USMNT vs. Portugal (In-Game) Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on June 22nd, 2014 at 6:52 PM

We had an in-game thread last week and we won.

Thought someone was going to start it, so I'll go ahead and give it a shot and hopefully we can turn our fortunes around.

Comments

TruBluMich

June 22nd, 2014 at 6:55 PM ^

I really know nothing about soccer. Saying that first, my perception is that the US team looks ok. One HUGE mess up, other than that, they have looked like the better team.

If I'm wrong, sorry, I'm at least trying to understand what makes this game so popular.

Mr. Yost

June 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 PM ^

...but with this formation and lineup, I think Jones and Johnson really have to push up and be a factor offensively. Obviously that leaves massive holes on the back end, but that's where Bedoya and Zusi have to cover for them if they move foward.

quiverfull

June 22nd, 2014 at 7:07 PM ^

about soccer as i do about mandarin chinese.   can someone tell me what espn's tag line of a 'back line blunder' meant re: the bad guys getting their goal?

and no matter the sport, i do know u-s-a! u-s-a!

LSAClassOf2000

June 22nd, 2014 at 7:26 PM ^

Did anyone else watching ESPN coverage get a nice chuckle out of the dude dressed up as Teddy Roosevelt? I could see him cheering quite uproariously there too, from what I understand about the man. 

Also, we need another one like that - left the goalie paralyzed, it seemed. Very beautiful goal indeed. 

Mr. Yost

June 22nd, 2014 at 7:28 PM ^

I know that's kind of "unAmerican" but Dempsey hasn't done much since the first 15 minutes.

Who are your other subs? Do we trust Yedlin? We've got Zusi and Bedoya on so we can't sub there...this is interested.