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Best Countries by Position - NOTORlOUSD
The "best back four" conversation in the game thread got me thinking, what countries are really strong at one group of positions? For example, US goalkeepers or Serbian defenders....


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My hero of the game...Fabian Johnson! - NOTORlOUSD
His hustle forced the corner kick that resulted in the winning goal. [link=(https://vine.co/v/MII2L2ODBT6)]Here is the video.[/link] :bow: [img]http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Fabian+Johnson+Azerbaijan+v+United+States+qeJ_0nCcXr_l.jpg[/img] ...


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Looking Ahead to the Knockout Round... - NOTORlOUSD
This may be buried in one of the game threads, but I noticed today that there is a potential Spain-Brazil matchup in the round of 16. 1st place from Group A plays 2nd place from group B and Spain is looking at 2nd place after losing to Holland. I would almost give them a better shot of beating B...


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Music Video Featuring Alexi Lalas - NOTORlOUSD
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZmh6ovEWxc&feature=youtu.be)]Here's the link[/link] courtesy of @grantwahl. The only name I could find for the band was the "Soccer Gods"....


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World Cup Betting Odds - NOTORlOUSD
I always like to see what the people who have money on it think. These numbers are from [link=(http://www.oddschecker.com/football/world-cup)]oddschecker[/link]. The numbers vary slightly between the sports books, so I tried to pick the average. [b][u]To Win[/u][/b] Brazil - 3/1 (25%) Argenti...


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Many Brazilians Angry with Pele for Supporting FIFA - NOTORlOUSD
SIAP: [link=(http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/the-rio-report/legend-pele-branded-traitor-century-brazil-152432349.html)]Article from Yahoo Sports[/link] [quote]Pele caused uproar as he called for calm during last June's huge demonstrations. Pele - along with 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldo - ...


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Beasley Scored for Puebla FC - NOTORlOUSD
My best friend was at the Puebla FC game today and DaMarcus Beasley scored the only goal! Here's a pic he took: :cool: :usa: [img]http://i.imgur.com/tnp9TA1.png[/img]...


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Guardian Article About Americans Selecting EPL Teams - NOTORlOUSD
[link=(http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/28/premier-league-epl-nbc-america-fans)]Here is the link[/link]. All of us have these stories, but it's interesting to read them from an English paper's perspective....


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Numbers on Dutch Speed Skating Dominance - NOTORlOUSD
I did some number-crunching to see how the Dutch performance in speed skating compares to past Olympics. I looked back to 1998 to see the averages for the top four countries (Netherlands, US, Canada, Germany). The results speak for themselves - anytime a country took this big of a leap forward fro...


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Duke @ UNC Tonight - NOTORlOUSD
Due to the ice storm, UNC is letting students take all of the extra seats in the Dean Dome! ESPN already has a truck and broadcast team in position, so they will definitely show the game live as long as we have power....


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12/21 Matchday - NOTORlOUSD
[u]Premier League[/u] 6:45 AM - Liverpool vs Cardiff - NBCSN 9:00 AM - Fulham vs Man City - NBCSN 9:00 AM - Man U vs West Ham - NBCS Live Extra 9:00 AM - Crystal Palace vs Newcastle - NBCS Live Extra 9:00 AM - Stoke vs Aston Villa - NBCS Live Extra 9:00 AM - Sunderland vs Norwich - NBCS Live ...


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BCS Scenarios - Auburn vs Other 1-Loss Teams - NOTORlOUSD
Here are the major conference teams that could [i]potentially[/i] have one loss if Auburn beats Bama and at least two of the other undefeated teams go down. Who would play in the BCSCG in this situation? [u]Team (Loss)[/u] * = conference champion Auburn* (LSU) or Mizzou* (USCe) Oregon* (Stanfo...


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10/26 Matchday - NOTORlOUSD
Premier League Matches 7:45 CT - Arsenal @ Crystal Palace, NBCSN 9:00 - Everton @ Aston Villa 9:00 - West Brom @ Liverpool 9:00 - Stoke @ Manchester United, NBCSN 9:00 - Cardiff @ Norwich 11:30 - Fulham @ Southampton, NBCSN MLS Matches 2:00 Sporting KC @ Phil Union, NBcSN 3:00 Montreal Im...


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Searching for the "American Wembley" - NOTORlOUSD
I stumbled on a four year-old blog post about what city/stadium would be the best choice for an "American Wembley", our first-choice venue for the biggest national team games: [link=(http://assoc-football.com/2009/10/21/if-america-had-a-wembley-where-would-it-be/#more-382)]Part 1[/link], [link=(http...


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Georgia Tech 30 at Miami 45, Final - NOTORlOUSD
Go Jackets! :cheers:...


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Melo Red Card, Besiktas Fans Riot - NOTORlOUSD
SIAP - Felipe Melo was sent off near the end of the recent Galatasaray vs Besiktas match and the angry Besiktas fans invaded the pitch. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z2ynCNuNJg)]Here is the video of the tackle and initial invasion[/link] and [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOdQEXEjR8...


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9/22 Matchday Thread - NOTORlOUSD
Arsenal vs Stoke - 7:30 CT, CNBC Crystal Palace vs Swansea - 7:30 CT, NBCSports.com Cardiff vs Tottenham - 10:00 CT, NBCSports.com Man Utd vs Man City - 10:00 CT, NBC Sports Network Rambo puts Arsenal up 1-0 on Stoke! :nana:...


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Pitt 58 vs Duke 55, Final, ACC Network - NOTORlOUSD
I didn't see a game thread. Duke was down 58-41 but scored twice to bring it close....


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Predictions for the ACC Coastal - UM, VT, GT, or UNC? - NOTORlOUSD
I think four different teams have to feel good about their chances to win the ACC Coastal - Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and UNC. The division race starts today with UNC at Georgia Tech. VT and UNC don't play FSU or Clemson from the Atlantic and GT and Miami only have their permanent matchu...


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"Denial of a Goal Scoring Opportunity" - NOTORlOUSD
This came up once over the weekend when Kagisho Dikgacoi of Crystal Palace was sent off for fouling Ashley Young. I also saw Gary Linneker say that Sagna's foul on Jozy should have been a red card. I decided to consult the most recent FIFA rule book and [link=(http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/foo...


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List of Players to Cap-Tie Against Jamaica and Panama - NOTORlOUSD
Aron Jóhannsson (already cap-tied) John Anthony Brooks Alfredo Morales Bobby Wood Danny Mwanga Julian Green Benji Joya Luis Gil Alejandro Guido Marc Pelosi Ben Lederman Joshua Pynadath Gedion Zelalem Julian Green ETA: Updated w/ Julian Green...


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Fantasy Sports Board
Trade Offer - Brandon Marshall for Demaryius Thomas - NOTORlOUSD
I'm in a keeper league and someone offered me Brandon Marshall for Demaryius "Bey Bey" Thomas. I have concerns about Bey Bey's long-term potential if Manning retires in the next year or two. On the flip side, he is three years younger and I don't like the idea of an inconsistent QB like Jay Cutler...


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Importance of the Transfer Market for a Major Team - NOTORlOUSD
I have a general question for the SB - is it more import to make signings every year to freshen up a squad or keep a team together for multiple years to develop chemistry? I know the real answer is a mix of both, but I think most teams swing too far on the "signings" side. This discussion applie...


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Klinsmann Scoring Against USA in WC 1998 - NOTORlOUSD
The US played Germany in WC 1998 and I had forgotten until today that Klinsmann scored against us. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6CbJY9WjuU)]Here is the highlight video with Jurgy's goal starting at 1:31.[/link] I was looking for another example of a national team coach scoring against th...


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2013 Records - US vs Mexico - NOTORlOUSD
Here are the results so far in 2013: :usa: [link=(http://espnfc.com/team/fixtures/_/id/660/united-states?cc=5901)]USA[/link] - 7-2-2; 25 GF, 11 GA [link=(http://espnfc.com/team/fixtures/_/id/203/mexico?cc=5901)]Mexico[/link] - 2-8-3 11 GF, 13 GA Note: The ESPN links don't show the Feb/Mar quali...


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Gold Cup Travel Plans - NOTORlOUSD
Who else is going to Gold Cup games? I'm planning to be in Dallas for the semis! :nana:...


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Thoughts on Casillas - NOTORlOUSD
I consider Iker Casillas to be highly overrated and I'm not just saying this because he had a mediocre game today. He has been selected to the World XI five years in a row but is still fighting for the starting job on his own club team. His advantages are that he's a good leader and doesn't make s...


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Female Bicycle Kick Goal - NOTORlOUSD
SIAP, Lisa de Vanna of SkyBlue FC scored [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuvXaZ8BGzI)]an amazing bicycle kick goal[/link] yesterday. She plays for the Australia WNT....


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4/6 Matchday - NOTORlOUSD
England - Premier League 7:45am Reading vs Southampton - [b]ESPN2[/b] 10:00am Norwich City vs Swansea City 10:00am Stoke City vs Aston Villa 10:00am West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal - [b]Fox Soccer Channel[/b] United States - Major League Soccer  4:00pm Toronto vs Dallas 5:00pm Colu...


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Post Your Game-Watching Venue - NOTORlOUSD
Mine is Lucha Tigre in Chapel Hill. [img]https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/32287_504537802910151_587640478_n.jpg[/img] I'll go ahead and post Finn's in New Orleans... [img]http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imager/finn-mccools-best-neighborhood-bar/b/original/1872098/d171/cover_story...


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