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. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I knew who Altidore was. But I just don't have time to know every single person by first name or last name, which you randomly chose as well. I do care though. And can more easily participate in discussion if I know who the heck we're talking about. :D
  2. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Sorry Tim. Terrance Boyd became a man crush of mine during your sabbatical.
  3. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    LOL nice. I am understandably twitchy about the name Boyd when it comes to soccer... ;)
  4. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Fair enough. I think you'd like this kid. He's half German, and he's tearing up Austria.
  5. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Half German. That should meld well with Klinsmann...
  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Fair enough, Strilo. :p


    Speaking of half-Germans, I wonder when Tim Chandler will commit one way or another.
  7. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    February 6. If he suits up, he'll be cap tied to the Yanks. If he doesn't ... Forget about him.
  8. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I think that a lot of people are already in the process.
  9. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Shea to Stoke is back on. Neighborhood of $4 million. Good.
  10. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Game time. Predicting 2-0 for USA. Goals by Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi.
  11. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Well. I got the zero right. That was one of the worst games of soccer I have ever watched on TV. And I watch a lot of soccer.[face_plain]
  12. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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  13. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Michael Bradley is such a boss:

    [IMG]

    I cannot wait for the game tomorrow. Leaving work at 1:00.
  14. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'll probably miss the first 10 minutes, but I'm really excited for the match. Really should get the AO polo so I can wear it to work.
  15. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    USA game on some obscure channel. Mexico on ESPN2. :oops:
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  17. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    what the hell

    what the hell

    God. Just.

    I'm not sure I can keep a post within ToS right now.

    We waited that long on Timmy Chandler for THAT crappy performance.

    Omar Gonzales was slow and lazy on both Honduras goals. That game needed Boca. And didn't get him.

    The US needed some scrap in this game. This game needed Hercules Gomez. And didn't get him.

    This game needed a back-line with experience together instead of two guys making their first big game starts and four guys who had never played together. But, no, we don't get that, and don't even use a sub in that area.

    This game was too quick a turnaround for the haphazard lineup Klinsman put out there. With no camp time, and most of your guys jet lagged, you need, you ****ing need, you ****ing need ********** a cohesive team that knows how to play together. We didn't have that in the least.

    And now CR in Denver is a must win game. Cannot go to Mexico without having three points.
  18. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    God only knows what Klinsmann was thinking at the back. Bocanegra is a no-brainer with Cherundolo out to provide some cohesion and leadership- honestly, I don't even know who the hell Omar Gonzalez is. Altidore nowhere to be found in a useful manner again, Clint can't do it alone.

    Eesh. At least England beat Brazil.
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  19. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Oh, what would the Hex be without doom and gloom from day one? :p


    I watched MLS's post-game recap with Jimmy Conners, Alexi Lalas, and Rob Stone, and I think that Alexi got it right. It's not panic time yet. Honduras is a tough side at home.


    More than the players, though, I want to see more out of Klinnsman. I agree with Brian Sciaretta's rating of about 2. Klinnsman did a bad job with roster selection and game management.
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  20. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Its not panic time yet ... But it's close. We lost to Jamaica last year. Never won competitive games in Costa Rica or Mexico. Lost on home soil to Panama. Road points are not coming easy in this Hex. And I'm not all that confident in fifteen points at home.
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  21. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I guess we'll see how things pan out. We need better from everyone, though.



    I ordered my polo after the match today, so I'll be set for next game day. :cool:
  22. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    WOW.

    FT

    Mexico 0 - 0 Jamaica

    Jamaica just took a point at Azteca.

    I think our neighbors to the south might have managed to have a worse start to the hex than we did. At least ours was a road game.
  23. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Grant Wahl on Hercules Gomez

    What a fantastic read. Gomez is a great story. Can't wait for Disney to buy the movie rights to his life story. Really hope he starts the next two qualifiers - we need his scrappiness.
  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Very, very good read. Great work by Wahl. I love Herc, and his dedication.
  25. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    And in news only interesting to me ... Hercules Gomez just mentioned me on Twitter :D
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