Arena The Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, and Landon Donovan Mancrush Thread: The Arena's American Soccer Hub

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth McClain, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    He's doing fine for how little experience he has with it. He very quickly moved to nonoffensive. Which is more than can be said for a lot of soccer commentators were heart in the USA. Of course, he will be calling the World Cup, so he's got to live up to Darke, which may be impossible for anyone, unless Al Michaels spent a decade at a British football academy.
  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Glad that the US won today, but Costa Rica will be a much stiffer test. With another 2 goals, Wondo probably deserves to go the full 90 against Costa Rica. He also needs to make sure that there's an extra W on all of his USMNT shirts. :p
  3. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Did you see the CR game today? 1-0 over Belize? With an own goal add the only goal? Not sure how stiff of a tray they will be. Honestly, only Panama and Mexico can really push this B-team at this point in the tournament. And if we make the right call ups for the knockout round - Gonzalez and Besler - maybe not even then.
  4. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I didn't see the game, just the scoreline. Even so, there will be semi-tough competition for the B-Team somewhere in this tournament. :p
  5. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Can we stop and give a little recognition to Panama?

    2011 Gold Cup, they are drawn in the same group as the USA. They beat them in group play, and top the group.
    2013 Gold Cup, they are drawn in the same group as Mexico. They beat them in group play, and top the group.

    Now, that's damn impressive.

    Too bad, it meant a Semifinal date with the USA in 2011, and probably one with Mexico this year, since CONCACAF rigs the knockout stage to try as best as possible to arrange a USA-Mexico final.

    But, still, a nice feather in the cap, for what looks to be a blossoming CONCACAF team, who just might earn their first World Cup trip this year.
  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Just got a ticket for the Supporter's Section for the 'Hounds match against Orlando City on Wednesday. :cool: Should be a fun match to watch.

    I still need to decide if I want to take the jump and get a ticket in Columbus...
  7. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Let's talk about the Timbers/Galaxy game on Saturday... :D
  8. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Playoff atmosphere for sure
  9. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    It was probably the best soccer game I've seen in person.
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  10. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    15 seconds elapsed from when Eddie Johnson was subbed into the game and when he headed home a goal. W ... O ... W!


    Score us a Goal,
    You're a Grown Ass Man
    Score us a goal, tonight!
    We are all in the mood for a victory
    And you've got us feelin' alright!

    Very nice win for the USA today. 5-1 over El Salvador. A little nail biting after El Salvador brought it back to within 2-1, and in the opening moments of the second half when they grabbed momentum, but the US is playing with some serious swagger right now. `
  11. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Yeah, love that all those salvadorians got to see their team get their asses handed to them. Weeeeeeee!
  12. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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  13. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Seriously ... calling the pitch in Dallas tonight horse **** is an insult to horse ****

    I hope Stu's surgically repaired knee survives the night
  14. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    2013 Gold Cup, beat Mexico again, eliminating them in the semi-finals

    obligatory: lol @ Mexico
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  15. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    No Klinsmann for the final. That sucks.
  16. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    It's okay. Jay Goppingen has been added to the coaching staff. (Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference)


    Cool fact: Every time Panama has advanced to the Knockout stages of the Gold Cup, they have been knocked out by the US. The only time they qualified for Gold Cup by didn't make the Knockout Stages? They were eliminated in group play in a group topped by the US.
  17. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Klinsi was right to be so angry. But honestly, I expect better from him. He KNOWS better than to do what he did and get ejected in the 87th minute with the next match being the final. I don't care how angry you are, and I sure was, you DON'T get ejected!!!
  18. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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  19. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Will Donovan join the US again in WCQ and WC next year? He's still fantastic.
  21. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Yes I fully expect Landon for the rest of the ride.
  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'd be surprised if he wasn't.


    Hope that Stu's injury isn't bad.
  23. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Poor, poor Stu Holden. Man, I feel for that guy. I'm also not convinced that Shea wasn't offside on the goal. Still ... Champions of the Gold Cup! Campeones de la Copa d'Oro! Loved the tournament. Didn't love the game and tactics today - we had trouble breaking down the Panama defense - but a good team effort. Really hope Stu's injury isn't serious.
  24. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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  25. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    While setting up this week's picks for the colors game, I wanted to/looked up the location for the MLS All Star game... I was surprised to learn that Sporting Kansas City was based in Kansas, not Missouri. :p