USA - Colombia exhibition (Saturday, 1/28) pre/in/postgame thread [R]

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Goodsport, Jan 13, 2023.

  1. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The score so far is:


    [​IMG] 0 - 0 [​IMG]



    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]
    GO USA!!! [​IMG]


    -G



    P.S. = Please don't post results of other soccer games and other sports' games in this thread until at least 24 hours after they've ended.
     
  2. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2 Goodsport, Jan 13, 2023
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2023
    This game is scheduled to be televised live beginning at 4:00pm PST on TNT and TNT HD, on Telemundo and Telemundo HD, on NBC Universo and NBC Universo HD, and on the Peacock app.

    • AT&T U-verse (Bay Area)
      • TNT: Channel 109
      • TNT HD: Channel 1109
      • Telemundo: Channel 48
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 1048
      • NBC Universo: Channel 193
      • NBC Universo HD: Not available yet
    • AT&T U-verse (Sacramento area)
      • TNT: Channel 109
      • TNT HD: Channel 1109
      • Telemundo: Channel 25
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 1025
      • NBC Universo: Channel 193
      • NBC Universo HD: Not available yet

    • Comcast (Bay Area)
      • TNT: Channel 37
      • TNT HD: Channel 737
      • Telemundo: Channel 18
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 718
      • NBC Universo: Channel 607
      • NBC Universo HD: Channels 680, 1232
    • Comcast (Sacramento area)
      • TNT: Channel 44
      • TNT HD: Channel 737
      • Telemundo: Channel 25
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 714
      • NBC Universo: Channel 607
      • NBC Universo HD: Channels 680, 1232

    • DirecTV (Bay Area)
      • TNT: Channel 245
      • TNT HD: Channel 245
      • Telemundo: Channel 48
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 48
      • NBC Universo: Channel 410
      • NBC Universo HD: Channel 410
    • DirecTV (Sacramento area)
      • TNT: Channel 245
      • TNT HD: Channel 245
      • Telemundo: Channel 33
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 33
      • NBC Universo: Channel 410
      • NBC Universo HD: Channel 410

    • DISH Network (Bay Area)
      • TNT: Channel 138
      • TNT HD: Channel 138
      • Telemundo: Channel 48
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 48
      • NBC Universo: Channel 838
      • NBC Universo HD: Channel 838
    • DISH Network (Sacramento area)
      • TNT: Channel 138
      • TNT HD: Channel 138
      • Telemundo: Channel 33
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 33
      • NBC Universo: Channel 838
      • NBC Universo HD: Channel 838

    • Over-the-air (Bay Area)
      • TNT: Not available
      • TNT HD: Not available
      • Telemundo: Channel 48.1
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 48.1
      • NBC Universo: Not available
      • NBC Universo HD: Not available
    • Over-the-air (Sacramento area)
      • TNT: Not available
      • TNT HD: Not available
      • Telemundo: Channel 33.1
      • Telemundo HD: Channel 33.1
      • NBC Universo: Not available
      • NBC Universo HD: Not available


    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]
    GO USA!!! [​IMG]


    -G
     
  3. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Three more days to go. :thumbsup:

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]
    GO USA!!! [​IMG]


    -G
     
  4. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    If Cade gets another start, I think he'll have a much tougher time against Colombia. Those Serbian defenders were a bit slow and wooden. It will be a good challenge for him.
     
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  5. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And against more current MLS players, to boot?

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]
    GO USA!!! [​IMG]


    -G
     
  6. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Looks like recognition the Nats failed at the most recent World Cup. Advancing from group stage not good enough any longer.
     
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  8. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :(

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]
    GO USA!!! [​IMG]


    -G
     
  9. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will he be attending this game as well? :)

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]
    GO USA!!! [​IMG]


    -G
     
  10. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I'm not vehemently opposed to changes or anything like that - there are plenty of other qualified folks, but at the same time, the perfect is the enemy of the good. The program made great strides since missing WC in 2018, for the most part completely changing out the team and stocking it with a load of promising young players. The US went into WC with one of the youngest teams, and arguably outplayed FIFA #5 England before losing to FIFA #6 Netherlands in the knockout round.

    When you make a change, it can be for the better or for the worse, and the US just cannot afford "the worse" with 2026 being here. So it's a roll of the dice. Fortunately, with the stockpile of good young players it would be difficult for the next crew to screw up too badly. And they have the previous regime to thank for that.
     
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  11. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    We needed a clean sweep - the current management was too invested in the status quo, leading to embarrassing situations like ‘soccer parentgate’.
     
  12. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    What is "soccer parentgate" - the little dustup over Gio?
     
  13. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    That ‘little dustuo’ spawned an investigation that is ongoing and will likely ensure GGG member takes the field in charge of the USMNT again. Not sure if your sense of proportion is properly adjusted. You may want to change the oil to 5W for the winter…
     
  15. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Well, by "parentgate" you mean one thing - the Gio thing, and not some kind of epidemic of parents trying to insert themselves into the nats program? OK. The thing is there will always be politics. Remember the whole thing with Klinsie and Landon, and Klinsie's kid said something about Landon not being on the team and all that?

    So you can say that you want a "clean slate" but there will always be something. If they are domestic guys, there's no way they don't already have many interconnections in US soccer (i.e. "status quo"), and I'm not sure that's a bad thing. Or we can go with an intl guy, but I think that can be worse, based on the Klinsie era, because these guys may not understand American players and the way Americans think and play and get motivated.

    The irony is that what Berhalter into this mess was his not caving to favorites. He didn't give any special favoritism to Gio, and that resulted in Gio acting out a bit, and they talked it thru and it was OK. Then Berhalter made the mistake of talking about the incident in generic terms and people ran with it - oh you mean Gio!

    To me the best we can do is to hire someone who is familiar with / understands US soccer but is a strong leader and won't play favorites. I think Greg was fine, though I do have questions about what led to his hiring. But there are other qualified folks as well. But I think the program has made great strides since 2018, so I'm not sure "status quo" is a bad thing at this point.
     
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  16. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The program went backwards from 2002.
     
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  17. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    There have been a few blips in the past but I think this is the best the team has ever been in terms of the potential - all the good young players in the program. We are poised to have a very good 2026 if we don't screw it up, but unfortunately you don't play the games on paper, and it often comes down to getting the bounces at the crucial moments.
     
  18. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    This family feud thing is more complicated then most people know. Claudio Reyna was the director of Austin FC and got Sebastian Berhalter on loan from Columbus Crew (yeah, Gregg has a son too). It looks like Austin didn’t play Sebastian much and then declined his option at the end of the season. You think Gregg might have been unhappy about that?
     
  19. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    There are always going to be family and personal connections. You've gotta trust that the people are professional enough to make the decisions about soccer and not about personal gripes. I don't believe that Berhalter was not giving Gio a bigger role out of some kind of retribution. That would be dumb. There's too much at stake. There's a lot of competition for those spots, Gio missed a lot of time and is a great player, but also doesn't put in as much effort defensively as some of the other guys. His time will come.
     
  20. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I don’t trust Berhalter, and I believe he could be dumb enough to allow personal shit to cloud his judgment. He’s human.
     
  21. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The entire Klinsmann experiment was a disaster…
     
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  22. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I believe than any coach is going to be human and could therefore allow personal shit to cloud his judgment. Perhaps we should hire an "AI" coach :).
     
  23. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Perhaps the hiree’s brother shouldn’t be involved in the hiring.
     
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  24. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    That I agree with. Not sure his brother was "involved in the hiring", but it was not a good look that he had a high-level position at US Soccer when G was hired. But once again, we're not going to be able to purge every single personal connection out of US Soccer, so we have to at some point trust that people act professionally.
     
  25. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he thought Gio would be an important piece to the US winning he would have started him or played him more. That would be so much more important to him than his son's experience at Austin. I am sure he is acutely aware of his son's ability (or lack of) and would not let that affect the US chances of doing well at the World Cup.
     

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