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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    Not sure if I agree on group stage, he had an inconsistent group stage seems more accurate. We came out on fire against Wales which he should get credit for. But... Wales made half time adjustments and dominated the second, Gregg had no answers there, almost threw it away. England he came out...
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    It's pretty amazing that Messi is 35 and still has a real case for best player in the world
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    For future managers they usually fall into one of these categories: 1. Career International manager mercenaries 2. Lower league managers who don't think they will be able to get a top 8 league job. 3. Top league managers who are getting old or have health issues and want to slow down. 4. Rarely...
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Better act fast then, word on the street is Uruguay already made an offer. https://theathletic.com/3885130/2022/11/15/bielsa-bournemouth-talks-demands/ Also, I wouldn't count on age making a difference, he's still the same obsessive.
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    lol, I love Bielsa but his terms for a National Team job are that you let him rebulid your entire structure from the ground up, all the youth sides, everything. No chance USSF allows that, all the money is in bilking parents, and that's where half the voting bloc for elections runs their grift...
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    They played well, probably deserved to lose by 1 or 2 though, we just don't have the quality in attack, and we're vulnerable to teams like the Dutch who have both skill and athleticism in attack from multiple players. Looking forward to 2026.... I would guess there will be a new manager? Hard...
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    I think a 2 goal loss was about right. The Dutch got up 2 and let off the gas a bit which led to most of our best run of play. Once we scored to bring it to one they turned it on for 5 minutes, scored a 3rd then were content to coast it out. Yes we had some chances... though most were more...
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Not a terrible performance. The Dutch are just better, and we have a fatal weakness... you can't win against teams like the Dutch (and the rest of the 20 or so best teams in the world) if you can't score from play without going all-in. They're too good defensively and they'll shred you on the...
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    lol, Berhalter wasting time against his own team
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Yedlin should have gotten carded btw, shocked he didn;t Edit- on replay maybe a red even, no real force in it, but he definitely hit a down player in the head with his boot intentionally
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    He's got great pace, spent the first round able to just chase down anyone who he lost. He's not built for this Dutch side who are quick, strong and skilled.
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Also we spent all game pumping crosses in against two of the better big CBs in the Premier League instead of attacking their feet.
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    One thing I love about this Dutch team... compare how they defend a lead to how we did against Iran. They don't just hoof it and sit back, and accordingly they're facing way less pressure.
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Got caught ball-watching I think. Everyone swarmed Depay, then when he passed they just grabbed the nearest man, and Turner was looking at the ball worried about a shot (same player had the nice long shot that resulted in the double-save earlier).
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    looked like both men in the box had 2 on them. Robinson never looked back, neither did Ream (who I assume makes the calls for the backline)