Anyone see the USA game yesterday?
Anyone see the USA game yesterday?
USA play soccer? :confused:
Yea,the US sided down Uruguay 2-1... That was a surprise for me..
USA have some good players.
Claudio Reyna is good, and i really like that black dude you got in defence: Eddie Pope i think he's called. I really appreciated his performance against Ireland a few weeks ago.
Wizard, good point. It seems like Argentina may have quite an easy route to the quarter finals. I still think Italy will beat them though.
France will prolly meet Brazil in the quarters too.
I still say France vs Italy final.
I think Uraguay will have a strong tournament as well...sometimes losing in the friendlies and other "not so important" matches are a great wakeup call before world cup. So I guess Brazil has had quite a few of those... :)
Uruguay are in group A with France, Denmark and Senegal.
I'm doubtful whether they'll actually make it past the group stages.
Denmark will choke.
err crap...haha...i meant paraguay...not uraguay...damned guay teams :D...i don't think they'll come out on top of spain but will still come out...
I dunno, i've never seen the squad yet.
And EP, the top two of their group will have to play one of the top two of group F depending on how they place.
Group F = England, Argentina, Nigeria or Sweden.
Uruguay have no chance getting past them.
It was a pretty ugly game. Should have been 2 all, bad offside call took a goal away.
The US team needs to focus on their strengths. They tend to be bigger, stronger, and in good shape, and lack some ball skills.
So, they need to take advantage of that, and play a physical game.
eddie pope is one of my favorite players.
EP, Paraguay are a good side yes, but once they lack confidence it's easy to take advantage. We stuffed them 4-0 a few weeks ago. Or was it 4-1?
Paul, I didn't realise you followed football. Does Eddie still play for an american club team or is he playing in Europe? I dunno why, but i have it in my head that he's playing in Germany. He should be playing in Europe. That's where the big bucks are.
anyway i'll send you a postcard
What games are you going to see? You jammy bastard :)
I started playing soccer when I was 5, and stopped when I was 24. My dad started a rec leauge in the town where I grew up, and later coached in the MD major leaugue (I played in the MML for a couple of years - not for my dad). I played every position. Became fairly proficient in the goal (especially indoor), But prefered Right Back or Sweeper/Stopper. 'Retired' at 24 after a broken foot.
Love the game. Don't watch as much as I would like, and don't really keep up with it.
I enjoy my every four year fix of coverage of the World Cup. It's fun to watch with my dad.
I'm not sure where Pope is playing... I know he *was* playing in MLS at one time.
Yeah, I like defensive or central midfield, myself. It feels good to "command" the game.
I haven't played in a good long while though.
Are you not able to watch matches live or watch highlights on american sports channels? like ESPN? (i think it's called that anyway.)
Eddie Mathis is a pretty good player for the states. Bayern Munich are after him now
The MLS is covered on major networks when there isn't anything else going on.
There is limited coverage of Premier league, etc, on some networks.
The World Cup games will all be on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2.
Main thing is I don't really have the time to sit down and watch soccer. I'll make it this month, tho.
I like the women's football team too. Mia Hamm is good. Is there a farrow on their team?
I actually prefer watching the girls play. I think they US girls spend more time playing and less time whining.
Mia Farrow? Or is she an actress? haha
or is it Harrow?
There are two player on the girls team i like to watch. One is Mia Hamm and the other is...~forgotten her name~
I can't find my wittle pee pee.
I think uruguay will have a good world cup, what with Recoba, Dario Silva, Fonseca leading the line its not a bad bet at 100-1 either ive backed em anyway
:eek: :omg: :mad: Mexico has Italy AND Croatia in their group! AHHH! Thats ok though we can take care of Croatia with ease (that can be my birthday gift from Mexico to me since it is my b-day when they play!). But why oh why is Italy in our group! Oh well they have something coming to em on June 13 ;)
does your american soccer team (female) have a nudie calander like all the female sport teams do in Aust? :hump: :hump: