USMNT soccer team thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Alsacs, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Alsacs

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    Basically if we get 6 points from T&T and we don't lose at home to Panama we are in.
    Panama did play Mexico to a draw at home.

    We should finish top 3. At worst we play Asia home/home.
     
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    Another note. How on gods green earth was there not a single yellow card in that game?! Not one. Embarrassing officiating.
     
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  5. Alsacs

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    Bradley is a shell of WC 2010 self.
    2010 Bradley was a playmaker.
    Since then he came back to MLS and is no longer the same player.
    Jones is just too old.
    Bradley just isn't good.

    We need to create a lineup where Pulisic can be the number 10.
     
  6. CUSU

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    It just feels like if you press Bradley our attack is neutralized. Honestly though with our starting back 4 of Cameron, Brooks, Yedlin, and possibly Johnson the better distribution would make his job easier.
     
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    I don't know why you'd bring Kljestan into the side and then play Jones over him. Feels like he and Bradley would compliment each other better. To be honest I would've rather seen Kljestan and Acosta together. We looked so incredibly slow last night.
     
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    I just don't think both Bradley and Jones can be on the field at the same time.

    I wasn't thrilled about it against Panama but was ok with it since our back line was so makeshift...

    I was also ok with a point...

    87 degrees at kick-off, high humidity, lousy field, every delight you usually get with a Concacaf away game and 2nd game in 4 days...

    How special is Pulisic?

    90% of guys just drill that into the guy to win the corner...90% of the remaining 10% try to shoot after the Cruyff and drill it into the guy to win the corner...the other 1% pick their head up and find a wide open teammate in the box...
     
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    I think Jones was the worse of the two just not sure who takes over that spot. Two shuttlers like Nagbe and Lletget in the first game won't have enough defensive presence against better teams. But, we don't really have a true CDM, unless you play Cameron there.
     
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    Agreed. I don't think Jones is disciplined enough. We've had 3 separate managers decide that Bradley is the best we've got so I think you just have to pencil him in under you see Arena trying someone else...

    It is tough to find two-way guys who are both really creative going forward and get after it defensively.

    Maybe Bedoya on the right and Nagbe on the left? Get some balance?

    The pure level of skill demonstrated by Pulisic also means that we finally have someone who can create something out of nothing or out of very little.

    How about that volley that got blocked?
     
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    do we have any other striker types other than woods coming along? how much longer Altidore and Dempsey can carry the load is to be decided.
     
  12. Alsacs

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    What's going on with Jordan Morris?
     
  14. CUSU

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    Agreed. That would be a decent line-up. Volley would have been a beaut!
     
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    Morris, Wood, Altidore, Dempsey, Agudelo, Johansson, Dwyer just got his citizenship, there's others I'm forgetting. A few young guys at decent sized euro clubs

    Dempsey is up there but Jozy is only 27
     
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    Future of the goalie position

    Does Hamid or Cropper get a look at before next WC and if not, who is coming up behind them?
     
  18. CUSU

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    Hamid is injured every other day so I doubt it'll be him. Goal keeper is a big question moving forward. There are some younger MLS keeps along with Horvath in Norway I believe.

    Howard or Guzan will be our keeper for the 2018 WC
     
  19. Forza Azzurri

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    Morris is hurt.
     
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    Pulisic starting in Der Klassiker! Wood assists vs Hoffemheim to pull HSV further out of the relegation zone.
     
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    Zack Steffen is a name to watch. Went to Freiburg in Germany but just wasn't adapting well to living abroad etc. Now starts for Columbus Crew. Maybe 22 I think. He'll eventually head back to Europe.
     
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    Rubio Rubin is an outside option. Played I think two seasons at Utrecht in Netherlands. Fell off and now is with a club in Denmark. Turned 21 in March.
     
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    Nothing to do with the US but Giuseppe Rossi blew out his ACL on his left knee after three serious injuries on his right knee.

    Such a shame. This kid was so good and had so much potential but his knee injuries have robbed him of his ability to live up to that potential.

    Watched his comeback with Fiorentina after his 3rd and it was clear he just wasn't the same player...

    This is what I worry about with a kid like Pulisic. Hopefully, the kid stays injury-free...
     
  24. CUSU

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    Unified WC 2026 bid. Thoughts?
     
  25. Alsacs

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    US did this for political reasons.
    North America was getting 2026.
    Uruguay/Argentina are getting 2030.
    With the Cup field being 48 in 2026 it allows a tri-host.
    USA would host 60 matches
    Mexico and Canada would get 10 each.
    Final at JerryWorld.
    Semis at Rose Bowl and MetLife.
    All matches from QFs in USA.

    As long as Europe is on board this will happen.