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#1 tarheelblue89

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:25 PM

Kicked off on Sunday.

USA kick off tonight against Canada at 8 ET/7 CT on FSC.

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#2 Boltergeist

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:23 PM

Robert Green became a Canadian?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

What is this "soccer" you speak of?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:39 PM

Spain Whooped the US 4-0... They are in bad shape... They need to step up their game.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:50 PM

USA just isn't elite at soccer and it's to be expected. If you're a great athlete in the US you will most likely play football or basketball. Also with widespread obesity it's not exactly a sport a lot of young people will want to play. We need timeouts, time between plays or free throw breaks.

#6 tarheelblue89

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

Robert Green became a Canadian?


exactly what everyone at my house said.

Have had numerous chances to score but haven't converted them.

Everyone has been playing great, especially Jozy and Clint.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

2-0 USA

Great result. Probably should have scored more, but we'll take those 3 points.

USA/Panama Saturday at 7

#8 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:42 PM

USA just isn't elite at soccer and it's to be expected. If you're a great athlete in the US you will most likely play football or basketball. Also with widespread obesity it's not exactly a sport a lot of young people will want to play. We need timeouts, time between plays or free throw breaks.




Sounds like excuses to me.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:25 AM

USA just isn't elite at soccer and it's to be expected. If you're a great athlete in the US you will most likely play football or basketball. Also with widespread obesity it's not exactly a sport a lot of young people will want to play. We need timeouts, time between plays or free throw breaks.


Yall talk like the World Cup was ages ago.

USA is full of up and coming soccer stars. Soccer in the USA is rising faster than u think.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

That Scorpion kick that Dempsey tried was uber sick. Grant Wahl wrote if that had gone in that would have easily have been the best goal ever by a U.S. Player.

Anyway, I am the official statistician for the two matches at BOA Thursday night. Really looking forward to seeing Chicharito in person.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:56 PM

Sounds like excuses to me.


I don't see how so. China is a great country and they're not good at soccer either. Russia isn't good at soccer, Japan isn't. They say it's the world's game but really it's more like South America and Europe's game. Canada also isn't an impressive soccer team.

Plenty of countries tend to focus on other sports. The US and China bring home lots of gold medals during the Olympics. Much more than Brazil or Spain. Japan has impressive baseball teams and they also put a lot of focus on things like judo and archery. Then they have their own sport in sumo wrestling just like the US has its own sport in American football. No country will be great at every sport.

Soccer is insignificant in the US so it obviously attracts less athletes. I don't imagine the US would do well in a Rugby match against another nation either. Nor would we beat Japan at sumo wrestling.

If soccer was the US #1 sport and they were mediocre I would be disappointed. Sort of like when Larry Brown coached the US Men's basketball team. There's no reason to be disappointed that the US is mediocre in a sport that is locally unpopular.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:04 PM

I don't see how so. China is a great country and they're not good at soccer either. Russia isn't good at soccer, Japan isn't. They say it's the world's game but really it's more like South America and Europe's game. Canada also isn't an impressive soccer team.

Plenty of countries tend to focus on other sports. The US and China bring home lots of gold medals during the Olympics. Much more than Brazil or Spain. Japan has impressive baseball teams and they also put a lot of focus on things like judo and archery. Then they have their own sport in sumo wrestling just like the US has its own sport in American football. No country will be great at every sport.

Soccer is insignificant in the US so it obviously attracts less athletes. I don't imagine the US would do well in a Rugby match against another nation either. Nor would we beat Japan at sumo wrestling.

If soccer was the US #1 sport and they were mediocre I would be disappointed. Sort of like when Larry Brown coached the US Men's basketball team. There's no reason to be disappointed that the US is mediocre in a sport that is locally unpopular.


Russia and Japan aren't good? News to me.

So basically is what you are saying is that because since not everyone in the US likes Soccer we can't be passionate about it? So there is no reason to be pissed about the Bobcats, they are not popular in other parts of the nation so there is no reason to get upset about them when they suck.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:52 PM

sylvian you might want to do some research before posting on a sport in which you have limited knowledge. Both Russia and Japan are good international soccer teams. Their best players play on club teams alongside some of the best players in the world.

Soccer insignificant? locally unpopular? Tell that to the millions of youth players across this country. Tell that to the countless college athletes who put their heart and soul onto the pitch day in and day out.

Edited by OnlyPantherfaninMaine, 08 June 2011 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:34 PM

Spain Whooped the US 4-0... They are in bad shape... They need to step up their game.


I'm not going to take a lot out of a bunch of backups playing in a meaningless game right before an important tourny.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:07 PM

i wished the matchups in Charlotte were reversed. i much rather see Costa Rica vs Mex than Mex vs Cuba and CR vs El Sal.


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