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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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Kellyn looks like a pretty serviceable backup going forward.


I disagree with this. His thought process on the international level is too slow. In MLS and weaker international opponents you can get away with it. Against better sides he is not composed enough on the ball. Now who is better to back up Adams? Not sure but Acosta isn’t it imo.
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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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Now who is better to back up Adams?


That's probably the better question. One they're gonna have to find an answer to in time for WCQ.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
We'll probably get a good look at a few guys next month.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
I’d like to see what Otasowie can do in that role


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
We’ll be fine for WC qualifying, its next December when we need the answer. Damn I miss Jermaine Jones


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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I don’t agree that he got the subs wrong. I thought he got off the right players and the change in formation to allow Pulisic to get on the ball more was beneficial.

I don’t like having Ream in the lineup, but I’m not sure what the other options were. McKenzie had one of the worst performances on the field, and if Adams wasn’t healthy to go the full match, I think you’d have conceded a lot more without 3 CBs. Dest out of position and Yedlin aren’t good defensively, and McKennie and Acosta don’t expire much confidence in front of the the back line either.

Surely any manager isn’t leaving out Adams for Ream if fully fit

I agree with all of this, and these thoughts were echoed in the post game hot takes by the total soccer show. Overall we had some tactical adjustments at half time that helped, and I think that the subs were appropriate. We didn’t go all out in our press and wear ourselves out. We adjusted to Mexico having more possession. And most importantly we got the W against a superior team and superior coach.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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I’d like to see what Otasowie can do in that role

He really needs to go somewhere that will play him.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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McKennie and Acosta don’t expire much confidence in front of the the back line either.


McKennie doesn't inspire confidence??? Acosta needs to get out of the lineup for sure but McKennie was our best outfield player tonight by far. Not sure if you meant to include him.

Awesome game. Love beating El Tri this way. Great win. Hope they ride this momentum in the qualifiers.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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Now who is better to back up Adams?


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That's probably the better question. One they're gonna have to find an answer to in time for WCQ.



Shouldn't need a backup sorted for WCQ...there are only a couple teams in CONCACAF that should be able to give the US a match.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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I disagree with this. His thought process on the international level is too slow. In MLS and weaker international opponents you can get away with it. Against better sides he is not composed enough on the ball. Now who is better to back up Adams? Not sure but Acosta isn’t it imo.


He was very slow on the ball

And often was scared to drop deep and receive passes from the back line to start build up


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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agree with all of this, and these thoughts were echoed in the post game hot takes by the total soccer show. Overall we had some tactical adjustments at half time that helped, and I think that the subs were appropriate. We didn’t go all out in our press and wear ourselves out. We adjusted to Mexico having more possession. And most importantly we got the W against a superior team and superior coach.


Waiting to take Ream off was totally the wrong sub

As for Mexico being a superior team, I disagree. Talent wise we are on par with them

Manager wise definitely but we all knew that. Pressing in spots was actually a good call by Gregg but even then he still tried to force playing out the back and sustained possession in the second half and it didn’t work.

We move the ball way to slow to try and play that style


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
Just watching the game for the first time after taping it, and that little passage of play that saw Acosta one touch a pass to Pulisic who then played McKennie in was fantastic. I was surprised by the initial pass from Acosta.
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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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As for Mexico being a superior team, I disagree. Talent wise we are on par with them
Mexico is still a better team at this point. If you say the talent is even, then their experience and familiarity with each other puts them ahead.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
I still don't think Acosta was that poor after the first 25 minutes or so when the entire team looked lost. He's certainly not going to be a preferred choice to start but they're absolutely going to need him in qualifying. Yueill is definitely not ready for even CONCACAF teams, and Adams will unfortunately miss some time with injuries based on the last couple of years.

Musah needs to be in the midfield in some capacity come qualifying time, but there's not a better backup option than Acosta out there right now IMO. For better or worse.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
Is it just me, or did Acosta switch to LB later in the match and look pretty decent in doing it?


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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As for Mexico being a superior team, I disagree. Manager wise definitely but we all knew that.

Gregg didn’t give up two goals on set pieces because of zonal marking (lol), and he also didn’t get ejected from the game.

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Is it just me, or did Acosta switch to LB later in the match and look pretty decent in doing it?

He had some shaky moments during the game but overall I thought he did fine. He allowed us some tactical flexibility. He may not be as consistent as others but right now he is the man to beat for the back up six position, for better or for worse. It’s either that or go back to Bradley. Still waiting for someone else to step up.
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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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Just watching the game for the first time after taping it, and that little passage of play that saw Acosta one touch a pass to Pulisic who then played McKennie in was fantastic. I was surprised by the initial pass from Acosta.

What point in the match was this? I might go to r/footballdownloads and try to find a replay


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
I think we wanted to bring on Adams earlier, but with the increasing probability of extra time, it probably held him out longer. Probably though he had ~45' in him, and he ended up having to play 38'+.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
Pretty sure he did after Adams finally come on for Ream. He should've gone straight there when Dest was subbed off. Instead they moved Ream out to LB and left him out there for another 20 minutes or so and Llanez basically walked past him to score.


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re: United States of F#ck Yeah v. Taco Meat | Nations League? | 8pm CT (CBSSN/TUDN)
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Llanez basically walked past him to score.
He still should have had more help inside.


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