Favorite Mathis Moments

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by flanoverseas, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    I've posted as many as will fit, feel free to post your own.
  2. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    My favorite will always be his reaction after scoring his socond goal against Germany. You could just tell how pissed he was. He's running full speed and knocks the crap out of the ball right at the keeper, but the keeper never had a chance.

    He immediately stopped, turned around and just walked back.
  3. NC_ODP02

    NC_ODP02 New Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    NC, USA
    mine was when he scored his first goal against Germany. He proved that he was back, and the goal was pretty great itself(not spectacular, but great hustle)...
  4. Juvenescent

    Juvenescent New Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    "That's why he's here"
  5. Goalkeeps7

    Goalkeeps7 Member

    Apr 1, 1999
    Personally...I loved the 20 yard curve over the wall in Honduras. Can't see that one enough.

    Next...the Goal he scored against Mexico in Denver...In his celebration, he made a wispering gesture towards the stadium 90% full of mexicans.
    Doesn't get better than that
  6. He's In Fashion

    Jan 7, 2000
    Littlefun, CO, US
    West Ham United FC
    United States
    I'll second the goal against Mexico in Denver. I was there, and while the goal wasn't pretty, it was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen...
  7. Pagefan

    Pagefan Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Arsenal FC
    United States
    My favorite moment was when I first heard him speak. (he sounds like a girl.....)
  8. RickDavis

    RickDavis Member

    Apr 18, 2002
    South Korea. I was there but on the far side of the field. Thought I saw the net move, but wasn't really sure if the ball went in and if so, who scored it. Then I saw a mohawk with outstretched arms emerging from the crowd of bodies. Seeing that in person juiced by about 8 Budweisers in a crowd of 60,000 + S. Koreans is as good as it gets.
  9. bouncingmick

    bouncingmick New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Key West
    It's a tossup between the SK goal and the first time the mohawk made an appearance.

    MLSNHTOWN Member+

    Oct 27, 1999
    Houston, TX
    I voted other for his hat trick in the semi's of the next World Cup.
  11. The Lieutenant

    Dec 29, 1999
    Lupburg, Bayern
    Re: Re: Favorite Mathis Moments

    I have to second this one.

    I was sitting at the other end of the stadium, saw the goal, and the silence was priceless. 60k Koreans silenced. It was ************ing beautiful.
  12. roarksown1

    roarksown1 Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    Playa del Rey, CA
    Hamburger SV
    United States
    The biggest moment has to be the goal the mattered most - WC against SK. I lost it in front of the big screen at home at 3am or so with ten people who all got together to go nuts for US Soccer - how sweet it was!
  13. Noah Dahl

    Noah Dahl New Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    The pass to Wolff because it felt like we waited forever for Clint to take Claudio's spot and when it happened our national team was transformed.
  14. cafrine

    cafrine New Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    is GONE
    another mathis poll :)

    excellent :D

    i voted for the SK goal
  15. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Sporting Kansas City
    I liked the goal in SK, especially the picture in FourFourTwo of Koreans watching the game on a huge screen. A mixture of shock, anger, and sorrow as they seem to think the US have gone totally against the script.
  16. Noah Dahl

    Noah Dahl New Member

    Nov 1, 2001

    Can we start a poll about Mathis polls? I am in favor of them.
  17. ISSfan

    ISSfan Member

    Jun 17, 2001
    New York City
    The goal against South Korea was probably his biggest moment, but I still have a soft spot for his Maradona-esque run through the Dallas Burn defense which led to the greatest MLS goal I have ever seen.
  18. Hattrix

    Hattrix Member

    Sep 1, 2002
    Left or right?

    Tell me if I'm right about this: Mathis' goal against SK was shot with his left. McBride put a right footed service onto Mathis' right foot. Clint's second touch was on the very next step.

    What I'm wondering is whether the cross was headed away from Mathis or if it was somewhat of an inswinger.
  19. jeffmefun

    jeffmefun Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Quakeland, CA
    Seattle Sounders
    United States
    i thought it was job with the assist to mathis against korea?
  20. deedougie

    deedougie Member

    Jul 5, 2000
    New York Red Bulls
    United States
    Re: Re: Favorite Mathis Moments

    Thats exactly how I remember it also. Seeing the goal net move and remember my friend Dave there say "The first touch from Mathis, he is going to score a goal."

    The US was getting killed by Korea before that goal. It changed everything.
  21. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    Re: Left or right?

    actually...O'brien looped it over the SK defense to Mathis on the run. The rest is correct.
  22. Thomas A Fina

    Thomas A Fina Member

    Mar 29, 1999
    New York Red Bulls
    United States
    "I looked up and saw the mohawk...I was aiming for the mohawk"
  23. kingwho

    kingwho New Member

    Sep 11, 2000

    this gets my vote for sure
    it was glorious
    i have a picture of mathis right after this goal
    he is screaming the honduran players
    and you can tell from the look on his face that he is saying some not so nice things about their momma's
    if i was on the other team i would hate his guts after that one
    but since he plays for the good guys then i love him all the more for it
    plus i was watching this game (ppv) in a st paul mn basement with a bunch of guys i had just met via the interent
    and sports illustrateds own grant wahl was with us
    he immortalized the moment for all of us a few days later in his cnnsi column
    its still archived at their site too
    what a blast

    the goal against sk is almost as glorious
  24. cafrine

    cafrine New Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    is GONE
    great idea
  25. Noah Dahl

    Noah Dahl New Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    Can't believe no one has brought up the, what, five goal game for the MetroStars?

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