USMNT: The Berhalter Era pt. 1

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  1. hardhead

    hardhead Moderator
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    Aug 19, 2008
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    USMNT finally has a manager at the helm. We happen to know him well.

    Here comes a new era...
     
  2. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
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    United States
  3. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I predict we make the World Cup every cycle he's in charge and we fail to win the World Cup every cycle he's in charge.
     
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  4. Alneri

    Alneri Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Aug 3, 2018
    **BOLD PREDICTIONS ALERT**
     
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  5. Nostradumass

    Nostradumass BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Does he know he can't play Pedro Santos 90 minutes a match anymore?
     
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  6. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
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    United States
    Is Santos cap tied to Portugal? Just use some allocation money to buy him a US passport. Done.
     
  7. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
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    No. Portugal is a good and proud footballing country.
     
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  8. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
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    Borussia Mönchengladbach
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    United States
    Eh, he has 2 U-19 caps for Portugal....
     
  9. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Assuming the website I read is correct, Portugal hasn't beaten the US since 12/20/90. That surprised me, but also they've only played four times since that game.
     
  10. Draghignazzo

    Draghignazzo Member+

    Feb 24, 2007
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
    Portugal has been our bitch since 2002.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
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    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember accidentally waking up really early that morning and saying "what the heck" and instead of rolling over, I went down stairs and turned on the TV just in time to catch this....
     
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  12. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
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    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    I watched all the US games at Crew stadium. So did thousands of my closest friends...
     
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  13. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    This is another reason why time travel should be a thing.

    Unfortunately, there are too many reasons why it *can't* be a thing.
     
  14. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
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    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Those viewing parties in 2002, when it was a fresh concept, in the middle of the freaking night, remain some of my favorite memories of my life.

    Wrecking my car on the way out of the parking lot after the Portugal game, not so much. But my rental car still got me to the other viewing parties.
     
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  15. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Hey, @hangthadj, how did your employer react to you after that Portugal game?
     
  16. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Hi @Flyer Fan thanks for your question.

    My employer initially laughed at me when she saw me hanging up an American Flag at my cubicle, and remnants of Manic Panic red hair dye on my neck.

    After she went into her office she came back out to see me. She asked me, "What are you doing here?" I replied, that I was in a great mood since the USA beat Portugal, and I was a bit tired but ready for work! She asked, "Do you remember calling out just a few hours ago?" I replied that I did not, but oh well I am here and ready to work. She then told me to "Go home, before anyone else realizes that you are still drunk."

    I obliged.
     
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  17. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    That is seriously one of my most favorite stories of all time. I laugh every time.
     
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  18. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
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  19. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
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    IDK, I can get to 3 reams in CONCACAF that are better than we are. Mexico & Costa Rica certainly.

    Think we are fighting for #3 with Panama, Honduras, T&T, Jamaica, & Canada.
     
  20. Alneri

    Alneri Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Aug 3, 2018
    So number 3 puts us through for the 2022 WC and then the field is expanded in 2026 so we just have to be top 6 in CONCACAF. I don't see us bombing out of the hex two cycles in a row.
     
  21. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The problem may be with other results. In the last round of the last Hex, teams that had qualified did not play well in their final match. Mind you, the US's poor play prior to that left the door open. But as far as the the teams that finished 3rd and 4th wee concerned, we were better than them head to head in the Hex. They just both got somewhat lucky final round wins against teams that didn't care--or may have been happy to stick it to the US.

    That said, losing to T&T was unacceptable.
     
  22. Alneri

    Alneri Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Aug 3, 2018
    You just proved your own point though. Don't lose to T&T and those other results don't matter. And I do not see us losing to T&T again next cycle.
     
  23. speedye1

    speedye1 Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    A must read, very moving.
     
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  24. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    I'm crying and there's nothing wrong with that.
     
  25. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same. For this game I went into work afterwards and just sat there for a few hours waiting for people to come into work. A lot of people didn't want spoilers so we could all go watch it again at lunch but it was hard not to spoil the result with the grin on my face all morning.
     
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