OT: USA vs Mexico open thread

Submitted by Creedence Tapes on August 10th, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Looks like both teams are playing without some key players. Lets go USA! Watching en vivo on Unvision as I don't get ESPN2.


Creedence Tapes

August 10th, 2011 at 9:29 PM ^

Wow got lucky on that one. Looks like we still need GM to help coach the defense for the USMNT. At least they are clearing the ball instead of passing to a mexican player in front of goal.


August 10th, 2011 at 9:38 PM ^

Someone please explain to me why Beckerman is on this team?  He is freaking awful.  He doesn't try to win balls back, stands around all the time, and gives the ball up way too easily.  Waste of space out there.

Waters Demos

August 10th, 2011 at 9:55 PM ^

Nice to join you all for another USMNT match.

Christ, we could stand to possess the ball a bit.  But my expectations for this match aren't very high. 

I think Klinsmann is giving chances to a lot of guys, and his long term approach will pay off.


August 10th, 2011 at 10:04 PM ^

If Castillo ever gets another call up to the USMNT, Klinsmann needs to be fired on the spot.  This guy is pathetic.  His club is probably happy he got called up because he isn't with them playing like trash.  He is so bad at so many aspects of the game, I'm not even going to waste my time posting them all.  Seriously, he may be one of the worst players I have ever seen.


August 10th, 2011 at 10:06 PM ^

Im sorry Edgar Castillo (number 2) sucks big time he has played terrible crosses has gotten lucky on a couple of occasion with his clears and he has played at least three balls out of bounds that could have been played foward.

His audition needs to end.

Waters Demos

August 10th, 2011 at 10:15 PM ^

The higher yours are, the the worse for you. 

Something about the modern era breeds high expectations.  With expectations comes entitlement.  Perhaps no greater criticism could be levelled against modernity.

Perspective, bitches, perspective. 

All of you complainers based on this single match with an experimental roster demonstrate yourselves to be short-sighted children.


August 10th, 2011 at 10:12 PM ^

This is the worst USMNT game I've seen in memory.  Not only are we losing but it seems like we're just not doing anything....when we get the ball, just casually kicking it around in our own half rather than advancing it.  They've been in Mexico's half of the field only like twice in the first half.  How pathetic is that.

swan flu

August 10th, 2011 at 10:23 PM ^

none of the players on the field so far will be contributors in the future (near or distant) so I am really not concerned with their play.


Near future: not a chance any of these outfield guys sees significant playing time in the 2014 world cup


distant future: too much talent of the younger variety (Luis Gil, Josh Gatt, Marc Pelosi, Alejandro Guido, Conor Doyle...)