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  1. #976
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    2-0 Tico's. US needs another blizzard to beat CR.

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    Dempsey is such a baby. That hissy fit that earned him a yellow card in the 91st was embarrassing.

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    That game was a bad on so many levels.

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    Big game for the US tonight.

    Pulisic in the 8th. 1-0

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    Pulisic to Altidore. 2-0. A beautiful play there by Pulisic.

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    That kid Pulisic is pretty amazing, but damn he has a target on his back. Good call pulling him.

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    Sweet shot for gonzalez...

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    This game on TV at all? How do I watch it? Not seeing it anywhere.

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    On beIN here. Ch 596 on your fios dial

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    Embarassing game for the US. They really look like they've never played together sometimes.

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    Might as well start a general Footy/Soccer thread

    Gonzalez was terrible. Fail-haber. Bradley stunk.

    Kinda couple of long shot goals for TNT

    Pulisic the only bright spot

    Goodbye World Cup

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    That pretty much sucked. Night and day from the last game.

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    Fucking horrendous from USMNT. Can we move on from Arena now?
    Messi, however, once again proves he's God. Single handedly firing Argentina into WC with a hat trick.


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    Blowing up the entire US federation begins tomorrow, starting with Sunil Gulati.

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    They were not good enough, but got fucked over:

    https://deadspin.com/u-s-a-out-of-wo...oal-1819343176

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    I told you guys

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    haha. at home. to t&t. hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    haha. at home. to t&t. hilarious.
    Not at home. But still...
    Revenge for Paul Caligiuri.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfelot View Post
    They were not good enough, but got fucked over:

    https://deadspin.com/u-s-a-out-of-wo...oal-1819343176
    And they should have lost 4-1 with the two penalty shots not called against them. You cant get fucked over when your future somehow got to the point where you needed to muster up a point against trinidad and couldnt even do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    And they should have lost 4-1 with the two penalty shots not called against them. You cant get fucked over when your future somehow got to the point where you needed to muster up a point against trinidad and couldnt even do that.
    Even if the USMNT did end up qualifying for the World Cup, I think they would have been embarrassed in the group stage. They need to bring in some new blood (see Pulisic).
    Taylor Twelman over on ESPN was losing his shit last night. He has a point that the "pay-to-play" model isn't working in the US. A lot of good talent goes unnoticed due to the parents not being able to pony up huge $ to get on an "elite" team. However, many of our sports have gone with this model (hockey, basketball) and I think it is going to be a hard model to break out of since there is so much $$ in it for the people running the select leagues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayItLeo View Post
    Not at home. But still...
    Revenge for Paul Caligiuri.


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    oh right. my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    You cant get fucked over when your future somehow got to the point where you needed to muster up a point against trinidad and couldnt even do that.
    Yep. This was lost over many games but last night was the final straw. Too many draws and losses, simple as that.

    It was a bit of series of freak incidents - both T&T goals and the non-Panama goal - but we backed ourselves into a corner.

    Last night they just didn't look that motivated til the end and it was too late. Where was the energy? Other than Pulisic they sucked.

    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Even if the USMNT did end up qualifying for the World Cup, I think they would have been embarrassed in the group stage. They need to bring in some new blood (see Pulisic).
    Taylor Twelman over on ESPN was losing his shit last night. He has a point that the "pay-to-play" model isn't working in the US. A lot of good talent goes unnoticed due to the parents not being able to pony up huge $ to get on an "elite" team. However, many of our sports have gone with this model (hockey, basketball) and I think it is going to be a hard model to break out of since there is so much $$ in it for the people running the select leagues.
    This has been a large part of our problem in getting to the next level. PAY TO PLAY. I've seen it first hand. At all the "best" clubs its the loyalty or rather the history of paying that dictates who gets on the best teams and have the opportunities. The kids on the top teams that get to the high level tournaments and therefore get exposure to the US development teams/camps are 95% those whose parents have been paying for 7,8,9 years for those club's "development" programs at $1500-2500/year.

    It'd take a cutting colleges out of the loop and building up the pro-teams as the primary high-end soccer youth academies so it won't be easy but that's what it will take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Even if the USMNT did end up qualifying for the World Cup, I think they would have been embarrassed in the group stage. They need to bring in some new blood (see Pulisic).
    Taylor Twelman over on ESPN was losing his shit last night. He has a point that the "pay-to-play" model isn't working in the US. A lot of good talent goes unnoticed due to the parents not being able to pony up huge $ to get on an "elite" team. However, many of our sports have gone with this model (hockey, basketball) and I think it is going to be a hard model to break out of since there is so much $$ in it for the people running the select leagues.
    This.

    And this is why I am happy to serve as coach for a non-profit in Baltimore City. Our fees are $45/kid per season and this includes jersey. Some of our teams are very competitive around the region.

    I play pickup with the coaches and some kids in West Baltimore. There is an 18-year old originally from Cameroon there who is pretty phenomenal (and he plays in american football cleats for some reason) but will likely never see a college team or progress anywhere because he is completely off the radar. I have pondered giving his contact info to some of the college coaches I know, but I know nothing of his background or education. This is just an example of the fact that we have talent in this country (and not all from other countries), but that talent isn't getting on the field at the national level. We need fuckers who are HUNGRY on the pitch.

    ...and I was wrong about Arena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grape_Ape View Post
    This.

    And this is why I am happy to serve as coach for a non-profit in Baltimore City. Our fees are $45/kid per season and this includes jersey. Some of our teams are very competitive around the region.

    I play pickup with the coaches and some kids in West Baltimore. There is an 18-year old originally from Cameroon there who is pretty phenomenal (and he plays in american football cleats for some reason) but will likely never see a college team or progress anywhere because he is completely off the radar. I have pondered giving his contact info to some of the college coaches I know, but I know nothing of his background or education. This is just an example of the fact that we have talent in this country (and not all from other countries), but that talent isn't getting on the field at the national level. We need fuckers who are HUNGRY on the pitch.

    ...and I was wrong about Arena.
    This! Major props to you and those at the non-profit for helping to break the pay to play model that needs to be blown up if the US Federation is ever going to produce consistently competitive teams on the world stage. A system where you basically don't have a chance to get noticed unless you can afford to pay a couple G's a year to be part of some club does not, and will not ever work long term. In my experience, the majority are $ grabs for the owners anyway. Not to say there are not some good ones around that offer real instruction and opportunity for advancement because there are, but far too few, especially for those who do not have the ability to pay. Soccer is loosing thousands of kids every year in the US to other sports that offer much lower barriers to entry, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball just to name a few. I am no fan of the AAU model but one thing they do offer that soccer does not is a much lower cost structure to get kids involved. My kid is a solid keeper but I have no illusions of her getting scholarship $ for college. I pretty much kept her out of the club scene until she entered high school (some clinics and indoor during the winter just to keep her sharp) mainly due to the fact that the pressure to be a "full time" year round club member was always present. The need for her to play regularly to be competitive in HS eventually made it a necessity but we found one that did not cost a small fortune while still providing certified coaches and training. I have had my D license for many years and did some of the class time for my C but stopped coaching once my kid entered HS and honestly, had a very hard time finding a club that I thought was truly in it for the advancement of athletes and not the money. The system is broken and needs a major reboot, which can only start with new executive leadership. The WMNT is obviously continuing to thrive but I have absolutely no doubt that the current system will eventually drag them down to the level of what we just witnessed with the MNT.

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