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  1. Socrates_81

    Socrates_81 Red Card

    May 27, 2008
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    Rafa, that's the logical way of thinking.

    Amazingly, they think that plays into their favor.

    If Belgium looks normal against all opponents, but looks like Barcelona against the U.S. -- advantage U.S.

    If Argentina looks average against Belgium-- advantage U.S.

    Grit
     
  2. El Chanclas

    El Chanclas Member+

    Nov 21, 2008
    The funny thing about the US WC performance was that most of the spin on this is that it was a successful campaign. You barely beat Ghana in a game they should have won, you let a depressingly awful Portugal team tie you at the last second, you lose to Germany, then you allow your goal keeper to get clobbered by an overrated Belgium team. I'll take Mexico's performance over that any day.
     
  3. Sanchito

    Sanchito Member+

    Jul 15, 2005
    an island in my mind
  4. GrandeSoccer

    GrandeSoccer Member+

    Jun 20, 2010
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Of course they'll spin it into something positive...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. GrandeSoccer

    GrandeSoccer Member+

    Jun 20, 2010
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  6. Arsenal_NGA

    Arsenal_NGA Member+

    Jan 12, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Best post I've read in a very long time.

    Hats off.
     
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  7. DaDroopDogg

    DaDroopDogg Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    This post should be on the U.S. men's national soccer team Wikipedia page.
     
  8. El Mariachi

    El Mariachi Member+

    Mar 27, 2008
    Más Allá
    Club:
    CDSC Cruz Azul
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I came for lulz... I lold
     
  9. Solid444

    Solid444 Member+

    Jun 21, 2003
    I have been amazed by some of the predictions people are throwing around about this team looking forward to 2018 and 2022. The funny thing is that these were the same predictions that were being thrown around in 2002 (under better circumstances) and that turned out to be horribly wrong (a simple search can point this out).

    I think it has to do with the fact that every US fans feels like they are selling the sport to the casuals and like all salesman, they are far from objective and blindly optimistic. I would even wager very few new posters were following the sport 4 years ago and therfore, have absolutely no perspective in making this predictions.
     
  10. Sanchito

    Sanchito Member+

    Jul 15, 2005
    an island in my mind
    The best salespeople set realistic expectations so that the prospect can make an informed decision and curb disappointment when the product doesn't deliver in certain areas. If I were selling soccer to the US sportsman I would market it as a year round party where you follow your local team then segue into the summer tournaments and create a loveable bad guy (Mexico) and play up the underdog aspect which Americans love. Tell them they likely won't win the World Cup anytime soon but playing in a WC is like buying a lottery ticket. There's hope until you lose. They mess up by setting unrealistic expectations and hyping the casual fanbase based on falsehoods. It's too bad they're so spastic. They could actually get a good thing going.
     
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  11. DaDroopDogg

    DaDroopDogg Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    If I were a US soccer salesman I would be all about promoting the Copa America 2016. Two years off from World Cup hype and it's in home soil. The USA actually plays soccer when they play at home. So Americans can actually see some real Sawker. They only bunker when going to foreign lands like Brazil, Costa Rica & California.
     
  12. BrianInVA

    BrianInVA Member+

    Mar 24, 2008
    Lake Ridge
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    They may drum up enough hype, though, that they'll be so conservative about getting results that it happens anyway, especially from quarterfinals on. Don't know how they'll set up the groups, but I'd count on the US getting an easy-ish one, so in the primary stage they may actually open up.
     
  13. BrianInVA

    BrianInVA Member+

    Mar 24, 2008
    Lake Ridge
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Could've worded it better- they're not trying to sell to the fan looking for attractive football, IMO, but rather to the 'merica crowd, who wouldn't recognize it anyway, and just care about results and chest-thumping
    US fans who like football will support anyway.
     
  14. Colima24

    Colima24 Member+

    Jul 28, 2005
    Villa de Alvarez
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    [​IMG]

     
  15. Miguel Myers

    Miguel Myers Member+

    Dec 3, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    American spazz HAS to be a sock
     
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  16. Al Brinco

    Al Brinco Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Club Necaxa
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    In before USA only allowed 1 goal vs Germany. Therefore, USA > Brasil
     
  17. Colima24

    Colima24 Member+

    Jul 28, 2005
    Villa de Alvarez
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    You're a few hours late.
     
  18. elvasco

    elvasco 100% Americanista

    Sep 10, 2006
    by nad logic we are better than spain then.
     
  19. Colima24

    Colima24 Member+

    Jul 28, 2005
    Villa de Alvarez
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    We don't need nad logic to know that is true. :coffee:
     
  20. DaDroopDogg

    DaDroopDogg Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    #170 DaDroopDogg, Jul 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
    Deep down they all feel this way and it hurts their souls.
     
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  21. icybauer

    icybauer Member+

    Aug 8, 2011
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
  22. GrandeSoccer

    GrandeSoccer Member+

    Jun 20, 2010
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    So Chepo's Mexico, the worst Mexican team in years, was vastly superior to the nads at Azteca? I'm flattered!
     
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  23. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    The genius that is PremierUSA

    I guess next thing he will question why did the US didn't cap Ben Affleck?
     
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  24. Adrian559

    Adrian559 Member+

    Apr 29, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Gareth bale ? hahah
     
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  25. El Mariachi

    El Mariachi Member+

    Mar 27, 2008
    Más Allá
    Club:
    CDSC Cruz Azul
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    First Captain America, now Batman?!?!?!
     

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