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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:02 pm

There's enough people who are paid to write and talk about soccer that are talking up Juan Carlos Osorio to USMNT being a thing that I'm forced to consider it now. I think I like it? Maybe a lot?
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Postby bukie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:22 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:There's enough people who are paid to write and talk about soccer that are talking up Juan Carlos Osorio to USMNT being a thing that I'm forced to consider it now. I think I like it? Maybe a lot?

There are certainly worse options (aka the prior 2 hires), and the result today (and v Sweden) was a necessity to make that a possibility.
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Postby wolf stansson » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:28 pm

No thanks. He gets it wrong as often as he gets it right and I don't want a tinkerer. I just want someone who will get out of the team's way and let them grow and develop. Oscar Pareja. Gregg Berhalter. Jesse Marsch. This next hire, and everything else really, is all about 2026.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:49 pm

wolf stansson wrote:No thanks. He gets it wrong as often as he gets it right and I don't want a tinkerer. I just want someone who will get out of the team's way and let them grow and develop. Oscar Pareja. Gregg Berhalter. Jesse Marsch. This next hire, and everything else really, is all about 2026.


I find myself going back and forth between 'we need to have an identity that informs how we play from the earliest ages' and 'we are not Spain and as such we need to be able to adapt'. Those aren't mutually exclusive ideas, but I'm not smart enough when it comes to tactics to think in more granular terms.
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Postby stitchface » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:53 pm

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wolf stansson wrote:No thanks. He gets it wrong as often as he gets it right and I don't want a tinkerer. I just want someone who will get out of the team's way and let them grow and develop. Oscar Pareja. Gregg Berhalter. Jesse Marsch. This next hire, and everything else really, is all about 2026.


I find myself going back and forth between 'we need to have an identity that informs how we play from the earliest ages' and 'we are not Spain and as such we need to be able to adapt'. Those aren't mutually exclusive ideas, but I'm not smart enough when it comes to tactics to think in more granular terms.


I don't think who this coach is matters that much aside from letting the younger players play. Sarachan did a nice job there. This coach won't be there in 2026. Getting to 2022 is imperative though. If the US really wants to be a threat, we need to get our top athletes playing soccer.

Speaking of Spain, the narrative that Spain is boring is interesting when their opponent played for penalties for 80 minutes - Spain's weakness was always lack of an attacking edge in the final third but to me, Russia is boring, not Spain.

In any case, the US can do what Spain does well, which is to be technically precise at all times. This needs to start young though.
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Postby stitchface » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:55 pm

soccer10k wrote:Did they get rid of the double jeopardy in the World Cup? I know they did in the EPL so as long as you're making a play on the ball, you can't get a red card and give up a PK. Because that should have been a red for denial of a goal scoring opp.



I don't like this change - stupid that a foul outside the box is red and a foul in the box isn't. In fact, I think the nasty tactical fouls at midfield should also be red - two yellows - one for reckless foul and one for poor sportsmanship. Not the pull backs but the nasty tackles from behind.

On Neymar- I see both sides of that - yes, he is theatrical but I also see that he is fouled constantly and some are pretty nasty. Layun should have been sent off for deliberately stepping on his ankle even if it wasn't that "hard"
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Postby soccer10k » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Holy crap Japan. Nice counter on the first goal and great strike on the second.
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Postby cl smooth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:11 pm

2-0 japan :shock: :shock:
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Postby cl smooth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:33 pm

2-2!
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Postby soccer10k » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:37 pm

This game is fun. Japan isn’t sitting back at all, even when it was 2-1.
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Postby cl smooth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:53 pm

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Postby squally1313 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:58 pm

That was an incredible second half, and Brazil/Belgium is going to be so much fun.
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Postby stitchface » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 pm

soccer10k wrote:This game is fun. Japan isn’t sitting back at all, even when it was 2-1.



I think they can't sit back because Belgium would have killed them with crosses (which they did anyway). What a great game! Today makes up for yesterday's crap. I don't think there is anything more terrifying than Kevin deBruyne sprinting down the middle of the field with the ball.
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Postby wvcbxl » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:23 pm

Too close for comfort, but Japan is a good team.

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:13 pm

That winner was really similar to the Donovan goal v. Algeria. Ball to the keeper, long quick distribution, laid off to the right, ground cross to an onrunning forward, trailer slams it home to a mostly open net, all in the span of ~10 seconds. Only difference is Lukaku dummied when Dempsey slammed a shot into the keeper.
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Postby bukie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:11 pm

Geiger apparently left his cards at home. Colombia has probably deserved at least one straight red for a headbutt, if not several more yellows, including an assistant coach giving Sterling a shoulder shiver when heading off the pitch for halftime.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 pm

Yeah, he’s losing control of this thing quickly. If England get a second, a Colombian player is definitely getting sent off.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Such an England thing to do to give up that goal. I just have this feeling that whoever wins this one is going to the final.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:29 pm

Don’t worry, England just needs to play defensively and get this thing to penalties. Nothing ever goes wrong for them there.
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Postby wvcbxl » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:33 pm

soccer10k wrote:Don’t worry, England just needs to play defensively and get this thing to penalties. Nothing ever goes wrong for them there.


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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:44 pm

This announcer is doing everything he can to jinx England, going on about how much they've prepared for this.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:45 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:This announcer is doing everything he can to jinx England, going on about how much they've prepared for this.


They also pulled an ESPN and showed the highlights of England losing PK shootouts over the years.
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Postby bukie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:49 pm

Kane makes the penalty, then I can only assume heads to the bench for a moustache and fake sunglasses so he can also take the next 4.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:54 pm

My feed went out after England tied it 3-3, came back to see they had won. Still cool for them.
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Postby Derwood » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 pm

Welp, there goes my rooting interest
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