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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2010, 07:48:39 PM »
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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?
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2010, 09:20:26 PM »
Robben out now too, ouch. The Dutch have fire power to make up for it though....
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #77 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

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2010, 09:41:14 PM »
Go Brazil.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #79 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:

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                         howard
cherundolo onyewu demerit bocanegra
              
             bradley           torres

donovan                              dempsey

           altidore             buddle

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2010, 09:18:55 PM »
robben update:  http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/37541344/ns/sports-world_cup/

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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.


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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #82 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:

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #83 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:

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                       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:

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2010, 09:11:51 AM »

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2010, 09:39:18 AM »

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2010, 03:42:24 PM »

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #87 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.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #89 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?
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #90 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





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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #91 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.
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #92 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.
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #93 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.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #94 on: June 09, 2010, 11:00:22 AM »
What's the date and time for the USA match?

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #95 on: June 09, 2010, 11:15:28 AM »
What's the date and time for the USA match?

Saturday @ 1pm
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 09, 2010, 12:04:53 PM »
Will be in MHK enrolling for EMAW-U.

Any USA v. England watch parties?

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #97 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.

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

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #98 on: June 09, 2010, 06:47:45 PM »
2 more days!  :runaway:
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #99 on: June 10, 2010, 09:54:53 AM »
t minus 22 hours  :ksu:

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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/