***Official USMNT Thread***

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by ianoconnor, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    Have come out in pure attack mode here early in the 2nd.
     
  2. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    Can’t wait for the new Crew stadium so we can get Gold Cup and qualifiers in CBus again.
     
  3. shagcarpetjesus

    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, Boyd's crossing and long passing is getting me excited. The goal was very nice, but Berhalter's system needs wingers that are attacking threats. Boyd looks like he may end up being a really nice find. I'm curious who it was that tracked him and his US eligibility down.
     
  4. shagcarpetjesus

    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    Oh goodie, Wil Trapp. I'm afraid we're just going to have to get used to Trapp being a part of the USMNT as Berhalter's pet.
     
  5. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    I’m really concerned with the passing of the back 4. They aren’t using the gk very well and putting the mf’ers in bad spots.
     
  6. shagcarpetjesus

    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's been pretty shaky. I'm curious if Gregg views Zimmerman and Long as his first choice CBs or if Miazga fits in the mix somewhere.
     
  7. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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  8. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    Oh ****. Boyd is good.
     
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  9. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member
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    Arriola has been putting in some serious work on the left tonight.
     
  10. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing he ran fast in a straight line and one touched it in?
     
  11. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member
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    Shot at goal deflected into his face and in, haha.
     
  12. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Defender cleared it off his face and went rocketing in.
     
  13. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member
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  14. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Oh man...
     
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  15. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    Best first touch I've ever seen from Zardes.
     
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  16. thatguy

    thatguy Well-Known Member

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    Wife and I were belly laughing last night that the only way Zardes is any good is when someone kicks it off his face and it goes into the goal. We hadn't laughed that hard in awhile.

    Boyd is what, our 4th best player right now? And considering Adams, Weston and Pulisic injury history he might be higher than that.

    Tim Ream is going to cost us goals. Think Miazga fits in there somewhere. Would love to see
    Zimmerman, Miazga, Long, Lima with Lima pushing forward and it being more of a three man back line.

    And if Yedlin or Lima can hold down that spot, you could, and hear me out, move Adams back into his natural position in the MF.
     
  17. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Again though, how is this different than any other sport? There is still rec at that age, just like there is in baseball, basketball, etc. However, if you're a serious baseball player you're probably going to play in a group like Midwest Pride by 11U. Price there? 1,100.

    http://midwestprideathletics.com/our-teams/pricing/

    You want to play basketball through All Iowa Attack up in Ames? 150.00 uniform fee and 1,900 for the year.

    http://alliowaattack.com/bfees.html


    Soccer in the US just isn't more expensive to play at youth levels than other sports. It's not. We can debate this but it's just not true.
     
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  18. thatguy

    thatguy Well-Known Member

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    Right. But its a ton more socioeconomic. I would assume a good chunk of those teams are made up of Coltons and Atticus whose moms drive Yukons and yell at fast food managers. US Soccer to become top level needs to include the Latin kids, and PfP eliminates, for the most part, the Latin and Urban kids.
     
  19. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    How are urban kids paying for basketball? Again, I don't mean to be annoying here, I don't understand why it's such a difference.
     
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  20. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    Those prices are similar to girls volleyball as well
     

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