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    USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - USA Eliminated

    Who else is starting to develop World Cup fever??

    I can't believe it's really almost here.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    About freaking time we finished off that last thread.

    My only concern for the US team is the defense, Onyewu has to recover quickly, and then there's either Spector and Bocanegra or Bocanegra and DeMerrit in some order. None have looked particularly convincing for a long time.

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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Concerned that Onyewu was gassed after an hour last night and wasn't that great when he wasn't gassed. They'll need him in full fitness, especially against England.
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    I really don't know what to make of our defense.

    I know I don't want Boca on the outside... thing is, I don't really want him starting at CB, either...

    I know BB is going to play him, however, and I guess I'd rather have him in the middle than outside...
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    We are shaky at the back for sure. I still think this is the strongest all-around squad we've sent to the World Cup. I'm hoping for a nice, deep run.

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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    We are in trouble at outside back, I'm afraid.

    Could be the achilles heel of this squad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    We are in trouble at outside back, I'm afraid.

    Could be the achilles heel of this squad.
    If it weren't so close to the WC, I'd almost be interested in Beasley at LB again.

    I think Cherundolo will be okay at RB, but Bocanegra is going to need someone fast on the left to be able to track back. In my ideal lineup, I'd have Holden on the RW and Donovan on the LW but I don't want Landon having to spend so much extra energy tracking back on defense.
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    WHAT A GOAL BY JOZY!!!!

    I love that kid.

    LD right in the middle of things as usual.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Much better job by everyone in 2nd half. Really like what torres and findley brought to table today. Gonna need alot more of that in a couple weeks! Glad Jozy was able to get some confidence back with an easy goal

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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Great touch and finish by Clint on his goal.

    Bornstein is godawful. If he's playing, we're in trouble.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Great touch and finish by Clint on his goal.

    Bornstein is godawful. If he's playing, we're in trouble.
    Well he certainly can't complain about a lack of chances.

    I'm thinking this will be the starting line up.


    Altidore-Dempsey

    Donovan - Edu - Bradley - Holden

    Bocanegra -DeMerit-Onyewu - Cherundolo

    But I'm betting if the US can get a lead(especially against England) then Beasley will come in for Holden or Dempsey pretty quickly.

    Than you'd have:
    Altidore - Donovan/Dempsey

    Beasley - Edu - Bradley - Holden/Donovan

    Bocanegra - DeMerit - Onyewu - Cherundolo

    This would allow you to have Beasley track back and protect Bocanegra,(and allow Bocanegra to move further inside, basically 3 Central Defenders, and allow the US to protect a lead.
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Turkey is a damn good side. I'm definitely encouraged by what I saw today. Just worried about LB.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    For the life of me I'll never understand why FIFA feels it must change the ball before major competitions. It'd be like if Bud Selig introduced a slightly larger baseball before the World Series, or the NFL used a rugby ball in the Super Bowl.


    Pazzini: 'World Cup ball a disaster'
    Saturday 29 May, 2010

    Giampaolo Pazzini has joined goalkeeper Julio Cesar in complaining about the World Cup ball. “It’s a disaster.”

    Inter and Brazil shot-stopper Julio Cesar moaned that the new Jabulani sphere for the tournament in South Africa was “terrible, horrible. It's like one of those balls you buy in the supermarket.”

    Now Italy striker Pazzini has joined the chorus of disapproval about the Jabulani.

    “The new balls are a disaster,” said the Sampdoria forward. “They always change direction mid-air.

    “It’s not just a problem for the goalkeepers, but also the strikers. A cross comes in and you line up to head it, then the ball moves by half a metre and you end up missing it.”

    The teams are practising with the new balls in their training camps ahead of the World Cup in South Africa.
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    I'm a teacher and June 11th is the first day of my summer vacation. What a double whammy of awesomeness!
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

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