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andylui8
Post #241
Monday June 1, 2015 3:08am

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Score?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #242
Monday June 1, 2015 3:10am

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Germany 6 Fiji 0

Brazil 2 Nigeria 2

andylui8
Post #243
Monday June 1, 2015 3:45am

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lol at least Fiji scored 1

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #244
Monday June 1, 2015 3:49am

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Final Germany 8 Fiji 1

Final Brazil 4 Nigeria 2

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #245
Monday June 1, 2015 5:24am

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Besides Mexico CONCACAF teams are showing well.

Honduras up 2-0 on Uzbekistan.

blaise213
Post #246
Monday June 1, 2015 6:45am

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After I saw the fake self inflicted injury of the honduras goal keeper, I became an instant Uzbekistan fan

Im tired of these lil soccer pussy players doing this! Can't wait for the real athletes to get into this sport (NFL Running back, WR's, CB's, and safety's). Basically anyone who is 200 lbs + and can bench press 300 lbs +

BTW, How the hell did Villareal get injured today? These soccer players need to hit the gym for real! Dude tries to dive to avoid contact and lands on his shoulder. Ill bet he's out for a month!

admsghs27
Post #247
Monday June 1, 2015 7:43am

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Must look like a buff guido group blaise lol...

MSantoine
Post #248
Monday June 1, 2015 12:47pm

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Original post from blaise213

After I saw the fake self inflicted injury of the honduras goal keeper, I became an instant Uzbekistan fan

Im tired of these lil soccer pussy players doing this! Can't wait for the real athletes to get into this sport (NFL Running back, WR's, CB's, and safety's). Basically anyone who is 200 lbs + and can bench press 300 lbs +

BTW, How the hell did Villareal get injured today? These soccer players need to hit the gym for real! Dude tries to dive to avoid contact and lands on his shoulder. Ill bet he's out for a month!


I agree it is the worst part of soccer but dont pretend it doesnt exist in most american sports.

In NBA every time a player goes to the hoop if he misses he looks at the ref and throws up his hands looking for the foul call. If a foul is called against a player they throw up there hands and sprint to the ref and act in disgust like how could they call it when the replay shows him club the guy.

In NFL almost every pass play ends with a CB or WR looking at the ref. Anytime a QB gets hit they look at the ref and want an illegal hit called. Its pathetic.

In MLB any pitch that isnt swung at that is a borderline strike one way or the other the batter lears right at the umpire

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #249
Monday June 1, 2015 2:24pm

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Ok finally able to chime in.

I thought Acosta did well, particularly in attack. Wouldn't surprise me based off of that performance to see him make a strong push for WC2018 (being that LB is such a bad position for us). Quite a few of those times he was off-sides I would blame on the passer not passing it soon enough. He made a good run, and time it well, just the passer wasn't on the same page.

I thought the best performances were Hyndman, Rubin and Tall. I really like CCV as well. Wouldn't surprise me if he made a push for WC2018 as well.

I think Ramos was the real goon here. His choice of subs were just awful (timing, etc). Sonora and Hyndman start combining great and the USA starts to look very comfortable together and starts to really dominate. Then he takes off Sonora and puts in Zelalem. Then before that can really start working he makes another sub. The timing of the subs really just hurt the momentum that we got. It took them until the last 10' before the subs were able to get into the rhythm. With better subbing I think this score would have been more like the 3-1 or 4-1 we were expecting.

Perhaps bring on Zelalem at the half for Allen.

Also I thought Zelalem looked pretty bad the first 5-10' he was out there. Then he found the groove and looked much better. Arsenal need to loan him out next year so he can get some time on the pitch professionally...UNLESS he is in our League Cup/FA cup plans. Even then I'd like to see him maybe stay with the club the first half of the season (play League Cup matches and early FA cup matches) then get loaned out to a Championship side the 2nd half of the season for a couple months.
The guy is very talented and creative (the type of player the USA just doesn't usually have).

I can see Hydnman, Zelalem, Rubin, and Morris being a very dangerous attacking group come WC 2022 if they continue to develop. Just need to find some Wingers with some pace. Maybe Green and Gyau (if he can come back).
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TheTruth
Post #250
Monday June 1, 2015 2:50pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Yes, flopping in other sports, particularly the NBA, but no where near as bad as soccer. 1 ref, 22 guys is one reason. I wish refs would give out Yellows more often for the obvious crap. I just think it would be so easy to fix with retroactive Yellows. Guy goes down grabbing his face when the replay shows he wasn't touched in the face. . .

I'm with Blaise in that it's been nice to see bigger Americans playing soccer. Get these little pussies outta here. But I'm seeing some ref-fing problems a bit like there is in the NBA. The Shaq problem. Miazaga wasn't doing anything wrong, but the jackass ref kept calling fouls on him. We still need to work on the leg strength though. Helps you win positioning without fouling (or at least looking like you're fouling).

Percival
Post #251
Monday June 1, 2015 3:00pm

Joined Apr 2014
Total Posts: 162
Original post from USAGunner

Ok finally able to chime in.

I thought Acosta did well, particularly in attack. Wouldn't surprise me based off of that performance to see him make a strong push for WC2018 (being that LB is such a bad position for us). Quite a few of those times he was off-sides I would blame on the passer not passing it soon enough. He made a good run, and time it well, just the passer wasn't on the same page.

I thought the best performances were Hyndman, Rubin and Tall. I really like CCV as well. Wouldn't surprise me if he made a push for WC2018 as well.

I think Ramos was the real goon here. His choice of subs were just awful (timing, etc). Sonora and Hyndman start combining great and the USA starts to look very comfortable together and starts to really dominate. Then he takes off Sonora and puts in Zelalem. Then before that can really start working he makes another sub. The timing of the subs really just hurt the momentum that we got. It took them until the last 10' before the subs were able to get into the rhythm. With better subbing I think this score would have been more like the 3-1 or 4-1 we were expecting.

Perhaps bring on Zelalem at the half for Allen.

Also I thought Zelalem looked pretty bad the first 5-10' he was out there. Then he found the groove and looked much better. Arsenal need to loan him out next year so he can get some time on the pitch professionally...UNLESS he is in our League Cup/FA cup plans. Even then I'd like to see him maybe stay with the club the first half of the season (play League Cup matches and early FA cup matches) then get loaned out to a Championship side the 2nd half of the season for a couple months.
The guy is very talented and creative (the type of player the USA just doesn't usually have).

I can see Hydnman, Zelalem, Rubin, and Morris being a very dangerous attacking group come WC 2022 if they continue to develop. Just need to find some Wingers with some pace. Maybe Green and Gyau (if he can come back).


Interesting, I thought Zelalem's impact was more or less immediate. Maybe more minutes passed than I realized though. For example, for the first time in the whole match the U.S. strung together 5 passes in a small area and was able to play to feet much better with Zelalem in on the 2nd half. Am I confabulating this, I wouldn't put it past me Zelalem's passing and touch were smooth and he found the ball more than Sonora, I think he's earned a start next game. The few mistakes he had were typically holding onto it too long. He was dispossessed in the middle of field one time for an unnecessary step over.

I also thought Acosta tactically played a much better game than Moore. Shaq didn't make in glaring mistakes but just didn't look the same quality. Wouldn't mind seeing Payne next game. As much as I love EPB's potential, I thought Miazga was solid and has earned another start. As others have noted, pull in his temper a bit with the refs (though in his defense the first 2 calls were very silly and apparently called because Miazga was tall and stood his ground).

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #252
Monday June 1, 2015 3:51pm

Joined Jul 2013
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Zelalem's touch and passing were spot on. But I think he was trying to do to much the first 10' and trying to make an impact and losing the ball in 1v1 situations. It's like he thought he was going to come in and be Ronaldinho and go slaloming past people for a beautiful goal, realized he couldn't do that, settled down and played within the USA's offense and then started having some good build up play with the rest.
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TheTruth
Post #253
Monday June 1, 2015 3:54pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Funny, I got the same sense with GZ too. He didn't look great, but looked smooth, comfortable. Which is good.

blaise213
Post #254
Monday June 1, 2015 4:50pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,419
Original post from MSantoine

I agree it is the worst part of soccer but dont pretend it doesnt exist in most american sports.



Naw, its worst than the examples you made, plus I've played all those sports you've mentioned at a high level (college & minor league). I've only played soccer at a recreational level and constantly hear how I'm too big for the sport. Picture Alan Gordan with 40 lbs more of muscle.

For the third time, the goal keeper purposely tried to dive into the pole towards the end and lay on the ground from sniper fire.

I do love the sport, but most of the time I can't look at these players as real athletes.

blaise213
Post #255
Monday June 1, 2015 4:57pm

Joined Sep 2012
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