US N+A World Cup General Discussion Thread

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  1. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Who y'all got for today? Fascinating opener. I'm thinking a 1-1 tie.
     
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  2. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Dr. Gamera has started a World Cup prediction game. DG, want to post that link in here one last time?

    Otherwise, sit back and talk about all the games with your fellow N+A posters.
     
  3. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    2-0 to the bad guys.
     
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  4. nowherenova

    nowherenova Member+

    Jul 20, 2003
    Formerly Terminus
  5. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have been going back and forth between 2-0 and 3-1 to Brazil. Since @ImaPuppy just picked 2-0, I'll say 3-1 in a scoreline that flatters the Brazilians a bit. I rather like this Croatia side.
     
  6. Solid444

    Solid444 Member+

    Jun 21, 2003
    Bold prediction. I think Brazil wins by more than 2 goals. My surprising prediction in this group is that Croatia finishes last.
     
  7. MSUDuo

    MSUDuo Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    Missouri
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll say 3-0 to the home team!
     
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  8. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rooting for Croatia but I'll be surprised if Brazil doesn't win by atleast 2 goals
     
  9. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    The problem with Croatia is that I don't know where the goals will come from. Even with Mandzukic, they only scored 12 in 10 qualifying matches which was tied for least among first or second place teams in UEFA qualifying (Greece also had 12)...and Mandzukic is out for this one.
     
  10. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    2-0 home team. The pressure before the first goal will be so heavy that the entire world will feel the weight of a frustrated, pissed off and complexly hopeful yet resigned to mediocre national team tournament.

    And with the first goal, all that weight will shift to Croatia.



    This is better than Christmas.
     
  11. Solid444

    Solid444 Member+

    Jun 21, 2003
    This is why I think they will struggle in this group. I can see Brazil, Mexico and Cameroon, coming back if they find themselves down. Croatia just does not match up well with the other teams in their group.
     
  12. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1-0 Brazil wouldn't surprise me
     
  13. nowherenova

    nowherenova Member+

    Jul 20, 2003
    Formerly Terminus
    Croatia has a damn good midfield.
     
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  14. NoSix

    NoSix Member+

    Feb 18, 2002
    Phoenix
    BRA 3-0 CRO
     
  15. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Nishimura will be officiating this one. He has a solid resume but also produced two red cards in the 2010 WC (including one to Felipe Melo of Brazil).
     
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  16. CDPontaDelgada

    CDPontaDelgada Member+

    CD Santa Clara
    Aug 15, 2012
    Ponta Delgada PT
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    FIFA has this rigged so Brazil win imagine if Brazil lose their first game all the riots and loitering
     
  17. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Da Bears
     
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  18. CDPontaDelgada

    CDPontaDelgada Member+

    CD Santa Clara
    Aug 15, 2012
    Ponta Delgada PT
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Nicola Jelavic is more the. Capable of scoring and Modric also knows how to score esp on quick counters
     
  19. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    I'm wearing my alternate kit today (which means the checkers of Croatia), but I don't like this match-up. We have little cutting edge in front of goal available to us today. Brazil 2-0 Croatia.
     
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  20. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    I really do not believe that FIFA wants to get involved in match-fixing as the WC is the single best sporting property on the planet and they would want nothing to mar it.

    HOWEVER, IF there was ever a tournament they would really want to make sure the home side did well in, this one would definitely be it.
     
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  21. dwsmith1972

    dwsmith1972 BigSoccer Supporter

    May 11, 2007
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's nothing that get's under my skin quite as much as remaining in a public place for a protracted period of time with no apparent purpose! ;)
     
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  22. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
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  23. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not a Doctor..... but I play one on the Internet.
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  24. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile

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