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    Default Official FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup

    Given the amazing response to the Qatar thread, I thought I'd go ahead and start this one too. Assuming I'm still alive and straight by then, it'll be interesting to see how Russia deals with security across two continents.

    Here's a link to the FIFA page: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018/
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    Soccer is so boring that the most exciting thing is looking forward to the next big event?
    Get confident, stupid
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    I tried to watch a premier league soccer game today. After 10 minutes I flipped over to an SEC basketball game, which I found more interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Soccer is so boring that the most exciting thing is looking forward to the next big event?
    Interesting things surround us unless we allow our imperiousness to assume that one's particular predilections are universal.
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    That shit hole has the Olympics and then World Cup? Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    That shit hole has the Olympics and then World Cup? Wow.
    Same with Brazil, only reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Same with Brazil, only reversed.
    At least Brazil has monkeys in the streets and Viking. What does Russia have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    At least Brazil has monkeys in the streets and Viking. What does Russia have?
    Stray dogs in the streets and Cardiac's distant memories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Stray dogs in the streets and Cardiac's distant memories?
    If you had Nik's grandmother's cooking, maybe.
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    Important stepping stones towards 2018 in the coming days. Gold Cup knockout stage starts tomorrow with the quarterfinals against Cuba. Winning the cup would get us an automatic invite to the confederations cup in 2017 to play against the other federation champions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Important stepping stones towards 2018 in the coming days. Gold Cup knockout stage starts tomorrow with the quarterfinals against Cuba. Winning the cup would get us an automatic invite to the confederations cup in 2017 to play against the other federation champions.
    Pretty much walked through the group stage. Any team really a big threat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Pretty much walked through the group stage. Any team really a big threat?
    Not really. Even though Mexico kind of stumbled through group play, I expect it to be USAvMEX in the final. Trinidad and Jamaica scored as many points as us in group play but I think that has more to do with the quality of the lower tier teams in their groups than them actually being serious contenders. We shall see.

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    Cuba is not very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Cuba is not very good.
    Lol. Half the team defected.
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    Costa Rica got screwed on a bogus penalty in the 122nd minute that sent Mexico to the semifinal.

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    Whoops. That was unfortunate.

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    US in a friendly against Brazil tonight. While I am the first to always point out how far US Soccer has come in the past 20 years, it's games like these that show us how far we still have to go. Their speed and control slice through our midfield and back line without much resistance. We had our moments with a few chances going forward, but we are pretty lucky to only be down 1-0 at half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    US in a friendly against Brazil tonight. While I am the first to always point out how far US Soccer has come in the past 20 years, it's games like these that show us how far we still have to go. Their speed and control slice through our midfield and back line without much resistance. We had our moments with a few chances going forward, but we are pretty lucky to only be down 1-0 at half.
    It's late on a Tuesday night, but the turnout is disappointing. The stadium is not sold out, and 75% of the crowd are Brazil supporters.

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    So, uh, we don't look very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    So, uh, we don't look very good.
    I know we're missing some veteran defenders, but this is getting ridiculous.

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    We look like we are wearing ankle weights in the back line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    We look like we are wearing ankle weights in the back line.

    I got rid of cable, so I'm gameless tonight. I should've had an activity for the game at school. Dangit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    So, uh, we don't look very good.
    We looked like shit.
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    Not surprising.

    Brazilian players play in the best leagues for years.

    Americans play in MLS.

    Is anyone really surprised at the skill difference?

    Juergen is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    Not surprising.

    Brazilian players play in the best leagues for years.

    Americans play in MLS.

    Is anyone really surprised at the skill difference?

    Juergen is done.
    LOL. Ok Taylor Twellman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    LOL. Ok Taylor Twellman.
    He's Bradley 2.0.

    The only difference between the two is they won a couple of friendlies in Europe. USMNT hasn't progressed in real tournaments and last night was further evidence his time has probably come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    He's Bradley 2.0.

    The only difference between the two is they won a couple of friendlies in Europe. USMNT hasn't progressed in real tournaments and last night was further evidence his time has probably come.
    You use a friendly against a loaded side that we have beaten once ever (17 years ago) while missing some of our key defenders as evidence that his time has come? There are a lot of great teams that look silly against Brazil. Yes the effort was lacking last night but you said yourself we have had some nice wins against good competition in friendlies recently. The only big whiff by Klinsmann was getting bounced in the semifinal of the Gold Cup by Jamaica. But if we win against Mexico in the Rose Bowl next month that will be forgiven. If we play against Mexico like we did last night I'll get a little antsy.

    Klinsmann is a victim of his own tinkering at times. He likes to try out young players and different combinations and sometimes they bomb like last night. But that strategy also has some great young talent being developed. And it got us out of the group of death last world cup and within one botched Wondolowski finish from bouncing a top 5 team in the round of 16. Bradley would not have had us in that position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    You use a friendly against a loaded side that we have beaten once ever (17 years ago) while missing some of our key defenders as evidence that his time has come? There are a lot of great teams that look silly against Brazil. Yes the effort was lacking last night but you said yourself we have had some nice wins against good competition in friendlies recently. The only big whiff by Klinsmann was getting bounced in the semifinal of the Gold Cup by Jamaica. But if we win against Mexico in the Rose Bowl next month that will be forgiven. If we play against Mexico like we did last night I'll get a little antsy.

    Klinsmann is a victim of his own tinkering at times. He likes to try out young players and different combinations and sometimes they bomb like last night. But that strategy also has some great young talent being developed. And it got us out of the group of death last world cup and within one botched Wondolowski finish from bouncing a top 5 team in the round of 16. Bradley would not have had us in that position.
    Now is the time to experiment with youth. The complaint I would have was the effort and the use of Bedoya as a holding mid. I don't believe the US should consider anybody too tough and I am not impressed by Brazil any longer. As you write, the test will be against Mexico, who scored the first goal against Argentina last night. I did not stay to watch the final, as I can't stand Mexico doing well, especially after that lousy night by the USMNT.

    Klinsi has enough success to be allowed to experiment. When is he supposed to experiment, only against lousy teams? I'd rather challenge the youth against Brazil, three years before any tournaments than several years later in qualifying. Being bounced by Jamaica was a downer but I still believe Klinsi is worlds better than Bradley. Fusnick is simply trolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    Not surprising.

    Brazilian players play in the best leagues for years.

    Americans play in MLS.

    Is anyone really surprised at the skill difference?

    Juergen is done.
    Actually, when the US plays its "A" team most of the players are not from the MLS.

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    Won lottery for USA tickets v Mexico.

    Bought my allowed allotment.

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