SF #1 USA vs Argentina June 21st [R]

Discussion in 'Copa América Centenario 2016' started by sidspaceman, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Country:
    Colombia
    Game day thread.
     
  2. fafaco

    fafaco Member+

    Jun 16, 2015
    Country:
    Ecuador
    USMNT prepare to meet your MAKER! :sneaky:
     
  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    U - S- A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Outburstz

    Outburstz Member

    Jun 22, 2014
    Country:
    United States
    With the trash talking going on I think South America would explode if we somehow win this game
     
  5. maxsanta

    maxsanta Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    Chile
    Easy win for Argentina.
     
  6. GPisco

    GPisco Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Toronto, On
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Country:
    Ecuador
    Hard to see USA standing a chance with some players out Argentina shouldnt have much of a problem since it looks like they'll be a full strength.
     
  7. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Country:
    Bolivia
    It really depends on if they're humble and yet confident. If they go into the game understanding the difference in level but also targeting Argentina's weak points then they'll have a chance. Venezuela showed some possible weakness they just weren't able to capitalize. I think that the US might have a little more luck since there defense is better. Still, Argentina are the favorites.
     
  8. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    ARG have shown weaknesses for some periods during games but it's always when they are leading the score. I'm yet to see any team outplay Argentina at 0-0.

    -Chile started to have momentum when they were already down 2-0
    -Panama when they were down 1-0 and until Messi showed up
    -Bolivia didn't have any shots, but they somewhat "neutralized" argentine attack when they stopped caring after 3-0 at HT.
    -Venezuela was totally outplayed the first 30 min, then started putting pressure on ARG when the match was esentially over.

    That being said I doubt USA is the team that can exploit those weaknesses, technical difference between players is too big. USA however has had 2 more rest days, so that could play a part late in the match if USA is still in the game.
     
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  9. pepinointer

    pepinointer Member+

    Mar 12, 2007
    Santiago de Compostela
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Country:
    Colombia
    Argentina preparation match before The final !
     
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  10. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Years ago the US national team played Argentina's under 23 team and beat the US.

    They did it by when they lost ball they all fell back that left nothing to attack and no through pass space. It looked like man from Argentinas backs. They got a lot of intercepted passes. They countered from those passes and beat the US on counter attacks.

    The US could do the same thing to Argentina if we had an inventive coach in Klinnesman do we? Nope
     
  11. Pike

    Pike Member

    Jun 3, 2000
    New Orleans Born | Berlin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    When it comes to individual technical ability and tactical soundness there is arguably no better team than Argentina. If the U.S. has any advantage is the ability to play greater than whole. U.S. players are taught at birth, if you do not believe you can win, then you have no business being on the field. You play to win period. If Klinnsman chooses to play overly defensive against the American Psyche then defeat is assured. The US has to play aggressive. This is the only way the US can have any hope of winning.
     
  12. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Country:
    Argentina
    Argentina likely decides the match by the end of first half.
     
  13. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
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    America de Cali
    Country:
    Colombia
     
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  14. Gilma1990

    Gilma1990 Member+

    Jul 30, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    We will lose.
     
  15. elviejomen

    elviejomen Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Hasbrouck Heights NJ
    Club:
    Junior Barranquilla
    Country:
    Colombia
    Usa is going to respect argentina too much in this game, is a semifinals vs a big team like Argentina... plus is not like is the first knockout game that Argentina is playing. They have a WC final and a copa america final under their belt , this just show how well seasoned this team is.
    Yeah Argentina lost both finals but against Germany and Chile, I dont even think I have to explain the difference between Chile/Germany and USA.
    Even against Ecuador USA almost gave the game away due to inexperience on handeling the pressure in key moments, a way better and more experienced team like Argentina is going to capitalize on that.
     
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  16. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    The USA has a couple of kids I really want to see play. Pulisic and Nagbe add a lot of skill and speed to the team that the old guys just don't have.
    That said, the spotlight and moment may be too big for them to be thrown into a game like this from the start.

    Sure, Argentina should win but anything can happen. Come on U-S-A!
     
  17. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Country:
    Colombia
    How is Nagbe a kid he is older then James.
     
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  18. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    His is younger than I am so he is a kid to me.
    Semantics.
     
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  19. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Country:
    Colombia
    The guy is a month away from being 26 he is not a kid.
     
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  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Valderrama was called Pibe until he retired.
    Give it a rest man.
     
  21. pepinointer

    pepinointer Member+

    Mar 12, 2007
    Santiago de Compostela
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Country:
    Colombia
    But he plays in portland timbers!
     
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  22. pepinointer

    pepinointer Member+

    Mar 12, 2007
    Santiago de Compostela
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Country:
    Colombia
    Man 26 isnt young for a player
     
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  23. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    No one is arguing that.
     
  24. pepinointer

    pepinointer Member+

    Mar 12, 2007
    Santiago de Compostela
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Country:
    Colombia
    You always say that ...when you dont have any idea
     
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  25. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Country:
    Colombia
    Is his nickname the kid or something?
     

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