Anyone have a link to a stream of the game? I'm not anywhere close to a bar showing the game.
OT: USMNT v. Guatamala
All the Bet365 and Unibet links require you to set up an account with those websites, so don't bother with those, hopefully some others will be posted as the night goes on.
This link is showing the Can - Hon game right now, hopefully it switches to USA at 10: http://www.coolsport.tv/stream6.php
I used their links every week during the npower Championship season and they never let me down.
Why do you watch the npower Championship? Supporter of a relegated/2nd tier club or do you have a friend over there.
for no good reason other than liking Carlos Tevez back in the day and staying loyal after he left. Thankfully, I'll be back to watching the Premier League next year!
I'm an Arsenal fan, but there was a time where I would pay attention to West Ham to see how Spector was doing. I remember either last season or the year before that when he was suiting up as a CM for the Hammers, which showed you both how talented he is (he just can't play well consistently, too many costly errors) and how troubled West Ham was. I'm sure you were glad to see him leave though.
Anyway, I hope West Ham can stay in the premeirship next year, they're a likeable team.
No promises though.
Here come the Yanks!
EDIT: Man people are quick around here
I have the Nationals @ Jays on right now on the stream -- go Nats!!! And go USMNT!!!
Per US Soccer Facebook Page:
Tonight's lineup for #USAvGUA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 21-Clarence Goodson, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 23-Fabian Johnson; 7-Maurice Edu , 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones; 10-Landon Donovan, 8-Clint Dempsey, 9-Herculez Gomez
Great to see Fabian Johnson getting the start at left back. Wasn't he injured?
Yes. He injured his calf during warmups prior to Canada game.
Not to mention our shaky defense the last few outings. Would be nice to see a good overall performance heading into the summer break. Also have heard rumors of a friendly at Azteca in Mid-August. That would be a nice test heading into the the 2nd set of qualifiers.
Although not confirmed by the US soccer website, Wikipedia does have Mexico set for Aug 15, fwiw.
Also has Russia Nov 14....
With them hosting the 2018 World Cup, it got me thinking about any MGoBloggers who have attended a World Cup. Anyone headed to Brazil? It's a bucket list thing for me, but really have no idea how to go about planning the trip.
Attended some '94 WC games, but that doesn't realy count. You need to go somewhere foreign and soak in the atmosphere.
Just a heads up, very few people there speak English (its not like going to a European country). A close friend of mine went to Brazil during the summer and he said his group would have been completely lost without a guide. I'm actually thinking about studying in Germany in June of 2014, though I may have trouble seeing the USA games, I figure it would be worth it to take in the soccer "atmosphere" during the world cup.
Yea i would definitely prefer it to be on foreign soil, although Russia and Qatar don't really sound all that appealing.
To this day I still have absolutely no idea how Qatar got the bid over the U.S.
They paid bigger bribes?
I smell corruption
Giving the WC to new places is something they have emphasized the past 20 years. Gave it to SKorea/Japan in 2002 (first on Asian soil), South Africa in 2010 (first on African soil), Brazil in 2014 (first time in SA since the 70s), Russia in 2018 (second in Asia) and Qatar in 2022 (first in Middle East). Not surprised.
I would like to know as well. I have seen lots of package deals, but sometimes I feel that they try to rip off tourists that way.
I wish I had family or friends living in Brazil. That would make things really easy.
Very up tempo game thus far. We're matching Guatemala's scrappiness...
Do any of you guys know that if the US wins its group is it a single elimination tournament to determine the winners of the CONCACAF? (like the world cup format, where if the US loses on a fluke game they dont make the WC)
3 Groups in this stage. Top 2 from each group advance to final round. From there it is a double- round robin with the top 3 teams advancing to Brazil. 4th place team plays a home and home with the top finisher from Oceania for a spot in Brazil.
It's pretty fluke-proof.
What, no yellow for that?
another thread, but dempsey dives way too much...he has to stop doing that. .
also, nearly half way in, it seems like guatamela's strategy is having the goalie punt kick it the entire way down the field. its like elementary school playground soccer. unfortunately, US hasnt done much better...
Goal Dempsey 1-0 USA
A crafty man, that Clint Dempsey.
Fabian Johnson is really a God send. LB was such a weak position for us, but now it looks like a strength with playing like he is now.
Phew! Guatemala shot just wide.
Does anyone know of a place to get the USA home jersey for relatively cheap? (like under $65)
Just peel the paint off of a Barber Pole.
Kind of a "meh" half in my opinion. Yes the goal is great to get but we have looked vulnerable yet again.
Decent first half in what is always trying circumstances.
Donovan's gotta get better on his set piece delivery, though. Think he's created one dangerous situation from 6-8 corners and free kicks.
Looking good so far -- tough place to play for the Yanks. A win in Central America is always nice. I wouldn't be surprised if we parked the bus for the second half, and I wouldn't care, as long as we come away with a W.
Figured this would be a decent thread to post this but SIAP.
A documentray film following US supporters in South Africa. Trailer looks fantastic. Suppose to be released this year for DVD according to website.
Ahhhh . . . the million buzzing 'skeeters of the Vuvuzelas.
Ref getting card-happy. /smh
Wow that was scary. I thought that was in.
O shit that was close
Save, Howard! And rebound good for a FG!
Lots of brunettes down in Guatemala, I reckon.
I'm married to one.
Well, she's in the US, but you know what I mean.
Howard has been huge on multiple occasions this evening
Wish we would just put this game away.....
A win here will put the US alone at the top of their group as Antigua & Barbuda drew with Jamaica earlier this evening. Nothing really shocking as the US is fully expected to win the group and move on but would be nice to see them clinch as early as possible so they can do some experimenting with lineups.
How do you not play advantage there?
Just stole a goal from us. Advantage...
Tough break and then they score. Never fails in soccer or sports in general. (now throwing things)
Such a bad call by the ref. Advantage would have been the right call there. So bad.
I hate CONCAFF refs because they hate the US.
I wish Donovan would play a little more selfishly sometimes. He always looks to play the early ball when he could take guys on.
And fuck Carlos Ruiz
Great free kick
Marco Pappa is such a bitch. I've hated him ever since he joined the Chicago Fire.
But could have/should have been more.
Disappointing result. Not that it will probably mean much in the end, but it was just a bleh game. Guat showed more interest in it IMO
At least we got a point. Before the game started, I would have been happy with that. The way the game went, though, you've got to feel like we should have picked up all three.
Le sigh. Wish the ref would have called an advantage on that Altidore "goal," but alas, this game will (hopefully) mean nothing in the end. Need to see more energy from this squad as qualifying goes on.
I want JK to give Joe Benny a chance if the card accumulation becomes a problem.
Anyone heard news on him?