Uruguay-Pre-match

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  1. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Depends on the lineup. No matter how good your best players are teams are usually punished for the weak links so if Trapp and Zardes don't play it could be an improvement. One problem is there are a few more weak links that haven't played or played much so if they get big minutes without the best players who've left it could be worse.
     
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  2. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    This is sort of a must win game. At least as must-win as a friendly can be.
     
  3. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    ---------------------------Sargent-----------------------------
    -------Boyd------------------------------------Morris--------
    ------------------Lletget---------Pomykal-------------------
    ---------------------------Roldan------------------------------
    -Lima------------Long----------Robinson-----------Dest-
    -------------------------Gonzalez-----------------------------
     
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  4. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    houston
    YouTube has highlights of that game. Uruguay with at least a 2-1 edge in goal scoring opportunities. Also, unlike Mexico, they put their shots on goal, Navas made several saves.
     
  5. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please explain.
     
  6. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with this except I am putting Ream at left back because the game is in St. Louis.
     
  7. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    This Uruguay is missing most key players: Cavani, Godin, Suarez, Lodeiro, Matador & Sanchez.

    They're renewing, so they played several younger guys in San Jose and they looked good (I'd say the CRC-URU game was a higher level than the one in NJ).

    They gave the start to Maxi Gomez (Valencia) as striker against the Ticos, so I expect "Cabecita" Rodriguez (Cruz Azul) to start this one. Other changes from the CRC game: Gaston (Independiente) in place of Coates (Sporting), Gio Gonzalez (Peñarol) instead of Martin Caceres (Fiorentina) and Fico Valverde (Real Madrid) in place of Betancur (Juventus).

    In short, I expect them to try a weaker team than the one they started against the Ticos. So we might get a result, although a 1-1 or so is not unreasonable.
     
  8. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since all our starters are practically gone and we aren’t calling in reinforcements...

    What i’d try to do, although, know Egg will make sure the XI sucks....

    GK Guzan (Gonzalez) 46
    RB Cannon (Lima) 70
    CB Miles (Ream) 85
    CB Zimmerman (Long) 46
    LB Dest
    M6 Roldan (Yuiell) 70
    M8 Lletget
    10 Pomykal
    RW Morris (Baird) 70
    FW Sargent
    LW Boyd

    Prediction: Uruguay 2 USA 0
     
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  9. Red Card

    Red Card Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What does Uruguay have to gain from this match except some cash and some experience for newly capped players? We are not up to the level of competition they will be playing in their big games.
     
  10. ifsteve

    ifsteve Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Jul 7, 2013
    MS and ID
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is the point of playing Guzan? If you think his leadership is needed to be it but I think I put JG out there and see how he handles himself. No pressure. We suck right now and everybody knows it. Give him a go.
     
  11. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not so sure about this. Even if we get crushed I doubt the powers that be in the USSF will can Egg. They chose him so are pretty committed to his success, which in this case means giving him a ton of rope to show if he can succeed.

    It might mean a lot to players and fans tho to see the team succeed against a decent foe (even if just their b team). After that last game I suspect any neutrals are turned off the team while loyalists might find them just too painful to watch.
     
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  12. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    -------------Morris-----------
    -Pulisic---Sargent----Roldan
    Dest---Pomykal-McKennie-Lima
    --------Robinson--Zimmerman-----
    ---------------Guzan---------------

    subs - Cannon, Boyd, Lletget, Morales
     
  13. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    pulisic and mckennie went home. pick somebody else.
     
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  14. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ----------Morris---------
    TDOS--Sargent--Roldan
    Dest---Pax--Excellency-Lima
    --------Miles--Walker----------
    ------------Guzan------------------

    Now what are your thoughts?
     
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  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Egg is fairly predictable. So here I go:

    ---------------------Gonzalez-----------------------
    Cannon----Zimmerman----Long----Ream
    -----------------------Trapp--------------------------
    ------------Roldan-----------Lletget--------------
    Morris--------------Zardes----------------Baird
     
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  16. Lance90

    Lance90 Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    You just decided that all by yourself after seeing him for 20 mins in one friendly under a confused and crap coach. True, he’s probably better off under Kreis, but the rest of us might want more of a look instead the same retreads that we absolutely know can’t play at the international level.
     
  17. yurch10

    yurch10 Member+

    Feb 13, 2004
    Wish I could say I had any interest in watching this one...

    Why are there so many here picking Guzan? Is this what you expect Egg to do, or what you want to see? For all his EXPERIENCE? How much longer we gotta put up with the Lions? How long until all these guys simply retire from int'l soccer?

    Didn't think it could get any worse after Couva, but it seems to be.
     
  18. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I think I see what you mean.
     
  19. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Assuming the plan calls for playing out of the back, up the middle---

    --------------------------Sargent--------
    ------------Morris----------------
    ------------------Lletget------Pomykal---Roldan-----
    --------------------------Yueill-------
    ------------------------------------------------------Cannon----
    ------Lovitz-------Ream------Robinson---------
    --------------------------Guzan----------

    A nominal 433.

    Roldan's role would be that of providing numbers in defense and attack, a role excels at.

    Lovitz: give him a run out.

    If playing out of the back is a priority then Long needs to be sat or moved the LB.

    The midfield trio should provide a major uptick in creativity.
     
  20. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    I’ve learned my lesson - i’m not betting on the USMNT under berhalter ever again.
     
  21. SamsArmySam

    SamsArmySam Member+

    Apr 13, 2001
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yup. That captures it for me as well.

    USSF, if you're on here, please consider that Gregg may be in over his head. And if he is, shouldn't you cut bait earlier in the cycle than later?
     
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  22. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    How? The coach isn't getting fired, the players aren't getting replaced, the federation isn't getting replaced, it doesn't hurt our chances in any competition whatsoever ... must win for your state of mind, then? Well, I wish you well.
     
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  23. Deep Wilcox

    Deep Wilcox BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can anybody blame them? Real pros, playing for good teams, and they are subjected to Egg's "play it out of the back", and his unadjustable "system", not to mention Will Trapp running the team.... I am sure they'll have some choice words when they get back to their locker rooms.
     
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  24. Deep Wilcox

    Deep Wilcox BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Berhalter has connections in management. There is no "must win".
     
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  25. ipass

    ipass Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would be longing for Dave Sacharan.
     

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