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Post #31
Wednesday June 11, 2014 3:31am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 52
Wow, that escalated quickly. Vogts is an advisor, a friend and mentor to Klinsmann. Nothing he is saying is surprising. Gosh, do you think the media tries to make as much out of a sound bite as possible? Of course. We live in a 24 hour news cycle, where there is not enough real news to report, so stories are made out of nothing. Congratulations for buying into the idiotic "news reports" these half baked journalists as flogging.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #32
Wednesday June 11, 2014 5:50am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 197
Nah, they said it. It's going to push away the casuals and the sorta kinda fans.
That is not good or right. They're fucking tone deaf.

skangles
DC
Post #33
Wednesday June 11, 2014 10:26pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,964
Juergen was asked to clarify his comments about the US not winning the World Cup. He said that the US is to the point where we don't consider ourselves underdogs even if others do but to say that we will win the world cup is unrealistic.

But that's not the talking point, here's the talking point: ESPN interviewed Landon for his reactions to Klinsmann's comments and he started with a giant snark on his face and said well this will come as a surprise to nobody but I do not agree with Klinsmann. Methinks this had very little to do with whether the US can win the world cup even if that was the topic.

Landon will be joining ESPN to cover the tournament and I think he's biting his tongue until Monday in case there is a fluke injury and JK calls him up but come Monday I expect to hear a lot out of Landon, at least his side of the story. Irrespective I think he's going to provide some entertaining commentary about the World Cup.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #34
Wednesday June 11, 2014 10:53pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 331
Original post from skangles

Landon will be joining ESPN to cover the tournament and I think he's biting his tongue until Monday in case there is a fluke injury and JK calls him up but come Monday I expect to hear a lot out of Landon, at least his side of the story. Irrespective I think he's going to provide some entertaining commentary about the World Cup.

That's cool that he's joing the coverage. I just had this thought for the first time......what if Landon Donovan became the US coach say...8 years from now. Random, but it just crossed my mind. Wonder if he'd ever consider taking that on?
We are going to Brazil
admsghs27
Post #35
Wednesday June 11, 2014 11:53pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,154
If there are 23 players better than landon donovan then they sure as Hell have a great chance of Winning the World Cup!!!

dunlopp9987
Post #36
Wednesday June 11, 2014 11:58pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,201
Original post from admsghs27

If there are 23 players better than landon donovan then they sure as Hell have a great chance of Winning the World Cup!!!


Ugh. If there are 23 players better than Landon Donovan right now, they could win an MLS match. Landon Donovan before he was cut from the USMNT was a mediocre player. Boo hoo hoo.
COYB!!
Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #37
Thursday June 12, 2014 12:26am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 277
Original post from dunlopp9987

Ugh. If there are 23 players better than Landon Donovan right now, they could win an MLS match. Landon Donovan before he was cut from the USMNT was a mediocre player. Boo hoo hoo.


Landon still has the ability to turn it on when he wants to, calling him a mediocre player is pretty far out there. Personally I disagree. The question for me was if Landon could maintain a high level of play throughout the World Cup. I was betting he would, apparently JK felt he could not. I do feel if a midfielder or forward gets injured then Landon should be the first person called.

skangles
DC
Post #38
Friday June 13, 2014 4:46pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,964
Fabian with some comments to the German media that I can get behind!

http://www.espnfc.us/fifa-world-cup/story/187...

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #39
Friday June 13, 2014 7:50pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 197
Original post from dunlopp9987

Ugh. If there are 23 players better than Landon Donovan right now, they could win an MLS match. Landon Donovan before he was cut from the USMNT was a mediocre player. Boo hoo hoo.


Compared to Green and Wondolowski, right??

happytex
Post #40
Saturday June 14, 2014 5:53am

Joined Feb 2014
Total Posts: 12
Who cares what an old silly German guy thinks, seriously.

FYI

General Rommel of WWII fame studied at West Point. General Eisenhower was of German descent and Pen. Dutch are actually descendants of Germans. Just wanted to throw that out there. Oh lets not forget our whole space program and atom bomb building program was successful because of American scientists? Nope, German scientists.

P.S. With the Germanification of our Men's Team we might as well call them Germany's B Team. Go Deutschland!! err USA!! It's as American as Apple pie, hot dogs, and hamburgers!! (Germans invented those to: apple strudel, wiener schnitzels, and well Hamburg(ers)

dunlopp9987
Post #41
Saturday June 14, 2014 3:44pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,201
http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2096214-...

Boom.
COYB!!
admsghs27
Post #42
Saturday June 14, 2014 4:24pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,154
So if miraculously somehow USA does indeed win the WC klinsmann should get fired the next day...

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #43
Saturday June 14, 2014 9:58pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 197
Original post from dunlopp9987

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2096214-...

Boom.


Nope.

BG6
Post #44
Sunday June 15, 2014 3:10pm

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 9
This is getting way too much press & concern from USMNT fans. For a country that prides itself on tolerance, there is very little understanding of cultural differences in style of communication from country to country and region to region. I work for an international company and have frequent discussions and travel. This is generally how people communicate. Yes it is direct and can be misconstrued as abrasive but it is not about a lack of commitment or belief in the players. Similarly, we can be construed as arrogant and having a sense of self-entitlement when it is just our nature to have faith and belief that anything is possible. I don't feel one way is better than another but I've come to embrace that it is refreshing in some ways to have such direct style of communication.

dunlopp9987
Post #45
Sunday June 15, 2014 7:05pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,201
Original post from mmee

Nope.


Good counter-argument.
COYB!!
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