Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 90 of 240

Thread: US Soccer

  1. #61
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    So we get Ecuador in Seattle. Pretty great considering our prospects 10 days ago.

    Brazil tied with Peru late in the first. If Peru can steal this game Brazil would be out. I would like that.

  2. #62
    вот так штука CardiacCoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The SLC
    Posts
    10,114

    Default

    Whoa what a crazy thing here with refs allowing a hand ball for the Peru goal.

    Brazil going out if they can't score here.

  3. #63
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Whoa what a crazy thing here with refs allowing a hand ball for the Peru goal.

    Brazil going out if they can't score here.
    La Mano de Dios II. Crappy way for Brazil to get eliminated. Almost makes me want to cheer for Brazil to equalize.

  4. #64

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    La Mano de Dios II. Crappy way for Brazil to get eliminated. Almost makes me want to cheer for Brazil to equalize.
    Almost.
    Prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them, along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame set at gas mark “egg on your face”! -- Moss

    There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese. --Coach Finstock

  5. #65
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Almost.
    Exactly. No one likes to see a game lost on such a blatantly missed call, but Brazil sat back the whole game playing for a draw and probably got lucky avoiding a penalty in the first half. All is not well in Brazilian soccer. Since the knockout stage of last World Cup began they have been reeling and look uninspired almost every time they step on the field.

  6. #66

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Exactly. No one likes to see a game lost on such a blatantly missed call, but Brazil sat back the whole game playing for a draw and probably got lucky avoiding a penalty in the first half. All is not well in Brazilian soccer. Since the knockout stage of last World Cup began they have been reeling and look uninspired almost every time they step on the field.
    You mean since Germany dropped a 7 spot on them?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    *Banned*

  7. #67
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    You mean since Germany dropped a 7 spot on them?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    That was definitely the game that exposed them. Remember that they then went on to lose 0-3 to the Netherlands in the 3rd place game. Since the 2014 World Cup, they have won every friendly they have played. But they bombed out of the 2015 Copa America in the quarters against Paraguay and are only 2-1-3 in 2018 World Cup Qualifying. They are becoming a team that wins meaningless games but can't put it together in tournaments.

  8. #68
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    I don't like the flow of this game since the double red cards. There's a lot of space out there and Ecuador is taking advantage.

  9. #69
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Nevermind. Just got our second and we are up 2-0. I love Zardes and Wood up top.

  10. #70

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Nevermind. Just got our second and we are up 2-0. I love Zardes and Wood up top.
    That was nice. Are Wood and Jones both out for the next game if we hold on?

  11. #71
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    That was nice. Are Wood and Jones both out for the next game if we hold on?
    Yeah unfortunately. I actually thought Wood was out this game. You can see how much more dynamic our attack is with him out there.

  12. #72

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Yeah unfortunately. I actually thought Wood was out this game. You can see how much more dynamic our attack is with him out there.
    Uggh.. Good thing it's just Argentina in the next round. No big deal.

  13. #73

    Default

    Uggh.. Back to sweating this thing out.

  14. #74
    Senior Member myboynoah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Holy Land
    Posts
    14,522

    Default

    Bradley giving it up again in our end almost leads to the tying goal.
    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

    For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

    Not long ago an obituary appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune that said the recently departed had "died doing what he enjoyed most—watching BYU lose."

  15. #75
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Bradley giving it up again in our end almost leads to the tying goal.
    Everyone is exhausted. The extra running with 10 v 10 has taken a toll. Need fresh legs in there now.

  16. #76
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    We are hanging on for dear life here.

  17. #77
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    FYI I read that except for the final there is no extra time at Copa America. If that is still true an Ecuador equalizer would send the game straight to penalties.

  18. #78

    Default

    Semifinals!!!!!

    You're going down, Argy!

  19. #79
    Senior Member myboynoah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Holy Land
    Posts
    14,522

    Default

    YES!

    So which of our guys are out of the semifinal?
    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

    For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

    Not long ago an obituary appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune that said the recently departed had "died doing what he enjoyed most—watching BYU lose."

  20. #80
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Semifinals!!!!!

    You're going down, Argy!
    Maybe Venezuela will be inspired by the plentiful toilet paper in all their hotels and pull off the upset.

  21. #81
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    YES!

    So which of our guys are out of the semifinal?
    A lot. Bedoya, Jones, and Wood at least. Huge win today but the lack of discipline that lead to these suspensions is disappointing.

  22. #82

    Default

    Man, if the game weren't on a tuesday night, I'd drive down to Houston and get a ticket for the semis...

  23. #83
    Senior Member myboynoah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Holy Land
    Posts
    14,522

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Man, if the game weren't on a tuesday night, I'd drive down to Houston and get a ticket for the semis...
    Are you even proud to be an American?
    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

    For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

    Not long ago an obituary appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune that said the recently departed had "died doing what he enjoyed most—watching BYU lose."

  24. #84
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Are you even proud to be an American?
    Yeah I think I have to ask the same question. Although I'm firmly ensconced in my glass house as I didn't attend the Paraguay game last week in Philadelphia.

    The final is in NJ on a Sunday. I know we will not be favored in the semis, but I casually brought it up to my wife last night expecting her to be firmly against attending. To my surprise, she said "oh we'd totally go if we made the final. That's a big deal." Just when you think you know someone really well.

  25. #85

    Default

    I would compare Argentina vs US in soccer as something like Golden State vs the best college team in basketball, but only having them play a two minute game. The talent difference is not even close, but because there are so few scoring opportunities, there's a lot of variance in outcome.

  26. #86
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I would compare Argentina vs US in soccer as something like Golden State vs the best college team in basketball, but only having them play a two minute game. The talent difference is not even close, but because there are so few scoring opportunities, there's a lot of variance in outcome.
    That's a pretty good comparison. This would be the 2nd biggest win for US Soccer in the modern era. Only the 2002 WC Round of 16 win over Mexico was bigger.

  27. #87
    Explosivo Commando's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    15,024

    Default

    This is a win/win. If the U.S. makes the championship- awesome. If they lose, they play for 3rd place in Glendale- possibly against Mexico.
    "I'm anti, can't no government handle a commando / Your man don't want it, Trump's a bitch! I'll make his whole brand go under,"

  28. #88
    Soul Plumber wuapinmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Hartsville, South Carolina
    Posts
    28,260

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    This is a win/win. If the U.S. makes the championship- awesome. If they lose, they play for 3rd place in Glendale- possibly against Mexico.
    ¡DOS A CERO! ¡DOS A CERO!
    "Yeah, but never trust a Ph.D who has an MBA as well. The PhD symbolizes intelligence and discipline. The MBA symbolizes lust for power." -- Katy Lied

  29. #89

    Default

    Is it a very big advantage that ARG/VEN plays Saturday night then quick turnaround to play us on Tuesday?

  30. #90
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    Is it a very big advantage that ARG/VEN plays Saturday night then quick turnaround to play us on Tuesday?
    I think it is, especially if their game is particularly fast and/or physical. It won't level the talent differential but it could help us.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •