GOOOOALLLLLL Robbie Rogers... 1-1
OT: USA vs Mexico open thread
Wow a very unlikely player, but I'll take it.
Im liking tha adjustments that we have made lately alot more agressive attacking
Shea's looked great since coming in.
Agreed, really has a way of finding the ball and making great runs. Also I really like the size he brings to the attacking midfield.
Why the f- can't they put names on the back of their jerseys? They want people to support the US team but this novice can't figure out who is who . . .
Thanks for the response. It makes sense, but its still annoying.
that could have been a penalty...
That was a fucking penalty
That one got me on my feet... They're really putting some pressure un now
God im loving what Brek Shea has brought today.
how was that not a red card?!
That us a fucking straight red. What a bunch of shit.
For the life of me, I don't know how someone can be THROWN DOWN and no Red is given. I dno't get it. I don't get it man
THAT IS FUCKING BULLSHIT RED ALL THE WAY.
How is that not a red!!!!???
I think he is actually trying to channel his inner Fernando Torres with that hair. He even has arm tats like Torres.
I should have known Torres would turn out to be kind of a pussy when I learned that he had tattoos on his arms in Tolkien Elvish script. I hope Shea's are unrelated to any fantasy-based languages.
Torres = The Spanish Shevchenko
The above site was fantastic back when its sole content for months was: "NO."
Of course, unlike Shevchenko Torres was a holy terror for three years in the EPL. But he certainly fit the bill now.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! TERRIBLE, this is one of the worst officiated games I've seen in a long time.
UUUgggh. Can't believe they didn't throw him away for that. Ref sux.
THAT SHOULD BE RED!
are the worst. The absolute worst.
Officials have always hated the US and never given them any calls
that is exhibit z of why Ricardo Clark should not be playing
shocking revelation!!!:: Ricardo Clark sucks!
What the hell happened at the 70' mark? Someone hit the 'on' switch...
Putting players in better positions. Kyle Beckerman actually turned up the energy towards the end and Brek Shea showed promise.
GG, nice to see that US tied it
Got some fight in this club
I'd much rather have someone shoot directly at the goalie than miss the net wide. And by wide, I mean 32 yards wide.
Aguedelo was great as well. Both were in the center of every dangerous US move.
yeah he and Shea could be very nice pieces for us in 2014
Donovan-->"I don't think the ref was quite up to speed."--HAHA!
Is clearly in good hands with klinsmann
Glad we at least made second half adjustments, something that seems like it never happened under Bradley.
Also, Shea is a baller. Hopefully we see a lot more of him in the future. I don't know what people see in Altidore, I'd rather have Shea out there than him.
Anyone know why Freddie Adu wasn't on the roster tonight?
EDIT: Robbie Rogers is a baller too and hopefully we see more of him. Not only did he finish on that great set-up from Shea, but, he made that great run towards the end that the Mexican player should've got red carded for.
...this ends Ricardo Clark's tenure with the team.
It is so great to be able to complain about officiating instead of Bob Bradley after a game.
In my opinion, going forward Klinsmann needs to go to a 4-1-3-1-1 for the games that he wants to be attacking, which based on his history is every game. The back four is TBD and this is just my opinion on one possible group, and the holding mid can be anyone of Edu/Bradley/Beckerman, then you go Dempsey-Torres-Shea across the mid, Agudelo up top and Donovan sitting just behind in the #10 position, giving him the freedom to roam and make all the plays he is capable of.
When Holden get back in form he has to be on the field somewhere.
Like what you have in the 11, but I still think Holden and Bradley will be there also, in some way.
Swap Bradley for Torres and I am with you... Torres to sub for Bradley later in the game when he has more time on the ball. When Holden is healthy again, slide him in for Bradley.
Lichaj for Castillo seems like a NO BRAINER as Castillo was atrocious last night.
Otherwise, this proposed lineup is 100% what I was hoping for and was shouting at my TV to see when Donovan and Torres were on the wings with Buddle alone up top; let's hope that is the last time we see that, even when Altidore is back in September.
Also, did anyone find a link to Mike Bradley's thoughts on playing for the coach that replaced his dad? His scowl last night was no joke, although he always seems to be scowling (which I like in general)...
Given the situation, I'm mpressed by orozco as well. He was kind of thrown in there without much prep or any recent time with the USNT (has he ever played CB for the full natl team?) He kept things pretty quiet at the back, esp with the castillo disaster going on.
Brek Shea showed great composure on the ball and had a fantastic pass to Rogers for the goal.
Once Donovan got into more of a creator role, he distributed and defended much better.
Juan Agudelo continues outplaying every other US striker.
The US back line makes the 2010 Michigan secondary look like a brick wall of inpenetrable force.
Castillo, especially, was just awful.
Agree on castillo, but thought the others in back did well, especially given the situation. Mexico's goal was mostly on Bradley and other than the marquez header, they really didn't have any clear cut chances.
I agree especially with your Orozco post above. Luckily we have Lichaj that will probably lock down the left back position.
I actually think Castillo is better than how he played tonight, but he might have played himself out of contention. We should give someone like Zach Loyd a shot to see how he preforms. He played pretty well in a friendly early in the year.