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I love reading the other soccer thread, but it seems to be more Euro League specific.  So I thought I'd start a US specific thread. 

 

First up-  USA announces 23 man Gold Cup roster.

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/06/23/10/30/150623-mnt-gold-cup-roster-release

 

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/2007), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/2011, 2013), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (7): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC/2009), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy/2013), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers/2011)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake/2009, 2013), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/2011, 2013), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/2007, 2011), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo/2005), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC/2013), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/2011), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC/2005, 2007, 2011), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes/2011, 2013)

 

 

First reaction-  Wondo?????  Again????   Hasn't he whiffed enough for the stars and stripes?

 

US plays Guatemala in a warm up match on July 3, then opens Gold Cup group play on July 7th vs Honduras. 

 

If they win the Gold Cup again, the US gets an automatic bid to the 2017 Confed cup.  If they lose, they will play the winner in a one game playoff for that right.

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First reaction-  Wondo?????  Again????   Hasn't he whiffed enough for the stars and stripes?

 

US plays Guatemala in a warm up match on July 3, then opens Gold Cup group play on July 7th vs Honduras. 

 

If they win the Gold Cup again, the US gets an automatic bid to the 2017 Confed cup.  If they lose, they will play the winner in a one game playoff for that right.

Yeah I really do not get Wondo being called up again, the guy cannot play at this level and continues to show it. I would have rather had Morris on the team then Wondo.

 

They really couldn't find a place for Bobby Wood?

The Gold Cup provisional roster had already been named before Bobby Wood had the good games coming on against Germany and the Netherlands. He wouldnt have been able to be added even if Jurgen wanted to.

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Yeah I really do not get Wondo being called up again, the guy cannot play at this level and continues to show it. I would have rather had Morris on the team then Wondo.

 

The Gold Cup provisional roster had already been named before Bobby Wood had the good games coming on against Germany and the Netherlands. He wouldnt have been able to be added even if Jurgen wanted to.

 

So maybe Bobby Wood will show up in a Wondo jersey, it'll just be misspelled really badly.  They still can't get Wondolowski right on a jersey?

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I'm not sure about the rule, but a team can make changes at some point during the gold cup. Not sure how many and not sure if they have to choose from prelim roster.

I also don't understand why we brought Davis and Ream over Brek Shea

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I'm not sure about the rule, but a team can make changes at some point during the gold cup. Not sure how many and not sure if they have to choose from prelim roster.

I also don't understand why we brought Davis and Ream over Brek Shea

They can make 6 changes after the group stage of the Gold Cup, but all of the players have to come from the prelim roster.

 

Definitely a few selections I dont understand/agree with but with Jurgens track record hard to argue too much. The thought of Wondo just keeps conjuring the miss in the World Cup that would have put us through.

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Us China today.

DC United still in first place. I'll be watching the stadium progression. I can't understand what took so long and why it will take so long to build. Seems like other teams stadiums went up really fast. Long overdue for the team.

went to the United Revolution game Sunday were u there
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Us China today.

went to the United Revolution game Sunday were u there

 

I live 7 hours away, work for a living and have a family. I watch every DC United game when they are televised and have gone to games when living in the area.  I've been supporting them since their inception. I will be up for the Redskins-Saints game this year.

 

The type of work I do, I used to do in DC.  I get paid $20K per year more working down here then in DC and the cost of living is lower here.

 

Better have the doctor recheck your meds.

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The US should handle China tonight. But with rapinoe and Holliday, they will struggle to create from the midfield.

Look for lots and lots of long balls to Abby.

I don't think china will break our defense. They've been outstanding.

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I'm proud of what China has done so far. This is the youngest team and they've played so hard. They've got heart and steel roses are not a bad team at all especially on defense.

But their run ends tonight. Because murica has never not finished in the top three of the women's world Cup. And they're sure as **** not ending that streak tonight.

China is gritty and a tough test. But we are better even without holiday and rapinoe.

USA 1-0 China. Perhaps in extra time or a shootout.

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It's been like that for 4 straight games now. They haven't let anything in. Unprecedented in US history for them to shut out opponents 4 straight. 

 

Germany didn't do anything either. In fact Germany only tied the game and kept their hopes alive against France because of a penalty, which was controversial to say the least. We can shut down Germany. Plus their coach was taking some shots at the US. So **** them. Beat their ass. 

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I have a couple of questions about the thread rules:

 

Do we have to sponsor non-Americans to view and post in this thread?

 

And do we need to be sponsored by a Euro to view and comment in the other thread?

 

I guess I'll sponsor GHH and FrFan... maybe Corcaigh, but I won't be responsible for the nights he is watching curling.

 

Can we sponsor more than this?  I'm still reviewing MorrisonJ's request... it's just a little difficult to understand at the moment cause he's actually spelling the words with a southern accent.

 

I also assume Martin gets immunity from sponsorship as he is a mod?

 

EDIT:  I also request that UKSkinsFan and LondonKev be required to take a literacy test before sponsorship is approved.

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