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The kids are gassed. Win or lose this was a hell of an effort.
Any Terps on this team?
This post was edited by TheArsenal 13 months ago
I tuned in at around 70th minute and holy hell, Mexico is so much better than us. We cant even seem to put together two solid passes in a row since ive started watching
Oh yeah, who would have guessed Van Rankin plays for Mexico?
We have no bench and the guys were gassed, we bossed this game pretty good before the 75th or so.
I'd give Mexico the slight edge when viewing the whole game, but we've had plenty of positive play and absolutely deserved a penalty that wasn't given.
I'm very encouraged by what I've seen-- especially considering we went down so early. Great response from the kids and admirable effort throughout.
That was pretty sick
Of course they get awarded the penalty. Fuck this shit. Whatever, we were easily as good as these fuckers in their stadium at altitude with one striker, an injured winger and two keepers on the bench.
So are some of the Mexican team. I know Sanchez definitely is American.
Zack Steffen, backup goalkeeper, is an incoming freshman this year
I coach youth travel soccer in Northern Virginia. I saw a game last week that made me so happy and I wanted to share it with everyone here who might care about this. It was a U-16 regional game. So you're talking about 14-15 year old kids and maybe some newly turned 16 year olds who are the best in their region of Virginia. Keep in mind that there are many regions in Virginia.
The level of play was amazing. The ball control, field vision, poise under pressure, first touch, etc.... were all great. These kids were preparing for their next move before the ball got to them and their first thought was always to attack. But rarely did they force it when it was not there. I never once saw a defender randomly boot a ball up field. Not once. One time in the entire game was a ball booted and it was a perfectly delivered long ball to a guy who was streaking open down the right flank. The wingers were lightning fast. The midfielders had amazing ball control. The goalies were both long and athletic. Very vocal and confident. There were three goals, all really nice goals, one was a half volley from the top of the box on a cross. I was just amazed at the combination of skill and soccer IQ.
This made me so optimistic about the future of our national teams (and MLS and basically soccer in the US). This was a small sample of one state's U-16 teams. If the entire country is doing this, then our player pool is going to be sick in a very short time. These are the first set of kids who've grown up with a legitimate first division league and multiple TV channels dedicated to the sport. They've grown up knowing that soccer is a viable career path for an elite athlete. Contrast to the way things were just 10 years ago when kids didn't really know anything about the opportunities in the sport globally and that American soccer players can make millions. I think we're going we're starting see the benefits of those things in a big way.
American Outlaws: D.C. Chapter
Our very own Steve Goff is reporting that RFK, NOT FedEx, will be the site of the June 2nd match against Germany. It's not official yet, but dammit, it's time to start preparations to host the nation!
Tony Barrett @TonyBarretTimes
Major blow for Everton as David Moyes reveals Tim Howard has fractured two bones in his back
SAVE US BORN GUZAN
My buddies and I were texting about this. Guzan is a solid backup, so we at least have that.
I'd still rather have Timmy, but Guzan isn't some scrub.
What's the timetable on his return? Hopefully he's back in time for the June qualifiers.
Go away, KA!
Villa on FSC tomorrow morning, I'll be watching that now.
Moyes said he won't be out for the season and he expects something around 2 months or a little more
F. We're fucked.
Guzan was sick against City on Monday. No worries here.
He's a hell of a shot stopper, but not the best organizer. Scared about that combo plus our makeshift back line. The Klinsi era has been defined by two things, beating teams on the road that we probably shouldn't, and seeing one or two mistakes cost us games we otherwise dominated. Worried about the mistakes, not his ability to be a brick wall back there.
Guzan will be fine. He's pretty much the only reason Villa has a chance of surviving. My worry is that jurgen will go with rimando or Johnson for some reason
Let's not act like Guzan = Timmy. This is a huge blow.
I don't think people are saying Guzan = Timmy. However, Timmy hasn't had the greatest season for Everton, and Guzan's been really good. I honestly don't think we're missing much from a shot-stopping standpoint.
As others have pointed out, we'll miss Tim's leadership and ability to organize our defense far more than his shot-stopping.
Whatever though...just beat Costa Rica and lose to Mexico and get Tim back beyond that. Shouldn't be too big a deal.
Guzan's been pretty good for Villa this year and as birdie pointed out, he was awesome on Monday against City. Don't see why this should affect the team too much.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
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