U-20: All WC Results & Analysis Part 2 [R]

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by NoodlesMacintosh, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. NoodlesMacintosh

    NoodlesMacintosh New Member

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

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    The brackets look like this:

    In the East regional - USA vs Austria

    In the Southeast regional - Chile vs. Nigeria

    In the Midwest regional - Argentina vs. Mexico (best potential matchup, IMHO)

    In the West regional - Spain vs. Czech Republic

    East meets West and Southeast meets Midwest in the Final Four.
     
  3. locster

    locster Member

    May 16, 2006
    Please inform Wenger of this before he gets Vela a work permit. While your at it tell him to send you a check for your brilliant contribution.
     
  4. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    This will be the Spain-Brazil matchup of the quarterfinals. I seriously considered driving 8 hours round trip from Toronto to see this match and then drive another 10 home, the next day - but decided against it.
     
  5. jimmyodonnell

    jimmyodonnell Member

    May 1, 2003
    THAT'S PRIME TIME STUFF, BABY!!!
     
  6. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Czechs just went ahead of Spain 1-0 in the 103rd minute.
     
  7. kingshark

    kingshark Member+

    Mar 3, 2006
  8. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Spain equalizes in the 114th.
     
  9. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    on to penalties.
     
  10. Lord15

    Lord15 New Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    Southeast
    Oh, what could have been.
     
  11. prvev

    prvev New Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Czechs win in penalties.
     
  12. Silock

    Silock Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    KC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I feel a little better about our loss.
     
  13. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Central Europe dominating!
     
  14. prvev

    prvev New Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can look at it like "it can happen to anyone" or "damn, we could have had a chance at the final". I'll choose the former, to prevent insanity.
     
  15. kingshark

    kingshark Member+

    Mar 3, 2006
    So there may be 2 central European teams in one half, and 2 Latin America team in another half.
     
  16. Silock

    Silock Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    KC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I was thinking about the first, not about the second. Now, thanks to you, I think I may just cry.

     
  17. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    I feel worse now.
     
  18. kingshark

    kingshark Member+

    Mar 3, 2006
    I'll root for argentine
     
  19. summers

    summers Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    I think this tournament pretty much showed that we couldn't chalk up an automatic win against anyone. Poland was obvioulsy an A game, and Brazil was an exciting win, but Uruguay and Korea certainly could have beaten us, and Austria did beat us. Had we advanced, I wouldn't have chalked up a W against either the Czechs or the Spaniards.

    Plus, Wallace, Valentine and Bradley were all out in the semis even if we advanced and Seitz and Altidore might have had some lingering injury issues. Who knows what our lineup would have looked like.
     
  20. Shaster

    Shaster Member

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    If we have a real coach, we can run over both Austria and Czech. Mexico and Argentina will be close games.
     
  21. rtung

    rtung Member

    Aug 20, 1999
    Chicago, IL, USA
    I'll believe you when you show me that Mexico and Argentina are starting 2 players the caliber of Valentin and Beltran.
     
  22. Shaster

    Shaster Member

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    The reason Beltran is started because a real coach will get the first right back--Quavas Kirk on the team. Beltran is NOT supposed to make the team, but I would take him as backup and drop Ward. From the game I watched that Beltran is OK until about 65-70m.

    Anyway, Sarkodie showed speed and strength in Brazil game aginst Jo but the problem is that Sarkodie and Sturgis are both short so Rongon wants a taller Valentin who had all kind of trouble to handle Austria's forward who scored. It is tough for freekick defense if your back line only have one tall player Wallace, but if you have Kirk there, you have no problem to put Sarkodie there.
     
  23. Dynamo Kev

    Dynamo Kev Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    Valentin sucks in the air.. We couldn't defend the long ball all tournament.. it was a joke..
     
  24. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leeds United FC
    ^%*$* ^%$$%^!
     
  25. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Hey Tourney was a success in my eyes.

    Didnt see many of the games, but Adu seemed to prove himself, that he can be a star. Zizzo and Rogers caught some eyes. And Altidore proved he is really good.

    17 yrs old
    4 goals
    5 games
    No Penalties.

    He scored from the top of the box, he scored messy tap in goals, he scored using his head.

    Great positioning, strength, speed, ball handling (he's no Henry, but he can dribble).
     

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