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USMNT WC Qualifying

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by DaDakota, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member

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    Yeah all that bitching about the guy being offside, they forgot that Dest was over the backline, no way anyone could be offside and be in play.

    DD
     
  2. Aware

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    Getting away with some real sloppy play. Its a good thing Bryan Ruiz is old and slow as **** cause thats a goal for most strikers
     
  3. peleincubus

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    Huge win. Statistically, that should have increased the US odds of making it a lot. lot a lot
     
  4. leroy

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    Lipstick on a pig. They should’ve destroyed a team literally old enough to play in my Sunday O35 league. There was no excuse for the sloppy play, poor passing, and bad decision making. This team is simply not well coached. Berhalter might get us there but it feels like a 1998 or 2006 type of team right now.
     
  5. DaDakota

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    Very young , put Pulisic and Gio in there it gets better.

    DD
     
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    That was some first goal by Dest-USA. It looked like a goal that you would see in the top leagues for once. Beautiful.
     
  7. noscrusir

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    Nice comeback win but they will be forever hamstrung by Berhalter/USSF's MLS agenda. Whatever muscle Arriola pulled before the game was MOTM.
     
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  8. leroy

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    Pulisic and Reyna were there for the El Salvador game. Many of these guys are playing at the highest levels and in the biggest tournaments already. At some point you have to look hard at the leadership and wonder why it's still such a struggle. There is absolutely no excuse for the result of the Panama game. I get that there's little time together in these window's and it's hard to have cohesiveness. But when you make 7 freaking changes and then change back, you're going to get the results we got. A loss to a inferior team (the road excuse is tired to me) and barely beating a geriatric team at home. The Jamaica game was what this team SHOULD look like and are capable of. These last 2 are more of how they've actually looked most of the time under Berhalter. Disorganized and sloppy.
     
  9. DaDakota

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    Agreed, but you can't just toss guys together and roll a ball out, you need to have time for them to develop chemistry, I believe it is time to pare down to around 22-25 total - and get to your starting 11, and play them primarily so that when/if you get to the WC, you have that chemistry.

    To me this is a bit like the Rockets, they have not looked connected - or consistently connected, yet.

    DD
     
  10. leroy

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    Right…so then don’t change 75% of the starting lineup. That’s my point. Berhalter made a Culley-like mistake against Panama. And then it showed against CR. You’re not seeing the other top 10 nations making entire changes to their lineup. Play to win the game in front of you. He needs to stop worrying about the next game.
     
  11. DaDakota

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    You won't get an argument out of me, we should be winning all the games other than Mexico which is our equal - the rest even the away games we are favored, just play.

    I mean rest a player or two, invert the subs versus starters if you have to - but only a couple, we need to get chemistry - ASAP.

    Now that being said there are 8 games left, and Gio and Christian should be ready for the next round of qualifying which is only 2 games......so we should be playing our starters in both, 5 days are in between as well.

    DD
     

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