U.S. National Team Part VII

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  1. cgf

    cgf FireBednarsSuccessor

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    I think this would be a bigger problem if Donovan were a european or south american. But he's just selling out to make an honest buck, which is as 'Murican as it gets :dunno:
     
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    Yeah, we should be rooting for Mexico and Costa Rica and Panama, because the stronger they are, the more our games against them are worth. The difference is that I was rooting for those guys from my couch, not wearing Mexico gear and holding a custom made scarf on social media.


    Also, with regard to the US missing the World Cup and reasons for that. One thing that's often totally overlooked is MLS. The "lack of competition" in MLS compared to other leagues is viewed as a reason why American players don't develop... and while I think playing in Europe or Mexico would help USMNT teams develop more because the competition is better, there's a second lane on that two-way street that no one talks about:

    MLS has been outstanding for the development of players in OTHER CONCACAF nations besides the US, especially Costa Rica and Panama.

    There were 22 players from MLS in the 2014 World Cup. And in 2018, without USA, there are 19, most on Panama and Costa Rica.
     
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    The guy has had Mexican pee thrown at him. If he's cool with selling out, he's earned that right.
     
  4. kingsboy11

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    Landon can root and cheer for whomever he wants and take whatever sponsor he wants. It is a bit curious to see him cheer for them as he has been a part of many of the bigger clashes against El Tri in the past several years and knows the bad blood between the two teams. Also his comments toward Bocanegra was really uncalled for. I think that's the only thing I really disliked about this whole exchange. I do think he's genuine in that he's trying to help bridge the current political divide between the two countries, but maybe he could've done it a different way.

    That being said, there's probably nothing in this world that could ever make me cheer for El Tri or of the other Concacaf countries. I do like how other nations realize that teams like Costa Rica and El Tri are actually really good and hope that the other confederations give the region more respect, but that doesn't mean I would ever cheer for them.

    Apart from the obvious that the USMNT aren't in the World Cup, the one thing that really pisses me off about watching the World Cup is all the pathetic ads trying to get U.S. fans to cheer for other countries. It just makes me more angry.
     
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    Basement Cat Frank Drebin

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    Well done last night Matt Miazga and Tyler Adams. #MetroMakesTheWorldTakes
     
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    Miazga and Adams were both on the outside most of the game. The players that stood out were Green and Robinson.
     
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    FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja is in the running for the USMNT job.
     
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    I can very much get behind Pareja as head coach. I've been hoping that he would be involved in the process
     
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    Yeah I want Berhalter or Pareja.
     
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    roster for the games against Colombia and Peru. Bradley getting called back in. Rumors say that Jozy was going to get called in, but he's dealing with an injury with TFC
     
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    I'm far from a Bradley hater like 99% of the USMNT fan base, but that Falcao goal never happens if Adams is starting.

    Looking forward to seeing a CM trio of Adams and Mckennie with Pulisic at CAM.
     
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    Amon is trash. No where near ready.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    You can be not ready to play for the National Team without being trash. Amon is a very talented player.
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    That was a nice set piece. Whoever drew that up gets a cookie.
     
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    I know you can. Amon has been trash this game. Absolutely awful. He was playing like he’s as skilled as Neymar and not tracking back at all but he’s no more skilled than say Harry Shipp but Shipp actually tracks back.
     
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    It was his first appearance for the national team. I saw flashes of what he can bring to this team, but like everyone else on this team has a ways to go. Sargent had a few misplayed passes to start the game, but other than that he looks the part.
     
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    I get that he won’t do much offensively. That’s not what this is about. It’s his effort was literally not there.
     
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    I get that, but I'm not passing judgement 60+ minutes into his national team career
     
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    I definitely am. Not on his future place with the national team, but what he needs to work on. If his work ethic doesn’t improve, he has no place with this team.
     
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    Would really appreciate it if Long and Adams were dropped from the squad today. I know that’s not happening so please just don’t get hurt in these friendlies :/
     
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    Guess Red Bull fans can breathe easy because Saracan for some reason isn't starting Adams today. I really really want to see him play alongside McKennie and Pulisic and especially against good teams like England and Italy.
     
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    A salute to DC united man Wayne Rooney
     
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    *Massive* dive by Callum Wilson there. Should 100% have been booked for the dive.
     
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    Basement Cat Frank Drebin

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    Thank you, Dave! Just send Tyler and Aaron back home honestly.
     
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    I don’t think so. Guzan did get him a little bit and at such a high speed even the slightest touch can throw you off. Also Weah has not impressed me at all since his debut. Miazga has been good. Pulisic has been good. Otherwise the team has been bad.
     

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