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|2 hours 20 min ago||Anyone have their Man Utd Madrid tix?||
They were supposed to be mailed out by now?
|2 hours 38 min ago||3 rd rate refs||
Too many big mistakes for the WC 3 rd place game.
|3 days 54 min ago||Congrats to Argentina||
|3 days 56 min ago||Van Over||
|3 days 59 min ago||I picked the wrong week to stop||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Card?||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Need more hot chicks shots||
|3 days 3 hours ago||This game needs a goal||
Otherwise both sides are too cautious.
|3 days 3 hours ago||The state of U8 soccer is all over the place.||
I wouldn't judge the US system by that or even u12 clubs. The quality of coaching here is improving at all ages, and the Academy system tends to mimic what they do in Europe.
Unfortunately High School soccer will now take a back seat like it does in basketball, hockey and other travel sports.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Dutch to win||
Di Maria's effectiveness/health could be the real difference. Machirano should get exposed.
Van Persie wakes up....
Netherlands 4 , Argentina 2
|3 days 4 hours ago||By 15, the best players are already playing all over the world||
for a club and being put in their club's system where they spend 98% of their training time.
Spain was great because so many of their players played for Barca (talk about a system of play introduced to their youngest).
Obviously Germany overhauled their system after the old system was deemed to not produce results, and look to have done a better job, but it is not that simple. I would argue that Germany's best players personalities fit more into a team concept . They are the Spurs and Brazil are the Heat without Lebron.
The USA is different from Europe and South American countries because it lacks fundamental skills and its squad are not used to playing at high speed/pressure mainly (because the MLS is a secondary league that is slower and less skilled). When more guys play in the big leagues abroad things will dramatically improve regardless of coach or system.
The deep understanding between the starting 6 (off the top of my head) Bayern/ German Nationals was very obvious. Germany look to have taken it to the next level with a system, quality skill (which they always had playing in the BL), and team understanding.
The more players play in the top leagues, and the more they play on the same club teams, the better the team usually does, regardless of the sport.
The USA has recently overhauled their national team program from top to bottom and hopefully it will work.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Agree you need both but||
I wouldn't proclaim the Brazilians as being the masters of street soccer and creatvity that they used to be. I found the forwards of Brazil to be very predictable, one footed, and slow to recognize open players - all things you woud not see from "street masters". They also play very direct and rarely had backward digonal passes when then advanced well on hte goal line.
Totally agree that the tactics for Brazil were also abysmal. I think a big part of the problem is that the players all play on different club teams and their strategy was "get the ball to Neymar, and then he dives". The guys who play on Bayern all seemed to be on the same page. Many of the great teams in WC history had players who played on the same club teams.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Well at least Argentina won't win it all||
Oh wait they still have a chance ; )
Actually I'm rooting for a Brazil-Argentina consolation match.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Punny recap||
Everyone thought it would be a lot Klose than this as Germany easily Kroosed to the finals.
Brazil led like Lahms to slaughter, sank to a new Loew.
It must have Benard for Brazil to play under so much pressure, and then have no Silva lining in the Hummelating loss. The fans
could barely watch any Neymar and Dante knew what to do now. It was so quiet you Khedira pin drop!
After 20 minutes Germany knew they Goetze the game in the bag,
The fans now hope Scolari will be Mertersacked after this ugly game. If it were a film, Schurle it wouldn't win an Oscar.
|4 days 12 min ago||England had NEVER lost on home soil to any non Brit team||
before this match. This was the beginning of total football and forced England to rethink and reshape how they approached the game of soccer. Brazil had their similar historic lesson today. I believe they would have been crushed even with Neymar and Silva.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Google Hungary 6 England 3 at Wembley||
Only national humiliation of a soccer power at home that comes close.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Touchdown Germany!||
Nice defending Luiz you douche!
|4 days 2 hours ago||Argentina too reliant on Messi||
Like Brazil and Neymar. Take the Clockwork Orange tomorrow.
|4 days 2 hours ago||McManaman is hilarious||
Amateur hour ... Playing with concrete boots on .... He looks happy to be on the field
|4 days 2 hours ago||Give a dive card!||
Bad for the game.
|4 days 2 hours ago||What is going on?||
I can't imagine how pissed fans will be
|4 days 2 hours ago||Neuer is the best||
And Brazil is clueless without Neymar.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Don't think Brazil will get 5 SOG||
Let alone 5 goals. Geez another lame drive.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Fred is dead||
That's what I said.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Anyone remember UM Virginia in 1989?||
Great 8 matchup? Reminds me of this blowout.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Spacing is awful||
It is like they never played together before.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I hate Luiz and Hulk||
Stfu and play for pride man.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Mercy Rule?||
Never seen anything like this. My daughter's high school team plays better defense.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Over / under on this game?||
|4 days 3 hours ago||Yooooouuuu Suck!!!||