New Episode of Inside: U.S. Soccer's March To Brazil at 1:00pm
USMNT vs. Turkey on ESPN2 at 1:30pm
I BELIEVE THAT!
Big opportunity for Brad Davis.
Should be more free flowing than match 1.
New left side...Chandler for Beasley and Davis for Bedoya.
Still not sure about Chandler on the left...he's a right footed player who plays RB for his club.
Turkey: Kivrak, Gönül, Hakan Balta, Tufan, Dogan, Ozyakup, Sahin, Inan, Çamdal, Erkin, Erdinç.
This is going to be a good exhibition game. They should be right on par with ghana in terms of how good they are, so it will be good practice.
You underestimate Ghana...a team that actually made the WC. I agree that Turkey should provide stiffer competition than the last guys, but I expect Ghana to be better. If there's anything we should have learned in the last ten years, it should be to never underestimate Ghana.
Turkey has a far harder qualification process going through UEFA. If I was Turkey I'd consider moving into the AFC. They'd have walked into the tournament (well as much as any country can walk in).
Granted, Ghana DESTROYED Egypt and I though Egypt would actually win that matchup.
Is one of the better teams not to qualify...Ghana is better, though. They looked rusty yesterday against The Netherlands but they are fast and highly skilled. Their back four looked shaky yesterday
Oh don't get me wrong, I don't underestimate ghana, they are a good team. However, turkey is pretty good as well. I do agree that ghana is a little better, but they are still similar levels of competition and it will be a great exhibition game for us to play.
I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!!!
Nice national anthem. Those crazy soccer fans...
Best stream anyone?
This is what I have http://goatd.net/84365/watch-usa-vs-turkey
Beat the Ottoman Empire!
Anyone else think having collars on jerseys looks kinda stupid?
I don't find it any dumber than having those strings that some NHL teams have.
They look like golf shirts. Very underwhelming
I also hate that Nike has changed the red and a blue for our jerseys this year. I feel like it should be illegal or something.
I hate both uniformz.
Use our Nation's true colors. I don't want Fire Red and Electric Blue.
Defenders looking up to the challenge so far.
They have covered well for some tunovers in the midfield. In general, the back line seems faster, sharper and more confident then I ever remember them.
Yeah, to my untrained eye, looks like we have the effort, talent and skill needed on the backline....but they have a lot of work to do in working together
That was a horrible first touch by Clint on that long ball. A better touch and its 1-0
Dempsey has to do better with these opportunities... nice hold up play by Altidore though
It's amazing how much of an impact on the attack the 4-4-2 diamond is having... Looking a lot more active
That turn combined with a nutmeg was ridiculous!
*For non-soccer afficinados a nutmeg is when you play the ball through the opponents legs and go around them. It's like the equivalent of an ankle breaking crossover.
Wife walks in just as Twellman goes "any questions on the groin?"
The turkeys almost scored.
The ref is laughing at him!
Just thinking about our defense against Portugal and Germany is very scary
Dont care if it counts or not, that's great set piece play... Altidore should have a goal right now.
Our defense is AWFUL in the middle...
Turkey is so good with the ball. This is a good test for the back four. Also terrifying
Is this the first time this back four has started with one another? Regardless, very exciting game from both sides so far.
Besler and Chandler have never played together
These runs from Turkey are carving up the back line.
...is a Communist.
Has the USMNT's defense every been good? I feel like for as long as I've been watching them (which hasn't been very long to be honest), commentators always seem surprised when the D gets carved up, yet it always seems to happen.
was pretty good!
What a run by Fabian Johnson
Fabian Johnson! Beautiful!!
Both sides have been carving up the other's D. We've been lucky to keep a clean sheet but do have they. Until now of course.
That was genius!
Oh my... That was gorgeous
What a fucking pass and goal!
Great ball, goal, and movement.