PBP: United States @ Ireland; 06/02; 3pm ET

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  1. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the basis of spirit, let’s hope Josh Sargent scores a hat trick.
     
  2. ckajMonet

    ckajMonet Member

    Spurs
    United States
    Jun 8, 2017
     
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  3. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How much of this are we going to miss due to the college baseball game on ESPN2? Apparently there's a storm heading towards the field, so a rain delay is possible
     
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  4. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
  5. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    About what I expected as a starting 11...same 4-1-4-1 that is a little more veteran heavy, but rewards a couple of the standout young starters from the Bolivia game (Weah and Rubin).
     
  6. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Arena's Sock loves the 4-1-4-1!

    Disappointing that we will not see SilK as an offensive sub.
     
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  7. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ireland's XI



    This will be John O'Shea's last game for Ireland
     
  8. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I have no interest in seeing Villafana, Rubin, or Wood. The other 8 are fine.
     
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  9. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    One nation, one team, no passing

    Except Trapp sitting in the rhino mid position.
     
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  10. Dervos

    Dervos Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Just watch the right side then, and you're good.
     
  11. Zinkoff

    Zinkoff Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This game will not be an exhibition of 'joga bonita' - although I don't know whether to predict an end-to-end game that bypasses the midfield entirely, or one where neither team commits numbers forward and is just a series of turnovers far away from either goal... either way, I don't think the possession stat will be very meaningful today.
     
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  12. PalmettoSpur

    PalmettoSpur Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I'm excited to see Weah and Yedlin on the right, and I always love watching McKennie.

    I like Bobby Wood, but given that he's a known commodity, it's a friendly with no consequences, and he's just finished a long and grueling season, I really don't understand why you wouldn't start Josh Sargent. Let's see what he can do against some decent competition! At the very least, I hope they pull Wood at halftime and let Sargent play the second.
     
  13. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Robinson was the MOTM against Bolivia IMO. I'd rather have him over Villfana, though if Villa only gets one game in a 3 game camp, I guess I can live with it
     
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  14. CNYFC

    CNYFC Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Won't happen though Villa will start against France.. cuz Sarachan
     
  15. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't Shredder pretty much nail it, only paint his insider info as his own preference?

    Interesting to go with Hamid again when he got clubbed to death to the tune of 4 goals in Ireland in one of his few caps.

    People should stop throwing tantrums about having a few vets in the lineup. It's natural and this amount isn't overdone, especially on the road against a strong side. Gives the prospects out there more of a chance to shine. Doubt Villa starts v. Francois.

    We can just contest the choices of prospects. I wanted to see Steffen, EPB (6), maybe Adams at rb, Parks, Novakovich up top, Saief instead of Rubin, etc. Not how I'd have played it but don't hate it.
     
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  16. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I worry it's a set up by the GOB for the media sob sisters to start mewling and puking about the need for the old guard back. Next up in September is Brazil and Argentina.
     
  17. TMBMiles

    TMBMiles Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    Mar 31, 2017
    I do not understand Parks not dressing while we have 2 right backs on the bench and LDLT dressing in the midfield.
     
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  18. CNYFC

    CNYFC Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Shocking.
     
  19. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only problem I have is I’d start Robinson over Villafana.... I’d probably would have started Sargent too but that’s alright.
     
  20. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Florida State and Mississippi State have just gone to a rain delay in the 8th inning. We may have to start this on UniMas
     
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  21. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ESPN News or U they usually transfer it over to. Highly doubt there will be a delay since it's in Ireland and they don't give a buck about our tv viewership.
     
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  22. DIMITAR BERBATOV!

    Aug 2, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't have a problem with Rubin getting minutes. I thought he showed flashes last game.

    Our central midfield looks a little too defensive, but I think Rubin and Weah can help create chances.

    Looking at that Ireland lineup, I feel like we should have a good chance at a result, but it's a home game for them and our lineup is not the most experienced.
     
  23. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Just set DVR. What the hell is Balboa talking about?
     
  24. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Ireland a strong side? Is this Ireland roster, which I think is at B-team level, really something that we can't expect our youth to compete against?

    Stronger than Bolivia, sure, but "strong"?

    I would've thought the gameplan would've been; start all the young guys against Bolivia and Ireland, teams that you know they can compete with, and sprinkle in a couple veterans against France to keep the team organized and competent against an extremely good opponent.
     
  25. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Freddy Adu and I want to see a USA victory on our birthday.
     
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