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2tone
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Post #31
Thursday May 30, 2019 2:14am

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Original post from hamsamwich

That's true @2tone. But I don't want to see us play Mali.

I think people have seen the last few generations of young French players dominate the pro game and the depth of the program in France is outstanding. And this new squad is supposedly just as good. The USA felt they could've done more against the French in a friendly so hopefully we get to see the game play out on the field in a competitive match. I think many people see France (especially in this lightweight edition of the u20s) as the favorite and for good reason: the amount of good athletic and technical players they have.

This would be a true measuring stick game and see if we have gotten better since Luis Gil and company got destroyed by France a few years ago. I do think the USA is miles better and almost unrecognizable from then to now.


That was actually a 1-1 tie with that French team. We got destroyed by Spain and Ghana.

hamsamwich
Post #32
Thursday May 30, 2019 3:14am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,107
Fair enough but the points the same. Outclassed by the better teams and from what I recall which obviously is slightly off- we never could impose ourselves on anyone. This years team has transitioned to a more modern style and the level of player is much higher?

If we draw France can these guys make it happen?

db707
Post #33
Thursday May 30, 2019 6:18pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 923
What's wrong with Honduras? They are currently 7-0 down to Norway and got blown out by New Zealand too.

blaise213
Post #34
Thursday May 30, 2019 6:40pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,890
Is the US game on TV ?

db707
Post #35
Thursday May 30, 2019 6:55pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 923
Original post from blaise213

Is the US game on TV ?


It's on FS2 I believe. Norway 12-0 over Honduras. Erling Haland of Norway scored 9. Someone had the over.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #36
Thursday May 30, 2019 8:19pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,093
Playing with fire in that first half. Keita left Ochoa out to die and he made a good save.

Need more off the ball runs. Soto almost made something out of nothing

Hopefully Llanez or Pomykal for Servania in the second half

blaise213
Post #37
Thursday May 30, 2019 8:41pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,890
Original post from db707

It's on FS2 I believe. Norway 12-0 over Honduras. Erling Haland of Norway scored 9. Someone had the over.


Right on
Not sure I have that channel

dunlopp9987
Post #38
Thursday May 30, 2019 9:06pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,642
Mendez and Durkin out next match
COYB!!
cudevil
Post #39
Thursday May 30, 2019 9:09pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 903
That's a PK. Ref is struggaling.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #40
Thursday May 30, 2019 9:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 784
We are not playing well, guys just don't seem to be into it. Took 60 min before they even started playing hard. This reminds me to T&T game, Coach has got to find a way to get guys motivated when playing inferior opponents.

cudevil
Post #41
Thursday May 30, 2019 9:18pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 903
Terrible PK from Mendez, but then plays a ridiculous ball to Weah. Weah has to finish that.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #42
Thursday May 30, 2019 9:26pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 784
Well, we are through to the round of 16 and now we play France. They need to play a whole lot better than today.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #43
Thursday May 30, 2019 9:31pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,093
Tab over thought that game. McKenzie at RB was suspect.

Mendez was stranded all game. Servania and Durkin wasn't needed

navi8132
New York
Post #44
Friday May 31, 2019 12:15am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,086
That was a painful game to watch. Tab is way to stubborn with "his guys."

1) Mendez and Durkin can't play next game (YC accumulation). Beautiful bc both had a terrible cup. Bring on Cerillo in place of Durkin and Ledezma in place of Mendez. (Sadly I am hearing rumors of retarded stuff like Servania and McKenzie as dual DMs...)
2) Konrad was gassed today, he shouldn't have played at all. He was ineffective due to low energy level. I hope he is ready to go next game.
3) Soto is just mediocre. And I was hoping for a Rennicks in this game to see if he could perform, but now we don't know. I'll have to go for Weah as a #9 striker next game (but he's just gonna keep drifting wide.... i don't know what to do with this team, I don't want them to recreate the Ukraine game).
4) I have no idea what Tab is gonna do for rightback next game, he clearly doesn't rate Araujo and he questions Dest's defensive lapses.
5) Llanaz and Ledezma's brief stints showed some good stuff.

The lineup I'd want to see:

---Weah (told to not go wide)
Llanaz-Pomykal-Ledezma-Konrad
-----Cerillo
Gloster-Richards-McKenzie-Dest

The lineup I think Tab goes with:

---Soto
Weah-Pomykal--Llanaz
--Servania-McKenzie
Gloster-Richards-Keita-Dest

camparkinson
Post #45
Friday May 31, 2019 12:31am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 312
Yea terrible effort today, very lucky to not have gone down in that horrid first half. A little better in the second half but the only goal they scored was super lucky.

Llanez did great, should have started and was constantly creating problems for their defense.

I don't like the idea of Weah centrally, he's clearly a winger.

--------Soto----------
Weah-Pomykal-Ledezma-Llanaz
-------Servania-----
Gloster--Keita--Richards--Dest

It feels like another one of these, we played well but lost to a better team kind of game is coming like we've seen so many times... hopefully I'm wrong and we can show more against France but anytime our youth teams play France they always look so much bigger, stronger, faster, better...

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