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shizzle787

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World Cup Qualifying is set - tough finish @mexico and @costa rica in the final window. Let’s hope we don’t need points at that stage like we did in Couva...
It's pretty amazing that they are playing this out in five windows over less than seven months.
 
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Big difference between a handful of people on the internet and thousands of Mexican fans. Really not any sort of equivalence.
Speaking of the classy Mexican fans, looks like FIFA is doing something about the homophobic chants that could actually impact Mexico. Fans will be barred from Mexico's first two World Cup qualifier games. They'll play Jamaica and Canada in an empty stadium. I know both are decent teams, but I don't know if either can take advantage of the lack of home fan energy. But it's something.
 
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Granted, I don't watch a ton of MLS soccer but I saw Donovan Pines get roasted not once, but twice in a stoppage time full-field goal by NYCFC's Thiago. And Pines makes the GC roster. Know we're sending our B/C team to the tournament, but there's gotta be someone at 19/20 yrs old who can do that?

 

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Yea, well.....no Bradley, no Altidore....at least.
 
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Looking back, maybe our loss to the Swiss wasn't as bad as we thought.
 
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Looks like the Swiss used up some of their magic. Maybe exhaustion. Those were some bad PKs. I was hoping Spain would slip De Gea onto the field late so he can redeem himself by taking a PK!
 

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I know this is like the B/C Team Gold Cup for the MLS scrubs, but Berhalter should be shot in the head execution style on his knees with a paintball gun for starting Zardes over Dike.
 
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I know this is like the B/C Team Gold Cup for the MLS scrubs, but Berhalter should be shot in the head execution style on his knees with a paintball gun for starting Zardes over Dike.
Or Yueill or Lewis. Yueill doesn’t do a thing and Lewis is barely playing in the MLS.
 
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The only really good thing I can say about last night's game (besides the fact that they did win) is that we all seem to know this is a B/C team. That's because it looks a lot like the quality of our A team during the last World Cup Qualifying.
 
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I know this is like the B/C Team Gold Cup for the MLS scrubs, but Berhalter should be shot in the head execution style on his knees with a paintball gun for starting Zardes over Dike.

Would never promote violence of any level (espeically in today's world) or the crud that is going on over in the UK on social media right now about thie failed PK's, but I agree that Dike should have started. Does every US team have to have that 1 player that always starts leaving everyone to scratch their heads?
 

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Would never promote violence of any level (espeically in today's world) or the crud that is going on over in the UK on social media right now about thie failed PK's, but I agree that Dike should have started. Does every US team have to have that 1 player that always starts leaving everyone to scratch their heads?

I scratch my head as to how Zardes is even in the player pool. Given many chances, including starts in big games and he's just not bringing anything. I don't get it. I see the athleticism, but the skill isn't there and he hasn't gotten better.
 
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Once again we saw a USA team that can't win one-on-one battles. The lack of creativity and inability to hold possession are hard to watch. They had fewer unforced TOs than our usual B team effort but that ain't saying much.

Individually, Acosta played pretty well. Lewis was a waste of space.
 

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Once again we saw a USA team that can't win one-on-one battles. The lack of creativity and inability to hold possession are hard to watch. They had fewer unforced TOs than our usual B team effort but that ain't saying much.

Individually, Acosta played pretty well. Lewis was a waste of space.

It’s a C team. The story in KC today has been about the poor attendance.

The Federation is getting smoked because nobody wants to pay these exorbitant ticket fees to watch Acosta and Lewis play soccer.
 

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Would never promote violence of any level (espeically in today's world) or the crud that is going on over in the UK on social media right now about thie failed PK's, but I agree that Dike should have started. Does every US team have to have that 1 player that always starts leaving everyone to scratch their heads?

Not even paintball shenanigans?
 
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The USWNT drew 27,750 at The Rent for comparison. Cost me $80. for a bench seat at the top of the box.
 
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