PBP: 11/19 - Cuba v. USMNT in Cayman Islands, Nations League A

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  1. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    For the US, a win puts them into the Nations League semifinals in June. A draw or loss sends Canada to the semifinals instead. Cuba has already been relegated to Nations League B.



    Kickoff is at 7:30 Eastern on FS1 with a half-hour pregame show preceding.
     
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  2. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Roldan's a great addition to this team.

    Because I'm really curious if he can stretch his streak of not getting on the scoresheet for the US to 19 games.
     
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  4. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That lineup should still be sufficient to handle business against Cuba.
     
  5. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I see a small handful of players who should be fresh, which I recommended. {Of course they're not the 'right' players, but that shouldn't matter - the BS All-stars could get the job done tonight.}

    Go team!
     
  6. vexco

    vexco Member+

    Nov 2, 2013
    Hell yeah, can't wait to see Lovitz and Roldan look like they belong on the field just because we're playing Cuba. Berhalter will use that as a reason to continue calling them up.
     
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  7. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Morales makes that long flight, and doesn’t even get a proper run out? Berhalter doing Berhalter things. Let us all watch Roldan underwhelm for the umpteenth time.
     
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  8. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Not just on the scoresheet, he hasn’t even had a goal contribution yet....in 19 matches...as an attacking midfielder.
     
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  9. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Lovitz. Hahaha. Classic Berhalter.
     
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  10. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    So:

    Yedlin replaces Dest
    Lovitz replaces Brooks (as Ream shifts to center back)
    Roldan replaces Lletget
    Sargent replaces Zardes

    The US needs to win comfortably.
     
  11. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Morales appeared last game and was poor. You could say the same thing about him as Roldan. 2 wrongs don't make a right and Roldan is a better passer, if we're talking playing one at the 10.

    Neither are what you're asking from a US NT starter or playmaker right now. The right answer would have been to return Lletget to the SL, especially in a game where you want to unlock a potentially organized d.
     
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  12. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I might not even watch.... this is the worst XI I’ve ever seen.
     
  14. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I was including assists in my personal scoresheet, but you're right, "goal contribution" was the phrase I was looking for.
     
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  15. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m so disgusted by this XI.
     
  16. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to know whose dick did Lovitz suck to be considered a NT player...

    Same with Roldan who is an absolutely atrocious soccer player.
     
  17. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Every coach has favorites but Egg Head’s favorites make less sense than any coach I can remember.

    Never mind they fail time and again.
     
  18. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd like to thank everyone in this thread for ensuring that Roldan will score for us tonight.
     
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  19. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This game reeks of, [we’re playing someone terrible... I mean, there players would rather defect than play soccer] so let me play my favorite dick suckers in games where a u12 girls soccer team would look good and justify them continue being called up...

    Sorry, for the rant, but I have never hated a manager like I’ve hated Berhalter.
     
  20. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, by now we have to stop jumping the gun and giving any credit to Berhalter's rosters, right?

    Last time, Aaronson, our only teenager, and one of a precious few younger players on the roster... didn't touch the field.

    We see Morales. Yay, Berhalter is learning! Oh, nope, start Roldan and Lovitz again!

    Remember when the roster came out? "You guys are worried about 4th and 5th string guys!" That was the rallying cry of the vocal minority who tried to defend Berhalter. Don't look now, but I think those guys are starting, right behind our A team XI!

    This is the 2nd string. Berhalter is a goddamn moron. Lovitz and Roldan are 2nd-stringers.
     
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  21. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Some guarantees for tonight: Tim Ream will get beat for a goal to keep his record going. Doyle at SUMLS writes about his perfect set piece delivery.
    One US player mistakenly defects to Cuba.
     
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  22. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    What channel has Nations League? There's a high school game on FS1.
     
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  23. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's on FS1. You sure you have the right channel?
     
  24. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Whooooosh.
     
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  25. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want one person to defend Daniel Lovitz spot on this NT.

    Montreal was like anybody want this sorry MF? Nashville was like, look, we’ll take him I guess but I’m only paying 50k for him...

    Meanwhile, that’s the future of US soccer. Earnie is like, I support you buddy in anything you do...
     

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