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- Aug 19, 2005
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they are auto qualified for the WC. the only dress rehearsal is Copa America the year prior. I think if they fail to compete for the title, then berhalter should be sacked. outside of Argentina or Brazil, the USA should be winning. either way there are so many simple plays in the final 3rd that they are failing to make. shout to Pepi who is really looking good taking his chances, but he and others are failing to string together simple passes to one another that should lead to goals.We'll maybe--maybe--qualify for the WC because it's CONCACAF, but we're really going nowhere, fast.
I wonder how much US Soccer listens to its players or player in the case of Pulisic. It seems as if Pulisic has been Berhalter's biggest supporter. I'm still baffled to why Berhalter was brought back. IMO US Soccer is still run by a good ole boy club.We'll never reach any heights with Berhalter - he's always been mid, and unless we have far and away the best talent (which we wont) we'll likely scrap through the group round and lose to a better team. Hooray.
I was wondering about that. it looked like it took a weird bounce maybe off of his bicep, but I couldn't tell. either way glad to see him putting the ball in the net in pivotal moments for a top tier club.Typically I'd be happy to see Musah feeding Pulisic on a goal, but that was a clear handball and the referee was a disgrace all match
The ending was pure chaos
Such is life in Italy though
Yeah I can only hope he gets fired after copa America. If they don’t find a way to score more goals they will be an easy target for the top teams that know how to hit the back of the net.Better players overall, but this coaching staff is an absolute joke. Can't take them seriously until the USMNT takes their role seriously.
I heard that the WC final is very expensive, about on par with a Super Bowl ticket or more. But not sure about the other ones. Probably in the thousands. I would hope the group stage matches have seats under one thousand.I am wondering if there will be ANY tickets affordable for the World Cup? Last cup I saw a piece where people from all around the world were using their life savings to attend a game. :-(
I'm definitely planning to go a game with the family... I'll pay a big premium if I can get tickets to a USA game - otherwise, I'll take whatever I can get.I think part will be how picky you are.
US & Mexico games at a premium. Other top tier nations as well.
There are a lot of games though in the group stage
Would hope a couple of them are concert/NFL priced
Better than the Texas Rangers. They had to win ALL road games period!It doesn’t really fit anywhere else, but absolutely crazy ending to the USL Championship final (2nd tier of US soccer). After equalizing in the 90th minute, Phoenix Rising go down 0-2 after 2 rounds of penalties, and end up winning 3-2 after 5 rounds!
Rising won four road playoff games, one in the final 5 minutes, 2 in extra time, and the championship in PKs. I think 3 of the 4 were comeback wins too.
I hope this isn’t a long term thing. He’s been doing great this year.