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#1361 Sabres79

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

Jerry Lewis did it better.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:20 AM

damn you.

 

It was low-hanging fruit.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:52 AM

So, is anyone else in full on panic mode considering the latest WC2018 qualifier results?



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:02 AM

So, is anyone else in full on panic mode considering the latest WC2018 qualifier results?


Pretty much.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

So, is anyone else in full on panic mode considering the latest WC2018 qualifier results?

It's almost as if Klinsmann wasn't personally responsible for our garbage players playing like garbage.  Funny, that.

 

That having been said, there's no chance at all the US won't qualify.*  There's equally no chance they'll do anything in Russia. 

 

*I reserve the right to retract this statement if they somehow lose to Honduras. 



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

So, is anyone else in full on panic mode considering the latest WC2018 qualifier results?

 

Yes.

 

It's almost as if Klinsmann wasn't personally responsible for our garbage players playing like garbage.  Funny, that.

 

That having been said, there's no chance at all the US won't qualify.*  There's equally no chance they'll do anything in Russia. 

 

*I reserve the right to retract this statement if they somehow lose to Honduras. 

 

Klinsmann?



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Yup.  Bosna I Hercegovina lost 3-2 away to Cyprus.  I ask again, is Cyprus even a country?



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:18 AM

 

 

 

Klinsmann?

Jürgen.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

Jürgen.

 

Yeah; he's been gone for a while now, no?



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

Yeah; he's been gone for a while now, no?

He has, but if he indeed needed to be fired, then US Soccer should probably have had a better idea about replacing him than an old one that didn't work all that well the last time they tried it. 

 

Truth is, our players aren't all that good (with one obvious crazygonuts exception) and I'm not sure it matters who coaches this team. 


Actually, I'll amend that.  Arena took the US to its best ever results.  In 2002.  Jobbed out of a spot in the WC Semifinals.  Still, not sure he's up to making this bunch better than the sum of thier parts either. 



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

He has, but if he indeed needed to be fired, then US Soccer should probably have had a better idea about replacing him than an old one that didn't work all that well the last time they tried it. 

 

Truth is, our players aren't all that good (with one obvious crazygonuts exception) and I'm not sure it matters who coaches this team. 


Actually, I'll amend that.  Arena took the US to its best ever results.  In 2002.  Jobbed out of a spot in the WC Semifinals.  Still, not sure he's up to making this bunch better than the sum of thier parts either. 

 

Second best ever result (we were semifinalists once), but I get your point better now.  They definitely could have been more creative with the search for a new coach.

 

Still, I think the problem really is the roster, as you say.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

Spain is taking Italy to the woodshed.  1-0 after 13 minutes, I don't think Italy has actually touched the ball yet...



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:49 PM

Spain is taking Italy to the woodshed.  1-0 after 13 minutes, I don't think Italy has actually touched the ball yet...


Well, technically they HAD to touch the ball after giving up the goal. ;)

Though, could definitely believe they haven't had it much else.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 10:50 AM

At least Toronto FC keeps rolling along.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...d=1033866819656



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:07 AM

Well we got our ticket for the WC after an awefull game in Greece.

 

Damn those Greek know how to defend well, and they got some good fast counter attacks that hurt us a bit.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

He has, but if he indeed needed to be fired, then US Soccer should probably have had a better idea about replacing him than an old one that didn't work all that well the last time they tried it.

Truth is, our players aren't all that good (with one obvious crazygonuts exception) and I'm not sure it matters who coaches this team.

Actually, I'll amend that. Arena took the US to its best ever results. In 2002. Jobbed out of a spot in the WC Semifinals. Still, not sure he's up to making this bunch better than the sum of thier parts either.


Good post. I am discouraged with the current state of our roster. The idea of squandering Pulisic with a lackluster squad is infuriating.

Big picture: I keep hearing USA Soccer needs to change the development structure (pay to play). Is that feasible?

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:40 AM

Huge win for BiH yesterday.  

 

Has put them in good position for a playoff match up in round 2.

 

If they make it to the playoff they will draw Portugal, as usual.  Book it.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

Big picture: I keep hearing USA Soccer needs to change the development structure (pay to play). Is that feasible?


It absolutely needs to happen. It absolutely won't. Too many people making too much money the way things are. I doubt anybody willingly lets go.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

I cannot recall seeing an American team play as poor as this one is. Wow. There are no words...

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:06 AM

This team isn't going to the World Cup.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

I cannot recall seeing an American team play as poor as this one is. Wow. There are no words...

 

From what I heard and read, that seems to be the case. Yuck.

 

This team isn't going to the World Cup.

 

They still might eke it out. But, really - what might they expect to accomplish if they do qualify?

 

Also - is 2022 the first WC where the field is being greatly expanded? (I despise that decision, btw.)



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:20 AM

They will win the last two qualifiers, earning themselves a short and humiliating stay in the World Cup.

The whole program should be blown up and started again. Probably won't. We'll still be rolling out the likes of Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey for the next Gold Cup...

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:22 AM

They will win the last two qualifiers, earning themselves a short and humiliating stay in the World Cup.

The whole program should be blown up and started again. Probably won't. We'll still be rolling out the likes of Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey for the next Gold Cup...

 

They didn't even roll out Tim Howard last night.


From what I heard and read, that seems to be the case. Yuck.

 

 

They still might eke it out. But, really - what might they expect to accomplish if they do qualify?

 

Also - is 2022 the first WC where the field is being greatly expanded? (I despise that decision, btw.)

 

I don't know.  But it should be the last one where slave labor is used to build stadiums in the desert.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:28 AM

I don't know.  But it should be the last one where slave labor is used to build stadiums in the desert.

 

Amen to that.

 

I'm teetering away from the NFL because I can't effing stand the greed that drives the league's owners.

 

And, yet, I tend to think I'm finding some sort of refuge in international soccer?



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:53 AM

They didn't even roll out Tim Howard last night.


Won't make that mistake again..

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:32 PM

Amen to that.
 
I'm teetering away from the NFL because I can't effing stand the greed that drives the league's owners.
 
And, yet, I tend to think I'm finding some sort of refuge in international soccer?


?????

What greed?





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