Brazil vs USA

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    Lively match so far, another biased ref it seems. Harsh handball call on Onyewu. Neymar converts from the spot.

    Very young Brazil side. Lots of transfer muppet dreams on show tonight. It's on ESPN2 in the US, and I think ESPN3 online.
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    Weak penalty decision. Is the ref from Mexico? Those assholes hate us. :(
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    Onweyu gave him reason to make a decision I'm afraid. only one of the two brazilians nearb was calling for handball too.
    this could be a long night but I have to say the US team is giving as good as they get right now. it's a long way from the kick the ball as far away as you can days. they're showing some real skills out there.
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    Shite, thought this started at 2.
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    onweyu is so bad it's not funny.
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    Silva with a header from the corner. Jones failed to pick up his run but to his defense (pun) there was much distraction with two Brazilians running some fade route to the back post.
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    We really need some new CBs. Too bad Hangeland and Subotic are twats.
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    I like Gooch but against quality sides he's often found troubled by quick and direct players. He's better playing against sides that want to hoof the ball and play long ball tactics against a lumbering forward.

    I've been longing for Edu to get a shot at CB. I think his ability on the ball would be good. He has played in central defense a few times at club and country level but not sure if he could do it long-term. Damn shame Gonzalez got hurt and Subotic chose Serbia.
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    I was just reading about how some of the most promising young talents for the US are German-Americans, unrelated to Klinsmann coaching. Makes me wonder about the whole concept of international football. its not really a "national" team when half of them have never lived there, is it? I want the US to do well, but I imagine a US national team where English is the second language, and I just don't get it.
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    I don't like the kit either but it's not near as bad as that dreadful 94WC kit.

    The backup options for defense don't give me much hope tonight. Castillo, Goodson and Parkhurst. Ugh.
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    Anybody got lineups?
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    US goal.
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    Herculez! 2-1!
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    very nice goal, terrific movement.
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    Herculez > Hulk.

    Herculez! Herculez! Herculez!

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    This Oscar lad any good?
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    The US support looks like a good laugh. I wouldn't mind going to a game one of these days. Do they ever play in NorCal?
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    Fabregas-like by Bradley, he was very good in the last WC too.
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    vivs and I were sat with them last year against Mexico in Philly. It was good aside from the few morons who decided to be racist, stand on seats(so we had to keep getting their attention so the stewards would go away), and otherwise be twats.
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    Great goal, Bradley doing well the last couple games to dispel the myth that he's just an enforcer (not that he needed to in my mind...), that was a quality through ball.
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    Apparently the move to Chievo has done wonders for his game.
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    IMO, he should be playing (or at least getting the opportunity) to be playing at a higher level. Really a box to box midfielder, with goals in him as well..
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    Any surprises that Alex McLeish is a dumbass for not giving Bradley a contract?
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    He's at an interesting point in his career where being an important player for a team like Chievo is obviously turning him into a much better player, but is he good enough yet that a team who is a real step up will buy him and give him that responsibility?
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    No, but the surprise for me is that as a central midfielder, after scoring 20 plus in a season in the Dutch league hasn't gotten a better look in Europe.
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    FAO vivs, you should rate Bradley. Weirdo.
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    I'd be inclined to say it's that US outfield players are decisively average and probably come with a stigma. But Dempsey, Donovan, Bradley, et al are surely turning that view into a more positive light.
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    If fecking Jonny Evans hadn't murdered Stuart Holden, our midfield would be much better. Holden's a quality player that we miss a lot.
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    I'm sure they have in the past but don't see any listing for 2012 in Cali.

    http://www.ussoccer.com/Teams/US-Men/Schedule-Results/2012.aspx

    They're playing next week in Tampa and I am considering the six hour drive down there.
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    He's out now for a different injury isn't he?
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    I hope so. The fact is that they all bring something different to the table (not to mention Edu). They certainly aren't all plonkers. The US needs to sort out it's forwards more than anything (well, and defense)

    Another great shout to the point I was trying to make. Even in the days of Claudio Reyna, there has been talent in the US midfield.
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    He still had some damage in his knee that he had more surgery for last fall. He should be practicing now, I think.
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    Damn shame. He was a rising player for both club and country. Any word on his recovery progress? Ready for next season kickoff?

    Would love to see him return to fitness for 2013 Qualifying. A three-man midfield of Holden-Bradley-Jones would be dynamic and then drop Edu into central defense.
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    From 2002.... Jones-Reyna-O'Brien-Lewis was pretty solid.

    Damn shame O'Brien was crocked most of his career after 2002.
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    Very impressed with Bradley. How has he done at Chievo?
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    I suppose that my point is that in my memory, midfield and GK have always been strengths. I realize Brian McBride was 'great' for Fulham and the US at times, but as a country - need more attacking options up front and less players like Gooch. I'd add that it goes without saying that goalkeeping (in my time) has never really been an issue.

    Edit: As much as I respect McBride and Wynalda, we've always needed more versatile attackers (actual forwards not Donovan and Dempsey)

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