Pre-match: USA vs. Argentina - Copa Semi - 6/21/16

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  1. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He did the same thing before the ECUADOR game.
    Classic antijinx
     
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  2. 2in10

    2in10 Member+

    LA Galaxy, Internazionale
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank you, I do not follow the NFL much until the playoffs and not to much even then.
     
  3. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I would start Pulisic and Nagbe and Dempsey and tell them to get into the attack early and score goals.

    I would tell Zardes to trail the offensive play from the right and get into the empty channels and wait for a poach or pass and get back fast on the turnover.

    I think Fab might end up in mid, man marking DiMaria a/o Messi from mid while Besler plays left back defensively.

    So,

    ----Yedlin----Cam----Brooks---Besler
    -------Zardes---?Bradley---Johnson-
    --------------Nagbe-------Pulisic
    -------------------Dempsey

    If Nagbe cant hack it and gets dispossessed a lot or cant advance the ball we can..........well, I'm not sure what we do because we left Morris home and the dmids are Ktichen and Beckerman if we send Johnson forward. Not sure how either of those pick DiMaria or Messi up at midfield. A healthy Hedges would have been good for this game, much as for the Belgium game but Klinsman is usally planning for Guatemala-Mexico ;)level
     
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  4. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Where the kickoffs and punts never come down. They just float.
     
  5. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Is t Dimaria injured or is he expected back?
     
  6. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Haven't had an update from the Argentine media other than he might be available for the semi, but that was shortly after he was injured. He'd been running around in practice.

    Found an update. He's expected to be on the bench and available.

     
  7. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt they play him. I'm sure they're confident they can beat us without him and want to rest him to make sure he's ready for the final.
     
  8. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they need a goal late I don't think they hesitate to put him in. IMO he's almost as much a driver of the team as Messi. He keyed the win over Chile. But yeah ideally they won't need him.
     
  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Dempsey to Score.
     
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  10. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Truth if it comes to that they could bring him on. Here's to hoping it comes to that.
     
  11. mckersive

    mckersive Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    New York City
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, she's a guy so...
     
  12. Reccossu

    Reccossu Member+

    Jan 31, 2005
    Birmingham
    I assume someone has the hookers and blow waiting at Argentina's hotel?

    C'mon, Houston!
     
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  13. napper

    napper Member+

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maradona's there?!
     
  14. Lark Howorth

    Lark Howorth Member

    Nov 18, 1999
    Houston, TX
    I know I'm a Houston guy, but I've been to the last 7 World Cups and really believe this stadium is about as good as it gets when it comes to really large-attendance soccer games (i.e, excluding the small places like in Lens or Kaiserslautern), other than the unfortunate fact that the field will probably be 2-4 yards narrower than optimum. It's got vertical, steep stands, so the views of the field for a 70K-seat stadium are as good as you can get for that size. One (not me) could argue the stands are too vertical, so much so that it causes some problems with growing natural grass throughout the field year round. This is an excellent stadium when it comes to the business of watching soccer. I just wish they didn't rely on the retractable rooftop environmental control as much as they do.
     
  15. Sizmik

    Sizmik BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Argentinas hotel? Na man, that'll be at my hotel lol
     
  16. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In incredibly not shocking news:

     
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  17. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm really worried about Yedlin, but I guess I'm outnumbered 100-1 in not wanting him in the starting lineup. I'd like to see him used as a super-sub wing, like in the World Cup.

    Of course, we have no ideal replacement at right back, but we knew that when the roster was set.
     
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  18. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    The positive side is that despite all the reports that Jones would be suspended for two matches (violent conduct), most media sources are saying that Jones is only suspended for one match.
     
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  19. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    What are you wearing.... Uhh khackis
     
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  20. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Member+

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    I've got some at my place if they wanna swing by.

    Somebody get Aguero's number from Maradona.
     
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  21. Kaptain_Amerika

    Jun 19, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The rules state that any straight red card due to violent conduct is punishable by a minimum of a 3 game suspension however, the Copa America rules don't mention anything pertaining to this. It's stupid an official announcement has not been made to clear this up.
     
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  22. Dennis324s

    Dennis324s Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Alabama
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #72 Dennis324s, Jun 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
    I agree 100%! I want to match up with the best, and Argentina is a monster. We'll never get better if we don't play these kind of matches. We're surrounded. It's the last stand Amigos. Welcome to Houston! Time to roll up our sleeves and get mean.

    Wish they'd play this tune prior to the game though. :)

     
  23. Dennis324s

    Dennis324s Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Alabama
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  24. 21st Century Pele

    Apr 16, 2014
    It certainly helped Yedlin and Shea get to England.
     
  25. Fanatical Monk

    Fanatical Monk Member+

    Jun 14, 2011
    Fantasyland
    And kroos, and James. It also saw Man U overpay for rojo.

    On the one hand, I saw Venezuela have chances at the end of the half, and basically gift the argies the first two goals. On the other, Argentina is th class of this tournament. It will take our very best and for them to have a bad day.

    Not having jones......well it depends which jones was going to show up to know how that trade works out. Bedoya is replaceable by zusi. Wood is the one we'll miss. If you'd told me a month ago I'd say that I would have called you a liar

    My 11 for now. Move fab to bedoyas left wing, dy at right back. Zusi to right wing, zardes up top for pace. I think I want nagbe in for jones. Becks is too slow against this team. I might even bring in kitchen and sit both he and Bradley deep.
     
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