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    The last time we met here in this venue, the USA continued its rather habitual beating of the Brits. What are your predictions for this game? (For those who actually pay attention to soccer).
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    Both teams are playing a 4-4-2 formation. Green is the goalkeeper for the Brits, Howard in goal for the USA. The teams play a more physical game, I suspect there will be many yellow cards this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
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    The last time we met here in this venue, the USA continued its rather habitual beating of the Brits. What are your predictions for this game? (For those who actually pay attention to soccer).
    I better get the coffee going. I find it hard staying awake when watching soccer.
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    Crap, goal England at 3:51.
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    Yeaaaaaah! Tie game, USA scores at 39:36!
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    Man, how did Green give that up?!!! LOL. If England loses, I'd be afraid to go home if that were me!
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    We're at the half... The USA has been playing kinda off... until that goal. Green really got them back into the game missing that light goal. Whomever scores next, IMO, will win this game. Rooney really hasn't been a factor, all hype, no action.
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    1-1 Final... Tie Match.
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    Well the saying "better to be lucky than good" suits this well. If it weren't luck the US would have gone in the crapper. Why can't we put together a world class team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrtease View Post
    Well the saying "better to be lucky than good" suits this well. If it weren't luck the US would have gone in the crapper. Why can't we put together a world class team?
    Imagine if the best athletes in our country played soccer. Can you imagine like LeBron James or Kobe Bryant out there? Or Allen Iverson in his prime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    Imagine if the best athletes in our country played soccer. Can you imagine like LeBron James or Kobe Bryant out there? Or Allen Iverson in his prime?
    So our best soccer players are mediocre? Out of the millions of kids that play soccer in the US every year we can't find 25 world class players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrtease View Post
    So our best soccer players are mediocre? Out of the millions of kids that play soccer in the US every year we can't find 25 world class players?
    Dude, that team is world class. Before this world cup they were ranked 14th, England was ranked 8th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    1-1 Final... Tie Match.
    Ya know that our friends across the pond like Tom, Charver, Thaichi all have to be ready to take a ribbing when our second rate, second tier minor league athletes can play the best All Stars the Premier League can produce and play them to a tie. Say's a lot about the caliber of American athletes, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrtease View Post
    Well the saying "better to be lucky than good" suits this well. If it weren't luck the US would have gone in the crapper. Why can't we put together a world class team?
    Because outside of some upper middle class mother's who are irrationally obsessed with their children, no one in the US really gives a shit about a sport that has even less action then Baseball. But cheer up. These minor league athletes (at least by US standards) were still able to hang with the best the Brits have.
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