PBP: International Friendly: USA vs Uruguay; September 10th

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Sebsasour, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. LuckofLichaj

    LuckofLichaj Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Uruguay hasn’t been a take-it-to-you side in forever. Even with Cavani, Suarez, Forlan etc, they’ve molded their side to be a defensively stout counter-attacking team with the intent to achieve respectable results against Brazil and Argentina. And without special talents up top to finish their few chances they’re very, very pedestrian and a lesser side than Mexico if not for El Tri’s severe confidence issues.

    In less words, I’m not surprised that the US looks functional without the black holes of Trapp and Zardes
     
  2. tbonepat11

    tbonepat11 Member+

    Jun 21, 2001
    Geeze how many MLS teams are there going to be?!?! Diluting the talent a bit aren't we?
     
  3. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Uruguay aren't actually trying.

    edit: could be the pitch. that's a lot money there. not the pitch. the Uruguay transfer market value.
     
  4. LuckofLichaj

    LuckofLichaj Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Dest should play wing. He is a terrible defender
     
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  5. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    biggest takeaway is anyone besides trapp makes the team look better
     
  6. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I get that the grass over dirt is "slippery", but WTF is up with the rest of the grass? Fowler and Ozuna aren't swallowed by turf monsters when the go after one hit to the gap as far as I know.
     
  7. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    People always say this, but the quality of play in MLS is higher than it has ever been, so it's sort of a silly point to try to make.
     
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  8. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    Soccer is the largest labor market on the planet, sports speaking.. More teams means more money from the tv deal, which will be needed after the revenue from expansion fees ends.

    In short, it's going to be incredibly good for the league. More teams means more chances for players, and with MLS's typical reliance on foreign talent in attacking positions, it means more chances especially for American players in those roles. Now if the league can successfully become a selling league, it won't be long before you see the level of play rise as the standard of American player improves as well as being the intermediate destination for young South American talent before Europe.
     
  9. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Since most of the better players come from outside the US and I believe we pay better than many third world leagues it matters very little that the MLS expands. The quality will not drop. It will just get harder to find good players to interview in English.
     
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  10. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I'm glad they finally explained that they are in a suite and that explains the close audio we keep hearing.
     
  11. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
  12. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Oof, that was BAD from Long.
     
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  13. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Long got starched
     
  15. vexco

    vexco Member+

    Nov 2, 2013
    Long abused on the goal.
     
  16. WrmBrnr

    WrmBrnr Member+

    Apr 12, 2001
    San Carlos
    "Long was turned like a...." And go!
     
  17. John McGuirk

    John McGuirk Member+

    Jun 12, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. napper

    napper Member+

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Poor Long.

    Shame Ream can’t run that fast.

    We should still be able to score.
     
  19. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With the academies starting to mature, MLS is making its own talent pool. Every new MLS team is creating an academy where there wasn't one before.
     
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  20. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One thing I’ve noticed in both games with Dest... the second he passes the ball he knows exactly where he needs to be next and where his next pass is going.
     
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  21. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why is Guzan playing?!

    Old man near post, I’d rather bring Howard in...
     
  22. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Roldan gambled on the pressure and got beat, not enough follow-up ball pressure by Yueill allowing Uruguay to run right down our throats (that's a Berhalter shape issue more so), and then Long got worked. Long is not in good form right now. Lost motivation after NYRB didn't transfer him.
     
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  23. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    1252
     
  24. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dest is our second best player right now. Change my mind.
     
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  25. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Long has been brutal in these friendlies. He's not even playing LCB this time.
     

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