Klinsmann's Men: The ÜSMNT Thread - Just get us to Brazil

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It's going to be broadcast on an obscure sports network called "beINsport," which most people don't have I believe. My plan is just to stream it.
 
 
No complaints over the roster, maybe to nitpick it would've been nice to have a Gatt or Beasley as a speed option off the bench, but it's not a surprise they weren't picked. I've found I've liked Klinsmann's rosters a lot more in the past few months.
 

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Anybody know if there is any radio coverage for the game tomorrow? Don't see anything on ussoccer website and Sirius/XM isn't showing anything either. Am I really going to have to settle for Spanish radio?
 

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Billy R Ford said:
It's going to be broadcast on an obscure sports network called "beINsport," which most people don't have I believe. My plan is just to stream it.
 
 
No complaints over the roster, maybe to nitpick it would've been nice to have a Gatt or Beasley as a speed option off the bench, but it's not a surprise they weren't picked. I've found I've liked Klinsmann's rosters a lot more in the past few months.
 
Wow, the game is at 4 pm, tough to watch at that time on a Wednesday.
 

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Is it safe to download that app from that streaming site so that I can stream it in HD?  It's throwing off a "I was going to wear a condom, but I thought hey, when am I gonna be in Haiti again" vibe...
 

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Downloading the app was blocked by my antivirus.  Just gonna stream it.
 
 
Perhaps the end of Bocanegra starting for the US, Howard wears the armband:
 
 
Howard ©; Chandler, Gonzalez, Cameron, F. Johnson; Williams, Jones, Bradley, E. Johnson; Dempsey, Altidore
 

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Comcast carries beINsport recently, may require the sports package (the same one that covers FSC).  It's in the 600s somewhere.
 
I've got it on 726 here in MD (comcast). Sadly no HD.
 

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Glad to see they went with the bolder move in starting Gonzalez, hope he's up to the challenge. Would've preferred to see Gomez over Eddie Johnson (especially since it looks like he'll be on the wing) but other than that I'd say this is our strongest line-up without Donovan.
 

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Props to JK for going with such an offensive lineup.  I hope this doesn't turn out like the Costa Rica match during Bradley's era where we were killed starting a very offensive-oriented lineup. 
 

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BEIN has all the atmosphere of a high school basketball game on public television
 

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Wills Eeks said:
Is it safe to download that app from that streaming site so that I can stream it in HD?  It's throwing off a "I was going to wear a condom, but I thought hey, when am I gonna be in Haiti again" vibe...
Don't do it. That is just a spam ad. You wait a bit and it closes, or you have the option to close it.
 

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Hudson is incapable of making a concise point.  During Europa League games in the middle of nowhere, he can be oddly entertaining.  As part of a 3 man booth, he's a disaster.
 

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Chandler looks bad to anyone else?  Slow to clear, a few turnovers in the back.  His move up front was ill-advised as well.  Looks lethargic.
 

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Hudson is incapable of making a concise point.  During Europa League games in the middle of nowhere, he can be oddly entertaining.  As part of a 3 man booth, he's a disaster.
 
I'm not even sure why they need a third man or why the third man they chose sounds like a timid child. This is truly a clown show.
 
Also, aren't there like, rules about keeping the grass short?
 

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Almost every chance for Honduras has come about because of a defender being entirely incapable of doing anything with the ball at his feet.
 

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This look like a preseason friendly to anyone else? How hot is it there? Both teams are just standing around watching
It's 90. They are definitely laboring. Look like they are running in sand.
 

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Ok, that at least explains it a bit.  This is just awful football.  I thought the Klinsmann plan was to bring the Continental game to the US? There's absolutely no pressing, US seems to be focused on holding a shape and doing minimal effort.  What happened to pressing our fitness advantage and playing an up tempo, passing and pressing system?  This is as down on JK as I've been since he started, this just isn't an improvement, no matter the conditions.
 
Chandler has been comical in his position.  Awful ball play and poor defending.  Almost the entire US team standing flat footed on the "cross" that led to their goal that was more like a 9 iron than a driven ball.  A class finish by Dempsey and Bradley looks like he's putting in some minimal effort, but this is really ugly stuff from the US.
 
They're holding up fine and not being dominated or anything, just really expected more of a stylistic difference by now.
 

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This looks like beach soccer, as if they're playing on sand. Bradley, who's game is based on energy and hard-running, has looked very poor as a result.
 
Hoping they can hold on and get a point.
 

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Heat & humidity, long grass, lots of trans-Atlantic travel, and probably a bunch of Honduran rowdies camped outside their hotel rooms combined with a team that rarely looks all that dangerous even at home -- it's never going to be a good combo.
 
We're sloppy and very lethargic.  There's the usual huge gap between Jozy and the midfield, but at this point everyone looks so gassed that I'd be afraid to send anyone forward.  Bradley is having an off game and needs to step up.
 
If our players can't cover any ground it really limits our options.  If we walk away with a point I'll count ourselves among the fortunate.
 
 
P.S. Apparently the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano was built for the 1997 Central American Olympics, which I never knew existed.
 

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The way this game is going there is going to be at least another goal or two.  The US defense looks gassed already but the Honduran defense has holes too. 
 

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Also, I'm thankful that apparently there aren't any Hondurans who can hit a cross.
 
Garcia is a fun player to watch.