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Post by McLewis Sat May 26, 2012 2:12 am

@I Have Mono wrote:
@McLewis wrote:Report is out that Graham Zusi, Danny Williams, Alfredo Morales and Juan Agudelo were the 4 players cut from the team.
I don't think klinnsman had those players fly across the atlantic to cut them 5 days later. I think all the Germans are staying and getting capped.

http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2012/05/Klinsmann-Names-Travel-Roster-for-Three-Friendlies-and-Two-Qualifiers.aspx

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Post by McLewis Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:20 am

US Squad for the Antigua & Barbados, Guatamala WCQs.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (Cool: Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

MIDFIELDERS (Cool: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5):Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)

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Big news that's been been all over is that Jozy Altidore didn't make the cut. Klinnsmann apparently didn't like his last 2 performances for USA, especially against Jamaica and so has decided to punish Jozy for that. If this was tactical, I'd be ok with it, but he's holding a bit of a grudge here and that's not all that fair to Jozy, who has been in good form for AZ.

That said, AZ's system and our system are incredibly different in that AZ's system plays to Jozy's strengths and qualities, allowing him to hold up play and bring his teammates into the action. There's less of that for the USA as he's forced to take defenders on face-to-face, which isn't his game. That's certainly a better reason for dropping him then simple " I don't like how you played the last game."

Also....kinda wanted to see Wondo given another chance, but Alan Gordon has been pretty good for SJ.
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Post by Motogp69 Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:08 am

Let Bradley murder them with long balls just outside the box and let Dempsey clean up the one's that don't go in. Victory.

In all seriousness though....I'm not worried about midfield, but I'm not exactly excited about our depth at forward. I would of liked to see them call up Wondo again to compliment Gomez and Dempsey, or even Boyd. However, I personally wouldn't of called up Altidore either, he seems to be suffering from a case of the Adu's.
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Post by McLewis Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:02 pm

What a poor win against Antigua.....that pitch was shat, but we were much worse, getting outplayed for stretches at a time.

For Guatamala, Fabian Johnson is out sick so it'll probably be Castillo at LB. Eddie Johnson has to start this match.
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Post by donttreadonred Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:47 am

Eddie Johnson... the power winger.
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Post by yoonie Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:38 am

USA 3-1 Guatemala

2 goals for Dempsey , 1 for Bocanegra!

So they're now going for the final round of World Cup qfy next year??? Very Happy
going for their 7th world cup appearance right?
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Post by Swanhends Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:52 pm

Anyone get to see the Russia game today?

Timmy Howard :bow:
Juan Agudelo Shocked
Dat Bradley Goal Shocked :bow:
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Post by I Have Mono Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:14 am

Better than the boring Germany-Netherlands game

Agudelo not doing shit for Chivas USA yet plays great for the US
on the other hand you have Altidore not doing shit for the US and playing great for AZ
the mystery of club form not equaling national form grows larger

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Post by the xcx Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:46 am

Communism drew yesterday :bow:
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Post by Motogp69 Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:24 am

If Bradley keeps this up he'll get some of the Anzhi money...lol
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Post by Patrick Bateman Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:56 pm



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Post by McLewis Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:05 pm

"Technical perfection"


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Post by Rev Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:15 pm

King of volleys and long shots this kid. :bow:
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Post by Swanhends Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:21 pm

Ian Darke the Legend :bow:
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Post by Swanhends Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:37 am

Michael Bradley on the recent turmoil in the U.S camp and the players that leaked info to the press about player uncertainty regarding Klinsmann:

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Future Captain America Proud
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Post by Motogp69 Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:08 am

Not surprising, the dude is the future cheers
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Post by CBarca Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:46 am

Brilliant player and my favorite 'Murican next to Dempsey.
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Post by justin77 Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:20 pm

Who else thinks that the US won't be in the 2014 World Cup?

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Post by Motogp69 Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:10 am

You would be the only one, not qualifying is impossible given how easy the qualification format is. If you finish fourth you face Oceania, and if you can't beat New Zealand you don't deserve to be in the World Cup. However, I kind of agree on your general sentiment that I don't think it will be pretty especially if Klinsmann has really lost the locker room so early in his stewardship of the team.

I still think he was the right choice for Sunil Galati's job, not the head coaching job of the USMNT.
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Post by justin77 Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:43 pm

Ok, true, but what if they don't finish fourth? I know it seems unlikely, but all the other teams in the group are very strong.

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Post by Motogp69 Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:19 pm

You really think we can't finish above Costa Rica, Honduras, and Jamaica? We will win all our home games except Mexico. Just need to not bleed points and lose leads away from home.
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Post by Swanhends Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:28 pm

@Motogp69 wrote:You really think we can't finish above Costa Rica, Honduras, and Jamaica?

could be close tbh
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Post by RealGunner Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:56 pm

Watch out for Joel campbell. Best Costa Rican player of all time
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Post by justin77 Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:14 pm

@Motogp69 wrote:You really think we can't finish above Costa Rica, Honduras, and Jamaica? We will win all our home games except Mexico. Just need to not bleed points and lose leads away from home.

No, considering how 2/3 of those are some of the stronger teams in the group. I believe the US can finish above Jamaica and Panama, but am not entirely sure about the rest (or even those two). And a win in the next home game is not a guarantee- besides Joel Campbell, they also have Brian Ruiz and Alvaro Saborio, three attackers who will be able to capitalize on a weakened US defense.

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Post by Swanhends Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:27 pm

@RealGunner wrote:Watch out for Joel campbell. Best Costa Rican player of all time

Laughing

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Post by justin77 Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:19 am

Snowing at game's location...could that affect the Costa Ricans? (Although many of them play in Scandinavia, MLS, etc. so are used to it).

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