Looks like both teams are playing without some key players. Lets go USA! Watching en vivo on Unvision as I don't get ESPN2.
OT: USA vs Mexico open thread
Going with the 1-11 with no names on the back.
Ok this if freaking ridiculous. Get these kids off of ESPN2, the game is over.
Am I the only one getting LLWS instead of USA v Mexico?
Its on ESPNews until this game gets over with.
Np, everyone is.
Whoever is playing left back needs to be taken out immediately. He is geeting us killed.
Castillo needs to get back. Also it doesn't help that Beckerman is doing lots of standing around on dead balls.
1-0 Mexico.... Really a bad bounce for the US. Good defending by Bradley yet still found the back of the net.
Mexico's pressing off the ball is killing the Nats. Can't work the ball around nearly fast enough
Someone please explain to me why Beckerman is on this team? He is freaking awful. He doesn't try to win balls back, stands around all the time, and gives the ball up way too easily. Waste of space out there.
He wouldn't be playing if Edu didn't get hurt. I think his dreads are slowing him down. Sorry Beckerman not everyone can have awesome dreads and be fast like Denard.
How does no one get a card there?
Nice to join you all for another USMNT match.
Christ, we could stand to possess the ball a bit. But my expectations for this match aren't very high.
I think Klinsmann is giving chances to a lot of guys, and his long term approach will pay off.
This is a very experimental lineup without much attacking prowess. I hope there are some changes at the half.
well, it can't get much worse then being dominated by your rival at home, so nowhere to go but up for Klinsman.
Didn't realize there were so many soccer fans here
you've been on this forum for almost two years and haven't noticed this?
If Castillo ever gets another call up to the USMNT, Klinsmann needs to be fired on the spot. This guy is pathetic. His club is probably happy he got called up because he isn't with them playing like trash. He is so bad at so many aspects of the game, I'm not even going to waste my time posting them all. Seriously, he may be one of the worst players I have ever seen.
at least he isn't Bornstein? I would like to see Lyod in the second half. Also, is anyone else surprised Adu isn't even on the bench?
Beckerman is having a terrible game as well. We have issues at left back, lichaj might be our best option.
wow i just poseted talking about this sorry sack. Let somebody else get the run in the second half. Pathetic
you've clearly never seen Robbie Findley play if Castillo is the worst you've ever seen.
Im sorry Edgar Castillo (number 2) sucks big time he has played terrible crosses has gotten lucky on a couple of occasion with his clears and he has played at least three balls out of bounds that could have been played foward.
His audition needs to end.
The higher yours are, the the worse for you.
Something about the modern era breeds high expectations. With expectations comes entitlement. Perhaps no greater criticism could be levelled against modernity.
Perspective, bitches, perspective.
All of you complainers based on this single match with an experimental roster demonstrate yourselves to be short-sighted children.
Or we are pointing out the obvious players that have no point of playing or being on the team.
I can understand the team as a whole not playing well since they only had 3 days if training together.
I'm just complaining about Beckerman and his general lack of awareness and competency.
This is the worst USMNT game I've seen in memory. Not only are we losing but it seems like we're just not doing anything....when we get the ball, just casually kicking it around in our own half rather than advancing it. They've been in Mexico's half of the field only like twice in the first half. How pathetic is that.
At least Ian Darke is doing the game
Got Univision on
Clearly the USA team needs Abby Wambach to score a header
none of the players on the field so far will be contributors in the future (near or distant) so I am really not concerned with their play.
Near future: not a chance any of these outfield guys sees significant playing time in the 2014 world cup
distant future: too much talent of the younger variety (Luis Gil, Josh Gatt, Marc Pelosi, Alejandro Guido, Conor Doyle...)
fantastic description of Jermaine Jones.
My new assessment of Kyle Beckerman is that he is a poor man's Ricardo Clark
We have players like Dempsey and Stu Holden that would make it hard for a player like Shea to see regular time.
Is able to hold the ball but is also prone to a couple of mind numbing mistakes each time he plays.
Torres is the only midfielder who can hold possession and has lots of creativity going forward.
Eh. He plays too slow. Intl soccer isnt the mexican league. Don't get me wrong, he's promising and should see more time, but right now, I'll take Holden when he gets healthy.
This is a bit off-topic in this thread but my question does not warrant a different thread, I don't think . . .
I'm watching Manchester City v. Manchester United on Fox Soccer Plus channel and am a bit confused as to who I should root for in the game. But a bigger issue is what club team I should support. I'm somewhat of a soccer virgin but have been staying up later than usual and watching random games on this Fox Soccer Plus channel. I think I want to support an English team but I don't even know what league to pay attention to . . . Premier League?
Any suggestions about which team(s) I should be sure to watch would be much appreciated.
The Spartans to Liverpool's Wolverines :)
Don't let that enrage you if you're a true Everton supporter - I follow Liverpool fairly closely, but I'm far from a true diehard at this point.
But I will say this, at the Liverpool blog I go to many of the commenter refer to Everton as 'our wee neighbors.' Granted, there's a subcurrent of respect behind it that I don't think most Michigan fans extend to Sparty.
I like your style, sir...
depends on what type of soccer you want to see....top of the table you're looking at teams like Chelsea, Man U, Aresenal, and Man City, with Man U being the obvious choice to repeat with their upgrades. Middle of the table you're looking at Fulham, Everton, Aston Villa, etc. It all depends on which players you like and what type of soccer you want to see.
Thanks for both of your responses. I appreciate it!
Do you think that the Premier League is the way to go? Or should I be looking elsewhere?
if your looking for convenience, then yes. the premier league is the only league with consistant games on US tv.
if you want better quality soccer, watch Germany or Spain. Bundislega is fun as hell to watch... but for me, there's nothing better than Spanish soccer. Im a diehard Barcelona fan, but I love Valencia, Villareal, Atletico. Bilbao is cool too because every one of there players was born and raised in the Basque region of Spain. and theyre good.
They do show La Liga matches on Espn too. I like watching the Bundesliga too, but you have to have GolTV to catch regular matches.
I personally like Fulham for the EPL because of Dempsey.
I'm not sure whether you're a Manchester fan or just only watched the EPL for one season, but totally omitting Liverpool from that list is a bit odd.
Great rivals, league, fans, players, stadium, and relevance.
You can never go wrong being a rossoneri.
USA ties it up!