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  1. NeilJLeonard

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  2. Buzz

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    Sniffle...sniffle...oh alright. I'll let Spurs have ths one. And congrats to Dempsey. Nice to see him doing well. Even if it was at my boys expense. :lol:
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  3. ioana

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    Dempsey's goal was actually quite nice (sorry Buzz!). Excellent timing on his part to push that rebound in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrYbE5Mb5x4

    I also have somewhat of a silly question about own goals. From what I could understand, as long as a shot is on target without being touched by a defender, it doesn't count as an own goal. Which is why I am confused by some fans who keep saying this was an own goal by Koscielny. Did the rule change recently?
  4. Buzz

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    Well Man U at least won their CL match.
  5. KHenry14

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    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. This is a major snub to Chris Wondolowski, Gordon's teammate, who is coming close to setting the all time goal scoring record for one season in MLS. If that's not good enough to get a call up, what is?? And I'm not just saying that because I played Little League with Wondo's Dad. :)
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    And amazingly, Johnson scored both goals with the second assisted by Gordon. Either lucky or good, who knows...
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    Colombia is now leading the South American qualification after a 2-0 defeat of Paraguay! :cheer:

    Falcao scored both goals :D
  8. Buzz

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    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?!
  9. NeilJLeonard

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    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
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  10. KHenry14

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    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.
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    :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...)
  12. Buzz

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    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.
  13. Buzz

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    Fifteen minutes to go in the game between Portugal and Northern Ireland and NR is still leading Ronaldo & Co 1 - 0! :wideeyes:
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    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.
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    So much for Canada moving on... We're losing 6-0 o Honduras. How embarrassing. :(
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    Honduras 7-1 Canada ( and counting), Northern Ireland 1–1 Portugal, England v Poland was postponed,
  17. NeilJLeonard

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    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.....:(
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    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
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    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:
  20. Buzz

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    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
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    Man U won 4-2 against Stoke City. :cheer2: But TFC drew 0-0 against Montreal. It is our 13th straight loss and now they are talking about reducing ticket prices. Things do not look good.
  22. NeilJLeonard

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    Saturday the Tampa Bay Rowdies came back from a 2 goal away deficit to tie, then defeat the Minnesota Stars in PKs at Al Lang Field in St Petersburg to win the Div II NASL championship. From all accounts it was a fantastically exciting game to watch and a fantastic end to the NASL's season. Congrats to both teams for a job well done.

    Next year the NY Cosmos join the NASL in a new split season format. Half the games in the Spring season, take July off, then the other half of the games in a Fall season. The champions from each season play a championship game at the Spring Season champions home field to determine the league champion. This is not a popular change, but the decision has been made so we'd better be prepared to live with it.

    Two more teams, from Ottawa & Loudoun County, Va will join the league in 2014 with the possibility of a team from Indianapolis also joining then. We'll see how this works out.

    NJL
  23. NeilJLeonard

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    Russia 2 v 2 USA.

    USA gets a goal in the 93rd minute to get a surprising away tie in their last game of 2012.

    NJL
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    :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

    Hey at least your boys got a much better result than Argentina did against Saudi Arabia. :lol:
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  25. Buzz

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    My cable box is being very spazztic so I was not ale to watch any footie matches this weekend. :wuzrobbed
  26. NeilJLeonard

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    I'm surprised that KHenry14 hasn't announced that the MLS Championship game will be played on Dec 1st @ 430PM EST between the LA Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo at the Galaxy's home field, The Home Depot Center. This is a replay of the 2011 Championship game when the Galaxy defeated the Dynamo 1-0 at the same site.

    NJL
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  27. KHenry14

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    LOL, got family coming in this week, been kinda busy!

    However, not only are my Galaxy going to defend their title at home against the Dynamo, my son and I will be in attendence!!!

    Considering how bad the Galaxy played at the beginning of the season, to now find themselves in the final is indeed an achievement.
  28. NeilJLeonard

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    And, to add to the drama, Mr Beckham has announced it will be his last game with the Galaxy. A little added incentive for the team to Win?

    NJL
  29. KHenry14

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    It's a funny thing. Becks is evidently leaving on very good terms with the Galaxy, they wouldn't be so happy if he was going to play for the Red Bulls for example. Becks very much wants to own a MLS team, but besides the Cosmos (which he is barred from owning) there isn't a good opportunity waiting for him. So it is unclear as to what he wants to do next.
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  30. NeilJLeonard

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    Marcelo Claure has been courting him to come to Miami for at least 2 years. He's supposed to have flown to London during the Olympics to court him. Since rumors of this have been going on forever, but, after the total disaster that Claure had bringing MLS to Miami with Barcelona in 2008/2009 any story about him doing anything has little credibility. Now, with this news, the "MLS to Miami" Brigade is wetting their pants.....;)

    We'll see how this plays out. There have been strong rumors that Mr Garber has cancelled the ban on NYC to get his dream of NYC2 a reality. There are several groups that are supposed to be the one's that do the deed, including the NASL bound NY Cosmos. It would be interesting to see if that is where Beckham winds up, but, from my perspective it wold be a hoot if he does get together with Claure and gets a team to play at Miami's FIU Stadium; gridiron markings, plastic grass, and all......:D

    NJL
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  31. Buzz

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    Guess who is at the top of the EPL? I'll give ya'all three guesses. :D
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    Hehe, a team from Manchester and not City ;). They are still 1-2, so geordies must be happy with the standings in general. Bf and Chelsea are not playing that well lately after their brilliant start, but hopefully they can adjust to their new manager quickly -and get an actual forward since I don't think Torres should count any more.
  33. Buzz

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    Not sure what possessed them to spend so much on Torres in the first place. :shuffle:
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    :lol: One of the great mysteries of the universe...He was playing very well at Liverpool, but hasn't gotten anywhere near that level in the past few years. And, I am a little worried about Benitez going on about the rest of the team and their need to 'help him.' He's an experienced center forward for crying out loud. If he can't help himself at times, maybe the problem is on *his* end </end grumble>.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/nov/27/rafael-benitez-fernando-torres-chelsea
  35. KHenry14

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    On the face of it, Chelsea acquiring Torres was a smart move. His scoring record with Liverpool was superb, and there was every reason to think he'd do that well with the Blues. But for whatever reason, it hasn't happened. Frankly, i'd unload him if I could.
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    Unloading would be the smart option, but I don't know how easy that would be. Maybe if Chelsea would be willing to buy out part of the 40 million pounds that are still left from his signing fee? Then again, if he somehow has a few good months, there might be a few teams willing to sign him for next season. He's always talked about going back to Atletico, but they would be stark raving mad (IMO) to give them Falcao, even if they get quite a bit of money in exchange for Torres.
  37. Buzz

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    Scolari is back in charge of Brazil and I do not want to think about what will happen to him if they do not win the next World Cup. :lol:
  38. Buzz

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    Man U needs to do something about their defence. I mean three goals in twenty minutes?!?! :wideeyes:
  39. Buzz

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    What is this I hear about Landon Donovan and possible retirement?! :wideeyes:
  40. KHenry14

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    He gave an interview where he spoke about the burnout he's currently feeling. That includes the Galaxy and surprisingly the USMNT too. Not many here in LA actually believe him, other to say that he may want a change of address permanently. Meaning a Jan. transfer to Everton. He's clearly shown he's the greatest player in the history of MLS, with five championships, and the holder of most of the important goal scoring records, and that means he has nothing to prove here anymore. While he's already shown he can play at Everton, playing there a full season may be just the thing to interest him. But the comments about retiring from the USMNT are troubling and a bit of a mystery.