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|1 week 1 day ago||Complaint Dept.||
The pace and skill among the midfield/attacking players was really the difference. Argentina pressed and when they got possession, were calm and collected on the ball, basically waiting for a gap to open up in the US defense. The US midfield either booted the ball upfield at the first sign of pressure or gave it away in dangerous positions.
If we want to seriously contend for a World Cup, we need to ditch the leftovers from the Bradley regime, and commit to playing younger, more athletic players.
The difference in sides was stark.
|1 week 1 day ago||2013||
He was good in like 2013. We aren't sure what happened.
|1 week 1 day ago||Embarassing||
That was pretty embarassing. We have a world class back line I think with Yedlin/Brooks/Cameron/Johnson, and Dempsey is of that quality up front, but we have zero midfielders who can hang with Argentina (maybe Zardes if his touch is on) and Wondo is useless on the international level.
|1 week 1 day ago||Basically||
Yeah, the only good things for the U.S. have been Zardes and Yedlin's pace on the right flank.
|1 week 1 day ago||Jurgen||
Every USMNT fan online was basically pleading with Jurgen not to start Wondo and Beckerman. If I wasn't at work, I'd photoshop the trollface onto Klinsmann's head right now.
|1 week 1 day ago||Concerning||
More concerning was that in the article it mentions the match was Steven Gerrard's World Cup debut for England. What the heck? Was 2006 that long ago?
|1 week 2 days ago||Vue||
Thanks for this. I've been contemplating making the switch from Time Warner to Vue (I have a PS3) and was curious how others liked it. The middle package seems about right as it has basically every channel that myself and the wife watch regularly. Having no DVR will be very tough as we record a lot of shows to watch later. H
How have you gotten around that?
But, for $45 a month plus the $30-$40 for internet, I'll be paying a lot less than the $180/mo I pay now.
I guess I'll have to spring for HBO Now as well at $15/mo.
|1 week 2 days ago||Cities||
If we're going with cities that have 2 or more franchises, and a championship drought, it has to be San Diego...
Only title is the '63 Chargers. Chargers have played in 1 Super Bowl and got destroyed. Padres have played in 2 World Series and weren't competitive in either. If you go to home games at Qualcomm or Petco against a quality opponent, splits are usually 75/25 in favor of the road team.
Buffalo is a runner-up because of the Bills SB losses and the Sabres being largely inept, but they at least care.
DC is a good choice. If it wasn't for Joe Gibbs, they'd be tops on the list.
|1 week 5 days ago||Come On||
You can actually make a living because of your fishing license.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's amazing what Zardes can||
It's amazing what Zardes can do when his touch doesn't betray him.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||100% on Bradley. It was a||
100% on Bradley. It was a harsh call on Yedlin, but should've never been in that position. I'd say US hasn't been bad for most of the first 45, but one lost mark on the corner and one bad stretch and that's 2-0.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Range||
With the talent returning and the addition of X, they'll probably win 21-23 games and end up in that 6-10 seed range.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Mandatory||
I'm pretty sure that GGG is his mandatory. Canelo paid GGG step aside money to fight Khan. I mean Canelo could always just vacate his belt if he doesn't want to face Golovkin, so in the end it doesn't really matter.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I just can't imagine Texas||
I just can't imagine Texas and Oklahoma being okay with conference games against Cincy and UCF. The Big XII wants to remain viable but I agree with what somebody said below, this thing is heading towards 4 16 team conferences.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Maybe he meant state of mind?||
Maybe he meant state of mind?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Pretend||
Can we just pretend it is? It's too good not to be.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||NCAA||
Yo, Monkey House, my moms light bill is due.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||MLS Names||
One of the things that's always bothered me about the MLS (which I watch here and there) is the team names are largely taken from successful European clubs, but they make no sense. For example, "United" is European football is largely due to multiple clubs in one town being merged into one way back when. D.C. United is okay because it's got the capital connotation.
Real Salt Lake? Not okay. Real was a title bestowed upon the club by the freakin' King of Spain.
Houston Dynamo? That's fine because of the energy industry in the Houston area.
Sporting KC? Nope. You just took Sporting Lisbon (which started in the 1900s as a multi-sport club) and made it your name.
The upcoming Atlanta and Minnesota United? Also, sorry, but you aren't uniting anything.
Finally, you are not "FC". You play in a league called Major League Soccer. You can be SC Toronto or New York City SC.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Ha. Promote that man.||
Ha. Promote that man.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Cool?||
Rutgers, sit down. We need to talk. Congratulations on landing a big recruit. We get that it's special. I mean, not really, because Michigan football has been one of the premier programs in the country for about 100 years and we've landed a ton of big recruits. You? Well, the less said about that...
What's that? You played in the first college football game ever. Wow. That's really impressive.
Here's the thing. Everybody is really trying to be nice to you, but the truth is we don't want you in the B1G. We never did. The person who runs this conference decided a few extra million cable subscribers was worth adding you to the conference. Then, it was scandal after scandal...
Yes, you beat us two years ago. We weren't doing so hot at the time. We're better now.
And, yes, you reside in a pretty fertile recruiting ground. It's like living on top of a big oil deposit. Only you're Rutgers, so you're trying to get it at with a teaspoon. We've got a drill. We're going to end up with 4-5 of the top 7 prospects in the state. You're going to get 1. This is fine. Hang on to that one guy and cherish him.
We don't want to hate you. We already hate so many people. Ohio State. Michigan State. Notre Dame... and we don't even play them anymore. Illinois hates us for some reason. Oh, and Minnesota, but that's not hate, more like a friendly rivalry.
No, Rutgers, you can't be our "Minnesota". We already have a Minnesota.
Just shoot for a couple of seasons with a winning record. It'd be cool if you beat Ohio State once or twice. We might like you more after that.
You know who needs a rival? Maryland. That's totally something you guys could do. Create a trophy. The I-95 trophy or something. It could be a big interstate. Haha. Come on. That'd be fun.
Again, congrats. We're all really proud of you.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Come on, though, it's not||
Come on, though, it's not like the Lakers had anything to play for. Or the Jazz for that matter. It was Kobe's night. Everybody on that team knew they had one job: get the ball to Kobe.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||As a Bulls fan thank you for||
As a Bulls fan thank you for putting this miserable season to rest for us.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||NCAA||
SEC: WAHHHHHH, it's unfair that coaches can come down here and get a look at our football players.
NCAA: Technically, it's not against the rules.
SEC: WAHHHHHHH, but...but...it's not fairrrr!
*Ole Miss hands 5* recruit a bag filled with $100,000 cash*
NCAA: What was that?
SEC: Not a terrible, awful, horrible satellite camp.
NCAA: You're right, SEC, those are awful.
*Alabama cuts 5 players in August*
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||Honest||
Most teams play 7-8 games actual minutes with another 2 guys for spot duty so, yeah, I agree with you. If you break it down like thus:
1 - Walton (28) / X (12)
2 - MAAR (30) / Walton (4) / X (6)
3 - Robinson (30) / Irvin (4) / Chatman (6)
4 - Irvin (28) / Chatman (12)
5 - Wagner (25) / Donnal (12) / Davis or Teske or Wilson (3)
You have Walton, MAAR, Robinson, Irvin, and Wagner playing starters minutes with X, Chatman, and Donnal playing bench minutes.
If they can land the Valpo kid, great, because I'm not confident in Kam playing 18 minutes/game right now.
My order of preference:
1. Starting stretch 4 that can push Robinson to the bench with Irvin picking up some minutes at the 4 still. So, something like
3 - Irvin (20) / Robinson (20)
4 - Transfer (28) / Irvin (12)
2. Backup 1/2 combo guard in case Walton or MAAR go down. (Spike would be fine)
3. Bench wing who is a defensive ace that would primarily play the 3, but could theoretically play 2-4.
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||I was gonna say that as well.||
I was gonna say that as well. One of the most beautiful hype videos ever produced. Captured the spirit of the fan base at the Time perfectly.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Perry Ellis looks like he was on that team with Manning in '88.||
Perry Ellis looks like he was on that team with Manning in '88.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Considering we only have 4 or||
Considering we only have 4 or 5 road games that would be a bad season.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I think his point is not the||
I think his point is not the drama of the tournament itself but that the concept of a single elimination tournament is inherently flawed because the best team can have one bad game and be eliminated despite far more evidence that they were indeed one of the best 4, 8, etc.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I don't entirely get the Cal||
I don't entirely get the Cal hate on here. Is it possible some UK boosters are greasing the skids? Sure. But it's also possible that high schoolers see that players from UK go in the first round of the draft and realize it's a unique situation to further their careers.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Shooting||
The biggest thing with this team is their inability to score when they can hit their shots. Outside of MAAR, they couldn't generate easy buckets which means if their outside shots weren't falling, they went on these prolonged scoring droughts that killed them. And, they don't get to the line.
That's how you end up with 41 points in the first half and 22 in the second half.
Donnal and Irvin were a special brand of awful tonight.
And, yes, that charge call was complete horseshit and completely changed the game.