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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy_Ivan View Post
    U.S. will not play Germany though will they, if they win this game they play England if they draw I would put money on Serbia beating Aussie and finishing second.
    No there are scenarios in which we can play Germany. Currently that is how it will go. If both teams draw. Still lots of soccer to be played.

    None the less, my point is against ANY quality squad the U.S. must play better. **** agains ANY squad the U.S must play better, tie against Slovenia after being behind 2-0 and a narrow victory against Algeria in the 92nd minute.

    Is that convincing at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaygokings! View Post
    No there are scenarios in which we can play Germany. Currently that is how it will go. If both teams draw. Still lots of soccer to be played.

    None the less, my point is against ANY quality squad the U.S. must play better. **** agains ANY squad the U.S must play better, tie against Slovenia after being behind 2-0 and a narrow victory against Algeria in the 92nd minute.

    Is that convincing at all?
    No, but it's sure ****ing exciting! We need situations like these to get the American people to understand how exciting and wonderful the sport is... and perhaps, stop calling it soccer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quix View Post
    No, but it's sure ****ing exciting! We need situations like these to get the American people to understand how exciting and wonderful the sport is... and perhaps, stop calling it soccer.
    I agree. It makes it exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaygokings! View Post
    U.S. still has not impressed. Their game has been poor. Even though the results state otherwise.
    Just so that it's been said, pretty much the same thing happened in the Confederations Cup last summer:

    Must win in the last group game to advance --> Beat Spain --> 2-0 halftime lead over Brazil in the Final.


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    As it stands U.S. vs Ghana in the 2nd round. You would have to fancy your chances against them.

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    Watch out for Ghana, they don't like getting pissed on.
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    Madness report from Germany: Watched the game right after work, I'm drunk as a skunk and we have car parades all over the town...like we won the world cup .

    So it's Ghana for USA and England for Germany...hard to say which is the tougher matchup...should be interesting.

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    The Semis are suddenly a realistic possibility. The winner of Ghana-US plays winner of S. Korea-Uruguay in the quarters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    The Semis are suddenly a realistic possibility. The winner of Ghana-US plays winner of S. Korea-Uruguay in the quarters.
    This is probably the easiest possible route to the semis the U.S. will EVER encounter so hopefully they can take advantage. Not saying the U.S. team is better then Uruguay or even Ghana...but it is almost inconceivable to reach the semis without having to go through a traditional "power" in the round of 16 and quarters.

    Keep the Edu-Bradley pairing in the midfield and start Gomez up top again. Ghana hasn't scored a non-pk goal in the tournament so hopefully the U.S. can get a goal or two and clamp things down...hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaygokings! View Post
    Still, I am not impressed with the U.S. AT ALL. By all intentions the England game they should have lost, but it was a good result the tie. Slovenia and Algeria...credit where credit is due, good teams, great showings, but talent wise we are MUCH MUCH better then these teams, experience, talent...yea MUCH better teams. And we struggled against Slovenia and we struggled against Algeria. You know everyone can be like "oh my god yay! so happy we made it ahh go go USA!" but in reality this was a VERY bad showing for the U.S. and they are supremely lucky to get out of the group. They must step it up if they want to go anywhere in the knockout rounds. No more of this score in the 85th + minute and give up goals in the first 20. Like I said against Slovenia...the quality squads will clamp you down easy. Not convinced at all. We are done after Saturday. Our defense is unsure, our offense is looking better each game. I just don't like it. England was a terrible gage cause they too have had the poorest showing i have seen. We got to do more then win on crap goals in the 90+ minute if we want to be considered a top 15 FIFA team, which in my opinion is an absolute gift of a ranking. We give midfielders way too much space, and a team with real quality will make us pay again and again. Slovenia did for 45 then we turned it around. England for some reason didn't exploit the space. I have watched Germany spread the wing in both games they play brilliantly, if we face them in the next round it is going to be ugly. U.S. still has not impressed. Their game has been poor. Even though the results state otherwise.
    Debbie Downer? You realize how important each of these games have been for all countries involved? The players are on the world stage and do everything to win or get to the next stage. So you're not impressed??? When were the Americans painted to be the dominant team in soccer??? NEVER. This was an epic win by a team that worked their asses off and never gave up. Maybe you should temper your expectations a little and watch how hard it is for even the best teams in the world to qualify.

    You are comparing us to Germany who lost to Serbia and only managed ONE goal against Ghana. How is that dominance??? Good god...

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