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congratulations to jones, lichaj, and brek shea on their callups

con suelo, Friday, 1 October 2010 02:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Oct. 9, 2010 U.S. Men vs. Poland 7 p.m. CT Soldier Field
Chicago, Ill. Fox Soccer Channel & Galavision
Oct. 12, 2010 U.S. Men vs. Colombia 8 p.m. ET PPL Park
Chester, Pa. ESPN2 & Galavision

con suelo, Friday, 1 October 2010 02:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Goin' to the Poland game w/ about 50 or so S8 folx including a bunch of Polish fans, should be fun.

dan m, Friday, 1 October 2010 02:41 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1310662.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

Germany coach Joachim Low is concerned that next week's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Turkey in Berlin could be an away game for his side given the amount of Turks living in the German capital.

hi dere welcome to our world

con suelo, Friday, 1 October 2010 04:41 (thirteen years ago) link

That should be a terrific match - those are two fabulous attacking sides.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 1 October 2010 06:09 (thirteen years ago) link

lol thought u were talking abt us and poland for a sec and was like Whut

con suelo, Friday, 1 October 2010 06:47 (thirteen years ago) link

a 4-2-3-1 is intriguing, tho I don't know if they can play like that yet

dan m, Friday, 1 October 2010 16:25 (thirteen years ago) link

would be good to try and get more midfielders out there, our 1 strong suit

con suelo, Friday, 1 October 2010 16:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Ives had a 4-3-2-1 xmas tree posted with Jones, Bradley, and Edu as the 3... just call that one "the bone-cruncher"

dan m, Friday, 1 October 2010 16:42 (thirteen years ago) link

btw Bradley on the late run to goal is one of my favorite sights to see w/ these guys

dan m, Friday, 1 October 2010 16:42 (thirteen years ago) link

hi dere welcome to our world

yeah

also cosign on the potential of that game

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 October 2010 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

just learned Lichaj's from Chicago and his parents are Polish immigrants

dan m, Friday, 1 October 2010 18:15 (thirteen years ago) link

wish he would grow his hair back out
http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/unc/sports/m-soccer/auto_headshot/573906.jpeg

mizzell, Friday, 1 October 2010 18:18 (thirteen years ago) link

report on Charlie Davies' comeback and some o_O scar pics

http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/5655430/soccer-us-forward-charlie-davies-talks-recovery-espn-magazine

dan m, Thursday, 7 October 2010 14:45 (thirteen years ago) link

lineup
4-5-1 w/ edu at centerback huh

Howard;
Cherundolo, Onyewu, Edu, Bocanegra;
Jones, Bradley, Holden, Dempsey, Feilhaber;
Altidore.

i'll be curious to see how high dempsey plays. and gooch is really ready for this, is he? wanna see lichaj at some point

avinha, Saturday, 9 October 2010 23:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Does anyone else think the US goal was offside? I'm heavily medicated with Nyquil and my eyes are burning but F thought it was.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Sunday, 10 October 2010 00:33 (thirteen years ago) link

from that camera angle it sure seemed so.

avinha, Sunday, 10 October 2010 00:56 (thirteen years ago) link

gooch is driving me crazy, booting it out of the back

avinha, Sunday, 10 October 2010 01:08 (thirteen years ago) link

bedoya for feilhaber, is that all we've got as far as possible forward-looking changes?

avinha, Sunday, 10 October 2010 01:08 (thirteen years ago) link

^wrote at halftime but could have said it later tbh

huh. jones looked good, physical, except for his fuckup. same with holden, great except for his fuckup. so many chances, both jozy's and the set pieces. thank god for tim howard

avinha, Sunday, 10 October 2010 02:14 (thirteen years ago) link

fun times, good seats, lots and lots of poles

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs368.ash2/64641_444156571895_509986895_5400916_6674090_n.jpg

they looked like a team with a bunch of guys who don't quite know how to play together yet, and I still am not sure if 4-5-1 is something they can pull off. jones/holden were fun to watch tho.

dan m, Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

http://worldsoccerreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/JJwhiteboard.png

avinha, Monday, 11 October 2010 03:58 (thirteen years ago) link

What do you guys do with those things?

Ismael Klata, Monday, 11 October 2010 06:48 (thirteen years ago) link

nod sagely

avinha, Monday, 11 October 2010 12:10 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm still trying to learn how to watch the game. i want to understand a midfielder's most common passing locations. i want to see passing lanes before they develop. this was jones' first game with us. does the visual representation match what i saw on tv? what doesn't the chart tell me (in this case, about his physicality) ? if i look at enough of these what patterns will i see? i have so much trouble comparing two players against two different teams, could this help?

avinha, Monday, 11 October 2010 12:24 (thirteen years ago) link

where, how, and who did he link up with? (have to reach to remember the who) what was his average pass length?

i'm american, i love stats and charts, this chart may not tell me much but can we be so sure that the tenth or hundreth chart won't reveal something? we never know where tactical breakthroughs are going to come, who will see the game differently. i will stick to national type and hope it's us lol

avinha, Monday, 11 October 2010 12:31 (thirteen years ago) link

^ could totally get behind this level of analysis for spurs, tbh. the analysis of what players do that works during a game. i bet mourinho is up to his neck in this shit.

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 13:32 (thirteen years ago) link

I assume you meant Allardyce

Ismael Klata, Monday, 11 October 2010 13:37 (thirteen years ago) link

easy mistake to make, that

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 13:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm not knocking the concept either btw - if there's going to be some revolutionary development in the game (there only appears to ever have been two so far as I can tell) then I'm pretty persuaded that it'll come from some kind of synthesis of this and set-plays. I'm sure not going to be able to spot it though.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 11 October 2010 13:41 (thirteen years ago) link

i think it's fair to speculate that improvement on a systemic level can come from the analysis of repeated actions

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 13:45 (thirteen years ago) link

/banaka

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

what were those two revolutionary developments ismael ?

Jibe, Monday, 11 October 2010 14:40 (thirteen years ago) link

442, sam allardyce

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I've written about them before, but basically:

(i) the Scottish passing game taking over from kick-and-rush around the 1880s; and
(ii) the whole pressing/offside trap/possession system of Ajax in the 1960s.

We're basically still exploring the world invented by (ii). There's a terrific book (Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson) looking at the development of tactics through the ages, not sure if it'll've reached your shores Jibe. There are lots of interesting innovations discussed in it, but those two seem to be the big ones. The others usually mostly happen every few years when one guy stands in a slightly different position, and everyone else gets confused

Ismael Klata, Monday, 11 October 2010 14:53 (thirteen years ago) link

And that's my 10,000th post. It's been a pleasure, I'd like to thank my agent, etc.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 11 October 2010 14:54 (thirteen years ago) link

congrats, it was worthy imo

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

ok thx. that book looks quite interesting, will try and get ahold of it as soon as my finances allow me to.

Jibe, Monday, 11 October 2010 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

football finances thread

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Monday, 11 October 2010 16:16 (thirteen years ago) link

It's a great read, enlightened me to many things + helped me relate my hockey tactical knowledge to similarities on the pitch.

dan m, Monday, 11 October 2010 16:45 (thirteen years ago) link

apparently Spector is starting tonight, should be a lot of other changes too

dan m, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link

also lol @ < 10k tickets sold for this match, wtf

dan m, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 17:37 (thirteen years ago) link

apparently Spector is starting tonight

GAAHHHHHHHH

avinha, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 17:39 (thirteen years ago) link

we are mediocre huh. lucky for us colombia is so far too

i love edu's composure on the ball. he doesn't make me start drumming my fingers nervously in possession.
it seems like holden out wide takes away a lot of what's best about him: getting involved, cutting into passing lanes. you'd think the idea would be he'd send in crosses from out wide, but i don't think he's had a cross yet.

EJ for jozy? lichaj for spector (hey, he was only burned twice! not bad). any other changes?

avinha, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 01:16 (thirteen years ago) link

lichaj looked good
ummm, other positives?

(we need to put it down on record that our first shot on goal was in the 55th minute)

avinha, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 02:23 (thirteen years ago) link

I was at the Fire/KC game so I missed this. Doesn't sound like much of note. From the descriptions I've read/heard it sounded like a 4-3-3? Last time I saw that Costa Rica kicked their ass.

dan m, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:58 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah i guess it was a 4-3-3, in the first half. jozy was so marooned and alone i'm tempted to call it 4-3-2-1. but i'm bad with formations. brek shea looked okay, not totally outclassed at this level with his first cap, so that's something. EJ came in at HT and edu went out (i think, i missed some) so the formation changed but i'm not sure how. the second half was better, dempsey with some spark, but yeah, you didn't miss much.

avinha, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 05:58 (thirteen years ago) link

the pronunciation of Lichaj's name sounds exactly the same a "lihai" (厉害) which is a common slang word in Chinese that means "awesome."

avinha, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:39 (thirteen years ago) link

same for (Luis) Figo in Italian (actually 'fico', but close enough) - any other examples?

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Canada seems to have regressed since the WC. The Balogun goal was so good.

Yea Davies looked terrible last night

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 June 2023 13:50 (one year ago) link

Been meaning to say I was at the USA/Jamaica match on Saturday, Jamaica looked really good from the start, gave the B- US team all they could handle, lucky to get a draw. Also Soldier Field sucks, kinda? Maybe I am too used to empty Fire games.

My friend Jeff retired from day to day work with usmnt at this match. He will definitely still be a good follow for any American fan of the game.

A few days late, but a message about my 118th and final game embedded with the @USMNT.

Thank you everyone, but especially these four standing next to me. 🙏🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Ac3isMmkcd

— Jeff Crandall (@jefecrandall) June 27, 2023

really a disservice to have the Gold Cup immediately after the Nations League final.

This quarterfinal between Canada and the US looks like what a match between these two might have looked like in the 80s. Both B squads playing miserable soccer, zero pace. US fans cheering like they won off of Vazquez's (admittedly nice) goal, only to give up a stupid PK minutes later and let them equalize.

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:09 (one year ago) link

the PK was Canada's first SOG all match

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:10 (one year ago) link

lmao the crowd groaned at the end of regulation. I agree, sucks that htey have to play more of this.

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:17 (one year ago) link

and hilariously, even if Canada wins, three of their key starters are suspended for the next match

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:18 (one year ago) link

lmao Canada just took the lead

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:38 (one year ago) link

HAHAHA tied again.

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:44 (one year ago) link

I want to like Busio but he has been frustrating up to that point

he had maybe one decent moment prior to that but agreed.

I did lol at the announcers falling all over themselves to compliment Cowell's play as he repeatedly made the wrong decision with the ball in the final third (though admittedly he improved a bit in extra time).

loling at USMNT fans freaking out on Twitter as if this was the Pulisic/Zimmermann version of the squad not being able to beat Canada

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:53 (one year ago) link

prediction: US 5-3, and any misses aren't saved but are shot over the goal

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:56 (one year ago) link

lol

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:58 (one year ago) link

After all that trash talk that is amazing

Ok lol, b team

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:59 (one year ago) link

lmao....oh my fucking god

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 03:00 (one year ago) link

prediction - this one goes backwards

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 03:00 (one year ago) link

Cowell seems to have both a cross neck tat and a cross razored into his mullet

yeah lol....and god that hair

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 03:02 (one year ago) link

It's a shitty version of Ferreira's look

Saint Turner

lol. at first he seemed like "lol that crossed the line mate" and then was like "man I suck"

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 July 2023 03:05 (one year ago) link

Panama having 66% possession not something I thought I'd see

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 July 2023 00:33 (one year ago) link

imagine spending $200+ to take your kids to *this* match

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 July 2023 00:44 (one year ago) link

LMFAO

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 July 2023 02:33 (one year ago) link

No more Roldan plz

kinda glad someone else gets a chance to win this time. if the US had managed to win the tourney with this terrible roster of misfits, lord.

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 July 2023 13:14 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

really dk why I watch US vs T&T matches cos they always are lopsided and prove nothing but I'm itching for a football match so...here we go anyway

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 01:58 (eight months ago) link

(big asterisk next to "always")

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 01:58 (eight months ago) link

watching teams sit in a low block for 90 minutes and throw 9 men inside the box is oh so thrilling

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 02:42 (eight months ago) link

lmao T&T player sent off. well this is about to be even less entertaining

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 02:45 (eight months ago) link

still 0-0. jfc this is embarrassing

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 03:38 (eight months ago) link

lol 3-0 within 8 minutes

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 03:55 (eight months ago) link

Mexico losing the first leg to 78th ranked HOnduras wasn't something I anticipated, even with Mexico's current decline

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 November 2023 03:53 (eight months ago) link

celtic's own luis palma on that honduras squad <3

oatly carmichael (m bison), Saturday, 18 November 2023 03:54 (eight months ago) link

Sergino Dest sent off just before halftime due to the most childish tantrum I've ever seen.

Got mad that the ref ruled a ball out of bounds and punted it into the stands. Then screamed and insulted him and blew him a kiss.

Entire squad, especially Walker Zimmerman, totally laid into him.

They were winning 1-0, 4-0 on aggregate at the time!

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 00:50 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

USWNT vs Canada match is a farce.

it rained heavily and the pitch is waterlogged and the drainage is abysmal. the ball is barely moving and is often getting stuck in puddles.

the match's sole goal came when a Canadian defender attempted a routine backpass to their goalie, and to her horror, it moved two inches before getting stuck, and Trinity Rodman ran to the ball and poked it in the goal.

CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 March 2024 03:49 (four months ago) link

if I'm Canada i'm filing a protest

CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 March 2024 03:50 (four months ago) link

sorry it was Jaedyn Shaw

CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 March 2024 03:51 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

going to USMNT v Brazil tonight

I'm hoping the stadium gets destroyed

(it's Camping World and it's old and obsolete and also the Brazilian population is large in Orlando so it's basically going to be an away match)

Iacocca Cola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 21:12 (one month ago) link

loll

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 22:24 (one month ago) link

At least I get to see Gomes, a fellow Wolve, start lol

Iacocca Cola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 22:44 (one month ago) link

um?

default damager (lukas), Thursday, 13 June 2024 03:29 (one month ago) link

Lol it was a great match! Good result and great atmosphere

Iacocca Cola (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 June 2024 03:32 (one month ago) link

of course US fans are the weird cynical type who will celebrate the first positive result against Brazil in over 25 years by saying "Brazil didn't really care". i mean we can go back to the 90s when losing 3-0 is seen as a positive result.

don't care who boos Boohalter though, he got jeered as he was announced yesterday and it was funny.

Iacocca Cola (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 June 2024 21:44 (one month ago) link

Most US fans are completely insufferable. Berhalter is not good but I don't think it's a tactical deficiency so much. I don't think he and the players have established the team/grind/never say die mentality that previous squads had. The kind of thing that kept them in games even when like Donovan or Reyna or whoever else were the few difference makers. Now there are more creative player and much better squad players but it's like they're made of foam and completely dissociate if (when) opponents break them down.

Mike Magee is an MLS legend for multiple reasons, but

Sorry @landondonovan 😂 pic.twitter.com/VGj2AFwWhs

— Mike Magee (@magee18) June 18, 2024

three weeks pass...

Berhalted!

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 23:42 (two weeks ago) link

thank god

perpetually awkward, perennially unhappy (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 July 2024 05:46 (one week ago) link


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