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re: Besler wants to stay with Sporting - cigsmcgee
seemed like he never wanted to leave in the first place. hes always sounded like he wanted to play until the end in KC. i have no problem with this. hes not that young and playing for foreign shitshows doesnt exactly sound like alot of fun. at least at SKC hes a top player for a team competin...


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re: "Massimo Cellino is Cooler than you will ever be" Part 2 - cigsmcgee
[quote]I’ll work for my soul and the satisfaction of bringing this club back.[/quote] :bow:...


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re: What's your favorite vietnam war film? - cigsmcgee
Born on the fourth of july....


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re: Chelsea 2014/15 Season Long Thread - cigsmcgee
[quote]Lukaku looked great against the US in the WC[/quote] to be fair, he came in and feasted off an exhausted back line. [quote]is he expected to have significant playing time for Chelsea this year? [/quote] most doubt he'll even be on the roster. Costa is going to be first choice, obvio...


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re: Christoph Kramer doesn't remember the first half - cigsmcgee
[quote]In boxing that was a knockout. There is no way he could have gotten to his feet within a 10 count.[/quote] This really put the issue into perspective. Excellent point....


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re: Why did teams play so scared in the knockout rounds? - cigsmcgee
its human nature to be more conservative when the stakes are so high. i thought the final was surprisingly open, though. ...


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re: Chelsea 2014/15 Season Long Thread - cigsmcgee
[quote]Does Oscar have the skills to drop back and become more of a CM orchestrator? I can't see him being formidable on defense.[/quote] I thought he looked much more comfortable playing in the midfield when deployed there later in the season. Kid might not be a beast, but he's got some hustle. ...


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re: 2014 US Open Cup Quarterfinals FCD/Philly/Seattle/Chicago advance to semis - cigsmcgee
[quote]I thought all US Open Cup matches were streamed on youtube. [/quote] im pretty sure this happened last year. ...


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re: Help me pick an MLS squad. - cigsmcgee
[quote]so I guess that automatically throws Houston and Dallas into the mix. [/quote] not a big fan of houston. watched numerous matches and they bored me to tears. dallas has been fun to watch lately. i think you would like how new england plays. lots of young, exciting players. personally, ...


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re: Ives' starting 11 of uncapped MLS players - cigsmcgee
Wish we would just cut the Cubans a fat check and get Ozzie Alonso on board....


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re: How did you become a fan of whatever club team you root for? - cigsmcgee
i just liked watching games, but fernando torres became my favorite player. so i followed him to chelsea, got really into the club, learned the history, and now feel sad everytime he plays. ...


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re: Is soccer in the US close to surpassing hockey as the 4th sport? - cigsmcgee
[quote]IIRC, wasn't that only televised by Fox Soccer for a couple of those years, which was not part of a base subscription package... [/quote] its been on fox proper for a while, and espn aired the finals before that. i think....


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re: Is soccer in the US close to surpassing hockey as the 4th sport? - cigsmcgee
[quote]Stanley cup averages a little less than 3 million viewers, mls cup is close to 1 mil over the past few years. In 10 years I wouldn't be surprised if MLS passed that. [/quote] the champions league final has been covering between 1.9 - almost 3 million the past three years, so its close to ...


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re: When soccer was first conceived, invented, codified, whatever... - cigsmcgee
[quote]I specifically said DEFENSE, but we're getting away from the original question. [/quote] the original question was dumb. to those that enjoy the sport, one of the more entertaining matches from this WC was a 0-0 draw. its not up to the sport to cater to one specific country that has a ...


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re: When soccer was first conceived, invented, codified, whatever... - cigsmcgee
[quote]It is my true belief that you could take America's best athletes who have never previously played soccer, practice them up for a bit, send them out on the soccer field, and they'd be lights out on defense.[/quote] [quote]“I wish you all can see the skill it takes to play FUTBOL,even with m...


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re: EPL followers: Does any subscribe to ___________TV? - cigsmcgee
[quote]'ll send you a link to watch it for free and decide if you want to spend the money. [/quote] i did this last summer, hoping to get my fix. cant say i was overly impressed, but maybe its better during the season....


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re: Top 10 coaches in soccer - cigsmcgee
paolo di canio....


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re: Jozy had a grade two tear in his hamstring - cigsmcgee
[quote]Green didn't prove anything either[/quote] Totally different situation. [quote]It's just a hindsight thing. Jozy's injury limited our potential, regardless of backup.[/quote] I feel ya, I just doubt boyd would've seen the field even if he made the cut. But who knows. The possibilty o...


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re: Jozy had a grade two tear in his hamstring - cigsmcgee
[quote]Hindsight says Jurgy should've brought Boyd as a backup.[/quote] The problem is boyd hasn't yet proved to be a viable replacement. Both wondo and bacon outperformed him when with the NT. ...


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re: I want to tell you people that I'm falling in love with this sport - cigsmcgee
[quote]Here's a goal that was good for you guys.[/quote] love mou's winding up the weedeater celebration. ...


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re: Young Players Tracker and Americans Abroad Thread presented by Sheep - cigsmcgee
[quote]I thought I saw a while back that he already had his US citizenship.[/quote] from what ive seen, fagundez just got his green card fairly recently. unless theres a way to super-fast track full citizenship, it could be a few years....


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re: Young Players Tracker and Americans Abroad Thread presented by Sheep - cigsmcgee
[quote]Really keeping my fingers crossed for Fagundez. Anyone with more knowledge know if he'd favor us over Uruguay? [/quote] i know he's working on getting his US citizenship, and it may come down to how quickly hes able to get it. from some interviews and his MLS/NBC doc episode, kid seems...


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re: Which USMNT Players Outperformed Your Expectations - cigsmcgee
the entire defense. and JJ. always kinda liked him, but understood some of the negativity. never would have thought he would ball out at the WC like he did though....


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re: Jurgen Klinsmann: Yea or nay? on his first cycle as USMNT manager. - cigsmcgee
[quote]I think Bradley and Demsey are out for sure. [/quote] bradley is on the fast track to being captain for the 2018 run. and yay to the OP. this has been a very exciting run for us soccer. some big friendly results, great gold cup success, and memorable world cup....


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re: Who takes Penalties for US? - cigsmcgee
Id rather have timmy take one over beasley....


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re: Too early look ahead - cigsmcgee
[quote]Whats the hold up on him getting capped? waiting on citizenship?[/quote] id like to see fagundez get into the mix soon too. ...


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re: Players you want to see in MLS - cigsmcgee
id tune in to watch a 40 year old Totti. ...


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re: What USMNT may transfer clubs based on their WC performance? - cigsmcgee
[quote]I haven't watched Yedlin play very much. Is he poor positionally or is he a terrible 1 v 1 defender? [/quote] cant remember who it was against, but there was a sounders game just before camp where yedlin looked completely out of his depth....in the MLS. that said, he has lots of pote...


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re: Bradley/J.Jones Idea... - cigsmcgee
There have been plenty of stretches of play the past 3 games where jones pushes forward and MB stays back. Its not like these player roles are static. Jones seems to have been given the green light. its not a formation issue, its just that neither is 10....


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re: Chelsea 2013/14 Season Long Thread - cigsmcgee
wouldnt mind seeing verratti/lavezzi being involved in that deal. i think young marco could really shine under Jose. id love to see a midfield with Matic holding and verratti roaming, assuming he hasnt hit his ceiling. ...


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