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2tone
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Post #1
Friday September 13, 2013 6:12pm

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Looks like their will be a rematch between USA and Scotland at Hampden Park in November. Could be a good game.

I think the US should have scheduled a South American team.

2tone
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Post #2
Friday September 13, 2013 6:19pm

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Also they're lining up another friendly on November the 19th. My guess this second team will be a European team in Europe as well. Makes no sense to fly to Scotland then fly back to the US for the second friendly.

tardis91
Post #3
Friday September 13, 2013 6:36pm

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Yeah I think playing in South America would be ok, however there is a threat of violence given the recent events in Brazil. I would guess part of playing Scotland in Florida was probably conditional on giving a home match to them. And like 2tone another game in Europe is probable, even though they may have a secondary roster to play a game in the US, but that does not make much sense.

navi8132
Post #4
Friday September 13, 2013 6:37pm

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Would love an England game

admsghs27
Post #5
Friday September 13, 2013 6:44pm

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usa should of scheduled a friendly in south America... Idk if the federation is scared usa will get destroyed aand embarrassed but we need to play against top teams, and south America has polenty of them, not these mediocre teams, Scotland, maybe Austria they both suck.. Spain will be a good test also.

EKneezy
Post #6
Friday September 13, 2013 6:45pm

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Man these game can't come fast enough. Two friendlies in Europe is a great way to prepare.

Jzaval01
Post #7
Friday September 13, 2013 7:21pm

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Its pretty rare a match in South America but maybe playing a south american team in Europe just like chile played spain in swiss lands, complete neutral. I would love to play Colombia or something like that maybe Uruguay

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #8
Friday September 13, 2013 8:26pm

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I actually would have loved to have seen us play two South American teams. Colombia and Uruguay for sure. That would have been cool to have played in neutral sites in Europe. If we have to play European teams in Nov, fine. HOWEVER, we should really try for a Colombia or Uruguay match in March.
Speed Elf
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DFWTX
Post #9
Friday September 13, 2013 10:21pm

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Columbia/Uruguay would have been perfect for us, not too much better but def. better enough to the point where it would be a test for us...saddens me that we're going with a morale boosting win rather than a hard fought match with perhaps a less than favorable outcome.

AZ_Mike_AO
Post #10
Friday September 20, 2013 6:54am

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How about Croatia as a second european friendly? Top 10 FIFA ranked team that seems beatable. Their last three results in UEFA WCQ have been 1-1 draw at Serbia, 0-1 loss at home to Scotland, and 2-1 win at Wales. It's certainly not on the level of a Spain or Italy, but it's not Norway or Denmark either. Potential for another "morale boosting" Adriatic win.

admsghs27
Post #11
Friday September 20, 2013 8:27am

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No European friendlies we need some south American teams.. Much tougher to play in south america than in most European countries..

MSantoine
Post #12
Friday September 20, 2013 11:34am

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Original post from AZ_Mike_AO

How about Croatia as a second european friendly? Top 10 FIFA ranked team that seems beatable. Their last three results in UEFA WCQ have been 1-1 draw at Serbia, 0-1 loss at home to Scotland, and 2-1 win at Wales. It's certainly not on the level of a Spain or Italy, but it's not Norway or Denmark either. Potential for another "morale boosting" Adriatic win.


Croatia will probably be in the UEFA playoffs in November (would be a shock if they overtook Belgium). I could see us taking on Czech Rep or Denmark (whomever isnt runner up in group B), or Norway or Austria.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #13
Friday September 20, 2013 6:20pm

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From what I understand Austria is looking like the second team.

MSantoine
Post #14
Friday September 20, 2013 6:33pm

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Original post from 2tone

From what I understand Austria is looking like the second team.


I think Austria would be a great test. They have some top class defenders so it would be a great test for Jozy, Aron, maybe Mixx to break through. It'll all come down to there next match in Sweden. If they win/tie they only need to beat Farore Islands and have Germany beat Sweden to make the playoffs( if they beat Sweden its win and there in)

dolcem
Post #15
Friday September 20, 2013 6:39pm

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Of course a South American team would be great but this friendly will be in Europe. We'll have another chance to play a CONMEBOL team. It can't be a good European team either, because they're all playing qualifiers.

I'm fine with friendlies against Scotland and Austria (or a similar caliber team). It'll give us a chance to practice playing positive, attacking soccer against European opposition.
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