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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ledbetter, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Anyone watching. After 20 minutes of OT, still scoreless, New England scores and Houston answers about 10 seconds later.

    Yes, soccer can be exciting.
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Thank you. I was looking for the all-purpose soccer thread (where is it?) to post something on there.

    This match is putting all the soccer-haters to shame.

    Glad Twellman got one.
  3. KP

    KP Active Member

    Though Dave O'Brien still sucks. "It's fitting the MLS Cup goes to penalty kicks because the World Cup final went to penalty kicks."

    I just got home at start of OT2, how has Arena been?
  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Arena's been good, O'Brien sucks.

    Great finish. Loved Ching's kick, thought the last one was weak. Watching Reis is fun.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    So, fair to say that Heaps was the goat of the match?

    Arena is awesome -- about 2 seconds after Twellman's goal, he rightly placed the blame on the defender who didn't step up to play him offsides. He reminds me of Van Gundy when he worked for TNT.
  6. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    But ... but ... he played varsity basketball for Duke! He can't possibly be a loser! :D :D Joe Franchino would've been a much more satisfying goat, but Heaps is a solid No. 2.

    I'm wondering where Dempsey and Ralston were during the PKs. Big-time huevos shown by Dom Kinnear in picking Gray and Holden for his first two shooters.

    New England: Once ... twice ... three tiiiiiiimes a bridesmaid.
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    We love to ride Franchino at Metros/RBNY games because he has real rabbit ears. He threw a bottle of water at one of us a few years back.

    I was surprised about Dempsey not kicking -- maybe he got an early start on packing for his trip to the Coca Cola Championship.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    My dad was covering this game. And while I'm not much of a soccer fan, kudos to Houston for winning it.
  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    It was a fun game to watch.

    I was also really surprised when Heaps (of shit) went to take the kick. I could only ask, Where is Dempsey? I wasn't surprised to see Twellman take number 4. But damn that was some crazy shit.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Wow. Soccer still doesn't get it right. When it's overtime (actually that's all the time in that sport), when one team scores, END THE FREAKIN' GAME! I've always hated that about soccer. If the game goes to overtime, why should there be an overtime then a sudden-death OT and then PKs?

    Send this thread to the all-purpose soccer thread world.
  11. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    There is no sudden death OT. There is overtime which allows the teams a specified amount of time to win the game in. Golden goal puts far more emphasis on being extremely cautious and playing too defensively.
  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I see your point on the Golden goal, but I still think if a team scores in OT, another team shouldn't get to continue playing.
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