Carlos Ruiz just dove on his way onto the field.
OT: WCQ US vs. Guatemala
I don't get how he gets so many calls. I would hope that refs are aware of his diving.
My other team, South Korea, lost 0-1 to a ten-man Iran.
Dempsey has been a far cry from his usual self since the gold cup.
of the night
If you ask me this is a do or die game for Jurgy. If we lose, he is fired within the hour.
If we lose there is still a way that we can advance. If we advance do you think he still get fired?
No. but there is <1% chance that Jamaica loses to Antigua (or wins by 1 goal) at home
Yeah. I can't even begin to think of names to take over.
Pep is still in retirement right? Dare to dream.
hahaha, That would be the worst coach-team pairing since AVB and Chelsea.
Sven and Mexico?
It appears this conversation may be moot
Yeah that would be terrible. Pep would probably quit after one training session.
Ugh. How bad was that.
Only Ruiz could dive after scoring.
And sh*t, that was quick.
Now Guatemala is going to turtle and play 10 behind the ball
Boca gives one up, gets one on the other end
Thank you Bocs. You kind of made up for being out of position earlier.
Nice work by Gomez to win the corner, too.
That is one of the reason why I have come to like Gomez. He is such a tireless worker for a striker. He does little things that make a big difference.
love our wing play right now
DEMPSEY!!! 2-1 USA
My ini-laws were born in Guatemala. My father-in-law often tells me how terrible Guate soccer is, so if we lose this he'll give me all kinds of hell.
They don't need soccer in the land of eternal spring.
Eddie Johnson's having a couple games.
He will score today
If he had scored and the score would have been 4-1, I would have won a pair of cleats signed by Stuart Holden! Ah, to dream. Ha. Either way, happy to have won this game with relative ease.
As an aside, Ruiz is far and away my least favorite CONCACAF player to watch us play against. I can't stand watching him dive around ridiculously.
EDIT: Guess I should say I had to correctly guess the score and goal scorers, I got every goal scorer right (Dempsey x 2, Boca, Ruiz), just needed Johnson to make it 4-1 and I would have been on the money
US is working for Jamaica now.
Guatemala might be in trouble.
Can't say I wouldn't be upset.
I will not be upset at all. Ruiz is a very unlikable player.
Canada got torn up earlier today, 8-1, at Honduras. Don't think this will get that out of hand, but Guatemala is going to have to start throwing guys forward.
Don't have enough points to make
Co host of common man and torq in columbus tweeted he wished Desmond Howard would die so he could watch gameday again, and is now suspended. Kirk Herbstreit complained and got him suspended. This guy is a total homer, and it is shocking it took this long for him to get suspended. After all this is just football, what a classless asshole.
Lulz. Let the "check the board, bro" commence...
This is exactly why 100 points are required to create a thread. Hopefully by the time you reach that threshold, you'll have learned how to avoid creating threads that would get negged into bolivian.
With Panama, Jamaica (likely), Mexico, Honduras, there are going to be many teams that want to play dirty against us in the final round of qualifying.
Lets hope we can stay healthy and Jermaine Jones doesn't get convicted of assault.
The folks on telemundo appear to think that was a penalty on Timmy. Or as they hilariously referred to it in Spanish "the maximum penalty." So I hope he doesn't get executed before returning to Liverpool.
lolwut? that was the definition of a penalty
I don't know what this ref is looking at. He missed a pretty obvious hand ball very early on in the match too.
I guess the Guatemala coaches don't have smart phones.
JOE CORONA IS CAP-TIED!
I think you and I are the only ones who constantly post about Corona's potential and ability.
Though I don't often, if ever, post about it, I love Corona's ability as well. Kid can straight up play, glad to see him get cap-tied tonight.
Team showed resiliance. Good offense throughout the match. Still tough that this team continues to have slow starts.
This is a sports blog, quite posting about the ballet!
Perhaps your signature line would ring less true if you stopped posting.
Great game, just wish Dempsey hadn't dove in extra time. Hate to see that yellow card come back to get him in the next round. The whole offense and mids played great tonight and held the ball well with great passing. That was needed on a off night for Howard.
Was at the game tonight. Sitting in the hotel bar across from the park. Any of my other mgobloggers here in KC?