Pre-match: USA @ Ukraine. March 5th 2014 *CANCELLED* ...or maybe not

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Sebsasour, Jan 17, 2014.

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  1. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Ukrainian players in interviews look disinterested. Then again that's kind of how they usually look.
     
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  2. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I used to be a big Brek Shea fan, but his hot and cold form over the last 2 years and his off the field antics makes me not even care if he gets in tomorrow, I'd personally rather have Green
     
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  3. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just saw that on ESPN (if thats what you're talking about), thought the same thing
     
  4. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    +1...too inconsistent
     
  5. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    It is the truth. In at least 2 or 3 previous games, the Univision commentators have regularly and enthusiastically referred to Spector as "el Inspector!"

    There are wonderful nicknames for several players (often including middle names) or just weird things like Tim Howard being combined into "T-Ho."

    imo, the Univision option is by far the preferable way to enjoy a friendly relative to what you'd hear on ESPN.
     
  6. camasterton

    camasterton Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    North Carolina
    I offered no history. You imagine or project, which may not be proof but raises the question and so the assumption of a whine.
     
  7. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can confirm that UniMas commentator Pablo Ramirez says this.

    I forgot what the other guys name, not Jesus Bracamontes, the other guy, Diego —something.
     
  8. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully, Spector's Mom was left back in England...
     
  9. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Yeah, I read that. After 6 consecutive World Cups, including a few in which we managed decent performances, I've concluded that the only way the world will ever get to know our team is if we either win the World Cup or reverse continental drift and merge into Europe.
     
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  10. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    we will see how far of a reach her voodoo dolls have today wont we
     
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  11. Mr Martin

    Mr Martin Member+

    Jun 12, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's exactly the XI I'd like to see, too.

    Among a number of player issues worth following in the match, this is a huge game for Williams. He ended 2013 outside the nominal 30-man pool, but today he can grab a spot inside the top 30, and make a case for challenging Beckerman's spot in the 23.
     
  12. camasterton

    camasterton Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    North Carolina
    I like that as well, though I've seen/heard a number of soccer pundits (Galarcep included) saying that Beckerman is above Diskerud and so Williams would take his spot, if any.
     
  13. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Mix is on the plane...Who else would backup Bradley as a more offensive CM? Beckermen and Williams are probably in competition with each other..can't see Jurgen taking that many pure CDM's and also JK loves Mix
     
  14. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    And Cameron can back up one of the CM spots, too.
     
  15. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    It's kind of quiet in here ... maybe a little bit too quiet.
     
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  16. camasterton

    camasterton Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    North Carolina
    No, I agree Mix should be and as the EIC wrote Cameron is there. I just hope Galarcep et al are not right that Williams would supplant Diskerud not Beckerman.
     
  17. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    I fell you...and ya I treat Ives' material with a grain of salt...some of his starting lineup predictions are cringe-worthy.
     
  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    If Spector's mom is a left back we need to cap her asap!
     
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  19. USAMEX10

    USAMEX10 Member+

    Sep 24, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    So what times kick off exactly?
     
  20. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2 pm Eastern is what I've seen
     
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    This game is do or die for Daniel Williams. He needs to be superb to take Beckerman's place, and even if he is, I'd say Kyle has dibs on that DM spot because he's been part of Klinsmann's group for much longer.
     
  22. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    My DVR had the kickoff at like 11:30
     
  23. mckersive

    mckersive Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    New York City
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am looking at my WatchESPN app and the coverage is to begin at 1:30 pm EST. Isn't there about 30 minutes of pre-game?
     
  24. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    Yeah, I just doublechecked. 12:30 cst.
     
  25. Konut

    Konut Member

    May 31, 2010
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree. I really like Beckerman, and for the tools he's been given he really is a pretty damn good player, but Williams has shown flashes of brilliance before and definitely has a great upside given his age and athleticism. That said, although I can't recall the games off of the top of my head, he has been pretty bad in the NT jersey a few times before.

    Give him one last chance with a start this game. I agree with @Suyuntuy though, he'll have to play amazing to nab a spot in the 23.
     

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