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Old 06-15-2014, 12:36 PM   #476
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Why didn't they stop play after the ref called a foul.
In the Switzerland game? The ref signaled an advantage when the guy bounced straight back up.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:43 PM   #477
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Uh oh Honduras.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #478
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So much for CONCACAF domination
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:47 PM   #479
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:52 PM   #480
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So much for CONCACAF domination
I don't really think hondorus ever stood a remote chance. That entire first half felt like it was played in France's possession
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:16 PM   #481
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Viva La France

They are destroying the Duros (Star Wars pun)
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:38 PM   #482
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I don't really think hondorus ever stood a remote chance. That entire first half felt like it was played in France's possession
Totally, they had several good chances and had Honduras on their heels from pretty much the first whistle.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:59 PM   #483
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I think the USMNT plays Germany in the jungle. Well either Germany or Portugal. I hope it gives us a semi slight advantage as an equalizer
I don't want to face Germany in the jungle.

27 teams set up training bases in the cooler southeast of Brazil. Germany was among the five teams training in the hotter north.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #484
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Germany is not going to be affected by the heat. First Germany is a really hot place in the summer (you guys forget about the over the top heat waves in Germany's World Cup 2006?) Second, Germany is not made from a bunch of German born individuals. It's a multicultural team made from a bunch of individuals born around the world, who play around the world.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:54 PM   #485
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The Swiss deserved that one. Can't believe the Ecuadoran striker didn't shoot on the previous breakaway. Had to try and get fancy. Just shoot the ball!
I know right! I let out a huge sigh of frustration and everyone else in the hospital waiting room laughed at me. SHOOT THE BALL! Lol. That dude will not be doing much sleeping tonight!
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:03 PM   #486
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Well that didnt take long for Argentina
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:24 PM   #487
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Good Lord I need the US to produce one of those Messi guys.
He is just special.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:30 PM   #488
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Good Lord I need the US to produce one of those Messi guys.
He is just special.
Watching messi reminds me that our crappy D is gonna somehow have to track Ronaldo
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #489
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Watching messi reminds me that our crappy D is gonna somehow have to track Ronaldo
Please do not remind me. I had nearly blocked that out.
Yet people want to get pissed off by Jurgen telling the truth.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:30 PM   #490
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Please do not remind me. I had nearly blocked that out.
Yet people want to get pissed off by Jurgen telling the truth.
Does anybody actually believe the US can win this thing?

I'd be thrilled if we get to the round of 16, because that means we would have beaten Ghana (who knocked us out last cup), and either Germany or Portugal (two perennial powerhouses).
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:39 PM   #491
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Just curious... why is it that the USA is ahead of Holland in the world rankings?

Our entire team doesn't have the talent that Robben, van Persie, and Sneijder have.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:58 PM   #492
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because the fifa world rankings don't mean anything
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Just curious... why is it that the USA is ahead of Holland in the world rankings?

Our entire team doesn't have the talent that Robben, van Persie, and Sneijder have.
Because the world rankings are a complete sham. Both the US and Mexico prey on really weak island nations in Concacaf which drives up that world ranking.
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Yeah we are hardly the 15th best team in the world or whatever we are ranked
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:31 PM   #495
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I think the men's team is better than people think. Just a touch, but better.
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I think the men's team is better than people think. Just a touch, but better.
This.

We aren't winning this thing by any stretch of the imagination, but I think JK has done a good job setting a great foundation for what it takes to make the US finally competitive beyond CONCACAF. I think he made the US a lot better just going out and looking at players that held dual-citizenship's, and players that play outside the crap MLS.

Looking forward to tomorrow. Time for revenge on Ghana.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:08 PM   #497
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Just curious... why is it that the USA is ahead of Holland in the world rankings?

Our entire team doesn't have the talent that Robben, van Persie, and Sneijder have.
Holland has totally underachieved in international play, and the rankings aren't just about who you play in international competition, they are about who makes up your team. Less than 40% of the US national teams players play for American teams. Most of these guys play internationally in leagues against the best players representing the other nations present.

Then there's the whole Mexico thing, beating Mexico really elevated the US national ranking, because the last time there was an international competition Mexico won. Couple that with a team like Costa Rica finally living up to its potential, and you can see that competition in the Americas isn't as weak as many make it out to be. England doesn't have to play Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, , the Swiss, and Spain to qualify. They may have to play one of those teams, but most of the teams they have to play aren't as talented like Scotland and Ireland. See what I'm saying?

Essentially the US would have to clear the group stage in order to deserve their 13th ranking. Granted, a player like Renaldo can derail those dreams, but if the US were in any other group this team would have no problem clearing that hurdle in its current manifestation.

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Does anybody actually believe the US can win this thing?

I'd be thrilled if we get to the round of 16, because that means we would have beaten Ghana (who knocked us out last cup), and either Germany or Portugal (two perennial powerhouses).
No sane person believes the US will win. But people were upset that Jurgen said so as it gives off a defeatist attitude in their eyes.

Julian Green is the future and we need him to gain experience.
Jurgen forcing changes to the structure of US soccer and training will pay dividends in the future.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #499
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I don't really think hondorus ever stood a remote chance. That entire first half felt like it was played in France's possession
France should win and they did fashionably. With the disappointment of 2010, Euros, people were skeptical.
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France needs to get out of the group stage #1. Huge game against the Swiss on Friday.
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