PBP: United States vs Costa Rica; 2/2/19; 3pm ET

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by AutoPenalti, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC

    Most interesting Man in the world.
     
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  2. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Credit also to Steffan for great distribution and Ramirez for quickly flicking the ball on to Lletget.
     
  3. FeedhimtothepigsArold

    Apr 7, 2014
    Club:
    Oxford United FC
    This Costa Rican team was not good. They had very little threat going forward. They were tactically better than Panama and had couple more technical players. We need pace on the wings. Like to see Amon, Gall in the mix to see if they can provide depth. That is if the fit the culture or whatever.
     
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  4. PalmettoSpur

    PalmettoSpur Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I had so much fun watching that. I mean, I get that we were playing some guys who probably won't even be in consideration for big tournaments, and I get that this was Costa Rica's C team, but it was so refreshing and exciting to see our guys busting their asses, pressuring the ball, winning tackles, turning the ball upfield, and attempting the incisive pass. A lot of those dudes played like their lives depended on it. I'm happy we won -- but I'm far happier to see the excitement and intensity return to the USMNT. I can't wait to see our Europe-based guys out there.

    [./sunshine pumping]
     
  5. FeedhimtothepigsArold

    Apr 7, 2014
    Club:
    Oxford United FC
    I need to see more of a sample size with Zimmerman before Id call him a lock but I think he should be in the rotation.

    Hes done ok in the past and did well vs 2 toothless opponents.
     
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  6. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Basically it's 3 cb's, right? I"d play parker or ream there. ream is getting old so Parker. Parker can baby sit Brooks. That way we get Brooks' passing. Mntime, Parker has to work on his passing.
     
  7. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Your comment is based on the second half, right? The first half was dire.
     
  8. PalmettoSpur

    PalmettoSpur Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    The second half was loads better than the first, but I even went into halftime feeling like there were positives.

    I forgot to say it in my original post, but I really like Lima. Of course, I like Cannon, too. And then there's Yedlin. And Dest looks promising. Dear God. My kingdom for a left back!
     
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  9. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    put a 3rd cb there instead of a fullback.
     
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  10. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    One of the CR guys that came off the field was a part time pastry salesman....

    Think he might have beaten Zardes a few times...

    Just sayin'
     
  11. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No worries man it wouldn’t be taken confrontationally. It’s a fair question. LB is bleak in the pool. If we’re gonna play this type of system I’d probably have gone with a quick CB who’s comfortable with his left foot.
     
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  12. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea Lima is basically playing in the mid. Reminds me a lot of what JK tried to do with Brad Evans at RB. Evans was just old and wasn’t as athletic as Lima is.

    There’s a few players that could play the role. Parker is one of them.
     
  13. PalmettoSpur

    PalmettoSpur Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Which one was he? He blended right in! :x3:

    :unsure:
     
  14. skim172

    skim172 Member+

    Feb 20, 2013
    Really? Who?
     
  15. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arriola is a right wing and occasionally right back for DC United. I've never seen him play on the left side. So today he started on the left and put in 3-4 excellent left-footed crosses. Then he moves to the right and scores a goal.
     
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  16. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
  17. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Not sure. Wasnt paying attention during the substitution. I just heard the announcer make the comment, and I looked up and the player was already off. Was going to rewind but I was too busy reading you boneheads on bigsoccer. :)
     
  18. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There were maybe 12-13K there. Not sure what you were seeing. It seats 18K, and was probably 2/3 full.
     
  19. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That’s pathetic.
     
  20. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Why?
     
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  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    How was Steffen in this match?
     
  22. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Alexi Lalas is an asshat.
     
  23. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess it boils down to expectations.

    Unable to fill an 18k stadium to my standard is pretty sad... especially for a US game... that’s on a weekend.

    Put that game in Atlanta and the crowd is 50k easily.
     
  24. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Got any picks for the lottery? Crystal ball award, there.
     
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  25. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I loved the look on his face. Runs to the end line, stops, peers into the crowd, then his face lights up with a "oh, look! There's Lletget! ? Ok!" and lofts it to Lletget. That was hillarious
     

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