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  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Also CONCACAF refs continue to be shit 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,571
    That was beautiful 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,571
    edited June 4
    Clint is very very bad on tv
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,880
    Clint is very very bad on tv
    Didn't see any of him on the pre/post-game but yeah I can't imagine he'd be great as a studio analyst.  

    Nice to get the win last night.  This tournament doesn't mean anything but it's nice to get the core playing together.  It sounds like all these guys on this roster will get the rest of the summer off and let all the guys from the trash MLS play in the Gold Cup.  
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Clint is very very bad on tv

    He wasn't great. But I'm pretty sure this was his first time ever doing it. 

    CBS/Paramount went with a name/personality people would recognize versus someone who would be polished on TV.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Clint is very very bad on tv
    Didn't see any of him on the pre/post-game but yeah I can't imagine he'd be great as a studio analyst.  

    Nice to get the win last night.  This tournament doesn't mean anything but it's nice to get the core playing together.  It sounds like all these guys on this roster will get the rest of the summer off and let all the guys from the trash MLS play in the Gold Cup.  


    Gold Cup will be heavily MLS guys mainly because Euorpean preseason will be starting up around the same time. Gold Cup is outside of any FIFA mandated release window so clubs are not obligated to release players. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,880
    Jumb0 said:
    Clint is very very bad on tv
    Didn't see any of him on the pre/post-game but yeah I can't imagine he'd be great as a studio analyst.  

    Nice to get the win last night.  This tournament doesn't mean anything but it's nice to get the core playing together.  It sounds like all these guys on this roster will get the rest of the summer off and let all the guys from the trash MLS play in the Gold Cup.  


    Gold Cup will be heavily MLS guys mainly because Euorpean preseason will be starting up around the same time. Gold Cup is outside of any FIFA mandated release window so clubs are not obligated to release players. 
    Oh yeah that tourney has turned into a joke.  Every 2 years and just a straight up CONCACAF money grab.  It would maybe have some meaning if they did it every 4 years like Euros.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Going with a 5-2-3 tonight with Dest and Yedlin as wing backs. I’m kind of excited about that on paper. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,880
    I'm not excited about Tim Ream and Acosta starting in a game to lift a trophy.  With all the excitement about these young guys having club success, you kinda forgot that Berhalter is still a complete clown.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Pretty confident we see Adams as a sub tonight. Either shifting back to a 4-3-3 if this experiment doesn’t work out or just to replace Acosta. 

    I think Ream will be fine especially with a 5 man back line 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,571
    Lol fuck 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,880
    The Berhalter playing it out of the back strategy strikes again!  Unreal.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    It’s infuriating and despite 45 minutes of proof there will be no adjustments made. 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Breaking news. CONCACAF refs are still shitheads. 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    What a match that was. Absolutely huge for all our young guys who have never truly experienced the rivalry. 



  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,571
    That was wild. A pretty awesome win. Unfortunately fell asleep between the OTs so missed the real excitement
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,880
    edited June 7
    What a game.  No shot the USMNT of old would have come back against Mexico twice in the same game.  It obviously wasn't perfect but just seeing all these high skill guys like Pulisic, McKennie, Reyna, Dest, and Adams out there is just different from anything we've seen in the past.  The next decade with these guys is going to be a lot of fun.

    For the bad, Tim Ream should never wear a US jersey again.  He has had a nice career but holy shit that was horrific last night.  He's just too slow.  He didn't have a chance on that 2nd Mexico goal.  Berhalter taking Dest out and shifting Ream to LB was beyond dumb and led directly to Mexico's 2nd goal.  And the Mexico fans are absolute trash.  Still going with the homophobic chant and throwing shit all over the field.  Although I did laugh when they hit one of their own guys in the head.  
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,571
    What a game.  No shot the USMNT of old would have come back against Mexico twice in the same game.  It obviously wasn't perfect but just seeing all these high skill guys like Pulisic, McKennie, Reyna, Dest, and Adams out there is just different from anything we've seen in the past.  The next decade with these guys is going to be a lot of fun.

    For the bad, Tim Ream should never wear a US jersey again.  He has had a nice career but holy shit that was horrific last night.  He's just too slow.  He didn't have a chance on that 2nd Mexico goal.  Berhalter taking Dest out and shifting Ream to LB was beyond dumb and led directly to Mexico's 2nd goal.  And the Mexico fans are absolute trash.  Still going with the homophobic chant and throwing shit all over the field.  Although I did laugh when they hit one of their own guys in the head.  
    I am sure he is very tired, but Pulisic didn't have a great game, at least until the end, which I missed.  A number of great balls on set pieces, but didn't have any space whenever he had the ball.  I need to dig up video of the foul he drew to get the PK.

    I haven't seen a ton of McKinnie, but damn, he doesn't seem like a big kid but he wins every header.  It's wild.

    Reyna could be really really good

    Mexico fans are a disgrace
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,880
    What a game.  No shot the USMNT of old would have come back against Mexico twice in the same game.  It obviously wasn't perfect but just seeing all these high skill guys like Pulisic, McKennie, Reyna, Dest, and Adams out there is just different from anything we've seen in the past.  The next decade with these guys is going to be a lot of fun.

    For the bad, Tim Ream should never wear a US jersey again.  He has had a nice career but holy shit that was horrific last night.  He's just too slow.  He didn't have a chance on that 2nd Mexico goal.  Berhalter taking Dest out and shifting Ream to LB was beyond dumb and led directly to Mexico's 2nd goal.  And the Mexico fans are absolute trash.  Still going with the homophobic chant and throwing shit all over the field.  Although I did laugh when they hit one of their own guys in the head.  
    I am sure he is very tired, but Pulisic didn't have a great game, at least until the end, which I missed.  A number of great balls on set pieces, but didn't have any space whenever he had the ball.  I need to dig up video of the foul he drew to get the PK.

    I haven't seen a ton of McKinnie, but damn, he doesn't seem like a big kid but he wins every header.  It's wild.

    Reyna could be really really good

    Mexico fans are a disgrace
    Yeah, long year for Pulisic but he showed up when it really mattered and absolutely drilled the PK for the win.   McKennie is a badass...love watching him play.  And yeah, Reyna is going to be fun to watch develop....and he's only 18.  
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    edited June 7
    Man...that was fun. Loved the heart and fight out of our kids. They grew up in a hurry last night getting their first true test in CONCACAF and against Mexico. They overcame Berhalter's "system".

    Huge shoutout to Horvath coming off the bench and stepping up in a big way. 

    And on Pulisic, he gets 100% of the opponent's attention when playing for the US so all in all he did well last night. Great set piece delivery and obviously drawing and scoring the PK
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,571
    Yeah and upper 90 110 minutes in is pretty badass.  Definitely highlighted he had no space so for sure due to the attention he gets.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 287
    Got my tickets for the Sept. 5th world cup qualifier in Nashville 
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