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alexikeguchi
10-13-2012, 02:16 AM
Major Controversy at the USMNT callups today. Jozy Altidore got snubbed, this despite being in great form with his club team. To replace Jozy (and Terrence Boyd) Klinsmann called up the formely disgraced Eddie Johnson from Seattle in MLS and incredibly...Alan Gordon who doesn't even start for San Jose.

And amazingly, Johnson scored both goals with the second assisted by Gordon. Either lucky or good, who knows...

oleada
10-13-2012, 03:12 AM
Colombia is now leading the South American qualification after a 2-0 defeat of Paraguay! :cheer:

Falcao scored both goals :D

Buzz
10-13-2012, 03:55 PM
England beat San Marino yesterday 5-0, Italy beat Armenia 3-1, Canada beat Cuba 3-0, USA beat Antigua 2-1, Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0, Germany beat Rep. Of Ireland 6-1, Russia beat Portugal 1-0, Spain beat Belarus 4-0.

Several of the Cuban team seems to have defected before the match. It is a shame they put themselves before their team. A real shame. And what s up with that shaky victory by the US against Antigua?!

NeilJLeonard
10-13-2012, 04:56 PM
England beat San Marino yesterday 5-0, Italy beat Armenia 3-1, Canada beat Cuba 3-0, USA beat Antigua 2-1, Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0, Germany beat Rep. Of Ireland 6-1, Russia beat Portugal 1-0, Spain beat Belarus 4-0.

Several of the Cuban team seems to have defected before the match. It is a shame they put themselves before their team. A real shame. And what s up with that shaky victory by the US against Antigua?!
The USA simply is not that good right now, with or without Donovan's injury. They may make the hex, but there's a decent chance they won't get out of the hex. For all of that, I'll take a 2-1 road win any day. Especially with a 90 minute game winner...;)

As for the Cubans, they lose players in all sports when the players can get a chance to defect. It's the ultimate comment on the current political system & regime.

NJL

KHenry14
10-14-2012, 08:35 AM
Antigua played it smart, a tiny field great for bunkering, and then it poured rain t'o help their cause too. USA was very fortunate to come out with a result.

It wont be easy against Guatamala, even though it will be in front of a sold out crowd in KC's Livestrong Park. The team is hurting at LB and in midfield, and getting inconsistant play from Dempsey and Gomez which is killing the offense.

If this team doesn't find itself but quick, Klinsmann could have one of the shortest coaching tenures in recent memory.

NeilJLeonard
10-15-2012, 04:22 PM
Antigua played it smart, a tiny field great for bunkering, and then it poured rain t'o help their cause too. USA was very fortunate to come out with a result.

It wont be easy against Guatamala, even though it will be in front of a sold out crowd in KC's Livestrong Park. The team is hurting at LB and in midfield, and getting inconsistant play from Dempsey and Gomez which is killing the offense.

If this team doesn't find itself but quick, Klinsmann could have one of the shortest coaching tenures in recent memory.
:respec:

If not making the WC is unacceptable, then going out w/o even making the hex is beyond unacceptable. Beating Guatemala is a must.

NJL (...then, Klinsmann has to only finish 3rd to get to Brazil 2014...that MIGHT be doable...)

Buzz
10-16-2012, 01:17 PM
Canada is away to Honduras today and if we go clean we move on. It would be so cool to see Canada qualify for the World Cup. So here's hoping we win and move a step closer to that goal.

Buzz
10-16-2012, 10:30 PM
Fifteen minutes to go in the game between Portugal and Northern Ireland and NR is still leading Ronaldo & Co 1 - 0! :wideeyes:

Buzz
10-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Postiga scores for the home team! It is now 1–1 but no matter what happens, I think NR has a lot o be proud of.

Buzz
10-16-2012, 10:42 PM
So much for Canada moving on... We're losing 6-0 o Honduras. How embarrassing. :(

Buzz
10-16-2012, 10:52 PM
Honduras 7-1 Canada ( and counting), Northern Ireland 1–1 Portugal, England v Poland was postponed,

NeilJLeonard
10-16-2012, 11:31 PM
Honduras 7-1 Canada ( and counting), Northern Ireland 1–1 Portugal, England v Poland was postponed,
Good grief!.....:eek:..... Proof that playing those "little countries" away is actually very difficult.

NJL (...here's hoping we do better against Guatemala in KC...)

ETA: The final was Honduras 8 v 1 Canada.....:(

NeilJLeonard
10-17-2012, 12:44 PM
USA 3 v 1 Guatemala.

USA gave up an early goal to trail 0-1, then scored 3 in 26 minutes or so ( 1 by Bocanegra & 2 by Dempsey) for the win. A good, solid performance by team USA, especially after the defensive lapse on the early goal.

The USA & Jamaica move on to the hexagonal from the group. Joining them in the hex are: Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, & Panama. If memory serves, the hex begins on Feb 6, 2013 & runs through Oct, 2013.

NJL

Sofia Alexandra
10-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Germany had a 4 - 0 lead over Sweden last night, then Sweden went and made it 4 - 4. :cheer2: And I missed the game cos I was busy mainlining Doctor Who. :lol:

Buzz
10-17-2012, 01:31 PM
WOW! How did Germany let that one slide?! The final score for that Canada v Honduras game was 1-8. Oh well... Maybe 2018. :wuzrobbed