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    FIFA Confederations Cup

    I'm a sucker for pretty much any international soccer competition that involves quality squads & this fits the bill. I know it doesn't really mean all that much in the grand scheme of things, and the US is not involved, but I'm still excited for some of these matches.

    The first match is tomorrow (Saturday), Brazil vs. Japan, followed by 2 matches on Sunday, Mexico vs. Italy and Spain vs. Uruguay. I believe all of the matches are being televised on ESPN.



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Why isn't the US involved? too close to the qualifying games? I remember 4 years ago when they almost punked Brazil.


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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Why isn't the US involved? too close to the qualifying games? I remember 4 years ago when they almost punked Brazil.
    gold cup winner is invited to it. Mexico won so it's them.



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Why isn't the US involved? too close to the qualifying games? I remember 4 years ago when they almost punked Brazil.
    The teams playing in the confederations cup are those winners of the most recent confederation tournaments (UEFA, CONCACAF, AFC, OFC etc.) Mexico won the last gold cup (CONCACAF's tournanament) so they're our representative



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Why isn't the US involved? too close to the qualifying games? I remember 4 years ago when they almost punked Brazil.
    The Brazil result was disappointing, but don't forget one of the best moments in US Soccer history.




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    I think the day we lost to Brazil is when Deuce became my favorite player. To see him crying at the award ceremony let you know how much he wanted that, and I respect him so much for that.



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    This will be an interesting tournament, Brazil is so young. And it will be interesting to see Tahiti play against the giants. Too bad the US isn't involved, I think playing in the last Confederation's Cup really benefitted the US in the world cup in South Africa. Getting experience and having success against the world's best instilled a lot of confidence in the team.



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    The Brazil result was disappointing, but don't forget one of the best moments in US Soccer history.

    So wrong. 1989 Paul Caliguri. THE next momonet...


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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Mexico has struggled to score lately, but man, Corona is playing well right now. He's already made 2 saves (one including a remarkable recovery and clearance) to keep the match scoreless.

    And Guardado just puts one off the crossbar.


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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Mexico....you just got Pirloed.



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    I dont care who you root for that goal by neymar yesterday was sick ...


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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Italy takes Mexico down 2-1 on a goal from Super Mario.

    Spain v Uruguay up next.



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    I think the day we lost to Brazil is when Deuce became my favorite player. To see him crying at the award ceremony let you know how much he wanted that, and I respect him so much for that.
    Our showing at the Confed Cup in '09 is probably the reason why Bradley kept his job as long as he did. There was a lot of noise to have him replaced before the Confed Cup, and some of that noise died down at least until after the horrid showing at the World Cup.


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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Will Suarez bite anyone today?



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    Re: FIFA Confederations Cup

    Spain is really owning Uruguay right now - this game could easily be 3-0 and it's only 15 minutes in.


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