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Postby wolf stansson » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:03 pm

Earnie Stewart is USS GM. Whatever that means.

Inevitable choice. Connected and respected internationally. It's a job upgrade for him, while it would have been a clear step down for Bocanegra and Reyna. Looking forward to his choice at coach.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:14 pm



I am already beginning emotional preparations for it to be Vermes. On one hand, what style of play better suited for imposing your will in CONCACAF matches. On other hand, what a trashbag brand of soccer it is. A dilemma.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:49 pm

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I am already beginning emotional preparations for it to be Vermes. On one hand, what style of play better suited for imposing your will in CONCACAF matches. On other hand, what a trashbag brand of soccer it is. A dilemma.

I don't think his start date will prevent him from hiring a European coach if that's the direction they want to go. I think that start date is more about when he's done in Philly than when he's going to start making moves for USS.

That said, I agree, he's hiring American. It's going to be Jesse Marsch or Gregg Berhalter if I was betting. I'm actually OK with either. I think they've both shown a great mix of ambition and pragmatism. They both obviously know USS and the player pool. With such a young squad I don't think there would be any ego or chemistry issues. Marsch is rumored to be making the jump to Europe within the Red Bulls family. If that's real, he should probably do that. Berhalter was captain of a Bundesliga club, went to a World Cup, he's got enough credibility.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:59 pm

I haven't been exposed to Berhalter a ton, but from what I see I think he's about as good a fit as an MLS coach can be. This video was a nice primer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKCW4mvhbxE

Of course, it also inspired me to want to watch all of the videos from that channel, so dive in at your own risk.
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Postby wvcbxl » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:20 am

World Cup 2026 organization awarded to US/Mexico/Canada.

Congrats, guys. :D
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:46 pm

Good stuff. Why isn’t Chicago in consideration for a host city again?
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:45 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Good stuff. Why isn’t Chicago in consideration for a host city again?


Rahm pulled the city's bid as FIFA wouldn't guarantee that significant local financing wouldn't be required to host, or something of that nature.
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Postby biittner77 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:48 pm

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Good stuff. Why isn’t Chicago in consideration for a host city again?


Rahm pulled the city's bid as FIFA wouldn't guarantee that significant local financing wouldn't be required to host, or something of that nature.


See you guys in DC which will host some games, won't they?
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:53 pm

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Good stuff. Why isn’t Chicago in consideration for a host city again?


Rahm pulled the city's bid as FIFA wouldn't guarantee that significant local financing wouldn't be required to host, or something of that nature.


That sucks and looking at the potential host cities it will be a trek to go to any games. One that I’ll make but it will be inconvenient
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Postby wvcbxl » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:24 pm

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Good stuff. Why isn’t Chicago in consideration for a host city again?


Rahm pulled the city's bid as FIFA wouldn't guarantee that significant local financing wouldn't be required to host, or something of that nature.


Two notable absences, Chicago and Vancouver, did not agree to FIFA’s requirements for hosting games and withdrew from consideration.
(from the WaPo article on the subject)
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Postby soccer10k » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:07 pm

Hooray we didn’t get screwed over again!
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm

The folks behind Baseball reference launched a soccer site today, covering domestic leagues from England, France, Spain, Germany, and the US to start with: https://fbref.com
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Postby UK » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 pm

My random prediction is that Lewandowski will lead the WC in goals.
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Postby stitchface » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:32 am

UK wrote:My random prediction is that Lewandowski will lead the WC in goals.



be tough in 3 or at most 4 games and as your teams only real threat.
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Postby UK » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:57 am

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UK wrote:My random prediction is that Lewandowski will lead the WC in goals.



be tough in 3 or at most 4 games and as your teams only real threat.


They'll get by Senegal to get through the knockouts. Only question is whether they get Belgium or England, they would have a shot to get to the quarters against England, not Belguim.
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Postby stitchface » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 pm

UK wrote:
stitchface wrote:
UK wrote:My random prediction is that Lewandowski will lead the WC in goals.



be tough in 3 or at most 4 games and as your teams only real threat.


They'll get by Senegal to get through the knockouts. Only question is whether they get Belgium or England, they would have a shot to get to the quarters against England, not Belguim.



we'll see very soon on Senegal - I don't think that's a gimme.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:19 am

wvcbxl wrote:World Cup 2026 organization awarded to US/Mexico/Canada.

Congrats, guys. :D


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Postby stitchface » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:13 am

No, Fox, Ronaldo is closer to the most hated man in Spain - Iniesta is the most loved soccer player in Spain.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:27 pm

Suarez hit side netting on a chance so wide open that I thought he scored and so did the person updating the score graphic.

Egypt has kinda gone toe to toe with Uruguay in terms of possession and chances, without Salah too. Exciting for their prospects of beating Russia and Saudi Arabia to get out of the group.
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Postby cl smooth » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:49 pm

egypt almost giving this game away in the 86th minute. uruguay with a free kick off the goalpost.

and uruguay with the header in the 90th minute.
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Postby stitchface » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Suarez hit side netting on a chance so wide open that I thought he scored and so did the person updating the score graphic.

Egypt has kinda gone toe to toe with Uruguay in terms of possession and chances, without Salah too. Exciting for their prospects of beating Russia and Saudi Arabia to get out of the group.



I'm only in minute 39 but so far Egypt seems to have no threat without Salah. 0-0 but I don't see any way Egypt wins this game (and I do know the final)
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:50 pm

stitchface wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Suarez hit side netting on a chance so wide open that I thought he scored and so did the person updating the score graphic.

Egypt has kinda gone toe to toe with Uruguay in terms of possession and chances, without Salah too. Exciting for their prospects of beating Russia and Saudi Arabia to get out of the group.



I'm only in minute 39 but so far Egypt seems to have no threat without Salah. 0-0 but I don't see any way Egypt wins this game (and I do know the final)


They get some better looks on the counter in the 2nd half, but they definitely need Salah to be more goal dangerous.
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Postby stitchface » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:49 pm

this game is a great example of why strikers get the glory and money - they aren't the best players but they are the difference of winning and losing.
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