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RE: OT - USA doesn't make World Cup
No, I do not think Mexico had the foresight to do that. I mean USA was playing an outsider, T&T, who had only once in the final group competition prior to their match. USA just needed to beat a bad team. We only have ourselves to blame.
10-11-2017 02:07 PM
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RE: OT - USA doesn't make World Cup
(10-11-2017 02:07 PM)goliath74 Wrote:  No, I do not think Mexico had the foresight to do that. I mean USA was playing an outsider, T&T, who had only once in the final group competition prior to their match. USA just needed to beat a bad team. We only have ourselves to blame.

Didn't even need to beat them. A tie would have also seen us qualify for the World Cup.
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Honestly this may be what is best for US Soccer in the long run. It forces the USSF to reevaluate what they are doing from top to bottom. Gulati needs to go, Arena never should have been called back in, he repeated the exact same mistakes that got him fired in the first place. Youth Soccer needs to be completely reworked to go away from this pay to play system currently in place. A lot of talented kids are being lost in the shuffle or overlooked because their parents can't afford to pay for them.

Several players in the starting XI need to retire from international play and let the young guns begin to blossom. We have a lot of talented players under 20 who are signing contracts with top European clubs and the same old crappy MLS players keep getting called in.

I feel the most sorry for Pulisic. Kid busted his butt throughout the entire Hex and he deserved to be able to showcase his skills next summer on the biggest stage and get a big contract afterwards.
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RE: OT - USA doesn't make World Cup
(10-11-2017 02:40 PM)Rojogrande Wrote:  Honestly this may be what is best for US Soccer in the long run. It forces the USSF to reevaluate what they are doing from top to bottom. Gulati needs to go, Arena never should have been called back in, he repeated the exact same mistakes that got him fired in the first place. Youth Soccer needs to be completely reworked to go away from this pay to play system currently in place. A lot of talented kids are being lost in the shuffle or overlooked because their parents can't afford to pay for them.

Several players in the starting XI need to retire from international play and let the young guns begin to blossom. We have a lot of talented players under 20 who are signing contracts with top European clubs and the same old crappy MLS players keep getting called in.

I feel the most sorry for Pulisic. Kid busted his butt throughout the entire Hex and he deserved to be able to showcase his skills next summer on the biggest stage and get a big contract afterwards.

I agree with all that; however, if Pulisic keeps doing what he's doing he'll get the big contract regardless.
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RE: OT - USA doesn't make World Cup
Alexei Lalas must feel completely justified at this point.
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RE: OT - USA doesn't make World Cup
(10-11-2017 02:47 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 02:40 PM)Rojogrande Wrote:  Honestly this may be what is best for US Soccer in the long run. It forces the USSF to reevaluate what they are doing from top to bottom. Gulati needs to go, Arena never should have been called back in, he repeated the exact same mistakes that got him fired in the first place. Youth Soccer needs to be completely reworked to go away from this pay to play system currently in place. A lot of talented kids are being lost in the shuffle or overlooked because their parents can't afford to pay for them.

Several players in the starting XI need to retire from international play and let the young guns begin to blossom. We have a lot of talented players under 20 who are signing contracts with top European clubs and the same old crappy MLS players keep getting called in.

I feel the most sorry for Pulisic. Kid busted his butt throughout the entire Hex and he deserved to be able to showcase his skills next summer on the biggest stage and get a big contract afterwards.

I agree with all that; however, if Pulisic keeps doing what he's doing he'll get the big contract regardless.

Perhaps, but it does put him behind the 8 ball a little bit.
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(10-11-2017 02:34 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 02:07 PM)goliath74 Wrote:  No, I do not think Mexico had the foresight to do that. I mean USA was playing an outsider, T&T, who had only once in the final group competition prior to their match. USA just needed to beat a bad team. We only have ourselves to blame.

Didn't even need to beat them. A tie would have also seen us qualify for the World Cup.

That's right, we had superior tie-breakers.
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(10-11-2017 02:53 PM)shiftyeagle Wrote:  Alexei Lalas must feel completely justified at this point.

I must've missed something. Please explain.
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(10-11-2017 05:33 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 02:53 PM)shiftyeagle Wrote:  Alexei Lalas must feel completely justified at this point.

I must've missed something. Please explain.

Lalas went on this rant a month ago when the team lost to Costa Rica... made some people upset.



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(10-11-2017 06:32 PM)CoachMaclid Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 05:33 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 02:53 PM)shiftyeagle Wrote:  Alexei Lalas must feel completely justified at this point.

I must've missed something. Please explain.

Lalas went on this rant a month ago when the team lost to Costa Rica... made some people upset.




He never liked Klinsmann either. I wonder if he's secretly plotting to get himself appointed as coach. lol He seems to have a lot to say about the coaching position for someone who, I don't believe, has ever coached before.
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