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post #127 of 1211
Ecuador screwed themselves
post #128 of 1211
Messi!!! Incredible
post #129 of 1211
Really enjoying these games so far!! I've watched 10 times more World Cup than us open this weekend!

One random goofy thought I've always had: why can't/doesn't Adidas make their shoes in special colors for the teams instead of just neon yellow and orange??

They could still do bright colors, but could also match unis. Leave the yellow for Brazil and Colombia, the orange for the Dutch and Mexico, USA and England and Germany could have red shoes, Italy and Argentina could go blue, etc etc. that would look a lot sharper to me.

Anyway ... Go USA tomorrow! (And don't drown!!)
post #130 of 1211
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One random goofy thought I've always had: why can't/doesn't Adidas make their shoes in special colors for the teams instead of just neon yellow and orange??

They could still do bright colors, but could also match unis. Leave the yellow for Brazil and Colombia, the orange for the Dutch and Mexico, USA and England and Germany could have red shoes, Italy and Argentina could go blue, etc etc. that would look a lot sharper to me.

I think the shoe companies just want them to stick out. For instance, if you see anyone wearing one pink shoe and one blue shoe (like a lot of the guys are), you know they're with Puma.

I am, however, a bit surprised that FIFA doesn't have an overarching deal with Nike or Adidas or whomever to provide all of the uniforms and shoes, rather than leaving that up to the individual countries and players. Seems like that would be a very FIFA sort of money grab.
post #131 of 1211
USA USA USA
post #132 of 1211

I am predicting the US to go 0-1-2. So a loss to the Germans and draws against Ghana and Portugal. Defensively the US have a good chance, but a challenge for them to score enough against the Germans or the Portuguese. 

 

No hate, just being realistic.

 

As an aside, the WC this year has been fantastic. Goals, goals, and more goals. Got to be close to 3x from 2010. 

post #133 of 1211

This:

 

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post #134 of 1211
The key for the US against Ghana I think is disciplined possession in the midfield. Ghana will slice the US back line wide open on the counterattack with their speed, and long balls if they are not careful in the midfield. I really want this Ghana match to go the way of the US. They need a little revenge and it would be a big confidence boost for the next two. If they lose, I am afraid it could very well mean three losses.
post #135 of 1211
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post #136 of 1211
So....If USA has any chance to advance, what is the best outcome in this Germany-Portugal game?
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So....If USA has any chance to advance, what is the best outcome in this Germany-Portugal game?

Germany wins, Ronaldo blows out a knee? Both knees? And an ankle?
post #138 of 1211
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Germany wins, Ronaldo blows out a knee? Both knees? And an ankle?
As a normal human being, It's hard to root for Germany. Also they already got their dam US Open!
post #139 of 1211

I'm rooting for usa because they're the underdogs.

post #140 of 1211
I'll never root for Germany or Portugal. My best guess is that Germany will finish first in the poule. So the USA is competing for second place. Portugal, except for Ronaldo, does not have a strong team. So the best outcome for the USA would be a win by Germany.
post #141 of 1211
Germany handing Portugal their ass
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Germany handing Portugal their ass

Big time.

 

I am starting to feel the nervous energy about the USA game.  By game time I will be freaking out probably.

post #143 of 1211
Not a complete surprise. Portugal does not have a strong team. Germany on the other hand is in it for the cup. Every point USA takes away in the game against Germany are bonus points. Germany is just too strong. The other two games will be the ones they should take away Points.
post #144 of 1211
That game was awful, just awful
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