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Jzaval01
Post #256
Wednesday July 2, 2014 1:28am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Original post from Fairweather Fan

This is correct.

Until kids are out playing pick up soccer, like they do basketball, the US will not reach the top tier.


Considering how this will be the last generation to come out of a college system is a huge positive. Just look at yedlin and how he for the most part bossed that Right side of the field (with Hazard and at 20 years old) also not to mentioned how green owned one of the best keepers in the game.
Talent will be something we wont lack in the next cycle

db707
Post #257
Wednesday July 2, 2014 1:36am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,065
I have one thing to say to anyone focusing on the negatives right now (we could have played this guy, what if we didn't have that guy, anything else that at the end of the day won't change a damn thing). To quote a minor poet (he's no Byron surely, points to anyone who can get the reference), we as a team have a phrase we say when negativity comes our way...

Jzaval01
Post #258
Wednesday July 2, 2014 2:04am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Im sad like any fan but im happy as well to see Yedlin, Brooks and Green will be key players for russia. At such a young age to make an impact on world class teams and players is just something big. Not to mention well have some of our other experience players like Bradley Altidore Fabian Mix.

cudevil
Post #259
Wednesday July 2, 2014 2:16am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,036
Original post from Fairweather Fan

This is correct.

Until kids are out playing pick up soccer, like they do basketball, the US will not reach the top tier.


Eh, it's not so much what young players are doing (up to about 17). Results at the WC for that age group shows that we're not particularly outmatched. The divergence really happens when the 17 year olds in the US end up in college whereas kids in other countries head into academies. This probably the last cycle that we will rely on a number of guys with college backgrounds. Might take 2-3 cycles for that to really pay dividends though.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #260
Wednesday July 2, 2014 2:27am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,408
Yeah when it's all said and done there is no point on focusing on the negatives, but there is one, ONE, thing I will say. If Wondo had been Donovan that game would have been different. That's it I just had to say it.

BUT this was a great run and we proved a lot of people wrong. Yedlin, Brooks, and Green all proved their worth. BEASLEY was a beast. We have strong CB's who have invaluable experience assuming they are still the mainstay CB's going into Russia. We have Fabian Johnson who could play on any of the teams we've played. We have TIM FUCKING HOWARD, who may or may not be in the picture for next world cup. Time will tell. And there is a strong chance Bradley will be in the picture next time around. Tons of good stuff to see here. Proud of our boys.

skangles
DC
Post #261
Wednesday July 2, 2014 2:42am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,448
I think Timmy will hand the reigns over to Guzan. El Guzano has now sat patiently through the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

tjknowsall
Post #262
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:01am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 436
so proud of the boys... wondo's miss will give me nightmares, but just imagine what it will give him. He deserved his spot on the team. maybe he shouldnt have been there but he worked his whole life up to one moment and could have gone in us world cup history and choked... I feel for him since he is such a hard worker... but oh well... also beglium unlike some other teams that we have lost to, i have no hard feelings... they were class on and off the field, and i will root for them the rest of the tourny... Howard holy shit..

admsghs27
Post #263
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:38am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Wondo should drop dead!! It is 100% his fault usa lost.

blaise213
Post #264
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:39am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,085
Original post from admsghs27

Just imagine if usa don't have Howard. It would be a historic blowout. I'm tired of watching usa get dominated most of the games, Belgium did not even do that to none of their group stage opponents. There was no reason to go OT, Wondo blew it. I bet Jozy blind folded would of made it.


My biggest problem is just like 2010 when Bradley should've put in Feilhaber, Gomez, and buddle, we should've been more offensive minded by putting in Mix, Green, and Johannsson. Unlike 2010, I was actually ok with the Starting XI but klinsmann should've made tactical changes/Subs faster. FJ getting hurt was huge but Yedlin stepped in and was excellent.

Not having true wingers this cycle hurt the team

admsghs27
Post #265
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:48am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
If mix, green, johansson would of been the subs there is no doubt in my mind usa would of won. And I think Argentina is a much easier opponent than Belgium. just saying.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #266
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:50am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
Original post from admsghs27

Wondo should drop dead!! It is 100% his fault usa lost.


"100%"

Between your ideas and grammar, I wish I could /ignore you on this site.

tjknowsall
Post #267
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:52am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 436
yea maybe... its always easy to second guess the coach if we lose... say wondo puts the goal in, which he does 9 times out of ten, then klinsy is a genius. We played our hearts out but in all honesty we didnt deserve to win. We would have stolen the game. I would have been going bananas but still lets sit back and enjoy the next 2 weeks of the world cup and then hope that the mls continues to grow. I hope that next world cup or 2022 we have a young player from a mls acadamy like yedlin but maybe has a world wide impact on the game

coverby
Post #268
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:54am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 501
Original post from mmee

"100%"

Between your ideas and grammar, I wish I could /ignore you on this site.


Same here wish that was a silence button...

Jaymes
California
Post #269
Wednesday July 2, 2014 3:58am

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 48
Original post from admsghs27

Wondo should drop dead!! It is 100% his fault usa lost.


you know that play was called off side, right?

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #270
Wednesday July 2, 2014 4:03am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,533
I'm very proud of the boys.

The team was built to play with a target forward. After Jozy went down we had to make do, and we still fought our way out of the group.

Stepping back, this wasn't going to look rosy in one cycle. We were woefully thin on players that have true pace and can create their own opportunities, especially from our flank mids. We had to depend almost solely on our outside fullbacks to create anything dangerous from the flank. We just didn't have enough meaningful penetrating possession in the attacking third to balance our game and take the heat off our defense.

Sometimes you get swept up in the excitement...the next level seems so close you can almost touch it...but then the cold hard reality sets in..it's still baby steps, incremental improvement from cycle to cycle. Without Timmy's historic performance it would have been a sound defeat.

I'm not going to rag on players, yeah Wondo should have done way better with his chance, but it also happens to the very best players in the world... they miss sitters. It's unfortunate usually they'll get a few more opportunities to make up for it and put one in, but our attack is so anemic, it's practically all on none...

I have a lot of respect for Yedlin. He took care of business. His play with the nats has improved in leaps and bounds. He did a fantastic job at fullback. Something I never would have believed watching his play with the Sounders. He really needs to get the hell out of Seattle.

Going forward, I can't wait to see the wave of attacking talent coming through the ranks adding to the young promising defenders.

And I'll bid a fond farewell to the most perplexing central midfield combo we've ever had.

I'm counting the minutes until the next friendly... Well done boys....Go USA!

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