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#31 pstall

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

this will sound crazy but trust me as a coach here. im glad we did NOT score before the half. go in tied, control the last quarter of the half.
but scoring a goal before half gives Mexico time to regroup and organize. score a few mins into the second half and total panic ensues.

watch what i say.

#32 Kevin Greene

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

Frickin whole match being played on the USA side.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:24 PM

Hot Damn!!!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

USA! USA!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

Best victory for USA so far!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

I'll take that draw. Playing there is tough.

#37 Cary Kollins

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Why did it seem like we were down 1 or 2 players the entire match. Are we that bad?

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

Great result. However I do wish that Klinsmann would stop playing this 4-2-3-1, with Gonzalez and Zusi on the wings, they don't have enough pace to really supply the ball to Altidore and Dempsey when he makes his runs. Would much rather see a 4-3-1-2, with Shea on the left and Bradley on the right. Let Jermaine Jones play the holding midfielder and put Dempsey in that attacking midfielder role. Then Jozy up to for his hold up play, and Eddie Johnson, Hercules Gomez or Terrance Boyd up top with him. That would keep the team playing respectable defense, with Jermaine Jones anchoring the midfield, and Bradley to help out if need be. Shea also spent the early part of his career as a left back, so when called to it he isn't a horrible defender either. It also allows us to maintain our width as Shea is a natural winger and Bradley can play wide if need be, but most likely linking up with Dempsey on attack.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

We have absolutely no movement on offense we make no runs, our offense is hot garbage

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

Why did it seem like we were down 1 or 2 players the entite match. Are we that bad?


Its the formation Klinsmann was running, 2 holding midfielders makes it much harder to get the ball out of your own half if they other team is going to close down the ball. They were able to push 4 men forward for most of the match as a result of our 2 central midfielders playing so deep.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

Cary we played for a draw. No need to leave a young back line alone. We controlled the pace when we needed to.

Remember the top 3 go to the World Cup. That's the bigger picture goal.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

Yeah Cary and Munch. this was a special setup for Mexico...

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

Also don't forget, we're ranked like 33rd in the world. Mexico is ranked 15th. They're simply better. We survived.

#44 Cary Kollins

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

Nice. We were very fortunate to hold them scoreless, but the strategy worked.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

Flipping tables over here man! That's it, Mexico ain't making the cup with crap play like this.


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