Torres~Gamba Osaka vs. Pachuca

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by El Chuma, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game started, I do not see Torres...:(

    It is the Club World Cup third place game.

    Mods please place an (R) + 12/21

    This game is live on Fox Soccer Channel ~ FSC.
     
  2. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gamba is up 1-0.
     
  3. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FIFA lists Torres on the bench...guess I'm going to sleep instead of watching the second half...hope they can pull one back!
     
  4. BrightEyesLA

    BrightEyesLA New Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Gringo is in to start the 2nd half.
     
  5. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's in, just got his first touch.
     
  6. BrightEyesLA

    BrightEyesLA New Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Gamba looks pretty good so far. They havnt gone into the counter attack tactic that al ahly and LDU went into. Very nice attacking soccer.
     
  7. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Torres with a free kick into the upper deck = ugly.
     
  8. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game got crazy at the end. One red for Gamba, and the Pachuca goalie up twice for free kicks at the end. Torres did not stand out for me, but some good expirence nevertheless.
     
  9. Altidore_Adu_Fan

    Sep 30, 2007
    Hammond In
    he played good just one ugly free kick other than that the whole team dint stand out to be honest the better team won
     
  10. kingshark

    kingshark Member+

    Mar 3, 2006
    Torres played ok, but he isn't the kind of player that can change the game. He is a skillful and smart player but no speed at all. Anyway, his three dangerous through ball attempts(one is offside, one is onside but called off, one made the forward open but that guy's first touch was terrible. ) proved his technical ability.

    I want to see how he can handle different type of opponents especially Euros.

    PS: Japan's team plays really well. Good soccer full of technique and intelligence.
     
  11. mattygp

    mattygp New Member

    May 6, 2006
    I put up highlights for those interested: http://watchsocceronline.blogspot.com/

    This is good experience for him as someone said which is important. Remember, he is still young. Our MLS youngsters arent getting these types of games so this is a positive thing. Let's hope he continues to develop.
     
  12. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Most of our European based youngsters aren't getting those types of games.
     

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