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post #31 of 389
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
I think that many US fans fear this was a real blip on the radar screen, never to be seen again--or at least for another 80 years or however long it took us since that semi-finals appearance.

I'm not sure I'm quite that cynical yet; I'd just like to see...well after my ranting and some actual thought, I'm not sure what I want to see aside from some wins over quality opponents.


b

that semi hardly counts. if i recall correctly, the u.s. qualified for that tourney by losing to mexico and drawing with cuba. then they showed up and only won once (v. england) out of their 3 or 4 matches (i think). the tournament was much smaller then.

still, i think the u.s. has decent players and generally good coaching, though they fell apart during the last world cup. if they had played like themselves they would have advanced past the first round last time, but everyone, including you, went crazy: players sliding in begging for red cards, coaches not removing players who were playing recklessly, and fans who did not want to see how disorganized and reckless the team played, and instead blamed the refs. klinnsman was the perfect replacement for arena, and instead they chose a soccer dad.
post #32 of 389
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Originally Posted by TheIdler View Post
I believe 38 can say that.

Of course, the U.S. can also say they've been to the semis, which 23 other teams can also say.

out of about 200 countries.
post #33 of 389
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
out of about 200 countries.

Plus there are multiple "repeat" entries....
post #34 of 389
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
that semi hardly counts.

It probably doesn't. I was just saying that's how long it will be until we achieve something similar. Just meant as hyperbole.


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klinnsman was the perfect replacement for arena, and instead they chose a soccer dad.

Is that a slam against BB bringing in his son? If so, I think Michael Bradley has shown again and again that he deserves to be on the team. He is one very bright light in my opinion.

If not, and you're referring to him being kind of like someone's dad who gets roped into coaching, nevermind.

b
post #35 of 389
Since England's not in it, you can all piss up a tree!

post #36 of 389
I am for Croatia.
post #37 of 389
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post
Since England's not in it, you can all piss up a tree!


just do it like sir geoff hurst: join our team and support us

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1258606.ece


post #38 of 389
Im rooting for Germany too, as i always have, for some reason.

Been a germany fan since the 1990 world cup.

We need this cup! Last two world cups have been devastating

group C should be fun to watch as well.
post #39 of 389
Hurst has clearly lost the plot.
post #40 of 389
I'm rooting for France just because it's probably Henry's last shot at at major tournament. His fortune at the international stage has been, to say it in the most optimistic way, rather mixed; another title would secure his spot among the greats.
post #41 of 389
Thread Starter 
Hmm. I'm always disappointed to see a team have the run of play, as the Swiss certainly did, but then lose on one mistake (a poorly cleared ball in this case).

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post #42 of 389
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
Hmm. I'm always disappointed to see a team have the run of play, as the Swiss certainly did, but then lose on one mistake (a poorly cleared ball in this case).

b

ja, very disappointing. on wednesday you guys have to beat turkey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an0g8Ms8czU
post #43 of 389
mr. dawson, i've only seen bradley play once, against brazil, so i can't knock him. in other news, i was already a fan of tottenham, and now they have signed mexican striker giovani dos santos from barcelona. this, along with carlos vela at arsenal, will mean i have an extra reason to watch the spurs-arsenal matches coming up. as fond as i am of vela, i need to buy a giovani tottenham jersey.
post #44 of 389
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Originally Posted by alan
We need this cup! Last two world cups have been devastating

For Germany? What are you talking about?
post #45 of 389
The Netherlands, Italy match was the most satisfying game I've seen in a long, long time.
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