USA Soccer Team

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by The-Chosen-One91, Apr 13, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    i gotta admit, that is something of a shock.

    :snoopy
  2. rechedelphar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2004
    star 6
    It's a surprise. But Its not an absolute shock. #14 over #1 isn't ridiculously unheard of.
  3. Tommy_Docherty Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2009
    star 2
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    Can someone explain the two ESPN headlines about Spain's unbeaten streak to me? First there was the "hasn't lost since 2006 (I think), 35 straight wins, 1 shy of world record" and then immediately followed by "this snaps Spain's world record 15-game winning streak" wait, what?
  5. Tommy_Docherty Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2009
    star 2
    You can draw in football. It's 35 without defeat (one shy of the record for games without defeat). 15 straight wins (the record for straight wins).
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    Oh, that's right. I'm used to sports that aren't allowed to end in a tie :oops:
  7. rechedelphar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2004
    star 6
    The final vs Brazil is today. 2pm on ESPN [face_flag]
  8. Zibrahimovic810 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2009
    star 1
    Exactly, 35 game unbeaten streak, and now nobody cares because they lost to the USA.
  9. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    US up 1-0 early :)

    EDIT: 2-0 now
  10. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2006
    star 4
    Is it just this one or does a giant swarm of bees hover over every soccer match?
  11. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    So, perhaps this is a bit of what it would have been like if the United States had slipped on a banana peel against Finland after beating Russia in 1980.
  12. epic Ex Mod / RSA

    Member Since:
    Jul 4, 1999
    star 7
  13. Tommy_Docherty Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2009
    star 2
  14. Zibrahimovic810 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2009
    star 1
    QFT, that was the worst performance I've ever seen in any football game ever.
  15. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    The US had a good first half... but fell flat in the second.
  16. darth_gersh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2005
    star 6
    I thought it was an entertaining game. Good 1st half by the US with a world class score against Brazil. Brazil comes back in the second half and takes it to the US. Fun, fun, fun...
  17. darth_gersh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2005
    star 6
    Good game vs Honduras, got to see a bunch of younger players start.
  18. rechedelphar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2004
    star 6
    Not a good game vs Mexico
  19. darth_gersh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2005
    star 6
    We will win in Mexico City and watch Aztec Stadium fall.
  20. rechedelphar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2004
    star 6
  21. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    I'm starting to think that following USA Soccer is a bit like following Cleveland sports teams. Sometimes, they're good enough or win enough to get your hopes up, but at the end of the day, they don't have the talent to win it all on a fluke or to compete year-in and year-out.

    I will admit the performance at the Confed Cup still has my interest in soccer at an all-time high, thanks in no small part to ESPN's airing of UEFA Cup last year, and actually getting to watch the best in the world play live.
  22. rechedelphar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2004
    star 6
    Also ESPN is going to show live English Premier League this year on Saturday morinings. I just watched Chelsea beat Hull City 2-1
  23. darth_gersh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2005
    star 6
    Ugly win last night. Needed those 3 points bad. It was a heck of a goal though.
  24. rechedelphar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2004
    star 6
    Massive game tonight at Honduras. CONCAFAC is so bunched together.
  25. darth_gersh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2005
    star 6
    Boy do we need this win. Pressure, pressure, pressure.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.