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    Wow what a great game last night. There was some poor passes and turn overs but the Team really did take it to Hondorus for majority of the game.

    Pulisic and Dempsey showed up.

    Although Altidore didn't show up on the score sheet he really fit in well finally as an attacking forward.

    Bradley was is normal anemic self but showed some good pose for that goal.

    Back line needs some help though.

    Now hopefully the team can pounce Panama the same way so they can move up to Second. Need Costa to lose the next game too.


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    well last night sure did suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucsdguy1 View Post
    well last night sure did suck.
    Only players who showed up were Howard, Pulisic, and Dempsey.

    Bradley was anemic and the backline is awful.

    Pulisic needs to be in the middle and not on the wing.

    Without Howard the game would have been a loss.

    Not having Brooks and Cameron on the back line hurt.

    Question: If you could only have one of the following players on the field who would it be and why? Michael Bradley or Jermaine Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudfisher View Post
    Only players who showed up were Howard, Pulisic, and Dempsey.

    Bradley was anemic and the backline is awful.

    Pulisic needs to be in the middle and not on the wing.

    Without Howard the game would have been a loss.

    Not having Brooks and Cameron on the back line hurt.

    Question: If you could only have one of the following players on the field who would it be and why? Michael Bradley or Jermaine Jones

    That reminds me of when I first learned about moving up in rank at a karate dojo. You were given an option of either taking punch or a kick to the midsection.

    If I really had to choose one or the other, I'd pick Bradley for the US. Works out on all levels for me. I think that he is better for the US than Jones at this point in their careers, and it has the added bonus of allowing Jones to put more into his time with the LA Galaxy. I also think that Bradley would fit in better with how Arena was running the midfield with the Galaxy. I don't know if Arena is going to continue that with the USMNT, though.

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    Bradley. He looked a lot better against Honduras without Jones in the midfield. I swear they both look lost when playing together. Jones doesn't seem to have the legs anymore, and there's a lot of covering spreads they have to do for one another. Plus with Jones I always feel like he's two seconds away from a red card inducing tackle..

    Zusi in the backline.....geeeesh (editor's note: he was not the only sore spot)

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    USA better protect Pulisic cause Mexico is going to be cheap-shotting him all game on Sunday.


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    1-1 Draw with Mexico was an ok result.

    They should have won the game. Mexico should have been playing down a man after a blatant elbow in the opening 10 minutes of the game.

    Surprised by the lack of dirty play by Mexico besides the Elbow.

    The El Salvadorian ref was "Meh". Really need to use refs from other federations to keep from Bias encroaching in their calls.

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    there were a few elbows I thought very early on could've been at least yellows.

    Bruce packed it in and it seemingly worked as Mexico could not break through. I understand the changes, short turnaround time from the T&T game, and altitude. Bunker ball just doesn't always do it for me. But a point in Azteca is a point in Azteca. That game Sep 1 against Costa Rica will be big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucsdguy1 View Post
    there were a few elbows I thought very early on could've been at least yellows.

    Bruce packed it in and it seemingly worked as Mexico could not break through. I understand the changes, short turnaround time from the T&T game, and altitude. Bunker ball just doesn't always do it for me. But a point in Azteca is a point in Azteca. That game Sep 1 against Costa Rica will be big.
    Sounds like Arena didn't want to lose players who are on yellows already for the CR game. So he sat them. He gambled and got a point from Mexico.

    Howard is better then Guzan but he was on a Yellow card.

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    I have a serious man crush on Boateng

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