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Baby Lee
06-15-2009, 01:12 PM
US short sided, and up 1-0 on freakin' Italy.

Are you kidding me?

CoMoChief
06-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Soccer = YAWWWWWWWWWWWWN

Baby Lee
06-15-2009, 01:18 PM
1st half, in the book.

|Zach|
06-15-2009, 01:18 PM
US short sided, and up 1-0 on freakin' Italy.

Are you kidding me?

This game has been fun as hell to watch. To earn that PK a man down? Awesome. They have had some solid chances. Spector is playing really good ball on defense and they are making things happen in the midfield.

This is a blast to watch.

Baby Lee
06-15-2009, 01:29 PM
This game has been fun as hell to watch. To earn that PK a man down? Awesome. They have had some solid chances. Spector is playing really good ball on defense and they are making things happen in the midfield.

This is a blast to watch.

Love watching Onyewu playing the Wilt Chamberlain of headers in the box on defense.

Landon with so much speed and still in control never ceases to amaze, either. He's like Devon Hester or Dante Hall at times.

Buck
06-15-2009, 01:34 PM
I was watching Tommy Smith saying that Italy is (are) notoriously a slow starter in all tournaments.

Baby Lee
06-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Well that was some quality bedshitting right there. Two goals from outside the box.

Baby Lee
06-21-2009, 01:53 PM
How the fuck can they be a single goal away from moving forward?

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 01:55 PM
Seriously, fuck Rossi

Baby Lee
06-21-2009, 02:00 PM
3-0 Brazil
3-0 USA

Kill me now!!!

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:00 PM
DEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

HAHAHAHAHAHA HOLY FUCKING SHIT

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 02:03 PM
US has been an embarrassment

and now they lead 3-0
Brazil leads italy 3-0

if that stands for 15 min, the US advances....ROFL

Baby Lee
06-21-2009, 02:03 PM
I see you took off the 'fuck Bradley'

Wow, who would've seen Altidore playing great O and Dempsey playing D like ass and say, "push Dempsey forward and pull Altidore.

Move of the tournament at this point.

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:03 PM
http://j.photos.cx/threezero-ac2.jpg

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:05 PM
I see you took off the 'fuck Bradley'

Wow, who would've seen Altidore playing great O and Dempsey playing D like ass and say, "push Dempsey forward and pull Altidore.

Move of the tournament at this point.Gonna be honest, the first five minutes of this tournament I've seen were the buildup to Deuce's goal.

So, if it helps again, FUCK BOB BRADLEY!!!!! WOOOOO!

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 02:07 PM
I see you took off the '**** Bradley'

Wow, who would've seen Altidore playing great O and Dempsey playing D like ass and say, "push Dempsey forward and pull Altidore.

Move of the tournament at this point.

dempsey had been pitiful until that score...as bad as beasley....

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 02:10 PM
why on earth would you bring in casey....

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:11 PM
Conor. Fucking. Casey.

FUCK BOB BRADLEY

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:13 PM
Casey's first chance to hold and kiluggggggghhhhh

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:19 PM
I pooped.

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 02:19 PM
us trying to give it away

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 02:19 PM
brazil wins 3-0

3-4 mins for us

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 02:22 PM
US advances

ROFL

ROFL

:clap:

ROFL

Baby Lee
06-21-2009, 02:24 PM
I must've eaten half a barrel of trail mix in the past 10 minutes.

I'm so my neurons' bitch.

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:27 PM
My connection died at 91:30. OH MY FUCKING GOD.

Bradley's still awful, but HOLY SHIT.

(Suck it, Rossi!)

Baby Lee
06-21-2009, 02:42 PM
My connection died at 91:30. OH MY FUCKING GOD.

Bradley's still awful, but HOLY SHIT.

(Suck it, Rossi!)

I had the TV split screened, and when the Egyptians put that header just over the bar, the Italians put a 18 yarder just as close over Brazil's goal 2-3 seconds later. Luckily for my heart, Braz/Ita's whistle blew about 15 seconds after that shot.

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:48 PM
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Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 02:54 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/fw4m6d.gif

Dottefan
06-21-2009, 03:03 PM
I cant believe we pulled that out. Thanks Brazil :). I hope we show up and play thursday against Spain like we did today.

Buck
06-21-2009, 03:12 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/fw4m6d.gif

I'm glad I'm not the only one who caught that....Lmaoyonaisse!

Crazy we advanced. That sucked sweating out 2 different games.

If anything this game will give us a lot of experience in playing a huge game vs a big European team before next years World Cup.

RJ
06-21-2009, 03:43 PM
What did they win?

Fritz88
06-21-2009, 03:45 PM
I watched both games at the same time.

a true miracle. Hope they Fuck Spain up.

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 04:41 PM
What did they win?

a small measure of self respect, and a chance to get whipped by Spain....

Spicy McHaggis
06-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Dear Giuseppe Rossi,

Enjoy watching the game Wednesday. Ha Ha, Ha Ha Ha.

Sincerely,
US Soccer Fans


In all seriousness, this game was something the Yanks really needed. Great to get a win and look good doing it.

My observations:

1) Gooch is a MONSTER in the air. Controlled the center from the first whistle.

2) When Donovan plays with confidence, he can make up for an overall lack of creativity from other players.

3) Pulling Altidore (again) in the 67th when he's giving the Egyptian defender fits, is idiotic. Speaking of forwards, Connor Casey has no business being on the field, especially after the light jog he put in during the last match.

4) Ricardo Clark still hasn't convinced me he's the answer in the middle. Torres NEEDS another shot. If we don't see either Adu or Torres, getting a go in the Gold Cup I will be severely disappointed.

5) Spector made the most of his opportunities and should have the right back spot locked down. He gets forward well (what a service today) and is decent against faster strikers. Sorry Hejduk, I still love your effort.

6) DeMerit has looked better than expected at CB. You have to at least consider putting Bocanegra out on the left, even though I think he may lack the pace to stick. He has club experience out wide though.

the Talking Can
06-21-2009, 05:18 PM
Dear Giuseppe Rossi,

Enjoy watching the game Wednesday. Ha Ha, Ha Ha Ha.

Sincerely,
US Soccer Fans


In all seriousness, this game was something the Yanks really needed. Great to get a win and look good doing it.

My observations:

1) Gooch is a MONSTER in the air. Controlled the center from the first whistle.

2) When Donovan plays with confidence, he can make up for an overall lack of creativity from other players.

3) Pulling Altidore (again) in the 67th when he's giving the Egyptian defender fits, is idiotic. Speaking of forwards, Connor Casey has no business being on the field, especially after the light jog he put in during the last match.

4) Ricardo Clark still hasn't convinced me he's the answer in the middle. Torres NEEDS another shot. If we don't see either Adu or Torres, getting a go in the Gold Cup I will be severely disappointed.

5) Spector made the most of his opportunities and should have the right back spot locked down. He gets forward well (what a service today) and is decent against faster strikers. Sorry Hejduk, I still love your effort.

6) DeMerit has looked better than expected at CB. You have to at least consider putting Bocanegra out on the left, even though I think he may lack the pace to stick. He has club experience out wide though.

i don't get to watch a lot of soccer, but donovan is a mystery to me...he has some ball skills, and great vision, great effort, but no desire to finish (80% of his goals are pk, i think)....passing up the shot on that first opportunity was emblematic...you have to want that shot

but he can be brilliant setting others up....dempsey is the same, but worse...he has ball skills (maybe the best on the team?) but always seems to be half-assing and noodling around until someone kicks it away....i never know what he thinks he is trying to accomplish...and he's lazy on defense...but he is capable of the brilliant play as today showed...is he playing the same position he plays for his club, and if not, why not?

we have some physicality in the backfield with onyewu(?) but our midfield is soft as butter, it seems...where is the attitude? the muscle?....there is a guy in Germany who will be available in October (Torres or jones??) who is supposed to be that guy - an enforcer - though i've never seen him play, he could be a huge improvement for our squad.

we still obviously don't have a world class striker, or world class anything for that matter (our goalie?), but we have enough talent to be solid and not get embarrassed by the major powers, don't we? with some coherent attack and coaching which seems to be lacking...(and i've watched enough to know i don't want to see beasley or casey anytime soon...and dempsey needs either and attitude adjustment or a rest)...

Silock
06-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Bittersweet. So happy for the US to advance. Seriously. Nice going!

On the other hand, BOB BRADLEY SUCKS. He's the Trey Hillman of national team managers.

Ultra Peanut
06-21-2009, 05:59 PM
http://www.eplmatches.com/index.php/2009/06/21/egypt-vs-usa-highlights/

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SPATCH
06-21-2009, 06:05 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ goosebumps

Spicy McHaggis
06-21-2009, 10:29 PM
dempsey is the same, but worse...he has ball skills (maybe the best on the team?)

The skill level isn't the question for Dempsey. Pure skill wise, Dempsey is probably the most naturally talented player in the starting 11 at this point. It seems to be, as you alluded to, an effort/attitude issue. The Dempsey that plays for Fulham isn't too good to play D, he tracks back because he wants to keep his spot. I'm not sure what the disconnect is for the national team, but it certainly seems he thinks of himself as a goal-scorer and someone that can't be bothered to mark up.

there is a guy in Germany who will be available in October (Torres or jones??) who is supposed to be that guy - an enforcer - though i've never seen him play, he could be a huge improvement for our squad.

Jermaine Jones, he's no slouch and Michael Bradley's partner in the middle is still far from defined, so he definitely has a shot to stick when he gets here. At this point, he is what he is, a fairly skilled 27 year old with a propensity to be shown a card who is not likely to get much better in either regard. I am excited to see him suit up though, he'll likely get chances in the late qualifiers.

i don't want to see beasley or casey anytime soon...and dempsey needs either and attitude adjustment or a rest)...

QFT. Casey isn't up to snuff internationally. The way he walked around top against Brazil was inexcusable. Beasley needs to concentrate on finding his form with Rangers next season or find himself completely out of the USMNT picture. And let's face it, Bradley has given him far more chances than the average fan would, although the desperation for a left back contributed to that somewhat. We've seen far better stuff from DeMarcus, but not really since his injury. Sad to think his peak could have been when he was 23.

Ultra Peanut
06-22-2009, 03:46 AM
Ives with the ice burn:

Confederations Cup: 23 Americans advance, one goes home. (http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/06/confederations-cup-23-americans-advance-one-goes-home.html)

Jethopper
06-22-2009, 04:39 AM
meh

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 12:31 PM
http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs32/f/2008/234/c/3/Here_we_go_joker_ref_pic_by_sullen_skrewt.jpg

Silock
06-24-2009, 12:40 PM
NOT a yellow on Donovan. Our reputation is fucking us.

Other than that, great play by the US right now.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 12:42 PM
Charlie Davis flirts with the epic, comes up dry.

Silock
06-24-2009, 12:49 PM
Torres roaming free = stupid.

KCtotheSB
06-24-2009, 12:49 PM
Playin' with the houses money here. The longer the game stays tied, the more pressure that will be put on Spain.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 12:49 PM
VUVUZELA POWER

Charlie Davies is awesome.

NOT a yellow on Donovan. Our reputation is fucking us.

Other than that, great play by the US right now.This is the same ref who gave Pablo a straight red and two yellows to Pope after De Rossi obliterated McBride's face in the World Cup.

Silock
06-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Here they come.

Silock
06-24-2009, 12:57 PM
JOZY JOZY JOZY!!!!!!!

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 12:57 PM
GGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL

Silock
06-24-2009, 12:58 PM
I'm so fucking pumped right now. I know we're still going to lose, but there's always hope, right?

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 12:58 PM
Holy Fuck!!!

Josy Josy Josy!!!!

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 12:58 PM
FUCK YES JOZY

KCtotheSB
06-24-2009, 01:00 PM
Holy shit, the US just might make a run at this thing.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 01:01 PM
First score in 5 full games against Spain [by anyone]

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:02 PM
FUCKING HELL. That was a foul.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:06 PM
God, this has been such a great 30 minutes. Worst case is we get to take on the hosts in a few days.

Jozy. Fuckin'. Owns.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:06 PM
Totally deserved yellow there for Capdevila.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:07 PM
Ramos should have had one earlier for totally running over Clark from behind.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:08 PM
Ugh. We CANNOT let them get one back before the half.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:09 PM
If not for Gooch there, it's 1-1. Yikes.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:11 PM
We have a giant Gooch.

Fruit Ninja
06-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Wow, turned on the tv and i see USA is up over Spain.

KCCHIEFS27
06-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Spain is crazy good..USA has gotten lucky quite a few times with all of these balls in the box. I don't think that will last in the second half.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Gooch is the Man of the Match right now.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Oh, MY GOD.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:16 PM
COME ON HALFTIME. We need the half.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:17 PM
Whew.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:17 PM
I will fucking take it.

|Zach|
06-24-2009, 01:19 PM
Shiiiaaattt.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 01:19 PM
I will ****ing take it.

Yep, especially the first team to score against them in 5 games.

Saulbadguy
06-24-2009, 01:22 PM
Whats the score.

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 01:23 PM
1-0

KCCHIEFS27
06-24-2009, 01:35 PM
Howard has to know that he's going to see a flurry of shots this second half.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:37 PM
This is stupid.

We are panicking.

Buck
06-24-2009, 01:37 PM
This sucks being at work watching it on ESPN Gamecast

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:39 PM
7 minutes, feels like it's been 70.

topher79
06-24-2009, 01:40 PM
When my grass gets long it kind of grows unevenly!

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:40 PM
This is going to be a long half.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:46 PM
Spanish goal is inevitable.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:46 PM
I love the trust between Boca and Timmy.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 01:48 PM
Timmy saving us.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:50 PM
Ho-lee GOD.

Fruit Ninja
06-24-2009, 01:51 PM
US is laboring bad.

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:52 PM
SUBS. SUBS, BRADLEY.

Buck
06-24-2009, 01:52 PM
According to Game Cast, Spain has 4 shots so far in the 2nd half?

Silock
06-24-2009, 01:53 PM
SUUUUUBS.

Shag
06-24-2009, 01:54 PM
This sucks being at work watching it on ESPN Gamecast

I feel your pain - I'm in the same boat...

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 01:56 PM
BENNY BENNY BENNY

Saulbadguy
06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
How much time left.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
GOALLLLL

Fruit Ninja
06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
Goal USA

KCCHIEFS27
06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
WHOAAAAAA DEMPSEY!

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
HOLY FUCKING SHIT

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
2-0 at 72 min!

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:01 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH MY FUCKING JESUS ON A JUMPING DANCING FUCKSTICK FUCKING OH MY FUCKKKKKKKK

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 02:01 PM
OMG 2-0

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 02:01 PM
The Dempsey gambit.

Sub mid-2nd, move Dempsey up, magic happens.

Buck
06-24-2009, 02:01 PM
OMG 2-0!

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 02:02 PM
!!!!
:clap:


AWESOME

2-0

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:02 PM
Jozy is SO tired. Get him out of there before he DIES.

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:04 PM
We need to make those last two subs at the 80th minute.

KCtotheSB
06-24-2009, 02:05 PM
HOLY SHIT, 2-0
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!?!? UP IS DOWN, BLACK IS WHITE, THE CHIEFS ARE GOOD

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Behold TIM HOWARD, THE KING OF KINGS.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:07 PM
The Dempsey gambit.

Sub mid-2nd, move Dempsey up, magic happens.

How long before that bites us?

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:08 PM
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Silock
06-24-2009, 02:10 PM
CONNOR FUCKING CASEY?! ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THIS?!

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 02:12 PM
can not fucking believe casey is in

what a worthless piece of crap

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:13 PM
BULLFUCKINGSHIT that's red.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:13 PM
Oh gee, what a fucking shock.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:13 PM
HORRENDOUS RED CARD CALL

Buck
06-24-2009, 02:14 PM
So was the Red-Card legit or what?

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 02:14 PM
casey with the skill of a log

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 02:14 PM
terrible call

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 02:15 PM
a red???????????????????????????????????????????

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:15 PM
So was the Red-Card legit or what?

Absolutely not. Yellow if a card at all.

Buck
06-24-2009, 02:16 PM
So is Bradley out for the next game if we hold on?

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 02:16 PM
Absolutely not. Yellow if a card at all.

I didn't think it should have gotten a card at all.

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:16 PM
So is Bradley out for the next game if we hold on?

Yes. Bad news for us. Bradley is awesome.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:16 PM
So is Bradley out for the next game if we hold on?

Yes.

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 02:17 PM
HOw much stoppage time is there gonna be? 4 minutes?

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Just give them ten minutes of stoppage time, you prick.

Fucking hell.

Buck
06-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Lame.

Do they go back and look at the red cards to determine if they were correct?

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Lame.

Do they go back and look at the red cards to determine if they were correct?

No, I don't think so.

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Lame.

Do they go back and look at the red cards to determine if they were correct?

They can. But, it's the US. They won't. If it were Spain going through, and Torres got the red, they would.

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 02:19 PM
In stoppage time

KCtotheSB
06-24-2009, 02:20 PM
Sweet sassy molassey, the US did it!

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:20 PM
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:21 PM
AWESOME GAME!

Fruit Ninja
06-24-2009, 02:21 PM
hehe, this is pretty huge for the US. Nice to see them take down the number 1 team in the world.

Old Dog
06-24-2009, 02:21 PM
Wow!!! Who woulda thunk it?

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:21 PM
Biggest ever win for US Soccer? I think the case could be made. This is epic.

Holding the #1 team scoreless and busting the world's longest ever winning streak?

Damn.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 02:22 PM
This is PROBABLY the biggest moment of my life as a fan of anything.

A 35 game unbeaten streak, #1 in the world, and we beat them beyond doubt. Got their best, ended the game a man down, and still effing did it.
And the US has just been chipping, chipping, chipping to get onto the stage with the giants in this game. I've been waiting for this since I was a kid.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Dos a Cero. Oh my god. Oh my fucking god.

irishjayhawk
06-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Biggest ever win for US Soccer? I think the case could be made. This is epic.

Holding the #1 team scoreless and busting the world's longest ever winning streak?

Damn.

We took down #1 Brazil in 99.

Mr_Tomahawk
06-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Wow, great game. I am exhausted watching it. Go USA!

Buck
06-24-2009, 02:26 PM
Man it sucks...its almost a sour taste...we won, but were going without Bradley in the next game.

Its either Brazil or South Africa..

Also does getting to the finals here, or winning them get you any favorable matchups in the World Cup?

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 02:26 PM
This is PROBABLY the biggest moment of my life as a fan of anything.

A 35 game unbeaten streak, #1 in the world, and we beat them beyond doubt. Got their best, ended the game a man down, and still effing did it.
And the US has just been chipping, chipping, chipping to get onto the stage with the giants in this game. I've been waiting for this since I was a kid.

and their last loss was a friendly....this was for real

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 02:31 PM
This is PROBABLY the biggest moment of my life as a fan of anything.

A 35 game unbeaten streak, #1 in the world, and we beat them beyond doubt. Got their best, ended the game a man down, and still effing did it.
And the US has just been chipping, chipping, chipping to get onto the stage with the giants in this game. I've been waiting for this since I was a kid.

I'm exhausted. I don't care if it wasn't the world cup. This has to be one of the top US wins of all times. What an incredible game to watch after what this team has gone through in the Confederations Cup.

Let's get ready for the final now.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 02:32 PM
We took down #1 Brazil in 99.

Yeah, but that, and the Columbia match in WC, were seiges.

Gutsy wins, but more in the character of getting a fluke goal, then forming a shell around own goal and weathering le deluge.

This wasn't Spain having an off game. It was Spain not having enough for us.

THAT'S the difference that has me bouncing off the walls.

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 02:34 PM
And our gift for the big win is Jim fucking Rome. I hope someone sets his studio on fire and we get to rewatch the game.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm exhausted. I don't care if it wasn't the world cup. This has to be one of the top US wins of all times. What an incredible game to watch after what this team has gone through in the Confederations Cup.

Let's get read for the final now.Can you imagine what it would be like to see Americans on the big stage with confetti flying at the end of a worldwide tournament? The Confed Cup is a warmup, but I will cry so hard if we somehow pull this off.

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Yeah, but that, and the Columbia match in WC were seiges.

Gutsy wins, but more in the character of getting a fluke, then forming a shell around the goal and weathering le deluge.

This wasn't Spain having an off game. It was Spain not having enough for us.

THAT'S the difference that has me bouncing off the walls.

Didn't we take down Brazil on an own goal too? Nothing against that win, but...


I'd rank this after the 2002 WC on my best soccer moments list.

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Can you imagine what it would be like to see Americans on the big stage with confetti flying at the end of a worldwide tournament? The Confed Cup is a warmup, but I will cry so hard if we somehow pull this off.

That's what I was just thinking. I'd love so much to bring home something other than the effing Gold Cup.

Reaper16
06-24-2009, 02:39 PM
I missed the game. Drat.


This wasn't Spain having an off game. It was Spain not having enough for us.

THAT'S the difference that has me bouncing off the walls.
That's encouraging. Sweet.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:43 PM
"Soccer rules." - Jim Rome, 6/24/09

Ha.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 02:47 PM
I missed the game. Drat.


That's encouraging. Sweet.

10p CST ESPN2.

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:49 PM
We took down #1 Brazil in 99.

Yeah, but when you look at what this Spanish team has accomplished (35 game unbeaten, 15 game winning streak), this is a much better win, IMO.

Silock
06-24-2009, 02:51 PM
Man it sucks...its almost a sour taste...we won, but were going without Bradley in the next game.

Its either Brazil or South Africa..

Also does getting to the finals here, or winning them get you any favorable matchups in the World Cup?

No, it is impossible for us to get a seed in the World Cup now. The Confed Cup just doesn't count for enough points. There's no way we can get any benefit from winning, other than respect and confidence.

CHIEF4EVER
06-24-2009, 02:51 PM
Uneffingbelievable. The red was complete bullshit. What an epic match though.

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 02:52 PM
P.S. Have we turned into the fucking Italians? Cut off the diving.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:52 PM
<- sup

Buck
06-24-2009, 02:52 PM
No, it is impossible for us to get a seed in the World Cup now. The Confed Cup just doesn't count for enough points. There's no way we can get any benefit from winning, other than respect and confidence.

Wait, what do you mean by seed? Top 8 or something?

Or are you saying were not making the World Cup?

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 02:53 PM
<- sup

Jozy, about 2 minutes before he got subbed out, pulled one of my pet peeve moves [partially because I'm so prone to it], pass coming his way, and he starts running upfield, while the defender heads it off. So not only is the ball stolen, Jozy's running away from the play.

Get that shit on your foot, first things first.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 02:55 PM
Wait, what do you mean by seed? Top 8 or something?

Or are you saying were not making the World Cup?

I think he's saying this doesn't secure anything at this point in the process.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 02:59 PM
The top 8 seeds in the World Cup get easier groups, in theory, but being from CONCACAF means we're guaranteed a pretty tough draw regardless.

|Zach|
06-24-2009, 03:01 PM
http://www.zachishere.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/soc_g_altidore_576-499x280.jpg

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 03:04 PM
The top 8 seeds in the World Cup get easier groups, in theory, but being from CONCACAF means we're guaranteed a pretty tough draw regardless.

Yeah, if you're one of the top 8 seeds you theoretically get worse teams in your group below you. For the US, I've always felt that matters much less.

Let's just hope we don't get a group of death draw again. We tend to suck with that. I still have no idea how we made it out of Confed Cup group play.

Buck
06-24-2009, 03:08 PM
So has the US already qualified for the World Cup or do they still have work to do?

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 03:12 PM
¡VAMOS A LA FINAL!

http://j.photos.cx/usa2espana0-7e2.jpg

So has the US already qualified for the World Cup or do they still have work to do?We'd have to have a pretty epic collapse to not, but it's not mathematically sealed yet.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 03:13 PM
So has the US already qualified for the World Cup or do they still have work to do?


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/round?league=fifa.worldq.concacaf&season=2010&seasonType=4&cc=5901

Qualified 2nd behind Costa Rica thus far, looks like.

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 03:14 PM
So has the US already qualified for the World Cup or do they still have work to do?

Still work to do, but we're in decent shape. Our next WCQ game is against Mexico in the shit hole that is Azteca in August some time.

Right now we're in 2nd place. The top three make the WC, and the fourth place team plays a playoff against the South American confed for the last spot.

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 03:19 PM
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The BBC announcers

Buck
06-24-2009, 03:22 PM
Thats SICK!

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 03:27 PM
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The BBC announcers

awesome

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 03:30 PM
Ahhr, thass a louv'ly touch tah Donovan . . . GLLLLMMMPGEERRRRRPPPPPMMMMMMPPPPPPWWWWWHHHH!!!

|Zach|
06-24-2009, 03:37 PM
Anyone else see Onyewu hit that one-legged scorpion kick clearance to prevent a free header from Villa from close range? lol

My favorite player on the team.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 03:38 PM
So, uh, we just beat the reigning African and European champions by a combined score of 5-0 on foreign soil.

Anyone else see Onyewu hit that one-legged scorpion kick clearance to prevent a free header from Villa from close range? lol

My favorite player on the team.Gooch is a man mountain made of awesome.

Baby Lee
06-24-2009, 03:43 PM
Anyone else see Onyewu hit that one-legged scorpion kick clearance to prevent a free header from Villa from close range? lol

My favorite player on the team.

LTF - Long Time Fan

Post #5

Love watching Onyewu playing the Wilt Chamberlain of headers in the box on defense.

Landon with so much speed and still in control never ceases to amaze, either. He's like Devon Hester or Dante Hall at times.

the Talking Can
06-24-2009, 03:47 PM
Howard was unreal....on top of everything, never flustered....



and no goals off of penalties or set plays....we did it right

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 03:52 PM
Speaking of long-time fanning, Free State Stadium/Vodacom Park is one of my favorite soccer/rugby stadiums. I even used it for Team 3B in Rain Man's Alternate Reality Draft, woo woo:

http://j.photos.cx/3bStadium-60a.jpg

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 03:54 PM
Grant Wahl:

# Quick postgame reaction to USA-Spain: http://tinyurl.com/l7m8wc 1 hour ago from web

#
SA fans serenading victorious Americans. It's an amazing scene here right now.about 2 hours ago from web

#
Spain pulls a Mexico and walks off w/o trading jerseys.about 2 hours ago from web

#
It's over! USA 2:0 Spain. US in the final of its first-ever FIFA tournament for senior national teams in men's soccer.about 2 hours ago from web

Buck
06-24-2009, 03:56 PM
Spain is a Sore Loser.

I think they are still mad about the Olympics...

Silock
06-24-2009, 03:59 PM
I think a few of them, at least, traded jerseys with us. I saw Torres trade with Gooch.

Silock
06-24-2009, 04:03 PM
Top billing on Sportscenter........ wow!

WoodDraw
06-24-2009, 04:04 PM
Howard was unreal....on top of everything, never flustered....


Back when he was with United, they used to sing:

We've got Timmy Tourettes in our nets, **** off, **** off, **** off!


I've always loved that chant. We need to bring it back for the nats.

Silock
06-24-2009, 08:05 PM
USA! USA! USA! USA!

Joe Seahawk
06-24-2009, 08:39 PM
My son (high school junior) is on a plane to Madrid as we speak.. I told him to go flip off some soccer hooligans.

Ultra Peanut
06-24-2009, 08:43 PM
http://estaticos02.marca.com/albumes/2009/06/24/espanaeeuu/1245870413_extras_albumes_0.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/06/24/ba-south_africa__0500300621.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/06/24/ba-south_africa__0500300754.jpg

http://estaticos02.marca.com/albumes/2009/06/24/espanaeeuu/1245874295_extras_albumes_0.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/06/24/ba-south_africa__0500301228.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/06/24/ba-88153464ck038_0500301048.jpg

http://estaticos02.marca.com/albumes/2009/06/24/espanaeeuu/1245874196_extras_albumes_0.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/06/24/ba-south_africa__0500301312.jpg

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 10:38 AM
Holy shit.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 10:41 AM
By the way, word is that Fulham are looking at Jozy. Altidore + Deuce up top for Fulhamerica, woop woop.

Also, how happy do you think Gooch and his agent are that he hasn't signed that Fenerbahce contract yet?

If some middle-rung EPL team doesn't snatch up DeMerit, I'll be stunned. Honestly, after what he did for Watford in the EPL I can't believe he didn't get snapped up then.

And Davies, holy shit, his value has to be skyrocketing.


http://yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=4841

The forward tandem of Davies and Jozy Altidore proved particularly dangerous for the European champions, who had troubles keeping up with their speed and aggressive mode of attack.

"They were talking Spanish about me the whole time," Davies continues. "Puyol and Pique about how fast I was, [to] be careful and play quickly, because I could steal the ball from them at times."

"It's good to hear that. When world class players are telling you they're afraid of you."

The pairing of Davies and Altidore in the attack has proven to be a revelation for Bob Bradley, with the duo providing an attacking bite against both Egypt and Spain which was seemingly lacking through their first two defeats in the group stage.

"I think me and Jozy really make a great partnership," the New Hampshire native explains. "It really helps that we're really great fiends off the field and then on to the field we bring that chemistry on to the field and really want to work for each other."

"I think we compliment each other very well."

Davies was quick to point out that the younger Altidore was a vital factor in the team's historic victory, not only for his on-field acumen but also for his leadership in preparing Davies to face many of the players which the Villarreal man has himself seen or faced in his own time in Spain.

"I thought Jozy was great," Davies effuses. "He really instilled a lot of confidence in me early, saying how dangerous of a player I am, to keep my head up and to know that I am a very good player."

"[Jozy] told me before the game they aren't that quick and we were just going to run at them."

"He knew all the players he played against, had a lot of confidence and knew he could get the job done."

While not finding his way onto the scoresheet for the Stars and Stripes against Spain, Davies speed and aggressive play was troublesome particularly in the early-going for the sunken Spanish armada, firing just wide on a spectacular bicycle attempt with only a few minutes gone, and generally pestering a slow Spanish defense that is not used to playing from their heel.

The 23-year old Hammarby player is indeed encouraged by his own ability to compete with the world's top teams, and looks forward to living up to his own potential in the coming years.

"For me it's definitely a confidence booster to go out and play with the best and really hold your own and know you can make an impact at any time."

WoodDraw
06-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Jozy has to find a team that will get him off the bench. He's only 19 (!), but has to get regular minutes to improve.

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Jozy has to find a team that will get him off the bench. He's only 19 (!), but has to get regular minutes to improve.The whole Xerez loan deal was a fiasco.

I'd love to see him break into the rotation for the Yellow Submarine, but he'd be a much better fit in England, I think.

Silock
06-25-2009, 11:09 AM
That's the thing about these world-televised games... exposure. I fully expect US players' values to all go up. The same thing happened to the Russian players in Euro 2008.

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 11:12 AM
That's the thing about these world-televised games... exposure. I fully expect US players' values to all go up. The same thing happened to the Russian players in Euro 2008.Pavlyuchenko status: Still cuter than a newborn kitten.

http://j.photos.cx/pavlyuchenko_1_1024x768-1c8.jpg

Silock
06-25-2009, 11:16 AM
Maybe I should order a jersey of the winning team before the next game. I ordered a Spanish Torres jersey before the US game.

I could be on to something, albeit a very expensive one.

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 11:20 AM
DOOOO ITTTTTT

By the way, I know there's a sliiiightly more important game coming up on Sunday, but I can't wait to see Davies run roughshod in the Gold Cup.

Silock
06-25-2009, 11:23 AM
www.ioffer.com

Cheap jerseys, btw. I got my Arshavin jersey for $15 + $15 shipping. And it's authentic. It came from Thailand, so I think they just snatched it off of the assembly line that they use to funnel the same ones to stores to sell for $120.

So, I got my Torres jersey for $30, including shipping. <3 ioffer

WoodDraw
06-25-2009, 11:37 AM
The whole Xerez loan deal was a fiasco.

I'd love to see him break into the rotation for the Yellow Submarine, but he'd be a much better fit in England, I think.

Do you know what Villareal plans for Jozy right now? I need catch up on my offseason talk.

England would be great (and I'd love Fulham, my adopted YA team), but didn't they turn down a loan to some Premiership team before loaning him to Xerez?


After yesterday's win, a lot of rumors are flying about Donovan to Spain. I think La Liga would be the best fit for him if he goes to Europe.

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 12:03 PM
There's some kind of hilarious Stockholm Syndrome in sports, isn't there? A guy kicks your ass and you either hate him or bizarrely love him.

Like DeMarre Carroll.

Mr. Krab
06-25-2009, 12:05 PM
a small measure of self respect, and a chance to get whipped by Spain....
oops

Old Dog
06-25-2009, 01:17 PM
OK, for those of you who follow soccer (I watch it once in a while but admittedly don't follow it closely) would you rather the US play #5 Brazil or #72 South Africa in the finals. It would seem to be a bigger win if they could take out Brazil, but with it being in South Africa they would have more support in front of their home crowd. Or does it really matter since the US is seemingly (to me anyway) playing with house money?

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 01:21 PM
Either one has its positives and drawbacks.

The chance to beat Brazil and hoist a trophy, though... man.

Old Dog
06-25-2009, 01:21 PM
South Africa 0
Brazil 0

halftime

WoodDraw
06-25-2009, 01:29 PM
OK, for those of you who follow soccer (I watch it once in a while but admittedly don't follow it closely) would you rather the US play #5 Brazil or #72 South Africa in the finals. It would seem to be a bigger win if they could take out Brazil, but with it being in South Africa they would have more support in front of their home crowd. Or does it really matter since the US is seemingly (to me anyway) playing with house money?

Doesn't matter to me. Both provide the US with challenges they need to prepare for World Cup (and WCQ play for that matter).

Brazil: Better team, just killed us so we'll see how Bradley adjusts and prepares the team. You love getting the chance to play great teams ahead of WC play

South Africa: Play in the finals away against a hostile crowd.


Brazil is looking a bit flat. I haven't been able to watch all of it, but if SA could crisp up their passes and MF play. They've had a couple great set play chance.

carlos3652
06-25-2009, 02:11 PM
This US team is pretty mediocre, i think they played a sound strategic game (Well played Coach Bradley) against a team who could not adjust to take advantage of all the opportunities they had. Howard showed why he is a great goalkeeper.

That being said, any team can beat any team on any given day. Strategy is a big component in soccer (even though it might not seem that way). I think the US had nothing to lose, they were expected to lose to a greater opponent, with loads more talent on the field, but Del Bosque could not figure out a way to pentrate that last line of Defense, specifically Howard.

Brazil looks flat, but they are facing the locals, always a tough game... (See France vs Brazil 1998 WC)

carlos3652
06-25-2009, 02:15 PM
BTW, I am an Avid supporter for the US, and my home country of Argentina (we didnt make this tourney because we lost to Brazil in the Finals)... But Argentina has a large problem right now with Strategy, Maradona is the coach, amazing player, but i doubt his technical ability... Our talent is second to none on our team, yet he cannot find the right mix of players to actually win confortablly... example 1-0 vs colombia at home this past qualifier.

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 02:16 PM
Can't get worse than against Bolivia, right? (I still have sympathy pains.)

Ultra Peanut
06-25-2009, 02:20 PM
I just feel bad for the SA fans.

WoodDraw
06-25-2009, 02:21 PM
Hell of a game by SA. That's a heartbreaking free kick to give up.

One minute additional time? Sheesh

carlos3652
06-25-2009, 02:22 PM
Bolivia was bad, but not because we lost, just the way we lost.... it wast even as bad as 1993 loss to Colombia in Buenos Aires 0-5...

We dont win in the Altitude, its a big deal, i think we havent won in Ecuador in 15+ years and it has been awhile (i think 20+ years) since we won in Bolivia. so that didnt stun me... it was the matter we got crushed... Maradona has won his two home games and lost 2 away games that we werent expecting to win... but one thing is to lose 1-0, 3-1, 2-0 and another thing is to get completely out classed by them.. and coaching blunders (ex not taking out players that were ridiculous tired, and taking out players - Tevez and Heinze come to mind - that were playing their hearts out...)

WoodDraw
06-25-2009, 02:23 PM
SA should give us a friendly crowd now though, don't ya think?

carlos3652
06-25-2009, 02:25 PM
One other thing, it sucks i have to pay $30 for every Argentina match i want to watch for the qualifyers... our schedule blows now too - Argentina vs Brazil, Argentina vs Paraguay (our next two).

Buck
06-25-2009, 02:26 PM
Well sounds like SA lost?

I think that means their fans will root for the US.

I don't know which team will have the crowd on its side though. I know for sure that the US won over the fans in that Spain Game.

carlos3652
06-25-2009, 02:28 PM
I Hate Brazil with a passion, i hope SA roots for the US.

Baby Lee
06-25-2009, 02:29 PM
Danny Alves' shot is what I lived for back in the day, hour after hour working on pace and placement.

That was a work of art. They knew what was coming and couldn't stop it.

Valiant
06-25-2009, 03:29 PM
Still work to do, but we're in decent shape. Our next WCQ game is against Mexico in the shit hole that is Azteca in August some time.

Right now we're in 2nd place. The top three make the WC, and the fourth place team plays a playoff against the South American confed for the last spot.

I have about 6 friends flying down to that game.. They get their own personal security everywhere they go.. Hopefully it is enough.. Probably still going to get piss thrown at them..

Spicy McHaggis
06-26-2009, 02:12 PM
But Argentina has a large problem right now with Strategy, Maradona is the coach.

Keeping Riquelme off the squad certainly hasn't helped things, although the blame should probably extend to both parties, at least somewhat. Legend or not, Diego just doesn't seem to be steering the ship right now.

I know we talked before about it but I'm always rooting for Argentina to succeed as well as the US. It's unfortunate the way things have been going of late.

Silock
06-26-2009, 02:57 PM
Maradona is just another in a long line of players who were great, but make lousy managers.

Seems to me that the best managers are the players who were never really that good. They couldn't skate through on their physical ability and really had to learn the game. That's what makes them great managers. People like Maradona just don't identify and don't have that deep tactical knowledge that other managers have.

Spicy McHaggis
06-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Seems to me that the best managers are the players who were never really that good. They couldn't skate through on their physical ability and really had to learn the game. That's what makes them great managers.

I agree wholeheartedly with this. Someone that the game just came so easily finds it much harder to relate to the players that needed fair amounts of work to refine their skills, much less the guy that's squeezing every ounce of ability out of themselves by virtue of pure, maniacal effort.

It's comparable to having Einstein trying to put himself into the shoes of your average college physics student.

Baby Lee
06-26-2009, 04:54 PM
Maradona is just another in a long line of players who were great, but make lousy managers.

Seems to me that the best managers are the players who were never really that good. They couldn't skate through on their physical ability and really had to learn the game. That's what makes them great managers. People like Maradona just don't identify and don't have that deep tactical knowledge that other managers have.

Further, I know from experience, that being skilled on offense doesn't mean you, what's the word, intuit, defense.

If called into defensive service at the peak of fitness, I could muster a passable defense mostly through tenacity, but it even then it seemed such a drudgery. But man, throw me up at striker or winger anywhere, pickup small side, indoor, regulation, league play, wherever, and everything slowed down around me. Put the ball on my feet and the goal in sight, and it's like waking up with Barischnikov's body. I've long contended that I could run 50 yards with a ball at my feet faster than I could run in a sprint.

Silock
06-26-2009, 07:18 PM
Strikers piss me off (I play Defensive Mid or CAM). They're "always" open.

SPATCH
06-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Maradona is just another in a long line of players who were great, but make lousy managers.

Seems to me that the best managers are the players who were never really that good. They couldn't skate through on their physical ability and really had to learn the game. That's what makes them great managers. People like Maradona just don't identify and don't have that deep tactical knowledge that other managers have.

I've always thought that Brian McBride would be the ideal coach once he retires... he was such a gutsy guy...he worked so hard to get to where he was. The respect and reverence he would get from the team would be incredible...

They say that groups often take on the attitudes of their leaders... If we get a team that approaches the game with the attitude that this man did i would be able to ask for nothing more...

what a competitor...

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edit: haha damn... i get goosebumps every time i watch this

WoodDraw
06-28-2009, 12:00 AM
Is this really happening?

Granted I wasn't alive in 1950, but I don't remember as much excitement surrounding a soccer game since I've been a fan.

For anyone that has watched this through the depression of the first two games to see us beat Egypt 3-0 and then somehow get a chance against Spain is incredible.

But, I love turning on ESPN and seeing Jozy get interviewed on PTI, even if they don't know what they're talking about.

Here's to South Africa coming out strong for us, and it being a hell of a game. I plan on waking up and drinking all day.

Friendo
06-28-2009, 07:25 AM
yes, it is! nice mix of Vets finally stepping up, and some youngsters coming to the fore. shame Bradley is out today though. total BS call.

Baby Lee
06-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Mphela with an effing ROCKET!! Heady final minutes to the bronze game.

svuba
06-28-2009, 11:02 AM
ready for the big Game t- 1 hour

Delano
06-28-2009, 11:05 AM
Mphela with an effing ROCKET!! Heady final minutes to the bronze game.

Very entertaining. I feel for the home crowd.

|Zach|
06-28-2009, 11:15 AM
That game earlier was wacky as all hell.

|Zach|
06-28-2009, 11:18 AM
Swedish referee Martin Hannson is the referee today. He has no history of issuing red cards to U.S. national team players, so that's an upgrade.

(Via SoccerByIves)

WoodDraw
06-28-2009, 11:25 AM
1-Tim Howard
3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt)
5-Oguchi Onyewu
8-Clint Dempsey
9-Charlie Davies
10-Landon Donovan
12-Jonathan Spector
13-Ricardo Clark
15-Jay DeMerit
17-Jozy Altidore
22-Benny Feilhaber

As expected, Feilhaber in for Bradley the only change.

Baby Lee
06-28-2009, 12:17 PM
The fuck?!?!?

irishjayhawk
06-28-2009, 12:18 PM
LET'S GO U-S-A!

irishjayhawk
06-28-2009, 12:20 PM
Swedish referee Martin Hannson is the referee today. He has no history of issuing red cards to U.S. national team players, so that's an upgrade.

(Via SoccerByIves)

Always a plus.

CHIEF4EVER
06-28-2009, 12:20 PM
DVR on.....CHECK. Adult beverages in beerigerator.....CHECK. Chips and salsa....CHECK. I am sooooo stoked!

CHIEF4EVER
06-28-2009, 12:21 PM
We need to come out attacking.

Ultra Peanut
06-28-2009, 12:22 PM
OH MY GHOOOAAAAWWWWDDDDDD

LET'S DO THIS

the Talking Can
06-28-2009, 12:27 PM
let's get it on!

Silock
06-28-2009, 12:27 PM
We need to Leroy Jenkins this shit.

Silock
06-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Jozy with the WTF look.

CHIEF4EVER
06-28-2009, 12:36 PM
That's OK. Nice to see Dempsey take a shot from distance early on.

Silock
06-28-2009, 12:39 PM
Can we PLEASE have some possession?

It's already looking like the 2nd half vs. Spain.

irishjayhawk
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
GOOOOALLL

the Talking Can
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
HOLY SHIT

THAT IS WORLD CLASS!!

CHIEF4EVER
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Delano
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
NICE!

Silock
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
HOLY FUCK

the Talking Can
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
that ball from spector was amazing!

1-0 USA

Friendo
06-28-2009, 12:43 PM
f*** yes! nice touch!

Reaper16
06-28-2009, 12:44 PM
I AM FEELING ELATION

Baby Lee
06-28-2009, 12:44 PM
DTMND!!!!

Ultra Peanut
06-28-2009, 12:44 PM
HOLYYYYYYY SHITTTTTTT

Spector's crossing is approaching godlike.

Fruit Ninja
06-28-2009, 12:44 PM
NIce, USA.

irishjayhawk
06-28-2009, 12:45 PM
HOWARD IS GOD!

Ultra Peanut
06-28-2009, 12:46 PM
Oh wow, wowwww. Donovan2Davies, nice.

Friendo
06-28-2009, 12:46 PM
damn Davies has wheels!

the Talking Can
06-28-2009, 12:46 PM
i've never seen an american team play with this kind of confidence

Silock
06-28-2009, 12:46 PM
Our speed is making Brazil think twice.

Fruit Ninja
06-28-2009, 12:47 PM
wow, USA is playing great atm.

Ultra Peanut
06-28-2009, 12:50 PM
We are winning the ball LIKE WHOA.