Posted on October 12, 2010 by classic17
I was all excited about USA’s Friendly soccer match against Colombia today after Saturday’s match against Poland was on Fox Soccer Channel, which we no longer get.
Then…the game happened.
I haven’t seen a game that boring in a long, long time. Both sides were lackluster and there was absolutely no hint of a goal.
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Posted on August 31, 2010 by classic17
That’s right, it’s four more years for Bob Bradley and US Soccer. His old contract ran through December and while both the US Soccer Federation and Bradley did their fair share of posturing with Juergen Klinsmann and Aston Villa, respectively, I don’t think anyone was shocked with the extension.
I’ve had kind of a love/hate relationship with Bradley over the last four years. I don’t necessarily dislike him and I don’t love him. I’ve questioned many of his personnel decisions but I don’t hate the results…usually.
We’ve won games we shouldn’t have (Spain) and lost games we should have (Ghana) so why not keep on that road?
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Posted on August 10, 2010 by classic17
I briefly forgot about this game after the Cards and Reds had their little dust up in the first inning. I think those fireworks have ended, so I’ll settle for Yahoo updates. Brandon Phillips is 0/7 in the series. Just sayin’.
Right now, the US is 0-0 with Brazil….now it’s 1-0 Brazil. Perfect timing for them.
Anyway, we’re kind of sending out our World Cup team one final time before we turn our eyes toward 2014. Brazil is fielding a young side, but as with all Brazilian sides, they’re very, very skilled.
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Posted on July 7, 2010 by classic17
It’s a tad long, but it’s worth it. This argument is old, stupid, and finally put to rest. Thank you, Patrick Hruby. Thank you. Click here to read this masterpiece.
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Posted on June 26, 2010 by classic17
I didn’t get to this before the Cup started and I’m barely making it here since Uruguay-South Korea has already started. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for our intents and purposes) the game is frozen with the Koreans about to take a free kick in the 4th minute.
Anyway, it’s time for some predictions because everyone loves them even if none of them are right.
Let’s get started
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Posted on June 25, 2010 by classic17
Posted on June 23, 2010 by classic17
Today, USA defeated Algeria 1-0. Today, USA also defeated all the doubters, naysayers, and nonbelievers. All the English fans who weren’t worried about us, all the national pundits who slammed the US team, all the referees who blew calls against us: Defeated. And it was so sweet.
Landon Donovan’s 92nd minute strike was the best moment I’ve had as a US Soccer fan, and I’ve been alive for some great ones. Up until now, that honor went to John O’Brien for his early strike against Portugal in the 2002 World Cup. Today blew that away.
I was at Tigin Irish Pubs (the official US Soccer bar in St. Louis) for the match and there was red, white, and blue everywhere.
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