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If Wales beats Iran and we lose to England, we'll be relying on England to actually go hard against their fellow UK member state having already clinched a spot in the knockout round. Nightmare scenario.
 
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If Wales beats Iran + we lose to England, need:
- Beat Iran + Wales lose to England + win on GD

If Wales draws Iran + we lose to England, need:
  • Beat Iran + Wales draw or lose to England, OR
  • Draw Iran + Wales lose to England + beat Wales and Iran on GD


If Wales beats Iran + we draw England, need:
- Beat Iran + England/Wales does not end in a draw OR beat Wales or England on GD (whoever beats Iran by most, basically)

If Wales draws Iran + we draw England, need:
  • Beat Iran, OR
  • Draw Iran + Wales lose to England, OR
  • Draw Iran + Wales draw England + beat Wales on GD


The latter two are much, much more straightforward. If we can get even one point off of England, this becomes much easier.
 

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Big, tall teams that thrive in the air are really tough on this U.S. team. Aside from Zimmerman, we really aren't much in the air on either end of the pitch. Wales presented real challenges with their size, especially when one of those guys is Bale. Should have been more aggressive in the 2H.
 
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Brutal penalty there. No idea for Zimmerman was doing there

We shouldn’t allow College/ MLS players on the national team anymore.

Zimmerman was out of his depth all day.
 
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Big, tall teams that thrive in the air are really tough on this U.S. team. Aside from Zimmerman, we really aren't much in the air on either end of the pitch. Wales presented real challenges with their size, especially when one of those guys is Bale. Should have been more aggressive in the 2H.
US was fortunate that at least 2 headers from Wales were over the net.
 
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Maybe they watched the Fyre Festival documentaries and got so excited that they turned it off before seeing how it ended. Or Billy McFarland was hired as a consultant? When fact checking this post I saw he was released from his half way house in September, 2022. Coincidence?
There was a story on American Greed just the other night about Fyre and McFarland. He fooled a lot of people.
 
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Big, tall teams that thrive in the air are really tough on this U.S. team. Aside from Zimmerman, we really aren't much in the air on either end of the pitch. Wales presented real challenges with their size, especially when one of those guys is Bale. Should have been more aggressive in the 2H.

Maybe Greggg leaving John Brooks off the team was a horrible decision.
 

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Brutal penalty there. No idea for Zimmerman was doing there
Mostly he's realizing the ball went out of bounds. Whole team caught off guard that it wasn't a throw in.
 
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USA controlled the game but at the same time created very few chances. In one point in the second half I think I heard the announcer state it was the Wales keeper's first save of the game. USA finished with just 5 shots and 1 on goal. Against England that makes for a long afternoon.

The ref was handing out yellow cards to USA like fun coupons while USA was getting tackled all over the pitch.
 

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I agree. McKennie got the ball first. The only one that was clear cut was Ream's and it purposely used to stop a breakaway attack.
 
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Lewa pen saved by Ochoa… would’ve been nice to see L Tri go behind despite definitely being the better side all game. It’s been a similar run so far to the US game. Minus the goal, they likewise had the much better of the first half. Unlike the US game, outside the pen, they’ve largely kept the pressure up in the second.
 

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I'm having a brutal WC. I have merch for 3 teams and they all lost: Argentina, Senegal and USA.
 
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Australia taking it right to France. 1-0 in the 9th.
 

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Australia knocking off France would be another huge upset. French Kit is excellent though.
 
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Equalizer in the 26th. Nice entry and easy unmarked header.
 

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