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#1 Eastside Terp

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

Brutal draw for the USA today ......

 

Group G - Germany, Portugal, Ghana and the USA ......
 

how about Spain v Netherlands as an opening game......

 

Argentina and France have to be pretty happy ......

 

 

http://sportsillustr...cnn.com/soccer/

 

 

 

 


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 02:24 PM

I said the same thing. USA is arguable the weakess team in that table. And guess what they have their "Hill" in the table in Ghana. Nice. Englad has a tough one as well



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

And Mexico which somehow qualified despite a poor run-up has a realtively easy group.  A literal example of the luck of the draw.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:19 PM

I think the USMNT is ready for the challenge. Need a little luck ofcourse. Beat Ghana and draw with Germany and somehow beat CR7 & company


Edited by Navypost, 09 December 2013 - 04:19 PM.


#5 Baltimatt

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:52 AM

So, Germany clobbered Portugal, the US beat Ghana, and then Ghana tied Germany.

 

Defending champion Spain lost its first two matches.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

Belgium just beat Russia with a late goal.  I am heading out to Prettyboy for a few hours of kayaking but I want to be back to watch the US play. 


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:45 PM

does the usa allow gay players on their team? i remember growing up that we called the soccer players gay. it looks like kind of a sissy game.


Edited by omarrahman, 22 June 2014 - 06:46 PM.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:49 PM

do we have illegals on the national team?



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

ronaldo is very handsome.



#10 Baltimatt

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:22 PM

US tied Portugal 2 to 2.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

The US would have won except that five minutes of "stoppage time" had been added, allowing for Portugal to tie the game.

 

Stoppage time


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

Everyone in Group G still has a chance.

 

If the U.S. beats Germany, the No. 2 team in the world, in the final group play game Thursday, they go through to the knockout stage no matter what happens in other group-play game between Portugal and Ghana game. The same thing happens if both games end in tries.

Now here’s where it gets tricky. If the U.S. loses and Ghana beats Portugal by more than one goal, then Ghana eliminated the U.S. -- again -- and the Americans go home.

 


Read more: http://www.chicagotr...y#ixzz35Q1kyB37


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

roller coaster of emotions today ......

 

came off the coach screaming on both of our goals ......

 

their goal to tie it on literally the last play of the game was a kick in the gut .......

 

still alive but want a buzz kill.....


Edited by Eastside Terp, 22 June 2014 - 08:19 PM.

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#14 Eastside Terp

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

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Edited by Eastside Terp, 22 June 2014 - 08:18 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

does the usa allow gay players on their team? i remember growing up that we called the soccer players gay. it looks like kind of a sissy game.

I am sure a man's man like you could run circles around those "guys".


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:17 PM

roller coaster of emotions today ......

 

came off the coach screaming on both of our goals ......

 

their goal to tie it on literally the last play of the game was a kick in the gut .......

 

still alive but want a buzz kill.....

I am a soccer novice.  I have really enjoyed watching.  But that "extra minutes" thing drives me nuts.  


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

This afternoon in Group B play, the Netherlands defeated Chile, while Spain finally won one, beating Australia.


Edited by Baltimatt, 25 June 2014 - 08:29 AM.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

Spain is out, Italy is out. If Portugal also gets sent home after Thursday's matches, it will be quite a blow to southern European soccer. All three teams came in as at least contenders, and I believe Spain and Portugal were expected to make at least the final 8.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

So neither Germany nor US needs to win, in order to advance? A draw and both advance. Is that correct?

If so, then both are playing NOT to lose. Is there any advantage, for either team, to play to win? Don't think much of that format.

Edited by slapshot, 26 June 2014 - 12:16 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

USA did play a bit defensively but both were playing to win and pressing the goal even in 90+ minute ......

 

played to win for seeding, and the draw in the knockout round ......

 

USA is #2 seed and play a #1 seed in next game, certainly would have like to win bracket  ......

 

congrats to the USA for getting out of the group of death .........

 

and congrats to U of Md with 2 Terps in the starting lineup today ......

 

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Edited by Eastside Terp, 26 June 2014 - 08:16 PM.

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