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Gold Cup 2017

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by ZooCougar, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. ZooCougar

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  2. LIuconn

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    No Euro-based players? Sounds like a dream to coach Bruce
     
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  3. ZooCougar

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    Did you notice that the first thing he did as manager was bend over backwards to reassure MLS? Tail wagging the dog.
     
  4. businesslawyer

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    What friggin Muntz is to the Trump Administration, you are going to be to Arena. Might that make you reconsider?

    He hasn't done anything yet. The Gold Cup is being played at the same time it's always played at. You have zero reason to think he doesn't want Cameron, Brooks, Johnson, et. Al there. None. They will always be less enthusiastic about it during their short off season than American players who get time off from their clubs. That has nothing to do with Arena.

    Trump needs to be criticized when he makes mistakes, not when someone says something or fears something. The inability to recognize that makes Muntz a joke. Arena should get the same respect.
     
  5. shizzle787

    shizzle787 King Shizzle DCCLXXXVII of the Cesspool

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    There should be only one Gold Cup per four-year cycle. I realize they do it for financial purposes, but I have a better idea. First off, there are rumblings that FIFA is going to can the Confed Cup. The stated reason is for an expanded Club World Cup. Yea, right. The real reason is because of the UEFA Nations League and European qualifiers that will now be played in the summer of odd years (one of the years the Confed Cup would be played). Back to my idea. CONCACAF would be better suited have 16 nations reach the second to last round of qualifying and then have eight make it to the Octagon (instead of the Hex). It gives four smaller countries more home matches, and it gives each of the top eight nations an additional two home matches. In addition to this, if CONCACAF scraps the second Gold Cup, they could then schedule Copa de las Americas with CONMEBOL the even years opposite the World Cup and not have to worry about a Gold Cup the year in between the two bigger tournaments. More money all around.
     
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    It's usually in June hoss. Or at least earlier in July.
     
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  7. LIuconn

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    Seriously. Arena didn't say we will field the best team wherever those individuals may play. He reinforced the MLS influence on the team - which goes without saying, but he still made it a main point. Looking forward to Lalas pimping this guy for the next couple of years :rolleyes:
     
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