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. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    What do you make of the Galaxy's new signing?
  2. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Well, it was a necessary move, and a significant upgrade. Saunders has been garbage lately. He was 100% at fault for the Houston goal in MLS Cup final. Plus, Cudicini is coming fairly cheaply, on a free transfer - seems like a no brainer.
  3. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Cool video: all the USMNT goals in 2012.



    Get chills at the Gomez goal v. Jamaica and the winner at Azteca.
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  4. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Ah, the non-DP status was confirmed? It hadn't been a few hours ago. In that case, it seems like a good move. Tottenham's made some strange choices for their keepers, but that's really for the other thread.
  5. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    I haven't seen confirmation, but Ives reported it was almost certainly non-DP given his recent role/status at Spurs.
  6. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Clint Dempsey has already opened his scoring total for the 2013 Calendar year. Love that man. nice strike from distance.
  7. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Oh sure, Inty, when the Galaxy have a trade, you comment. When I post something about the Timbers trading Brunner, it get ignored... :p
  8. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Well, you know me - LA Bias in everything.
  9. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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  10. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Sounders have sent Montero on loan

    he is off to Millianaros in his native Columbia. Six month loan with the Columbian club holding an option to extend 6 more and/or buy. Can't imagine why SSFC do this unless they have someone MAJOR lined up (Drogba?) As they get nothing from this ... not even allocation money.
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Wow, that is a head scratcher. There have been Drogba - Sounders before.
  12. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    If you haven't yet, you should read Brian Phillips take on the recent Blatter infection. He really does well in pointing out that we're all right that Blatter is missing the point, but we're not focused on the point he's really missing.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Good read. The thing is keeping soccer as a sport that people play and follow past the youth stage, though.
  14. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    So, the Manchester United - West Ham FA Cup match will be shown in the US on Fox.

    Not Fox Soccer. not Fox Soccer Plus. Not even FX.

    FOX

    Wonder what Sepp Blatter thinks about that for a nation where soccer isn't viable?
  15. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Portland is gonna LOVE that. Timbers Army hates Montero with a fiery passion.
  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Hopefully all the affiliates air it. That was a concern that one of the SI guys (I think...but maybe it was PST, I don't remember for sure) had. I'm really excited to see it, though. Should be very entertaining.


    Don't the Timbers Army hate all of the Sounders players? :p
  17. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, but they hold a special burning hatred for Montero.
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    Clint Dempsey was such a stud in this game!
  19. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Deuce loves the FA Cup apparently. A hat trick last year and a brace this year.

    Got to watch the ManU West Ham match. Man ... RVP is good. Damn good.
  20. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    USMNT roster announced for January's "Camp Cupcake". No real shocks with camp being what it is. Surprised that Buddle got the call with his horrible season last year. Disappointed in no Eddie Gaven.


    Also, 3 finalists too host Costa Rica game: Salt Lake, KC, and Denver.
  21. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Robbie "Waste of a Roster Spot" Findley is headed back to MLS ... and back to RSL.
  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  23. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    And, in good news ... Grant Wahl is reporting that ESPN3 will carry the 2013 African Cup of Nations. :D
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  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Nice!


    More reason for me to drop the cable provider. :p
  25. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    MLS Schedule is out today.

    I'm amused that the team from Washington is playing the team from Colorado on 4/20, and that the game will be a mile high.

    Not happy with the Crew's rough opening stretch, with so many road games to start. Could be rough. Also not sure why Portland gets to many national TV games.