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The Soccer Thread (Version 13) — Winter World Cup Edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Pleasantly surprised that the ref didn’t call a cheesy penalty late.

    Survive and advance!
    Inky_Wretch likes this.
  2. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Fuck yeah!
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    We gave up the midfield with the Acosta, Zimmerman and Moore subs, plus taking off Sargent, who does a lot of work coming back to help. (I acknowledge we needed Zimmerman in the air.) We were bound to lose control.

    I hope we've seen the last of Shaq Moore in this tournament.
  4. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member




    The chant of mediocrity
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Pulisic to the hospital for tests.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member


    bad news
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    I see a diagnosis of testicular torsion in Christian's future.
    da man likes this.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    USA-Colombia 1994 comes to mind.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Finally revenge for the hostage crisis.
    maumann and HanSenSE like this.
  10. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    WHEW. The worst thing about this was I had a 2 p.m. meeting that was not going anywhere, but I take most of these meetings via Zoom so I don't have to use my inside voice. It's an all-editors planning thing, and toward the end I get a DM from the publisher: "What do you think about seven minutes?" I replied, "Whatever do you mean?" It ended just at the start of injury time.

    That said, I don't think I saw anything today I wasn't expecting. Pulisic showed up and might have given a spleen or a testicle to the cause. I'm still not wild about the tactics or the substitutions, but the guys who were supposed to be good have basically been good. Not great, but good. We've seen positive flashes from Dest, Musah, McKennie, and were pretty decent at the back. Seemed like Jedi Robinson was all over the place down the left today, at least in the first half.

    They showed up, they were the better side and we'll see how things go against the Dutch. A good day.
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  11. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Might be time for a World Cup of a different sort.
    maumann likes this.
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Iran was very productive down their left. Surprised that Musah wasn’t pulled for Gio because he was gassed but I guess 5 at the back barely worked. Both Shaq and Haji were ineffective.
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