World Cup Day 6 11/25: AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

Ale Xander

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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but these Senegalese kits are sublime.
 

DJnVa

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Let's try to clarify things. If US:

wins: leads group, advances with any result and could even advance with loss to Iran.
draw: would need win over Iran
loss: would need win over Iran and GD would come into play. Right now they are 2 better in GD Wales. A 2 goal loss puts them even.

No realistic scenario where England can lose the top spot with a win today. The GD versus Iran would be at least 7.

All that said, if I didn't miss anything--the US will likely, no matter the scoreline, park the bus in the second half. They'll either be protecting a lead, protecting a draw, or trying to keep the scoreline manageable.
 

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One small point - I believe US GD vs. Iran is irrelevant since they can't wind up on the same number of points anymore
 

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Does anyone else's Fox Sports stream cut out a few seconds before the match actually goes final? It's like there's a slight delay in stream, but they cut it when the live match finishes even though it hasn't all streamed onto my screen yet.
 

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Does anyone else's Fox Sports stream cut out a few seconds before the match actually goes final? It's like there's a slight delay in stream, but they cut it when the live match finishes even though it hasn't all streamed onto my screen yet.
I have buffering issues every once in a while but not what you're describing.
 

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PedroSpecialK

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They crowded him and he stuck to an erroneous yellow card. He missed two handballs by Wales, one of which was a shocker for both him and the linesman to miss it on the edge of Iran's area. He gave a cheap yellow to Rezaiean, and a legit one to Jahanbakhsh that keeps him out of the US match.

If they were working the referee they had almost nothing to show for it lol

That the takeaway from that match for a relative neutral was that Iran got Wales off their game because they worked the ref, and that "this is their culture", is lazy yer da bullshit
 

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Robbie Savages pre-game comments on radio were fairly entertaining. Something along the lines of he could play against Iran and Wales would win… topped it off by saying his own team ( Macclesfield) could beat Iran.
 

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Does anyone else's Fox Sports stream cut out a few seconds before the match actually goes final? It's like there's a slight delay in stream, but they cut it when the live match finishes even though it hasn't all streamed onto my screen yet.
First game of the day it keeps cutting out the first few minutes and shows me American football robots or some stupid shit.
 

67YAZ

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Shit, wasn’t thinking and had an English muffin for breakfast. Fuck those nooks & cranies.
 

Dummy Hoy

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I've seen a number of English pundits mocking the Welsh, saying they're happy they got knocked out, they deserve it for their comments after England's exits from the last few tourney's. etc.

Always good to be reminded how much I fucking despise the English team. Even when it's a relatively likable group of players.
 

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Gakpo driving up his value by the match. PSV is in 3rd place, but only 3pts out of first. They’ve been willing to deal in January before (Bergwijn), but a mid-season Gakpo deal will have a hefty premium.
 

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Is it me or is this game terrible? One cool moment and 20 minutes of each team kicking it around the middle field until they give it away or foul.
 

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Robbie Savages pre-game comments on radio were fairly entertaining. Something along the lines of he could play against Iran and Wales would win… topped it off by saying his own team ( Macclesfield) could beat Iran.
Classic. Iran beating Wales isn't even an upset.
 

Ale Xander

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Semi-related question

when is Lalas going to retire? Kind of getting sick of him
 

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You’d think Lalas would have been a lock to tweet or say something to get himself fired by now. I’m guessing it won’t happen since it hasn’t already.
 

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You’d think Lalas would have been a lock to tweet or say something to get himself fired by now. I’m guessing it won’t happen since it hasn’t already.
I suspect Lalas is pretty smart and plays the character for announcing.
 

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I've seen a number of English pundits mocking the Welsh, saying they're happy they got knocked out, they deserve it for their comments after England's exits from the last few tourney's. etc.

Always good to be reminded how much I fucking despise the English team. Even when it's a relatively likable group of players.
So we just need US over England today and Wales over England Friday to knock them out of the tourney.

I mean, the odds are tremendously low, but I'd enjoy it.