June 28th, 2007, 08:08 PM #11
Go USA! Beat the "Che's"!
June 28th, 2007, 08:12 PM #12
June 28th, 2007, 08:57 PM #13
4-1 final. All that 2-touch passing in the midfield finally caught up to the US defense. In the end, Argentina made it look EASY. Still a good experience for the younger US players...
June 28th, 2007, 09:55 PM #14
I'm pulling for Charlie Davies. Local product and a BC kid, too.
June 28th, 2007, 11:55 PM #15
I'd have to say the US did very good for what they had and against Argentina. I was impressed with their play. As for Argentina, wow, I hope they win it.
June 29th, 2007, 08:20 AM #16
I didn't realize this was being held in Venezuela, that could be one reason we didn't send our top guys. I was reading that American fans are not welcome, maybe we didn't want our A team to get shot or kidnapped.
I don't know the sport that well, but the guys on GOL TV seemed awfully impressed by our young guys, and they are not as pro-American as the guys on Fox Soccer. At least not as blatant. The one guy isn't even American, he sounds like the janitor on The Simpsons, I could barely understand him. He does some Serie A games, too.
By the way, is that the same Crespo that plays for Inter Milan? If so he looks different, must have gotten a haircut or something.
June 29th, 2007, 10:59 AM #17
I don't think that has anything to do with it to be honest.
Originally Posted by Italian Seafood
The main reason the US didn't send guys like Donovan or Beasley is because we know what they can do. The US is using this tournament as basically a proving ground for the olympics. I believe that US really wants to compete and medal in the olympics next year. I don't really agree with the federations decision since in a tournament any team cna win(see Greece) so I would have wanted to send a full strength team but I can see their reasoning.
YOur theory doesn't make sense, if they wanted to avoid Venezuela they would have just declined the invitation.
June 29th, 2007, 11:56 AM #18
I was half joking, but I thought it might have been a factor. The broadcasters were saying the US is also eyeballing 2010 already, so these young guys need some real experience in foreign countries. I hate to keep going by what they were saying, but I don't know that much about the sport myself.
Originally Posted by ASUcruz
June 29th, 2007, 12:14 PM #19
What did you guys think of Kasey Keller's play in goal?
I thought he played well. He should have done better on the first goal no doubt but there was nothing he could have done on the other three.
I've been reading articles about the game and a lot of people are saying that Keller's play was terrible and that he should retire.
June 29th, 2007, 12:23 PM #20
Keller did fine, Argentina had too much fire-power.
Bornstein did pretty well I thought, good to hear a local boy doing well representing Los Alamitos.