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The US missed a huge opportunity to host an 8 team “best of the non qualifyers” tournament this past summer. 

 

US, Italy, Holland, Bosnia, Chile, Honduras, Ghana, Ireland 

would have been a fantastic tournament. 

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If the US doesn’t respond to that with a complete destruction of one of the Mexicans then they are nothing but ******* 

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The US team still sucks, but I was glad to see them beat those dirty Mexicans.

 

 

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Happy 1 year anniversary to USMNT suckitude!

 

Thankfully, we've moved on by hiring a great coach in...(checks notes)...oh...

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17 hours ago, FanboyOf91 said:

Happy 1 year anniversary to USMNT suckitude!

 

Thankfully, we've moved on by hiring a great coach in...(checks notes)...oh...

Word is they’re going to announce at the beginning of November. Speculation is that it will be Berhalter.

 

Marking this one year anniversary by bringing Bradley back into the squad...the picture boy for USMNT SUCK!

 

Bummed Pulisic got a knock, and McKennie and Adams won’t be available either. Looking forward to see Cannon get some run, too bad he’s not a lefty, as they’ve needed a LB for ages. 

 

Can’t understand some of the older middling MLS players getting a call (Bradley, Saief, Picault) and leaving out young talent like De La Torre, who just netted for Fulham in a Cup tie a couple weeks ago. 

 

Earnie gotta get this **** straightened out ASAP!

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23 hours ago, FanboyOf91 said:

 

Thankfully, we've moved on by hiring a great coach in...(checks notes)...oh...

Still think a great coach is the only difference, eh?

Best thing we got going for us is that there's an exciting crop of young players but that's 4-8 years away. The 4 year cohort will still be pretty raw by the WC. 

Young MLS players moving to europe and succeeding will be the key. MLS owners need to get a taste for big transfer fees—that's the disruption the USMNT needs to happen.

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I refuse to ever watch the US play if Michael ****ing Bradley is on the roster.  **** him

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13 minutes ago, Kilmer17 said:

I refuse to ever watch the US play if Michael ****ing Bradley is on the roster.  **** him

Somewhere out there is a team photo of that USMNT Trinidad/Tobego squad that has Pulisic surrounded by 10 trash bags.

Pretty much summed it up for me as well. From Donovan on I have yet to figure out this fascination with sentimentality on our US Men’s Team. 

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1 hour ago, Elessar78 said:

Still think a great coach is the only difference, eh?

 

Having a permanent coach would be nice after going a year without one. Long-term stability, etc.

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My takeaways from last night:

 

-Brooks is brain dead

-Robinson is not the answer...yet

-Bradley is suck

-Wood is wood. He can score a goal here and there, but does little else.

-Acosta is far better than Trapp

-Pulisic, McKennie, Weah, and Sargent will be the nucleus of this team for a while.

-Jordan Morris needs to get, and stay, healthy

-Picault and Saief don’t rate

 

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No Bradley tonight! 

...at least in the starting XI, but...Brad Guzan...really?

 

Looking forward to seeing Sargent, Amon, and Cannon get a run out tonight.

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Come on Yedlin.  That’s pathetic. 

 

The US needs a euro coach.  None of the MLS clowns can demand the respect needed. 

 

Or a South American I suppose.  

 

But Berhalter?   Yeah.  No thanks. 

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Wow, Yedlin in, and two minutes later he blows assignment and gives up the equalizer. Since Bradley and Yedlin come in, US has been on the back foot..and Cannon was having a great debut.

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1-1 to Peru, a WC team from S. America, not a bad result.

 

Sargent looks the real deal, be surprised if he doesn’t see regular football in Werder Bremmen’s first side sooner rather than later.

 

Amon has the physical traits, just looked at bit green and tentative, but think he may have a future. 

 

Cannon was spot on, while Sweat looked in way over his head.

 

Trapp showed again why he is nothing more than squad depth, IMO. 

 

Going forward, I hope the new coach continues to play these kids so that they can become familiar, and grow together. 

 

I could see a 4-2-3-1 side with Cannon, C-V, Long, Miazga (2 of 3), ??, along the back, Acosta, McKennie, Adams, 2 of those in front, Weah, Pulisic, Morris, Green, Amon in the attacking three, and Sargent at #9. I feel that could be a competitive side in a few years.

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