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

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  1. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    lol they totally worry about the us.

    they aren't on germany/argentina level and its not close.

    think about their big matches against teams like that...germany...were killed....chile...what was it like 15-1 or something.
     
  2. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Yep. England may be our soccer mom, with the huge influence English coaching had in the formation of our system, but the Irish are our uncles.

    After all, they basically gave us over half of our best players ever. They know us well, and they play the sort of style that makes our guys nervous.

    Even the way they beat us in divided balls is very avuncular, they have that air of authority over our players, always have.
     
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  3. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty obvious that Sarachan is not able to form a plan. The players look Klinsmann-nadir clueless.
     
  4. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    sort of

    -way too excited about a win over a f team in bolivia

    -played a b team in ireland and looked terrible..shouldn't be real happy.
     
  5. Android Cat

    Android Cat Member+

    Sep 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The next Zardes? Mind you, we are talking about a teenager with a descent first touch playing for a good team and about ten years younger than Zardes. Take a breather.... ;)
     
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  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They're stronger than us in exactly our strong characteristics: physical, rowdy, good stamina, hard-nosed, fast, and with a mentality that getting the job done is better than looking pretty. Those Irish are like a tougher version of us.
     
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  7. Jlpurelove

    Jlpurelove Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    charlotte nc
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    No they don't. They qualify to the world cup every 4 years easily and the US has never beaten them in Mexico city. They worry about Argentina knocking them out of the world cup on the 4th game.
     
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  8. manfromgallifrey91

    Swansea City
    United States
    Jul 24, 2015
    Wyoming, USA
    Club:
    Southampton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have no world cup. So most people are treating these games with a meaning, that if they were played in January of a normal year would not be there. Too high on the win and too low on the loss.

    Disappointed in the midfield, Yedlin and Rubin. Pretty much everyone else was about what I thought they'd be.
     
  9. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Meh, this is just a day in the learning process of a very, very young team without an identity yet. Today inched us closer to something ready to play games that matter later in the cycle. I'm kinda surprised at some of you. Do any of you remember Klinsmann's early-cycle match in Ireland 4 years ago? That was a dog in so many respects compared to what transpired today, and what we got out of it as a group moving forward.
     
  10. manfromgallifrey91

    Swansea City
    United States
    Jul 24, 2015
    Wyoming, USA
    Club:
    Southampton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah the 2014 WC hex was super easy for Mexico....
     
  11. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Member

    Nov 10, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Ives just tweeted that we did try to call in Lleget but Galaxy said no.

    The end of the day I do think the exclusion of Parks, and Saief/Green not being available really hurt us
     
  12. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only morons set up a team in 4-1-4-1, watch the first half, and then make zero changes. It was clear in the first 15-20 minutes that the formation was terrible and not working.

    We had obvious tactical problems that were not adjusted for, and the subs, particularly late, failed to make positive impacts on the game.

    That's why Sarachan's a bad coach.
     
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  13. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I should have known better than to tie myself to Freddy Adu when expressing a desire to succeed.
     
  14. Jlpurelove

    Jlpurelove Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    charlotte nc
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    He has a decent first touch.. and? At 18 I have seen players with more than just a decent touch. Look I am not hating on the guy but he is what he is and he will not be a special player based on what I have seen so far. I can say the opposite about Sargent.
     
  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Dude, you have no clue what you're saying. Stick to CONMEBOL.
     
  16. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    The kid is 18 years old? 19 perhaps???
     
  17. Jlpurelove

    Jlpurelove Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    charlotte nc
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    Easier than what it was for the US in the 2018 WC hex. :laugh:
     
  18. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    easily?

    they almost didn't qualify four years ago and wouldn't have the only thing that kept them in were two garbage time goals by the us against panama on the last day of qualifying lol.

    they better worry about sweden knocking them out of the world cup in the group stage this year.
     
  19. Android Cat

    Android Cat Member+

    Sep 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I will agree with you that there are better 18 year-olds than Weah. That being said,

    (1) He's just 18.
    (2) He plays on a decent team.
    (3) He has, for better or worse, a lot of years ahead of him.
    (4) Comparing him to a 27 or 28 year old MLS-level Zardes right now is a bit much.
     
  20. Jlpurelove

    Jlpurelove Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    charlotte nc
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    So? I am not saying his a bad player, I am just saying he is not going to be anything special. That is it. Sargent is also 18 and he does show that can be something special.
     
  21. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    just an fyi

    us in the hex in 2018 17 goals 12 pts
    mex in the hex in 2014 7 goals and 11 pts

    once again...if mexico had done what the us did on the last day of qualifying four years ago..the us would be in.
     
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  22. manfromgallifrey91

    Swansea City
    United States
    Jul 24, 2015
    Wyoming, USA
    Club:
    Southampton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not really. The US just bailed them out, where Mexico did not. Pretty much exact same cycle just different results. If you truly believe that Mexico worries about a team they may play every 4 years, then good on you.
     
  23. Jlpurelove

    Jlpurelove Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    charlotte nc
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    Please.. the US did not even qualify for Russia WC... So no, Mexico does not worry about the US.
     
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  24. manfromgallifrey91

    Swansea City
    United States
    Jul 24, 2015
    Wyoming, USA
    Club:
    Southampton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At this point I honestly may prefer Sean Johnson to Hamid, and I really don't like Johnsons game.
     
  25. Jlpurelove

    Jlpurelove Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    charlotte nc
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    Why would Mexico have to worry about the US? Mexico does not have to play head to head with the US to qualify to the word cup. Maybe for the Gold cup because they can meet in the finals but that is it.
     
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