PBP: Schalke v. Leverkusen, Bundesliga, 12/19/18 (McKennie and Wright starting)

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  1. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Wright and McKennie apparently ruining Schalke's defense. Fahrmann blows a makeable save off a nice turn and shot by Alario - more concerned about appealing for a handball than saving the shot. 2-0.
     
  2. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    Celtic FC
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    United States
    Ha! I’ve been on a 7-day trail all season. I cancel, create new gmail address, and repeat. Haven’t been “caught” yet.
     
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  3. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Trivia answer: Eddie Johnson and Brian McBride started for Fulham 3/16/08. Keller started in goal, and Bocanegra came off of the bench.

    Clint Dempsey also came off of the bench.
     
  4. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Wright actually looks good again

    ANF GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL
     
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  5. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    danny williams and fabian johnson started for hoffenheim. that's the last time two americans started a top 5 league match.
     
  6. ArsenalMetro

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    Chicago, IL
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  7. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
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    AMERICAN CONNECTION BABY
     
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  8. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    wowowow haji!!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GOALLLLLLL!!!! Mckennie to Haji!
     
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  10. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
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    I guess he meant to do that?!?! He's off the schneid. I was just about to bash him for his performance. He had sucked, showing a real lack of anticipation, touch, and quickness. This probably keeps him in the game, otherwise he'd have been subbed at half. He's got a 4-leaf clover up his arse right now.

    Good performance from McKennie independent from that. Pressuring the defense, showing well to the football, smooth turns, quick passing, nice runs, desire to get on the end of balls around the box, just a 1/4 step away previously, etc. Probably deserved to be part of a goal contribution even though that was a smash and grab.
     
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  11. TheFalseNine

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    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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    United States
    You have 6 more days! :)
     
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  12. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    Add just like that Hadji scores his first!!!!!

    Weston heads it down or misheads it whatever way you wanna slice it and it falls to Hadji who finishes. Right in the strike of halftime!
     
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  13. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Yanktastic!
     
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  14. Thundering165

    Thundering165 Member

    North Carolina FC
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    May 1, 2017
    America first, baby
     
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  15. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Nice reaction play, and positioned well inside his man. Somewhat lucky, but not an accident. Totally changes the second half...
     
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  16. Tigerpunk

    Tigerpunk Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    And they won on a 1-0 McBride header (against Everton). The trick to success is to use 5 Nats in every game, then you'll be unbeatable.
     
  17. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    I mean, it wasn't an amazing bit of skill, but it was a well taken goal.

    Happy for him.
     
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  18. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    That's an old USA Nazi party saying. I'd find a different one.
     
  19. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
    Got a stream of the game, was about to start drinking out of disappointment now I may start out of celebration. Both Haji and McKennie have been disappointing but that goal and getting these reps in hard times could be huge for both.
     
  20. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    even worse, he knows what he's doing...
     
  21. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    United States
    That’s what they call striker’s instinct or at least that’s what a striker should claim! ;)
     
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  22. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    nice to see weston’s much maligned head garners an assist. haji is a pure striker in that it’s okay if he doesn’t seem to do much of anything as long as he scores
     
  23. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Ireland Republic
    Maybe he sliced his header downwards? ;)
     
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  24. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    They sort-of played 6 Americans - Brede Hangeland was born in Houston but played for Norway.

    And Everton's goalie, unsurprisingly, was Tim Howard.
     
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  25. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Watching replays of the goal at the end of the half reminds me of one thing:

    McKennie is a beast in the air. Reminds me of EJ in his technique and dominance, a really under-appreciated and unexpected part of his game. Had a solid shot on goal off a head and posterized his defender to assist the goal, which Wright knew little about tbh.

    Wright was decent, had a few good moments, but didn't touch the ball till the 24th minute for anyone who's counting...
     

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