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Postby soccer10k » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:30 pm

wolf stansson wrote:It must be awfully conflicting to be a die hard fan of these big clubs as you watch your favorite player demolish one of the GIANT clubs and just knowing that he'll be wearing their uniform when the summer transfer window comes around.

What I'm saying is enjoy Dele Alli while you can.


Might as well add Harry Kane to that also.

I don't know if conflicting is the right word but I know what you mean. I'm just enjoying it while it's happening. I know these couple years could be the best it gets for Tottenham but I think this is different from the Bale teams because Poch actually has a system. Redknapp's "roll the balls out and let them play" style isn't exactly a long term success plan.

I'm hoping that they can qualify for the UCL again next year and that, plus this UCL run and the new stadium can convince Alli and Kane to stick it out at least another year.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:23 pm

Sounders are the first team in the conference finals after dispatching of Vancouver, who basically had no interest in attempting to score goals in either leg.

In lighter news:

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Postby wolf stansson » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Sounders are the first team in the conference finals after dispatching of Vancouver, who basically had no interest in attempting to score goals in either leg.

Very gratifying to see Clint Dempsey having fun playing soccer again.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:23 pm

wolf stansson wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Sounders are the first team in the conference finals after dispatching of Vancouver, who basically had no interest in attempting to score goals in either leg.

Very gratifying to see Clint Dempsey having fun playing soccer again.


Not quite sure how I feel about that beard though.

He's less sexy, but I think I enjoy watching Roldan play more than the DPs on that team. He is so good at everything.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:05 pm

Wow, Toronto hangs on at home, but they lose Jozy and Giovinco to suspension for the first leg of the conference finals.
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Postby wolf stansson » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:01 pm

wolf stansson wrote:Bobby Wood is in a "negative spiral" and probably facing an uphill climb back into the lineup for Hamburg.

https://www.starsandstripesfc.com/usmnt ... ive-spiral

Yedlin's first game back for Newcastle after T&T was sketchy. He should've been sent off twice. Only poor officiating saved him. Deuce had the meltdown throwing elbows and got red in his first game back. Jozy & Bradley are getting booed everywhere they go, but they seem to be handling it well. Not a surprise as those two are supremely classy and have been through the wars in their time in Europe.

Nevermind.
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:51 pm

http://americansoccernow.com/articles/a ... u-s-roster

Time to panic about losing Jonathan Gonzalez to Mexico.
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Postby wekse » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:25 pm

Nashville Metro city council approved the MLS stadium deal. Fingers crossed we get one of the expansion teams!

Bought season tix for next year's inaugural USL season, looking forward to that. This would be ideal though, for sure, as it puts me towards the front of the line for potential MLS season tix.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:26 pm

They're getting a team, and also, me.

Looks like I'm probably moving to Nashville early next year. I look forward to hitting you up for tickets if I can't get on the season ticket list.
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:07 pm

Enjoyed reading this from das wunderkind

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/chris ... d-cup/amp/
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:44 pm

Italy is out of the WC
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:48 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Italy is out of the WC


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Postby wolf stansson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 pm

Love and light to my dutch, italian, chilean, and ghanaian brothers and sisters. Peace (and the club game) be with you.

Obviously in terms of stature and the void felt by the world at the world cup, we are not Holland and Italy. Still, I hate seeing dudes like Clint Dempsey and Gigi Buffon go out like this.
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:07 pm

We're 20 minutes in and the Acosta-McKennie-Adams midfield is playing the Tab Ramos high press and they look great doing it. Like wolves around a wounded deer.


Annnnd McKennie scores. Nice.
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Horvath suuuuuuuuucks.
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:59 pm



Gtfoh.

I'll watch tho.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 pm

wolf stansson wrote:

Gtfoh.

I'll watch tho.


The NIT of soccer. I would assume FIFA would throw a fit about this happening the same year as the actual World Cup?

USA
Italy
Ghana
Chile
Ivory Coast
Netherlands
Paraguay
Czech Republic

Would be a fun tournament even though even if the USMNT gets housed. US recoups a fraction of the money they will lose for not making the WC, and Pulisic gets some national team tournament experience against top teams in UEFA, CONMEBOL and CAF.
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 pm

Love to watch a meaningless friendly where the us plays with way more effort than in the biggest game of their lives.
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Postby Derwood » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:00 am

Of COURSE the hobbled Altidore scores a goal
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:34 pm

Derwood wrote:Of COURSE the hobbled Altidore scores a goal

And Bradley turned full heel on the entire city of Columbus, a city in which he has had some of the best & worst performances of his life for the US, and completely dominates the game almost single-handedly.

I look forward to another single digit temp final in Toronto between TFC and Seattle. Hopefully with Dempsey healthy they'll actually manage a shot on goal.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:52 pm

wolf stansson wrote:I look forward to another single digit temp final in Toronto between TFC and Seattle. Hopefully with Dempsey healthy they'll actually manage a shot on goal.


Current forecast is for a balmy 30 degrees at kickoff!

I'm trying not to get ahead of the game tonight, but I'm really excited to see a fully operational Seattle team take on one of the league's best. Between not adding Leerdam and Rodriguez til summer and the international absences/injuries with Morris/Dempsey, they haven't had an our best v. their best situation, save for a bunch of games against Vancouver who doesn't really count anyway.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm

Their attacking chemistry has been so damn fragile since Lodeiro came. When it's right, they're the best. When it's not, they're mediocre. He's one of the best in the league, but they've struggled to find good spacing when he, Deuce, and Morris all play, so I'm thinking even if Morris is healthy, they stick with Bruin up top and use JM as a change of pace sub.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:35 pm

wolf stansson wrote:Their attacking chemistry has been so damn fragile since Lodeiro came. When it's right, they're the best. When it's not, they're mediocre. He's one of the best in the league, but they've struggled to find good spacing when he, Deuce, and Morris all play, so I'm thinking even if Morris is healthy, they stick with Bruin up top and use JM as a change of pace sub.


Yeah, I doubt Morris is gonna be healthy enough to go 90. I imagine he'll get 25-30 minutes tonight to run the back line into the ground and hopefully burn off the game, then he'd be fine for a similar appearance plus extra time in the final.
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Postby soccer10k » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:30 am

World Cup draw day tomorrow. Can't wait to see who the US gets matched up with.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:37 pm

For some reason watching the draw was more fun 4 years ago
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