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Loche Achles
Post #121
Tuesday November 5, 2013 4:54am

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
Well the 2010 WC brought in more fans than I've ever seen (coming from a follower in the 80s... yup... Wasn't much to follow then) so that explains a lot of the ... younger audience on the forums generally.

But the more the merrier for me. People know so much more about soccer now, even the newer fans, then back in the day so that's a great relief. Discussions are easy!

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #122
Tuesday November 5, 2013 4:56am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 415
Following since 98, fan of football since my first WC, Mexico World Cup and of course hand of god goal...

Had a blast when US beat Mexico in 2002

dunlopp9987
Post #123
Tuesday November 5, 2013 5:19am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,079
Original post from admsghs27

I was at the game in the 94 world cup vs Colombia at the rose bowl. Been a fan since.


..........WAIT WHAT? YOU WERENT EVEN BORN THEN.
COYB!!
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #124
Tuesday November 5, 2013 6:03am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,950
Watched a little of the 94 and 98 WC's. But became an avid TV viewer of the USMNT in 2002. Of course I loved the game because I had played soccer since I was 6 years old, but in the US back in the 90's soccer was nonexistent on TV. I bought this game for the Sega Genesis and I think it was just called World Cup soccer. I always played with Brasil or Italy because I knew the best players were from those countries. To be honest I never even acknowledged that the USA had a team.

I watched highlights of the 1990 WC from a video tape I had bought. It was a tape highlighting all of the stars i.e. Baggio, Klinsmann, Maradonna etc... That was first time I had really seen what true pro players were capable of. To this day Baggio is my 2nd favorite player behind Pele.

And it truly is amazing how far soccer has come in this country. I really wish I was in my early teen years now. More chances to get noticed now, and get into academies. I remember when being on a traveling team was the shit.

I love that I can have forums to chat about soccer, and I love the fact that my country has a decent domestic league to watch. Also it is awesome to see the USMNT come as far as they have. in the 90's the USMNT was barely beating CONCACAF minnows. That 1990 team was the underdog against Trinidad and Tobago in the qualifier that the US won to secure a WC berth.

It's hard for some new people that have come to soccer that don't understand the history of the sport and the US program in this country, to fully appreciate how far the US program has come in such a short time period

unitedfc6
Post #125
Friday November 8, 2013 8:48pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 86
Green extended his contract with Bayern until 2017 today

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #126
Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:58pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,950
Green has been added to Bayern's Champions League 18 man squad.

It will get interesting to see if he is given a competitive debut.

Should Klinsmann promise the moon to this kid?

What do you guys think?

Personally, I think he will choose Germany.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #127
Tuesday November 26, 2013 7:16pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 990
I think he will choose Germany as well. I think Klinnsman offering him the "moon" would be kinda low, I don't expect him to do it. Green would be a wonderful addition to our squad, especially next cycle, but you can't blame the guy for wanting to be apart of one of the greatest footballing nations.

admsghs27
Post #128
Tuesday November 26, 2013 7:17pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,053
I dont think klissman should promise any player anything. There was a time landon, and jozy werent in his plans. Now demps is in a tough situation. If he gets cap tied to germany he will deeply regret it.. Germany has players at his age already scoring, playing well in the beundesliga, champs league. He will get a couple calls ups but then drift away slowly and never play in a world cup.

Know Nothing
Post #129
Tuesday November 26, 2013 7:53pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 361
Promising one player the moon leads to jealousies and anyone else we "recruit" will seek similar. Best if we just filled our roster with players committed to playing for the badge, not the incentives.

Mark WNY
Post #130
Tuesday November 26, 2013 8:01pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 33
JK has to try it. Look not too long ago, the idea that John Anthony Brooks will consider the US rather than wait for Germany was a joke. I wish JK was the coach when Subotich and Pepe Rossi were available for the U.S. In Germany, JK is like Michael Jordan. Imagine MJ texting or calling a young player wishing to play for the US Dream Team? I am pretty sure that US Soccer had this in mind when gave him a blank check contract.

Germany is full of talent and if you want to make it into the WC - you have to complete with establish players from the Bundes, Real Madrid and Premier. I think that there is a chance for him to try the U.S. I am sure his agent use the USMNT call up as a barganing chip.

Mark WNY
Post #131
Tuesday November 26, 2013 8:06pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 33
Agree. This is not about feelings. Unlike a coach from the MLS, JK will inlcude the top player for each position. Zusi has not been able to get a contract overseas. EJ had his chance and blew it. Boyd is a good attacking option - but he is still green and was not able to score vs. Concacaf oponents in limited minutes. I dont see why not give a look at Green.

stone88
Post #132
Tuesday November 26, 2013 8:26pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 823
We won't get the CL german-americans, unless they're already 30 y/o (Jermaine Jones).

Mojofc
Post #133
Tuesday November 26, 2013 8:32pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 673
Original post from stone88

We won't get the CL german-americans, unless they're already 30 y/o (Jermaine Jones).


Too generic of a statement... Depends on the player. I believe Brooks was offered a place with Bayern back in 2011 but signed a contract extension with Hertha instead and as of now it seems he will be playing for the USA
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
stone88
Post #134
Tuesday November 26, 2013 8:42pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 823
Original post from Mojofc

Too generic of a statement... Depends on the player. I believe Brooks was offered a place with Bayern back in 2011 but signed a contract extension with Hertha instead and as of now it seems he will be playing for the USA


I think you made my point. The guy isn't a champions league player, therefore we have a shot. Had he moved to Bayern impressed and was sitting on the Bayern bench tomorrow, we'd be nowhere close to getting him, kinda exactly like Green ATM.

Mojofc
Post #135
Tuesday November 26, 2013 8:50pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 673
Original post from stone88

I think you made my point. The guy isn't a champions league player, therefore we have a shot. Had he moved to Bayern impressed and was sitting on the Bayern bench tomorrow, we'd be nowhere close to getting him, kinda exactly like Green ATM.


Still think that's way too generic, you can't lump all players into one group like that. You could say it's more likely he plays for Germany but to tell us he will play for Germany is over the top.
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