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

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Not exactly the US team, but I just heard that Drogba is out with an injury. Shame. He can be fun to watch.
    Other noteable injuries from the past couple days:

    Italy: Camorenesi (out) and Pirlo (possibly out)

    England: Ferdinand (out)
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Those are some big injuries. Though I guess in this tournament they are all big injuries.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Those are some big injuries. Though I guess in this tournament they are all big injuries.
    I don't see how the Italians can win without Pirlo. The only dynamic "playmaker" in the whole setup for them.
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    Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    I don't see how the Italians can win without Pirlo. The only dynamic "playmaker" in the whole setup for them.
    He is the glue of that midfield, although he wasn't great this year for Milan.

    DeRossi is more than capable, and watch out for Simone Pepe. He had a solid campaign for Udinese. He can be dynamic in the midfield.

    Actually, losing the "old-timers" Camorenesi and Pirlo may actually be a blessing in disguise for the Azzurri as some of the younger talent might revitalize this group.
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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

    See what happens to night when the Socceroos play. Wonder what team the US will put out against us as we play hard and whether the US will see this as a hit out or a game where you need to protect your stars.

    It will also be a good to see what kind of team Verbeek will put out. Supposedly very disappointed in the condition of the ground.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Totti retired from international duty.
    Miccoli suffered a knee injury in Palermo's second to last game.
    Balotelli is immature ... a red card waiting to happen. Can't be trusted in the spotlight. Same with Cassano.

    I would have taken Toni or Rossi over Iaquinta, though.

    Not sure what you don't like about DiNatale, Gilardino and Pazzini. All are solid choices.
    Totti changed his mind. You're right about Miccoli, I forgot he got injured in the final game of the year.
    Balotelli is too talented not to be selected, regardless of his weird behavior.
    Gilardino and Iaquinta are not world class scorers. Pazzini owes his fantastic year to Cassano. Cassano is the far superior player on Samp.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    He is the glue of that midfield, although he wasn't great this year for Milan.

    DeRossi is more than capable, and watch out for Simone Pepe. He had a solid campaign for Udinese. He can be dynamic in the midfield.

    Actually, losing the "old-timers" Camorenesi and Pirlo may actually be a blessing in disguise for the Azzurri as some of the younger talent might revitalize this group.
    Pirlo had a great 2006 WC but he's past his prime. You like DeRossi as a replacement. Interesting. I'm a Roma fan and DeRossi showed creative midfield ability enough to hope for more... but he was very inconsistent this year. Pizarro was their top midfielder - he passed more accurately, he controlled tempo much better and was more disciplined.
    Giovinco could have helped but was not selected.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread View Post
    Pirlo had a great 2006 WC but he's past his prime. You like DeRossi as a replacement. Interesting. I'm a Roma fan and DeRossi showed creative midfield ability enough to hope for more... but he was very inconsistent this year. Pizarro was their top midfielder - he passed more accurately, he controlled tempo much better and was more disciplined.
    Giovinco could have helped but was not selected.
    Giovinco was injured and didn't play much this year. He's not in form.

    DeRossi is tireless. He had to play a defensive midfield role all too often to cover the suspect Roma defense. Many Italians I know are not thrilled with this squad, either.
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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

    USA did a very good job creating chances today. That being typed, they surrendered many good scoring opportunities as well. Keeping England off the ledger will be a tall order. Need to be ready to score some goals next Saturday to keep pace with the Brits.
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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    USA did a very good job creating chances today. That being typed, they surrendered many good scoring opportunities as well. Keeping England off the ledger will be a tall order. Need to be ready to score some goals next Saturday to keep pace with the Brits.
    I'm going into Saturday hoping for a tie, but mentally prepared (and OK) with a loss.
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    It's Soccer Xmas morning! Happy World Cup! The Yanks are going on a "Lion" hunt.
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

    Sad news from Soccer America this morning: Nelson Mandela's 13 year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash on the way home from the opening concert last night.

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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    It's Soccer Xmas morning! Happy World Cup! The Yanks are going on a "Lion" hunt.
    This is perfectly timed, the Stanley Cub ends and the World Cup begins, it's gonna be a great month.

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    Re: USMNT --- World Cup 2010 South Africa - Catch-all

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    This is perfectly timed, the Stanley Cub ends and the World Cup begins, it's gonna be a great month.
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