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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)

That team was dreadful. If that's what's behind our A team then yikes.


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TN Bhoy
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
frick Mexico


itawambadog
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
Well, Go Denmark!!!


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frick Mexico and frick espn


LSUSOBEAST1
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
I don't even want to begin to evaluate that match.


Lordofwrath88
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Go To Hell Mexico


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UASports23
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How often do you get a month to practice together in International soccer? You have to be better than this.




lol. I'm sorry but these players just aren't good. They SHOULD be better, but aren't. We have a good few pieces on this team mixed with just players that need to be refined.

Take Gatt for instance. Talented kid but needs work. Agudelo is talented but needs to be refined. Brad Davis/Brad Evans/GAM/Beckerdreads should've done better than that. Bedoya playing time is drastically reduced.

I've always complained that the US has a leadership problem as well. I don't know if this squad had a strong leader, as well.


Meursault
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I don't even want to begin to evaluate that match.


This was rough.


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lol. I'm sorry but these players just aren't good. They SHOULD be better, but aren't. We have a good few pieces on this team mixed with just players that need to be refined.


OK first of all these are all MLS players playing a friendly in the middle of their off season. I don't care that they had 3 weeks of training... Training is NOT the same as playing an actual game.

This match was the equivalent of an MLS pre season match. To try to look further than this is pure folly.


UASports23
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Then why was Brad fricking Davis starting?


Short term fix. See if he can contribute to depth. In which we don't have much


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SomeTigerFan
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Canada Beats US 0-0.



seriously sucks but I


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Lordofwrath88
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What happened to the MLS helping the national team? I remember in 2002, our whole team was like 70% MLS stars and we went to the quarterfinals.


UASports23
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OK first of all these are all MLS players playing a friendly in the middle of their off season. I don't care that they had 3 weeks of training... Training is NOT the same as playing an actual game.




They still should've been better against a young Canada team, IMO.


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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
So that was basically our Gold Cup squad.. anyone think we'll win a game?
This post was edited on 1/29 at 10:18 pm


thenry712
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
Possession without purpose is meaningless Jurgen. Spain can afford to trot out 6 center mids because those guys know how to make incisive movements and passes.

Our guys don't. Our guys are fast, athletic and now decently skillful. Bob Bradley understood that. Jurgen thinks that 60 back passes equates to attacking football.

He had three weeks to prepare a team to take on a horrible Canada side and the best chance we get is an Omar Gonzalez header on a free kick.

Brilliant


TN Bhoy
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Agudelo is talented but needs to be refined



MLS seems to be purposely stalling his development.

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Bedoya playing time is drastically reduced.



Because he sucks.

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Brad Daviss/Beckerdreads should've done better than that



No, those two are past-it journeymen who need to stay away from the USMNT.


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Meursault
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What happened to the MLS helping the national team? I remember in 2002, our whole team was like 70% MLS stars and we went to the quarterfinals.


Would you expect an NFL team to come out and play to their peak in a July exhibition match?

MLS is doing just fine. If you look at our starters, most of them started in MLS. You are reading way too much into a friendly.


Meursault
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So that was basically our Gold Cup squad.. anyone think we'll win a game?


If that is our Gold Cup squad than they will be in the middle of the MLS season. They won't look like they did tonight.


Meursault
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
OK, I agree. This match was disappointing from a fan standpoint. But please, let's try to reserve our judgement for matches that matter.

We have Honduras next week. Lets wait and see.


Jumbeauxlaya
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re: These United States of America vs. Our Hat (ESPN2, 8:11 CT)
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Would you expect an NFL team to come out and play to their peak in a July exhibition match?



Do you realize those Canadian players were MLS and fresh from college as well? Only difference is they are a degree worse than our talent.

Our squad was absolute shite for the time and talent we put on the field, I think due more to Jurgen's choices but still.


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