PBP: International Friendly: USA vs Mexico; September 6th

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  1. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  3. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    just want to watch some good soccer from the good guys. ping the ball around, put together some good possessions, maybe a few flashes of individual talent. Dest not fall flat.

    That's about all.
     
  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Really would like to see Dest run wild, freed of all defensive responsibilities.
     
  5. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    I'm settling for 3 forward, attacking passes in a row. Literally, that is all I want to see.
     
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  6. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don’t set the bar so high bro... achievable goals are important
     
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  7. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Lineup?
     
  8. Statman

    Statman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Mexico: 1-Zack Steffen (capt.), 3-Aaron Long, 4-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Wil Trapp, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 10-Christian Pulisic, 15-Alfredo Morales, 18-Sergiño Dest, 20-Reggie Cannon, 21-Tyler Boyd

    Substitutes: 12-Sean Johnson, 7-Cristian Roldan, 11-Jordan Morris 13-Tim Ream, 14-Jackson Yueill, 16-Daniel Lovitz, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 19-Josh Sargent, 22-Miles Robinson, 24-Paxton Pomykal
     
  9. Statman

    Statman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Brooks, no Sargent.

    Trapp and Zardes gets another start.

    Egg is gonna Egg.
     
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  10. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

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

    mckersive Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    New York City
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    JAB not playing and he’s leaving before the second game?
     
  12. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No doubt. At least we’re playing with two real outside backs. I think he’s done trying to be cute.
     
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  13. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn. Just can’t stomach Trapp on the field against a real team. Sad. Truly sad.
     
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  14. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    It going to be a learning experience for Zimmerman.
     
  15. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Don't worry, Bradley will be back soon. :)
     
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  16. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn't Brooks going home too? Why not start him
     
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  17. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We're going to regret not firing this schmuck here and now.
     
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  18. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    I bet he doesnt understand the system well enough.
     
  19. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    This is DUMB AF.

    This is the only game where you get the full roster available, put the best young future players out there.

    After Mexico, Pulisic, Brooks, and others are returning to their clubs.

    If you don't rate Sargent, stop calling up the kid.

    WTF more do you need to see from Zardes and Trapp? Playing time is earned, not given out of loyalty. This is how you f*ck up a team.
     
  20. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    you joke! but I've seen 4 or 5 game spells where we cannot accomplish this simple yet daring piece of football.
     
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  21. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I got some questions:

    - What's the point in starting Zimmerman w/ Long period, especially v. a quick team? Wouldn't have a pairing w/ Miles made more sense, or otherwise this been a good time to see the Brooks-Long tandem in action for the first time?
    - What's the purpose of starting Steffen every game instead of cultivating a viable alternative in case he gets injured? I think we have reason enough to be confident in Steffen.
    - Does Wes provide good enough link-up as a 10? Wouldn't he have been a better 6 or 8 option?
    - How much is loyalty worth to Gregg? It put the nail in the coffin when it came to missing the WC and tarnished Bruce's rep.

    What I do like:

    - We have quality 2-way fb's on the field seemingly. Didn't tether himself to playing a left-footer or stay at home, meaning dross like Ream and Lovitz. I guess this compensates for the lack of creative in cm a bit. Seemingly the U.S. will be playing thru the wings, so better win a decent amount of possession.
    - Morales gets another shot, and I do think 8 is his best utilization because as the last line of defense he can be passive and if not get beat because he's not the fastest. Though Trapp also has that issue, so the combo may be questionable. Morales can harass players w/ work-rate and make trailing runs into the box.
    - Interested to see what Boyd can do against a quality opponent for the first time and playing more in transition instead of hanging out up the field. Probably his better role. How he played in his last Turkish club. At Besiktas he's been terrible so far. May have had a concussion. If he's better here, could be he's recovered, or the style. He needs to pick up some momentum soon.
     
  22. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Brooks not even on the bench? What happened? Is he injured?
     
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  23. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Is will trap finally playing RB, like I suggested he should? Or has he been tasked with making Morales look like a monkey? I don't even understand what's going on anymore.
     
  24. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    That we will.

    I love to see the kids play well tonight, but I am secretly wishing Tata humiliate this fool with a 6-0 scoreline.
     
  25. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    serves that bastard right. He's done nothing but start in the Bundesliga for 4 years. He's not Orlando City quality just yet.
     
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