Beer, and international soccer!!! HERE WE GO
OT: World Cup Qualifier - USA @ Jamaica, 8:30pm CDT, BeIN Network
I'll raise you bourbon and international soccer... Your move.
I'll double your bourbon sir, with some BBQ ribs and international soccer. Your play.
I'll triple your bourbon sir, with some international soccer and BBQ ribs from Dr. Hamlet III himself.
What kindof bourbon are you drinking?
I was never much of a beer drinker. Too filling.
Not sure where to find this game, and am definitely not familiar with the BeIN network
It's a network based in France that recently started in the US.
It's 728 on Ann Arbor comcast (not HD) and 620 on Directtv according to wikipedia.
BeIn unfortunately owns the US rights to all of the remaining road games for the USMNT in the Hex.
That's pathetic. Man I wish soccer was bigger in this country.
In International Games, the home team owns the global rights. So in this case, BeIN purchased the US rights for this game from Jamaica. It is likely it was part of a package deal, as ESPN would of course have no interest in a bundle of Jamaica games, just this one. So this is not a case of 'lack of respect for US soccer' but rather the screwy international TV rights getting in the way.
If it were bigger in this country, I have to believe that international TV rights wouldn't get in the way.
What about AT&T U-verse?
All I got is soccer beer couches and fire..... Gonna be one of those nights
How have you been here this long with only 3 points?
Is this not on tv tonite? I don't see it listed anywhere on my guide.
I had to search for it on my TV. I've never used the search function like that. Major pain. Anyway, it's on channel 620 on directv
This is not news, BeIn replaced Goltv at the start of this year's Euro season (i.e. August/Sept), got rights to certain US games, as well as Bundesliga, ligue 1 and la liga, and europa league too.
It's on comcast, timewarner and directv, which probably covers well over half the US (just a wild ass guess)
728 on comcast in Ann Arbor
How is anyone still going with Comcast these days? Absolutely awful service.
and can't seem to find it anywhere.
I've honestly had no problems in the 6 years I've had it in Ann Arbor. The first place I moved into here, the tech spent 3 hours to run new lines throughout the whole even though I paid no installation fee.
Never had service problems and the one time I had a problem with my box it took me all of 15 minutes at the Comcast store to exchange it for a new one.
Consider yourself lucky. It was a nightmare for me before I switched to Uverse.
Also, the fact that NHL network isn't even an option on UVERSE swayed me away from it, though I believe that's the cable provider at my new house next year.
Understandable. Not a big hockey fan myself.
BeIn sport, an Al-Jazeera subsidiary owned by oil sheiks shelled out the cash for exclusive rights of USA away qualifiers.
Great. The terrorists have finally won.
Stream source for those who don't get be1n or whatever it's called.
Oh hell yes.
For whatever reason, I can never get firstrow to work well. It always lags badly.
How secure is that source? They're asking for my credit card number to validate my location.
Does directv carry the game?
Try channel 620
Dammit! Bradley almost nicked one.
I like Bradley, but he is one weird-looking guy.
Omg. That was close. I thought that was in.
Gahh off the post!
They are just trying to slow US momentum.
But, it may have been completely out LOL
Are those vuvuzelas? I forgot how annoying they were.
No vuvuzelas. That's just Lloyd Christmas.
Beasley keeping things scary
That's what happens when you convert a winger to LB.
I thought BTN had terrible timing with replays, but Bein takes it to a whole new level.
Seriously. How hard is it to put up a timely replay?
2 straight matches Jozy scores!
You are correct sir!
Nice header by Altidore from great cross by Zusi
I really like what Zusi is bringing to the table lately.
A large font for a large goal.
ALTIDORE FROM ZUSI GOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL
Does Chuck Norris really care about U.S. Soccer?
Alto does starting to pick up his play. That will be huge for us if he keeps his confidence up. We are gonna need goals with this defense.
Honestly, our D hasn't been good in a very long time. It's getting really old watching such tenative play in the back.
Post! Holy shit!
Eh no big deal. If it didn't hit the post, Howard would have been there.
ohhhh thank fucking god! off the post
That was way too good a chance to give up. Sheesh.
Wtf is our problem?
Eh lack of confidence and uniformity can often look like laziness. They aren't lazy. They just aren't playing well together. So tenative.
I would like to see Dempsey getting some touches. I don't even think the announcer has mentioned him at all.
Mexico and Panama is getting intense.
All right here we go boys, 2nd half bring it home!
SONOFABITCH!! Tie game.
Offsides and Howard looked lost.
Four long minutes.
So pissed after soft goal, and then Jamaica reciprocates with bad defense lol
Wow. Nice goal by Evans.
What a turn by Brad Evans!
yes!!!! GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!
Glad we got the W but man Johnson you could have done something there! USA!
Our defense still sucks.
Sounds like "Major League."
Evans saved the USMNT bacon (pours out some Dogfish/Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines for Dr. Hamlet III)
@IanDarkeESPN 11:30 PM That's a priceless 3 points for USA. Mr Evans will never forget that moment as long as he plays
there should be an "american" moderate option
I have to say in all honesty, this team is pretty awful. U.S. Soccer is nowhere near where it needs to be to compete on the world stage.
We regularly qualify for an event that only takes the top 32 teams. We are a top 15-20 level team that in that last 20 years has progressed more than any team in the World.
Random comments like yours are ignorant to the progress that actually is occuring. This team would smoke the team from say 10 years ago. We will never be the 1992 Dream Team, but we should be able to "compete" soon enough.
I get that, but people have been saying that last sentence for a decade now. My college roommate (WolverSwede) told me in 2004 or so that by now the US would be one of the World Cup contenders, and it seems we aren't a whole lot better off than we were then.
And saying we've progressed more than any team in the world isn't saying much because every team above us has been good forever. So yeah, we've progressed a lot more than Brazil and Germany, but that's just because they don't need to.
EDIT: By the way, we're currently 28th in FIFA's world ranking.
Germany did a major retooling of their entire soccer program from the youth level up about 10-15 years ago. They went from technically sound teams to the current speed/counter game that Bayern and Dortmund play. The current German stars came up during this retooling.
The US has made great strides over the last decade. You are seeing parts of Usmnt playing significant minutes in the epl and bundesliga. No one is questioning that there is much room for improvement, but until our best athletes choose soccer we are going to be at best a 10-15 team. Which isn't bad
We regularly qualify for an event that only takes the top 32 teams.
We've undoubtedly made strides, but this statement is a little misleading, because our path to qualification isn't as difficult as it would be if we were in Europe or South America, where the vast majority of the world's good national teams play. (Yes, they get more spots, but still, there are quality teams from those continents that get shut out each time.)
There are only three large countries in CONCACAF and one of them (Canada) basically doesn't play soccer. With 3.5 spots allotted to CONCACAF, it should be easy for us to qualify. I think it'd be cool if there were one federation for the Americas as a whole. It might be harder to qualify, but games against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay might make us a little more battle-tested in preparation for WC play.
It's nice - put USA in good position