***Official USMNT Thread***

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  1. thatguy

    thatguy Well-Known Member

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    Zardes shouldn't be ahead of anyone.

    I hate this team. I was kinda excited to see some sort of starting 11 with Weston, Adams, Pulisic and Holmes. Now I'm gonna watch CP get fouled relentlessly, Zardes play balls off his shin guards, Arriola run around with no point and probably Trapp get beat and give up space to guys playing in the 2nd division of the Trinidad league. Can't Wait.
     
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  2. Gunnerclone

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    It’s going to be great.
     
  3. twojman

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    U9 and U10 Academy is what was being referred to earlier. Those are between $200-$300. U11 is when select programs start. The tuition for that is anywhere from $1,500 -$2,000 in the metro depending on where you are at. There are usually 1-2 mandatory overnight tourney's on top of that. The uniform cost is ~$200. This is in addition to tuition.
     
  4. OnlyCyclones

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    Even with a European passport they can't go until 16 because of FIFA regulations. The route Messi took is illegal today. Ben Lederman got into a huge legal mess because of moving into Barca's academy against FIFA rules. He's at Genk now, by the way.
     
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  5. OnlyCyclones

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    That's huge news. It's still a sham that domestic transfers won't get solidarity payments, but this is better than nothing.
     
  6. twojman

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    Who's watching tonight?
     
  7. Gunnerclone

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    Hoping to get back from the Crew game to watch this game. Ready for disaster on both fronts.
     
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  8. shagcarpetjesus

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    I will be watching this like a McDermott-era hoops contest: zero expectations and hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  9. BLRNerd

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    Like isn't this how Chelsea and etc. have gotten in trouble recently?

    Also whomever is going to the Crew game tonight, I see the lineups and it's versus Atlanta, may god have mercy on your soul
     
  10. Gunnerclone

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    That’s me. It’s US Open cup Round of 16 with USMNT in session so who knows what the lineups are going to look like.
     
  11. knightxc

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    I'll be at the match
     
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  12. clonedude

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    Should we be hoping we lose? I feel like a lot of people want to see BIG changes being made, and wouldn't losing be the fastest way to see changes.
     
  13. Gunnerclone

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    I don’t want to lose to Guyana lol. That would just be an embarrassment for the nation.
     
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  14. knightxc

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    I don't think losing this match would really do anything....the USSF would just chalk it up to "a new coach" sadly
     
  15. shagcarpetjesus

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    What big changes would be made? Say the crazies get their way and we lose all 3 group matches 12-0 and Berhalter is fired on the sideline before the 3rd match ends. What on Earth is going to happen? Pro/Rel isn’t happening, our player pool isn’t going to magically improve overnight, and Pep Guardiola isn’t going to leave Manchester to come coach the US.
     
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  16. knightxc

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    The changes would have to start at the top, and that can't happen until the next USSF election. The only way anything gets changed with soccer in this country is if the people who vote for the president get tired of the money they are pocketing from the pay to play system.....so no changes will happen regardless of the results of the Gold Cup. We can change coaches all we want, but the problem is MUCH deeper than the coach
     
  17. Gunnerclone

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    Just time to get behind the players and hope GH can get his system going now. I know it’s a good system for international soccer I’ve seen it work and raise up a pretty mediocre Crew side many times.
     
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  18. knightxc

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    Agreed, he is a good coach. I think we will just have to deal with some growing pains here while the guys learn the system. I think this team will actually play really well in the Gold Cup. They all believe in him and the system just trying to make it a well oiled machine
     
  19. Althetuna

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    Gonna try and stay up to watch but 9 pm is pretty late.
     
  20. tim_redd

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    I thought the US was the Crew game.
     
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