PBP: 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship Quarterfinals: USA vs Panama 5/12 2 PM (ET)

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  1. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Assuming The US doesn't choke away it's 8 goal lead on Guadeloupe in the last 20 minutes, Panama will be our opponent in the do or die quarterfinal.

    Panama drew both Costa Rica and Curacao in the group stage (2-2 and 3-3 respectively). Their lone win of the opening round was a 3-1 win over Suriname (their insurance goal didn't come til extra time). In The Round of 16 they beat Guatemala 2-0
     
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  2. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man seems like we can't escape a Concacaf tournament without facing Panama at least once. And Lord knows we've had our struggles with them, plus the fact that they qualified for WC18 ahead of us--which I am still deeply bitter about and will never get over--means that I get a whole heaping helping of schadenfreude whenever we beat their asses.
     
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  3. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I only watched the highlights, but PAN-GUA was scoreless until the 72nd minute. They scored their 2nd shortly thereafter on a shot straight through the Guat GK.

    I see the US winning 4 or 5 nil, but awfully stressful with this format.
     
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  4. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m hoping Fuentes starts over Busio. I thought Busio was fine as the 10 vs Guadeloupe, but I doubt he will he fully fit and I like the idea of Fuentes taking some risks and trying to make that key pass to set up a goal. I’m not the biggest Fuentes fan because I think he’s pretty loose in possession and makes some really bad passes when he shouldn’t, but he really opens up this team and actually is a threat through the middle (opposer to every attack coming from one of the wings).
     
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  5. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sebsa, you weren’t kidding!!!! I wasnt being sour in the other thread? Lol
     
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  6. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    The first real challenge in this tournament will be for all the marbles. The US is the favorite but Panama will be playing to their traditional strength, the counterstrike. The question is if what we saw with Canada was a hiccup or a symptom.
     
  7. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Las
    Scally-Gray-Alejandre
    Cuevas-Leyva-Saldana-KHF
    Busio
    Reyna-AOC

    If Busio is injured after the last game, move Reyna back to CAM and insert Pepi into the lineup.

    I think this is going to be a close game. If we win it, the coach can then implement some needed changes because this current team isn't very good, and I think they'd be headed for a 3 and out at the U-17 WC.
     
  8. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I'll cast my vote for winning this one ...
     
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  9. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I don't think they are going to play a brand new formation in their only game that really matters. By the way do you think this team is good or not. You've been very reluctant to provide an opinion.
     
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  10. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree, team just hasnt played together in this system. Talent on the team is outstanding, and they just need to figure it out. We scored goals at will last game and will do so against Panama, itll be over at half.
     
  11. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I've yet to see outstanding talent having watched this team going back to the U-15 age group, but I hope you're right.
     
  12. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You have quite a few professional 16 year olds on a team. If you wanna tell me what age group EVER had this many 16-17 year olds getting paid professionally to play soccer id like to see it. Might be one i just don’t remember
     
  13. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    More professionals doesn't equate directly to talent. It equates to the improvements in the system.
     
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  14. Soccerfan12435

    Soccerfan12435 New Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    United States

    Yeah, no way they are gonna change the formation after practicing it in four straight games. And they just moved Reyna out to the wing, which resulted in their best game(albeit against cupcake competition). I definitely think this past game was close to if not the "starting 11" and it's their jobs to lose going forward.
     
  15. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You have to have talent to play soccer professionally, you have to be REALLY good to start professionally over grown men. Improvements in the system created more talent. You getting spoiled lol, this team has some big time talent
     
  16. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    CONCACAF's own website, concacaf.com, also says 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

    Costa Rica v Canada @ 10:00
    USA v Panama @ 2:00

    Haiti v Honduras @ 4:00
    Mexico v El Salvador @ 5:00

    Based on Concacaf's ALL CAPS treatment, it should be a prize-fight atmosphere:

    "IT'S A MATCH WHERE THERE IS NO TOMORROW FOR THE UNITED STATES AND PANAMA IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE CONCACAF UNDER 17 CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY AT IMG ACADEMY IN BRADENTON, FLORIDA.

    THE LOSER WILL GO BACK HOME AND THE WINNER WILL STAMP THEIR TICKET TO THE FIFA WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL ..."
     
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  17. ifsteve

    ifsteve Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Jul 7, 2013
    MS and ID
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stupid format....still we win this one.....
     
  18. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I apologize for the incorrect time. Wikipedia lists the game at 3 PM ET.

    @bundgari can you change the title to 2 PM ET
     
  19. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Canada is going to Brazil, ousting Costa Rica on penalties. Rough format.
     
  20. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @bungadiri
     
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  21. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Glad to see this upset, although they gave us a hard time in the group stage.

    It’s good to see Canada advance period, idk what it is about wanting to see Canada do well when they’re not facing the US.
     
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  22. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Mistake number 2 on my part
     
  23. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Google shows lineup as:

    [​IMG]
     
  24. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Probably:

    Reyna-----OcompoChavez----------Yow
    -------------------Busio-----------------------
    ----------Leyva-----------Saldana---------
    Armour--HernandezFoster-Gray-Scally
    -------------------LAs-------------------------

    I guess surprise would be Alejandre getting benched. Other than that what I would have expected.
     
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