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joey11
Post #226
Saturday June 4, 2016 9:16pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Sad that it looked like Colombia was at home! You may hate the coach and players but you can still support the colors.

blaise213
Post #227
Saturday June 4, 2016 10:14pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,994
Original post from joey11

Sad that it looked like Colombia was at home! You may hate the coach and players but you can still support the colors.


it was like 50/50

The even sadder part is none of the Colombia fans lived in Colombia !!! Sounds like a familiar theme now with all these latin countries....

There was a bunch of idiot mexican fans there too with mexican jerseys. I had a few words with some of them but nobody wanted to get KO'd

#Trump2016

TheTruth
Post #228
Saturday June 4, 2016 11:30pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Yeah, B. Sciaretta pretty much nails it w/ those 2 paragraphs. As always I get a kick out of the vast differences of opinion from people watching the same game. Colombia were a significantly better team - just can't imagine anyone disagreeing with that.

As for the other game - you generally want everyone to tie, especially the 1st couple of group games. Unless you have the clear group favorite playing a clear loser. We don't have either in this group.

admsghs27
Post #229
Sunday June 5, 2016 3:07am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I would say 60/40 in favor of Colombia also surprisingly there were a lot of Mexicans there. And many Colombians I spoke to travelled from all over the world and mainly here in the east coast area.

Mojofc
Post #230
Sunday June 5, 2016 3:52am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Know 2 Colombian families from the Carolinas that all flew out to the game. They'll make both of their others as well..
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
admsghs27
Post #231
Sunday June 5, 2016 4:07am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I would say at least 15k Colombians travelled from Colombia. And I think there are double maybe triple the Argentines here in the bay area the game is a sell out and tickets are going higher than the USA vs Colombia game.

cleancutimage
Post #232
Sunday June 5, 2016 9:07am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
Sad, we allowed more goals against than the following 3 matches combined to score(CRC-PAR 0-0, HAI-PER 0-1, BRA-ECU 0-0) in this tournament.

A bit over-analyzing but shows our defense and attack must improve.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #233
Sunday June 5, 2016 3:34pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from tjknowsall

ok... im surprised by a lot of the responses on here. I don't know if I was watching a different game or what, but my only couple major complaints were. 1) We didn't pressure high enough up the field this let the Columbians posses the ball with their CENTRE BACKS AT MIDFIELD the whole game, until about the 75th min mark. When we had the ball we possesed starting with our Centre backs maybe 20 yards off of the midfield line. This is one of the main reasons it looks like Columbia was a lot more dangerous than us, because they started all their attacks higher up the field. My second complaint is that we were to slow at making decesions on the ball. If you rewatch the game u will see players like bedoya and zardes making excellent runs all games, and Bradley, Jones, etc not picking them out, and then being pressured by the quickness of the columbians into bad passes.
BUT however soccer is a game of inches and Columbia got their breaks and we didnt get ours. The pk was a pk, but a brutal one to give up espically since we were out playing them. The volley was well taken by a centre back. Their goalie made some big saves.

I dont know why people are pissed at Dempsey. I thought he played well drew fouls held up play and created chances. He was inches away twice from scoring. I think it was good shift offensively, yes u wanna see a higher work rate from him, but thats just not him we know that.
Bradley played well until he made that mistake that led to the pk then it was sad to see him go down hill
Zardes who I have never really been impressed with had our best performance last night
Wood was solid
Bedoya was solid
Jones was meh, I would like to see Nagbe against costa rica, but Jones coming as a sub will light a fire under our team if we need it cuz he will be pissed being on the bench
Yedlin/Jonhnson I cant complain much about, yes yedlin was a little poor, but they had to be very cautious last night with the pace and skill of columbia, paraguay and costa rica wont have that
brooks/cameron were very solid defensively. Cameron has to communicate wiht bradley on that goal he cant go around both players he either has to switch players with bradley or cut between bradley and the columbian players,not run around the back of bradley, but overall good perfomance.
Guzan: disapointing. yes the 2 goals were not going to be saved, but the one chance he had to make a big save he look like a deer in head lights. Bacca coming one on one and takes a heavy touch and guzan hesitates and then stuck in no mans land.

My call is start nagbe against costa rica. No other changes pulisic could start but neither wingers should be benched unless tired legs, and i dont think dempsey will be benched

Overall it was a good perfomance though IMO


Very good analysis, regarding Guzan, I always have a bad vibe when he is in the match, he is caught in no-mans land too often, Just like the Gold Cup match against Jamaica. In my opinion, after the Copa, we should move on from Guzan.
Zardes had much better game than before, in close spaces, I feel like he will knee someone in the crotch. For future, I am hoping, he continues the good play in Copa and gets a contract to a team in the Dutch League.

Rey Regicide
Post #234
Monday June 6, 2016 12:58pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Just out of curiosity, did anyone see the spin move Cameron put on Bacca.

I feel like after that, they were less hesitant to press blindly on him.

Yes, I'm aware Cameron's deficiencies on defense. It's a smh. I've always felt better wiht him at CDM.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #235
Monday June 6, 2016 1:55pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 572
Original post from Rey Regicide

Just out of curiosity, did anyone see the spin move Cameron put on Bacca.

I feel like after that, they were less hesitant to press blindly on him.

Yes, I'm aware Cameron's deficiencies on defense. It's a smh. I've always felt better wiht him at CDM.

Yep. I was excited about it...till I wasn't. Unfortunately it was pretty much the only noteworthy thing he did.

Rey Regicide
Post #236
Monday June 6, 2016 2:25pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Well no, he had other strong plays, the corner kick he pooped on (which I would find fault with everyone from Bradley who sees the ball in front of him, to Cameron for not communicating, to klinsmann because I feel like we don't practice set pieces much)

He came in a snuffed out an attack that Bacca was going to capitalize on. IT was a strong intervention. Up until that moment I felt very good about the cB pairing.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #237
Monday June 6, 2016 2:40pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 572
I said pretty much. He definitely shut down their attack a few times and was the last man tracking back to stop several times. I'm just bitter bc of the goal. But I agree, poor communication all around.

Rey Regicide
Post #238
Monday June 6, 2016 2:41pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
me too family, me too =(

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #239
Monday June 6, 2016 2:43pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 572
Original post from Rey Regicide

me too family, me too =(

I feel good about tomorrow though! Even just got a new 55" Samsung (for free!) that I'll be watching on. Hopefully I won't be left crying on the couch...

Rey Regicide
Post #240
Monday June 6, 2016 2:53pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
There were positives.

Colombia is a very very very good internaitonal squad. They didn't just show up and not play well. They tried to pressure our guys up high, and our guys said "no."

That's NEVER happened before. Think back to our game with them in Fulham, when they wanted the ball they took it from us. They knock it around this time around, of course, they're a top 5 squad.

Here's the biggest secret about Colombia, they're not James's team, they're Cuadrado's, he explodes he shifts defenses he breaks down like 80 percent of their opponents. James gets the assist, gets the goals, Cuadrado moves the lines into the attacking area. Fabian stood up against him, noone on our team can do that outside of Fabian.

So those are positives, we "contained" a world class talent in Cuadrado, we pissed away goals on bad bad bad set pieces, which we shouldn't.

What's left? Piecing together much faster thinking in the final third and a better link up from our defense to that third, defensive mid, central defense, or wing play, whichever. Getting it to Dempsey so that his efforts are 80 percent "where's the killer pass", and not "how do I hold this line up"

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