U.S. v. Guatemala

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  1. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    here
    Yes, way early, but ....

    Do you think Guat will lay back/counter, or play us straight up. If it's the thought that they're going to try to hit us on the counter, I'd wish we had a CB w/ outstanding speed. A better Marvell.
     
  2. beamish

    beamish Member+

    Jul 6, 2009
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  3. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Guatemala's approach to their first home WCQ this cycle (on June 12) may be influenced by the result the team earns (and any possible injuries cards picked up) in their first road match (at Jamaica on June 8).

    Whatever the case, I do not think Guatemala will attempt to or be able to play straight up against the US.
     
  4. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bunker and counter, that's what they should do. They have some speed, so it's a legit strategy for them. They can try to bait our players into silly fouls and cards (I'm looking at YOU Jermaine Jones). We will probably struggle a bit with their defensive shape but will have an advantage on set pieces.
     
  5. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they'll play their usual style of Bunker and Counter...

    Oh, and laying the lumber to us at every available opportunity...as they've done in every match they've played against us for the last 16 years...jogo bonito this will not be.
     
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  6. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    here
    So, maybe this wouldn't be a match to go go with Gooch & Boca? If we're playing a countering team, it'd be nice to have some speed in the middle of the D.
     
  7. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    In the past, their 'counter' has been trying to get Ruiz to draw a penalty by himself.
     
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  8. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Gooch really all that slow? I mean, sure, he can't corner on a dime, but how slow is he in a footrace?
     
  9. colins1993

    colins1993 Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Somewhat OT: Ticos v GUA this Friday in a friendly 8PM KO in the new Estadio Nacional.
     
  10. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So why did you quote my post??
     
  11. colins1993

    colins1993 Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry man. Did not see it. Apologies.
    Just read it in the paper down here.
     
  12. brandonesque

    brandonesque Member

    Mar 18, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    at the pitch
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After watching Gooch and Boca in DC, I am ready for another look at Marvell . .
     
  14. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Shirley, you jest.
     
  15. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    at the pitch
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    bada bing . .

    I have been a critic of Marvell, however, Boca and Gooch played the worst of any central defenders I have recently seen in a USA shirt . . . this may be a trouble spot for years.
     
  16. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Personally, I find including Goodsen in the back as having the worst result for CB's, but Spain and Mexico last year were pretty bad (Gooch/Ream and Goodsen/Boca).
     
  17. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goodson was voted man of the match by some in the Italian media when the US beat Italy.
     
  18. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Not changing my mind any. It was a win. A big win, but not the most convincing performance.
     
  19. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Not too early for a line-up projection:

    --------------Altidore-----------
    Dempsey--Jones-Bradley---Donovan--
    --------------Edu---------------
    Johnson--Boca--Onyewu--Dolo
    -------------Howard---------
     
  20. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Member+

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    --------------Altidore-----------
    --Dempsey----------Donovan--
    -----------JJ----Mike-----------
    ---------------Edu---------------
    Fabian----Cam-Boca----Dolo--
    --------------Howard-----------

    IMO.
     
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  21. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    at the pitch
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yep . .
     
  22. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Yup. A bit obvious, but those are our best 11 at the moment, and the chemistry between most of the partnerships is solid. I'd honestly like to get Torres involved, I think this would be a game that would suit him, but I do think having Edu in the back cleaning up the way he did against Scotland, and JJ and Mike applying the double-fisted midfield pressure have got to be priorities, and should be enough to crack Guatemala, as long as at least 2 of Altidore, Dempsey, and Donovan are having decent nights.
     
  23. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    at the pitch
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really it would be hard for me to think of any other possibilities even in the lineup other than Gooch and Torres.
     
  24. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Member+

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    There's a possibility we could see Herc if Altidore still isn't 100% matchfit for whatever reason.

    But yep, other than that I don't see any changes. Who knows with Klinsmann though. Maybe Orozco-Fiscal will show up out of the stands and play CB.
     
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  25. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Need to switch Cam and Boca in that formation IMO.
     

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