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(Sports Illustrated)   Mexico v USA CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier starts at 9:30pm CST from El Azteca in front of 100,000 people. Let's do this   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 598
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2013-03-27 12:39:05 AM
*pops in*

0-0?

Musta been a boring match.

*pops out*
 
2013-03-27 12:39:33 AM

Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.


Oh well....shiat happens. Mexico f'd up in Honduras and blew the home game against the reggae boys.
 
2013-03-27 12:41:21 AM

AlHarris31: steamingpile: OK so is a tie good or bad for the USA?

what eagle said, also Azteca (Mexicos home field) is possibly the hardest road game in all international soccer.  We usually lose there, so a tie is great, and now Mexico is 0-0-3 (no wins lol).


Usually lose doesn't do it justice.

This is only the second time they've ever tied when it counts
 
2013-03-27 12:41:55 AM

Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-27 12:42:40 AM

mikaloyd: Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.

[i.imgur.com image 765x960]


Iceland is UEFA. Dunno about Greenland.
 
2013-03-27 12:42:53 AM
Good to talk to you guys again, especially you PA boys. All the best.
 
2013-03-27 12:46:01 AM
Hey Klinsmann, Beasley sucks...dont defend him
 
2013-03-27 12:47:23 AM

Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.


Long way to go.

Trocadero: Iceland is UEFA. Dunno about Greenland.


I don't think Greenland is in FIFA.
 
2013-03-27 12:47:44 AM

Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.


Right now the hex is less than halfway done.  Let's talk about embarrassments in a few months. Unless we want to talk about Jack Warner, then I think we're all in.
 
2013-03-27 12:47:59 AM

IlGreven: *pops in*

0-0?

Musta been a boring match.

*pops out*


Well I hate soccer but I wouldn't exactly call it boring, I had no clue what was going on but at least the USA didnt lose to our gardeners. I do know Levy knows as much about soccer as I do, he's not a fan so quit letting him near games.
 
2013-03-27 12:49:38 AM
It was kind of ugly, but we'll take it.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:44 AM
Off to bed...see some of you for EPL threads. See the rest of you in June for next WC Qualifiers.


/suck it mexico
//prayers to all USA fans to get out of Azteca alive
 
2013-03-27 12:52:38 AM
Wait, I meant Ley.

And was it me or did the USA play a lot rougher than Mexico? Seemed like they kept knocking them around every chance they got.
 
2013-03-27 12:55:22 AM

steamingpile: Wait, I meant Ley.

And was it me or did the USA play a lot rougher than Mexico? Seemed like they kept knocking them around every chance they got.


That's called "diving"
 
2013-03-27 12:57:47 AM

mitchcumstein1: I don't think Greenland is in FIFA.


They would have to go to Denmark to play.  Assuming they don't have any other international connections.
 
2013-03-27 01:05:04 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_in_Greenland

They can't grow grass, so Sepp won't let them in FIFA. That's sad.
 
2013-03-27 01:06:57 AM

mitchcumstein1: Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.

Long way to go.

Trocadero: Iceland is UEFA. Dunno about Greenland.

I don't think Greenland is in FIFA.


Greenland is a territory of Denmark, so they would be included with their team.

/I see this was already covered
 
2013-03-27 01:20:54 AM
Wonder if the Mexicans threw piss bags on their own players after that one...
 
2013-03-27 02:07:31 AM

Trocadero: Raging Whore Moans: This is the best I've felt about a 0-0 final probably ever.

Holy balls, was that 15 corners for Mexico?

To be fair, the '97 was more impressive, down to 10 men. (Of course, taking Jeff Agoos off the field, even if it's a red card, dramatically improves your team).


Hahaha, I'll have to check that out.  I hadn't really gotten into world soccer by that age, so I missed it
 
2013-03-27 02:17:55 AM

12349876: mitchcumstein1: I don't think Greenland is in FIFA.

They would have to go to Denmark to play.  Assuming they don't have any other international connections.


How's Greenland different from Puerto Rico, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales?
 
2013-03-27 02:21:13 AM
Is George Zimmer coaching Mexico now? They've been giving away an awful lot of ties lately.
 
2013-03-27 03:00:02 AM
I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like
 
2013-03-27 03:03:31 AM
Did anyone score a goal yet?
 
2013-03-27 03:16:17 AM
...ooh. You CAN use Bristol. In 2005, Bristol (capacity 160K, compare to the 105K of Azteca) found that they could in fact make the infield suitable for football and attempted to arrange a game between Virginia Tech and Tennessee. The Hokies said yes, the Volunteers said no.

So let's do that instead of Columbus. Let's march Mexico into a NASCAR track in SEC territory, fill the place by any means necessary (rock-bottom ticket prices, post-game concert, etc.), and show them what a big, intimidating stadium REALLY looks like.
 
2013-03-27 03:20:34 AM

Chupacabra Sandwich: I'm trying to forget the fact that before barely beating an awful costa rican team in in a farking blizzard, the United states has looked like complete farking garbage for the last six months.

Also, Demarcus Beasley is still alive?

Also, who the fark is Matt Besler?


I guess I'm out of the loop.




Lol, only the mls defender of the year, no biggie
 
2013-03-27 03:21:50 AM
I said the end of that twice.

It's 2 AM. I have a short memory. Also, a short memory, and pancakes, and why have you not fed me my pancakes yet? THIS KEYBOARD IS A PANCAKE RAAAAMPGPHHH (chew chew chew)
 
2013-03-27 03:38:33 AM

cameroncrazy1984: TheManofPA: Is the US plan not to attack at all now?

They got their win, they're happy to settle. Apparently.




Udontsay.jpg
 
2013-03-27 04:21:52 AM

RminusQ: AliceBToklasLives: USA WINS!!!! USA WINS!!!!!!

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Those Mexican coaches and assistants were really getting up on that ref.


img.thesun.co.uk

I do remember that match very well. On behalf of Scotland I would like to thank you for giving us much hilarity and joy that day, particularly given the Auld Enemy's usual arrogance.

theoriginalwinger.com
 
2013-03-27 04:52:43 AM

Gosling: I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like


The problem with this would be that we would have to actually have enough USA fans buy tickets.  Generally what happens in US games in larger stadiums is fans from other countries (Mexico especially) bring a ton of their own supporters and kill any 'home atmosphere' for the US side.  That's why the USMNT does a lot of their WCQ games in smaller MLS stadiums.  They can control what the crowd will be like more.

Our best bet for an Azteca-like experience would probably be CenturyLink.  Seattle the only big soccer community I can think of that doesn't also have a large Hispanic community.

Also, CenturyLink is loud as hell.  By design.  So that helps.

We'll find out soon how that goes, since the USMNT will be there against Panama on June 11th.
 
2013-03-27 05:01:08 AM

Gosling: I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like


I'm glad I'm not the only crazy person who has come up with that crazy idea. However, you forgot to note that temporary grandstands should be set up on the banked parts of the track too.
 
2013-03-27 06:21:28 AM

Foxxinnia: Gosling: I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like

I'm glad I'm not the only crazy person who has come up with that crazy idea. However, you forgot to note that temporary grandstands should be set up on the banked parts of the track too.


The problem is, you'd need to get 160,000 soccer fans to Bristol, Tennessee. Otherwise, you'd just have a huge, 2/3 empty stadium.
 
2013-03-27 06:27:19 AM

eagles95: Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.

Oh well....shiat happens. Mexico f'd up in Honduras and blew the home game against the reggae boys.


It'd be quite the embarrassment for Mexico.  But doesn't it depend on how the teams do in the W.C. before deciding it's bad for the continent?
 
2013-03-27 07:17:28 AM
I know it's not a win for the US, but it had to feel like a loss to Mexico.

And that is all that matters.
 
2013-03-27 07:30:27 AM

Gosling: I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like


Take one of the qualifiers to one of the big college football stadiums and fill it with drunk college kids.
Neyland Stadium in Knoxville holds over 100,000. That'll work.
 
2013-03-27 08:13:35 AM
Aw damn, I didn't even think there would be a discussion thread for this match last night. Hell of a game.

Whoops.
 
2013-03-27 09:39:21 AM

Mrtraveler01: Anyone else watching the Spanish language version of the coverage (Unimas) over the English coverage on ESPN?


I had both Univision and ESPN on.  It was fun.
 
2013-03-27 10:12:28 AM

TheManofPA: germ78: Can one of the soccer heads here answer a question for me? A few years ago, there was all this talk about how awesome a prospect Freddy Adu was, and how he was going to be the face of US Soccer in the future. Whatever happened to him? It's like he no longer exists over here. Did he run to the Euro leagues and become background noise, or is he teh awesome over there but we don't hear about it stateside?

Background noise. He was basically Reggie Bushesque


He was just signed yesterday to ES Bahia in Brazil.  I believe it's that team's first time in Brazil's first division.  But yes, you are correct.
 
2013-03-27 10:13:57 AM
We could have played a heck of a lot better last night, but a draw in Mexico is awesome.

I wasn't planning on going to the US-Mex game in Columbus in September, but now I'm tempted.

/us v jamaica was fun last year
 
2013-03-27 10:14:48 AM

Mr_H: us v jamaica was fun last year


Expect the atmosphere to be a lot different.
 
2013-03-27 10:17:26 AM

ADubs86: TheManofPA: germ78: Can one of the soccer heads here answer a question for me? A few years ago, there was all this talk about how awesome a prospect Freddy Adu was, and how he was going to be the face of US Soccer in the future. Whatever happened to him? It's like he no longer exists over here. Did he run to the Euro leagues and become background noise, or is he teh awesome over there but we don't hear about it stateside?

Background noise. He was basically Reggie Bushesque

Showed promise at DC United, never lived up to it, went to Turkish 2nd division, made a little noise there but nothing serious, came back to the MLS and had a decent showing when he first came back, but soon after became a petulant child and locker room cancer. Now he's gone to Bahia in Brazil to try and re-find himself. He can go fark himself for all I care, until he gets his attitude in check, he'll be nothing to the team picture for the USMNT.


He also had a stint in a Europa league qualifying Greek team, but I think he only played maybe a dozen or so games there.
 
2013-03-27 10:19:41 AM

Gosling: ...ooh. You CAN use Bristol. In 2005, Bristol (capacity 160K, compare to the 105K of Azteca) found that they could in fact make the infield suitable for football and attempted to arrange a game between Virginia Tech and Tennessee. The Hokies said yes, the Volunteers said no.

So let's do that instead of Columbus. Let's march Mexico into a NASCAR track in SEC territory, fill the place by any means necessary (rock-bottom ticket prices, post-game concert, etc.), and show them what a big, intimidating stadium REALLY looks like.


t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-27 10:31:38 AM

dietbubba: Trocadero: VvonderJesus: true story, our goalie had a full head of hair at the beginning of this match

I don't think you're allowed to wear the US goalie's jersey if you have any hair at all. It's why Hartman never got a call up, and Rimando probably won't.

After Miola's greasy mop, they had to institute new rules.


Okay, that's a lultz!
 
2013-03-27 10:32:50 AM

The Muthaship: Mr_H: us v jamaica was fun last year

Expect the atmosphere to be a lot different.


Yeah, to be honest I'd be a bit concerned, as the Jamaicans were a lot more laid back about it then the Mexicans will be.

Best insult/taunt from the Jamaican game:
AO Supporter 1: Hey Jamaicans!  Go back to your third world country with the perfect weather and sunny beaches and hot bikini wearing chicks and fruity drinks and....*fades off*
AO Support 2: take me with you!
 
2013-03-27 10:56:18 AM

Trocadero: mikaloyd: Chupacabra Sandwich: Right now concacaf is sending panama, costa rica and the US to the world cup. That would be quite the embarrassment for the continent.

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Iceland is UEFA. Dunno about Greenland.


Greenland is trying to get provisional UEFA status.  If that fails, they're going to try CONCACAF.
 
2013-03-27 11:33:39 AM

The Madd Mann: The problem is, you'd need to get 160,000 soccer fans to Bristol, Tennessee. Otherwise, you'd just have a huge, 2/3 empty stadium.


Remember how I said 'by any means necessary'. Again, slash the ticket prices however low you have to get them. Or find a musical act to do the halftime show and a postgame concert who you can count on to fill any remaining seats. Package them with NASCAR tickets. Any damn thing you have to do.
 
2013-03-27 12:37:53 PM

ADubs86: Gosling: I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like

Take one of the qualifiers to one of the big college football stadiums and fill it with drunk college kids.
Neyland Stadium in Knoxville holds over 100,000. That'll work.


But a lot of those college football stadiums can't really fit a regulation sized soccer pitch. An American football field is 53 yds wide. International soccer fields must be between 70-80 yds (taken directly from FIFA's site). Some of those stadiums couldn't fit a 65 yd wide field with touchline space.
 
2013-03-27 01:06:23 PM
The largest stadium in the USA that could accommodate a regulation sized field is the Rose Bowl at just under 95,000 people.
 
2013-03-27 02:11:21 PM

desertgeek: ADubs86: Gosling: I'm curious. Is it possible to:

A) Temporarily remove any standing structures from the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway
B) Get a temporary regulation-size soccer pitch to fit in there
C) Fill the place for a US/Mexico qualifier by any means necessary so that we might take their stupid Azteca and shove it down their throats by showing them what a gigantic stadium REALLY looks like

Take one of the qualifiers to one of the big college football stadiums and fill it with drunk college kids.
Neyland Stadium in Knoxville holds over 100,000. That'll work.

But a lot of those college football stadiums can't really fit a regulation sized soccer pitch. An American football field is 53 yds wide. International soccer fields must be between 70-80 yds (taken directly from FIFA's site). Some of those stadiums couldn't fit a 65 yd wide field with touchline space.


When the US was bidding for the World Cup, they were putting together a preliminary list of stadiums that were suitable to host games. They then cut from there until they had their candidate venues. (Contrast to all other countries, which pick out the cities first and then have to build most of them from scratch.) You can see the list here.

70 stadiums were on the list, including every NFL stadium save Candlestick. You had Alabama on the list, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio St., Stanford, UAB, Minnesota, Utah, Arizona St., Cal, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida St., Auburn, South Carolina, Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan St., Nebraska, Penn St., BYU, Texas A&M, Illinois, Clemson, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Rice, Iowa, Yale for God's sake. Bristol wasn't there, but odds are nobody thought to ask. All of those places were deemed suitable for World Cup play. If Bristol can accommodate them, they can accommodate US/Mexico.
 
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