official 2010 world cup thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by matadorpoeta, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Canal Directo

    Canal Directo Senior member

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    you guys are too hard on the US players, seriously Donovan passing skills are just exceptionnal. Bradley and Dempsey did a pretty solid game. Unfortunatey the US doesn't have a real striker.
     


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    you guys are too hard on the US players, seriously Donovan passing skills are just exceptionnal. Bradley and Dempsey did a pretty solid game. Unfortunatey the US doesn't have a real striker.
    true... maybe if that turn coat Giuseppi Rossi didn't play for italy... fuck it... i'll take the draw.
     


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    Donovan is clearly a world class player.

    He's good and surely one of the best US soccer players of all time. I wouldn't label him as "world-class", though, as he never made in Europe. He hardly played in Leverkusen, he didn't made it into Bayern Munich's first team ( he mostly played in their amateurs team ) and also didn't make the breakthrough in Everton...
     


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    you guys are too hard on the US players, seriously Donovan passing skills are just exceptionnal. Bradley and Dempsey did a pretty solid game. Unfortunatey the US doesn't have a real striker.

    But Altidore et al are young. We're getting better in that regard.
     


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    Boring match.
     


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    I guess you didn't see France match yesterday. [​IMG] And they didn't play against England.
    Also Donovan can teach some move to Ribery and Govou!!!

    [​IMG] You can't be serious...
     


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    Buddle deserves a chance next match. He's been in good form.
     


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    Why is it they are using this African style music for the TV transitions? Did they use polka music for the WC in Germany? Or Asian-style music when it was held in Japan/Korea?

    That fucking Lion King music the American stations are using is beyond retarded considering the rich musical tradition of South Africa.
     


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    The US seems a lot more athletic and fit than a lot of other teams. Actually, playing soccer throughout my youth in the US at various levels, it seems to me that the focus was always on fitness. If we weren't technically better than you we would out run you and out last you.

    This sounds just like our highschool coach. The dude knew nothing about the game but he felt we'd get better if we ran more sprints and more laps around the field.

    Thank god for my club coaches.
     


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    The US seems a lot more athletic and fit than a lot of other teams. Actually, playing soccer throughout my youth in the US at various levels, it seems to me that the focus was always on fitness. If we weren't technically better than you we would out run you and out last you.

    I heard an interview with a british coach this week who said exactly that - the americans were much fitter, but not as technical
     


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    He's good and surely one of the best US soccer players of all time. I wouldn't label him as "world-class", though, as he never made in Europe. He hardly played in Leverkusen, he didn't made it into Bayern Munich's first team ( he mostly played in their amateurs team ) and also didn't make the breakthrough in Everton...

    You didn't watch Donovan play his spell in England. You just didn't. Otherwise you'd know how big of a hit he was for the toffees.
     


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    I heard an interview with a british coach this week who said exactly that - the americans were much fitter, but not as technical

    Yeah no doubt, if they were more spatially aware, they might be a tough team. But I can't count how many times the ball was passed to a white jersey or into empty space with no one running into it. Was scratching my head half the time, like, where are you kicking it?
     


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    you guys are too hard on the US players, seriously Donovan passing skills are just exceptionnal. Bradley and Dempsey did a pretty solid game. Unfortunatey the US doesn't have a real striker.

    What the U.S lacks is a proper playmaker. If Bradley were to put a decent playmaker next to his son, the U.S. midfield wouldn't be half bad. Maybe against Slovenia and Algeria he should play Failhaber.
     


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    both sides looked unimpressive. Green needs to be beaten, badly.
     


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    The US seems a lot more athletic and fit than a lot of other teams. Actually, playing soccer throughout my youth in the US at various levels, it seems to me that the focus was always on fitness. If we weren't technically better than you we would out run you and out last you.

    Actually the US seemed to suffer a lot physically near the end of the match. At times, they were literally besieged in their penalty box by the English.
     


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