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Gold Cup: USA vs. Belize

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The U.S. game has come around under Klinsmann due to him recognizing what our personnel is.

 

Klinsmann's attacking style is much more suited for the U.S. than the possession (hold and wait style) that the European's play. The U.S. just doesn't produce technically sound soccer players (or should I say football players) that the European's (and some South American teams... Brazil, Argentina, and Columbia) do because U.S. players are taught to shoot and score goals before they are taught fundamentals such as possession and ball movement. Klinsmann has incorporated a possession oriented attacking style of play. If you watch, you will see that the only time that U.S. plays negative is when they are under pressure or there is truly nothing open forward.

 

The U.S. plays a very similar game to Uruguay... the goal is to work straight up the middle rather then in-out-in (European style). One reason the U.S. can  play this way is because they have a semi-technically sound players in Graham Zusi and Michael Bradley who are both capable of feeding Dempsey and Altidore. The same with Uruguay, they have a semi-technically sound player in Diego Perez whose entire job is to feed Cavini, Suarez, and Forlan.

 

It's a shame that Uruguay probably won't qualify for the World Cup... There's also talk that Forlan may transfer to Toronto FC of the MLS.

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USA formation 4-1-3-2

 

Striker

 

Chris Wondolowski

Landon Donovan

 

Attacking Mids

 

Jose Torres

Mix Diskerud

Joe Corona 

 

Defensive Mid

 

Kyle Beckerman

 

Defense

 

DeMarcus Russell 

Clerance Goodson

Micheal Orozco Fiscal

Micheal Parkhurst

 

Goalie

 

Nick Rimando

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Based on purely Fifa Rankings Group C is the toughest, followed by Group A, then Group B.

 

Group A

Mexico: 20th

Panama: 51st

Canada: 88th

Martinica: Not Fifa Affiliated

 

Group B

Honduras: 55th

Haiti: 69th

Trinidad & Tobago: 87th

El Salvador: 94th

 

Group C

USA: 22nd

Costa Rica: 39th

Cuba: 82nd

Belize: 130th

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USA formation 4-1-3-2

 

Striker

 

Chris Wondolowski

Landon Donovan

 

Attacking Mids

 

Jose Torres

Mix Diskerud

Joe Corona 

 

Defensive Mid

 

Kyle Beckerman

 

Defense

 

DeMarcus Russell 

Clerance Goodson

Micheal Orozco Fiscal

Micheal Parkhurst

 

Goalie

 

Nick Rimando

 

It DeMarcus Beasley not Russell lol.

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Also for the love of all that is good an holy... get Jose Torres off the f*cking pitch.

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It's nice to see Wondo up top, he has been a solid MLS player for ages.

 

Klinsmann changed the line-up quite a bit, but since it's Belize it shouldn't matter.

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So to sum this game up....this would be like the Carolina Panthers practice squad playing a make shift Atlanta Falcons bar of madden gamers. Hey....there uniforms are badass tho.  

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That's pretty much exactly what it is lol.

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And.....Torres will be celebrated down the streets of downtown Portland tonight with a hat trick. Donovan will have a frustrating game and the only thing left to do is substitute Jimmy Pickles in for Cam Newton.

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Torres sucks ass, so I don't see that happening.

 

Any who, game time.

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Grass looks like shit.

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Portland has a good crowd, nothing compared to Seattle's but better than San Diego's.

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