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skangles
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Post #136
Saturday January 9, 2016 9:03pm

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Thinking about Kenwyne Jones he had a beast of a year in 2015. Did Concacaf get rid of their Concacaf awards after only 2 years?

For the sake of discussion who would be your male player of the year for Concacaf?

I would pretty clearly go with 1) Guardado 2) K. Jones

That said if we were looking at current club form I would go 1) Chicharito 2) Fabian

And if I had to choose a player to build a club around I would take 1) Campbell 2) Tecatito Corona.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #137
Monday January 11, 2016 5:15pm

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Campbell is doing very well at Arsenal now. If he continues that over to Costa Rica games, that is going to be a force to be reckoned with for the Concacaf.
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cleancutimage
Post #138
Monday February 22, 2016 3:08am

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Ouch at our draw but it will test us. I will be happy to make the knockout rounds anything further is the bonus. I figured we would get a difficult group but hopefully we can beat Costa Rica and Paraguay and Cost Rica gets points from the other two teams as well.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #139
Monday February 22, 2016 3:19am

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Total Posts: 862
I think we'll finish 2nd. But Brazil is gonna tune us up in the knockout. But that's okay
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
Jzaval01
Post #140
Monday February 22, 2016 3:43am

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I think if we improve play which we will we can win the group if we struggle well be lucky to get out of the group.
If jozy, morris, wood come well plus the addition of nagbe and nguyen, brooks and Fabian doing well in Germany this wont be the same USA team of 2015. This colombia doesnt scare me the 2014 did. Same for Costa rica who struggle like us mightely and Paraguay has only won 5 international games since 2014.
Just need to come prepared.

hamsamwich
Post #141
Monday February 22, 2016 3:48am

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Trying to make both the first two matches in person. I think we have a good chance to do well if we get a result first game, which is the toughest.

MSantoine
Post #142
Monday February 22, 2016 3:51am

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We definitely got the worst draw of the seeded teams. Brazil and Mexico should coast to knockout rounds.

hamsamwich
Post #143
Monday February 22, 2016 3:55am

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As I said pre World Cup- I like the tough draw. Keeps us on point and think about it we get to see James and the rest of the stars from Colombia.

Jzaval01
Post #144
Monday February 22, 2016 4:11am

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http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/02/21/armc...

skangles
DC
Post #145
Monday February 22, 2016 4:58am

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Original post from hamsamwich

As I said pre World Cup- I like the tough draw. Keeps us on point and think about it we get to see James and the rest of the stars from Colombia.


This. I'll gladly take a weak group at the World Cup but I like that we'll be challenged at Copa America.

coverby
Post #146
Monday February 22, 2016 5:34am

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""""""Analyst""""""

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #147
Monday February 22, 2016 5:51am

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I totally agree. This is what we all wanted. The toughest group once again. Show our mettle against the best.

Jzaval01
Post #148
Monday February 22, 2016 6:27am

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Original post from coverby

""""""Analyst""""""


haha. Although I do agree.... Yes it's true this is the toughest group but it no world cup group. Colombia have been a shadow of themselves for a while now, Costa Rica is not 2014 Costa Rica because no Pinto and Paraguay is a team that matches our style. Paraguay are the opposite of Colombia they sit back and try to punish your mistakes. Kinda like a CONCACAF team but better at it. Paraguay will prob be the boring game that ends up 0-0. The USA has to get back up of course else they will surely not get out.

MSantoine
Post #149
Monday February 22, 2016 3:13pm

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One thing that could play a huge role in determining how US does is that there are lots of rumblings that many of the South American teams may treat this as an exhibition tournement and leave some of the more veteran guys home. If Colombia & Paraguay (as well as brazil/Ecuador/Uruguay) treat this as a glorified U23 tournament then that should help USA tremendously (and add to the expectations of their results)

Know Nothing
Post #150
Monday February 22, 2016 7:15pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,221
Colombia and Paraguay are not used to winning tournaments so I assume they will field their strongest possible sides as this will be an opportunity for them. The Ticos, well they always want to beat us.

I see this group as a good thing. We get to test our best (well, JK's perceived best) against quality opposition in a tournament environment...good experience for all. The MLS guys will be in mid-season form while the majority of their players will be coming off a long Euro season.

If we fail miserably (0 points), maybe those who want JK's head will get their wish.

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