Pre-match: International Friendly: USA vs Mexico; September 6th

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  1. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was a no-brainer to me once we learned that Morales was returning to Germany after the 1st game.

    Edit: Oh my … Trapp? My heart just sank.
     
  2. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    The time is NOW
     
  3. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    I really hope McKennie is not playing winger...oh wait Berhalter likes to play 8’s and 6’s in Germany on the outside.
     
  4. juvechelsea

    juvechelsea Member+

    Feb 15, 2006
    i realize this one is less questionable but steffen as well which means all 3
     
  5. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, you pulled that out of your ass, which is unfortunate.

    Besides which, you forget the fact that teams are restricted from flying too many miles during the international breaks. Hence why you don't see a lot of other countries flying out to Asia to play Friendlies, and why the inter-continental games are between CONCACAF/CONMEBOL, UEFA/CAF, and AFC/Oceania.
     
  6. Mahtzo1

    Mahtzo1 Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
    So Cal
    Nothing wrong with stating a worry before rosters come out. If that is what you were doing, than I apologize. Perhaps I misread your post.
     
  7. juvechelsea

    juvechelsea Member+

    Feb 15, 2006
    my guess
    Pulisic Zardes Boyd
    McKennie
    Morales Trapp
    Dest Zimmerman Long Cannon
    Steffen
     
  8. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Move Morales up a level and I think that's right.
     
  9. Mahtzo1

    Mahtzo1 Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
    So Cal
    I just saw the lineup...Trapp and Zardes. So there you go! Your expectation was correct. No Sargent.
     
  10. juvechelsea

    juvechelsea Member+

    Feb 15, 2006
    you don't know what you're talking about. (a) they can play here, and many want to. (b) the rules only say they have to play both games in the same region unless the cross-region flight is less than 5 hours.

    if you are going to take a swing for the champ have a better punch, chump.

    https://resources.fifa.com/image/up...2018-2925437.pdf?cloudid=c83ynehmkp62h5vgwg9g
     
  11. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    PBP thread has graphic with it as a 442.
     
  12. juvechelsea

    juvechelsea Member+

    Feb 15, 2006
    you might be right in actual terms but in reality given this xi i wouldn't leave him (trapp) back there alone. but in real reality i wouldn't even be headed down this road.....etc.
     
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  13. True. It's so embarrasing to have nobodies in the squad like Virgil van Dijk, who's the owner of such obscure titles like Player of the Year and Defender of the Year of the UEFA, not to mention that other little scrub Frenkie de Jong, the winner of the UEFA's Midfielder of the Year Award and then there's the stuttering turbo of the Liverpool midfield Wijnaldum, with Virgil van Dijk the winner of that in comparison to the Concacaf Cup dented dull CL trophee. And then there's de Ligt. Ajax made it into the semi final despite his efforts to sabotage it. So he got on the nominee list of FIFA's world player of the Year which is proof of the corruption behind that composition of that list.
    Yup. The other national teams are relieved they're not burdened with this bunch of incompetent wannabee soccer players.
     
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  14. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You made my point for me.

    Unless they fly halfway around the world for 2 games, or we do, we're not going to play many games outside of the Americas.

    It's also why we rarely play in Europe. We had one Camp Strudel in Europe under JK, but otherwise, we've played almost exclusively in North America. Why? Because we hate Europeans, right? Perhaps it's because we're upset at their socialized medicine?

    If you're going to make shit up, don't be surprised when people call you out.
     
  15. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Uggggghhhh. No Gregg, no. I'm barely ok with Zardes over Sargent. But Morales as an 8? Oh boy. Also, Brooks injured again is becoming a theme.
     
  16. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
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  17. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where's the source on Brooks being injured?

    EDIT: Found one from Reddit. Dang, "tightness"...
     
  18. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    OMFG... GB is such a TOOL. He starts both Trapp and Zardes. I am now cheering for Mexico. I want GB GONE and the only way that will happen is if he fails big time. He is not the man for this job. He can go back to Columbus if he likes that so much
     
  19. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Egg probably isn't that high on Sargent. Unfortunate. Zardes can't hold the ball up. Boyd helps in possession but he could play the same role with Sargent. Trapp and Morales will be swarmed in the midfield so Mckennie won't be able to get forward much like Egg wants.
     
  20. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    whenever i post about how bradley/trapp will play every match and we will never see adams at that spot there are ALWAYS posters who act like im being crazy.

    they suck, and are wrong, every single time.
     
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  21. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry to derail the thread - probably already answered - where is John Brooks?
     
  22. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    trapp is so far from this level it on its own makes one doubt everything about berhalter
     
  23. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where is JB?
     
  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Brooks seems to be injured.

     
  25. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Muscle tightness. Slight injury, apparently.
     

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