USA Mens & Womens Soccer Thread
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Posted June 02, 2013 - 08:54 PM
USA! USA! USA!
Beat the #2 team (Germany) in the world today 4-3. Don't think many expected that.
Didn't expect it but Germany was missing a few players (starters) so it's not that impressive for me being a big soccer follower.
It's a good win for a US team that usually fails in friendlies like this, but it doesn't mean anything for their upcoming world cup qualifiers.
In other news, the US Women's National team did work against Canada. Alex Morgan scoring twice and Sydney Leroux scoring in extra time in her home country. Gotta love her celebration after (if you wonder why she acted that way, read the back story on her)
Posted June 02, 2013 - 10:44 PM
Alex Morgan has the potential to be way more successful, popular, and richer than Mia Hamm ever was. Don't know what Hope Solo was thinking getting with that abuser.
If she stays healthy, she's going to shatter the US scoring records.
Alex Morgan is well on her way to being more successful than Mia. Club soccer on the girls side is far more important than it used to be back when Mia played so the female soccer community relates better to this generation of players.
Posted June 07, 2013 - 11:02 AM
Will have to TiVo it though unfortunately :/
Still think Mexico could have easily lost against them a few days ago.
Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:53 PM
U.S. up 2-0 on Panama right now late. Looks like they'll hold on. Altidore has caught fire the last three. He's finally found himself again.
Mexico ties with Costa Rica in Estadio Azteca 0-0. They've been scoreless and unsuccessful there for a quite a streak now. Looks like they might fire the coach. Tons of talent, but the wrong direction and arguably in many people's eyes who follow the team, a lot of their better players, especially offensively not getting called up.
Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:19 AM
Can I just say that I cannot help but laugh at ESPN blowing up the Men's National Team now, treating them like they are a world power.
Jamaica and Panama are the two of, if not the two worst teams in this qualifying pool. Again, they SHOULD be beating these teams.
Posted June 12, 2013 - 11:48 AM
^ True, but you know how it is West Coast. Most of the nation doesn't follow soccer that closely anyway so they can get away with these things and at the end of the day, people just wanna' feel good. Plus and even more importantly for many, if they know they're doing better than Mexico, they'll definitely be at least somewhat interested.
But you know something's seriously wrong on the Mexican side of things when in recent several years now they've been winning all kinds of world championships with their younger squads as well as their olympic team basically defeating Brazil's A-squad team and yet this current collection of players is looking like crap so repeatedly now.
It's not just the coach and the direction he's trying to lead them in, but the players called up, I'm telling you. They need more offensively capable players, more playmakers especially. What's frustrating is that they have these guys, but are not calling them up. A lot of that though unfortunately comes from the coach. He's got a big say in that.
Posted July 14, 2013 - 03:44 PM
So who's this WWW guy? He's got like 5 goals in 2 games outta' nowhere. Where has he been?
Chris Wondolowski, he plays for the San Jose Earthquakes, He was scoreless for a while when he was on the USMNT but he's been on fire the last couple games.
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Posted July 21, 2013 - 09:17 PM
USA beat down El Salvador pretty badly today. 5-1. They are scoring goals like crazy this tournament. They've won a record 8 or 9 games in a row overall. This new coach has really changed the culture for the better it seems.
I remember for a while, people used to talk about how the U.S. didn't do a good enough job giving more opportunity to more players on the squad, like diversifying it more. Now you see a ton of Latino players on the squad. More than ever it seems and many are delivering. This new German coach has also changed the mentality in how they manage games when they get leads. I remember watching how they used to have a habit of intentionally trying too hard to protect the lead and many times they would pay for it by losing momentum easily. Now, including today as was seen, they go up and they just keep attacking still. The coach is preaching it emphatically and the players are responding very well.
Landon is looking good again as well. Looks like he'll more than likely be joining the A squad team again in Brazil.
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