OT - Team USA v the Fighting Waffles Game Thread

Submitted by alum96 on July 1st, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Ok the warmup game is over - now to the main event.

GO USA.  Get those waffles!

Comments

alum96

July 1st, 2014 at 4:22 PM ^

Even that play Bradley lost the ball - it just went to Dempsey. lol

At this point if Altidore was healthy I'd put Dempsey back to Bradley role and get him out of here.  But right now there is literally no other player not named Dempsey who can do that role - which is sort of sad.

Tyrone Biggums

July 1st, 2014 at 4:26 PM ^

Bradley has been a liabilty, don't know what's going on.

Edit: He's run farther than any other player in the cup till the QF, because of position or just straight covering his fuck ups?

bronxblue

July 1st, 2014 at 4:28 PM ^

The US does look a little tired.  Belgium is also very good, but the US players seem a step slow.

They are also giving them pretty nice cushions outside, which I guess is a strategic decision but damn annoying.  Like UM's defensive backs last year.

alum96

July 1st, 2014 at 4:31 PM ^

If Fabian goes out they probably put Cameron back and Yedlin in.  Or keep Cameron up and Yedlin back?

EDIT: I am confused - why not Cameron go back and Yedlin up at midfield.  Yedlin's head is going to be spinning here.

Public_97_Ivy

July 1st, 2014 at 4:32 PM ^

Why couldn't that have been Bradley?  Johnson has been playing his heart and mind out.  Bradley looks like he thinks daddy is still coaching and won't ever take him out.

Tyrone Biggums

July 1st, 2014 at 4:33 PM ^

Hoepfully this is part of Klinsman's master plan. Belgium is really young and have expended a lot of energy in the first half. We definitely have more experience. Belgium has only scored after the 70th minute, but they also have only allow a goal on set pieces.

It's gonna be a nail biter.