, but watching on Univision (IN HD :driving: ). I'm not sure how to resolve this.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 11, 2010, 09:51:46 AM
i think my company is blocking my ability to watch it anywhere online espn3, univision, etc. :(
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 11, 2010, 10:18:21 AM
GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
(http://images.allrefer.com/reference/world/flag-images/south-africa-flag.gif)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 11, 2010, 10:40:42 AM
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 11, 2010, 10:41:11 AM
crap. SA's defense really got caught sleeping there.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 11, 2010, 10:41:44 AM
Does USA stand a chance against England?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 11, 2010, 10:43:17 AM
Does USA stand a chance against England?

I'd say they have about a 30% chance. If somebody kneecaps Rooney, increase that chance to 50%.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 11, 2010, 10:43:31 AM
(http://www.appliedlanguage.com/flags_of_the_world/large_flag_of_mexico.gif)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 11, 2010, 10:46:26 AM
Chingon:

Why do you hate America?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 11, 2010, 10:47:40 AM
Chingon:

Why do you hate America?
I just hate SA more.  See my above boo and yay list.

Its a boo vs a yay.  Easy call.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Brock Landers on June 11, 2010, 10:51:24 AM
Will be in MHK enrolling for EMAW-U.

Any USA v. England watch parties?

Wareham?


Can't make it to MHK, but I am meeting a buddy at the Buffalo Wildwings in Topeka.  

Another question for some more experienced soccer watchers:  If there happens to be some England fans also at the BWW, should I engage them in some smack talk, such as calling them "Wankers" and stuff, or should I lay low and not even make eye contact because they probably have tons of experience being soccer hooligans and beating opposing teams' fans up?  TIA.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 11, 2010, 10:52:50 AM
OH MY GOD that was way too close

Chingon: Always root against Mexico. Always.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 11, 2010, 10:54:27 AM
Off the post.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 11, 2010, 10:58:37 AM
Watch Party tomorrow at The Point (Westport/Plaza area). Opening at 9am and free Biscuits and Gravy!! $2.00 Tall Boys.

AppleJack will be sporting his Frankie Hejduk jersey  :gocho:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 11, 2010, 11:05:36 AM
OH MY GOD that was way too close

Chingon: Always root against Mexico. Always.
NEVER!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 12, 2010, 07:20:05 AM
 :runaway:
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2010, 08:07:41 AM
Why does it sound like mosquitoes?  :confused:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 12, 2010, 09:04:00 AM
Why does it sound like mosquitoes?  :confused:

I think it's bees.  Mosquitos would be an octave higher.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 12, 2010, 09:06:29 AM
They're chanting Bzdelik.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2010, 09:45:39 AM
 "your room is messy, messy" - That guy's mom prolly LMAO
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on June 12, 2010, 12:00:23 PM
"your room is messy, messy" - That guy's mom prolly LMAO

he should have had at least 2 goals in that game

F THE BRITS!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: theKSU on June 12, 2010, 12:36:19 PM
WANKERS!!!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 12, 2010, 01:12:17 PM
Anyone else see that NAPA commercial?   :love:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 12, 2010, 01:26:09 PM
 :pbj:

This is going to be non-stop action. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 12, 2010, 01:29:05 PM
I got chills when I heard "...and the home of the CHIEFS!" just now.  Go get em!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 12, 2010, 01:29:40 PM
 :kstatriot:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 12, 2010, 01:45:26 PM
:flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 12, 2010, 01:53:52 PM
It's unbearable listening to this with the horns in the background. 

They should just let the announcers sit in NYC in a studio and call this game with no stadium noise.  It would truly be hell to be there watching this game live. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 12, 2010, 01:55:39 PM
we look so much worse than everyone else I've watched.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 12, 2010, 01:57:24 PM
It's unbearable listening to this with the horns in the background.  

They should just let the announcers sit in NYC in a studio and call this game with no stadium noise.  It would truly be hell to be there watching this game live.  

In other words, you need to go to US Toy to get a bunch of these for the OOD.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 12, 2010, 01:58:39 PM
It's unbearable listening to this with the horns in the background.  

They should just let the announcers sit in NYC in a studio and call this game with no stadium noise.  It would truly be hell to be there watching this game live.  

In other words, you need to go to US Toy to get a bunch of these for the OOD.

Oh, no question about it.  We basically need to have a "goEMAW" sponsored investment in about 200 of these and pass them out in student lineup for the first OOD conference game.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 12, 2010, 02:04:25 PM
It's unbearable listening to this with the horns in the background. 

They should just let the announcers sit in NYC in a studio and call this game with no stadium noise.  It would truly be hell to be there watching this game live. 

In other words, you need to go to US Toy to get a bunch of these for the OOD.

Oh, no question about it.  We basically need to have a "goEMAW" sponsored investment in about 200 of these and pass them out in student lineup for the first OOD conference game.

Dude, with our prospective SEC money, we can get 7,000 of them.  Cover all of the student section and Section 17.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 12, 2010, 02:11:27 PM
USA!  USA!  USA!  :gocho:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 12, 2010, 02:14:49 PM
I think I could have made that save.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 12, 2010, 02:22:36 PM
Good to see the U.S. finally using my strategy of kick the ball at the goal as hard as you can and hope something weird/good happens and it goes in.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 12, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
DRAW!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 12, 2010, 03:32:05 PM
DRAW!

Going to get on COD2 later and talk some crap.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 12, 2010, 03:40:54 PM
LOL at the announcers talking about tomorrow's game: "What if somebody WINS tomorrow? :surprised: "
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2010, 04:11:34 PM
So, that was good for the USA! USA! USA! USA! right?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: kso_FAN on June 12, 2010, 04:23:25 PM
Today I learned we used to be so bad the Brits used to call our soccer players "hammerthrowers".  Glad we ran up the score on those guys.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on June 12, 2010, 05:50:48 PM
england's goalie let that one slip out of his hands, similar to england letting the united states slip out of their hands.

BOOM ROASTED.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: hemmy on June 12, 2010, 10:08:30 PM
Surprised every game hasn't been a scoreless draw.  eff soccer.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on June 12, 2010, 10:59:22 PM
see this is why soccer sucks, hey lets call it a tie guys, everybody wins.  :flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 12, 2010, 11:31:23 PM
see this is why soccer sucks, hey lets call it a tie guys, everybody wins.  :flush:

agreed. Should always do PK's.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 13, 2010, 01:09:21 AM
LOL at the announcers talking about tomorrow's game: "What if somebody WINS tomorrow? :surprised: "

I really hope it goes to a draw as well.    :drool:  Very happy with a draw today, like REALLY HAPPY. 

A lot of non-soccer fans just saw this as a pretty boring 1-1 game with a lucky goal thrown in, but we were really pressing for the tie which led to the slower play.  If they would have scored again it would have opened up again, but after we got that goal we were very willing to just take our chances with Howard in goal and it worked out.  If that was a situation where both teams needed the 3 points to advance the game would have looked completely different.

Look for the pace of all the games to pick up as teams get more desperate for points.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 13, 2010, 11:57:22 AM
Unfortunately my wish didn't come true.

With Slovenia winning today it looks like next Friday's game just got a lot more interesting.

There is still too many games to be played to know for sure but to me it looks like a loss would put us out, a tie would mean we need to beat Algeria, and a win would mean anything but a loss to Algeria would almost surely put us through.

In case you are wondering how tiebreakers work with points, here is the order.

a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;
b) goal difference in all group matches;
c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.
If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:
d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
g) drawing of lots by the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 13, 2010, 02:31:45 PM
Australia getting prison raped right now
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 13, 2010, 02:39:57 PM
yeah, the NAZI's look good.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 13, 2010, 03:20:43 PM
poor soccerroos   :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 13, 2010, 04:02:06 PM
Australia being in this tournament is a f'n joke. They are shite, coming from the pussiest of all qualification groups. The Germans shoulda won 5-0.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 13, 2010, 06:14:02 PM
New Zealand being in this tournament is a f'n joke. They are shite, coming from the pussiest of all qualification groups. Everyone's gonna beat 'em 50-0.

FYP
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 14, 2010, 07:03:04 AM
Denmark playing good defense against the Netherlands. Would be a huge upset if the Danes won
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 14, 2010, 07:24:16 AM
 :excited:

german weltmeisterschaft is gut.  ballack gone is gut.  hoping if US gets through we won't be matched up with them in round of 16.  will happen if we finish 2nd and they finish 1st in their group.  krauts definitely look the best  so far.  but a lot of the other favorites haven't played.  dutch, spanish, portuguese, cote d'ivoire, brazil

US needs probably needs 5 points to get out of the group.  and 7 to win it.  thought u.s. deserved the draw and with a little more luck could have got the full 3.

through 1/2 the first round of games in the group stage i'm thinking

goalkeeping - .  the south african keeper was awesome against the mexicans, the nigerian keeper kept their team in it against argentina. and tim howard's dominance of that stupid british $!#* of a  keeper was epic

crazy balls and slick pitches - this ball is flying in the altitude and all long passes, if they hit the turf, are bouncing uncontrollably.  the ball also skips real hard on the grass and gets to players a lot faster than they expect.

vuvuzela's - don't mind them and get used to them.  broadcasters though are getting pissed

germans - wow.  aussies are down but that was a downright dominating performance.  germans in last 3 cups have scored 16 goals in their opening game.

out of here until i watch all the games on dvr tonight.

8 games down ... 55 to go


Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 14, 2010, 07:32:20 AM
Jesus, Denmark.

(http://www.wow.tartdarling.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/failboat.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 14, 2010, 07:34:03 AM
lol, though it did hit the dude's back.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 14, 2010, 09:36:38 AM
About the only exciting thing in the Japan-Cameroon game is that Univision just had a close-up of a cute bird eating a worm on the grass. OMG :love:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 14, 2010, 09:39:09 AM
GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL HELLO KITTY!!!!

Upset alert?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: theswo on June 14, 2010, 02:05:34 PM
Damnit Eto'o
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 14, 2010, 02:09:54 PM
GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL PAIR OF GUAYS!

suck on it, italy
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 14, 2010, 08:29:42 PM
The blue samurai will be moving on to the knockout round... and satan's checking the thermostat.  :users:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: kat_émawn on June 14, 2010, 11:46:59 PM
Poor Australia. At least they have the title "SoccerRoos"

Hoping for a bounce back against Ghana!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 15, 2010, 07:36:06 AM
another day completed and another dearth of goals.  especially goals that make you open your eyes.  goal of the tournament still belongs to south africa in the first game.   about the 1:15 mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h53sCudXE44

i don't have high expectations for today either with Slovakia playing New Zealand and a negative Portugal side taking on Ivory Coast.  good news though with didier drogba being cleared to play: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jiDsOMk7FTky2mKgJv2_GCGXHCOQ

but Brazil v N Korea in the afternoon game could produce some gems.  or it could produce a shocking result that would put to shame all other shockers

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 15, 2010, 07:45:59 AM
an ealry usa-slovenia preview: http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/14/kickstarting-our-usa-vs-slovenia-coverage/

Quote
While the Russia win was quality, it did come against a Russian side that was down a man for nearly 40 minutes and down two men for stoppage time.
A better measuring stick that broadcasters should be keying on is the Green Dragons match that transpired the night the States clinched a World Cup trip in Honduras. Slovenia away at Slovakia.

Koren should Sunday he's still got it....
Slovenia calmly went into Slovakia’s den–that’s right the same Slovakia who beat the U.S. 1-nil in November–and walked away with an impressive 2-0 win over a full-strength Slovakian team. The Slovenia attack, led by Robert Koren and Milivoje Novakovic, outplayed the classy triumvirate of Martin Sestak, Marek Hamsik and Vladamir “Jonathan Bornstein is in my pocket” Weiss.”
If you’ve been watching a lot of World Cup, then those last three names are quite household.
In that game, Slovenia scored on a hell of a boombasa (see here) for their first goal and–roll tape below–took a page from the Yankee playbook with a gorgeous counterattack goal. Make sure to press play and watch because TSG will be talking more about the counterattack shortly.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 15, 2010, 08:19:41 AM
Also, an imminent podcast will have my World Cup Group winners, My World Cup winner and a break down of my pending World Cup bets.

thanks mr kk  :users:

highest scoring group: group B 6-1, group G 5-1
shocking to bet on a group w/ Greece in it.  although they could spring a ton of goals.  they gave up 2 against s korea.  group G could be a bonanza with n korea going.  but portugal seems to play defensively.  we'll find out today i think if that's a good bet.  right now you're only competition is Germany's Group (D)

golden ball: Xavi 14-1. i like this.  w/ an injured Iniesta in Spain's midfield Xavi could get all the glory

golden boot: Fabiano 10-1.  you took my advice  :blush:

winner: Brazil 5-1.  def cannot argue with this





Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PowercatPat on June 15, 2010, 10:35:06 AM
Ronaldo is such a whiny little bitch. He flops more than anyone I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 15, 2010, 04:24:55 PM
Poor Australia. At least they have the title "SoccerRoos"

Hoping for a bounce back against Ghana!

Oh man, congrats on this though

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs517.ash1/30463_448505830976_508875976_6191786_4963283_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Jeffy on June 15, 2010, 04:40:35 PM
England vs USA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXo2nm2ODF0


in Legos.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 15, 2010, 04:43:28 PM
I overheard the commentators during the Brazil v. North Korea game saying that the N Korea fans in attendance were actually hand picked Chinese people hired to pose as fans. Probably because that little fat facist won't let anyone out of his country for fear of defection.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on June 15, 2010, 05:35:42 PM
I overheard the commentators during the Brazil v. North Korea game saying that the N Korea fans in attendance were actually hand picked Chinese people hired to pose as fans. Probably because that little fat facist won't let anyone out of his country for fear of defection.  :rolleyes:

Wish I looked Chinese though, sweet job
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 15, 2010, 07:12:59 PM
I overheard the commentators during the Brazil v. North Korea game saying that the N Korea fans in attendance were actually hand picked Chinese people hired to pose as fans. Probably because that little fat facist won't let anyone out of his country for fear of defection.  :rolleyes:

Wish I looked Chinese though, sweet job
Chicat, I'd peg you as a Hungarian, maybe even Turkish, but not Chinese. Not in this life.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 15, 2010, 09:15:44 PM
I overheard the commentators during the Brazil v. North Korea game saying that the N Korea fans in attendance were actually hand picked Chinese people hired to pose as fans. Probably because that little fat facist won't let anyone out of his country for fear of defection.  :rolleyes:

Wish I looked Chinese though, sweet job
Chicat, I'd peg you as a Hungarian, maybe even Turkish, but not Chinese. Not in this life.

I was going with Polish for ChiCat.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 16, 2010, 11:58:54 AM
Spain goes down...again. Geez, first us, now every one is getting a piece of their ass. Switzerland, Spain. C'mon. Really? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 16, 2010, 01:10:46 PM
My reaction when Spain lost:


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs106.snc4/35658_129670477054491_100000346175990_214216_2090628_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 16, 2010, 02:23:31 PM
major boobage
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 16, 2010, 08:51:18 PM
England vs USA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXo2nm2ODF0


in Legos.
:bwpopcorn:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: WavetheWheat on June 17, 2010, 10:18:05 AM
My reaction when Spain lost:


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs106.snc4/35658_129670477054491_100000346175990_214216_2090628_n.jpg)

I wish I had that convenient place for my cell phone.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on June 17, 2010, 01:02:48 PM
My reaction when Spain lost:


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs106.snc4/35658_129670477054491_100000346175990_214216_2090628_n.jpg)

Whatever team she is rooting for is now my second favorite.  More of her on TV please
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 17, 2010, 01:20:59 PM
(http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/photos_large/2008/04/04/mexico.gif)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 17, 2010, 01:27:13 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/3574/3403961825_609064ea9f.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 17, 2010, 01:27:57 PM
Also.

Anyone else watching the World Cup on Univision?

It's superb.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 17, 2010, 02:26:59 PM
Yep. They make a 0-0 tie as exciting as ever.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 17, 2010, 03:15:16 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3Ax346VLQ2bosmlM%3A%3Ablogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com%2Fsoccer_redcard%2F2009%2F02%2Fblanco-usmexico-will-end-in-scoreless-draw.html&t=1&usg=AFrqEzfajlbg5YLvmCVeho3_tPpXYFNg7w) 2-0 shazbot! you, France.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 17, 2010, 03:32:32 PM
Univision knows what's up.

Can you imagine Brent Musberger shouting GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!?

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 17, 2010, 08:41:25 PM
are the world cup games streaming online anywhere?  for free? i'd like to watch tomorrow's match while working.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: jmlynch1 on June 17, 2010, 08:42:58 PM
are the world cup games streaming online anywhere?  for free? i'd like to watch tomorrow's match while working.
univision's web
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 17, 2010, 11:15:38 PM
ESPN3 I believe is streaming.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 18, 2010, 12:06:21 AM
thx, i don't get espn3 but hopefully the univision will work. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PowercatPat on June 18, 2010, 12:26:09 AM
The game will be on channelsurfing.net.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 18, 2010, 08:05:31 AM
The game will be on channelsurfing.net.
oh cool, most offices don't block that.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 08:51:59 AM
Watching this SOB on my EVO with the kickstand all pimped to bejezus. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:02:04 AM
sd low soccer iq analysis:

they just hit the ball, like, five times in a row with their heads and then the foreignor got his head bonked by the US guy's arm or some junk and he now has an ice pack on his face. LMAO
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:03:39 AM
Now the US guy gets to kick the ball with no defenders for some reason.  Instead of doing what I think he should do (booting the eff out of it right into the goal) he just kicked a little tiny kick over to his friend.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:08:21 AM
Now the foreignors get a free kick and they did a much better maneuver by doing the fake kicker guy running by the ball and then the real kicker kicks it near the goal.  Their unguarded kick was much closer to the goal which seems like unfair bullshit but whatever, that's foreignors for you.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:09:31 AM
The white foreign team seems to be big fans of hitting the ball with their heads.  Much moreso than the US team.  I would never do this.  Always kick the ball I say.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:10:28 AM
We are having a tough time getting the ball past half court.  Their press is killing us.  Denis Clemente would probably be an amazing soccer player.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:12:06 AM
We are going to lose.  Their guys get the ball down by our goal much more often than we get it down by their's.  I've never heard of this country so I would imagine this is not good news for US soccer.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:13:36 AM
The foreignor guy just did, like, a little jig with the ball to fake out the US player on what he was going to do with it.  This was a good trick.  I think the US should do this because it made the foreign guy get a goal.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:13:58 AM
Now they are all dancing right in the face of USA.  Right in their rough ridin' faces.  
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:15:52 AM
The favorite move of the USA seems to be to get the ball and boot it as hard as you can all the way down the field and out of bounds.  I think this is called "icing" in hockey.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:16:41 AM
Wow, the foreign goalie just flew like Antwon Moore and blocked the hell out of a potential US goal. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:19:51 AM
The US goalie is wearing an OSU football uni
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:20:17 AM
THOSE FUCKERS JUST TRIPPED OUR D00D!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:21:18 AM
We are getting the ball down by their goal more now.  Probably a sign of good things to come imo.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:22:45 AM
Well we know what US SOCCER's glass ceiling is . . . so completely outclassed at this level.

It's like OB's grinding it out on the ground to keep the ball away from the other team.   Once we get down near their goal our lack of soccer studs shines through like a set of radio knob nipples with a pitcher of ice water being poured over them.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:22:58 AM
Their guy just faked like he got tripped but in replay he clearly did not.  Those cheating fucks almost got another goal out of it too.  But for some foreignor totally whiffing on the ball we'd be down a safety.  
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:24:29 AM
Their guys are good at passing and our guys are not so much.  Maybe I was wrong before, maybe hitting the ball with our heads more is a good strategy. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 18, 2010, 09:24:43 AM
this does not seem good.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 18, 2010, 09:25:18 AM
That ball doesn't look like a soccer ball.  A soccer ball is white with black spots.  That is a volleyball maybe.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:26:44 AM
Is it me, or is our team like a bunch of midgets out there.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:28:58 AM
That ball doesn't look like a soccer ball.  A soccer ball is white with black spots.  That is a volleyball maybe.

I was wondering if it was my watching it on my phone so I didn't say anything but I think _33 is right here fellas.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:29:56 AM
Our goalie ran all the way to the corner of the field just to boot the ball out of bounds.  LOL, I mean, What?  What are you doing you dumb goalie!?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:33:13 AM
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Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:37:40 AM
Okay, well, it looks like we might have a clue right now.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:38:30 AM
That guy you see in all the soccer commercials doesn't even get to kick the ball very much.  Guys, I don't think he's our best player.  
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:40:06 AM
I think our black guy just got T'd up
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 18, 2010, 09:41:01 AM
GMAFB.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:41:14 AM
Love this announcer, the British guy . .  . just called the yellow card one of the stupidest calls he's ever seen.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:41:25 AM
We are getting the ball down by their goal a lot lately.  We gotta keep taking those shots.  Eventually they will start falling.  Shooters gotta shoot.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 18, 2010, 09:42:08 AM
2-0 :(
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:42:45 AM
Wow . . . our Defense guys, whatever you call them . . . suck.

Well, after a flurry, back to being completely outclassed again.

It's not our game . . . move on.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:42:58 AM
Oh man, it's not looking good fellas.  Their guys are pretty pumped right now.  Our goalie does not seem to be good at soccer.  We always put the fattest kid at goalie in Little Wings so this makes sense.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 09:43:52 AM
Oh man, it's not looking good fellas.  Their guys are pretty pumped right now.  Our goalie does not seem to be good at soccer.

Didn't even see the first goal . . . that one was like Clems-Kelly 2 on 1 vs a midget.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 09:48:41 AM
looks like it's halftime.  Hope our d00ds get their asses chewed and come out on fire from downtown in the second half.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 18, 2010, 10:21:03 AM
2-1  :gocho:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 10:39:07 AM
Guys, bad news, I had to talk to a client for awhile so I could only kinda keep an eye on this action.  I see we got a score.  Good news imo.  Is it looking like we get another?  I hope so but have my doubts.  Just showed some Americans in the crowd looking superior as usual.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 18, 2010, 10:39:42 AM
2-2 MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 18, 2010, 10:40:25 AM
god damnit my fuckin feed went out right before we scored
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 10:40:51 AM
Our pastiest white guy got a score fellas.  Believe it. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 10:43:39 AM
IDEA:  At the last second swap a guy out for Martin Gramatica and have him bomb one in the net from 60+

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 18, 2010, 10:43:47 AM
Hate this referee... :curse:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 18, 2010, 10:46:37 AM
We just got hosed.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 18, 2010, 10:51:04 AM
Instead of pulling out a yellow/red card what if the Ref pulled out a Warm green apple ice... :surprised:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PowercatPat on June 18, 2010, 10:59:09 AM
Worst call I have ever seen in my life at the end there.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 18, 2010, 11:05:11 AM
Worst call I have ever seen in my life at the end there.
I've seen worse/ EMAW related
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 18, 2010, 11:21:39 AM
We are getting the ball down by their goal more now.  Probably a sign of good things to come imo.

HSIQ.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 18, 2010, 11:23:01 AM
Apparently they came out in the 2nd half and looked like they had a clue.

Really Mr. Ref from no where . . . Really??

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 11:24:07 AM
Apparently they came out in the 2nd half and looked like they had a clue.

Yep, nailed this one too

looks like it's halftime.  Hope our d00ds get their asses chewed and come out on fire from downtown in the second half.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 18, 2010, 11:26:26 AM
SD would be superior to Alexi Lalas as a analyst. Mainly because Lalas is a hideous looking tool.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 18, 2010, 11:38:28 AM
SD would be superior to Alexi Lalas as a analyst. Mainly because Lalas is a hideous looking tool.

The only thing appealing about Lalas back in the day was his giant poofy hair and his goatee. After he got rid of both, no one cared anymore.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 18, 2010, 11:48:54 AM
FIFA can go shove a propeller up their asses.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 18, 2010, 11:51:15 AM
Instead of pulling out a yellow/red card what if the Ref pulled out a Warm green apple ice... :surprised:

lolz.

steve dave with incredible commentary

 :drink: 'cept bloody marys
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 18, 2010, 11:53:06 AM
Need a draw with England and Algeria.

And then England to beat the eff out of the Sloveniaers (still LOL)

And USA to not give Algeria 2 goals in the first half so we can get 3 pts.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 18, 2010, 11:53:59 AM
with all possible scenarios we are likely thru w/ a win over Algeria.  especially if we win by more than 1 goal.

biggest disappointment is no chance to finish top of group and enjoy dream scenario of playing crap teams until semifinal. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 18, 2010, 12:04:29 PM
Win 2-0 against Algeria and we are through.

Anyone know a good EMAW hitman? I will pay top dollar to assassinate that ref. It was his first ever World Cup game.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 18, 2010, 12:15:53 PM
Quote
GrantWahl
Official FIFA play by play says goal was disallowed for foul on Edu, not offside.
:rolleyes:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Jeffy on June 18, 2010, 01:00:18 PM
Any sport that has more ties than Men's Wearhouse sucks balls.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on June 18, 2010, 01:41:11 PM
I'm sorry I missed this thread during the game, SD doing some good work over here
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 18, 2010, 02:06:57 PM
really upset findley won't be available due to a crazy yellow. bullshit.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 18, 2010, 02:41:08 PM
Seriously? We'll be better without Findley. Him and Altidore have done pretty much nothing but squander opportunities the past 2 games. I'm all for Gomez getting in over him
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 18, 2010, 02:42:55 PM
Instead of pulling out a yellow/red card what if the Ref pulled out a Warm green apple ice... :surprised:
incredible post by winters.

great play by play by sd.  wish i knew this thread was "kickin" during the kick ball game.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 18, 2010, 03:28:13 PM
Seriously? We'll be better without Findley. Him and Altidore have done pretty much nothing but squander opportunities the past 2 games. I'm all for Gomez getting in over him

findley has been playing amazing. his speed and size has given us an incredible amount of length. not to mention he has had some incredible passes and set ups. if you seriously think that altidore and findley aren't our best two options, lol.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 18, 2010, 03:56:57 PM
Seriously? We'll be better without Findley. Him and Altidore have done pretty much nothing but squander opportunities the past 2 games. I'm all for Gomez getting in over him

findley has been playing amazing. his speed and size has given us an incredible amount of length. not to mention he has had some incredible passes and set ups. if you seriously think that altidore and findley aren't our best two options, lol.

I think we'll see Dempsey up top now w/ Jozy - which should be better. Edu needs to start also.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 18, 2010, 04:04:50 PM
Seriously? We'll be better without Findley. Him and Altidore have done pretty much nothing but squander opportunities the past 2 games. I'm all for Gomez getting in over him

findley has been playing amazing. his speed and size has given us an incredible amount of length. not to mention he has had some incredible passes and set ups. if you seriously think that altidore and findley aren't our best two options, lol.

I think we'll see Dempsey up top now w/ Jozy - which should be better. Edu needs to start also.

we'll see what bradley goes with. you think dempsey up, and then edu and mid? that could work. i don't think we'll see torres again after today, but you never know. so that opens up the possibility of clark in the starting lineup again. there are a whole slew of options. it just doesn't help to have at least that option of findley out the window.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: kso_FAN on June 18, 2010, 04:55:52 PM
If SD was doing color, I'd watch soccer more often.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 18, 2010, 05:14:10 PM
http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk/goEMAW.com/forum
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 18, 2010, 05:54:20 PM
http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk/goEMAW.com/forum
Thanks! :love:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 19, 2010, 01:18:56 AM
http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk/goEMAW.com/forum

I take back any mean things I said about you for liking Mexico
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 19, 2010, 08:59:31 AM
(http://cdn1.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/055/050/original/vuvuzela-photoshop-8.gif?1276729912)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 19, 2010, 09:25:40 PM
sd, live commentary for brazil / ivory coast tomorrow?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Jeffy on June 19, 2010, 09:33:31 PM
Is opcat a world cup fan?

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/kapsignole707/RacistWorldCup.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 20, 2010, 04:42:51 AM
sd, live commentary for brazil / ivory coast tomorrow?

This. Drogba?!?!?!?!?!??!!?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 20, 2010, 08:03:19 AM
sd, live commentary for brazil / ivory coast tomorrow?

This. Drogba?!?!?!?!?!??!!?
Gotta bring your A game SD. People are counting on your expert insight and unfathomable intellectual superiority. I know I am.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 20, 2010, 08:49:40 AM
sd, live commentary for brazil / ivory coast tomorrow?

This. Drogba?!?!?!?!?!??!!?
Gotta bring your A game SD. People are counting on your expert insight and unfathomable intellectual superiority. I know I am.

Cant wait t hear SD's thoughts on whether or not Drogba should play today or not.  :surprised:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2010, 09:18:03 AM
I don't think mrs. dave is gonna let me watch.  She's got a lot of Project Runway DVRs to catch up on  :embarrassed:  I will do it for the US game from work where I get to decide what I watch  :cool:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 20, 2010, 09:37:21 AM
I don't think mrs. dave is gonna let me watch.  She's got a lot of Project Runway DVRs to catch up on  :embarrassed:  I will do it for the US game from work where I get to decide what I watch  :cool:

People were counting on you Bro :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on June 20, 2010, 04:34:23 PM
crazy ending there, with kaka getting the "boot" does that mean he sits out the next game? LOVE all the extra circular pushing
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: DQ12 on June 20, 2010, 07:43:42 PM
crazy ending there, with kaka getting the "boot" does that mean he sits out the next game? LOVE all the extra circular pushing

Yep.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 20, 2010, 08:58:42 PM
Ok. Christiano Ronaldo and myself are pretty good friends and what not. (We have sailed around the Iberian Peninsula, ate at fine Italian restaurants, ect...)

But look at his hair:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XAePxwGya7E/SX6ATF9vWiI/AAAAAAAACIw/qz-H-Utkyvc/s400/cristianoRonaldo-fauxhawkMullet.jpg)

I mean, what a fella.

Go Portugal.

(http://www.4skills.com/newsletter/world_feet/2007/images/wf.03.24.07.portugal.logo.gif)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on June 20, 2010, 09:11:44 PM
I guess if you're into this sort of thing (cripples w/short shorts), then yeah

(http://forladiesbyladies.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cristiano_ronaldo_shorts.JPG)


I'm more of a torres fan, I mean LOOK at that hair, you just know he smells amazing  :love:

(http://michaelwylie.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/fernando-torres_0.jpg)

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pokémawn on June 21, 2010, 06:17:28 AM
france is looking good  :ohno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 21, 2010, 08:02:22 AM
france is looking good  :ohno:
Haha, awesome username/signature combo
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 21, 2010, 08:13:11 AM
france is looking good  :ohno:
Haha, awesome username/signature combo

x2
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 21, 2010, 08:40:42 AM
Group B/G is looking nice for top goals.

 :gocho:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 21, 2010, 10:06:07 AM
I don't think mrs. dave is gonna let me watch.  She's got a lot of Project Runway DVRs to catch up on  :embarrassed:  I will do it for the US game from work where I get to decide what I watch  :cool:
crypes.  runway hasn't been on in months. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 21, 2010, 10:23:35 AM
I don't think mrs. dave is gonna let me watch.  She's got a lot of Project Runway DVRs to catch up on  :embarrassed:  I will do it for the US game from work where I get to decide what I watch  :cool:
crypes.  runway hasn't been on in months. 

Ya, I know.  Also, America's Next Top Model prolly got cancelled years ago but if you want to know what happened in their last season I know someone who now knows. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on June 21, 2010, 10:43:29 AM
I don't think mrs. dave is gonna let me watch.  She's got a lot of Project Runway DVRs to catch up on  :embarrassed:  I will do it for the US game from work where I get to decide what I watch  :cool:
crypes.  runway hasn't been on in months. 

Ya, I know.  Also, America's Next Top Model prolly got cancelled years ago but if you want to know what happened in their last season I know someone who now knows. 


MODS please merge with Oxygen/Lifetime/Crappy Shows our Wives Watch Thread

TIA
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 22, 2010, 07:17:16 AM
Group B/G is looking nice for top goals.

 :gocho:

Fabiano got off the schnide too.  look for a goal a game on average from the guy.  they might get Chile (hopefully instead of Spain)  in the 2nd round which would be an amazing opportunity for him to score considering Chile's open style of play.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 22, 2010, 07:58:29 AM
would be hilarious today if somehow France made it thru to the next round.  don't see it happening but they have the talent to put up a big # against S Africa and if Uruguay beat Mejico then it could happen.

group B is intriguing.  Nigeria hasn't gained a point but if they beat S Korea and Argentina beats Greece they are thru.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 22, 2010, 08:07:34 AM
u.s formation for tomorrow?  http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/20/do-or-die-usa-vs-algeria/

my XI
howard
dolo-demerit-onyewu(?)-boca
bradley-edu
donovan-dempsey
buddle(?)-altidore

Onyewu has been crap.  more than likely he'll be starting in the back and more than likely he'll get caught out of position or fail to close down on a guy in space and screen the keeper.  wouldn't mind seeing Boca move inside and bring Spector into the starting lineup.

should Buddle or Gomez be paired up top with Altidore.  Gomez was brought in at the end of the Slovey game.  Buddle pairs well with Donovan at their club team.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 22, 2010, 08:22:02 AM
u.s formation for tomorrow?  http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/20/do-or-die-usa-vs-algeria/

my XI
howard
dolo-demerit-onyewu(?)-boca
bradley-edu
donovan-dempsey
buddle(?)-altidore

Onyewu has been crap.  more than likely he'll be starting in the back and more than likely he'll get caught out of position or fail to close down on a guy in space and screen the keeper.  wouldn't mind seeing Boca move inside and bring Spector into the starting lineup.

should Buddle or Gomez be paired up top with Altidore.  Gomez was brought in at the end of the Slovey game.  Buddle pairs well with Donovan at their club team.

Spector or bornstein need to be in and boca moved over.  Gooch is still slow with the knee.  Happens when you f up a knee.  Love boca, but he does not get forward like those guys and would really help donovan or dempsey with overlapping runs as they move inside.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: 1/64th on June 22, 2010, 09:07:14 AM
u.s formation for tomorrow?  http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/20/do-or-die-usa-vs-algeria/

my XI
howard
dolo-demerit-onyewu(?)-boca
bradley-edu
donovan-dempsey
buddle(?)-altidore

Onyewu has been crap.  more than likely he'll be starting in the back and more than likely he'll get caught out of position or fail to close down on a guy in space and screen the keeper.  wouldn't mind seeing Boca move inside and bring Spector into the starting lineup.

should Buddle or Gomez be paired up top with Altidore.  Gomez was brought in at the end of the Slovey game.  Buddle pairs well with Donovan at their club team.

Spector or bornstein need to be in and boca moved over.  Gooch is still slow with the knee.  Happens when you f up a knee.  Love boca, but he does not get forward like those guys and would really help donovan or dempsey with overlapping runs as they move inside.

I'd say that whoever is the best at kicking the ball super hard should play the most.  JMO. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 22, 2010, 09:27:44 AM
Spector or bornstein need to be in and boca moved over.  Gooch is still slow with the knee.  Happens when you f up a knee.  Love boca, but he does not get forward like those guys and would really help donovan or dempsey with overlapping runs as they move inside.

that link to shinguardian.com about the preview has some good insights about the left side.  if Dempsey plays on the left he supplies virtually no help on defense.   you don't want Donovan over there because he has provided so much from the right side.  and i'm not sure if you want the left fullback in this setup to be barging up field leaving gaping holes in an already suspect back line.  they suggest moving Dempsey up top and adding Holden or Benny F on the left.  god forbid, maybe even Beasley. it seemed like Benny provided lots of help tracking back in the last game.  so another lineup might look like this

howard

dolo-demerit-boca-(spector/bornstein)

donovan-bradley-edu-(benny/holden/beasley)

dempsey-altidore

i could live with this ... checking out until i watch the games after work tonight

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 22, 2010, 09:46:33 AM
Spector or bornstein need to be in and boca moved over.  Gooch is still slow with the knee.  Happens when you f up a knee.  Love boca, but he does not get forward like those guys and would really help donovan or dempsey with overlapping runs as they move inside.

that link to shinguardian.com about the preview has some good insights about the left side.  if Dempsey plays on the left he supplies virtually no help on defense.   you don't want Donovan over there because he has provided so much from the right side.  and i'm not sure if you want the left fullback in this setup to be barging up field leaving gaping holes in an already suspect back line.  they suggest moving Dempsey up top and adding Holden or Benny F on the left.  god forbid, maybe even Beasley. it seemed like Benny provided lots of help tracking back in the last game.  so another lineup might look like this

howard

dolo-demerit-boca-(spector/bornstein)

donovan-bradley-edu-(benny/holden/beasley)

dempsey-altidore

i could live with this ... checking out until i watch the games after work tonight



leave in onyewu and that would be to my liking. even though the gooch is suspect and has some lapses he is pivotal on air attacks both defense and offensive. i wish beasley would not suck so much. wtf is wrong with him.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 22, 2010, 11:50:45 AM
Seriously? We'll be better without Findley. Him and Altidore have done pretty much nothing but squander opportunities the past 2 games. I'm all for Gomez getting in over him

findley has been playing amazing. his speed and size has given us an incredible amount of length. not to mention he has had some incredible passes and set ups. if you seriously think that altidore and findley aren't our best two options, lol.

Findley is currently 14th on the team in pass completion percentage at 53.57%. but I'll take 3 of the players off the list due to lack of minutes, and Tim Howard. So Findley is now 10th on the team in terms of passes.

I know he's got great speed, the point I was making was his passes weren't connecting as well as Altidore's shot opportunities not being utilized. Findley definitely is the better option normally, but so far on this stage he hasn't been as good as he should be IMO.

Some interesting stats online relating to the team: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/statistics/teams/team=43921/passes.html

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 22, 2010, 12:46:33 PM
Seriously? We'll be better without Findley. Him and Altidore have done pretty much nothing but squander opportunities the past 2 games. I'm all for Gomez getting in over him

findley has been playing amazing. his speed and size has given us an incredible amount of length. not to mention he has had some incredible passes and set ups. if you seriously think that altidore and findley aren't our best two options, lol.

Findley is currently 14th on the team in pass completion percentage at 53.57%. but I'll take 3 of the players off the list due to lack of minutes, and Tim Howard. So Findley is now 10th on the team in terms of passes.

I know he's got great speed, the point I was making was his passes weren't connecting as well as Altidore's shot opportunities not being utilized. Findley definitely is the better option normally, but so far on this stage he hasn't been as good as he should be IMO.

Some interesting stats online relating to the team: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/statistics/teams/team=43921/passes.html



right but he's only 2 % points away from jozy's completion rate. can't really compare a striking forward to midfielders or d. but definitely see your point. i just think having that speed up top spreads out the d a little bit and makes them cautious. it also is advantageous on counters. we will see what happens tomorrow. i like buddle and his ability to find net. herc has shown that ability too, and it would be nice to test out some other options. just hope it doesn't cost us.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 22, 2010, 03:45:18 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on June 22, 2010, 03:50:02 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts are getting rather old.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: 1/64th on June 22, 2010, 03:55:35 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts games are getting rather old.

FYP. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 22, 2010, 06:03:48 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts games are getting rather old.

FYP. 

http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/ (http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 22, 2010, 10:06:05 PM
thank god mexico qualified.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 23, 2010, 12:25:38 AM
thank god mexico qualified.

Mexico vs Argentina should be epic.  was kind of pulling for the S Africa miracle qualification just for the drama but this will make Saturday's viewing extraordinary.

i wish Nigeria would have fulfilled my drama quotient for the day but I like S Korea as well.  they had some huge opportunities missed. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 07:31:54 AM
How many goalies can you have in the game at once?  I may have come up with a really good strategy we could use.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 23, 2010, 08:29:06 AM
Attention soccer nerds,

I don't have time to read your nerd thread to see if this has been posted, but can you suggest good place on the interwebs to watch this ball game this morning?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 08:31:59 AM
Attention soccer nerds,

I don't have time to read your nerd thread to see if this has been posted, but can you suggest good place on the interwebs to watch this ball game this morning?

It's on Sprint TV.  You have Sprint iirc :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 08:54:27 AM
espn3 duh.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 08:57:42 AM
bornstein, gomez, and edu in. lets do this.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 23, 2010, 09:01:25 AM
bornstein, gomez, and edu in. lets do this.

the guardian has born as a CB.  That is awful if boca is still out wide.  Makes little sense.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 09:11:24 AM
bornstein, gomez, and edu in. lets do this.

the guardian has born as a CB.  That is awful if boca is still out wide.  Makes little sense.

born is out left. boca is cd-l.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:12:01 AM
They just T'd up their white guy!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 23, 2010, 09:14:24 AM
Attention soccer nerds,

I don't have time to read your nerd thread to see if this has been posted, but can you suggest good place on the interwebs to watch this ball game this morning?

It's on Sprint TV.  You have Sprint iirc :dunno:

Yep, watching on my Palm Pre right now. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:15:17 AM
We always get the ball down to the corner.  I would never do this.  Always attack the middle of the zone (which appears is what the Algerian's play exclusively).
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:21:46 AM
Bill Clinton! WOW!  :love:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:22:12 AM
Also, I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure we got screwed on that offensive goaltending or whatever. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 23, 2010, 09:24:22 AM
Steveydave:  how bad was donovan's miss? (reading a minute-by-minute report/blog)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 23, 2010, 09:25:17 AM
Also, I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure we got screwed on that offensive goaltending or whatever. 

goal disallowed again?

gueardian is saying we were screwed. :bang:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 23, 2010, 09:25:56 AM
England 1 Slovenia 0

Now US needs a win.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:27:01 AM
Steveydave:  how bad was donovan's miss? (reading a minute-by-minute report/blog)

If I knew who donovan was I would tell you bro
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 09:27:49 AM
Also, I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure we got screwed on that offensive goaltending or whatever. 

goal disallowed again?

gueardian is saying we were screwed. :bang:

apparently very close. could have gone either way.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 23, 2010, 09:30:01 AM
Steveydave:  how bad was donovan's miss? (reading a minute-by-minute report/blog)

If I knew who donovan was I would tell you bro
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the same guy who scored that goal yesterday (the first one, black hair, super white, has a commercial on espn with the yellow and red card)   :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 09:30:46 AM
Steveydave:  how bad was donovan's miss? (reading a minute-by-minute report/blog)

If I knew who donovan was I would tell you bro
[/quote

the same guy who scored that goal yesterday (the first one, black hair, super white, has a commercial on espn with the yellow and red card)   :dunno:

super adorable. does that help?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 23, 2010, 09:33:16 AM
http://iraqgoals.net/9622-usa-vs-algeria-.html
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 23, 2010, 09:37:30 AM
good lord, so close!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 09:40:17 AM
radio was saying it was an empty net?  :barf:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 23, 2010, 09:41:57 AM
Altidore.   :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:45:50 AM
Oh, yeah, he airballed that.  I don't think he's very good.  The short haired guy with the ESPN story about his sister dying seems to be our best guy.  
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:47:42 AM
But, the adorable guy's goal the other day was pretty good.  He was running right at the goalie and was all "I'm going to kick it around you and score a point!" but, in reality he was all, "psyche! right over your head!"
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 09:48:22 AM
Kaka, LMAO
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 09:48:34 AM
Oh, yeah, he airballed that.  I don't think he's very good.  The short haired guy with the ESPN story about his sister dying seems to be our best guy.  

jozy is 20. his upside and ability is 10x more advantageous than his deficiencies. Bradley is pretty incredible. Also the coaches son. also Landon (super adorable guy) is by far and away our best player.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 23, 2010, 09:49:42 AM
wow, the usa really sucks.  i assumed they were better.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 09:55:56 AM
wow, the usa really sucks.  i assumed they were better.   :dunno:

nope. this is why every us soccer fan will be more than elated to get out of the group stage.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 23, 2010, 10:00:46 AM
Please let us win, Algeria  :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:11:08 AM
We seem to be spending more time on the foreignors side of the court this game.  Should pay off eventually.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:14:21 AM
lol, our guys suck
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:20:13 AM
I think the Dempsey guy is on the take
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:25:50 AM
Our guys suck at kicking
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 23, 2010, 10:28:21 AM
sd, what to these FIFA update lines mean?

65' FEILHABER (USA) sees his effort hit the target
66' BUDDLE (USA) sees his effort hit the target

I assume the target is the goal.  Did USA! score twice?

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:31:41 AM
sd, what to these FIFA update lines mean?

65' FEILHABER (USA) sees his effort hit the target
66' BUDDLE (USA) sees his effort hit the target

I assume the target is the goal.  Did USA! score twice?



hmmmm, if it says that for our game then the target must mean the goalie's hands
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: 1/64th on June 23, 2010, 10:36:21 AM
sd, what to these FIFA update lines mean?

65' FEILHABER (USA) sees his effort hit the target
66' BUDDLE (USA) sees his effort hit the target

I assume the target is the goal.  Did USA! score twice?



hmmmm, if it says that for our game then the target must mean the goalie's hands

It must be much harder to kick a ball than it used to.  I used to freakin' bomb some kicks back when we played kickball at recess.  Maybe they should go back to the white ball with black hexagons on it.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 23, 2010, 10:39:01 AM
sd, what to these FIFA update lines mean?

65' FEILHABER (USA) sees his effort hit the target
66' BUDDLE (USA) sees his effort hit the target

I assume the target is the goal.  Did USA! score twice?



hmmmm, if it says that for our game then the target must mean the goalie's hands

when you think about it, it's a pretty big advantage for algeria that our players don't understand the rules/objectives.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:39:31 AM
Dempsey got smashed in the face and is bleeding pretty bad.  That's what he gets for point shaving imo.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 23, 2010, 10:40:36 AM
sd, what to these FIFA update lines mean?

65' FEILHABER (USA) sees his effort hit the target
66' BUDDLE (USA) sees his effort hit the target

I assume the target is the goal.  Did USA! score twice?



hmmmm, if it says that for our game then the target must mean the goalie's hands

Your new fancy phone "multi-tasks" or something, right?  Call the USA! coach right now and tell him to CHANGE TARGETS!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:40:48 AM
Man, the foreignors are getting T'd up like crazy.  I've just realized that there is really no downside to getting the soccer T's.  I would trip every player from the other team every time.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:41:44 AM
Our guys just airballed his free kick into the stands.  What a loser.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on June 23, 2010, 10:48:36 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLASO!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 23, 2010, 10:48:56 AM
gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 23, 2010, 10:49:47 AM
MY DICK, SUCK ON IT.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:52:01 AM
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!  :kstatriot:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 23, 2010, 10:55:30 AM
What happened?  New target?!?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 23, 2010, 10:58:24 AM
What happened?  New target?!?

the first guy hit the target perfectly, but knocked it over, so then when the second guy shot the rebound he missed.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 10:59:47 AM
What happened?  New target?!?

the first guy hit the target perfectly, but knocked it over, so then when the second guy shot the rebound he missed.

lol
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 23, 2010, 11:03:07 AM
What happened?  New target?!?

the first guy hit the target perfectly, but knocked it over, so then when the second guy shot the rebound he missed.

Got it.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PowercatPat on June 23, 2010, 11:04:31 AM
Holy crap. What a game.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 23, 2010, 12:02:25 PM
Loved LD's shot at his ex-wife there at the end.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 23, 2010, 12:09:45 PM
What happened?  New target?!?

the first guy hit the target perfectly, but knocked it over, so then when the second guy shot the rebound he missed.

omg.  fuckchuckle
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 23, 2010, 12:15:15 PM
with all possible scenarios we are likely thru w/ a win over Algeria.  especially if we win by more than 1 goal.

biggest disappointment is no chance to finish top of group and enjoy dream scenario of playing crap teams until semifinal. 

Germany wins this afternoon ->

a 4 team mini bracket of Germany, Argentina, England & Mexico

a 4 team mini bracket of Uruguay, S Korea, USA & Serbia/Ghana

let's delay the denazification and root for them this afternoon
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 23, 2010, 12:21:23 PM
Attention soccer nerds,

I don't have time to read your nerd thread to see if this has been posted, but can you suggest good place on the interwebs to watch this ball game this morning?

It's on Sprint TV.  You have Sprint iirc :dunno:

3g or 4g?  decent quality?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 12:40:56 PM
Attention soccer nerds,

I don't have time to read your nerd thread to see if this has been posted, but can you suggest good place on the interwebs to watch this ball game this morning?

It's on Sprint TV.  You have Sprint iirc :dunno:

3g or 4g?  decent quality?

I'm in Omaha so 3g.  Would also work over wifi I think if you can get it.  Quality isn't great.  It isn't bad, but it's not like watching an HD feed.  About like espn360 games.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 23, 2010, 01:44:54 PM
Attention soccer nerds,

I don't have time to read your nerd thread to see if this has been posted, but can you suggest good place on the interwebs to watch this ball game this morning?

It's on Sprint TV.  You have Sprint iirc :dunno:

3g or 4g?  decent quality?
are you on verizon?
sprint loves soccer and shows it.  you love soccer.
verizon hates soccer and doesn't show it on their phones.  really weird part?  vodaphone owns more of verizon than verizon does.   
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: wabash909 on June 23, 2010, 01:46:43 PM
So, who do we want to win this afternoon?

I'm afraid of playing Germany next round.


Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 01:47:47 PM
So, who do we want to win this afternoon?

I'm afraid of playing Germany next round.




I think you want germany to win then....I think
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: hemmy on June 23, 2010, 01:59:26 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts games are getting rather old.

FYP. 

http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/ (http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMASg4mK8XQ
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 03:25:36 PM
So, sounds like we play this Ghana team who apparently is missing their best player.  Pretty good news for my man USA right!?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 03:38:48 PM
So, sounds like we play this Ghana team who apparently is missing their best player.  Pretty good news for my man USA right!?

its who we could have hoped for. they are still a pretty strong team. i just hope they don't bring up all that  :opcat: stuff.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 23, 2010, 03:41:51 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts games are getting rather old.

FYP. 

http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/ (http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMASg4mK8XQ

i've never gotten the dive argument against soccer. its just like stepping in and trying to take a charge in basketball. or intentionally taking a foul on the way to the basket. all tactical. sometimes ridiculous, but all tactical.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 23, 2010, 03:46:22 PM
Hey Ghana, where's ria?

LMFAO  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :fatty:  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on June 23, 2010, 04:04:59 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts games are getting rather old.

FYP. 

http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/ (http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMASg4mK8XQ

i've never gotten the dive argument against soccer. its just like stepping in and trying to take a charge in basketball. or intentionally taking a foul on the way to the basket. all tactical. sometimes ridiculous, but all tactical.

Refs don't wait to see how much you writhe in pain on the ground before they call a foul in bball...
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: 1/64th on June 23, 2010, 04:05:36 PM
Agreed. I'd prefer Gomez personally over Buddle for his speed, but Buddle has the size that could be advantagous. Either way we'll need to come out blazin' tomorrow and get a definitive W.

+1.

The slow starts games are getting rather old.

FYP. 

http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/ (http://www.justaguything.com/wanna-know-why-we-dont-like-soccer-cause-if-we-did-it-would-look-like-this/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMASg4mK8XQ

i've never gotten the dive argument against soccer. its just like stepping in and trying to take a charge in basketball. or intentionally taking a foul on the way to the basket. all tactical. sometimes ridiculous, but all tactical.

It's really not like that at all.  These guys get tapped in the arm and fall down and hold their face like Mike Tyson just sucker punched them.  It's really nothing like taking a foul/charge.  It's more like Paul Peirce flopping around the court if you want to compare it to basketball.  I get it, acting in soccer is part of the game.  But it's a stupid part of the game.  A part of the game that makes me hate the rest of the game.  
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 23, 2010, 04:15:38 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 23, 2010, 04:22:08 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ben ji on June 23, 2010, 04:30:48 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

I simply patted my chest twice
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 23, 2010, 06:19:07 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

My mom ran out of the shower thinking that I'd broken a bone or something b/c I was yelling so loud.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on June 23, 2010, 07:20:29 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

My mom ran out of the shower
:fatty:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on June 23, 2010, 08:00:46 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

My mom ran out of the shower
:fatty:

:lick:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 23, 2010, 09:28:04 PM
We're going to get reamed.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 24, 2010, 08:02:28 AM
We're going to get reamed.

i know.  but if we don't it's going to awesome and we'll probably wait until minute 121 to score the winner. :grin:

not sure if i can take it if it goes to penalty kicks

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 24, 2010, 08:03:30 AM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

My mom ran out of the shower thinking that I'd broken a bone or something b/c I was yelling so loud.

i picked up goEMAW poster known as  'rough rider' over my shoulder and twirled him around like a helicopter.   :runaway:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 24, 2010, 11:26:20 AM
tomorrow we beat Ghanna 3-2.  mark the crap down.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 24, 2010, 11:28:01 AM
i thought it was saturday?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 24, 2010, 12:02:15 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

My mom ran out of the shower
:fatty:

:lick:


 :users:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 24, 2010, 12:08:05 PM
Anybody else hug the closest person to you when Donovan knocked the game winner home? I know I did

I wasn't watching.  I forgot the game was on so early.  But when I heard about it and saw the replay I nodded my head in approval of the goal.

My mom ran out of the shower
:fatty:

:lick:


 :users:
To be fair you kind of set yourself up
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 24, 2010, 12:22:31 PM
Italy? LULZ
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: I_have_purplewood on June 24, 2010, 01:17:59 PM
After that game yesterday I truly can't wait until Saturday.. :zzz: :zzz: (ftp://:zzz: :zzz:)

That game was soooo exciting.   :jerk::zzz::jerk: (ftp://:jerk::zzz::jerk:)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 24, 2010, 02:11:38 PM
After that game yesterday I truly can't wait until Saturday.. :zzz: :zzz: (ftp://:zzz: :zzz:)

That game was soooo exciting.   :jerk::zzz::jerk: (ftp://:jerk::zzz::jerk:)
A post like that makes you sound like a f*cking terrorist
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on June 24, 2010, 02:16:52 PM
Saturday will be epic. Hopefully we can avenge the loss they handed us from the last world cup
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 24, 2010, 02:25:46 PM
Saturday will be epic. Hopefully we can avenge the loss they handed us from the last world cup

What, these losers have beaten us before? USA!? This doesn't make sense.  Maybe tied, MAYBE.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 24, 2010, 03:03:22 PM
USA does not lose.  But sometimes we refuse to win.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on June 24, 2010, 03:46:33 PM
USA does not lose.  But sometimes we refuse to win.

lol
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pokémawn on June 25, 2010, 12:03:09 AM
we have 4 more hours of rest time than Ghana. Game changer?  :crossfingers:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 25, 2010, 12:25:38 AM
we have 4 more hours of rest time than Ghana. Game changer?  :crossfingers:
JFC your sig is incredible  :love:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 25, 2010, 07:26:32 AM
we have 4 more hours of rest time than Ghana. Game changer?  :crossfingers:
JFC your sig is incredible  :love:

yes, wow
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on June 25, 2010, 09:31:05 PM
Not sure which thread this belonged in, but I am sitting in the front row of field reserve seats (all inclusive food/booze) at the Wizards game tomorrow night.  I have never been to a soccer game before, and am looking forward to not remembering this one.  : :gocho:  :drink:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on June 25, 2010, 10:20:20 PM
Not sure which thread this belonged in, but I am sitting in the front row of field reserve seats (all inclusive food/booze) at the Wizards game tomorrow night.  I have never been to a soccer game before, and am looking forward to not remembering this one.  : :gocho:  :drink:

Haven't been in those seats before, but I prefer the Cauldron.  They'll be the ones chanting/singing/waving flags/playing drums to your right, IIRC.  Either way though, you just get hammered and forget anything that happens (exactly like baseball).
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 26, 2010, 08:53:33 AM
Not sure which thread this belonged in, but I am sitting Pin the front row of field reserve seats (all inclusive food/booze) at the Wizards game tomorrow night.  I have never been to a soccer game before, and am looking forward to not remembering this one.  :gocho:  :drink:

Haven't been in those seats before, but I prefer the Cauldron.  They'll be the ones chanting/singing/waving flags/playing drums to your right, IIRC.  Either way though, you just get hammered and forget anything that happens (exactly like baseball).
Make sure you go crazy when we score goals...they don't happen often.  Also cuss out loud at New York. Buncha frackin pussies, they are. Beer showers tend to excite those around you, also.

On other Wizard related news, I guess KC has offered a DP contract to Iceland's Gudjohnsen. Here's the message board post fm a Wizards owner on Big Soccer.
 http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1472016 (http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1472016)
I like this guy. Crappy nat'l team, but he's a damn fine club player. Hope he signs... :crossfingers:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 26, 2010, 10:35:00 AM
Let's grade my world cup bets!

Group B & G-  BOTH HIT as they tied for highest scoring groups

Spain finished top of their group (not sure if I shared that one on podcast)

Italy did not hit as top of their group
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: j-von on June 26, 2010, 10:47:57 AM
Does anybody know if there is a watch party somewhere in Manhattan today?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 26, 2010, 11:44:21 AM
Does anybody know if there is a watch party somewhere in Manhattan today?

there are going to be a couple of goemawers and i'm guessing a good amount of other people at tubbys @1:00. i wanted to go but can't. we could've carpooled.  :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 26, 2010, 01:16:57 PM
KC P&L gettin' some mad pub.   :surprised:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: DQ12 on June 26, 2010, 01:24:25 PM
There are.a lot more at Tubby's than you think :peek:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 26, 2010, 01:30:27 PM
There are.a lot more at Tubby's than you think :peek:

They should all take pics of the great girls (and guys!) there.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 26, 2010, 01:35:34 PM
 :flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dugout DickStone on June 26, 2010, 01:36:21 PM
yikes, these duudz are fast
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 26, 2010, 02:05:09 PM
USA is nailing the target.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on June 26, 2010, 02:20:32 PM
I'm loving the random zoomed in shots of players 15 minutes after the fact. Really sets the mood.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 26, 2010, 02:22:46 PM
both teams look like crap.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 26, 2010, 02:46:55 PM
i'd like to know the % scored on corner kicks.  the announcers act like it is some great advantage to force a corner.  i've never seen a goal scored off a corner.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: wetwillie on June 26, 2010, 02:48:19 PM
FUUUUUUCKKK YYYEEES
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 26, 2010, 02:48:48 PM
gooooooool!  (boring one though).
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 26, 2010, 02:49:27 PM
USA!  USA!  USA!  :kstatriot:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 26, 2010, 02:54:15 PM
man, not going to get a better oppy than that.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 26, 2010, 03:20:08 PM
us super tentative to finish.  they're lucky ghana can't pass.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 26, 2010, 03:27:39 PM
well shazbot!  :flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 26, 2010, 07:40:07 PM
Very sad  :frown:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: hemmy on June 26, 2010, 07:58:51 PM
Thank god the soccer tards will go away now.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 26, 2010, 08:08:39 PM
Thank god the soccer tards will go away now.
2014  :excited:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: hemmy on June 26, 2010, 08:40:44 PM
Thank god the soccer tards will go away now.
2014  :excited:

Winter Olympics?  Re-match vs Canada in hockey? :excited:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on June 27, 2010, 12:21:12 AM
The Ghana goalie looks exactly like Victor Ojeleye...anybody else catch that during the game?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on June 27, 2010, 09:14:37 AM
 http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2047090/soccers-success-and-struggles.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2047090/soccers-success-and-struggles.html)
Says it all...
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Trim on June 27, 2010, 09:55:33 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2047090/soccers-success-and-struggles.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2047090/soccers-success-and-struggles.html)
Says it all...

 :lol:

Quote
There are women in high heels and women pushing strollers, guys with preppy shirts, guys with tattoos and guys with preppy tattoos. It’s quite possible the national anthem has never been sung louder, though it was still punctuated with that disappointing “Chiefs!” at the end.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on June 27, 2010, 09:56:44 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2047090/soccers-success-and-struggles.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2047090/soccers-success-and-struggles.html)
Says it all...

 :lol:

Quote
There are women in high heels and women pushing strollers, guys with preppy shirts, guys with tattoos and guys with preppy tattoos. It’s quite possible the national anthem has never been sung louder, though it was still punctuated with that disappointing “Chiefs!” at the end.

:facepalm:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 27, 2010, 01:41:46 PM
Go Argentina
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on June 27, 2010, 02:33:27 PM
I know all the soccer fans on the board must be super sad right now.  I made this 2010 USA World Cup highlight and pump up video for you.  It has all the highlights from every game.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbmgecrPTtg
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 27, 2010, 02:34:55 PM
YEAH! for getting the games mixed up
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 27, 2010, 05:52:34 PM
Since Mexico lost, may have to root for Argentina.  Messi promised that he would get Oasis back together if Argentina win the world cup.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on June 27, 2010, 07:10:50 PM
Since Mexico lost, may have to root for Argentina.

 :embarrassed:  <-- for mexico.


argentina looked damn good though.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 28, 2010, 01:09:29 AM
Go Argentina


played horribly today and still won easily with a little help from the refs.  higuain's goal was a product of power and skill
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 28, 2010, 01:13:44 AM
netherlands, brazil and chile play monday  :drool:

argentina v germany in quarters. 

average of almost 4 goals a game in the first 4 games of the knockout round

if it wasn't for the horrible reffing and USA losing we are looking at the perfect world cup

 :ksu: <- 'cept with FIFA flag
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on June 28, 2010, 09:10:41 AM
Hey guys, some of you seem to think this thing is still going.  It's not, we lost. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 28, 2010, 09:29:29 AM
Deutschland uber alles
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 28, 2010, 11:43:38 AM
If the final isn't Argentina/Brazil I'll be pissed.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 28, 2010, 12:18:40 PM
Hey guys, some of you seem to think this thing is still going.  It's not, we lost. 

I'm rooting for Uruguay because you never hear anything coming out of Uruguay in international news, ever. Plus, about 1% of ppl in the world would know where they are on a map :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 28, 2010, 02:41:46 PM
I'm now rooting for sPAIN.   
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on June 28, 2010, 02:55:47 PM
I'm now rooting for sPAIN.   

Not a terrible choice. The only terrible choices left are Portugal and Paraguay b/c Portugal flops more than Italy and Paraguay wants to steal Uruguay's thunder :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 28, 2010, 02:59:57 PM
argentina has nice jerseys.  but.  i am now rooting for sPAIN. 

i would really hate to have to choose between nice jerseys and sPAIN and  i doubt that i will have to. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 29, 2010, 07:39:20 AM
(http://totalgadha.com/tgtown/myblog/files/2010/01/diego_maradona.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on June 29, 2010, 08:07:19 AM
that is simply fantastic.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 29, 2010, 03:36:25 PM
spain advances
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 29, 2010, 03:55:22 PM
Brasil + Spain Parlay =  :gocho:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 30, 2010, 01:00:41 PM
Brasil + Spain Parlay =  :gocho:

what odds?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on June 30, 2010, 01:23:34 PM
no games today  :bawl:

wife is pleased  :blank:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 01, 2010, 09:04:20 AM
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/06/morning-ticker-silva-joins-manchester-city-brazil-injury-woes-and-more.html

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BRAZIL MIDFIELD IN CRISIS

Brazil's midfield depth will be tested in its quarterfinal match against the Netherlands, as Elano has been ruled out and the statuses of Felipe Melo and Julio Baptista are very much in question as all three are nursing injuries.

Elano, who absorbed a hard tackle against the Ivory Coast and has a bone bruise in his ankle, was forced to leave training Tuesday and has been ruled out for the upcoming match by Brazil's team doctor.

Felipe Melo, who hurt his ankle against Portugal, is doubtful for the game against the Dutch, and Julio Baptista is also battling an injury ahead of Friday's contest. All three players missed the Selecao's last game against Chile.

Making matters worse for Dunga, Ramires is suspended for the match against the Dutch after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament against Chile. The healthy/non-suspended midfielders remaining on Brazil's roster are Gilberto Silva, Kaka, Josue and Kleberson, though defender Dani Alves has been used as a right-side midfielder in the last two matches.

poor Brazil
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on July 01, 2010, 09:06:30 AM
they're gonna win by like 6 anyway
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 01, 2010, 09:14:33 AM
they're gonna win by like 6 anyway

Netherlands might surprise ??? Robben can strike at almost anytime and if they can somehow get an early lead I can see them holding on due to their technical ability, consistency and focus they've shown throughout.  they just don't give the ball away. 

also don't be surprised if Brazil comes out of this game w/ more injuries.  the Dutch defensive mid, De Jong, is a harsh tackler and broke American Stu Holden's leg in a friendly back in early March.

http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/blog.php?b=7740
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on July 01, 2010, 09:17:38 AM
they're gonna win by like 6 anyway

Netherlands might surprise ??? Robben can strike at almost anytime and if they can somehow get an early lead I can see them holding on due to their technical ability, consistency and focus they've shown throughout.  they just don't give the ball away. 

also don't be surprised if Brazil comes out of this game w/ more injuries.  the Dutch defensive mid, De Jong, is a harsh tackler and broke American Stu Holden's leg in a friendly back in early March.

http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/blog.php?b=7740

The DUTCH?! Pffffffffft they're all gonna be high off of their decriminalized marijuana. They smoke two joints during the anthems, and they smoke two joints at half
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 01, 2010, 09:18:51 AM
The DUTCH?! Pffffffffft they're all gonna be high off of their decriminalized marijuana. They smoke two joints during the anthems, and they smoke two joints at half

from all indications being high makes the dutch better at everything.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on July 01, 2010, 09:22:05 AM
The DUTCH?! Pffffffffft they're all gonna be high off of their decriminalized marijuana. They smoke two joints during the anthems, and they smoke two joints at half

from all indications being high makes the dutch better at everything.

EVERYBODY SING!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcxN320kS7Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcxN320kS7Q)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on July 01, 2010, 09:44:16 AM
Mods, plz strike all statements from record about rooting for Uruguay and not for Paraguay. Thx

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/06/29/larissa-riquelme-will-run-naked-through-the-streets-if-paraguay-wins-the-wold-cup/ (http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/06/29/larissa-riquelme-will-run-naked-through-the-streets-if-paraguay-wins-the-wold-cup/)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 01, 2010, 10:58:14 AM
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10795083/1/5-reasons-to-still-care-about-the-world-cup.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEFI

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Maradona was declaring that "if we win the World Cup, I'll get naked and run around the obelisk" in the center of Buenos Aires.

 :frown:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 01, 2010, 02:05:42 PM
spain advances

dah-veed vee-ya for golden ball(z)?

some great goals for him so far.  looks like he is trying to justify Barcelona's signing of him.

can't get fifa.com videos to work so ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD38op6Lm44

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 01, 2010, 02:27:47 PM
spain advances

dah-veed vee-ya for golden ball(z)?

some great goals for him so far.  looks like he is trying to justify Barcelona's signing of him.

can't get fifa.com videos to work so ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD38op6Lm44

wierd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mZbhOwPPo&feature=related ... maybe doesn't violate fifa TM or something
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 01, 2010, 02:56:44 PM
spain advances

dah-veed vee-ya for golden ball(z)?

some great goals for him so far.  looks like he is trying to justify Barcelona's signing of him.

can't get fifa.com videos to work so ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD38op6Lm44

wierd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mZbhOwPPo&feature=related ... maybe doesn't violate fifa TM or something
watching great players like that just makes me sad b/c i realize how far we USA'rs still have to go
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 01, 2010, 04:20:27 PM
spain advances

dah-veed vee-ya for golden ball(z)?

some great goals for him so far.  looks like he is trying to justify Barcelona's signing of him.

can't get fifa.com videos to work so ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD38op6Lm44

wierd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mZbhOwPPo&feature=related ... maybe doesn't violate fifa TM or something
watching great players like that just makes me sad b/c i realize how far we USA'rs still have to go

Did you see the highlight vid?   :confused:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 01, 2010, 05:09:16 PM
spain advances

dah-veed vee-ya for golden ball(z)?

some great goals for him so far.  looks like he is trying to justify Barcelona's signing of him.

can't get fifa.com videos to work so ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD38op6Lm44

wierd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mZbhOwPPo&feature=related ... maybe doesn't violate fifa TM or something
watching great players like that just makes me sad b/c i realize how far we USA'rs still have to go

All things considered it's actually pretty incredible we've managed to be as competitive as we've been.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on July 01, 2010, 05:11:51 PM
I have a huge mancrush on cr. Go Portugal
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on July 02, 2010, 12:30:18 PM
Look, Brazil is going to crush those Dutch ppl. If you don't agree with me, you're a complete dumbass. Don't be a dumbass, dumbasses.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on July 02, 2010, 12:32:25 PM
Own goal? More like the Netherlands are gonna get OWNED goal, amirite
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Brock Landers on July 02, 2010, 01:06:17 PM
Own goal? More like the Netherlands are gonna get OWNED goal, amirite


Own goal.  Hopefully that dude doesn't meet the same fate Escobar did    :surprised:  :ohno: 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Winters on July 02, 2010, 01:51:17 PM
Look, Brazil is going to crush those Dutch ppl. If you don't agree with me, you're a complete dumbass. Don't be a dumbass, dumbasses.
:lol:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 02, 2010, 02:04:15 PM
Does ESPN know that the USA Dream Team is not playing in this thing anymore?  Why are they still talking about it, showing games, etc?  I want to watch sportscenter.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on July 02, 2010, 02:32:40 PM
Does ESPN know that the USA Dream Team is not playing in this thing anymore?  Why are they still talking about it, showing games, etc?  I want to watch sportscenter.

Dumbass award goes to you. It's only the biggest world wide sporting event. Heaven forbid other people in this country would rather know what's going on in the biggest world sporting event than watch the same outfield web gem 20 times for an hour.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 02, 2010, 04:07:36 PM
Does ESPN know that the USA Dream Team is not playing in this thing anymore?  Why are they still talking about it, showing games, etc?  I want to watch sportscenter.

Heaven forbid other people in this country would rather know what's going on in the biggest world sporting event than watch the same outfield web gem 20 times for an hour.

I understand the defensive nature of soccer fans, and I understand that you want to believe this is true, but it just isn't.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 02, 2010, 06:10:25 PM
Does ESPN know that the USA Dream Team is not playing in this thing anymore?  Why are they still talking about it, showing games, etc?  I want to watch sportscenter.

Heaven forbid other people in this country would rather know what's going on in the biggest world sporting event than watch the same outfield web gem 20 times for an hour.

I understand the defensive nature of soccer fans, and I understand that you want to believe this is true, but it just isn't.

actually, he is, and i'm not even on his side. if people weren't still watching it espn wouldn't be showing it. the hispanic market alone gives them tons of viewers.

the argument "but it's the most popular sport in the universe" that soccer fans always make is stupid though. just because lots of people watch it doesn't make it a great sport. a lot of these countries just don't have the money to play anything else. when the games are this big i can get into some just because i love sports drama, and its a beautiful game with some great athletes, but don't tell me it's amazing just because of sheer numbers.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 02, 2010, 08:39:59 PM
Does ESPN know that the USA Dream Team is not playing in this thing anymore?  Why are they still talking about it, showing games, etc?  I want to watch sportscenter.

Heaven forbid other people in this country would rather know what's going on in the biggest world sporting event than watch the same outfield web gem 20 times for an hour.

I understand the defensive nature of soccer fans, and I understand that you want to believe this is true, but it just isn't.

actually, he is, and i'm not even on his side. if people weren't still watching it espn wouldn't be showing it. the hispanic market alone gives them tons of viewers.

the argument "but it's the most popular sport in the universe" that soccer fans always make is stupid though. just because lots of people watch it doesn't make it a great sport. a lot of these countries just don't have the money to play anything else. when the games are this big i can get into some just because i love sports drama, and its a beautiful game with some great athletes, but don't tell me it's amazing just because of sheer numbers.



I wonder how much the ratings dropped since we lost.  Probably a lot.  Is MExico still in it?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on July 02, 2010, 08:50:48 PM
a lot of these countries just don't have the money to play anything else.

where i live, there are 3 fully functional outdoor bball courts scattered around town.  never seen anyone play bball on any of the courts, ever.  pretty much every afternoon wo rain kids are on the courts playing soccer.


there's also an indoor court, where people do play bball.  mostly middle-aged women.  the gov't pays them to play.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on July 02, 2010, 11:52:18 PM
you can play soccer with piece of trash laying around.  bball has to have a bouncy ball.  The rest of the world is poor.  that's why soccer is king.  It's a poor trash sport.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: BigCat on July 03, 2010, 12:06:05 AM
you can play soccer with piece of trash laying around.  bball has to have a bouncy ball.  The rest of the world is poor.  that's why soccer is king.  It's a poor trash sport.

This. Major reason why baseball (and horse racing) are considered the sport(s) of kings. You have to have equipment along with a minimum of 17 other guys to play baseball. And a minimum of a few grand and a bad gambling habit to be a player in horse racing. Hoops? Just a ball that you stole, and a rim. Football? Just a ball that you stole, and that's it. Soccer? Ditto. Hockey? It's a little more elite, see above (e.g. baseball).
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PowercatPat on July 03, 2010, 12:24:37 AM
you can play soccer with piece of trash laying around.  bball has to have a bouncy ball.  The rest of the world is poor.  that's why soccer is king.  It's a poor trash sport.

This. Major reason why baseball (and horse racing) are considered the sport(s) of kings. You have to have equipment along with a minimum of 17 other guys to play baseball. And a minimum of a few grand and a bad gambling habit to be a player in horse racing. Hoops? Just a ball that you stole, and a rim. Football? Just a ball that you stole, and that's it. Soccer? Ditto. Hockey? It's a little more elite, see above (e.g. baseball).

Have you heard how kids play baseball in the Dominican Republic and other poor countries in the Carribean? They use fracking balls of trash and wooden sticks, tard.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: sys on July 03, 2010, 12:56:47 AM
you can play soccer with piece of trash laying around.  bball has to have a bouncy ball.  The rest of the world is poor.  that's why soccer is king.  It's a poor trash sport.

it costs a lot more to pour a cement bball court and install a couple of steel baskets and hang nets than it does to buy a bouncy ball.


never seen anyone playing with trash, by the way.  they use soccer balls.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 03, 2010, 10:09:54 AM
sorry dumbasses but if sports = amount of money you have then we'd be watching the world cup of diving.  diving = some cliff, ocean.  no trash needed.  thanks, this lesson was free.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on July 03, 2010, 11:06:00 AM
not everyone in the world has access to cliffs to dive off of.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 03, 2010, 11:10:06 AM
not everyone in the world has access to cliffs to dive off of.


Countries with no access could pile up a lot of trash and dive off the trash pile into another, smaller, pile of trash.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: BigCat on July 03, 2010, 11:35:49 AM
you can play soccer with piece of trash laying around.  bball has to have a bouncy ball.  The rest of the world is poor.  that's why soccer is king.  It's a poor trash sport.

This. Major reason why baseball (and horse racing) are considered the sport(s) of kings. You have to have equipment along with a minimum of 17 other guys to play baseball. And a minimum of a few grand and a bad gambling habit to be a player in horse racing. Hoops? Just a ball that you stole, and a rim. Football? Just a ball that you stole, and that's it. Soccer? Ditto. Hockey? It's a little more elite, see above (e.g. baseball).

Have you heard how kids play baseball in the Dominican Republic and other poor countries in the Carribean? They use fracking balls of trash and wooden sticks, tard.

yeah, and you know what? Those kids with the basurabols are the fracking envy of the island, them and all their buds.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 03, 2010, 08:12:57 PM
not everyone in the world has access to cliffs to dive off of.


Countries with no access could pile up a lot of trash and dive off the trash pile into another, smaller, pile of trash.

not everyone in the world has trash
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 03, 2010, 08:16:25 PM
a lot of these countries just don't have the money to play anything else.

where i live, there are 3 fully functional outdoor bball courts scattered around town.  never seen anyone play bball on any of the courts, ever.  pretty much every afternoon wo rain kids are on the courts playing soccer.

do you live in mexico?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on July 03, 2010, 08:33:51 PM
bottom line, world cup is elite.  the rest of soccer can GTFOOMF.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 03, 2010, 08:52:49 PM
in all seriousness, i actually like playing soccer and can see why people do. it just isn't a very good tv sport. it's like golf in that respect for me.

that said, i'm still watchin the cup
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 04, 2010, 02:04:18 PM
in all seriousness, i actually like playing soccer and can see why people do. it just isn't a very good tv sport. it's like golf in that respect for me.

that said, i'm still watchin the cup
+1 if you're talking about world cup of diving.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 06, 2010, 08:47:10 AM
michael who?

Don't forget, Ballack is now out for Germany for the World Cup after getting injured in this one. Big Time loss for the Germans.

they'll be better off w/o him
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 06, 2010, 09:47:12 AM
let's go diego forlan  :excited:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ral9FVh3Shs/S1YzU3p3aMI/AAAAAAAABkM/vVRzyXMKuc4/s400/DiegoForlan-19-01-2010.jpg)  :love:


Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on July 06, 2010, 10:46:22 AM
let's go diego forlan  :excited:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ral9FVh3Shs/S1YzU3p3aMI/AAAAAAAABkM/vVRzyXMKuc4/s400/DiegoForlan-19-01-2010.jpg)  :love:




Forlan = Badass
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: kso_FAN on July 06, 2010, 10:49:46 AM
Doyel hits it out of the park. (http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/13606709/us-allows-other-countries-to-win-the-world-cup?tag=pageRow;pageContainer)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on July 06, 2010, 10:57:18 AM
Doyel hits it out of the park. (http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/13606709/us-allows-other-countries-to-win-the-world-cup?tag=pageRow;pageContainer)

pretty good.  re-tread because he ran out of ideas, but pretty good.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: kso_FAN on July 06, 2010, 11:01:08 AM
Doyel hits it out of the park. (http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/13606709/us-allows-other-countries-to-win-the-world-cup?tag=pageRow;pageContainer)

pretty good.  re-tread because he ran out of ideas, but pretty good.

His biggest mistake was including Sherron in our list of studs. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 06, 2010, 11:05:29 AM
Doyel hits it out of the park. (http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/13606709/us-allows-other-countries-to-win-the-world-cup?tag=pageRow;pageContainer)

Quote
So I'm done listening to people in this country -- my friend at the gym, my neighbor, my father-in-law just a few days ago -- lament the lack of results in American soccer. I don't see it that way. Think of soccer like a spelling bee: We're sending our C-plus students to take on the rest of the world's valedictorians, and you know what? Our C-plus students aren't that far behind.

meh.  we're still pretty far behind.  we got knocked out by ghana  :blank:  the rest of the world is way closer to us in baseball and basketball than we are to them in soccer.

simmons always talks about what if w/ allen iverson or lebron playing soccer against some of these guys.   bill simmons' epic piece on world cup: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100701 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AppleJack on July 06, 2010, 11:48:27 AM
I would probably say that I am the Wesley Sneijder of this message board.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 06, 2010, 11:54:01 AM
I would probably say that I am the Wesley Sneijder of this message board.

elaborate.  tia
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on July 06, 2010, 03:00:29 PM
http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/materazzi-puts-headbutt-in-rearview-mirror--fbintl_ro-materazzi070610.html (http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/materazzi-puts-headbutt-in-rearview-mirror--fbintl_ro-materazzi070610.html)

What a vagina.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 06, 2010, 04:46:31 PM
Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: hemmy on July 06, 2010, 05:22:53 PM
Doyel hits it out of the park. (http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/13606709/us-allows-other-countries-to-win-the-world-cup?tag=pageRow;pageContainer)

Quote
So I'm done listening to people in this country -- my friend at the gym, my neighbor, my father-in-law just a few days ago -- lament the lack of results in American soccer. I don't see it that way. Think of soccer like a spelling bee: We're sending our C-plus students to take on the rest of the world's valedictorians, and you know what? Our C-plus students aren't that far behind.

meh.  we're still pretty far behind.  we got knocked out by ghana  :blank:  the rest of the world is way closer to us in baseball and basketball than we are to them in soccer.

simmons always talks about what if w/ allen iverson or lebron playing soccer against some of these guys.   bill simmons' epic piece on world cup: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100701 


Baseball, yes.  Basketball, no.

Only 1 close game in the olympics.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on July 06, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
http://iopscience.iop.org/page/physicsoffootball
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 06, 2010, 08:10:44 PM
Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

eff.  that 2nd goal for the Dutch shouldn't have counted.  almost identical to the goal US had disallowed against Italy in Germany 2006. 

w/o Suarez, Uruguay was basically a 1 man team.  still love you Diego  :cry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 06, 2010, 09:07:46 PM
(http://maaadddog.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/german-beer.jpg)

(http://3critical.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/german_girls.jpg)

(http://cdn.cagepotato.com/www/sites/default/files/hot%20german%20girl.jpg)





(http://www.topnews.in/files/Germany-flag.gif)



Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 07, 2010, 07:19:42 AM
i'm the kiss of death on teams during this knockout stage.  i will be rooting for Spain.  sorry sPain but your run might end today.   :blindfold: 

the Germans are looking so tough right now.  but they are missing Mueller who made everyone (except the female population of the world) forget about Michael Ballack missing out on the tournament.  could Klose break the all time scoring world cup scoring record?  needs 1 to tie and 2 to take lead from fat Ronaldo.

Germany/Holland final could be great final with historical references; Spain/Holland assures a new winner.  i can't wait to get home from work and watch this match :wristwatchguy:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on July 07, 2010, 12:31:40 PM
i am sad to see that i missed out on the Forlan love fest. i will miss you, Diego.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 07, 2010, 03:10:40 PM
1-0 sPAIN  :crossfingers:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 07, 2010, 03:20:55 PM
1-0 sPAIN!!   :pbj:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 07, 2010, 03:55:44 PM
1-0 sPAIN!!   :pbj:

 :angry:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 07, 2010, 08:37:56 PM
1-0 sPAIN!!   :pbj:
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:h3x0xHZPEEaUsM:http://blog.nj.com/beach/Step%25201.bmp)(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:je-AC7y0t2wHPM:http://blog.nj.com/beach/Step%25202.bmp)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 09, 2010, 08:15:22 AM
balls of gold (not old) finalists:
Quote
David Villa, Xavi and Andres Iniesta are joined by Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Diego Forlan, Asamoah Gyan and Lionel Messi on the final ballot.

http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/07/who-should-win-the-world-cups-golden-ball.html

after Puyol's gritty semifinal performance i thought he should be on the list.  but if someone on this list wins it i hope it is Villa who has been pretty amazing even though Kraut tactics held him in the semifinal.




Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 09, 2010, 08:15:40 AM
(http://www.football-wallpapers.com/wallpapers/puyol_1_1024x800.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 11, 2010, 02:19:39 PM


(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2789/davidvillawallpaper2.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on July 11, 2010, 02:34:39 PM
Spain's team is really ugly.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 11, 2010, 02:38:22 PM
Spain's team is really ugly.

Zombie Andre the Giant doesn't help...
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pete on July 11, 2010, 03:34:04 PM
Midway through the first overtime....this is quite a match.  The kicking of the ball has been top shelf.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 11, 2010, 04:21:42 PM
(http://www.oleole.com/media/main/images/member_photos/group1/subgrp395/andresiniesta_215147.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Pexikan on July 11, 2010, 04:29:19 PM
Hey Spain...2-0. Sincerely, USA. Go shazbot! yourself.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 11, 2010, 04:42:16 PM
Hey Spain...2-0. Sincerely, USA. Go shazbot! yourself.
:flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 11, 2010, 07:09:23 PM
So when do the finals start?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on July 11, 2010, 07:22:13 PM
Spain's team is really ugly.

Ummmmm no
(http://img2.blogcu.com/images/o/f/m/ofmhaber/fernando_torres_with_brown_hair.jpg)

(http://eplinform.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/sergio-ramos2.jpg)

(http://hugol87.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/david-villa.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Gooch on July 11, 2010, 07:30:21 PM
Mods can we lock this thread now that this garbage is finally over?
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 11, 2010, 07:52:16 PM
Spain's team is really ugly.

Ummmmm no
(http://img2.blogcu.com/images/o/f/m/ofmhaber/fernando_torres_with_brown_hair.jpg)

(http://eplinform.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/sergio-ramos2.jpg)

(http://hugol87.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/david-villa.jpg)

what's with parents these days. did you see the first person w/ the fake mohawk thing. good lord. i can't believe they let him out of the house like that.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 11, 2010, 08:00:47 PM
Last dude is so ugly I shut off my computer for an hour.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 11, 2010, 08:14:30 PM
wow a real bunch of jealous jones in this thread.  spain basically all went to school in boulder.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: PandaXpanda on July 11, 2010, 08:14:44 PM
Last dude is so ugly I shut off my computer for an hour.
lol
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: raquetcat on July 11, 2010, 08:51:24 PM
Spain's team is really ugly.

Ummmmm no
(http://img2.blogcu.com/images/o/f/m/ofmhaber/fernando_torres_with_brown_hair.jpg)


what's with parents these days. did you see the first person w/ the fake mohawk thing. good lord. i can't believe they let him out of the house like that.

I know right, dude's lucky he's over 18 or he would NEVER be going out of my house like that, MY HOUSE MY RULES TORRES!!!!!  :nono:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 11, 2010, 09:51:27 PM
wow a real bunch of jealous jones in this thread.  spain basically all went to school in under aboulder.

FYP.  They are the anti-cats basketball team in good looking-ness.

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Cire on July 11, 2010, 09:56:02 PM
wow a real bunch of jealous jones in this thread.  spain basically all went to school in under aboulder.

FYP.  They are the anti-cats basketball team in good looking-ness.



yeah, do they all have AIDS or something?  I've heard a lot of people in Europe have AIDS.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 12, 2010, 07:15:22 AM
(http://www.tobygebhart.com/images/AndreTheMedium.jpg)
 :ohno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on July 12, 2010, 08:22:46 AM
that is amazing. Puyol is super ugly. quite possibly the ugliest man in sports.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 12, 2010, 09:40:31 AM
congrats to Barcelona!  and a little nod to Real Madrid  :grin: .  7 starters in the Spanish XI play for Barcelona (3 for Real Madrid).  Fabregas is also looking for a move to Barca.

damn the Dutch for turning on their ancestors who played a beautiful game.  now your philosophy is cynical, dirty and dishonest. eff you.  http://www.sportpost.com/video/view/De+Jong+Kung+Fu+kicks+Alonso+in+World+Cup+Final++Rocky+remix (http://www.sportpost.com/video/view/De+Jong+Kung+Fu+kicks+Alonso+in+World+Cup+Final++Rocky+remix)

Diego Forlan wins the Ballon d'Or for best player of the tournament.   :love:  Uruguay should have been in the final to provide an honest opponent

(http://sp-prod-content.s3.amazonaws.com/images/img_33_1278928268_Diego-Forlan-Germany_2476242.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 12, 2010, 09:57:21 AM
lol: gooch or other goEMAW footy hater?
(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1007/soccer.world.cup.final.netherlands.spain/images/gallery-fan-getty.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 12, 2010, 09:57:45 AM
dirty $!#*:
(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1007/soccer.world.cup.final.netherlands.spain/images/gallery-de-jong-getty.jpg)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2010, 10:25:58 AM
the dutch = the dirtiest crap players in the world
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Gooch on July 12, 2010, 10:34:13 AM
lol: gooch or other goEMAW footy hater?
(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1007/soccer.world.cup.final.netherlands.spain/images/gallery-fan-getty.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: asava on July 12, 2010, 01:17:07 PM
congrats to Barcelona!  and a little nod to Real Madrid  :grin: .  7 starters in the Spanish XI play for Barcelona (3 for Real Madrid).  Fabregas is also looking for a move to Barca.

damn the Dutch for turning on their ancestors who played a beautiful game.  now your philosophy is cynical, dirty and dishonest. shazbot! you.  http://www.sportpost.com/video/view/De+Jong+Kung+Fu+kicks+Alonso+in+World+Cup+Final++Rocky+remix (http://www.sportpost.com/video/view/De+Jong+Kung+Fu+kicks+Alonso+in+World+Cup+Final++Rocky+remix)

Diego Forlan wins the Ballon d'Or for best player of the tournament.   :love:  Uruguay should have been in the final to provide an honest opponent

(http://sp-prod-content.s3.amazonaws.com/images/img_33_1278928268_Diego-Forlan-Germany_2476242.jpg)

forlan absolutely deserved it. most dangerous set piece striker i've seen in a long while.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 12, 2010, 01:27:06 PM
8 goals in 7 games?  Good grief.   :flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Ghost of Stan Parrish on July 16, 2010, 01:58:03 PM

the rest of the world is way closer to us in baseball and basketball than we are to them in soccer.


Baseball, yes.  Basketball, no.

Only 1 close game in the olympics.


Somehow you do not remember 2006 (3rd place at world championships) or 2004 (lost 3 games in the Olympics) or 2002 (6th place in world championships).  Perhaps brain damage/memory loss?   :dunno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on July 16, 2010, 02:15:59 PM
Sounds like we are going to keep around Bradley. So sounds like we will be coming from behind a lot.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 16, 2010, 03:19:54 PM
 :frown:

was kinda hoping for klinsman.  maybe just for the interviews
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: _33 on July 16, 2010, 04:59:33 PM
So sounds like we will be coming from behind a lot.

Well yeah, they are soccer players.  BOOM I JUST COOKED YOU USING A COOKING METHOD THAT USES DRY HEAT, WHETHER AN OPEN FLAME, OVEN, OR OTHER HEAT SOURCE.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 17, 2010, 11:05:05 AM
Sounds like we are going to keep around Bradley. So sounds like we will be coming from behind a lot.

Quote
Per Buethe, Bob Bradley, Dan Flynn and Sunil are in preliminary discussions right now with what is best for U.S. Soccer.

It would be incorrect to characterize these discussions as “extension talks.

 :pbj:

http://theshinguardian.com/2010/07/16/from-the-told-you-files-fulham-set-to-name-manager/
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on July 17, 2010, 06:04:19 PM
Sounds like we are going to keep around Bradley. So sounds like we will be coming from behind a lot.

Quote
Per Buethe, Bob Bradley, Dan Flynn and Sunil are in preliminary discussions right now with what is best for U.S. Soccer.

It would be incorrect to characterize these discussions as “extension talks.

 :pbj:

http://theshinguardian.com/2010/07/16/from-the-told-you-files-fulham-set-to-name-manager/

Here's hoping to a Bob Bradley free USMNT.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: steve dave on July 23, 2010, 04:21:48 PM
Quote
bobfescoe
 
Heard from 2 different sources today that if the #USA is awarded the World Cup KC has 80% chance of being a host site #soccer
5 minutes a
:surprised:

Fescoe is 100% full of crap 100% of the time but, still,  :surprised:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: cas4ksu on July 23, 2010, 04:52:13 PM
Quote
bobfescoe
 
Heard from 2 different sources today that if the #USA is awarded the World Cup KC has 80% chance of being a host site #soccer
5 minutes a
:surprised:

Fescoe is 100% full of crap 100% of the time but, still,  :surprised:


Heard the same. Chicago would be the epicenter so to speak for the WC.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on July 25, 2010, 10:49:28 PM
chicago was cut from the list.

http://www.gousabid.com/city

Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Benja on July 31, 2010, 01:29:51 PM
Apparently, North Korea world cup ballers are being "shamed" in public like nobody's business.

http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/5424626/north-korea-world-cup-team-shamed-public?campaign=rss&source=twitter&ex_cid=Twitter_espn_5424626

Lots of world-wide outcry at the brutal shaming tactics. (assuming "shamed" means "beheaded" down there)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on August 01, 2010, 08:39:28 PM
KC has good connection with FIFA, we'll host games if the US gets the Cup.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: The42Yardstick on August 01, 2010, 10:48:18 PM
Cameroon vs. Nigeria in Lenexa

every player will be pulled over on the field for running 7 mph in a 5 mph zone :ohno:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on August 02, 2010, 08:04:20 AM
no way man, the new Wizards stadium is going to be elite but not sure the field is big enough.  also Arrowhead, although they would have to stretch field.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on August 02, 2010, 11:09:11 AM
no way man, the new Wizards stadium is going to be elite but not sure the field is big enough.  also Arrowhead, although they would have to stretch field.

The new field is supposed to be bigger than most English Premier league fields.

Community America's is small as crap.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on August 02, 2010, 11:14:19 AM
no way man, the new Wizards stadium is going to be elite but not sure the field is big enough.  also Arrowhead, although they would have to stretch field.

The new field is supposed to be bigger than most English Premier league fields.

Community America's is small as crap.
well indeed you're right.  at 75 yards x 120 yards, it's larger than every field in the English Premier League. 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on August 02, 2010, 01:24:49 PM
they will play a guaranteed zero games at the new wizards stadium in either the 2018 or 2022 fifa world cup(tm).
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: Gooch on August 02, 2010, 02:40:00 PM
Mods can someone please take this dog of a thread out back behind the shed and put it down? Thx
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: pissclams on August 02, 2010, 03:18:56 PM
they will play a guaranteed zero games at the new wizards stadium in either the 2018 or 2022 fifa world cup(tm).
not big enough?  mods? 
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on August 02, 2010, 03:27:57 PM
they will play a guaranteed zero games at the new wizards stadium in either the 2018 or 2022 fifa world cup(tm).
not big enough?  mods? 

The Wizards new stadium will have a capacity of like 18000 maximum, while Arrowhead would be like 70-80K. If KC gets a world cup game, it'll be at Arrowhead.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on August 30, 2010, 11:11:29 PM
eff US Soccer http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/08/bradley-to-stay-usa-coach-through-2014.html#more

Quote
The sides reached an agreement to extend Bradley's contract as head coach through 2014 after discussions last week. Bradley's contract was due to expire at the end of 2010.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: CHONGS on August 30, 2010, 11:20:14 PM
:flush:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 30, 2010, 11:34:27 PM
 :bang:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on August 31, 2010, 07:11:09 AM
sweatpants and 4-4-2 formations until i die.  go USA
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 31, 2010, 11:08:14 AM
somewhere in the world...ricardo clark needs a towel
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on August 31, 2010, 11:14:24 AM
Klinsmann wanted too much control I am guessing.

And you know what happened the last time someone gave a German too much control.... :opcat:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on August 31, 2010, 02:42:24 PM
somewhere in the world...ricardo clark needs a towel

Robbie Findlay's, Ricardo Clark's and Bob Bradley's arms get sore from too much Dutch Rudder Triangle.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 31, 2010, 03:22:00 PM
somewhere in the world...ricardo clark needs a towel

Robbie Findlay's, Ricardo Clark's and Bob Bradley's arms get sore from too much Dutch Rudder Triangle.
findlay  :curse: :curse: :curse:
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on September 20, 2010, 01:07:03 PM
Klinsmann reveals details of talks with U.S. Soccer (http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/09/klinsmann-reveals-details-of-talks-with-us-soccer.html#more)
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on September 20, 2010, 01:19:14 PM
Klinsmann reveals details of talks with U.S. Soccer (http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/09/klinsmann-reveals-details-of-talks-with-us-soccer.html#more)

The USSF is ruining US Soccer.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: bonercat on September 20, 2010, 04:00:26 PM
Called it.
Title: Re: Offical World Cup Thread
Post by: mcmwcat on September 23, 2010, 01:50:22 PM
USSF cunts

Quote
You will have to wait until Saturday for the full hit but, among other things, Klinsmann talked about his time at Tottenham being the highlight of his career, defended the morals of the modern-day footballer, confirmed he was never approached about the Aston Villa job, batted away questions about Chelsea and Liverpool but did claim he thought the job of coaching the United States was his when Bob Bradley was suddenly reappointed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/danwalker/2010/09/greetings_this_weeks_blog_is.html
Title: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on September 12, 2012, 12:46:56 PM
 :dance:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on September 12, 2012, 12:49:18 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: slobber on September 12, 2012, 12:57:30 PM
Feels clean in here! Go Arsenal! Win the tourney!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: SwiftCat on September 12, 2012, 12:59:46 PM
Wow, it's like putting on that hoodie right out of the dryer on a cold winter day. Much less racist in here.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 0.42 on September 12, 2012, 01:02:30 PM
Go Arsenal!

Wow, starting out with some horrendous racism already. Just ridiculous :shakesfist:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: puniraptor on September 12, 2012, 01:04:18 PM
maybe you should unlock the other thread so we can talk about how racist scott is there and leave this thread for pure futbol talk.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on September 12, 2012, 01:04:32 PM
USA! USA! USA! USA!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 0.42 on September 12, 2012, 01:04:58 PM
USA! USA! USA! USA!

 :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on September 12, 2012, 01:06:21 PM
maybe you should unlock the other thread so we can talk about how racist scott is there and leave this thread for pure futbol talk.

we're putting that behind us
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 12, 2012, 01:13:05 PM
HOORAY FOR FRIENDLY COMPETITION!!!

(http://sites.duke.edu/globalfrance/files/2010/04/Say-No-to-Racism.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on September 12, 2012, 01:32:34 PM
LSP is going to be really fun on October 16.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on September 12, 2012, 02:23:01 PM
dobber absolutely knocked that last post out of the park in the racist thread
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Trim on September 12, 2012, 03:01:52 PM
maybe you should unlock the other thread so we can talk about how racist scott is there and leave this thread for pure futbol talk.

we're putting that behind us

I worry for winters (they're roommates).
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on September 12, 2012, 03:58:03 PM
maybe you should unlock the other thread so we can talk about how racist scott is there and leave this thread for pure futbol talk.

we're putting that behind us

I worry for winters (they're roommates).

The King is a grown ass man. He can handle himself.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on September 12, 2012, 06:01:48 PM
1st half -  :excited:

2nd half -  :zzz:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on September 12, 2012, 06:04:11 PM
Who do we have next?  Like, Guatemala or some crap?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Winters on September 12, 2012, 06:41:41 PM
Poor Scott, lol.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 12, 2012, 08:26:25 PM
@ Antigua & Barbuda on Oct 12

Then four days later we got Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park!!!

Sadly, I won't be going.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on September 13, 2012, 07:09:01 AM
Then four days later we got Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park!!!

man, what are the odds that I pulled that off?  this thread's off to a great non-racist start you guys!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 13, 2012, 09:05:52 AM
Blame racist fuckwad scott for the format of this message.

Spaces
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Re: US National Soccer Thread
« Reply #551 on: September 12, 2012, 12:28:59 AM »
Quote from: scottwildcat on June 06, 2012, 12:42:19 PM
Quote from: Spaces on June 06, 2012, 07:28:13 AM
Quote from: MakeItRain on June 06, 2012, 12:56:26 AM
Quote from: Spaces on June 05, 2012, 10:49:43 PM
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this kind of sucks IMO. I think it lowers our chance to get a Hex game and it is the last game in this cycle meaning it will more than likely be a meaningless game for us. 

If we keep drawing shitty countries 0-0    then it might not be.

just so you know, Canada is better than any team we will be playing in this round of qualifying.
Probably not Jamaica.

Yes they are
How much better? Not much 

slighty more than not much
OMG I was totally right about Jamaica being better than Canada! 

Jamaica are better than I thought they would be, but pump the brakes on this homie.  Both sides have 7 points in WCQ qualifying at this point.  The US match in Jamaica was not much different from the US Canada match in Canada back over the summer.  Jamaica was a touch luckier, but the match itself wasn't much different.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on September 13, 2012, 10:03:21 AM
me being right ------->  :dance:     :dance:  <--------- FIFA World Rankings being right
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on September 13, 2012, 11:16:09 AM
WGAF about Jamacia anymore? We already beat them, in fact turn it in to a two legged tie and we won 2-2 on aggregate with away goals.

 :emawkid: <---- but red white and blue
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 13, 2012, 12:13:02 PM
me being right ------->  :dance:     :dance:  <--------- FIFA World Rankings being right

I know you are much smarter of a futbol fan than to use FIFA rankings to prove a point.  Nice try though.  What if Canada makes the CONCACAF finals and Jamaica doesn't?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 13, 2012, 04:03:48 PM
LOL the FIFA World Rankings are crap

Also, Canada is much better than any of you dumbasses think. (As long as they have DeRo of course.)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on September 13, 2012, 06:56:32 PM
god I love USA Soccer so hard you guys  :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on September 14, 2012, 12:56:17 PM
me being right ------->  :dance:     :dance:  <--------- FIFA World Rankings being right

I know you are much smarter of a futbol fan than to use FIFA rankings to prove a point.  Nice try though.  What if Canada makes the CONCACAF finals and Jamaica doesn't?
Then you can dance all you want, but until then I'll be dancing because I was basically right!  :dance:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 15, 2012, 09:32:49 AM
LOL the FIFA World Rankings are crap

Also, Canada is much better than any of you dumbasses think. (As long as they have DeRo of course.)

why is this plural?  Also I'm sure you know by now DeRosario is out through the end of the semifinals.  Canada needs two wins & they'll have to get them without him.  Not looking good for my prediction.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on October 08, 2012, 11:57:13 AM
roster being announced for the next round of qualifiers. I hope Zusi gets invited!  :combofan:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 08, 2012, 01:08:47 PM
I would be really surprised if he doesn't. Word is Jozy is not on the roster and EJ may be. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but the USMNT has a lot of in-form strikers to pick from: Jozy, EJ, Wondo, Gomez. Not sure about Boyd's form, but it's well-known Jurgen loves him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 08, 2012, 01:55:35 PM
I would be really surprised if he doesn't. Word is Jozy is not on the roster and EJ may be. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but the USMNT has a lot of in-form strikers to pick from: Jozy, EJ, Wondo, Gomez. Not sure about Boyd's form, but it's well-known Jurgen loves him.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 08, 2012, 02:00:26 PM
http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2012/10/Klinsmann-Calls-24-Players-to-Miami-to-Prepare-for-Critical-FIFA-World-Cup-Qualifiers.aspx (http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2012/10/Klinsmann-Calls-24-Players-to-Miami-to-Prepare-for-Critical-FIFA-World-Cup-Qualifiers.aspx)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 08, 2012, 02:37:02 PM
Klinsmann realizes EJ is going to get heckled at LSP right?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 08, 2012, 03:43:46 PM
Klinsmann realizes EJ is going to get heckled at LSP right?

Are there a worse group of fans than SKC fans?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 08, 2012, 03:57:50 PM
Not my fault, I blame the Chiefs fans
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2012, 05:01:44 PM
Not my fault, I blame the Chiefs fans

I credit the Chiefs fans for being part of LSP fans, both of which are known as among the best in their respective leagues.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 08, 2012, 06:40:48 PM
Not my fault, I blame the Chiefs fans

I credit the Chiefs fans for being part of LSP fans, both of which are known as among the best in their respective leagues.

 :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on October 08, 2012, 11:28:39 PM
:flush:  JFC Klinsmann

#teamaltidore #teamwondolowski

Eddie Johnson :flush: GTFO
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 09, 2012, 12:39:22 AM
I mean seriously. Altidore has 9 goals in 10 games for his club. Eddie Johnson can't even keep it within 10 feet of SKC's goal.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 09, 2012, 01:21:56 AM
Jozi has also looked like dogshit with the national team. Just sayin.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on October 09, 2012, 07:32:04 AM
eff EDDIE JOHNSON
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 09, 2012, 09:42:58 AM
I mean seriously. Altidore has 9 goals in 10 games for his club. Eddie Johnson can't even keep it within 10 feet of SKC's goal.

They are both scoring a lot of goals for their clubs. Jozy is scoring faster though.

But yeah, I hate Eddie Johnson. What a rough ridin' tool.

To be perfectly honest, right now:

1 Wondo
2 Jozy
3 Eddie Johnson

Jurgen has to know that club success will eventually translate into national team success. Jozy hasn't been able to peak for USMNT because he literally has never been successful at the club level. UNTIL NOW.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 09, 2012, 01:05:53 PM
Why are Wiz fans so butthurt over Eddie Johnson exactly?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on October 09, 2012, 01:14:06 PM
Jozi has also looked like dogshit with the national team. Just sayin.
i think some of that has to do with the fact that we play 3 defensive mids, and the only service coming to jozy most of the time is long balls over the top

we really need zusi, bradley, and holden playing through the middle, and kyle rough ridin' beckerman never needs to take up a roster spot ever again
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 09, 2012, 02:47:38 PM
Why are Wiz fans so butthurt over Eddie Johnson exactly?

It's not butthurt, it's that he's just not good. He was awful for KC, awful in England, awful for the national team, comes back and scores a few in Seattle (against crap tier West Coast teams), and all of a sudden he's back in the team.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 09, 2012, 04:43:46 PM
Donovan and Shea have been ruled out, all but confirming Zusi will start.  :emawkid: <--- but chowder blue
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 09, 2012, 07:47:16 PM
Eddie Johnson's Wizards career -

Quote
In 2006 and early 2007, Johnson suffered a decline in form, scoring only twice in the 2006 MLS season and failing to make an impact with the national team. However, Johnson returned to form with the start of the 2007 MLS season, notching twelve goals and three assists in his first eleven games. On June 2, 2007, Johnson became the first player ever to score back to back hat-tricks in MLS play when he scored three goals against the New York Red Bulls, following a three goal performance against the New England Revolution the previous week on May 26.

Doesn't seem so bad to me.  :dunno:

EDIT: I still see why someone might say he sucks. Just don't understand the Wiz fans butthurt.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on October 10, 2012, 12:07:39 AM
Eddie Johnson's Wizards career -

Quote
In 2006 and early 2007, Johnson suffered a decline in form, scoring only twice in the 2006 MLS season and failing to make an impact with the national team. However, Johnson returned to form with the start of the 2007 MLS season, notching twelve goals and three assists in his first eleven games. On June 2, 2007, Johnson became the first player ever to score back to back hat-tricks in MLS play when he scored three goals against the New York Red Bulls, following a three goal performance against the New England Revolution the previous week on May 26.

Doesn't seem so bad to me.  :dunno:

EDIT: I still see why someone might say he sucks. Just don't understand the Wiz fans butthurt.

1.  That was 5 goddamn years ago
2.  You did a bang up job with wikipedia there, but let me tell you the whole story.  That 11 game stretch five years ago was amazing.  He had 5 goals the other 32 caps with KC.

This isn't a MLS thread it's a national team thread and there's no denying his sucktitude for years with the national team.  There is no Wiz butthurt, there is anyone who is vaguely familiar with US MNT butthurt.

Oh also this, a thousand times this

kyle rough ridin' beckerman never needs to take up a roster spot ever again
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 10, 2012, 12:16:55 AM
Eddie Johnson's Wizards career -

Quote
In 2006 and early 2007, Johnson suffered a decline in form, scoring only twice in the 2006 MLS season and failing to make an impact with the national team. However, Johnson returned to form with the start of the 2007 MLS season, notching twelve goals and three assists in his first eleven games. On June 2, 2007, Johnson became the first player ever to score back to back hat-tricks in MLS play when he scored three goals against the New York Red Bulls, following a three goal performance against the New England Revolution the previous week on May 26.

Doesn't seem so bad to me.  :dunno:

EDIT: I still see why someone might say he sucks. Just don't understand the Wiz fans butthurt.

1.  That was 5 goddamn years ago
2.  You did a bang up job with wikipedia there, but let me tell you the whole story.  That 11 game stretch five years ago was amazing.  He had 5 goals the other 32 caps with KC.

This isn't a MLS thread it's a national team thread and there's no denying his sucktitude for years with the national team.  There is no Wiz butthurt, there is anyone who is vaguely familiar with US MNT butthurt.

Oh also this, a thousand times this

kyle rough ridin' beckerman never needs to take up a roster spot ever again

You're a little aggressive there, friend. I never said he was any good, so you can dial it down a notch or two  :thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on October 10, 2012, 02:20:50 PM
So you didn't want to "understand the Wiz fans butthurt?"  :confused:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 10, 2012, 08:59:34 PM
So you didn't want to "understand the Wiz fans butthurt?"  :confused:

You're weird.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on October 11, 2012, 04:51:23 PM
two tickets for sale in the Members Stand at LSP for the USA v Guatemala Qualifier

$36 bucks apiece which is face value

PM me if you want them. leave sarcastic jokes about buying them for a dollar in the thread.

GO TEAM!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 11, 2012, 08:47:09 PM
Why does the US not use my new avy for their crest?

It would be pretty neat imo.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on October 12, 2012, 10:41:00 AM
I've seen better
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 12, 2012, 11:12:04 AM
I've seen better

I like your avy steve dave.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on October 12, 2012, 12:57:57 PM
I've seen better

I like your avy steve dave.
steve dave bringing the big time avy to the table and solidifying himself as the biggest soccer fan on the board.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 12, 2012, 06:42:23 PM
 zusi already has an assist and Antigua already equalized. Klinnsman you're testing my patience
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 12, 2012, 07:43:17 PM
Holy crap guys, we're awful. We might lose on Tuesday  :frown:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 12, 2012, 07:55:02 PM
You guys!!!!!!!1!!!!!1!! :D


I'm an Eddie Johnson fan tonight!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: SabiNation on October 12, 2012, 11:59:20 PM
Lol at you dorks saying Eddie Johnson is not good
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on October 13, 2012, 12:03:08 AM
well well well Edward Freaking Johnson.  Man were we wrong, hope he doesn't goat it up on Tuesday.  Still #teamjozy
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Pexikan on October 13, 2012, 02:33:30 AM
Eddie = MVP
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 13, 2012, 12:36:55 PM
I hope you Eddie haters feel bad about yourselves.

 :ksu:<-- but america
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on October 14, 2012, 10:45:40 PM
what happened?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 14, 2012, 11:56:44 PM
what happened?

Really?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2012, 11:43:14 AM
Going to be exciting tonight!  :excited:
LSP auditioning for US-Mexico  :excited:
Landon doesn't like LSP's turf, decided not to play, like a FP  :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on October 16, 2012, 12:29:49 PM
ARSENAL!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 0.42 on October 16, 2012, 12:55:05 PM
ARSENAL!

 :dubious:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2012, 12:59:10 PM
what movie is it where there is an Arsenal-Chelsea game and all the fans are leaving the game yelling their favorite team, and there is an autistic fan that yells his team and the other team's fans stab him to death or something? makes me not want to root for arsenal or chelsea
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on October 16, 2012, 01:11:42 PM
big game tonight, right? just got invited to it.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 16, 2012, 01:39:51 PM
Leaving in 30 minutes to tailgate, AMERICA
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2012, 02:07:19 PM
Leaving in 30 minutes to tailgate, AMERICA

GO ABE GO!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on October 16, 2012, 04:35:19 PM
KC fans are going to look so amazing on TV tonight  :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 05:17:29 PM
KC America fans are going to look so amazing on TV tonight  :excited:

 :nono:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 16, 2012, 05:21:06 PM
KC America fans are going to look so amazing on TV tonight  :excited:

 :nono:

JKJK we're all on the same team tonight.  :cheers:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 05:23:30 PM
KC America fans are going to look so amazing on TV tonight  :excited:

 :nono:

JKJK we're all on the same team tonight.  :cheers:

U. S. A.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 05:24:12 PM
also

U.S. Soccer [email protected]

#USMNT lineup: Howard; Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra (capt.), Parkhurst; Zusi, Williams, Bradley, Johnson; Dempsey, Gomez #USAvGUA
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 16, 2012, 05:27:26 PM
Yeah just saw that as well. I like that we're starting two natural fullbacks. (Parkhurst and Cherundolo)

Seems to be just about the strongest lineup we have available with Donovan out. Also, I think Jermaine Jones is suspended, but imo we're going to be better/as good without him. I definitely prefer Bradley and Williams to Jones. Love having Zusi in there to get the attack going in the midfield.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 05:47:43 PM
Yeah just saw that as well. I like that we're starting two natural fullbacks. (Parkhurst and Cherundolo)

Seems to be just about the strongest lineup we have available with Donovan out. Also, I think Jermaine Jones is suspended, but imo we're going to be better/as good without him. I definitely prefer Bradley and Williams to Jones. Love having Zusi in there to get the attack going in the midfield.

Jones is suspended.

Like we will miss him.  :dubious:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 05:49:24 PM
and I will give you this - LSP looks fantastic.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 16, 2012, 05:51:23 PM
and I will give you this - LSP looks fantastic.

 :blush:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 06:23:18 PM
Jeebus guys.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Institutional Control on October 16, 2012, 06:33:04 PM
2-1

Clint is the man!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 16, 2012, 06:53:51 PM
Oh crap
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 16, 2012, 07:01:36 PM
Danny Williams kind of sucks.

but... USA! USA! USA!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on October 16, 2012, 07:07:16 PM

Klinsmann's celebrations remind me of this:

(http://s3.postimage.org/5ts1yb9pg/crazycricketcaptainscoresowngoal.gif)

Of course, not nearly as awesome.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on October 16, 2012, 07:12:01 PM
what movie is it where there is an Arsenal-Chelsea game and all the fans are leaving the game yelling their favorite team, and there is an autistic fan that yells his team and the other team's fans stab him to death or something? makes me not want to root for arsenal or chelsea

would like to see this clip
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2012, 10:15:01 PM
I just found it. It's from Eastern Promises. And it was a little more complicated than that but yeah
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on October 16, 2012, 10:18:45 PM
Other than the eff up 5 minutes in I thought everyone did well. Crowd was hot.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on October 17, 2012, 06:47:24 AM
Arsenal dominates fools
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on October 17, 2012, 07:54:24 AM
steve dave stop with the dumb Arsenal posts in USA thread
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on October 17, 2012, 07:57:47 AM
zusi played his anus off last night.  makes me wonder how good he would be if he had some more talent around him on SKC.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on October 17, 2012, 08:01:53 AM
steve dave stop with the dumb Arsenal posts in USA thread

don't make us start a third national thread you rough ridin' racist
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on October 17, 2012, 08:16:32 AM
steve dave stop with the dumb Arsenal posts in USA thread

don't make us start a third national thread you rough ridin' racist

don't be a dumb ass and continue to post about Arsenal in a national team thread.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on October 17, 2012, 09:13:36 AM
went to the game last night, my word what an atmosphere.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Trim on October 17, 2012, 09:45:25 AM
and I will give you this - LSP looks fantastic.

It's the PEDs.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 0.42 on October 17, 2012, 10:13:17 AM
usa usa usa usa
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on October 17, 2012, 10:47:18 AM
and I will give you this - LSP looks fantastic.

It's the PEDs.

:lol: great post
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 23, 2012, 05:06:25 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/1276?cc=5901 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/1276?cc=5901)

Meh Landon
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: ednksu on October 23, 2012, 07:12:41 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/1276?cc=5901 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/1276?cc=5901)

Meh Landon
this kinda annoyed me
Quote
I mention that everyone should be so lucky as to have the opportunity to self-evaluate like that and Donovan chuckles. "They can," he exclaims. "That is the beauty of life."



also anyone know if/when the hex locations will be announced?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on October 23, 2012, 07:52:10 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/1276?cc=5901 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/1276?cc=5901)

Meh Landon
this kinda annoyed me
Quote
I mention that everyone should be so lucky as to have the opportunity to self-evaluate like that and Donovan chuckles. "They can," he exclaims. "That is the beauty of life."



also anyone know if/when the hex locations will be announced?

I love landon but he's kind of a bitch.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on November 14, 2012, 09:13:00 AM
:( Russia 1 - U.S. 0
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on November 14, 2012, 10:05:53 AM
Russia's been the better side, but we gave them that goal and it was gift-wrapped.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on November 14, 2012, 06:44:22 PM
diskerud + zusi

trophies
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on January 15, 2013, 10:38:07 AM
Today they are announcing the site for the first Home WCQ vs Costa Rica, talk is it will be pud Colorado Rapids stadium.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on January 15, 2013, 11:54:07 AM
yep, denver. i've always called it pudver.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on January 15, 2013, 12:10:25 PM
Today they are announcing the site for the first Home WCQ vs Costa Rica, talk is it will be pud Colorado Rapids stadium.

would take. also would be there.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on January 15, 2013, 12:13:02 PM
No worries, we'll probably get that Mexico game.  :gocho:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on January 15, 2013, 12:38:46 PM
I would go to the game in pudver
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on January 15, 2013, 02:49:43 PM
No worries, we'll probably get that Mexico game.  :gocho:

probs will get the final H qualifier vs :barf: Jamaica 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on January 15, 2013, 03:22:11 PM
No worries, we'll probably get that Mexico game.  :gocho:

probs will get the final H qualifier vs :barf: Jamaica

Mexico or bust. Jamaica is pretty good though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on January 15, 2013, 11:44:03 PM
Columbus would be so butthurt if KC got the Mexico game.

They have a huge banner hung
**3-0 vs Mexico here**
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on January 15, 2013, 11:56:08 PM
Thought I heard Portland or Seattle were rumored to get Mexico.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on January 16, 2013, 12:23:16 AM
Thought I heard Portland or Seattle were rumored to get Mexico.

lol no. fake grass won't get any WCQ this go
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on January 16, 2013, 12:26:55 PM
Thought I heard Portland or Seattle were rumored to get Mexico.

lol no. fake grass won't get any WCQ this go

Temporary grass

http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/27/portland-seattle-usmnt-world-cup-qualifiers/

This must be what I had seen.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on January 16, 2013, 12:57:43 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1300691/u.s.-2014-world-cup-qualifier-against-costa-rica-at-commerce-city?cc=5901

looks like I'll be making a trip up on the 22nd.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 05, 2013, 06:28:40 PM
anyone know if Buffalo Wild Wings, or Keltic Fox have inBEIN sports or what ever crap station is carrying the USMNWCQ tomorrow at 3pm?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on February 05, 2013, 10:00:19 PM
All I know is Johnny Kaw's has it. I watched the Jamaica game there, and it was on beIN Sports..... But that's not helpful.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 06, 2013, 01:52:08 PM
All I know is Johnny Kaw's has it. I watched the Jamaica game there, and it was on beIN Sports..... But that's not helpful.

eff Honduras for playing this game at 3 and not 7 or 8
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on February 06, 2013, 02:34:28 PM
All I know is Johnny Kaw's has it. I watched the Jamaica game there, and it was on beIN Sports..... But that's not helpful.

eff Honduras for playing this game at 3 and not 7 or 8

Time zones are a perfect example of the man trying to hold us back.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on February 06, 2013, 02:52:22 PM
All I know is Johnny Kaw's has it. I watched the Jamaica game there, and it was on beIN Sports..... But that's not helpful.

eff Honduras for playing this game at 3 and not 7 or 8

could have sworn we were in the "non-racist" soccer thread.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 06, 2013, 05:06:11 PM
All I know is Johnny Kaw's has it. I watched the Jamaica game there, and it was on beIN Sports..... But that's not helpful.

eff Honduras for playing this game at 3 and not 7 or 8

Time zones are a perfect example of the man trying to hold us back.

Honduras is in the Central time zone.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 06, 2013, 05:06:45 PM
All I know is Johnny Kaw's has it. I watched the Jamaica game there, and it was on beIN Sports..... But that's not helpful.

eff Honduras for playing this game at 3 and not 7 or 8

could have sworn we were in the "non-racist" soccer thread.

being pissed that the game is being played at 3 is not even close to being racist.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 06, 2013, 05:07:15 PM
 :shakesfist: 2-1 win for Honduras. Piss poor 2nd half by the Yanks
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Gooch on February 06, 2013, 05:13:51 PM
Soccer is so shitty
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 06, 2013, 05:48:41 PM
how important was today's game? basically what i'm asking is to please summarize where we stand in order to make the next world cup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on February 06, 2013, 05:52:53 PM
You need to be very concerned.   We looked like crap, with crap players, against crap competition.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on February 06, 2013, 06:22:05 PM
Definitely having buyers remorse on Klinnsman. He sucks. His system sucks. He uses players that even Bradley knew sucked (Klejstan, Jones)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 0.42 on February 06, 2013, 08:08:24 PM
Our youth system has been having issues for a while now. We may be seeing the results of that.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 07, 2013, 07:25:45 AM
our Jamaican brothers the Reggae Boyz tying hated rivals El Tri at the Azteca was good, not allowing Mexico to run away with the Hex
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 07, 2013, 07:26:53 AM
Our youth system has been having issues for a while now. We may be seeing the results of that.

the non-existent youth system will be the death of the USMNT.

IMO that is why Jurg got the job. He promised to revamp and develop the youth teams.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on February 07, 2013, 02:13:00 PM
To answer the above question, not that important.

We'd have to really blow it to not qualify for the WC.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on February 07, 2013, 03:48:47 PM
I hope you guys realize that we want Mexico beating everyone else except us to minimize other teams' points. Jamaica isn't a threat, so them drawing each other is okay. Doesn't really matter to us. We don't need to win the group. Just get top 3. I think everyone can agree that Mexico is going to qualify easily. The more points they get in the process, the easier our competition becomes.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on February 07, 2013, 06:55:30 PM
I hope you guys realize that we want Mexico beating everyone else except us to minimize other teams' points. Jamaica isn't a threat, so them drawing each other is okay. Doesn't really matter to us. We don't need to win the group. Just get top 3. I think everyone can agree that Mexico is going to qualify easily. The more points they get in the process, the easier our competition becomes.

no, denied. tailspin. Mexico ain't qualifying.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on February 07, 2013, 08:09:54 PM
I hope you guys realize that we want Mexico beating everyone else except us to minimize other teams' points. Jamaica isn't a threat, so them drawing each other is okay. Doesn't really matter to us. We don't need to win the group. Just get top 3. I think everyone can agree that Mexico is going to qualify easily. The more points they get in the process, the easier our competition becomes.

no, denied. tailspin. Mexico ain't qualifying.

:Lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on February 07, 2013, 10:17:48 PM
I think we'll be okay.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 21, 2013, 11:41:43 AM
Sporting Park to host October 11 qualifier v. Jamaica.

 :emawkid:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 21, 2013, 06:45:16 PM
Sporting Park to host October 11 qualifier v. Jamaica.

 :emawkid:

JAMAICA  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 21, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
Huge game vs the Ticos tomorrow. 9pm on ESPN. Hopefully our brothers in CO have the stadium rocking.

C'mon you Yanks!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 22, 2013, 10:23:50 PM
This game in the blizzard looks like a lot of fun from my basement on a big screen in a home with heating!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 22, 2013, 10:27:03 PM
Wow...suspending the game. WOOF
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 22, 2013, 10:27:32 PM
rough ridin' disgrace
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on March 22, 2013, 10:29:05 PM
For those just tuning in, America is winning 1-0 in the 50th minute.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 22, 2013, 10:29:26 PM
Nvm GAME ON
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 22, 2013, 10:29:55 PM
Looks like a blast. Glad they decided to play on.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 22, 2013, 11:36:24 PM
good win Yanks
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on March 23, 2013, 12:06:50 AM
That was fun and memorable!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 24, 2013, 10:43:37 AM
I'm a little :ohno: about the protest. FIFA, as we all know, is very anti 'merica and a very unpredictable governing body.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 24, 2013, 01:39:05 PM
I'm a little :ohno: about the protest. FIFA, as we all know, is very anti 'merica and a very unpredictable governing body.

yeah I read an article earlier. Can't find it at the moment but I am not feeling great about the protest.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 25, 2013, 08:07:31 AM
Grant thinks we are okay!  :dance:

“@GrantWahl: My take: Doubtful Costa Rica protest will get anywhere. Both teams played in same conditions. Referee &amp; match commissioner continued play.”
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on March 25, 2013, 03:08:28 PM
So we're going to get stomped in Azteca tomorrow
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 25, 2013, 03:09:40 PM
So we're going to get stomped in Azteca tomorrow

OR MAYBE NOT  :emawkid:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on March 25, 2013, 03:18:32 PM
We already won in their pud stadium last year so I'm not worried BECAUSE HISTORY
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on March 25, 2013, 03:28:56 PM
 :pray:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: ChiComCat on March 25, 2013, 03:40:31 PM
I wanted the american goalie to start building a wall of snow in front of the goal
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on March 25, 2013, 05:04:44 PM
Mexico was dog crap against Honduras, they are due for a loss. They are the Gonzaga of soccer.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 09:46:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI06Jim5CTE&list=UUUhGjGKaR2ms6haFKGgbFfw&index=10
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 26, 2013, 09:56:09 AM
Scott we're gonna win tonight amirite?!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:11:27 AM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 1m
Clint Dempsey confirms that there was NO protest from Costa Rica's captain after the match, a requirement to file a protest to FIFA.

 :D
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 10:12:31 AM
Scott we're gonna win tonight amirite?!

I sure hope so KSC!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:37:09 AM
This is pretty neat you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:48:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI06Jim5CTE&list=UUUhGjGKaR2ms6haFKGgbFfw&index=10

Charlie Davies  :cry:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 10:49:01 AM
This is pretty neat you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be)

I just want one day to be able to play in front of 50k+ home support and be able to shut out non-Mexican fans out at home games.

Sadly I do not ever see us being able to play in a stadium more than 20k and keeping our advantage when we play El Tri.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on March 26, 2013, 10:50:14 AM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 1m
Clint Dempsey confirms that there was NO protest from Costa Rica's captain after the match, a requirement to file a protest to FIFA.

 :D
and it's official

Brian Straus [email protected]
5m

FIFA denies Costa Rica protest. SnowClasico result stands: http://d3w.io/X9L3Nr
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:05:48 AM
This is pretty neat you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be)

I just want one day to be able to play in front of 50k+ home support and be able to shut out non-Mexican fans out at home games.

Sadly I do not ever see us being able to play in a stadium more than 20k and keeping our advantage when we play El Tri.

Meh. Depends on where. If it's in Houston or LA or something, Mexicans will have more. But I think we could do that in KC (maybe Arrowhead). Also, Sporting Park is getting expanded. Not sure how much. Doubt it will ever hold even close to 50K. Portland or Seattle for sure (pending the temporary grass). But we won't ever have an Azteca equivalent. USA is too big of a country. We need several stadiums like Columbus, RFK, KC, Seattle and Portland (I guess), and DSGP.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 26, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
Huge game vs the Ticos tomorrow. 9pm on ESPN. Hopefully our brothers in CO have the stadium rocking.

C'mon you Yanks!!!

What is a Tico? Sounds kind of racist.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:28:40 AM
Huge game vs the Ticos tomorrow. 9pm on ESPN. Hopefully our brothers in CO have the stadium rocking.

C'mon you Yanks!!!

What is a Tico? Sounds kind of racist.

No denied. This is the NON-Racist US Soccer thread.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 12:06:41 PM
Huge game vs the Ticos tomorrow. 9pm on ESPN. Hopefully our brothers in CO have the stadium rocking.

C'mon you Yanks!!!

What is a Tico? Sounds kind of racist.

That is the Costa Rican nicname such as USA and The Yanks, or Mexico and El Tri
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 12:09:04 PM
This is pretty neat you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be)

I just want one day to be able to play in front of 50k+ home support and be able to shut out non-Mexican fans out at home games.

Sadly I do not ever see us being able to play in a stadium more than 20k and keeping our advantage when we play El Tri.

Meh. Depends on where. If it's in Houston or LA or something, Mexicans will have more. But I think we could do that in KC (maybe Arrowhead). Also, Sporting Park is getting expanded. Not sure how much. Doubt it will ever hold even close to 50K. Portland or Seattle for sure (pending the temporary grass). But we won't ever have an Azteca equivalent. USA is too big of a country. We need several stadiums like Columbus, RFK, KC, Seattle and Portland (I guess), and DSGP.

Seattle has sold out multiple Mexican friendlies, and have had lack luster crowds every USMNT game they have ever gotten.
RFK Crowds aren't that great and have been out drawn by Honderus supporters.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 02:35:37 PM
This is pretty neat you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be)

I just want one day to be able to play in front of 50k+ home support and be able to shut out non-Mexican fans out at home games.

Sadly I do not ever see us being able to play in a stadium more than 20k and keeping our advantage when we play El Tri.

Meh. Depends on where. If it's in Houston or LA or something, Mexicans will have more. But I think we could do that in KC (maybe Arrowhead). Also, Sporting Park is getting expanded. Not sure how much. Doubt it will ever hold even close to 50K. Portland or Seattle for sure (pending the temporary grass). But we won't ever have an Azteca equivalent. USA is too big of a country. We need several stadiums like Columbus, RFK, KC, Seattle and Portland (I guess), and DSGP.

Seattle has sold out multiple Mexican friendlies, and have had lack luster crowds every USMNT game they have ever gotten.
RFK Crowds aren't that great and have been out drawn by Honderus supporters.

Yeah you're right about Seattle. I guess I was talking about the future. Eventually if USMNT gets half as big as Sounders are there, they shouldn't have a problem filling CenturyLink. And I would def put RFK at the bottom of that list.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 02:46:18 PM
This is pretty neat you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZIdZSZlhoc&feature=youtu.be)

I just want one day to be able to play in front of 50k+ home support and be able to shut out non-Mexican fans out at home games.

Sadly I do not ever see us being able to play in a stadium more than 20k and keeping our advantage when we play El Tri.

Meh. Depends on where. If it's in Houston or LA or something, Mexicans will have more. But I think we could do that in KC (maybe Arrowhead). Also, Sporting Park is getting expanded. Not sure how much. Doubt it will ever hold even close to 50K. Portland or Seattle for sure (pending the temporary grass). But we won't ever have an Azteca equivalent. USA is too big of a country. We need several stadiums like Columbus, RFK, KC, Seattle and Portland (I guess), and DSGP.

Seattle has sold out multiple Mexican friendlies, and have had lack luster crowds every USMNT game they have ever gotten.
RFK Crowds aren't that great and have been out drawn by Honderus supporters.

Yeah you're right about Seattle. I guess I was talking about the future. Eventually if USMNT gets half as big as Sounders are there, they shouldn't have a problem filling CenturyLink. And I would def put RFK at the bottom of that list.

imho we should only play WCQs in KC, Denver, and Columbus.

Possibly throw in Salt Lake City.

Throw friendlies and Gold Cup matches at Portland and Seattle and see if they can prove themselves. Don't play a Gold Cup or WCQ in DC again until they have a SSS and vs a country like Canada.

Chicago needs to be banned from hosting Qualifiers or Gold Cup games because the American support is pathetic.

Play friendlies in huge stadiums where ever because in reality those are money grabs. Would it be nice to have 80k in Philly for a game vs Mexico, or Spain, or Germany? Yeah, but those don't matter.


edit: Panama in Seattle is a great test, I doubt Panama would have a large traveling group anywhere, same goes for Gold Cup in Portland vs Belize
 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
I'm wearing my Altidore white kit from '09 at work today, so excited.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 02:58:56 PM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 02:59:31 PM
I'm wearing my Altidore white kit from '09 at work today, so excited.

Oh man. I'm a big fan of those kits.  :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on March 26, 2013, 03:30:04 PM
I'm wearing my red kit with the navy blue stripe across the front and kissing the badge as I type this
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 03:35:14 PM
I'm wearing my red kit with the navy blue stripe across the front and kissing the badge as I type this

Love that one also. The red was much better than the white or navy.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 04:18:28 PM
The red kits are the best
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 04:25:39 PM
I really love the red sash kit,
Also huge fan of the Waldo kits,
And the Centenial kits.

Big fan of the last few cycles for the USMNT


(Not a fan of the current blue kits)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on March 26, 2013, 04:29:57 PM
I really love the red sash kit,
Also huge fan of the Waldo kits,
And the Centenial kits.

Big fan of the last few cycles for the USMNT


(Not a fan of the current blue kits)

will be rocking the Waldo kit tonight.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 04:43:00 PM
I really love the red sash kit,
Also huge fan of the Waldo kits,
And the Centenial kits.

Big fan of the last few cycles for the USMNT


(Not a fan of the current blue kits)

Not sure how I feel about the centennial kit. That crest is obnoxious.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 04:52:29 PM
I really love the red sash kit,
Also huge fan of the Waldo kits,
And the Centenial kits.

Big fan of the last few cycles for the USMNT


(Not a fan of the current blue kits)

Not sure how I feel about the centennial kit. That crest is obnoxious.

Not a fan of the regular crest. I wish the US would adopt the Don't Tread On Me Nike style crest.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 26, 2013, 07:23:39 PM
Super excited, you guys. We're going to kick their ass!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: JohnCurrie is Weird/Gross on March 26, 2013, 09:27:31 PM
Besler and Zusi starting, pretty cool!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 09:30:51 PM
GAMETIME!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 09:38:19 PM
We're going to lose you guys. Mexico is 68-1-5 at Azteca in WCQs.

Also, the Mexican color commentator is a real cocky dickhead, amirite?

Yes, I know.. :opcat:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on March 26, 2013, 10:19:11 PM
P.O.S. mexico fans trying to burn our eyes out with lasers
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:20:48 PM
Scoreless at half. Very happy so far. We're containing them fairly well.

 :crossfingers:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 10:28:25 PM
We're going to lose you guys. Mexico is 68-1-5 at Azteca in WCQs.

Also, the Mexican color commentator is a real cocky dickhead, amirite?

Yes, I know.. :opcat:

Not :opcat: that guy sucks and this three man booth is ruining the great Ian Darke
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
I like Twellman. Pretty sure they just had to add a Mexican because the only reason this is on ESPN is because of the Mexican National Team's deal with them.

Darke is a wonderful human being.  :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 10:46:51 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:49:09 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen

Jozy has had trouble getting involved. EJ has scored for USMNT recently at least. Doesn't bother me too much.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 10:54:52 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen

Jozy has had trouble getting involved. EJ has scored for USMNT recently at least. Doesn't bother me too much.

He hasn't been involved because the entire match has been played in our half we could have Ronaldo and Messi upfront and still have a goose egg on the board. Beasley should have been the sub.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 10:57:22 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen

Jozy has had trouble getting involved. EJ has scored for USMNT recently at least. Doesn't bother me too much.

He hasn't been involved because the entire match has been played in our half we could have Ronaldo and Messi upfront and still have a goose egg on the board. Beasley should have been the sub.

And bring on who? Goodson? And push Besler out left?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:00:57 PM
Beasley looks great considering he's not a natural LB, but he does have the hamstring problem.

Just saw this:
Quote
Brek Shea has finally started warming up. Beckerman, Goodson, Morrow and Davis had been for a while. No sign of Kljestan.

So maybe Morrow would be Beasley's replacement...
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 11:01:14 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen

Jozy has had trouble getting involved. EJ has scored for USMNT recently at least. Doesn't bother me too much.

He hasn't been involved because the entire match has been played in our half we could have Ronaldo and Messi upfront and still have a goose egg on the board. Beasley should have been the sub.

And bring on who? Goodson? And push Besler out left?

 :dunno: he looks very tired and fairly injured. I'd also take Besler off because of the card. He's played well though
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Dugout DickStone on March 26, 2013, 11:03:25 PM
Guys, I'm watching this grass hockey game.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:03:49 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen

Jozy has had trouble getting involved. EJ has scored for USMNT recently at least. Doesn't bother me too much.

He hasn't been involved because the entire match has been played in our half we could have Ronaldo and Messi upfront and still have a goose egg on the board. Beasley should have been the sub.

And bring on who? Goodson? And push Besler out left?

 :dunno: he looks very tired and fairly injured. I'd also take Besler off because of the card. He's played well though

He does look tired and injured. All I know is this last sub will be very important.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 11:07:24 PM
 :surprised: :horrorsurprise: :sdeek: :dance:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 11:10:21 PM
WTF was that motherfucking sub!  rough ridin' Jurgen

Jozy has had trouble getting involved. EJ has scored for USMNT recently at least. Doesn't bother me too much.

He hasn't been involved because the entire match has been played in our half we could have Ronaldo and Messi upfront and still have a goose egg on the board. Beasley should have been the sub.

And bring on who? Goodson? And push Besler out left?

 :dunno: he looks very tired and fairly injured. I'd also take Besler off because of the card. He's played well though

He does look tired and injured. All I know is this last sub will be very important.

Why I didn't like the Altidore sub, it was wasted considering the tenor of this match. If we're going into a shell, why sub a striker?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:11:04 PM
:surprised: :horrorsurprise: :sdeek: :dance:

Are we about to go 0-13-2????

OMAR BRAVOOOOO!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:17:44 PM
We're in Chicharito's head so hard. He has never scored on us. :gocho:

:knockonwood:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2013, 11:25:22 PM
(http://davidkdonovan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/US-Flag.jpg)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:27:44 PM
 :D :love: :excited: :grin:

I'm really happy you guys. Besler+Gonzalez was great.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Dugout DickStone on March 26, 2013, 11:29:17 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 26, 2013, 11:31:23 PM
very nervous there at the end. also, that stadium looks rough ridin' huge.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 11:31:33 PM
I'll take the point, but I hate playing for a draw, that got scary late.

:D :love: :excited: :grin:

I'm really happy you guys. Besler+Gonzalez was great.

So happy for Besler and Gonzalez, hope to see them again in June.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Winters on March 26, 2013, 11:33:48 PM
 :lynchmob:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:36:01 PM
I'll take the point, but I hate playing for a draw, that got scary late.

:D :love: :excited: :grin:

I'm really happy you guys. Besler+Gonzalez was great.

So happy for Besler and Gonzalez, hope to see them again in June.

I know we were playing for the draw which is why the substitutions made zero sense. One striker and two outside midfielders.  :confused:

No defenders at all? Or even defensive midfielders? Oh well. Do not care anymore. We got what we came for.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 11:39:48 PM
HUGE RESULT

a few thoughts:

Besler and Gonzalez were heroic

So was Zus and Guzan

Should of subbed off Beasley imo.

I hate the parking the bus strategy even though it won me a Champions League with Chelsea, but that was nervey and we had no shots on goal

I want Demps, or any attacking player to be taking shots on goal from 20 or in in games like this, try for something magical.

Golden Point Yanks, we are sitting pretty in qualifying right now!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2013, 11:40:20 PM
I'll take the point, but I hate playing for a draw, that got scary late.

:D :love: :excited: :grin:

I'm really happy you guys. Besler+Gonzalez was great.

So happy for Besler and Gonzalez, hope to see them again in June.

I know we were playing for the draw which is why the substitutions made zero sense. One striker and two outside midfielders.  :confused:

No defenders at all? Or even defensive midfielders? Oh well. Do not care anymore. We got what we came for.

yeah, i figured we'd park it way harder than we ended up doing.  can't complain with that result, that's for damn sure  :party:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 26, 2013, 11:44:52 PM
HUGE RESULT

a few thoughts:

Besler and Gonzalez were heroic

So was Zus and Guzan

Should of subbed off Beasley imo.

I hate the parking the bus strategy even though it won me a Champions League with Chelsea, but that was nervey and we had no shots on goal

I want Demps, or any attacking player to be taking shots on goal from 20 or in in games like this, try for something magical.

Golden Point Yanks, we are sitting pretty in qualifying right now!

Spot on, especially about putting shots on from virtually everywhere
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 26, 2013, 11:45:12 PM
We just totally kicked their asses. Could have easily been 3-0 USA if a few more balls had bounced our way. Oh well, guess well take the point even though its like kissing your sister amirite?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:46:07 PM
We just totally kicked their asses. Could have easily been 3-0 USA if a few more balls had bounced our way. Oh well, guess well take the point even though its like kissing your sister amirite?

Today, our sister is Megan Fox. :fatty:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 11:49:36 PM
We just totally kicked their asses. Could have easily been 3-0 USA if a few more balls had bounced our way. Oh well, guess well take the point even though its like kissing your sister amirite?

Today, our sister is Megan Fox. :fatty:

great analogy.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2013, 11:49:49 PM
HUGE RESULT

a few thoughts:

Besler and Gonzalez were heroic

So was Zus and Guzan

Should of subbed off Beasley imo.

I hate the parking the bus strategy even though it won me a Champions League with Chelsea, but that was nervey and we had no shots on goal

I want Demps, or any attacking player to be taking shots on goal from 20 or in in games like this, try for something magical.

Golden Point Yanks, we are sitting pretty in qualifying right now!

Spot on, especially about putting shots on from virtually everywhere

pet peeve of mine for (relatively) lesser skilled teams is not trying to put a few on frame and seeing what happens.  don't have to chuck 'em at @NativeFlash22 rate but let a few rip.  wouldn't exactly have taken us out of our offensive "flow"...
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 26, 2013, 11:53:33 PM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 26, 2013, 11:54:38 PM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.

in road games vs superior competition it really doesn't matter.

put it on frame maybe have someone crashing in for a rebound tap in or have a wonderstrike and be an American hero.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2013, 11:57:02 PM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.

when you have zero shots on goal on one shot, i'm fine with kei'ing a few of 'em i guess
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2013, 11:59:35 PM
granted, "scoring a goal" was not written on jurgen's notepad for this match and with the defense doing such an admirable job, i'm incredibly happy with the result  :cheers:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 27, 2013, 12:00:59 AM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.

when you have zero shots on goal on one shot, i'm fine with kei'ing a few of 'em i guess

we will need to Kei it when we travel to Costa Rica for the rematch with the Ticos
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 27, 2013, 08:56:28 AM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.

in road games vs superior competition it really doesn't matter.

put it on frame maybe have someone crashing in for a rebound tap in or have a wonderstrike and be an American hero.

Woah there. Just because you score a goal in soccer doesn't make you an American hero. You're still a soccer player, bro.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 27, 2013, 09:11:29 AM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.

in road games vs superior competition it really doesn't matter.

put it on frame maybe have someone crashing in for a rebound tap in or have a wonderstrike and be an soccer American hero.

Woah there. Just because you score a goal in soccer doesn't make you an American hero. You're still a soccer player, bro.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 27, 2013, 09:53:17 AM
That's the Kei Kamara style of playing. Shooting when you get an inch from anywhere on the field. Had 11 goals last season, but I'm pretty sure he had the worst shot:goal ratio in MLS HISTORY.

in road games vs superior competition it really doesn't matter.

put it on frame maybe have someone crashing in for a rebound tap in or have a wonderstrike and be an soccer American hero.

Woah there. Just because you score a goal in soccer doesn't make you an American hero. You're still a soccer player, bro.

If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on March 27, 2013, 10:44:44 AM
Landon Donovan was damn near an American hero just for the Algeria goal. Every LSIQ person I know mentions him and David Beckham whenever I get started talking about soccer.

"Oh you follow soccer? How about that Donovan guy!?!?"

I couldn't imagine how popular an American goalscorer would be if it won a World Cup. He'd instantly be plastered all over the country.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 27, 2013, 11:16:01 AM
If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.

Cold war, bro. Also we were hosting the Winter Olympics that year because we could support it, we could not support a world cup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on March 27, 2013, 11:16:21 AM
Landon Donovan was damn near an American hero just for the Algeria goal. Every LSIQ person I know mentions him and David Beckham whenever I get started talking about soccer.

"Oh you follow soccer? How about that Donovan guy!?!?"

I couldn't imagine how popular an American goalscorer would be if it won a World Cup. He'd instantly be plastered all over the country.

Anyone who mentions David Beckham when talking american soccer should be slapped in the face
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 27, 2013, 11:18:11 AM
If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.

Cold war, bro. Also we were hosting the Winter Olympics that year because we could support it, we could not support a world cup.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 27, 2013, 11:23:28 AM
If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.

Cold war, bro. Also we were hosting the Winter Olympics that year because we could support it, we could not support a world cup.

 :rolleyes:

Qatar!!!!!  :jerk:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on March 27, 2013, 11:24:37 AM
FIFA hates America
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 27, 2013, 11:29:59 AM
I never said I don't like Kei/think he's good.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 27, 2013, 11:41:07 AM
If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.

Cold war, bro. Also we were hosting the Winter Olympics that year because we could support it, we could not support a world cup.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: ednksu on March 27, 2013, 01:09:11 PM
If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.

Cold war, bro. Also we were hosting the Winter Olympics that year because we could support it, we could not support a world cup.

 :rolleyes:
Yeah Scott is really exposing his lowfifabribe IQ
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on March 27, 2013, 01:51:15 PM
http://deadspin.com/american-soccer-fans-get-pelted-by-beers-at-u-s-a-mexi-461027702 (http://deadspin.com/american-soccer-fans-get-pelted-by-beers-at-u-s-a-mexi-461027702)

Not sure I'd have the balls to attend a game and be surrounded by riot police, let alone talk crap after the game

"CAN'T WIN AT HOME!"
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on March 27, 2013, 02:00:42 PM
http://deadspin.com/american-soccer-fans-get-pelted-by-beers-at-u-s-a-mexi-461027702 (http://deadspin.com/american-soccer-fans-get-pelted-by-beers-at-u-s-a-mexi-461027702)

Not sure I'd have the balls to attend a game and be surrounded by riot police, let alone talk crap after the game

"CAN'T WIN AT HOME!"

I am going to to go next qualifying cycle. Will bump this post in 4ish years if I make it out alive.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Brock Landers on March 27, 2013, 02:31:21 PM
If we won the World Cup the star of that team would absolutely be an American hero. When we won the hockey gold medal in '80 hockey was a regional niche sport in this country, pretty similar to what lacrosse is now. The WHA/NHL merger happened less than a year before the Miracle on Ice. Now 33 years later Mike Eruzione is selling his stick and jersey for over a million dollars. The desire for Americans to be the best at everything is strong. Jingoism drives a lot of people in this country. Soccer is the final sports barrier, add to that the potential to beat Euro's and/or Latins, fly over country will eat that story line up.

Cold war, bro. Also we were hosting the Winter Olympics that year because we could support it, we could not support a world cup.

 :rolleyes:
Yeah Scott is really exposing his lowfifabribe IQ


I wonder which bribe costs more, a World Cup or a Winter Olympics?  Sorry I have LCGBIQ (Low Corrupt Governing Body IQ)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: ednksu on March 27, 2013, 06:43:29 PM
So Brazil's is having to close one of the main stadiums in Rio which was set to host track and field at the Olympics in 2016.  Why this matters imo for soccer is that they are already facing setbacks and funding issues for the reno on the Maracana stadium set to host a lot of the World Cup. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21949831

CN: Brazil is a massive cluster eff for construction, hilarity could ensue for soccer and the Olympics. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 27, 2013, 07:53:20 PM
So Brazil's is having to close one of the main stadiums in Rio which was set to host track and field at the Olympics in 2016.  Why this matters imo for soccer is that they are already facing setbacks and funding issues for the reno on the Maracana stadium set to host a lot of the World Cup. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21949831

CN: Brazil is a massive cluster eff for construction, hilarity could ensue for soccer and the Olympics.

Wtf does dancing have to do with the World Cup?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on March 27, 2013, 07:59:15 PM
So Brazil's is having to close one of the main stadiums in Rio which was set to host track and field at the Olympics in 2016.  Why this matters imo for soccer is that they are already facing setbacks and funding issues for the reno on the Maracana stadium set to host a lot of the World Cup. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21949831

CN: Brazil is a massive cluster eff for construction, hilarity could ensue for soccer and the Olympics.

Wtf does dancing have to do with the World Cup?

HUR HUR HUR
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on March 27, 2013, 11:08:32 PM
Hey KKK

(http://vjarmy.com/junkbin/gtfo.gif)

Seriously, stop shitting all over this thread. We get it you don't like soccer. Bye.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on April 08, 2013, 08:00:10 AM
Kansas City is going to get some new fancy National Team Player and Coach training and development center in conjunction with Sporting Park and Sporting Club.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on April 08, 2013, 10:17:29 AM
Kansas City is going to get some new fancy National Team Player and Coach training and development center in conjunction with Sporting Park and Sporting Club.

This is pretty awesome. Its what needs to happen.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on April 08, 2013, 12:15:35 PM
KANSAS CITY: SOCCERTOWN USA
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on April 08, 2013, 01:47:57 PM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 2h
John Anthony Brooks to choose between USA and Germany "in the coming weeks": http://bit.ly/10LC4PI

Brooks is a very young German American son of an African American soldier similar to Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, Timmy Chandler, and Terrence Boyd. Sounds like he has tons of potential. He's apparently been having a breakout season for Hertha in Bundelsiga 2. He has played for youth squads from both Germany and the US. Most recently Germany, but he has 3 more caps for USA than Germany.

Thoughts on Klinsi injecting all this German blood into USMNT? Should we stop it even though the talent is there? There has been lots of rumors going around about how the Germans are completely segregated from the "real Americans" at USMNT camps. Some think they even are less motivated to play for USA than those who were born here.

I just want to point out that I was thrilled with the squad we fielded against Mexico that all 14 players play or have played in MLS. Nothing against the German Americans.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on April 08, 2013, 02:21:48 PM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 2h
John Anthony Brooks to choose between USA and Germany "in the coming weeks": http://bit.ly/10LC4PI

Brooks is a very young German American son of an African American soldier similar to Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, Timmy Chandler, and Terrence Boyd. Sounds like he has tons of potential. He's apparently been having a breakout season for Hertha in Bundelsiga 2. He has played for youth squads from both Germany and the US. Most recently Germany, but he has 3 more caps for USA than Germany.

Thoughts on Klinsi injecting all this German blood into USMNT? Should we stop it even though the talent is there? There has been lots of rumors going around about how the Germans are completely segregated from the "real Americans" at USMNT camps. Some think they even are less motivated to play for USA than those who were born here.

I just want to point out that I was thrilled with the squad we fielded against Mexico that all 14 players play or have played in MLS. Nothing against the German Americans.

this is so stupid. take the best players. end subject. there is no reason we shouldn't change our culture regarding soccer. this is the same mentality that has been killing us in the transition currently underway. i saw a quote the other day from a "real american" (anonymous) about how we shouldn't try and play "the beautiful game." that we should approach it like we always have. with grit and determination. how has the worked for us thus far? it's that type of stubbornness that is preventing us from growth. more than that, it's a defeatist attitude.

it should also be noted that this is the non-racist us soccer thread. stop holding on to the cold war, bro.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on April 08, 2013, 02:26:37 PM
Getting Germans isn't going to help us play "beautiful game" like you want. Honestly, few teams other than Brazil can really play it that style.

You don't think the fact that some USMNT players can't even speak English isn't even a little dumb?

Btw, I'll take that as a yes, you want Brooks.  :thumbsup:

(I do too.)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on April 08, 2013, 02:31:53 PM
Take the best talent available. End of story.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on April 08, 2013, 02:35:42 PM
Getting Germans isn't going to help us play "beautiful game" like you want. Honestly, few teams other than Brazil can really play it that style.

You don't think the fact that some USMNT players can't even speak English isn't even a little dumb?

Btw, I'll take that as a yes, you want Brooks.  :thumbsup:

(I do too.)

"the beautiful game" isn't a singular style. it is a performance of sound strategy throughout all 11 players on the pitch. it doesn't matter whether its a strong counter offense, a controlling midfield, or a defensive stronghold. that is why soccer is called "the beautiful game". Brazil plays incredibly, but so does Germany. So does the Netherlands. So does Argentina. Having players that understand the value of strategic play not only benefits us, but makes us contenders. Why do you think Clint Dempsey is so effective? It most certainly isn't because he plays an "american style".

As far as speaking English: WHO CARES. The language is soccer. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on April 08, 2013, 02:39:21 PM
Just because a team is good doesn't mean they play "the beautiful game," dumbass.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on April 08, 2013, 02:43:09 PM
Getting Germans isn't going to help us play "beautiful game" like you want. Honestly, few teams other than Brazil can really play it that style.

You don't think the fact that some USMNT players can't even speak English isn't even a little dumb?

Btw, I'll take that as a yes, you want Brooks.  :thumbsup:

(I do too.)

I don't think that's dumb, its a pretty accurate representation of our nation.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on April 08, 2013, 02:44:31 PM
Getting Germans isn't going to help us play "beautiful game" like you want. Honestly, few teams other than Brazil can really play it that style.

You don't think the fact that some USMNT players can't even speak English isn't even a little dumb?

Btw, I'll take that as a yes, you want Brooks.  :thumbsup:

(I do too.)

I don't think that's dumb, its a pretty accurate representation of our nation.

Fair enough. I don't know many people who only speak German, but I see your point. Spanish maybe.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on April 08, 2013, 02:48:38 PM
Just because a team is good doesn't mean they play "the beautiful game," dumbass.

so you are telling me that every other country besides Brazil to ever play the game and win a world cup (which is pretty much every world cup) isn't playing "the beautiful game". gtfo of here with that nonsense. the netherlands play a form of soccer more complex than Brazil ever will. the italians play a defense that is all that and more in comparison to Brazil. Narrowing it to one style is idiotic. The current Spain squad, arguably the most dominant national side of all-time, has been playing better and more interesting soccer than the Brazilian side for the past decade.

You are the same type of people that think baseball was better before Jackie Robinson. I don't know why I'm even arguing this with you. Obviously you have no idea what the eff you're talking about when it comes to soccer.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on April 09, 2013, 12:18:14 PM
I stopped giving a crap about using players from dual citizenship families when Eduardo(Brazilian) played for Croatia. He didn't even have a Croatian parent, unlike our German-Americans.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on April 10, 2013, 02:43:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vmtEX6l9FqY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vmtEX6l9FqY)

Michael Bradley Italian Volkswagen commercial.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on April 10, 2013, 02:47:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vmtEX6l9FqY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vmtEX6l9FqY)

Michael Bradley Italian Volkswagen commercial.

Michael is a boss
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on April 22, 2013, 12:13:52 PM
Figured this belonged here. Sepp Blatter getting the twitterhack treatment today

(http://i37.tinypic.com/1pv0ns.jpg)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on April 22, 2013, 12:33:44 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on May 01, 2013, 12:21:58 PM
Thought I'd post this here since we have nothing until June and the other soccer threads have stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FFaStk7_1rQ

STUD REF  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 01, 2013, 12:24:28 PM
Thought I'd post this here since we have nothing until June and the other soccer threads have stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FFaStk7_1rQ

STUD REF  :horrorsurprise:

what prompted this attack?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on May 01, 2013, 12:32:39 PM
Thought I'd post this here since we have nothing until June and the other soccer threads have stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FFaStk7_1rQ

STUD REF  :horrorsurprise:

what prompted this attack?
Kid said, "those who can't play, referee. and those who can't referee, referee soccer." and the guy rightfully flipped his crap.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on May 01, 2013, 01:17:34 PM
Thought I'd post this here since we have nothing until June and the other soccer threads have stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FFaStk7_1rQ

STUD REF  :horrorsurprise:

what prompted this attack?

the linesman was a chechen. maybe those people are assholes for a living?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2013, 04:43:47 PM
Quote
Matthew Doyle [email protected]_Analyst 57s
Jozy Altidore: AZ aren't going to let me go to May US national team camp #MLS http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/05/07/jozy-altidore-az-arent-going-let-me-go-may-us-national-team-camp …

I want Jozy to start playing well with USMNT so hard, you guys. :frown:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 07, 2013, 04:45:31 PM
Quote
Matthew Doyle [email protected]_Analyst 57s
Jozy Altidore: AZ aren't going to let me go to May US national team camp #MLS http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/05/07/jozy-altidore-az-arent-going-let-me-go-may-us-national-team-camp …

I want Jozy to start playing well with USMNT so hard, you guys. :frown:

Ya would be nice, don't know why he never really has been good for the US
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2013, 04:49:27 PM
Quote
Matthew Doyle [email protected]_Analyst 57s
Jozy Altidore: AZ aren't going to let me go to May US national team camp #MLS http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/05/07/jozy-altidore-az-arent-going-let-me-go-may-us-national-team-camp …

I want Jozy to start playing well with USMNT so hard, you guys. :frown:

Ya would be nice, don't know why he never really has been good for the US

Well, he did lead the team in scoring (9 I think) in WCQs for South Africa. I think that was just the Hex but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2013, 04:50:17 PM
Quote
Ron Waxman [email protected] 4m
New England Revolution acquire Juan Agudelo @jagudelo11 from ChivasUSA. #NERevs #MLS

From one crap team to another. Wonder when he see him and red, white, and blue next. Very young and very talented.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2013, 07:10:06 PM
Quote
U.S. Under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos told ESPN recently that [John Anthony] Brooks is leaning toward playing for the United States, and that he could play with the team at the Toulon Tournament later this month, an event that will serve as the U.S. team’s final tune-up match before the World Cup.

More German talent (as previously mentioned in this thread).
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 07, 2013, 07:18:31 PM
As Grant Wahl said on twitter today that the beauty of the Gold Cup is we can use it to cup tie some of these Mexican and German dual citizens to us.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2013, 07:40:16 PM
As Grant Wahl said on twitter today that the beauty of the Gold Cup is we can use it to cap tie some of these Mexican and German dual citizens to us.

fyp

I kinda came to the understanding that Jurgen was saying it was going to be basically all-MLS. :dunno:

Would also be nice if we could tie down guys like Brooks and Joe Corona (has he been tied?).

EDIT: Just looked. Corona is cap-tied.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 07, 2013, 07:58:16 PM
As Grant Wahl said on twitter today that the beauty of the Gold Cup is we can use it to cap tie some of these Mexican and German dual citizens to us.

fyp

I kinda came to the understanding that Jurgen was saying it was going to be basically all-MLS. :dunno:

Would also be nice if we could tie down guys like Brooks and Joe Corona (has he been tied?).

EDIT: Just looked. Corona is cap-tied.
Sorry Cap tie not Cup

nope, on the all MLS. Stu Holden has already been announced as a player coming on for the GC. It will be a B squad while the A squad keeps training and getting ready for qualifiers but I see him using bridge guys and contenders for the WC along with young dual citizens to join the 24 for that tournement.

Also from here on out the two winners of the Gold Cups leading up to Federation Cup play a one game playoff for the spot starting next (2017 FC) so for example if we win the 13 Gold Cup and the 15 Gold Cup we get an automatic in, but if we win this year Mexico wins 15 we have a one game playoff in 2016.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2013, 08:00:35 PM
As Grant Wahl said on twitter today that the beauty of the Gold Cup is we can use it to cap tie some of these Mexican and German dual citizens to us.

fyp

I kinda came to the understanding that Jurgen was saying it was going to be basically all-MLS. :dunno:

Would also be nice if we could tie down guys like Brooks and Joe Corona (has he been tied?).

EDIT: Just looked. Corona is cap-tied.
Sorry Cap tie not Cup

nope, on the all MLS. Stu Holden has already been announced as a player coming on for the GC. It will be a B squad while the A squad keeps training and getting ready for qualifiers but I see him using bridge guys and contenders for the WC along with young dual citizens to join the 24 for that tournement.

Also from here on out the two winners of the Gold Cups leading up to Federation Cup play a one game playoff for the spot starting next (2017 FC) so for example if we win the 13 Gold Cup and the 15 Gold Cup we get an automatic in, but if we win this year Mexico wins 15 we have a one game playoff in 2016.

This is what I was basing that off.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/04/24/jurgen-klinsmann-expect-mls-heavy-us-roster-gold-cup-few-europemexico-based- (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/04/24/jurgen-klinsmann-expect-mls-heavy-us-roster-gold-cup-few-europemexico-based-)

But yes, I've also heard about Holden. Love him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 07, 2013, 08:04:51 PM
As Grant Wahl said on twitter today that the beauty of the Gold Cup is we can use it to cap tie some of these Mexican and German dual citizens to us.

fyp

I kinda came to the understanding that Jurgen was saying it was going to be basically all-MLS. :dunno:

Would also be nice if we could tie down guys like Brooks and Joe Corona (has he been tied?).

EDIT: Just looked. Corona is cap-tied.
Sorry Cap tie not Cup

nope, on the all MLS. Stu Holden has already been announced as a player coming on for the GC. It will be a B squad while the A squad keeps training and getting ready for qualifiers but I see him using bridge guys and contenders for the WC along with young dual citizens to join the 24 for that tournement.

Also from here on out the two winners of the Gold Cups leading up to Federation Cup play a one game playoff for the spot starting next (2017 FC) so for example if we win the 13 Gold Cup and the 15 Gold Cup we get an automatic in, but if we win this year Mexico wins 15 we have a one game playoff in 2016.

This is what I was basing that off.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/04/24/jurgen-klinsmann-expect-mls-heavy-us-roster-gold-cup-few-europemexico-based- (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/04/24/jurgen-klinsmann-expect-mls-heavy-us-roster-gold-cup-few-europemexico-based-)

But yes, I've also heard about Holden. Love him.

I think we will see any guys who we need to tie down and are willing called in.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 16, 2013, 01:47:00 PM
Roster for next round of WCQs:

Quote
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (10) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Besler and Zusi both with call-ups. Also Stu Holden, SIX goalkeepers, and it's interesting that Beasley is listed as a defender. Jurgen must want to keep him at left back.

Oh, and Jozy. He's pretty good.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on May 16, 2013, 02:33:48 PM
Roster for next round of WCQs:

Quote
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (10) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Besler and Zusi both with call-ups. Also Stu Holden, SIX goalkeepers, and it's interesting that Beasley is listed as a defender. Jurgen must want to keep him at left back.

Oh, and Jozy. He's pretty good.

Really hope the beasley play at defender is an 'Energy' type coaching move with hopes that someone competent at left back comes in and takes it away from him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on May 16, 2013, 02:36:09 PM
june 18 versus honduras?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 16, 2013, 02:38:49 PM
Okay with this roster. The MLS keepers are being rotated in and out through this as the 3rd keeper.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 16, 2013, 02:40:24 PM
May 29 - Friendly v. Belgium (Cleveland)
June 2 - Friendly v. Germany (DC)
June 7 - WCQ @ Jamaica (Jamaica)
June 11 - WCQ v. Panama (Seattle)
June 18 - WCQ v. Honduras (Salt Lake City)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 16, 2013, 02:40:49 PM
Okay with this roster. The MLS keepers are being rotated in and out through this as the 3rd keeper.

Didn't realize that. That's a good idea.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 16, 2013, 02:48:33 PM
Roster for next round of WCQs:

Quote
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (10) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Besler and Zusi both with call-ups. Also Stu Holden, SIX goalkeepers, and it's interesting that Beasley is listed as a defender. Jurgen must want to keep him at left back.

Oh, and Jozy. He's pretty good.

Really hope the beasley play at defender is an 'Energy' type coaching move with hopes that someone competent at left back comes in and takes it away from him.

Asava, are you a fan of Fabian Johnson at left back?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on May 16, 2013, 03:16:03 PM
May 29 - Friendly v. Belgium (Cleveland)
June 2 - Friendly v. Germany (DC)
June 7 - WCQ @ Jamaica (Jamaica)
June 11 - WCQ v. Panama (Seattle)
June 18 - WCQ v. Honduras (Salt Lake City)

HOLY eff THIS crap'S COMING UP SOON
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on May 16, 2013, 03:22:21 PM
why six goalkeepers?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on May 16, 2013, 03:35:16 PM
because how are you going to score on six goalkeepers?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on May 16, 2013, 03:35:51 PM
Roster for next round of WCQs:

Quote
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (10) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Besler and Zusi both with call-ups. Also Stu Holden, SIX goalkeepers, and it's interesting that Beasley is listed as a defender. Jurgen must want to keep him at left back.

Oh, and Jozy. He's pretty good.

Really hope the beasley play at defender is an 'Energy' type coaching move with hopes that someone competent at left back comes in and takes it away from him.

Asava, are you a fan of Fabian Johnson at left back?

I definitely like him on the outside because I think he has some play making ability w/ his speed and strength with both feet. IIRC he's better on the right, but is capable on the left. Jurgen's scheme is definitely more fitted to his use there, and I think he absolutely is a better option than Beasley given Fabian's defensive play. Needless to say, I hope he finds his way into the starting line-up.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 16, 2013, 04:06:09 PM
why six goalkeepers?

As I said just a few posts ago they are rotating in and out of camp the MLS keepers as the 3rd keeper
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 16, 2013, 06:05:22 PM
because how are you going to score on six goalkeepers?

 :surprised:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 16, 2013, 06:07:19 PM
Roster for next round of WCQs:

Quote
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (10) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Besler and Zusi both with call-ups. Also Stu Holden, SIX goalkeepers, and it's interesting that Beasley is listed as a defender. Jurgen must want to keep him at left back.

Oh, and Jozy. He's pretty good.

Really hope the beasley play at defender is an 'Energy' type coaching move with hopes that someone competent at left back comes in and takes it away from him.

Asava, are you a fan of Fabian Johnson at left back?

I definitely like him on the outside because I think he has some play making ability w/ his speed and strength with both feet. IIRC he's better on the right, but is capable on the left. Jurgen's scheme is definitely more fitted to his use there, and I think he absolutely is a better option than Beasley given Fabian's defensive play. Needless to say, I hope he finds his way into the starting line-up.

So you are okay with him being our left back for the future rather than a more natural LB who is actually left-footed and such? I am too. Just wanted your opinion.

Personally, I'd like to see Seth Sinovic (or someone like him) keep developing and work his way into the team. He's a true LB.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 16, 2013, 06:14:30 PM
Roster for next round of WCQs:

Quote
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (10) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Besler and Zusi both with call-ups. Also Stu Holden, SIX goalkeepers, and it's interesting that Beasley is listed as a defender. Jurgen must want to keep him at left back.

Oh, and Jozy. He's pretty good.

Really hope the beasley play at defender is an 'Energy' type coaching move with hopes that someone competent at left back comes in and takes it away from him.

Asava, are you a fan of Fabian Johnson at left back?

I definitely like him on the outside because I think he has some play making ability w/ his speed and strength with both feet. IIRC he's better on the right, but is capable on the left. Jurgen's scheme is definitely more fitted to his use there, and I think he absolutely is a better option than Beasley given Fabian's defensive play. Needless to say, I hope he finds his way into the starting line-up.

So you are okay with him being our left back for the future rather than a more natural LB who is actually left-footed and such? I am too. Just wanted your opinion.

Personally, I'd like to see Seth Sinovic (or someone like him) keep developing and work his way into the team. He's a true LB.

I agree with you s_c
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 06:30:26 PM
Should be a fun friendly tonight in Cleveland! Will give a great look at this US Squad. Amazing lineup going for Belgium

US starting XI: Howard, Gonzalez, Beasley, Dempsey, Jones, Kjestan, Altidore, Zusi, Cameron, Goodson, Davis

Belgium starting XI: Mignolet, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Kompany, Vertonghen, Fellaini, Mirallas, Defour, Lukaku, De Bruyne. Dembele
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 06:32:20 PM
coverage at the top of the hour
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 07:20:37 PM
JFC easily could of prevented that goal Gonzalez and Cameron are crap
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 3maw on May 29, 2013, 07:34:39 PM
JFC easily could of prevented that goal Gonzalez and Cameron are crap

we gave it to em.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 3maw on May 29, 2013, 07:36:01 PM
 :dance: too easy of a cross.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 07:42:24 PM
Cameron is still crap
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on May 29, 2013, 08:28:28 PM
omar :facepalm:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 08:37:42 PM
JFC easily could of prevented that goal Gonzalez and Cameron are crap

(2 of 3 goals this post applies to)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 08:42:13 PM
getting taken to the woodshed today. Look real bad tonight
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on May 29, 2013, 08:44:18 PM
that line is just getting shredded
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on May 29, 2013, 08:45:04 PM
on a lighter note, I enjoy this Belgian lineup
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 09:21:27 PM
on a lighter note, I enjoy this Belgian lineup

Yup, they could make some noise in the WC of they survive UEFA qualifying.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on May 29, 2013, 09:42:25 PM
came for the scottwildcat meltdown, kind of underwhelmed tbh
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 29, 2013, 09:47:47 PM
came for the scottwildcat meltdown, kind of underwhelmed tbh

The entire D is crap and outside of Demps we don't have a goal scoring threat. LD10 is a FP TC.


Sorry I didn't live up to the hype
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 3maw on May 29, 2013, 10:24:09 PM
god i'm going to get so much crap from the belgians at work tomorrow
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 30, 2013, 09:30:31 AM
Didn't see any of the game, didn't even see a lineup. But I will say that Belgium is very very good. They're in the middle of a golden generation.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on May 30, 2013, 09:53:39 AM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on May 30, 2013, 10:08:12 AM
what was weird about this game: i actually liked eddie johnson at left mid.

what was not weird about this game: the defense was awful. our centerbacks are complete liabilities. two awful decisions that lead to belgium goals, but i do have hope that the more caps they get together the better they will play. really, if we had our first team out there and bradley was playing center mid, another goal probably wouldn't have happened. the game could have easily been 2-1 USA, but it wasn't because of stupid mistakes.


also terrance boyd was horrible.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 30, 2013, 12:09:38 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on May 30, 2013, 12:25:13 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)

Gonzalez blew dick last night.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on May 30, 2013, 12:30:47 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)

Was talking about the Boca, Dolo paradox with a friend of mine. Klinnsman did very similar things at Germany, pushing older players out in favor of youth. I think i'm fine with it if Besler and Gonzo are the answers, but it is pretty obvious that Goodson is nowhere near the level of either veterans. I think it will be painful, but it is a necessary process to develop the youth and the potential they have. Despite things going "sour" with Germany, you can see the effect that Klinnsman had on the squad. They are young, extremely talented, and are playing at a ridiculous level. Part of me still wishes Boca would come back to form and that Klinnsman would give him a chance, because i think he is an obvious top 3 choice for us, but I also understand that it may not be part of the vision Klinnsman wants to develop. He is completely reforming our idea of defense and it's function. It probably is better to start from scratch then deal with teaching an old dog new tricks.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 30, 2013, 12:32:04 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)

Gonzalez blew dick last night.

I don't care. You can't honestly think he's not good.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on May 30, 2013, 12:33:20 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)

Gonzalez blew dick last night.

He made two major mistakes that resulted in goals, but Goodson didn't offer him any help. He let the runner go free on the bad touch he had, and didn't cover the goal when Howard came off his line. With Gonzalez it is expected that we will have to go through major growing pains, but he still has an enormous amount of potential.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 30, 2013, 12:34:42 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)

Was talking about the Boca, Dolo paradox with a friend of mine. Klinnsman did very similar things at Germany, pushing older players out in favor of youth. I think i'm fine with it if Besler and Gonzo are the answers, but it is pretty obvious that Goodson is nowhere near the level of either veterans. I think it will be painful, but it is a necessary process to develop the youth and the potential they have. Despite things going "sour" with Germany, you can see the effect that Klinnsman had on the squad. They are young, extremely talented, and are playing at a ridiculous level. Part of me still wishes Boca would come back to form and that Klinnsman would give him a chance, because i think he is an obvious top 3 choice for us, but I also understand that it may not be part of the vision Klinnsman wants to develop. He is completely reforming our idea of defense and it's function. It probably is better to start from scratch then deal with teaching an old dog new tricks.

Agreed. Although, if he did bring back Bocanegra, I doubt he would be in form to play in the actual World Cup. Only WCQs probably. Right now, it's about building the chemistry.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on May 30, 2013, 12:35:18 PM
Besler started against Mexico, 0 goals conceded.

Besler doesn't start against Belgium, 4 goals conceded.

Coincidence? Belgium are pretty good though. World Cup dark horse if they don't eff up qualifying.

Geoff Cameron is no right back. There's really no place for him in the starting 11. Back line should be F. Johnson - Besler - Gonzo - Chandler.

I'm still iffy on the fullbacks what with Fabian Johnson possibly moving up to left mid and Chandler being a rough ridin' bitch that never plays with USMNT. I do know that I do not want Damarcus Beasley as a World Cup option at left back. He was fine against Mexico, but he is NOT a left back at all. He's a fast, left-footed soccer player who is attacking-minded and has sub-par defensive skills.

Gonzo did make stupid mistakes, but he is still getting experience at the international level. I think he should be a starting CB going forward for the coming years. He'll learn and get better. He has the talent and the body. Besler playing along-side him will help bail him out when he fucks up. (He's like the Aurelien Collin of USMNT).

What are your guys' thoughts on Bocanegra and Cherundolo? They both seem to be declining slightly (more Boca than Dolo), but they have so much experience and leadership, something that has been lacking on the backline (other than Beasley, who is not a defender in the first place so it doesn't count)

Gonzalez blew dick last night.

He made two major mistakes that resulted in goals, but Goodson didn't offer him any help. He let the runner go free on the bad touch he had, and didn't cover the goal when Howard came off his line. With Gonzalez it is expected that we will have to go through major growing pains, but he still has an enormous amount of potential.

Yup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bonercat on May 30, 2013, 03:57:17 PM
god i'm going to get so much crap from the belgians at work tomorrow

 :lynchmob:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 01:38:32 PM
Zusi and Besler in the starting XI for this Centenial Celebration match v Germany. Probably going to get stomped but DC has a pretty decent showing and it will hopefully be another good gauge and get us ready for the qualifiers coming up her quick.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 02:03:29 PM
Sexy Jozy volley goal from a Zusi cross and a horrid German own goal has the Yanks up 2-nil
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 02:26:40 PM
HT 2-0 Yanks. Very pleased you guys.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 02:52:55 PM
Nazis pull one back
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: j-von on June 02, 2013, 03:00:05 PM
 :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 03:02:57 PM
2 goals from Demps. We are up 4-1!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 03:19:49 PM
Wow...4-3 now. Meltdown is brewing. Gonzalez asleep on both goals.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 02, 2013, 03:32:16 PM
Dempsey to Boyd (for not time-wasting at the end): "You're a rough ridin' moron."

4-3 final to usa
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 03:51:09 PM
@Italy, @Mexico, and Germany at home. 3 friendlies that meant nothing but felt huge, over the last year+
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 02, 2013, 04:08:39 PM
@Italy, @Mexico, and Germany at home. 3 friendlies that meant nothing but felt huge, over the last year+

Winning in Slovenia was pretty big too IMO. (Pretty sure it was our first win in Europe in basically forever)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 02, 2013, 09:50:24 PM
@Italy, @Mexico, and Germany at home. 3 friendlies that meant nothing but felt huge, over the last year+

Winning in Slovenia was pretty big too IMO. (Pretty sure it was our first win in Europe in basically forever)

yes this too!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 03, 2013, 12:11:12 AM
The last time USMNT and the Batcats had the exact same scoreline on the very same day was way back in shut up, stupid stat guy.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 03, 2013, 09:25:21 AM
The last time USMNT and the Batcats had the exact same scoreline on the very same day was way back in shut up, stupid stat guy.

was hoping that somehow you would have the actual stat for this.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 03, 2013, 09:25:46 AM
BUT WHAT A WIN! and LOL at German Goalie. LOLOLOLOLOLOL.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on June 03, 2013, 09:54:20 AM
Dempsey to Boyd (for not time-wasting at the end): "You're a rough ridin' moron."


oh my, is there a link for this
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 03, 2013, 10:22:34 AM
Dempsey to Boyd (for not time-wasting at the end): "You're a rough ridin' moron."


oh my, is there a link for this

Did not actually say that. He just gave him the stink eye and whatnot..
Title: CONCACAF WCQ Related
Post by: scottwildcat on June 04, 2013, 09:39:49 PM
Jamaica v Mexico, tied nil-nil at HT in Kingston.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 04, 2013, 09:47:34 PM
De Nigris scored for MEX. A rare opportunity when I enjoy a Mexico goal. It's like the 55th min.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 04, 2013, 09:54:43 PM
Canadian butthurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6yFf77676Ec#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6yFf77676Ec#!)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 04, 2013, 09:58:54 PM
"way too American"

 :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Cire on June 04, 2013, 10:12:04 PM
when is our next important game?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 04, 2013, 10:24:34 PM
Canadian butthurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6yFf77676Ec#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6yFf77676Ec#!)

OMG I SAW THAT. IT MADE ME SO RACIST AGAINST CANADIANS.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 04, 2013, 10:28:30 PM
when is our next important game?

@ Jamaica, this Friday, 8:30 pm I believe.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: slobber on June 04, 2013, 11:05:14 PM
Canadian butthurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6yFf77676Ec#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6yFf77676Ec#!)

OMG I SAW THAT. IT MADE ME SO RACIST AGAINST CANADIANS.
I am no longer friends with my Canadian friend after seeing that.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 05, 2013, 07:24:11 AM
lol at the Canadians
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 3maw on June 06, 2013, 06:40:41 PM
i think that's their way of cursing.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 06, 2013, 06:54:34 PM
i think that's their way of cursing.

bahaha
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 06, 2013, 10:58:05 PM
when is our next important game?

@ Jamaica, this Friday, 8:30 pm I believe.

Is this a qualifying game? ESPN soccer blows dick.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 06, 2013, 11:08:16 PM
when is our next important game?

@ Jamaica, this Friday, 8:30 pm I believe.

Is this a qualifying game? ESPN soccer blows dick.

Yes it is. It will only be on beIN Sport. Only home qualifiers are on ESPN (With the exception of Mexico who also has a deal with ESPN)

Next game after that is Panama at home. June 11 at 8:30. Will be on ESPN.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 07:24:14 AM
yup I will be watching a stream online.


excited for tonight gotta get 7 points in the next 3 qualifiers.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 07, 2013, 08:23:53 AM
yup I will be watching a stream online.


excited for tonight gotta get 7 points in the next 3 qualifiers.

skype me bro
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 01:45:01 PM
yup I will be watching a stream online.


excited for tonight gotta get 7 points in the next 3 qualifiers.

skype me bro

you got it
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
Matt and Zus starting.

          Howard
 Evans Gonzalez Besler Beasley
      Jones Bradley
 Zusi Dempsey (c) F. Johnson
         Altidore

C'mon Yanks!

and due to my hatred for Jamaica and well...what happened last time we played I will not post if we lose. I don't wanna be an idiot again.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 09:07:40 PM
Jozy!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 07, 2013, 09:08:12 PM
zusi to altidore!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 10:17:29 PM
Zusi and Matty have had a good game. Gotta hold on for 10 more minutes and get the 3 pts
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 10:23:20 PM
Jfc.....and he was offsides too. Smfh
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 10:26:19 PM
EVANS!!!!!!!!!


2-1 USA
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 07, 2013, 10:30:43 PM
great goal from Evans.

but doesn't change that our defense is terrible.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 07, 2013, 10:35:38 PM
great goal from Evans.

but doesn't change that our defense is terrible.

yup. doesn't matter for now though. huge 3 points.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 07, 2013, 10:56:34 PM
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on June 08, 2013, 10:06:17 AM
That was about 93 minutes of terrible soccer, I was shocked at Jamaica's lack of urgency and it nearly worked. Also I know we scored off of one, but I hate the constant short corners that we play.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 08, 2013, 10:21:02 AM
That was about 93 minutes of terrible soccer, I was shocked at Jamaica's lack of urgency and it nearly worked. Also I know we scored off of one, but I hate the constant short corners that we play.

agree on all counts, but I will always take the three points.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 12:11:23 PM
Big day in CONCACAF

ESPN has a DH tonight EL Tri vs the Ticos at the Azteca and The Yanks vs Panama in Seattle(on temp grass) These four teams make up the top 4 spots in Qualifying

Costa Rico and the US are on 7 points from 4 games, Mexico on 7 from 5 and Panama on 6 from 4.

Jamaica and Honderus are playing tonight also, Honderus is on 4 from 4, Jamacia is on 2 from 5.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 11, 2013, 12:21:48 PM
Big day in CONCACAF

ESPN has a DH tonight EL Tri vs the Ticos at the Azteca and The Yanks vs Panama in Seattle(on temp grass) These four teams make up the top 4 spots in Qualifying

Costa Rico and the US are on 7 points from 4 games, Mexico on 7 from 5 and Panama on 6 from 4.

Jamaica and Honderus are playing tonight also, Honderus is on 4 from 4, Jamacia is on 2 from 5.

really hope we can effectively seal up the qualifying standings tonight.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 11, 2013, 12:50:29 PM
3 points guaranteed. Seattle will be buzzing I hope.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on June 11, 2013, 01:24:16 PM
no zusi/jones is going to hurt for us, but hopefully kljestan and someone else can step up
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 11, 2013, 04:02:46 PM
USA! USA! USA!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 06:52:57 PM
Mexico v CR game delayed 10 minutes because they CRicans left the hotel too late and the bus got lost and stuff.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 11, 2013, 07:39:21 PM
EJ in place of Zusi. Cameron in place of Jones. Other than that, no changes to the lineup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 07:49:32 PM
EJ in place of Zusi. Cameron in place of Jones. Other than that, no changes to the lineup.

very not ideal switches. not much we can do though. hopefully those two don't blow dick.
Title: Azteca related post
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 07:51:14 PM
the Ticos away fans have much better seats in the Azteca than we ever get.  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 11, 2013, 07:54:00 PM
EJ in place of Zusi. Cameron in place of Jones. Other than that, no changes to the lineup.

very not ideal switches. not much we can do though. hopefully those two don't blow dick.

JK has been using EJ at RM and he's played well there. And Cameron plays CDM for Stoke every now and then. This is what was expected. Probably what I would have done.
Title: Re: Azteca related post
Post by: sunny_cat on June 11, 2013, 07:55:37 PM
the Ticos away fans have much better seats in the Azteca than we ever get.  :shakesfist:

Costa Rica looks very good. Getting a point in Costa Rica would be huge for USMNT.
Title: Re: Azteca related post
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 08:02:03 PM
the Ticos away fans have much better seats in the Azteca than we ever get.  :shakesfist:

Costa Rica looks very good. Getting a point in Costa Rica would be huge for USMNT.

yup, get them in the Gold Cup group before then so hopefully we can get a decent look at them again in a month before we play them again in September.
Title: Mexico v CR
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 08:53:40 PM
wow crap is getting crazy right now, stuff being thrown and getting real chippy at the Azteca

also still nil-nil in the 82nd
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:03:44 PM
Tim Howard's Green Centennial Keeper Kit is sexy AF
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 11, 2013, 09:04:42 PM
why don't we hold soccer matches in front of more fans? 42k?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on June 11, 2013, 09:08:09 PM
so does mexico suck?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 11, 2013, 09:09:03 PM
Yeah they've been bad this year
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:09:42 PM
why don't we hold soccer matches in front of more fans? 42k?

lots of reasons

A lot of fans are not willing to travel thousands of miles for qualifiers
Most cities do not have enough soccer fans to go games
Most CONCACAF countries aren't sexy enough for casual sports fans to go to.
A lot of games you can't even play in big stadiums because they turn into away games so you put them in MLS stadiums to control the home field advantage.


Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:10:06 PM
Great TIFO tonight.
Title: Re: Mexico v CR
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:11:04 PM
wow crap is getting crazy right now, stuff being thrown and getting real chippy at the Azteca

also still nil-nil in the 82nd

ends nil-nil.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2013, 09:23:59 PM
Mexico vs Puerto Rico ended tied 0 - 0
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:30:19 PM
Mexico vs Puerto Rico ended tied 0 - 0

thanks pissluke
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:50:14 PM
Jozy goal of a sexy cross from Fabian.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2013, 09:50:58 PM
no worries.  i don't subscribe to the belief that soccer deserves its own language.
nilmao
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:52:33 PM
no worries.  i don't subscribe to the belief that soccer deserves its own language.
nilmao

ah, I did not know/remember your belief otherwise I would probably of let it go. what did you think of the goal?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2013, 09:54:09 PM
don't you remember our discussion of kits?

anyways.  she was a beaut, should have been his 2nd but it was pretty damn great regardless.  proud to be an american right about now.  go usa.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 09:56:31 PM
don't you remember our discussion of kits?


yup, I do. right after I hit post I  :bang:'d
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2013, 10:01:57 PM
don't you remember our discussion of kits?


yup, I do. right after I hit post I  :bang:'d

one language we all speak is the red white and blue.  go usa america.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 10:07:54 PM
Quote from: @RobbHeineman
October=best field in US=full stadium=greatest fans=stadium players like most=usmnt fortress=why go anywhere else #wcq

All the Seattle love is KILLING Rob.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 10:22:58 PM
EJ scores! up 2-nil(or zero, or 0)

time to kick back and party at the top of the table.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on June 11, 2013, 10:36:15 PM
so they're singing "we are going to brazil"

is that for sure with a win tonight?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 10:40:01 PM
so they're singing "we are going to brazil"

is that for sure with a win tonight?

nope, we are only half way through. but having 10 points from 5 games and two points clear of the 2nd place team right now is making it so that if we do not go to Brazil it will be one of the biggest collapses in USSF history.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 11, 2013, 10:53:22 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2013, 10:54:42 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.

that field was garbage.  and SKC will impress in october.  so just stfu non-american. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 10:55:21 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.

you're very very very wrong. a game vs Mexico, CR, or Canada would kill the atmosphere in Seattle.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 11, 2013, 11:00:05 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.

that field was garbage.  and SKC will impress in october.  so just stfu non-american.

kansas city soccer fans suck.  terrible unoriginal chants/songs.  seattle can hold triple the amount of people that skc can.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:02:04 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.

that field was garbage.  and SKC will impress in october.  so just stfu non-american.

kansas city soccer fans suck.  terrible unoriginal chants/songs.  seattle can hold triple the amount of people that skc can.


:lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 11, 2013, 11:02:39 PM
Great TIFO tonight.
Got a pic of it?? Missed it
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 11, 2013, 11:03:22 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.

that field was garbage.  and SKC will impress in october.  so just stfu non-american.

kansas city soccer fans suck.  terrible unoriginal chants/songs.  seattle can hold triple the amount of people that skc can.


:lol:

nice tapout dork  :D
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:03:45 PM
Great TIFO tonight.
Got a pic of it?? Missed it

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMhoYvECMAA4Lno.jpg:large)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:05:13 PM
USA should never have a game outside of Seattle again.

the crowd is better than anywhere else in the States by miles.

that field was garbage.  and SKC will impress in october.  so just stfu non-american.

kansas city soccer fans suck.  terrible unoriginal chants/songs.  seattle can hold triple the amount of people that skc can.


:lol:

nice tapout dork  :D

No, your reasoning for Seattle proves you know nothing about how the USSF does, and should schedule qualifiers. That would just lead to an idiotic conversation where all you do is say Seattle has a big stadium and a lot of fans came out tonight.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 11, 2013, 11:11:03 PM
because there's tons of mexicans in seattle   :rolleyes:   and besides, other than Columbus there will always be tons of mexico fans.

and i can't remember the last time we played Canada in a qualifier. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:14:29 PM
because there's tons of mexicans in seattle   :rolleyes:   and besides, other than Columbus there will always be tons of mexico fans.

and i can't remember the last time we played Canada in a qualifier.

http://chrishuntphoto.com/blog/2011/05/28/fmf-soccer-u-s-tour-2011-ecuador-vs-mexico-qwest-field/

Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:18:07 PM
The key to scheduling games vs countries like Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica is putting them in MLS stadiums to control the attendance numbers and keep the home field advantage. If you played either of those games in Seattle, you would have 10k+ fans for CR or Honduras there and probably 30k+ Mexican fans there.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 11, 2013, 11:20:18 PM
Great TIFO tonight.
Got a pic of it?? Missed it

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMhoYvECMAA4Lno.jpg:large)
Wow that's great. Thanks, sw.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:21:16 PM
Great TIFO tonight.
Got a pic of it?? Missed it

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMhoYvECMAA4Lno.jpg:large)
Wow that's great. Thanks, sw.
no problem. there have been some pretty solid USMNT TIFOs for qualifiers.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 11, 2013, 11:24:39 PM
because there's tons of mexicans in seattle   :rolleyes:   and besides, other than Columbus there will always be tons of mexico fans.

and i can't remember the last time we played Canada in a qualifier.

http://chrishuntphoto.com/blog/2011/05/28/fmf-soccer-u-s-tour-2011-ecuador-vs-mexico-qwest-field/

You have to admit that was the best atmosphere at USA game in sometime.  I'm all for playing Mexico in Columbus in a freezing cold night in December.  But Seattle is the first city i've seen where it seems we have an actual homefield advantage.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 11, 2013, 11:26:10 PM
The key to scheduling games vs countries like Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica is putting them in MLS stadiums to control the attendance numbers and keep the home field advantage. If you played either of those games in Seattle, you would have 10k+ fans for CR or Honduras there and probably 30k+ Mexican fans there.

I wish it didn't have to be this way.  Americans suck.  Soccer is such a great sport, but Americans just can't see it.    :cry:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:26:36 PM
because there's tons of mexicans in seattle   :rolleyes:   and besides, other than Columbus there will always be tons of mexico fans.

and i can't remember the last time we played Canada in a qualifier.

http://chrishuntphoto.com/blog/2011/05/28/fmf-soccer-u-s-tour-2011-ecuador-vs-mexico-qwest-field/

You have to admit that was the best atmosphere at USA game in sometime.  I'm all for playing Mexico in Columbus in a freezing cold night in December.  But Seattle is the first city i've seen where it seems we have an actual homefield advantage.

You must not watch much USA soccer man. Every single home qualifier has had a distinct advantage and very good atmosphere.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 11, 2013, 11:27:00 PM
The key to scheduling games vs countries like Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica is putting them in MLS stadiums to control the attendance numbers and keep the home field advantage. If you played either of those games in Seattle, you would have 10k+ fans for CR or Honduras there and probably 30k+ Mexican fans there.

I wish it didn't have to be this way.  Americans suck.  Soccer is such a great sport, but Americans just can't see it.    :cry:

I kicked your ass in this argument pretty quickly.


edit: but I do agree. I would like to be able to play all qualifiers in NFL stadiums vs who ever we want with a 95% USA fan mark.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 12, 2013, 09:06:48 AM
so they're singing "we are going to brazil"

is that for sure with a win tonight?

nope, we are only half way through. but having 10 points from 5 games and two points clear of the 2nd place team right now is making it so that if we do not go to Brazil it will be one of the biggest collapses in USSF history.

ESPN's soccer index thingy gives us a 98.5% chance of qualifying. Costa Rica at 90. Mexico at 86.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 12, 2013, 09:24:22 AM
so our offensive work is looking really good. i counted a good 4 or so opportunities that were a touch away from resulting in would be goals. geoff cameron can't pass that well, but he gives us another defender on the field. looked a little lost for the first 20 minutes. the pass to eddie was pretty spot on, but had several other oppys that he couldn't connect on. overall our control was far better than it has been. probably had a lot to do with playing panama, but the touches are there and so are the offensive movements. things are starting to shape up. needless to say, i'm  :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on June 12, 2013, 12:58:06 PM
those goals last night were something beautiful
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 12, 2013, 07:30:32 PM
The key to scheduling games vs countries like Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica is putting them in MLS stadiums to control the attendance numbers and keep the home field advantage. If you played either of those games in Seattle, you would have 10k+ fans for CR or Honduras there and probably 30k+ Mexican fans there.

I wish it didn't have to be this way.  Americans suck.  Soccer is such a great sport, but Americans just can't see it.    :cry:

I kicked your *** in this argument pretty quickly.


edit: but I do agree. I would like to be able to play all qualifiers in NFL stadiums vs who ever we want with a 95% USA fan mark.

Ohh yea well just wait till Fulham runs up the score on Chelscum!!  :D    :cry:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 12, 2013, 07:31:43 PM
because there's tons of mexicans in seattle   :rolleyes:   and besides, other than Columbus there will always be tons of mexico fans.

and i can't remember the last time we played Canada in a qualifier.

http://chrishuntphoto.com/blog/2011/05/28/fmf-soccer-u-s-tour-2011-ecuador-vs-mexico-qwest-field/

You have to admit that was the best atmosphere at USA game in sometime.  I'm all for playing Mexico in Columbus in a freezing cold night in December.  But Seattle is the first city i've seen where it seems we have an actual homefield advantage.

You must not watch much USA soccer man. Every single home qualifier has had a distinct advantage and very good atmosphere.

I guess our idea of a very good atmosphere is different.  Which is fine.  FTB!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 17, 2013, 12:50:06 AM
Where do you guys think Jozy lands this summer? Which league? Which club?

I'll listen off the air.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 17, 2013, 03:19:30 PM
Where do you guys think Jozy lands this summer? Which league? Which club?

I'll listen off the air.

idk. hopefully a a champions league club in one of the top 5 leagues.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 17, 2013, 03:45:20 PM
Where do you guys think Jozy lands this summer? Which league? Which club?

I'll listen off the air.

idk. hopefully a a champions league club in one of the top 5 leagues.

would like to see him land in Bundesliga. Preferably at a team with a similar attacking scheme as the USMNT. Anything to help him grow into the role that Klinnsman wants him to play in.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 17, 2013, 06:22:19 PM
Where do you guys think Jozy lands this summer? Which league? Which club?

I'll listen off the air.

idk. hopefully a a champions league club in one of the top 5 leagues.

would like to see him land in Bundesliga. Preferably at a team with a similar attacking scheme as the USMNT. Anything to help him grow into the role that Klinnsman wants him to play in.

Top of my list as well. I've seen him linked to Schalke and Lazio. Also BvB.  :surprised:

Schalke would be cool with Jermaine Jones already there and Champions League again next season.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 18, 2013, 07:34:34 AM
boys and girls a win tonight is going to put us in such an amazing spot.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on June 18, 2013, 02:38:23 PM
zusi back tonight  :cool:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 18, 2013, 06:51:55 PM
Quote from: @ussoccer
#USMNT StartingXI: Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, F.Johnson; Bradley, Jones; Zusi, Dempsey(c), E.Johnson; Altidore

like it.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on June 18, 2013, 08:02:43 PM
let's do it :AA:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 18, 2013, 08:03:33 PM
2000 of 20,000 in SLC are Honduran, if this game were in Seattle there would be over 10k. That is why we need to be smart with scheduling fun muffin where ever you are.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 18, 2013, 08:04:03 PM
eff ESPN for not showing the TIFO  :shakesfist:
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2013, 08:05:41 PM
honduras, lol (except espinoza and palacios)
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2013, 08:52:04 PM
missing those early crosses we were getting along the wings earlier
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on June 18, 2013, 09:58:35 PM
 :party:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 18, 2013, 10:08:05 PM
kick up your feet, we are going to Brazil!  :cheers: (unless we have the biggest downward spiral in CONCACAF history).
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 18, 2013, 10:13:51 PM
Scott we won!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 18, 2013, 10:23:58 PM
Scott we won!!

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrmvbbEu3U1r2l73so1_500.gif)
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2013, 12:33:20 AM
midfield played well tonight. zusi played very well, besler kinda meh but our defense is kinda meh IMO.  good chances to finish, just not our night there.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 19, 2013, 08:58:28 AM
Is Zusi a big stud or the biggest stud?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 19, 2013, 08:59:39 AM
Is Zusi a big stud or the biggest stud?

trick question. dreamiest biggest stud/boss is the correct answer.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2013, 09:01:12 AM
Is Zusi a big stud or the biggest stud?

way too studly to waste a full 90 on against pud-uras :)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 19, 2013, 09:10:29 AM
2000 of 20,000 in SLC are Honduran, if this game were in Seattle there would be over 10k. That is why we need to be smart with scheduling fun muffin where ever you are.


Playing in small timey venues enables the USMNT to be small timey.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on June 19, 2013, 09:43:15 AM
maybe if we played on a rough ridin' saturday or sunday once in a blue moon we could fill a larger stadium. like, i'm not going to columbus on a tuesday to watch USMNT for $300.

For example, how big would ACL or Lolla be if it was on a tuesday-wednesday?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 19, 2013, 01:58:54 PM
maybe if we played on a rough ridin' saturday or sunday once in a blue moon we could fill a larger stadium. like, i'm not going to columbus on a tuesday to watch USMNT for $300.

For example, how big would ACL or Lolla be if it was on a tuesday-wednesday?

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on June 19, 2013, 02:20:59 PM
WELL? WHY NOT???
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 19, 2013, 06:33:47 PM
WELL? WHY NOT???

because FIFA doesn't put international fixtures during the weekend.
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on June 19, 2013, 09:09:29 PM
WELL? WHY NOT???

because FIFA doesn't put international fixtures during the weekend.

FIFA!!! :shakesfist:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on June 20, 2013, 08:53:39 AM
Under 20 world cup starts tomorrow.  USA takes on Spain first.  Ghana and France are also in our group.

Just another tournament to help pass the summer months.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 20, 2013, 08:58:22 AM
Under 20 world cup starts tomorrow.  USA takes on Spain first.  Ghana and France are also in our group.

Just another tournament to help pass the summer months.

SKC's own Mikey Lopez will represent Kansas City. He's a pretty consistent starter/contributor. The U20s are pretty talented, what with Luis Gil, Jose Villareal, and Deandre Yedlin (all young studs in MLS). I watched 2 or 3 of the CONCACAF championships games or whatever a few months ago.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 20, 2013, 12:02:54 PM
Under 20 world cup starts tomorrow.  USA takes on Spain first.  Ghana and France are also in our group.

Just another tournament to help pass the summer months.

SKC's own Mikey Lopez will represent Kansas City. He's a pretty consistent starter/contributor. The U20s are pretty talented, what with Luis Gil, Jose Villareal, and Deandre Yedlin (all young studs in MLS). I watched 2 or 3 of the CONCACAF championships games or whatever a few months ago.

Yeah I watched them too. Mikey seems pretty solid at the regional international level will be fun to see him at the next youth level.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 20, 2013, 09:58:24 PM
Under 20 world cup starts tomorrow.  USA takes on Spain first.  Ghana and France are also in our group.

Just another tournament to help pass the summer months.

SKC's own Mikey Lopez will represent Kansas City. He's a pretty consistent starter/contributor. The U20s are pretty talented, what with Luis Gil, Jose Villareal, and Deandre Yedlin (all young studs in MLS). I watched 2 or 3 of the CONCACAF championships games or whatever a few months ago.

Yeah I watched them too. Mikey seems pretty solid at the regional international level will be fun to see him at the next youth level.

I went to the Des Moines Menace US Open Cup game when he started. Definitely very raw, but he seemed promising.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on June 20, 2013, 10:55:08 PM
so abby wambach socked away four goals in the first half against south korea, overtook mia hamm's all-time goal record.  what a studette.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 20, 2013, 11:08:22 PM
so abby wambach socked away four goals in the first half against south korea, overtook mia hamm's all-time goal record.  what a studette.

saw that good for Abby.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on June 21, 2013, 11:17:09 AM
Can we talk about how terrible Mexico has been in 2013?

1-2-8 and has been held scoreless 6 times :lol: too bad Jamaica gave up that one goal
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on June 21, 2013, 11:32:15 AM
Can we talk about how terrible Mexico has been in 2013?

1-2-8 and has been held scoreless 6 times :lol: too bad Jamaica gave up that one goal

yeah pretty woof. not good for USA/concacaf in general
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 21, 2013, 12:48:23 PM
All of Mexico's youth from a couple years ago are starting to flame out now that they are mid-20s. Big shocker.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 21, 2013, 11:11:26 PM
All of Mexico's youth from a couple years ago are starting to flame out now that they are mid-20s. Big shocker.

It makes me happy
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 22, 2013, 03:00:21 PM
Still love Chicharito in red though. His Mexican teammates are caca de perro
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 24, 2013, 10:24:53 AM
Anyone else watching the USA U-20 match against France right now?

The French team has Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti, and Alphonse Areola. Would be amazing to beat them.

Still scoreless in the 26'. France has come very close two or three times. USA looks decent.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 24, 2013, 10:41:13 AM
Anyone else watching the USA U-20 match against France right now?

The French team has Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti, and Alphonse Areola. Would be amazing to beat them.

Still scoreless in the 26'. France has come very close two or three times. USA looks decent.

after that Spain game I am a little weary of taking work time to watch that team.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 24, 2013, 10:45:42 AM
Anyone else watching the USA U-20 match against France right now?

The French team has Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti, and Alphonse Areola. Would be amazing to beat them.

Still scoreless in the 26'. France has come very close two or three times. USA looks decent.

after that Spain game I am a little weary of taking work time to watch that team.

Their group is hard as eff. :dunno:

They are a pretty good team. Probably won't make it to the next round though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 24, 2013, 10:54:59 AM
Anyone else watching the USA U-20 match against France right now?

The French team has Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti, and Alphonse Areola. Would be amazing to beat them.

Still scoreless in the 26'. France has come very close two or three times. USA looks decent.

after that Spain game I am a little weary of taking work time to watch that team.

Their group is hard as eff. :dunno:

They are a pretty good team. Probably won't make it to the next round though.

yeah, definite group of death. will keep tabs on them, but won't be super involved.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on June 24, 2013, 11:51:47 AM
Managed to get a late goal, drew 1-1. Didn't look good though. Going to need to beat Ghana to qualify, but at least we got a point.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 26, 2013, 12:03:45 AM
Managed to get a late goal, drew 1-1. Didn't look good though. Going to need to beat Ghana to qualify, but at least we got a point.

Considering the competition, I disagree. We clearly were outplayed, but a draw was fair.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 27, 2013, 11:32:02 AM
Gold Cup roster announced. Landon!  :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 27, 2013, 11:39:37 AM
Gold Cup roster announced. Landon!  :excited:

If Landon can't make it onto our B-team, something would be seriously wrong. Either way, I hope he takes this opportunity and runs with it.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 27, 2013, 11:43:10 AM
Interesting that Gooch is back in the mix.

Also, Mix Diskerud is on the roster. That's also interesting considering he was flirting with the idea of switching to Norway. No Bocanegra. We might have seen the last of him. The player on the roster I'm most excited for is Jack McInerney. Turns 21 in August and he is leading MLS in goals with 10 in 16 games. I'm also excited for Will Bruin. Both have potential to be Jozy's future partner.

http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/06/23-Player-Roster-to-Compete-in-2013-Gold-Cup.aspx (http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/06/23-Player-Roster-to-Compete-in-2013-Gold-Cup.aspx)

I'm also happy about Landon.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 27, 2013, 11:44:17 AM
Gold Cup roster announced. Landon!  :excited:

If Landon can't make it onto our B-team, something would be seriously wrong. Either way, I hope he takes this opportunity and runs with it.

This is why I love the Gold Cup. I love watching the lesser players get chances.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on June 27, 2013, 12:13:29 PM
Apparently JK said he talked with Boca for a long time and they decided he needed more time to do whatevs he's doing.  :dunno:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 27, 2013, 12:24:00 PM
Apparently JK said he talked with Boca for a long time and they decided he needed more time to do whatevs he's doing.  :dunno:

Yeah, he's saying it has to do with his club situation. Bocanegra REALLY needs to go back to MLS. He's leaving Santander apparently. (Spanish second division)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 27, 2013, 12:39:57 PM
Ghana 1-0 USA 39'

Must win....
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 27, 2013, 01:20:36 PM
2-0 Ghana. We need 3 or we're out of the World Cup. Not gonna happen. Shown almost no signs of scoring. Especially in the second half.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on June 27, 2013, 01:27:49 PM
Ghana 1-0 USA 39'

Must win....

is this u20's?  i can't keep up with the million soccer cups.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 27, 2013, 01:29:54 PM
Ghana 1-0 USA 39'

Must win....

is this u20's?  i can't keep up with the million soccer cups.

Yes. And it's 2-1 now.

EDIT: AAAANNDD IT'S 4-1... :frown:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on June 27, 2013, 09:01:36 PM
our youth teams have been sucking b's and t's lately
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on June 27, 2013, 11:30:11 PM
after that Spain game I am a little weary of taking work time to watch that team.

 :users:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on June 29, 2013, 01:20:57 PM
You guys, we were in the group of death. No shame in only coming out with a point. That was expected.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: meSACKwilliams on July 01, 2013, 05:48:36 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 01, 2013, 05:51:55 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 01, 2013, 06:18:59 PM
I don't think he's too far off actually.  (even though he is a terrible poster)

USMNT has no elite players.  But has 3 great players in Dempsey, Donovan, and Howard. 

After that there are a lot of good but not great players.  And a whole lot of good but not great, will qualify for the World Cup and should get out of the group stage.

But reaching a World Cup semifinal will need lots of upgrade in talent.

Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 01, 2013, 07:43:22 PM
I don't think he's too far off actually.  (even though he is a terrible poster)

USMNT has no elite players.  But has 3 great players in Dempsey, Donovan, and Howard. 

After that there are a lot of good but not great players.  And a whole lot of good but not great, will qualify for the World Cup and should get out of the group stage.

But reaching a World Cup semifinal will need lots of upgrade in talent.

LD10 is no longer elite, but you are right. It would take a lot of luck and us playing our A+ game to make it to the F4 of the WC
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 01, 2013, 07:55:11 PM
no question that howard is an elite player. between bradley, dempsey, and altidore we have a pretty good core up top. i'm not saying we are going to win the world cup, but we could make some noise if we continue to progress.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 01, 2013, 08:45:12 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 02, 2013, 09:21:52 AM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.

Pretty close between him and Howard. We should also remember that Jozy is still only 23. More like meSUCKwilliams.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 02, 2013, 11:29:13 AM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.

Pretty close between him and Howard. We should also remember that Jozy is still only 23. More like meSUCKwilliams.

Yup, Jozy can still end up being v good for us over the next 8-10 years.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 02, 2013, 10:06:53 PM
So, the Altidore to Sunderland rumor is picking up steam. Apparently a formal offer has been made.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 02, 2013, 10:25:54 PM
So, the Altidore to Sunderland rumor is picking up steam. Apparently a formal offer has been made.

meh...would of liked him to be at a team playing in Europe, but if he can make noise in the EPL then it won't be long until he moves up the food chain.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 02, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
also apparently the USSF allocated the biggest number of seats of any WCQ game ever to the American Outlaws for US v Mexico in Columbus. should be an amazing atmosphere.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 02, 2013, 10:38:54 PM
So, the Altidore to Sunderland rumor is picking up steam. Apparently a formal offer has been made.

meh...would of liked him to be at a team playing in Europe, but if he can make noise in the EPL then it won't be long until he moves up the food chain.

I want him to go to Newcastle. Nice mid-table side with little relegation threat. He could play the Demba Ba role there. He'd definitely fit in IMO.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: FP TC etc. on July 02, 2013, 10:40:33 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.

Pretty close between him and Howard. We should also remember that Jozy is still only 23. More like meSUCKwilliams.

 :nono:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 02, 2013, 10:55:56 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.

Pretty close between him and Howard. We should also remember that Jozy is still only 23. More like meSUCKwilliams.

 :nono:

I tend to agree. I think Howard is a very good goal keeper, but he gets massively overrated by our fanbase. Brad Guzan is not far behind him at all.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 03, 2013, 02:40:33 AM
gotta disagree. howard is a top talent. just like keller was. just like friedel was. maybe not to the extent of those two, but he is a great keeper. he has been the only bright spot during this defensive transition we have been going through, and has kept us in positions to win.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 03, 2013, 09:20:12 AM
gotta disagree. howard is a top talent. just like keller was. just like friedel was. maybe not to the extent of those two, but he is a great keeper. he has been the only bright spot during this defensive transition we have been going through, and has kept us in positions to win.

Agreed, but I still think Tim gets overrated. I have a good friend who thinks he's the best player on the team; has been even when Donovan was playing still. :dubious:

FWIW, I think Friedel was (is) the best of all American keepers.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 03, 2013, 09:23:55 AM
really hope john anthony brooks and aron johannsson get on team america before too long

those are two players that i would love to have for 2014
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 03, 2013, 09:39:39 AM
gotta disagree. howard is a top talent. just like keller was. just like friedel was. maybe not to the extent of those two, but he is a great keeper. he has been the only bright spot during this defensive transition we have been going through, and has kept us in positions to win.

Agreed, but I still think Tim gets overrated. I have a good friend who thinks he's the best player on the team; has been even when Donovan was playing still. :dubious:

FWIW, I think Friedel was (is) the best of all American keepers.

it's a close call between keller and friedel, but i'd definitely agree.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 03, 2013, 11:24:08 AM
So, the Altidore to Sunderland rumor is picking up steam. Apparently a formal offer has been made.

meh...would of liked him to be at a team playing in Europe, but if he can make noise in the EPL then it won't be long until he moves up the food chain.

I want him to go to Newcastle. Nice mid-table side with little relegation threat. He could play the Demba Ba role there. He'd definitely fit in IMO.

You mean besides getting relegated in 2009 and finishing 16th last season?

I think Jozy should stay 1 more year at AZ. He's comfortable there, plays and scores regularly, which is more important leading up to the World Cup. If he bosses in Brazil he could go to a bigger Premiership club.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 03, 2013, 11:35:47 AM
So, the Altidore to Sunderland rumor is picking up steam. Apparently a formal offer has been made.

meh...would of liked him to be at a team playing in Europe, but if he can make noise in the EPL then it won't be long until he moves up the food chain.

I want him to go to Newcastle. Nice mid-table side with little relegation threat. He could play the Demba Ba role there. He'd definitely fit in IMO.

You mean besides getting relegated in 2009 and finishing 16th last season?

I think Jozy should stay 1 more year at AZ. He's comfortable there, plays and scores regularly, which is more important leading up to the World Cup. If he bosses in Brazil he could go to a bigger Premiership club.

yeah. the worst thing that could happen is for him to go somewhere and completely lose his confidence/rhythm because he doesn't get enough playing time or is on a team that misuses him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 03, 2013, 08:43:59 PM
So, the Altidore to Sunderland rumor is picking up steam. Apparently a formal offer has been made.

meh...would of liked him to be at a team playing in Europe, but if he can make noise in the EPL then it won't be long until he moves up the food chain.

I want him to go to Newcastle. Nice mid-table side with little relegation threat. He could play the Demba Ba role there. He'd definitely fit in IMO.

You mean besides getting relegated in 2009 and finishing 16th last season?

I think Jozy should stay 1 more year at AZ. He's comfortable there, plays and scores regularly, which is more important leading up to the World Cup. If he bosses in Brazil he could go to a bigger Premiership club.

I disagree with all of that. And Newcastle was in turmoil in 2009. They're back now. Don't forget they finished like 6th in 2012. Last year, they were dealing with losing Demba Ba among other things (and were 5 points clear of relegation). They will be mid-table next season.

Also, he would get significant minutes at either Newcastle or Sunderland with the way he is playing.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 03, 2013, 11:15:52 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.


Dempsey is miles better than Bradley.  Not even close. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 04, 2013, 08:33:17 AM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.


Dempsey is miles better than Bradley.  Not even close.

 :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 04, 2013, 08:47:26 AM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?


 :don'tcare:
A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.


Dempsey is miles better than Bradley.  Not even close.

 :lol:

 :don'tcare:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 04, 2013, 11:53:47 PM
The US team is going to need some real talent to be able to contend for anything in all honesty. They've got Dempsey, and that's about it.

Who the eff is this guy?

A terrible troll. Dempsey isn't even the most talented player on the team. It's Michael rough ridin' Bradley.


Dempsey is miles better than Bradley.  Not even close.

:lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 05, 2013, 07:21:48 AM
USA v Guatemala in San Diego for a gold cup tune up tonight
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 05, 2013, 07:31:19 AM

USA v Guatemala in San Diego for a gold cup tune up tonight

these colors don't run scott, lets kick their ass
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 05, 2013, 11:11:20 AM

USA v Guatemala in San Diego for a gold cup tune up tonight

these colors don't run scott, lets kick their ass

YES!!!  :excited: :curse:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 05, 2013, 08:59:56 PM
Jozy to Sunderland.  Pretty good fit IMO.  Hopefully he does better than his stint at Hull.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 06, 2013, 12:12:12 AM
 :eek:

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1570729/damn-friday-o.gif)

Could have scored 10 tonight, we're pretty damn deep, fellas.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 06, 2013, 03:36:25 AM
2nd half lineup was pretty fun to watch.  great to see 6 goals by 5 different players.  mir is right - we were good for 10 or so tonight.  I can't even recall guatemala putting a single ball on frame.

why does kyle beckerman exist btw?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 06, 2013, 07:37:53 AM
2nd half lineup was pretty fun to watch.  great to see 6 goals by 5 different players.  mir is right - we were good for 10 or so tonight.  I can't even recall guatemala putting a single ball on frame.

why does kyle beckerman exist btw?

Yup played very well vs a bad Guatemala side, it was what I wanted: a fun entertaining Yank win.


Also Bekerman is the most puzzling call up. I am just glad Jürgy stopped bringing him in with the A squad.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: j-von on July 06, 2013, 11:58:27 PM
Not sure where to put this, but  :sdeek:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2013/07/06/soccer-referee-decapitated-brazil-stabbing-maranhao/2495199/

I can't wait for the world cup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: k-state87 on July 07, 2013, 12:33:41 AM
Not sure where to put this, but  :sdeek:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2013/07/06/soccer-referee-decapitated-brazil-stabbing-maranhao/2495199/

I can't wait for the world cup.

Yeah I read that story earlier today, pretty messed up.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 07, 2013, 08:31:02 AM
Not sure where to put this, but  :sdeek:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2013/07/06/soccer-referee-decapitated-brazil-stabbing-maranhao/2495199/

I can't wait for the world cup.

Luke-Von check out the combo fan board
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 07, 2013, 06:52:09 PM
the northland which pete's friend calls home just lost to martinique in the gold cup :sdeek:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 07, 2013, 06:59:11 PM
the northland which pete's friend calls home just lost to martinique in the gold cup :sdeek:

yeah v embarrassing for maple leaf soccer.

also jfc Mexico putting more people in the Rose bowl for their B team to play Panama in the Gold Cup than the US has ever done for a qualifier.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 07, 2013, 09:51:58 PM
So Mexico lost infront of that crowd still with their group I still don't see them not making it out of their group but their struggles at all levels is making me smile.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 09, 2013, 07:02:05 AM
the northland which pete's friend calls home just lost to martinique in the gold cup :sdeek:

yeah v embarrassing for maple leaf soccer.

also jfc Mexico putting more people in the Rose bowl for their B team to play Panama in the Gold Cup than the US has ever done for a qualifier.

Meh, the fact that there are a larger percentage of Mexicans that are soccer fans than Americans is nothing new. Have we even played a qualifier there since the Home Depot Center has been built?

I love Mexico struggling so badly, this isn't college sports where our aspirations are tied to how up or down our conference appears to be. I hired a Mexican national to work this summer and I love the pain on his face when I give him updates on how horrible his side is. Panama? :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: felix rex on July 09, 2013, 07:31:17 AM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 09, 2013, 08:10:46 AM

I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

wouldnt surprise me... Americans get extremely butthurt about mexic(an soccer) existing
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 09, 2013, 08:21:04 AM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

i think you read it about 3-4 pages ago in this thread. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 09, 2013, 09:56:45 AM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

We play Mexico in Columbus.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 09, 2013, 10:39:40 AM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

It's hilarious to try to maximize a home field advantage?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 09, 2013, 10:56:03 AM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

It's hilarious to try to maximize a home field advantage?

Yeah its just plain facts. I went to a USA v. Mexico friendly in Houston, Texas once. It was laughable. USA fans were outnumbered 4 to 1.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: felix rex on July 09, 2013, 12:10:48 PM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

It's hilarious to try to maximize a home field advantage?

It's hilarious when we have to play in Canada to pull it off.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 09, 2013, 12:13:43 PM
I read that we intentionally schedule our home games against Mexico in super white areas to mitigate their traveling home field advantage. I don't know if it's true, buts its hilarious.

It's hilarious to try to maximize a home field advantage?

It's hilarious when we have to play in Canada to pull it off.

Ohio, but I see the point. Still don't find it hilarious.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 09, 2013, 10:02:26 PM
This thread is walking a fine line between non-racist and racist. So far, we're safe and can keep the thread title.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 09, 2013, 10:11:41 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOx_sriCUAAY7Yw.jpg:large)

cool looking TIFO but I don't like the message or atmosphere behind it.

It is a USMNT game keep the Cascadia  logos off of Uncle Sam, drop "community" and "club" out of it along with all the rough ridin' Timbers crap still outlining the stadium.

and the supporters section is singing songs about Portland.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 09, 2013, 10:20:20 PM
Agreed on all accounts.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 09, 2013, 10:24:15 PM
this is part of the reason why Portland and Seattle didn't get USMNT games up until recently. Seattle at least took their own club chants/tradition/atmosphere and adapted it to the US and kept it about the National Team not the Sounders. Portland on the other hand is not doing that, and it is frustrating because they have passion and could be a great city for Gold Cups and Qualifiers vs non Canada and Mexico sides.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 09, 2013, 10:37:31 PM
I hope Portland never gets a National Team game again. smh I hate their fans.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 09, 2013, 10:49:02 PM
Hat trick for Wondo.  :lick:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 09, 2013, 10:50:24 PM
Hat trick for Wondo.  :lick:

yup Wondo beasting. Still shouldn't of given up that goal.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 09, 2013, 10:51:44 PM
Hat trick for Wondo.  :lick:

yup Wondo beasting. Still shouldn't of given up that goal.

Was pretty embarrassing, but I'll forgive them if we score six or seven goals.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on July 09, 2013, 10:54:03 PM
so Belize is that bad that a goal is that embarrassing?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 09, 2013, 11:04:27 PM
I hope Portland never gets a National Team game again. smh I hate their fans.

was actually in Portland last week for the Guatemala game. found the American Outlaws pub and went there expecting it to be pretty nuts. was pretty let down when i only saw about 20 people there. i asked the president about the turn out, he said, "well, for one it's gold cup so nobody really gets too pumped, but we are also in a 'club city'." he left it at that and I left not understanding how a "club city" was a bad thing. that pic makes it pretty clear, but it also kinda seems like portland might be unique in that respect. seemed like kc, dc, and seattle were all pretty great.  :dunno:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 10, 2013, 06:51:14 AM
I hope Portland never gets a National Team game again. smh I hate their fans.

was actually in Portland last week for the Guatemala game. found the American Outlaws pub and went there expecting it to be pretty nuts. was pretty let down when i only saw about 20 people there. i asked the president about the turn out, he said, "well, for one it's gold cup so nobody really gets too pumped, but we are also in a 'club city'." he left it at that and I left not understanding how a "club city" was a bad thing. that pic makes it pretty clear, but it also kinda seems like portland might be unique in that respect. seemed like kc, dc, and seattle were all pretty great.  :dunno:

"Club cities" are the worst. You can't set down your Portland crap for one night and support the NATIONAL team?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 10, 2013, 09:48:07 AM
I hope Portland never gets a National Team game again. smh I hate their fans.

was actually in Portland last week for the Guatemala game. found the American Outlaws pub and went there expecting it to be pretty nuts. was pretty let down when i only saw about 20 people there. i asked the president about the turn out, he said, "well, for one it's gold cup so nobody really gets too pumped, but we are also in a 'club city'." he left it at that and I left not understanding how a "club city" was a bad thing. that pic makes it pretty clear, but it also kinda seems like portland might be unique in that respect. seemed like kc, dc, and seattle were all pretty great.  :dunno:

"Club cities" are the worst. You can't set down your Portland crap for one night and support the NATIONAL team?

I don't know why, as a fan of soccer, you couldn't bring yourself to watch MORE soccer, let alone support your country. bunch of fascists.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 10, 2013, 10:16:31 AM
What a garbage excuse. Kansas City is definitely a club city because SKC is so rough ridin' awesome, but when USA is playing we drop everything we're doing and pak our faces off. Haven't those idiots ever heard of  :combofan:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 10, 2013, 11:26:21 AM
What a garbage excuse. Kansas City is definitely a club city because SKC is so rough ridin' awesome, but when USA is playing we drop everything we're doing and pak our faces off. Haven't those idiots ever heard of  :combofan:

EXACTLY. speaking of which, i will be going to the SKC game on Saturday.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on July 10, 2013, 11:32:17 AM
dont really get why everyone (scott) is so butthurt. we like, kicked their ass. who cares how the crowd was.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 10, 2013, 12:01:29 PM
dont really get why everyone (scott) is so butthurt. we like, kicked their ass. who cares how the crowd was.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 10, 2013, 02:23:40 PM
so Belize is that bad that a goal is that embarrassing?

Belize was widely expected to not score through the whole group stage. They are that bad. This was the first time USMNT ever played them. They were excited just to qualify for the rough ridin' Gold Cup. Scoring 6 on them should be routine even for a "B squad" US team. I'm happy with a 6-1 result though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on July 10, 2013, 03:27:04 PM
so Belize is that bad that a goal is that embarrassing?

Belize was widely expected to not score through the whole group stage. They are that bad. This was the first time USMNT ever played them. They were excited just to qualify for the rough ridin' Gold Cup. Scoring 6 on them should be routine even for a "B squad" US team. I'm happy with a 6-1 result though.

yeah, i figured it was like that when i heard nate bukaty's cousin was their coach.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 11, 2013, 07:01:23 AM
so Belize is that bad that a goal is that embarrassing?

Belize was widely expected to not score through the whole group stage. They are that bad. This was the first time USMNT ever played them. They were excited just to qualify for the rough ridin' Gold Cup. Scoring 6 on them should be routine even for a "B squad" US team. I'm happy with a 6-1 result though.


yeah, i figured it was like that when i heard nate bukaty's cousin was their coach.

Wichitan  :love:

That match was crap. And no Gooch :don'tcare:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 12, 2013, 01:30:02 PM
so Belize is that bad that a goal is that embarrassing?

Belize was widely expected to not score through the whole group stage. They are that bad. This was the first time USMNT ever played them. They were excited just to qualify for the rough ridin' Gold Cup. Scoring 6 on them should be routine even for a "B squad" US team. I'm happy with a 6-1 result though.


yeah, i figured it was like that when i heard nate bukaty's cousin was their coach.

Wichitan  :love:

That match was crap. And no Gooch :don'tcare:

he was too busy playing in the Steve Nash classic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7KHpQltNeYE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7KHpQltNeYE)

and getting ignored.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 12, 2013, 03:30:39 PM
so Belize is that bad that a goal is that embarrassing?

Belize was widely expected to not score through the whole group stage. They are that bad. This was the first time USMNT ever played them. They were excited just to qualify for the rough ridin' Gold Cup. Scoring 6 on them should be routine even for a "B squad" US team. I'm happy with a 6-1 result though.


yeah, i figured it was like that when i heard nate bukaty's cousin was their coach.

Wichitan  :love:

That match was crap. And no Gooch :don'tcare:

he was too busy playing in the Steve Nash classic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7KHpQltNeYE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7KHpQltNeYE)

and getting ignored.

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Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 13, 2013, 01:15:48 PM
Gold Cup v Cuba at 2:30 win and we're onto the QF. Lose or draw, burn it down and never watch the USMNT again.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on July 13, 2013, 03:18:22 PM
lol
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 13, 2013, 06:58:20 PM
we need to stop giving goals to crap countries
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 14, 2013, 09:49:15 AM
finally watched.  what an awful, awful match.  wondo's flick-on was gorgeous, other 3 goals kinda garbage-y.  watching our defense get torched the few times they were able to counter was pretty lol
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 06:37:44 PM
big test for this USMNT vs a very salty and a higher grade Ticos side in Hartford CT, happening at 7 on Fox Soccer pretty excited.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 16, 2013, 07:35:00 PM

big test for this USMNT vs a very salty and a higher grade Ticos side in Hartford CT, happening at 7 on Fox Soccer pretty excited.

T-Y KSU Scott, spaced it out
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 07:38:48 PM

big test for this USMNT vs a very salty and a higher grade Ticos side in Hartford CT, happening at 7 on Fox Soccer pretty excited.

T-Y KSU Scott, spaced it out

y-w Tobias but i am scottwildcat not KSU Scott. I'll forgive you though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 16, 2013, 07:43:14 PM

big test for this USMNT vs a very salty and a higher grade Ticos side in Hartford CT, happening at 7 on Fox Soccer pretty excited.

T-Y KSU Scott, spaced it out

y-w Tobias but i am scottwildcat not KSU Scott. I'll forgive you though.

how'd first 30 go?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 07:44:55 PM

big test for this USMNT vs a very salty and a higher grade Ticos side in Hartford CT, happening at 7 on Fox Soccer pretty excited.

T-Y KSU Scott, spaced it out

y-w Tobias but i am scottwildcat not KSU Scott. I'll forgive you though.

how'd first 30 go?

pretty underwhelming a few "shots on goals" but nothing that should of been scored yet. pretty even position edge probs to the Yanks. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 16, 2013, 07:48:21 PM
t-y wildscottcat.  crc is usually a PITA and was glad to not flip to an early deficit :thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 07:52:08 PM
Stu Holden is playing like garbage tonight.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 08:19:29 PM
omg, ref only gave a yellow for the keeper actively using his hands to stop a shot outside the box. one of the worst calls i have seen in my life.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 08:46:04 PM
sexy counter attack that ends in a Shea goal.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on July 16, 2013, 08:46:22 PM
pretty sweet counter attack goal there.  :drool:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 08:47:48 PM
pretty sweet counter attack goal there.  :drool:

was great.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 16, 2013, 08:49:18 PM
love the WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIL song, but idk about singing it during the GC  :dunno:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 16, 2013, 10:55:18 PM
Stu Holden is playing like garbage tonight.
(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2922487/holdenmad.gif)
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 16, 2013, 11:46:26 PM

omg, ref only gave a yellow for the keeper actively using his hands to stop a shot outside the box. one of the worst calls i have seen in my life.

I loved how he had the wherewithal to head it clear the first time, get up from the same spot and then immediately parry the return shot.  got away with it like a boss
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 17, 2013, 07:48:37 AM
I like how he tried to decapitate his defender teammate with his shoulder
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 17, 2013, 08:12:35 AM
I like how he tried to decapitate his defender teammate with his shoulder

That was pretty good.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 17, 2013, 10:46:59 AM
omg, ref only gave a yellow for the keeper actively using his hands to stop a shot outside the box. one of the worst calls i have seen in my life.

That's Concacaf reffing for you!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 18, 2013, 01:41:22 AM
omg, ref only gave a yellow for the keeper actively using his hands to stop a shot outside the box. one of the worst calls i have seen in my life.

That's Concacaf reffing for you!

Are you suggesting that UEFA, CONMEBOL, & CAF are less sketchy?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 18, 2013, 08:05:52 AM
Everybody in every conference in every sport assumes their refs are the worst
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 18, 2013, 08:33:27 AM
There are bad calls everywhere but that one still shocks me
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 18, 2013, 09:39:59 AM
omg, ref only gave a yellow for the keeper actively using his hands to stop a shot outside the box. one of the worst calls i have seen in my life.

That's Concacaf reffing for you!

Are you suggesting that UEFA, CONMEBOL, & CAF are less sketchy?

Not at all, but concacaf refs seem to make up the rules as they go. Plus, America is evil etc.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 19, 2013, 12:59:56 PM
Salvador fans are buying tickets like crazy. Sunday will be a road game.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 21, 2013, 04:56:41 PM
offensive clinic, 5-1 yanks
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 22, 2013, 10:11:21 AM
(http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/iAh2VI9ra6ri8jk0exMePQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0zOTI7cT04NTt3PTU5NA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2013-07-21/cebea225-509a-42a7-a655-14c7eb533c29_donovan.jpg)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 22, 2013, 10:16:09 AM
that part was great, abe!

(for others, towards end of game landon was setting up to take a corner.  el salvadorean (?) fans were raining down cups and other debris, including this pair of sunglasses.  first thought was "this needs to be a 'deal with it' gif"
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 22, 2013, 10:30:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uIjv8BU.gif)

Too bad he's facing away from the camera, but I think a "deal with it" could still be added.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 22, 2013, 10:49:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uIjv8BU.gif)

Too bad he's facing away from the camera, but I think a "deal with it" could still be added.
(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2940945/donovanshades.gif)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 22, 2013, 10:53:06 AM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 22, 2013, 11:10:43 AM
I'm definitely not on team Eddie Johnson but that was very cool yesterday
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 22, 2013, 11:12:27 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 22, 2013, 11:13:01 AM
I'm definitely not on team Eddie Johnson but that was very cool yesterday

my reaction wasn't even like fistpumping or yelling or anything.  i just started laughing, it was so absurd
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 22, 2013, 11:46:56 AM
I'm definitely not on team Eddie Johnson but that was very cool yesterday

my reaction wasn't even like fistpumping or yelling or anything.  i just started laughing, it was so absurd

Agree with both statements.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 22, 2013, 11:48:16 AM
gus johnson calling him "demolition man", and then him scoring was a thing of perfection
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 22, 2013, 02:13:33 PM
I'm definitely not on team Eddie Johnson but that was very cool yesterday

my reaction wasn't even like fistpumping or yelling or anything.  i just started laughing, it was so absurd

Agree with both statements.
what happened? I missed it
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 22, 2013, 02:31:45 PM
what happened? I missed it

eddie johnson gets subbed in on a corner kick and 14 seconds later scores off it.  gus does awesome gus stuff

http://balls.ie/football/funny-us-soccer-commentary-of-demolition-mans-instant-impact/ (http://balls.ie/football/funny-us-soccer-commentary-of-demolition-mans-instant-impact/)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 22, 2013, 05:55:34 PM
what happened? I missed it

eddie johnson gets subbed in on a corner kick and 14 seconds later scores off it.  gus does awesome gus stuff

http://balls.ie/football/funny-us-soccer-commentary-of-demolition-mans-instant-impact/ (http://balls.ie/football/funny-us-soccer-commentary-of-demolition-mans-instant-impact/)

Gus is awful at soccer commentating. Awful. This doesn't change that.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 22, 2013, 06:15:11 PM
what happened? I missed it

eddie johnson gets subbed in on a corner kick and 14 seconds later scores off it.  gus does awesome gus stuff

http://balls.ie/football/funny-us-soccer-commentary-of-demolition-mans-instant-impact/ (http://balls.ie/football/funny-us-soccer-commentary-of-demolition-mans-instant-impact/)

Gus is awful at soccer commentating. Awful. This doesn't change that.

Can confirm.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on July 22, 2013, 07:34:17 PM
an awful Gus is still better than most things
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 22, 2013, 07:48:35 PM
an awful Gus is still better than most things

Not any average or below average soccer commentator.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 22, 2013, 07:54:04 PM
an awful Gus is still better than most things

Not any average or below average soccer commentator.

Gus wasn't brought in for soccer fans, he was brought in for American sports fans to get them to try to watch soccer. I'm not butthurt about it like a lot of eurosnobs
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 22, 2013, 07:57:23 PM
an awful Gus is still better than most things

Not any average or below average soccer commentator.

Gus wasn't brought in for soccer fans, he was brought in for American sports fans to get them to try to watch soccer. I'm not butthurt about it like a lot of eurosnobs

I am butthurt. Not a Eurosnob who thinks all American commentators suck ass though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on July 22, 2013, 08:44:54 PM
i just love Gus, not saying he's right for soccer. the british(?) guy on ESPN is the best, i love listening to him.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 22, 2013, 10:27:19 PM
ftr, was not implying Gus is a great soccer commentator.  just that moment was classic Gus stuff
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 22, 2013, 10:30:28 PM
anyone who was watching GC, UCL, or anything else Gus calls with Fox Soccer is going to watch no matter who is calling it. He is brought in to get people who ordinarily wouldn't watch to watch. Anyone who is butthurt about Gus calling games can go check themselves and stfu. 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 22, 2013, 11:17:36 PM
i just love Gus, not saying he's right for soccer. the british(?) guy on ESPN is the best, i love listening to him.

Ian Darke and no one knew who he was before the Donovan goal in South Africa.

American soccer fans haven't liked any American p-b-p announcers; not Jack Edwards, not Dave O'Brian, not JP Delacamera, and Gus is getting unnecessary rough treatment. He's been doing soccer for like 15 minutes and its obvious that he's worked hard at learning the game. Give him time, he isn't getting in the way of the broadcast, he will be fine when American soccer fans stop self hating.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 23, 2013, 09:37:01 AM
i just love Gus, not saying he's right for soccer. the british(?) guy on ESPN is the best, i love listening to him.

Ian Darke and no one knew who he was before the Donovan goal in South Africa.

American soccer fans haven't liked any American p-b-p announcers; not Jack Edwards, not Dave O'Brian, not JP Delacamera, and Gus is getting unnecessary rough treatment. He's been doing soccer for like 15 minutes and its obvious that he's worked hard at learning the game. Give him time, he isn't getting in the way of the broadcast, he will be fine when American soccer fans stop self hating.

Is Gus receiving any rough treatment though? I have heard nothing but positives. I mean we all know his soccer IQ is pretty low, but he is calling the Champions League final and USMNT games. These are games that lend themselves to Gus's talents for making every moment huge and important, because they are. Gus is better at KSU-Xavier or Dortmund-Munich than Browns-Dolphins
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 23, 2013, 10:52:59 AM
i just love Gus, not saying he's right for soccer. the british(?) guy on ESPN is the best, i love listening to him.

Ian Darke and no one knew who he was before the Donovan goal in South Africa.

American soccer fans haven't liked any American p-b-p announcers; not Jack Edwards, not Dave O'Brian, not JP Delacamera, and Gus is getting unnecessary rough treatment. He's been doing soccer for like 15 minutes and its obvious that he's worked hard at learning the game. Give him time, he isn't getting in the way of the broadcast, he will be fine when American soccer fans stop self hating.

Is Gus receiving any rough treatment though? I have heard nothing but positives. I mean we all know his soccer IQ is pretty low, but he is calling the Champions League final and USMNT games. These are games that lend themselves to Gus's talents for making every moment huge and important, because they are. Gus is better at KSU-Xavier or Dortmund-Munich than Browns-Dolphins

I'm not butthurt, I just don't like people yelling at me in weird rhythms because they aren't competent enough to form fully realized concepts about the game they are paid to watch.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 23, 2013, 03:09:26 PM
I think Gus is doing ok, he's got that voice made to bring excitement to soccer for the casual fan that thinks it's boring. Wynalda is the problem.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 23, 2013, 03:11:12 PM
I think Gus is doing ok, he's got that voice made to bring excitement to soccer for the casual fan that thinks it's boring. Wynalda is the problem.
wynalda and twellman should both stop doing tv imo
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 23, 2013, 04:02:41 PM
whoa bro(Xcore), i like twellman.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 23, 2013, 11:49:52 PM
i just love Gus, not saying he's right for soccer. the british(?) guy on ESPN is the best, i love listening to him.

Ian Darke and no one knew who he was before the Donovan goal in South Africa.

American soccer fans haven't liked any American p-b-p announcers; not Jack Edwards, not Dave O'Brian, not JP Delacamera, and Gus is getting unnecessary rough treatment. He's been doing soccer for like 15 minutes and its obvious that he's worked hard at learning the game. Give him time, he isn't getting in the way of the broadcast, he will be fine when American soccer fans stop self hating.

Is Gus receiving any rough treatment though? I have heard nothing but positives. I mean we all know his soccer IQ is pretty low, but he is calling the Champions League final and USMNT games. These are games that lend themselves to Gus's talents for making every moment huge and important, because they are. Gus is better at KSU-Xavier or Dortmund-Munich than Browns-Dolphins

I'm not butthurt, I just don't like people yelling at me in weird rhythms because they aren't competent enough to form fully realized concepts about the game they are paid to watch.

Pretty butthurt.

Twellman is horrawful
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 23, 2013, 11:55:49 PM
soccer at cowboys stadium, sweet.

(http://nbcprosoccertalk.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cowboys-stadium1.png?w=320)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 24, 2013, 12:45:03 AM
i just love Gus, not saying he's right for soccer. the british(?) guy on ESPN is the best, i love listening to him.

Ian Darke and no one knew who he was before the Donovan goal in South Africa.

American soccer fans haven't liked any American p-b-p announcers; not Jack Edwards, not Dave O'Brian, not JP Delacamera, and Gus is getting unnecessary rough treatment. He's been doing soccer for like 15 minutes and its obvious that he's worked hard at learning the game. Give him time, he isn't getting in the way of the broadcast, he will be fine when American soccer fans stop self hating.

Is Gus receiving any rough treatment though? I have heard nothing but positives. I mean we all know his soccer IQ is pretty low, but he is calling the Champions League final and USMNT games. These are games that lend themselves to Gus's talents for making every moment huge and important, because they are. Gus is better at KSU-Xavier or Dortmund-Munich than Browns-Dolphins

I'm not butthurt, I just don't like people yelling at me in weird rhythms because they aren't competent enough to form fully realized concepts about the game they are paid to watch.

Pretty butthurt.

Twellman is horrawful

I think he's funny.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 02:46:58 PM
soccer at cowboys stadium, sweet.

(http://nbcprosoccertalk.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cowboys-stadium1.png?w=320)

Yup...also they aren't letting the American Outlaws bring in their over the rail banners
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 24, 2013, 05:05:03 PM
DNR, but I will say that Ian Darke is BITB.

Think I heard he's going back to England at some point. :(
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 05:11:44 PM
CAN'T WAIT FOR TONIGHT'S MATCH !!!!!  :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 24, 2013, 05:14:27 PM
CAN'T WAIT FOR TONIGHT'S MATCH !!!!!  :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:

:thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 24, 2013, 05:18:59 PM
Quote
Keegan Pierce [email protected] 11m
Spanish journo Santiago Segurola reports in Wed's (print) edition of @MARCA that #PepGuardiola would like to someday coach #USMNT 2/8

:sdeek: :sdeek:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 05:26:34 PM
Quote
Keegan Pierce [email protected] 11m
Spanish journo Santiago Segurola reports in Wed's (print) edition of @MARCA that #PepGuardiola would like to someday coach #USMNT 2/8

:sdeek: :sdeek:

well i'll be
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 06:08:50 PM
(http://i.minus.com/ivPYGeqWZI7V.gif)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 06:18:15 PM
(http://forums.finalgear.com/attachments/post-your-car/my-aspirational-racecar-engine-donor/9991d1372443737-us_flag_usa_flag_46b4e3ce7dbfb.gif)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 24, 2013, 06:20:35 PM
EJ with a nice goal. 11'

1-0
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 06:30:11 PM
Pretty hard to hate EJ and Beckerman after their gold cup performances lately
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 06:31:29 PM
Pretty hard to hate EJ and Beckerman after their gold cup performances lately

let me know if you need help on the Beckerman part mocat, i'm here for you
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 06:32:11 PM
Pretty hard to hate EJ and Beckerman after their gold cup performances lately

the second GC is over i will go back to hating EJ with out hesitation.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 06:32:49 PM
run it up on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 06:33:23 PM
well this is fun dude(ttes)
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 06:33:37 PM
Pretty hard to hate EJ and Beckerman after their gold cup performances lately

the second GC is over i will go back to hating EJ with out hesitation.

Is it bc he hates kc? I can't even remember
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 06:34:59 PM
Pretty hard to hate EJ and Beckerman after their gold cup performances lately

the second GC is over i will go back to hating EJ with out hesitation.

Is it bc he hates kc? I can't even remember

dude is a prick
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 06:35:58 PM
don't really feel strongly either way about Eddie
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 06:36:25 PM
don't really feel strongly either way about Eddie

Tell me about KBeck
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 06:40:04 PM
he's will spradling with dreads IMO
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 06:40:57 PM
he's will spradling with dreads IMO

Strong words Mr. Funke
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 24, 2013, 10:41:15 PM
Pretty hard to hate EJ and Beckerman after their gold cup performances lately

let me know if you need help on the Beckerman part mocat, i'm here for you

Yeah me too, he's a dirty mcgross gross and he's terrible at soccer
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 10:42:49 PM
13 min left and if the game holds pat El Tri are out!!

2-1 Panama
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on July 24, 2013, 10:47:56 PM
Think I heard he's going back to England at some point. :(

He's under contract with ESPN and they don't have much inventory so he's likely to go to the UK and work for ESPN over there.

Also the Fox Sports production has been average at best and their talent is really bad. Gus is the best p-b-p guy they have and all of their analysts are bad, that studio show is meh too.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 10:50:47 PM

13 min left and if the game holds pat El Tri are out!!

2-1 Panama

very shaky finish!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 24, 2013, 10:56:19 PM

13 min left and if the game holds pat El Tri are out!!

2-1 Panama

very shaky finish!

the Salina El Tri supporters are going to be rioting on Ohio Street if this stays as is, be careful tonight. I'm holing up until morning.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 25, 2013, 09:19:55 AM
(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0724/soc_a_donovan_576.jpg)

 :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 25, 2013, 09:22:16 AM
should this have been a penalty? i honestly could be swayed either way (it obviously was not called)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2957037/elbowface_medium.gif)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 25, 2013, 10:05:46 AM
should this have been a penalty? i honestly could be swayed either way (it obviously was not called)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2957037/elbowface_medium.gif)

absolutely a penalty. super cheap shot. raises his elbow and lunges. there is absolutely no need for him to have his forearm in that position. super rough ridin' dirty.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 25, 2013, 10:11:05 AM
should this have been a penalty? i honestly could be swayed either way (it obviously was not called)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2957037/elbowface_medium.gif)

absolutely a penalty. super cheap shot. raises his elbow and lunges. there is absolutely no need for him to have his forearm in that position. super rough ridin' dirty.

And a red card
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on July 25, 2013, 10:12:11 AM
i really enjoying beating the piss out of pud countries like hon. i like beating the piss out of mexico more but whatever, gotta do what you gotta do.

also, how much of this recent success is due to klinsmann? i say a lot of it. he is definitely looking like the right hire. also, i love that he got kicked out last night. the players must rough ridin' love him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 25, 2013, 10:16:18 AM
yeah but he did a really good job of playing it off like that was just where his elbow was
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 25, 2013, 10:20:34 AM
it was in the 17th minute - right or not it's a crapshoot to get a call on something like that.  a little more troubling to me was the "ramping up" effect later in the game as the whistle continued to be swallowed.  there was some pretty reckless behavior in the last ten minutes or so that went unchecked
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 25, 2013, 10:22:33 AM
yeah but he did a really good job of playing it off like that was just where his elbow was

like i said, super dirty.

also Klinmann is phenomenal. i've never understood why people weren't ready to give him a chance. there should have been no doubt that he would succeed, just questions as to when. i'm frankly extremely surprised he has gotten the team playing this high caliber of an offense this early on. i didn't think we could install the system he has in place before the world cup.

it was in the 17th minute - right or not it's a crapshoot to get a call on something like that.  a little more troubling to me was the "ramping up" effect later in the game as the whistle continued to be swallowed.  there was some pretty reckless behavior in the last ten minutes or so that went unchecked

was absolutely asinine. those refs should be banned.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 25, 2013, 10:59:29 AM
should this have been a penalty? i honestly could be swayed either way (it obviously was not called)

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2957037/elbowface_medium.gif)

absolutely a penalty. super cheap shot. raises his elbow and lunges. there is absolutely no need for him to have his forearm in that position. super rough ridin' dirty.

And a red card

Any elbow to the head is a mandatory yellow card. This is a red card because of how bad/intentional it is.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on July 25, 2013, 01:37:39 PM
yes.  when i saw what occurred on the pitch, i threw down my scarf and screamed at my tele.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 25, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
I was baking some biscuits with chocolate chips when it happened and I was so pissed at that bloke that I forgot about them and they got burnt.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 25, 2013, 04:04:23 PM
 :jerk:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 25, 2013, 08:06:19 PM
(http://i.minus.com/ivPYGeqWZI7V.gif)
(http://i.minus.com/ijdYeufaoPSeF.gif)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 25, 2013, 09:17:23 PM
(http://i.minus.com/ivPYGeqWZI7V.gif)
(http://i.minus.com/ijdYeufaoPSeF.gif)

bahahaha
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on July 26, 2013, 10:07:28 AM
(http://i.minus.com/ijdYeufaoPSeF.gif)

Fantastic.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on July 26, 2013, 12:27:33 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 28, 2013, 02:16:43 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/943679_10151715656763941_937933645_n.png)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 28, 2013, 02:32:19 PM
Pretty hyped. If I didn't have to be at work tomorrow morning i think I probably would of drive up to Chicago.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 28, 2013, 02:54:57 PM
would of drive up to Chicago.

:D
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 28, 2013, 03:13:20 PM
fox affiliate here has butchered the video and is broadcasting SD with the black box... mexican wynalda is much better  :angryMJ:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 28, 2013, 03:30:37 PM
would of drive up to Chicago.

:D

Hop off Tobias.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 28, 2013, 03:41:27 PM
Ball hits panama player in a sensitive area.

English announcer says "Ideally you'd want to use your feet to play the ball."

 :D

Love how the english comment on the game. 
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on July 28, 2013, 03:44:35 PM
would of drive up to Chicago.

:D

Hop off Tobias.

Such a short fuse
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 28, 2013, 04:06:35 PM
Frustrating first half
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 28, 2013, 04:08:13 PM
Frustrating first half

Yea, and boring.   :zzz:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 28, 2013, 04:09:56 PM
Frustrating first half

agreed.  created zero chances, lucked out on counter attacks
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 28, 2013, 05:06:27 PM
YAY!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 28, 2013, 05:13:51 PM
 :D Cup comes home.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on July 28, 2013, 06:11:06 PM
i bet mexico is real butthurt
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on July 28, 2013, 06:15:50 PM
 :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 28, 2013, 06:18:13 PM
anyone catch brek shea pushing that loser down as the final whistle blew?  i enjoyed it
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on July 29, 2013, 04:29:54 PM
this made me smile

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQSG3rfCYAABraV.jpg:large)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 29, 2013, 05:40:24 PM
Stu torn ACL  :frown:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 29, 2013, 06:00:13 PM
Stu torn ACL  :frown:

awful
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on July 29, 2013, 07:32:05 PM
Stu torn ACL  :frown:

 :bawl:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on July 29, 2013, 07:51:34 PM
this tho



 :love: and :frown: all in one
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 29, 2013, 08:01:52 PM
this tho



 :love: and :frown: all in one

Straight gutted over Stu
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 29, 2013, 11:13:22 PM
this tho



 :love: and :frown: all in one

more the former for me, spaces! :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on July 30, 2013, 11:05:00 AM
this tho



 :love: and :frown: all in one

more the former for me, spaces! :love:
i wanna be like stu
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on July 30, 2013, 11:11:47 AM
this tho



 :love: and :frown: all in one

more the former for me, spaces! :love:
i wanna be like stu
I love Stu. We should all strive to be like him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 03, 2013, 01:57:05 PM
Just bought me a ticket to the WCQ for Jamaica at Sporting Park! :D :excited:

http://www.theamericanoutlaws.com/uncategorized/usa-vs-jamaica-tickets-kansas-city-ks-101113 (http://www.theamericanoutlaws.com/uncategorized/usa-vs-jamaica-tickets-kansas-city-ks-101113)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 03, 2013, 09:37:16 PM
Just bought me a ticket to the WCQ for Jamaica at Sporting Park! :D :excited:

http://www.theamericanoutlaws.com/uncategorized/usa-vs-jamaica-tickets-kansas-city-ks-101113 (http://www.theamericanoutlaws.com/uncategorized/usa-vs-jamaica-tickets-kansas-city-ks-101113)

Jelly
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 03, 2013, 10:49:33 PM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 04, 2013, 12:54:07 PM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:

If he is any good the Spanish will cap him
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 04, 2013, 02:09:56 PM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:

If he is any good the Spanish will cap him

That was my first thought.. But 11 years old. Two American parents. Plus USMNT will be better when he's of age. He could come back to play with us.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on August 04, 2013, 02:57:02 PM
that's pretty cool
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 04, 2013, 05:36:07 PM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:

If he is any good the Spanish will cap him

That was my first thought.. But 11 years old. Two American parents. Plus USMNT will be better when he's of age. He could come back to play with us.

We will see
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 06, 2013, 10:32:54 AM
Juan Swagudelo to join USA FC (aka Stoke City) in January.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on August 06, 2013, 11:00:08 AM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:

If he is any good the Spanish will cap him

That was my first thought.. But 11 years old. Two American parents. Plus USMNT will be better when he's of age. He could come back to play with us.

We will see

The kid at Barca is probably more interesting. They have a MUCH better youth development program.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 06, 2013, 12:01:31 PM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:

If he is any good the Spanish will cap him

That was my first thought.. But 11 years old. Two American parents. Plus USMNT will be better when he's of age. He could come back to play with us.

We will see

The kid at Barca is probably more interesting. They have a MUCH better youth development program.

Kid will also play for Spain I he is any good
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on August 06, 2013, 12:25:03 PM
http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real (http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/57270171503/11-year-old-prodigy-becomes-first-american-to-join-real)

 :sdeek:

If he is any good the Spanish will cap him

That was my first thought.. But 11 years old. Two American parents. Plus USMNT will be better when he's of age. He could come back to play with us.

We will see

The kid at Barca is probably more interesting. They have a MUCH better youth development program.

Kid will also play for Spain I he is any good

I don't know about that. Really gonna depend on the state of the American program at that time. There are some pretty talented players from America under the age of 16.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Belvis Noland on August 06, 2013, 02:02:53 PM

Kid will also play for Spain I he is any good


Messi went to Barca at 11 and he plays for Argentina.  FWIW.

In unrelated news, what are futbolers saying about Dempsey to the MLS.  Good for MLS - bad fro MNT?  I mean, our MNT is better if our best are in Europe playing against the best talent, no?  On flip side, will MLS ever really take off if our best players aren't here?

Discuss.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on August 06, 2013, 05:29:11 PM

Kid will also play for Spain I he is any good


Messi went to Barca at 11 and he plays for Argentina.  FWIW.

In unrelated news, what are futbolers saying about Dempsey to the MLS.  Good for MLS - bad fro MNT?  I mean, our MNT is better if our best are in Europe playing against the best talent, no?  On flip side, will MLS ever really take off if our best players aren't here?

Discuss.

Pretty important question, but you answered it yourself. It's an incredible move for the MLS in more ways than one: marketing to the potential fans and it sends a clear message that the MLS is serious and willing to spend money on players that can still play in the top leagues. It will pay dividends down the line, imho.

Don't think it is good for Dempsey personally, or for the MNT. I heard Jurgen is not happy with it. Dempsey wasn't exactly moving up the roster at Tottenham, so I do think it's good that he moved from there and will be getting a TON more minutes, but I don't think he will face enough competition to make him a better player. On the flip side, with Eddie Johnson playing there, it might give them the chance to develop chemistry, despite the fact that E.J. will more than likely play on the wing instead of up top during MNT play.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 06, 2013, 06:08:05 PM

Kid will also play for Spain I he is any good


Messi went to Barca at 11 and he plays for Argentina.  FWIW.


 :facepalm:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 06, 2013, 08:35:45 PM
Great for MLS. Neutral for USMNT. Jurgen can deal with it. If Dempsey gets worse, it's because he's getting older, not because his competition is weaker. He'll be getting lots and lots of minutes. That's the bottom line.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 06, 2013, 08:51:53 PM
Great for MLS. Neutral for USMNT. Jurgen can deal with it. If Dempsey gets worse, it's because he's getting older, not because his competition is weaker. He'll be getting lots and lots of minutes. That's the bottom line.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 06, 2013, 08:55:10 PM
how'd the finances end up working out on the $9M transfer fee?  too lazy to read right now, but the mls covering at least a portion of it seemed like a strange scenario i hadn't heard about before this
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 06, 2013, 09:12:41 PM
how'd the finances end up working out on the $9M transfer fee?  too lazy to read right now, but the mls covering at least a portion of it seemed like a strange scenario i hadn't heard about before this

MLS has weird rules and and crap idk what exactly they are
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 06, 2013, 09:13:52 PM
how'd the finances end up working out on the $9M transfer fee?  too lazy to read right now, but the mls covering at least a portion of it seemed like a strange scenario i hadn't heard about before this

MLS has weird rules and and crap idk what exactly they are

that was kinda the conclusion i came to when i spent 60 seconds researching it this morning
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 06, 2013, 09:38:22 PM
how'd the finances end up working out on the $9M transfer fee?  too lazy to read right now, but the mls covering at least a portion of it seemed like a strange scenario i hadn't heard about before this

MLS has weird rules and and crap idk what exactly they are

that was kinda the conclusion i came to when i spent 60 seconds researching it this morning

yeah it is something weird, like they are the owners not the clubs, but then I know they don't pay for some players like the extension for that guy with Portland? oh well if i come up with a better understanding i will take it to the SKC thread.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 11:05:52 AM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 8s
Breaking: New England Revolution to acquire Charlie Davies: http://bit.ly/1794cPw (http://bit.ly/1794cPw)  #NERevs #MLS #USMNT
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 08, 2013, 05:36:27 PM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 8s
Breaking: New England Revolution to acquire Charlie Davies: http://bit.ly/1794cPw (http://bit.ly/1794cPw)  #NERevs #MLS #USMNT
agudelo to stoke if this happens imo
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 06:27:07 PM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 8s
Breaking: New England Revolution to acquire Charlie Davies: http://bit.ly/1794cPw (http://bit.ly/1794cPw)  #NERevs #MLS #USMNT
agudelo to stoke if this happens imo

This already happened. And Agudelo is already going to Stoke. In January. Sometimes it's like I'm posting to a wall.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 08, 2013, 06:35:03 PM
:surprised:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 06:38:25 PM
Sorry. I shouldn't be mean to bro.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 08, 2013, 06:40:50 PM
nah, that was too good to pass up s_c
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 06:45:42 PM
Juan Swagudelo to join USA FC (aka Stoke City) in January.

FWIW
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 08, 2013, 06:50:56 PM
Juan Swagudelo to join USA FC (aka Stoke City) in January.

FWIW

go hang a banner sunny
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 06:52:22 PM
Juan Swagudelo to join USA FC (aka Stoke City) in January.

FWIW

go hang a banner sunny

 :frown:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 06:58:01 PM
USMNT ranked one place ahead of Mexico (in meaningless FIFA world rankings) for first time since 2011. I'll be hanging a banner for that if you don't mind, Scott. :D

USA - 19
Mexico - 20
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 08, 2013, 07:16:14 PM
USMNT ranked one place ahead of Mexico (in meaningless FIFA world rankings) for first time since 2011. I'll be hanging a banner for that if you don't mind, Scott. :D

USA - 19
Mexico - 20

not meaningless. it helps us get put in a higher pot for WC drawings.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 08, 2013, 07:17:15 PM
why don't you hang a banner scott
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 08, 2013, 07:18:32 PM
why don't you hang a banner scott

eff off Tobias.
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 08, 2013, 07:19:53 PM
Such a short fuse
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 07:30:06 PM
USMNT ranked one place ahead of Mexico (in meaningless FIFA world rankings) for first time since 2011. I'll be hanging a banner for that if you don't mind, Scott. :D

USA - 19
Mexico - 20

not meaningless. it helps us get put in a higher pot for WC drawings.

I did not realize that.
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 08, 2013, 07:30:29 PM
Such a short fuse

 :jerk:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 08, 2013, 07:35:13 PM
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Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 07:36:53 PM
lol
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 08, 2013, 07:43:33 PM
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Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 08, 2013, 07:47:09 PM
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Ives Galarcep [email protected] 8s
Breaking: New England Revolution to acquire Charlie Davies: http://bit.ly/1794cPw (http://bit.ly/1794cPw)  #NERevs #MLS #USMNT
agudelo to stoke if this happens imo

This already happened. And Agudelo is already going to Stoke. In January. Sometimes it's like I'm posting to a wall.
I meant this summer instead of this January. I thought I was posting to someone intelligent enough to pick up on that.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 07:49:13 PM
Ok
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 08, 2013, 07:50:09 PM
Relax it was a joke s_c
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 08, 2013, 07:58:30 PM
 :)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on August 09, 2013, 07:30:42 AM
#1Cat
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on August 09, 2013, 07:44:03 AM
Such a short fuse

 :jerk:

 :D
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 09, 2013, 09:46:49 AM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 2m
Stoke still negotiating w/ MLS/New England to bring Agudelo over sooner. For some interesting details on that, listen to the latest SBI Show

BroXcore, I owe you an apology. I thought the deal was done.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 09, 2013, 09:49:00 AM
i think page 28 has been my favorite page in this thread
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 09, 2013, 09:55:57 AM
Quote
Ives Galarcep [email protected] 2m
Stoke still negotiating w/ MLS/New England to bring Agudelo over sooner. For some interesting details on that, listen to the latest SBI Show

BroXcore, I owe you an apology. I thought the deal was done.
<3
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 09, 2013, 12:12:54 PM
i think page 28 has been my favorite page in this thread

It [page 28] was a fun interesting ride.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on August 09, 2013, 12:55:23 PM
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9529241/usmnt-new-york-s-magazine-greatest-photo-shoot-history (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9529241/usmnt-new-york-s-magazine-greatest-photo-shoot-history)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 09, 2013, 04:08:00 PM
sunny butthurt is just the weirdest.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 09, 2013, 05:57:27 PM
sunny butthurt is just the weirdest.

 :blush:
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on August 10, 2013, 09:35:56 AM
sunny butthurt is just the weirdest.

 :blush:


Before you realize it, its already happening
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 10, 2013, 11:25:16 AM
sunny butthurt is just the weirdest.

 :blush:


Before you realize it, its already happening
and then sprinkle some scot butthurt in there and we have our own little bizarre butthurt brigade.
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 10, 2013, 11:39:30 AM
sunny butthurt is just the weirdest.

 :blush:


Before you realize it, its already happening
and then sprinkle some scot butthurt in there and we have our own little bizarre butthurt brigade.

I'm going to punch you so hard when I move back two weeks from now
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 10, 2013, 11:47:18 AM
^ so weird.
Title: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 10, 2013, 12:13:24 PM
drugs?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on August 10, 2013, 04:39:09 PM
I thought until fattyfest that Scott must be like 5'-2" with classic short man syndrome. Nope not freakishly short like you would think
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 10, 2013, 04:55:12 PM
I thought until fattyfest that Scott must be like 5'-2" with classic short man syndrome. Nope not freakishly short like you would think

Still pretty short tho  :frown:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on August 10, 2013, 05:38:22 PM
I thought until fattyfest that Scott must be like 5'-2" with classic short man syndrome. Nope not freakishly short like you would think

Still pretty short tho  :frown:

i'm short too.    :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on August 10, 2013, 10:10:29 PM
I thought until fattyfest that Scott must be like 5'-2" with classic short man syndrome. Nope not freakishly short like you would think

Still pretty short tho  :frown:

I didn't think so friend irl :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 11, 2013, 07:27:51 AM
I thought until fattyfest that Scott must be like 5'-2" with classic short man syndrome. Nope not freakishly short like you would think

Still pretty short tho  :frown:

I didn't think so friend irl :cheers:

 :D
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 11, 2013, 09:21:43 PM
Landon had a hat trick tonight for the Galaxy.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 12, 2013, 01:16:23 AM
Should we talk about all US Internationals in this thread or for example let the Demps and LD10 stuff go in the Sporting thread which has always been the MLS master thread?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 12, 2013, 08:25:42 AM
john anthony brooks scored for hertha berlin, and aron johannsson scored for az over the weekend

both are confirmed to be in the roster for the bosnia friendly. if we can cap both of those players, i'm going to be pretty damn excited.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 12, 2013, 10:02:57 AM
full roster for bosnia

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION - vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)

DEFENDERS (7): John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Reading)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 12, 2013, 10:16:41 AM
Should we talk about all US Internationals in this thread or for example let the Demps and LD10 stuff go in the Sporting thread which has always been the MLS master thread?

I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 12, 2013, 10:18:28 AM
john anthony brooks scored for hertha berlin, and aron johannsson scored for az over the weekend

both are confirmed to be in the roster for the bosnia friendly. if we can cap both of those players, i'm going to be pretty damn excited.

Saw somewhere that those two are "ineligible" until FIFA approves their switches. I'm not entirely sure what that means. Why would they be on this roster if they aren't allowed to play? I'm hoping my confusion means nothing and we tie them both to USMNT. They are both rough ridin' studs. (I had lost all hope for Johannsson until he decided to dick-slap Iceland a few weeks ago.)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 12, 2013, 10:20:08 AM
Should we talk about all US Internationals in this thread or for example let the Demps and LD10 stuff go in the Sporting thread which has always been the MLS master thread?

I wasn't sure.

oh man, demps stuff was super weird for a bit there.  is it epl thread, is it usmnt thread, is it sporting kc (mls) thread?

i guess there's one less to worry about now
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 12, 2013, 10:25:21 AM
john anthony brooks scored for hertha berlin, and aron johannsson scored for az over the weekend

both are confirmed to be in the roster for the bosnia friendly. if we can cap both of those players, i'm going to be pretty damn excited.

Saw somewhere that those two are "ineligible" until FIFA approves their switches. I'm not entirely sure what that means. Why would they be on this roster if they aren't allowed to play? I'm hoping my confusion means nothing and we tie them both to USMNT. They are both rough ridin' studs. (I had lost all hope for Johannsson until he decided to dick-slap Iceland a few weeks ago.)
brooks is good to go, but johannsson is still waiting on paperwork to be pushed through for his one time switch. JK said that he was inviting him in to get a feel for the squad, but he doesn't think he'll be able to play.

brooks, i feel good about because he turned down the german camp (U-21) to accept the USA call up.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 12, 2013, 10:43:35 AM
john anthony brooks scored for hertha berlin, and aron johannsson scored for az over the weekend

both are confirmed to be in the roster for the bosnia friendly. if we can cap both of those players, i'm going to be pretty damn excited.

Saw somewhere that those two are "ineligible" until FIFA approves their switches. I'm not entirely sure what that means. Why would they be on this roster if they aren't allowed to play? I'm hoping my confusion means nothing and we tie them both to USMNT. They are both rough ridin' studs. (I had lost all hope for Johannsson until he decided to dick-slap Iceland a few weeks ago.)
brooks is good to go, but johannsson is still waiting on paperwork to be pushed through for his one time switch. JK said that he was inviting him in to get a feel for the squad, but he doesn't think he'll be able to play.

brooks, i feel good about because he turned down the german camp (U-21) to accept the USA call up.

Gotcha. This is what I saw. I thought he meant they both are. Makes sense now.

Avi Creditor [email protected] 1h
USA roster vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina is out: Brooks, Johannson (ineligible until FIFA approves switch) in: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/08/Klinsmann-Calls-23-Players-for-Friendly-Against-Bosnia-Herzegovina.aspx …

Yeah, I really think we have JA Brooks. And I feel like there's no turning back now for Aron. Everyone in Iceland hates him now.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 12, 2013, 11:21:41 AM
i like our 3 threads we have, guys.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 12, 2013, 11:30:38 AM
i like our 3 threads we have, guys.
i agree

it's like barhopping in aggieville but instead of getting drunk, we have discussions. and there is never a cover.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 12, 2013, 11:37:28 AM
usmnt thread is like kites because dance party
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 12, 2013, 11:38:17 AM
we like never lose  :dance:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: joda on August 12, 2013, 12:58:43 PM
And I feel like there's no turning back now for Aron. Everyone in Iceland hates him now.

Iceland, pfft. Every Icelander wants to be an American since the Junior Goodwill Games.

Ducks fly together bitches
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on August 12, 2013, 01:13:42 PM
whens our next game dorks?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 12, 2013, 01:48:01 PM
whens our next game dorks?

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Wednesday 1:30 ESPN2
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 12, 2013, 01:50:18 PM
eff Bosnia and eff Herzegovina too.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 12, 2013, 01:54:41 PM
And I feel like there's no turning back now for Aron. Everyone in Iceland hates him now.

Iceland, pfft. Every Icelander wants to be an American since the Junior Goodwill Games.

Ducks fly together bitches

 :D

Really do love Aron choosing the Stars and Stripes.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 12, 2013, 01:57:41 PM
usmnt thread is like kites because dance party

Spaces, assign the other threads a bar!!! Also do the Champions League thread too!! :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on August 12, 2013, 02:01:28 PM
whens our next game dorks?

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Wednesday 1:30 ESPN2

TWO countries now?  :lol: well i guess i had to see this coming. cant beat us with just one.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on August 12, 2013, 03:44:43 PM
Sadly our winning streak will end, 0-0
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 12, 2013, 04:31:01 PM
Would love to win. Probably don't see it happening. MIR predicting 0-0 sounds about right for a game like this.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 12, 2013, 08:12:15 PM
usmnt thread is like kites because dance party

Spaces, assign the other threads a bar!!! Also do the Champions League thread too!! :excited:
Well Sporting thread is obvs Kaws because we also never lose and dance a lot.

Champions League thread is So Long Saloon to an 18 year old. Sorry, kid. Only the big boys get in.

All the other bars are individual teams in the Premier League. United are Wabash the elite rooftop emaw bar.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: bonercat on August 13, 2013, 02:59:01 PM
usmnt thread is like kites because dance party

Spaces, assign the other threads a bar!!! Also do the Champions League thread too!! :excited:
Well Sporting thread is obvs Kaws because we also never lose and dance a lot.

Champions League thread is So Long Saloon to an 18 year old. Sorry, kid. Only the big boys get in.

All the other bars are individual teams in the Premier League. United are Wabash the elite rooftop emaw bar.

couldn't have said it better myself.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 13, 2013, 03:04:59 PM
FIFA is stupid putting friendlies right before/after all the major leagues start. Nobody wants to hurt themselves, so the games end up being crap. 0-0 is a great guess
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 13, 2013, 03:08:03 PM
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U.S. Soccer [email protected] 2m
Aron Johannsson has been cleared by #FIFA to appear for the #USMNT. He's eligible to play tomorrow! #USAvBIH pic.twitter.com/LHnuciVPHc

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRkuosUCIAE4618.jpg)

 :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 13, 2013, 03:45:15 PM
oh my god  :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on August 13, 2013, 04:24:23 PM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 13, 2013, 04:58:12 PM
We're gonna win the world cup!  :dance:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 13, 2013, 05:28:36 PM
usmnt is #11 in the new ELO ranking

http://eloratings.net/
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 13, 2013, 05:48:29 PM
Quote
U.S. Soccer [email protected] 2m
Aron Johannsson has been cleared by #FIFA to appear for the #USMNT. He's eligible to play tomorrow! #USAvBIH pic.twitter.com/LHnuciVPHc

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRkuosUCIAE4618.jpg)

 :excited:

boing
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 13, 2013, 06:40:00 PM
he's got that look like he'll cherry bomb the opponent's toilet at halftime and then come out and knock a couple in the net :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 13, 2013, 10:49:13 PM
usmnt is #11 in the new ELO ranking

http://eloratings.net/

usmnt is now #1 in the new s_c ranking
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 13, 2013, 11:32:37 PM
usmnt is #11 in the new ELO ranking

http://eloratings.net/

usmnt is now #1 in the new s_c ranking
WILL TAKE

:moreira:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on August 14, 2013, 08:55:10 AM
why do you guys say usmnt instead of us or usa or (best option) america?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 09:33:19 AM
just used to it i guess

will start using usa now
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on August 14, 2013, 09:35:07 AM
just used to it i guess

will start using usa now

I was just curious. I think a nationwide push to start using "america" would really show the world how big of studs we are.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 09:41:19 AM
just used to it i guess

will start using usa now

I was just curious. I think a nationwide push to start using "america" would really show the world how big of studs we are.
i can definitely see the merit. usually i was saying usmnt in a less specific medium, so it was kind of necessary.

america going forward, imo
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on August 14, 2013, 10:10:20 AM
who is this johansson guy and why are we all excited? is his sister's name scarlet and is she going to be at usmnt america games now? because BOING amiright  :drool: 
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 10:16:48 AM
i blame club america  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 10:21:28 AM
who is this johansson guy and why are we all excited? is his sister's name scarlet and is she going to be at usmnt america games now? because BOING amiright  :drool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbAosohHhPk

22 year old american-icelandic striker that will instantly be our second best goal threat at forward behind altidore
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 10:24:53 AM
who is this johansson guy and why are we all excited? is his sister's name scarlet and is she going to be at usmnt america games now? because BOING amiright  :drool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbAosohHhPk

22 year old american-icelandic striker that will instantly be our second best goal threat at forward behind altidore

Thanks for the video. Seems to have a real knack for being in the right place at the right time. He'll do well with Landon and Zusi giving him service.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 10:25:07 AM
because BOING amiright  :drool:

u rite
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 10:29:34 AM
who is this johansson guy and why are we all excited? is his sister's name scarlet and is she going to be at usmnt america games now? because BOING amiright  :drool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbAosohHhPk

22 year old american-icelandic striker that will instantly be our second best goal threat at forward behind altidore

Thanks for the video. Seems to have a real knack for being in the right place at the right time. He'll do well with Landon and Zusi giving him service.
plus mix in the middle, creating the nordic connection or "the nordic spine"

:love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 10:33:20 AM
Very excited for both JA Brooks and Johannsson tonight. I expect Brooks to start and Johannsson to come on as a sub.

Btw, did anyone realize that Brooks is rough ridin' 6'4"?? Who does he replace in the future? Gonzo or Besler? I say it has to be Gonzo. Besler compliments either player well. Have to leave him on the field. Although, if Omar and John were both on the field at the same time, our two CBs would be 6'4" and 6'5"... Oh man.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist US National Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on August 14, 2013, 10:56:23 AM
Very excited for both JA Brooks and Johannsson tonight. I expect Brooks to start and Johannsson to come on as a sub.

Btw, did anyone realize that Brooks is rough ridin' 6'4"?? Who does he replace in the future? Gonzo or Besler? I say it has to be Gonzo. Besler compliments either player well. Have to leave him on the field. Although, if Omar and John were both on the field at the same time, our two CBs would be 6'4" and 6'5"... Oh man.

Maybe Besler handles the right or left duties? We need his speed for sure, but the thought that we could have that amount of size in the center is alluring. :dunno:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 14, 2013, 11:11:33 AM
america is building a monster imo
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 11:15:48 AM
besler and gonzo going forward for sure. i think the pairing for 2014 is besler/gonzo and for 2018 it'll be JAB/Gonzo

brooks will be the first off the bench though. gonna be interesting to see how he plays now that hertha berlin is in the bundesliga
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 14, 2013, 11:25:05 AM
besler and gonzo going forward for sure. i think the pairing for 2014 is besler/gonzo and for 2018 it'll be JAB/Gonzo

brooks will be the first off the bench though. gonna be interesting to see how he plays now that hertha berlin is in the bundesliga

Well winning 6-1 and scoring the 2nd goal is a good start.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: felix rex on August 14, 2013, 11:28:51 AM
america is building a monster imo

The Panama win will hurt us in the long run
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 11:29:47 AM
besler and gonzo going forward for sure. i think the pairing for 2014 is besler/gonzo and for 2018 it'll be JAB/Gonzo

brooks will be the first off the bench though. gonna be interesting to see how he plays now that hertha berlin is in the bundesliga

Well winning 6-1 and scoring the 2nd goal is a good start.
true. frankfurt blows but it's crazy that berlin looked that strong.

also

http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/08/Brooks-It-Was-Not-A-Hard-Decision-To-Play-for-The-USA.aspx
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 11:31:01 AM
don't even have to read the article with a link like that!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 14, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
USA lineup: Howard; Evans, Cameron, Brooks, F. Johnson; Bradley, Jones; Bedoya, Diskerud, E. Johnson; Altidore.

 :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:19:24 PM
Anyone else get tired of seeing Bedoya out there? Just not exciting.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:22:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be)

I love Aron and love that he's playing for us, but I get the vibe he only is playing for us because we're so awesome/not pud like Iceland.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: joda on August 14, 2013, 01:32:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be)

I love Aron and love that he's playing for us, but I get the vibe he only is playing for us because we're so awesome/not pud like Iceland.

And....?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be)

I love Aron and love that he's playing for us, but I get the vibe he only is playing for us because we're so awesome/not pud like Iceland.

And....?

I know people call me a tuck for saying crap like this, but I get the feeling he doesn't feel American. He's barely spent time here, and his whole team is full-blown Icelandic. He was only born here because his parents were going to school here for a few years.

Go ahead, jump all over me... I don't have doubts about this either fwiw like I do/did about Timmy Chandler.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: joda on August 14, 2013, 01:45:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be)

I love Aron and love that he's playing for us, but I get the vibe he only is playing for us because we're so awesome/not pud like Iceland.

And....?

I know people call me a tuck for saying crap like this, but I get the feeling he doesn't feel American. He's barely spent time here, and his whole team is full-blown Icelandic. He was only born here because his parents were going to school here for a few years.

Go ahead, jump all over me... I don't have doubts about this either fwiw like I do/did about Timmy Chandler.

See my post from yesterday. This is like if instead of making D3 some shitty college movie, the Iceland studs had joined the Ducks to fight some hockey playing aliens Space Jam style. The kids just living every Icelanders dream of playing for team USA and you're over here trying to rain on his parade.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:48:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmRa4pRe78&feature=youtu.be)

I love Aron and love that he's playing for us, but I get the vibe he only is playing for us because we're so awesome/not pud like Iceland.

And....?

I know people call me a tuck for saying crap like this, but I get the feeling he doesn't feel American. He's barely spent time here, and his whole team is full-blown Icelandic. He was only born here because his parents were going to school here for a few years.

Go ahead, jump all over me... I don't have doubts about this either fwiw like I do/did about Timmy Chandler.

See my post from yesterday. This is like if instead of making D3 some shitty college movie, the Iceland studs had joined the Ducks to fight some hockey playing aliens Space Jam style. The kids just living every Icelanders dream of playing for team USA and you're over here trying to rain on his parade.

Haha, oh yeah I saw that post.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:49:49 PM
welp
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 01:49:53 PM
Was that not offsides?? JFC
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 01:50:02 PM
eff you, eddie johnson
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:51:02 PM
Was that not offsides?? JFC

One player was offside, but not Dzeko. The other player wasn't involved enough to warrant a call.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:54:09 PM
I'm getting close to going all-in for Brad Evans at RB. If Chandler could get back in the team and show me something, I'd consider him. But eff Parkhurst and eff Cameron. Love Cherundolo, but he's old news.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 01:56:21 PM
I'm getting close to going all-in for Brad Evans at RB. If Chandler could get back in the team and show me something, I'd consider him. But eff Parkhurst and eff Cameron. Love Cherundolo, but he's old news.
completely agree with you. i really hope chandler makes his way back though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 01:57:56 PM
I'm getting close to going all-in for Brad Evans at RB. If Chandler could get back in the team and show me something, I'd consider him. But eff Parkhurst and eff Cameron. Love Cherundolo, but he's old news.
completely agree with you. i really hope chandler makes his way back though.

Chandler definitely has a lot of promise, being only like 22 years old, but Evans is in-form. (And he's seen the field in the past year)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 02:12:12 PM
Ibisevic was offside.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 02:13:32 PM
I blame stevedave for wanting to change the name to america or whatever dumb idea it was
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 02:13:58 PM
kinda forgot it was an afternoon game here, my hdhr prime at home seems to be powered off for some reason, and i'm randomly only connecting at 3g :flush:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 02:53:59 PM
 :)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 02:58:14 PM
JOOOOOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 02:59:55 PM
 :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 03:01:10 PM
¡club américa!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 03:02:25 PM
so this is nice

aron on!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:03:06 PM
so this is nice

aron on!

 :drool:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:14:18 PM
Aron with a good chance already. I'm so excited for him, you guys.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:16:14 PM
Oh man. And another.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 03:16:49 PM
holy eff aron is going to be so good
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 03:23:35 PM
HOLY crap JOZY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:24:04 PM
OOOMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 03:25:26 PM
JOZYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:25:59 PM
HAT TRICK YALLLL!!!!!!!

 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:27:56 PM
This is mind-blowing. What a "tale of two halves?" AMIRITE U GUISE?!

 :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 03:28:31 PM
this is just ridiculous
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 03:29:26 PM
This is mind-blowing. What a "tale of two halves?" AMIRITE U GUISE?!

 :love:

YES (from my vast knowledge following twitter, this thread, and watching the occasional clip of jozy wrecking the goal)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:30:27 PM
4-3. Dzeko grabbed his second.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 14, 2013, 03:32:59 PM
Full time.
Title: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: felix rex on August 14, 2013, 03:33:06 PM
We are never going to lose again!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 03:33:16 PM
scoring goals/winning is fun, guys
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Nick Florences Beard on August 14, 2013, 03:33:32 PM
What an exciting game to watch.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on August 14, 2013, 03:36:25 PM
you guys, this is awesome

die klinsmannschaft
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on August 14, 2013, 03:44:15 PM
So happy to be wrong. Josmer and Johannsson  :excited: :AA:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 03:45:35 PM
So happy to be wrong. Josmer and Johannsson  :excited: :AA:

:thumbs:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 14, 2013, 03:48:42 PM
Jozy is only 23 years old, just think about that. Another decade in the USMNT
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 14, 2013, 04:45:32 PM
Been at work and super busy but v excited to see the highlights of America bossing again!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on August 14, 2013, 04:47:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AXOuCdr.gif)
Title: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on August 14, 2013, 05:08:19 PM
Nice work guys
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 14, 2013, 06:23:36 PM
Jozy is so great you guys.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on August 14, 2013, 06:37:38 PM
I blame stevedave for wanting to change the name to america or whatever dumb idea it was

Bump
Title: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: steve dave on August 14, 2013, 07:12:01 PM
Yeah, you're all welcome
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: _33 on August 14, 2013, 07:34:54 PM
Who did America aka USA aka US destroy on the pitch this time?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: hemmy on August 14, 2013, 07:37:58 PM
Who did America aka USA aka US destroy on the pitch this time?

Dunno, probably Spain or Brazil or some other pud team.
Title: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2013, 07:57:49 PM
seems like we're a lot less racist when we're winning, hasn't really been an outbreak in a while
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 14, 2013, 08:02:34 PM
how pissed is the world going to be when we win the world cup and force them to call it soccer for 4 years? (pretty sure thats how it works)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 14, 2013, 09:15:26 PM
I blame stevedave for wanting to change the name to america or whatever dumb idea it was

Bump

 :sdeek: looks 'shopped
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on August 15, 2013, 01:39:08 AM
that freekick was just sex.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on August 15, 2013, 08:20:24 AM
seems like we're a lot less racist when we're winning not playing those "monkeys" from Jamaica, hasn't really been an outbreak in a while
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 15, 2013, 02:47:27 PM
On this day in 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5QVy_5TCxA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5QVy_5TCxA)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 15, 2013, 03:01:06 PM
On this day in 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5QVy_5TCxA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5QVy_5TCxA)

loved this game  :emawkid:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on August 29, 2013, 02:42:06 PM
GK - Guzan, Howard, Rimando

Defenders - Beasley, Besler, Brooks, Cameron, Castillo, Evans, Gonzalez, Orozco

Midfielders - Beckerman, Bedoya, Bradley, Diskerud, F. Johnson, Jones, Zusi

Forwards - Altidore, Dempsey, Donovan, Johannsson, E. Johnson

:love:

We are so hot right now you guys.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on August 29, 2013, 03:39:15 PM
amazing roster.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 03, 2013, 07:53:21 PM
us women just destroying mexico in a friendly on FS1 right now.  5-0 in the 43rd minute :sdeek:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 03, 2013, 10:00:06 PM
7-0 final. 4 FCKC players started. All 6 were capped.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on September 04, 2013, 03:42:08 PM
 :sdeek:

http://deadspin.com/costa-rica-is-trolling-the-crap-out-of-the-usmnt-1252737050 (http://deadspin.com/costa-rica-is-trolling-the-crap-out-of-the-usmnt-1252737050)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on September 04, 2013, 04:17:33 PM
they are still so upset about the snow game
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 04, 2013, 04:22:44 PM
god i hope we beat them. they will melt down hard.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: pissclams on September 04, 2013, 10:07:48 PM
we should bomb their city (if they have one)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on September 06, 2013, 10:17:26 AM
we should bomb their city (if they have one)

Their entire country is the city, it's so small.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 06, 2013, 12:26:13 PM
sounds like BWW is the only place in the 'ville with it on tonight  :curse:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on September 06, 2013, 12:27:53 PM
ya WTF is going on with this bullshit channel?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 12:30:33 PM
ya WTF is going on with this bullshit channel?

it really is bullshit.  time to dig out the super long hdmi cable :flush:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on September 06, 2013, 12:37:54 PM
ya WTF is going on with this bullshit channel?

it really is bullshit.  time to dig out the super long hdmi cable :flush:

i mean i am going to be pakout drunk at some midtown bar by half time so it won't matter but I STILL KIND OF WANT TO BITCH ABOUT IT  :curse:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 12:39:16 PM
ya WTF is going on with this bullshit channel?

it really is bullshit.  time to dig out the super long hdmi cable :flush:

i mean i am going to be pakout drunk at some midtown bar by half time so it won't matter but I STILL KIND OF WANT TO BITCH ABOUT IT  :curse:

this bullshit the costa ricans have been pulling has finally crossed the line.  time to get all scottwildcat on these assholes :chainsaw:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on September 06, 2013, 12:59:19 PM
ya WTF is going on with this bullshit channel?

it really is bullshit.  time to dig out the super long hdmi cable :flush:

i mean i am going to be pakout drunk at some midtown bar by half time so it won't matter but I STILL KIND OF WANT TO BITCH ABOUT IT  :curse:

this bullshit the costa ricans have been pulling has finally crossed the line.  time to get all scottwildcat on these assholes :chainsaw:

well hop in your time machine and go back to a few days ago and get mad then if you want to get all scottwildcat on those assholes  :chainsaw:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 02:40:03 PM
sounds like BWW is the only place in the 'ville with it on tonight  :curse:

What about Fuzzy's Tacos? :D

And fwiw, I watched the Jamaica game at Kaw's when it was on this channel. (beIN Sport right?)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 02:40:42 PM
Costa Rica jersey spotted in the engineering complex.  :Yuck:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 06, 2013, 03:04:53 PM
sounds like BWW is the only place in the 'ville with it on tonight  :curse:

What about Fuzzy's Tacos? :D

And fwiw, I watched the Jamaica game at Kaw's when it was on this channel. (beIN Sport right?)

guy i talked to said they didn't have it. he also could be an idiot
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 06, 2013, 03:05:17 PM
Costa Rica jersey spotted in the engineering complex.  :Yuck:

did you punch him?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: asava on September 06, 2013, 03:06:33 PM
Costa Rica jersey spotted in the engineering complex.  :Yuck:

did you punch him?

you should really consider punching him.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 03:09:28 PM
Costa Rica jersey spotted in the engineering complex.  :Yuck:

did you punch him?

Looked Costa Rican. :dunno:

I'm no racist.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on September 06, 2013, 03:32:52 PM
Costa Rica jersey spotted in the engineering complex.  :Yuck:

did you punch him?

you should really consider punching him.

why? eff those guys. i wore a guatemala jersey in guatemala when usmnt destroyed them like 9-0, but everybody knew whoTF i was rooting for
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 08:34:52 PM
let's kick their ass in their chinese stadium, you guys
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 09:12:58 PM
welp
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 09:14:56 PM
what if we actually suck?
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 09:16:57 PM

what if we actually suck?

football country
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 09:18:41 PM

what if we actually suck?

football country

:users:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 09:48:23 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de Estados Uniiidos!

(Landon should be taking PKs. NOT Clint)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 09:50:26 PM
Clint was lucky as crap to get that deflection on a driven pk like that
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 10:07:11 PM
Honduras is up 2-1 at the Azteca!!!! 71'
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 10:30:44 PM
MEXICO LOSES

 :Woot:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 10:32:32 PM
nice track Costa Rica :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 06, 2013, 10:35:07 PM
nice track Costa Rica :lol:

Buncha poors, like Jamaica...

 :kstategrad:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 10:36:00 PM
ugh
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2013, 10:37:33 PM
You ever go night night?  :flush:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 10:38:50 PM
I don't know what that means mir
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2013, 10:43:27 PM
You ever wanna go night night?  :flush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJcRtn2njd0
We went night night
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2013, 10:50:12 PM
Not sure why Navas is laying down, he just rough ridin' blasted EJ. As a keeper and avowed EJ hater it was awesome.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 10:51:46 PM
that clip helps my lkhiq
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2013, 10:58:20 PM
That couldn't have gone worse, horrible night. Injured key player, 3 yellow card suspensions, rough ridin' blown out. It was all bad.

Geoff Cameron should never ever play again. I no longer want to hear this stupid crap about how playing in Europe seasons you better than the MLS. Man, Cameron was awful.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 11:04:57 PM
That couldn't have gone worse, horrible night. Injured key player, 3 yellow card suspensions, rough ridin' blown out. It was all bad.

Geoff Cameron should never ever play again. I no longer want to hear this stupid crap about how playing in Europe seasons you better than the MLS. Man, Cameron was awful.

with bradley out before the match we should've just thrown guzan, beckerman, diskerud, cameron, brooks, e johnson, etc out there and just let them dick around for a while
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: ednksu on September 06, 2013, 11:30:55 PM
Terribly disappointing result. And Klinsmann called it:
"I don't doubt that Marco Antonio Rodriguez is a great referee," Klinsmann said. "But at the same time, there is something I can't get out of my head. I have eight players with a yellow card, and four days later we face Mexico. Truthfully, I don't like this."
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 06, 2013, 11:34:08 PM
Terribly disappointing result. And Klinsmann called it:
"I don't doubt that Marco Antonio Rodriguez is a great referee," Klinsmann said. "But at the same time, there is something I can't get out of my head. I have eight players with a yellow card, and four days later we face Mexico. Truthfully, I don't like this."

his players shouldn't be dumbasses
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on September 07, 2013, 12:47:47 PM
Agreed. Cameron is rough ridin' terrible, and ugly.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on September 07, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
On the plus side, that USA/Jamaica game at SKC stadium might not be so meaningless now
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 08, 2013, 08:10:53 AM
On the plus side, that USA/Jamaica game at SKC stadium might not be so meaningless now

It will be.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 09, 2013, 11:41:15 AM
(http://www.ultraimg.com/images/Y6IHD.gif)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 09, 2013, 11:59:24 AM
rough ridin' Ticos
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: mocat on September 09, 2013, 12:03:20 PM
lame sauce

http://deadspin.com/this-dive-is-why-matt-besler-is-suspended-for-the-mexic-1277700676?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow (http://deadspin.com/this-dive-is-why-matt-besler-is-suspended-for-the-mexic-1277700676?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 09, 2013, 12:03:54 PM
Via his wiki page

Quote
He is best known for his embarrassing dive during the September 6, 2013 World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Costa Rica.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on September 09, 2013, 03:20:22 PM
Concacaf refs make up rules as they go. Let's just say for the sake of arguments Besler did kick him, that wouldn't be a yellow, it would be a red. The ref didn't see anything happen, so he had no right to issue anyone a card (even for diving). Instead this happened:

"I didn't see the challenge, and have no idea what happened, but I'm going to give a yellow card to the defender anyways"
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: joda on September 09, 2013, 03:54:42 PM
I love soccer but this is the crap that needs to get fixed. At the very least there needs to be a challenge system to rescind cards like this.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on September 09, 2013, 04:53:59 PM
I love soccer but this is the crap that needs to get fixed. At the very least there needs to be a challenge system to rescind cards like this.

yeah and kick all the vaginas out of the sport because they make it suck to watch.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 10, 2013, 08:07:20 AM
Beat Mexico :comehere:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: kitten_mittons on September 10, 2013, 12:03:14 PM
No Josy, no Besler, no Bradley, and no (one cares, but) Cameron.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 10, 2013, 12:13:53 PM

No Josy, no Besler, no Bradley, and no (one cares, but) Cameron.

we should have to trot out 11 camerons as a public shaming
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 10, 2013, 06:27:01 PM
Getting nervous  :impatient:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 10, 2013, 08:07:46 PM
Concacaf refs make up rules as they go. Let's just say for the sake of arguments Besler did kick him, that wouldn't be a yellow, it would be a red. The ref didn't see anything happen, so he had no right to issue anyone a card (even for diving). Instead this happened:

"I didn't see the challenge, and have no idea what happened, but I'm going to give a yellow card to the defender anyways"

Terribly disappointing result. And Klinsmann called it:
"I don't doubt that Marco Antonio Rodriguez is a great referee," Klinsmann said. "But at the same time, there is something I can't get out of my head. I have eight players with a yellow card, and four days later we face Mexico. Truthfully, I don't like this."

A few days late, but I'm assuming you guys don't know that it was the linesman that called that foul. I thought the Mexican official did a great job.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 10, 2013, 08:10:52 PM
I've only read things and not really watched Mexico first-hand in a bit.  they are shockingly bad, and I wasn't expecting much.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 10, 2013, 08:15:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 10, 2013, 08:42:59 PM
juergen is just killing me tonight :lol:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 10, 2013, 08:44:19 PM
DOS A CERO YOU GUYS

 :emawkid:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: ednksu on September 10, 2013, 09:24:59 PM
Concacaf refs make up rules as they go. Let's just say for the sake of arguments Besler did kick him, that wouldn't be a yellow, it would be a red. The ref didn't see anything happen, so he had no right to issue anyone a card (even for diving). Instead this happened:

"I didn't see the challenge, and have no idea what happened, but I'm going to give a yellow card to the defender anyways"

Terribly disappointing result. And Klinsmann called it:
"I don't doubt that Marco Antonio Rodriguez is a great referee," Klinsmann said. "But at the same time, there is something I can't get out of my head. I have eight players with a yellow card, and four days later we face Mexico. Truthfully, I don't like this."

A few days late, but I'm assuming you guys don't know that it was the linesman that called that foul. I thought the Mexican official did a great job.
Yeah a Mexican linesmen and a Mexican ref, you know who actually issued the card, since that is what refs do.  It was a trash card that no competent ref should have imagined taking out of his pocket.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 10, 2013, 09:29:53 PM
Demps missed on purpose. He had to! ¡Dos a Cero!

We are going to Brazil, we are going to Brazil, we are going, we are going, WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIL!!!
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on September 10, 2013, 09:39:35 PM
That was really fun.   :party:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on September 10, 2013, 09:58:31 PM
dos a cero, mother effers  :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 10, 2013, 10:02:13 PM
how awesome is this to watch them booze it up on espn?  seems awesome from here
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: fun muffin on September 10, 2013, 10:07:51 PM
Hopefully Panama can somehow manage a draw at Mexico.  That match is huge between the two of them. 

I would love to see Mexico sit at home during the World Cup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 10, 2013, 10:09:59 PM
Mexico is a loss to Panama away from not even going to New Zealand, stunning.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: ednksu on September 10, 2013, 10:28:17 PM
I wonder if a gold medal team from the Olympics has ever failed to enter the proceeding world cup.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 10, 2013, 10:34:05 PM
does the USA go for top qualifier from CONCACAF on final match day @ Panama, if losing would mean Mexico stays home and doesn't even get a shot at NZ? If i were JuKl I would toss out any random kid (including some of these 12 yo wonder kids playing is Spain England and Germany right now) I ever wanted to cap into that team and let the chips fall where they might.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on September 10, 2013, 10:50:36 PM
 :Woot:
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: MakeItRain on September 10, 2013, 11:07:07 PM
does the USA go for top qualifier from CONCACAF on final match day @ Panama, if losing would mean Mexico stays home and doesn't even get a shot at NZ? If i were JuKl I would toss out any random kid (including some of these 12 yo wonder kids playing is Spain England and Germany right now) I ever wanted to cap into that team and let the chips fall where they might.

Seeded spot tho

Panama has played well this summer. If they beat Mexico on the 10th El Tri will be done anyway. Panama may go into that match looking for 3rd.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: scottwildcat on September 10, 2013, 11:11:07 PM
does the USA go for top qualifier from CONCACAF on final match day @ Panama, if losing would mean Mexico stays home and doesn't even get a shot at NZ? If i were JuKl I would toss out any random kid (including some of these 12 yo wonder kids playing is Spain England and Germany right now) I ever wanted to cap into that team and let the chips fall where they might.

Seeded spot tho

Panama has played well this summer. If they beat Mexico on the 10th El Tri will be done anyway. Panama may go into that match looking for 3rd.

they aren't going to win in the azteca. I know mexico isn't who they have been and they have dropped a lot of points even at home this hex but no way with a wc ticket on the line will they lose to panama, draw could happen. do not see them losing. hope i am wrong tho
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Tobias on September 10, 2013, 11:17:15 PM
i've gotta agree with scott here.  talent, trends, etc not withstanding, it's incredibly tough to win there.  definitely throw a huge-ass party tough
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: SabiNation on September 11, 2013, 08:17:38 AM
hey guys, low americansoccerIQ here, but what's the significance of dos a cero?  I mean obviously it means 2-0...did that score happen before?

I was going to ask somebody on twitter but I figured I'd ask my bros at goE instead.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: felix rex on September 11, 2013, 08:46:33 AM
hey guys, low americansoccerIQ here, but what's the significance of dos a cero?  I mean obviously it means 2-0...did that score happen before?

I was going to ask somebody on twitter but I figured I'd ask my bros at goE instead.

the last three U.S.-Mexico qualifiers in Columbus all had that score, too.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: broXcore on September 11, 2013, 08:48:07 AM
sb nation did a history of dos a cero as well. good read

http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2013/9/10/4712500/usa-vs-mexico-2014-world-cup-qualifying-preview-history
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on September 11, 2013, 08:51:14 AM
does the USA go for top qualifier from CONCACAF on final match day @ Panama, if losing would mean Mexico stays home and doesn't even get a shot at NZ? If i were JuKl I would toss out any random kid (including some of these 12 yo wonder kids playing is Spain England and Germany right now) I ever wanted to cap into that team and let the chips fall where they might.

JK will go for the win. Wish he wouldn't though.
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on September 11, 2013, 09:48:24 AM
I HATE KU MORE THAN I LOVE THE CATS  :curse:

you tucks
Title: Re: New Non-Racist America Soccer Thread
Post by: Spaces on September 11, 2013, 09:49:19 AM
1853rd post just want