Post-match: USA vs. T&T - June 22, 2019 - Gold Cup

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by schrutebuck, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    6-0 final.

    Tonight might be the first time I've had fun watching US Soccer since that 4-0 match against Panama in October 2017.
     
  2. ClappinJonny99

    Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, DC United
    United States
    Jun 15, 2019
    Jesus that did feel good. Everybody showed up.
     
  3. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    meh. It’s a feel good game.

    The real test will be against Panama.
     
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  4. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Granted, it's "only T&T".
    But I am much mollified for now. The beginning was still rocky, but the team started to find their rhythm and boom. Let's see if this works against stiffer competition, but I'm breathing a lot easier now.
     
  5. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When you beat someone 6-0, everybody played well. Even the guys who didn't play that well.

    All the negative vibes can take the night off.

    Mrs. Bluecat summed it up best..."When TNT was trying to score, they were surrounded by white. When we tried to score, we were surrounded by green."
     
  6. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Puli was delicious in the second half. It looked like, right before he dished it to Gyasi for the curler, something just flipped. He just stopped caring and got mad.

    Also, did Morris look useful or am I seeing things?

    Second half was actually fun to watch. It's been awhile since I've said that about this team. That Puli nutmeg was *chefs kiss*.
     
  7. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Pulisic played well. Bradley looked good (although he started by giving the ball away and wasn't pressed all night). Steffen is a great shot stopper.

    I don't think we can take much away from this other than we qualified for the next round and it feels pretty good to beat up on a team. The boys probably needed that.
     
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  8. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    What I liked most is that the team played with a coherent style. Not just a series of calamities, but planned movements, orchestration, and skill. Beautiful.
     
  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. We had a Plan B. Plan A was possession and slow, controlled build up. But when T&T tightened their lines and restricted our space, we played direct and carved them up.
     
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  10. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    everything is meaningless until the competition is better....

    which now that FIFA has brought in the era of regional segregation may be YEARS FROM NOW.....

    but they played well.

    PS RE: Arriola - what is the opposite of 'clinical'? ...cuz that's what he is.
     
  11. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cathartic, haven't felt this good after a game in a long time
     
  12. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uh.. hopefully the follow up to this won't be as awful.o_O
     
  13. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. I don't plan on entertaining the "doesn't matter, they suck" ideas right now. This was a good win where we saw the best from a lot of guys. It was pure fun towards the end.
     
  14. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    It's nice to finally have wing play. It seems we haven't attacked down the wings this well since Donovan and Beasley were young pups. Zardes is not overly skilled with the ball but he has always been very good at getting in the right place at the right time. With the way this team is currently playing on the flanks, that may be enough.
     
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  15. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They looked like a team.

    have not seen this happy bunch of warriors (we happy few) in a long time.

    About damn time.
     
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  16. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    #16 KALM, Jun 22, 2019
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    The only really upsetting part about watching this was realizing this is mostly the same T&T side we lost to in Couva, give or take a few players.
     
  17. 2in10

    2in10 Member

    Reno 1868 FC and Nevada Coyotes FC (UPSL)
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He had a horrible night with his shot. Thankfully he was about the only one.
     
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  18. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This. I don't want to over-analyze this dominant win. We won 6-0, a scoreline that was a little flattering since we hit the post twice, and were denied on the doorstep twice. Trinidad had one good chance, a shanked shot from a counter off of a US corner.

    That's pretty damn comprehensive, and considering the team's form prior to this game, I'm frankly ecstatic. Everyone played well and contributed, including Zardes who played infinitely better than his Guyana performance.
     
  19. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was the thing I noticed a lot in the second half. There was always an overlapping run and we were flying.
     
  20. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    He's incredibly frustrating at times with just how bad his final ball can be. But there is no doubt he makes things happen that others in the pool do not.
     
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  21. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But there is some American on a second division bundesliga youth team that should be here!
     
  22. ClappinJonny99

    Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, DC United
    United States
    Jun 15, 2019
    I have been super critical of Zardes, but I genuinely felt so happy to see the relief on his face when he put those two goals away. Pure redemption. I am still not convinced he can do this against better Concacaf teams, let alone European sides.
     
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  23. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cuts both ways. You can't cry that criticism flies fast and thick when things are going wrong, then crow when things go right and there's little criticism.
     
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  24. skim172

    skim172 Member+

    Feb 20, 2013
    That felt good. Yeah, it's just Trinidad & Tobago, but at least we know for sure we're better than them now.
     
  25. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know. But will nice not to hear this for a few days.
     

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