7/7 Gold Cup: US vs. Cuba PBP/In-Game Chat thread 2nd Half [R]

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  1. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leeds United FC
  2. wcgcapone

    wcgcapone Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    Denver, CO, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a joke line up from Bruce. DMB as a fwd? MH as starting goalie? They looked like crap in the first half.
     
  3. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a feeling bruce wont' make any subs at half.

    of course, I could be wrong. but what are the chances of that?
     
  4. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what a joke on the servers too.
     
  5. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Surprised? Not been following the US lately???
     
  6. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Bah... I'm going to bed.

    Sachin
     
  7. nimitivd

    nimitivd Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    las vegas
    i think dempseys goal was the first time in a long time i didnt go nuts when we scored...i was in shock we actually did something good.
     
  8. SoulflyTribeFC

    SoulflyTribeFC New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    Conor Casey blows. That guy is pathetic.
     
  9. SgtSchultz

    SgtSchultz Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Parts Unknown
    Did Bruce get formation ideas from Steve Sampson?
     
  10. Diego Pasley

    Diego Pasley Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    Lake Ozark, MO
    I thought Noonan was called up....why isn't he playing or at least on the bench?
     
  11. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    for newbies: this is what the USA looked like in 1992.
     
  12. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mentioned to someone elsewhere that Dempsey's goal easily ranks last in terms of my personal level of excitement over a US goal.
     
  13. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leeds United FC
    Last commercial break before the 2nd half. Make the last beer run now.
     
  14. Speed_Racer

    Speed_Racer Neuwbie

    Jul 4, 2005
    San Diego, CA
    btw - Did I say how much I appreciate this ;)
     
  15. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Red Card

    Feb 13, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Be interesting to see what line-up comes out for the 2nd half, also curious to see if the US starts attacking more.
     
  16. FC5280

    FC5280 Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I'll give Bruce a pass on the GK. We could have started Reis and it shouldn't matter.

    I think most people are just trying to understand Bruce's thinking in calling in Hejduk, Sanneh, Olsen, Armas. I mean what is the point of that?
     
  17. warmblooded

    warmblooded BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 17, 2004
    Clowntown, USA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dempsey with a late first-half goal that would be called offsides 9.5 times out of 10. (For the record, I think that he was onsides.)

    Ridiculous. Delusions of half-baked MLS grandeur. Total bullsh^t line-up.

    Half-time ratings:

    Hannemann - 3 - Seems comfortable. Needs to make that huge save (if he does he gets a 7/8).

    Hejduk - 3 - Most active and clued-in defender... but, not good.

    Conrad - 2 - Last line of defense??? Kee-rist. Does understand offsides trap.

    Sanneh - 1 - Ouch. Clueless. His body won't deliver.

    Armas - 3 - Active but useless. He gets it, but he can't do it.

    Davis - 3 - Useless but active. I don't think he gets it, and I don't think that he can do it.

    Olsen - 3 - Active and/but useless. Looks out of his mind.

    Quaranta - 5 - Playing within himself... looks OK. I like his size. He looks like he belongs.

    Dempsey - 6.5 - Goal adds +1.5. Most dangerous Nat.

    Beasley - 6 - Assist adds +1. Playing very withdrawn. Seeking. Seems out of it.

    Casey - 1 - Ching at his worst.
     
  18. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    I don't know whats worse. the play of USA, or the reaction from BS
     
  19. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But in 1992 they actually tried.
     
  20. thigpig

    thigpig New Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    upstate NY
    I just got home from work expecting a blowout and 1-1?!?!?! what is this crap?!?!
     
  21. Zivheads

    Zivheads New Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Evanston, IL
    Pitiful half. Dempsey and Beasley are the only to players on that field who deserve tp wear an American jersey. Everyone else looked horrible. Sanneh, Armas, and Hejduk are over the hill. Conrad, Davis, Quaranta, and Olsen shouldnt even have been considered (I was most suprised with Davis's play). He took at least two ill-advised 30 yard shots that completely ended any possibility of an attack. And Conor Casey looked bad too. He makes horrible runs, at least twice he ran away from the ball, leaving Beasley noone to pass to. It was a horrible first half from the Nats and an equally hideous choice of a starting 11. The only reason we're tied is because the two players who deserved to be out there made a goal all by themselves. What a ball from DMB, and what a nice finish from Dempsey. But that's the only positive I gathered from that game.

    (Note: I won't even comment on Hannheman. We didn't see him do much, and plus there's no way he'll overtake Keller as the #1, so it really doesn't matter).

    P.S. Keller would have saved that shot.
     
  22. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    we looked pretty good putting the hammer down on CR a few weeks ago.
     
  23. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    It's never the former.
     
  24. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll revise my original offside call after viewing the very brief replay at halftime. That ball took a long time to come down. :)

    In the same vein, why didn't Casey (?) take a full volley on service from Beas earlier instead of letting the 'keeper get a free pass to the ball? I'm sorry, but that was set for a perfectly legitimate stike at the ball. Yes, it may have broken the 'keeper's fingers, but that's futbol. ;) You've got to take a poke at the ball that close to goal.
     

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