USMNT: Hold My Beer

cromulence

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I generally agree that Ream shouldn't be out there in that spot, but McKenzie just looks so shook that I feel like anyone but him is an improvement.
 

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Let's not forget about the Adams effect. He can shut down a lot. Ream at CB scares me less with Adams in front of him and supporting him when needed.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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They're going to keep trying this playing out from the keeper, even though each time it ends in a panicked Steffen kick out of bounds.
Seems like nobody is showing for the ball. Whoever gets it is on an island, inevitably goes back to Steffen who in turn has no one.
 

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McKenzie’s been horrifying in possession, but the long balls have been much scarier coming towards Ream than him.
 

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Mexican player dives and doesn’t get the call, so he gets up and kicks Ream, again no call. CONCACAF baby.
 

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Good. I hope that help McKenzie get out of his head and flowing better in this match. He’s better than this.

But these 3 matches have shown that teams are going to isolate our slow CBs when the FBs range up field. It’s a real balance problem.
 

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Honestly, Horvath looked good enough against Switzerland that this wouldn't necessarily be a disaster for this game. Awful for Steffen though.
 

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Ugh. Hope he didn't just make it worse just then. Reminds me of Jake Ballard during the Super Bowl.
 

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If it comes down to it, one of the strongest aspects of Steffen's game is saving penalties...
 

cromulence

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He REALLY wants to stay in. I dunno, Zack.

Yeah, wow, needs help getting off after trying to stay in. That would've been bad.
 

cromulence

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So we have to call him Jordan Pefok now? I enjoyed the one and only time I got to yell "SIEBATCHEUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!"
 

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Have to make other subs too. Can't risk only having one sub window left without other changes.
 

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He REALLY wants to stay in. I dunno, Zack.

Yeah, wow, needs help getting off after trying to stay in. That would've been bad.
He was really putting on a show for the trainer there. Poor guy. I hope it’s minor. Clubs as big as City won’t hesitate to sign another back up keeper.
 

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Gio coming back to make the tackle & the amazing cross field pass? This kid.