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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    If they can advance out of their group and win a game, I would be ecstatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    If they can advance out of their group and win a game, I would be ecstatic.
    Same.

    I've run through about 50-60 draws on the website, and I've seen maybe 2 or 3 where I thought to myself "I like the US's chances here."
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    My take is every nation in pots 1, 3 and 4 is looking at pot 2 and praying it doesn't get the U.S. I expect round of 16, I'm optimistic about round of 8 and I think the U.S. has a shot to be the surprise team of the tournament.
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    If you want to be depressed about the US's chances in the upcoming World Cup, run through a few permutations of this random World Cup draw simulator.

    http://ultra-zone.net/2014-FIFA-Worl...up-Stage-Draws
    Interesting site, I'll have to review who would mean what.

    Wow I did some random ones until this one grouping came up:
    Pod 1 Spain/Brazil
    Pod 2 US
    Pod 3 Ivory Coast
    Pod 4 Italy..
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    I think the way they do the pots is completely absurd. I think one problem is that there is something broken with the FIFA Ranking System when Colombia, Belgium, and Switzerland are in Pot 1. Then the other pots are done by confederations and not ranking? If your doing it on FIFA rankings, do it on rankings all the way through. As it is, it seems destined to create groups of death and groups of dearth.

    Then again, I've only run the simulation once and the US drew Switzerland, Cameroon, and Greece. Not a bad group for the US. But woe the Pot 2 team that draws Brazil, Italy, and Chile. I think the only reason Brazil's FIFA ranking is so low right now is because they had no pressure to qualify. And UEFA's Rankingsget all mucked up because of the way they do qualifying, with a massive group stage followed by a short playoff to fill remaining spots. UEFA does not do enough to weed out the weak before the group stage.
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    I did the whole thing.....including the Group Stage ones.

    Well.... Brazil finished last in the same group as the US.

    Germany also finished last as well. With a group that included the Ivory Coast...Iran and Italy.

    Argentina is also out....with England and Algeria advancing.

    Is someone drunk at the wheel at this? Is it someone's wet dream that this happens?

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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    Here we go!

    The draw is now!

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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    Tough to draw Germany. Could have been worse, though.

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    Ghana, Germany and Portgual.

    Seriously, there's no point in even showing up.
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    Ghana be a short trip this time I'm thinking. Germany, Ghana, USA, Portugal.

    Which two would you pick to advance?
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    Ouchhhhh

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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    Brutal, just brutal

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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    After the rest of the draw, I take back my last post. It really couldn't be much worse.

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    I don't know that the US will score a single point in the group stage.
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    The absolute worst group imaginable

    FIFA rankings:

    Germany 2
    Portugal 5
    USA 14
    Ghana 24

    Listen to the club teams Ghana's midfield plays for:

    Chelsea
    Juventus
    AC Milan

    awesome.


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