Pre-match: U.S. vs. Rep. of Ireland - 11/18/14 in Dublin

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  1. Martin Fischer

    Martin Fischer Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Kampala. Uganda
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right. That's the difference.
     
  2. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    The Ireland roster:

    Goalkeepers (4): David Forde (Millwall), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Darren Randolph (Birmingham City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle)
    Defenders (7): Seamus Coleman (Everton), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Cyrus Christie (Derby County)
    Midfielders (9): James McCarthy (Everton), Darron Gibson (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), James McClean (Wigan), Stephen Quinn (Hull City), Robbie Brady (Hull City) David Meyler (Hull City)
    Forwards (7): Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Jon Walters (Stoke City), Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

    http://www.socceramerica.com/article/61466/keane-named-to-irish-squad-for-dublin-match.html
     
  3. Hugh McDonough

    Aug 22, 2014
    Club:
    AD Carmelita
    #128 Hugh McDonough, Nov 11, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014
    Can USA stop and close down Robbie Keane, McGeady, and Shane Long in the Ireland v USA game in Dublin ? Ireland has injury problems, Wilson defender of Stoke city, McCarthy of Everton, Glenn Whelan of Stoke City, he has not played club football for the last 4/5 weeks , Holohan injured, Kevin Doyle injured. Ireland may be too tired and stale , when they face USA in Dublin 18 November, because Ireland play Scotland in Euro '16 qualifier in Glasgow on 14 November. USA could ambush Ireland in Dublin by beating Ireland 3-1. What do you think ?
     
  4. bmo180

    bmo180 Member+

    Jan 25, 2012
    Fabian------------Jozy-----------Rubin
    -------Bedoya---Mix----Morales----
    Garza----Brooks----Cam------Chandler
    ------------------Guzan--------------------

    I dont think we need Beckerman against Ireland
     
  5. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Roy Keane under investigation after alleged fight at Ireland team hotel
    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/nov/12/roy-keane-investigation-police-hotel-fight-ireland
     
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  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Roy Keane is like a mishmash of all the stereotypes about Irish guys.
     
  7. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Irish FA backs Keane over hotel 'incident'
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30031989
     
  8. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  9. Hugh McDonough

    Aug 22, 2014
    Club:
    AD Carmelita
    Are Colombia better than Ireland ? Scotland beat Ireland 1-0 today in a Euro'16 qualifier, Ireland were not great today, they were average, USA better watch out for Robbie Brady's free kicks near US goal mouth area, USA better watch out for McGeady , he is dangerous winger. How will USA deal with Ireland in Aviva Dublin next Tuesday ? Robbie Keane came in in the last 15 minutes, he did nothing. Will Rubin frighten Ireland ? It could be Ireland 2 USA 2 ? Tell me what will happen on next Tuesday ? Up USA Hugh
     
  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    We score early, and bunker until the end. Ireland can't break our bunker. We win.
     
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  11. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Keane will score the late game winner and Klinsi will slam our MLS contingent.
     
  12. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ireland won't high press us like Colombia did they don't have a lot of players with that mentality or athleticism. We will have time and space so it should be a comfortable game in possession.
     
  13. Jersey1

    Jersey1 Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As probably the only person here who was more focused on the Ireland game than the US game today I'll say the US has absolutely nothing to fear in this game. Late goals (winner in Georgia, equalizer in Germany) gave Ireland the results they were looking for but it was kind of like putting lipstick on a pig. Ireland may have been joint-top of their group (not anymore) but they're really not that good at all.

    Without the injured McCarthy the midfield was absolutely abject today. Gibson and Hendrick were hopeless in there. McGeady flatters to deceive (and the Scottish crowd clearly got in his head today). And if you're seriously going to start Walters and Long ahead of Keane...oh dear God. Please excuse me while I go repeatedly bang my Irish head into a wall.
     
  14. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone feel like Nguyen, Yedlin and Jones will stick around for Ireland?

    I hope they do and Nguyen gets to start. Let Jones and Yedlin sub in (or not at all in the case of Jones) since they played longer .
     
  15. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    4-4-2 Diamond:

    GK: Sean Johnson
    RB: DeAndre Yedlin
    CB: Matt Besler
    CB: John Brooks
    LB: Greg Garza
    DM: Geoff Cameron
    LCM: Fabian Johnson
    RCM: Lee Nguyen
    CAM: Rubio Rubin
    SS: Julian Green
    CF: Jozy Altidore(C)
     
  16. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Julian Green belongs nowhere near this team.
     
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  17. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    He should be in the lineup as a striker. His problem is defending.
     
  18. USA All DAY

    USA All DAY Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guzan
    Chandler Jones Brooks Garza
    Beckerman Cameron
    Nguyen Bedoya
    Rubin
    Altidore
     
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  19. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd love to see:
    ----Rubin--Altidore------
    Bedoya---Nguyen--Johnson
    -----------Beckerman---------
    Garza--Brooks--Cameron--Yedlin
     
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  20. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jones said he was going back after the Colombia game, probably the same for Lee.
     
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  21. JEY Z2100

    JEY Z2100 Member

    Nov 4, 2014
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Assuming Yedlin, JJ and Nguyen leave.
    The line-up should look like this...

    -------------Ruben---Altidore-----------
    -----Green---Bedoya---M.Ibarra-----
    -----------------Beckerman-----------------
    Garza-Brooks-Cameron- F.Johnson

    Give Mix and Jordan Morris 20-30 minutes....
    Mix <---> Bedoya
    Jordan Morris <---> Ruben
    Sub in Morales for Ibarra in the 80',
    along with Beasley for Garza if necessary.
     
  22. burud111

    burud111 Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Connecticut
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    --------------------Altidore----------------------
    Wood--------------------------------------Green
    -----------Bedoya------------Diskerud---------
    ---------------------Morales---------------------
    Chandler----Besler-----Cameron---F.Johnson
    ---------------------Rimando--------------------
     
  23. bmo180

    bmo180 Member+

    Jan 25, 2012
    think it's time Morales gets a chance to start in this one, not going to be a much better chance to test him against a decent team
     
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  24. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Add Yedlin and Beasley. Too bad JK only gave 12 freaking minutes to Lee N. he is one to keep an eye on. I guess I'm going to have to wait for the next round of MLS to see him again.
     
  25. JEY Z2100

    JEY Z2100 Member

    Nov 4, 2014
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Alternative starting XI...

    -------------------RR---Altidore------------

    ---------Green---Morales---Ibarra--------

    -------------------Beckerman-------------------

    -----Garza--Brooks--Cameron--F.J.------

    --------------------Rimando----------------------
     

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