Review: Zardes goal wasn't a poach.

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by MartSkin, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. MartSkin

    MartSkin Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Right Back
    I've been having a debate with my brothers and put together this gif to prove that Zardes didn't poach that goal from Dempsey. It's a non-issue but thought I'd share:

  2. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure it needed to be a thread but yeah it wasn't going in without his touch.
  3. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Zardes does not tap it in then the ball easily could of bounced off the post and gone in any direction after that.

    Zardes did the right thing.
  4. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
  5. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice angle, I was wondering about exactly that. Thanks for that.
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  6. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    And even if he was pretty sure the ball was going in without his help, that was not the moment to take a 'wait and see' approach.
  7. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    I don't care if it was 100% going in and everyone in the stadium knew it - you still knock it in if you're Zardes.
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  8. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any player in that situation has to do what Zardes does--especially in an intense and tight affair like last night's match was. Your team needs goals, in a knockout round match in a serious tournament, guys don't care who scores the goal as long as you get the result and move on. Does anyone think Dempsey cared? This is not a friendly in which stat padding comes into play.
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  9. brewcity77

    brewcity77 Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tapping it in was the right thing. Doesn't mean Zardes is suddenly gifted offensively. He's out there because of his tracking back, not because of his attacking acumen.
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  10. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    That thing could have been heading for the middle of the goal and Dempsey would have put a little touch on it.
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  11. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Get the ball in the net as quick as possible. That is all.
  12. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep - finish the play and leave no doubt. Unless you are Wondo - he would have shanked it over the net.
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  13. MartSkin

    MartSkin Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Right Back
    Everybody misses a sitter from time to time:

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  14. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reminds of one which Donovan hit, and Dempsey tapped in for insurance - I can't find it now, but people were actually talking about Dempsey "taking Donovan's goal". Not Donovan, of course. The only time you don't kick that sucker in is if you are offside, or if it's already in there.
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  15. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This kept me up all night, was it poached, wasn't it poached. Going back and forth on that, rocking and rolling in my sleep.

    Now I can rest easy.
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  16. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Remember Beasley in '07 GC final?
  17. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Arsenal FC
    Imagine if Gyassi had stepped offside before tapping it in.

    We'd be looking at a thread a page or two longer than the current one.

    p.s. The guy BS savants wanted benched before the Paraguay game had the winning assist against Paraguay and the winning goal against Ecuador. Don't cry for me Argentina.

    p.p.s - keep complaining guys
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  18. CobraRC13

    CobraRC13 Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He learned from the best:

  19. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    You do have to love the irony of one of the least popular U.S. players around here scoring a game winner in a Copa knockout. Tap in or not, I get the feeling that if some other players in our pool stood in for Zardes there the hype would be unreal.
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  20. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    If Pulisic had done that, he would be a god around here..
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  21. Reccossu

    Reccossu Member+

    Jan 31, 2005
    I wish Zardes were better than he is, but he really does work extra hard. I'm glad he in the pool and when he plays I know what he's going to give.

    And 100% correct of him to knock that goal in.
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  22. vexco

    vexco Member+

    Nov 2, 2013
    Surprised Bradley didn't come out of nowhere and backpass it.

    On a serious note, good for Zardes. He's so maligned around here for what he doesn't do well but what he does well overshadows all of that.
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  23. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Arsenal FC
    They would say it proves you have to sell your kid to Germany when he turns 16.
  24. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Arsenal FC
    Fnnniest post I've seen in a long time. Tks, I needed that.

    I get the feeling Zardes has a gift for keeping us entertained around here.
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  25. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Reminds me of this

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