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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Ugh.  McKennie fractured his foot today in the champions league and will be out 8-12 weeks.  He's going to miss the last round of WC qualifiers coming up.  Just brutal.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,545
    Ugh.  McKennie fractured his foot today in the champions league and will be out 8-12 weeks.  He's going to miss the last round of WC qualifiers coming up.  Just brutal.
    Reyna has been injured forever but looks like he’s a definite no go too 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    McKennie injury is awful but Reyna's isn't serious and there's a chance he could be ok for the next window. I saw 2 weeks as the estimate. 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun rumored to be committing to the US over England and Nigeria. 

    Born in the US to Nigerian parents, he was raised in England as has represented them at the international level since 2018. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    McKennie being out was bad enough but now Dest and Aaronson both out for these qualifiers.  This is not good.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    Beat Panama at home is all we have to do. 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    Almost go time. Italy got embarrassed by North Macedonia today and is out of the World Cup for the 2nd straight time and now the door is slightly cracked for the US to get the 8th seeded draw. 

    It would take going 3-0 in this window and Portugal not qualifying or winning in PKs. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Just reading the scenarios of what can happen over this next week is making me nervous.  Flashbacks to 2017.  Not expecting anything tonight but a point sure would be a nice surprise!
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME.  LETS FUCKING GO. 

    https://twitter.com/soccerinsider/status/1507157235486674949?s=21
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,545
    Um why is the stadium so quiet and empty?
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,545
    Are they going to have anyone for Sunday?
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Holy fuck how did Pefok not put that in?!?!?
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,545
    Holy fuck how did Pefok not put that in?!?!?
    Better yet, how did he miss the entire target? 1 is better than none, so I’ll take it.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    Holy fuck how did Pefok not put that in?!?!?

    I'm not convinced he wasn't trying to pass it back to Gio (who is a wizard by the way). 



    Um why is the stadium so quiet and empty?

    Capacity was limited to 50k because of covid and sanctions against the Mexican Federation for all the fan behavior. Then there were apparently issues getting in to the stadium and a lot of fans waited outside until halftime. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Holy fuck how did Pefok not put that in?!?!?
    Better yet, how did he miss the entire target? 1 is better than none, so I’ll take it.
    Yeah it's hard to be upset about a point at Azteca but holy shit Pefok and Pulisic had golden chances.  You just have to finish those.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,545
    Low stress is nice 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    HOLY CHRISTIAN PULISIC 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,545
    Jumb0 said:
    HOLY CHRISTIAN PULISIC 
    That was a thing of beauty 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    What a goal.  What a performance overall.  

    These are probably the last meaningful WC qualifying games US will play.  Auto qualifiers in 2026 as hosts and with the expanded field of 48 coming, CONCACAF qualifying will never be the same.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Shitty performance but we're in!!  Group draw tomorrow....sure hope we get Qatar out of pot 1.
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,475
    The US seems to play Ghana each Cup, so I'll go ahead and assume we draw them.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Miles Robinson tore his achilles.  Just brutal for him and now he's going to miss the World Cup.  Him and Zimmerman had made a really nice center back pairing.  US does have some depth at center back but that's a huge blow. 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    That's a huge blow. Pretty big opportunity here for John Brooks to get back in form and make amends for whatever he did to piss off GGG
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,292
    Jumb0 said:
    That's a huge blow. Pretty big opportunity here for John Brooks to get back in form and make amends for whatever he did to piss off GGG
    Yeah.  It's clearly something personal with Berhalter when it comes to Brooks.  There's no way you can say that Brooks isn't good enough to even make the roster for WC qualifiers.  
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 577
    GGG's dual national recruitment continues to shine.

    Malik Tillman and Gabrial "GaGa" Slonina have both pledged to the red, white and blue.

    Tilman is a German-American in Bayern Munich's system. Can play midfield, wing or striker.
    GaGa is Polish-American and is a GK for the Chicago Fire
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    The second half was a lot of fun to watch.  Was getting spicy out there! So glad the US tied it up late.
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