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Re: soccer soccer soccer

Postby wvcbxl » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:11 am

During the past week, the Belgian league seemed to be getting an odd influx of US players:
- Ben Lederman (AA Gent - from Barcelona's youth program)
- Frantzdy Pierrot (RE Mouscron - previously with Coastal Carolina)
- Brendan Hines-Ike (KV Kortrijk - from Örebro)

(all three completely unknown to me)
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Postby wolf stansson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:20 pm

I recall how nuts American fans were about Julian Green not that long ago, and I see our relatively staid reactions to Tim Weah and I think maybe we're getting better as fans?

He scored for PSG today, is a teenager, and has the best pedigree of any American player, ever, and the internet soccer community is pretty chill about it.

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Postby stitchface » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:42 pm

he hasn't played much for the senior side yet - I love his attitude even if he is crazy optimistic. Hopefully he can find minutes maybe even some before PSG leads 4-0.
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Postby stitchface » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:53 pm

Tuchel seems to really like him, so that's a positive (funny that's it's Tuchel with Weah now).
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Postby shnsajax » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:41 am

stitchface wrote:he hasn't played much for the senior side yet - I love his attitude even if he is crazy optimistic. Hopefully he can find minutes maybe even some before PSG leads 4-0.


I think most have realized that for every 10 legit prospects we have we can hope for 1-3 make it to the Nats. He reminds me of a young mans poor Henry, which I would take everyday. But yeah he needs minutes and not just practice with the stars.
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Postby stitchface » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:11 am

http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-trans ... nd-sources


Reyna heading to Dortmund with Portugese passport -that rule needs to be changed (to make it the same for everyone).
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:13 am

josef martinez plays like the kidnappers will only release his family if he scores more goals. what a lunatic
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Postby stitchface » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:30 pm

How does Premier League not have VAR? I'm tired of watching Martin Atkinson horsefeathers up games.
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Postby wolf stansson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:23 pm

The reason I became a soccer fan has retired. Bummer. One of my favorite athletes ever.




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Postby shnsajax » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:56 pm

We knew this was coming, but thought we had another year. Still pretty sad about it but it was a great run. Easily my favorite Nat being a Texan and all.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:17 pm




I'm struck by how few of these are penalties, only 8 by my count.
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Postby soccer10k » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:55 am

At the Portland-Toronto game tonight. For those who watch MLS, since when did Michael Bradley start playing centerback?
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:27 am

soccer10k wrote:At the Portland-Toronto game tonight. For those who watch MLS, since when did Michael Bradley start playing centerback?


I don't watch Toronto FC a ton, but I believe he did it in emergencies last year and more often this year. Probably because TFC has been hammered by injuries + fixture congestion so there's more times where that's been needed.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:34 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
soccer10k wrote:At the Portland-Toronto game tonight. For those who watch MLS, since when did Michael Bradley start playing centerback?


I don't watch Toronto FC a ton, but I believe he did it in emergencies last year and more often this year. Probably because TFC has been hammered by injuries + fixture congestion so there's more times where that's been needed.

Yeah they're much stronger at CM than they are CB and he's smart enough to pull off the position swap in emergencies.
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Postby soccer10k » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:38 am

wolf stansson wrote:
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soccer10k wrote:At the Portland-Toronto game tonight. For those who watch MLS, since when did Michael Bradley start playing centerback?


I don't watch Toronto FC a ton, but I believe he did it in emergencies last year and more often this year. Probably because TFC has been hammered by injuries + fixture congestion so there's more times where that's been needed.

Yeah they're much stronger at CM than they are CB and he's smart enough to pull off the position swap in emergencies.


He had the one mistake which lead to the second goal (probably was partially on the keeper but I haven’t seen a replay) but overall he was really good back there. Shut horsefeathers down for the most part.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:04 pm

One last fun Dempsey thing, he had personalized handshakes with most all of his Sounders teammates.

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Postby stitchface » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:30 am

soccer10k wrote:
wolf stansson wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
I don't watch Toronto FC a ton, but I believe he did it in emergencies last year and more often this year. Probably because TFC has been hammered by injuries + fixture congestion so there's more times where that's been needed.

Yeah they're much stronger at CM than they are CB and he's smart enough to pull off the position swap in emergencies.


He had the one mistake which lead to the second goal (probably was partially on the keeper but I haven’t seen a replay) but overall he was really good back there. Shut horsefeathers down for the most part.


I would think Bradley's defensive mid role is closer to center back than attacking mid anyway - at least for the MNT
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:14 pm

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Postby soccer10k » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:37 pm

So apparently a good chunk of the Champions League and all of the Europa League will be on something call B/R Live, which sucks. TNT will still offer two UCL games per day so I'm sure they'll have all the good matches on there.

I always liked watching the UCL and Europa highlight shows every week which I'm sure TNT won't be airing.

Just a crappy deal all around. Wish they would have stayed on FS1.
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Postby stitchface » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 pm

soccer10k wrote:So apparently a good chunk of the Champions League and all of the Europa League will be on something call B/R Live, which sucks. TNT will still offer two UCL games per day so I'm sure they'll have all the good matches on there.

I always liked watching the UCL and Europa highlight shows every week which I'm sure TNT won't be airing.

Just a crappy deal all around. Wish they would have stayed on FS1.


ah bad news. Hopefully Mezcal has the challenge they end up on for my soccer lunches . . .

Also, hopefully MU gets knocked out so we don't have to watch that tedium.
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Re: soccer soccer soccer

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:51 am

Matt Miazga is my new favorite player
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Postby mul21 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:17 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Matt Miazga is my new favorite player

That was some grade A trash talk. =D>
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