PBP: USA vs France; June 9th, 2018

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Sebsasour, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I am extremely done with Sarachan.
     
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  3. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Excited to see what Robinson can do. That Bolivia games was the first time I've ever seen him play and he was my MOTM. Excited to see him against a real team
     
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  5. Maitreya

    Maitreya Member+

    Apr 30, 2007
    Providence, RI
    Finally, the 3/5 back system that we should have been using as our primary system since last year! It might look really bad since it's being used against such a good opponent though.
     
  6. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  7. napper

    napper Member+

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stay tight. Stay compact.

    Don’t see how we generate very many chances with this setup. Wood and Green gotta be ready for Trapp’s through balls.

    Gonna be tough.
     
  8. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Woohoo, time to bunker for our lives!
     
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  9. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is SHOCKING. Not that we havent beaten them ... but that we have only PLAYED them 3 times! That seems almost unthinkable.
     
  10. skim172

    skim172 Member+

    Feb 20, 2013
    As expected, France is fielding a strong team in their tune-up match.

    As I absolutely did not expect, Sarachan is playing ... a 5-3-2?

    'kay....
     
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  11. la torre

    la torre Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I may be totally wrong about this, but didn't we injure Platini in one of these games? I thought the French FA was upset and that was the reason for such a long gap in between friendlies.
     
  12. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Am I supposed to believe Keatinho isn't good enough to make the 18 for either of these games?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Thundering165

    Thundering165 Member

    North Carolina FC
    United States
    May 1, 2017
    If somebody doesn't ask Sarachan about this in the post game presser than the American soccer media is more useless than I already thought they were.
     
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  14. CNYFC

    CNYFC Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    we need more Joe Corona
     
  15. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    6-3-1

    Trapp I guess fills the American dream quota. Weston belongs as dmid if we have any chance. Sorry MLS you don't make very good midfielders.

    Everything else tells me Sarachan doesn't trust CCV. Or his midfield. Meh. Not bad. Kids need some safety.
     
  16. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    You know that McKennie is an MLS academy product, right?
     
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  17. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Green Wood look a lot like Dempey - Wondo pairing against Argentina.(L0-4). They got off zero shots.
     
  18. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    No parks lmao wtf. This is absurd he is better than both trapp and corona and probably Adams. Thank god doesn't have another passport
     
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  19. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    He got a bit of that Euro pixie dust tho
     
  20. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Unlike most here, I doubt France wins by a wide margin:

    a) We're going to bunker;
    b) the French players are going to be wary of getting injured, and we do have a rep as a "physical" team;

    So I keep my expected 2-1 or 3-1 for Les Bleus.
     
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  21. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree completely with this take. Wood and Green have more movement/legs by a country mile than Dempsey and Wondo, even back then. We will get far more running than those 2 did. So while we may never see the ball because we will likely be completely outclassed, it wont be because we have a similar pairing to Dempsey/Wondo up top.
     
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  22. Susaeta

    Susaeta BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 3, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  23. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    We were likely “asked” to play a defensive formation so France could test their bunker breaking.
     
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  24. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Trapp/McKennie/Adams trio didn't have anyone who could shuttle the ball from middle 3rd to the final 3rd or really provide an outlet. No real vertical passer. No quick passes into forward channels.

    So Sarachan ran out the same trio again.

    While Parks who is the most natural player in camp to fill that role will now go enjoy a baguette instead.

    I hope Keatinho beats Sarachan over the head with that baguette.
     
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  25. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We're not going to have a SOG.
     
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