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Postby wildkyle » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:15 pm

For the first time ever the US Soccer team went to Mexico and beat them.

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Postby BlueHen86 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:16 pm

wildkyle wrote:For the first time ever the US Soccer team went to Mexico and beat them.


Watched it. Great game. US hung in and scored late goal to take the 1-0 lead. The two late saves by Howard were amazing.

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Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:39 pm

All hail Herman the German. :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Postby Rob Iola » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:20 pm

Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...
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Postby BlueHen86 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:28 pm

Rob Iola wrote:Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...


Yes they did, makes the win even better.

I thought the announcers brought up a good point during the telecast when they questioned why Mexico would play this friendly in Azteca Stadium. We will likely be playing Mexico there again soon in a World Cup qualifying match. Why give the US team experience there? Now our players know what to expect and they knw they can win there.

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Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Rob Iola wrote:Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...

Taylor Twellman sure looks (more of) a jackass. :coffee:

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Postby SDHornet » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:55 pm

BlueHen86 wrote:
wildkyle wrote:For the first time ever the US Soccer team went to Mexico and beat them.


Watched it. Great game. US hung in and scored late goal to take the 1-0 lead. The two late saves by Howard were amazing.

My wife woke me up from my nap with any angry yell when the US scored. :lol:
And yeah those saves by Howard were huge. The US desperately held on in the last 10 minutes, a lot of poor passing and lack of desire to try and possess the ball to try and kill the clock. They will need a better end game strategy next time.

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Postby SDHornet » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:57 pm

BlueHen86 wrote:
Rob Iola wrote:Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...


Yes they did, makes the win even better.

I thought the announcers brought up a good point during the telecast when they questioned why Mexico would play this friendly in Azteca Stadium. We will likely be playing Mexico there again soon in a World Cup qualifying match. Why give the US team experience there? Now our players know what to expect and they knw they can win there.

Azteca stadium had a lot of empty seats for this friendly matchup; I am sure the qualifying match will be a lot more electric and hostile.

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Re: US SOCCER

Postby BlueHen86 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:03 am

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BlueHen86 wrote:
Yes they did, makes the win even better.

I thought the announcers brought up a good point during the telecast when they questioned why Mexico would play this friendly in Azteca Stadium. We will likely be playing Mexico there again soon in a World Cup qualifying match. Why give the US team experience there? Now our players know what to expect and they knw they can win there.

Azteca stadium had a lot of empty seats for this friendly matchup; I am sure the qualifying match will be a lot more electric and hostile.


No doubt, but the aura of invincibilty that the Mexicans enjoyed there is gone. They should have scheduled the game at another venue.

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Rob Iola wrote:Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...

I thought the Olympics only allow the U-23 team + 3 older guys. Regardless, it was a great win last night. Considering I live in Mexican-heavy Manassas, I'll enjoy wearing my US Soccer hat today.

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Postby BlueHen86 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:06 am

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Rob Iola wrote:Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...

I thought the Olympics only allow the U-23 team + 3 older guys. Regardless, it was a great win last night.


That sounds right. The US didn't beat the same team that won Olympic gold, but it did ruin the celebration. :lol:

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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:07 am

Soccer...... :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:

How much extra time did they add at the end of the game for stoppage. :ohno: :ohno:
Why can't these fvckin morons figure out a way to have the game end when the clock runs out?



And eliminate the offsides rule and make the goal bigger. :rant:

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Postby bluehenbillk » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:59 am

CAA Flagship wrote:Soccer...... :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:

How much extra time did they add at the end of the game for stoppage. :ohno: :ohno:
Why can't these fvckin morons figure out a way to have the game end when the clock runs out?



And eliminate the offsides rule and make the goal bigger. :rant:


Wait a minute...I thought we didn't even qualify for the Olympics??

Yes, I agree eliminating the offsides rule would make soccer more "watchable". But I still probably wouldn't watch.

I do have to give soccer half credit on something - after watching men's hoops in the Olympics there isn't much difference between flopping in European soccer & hoops. Rudy Fernandez? dude needs his ass kicked.
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Postby Grizalltheway » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:14 am

Right, eliminate the offside rule so players can just sit in front of the opposing goal, and wait for the ball to come to them. Brilliant.

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Postby SuperHornet » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:40 am

Grizalltheway wrote:Right, eliminate the offside rule so players can just sit in front of the opposing goal, and wait for the ball to come to them. Brilliant.


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Postby 89Hen » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:09 am

BlueHen86 wrote:
wildkyle wrote:For the first time ever the US Soccer team went to Mexico and beat them.


Watched it. Great game. US hung in and scored late goal to take the 1-0 lead. The two late saves by Howard were amazing.

Watched the first 70 minutes and then flipped the channel and forgot to go back until the LL Softball game was on. :x
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Postby Rob Iola » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:19 am

89Hen wrote:
BlueHen86 wrote:
Watched it. Great game. US hung in and scored late goal to take the 1-0 lead. The two late saves by Howard were amazing.

Watched the first 70 minutes and then flipped the channel and forgot to go back until the LL Softball game was on. :x

You turned on ESPN for LL Softball? You're not actually SuperHornet are you?
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Re: US SOCCER

Postby Rob Iola » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:20 am

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Rob Iola wrote:Buhbuhbut - didn't the Mexicans just win the Olympic gold medal in soccer? Fireworks and everything at halftime. Damn Yanks, spoiling their victory lap...

I thought the Olympics only allow the U-23 team + 3 older guys. Regardless, it was a great win last night. Considering I live in Mexican-heavy Manassas, I'll enjoy wearing my US Soccer hat today.

Manassas huh? Good side or bad side of Liberia/28? And what colors do you wear?
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Postby 89Hen » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:15 am

Rob Iola wrote:
89Hen wrote:Watched the first 70 minutes and then flipped the channel and forgot to go back until the LL Softball game was on. :x

You turned on ESPN for LL Softball? You're not actually SuperHornet are you?

No, I turned on ESPN to see the end of the game and it already moved on to softball. I'm pretty sure JSO also watches LL Softball, but for a different reason. :?
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Rob Iola wrote:Good side or bad side of Liberia/28?

Not sure. I mean it's not amazing, but it's not a bad part either. The community I live in takes landscaping seriously so I think that's a good sign. :lol:

It's the Stonington Community off 66: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.79400 ... gl=us&z=17

Rob Iola wrote:And what colors do you wear?

I don't know what that means. My dad's business is in Manassas so when I went to college, we rented our McLean home to use the money for a mortgage on a house in Manassas. Overall, I've lived at ODU and Norfolk longer than I have here, so I don't know any of the intricacies of the area's culture...other than there are a lot of illegal immigrants and people who love to pimp out their early 90s compact cars...and to avoid Georgetown South.

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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:Right, eliminate the offside rule so players can just sit in front of the opposing goal, and wait for the ball to come to them. Brilliant.

First, so what? The defense would adjust.
But it needs to be a stationary line similar to hockey. The refs suck at visually establishing a moving line at a time when a ball is kicked that could be as far away as 30 or 40 yards away. How can anyone expect a ref to get that right? And how many times do you see the refs get it wrong? It's a bad rule. Just strike a line about 20 yards in front of the goal and make a rule that the offense can't go inside of that line unless the ball goes in first. Done. :clap:

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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:41 pm

And for Pete's sake, if there is a stoppage of play, STOP THE DAMN CLOCK SO THE CROWD CAN COUNT DOWN THE FINAL 10 SECONDS OF THE GAME AT THE END AND KNOW THAT IT IS THE END OF THE GAME. :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:41 pm

Short shorts. :ohno: :ohno: :ohno:

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Postby Grizalltheway » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:52 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:Right, eliminate the offside rule so players can just sit in front of the opposing goal, and wait for the ball to come to them. Brilliant.

First, so what? The defense would adjust.
But it needs to be a stationary line similar to hockey. The refs suck at visually establishing a moving line at a time when a ball is kicked that could be as far away as 30 or 40 yards away. How can anyone expect a ref to get that right? And how many times do you see the refs get it wrong? It's a bad rule. Just strike a line about 20 yards in front of the goal and make a rule that the offense can't go inside of that line unless the ball goes in first. Done. :clap:


The ref doesn't make the call, linesmen on either side of the field do. Yeah, it can be tough to make close calls, but what sport doesn't have similar situations? Like calling balls and strikes is an exact science? :roll:

The defense would adjust? Yeah, and O-lineman would adjust if the defense could jump across the line whenever they wanted, but the game would suck.

If you don't like the sport, then don't watch it. They aren't going to change it to suit your tastes. :coffee:

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Postby GSUhooligan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:58 pm

If the higher ups want MLS to REALLY catch on, they need to do away with draws and make every game knockout stage rules with extra time and then penalties. Nothing worse than investing 90 minutes of my life to see a 0-0 draw.
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