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dunlopp9987
Post #31
Saturday August 8, 2015 2:12pm

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Original post from dolcem

We haven't conquered cricket or rugby yet, either, the second and third most popular sports on the planet.

There's no way that you write this stuff seriously. I can't believe that you're not a troll, especially considering how well you do in the MLS predictions league. You're probably laughing your ass off at all of us for biting every time.


If he is, I tip my hat to him. That would be the greatest trolling ever.

But I highly doubt that.
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TheTruth
Post #32
Saturday August 8, 2015 2:23pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Original post from admsghs27

America has the best athletes on the planet.. That's why we are #1 in Gold medals/overall by a massive amount... The only one sport we haven't concord yet is Soccer. So the rest of world specially Europe will do anything in their power so we don't succeed on whats the only thing they pretty much have. If we become one day more superior in soccer than them they will have nothing to Brag about that's the last card they have... Europe/South America are good in soccer the #1 Sport and USA is not yet but don't worry we will one day surpass them hope i'm alive to see it happen because i think that day will be sooner than later. The day we win a WC all hell will break loose.


Ah, this is it - my favorite adms mis-spelling of all time.

dunlopp9987
Post #33
Saturday August 8, 2015 11:48pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,642
Original post from TheTruth

Ah, this is it - my favorite adms mis-spelling of all time.


Yeah. It's a really good one. And I bet he has no idea what he misspelled.
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skangles
DC
Post #34
Monday August 10, 2015 8:23pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,426
Chandler's response was classy. He couldn't have handled the situation any better.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #35
Monday August 10, 2015 8:33pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from TheTruth

Ah, this is it - my favorite adms mis-spelling of all time.


LOL

My head hurts reading most of adms postings...
Looks like has he multiple personalities, good predictions, horrible thought process all around...

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #36
Monday August 10, 2015 9:19pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,322
Wait, Wait, Wait. Who said Soccer coaches don't have any racial/ethnic baises when it comes to picking their sides? HAHAHAHAHA. (might want to check Italy http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2015...).

That's like saying american businessmen don't care about race when picking employees, etc.
There is a Good Ole boy thing going in European circles, just like there is a good ole boy network in the good ole U.S. of A.

It's not so much that they won't pick American players, etc. It's that they will always choose the European or South American (or even African) player over the American player if all things are equal (or quite honestly if they are even a little less talented).

9 times of out 10 if the European has a rating of 7.5 and the American has a rating of 7.7, they are taking the European. Plain and simple. American's oversea's have to be head and shoulders better 9 times out of 10. Why guys like Dempsey always had to work so hard to stay in the lineup at FULHAM. There may be a bunch of reasons for it (and it would change depending on the manager), but American's are definitely at a disadvantage.

Countries that are no where near as talented as the USA have more guys in the EPL/Bundesliga/La Liga than we do.
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recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #37
Monday August 10, 2015 9:27pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from USAGunner

Countries that are no where near as talented as the USA have more guys in the EPL/Bundesliga/La Liga than we do.


I don't know if I can agree with this...the USMNT has historically not been a team with talented individuals, but a collection of good players that can become part of a whole, rather than the team being a collection of talented individuals with little/no team dynamic as is the case with a lot of the teams that you're talking about.

It also doesn't hurt that a lot (probably most) of those players have EU passports...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #38
Monday August 10, 2015 9:28pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,374
Original post from USAGunner

Wait, Wait, Wait. Who said Soccer coaches don't have any racial/ethnic baises when it comes to picking their sides? HAHAHAHAHA. (might want to check Italy http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2015...).

That's like saying american businessmen don't care about race when picking employees, etc.
There is a Good Ole boy thing going in European circles, just like there is a good ole boy network in the good ole U.S. of A.

It's not so much that they won't pick American players, etc. It's that they will always choose the European or South American (or even African) player over the American player if all things are equal (or quite honestly if they are even a little less talented).

9 times of out 10 if the European has a rating of 7.5 and the American has a rating of 7.7, they are taking the European. Plain and simple. American's oversea's have to be head and shoulders better 9 times out of 10. Why guys like Dempsey always had to work so hard to stay in the lineup at FULHAM. There may be a bunch of reasons for it (and it would change depending on the manager), but American's are definitely at a disadvantage.

Countries that are no where near as talented as the USA have more guys in the EPL/Bundesliga/La Liga than we do.


Ding, ding, ding, ding! Someone understands.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #39
Monday August 10, 2015 9:38pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
What countries that have no where near the talent as US have more guys?

hamsamwich
Post #40
Monday August 10, 2015 9:42pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,161
And that's true usagunner- but Chandler is already on the team. Maybe the coach was hoping chandler would get upset so he could sell him?
If it's just because the Gold Cup ended so late, well it's understandable. I see tim ream missed game one for a similar reason.
If all of that is true- that Americans are hated on etc- then what of the people like Gyau and Gatt and Hyndman etc that have had their coaches stick their neck out for them? What happened then??
And don't say Sasha didn't get an opportunity after Anderlecht because he's American.

MSantoine
Post #41
Tuesday August 11, 2015 12:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from USnLFCfan

What countries that have no where near the talent as US have more guys?


I would say theres probabyl 20 or so African countries with more big 4 league players than USA, if not more. And if you added France it would be even more I think most would have USA being a top 5 African country at the least, never mind outside the top 20. Again the EU passport has something to do with it but it shouldnt be to the level it is.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #42
Tuesday August 11, 2015 12:26pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
I was away for a few days, so I'm responding to the earlier flow of conversation.

Even though I do not like Chandler, no, I am not happy about this. Not even specifically regarding him am I happy about this. His coach is a biased piece of shit.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #43
Tuesday August 11, 2015 4:13pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Original post from MSantoine

I would say theres probabyl 20 or so African countries with more big 4 league players than USA, if not more. And if you added France it would be even more I think most would have USA being a top 5 African country at the least, never mind outside the top 20. Again the EU passport has something to do with it but it shouldnt be to the level it is.


I think the EU passport has a LOT to do with it. The problem with our guys is that the only way to get there is to have played a certain amount of national games, problem with that is that Bradley and JK both call in the same base of guys (nothing wrong with that, they want to win) but it leaves a low percentage of guys that will qualify for a work permit, which means we probably will not have a ton of Americans playing overseas (or at least the big ones since they have 1. homegrown rules 2. stricter work permits). Other than that, we might be better as a whole than a lot of the other random countries, Algeria, Egypt, Denmark, Hungary, etc....but their players as a whole are more technically sound than our players. (the shift is slowly coming our way). The last few years you are seeing foreign clubs coming in to sign young Americans but they are having to focus on dual passports to get the kids over right away.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #44
Wednesday August 12, 2015 2:37pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,322
Original post from USnLFCfan

What countries that have no where near the talent as US have more guys?


No where near the talent is just hyperbole.
However these countries have more (or just as many guys) as the USA in the big 4 leagues. (this does not include B teams and Reserves)

USA - 12

Senegal 21
Australia 11
South Korea 9
Algeria 14
Japan 16
Cameroon 10
Venezuela 12

The USA number gets a LOT smaller when you take out the guys who grew up in the country they play in (mostly Germany) and GK. It actually goes to just 1 I believe (Geoff Cameroon).
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USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #45
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:05pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
They, as a whole, are more technically sound players though.

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