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post #865 of 1211
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Dempsey alone could have had goals 2 and 3, but then again, Belgium could have scored 8.
Timmy today was the equivelent of a pitcher taking a perfect game into extra innings, getting no help.
On another note, Michael Ballack bothers me, he's super negative on the US & looks down on them, it seems
post #866 of 1211
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Originally Posted by RJH999 View Post


Timmy today was the equivelent of a pitcher taking a perfect game into extra innings, getting no help.
 

 

Benefits of an English goalkeeping coach (Chris Woods) same way that the US has to wheel in an English yachtsman to skipper the Americas Cup fightback (Ben Ainsle)

 

OK so I'm clutching at straws!!!

 

I wonder what Yedlins golf handicap is. I think he could be a credible wildcard selection ahead of Mickelson on that showing. Come to think of it, I reckon I'd invite a few of them along if I were Tom. 

post #867 of 1211
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Originally Posted by FarawayFairways View Post

Benefits of an English goalkeeping coach (Chris Woods) same way that the US has to wheel in an English yachtsman to skipper the Americas Cup fightback (Ben Ainsle)

OK so I'm clutching at straws!!!

I wonder what Yedlins golf handicap is. I think he could be a credible wildcard selection ahead of Mickelson on that showing. Come to think of it, I reckon I'd invite a few of them along if I were Tom. 
Brad Guzan on board! I dunno if that's such a good idea http://screamer.deadspin.com/watch-usmnt-fail-miserably-on-the-island-hole-at-tpc-sa-1590978252
post #868 of 1211
Super Julie Foudy: Julian Green is the future right?
Lalas:Nooo
post #869 of 1211
Another four years? I might be done with operation scratch 4 year plan before they take the field again in a WC match!

Ok... Who do we root for next?

Algeria - out
US - out

Hmmmmmm. I have such a tough decision to make!

I'll get back to you in that!
post #870 of 1211
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

Another four years? I might be done with operation scratch 4 year plan before they take the field again in a WC match!

Ok... Who do we root for next?

Algeria - out
US - out

Hmmmmmm. I have such a tough decision to make!

I'll get back to you in that!
Costa Rica!
post #871 of 1211
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

Ok... Who do we root for next?

 
 

 

Anyone against Argentina

 

Followed by Holland as my selection.

 

The Costa's carry the romantic vote, but the tournament would be devalued if they won (albeit you might argue that a win for Costa Rica is the best possible result imaginable too)

post #872 of 1211
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

Another four years? I might be done with operation scratch 4 year plan before they take the field again in a WC match!

Ok... Who do we root for next?

Algeria - out
US - out

Hmmmmmm. I have such a tough decision to make!

I'll get back to you in that!
Costa Rica!

Oooooh good one... What about Belgium? Hey I can't hold grudges right?

I could always go the other way and go with the machines of Germany? Definitely not the Dutch I can't make my self do that.. What about the argies? an can't do that either...

Fine I'll have to pick someone soon!
post #873 of 1211

Gotta root for CONCACAF. Costa Rica all the way! 

post #874 of 1211

Strangely enough, I don't think we actually hate the Germans. It's much closer to a rivalry, albeit it would be disingenuous not to acknowledge that it goes well beyond football.

 

The Argentinians are a nasty bunch by contrast (the Germans aren't nasty), albeit this Argentinian team aren't far off being the cleanest they've fielded in my memory. Nonetheless, they've still earned more yellow cards in world cup history than any other single team.

 

The problem with the French, or as our Foreign Secretary described them "the cheese eating surrender monkeys"... well where do you start actually? The French are a seriously annoying set of supporters. For 95% of the time they make out they aren't interested, especially when they're doing badly. They're actually one of the least passionate football nations in Europe. They are the ultimate fickle, fair weather, johnny come lately supporters. Then they mysteriously come wriggling out of the woodwork the moment they start winning. Actually it's worse than that. It's when they've won. Nah can't support the French. We might invoke history against the Jarmans, but that's 20th century only. For centuries its the French who've been a bigger pain

 

If Belgium beat the Argies are they on a collision cause with Holland? Now that would get lively!!!

 

Brazil are too obvious to support. can't dislike Brazil, but this isn't a great Brazilian team

 

I'll probably switch to the Dutch, they deserve it after giving so much to the game (2010 apart when they were an uncharacteristic disgrace)

post #875 of 1211
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Originally Posted by FarawayFairways View Post

Strangely enough, I don't think we actually hate the Germans. It's much closer to a rivalry, albeit it would be disingenuous not to acknowledge that it goes well beyond football.

The Argentinians are a nasty bunch by contrast (the Germans aren't nasty), albeit this Argentinian team aren't far off being the cleanest they've fielded in my memory. Nonetheless, they've still earned more yellow cards in world cup history than any other single team.

The problem with the French, or as our Foreign Secretary described them "the cheese eating surrender monkeys"... well where do you start actually? The French are a seriously annoying set of supporters. For 95% of the time they make out they aren't interested, especially when they're doing badly. They're actually one of the least passionate football nations in Europe. They are the ultimate fickle, fair weather, johnny come lately supporters. Then they mysteriously come wriggling out of the woodwork the moment they start winning. Actually it's worse than that. It's when they've won. Nah can't support the French. We might invoke history against the Jarmans, but that's 20th century only. For centuries its the French who've been a bigger pain

If Belgium beat the Argies are they on a collision cause with Holland? Now that would get lively!!!

Brazil are too obvious to support. can't dislike Brazil, but this isn't a great Brazilian team

I'll probably switch to the Dutch, they deserve it after giving so much to the game (2010 apart when they were an uncharacteristic disgrace)
I hate the Germans. That is fact. Not a big fan of German golfers either, Langer is okay I suppose
post #876 of 1211
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Originally Posted by FarawayFairways View Post

Strangely enough, I don't think we actually hate the Germans. It's much closer to a rivalry, albeit it would be disingenuous not to acknowledge that it goes well beyond football.

The Argentinians are a nasty bunch by contrast (the Germans aren't nasty), albeit this Argentinian team aren't far off being the cleanest they've fielded in my memory. Nonetheless, they've still earned more yellow cards in world cup history than any other single team.

The problem with the French, or as our Foreign Secretary described them "the cheese eating surrender monkeys"... well where do you start actually? The French are a seriously annoying set of supporters. For 95% of the time they make out they aren't interested, especially when they're doing badly. They're actually one of the least passionate football nations in Europe. They are the ultimate fickle, fair weather, johnny come lately supporters. Then they mysteriously come wriggling out of the woodwork the moment they start winning. Actually it's worse than that. It's when they've won. Nah can't support the French. We might invoke history against the Jarmans, but that's 20th century only. For centuries its the French who've been a bigger pain

If Belgium beat the Argies are they on a collision cause with Holland? Now that would get lively!!!

Brazil are too obvious to support. can't dislike Brazil, but this isn't a great Brazilian team

I'll probably switch to the Dutch, they deserve it after giving so much to the game (2010 apart when they were an uncharacteristic disgrace)

Agree on the French, can't support them.. Brazil?? I guess they are a tough bunch to hate for sure, but you just become another fair weather know nothing about soccer fan...

Man picking a team to root for is getting slim these days..
post #877 of 1211

What's the situation with this Wondo miss?

 

BBC clearly said he was flagged for offside. Others are suggesting he wasn't

 

I've certainly seen incidences before of a linesman flagging, realising his mistake, and then putting his flag down. This can create chaos of course. But if this was the sequence, then poor old Wondo has just had one of those moments. Football is littered with them, and they'll be others before this tournament is out

post #878 of 1211
Holland. Losing to the eventual winners takes the sting out of the loss.
post #879 of 1211

DAAAMMMIIITTTTTTT!! I'm so pissed right now. They played like crap for about 100 minutes. Then all sudden they start playing great and getting chances. They almost tied that sucker up again, that penalty kick was awesome and should have went in.

 

Our goalie saved our ass all day long, what was it like 15 saves or some crazy number. Howard is simply fantastic.

 

Entertaining game, just result was bad. Oh well we'll win the entire cup in 4 years.

 

And whoever says Americans are not football fans need to get their pulses checked. I've never seen this before the support for USA was awesome this year. We're proud of our team.

post #880 of 1211
Im heartbroken as well... shit ! Team usa was supposed to be the real deal....

Well I'm still gonna celebrate my birthday today so I cant be all negative today with friends and family!

Wasnt the American declaration of independence written on the 2nd of july, and only voted for on the 4th...

Darn it I was two days away from having an awesome birthday date! An entire country celebrating my birthday!

Well in two days, I hope ya all americans can find the strength to move on after the soccer defeat. George washington himself suffered setbacks and defeats in the war but america was able to pull through. Hopefully America can come back in soccer as well... that is all.
post #881 of 1211
And thus endith the United States interest in soccer, for another 4 years.
post #882 of 1211

Ya I know. I'm not have a very good sports teams year. First it was the Broncos in the awefull Superbowl loss. Then it was the Avalanche, now its the US Soccer team.

 

Geeeeezus, every time I get all pumped up, emotionally invested, and BAM!, ends badly. Not a good feeling.

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