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Official Team USA Soccer Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:41 pm
by MiamiNative0722
Just wanted to make a sticky thread regarding specifically everything about team USA

Today USA beat south africa 1-0 from a goal from agudelo in the 85' minute

Things to discuss, roster changes, youth players, coaching etc.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:52 pm
by Batu7
USA plays football?

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:02 am
by MiamiNative0722
Shockingly yes

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:47 am
by Batu7
Are they any good?

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:42 am
by Lionel Messi
Why the hell would this deserve a sticky?

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:47 am
by MiamiNative0722
Because most people that are on realgm live in the USA?

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:41 am
by Foye
MiamiNative0722 wrote:Because most people that are on realgm live in the USA?


Yet, I think most people that post on the soccer board are foreign. :wave:

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:55 pm
by El Turco
PADUA, Italy -- Second-half substitute Alex Morgan moved the United States a step closer to the women's World Cup, scoring a last-gasp goal for a 1-0 victory Saturday against Italy in the first leg of a playoff to determine the final spot in next year's tournament.

Morgan came on in the 85th minute and finished off a counterattack with an angled shot from the edge of the box in the fourth minute of added time.

"We were pushing up and looking for a goal and that's what we did," Morgan said. "Me and Abby [Wambach] stayed up, got a great long ball, flicked it on and I was there to finish it."

Morgan also came off the bench to score a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with China last month.

"Every goal has been big so far," she said.


:wizard:

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:44 am
by edfmx86
stop calling up Robbie Findley

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:01 am
by Little Italia
Foye wrote:
MiamiNative0722 wrote:Because most people that are on realgm live in the USA?


Yet, I think most people that post on the soccer board are foreign. :wave:


Don't matter! The guys who created Realgm are AMERICAN! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:58 pm
by BlackMamba
LOL.

Not a sticky, not for the moment.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:05 pm
by Foye
National team threads are pointless anyway. They play only like 10 games a year.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Wed Dec 1, 2010 6:26 am
by Sandlot
They might not play very many games as a team but the players are still busy. For example, Jonathan Spector scored twice for West Ham in a 4 - 0 upset (to say the least) of Man U. In other news Demerit is probably too old to matter, but he is going to the MLS. I loved what Agudelo did during the South Africa game. We need to be giving the young strikers minutes because Findley and all the others who Bradley have tried are trash. Jozy is the only one I would still play.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:25 pm
by 5DOM
Stuart Holden's been amazing this season.
Growths of him, Muamba and Lee have been huge for Bolton

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:58 am
by Little Italia
5DOM wrote:Stuart Holden's been amazing this season.
Growths of him, Muamba and Lee have been huge for Bolton


Holden has been amazing. I'm really happy for him and for his future with the US.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:44 am
by and1GS
Andy Najar and Agudelo look awesome. Agudelo in limited time but IMO Najar is one of the very best in the MLS at age 18. I'm happy we have legitimate options now, might force Altidore to work harder.

Agudelo has played so little but wow he's impressive. He had a great feel for the game, strong passer for the striker position, and he's surprisingly strong.

Holden's emergence has also been huge, I had him pegged for big things the day he made his USMNT debut. Even though he didn't play much early on it was obvious that he was head and shoulders above his peers when it came to technical ability. Maybe he can force that jerkoff Clark to the bench.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:37 am
by Sandlot
and1GS wrote:Holden's emergence has also been huge, I had him pegged for big things the day he made his USMNT debut. Even though he didn't play much early on it was obvious that he was head and shoulders above his peers when it came to technical ability. Maybe he can force that jerkoff Clark to the bench.

The only problem is that he's playing center mid and we have a lot of depth at that position. I would rather have him on the wing and push Dempsey up top. I've liked Holden for a long time though and can't wait to see what he's got in store for the future.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:30 am
by 5DOM
I think Holden should play in center mid. Never seen him play on the wing, and doubt he's as effective there.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:31 am
by and1GS
He used to be a winger, that's his original position. His dribbling skills helped him be effective out there but he's better at CM. And I'd argue that CM is way more of an area of need than wing mid...outside mid is probably our best position with Donovan/Dempsey. Keep in mind that at the next world cup we're gonna have a new crop of forwards so we won't need to force Dempsey up top so early and so often. Agudelo and Davies come to mind.

As for CM our possible starters are Edu, Clark, Holden, and Bradley. IMO Edu should be an unquestioned starter at this point, Clark should be relegated to the bench, and I'd opt for Holden over Bradley because we really have very little creativity in the middle of the pitch.

How about guys like Bedoya, Diskerud, and Robbie Rogers? Rogers is oft overlooked, Bedoya is fast, and Diskerud is little known but he can really handle the ball.

Re: Official Team USA

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:49 pm
by Sandlot
Jones is in the mix as a center mid too. I would be ok with Holden over Bradley but I don't think its going to happen. Bradley (coach) has spent a lot of time finding someone to play next to his son, not to replace him. We could run three center mids but someone is still left out. I actually haven't seen a lot of Jones, but I just heard he was supposed to be the answer to our center mid need.
I said we needed wingers for the future. I realize Dempsey and Donovan will be playing in four years. However, we still need some depth there in case of injurys or whatever else might come up. We have a lot of decent center mid players, although I think Holden is better. Clark (who I actually don't like), Torres, Edu, Jones, Bradley, and Feilhaber all play in the center. (I know Feilhaber can play on the wing too) We don't have nearly that much talent on the wing if anything happens to our two stars.
I like Rogers a lot. I hope he gets more call ups. He needs to be more consistent though.