7/2 USA v Paraguay: Defense and Goalkeeping [R]

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by NoodlesMacintosh, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. NoodlesMacintosh

    NoodlesMacintosh New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Salt Lake City
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. elephantstone

    elephantstone Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Harrisburg, PA
    I'm paying for a premium membership so I can killfile anyone who defends Keller after this.
  3. RedAndBlack

    RedAndBlack New Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    If Bradley lets Keller ever play again he should be fired!!:mad:
  4. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    What defense? This group SUCKS. Fire them all
  5. fifa010

    fifa010 Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Keller sucks our defense was lackadasical

    I sure hope they learned a lot today cause im mad as hell

    OH YEAH and drew moor come back when u can finish a wide open header
  6. jbgeach

    jbgeach Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Chattanooga, TN
    This is another example of letting down the guard for a moment and a world class team makes you pay. We have to keep our heads in it for 90 min and we have to have send our players to finishing school.
  7. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    thanks for embarrasing the country, you bunch of jackasses. you all sucked.

    And Keller why don't you just pull the plug and die, you sorry waste of space.
  8. Brandon313

    Brandon313 Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Raleigh NC
    me waiting for the free kick

    "if this makes it over the wall, its a goal, keller wont get to it"


    "told ya"

    He sucks, forced retirement
  9. B Rock

    B Rock Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Conrad and Moor were spectacular all game long.

    Bornstein has been the pleasant surprise of this tournament, despite a poor backpass which he shares joint culpability on with DeMerit and Keller.

    I think DeMerit's been awful, but we've just gone head to head with two of the best three teams in South America on their continent and held our own for the majority of the game.

    To expect anything more with the squad we brought is pure insanity.
  10. galperin

    galperin Member

    Feb 1, 2001
    Maineville, OH
    KK was at fault on both goals. He's waaay past his prime. If Guzan was in net, we'd have won.
  11. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Keller-whens the last time u made a big save?? guzan better start next game
    Bornstein- after such a good game how does one do so bad??
    Conrad- see bornstein
    DeMerit- see Conrad, look'd to be hurt as well
    Moor- was the bright spot which is sad....oh and btw, LEARN HOW TO HEAD THE BALL!!

    Califf- bad, should've stood that guy up at the end and fouled him instead
  12. Turboduck01

    Turboduck01 New Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    San Diego CA
    Keller is Killing me!!!
  13. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    Moor's services were really great.

    Apart from the missed header, and scaring us a bit here and there, was very, very good.
  14. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    AFC Ajax

    Excuse me, but how the hell was that DeMerit's fault in any way?

    I gotta say, man... I don't agree with anything in that post.
  15. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    Agreed. It was Conrad and Bornstein on that side. Miscommunication. [obvious] Can't have that at National team level. [/obvious]
  16. lurking

    lurking Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know, I dont know if Guzan will be any better, but I have a much easier time of stomaching young and bad vs. old and bad.
  17. Stanman09

    Stanman09 New Member

    Jul 10, 2006
    I thought Conrad was the one who watched the hospital ball. Correct me if I am wrong but Demerit wasn't near the backpass at the time. Bornstein also lost track of his man on the first goal I thought.

    I thought Conrad and Bornstein played godawful today. Demerit was consistent with the exception of maybe a couple of clearances in the funnel. Moor was hot and cold all game.
  18. Dave216J

    Dave216J Member

    Aug 1, 2001
    Keller is old - Howard comes for a couple more crosses, and probably clears the terrible backpass that sunk us.

    Bornstein was having a balanced game until that one decision, but you don't get to do that as a defender.

    Conrad and Demerit looked good to me, stepping up well, decent distribution, and caught out more by midfield errors/giveaways than on their own. Made Cardozo and Santa Cruz look average, and they're quite good.

    Moor was better on the distribution than on the defensive end, but other than a couple tricks too many, a very solid game. Looks promising, if not a world-class talent.

    Califf did fine when inserted, but he was as much responsible for urging his men on as for doing any real defensive work. Maybe a step slow for an international.
  19. elephantstone

    elephantstone Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Harrisburg, PA
    The supposed benefit of playing Keller would be that he organizes the defense better and provides veteran leadership. Well, neither of those is happening. Put in the shot-stopper at least.
  20. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    im done expecting our defense to keep a clean sheet. well technically i never started..wow we suck..bornstein, you were doing so good... the backpass... am i rambling..i need a drink..shit, im underage...might have to steal from the old man's stash...isn't this a style of writing
  21. Naco

    Naco Member

    Aug 5, 2001
    Why all the hate for Drew Moor? OK, he didn't score on a wide open header. At least he was on target (Here's looking at you Sacha). I thought he was a rock at the back, and his distribution was A+. I thought he was Man of the Match, along with "Ricky" Clark.
  22. autogolazzo

    autogolazzo Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    No way does Bornstein "share" that responsibility with anyone else except teh Paraguayan goalscorer. That was a horrible pass and wasn't his only one during the match.

    As far as the rest of the US team, I have never seen so may unpressured errant passes (out of bounds, no pace whatsoever, hospital balls) made to players who didn't have anyone within 10 ft. of them.
  23. Cousin Dave

    Cousin Dave Member

    May 14, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I suspect I'll be in the minority, but I thought Califf played well, winning balls in the air (one header led to a decent scoring chance). He's the only guy on the team that can man mark. He chased his man across midfield in order to prevent easy passes. He also deflected a potential goal that Keller caught. In extra time, he stayed with the ball carrier step for step until Conrad retreated to assist. IMO, Califf and the forward both stumbled and they took each other down. No foul.
  24. Nermalthecat

    Nermalthecat Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Avon, CT
    I said the same exact thing to my wife. The sad part was it wasn't even a great free kick. Keller's just a slow turd now. Golazos come cheap these days, I guess.
  25. dsnipes1

    dsnipes1 Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    i've said it before and i'll keep saying it as long as bradley keeps playing bornstein (which we all know he will). bornstein is a mortal lock for giving away at least one goal per game to the opposition. whether its being caught out of position, making a poor backpass, or whatever; you can guarantee that he gives up at least one per match.

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