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[Football] International Friendlies - USA v. ARG, MEX v. PAR

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by SwoLy-D, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    :eek: GOooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooOOOOooOOoooal! Agudelo 14' USA 1 - ARG 1

    Silly mistake by Andujar by letting go of that ball, although it's difficult. Agudelo is at the right place at the right time, which is GREAT :eek: for the youngster.
     
  2. Kam

    Kam Contributing Member

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    glad i was wrong about the score.


    78,936. Yeah, soccer sure does suck in America. No one cares.


    I like the way the US is checking Messi. He only needs a little space to make things happen, and we are really doing a great job giving him no room to operate.
     
  3. DrLudicrous

    DrLudicrous Contributing Member

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    He's just now getting playing time after his injuries, he's come on at halftime for the last two DC games. He should be fully fit for the Gold Cup.

    We looked completely out of place in the first half, but had a respectable showing in the second. Bradley always seems to make great adjustments, but we're usually already in a hole by time that happens. If he starts sending the team out with the correct lineup/gameplan we should be able to start turning these draws into wins.
     
  4. david_rocket

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    Mexico played a great 1st half, with a 3-0 lead, they stopped attacking.
    Chicharito is AMAZING!!

    I didnt see the US game, but I saw some highlights.
     
  5. blacktopKING

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    Offense was great the entire game, the defense showed up in the 2nd half. I don't see Osorio or Marquez making it to the next WC so I am not sure why they are still there. Marquez I somewhat understand but he should be used as CB where he belongs. Moreno and Juarez should def. be starting in the back. Zinha looked good but winded at times, they should really start incorporating JDS now to have him ready for the WC.
     
  6. ChrisBosh

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    Just another racism story, happens a little too often in Europe.



    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/899350/neymar-racism-incident-mars-brazil-win?cc=5901

    Neymar incident mars Brazil win

    Brazil star Neymar is at the centre of a racism row after a banana was thrown on to the field during his country's 2-0 victory over Scotland at the Emirates Stadium

    The alleged incident took place as the 19-year-old was preparing to take a penalty to score his second of two goals during Sunday's match.

    Speaking afterwards, Neymar accused some spectators of racially abusing him, a claim also made by team-mate Lucas Leiva, who television pictures reportedly showed retrieving the banana.

    Neymar said: "I feel great and scored two but what happened with the banana is sad. I don't want to make a big deal of it. I was running down the touchline in the second half and saw it but I didn't see where it came from.''

    Santos forward Neymar, who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, said on Brazilian television channel Sportv: "They were jeering me a lot, even when I was about to kick the penalty. The entire stadium was jeering. This atmosphere of racism is totally sad.

    "We leave our country to play here and something like this happens. It's sad. I'd rather not even talk about it, to keep the subject from escalating.''

    Sunday's match was played at a neutral venue in England and it is unclear whether the banana was thrown by a supporter of either side or a neutral.

    The Scottish Football Association have strongly refuted claims that Scotland fans - the Tartan Army - had any involvement and a spokesperson said: "There has been no such incident reported to the police or the stadium safety officer. In fact, the tens of thousands of Scotland supporters who travelled to the Emirates were commended for their behaviour.

    "The Scotland supporters are known the world over for their impeccable behaviour and we have no reason to believe that, after speaking to the relevant authorities, they have been anything other than exemplary.

    "The Scotland fans helped create a wonderful spectacle inside the Emirates and throughout London and should be applauded for their support.''

    Neymar's Brazilian team-mate Lucas, who plays his club football at Liverpool, said: "There is no more space for racism in the world. They say it's the first world here in Europe, but it's where it happens the most. That has to change. Everybody is equal today. It's a matter of respect.''

    Brazil manager Mano Menezes and Scotland boss Craig Levein both denied any knowledge of the incident. Menezes said: "If it happened, that would be lamentable but it has not been confirmed yet.''

    Tartan Army spokesman Hamish Husband strongly denied the jeering of Neymar was racially motivated. He said: "The reason Neymar was booed was because we believed he was feigning injury. Racism has no place in the Tartan Army, and if it did, it would be stamped out immediately, because we are self-policing.

    "Any suggestion of racism from the Tartan Army today, as far as I am concerned, is absolute tosh. We accept that Brazil played us off the park, and we applauded them for that.''
     
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    Figured I would bump this.

    USA vs Paraguay tonight at 7pm.
     
  8. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    ^ Thanks :eek:. TV and times:

    USA vs. PAR 19:00 CDT on FSC, replay tomorrow at 10pm, Spanish on Telefutura tonight
    MEX vs. VEN 21:30 CDT on Univisión :cool:
     
  9. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Espana will be coming here for a friendly against the USA on June 4th.

    I will be in Barcelona with jetlag but I will not miss this drumming.:grin:
     
  10. leroy

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    Think it will be bigger than the 2-0 one from 2 years ago? That's pretty confident for the US.

    :grin:
     
  11. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    I fully appreciate that wake up call. If it wasn't for that we wouldn't have this

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    :grin:
     
  12. david_rocket

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    I think Marquez is there, because he is going to play the Gold cup, still has a little bit in the tank. I think JDS is going to play with Sub 22 in the Copa América.

    In tonight's game, Mexico have some good plays, but overall, not too good.
    I dont like Ochoa as the goalkeeper.
     

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