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The US Men's Team is crap
« on: November 16, 2016, 03:25:47 AM »
That's all I can say about that  fp.gif

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 03:37:37 AM »
We look sloppy and flat against Costa Rica.  Bryan Ruiz looks class against us.  Creating chances and putting in the cross for the second goal.  Our back four look like FFC back four of the last two years. 

Time for a coaching change. 

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 11:35:28 PM »
A new coach will shake things up. How many coaches last two WC cycles with the same country?
The current US team is ingoing a radicle change. Aside from Altidore &  Bradley, who played a major part last time and will do so again in Russia? Klinsman doesn't get it.


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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 11:37:22 PM »
 Not sure we'll make it to Russia

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 04:15:25 AM »
I never thought I would say this when Klinsy was appointed, but I think Bradley and Arena had better knowledge on attacking, defending, and adapting a style to the players strengths and weaknesses.

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 05:55:43 PM »
We'll make Russia. Well as long as we can win in Panama.
Won't we?  :012:


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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 08:56:01 PM »
Never trust a forward to be your manager.  Rarely works out.   For all of the extra money being paid to Klinsman over that of his predecessors, his results have  been a complete failure.  Arena said his peace about Gulati in the past, so, though Bruce wants the job, he'll never get it while Gulati runs things.  Gulati has to go.  Has to go.  Klinsman has to go.  Nagbe should be playing, but he refuses, because he knows he won't get enough playing time to make it worth his time.   Yedlin, what happened to him.   Gulati and Klinsman out.    Out out out out out.  Now.  USMNT team quit on him.  Lost the locker room.  Out outout outout.  Now. 

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 03:12:25 PM »
I am not a fan of how Klinsman is playing players out of position or trying these funky formations that don't seem to be working.  Then we find ourselves switching with in minutes of the opening half.  Makes us look unorganized. 

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 11:55:46 AM »
Nothing is changing until we don't qualify, IMO.


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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 01:30:13 AM »
Nothing is changing until we don't qualify, IMO.

Probably true but still sad. 

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2017, 04:14:55 AM »
Officially a much better performance tonight.

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 05:42:45 PM »
Christian Pulisic was a beauty to watch. He reminded me of Danny Murphy, threading passes to Dempsey. Dempsey, well, he was the Deuce. "He scores with his right, he scores ... " etc. Overall, it was a fine performance. Pulisic just might be the missing link that the US has needed since Claudio Reyna. Now, was it a fluke? Ask me after Panama. 


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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2017, 12:01:54 AM »
That's all I can say about that  fp.gif

Surely not that good, eh?

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2017, 11:02:32 AM »
Pulisic is a better player at his age than Donovan was.  What will US Soccer do if the evidence of Russia's meddling in our last election and political campaigns is overwhelmingly bad?  Do we still go?   I'm old enough to remember how President Carter kept us out of the Olympics the year they were hosted in Russia.  Certain acts have consequences...

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2017, 02:58:23 PM »
Would be a shame and a heart break if the US were to boycott the WC. 

Sadly did not get to see the game the other night due to unforeseen events.  Saw a bit of the highlights.  Dempsey's goal was a beauty. 


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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2017, 02:59:22 PM »
I never thought I would say this when Klinsy was appointed, but I think Bradley and Arena had better knowledge on attacking, defending, and adapting a style to the players strengths and weaknesses.

Would completely agree. 

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2017, 05:37:21 PM »
I have never been a fan of Jermaine Jones. Last night was a prime example. The US midfield was overrun. Jones and Bradley detract from one another. They end of playing very deep so there is no continuity between the back four and the attack. If it hadn't of been for Pulisic, I doubt  that the US would have had a shot, much less gotten a result. Ream played as if he was at the Cottage. Overall, not too bad but with one glaring mistake. Altidore was not the striker for this match. His strength and hold of play was  not effective against Panama. For you Brits, Panama, while a Spanish speaking country, is populated by  descendants of Africa, not Latins. They are big, strong and athletic.
Still, given that we were on the road in CONCACAF with that entails and with six potential starters out with injury, I'll take the point.

Arena, PLEEZE, drop Jones for good.

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2017, 08:52:49 PM »
I agree about Jones.  Not the  best partner for Bradley.  They really need a newer younger guy to take Jones place.  Could drop Hyndman in there and it would be a better midfield. 

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2017, 11:08:45 PM »
I agree about Jones.  Not the  best partner for Bradley.  They really need a newer younger guy to take Jones place.  Could drop Hyndman in there and it would be a better midfield.

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Re: The US Men's Team is crap
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2017, 03:06:33 AM »
I agree it's time for Jones to sit, but give the man some credit, he was our best outfield player in Brazil. I wouldn't be upset if Bradley was dropped as well, he's been dreadful the second the ink dried on that contract from Toronto.