USMNT ‘22 WC Cycle

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  1. gtrower

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    Anybody watch the friendlies? Fielded a very young squad for both Brazil (who brought their A team) and Mexico (also very young). Looked about as you’d expect against Brazil. Mexico controlled play in the 1st while the US controlled the 2nd half - aided by a straight red to Mexico around the 70th.

    - Steffen looked decent in goal.
    - Weah is so raw but his burst is unreal.
    - Green looks to play a factor moving forward.
    - Zardes is still useless.
    - Trapp looked outclassed against Mexico juniors. Got completely undressed along the goal line by an 18 year old.
    - McKinnie was lackluster and then subbed out for a knew injury.

    The best thing to come out of it though was Miazga trolling the öööö out of el tri. Last pic was him waving goodbye to the guy who got red-carded. That one slays me. :lol2:

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    Definitely re-lit the fire for the rivalry. Mexico is the media crying about the US playing dirty which was worth a laugh. Ready to get this new coach and put this last cycle behind us.
     
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    That midget Mexican is going to be a good player, but he really got shown up by the US defender. Was magical.
     
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    I will be way more ready to overlook inevitable ööööups by Miazga if he shows that kind of fire and competitiveness.

    Saw a good part of Brazil. Liked what I saw. Almost nobody currently over 25 should play USMNT field positions moving forward. The kids aint no worse and actually have upside.
     
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    Was at the game in Nashville - pretty fun environment. Surrounded by fans of Mexico, but all were super friendly and fun. Excited about our future potential - so much young talent, but anxious to see who we get as head coach...
     
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    Not sure if I saw anything different than the past, although it was nice not to watch 30 year olds in games like this. We desperately need somebody that can make plays in the attacking third to help Pulisic, and Weah has a long way to go.

    We need a coach ASAP.
     
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    Some Africans or some Turks with American passports. Works for France and Germany.

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    It's truly sad that this is what we have all come to expect from our centerbacks. Especially since this position, along with keeper, should be the easiest for us to get world class players at.
     
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    Another friendly with Peru tonight - still trying out a lot of new faces alongside a few mainstays. Brooks, Bradley, and Wood in particular. Green and Weah getting a lot of PT lately.
     
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    Another late match choke job?
     
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    Peru is ranked higher than the USMNT. A draw with young guys isn’t a terrible performance.
     
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    Yeah, they subbed in a bunch of veterans who promptly gave up a goal.

    The starting 11 was interesting. Would like to see them again.
     
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    They were crap the last 20 minutes. Regardless of young guys or old guys the USMNT can't protect a lead for öööö. If you are going to park the bus, then park the bus. Instead we have everyone packed deep and scrambling around like chickens with their heads cut of. You knew the tying goal was coming watching us chase people all around. And then if we get a counter opportunity we give it up at mid-field 80% of the time.
     
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    "They" was not the same as the starting 11. The starting fullbacks looked like they knew what they were doing and had the skillset to do it.

    Yedlin might be dangerous up front, but he was a headless chicken on D. As was Bradley frankly.
     
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    In the broad picture we just tied team fielding their WC roster with a bunch of young guys who haven’t played together. So that’s a plus.

    - that Delgado kid was completely outclassed. First instinct was to panic every time. More turnovers than I could count.

    - I’m tired of the Trapp playing time. He also looks outclassed 80% of the time and is prone to giveaways constantly.

    - Left side of the defense played very composed. Think that was Long and Sweat mostly. Good sign as LB has been a revolving door of suck for us since Cherundolo left.

    - I’m digging Sargent. Got the goal, but more so his movement and confidence on the ball. I see him and Weah being heavily involved moving forward.

    - Amon is an interesting project. He was billed as having 1v1 capability and didn’t disappoint. Kind of wild still though.

    - Another Guzan start and another goal with Guzan flopping like a fish as the ball hits the back of the net. Just cut him loose already. This one wasn’t his fault (Yeddy) but he does nothing to help.

    Glad so many younger guys are getting looks. Hopefully we hear the coaching announcement soon and get moving towards WCQ next year.
     
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    I only saw the second half of the game but was impressed with him, too. Pulled off a beautiful Cruyff turn in the Peru penalty area.
     
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    Weah, pulisic, mckinnie in the starting 11 vs England

    More trapp, guzan in goal, and wood up top