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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    This isn't the final team. 7 of these guys are going to be cut on June 2nd. Johannson won't be one of them but Mix will need to have a really solid camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    I know

    Mix deserves a spot, that would be crappy.
    I like him, but he is right on the bubble.

    I think the 7 that get cut are Brooks, Yedlin, Chandler, Corona, Davis, Wondo and one of Mix, Edu and Bedoya.

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    Beckerman? Please god, no.
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    Beckerman? Please god, no.
    He's probably the best defensive mid after Bradley. If you want to play Bradley more in an attacking role or want to play really defensive he's a good option. He's also not a walking yellow card like Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    He's probably the best defensive mid after Bradley. If you want to play Bradley more in an attacking role or want to play really defensive he's a good option. He's also not a walking yellow card like Jones.
    He'll get shredded against all 3 opponents. Soooooo slowwwwww... Also increases chances of Klinsmann going with an empty bucket.
    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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    My only swap would be Beckerman for EJ, since EJ didn't make the 30-man roster. I could also see Chandler pipping Brooks for the final defensive slot. After watching them gets abused last night, I don't want any part of the Seattle fullbacks.
    I go Wondo for EJ; he's a fox in the box on a side that's going to struggle to generate offense in Brazil. I like the idea of him being a late-match sub to (hopefully) find a couple "right place, right time" goals he seems to generate so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    He'll get shredded against all 3 opponents. Soooooo slowwwwww... Also increases chances of Klinsmann going with an empty bucket.
    I completely disagree. Beckerman's fared very well against pacy opponents. He doesn't play in a sprinter's slot. What's required of a d-mid is sound positioning, tough tackling, silky first touch and dynamite passing range. Beckerman's got all of that.
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    Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014

    No Na$ri or Clichy on the French team


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    No Na$ri or Clichy on the French team


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    Well that's interesting I guess. I don't pretend to know the in's and out's of the French national team, but I can't imagine that is anything related to form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Well that's interesting I guess. I don't pretend to know the in's and out's of the French national team, but I can't imagine that is anything related to form.
    Yeah, Their manager said that Nasri's attitude sucks.

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    My country Uruguay will probably not win a point. NT coach has done so much to rebuild that NT and it's U17 and U20 (Finals in 2011 and 2013) but refuses to bring in fresher more creative players.

    Team has more over 30's than I think any team and in terms of legs.... 4 years is like dog years for players who are in their late 20's and then move into their 30's.

    A waste of Suarez and Cavani's talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    My country Uruguay will probably not win a point. NT coach has done so much to rebuild that NT and it's U17 and U20 (Finals in 2011 and 2013) but refuses to bring in fresher more creative players.

    Team has more over 30's than I think any team and in terms of legs.... 4 years is like dog years for players who are in their late 20's and then move into their 30's.

    A waste of Suarez and Cavani's talent.
    I wouldn't be so down on them. The midfield is a bit soft, but Uruguay is always tough to score on and it's got two world class strikers. Also, I wouldn't be scared of England or Italy. Neither of those teams are adept at controlling the game. Both prefer to play on the counter. In fact, Costa Rica might be the only team in the group that actually wants to play with the ball at its feet. Tactically, this is going to be a fascinating group. Probably gets decided by set pieces and a few moments of individual brilliance. If that's the case, then Uruguay stands a very good chance of making it to the knockout rounds.
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    Not being scared of Italy is being right where they want you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Not being scared of Italy is being right where they want you.
    Italy can beat anybody, but it rarely dominates. I assume the Italian plan is the same as always: unspectacular advancement to the round of 16 and then start with the smash-and-grab. This isn't a particularly talented Italy squad, but it will make itself hard to beat.

    Anyway, point is the other teams in Italy's group shouldn't be in awe of the Italian team. It's the nominal favorite to win the group, but it will give you the ball and it doesn't score much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I wouldn't be so down on them. The midfield is a bit soft, but Uruguay is always tough to score on and it's got two world class strikers. Also, I wouldn't be scared of England or Italy. Neither of those teams are adept at controlling the game. Both prefer to play on the counter. In fact, Costa Rica might be the only team in the group that actually wants to play with the ball at its feet. Tactically, this is going to be a fascinating group. Probably gets decided by set pieces and a few moments of individual brilliance. If that's the case, then Uruguay stands a very good chance of making it to the knockout rounds.
    Uruguay does follow the Italian old style model......along with some of the English model of kicking the ball up in the air. Pelotasos as they call them . I just wish they would follow some of the Spanish model some and play with the ball instead of consistent form of letting the other team control possession.

    You would be surprised at how much the defense has gone down since 2010 WC and 2011 CA. Uruguay will look to play for the draw instead of using the attack that they are capable of. That is to me a defeatist attitude to have. They have MF players capable of helping Suarez and Cavani. They are just too young for this version of Dusty Baker. Sorry only comparison I could think of.
    Bunting and Veterans. The worse stereotype you could think of Baker.....is what this NT coach has become.

    Gaston Ramirez, who has shown some good quality when he plays but has been injured often....is not even walking. That was their best hope for any offensive help.

    I just think this is like Italy in 2010. Bringing too many players from 2006 instead of rejuvenating the squad at least 2 years prior.

    I will be happy to be most wrong and enjoy an I told you so from you by the end of the group stage.


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