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jocristian
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Honestly, I hope he doesn't fuck around at all and brings the A squad as often as possible. I know he has to balance things with clubs/rest/etc. but I can't stomach another WCQ miss after watching our B/C squad win the gold cup.

As for which elements of this gold cup team could play roles on the A team, I'd like to see Robinson, Zimmerman, Sands, Moore, Acosta, Vines and Hoppe get some burn. Honestly, I thought our defensive squad here at the Gold Cup were alot more solid and reliable, with the exception of Brooks of course.

8/2/2021 8:19:45 PM

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Tim Ream?

8/27/2021 12:50:28 AM

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WC Qualifying starts tonight

Gotta love needing riot police to protect corner kick takers. #concacaf

[Edited on September 2, 2021 at 11:14 PM. Reason : .]

9/2/2021 11:11:32 PM

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I don’t get cbs sports so didn’t watch. I see we got a tie, not too bad for road game I guess.

9/3/2021 12:02:45 AM

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The Draw won't hurt as Mexico is the only team that got a win. Still need to get 3 points at home against Canada.

9/3/2021 9:59:03 AM

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Yuck

9/5/2021 10:24:30 PM

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We gotta get some offense going.

9/5/2021 10:31:46 PM

HaLo
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That sucked

9/5/2021 11:45:28 PM

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We have got to have a holding midfielder know that Dest and Yedlin are shit at defending and when the team you are playings best player is deployed to that side maybe give them some help. Also Brooks needs to stop ball watching he didn't even make an attempt on that ball once it got passed him.

Berhalter also needed to make changes earlier. It was clear even before the first goal was scored that the team was lacking energy. After Canada leveled they kept the pressure on, and he waits until their are 10 minutes left? That sort of man mangement has cost many a manager there job.

9/7/2021 8:41:09 AM

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I think you play sands/vines in the dest spot. Both of them defended solidly throughout the summer and you aren't gaining enough offense to justify Dest IMO.

Dest loses the ball too much. Yedlin doesn't have the speed he used to.

That Gregg couldn't see that we needed some offensive energy before the 81st minute when even the announcers are begging for it was a serious misstep.

9/7/2021 10:44:14 AM

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Wonder how much it would take to get jesse marsch




Lol I just saw this
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[Edited on September 7, 2021 at 1:27 PM. Reason : E]

9/7/2021 1:05:06 PM

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So Weston McKinnie sent home, Reyna and Dest injured, Steffen out with COVID, lots of big names will be missing. Getting to 5 points would relieve a lot of pressure from Berhalter and the USMNT and give momentum going to next months round of qualifiers.

9/8/2021 3:21:03 PM

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Lets go back to the B team

9/8/2021 4:59:26 PM

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Nice turnaround in the second.

3pts at Honduras feels good

9/9/2021 12:24:17 AM

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My thoughts

Paramount+ was awful, the fact that the commentators were watching on a laptop in New York probably didn't help. The sound from field kept going up and down and sometimes the horns drowned out the commentators. Maurice Edu is not a bad analyst, but the commentator was a poor mans Gus Johnson, still better than whoever the fuck they had providing commentary on Panama-Mexico (he sounded like some Mexican Soccer Fan they found at a sports bar)

On to the game
First half was terrible. Outside of like 2 or 3 counters Honduras bossed the first half. John Brooks performance the last 2 games should lead to him not getting called up in October. He was awful, pulled out of a challenge that lead to the goal that had him out of position. His lack of defending also lead to Canada's equalizer

Second Half formation change and 3 subs made an immediate impact. Pulisic getting injured actually opened up the offense more. That could be concerning as if he is fit he will start but they may be too reliant on him to set the offensive tone. Pepi was very good all night. Glad we got the right result. Positions 2-4 all on 5 pts and +3 on GD and Mexico at 7 pts

Next WCQ Break is October 7-13, 2 Home - Jamaica and Costa Rica and Away - Panama.

9/9/2021 7:52:56 AM

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I listened to Gregg's post game and even then I couldn't understand wtf we were doing with the first half formation. Playing 4 CBs doesn't spell good things offensively.

^Agreed on Brooks. The last two games have been disappointing and given our depth at CB, he should be given a short leash going forward. Sergeant is another one that should be better than he has been. I don't know how he gets PT over Aronson, Pepi or even Hoppe (who should get called up in his place next window). I'd love to see a front line of Pulisic (provided he heals up), Pepi and Gio in the next window.

I love that the subs worked out in the second half, but I can't help but wonder why the fuck they weren't out there in the first place? Bello?

9/9/2021 9:01:33 AM

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I watched the first half, and that was in spanish (don't have paramount+). It was horrible. Then I went to bed and was very surprised at the score this morning.

9/9/2021 5:41:26 PM

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27 man announced for the october window. Here's hoping we see more hoppe, aaronson and pepi than zardes and arriola. I'm also excited to see some shaq moore and busio.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 23/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 10/0)

DEFENDERS (10): George Bello (Atlanta United; 4/0), John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 45/3), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 13/1), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 7/0), Shaq Moore (Tenerife/ESP; 11/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 46/1), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim/GER; 3/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 15/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 12/2), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR; 67/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 40/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 17/1), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; 6/0), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED: 3/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 32/8), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 25/7), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 6/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 28/0)

FORWARDS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 10/5), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 8/0), Matthew Hoppe (Mallorca/ESP; 5/1), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; 1/1), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 13/1), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 62/14)

9/29/2021 7:35:28 PM

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Good ol concacaf referees

10/7/2021 8:20:17 PM

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thankfully we got the right result. I swear its become comical how bad the referees are in this region.

Gotta ride the Pepi surge as long as possible, but also gotta hope he doesn't try to move to Europe and ride the bench or play for a bad team a la Josh Sargent.

10/8/2021 10:05:04 AM

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eh, I think it was a bit more hopeful last night than "thankful we got the right result". I know Jamaica stinks, but our midfield controlled the ball as well as we have in a while. Dest looked great. Pepi I think secured the 9 spot with his last two performances. Musah had some moments and Weah looked like he could be a game changer going forward if he stays healthy

Id love to see a top line of Hoppe, Weah and Pepi at least once during this window.

10/8/2021 11:03:46 AM

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I think he’s thankful that we got the right result despite the atrocious officiating in the first half

10/9/2021 11:47:17 AM

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makes sense. All of my friends that follow soccer have been crapping on the US team especially after those first two draws. This was a solid win.

10/9/2021 5:27:25 PM

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We didn’t play well at all.

Probably wouldn’t have mattered but I think it’s bullshit that the ref didn’t add a second of time to stoppage after their fans ran out on the field 3 times to delay the game. Guess when we need to kill time we can just ask our fans to go streaking.

10/10/2021 8:06:45 PM

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Glad to get the win with the kids out there

[Edited on October 13, 2021 at 11:16 PM. Reason : .]

10/13/2021 11:16:24 PM

jocristian
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That Dest strike was . The score was closer than the game was. It's amazing what happens when we have a decent midfield. I hope if nothing else, that Panama game may have persuaded Gregg that he just needs to let the youth run the show.

10/14/2021 8:21:17 AM

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That Costa Rica goal given up was trashhhhhhhh

10/14/2021 9:14:03 AM

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^pretty much

Great response in a game we bossed, need better decisions in final third but that game was total domination.

10/14/2021 10:47:18 AM

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