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HandGrenade
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


He's Norwegian-born lol


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Tweezy
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Fun game. I think that was a good performance cOnsidering all the circumstances





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Harry Caray
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


if it only weren't for that bull shite penalty





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thenry712
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Mix is Norwegian-American.

Bradley's Goal







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HandGrenade
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Dude should've let Howard take it. We're lucky the ref gave two yellows for diving in the box. I know they were the right calls, but that shite never happens!





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Fratastic423
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


I see the commentary from these game being different from what I watched. Here is what I think will be said about the game:
"US gets lucky on 2 goals against the run of play. Could have been 6-2 had it not been for Howard, Merica's defense was terrible, everyone sucks."

I don't think it was that bad. I thought possession was fairly balanced, and at times we controlled possession. We turned the ball over an ungodly amount which I am not sure if that is a talent issue or a communication/meshing issue or a combination of both. I certainly don't think we played as poorly as Taylor seemed to think we did, or that the Russians played that much better than we did. Dunno, in the end it is a meaningless friendly.






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glassman
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Bradley looks like Gerrard with that fricking volley.






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BleedPurpleGold
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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Bradley looks like Gerrard with that fricking volley.








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thenry712
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


I halfway agree with your assessment. Once again though, we rely on Tim Howard to make spectacular saves far too often.

That was a very good example of the kind of road environment we'll see in the Hexagonal; loud, boisterous, lack of quality possession and calls not going our way.


YouTube of Bradley. In the words of sexist Andy Gray, "Take a bow son."



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inelishaitrust
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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if it only weren't for that bull shite penalty


It was bull shite only in that Goodson had no need to foul because Howard had it covered.

Good: Howard, Bradley, Agudelo, Cameron, Fab Johnson, and Gatt
Bad: Jermaine Jones and Jozy Altidore
Ugly: Danny Williams, Clarence Goodson, Mo Edu, and Timmy Chandler (He actually played well, he's just ugly)



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StraightCashHomey21
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


germany plays in about 3 hours thinking about walking to a bar downtown and catching the game





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Tweezy
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Would be nice to have some aerial presence for all the crosses we whip in. Seems like majority of our headers were pretty weak efforts





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crazy4lsu
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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Both from long balls knocked down by strikers to oncoming midfielders.



The Edu pass wasn't what I would consider a long ball, but your point still stands.






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thenry712
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Jozy didn't start performing less than satisfactory until the midway through the second half. He did well to hold up play and create possession when we were struggling in that department. He really should have had an assist on the fantastic cut-back pass, only for Jermaine Jones to hit it to Moscow.

Once again I have to reiterate this point. Jozy Altidore scores goals at AZ Alkmaar, because his midfielders put him in good positions. He only really scuffed the one through ball, resulting in a clear chance, with a bad touch.

This is where Landon Donovan is so necessary. Robbie Keane has like 5 goals in the MLS playoffs alone, most of them from great service from LD. When Jozy scored a hattrick for us against Trinidad, every goal was assisted by Donovan.



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rdw1690
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


I've seen Jozy play worse for the u.s. before so I'm ok with his performance today. We are in great need of another cb. Goodson is flat out trash with no redeeming qualities. I want to see Omar soon. Hell give gooch another shot.





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inelishaitrust
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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Once again I have to reiterate this point. Jozy Altidore scores goals at AZ Alkmaar, because his midfielders put him in good positions


I know. If you look at the arguments back in the day, you'll see that when Jozy first started heating up last year at AZ I said that I wish we could have his teammates.

He was starved of service today, there's no doubt about that.That bull shite will continue to happen if Jurgen insists on Bradley/Jones/Williams. He didn't have a good match, though. He played better than Jermaine Jones by a fair margin, but he played poorly.






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inelishaitrust
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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I want to see Omar soon.


Gonzalez, John, Besler and Ream. Jurgen needs to find someone to pair with Cameron.

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Hell give gooch another shot.

Please don't.






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tigerfan88
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


Bradley is so fricking good. He made several Toureesque runs out of midfield today that probably result in goals or at least solid chances if Jones and Altidore would've hade decent touches.

Altidore didn't play great but you can see his skill level at AZ Alkmaar he just needs to get more PT, and have the confidence that Jurgy won't drop him after one screwup. Would love to see him get a run of games with Dempsey, Donovan, and Zusi in the lineup.

The pk call was the right call i think. Horrible defense by not paying attention to the quick take and then Goodson needlessly going after the ball. However, the initial foul call that led to the free kick was awful. The Russian player was on the ground and kicked out at 3 different US players and then Johnson did a perfect job of shielding the ball and got called for it






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Fratastic423
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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Once again though, we rely on Tim Howard to make spectacular saves far too often.


We say this after every game. But isn't that what he is paid to do? He is arguably our best player at his position. It's not like he plays out of his mind or above his skill level when he puts on the US jersey right? He is just really good. In most soccer games the keeper is asked to make plays. Outside of a complete domination the goalie has to produce saves when called upon.






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petar
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re: *** Mother Russia v Uncle Sam Nov 14, 2012 9:00am CST ***


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above his skill level when he puts on the US jersey right?


have always kind of thought this..

But i do get what you are saying.. still our defense needs to improve






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