2017 Gold Cup

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  1. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    People like Pulisic don't have to worry about time at their current clubs. That has zero to do with this. This is an evaluation period for Arena still. He's just evaluating less people. Would he like to win the tourney? Sure. But that's not why he made the additions. He made them primarily to surround the evaluated players with a little more quality to see what they can do with better help...
     
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  2. Tenspro2002

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    I think it's this. He wants to see how the fringe players do with A-team teammates.
     
  3. SAMCRO

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    I don't see how Qatar can host a Con Fed Cup since it would be unrealistic to play it in the summer in the dessert, and FIFA/UEFA is not going to allow them to disrupt league play 2 seasons in a row.
     
  4. UCFBfan

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    So then there's no reason to play your A squad in the Gold Cup because it means nothing. I don't mind them using it as a weeding process if this is the case. There's really no benefit in winning the Gold Cup and when we're in the midst of trying to qualify for the WC, it becomes irrelevant withough a chance to make the Confederate Cup, which is also somewhat insignificant in the eyes of some countries
     
  5. SAMCRO

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    So Wednesday in Philly it is CR v Panama and US v El Salvador.
    Thursday in Glendale it is Jamaica v. Canada and Mexico v Honduras.
    Has anyone watched a game Canada has played yet? Curious to see their 16 year old phenom Alphonso Davies in action. He is leading the tournament with 3 goals scored in 3 mathces. I don;t care if it;s everyone's A, B, or C teams, that is pretty impressive. Curious to see how he stands up in the knockout stages.
     
  6. SubbaBub

    SubbaBub Your stupidity is ruining my country.

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    Pulisic has a new coach and is trying to make the starting XI. Most of the European players were excused because if preseason camps.

    Put, yes that is exactly what he is doing. Seeing if this squad can win against the best of Concacaf.
     
  7. ZooCougar

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    It's a throwaway tournament.

    Pulisic's new coach was brought in specifically to coach the young roster. He plays the kids. I doubt Pulisic is at risk of losing out, in fact he is better off with Tuchel gone.
     
  8. SAMCRO

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    Canada added Larin to the roster for the knockout stage.
     
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  9. Mots010

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    Doesn't El Salvador have a huge population of immigrants on the east coast? I vaguely remember playing a Mexico-like road game against them in a Gold Cup a few years ago.
     
  10. LIuconn

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    Has there been any mention about why Josh Sargent wasn't given a look? Could have been a good opportunity to expose him to the Sr team in a low-pressure environment.
     
  11. ZooCougar

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    Doesn't play in MLS therefore there is no equity to protect.
     
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  12. ZooCougar

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    Zardes= Donkey
     
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  13. SAMCRO

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    We have no depth on the back line. The group for this tournament is suspect at best. Our regular starting 4 need to stay really healthy thru CONCACAF.
     
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  14. ZooCougar

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    Matt Hedges sucks, even in MLS. Besler should be in there.
     
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  15. ZooCougar

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    Still haven't seen one good reason why this team is better without Klinsmann.

    Talent Pool.
     
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  16. meyers7

    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    We'll see Sunday.
     
  17. SubbaBub

    SubbaBub Your stupidity is ruining my country.

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    Better is in terms of commitment from the players.

    It's also better in terms of fewer head scratching lineup decisions.

    The back 4 last night all but played themselves out of WC consideration. That's something useful. If any of these guys are first choice you can go back to criticizing him.
     
  18. Palatine

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    Who needs to be realistic when you are one of the wealthiest countries in the world?

     
  19. ZooCougar

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    You didn't think yesterday's lineup was a head scratcher?

    Watching that dipsght Dozy Altidore was probably enough to make Dom Dwyer want to renounce his citizenship.
     
  20. gtcam

    gtcam Diehard since '65

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    Watching that dipsght Dozy Altidore was probably enough to make Dom Dwyer want to renounce his citizenship.

    JSMH
     
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  21. Mots010

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    Former uconn keeper Andre Blake is having a nice tourney for Jamaica.
     
  22. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    I believe FIFA has decided that the 2021 Confed Cup will be hosted in an Asian nation during the summer months, like China, where it's not 130 degrees :rolleyes:
     
  23. meyers7

    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Other than Hedges, no, not really. What didn't you understand??

    Altidore had a decent game.
     
  24. ZooCougar

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    What game were watching? The only time he moved quick was when the other team went for the purple n
    What game were you watching?

    The only time Dozy Altidore moved quickly was when he was getting the purple nurple.
     
  25. ZooCougar

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    Mediocrity is celebrated here. Welcome.