USMNT-Cuba

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  1. LIuconn

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    Julian Green with the surprise start. I don't mind it.

    That field! Woof....Just hope no one gets hurt
     
  2. whaler11

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    I can't believe they played on that field.
     
  3. Mr. Conehead

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    A win is a win is a win...

    The field was a disgrace. My kids play on better looking grass that that. Awards should be given out for just completing a pass.

    Was glad to see Green hustling out there and bagging a goal. Also glad to see Horvath, grated against not the best competition, look solid in net. Less happy watching Cuba catch the back 4 flat too many times. Mexico would have made the US pay for those blunders. Almost puked when I saw Wondo and Timmy coming-out as subs. Wondo did score; but, he always scores against the lower level teams and then punts the ball through the uprights when its a big game.

    CONCACAF really needs to suspend the ref from that game (they won't). How Espinosa's head-high, cleats-out, reckless kick at Birnbaum's head was not a straight Red (wasn't even a foul) is beyond me or anyone I have talked to. Not only thought; but, FIFA's new head injury rules allow for the referee to immediately stop play if the injury is deemed serious unlike most other injuries. Saw that a few times in both the Euro Cup and COPA over the summer on head collisions in the box. I guess Birnbaum being scalped on the field does not warrant such.
     
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  4. Mr. Conehead

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    PS - Found an audio clip from the clip. For once, I completely agree with JK's screaming at the referees, as colorful as it is.

    http://thebiglead.com/2016/10/07/jurgen-klinsmann-screams-at-official-are-you-Scalito-ing-blind/
     
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  5. ZooCougar

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    How useless is this game tonight?

    Hopefully we'll see some Lyndon Gooch and Terrence Boyd.
     
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  7. Mr. Conehead

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    As long its on a better pitch than he game against Cuba and provides a look at some young guys who have not seen the field much for the USMNT, I am good with it. That said, I would like a more challenging friendly before Mexico to get the USMNT. That and slip the weather gods a Franklin or two to ensure that its about 32 F and snowing in Columbus in November.
     
  8. ZooCougar

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    Everyone else is too busy playing competive matches. Plus you don't want to show your cards to anyone else in CONCACAF.
     
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