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(ESPN FC)   USA defeats Mexico 0-0   (espnfc.com) divider line 311
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2013-03-27 12:37:30 AM  
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2013-03-27 12:53:14 AM  
¡olé!
 
2013-03-27 08:28:43 AM  
I was impressed.
 
2013-03-27 08:37:37 AM  

SilentStrider: I was impressed.


I was impressed by Chicharito missing 2-3 shots he usually makes.  And by the US actually getting calls in Azteca.  It was a weird night.  A good point, but lots of stuff went our way that usually doesn't.
 
2013-03-27 10:21:45 AM  
Forward holds it...HOLDS IT....HOLDS IT!!!!
 
2013-03-27 10:22:26 AM  
So is the laser pointer thing just an Azteca thing that they do to the Americans? Is it done to all visitors? Do other stadia across the world have this issue?
 
2013-03-27 10:23:46 AM  
Tttttttttttttttttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeee!
 
2013-03-27 10:24:08 AM  
A defensive performance for the ages.  Well done, Besler and Gonzalez.
 
2013-03-27 10:24:57 AM  
Actually, the Bears won.
 
2013-03-27 10:26:49 AM  
We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!
 
2013-03-27 10:28:55 AM  
Hey, thanks for the auto-play crapmitter.
 
2013-03-27 10:28:58 AM  

kidgenius: So is the laser pointer thing just an Azteca thing that they do to the Americans? Is it done to all visitors? Do other stadia across the world have this issue?


Quienes mas macho. It takes real cojones to put someone's eyes out from the nosebleed section. At least this time they didn't throw bottles of shiat and urine at US players.
 
2013-03-27 10:31:57 AM  
Didn't watch the game but if ESPN's highlights are to be believed we had one half-assed play where we might have theoretically had a semi-legit, if the stars had aligned and the wind was blowing just right possible shot attempt... other than that we were lucky it wasnt 3-nil.
 
2013-03-27 10:33:26 AM  

MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!


In their defense, it's hard to have the ball for 5 seconds when the other team is faking an injury, the whistle blows, and 4 or 5 guys surround the ref for 2 minutes.
 
2013-03-27 10:34:08 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!

In their defense, it's hard to have the ball for 5 seconds when the other team is faking an injury, the whistle blows, and 4 or 5 guys surround the ref for 2 minutes.


Wait. That was an NBA game I was watching?
 
2013-03-27 10:34:41 AM  

MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!


5 seconds at a time?  Did you watch the first half?  No how I know you didn't watch the first half?
 
2013-03-27 10:36:04 AM  
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2013-03-27 10:36:52 AM  
And only a few metric tons of urine were thrown on the field
 
2013-03-27 10:38:10 AM  
Considering our record in Mexico, that was a big point.
 
2013-03-27 10:39:01 AM  
All I know is, lucky 0-0 is worth just as many points in the standings as legitimate 0-0.
 
2013-03-27 10:39:15 AM  
I'm really loving Guzan after these last few games. I was nervous with Howard being out due to injury, but Guzan is an awesome alternative.

It's really unsettling they only had one legit shot last night. That kind of offensive performance will barely contend with CONCACAF's shiattiest teams; they're toast if that's what they can put up against the Spains and Germanys of the world.
 
2013-03-27 10:39:23 AM  
Pratt... back to Pratt... Pratt again... a long ball out to Pratt... and now Pratt is on the ball, a neat little flick back inside to Pratt, who takes it nicely and sends it through on the far side to Pratt, Pratt with it but passes instead to Pratt, Pratt again, oh and well intercepted by the swarthy little number nine, Concito ' Maracon. This twenty-one-year-old half back, remarkably stocky for 6' 3", square shouldered, balding giant, hair flowing in the wind, bright eyed, pert, young for his age but oh so old in so many ways. For a thirty-nine.year-old you wouldn't expect such speed. Normally considered slow, he's incredibly fast as he wanders aimlessly around, sweeping up and taking the defense to the cleaners. Who would have thought, though many expected it, that this remarkable forty-five-year-old, 9' 4" dwarf of a man, who is still only seventeen in some parts of the world, would ever really be ... Oh and there was a goal there apparently ... and now it's Pratt ... back to Pratt... Pratt again... a long ball to Pratt...
 
2013-03-27 10:39:34 AM  

kidgenius: So is the laser pointer thing just an Azteca thing that they do to the Americans?


Usually they throw rocks.
 
2013-03-27 10:39:41 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 580x857]


Came for this. Thanks.
 
2013-03-27 10:40:21 AM  
Haha! Suck it, Mexico, you couldn't beat us in a game that we don't even care about, and that REALLY REALLY matters to you.
 
2013-03-27 10:41:07 AM  

MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.


Nah, not buying that.  The worst of the hexagonal schedule is behind the USMNT.  A win would have been nice, but it wasn't necessary.
 
2013-03-27 10:43:29 AM  

MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!


While I'm picking up what you're putting out, this was a solid tie.  Three points is, obviously, ideal, but, come on.  Picking up a point in the Azteca on a defensive performance from a make-shift back line where your left back is getting abused all game and your center backs combined for a total of, like, eight caps?  I'll take it.
 
2013-03-27 10:43:38 AM  

MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!


why wouldn't we be pleased?  while our #1 keeper, several of our top defenders, and others were out with injury, our long time captain and best midfielder was wandering on a spirit search (or whatever), playing in one of the most hostile road environments in the world, against our biggest (and likely most talented) rivals from concacaf, conceding 15 corners, and playing like shiat at some points the team managed to steal a point.  we should be please.  not necessarily at the level of play, but at the result.  and this is a result base qualifying system.

/win at home. steal on the road. go to brazil.
 
2013-03-27 10:44:16 AM  
NASCAR DONT TIE!!
 
2013-03-27 10:44:51 AM  
Yesterday I enjoyed reading about the Mexico fan at Azteca that chugged some beer, stuck his finger down his throat, and vomited back into his cup, which he then tossed at a US player.  That's pretty classy stuff, ya know.
 
2013-03-27 10:45:58 AM  

The Third Man: MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Nah, not buying that.  The worst of the hexagonal schedule is behind the USMNT.  A win would have been nice, but it wasn't necessary.


In CONCACAF, the US should seriously schedule every game for someplace with snow in the forecast. Denver was perfect for a warm-weather, sea-level opponent like Costa Rica. Like the altitude at Azteca, it's our strongest homefield advantage. We should only ever play Mexico in Seattle or Portland, or failing that, Phoenix. But only after arresting the families of Mexico's players for being illegals.

As for being pleased, only 8 countries have ever won at Azteca (the US is one of them), and only Brazil and Peru have done it twice.
 
2013-03-27 10:46:20 AM  
I will never ever ever ever complain about coming out of Azteca with a point.

I'm so glad that game's over. Every time the USMNT goes to Mexico City, the fans there get me to become situationally racist. Laser pointers? Really? I guess it's marginally better than excrement.
 
2013-03-27 10:48:55 AM  
A thrilling tie! A tie that will go down in history!

I've never seen such a fabulous display of 0 goals. I know I'll never forget all the fancy passing and jogging that led to 0 goals being scored after 90 minutes of furious action.
 
2013-03-27 10:50:07 AM  

bearcats1983: I'm really loving Guzan after these last few games. I was nervous with Howard being out due to injury, but Guzan is an awesome alternative.



GK is the only position I have never worried about for the US.
 
2013-03-27 10:52:43 AM  
Hey, I guess it happens in Bucharest, too.

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2013-03-27 10:54:31 AM  
The game was ugly and the US was very fortunate a penalty wasn't given (or perhaps two) but a point at the Azteca is an accomplishment for sure.
 
2013-03-27 10:56:23 AM  
The U.S. is lucky to have stolen a point, and the referee is luckier that he made it out alive.
 
2013-03-27 10:57:29 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Hey, I guess it happens in Bucharest, too.


Nope..that's photographic evidence of super lamps powers oozing out of his skull.
 
2013-03-27 10:58:15 AM  
That was the biggest ass kicking by an American in Mexico since Winfield Scott
 
2013-03-27 10:58:40 AM  

StRalphTheLiar: bearcats1983: I'm really loving Guzan after these last few games. I was nervous with Howard being out due to injury, but Guzan is an awesome alternative.


GK is the only position I have never worried about for the US.


Why is that?
As much as our national teams have truly suffered in international competition the general rule is that our Goal Keepers are outstanding.  Its a rather odd curiosity of US Soccer.
 
2013-03-27 10:58:51 AM  
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2013-03-27 10:59:38 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Nana's Vibrator: MugzyBrown: We'll never be a real soccer team until we're no longer pleased by these sorts of games.

Wow, we were lucky that the Mexicans didn't pot 2, 3 easy goals, and we never had the ball for more than 5 seconds at a time.  USA USA!

In their defense, it's hard to have the ball for 5 seconds when the other team is faking an injury, the whistle blows, and 4 or 5 guys surround the ref for 2 minutes.

Wait. That was an NBA game I was watching?


Pretty much.  In the eyes of an American sports fan,  soccer can be the worst of the worlds of our major sports.  You have the contact whistles and flopping and referee complaining of basketball, you have the low scoring of hockey, and the slow pace of baseball.
I like soccer when the game is respected and played right - as goes with any other sport.
 
2013-03-27 10:59:45 AM  

ScouserDuck: TheShavingofOccam123: Hey, I guess it happens in Bucharest, too.

Nope..that's photographic evidence of super lamps powers oozing out of his skull.


Either that or he's a terminator.
 
2013-03-27 11:00:21 AM  

Wicked Chinchilla: StRalphTheLiar: bearcats1983: I'm really loving Guzan after these last few games. I was nervous with Howard being out due to injury, but Guzan is an awesome alternative.


GK is the only position I have never worried about for the US.

Why is that?
As much as our national teams have truly suffered in international competition the general rule is that our Goal Keepers are outstanding.  Its a rather odd curiosity of US Soccer.


They do get a lot of practice.
 
2013-03-27 11:03:37 AM  

Wicked Chinchilla: Why is that?
As much as our national teams have truly suffered in international competition the general rule is that our Goal Keepers are outstanding. Its a rather odd curiosity of US Soccer.


Because if you're an undersized small forward, your basketball skills translate very easily to the soccer pitch as a GK.

That's my theory, anyway.
 
2013-03-27 11:03:46 AM  

Wicked Chinchilla: StRalphTheLiar: bearcats1983: I'm really loving Guzan after these last few games. I was nervous with Howard being out due to injury, but Guzan is an awesome alternative.


GK is the only position I have never worried about for the US.

Why is that?
As much as our national teams have truly suffered in international competition the general rule is that our Goal Keepers are outstanding.  Its a rather odd curiosity of US Soccer.


Shot in the dark, but maybe it's due to we folks in the US growing-up playing more hand-centric sports.  IDK.
 
2013-03-27 11:04:13 AM  
An unusual high-scoring affair in run around on a grass field kicking a ball back and forth between your friends game.
 
2013-03-27 11:04:51 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: That was the biggest ass kicking by an American in Mexico since Winfield Scott


El Bozo?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-27 11:07:24 AM  

Wicked Chinchilla: StRalphTheLiar: bearcats1983: I'm really loving Guzan after these last few games. I was nervous with Howard being out due to injury, but Guzan is an awesome alternative.


GK is the only position I have never worried about for the US.

Why is that?
As much as our national teams have truly suffered in international competition the general rule is that our Goal Keepers are outstanding.  Its a rather odd curiosity of US Soccer.


I blame (American) football and baseball. Most kids in the US who get into sports learn hand-eye coordination from throwing/catching in one of those sports. There is also a reaction time component, especially playing infield in baseball.
 
2013-03-27 11:09:16 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: And by the US actually getting calls in Azteca. It was a weird night. A good point, but lots of stuff went our way that usually doesn't.


VvonderJesus: The U.S. is lucky to have stolen a point, and the referee is luckier that he made it out alive.



absolutely!  that no-call on the takedown from behind (what, 75th minute thereabouts?) with mexico knocking on the door?  yeeeeeeesh.

we'll take it but yeah, USA got lucky.  like that long shot off the crossbar, too (although the USA keeper didn't appear to make much of an effort on the ball).
 
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