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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    I just looked this up since I was curious & I'll share here just in case anybody else is interested in the Gold Cup format this year. There are 3 groups of 4 teams organized thusly:

    Group A
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    Canada

    Group B
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    Haiti

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    The top 2 finishers from each group advance to the quarterfinals along with the 2 best third place teams.



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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    Just saw Mexico had the ball 72% of the time had 9 corner kicks and only manages 1 goal and loses. Ouch.



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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Just saw Mexico had the ball 72% of the time had 9 corner kicks and only manages 1 goal and loses. Ouch.
    Mexico uncreative in the final 3rd since 2012......

    It just keep getting funnier and funnier. Add to that that Canada lost and its been a pretty decent weekend to be a usmnt fan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Just saw Mexico had the ball 72% of the time had 9 corner kicks and only manages 1 goal and loses. Ouch.
    At least they scored a goal. Their A team hasn't managed to accomplish that feat in WC qualifying in Mexico City yet this year.



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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    This isn't USMNT or Gold Cup related, but it is freakin' awesome. Messi put together his Messi & Friends charity game in Soldier Field over the weekend, but a large number of players backed out of the event last minute. In order to make up the numbers the organizers had to call in some local talent including Matt Eliason. He's the all-time leading goal scorer for Northwestern's soccer program so he's definitely not a total scrub. But he's currently working as a financial analyst and hoping to hook up with an MLS club somehow. And then this happens...




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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    Anyone know where I can watch any of the games? I saw it was listed on Fox Soccer channel, and I doubt I have that. I will probably have to resort to first row sports.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    Anyone know where I can watch any of the games? I saw it was listed on Fox Soccer channel, and I doubt I have that. I will probably have to resort to first row sports.
    The match Tuesday night is on Fox Soccer, but the match Saturday is on Fox network at 2 CST. I believe as they move out of group play into the knockout rounds more of those matches will be on Fox especially the US matches, but don't quote me on that. They are trying to pump up awareness ahead of their coverage of the 2014 World Cup



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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    Anyone know where I can watch any of the games? I saw it was listed on Fox Soccer channel, and I doubt I have that. I will probably have to resort to first row sports.
    If you don't mind it being in Spanish Univision or telemundo should have the games on, and then you can hear gooooooooooaaaaaaaaallllllllllllll



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    Quote Originally Posted by WooClone15 View Post
    If you don't mind it being in Spanish Univision or telemundo should have the games on, and then you can hear gooooooooooaaaaaaaaallllllllllllll
    I think I'd rather watch the Spanish language broadcast than be subjected to a Gus Johnson game. I haven't seen anything confirmed yet. Is Gus on duty for these matches?



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    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    I think I'd rather watch the Spanish language broadcast than be subjected to a Gus Johnson game. I haven't seen anything confirmed yet. Is Gus on duty for these matches?
    Some of them, yes, and it's not fun. Thank god they lost the BPL to NBC.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    I think I'd rather watch the Spanish language broadcast than be subjected to a Gus Johnson game. I haven't seen anything confirmed yet. Is Gus on duty for these matches?
    You can't be serious. I'd take Gus Johnson any day over JP Dellacamera. In fact the JP Dellacamera and John Harkes tandem mixed with a little Marcelo Balboa is probably the worst ever for United States matches.

    It is a damn shame Jack Edwards got the boot after the 2002 World Cup at least he played the game at the college level and had enthusiasm in his broadcast's (it wasn't his fault he was paired with Ty Keough for the 2002 WC). It is also a damn shame Phil Schoen hasn't gotten the lead play by play duties at a high level. Gus is solid and better than most of the alternatives.

    Edit - Did you watch the Champs League Final? Gus called that match and was great


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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    I don't have a problem Gus Johnson overall. I loved him when he did NCAA tournament games. I just don't think he's a quality soccer play-by-play guy. His newness to the sport is pretty obvious in his broadcasts.

    As for the USMNT itself, who do you think JK is going to go with in the midfield tonight? Against Guatemala he went with Beckerman-Torres in the first half and Diskerud-Holden in the second. Mix & Stu were very impressive in my opinion, but a lot of that was due to the fact that Guatemala didn't appear to be all that interested in playing a competitive match once the second half got underway.



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    Shag it was only 1-0 at half. The reason Guatemala looked disinterested is because Holden and Mix bossed the center of the park.

    I say put Donovan up top that is where he wanted to play on Fri anyway. Play Torres in the "Dempsey" role in behind. Shea out left, Stu and Mix centrally in the dual pivot and Bedoya out right.



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    Re: USMNT - Gold Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by CYcoFan View Post
    Shag it was only 1-0 at half. The reason Guatemala looked disinterested is because Holden and Mix bossed the center of the park.

    I say put Donovan up top that is where he wanted to play on Fri anyway. Play Torres in the "Dempsey" role in behind. Shea out left, Stu and Mix centrally in the dual pivot and Bedoya out right.
    I'm not sure Donovan works as a single striker. I say pair him with Gomez (with a sub for Jack Mac later please!) and play a 4-1-3-2. Especially against these weaker teams we shouldn't need two CDMs. Mix can play back, Holden is central and on the outsides I don't really care. I think Bedoya and Shea may be our best players but I don't mind seeing Corona or Castillo or whatnot get a chance. Especially against Belize.

    All that said, I'd bet money we come out in a 4-2-3-1 with Donovan at RM and Beckerman at CDM.



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