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(Soccer by Ives)   The US looks to beat Costa Rica to top Group C in the last match of the group stage in the Gold Cup. A rematch of the blizzard game in Colorado last March. Match is at 8 ET, can the US continue their hot streak?   (soccerbyives.net) divider line 71
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2013-07-16 02:50:39 PM  
Hoping this gets greened so we can get a discussion going for the match.  Should be the most evenly matched game this tournament outside of the Panama/Mexico game.  If the US wins or draws, they will most likely play Martinique, but if they lose they will face Honduras.
 
2013-07-16 03:13:22 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Hoping this gets greened so we can get a discussion going for the match.  Should be the most evenly matched game this tournament outside of the Panama/Mexico game.  If the US wins or draws, they will most likely play Martinique, but if they lose they will face Honduras.


Correct, with Costa Rica the other way around. The only exception is if Cuba or Belize can pull four goals out of their ass to earn the second wild card (in which case the group winner gets El Salvador).

I've got 9th row seats at the 18-yard-line, so I am PUMPED.

/hitting the road now
 
2013-07-16 03:40:39 PM  
I'm still pissed at Landon Donovan for his pathetic and shameful dive he took against the Whitecaps in the MLS playoffs last year.

There, I said it.
 
2013-07-16 06:13:15 PM  
The butthurt was spectacular from that match.
 
2013-07-16 07:00:10 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Hoping this gets greened so we can get a discussion going for the match.  Should be the most evenly matched game this tournament outside of the Panama/Mexico game.  If the US wins or draws, they will most likely play Martinique, but if they lose they will face Honduras.


Technically for game 1, this thread was me discussing the game with myself for about the first 30 minutes.
 
2013-07-16 07:02:06 PM  
WHAT CHANNEL YOU WANKERS
 
2013-07-16 07:28:30 PM  
Tell Me How My Blog Tastes

It's on Fox Soccer Channel (or Univision/UniMás if you prefer it "en español.)
 
2013-07-16 07:34:24 PM  

Rev.K: I'm still pissed at Landon Donovan for his pathetic and shameful dive he took against the Whitecaps in the MLS playoffs last year.

There, I said it.


A Calgary resident defending a Vancouver team? Now I've seen everything.
 
2013-07-16 07:39:50 PM  

RminusQ: The only exception is if Cuba or Belize can pull four goals out of their ass to earn the second wild card (in which case the group winner gets El Salvador).


Damn, I was hoping Martinique would make it to the knockout stage. Can someone explain how Canada managed to not score a single goal? Even Belize scored a goal and they had to pad their roster with amateurs just to have enough players.
 
2013-07-16 07:41:38 PM  

Calvin Butterball: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes

It's on Fox Soccer Channel (or Univision/UniMás if you prefer it "en español.)


You can stream it for free in spanish on  http://www.univisiondeportes.com  also you can always use the less legal streams on firstrowsports and wiziwig.

Cuba beat belize 2-0 so if the US wins it looks like they'll be playing El Salvador.  Cuba gets the other 3rd place spot based on goals scored after being even with Martinique on goal differential and points.  20 minutes!!!
 
2013-07-16 07:42:28 PM  
Oops, I meant 4-0. Cuba scored 2 goals in the final 8 minutes (it was 2-0 in the 83rd when I checked) to nab the last spot.  Hats off to them.
 
2013-07-16 07:48:18 PM  
So, I wonder if this will be on XM.  I get off work at 8.
 
2013-07-16 07:54:18 PM  

TheManofPA: Technically for game 1, this thread was me discussing the game with myself for about the first 30 minutes.


I wanted to jump in, but your performance was magnificent
 
2013-07-16 07:56:06 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: Rev.K: I'm still pissed at Landon Donovan for his pathetic and shameful dive he took against the Whitecaps in the MLS playoffs last year.

There, I said it.

A Calgary resident defending a Vancouver team? Now I've seen everything.


Hahaha
 
2013-07-16 08:00:24 PM  
As much fun as being at US vs. Belize, this is the match I've been looking forward to seeing.
 
2013-07-16 08:05:27 PM  
Rimando must be hurt, or Jason Kries mailed a bloody horse's head to Klinsmann. No Osario, either.
 
2013-07-16 08:05:47 PM  
Everyone get excited! Any predos?

My guess is 2-1 US
 
2013-07-16 08:09:56 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Everyone get excited! Any predos?

My guess is 2-1 US


Ew, don't say it like that.
 
2013-07-16 08:11:53 PM  
Once again the U.S. starts out the game being second to every ball.
 
2013-07-16 08:19:55 PM  
Sean Johnson is starting. Seems klinnsman I'd doing some rotating. Rest of the squad looks alright
 
2013-07-16 08:23:17 PM  
Over/under for woswosifhrwwwww. Whatever his name is.
 
2013-07-16 08:29:50 PM  
Sean Johnson now cap-tied to the US with this start. That may have figured into it.
 
2013-07-16 08:36:14 PM  
Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.
 
2013-07-16 08:39:32 PM  
Costa Rica getting a lot of the random bounces
 
2013-07-16 08:40:27 PM  

bumfuzzled: Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.


He played the last 3 games
 
2013-07-16 08:43:39 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: bumfuzzled: Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.

He played the last 3 games


Not from what I saw...
 
2013-07-16 08:45:51 PM  

Doogled: Stimied in a Rut: bumfuzzled: Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.

He played the last 3 games

Not from what I saw...


The 3 goals and 3 or 4 assists went past you? The fact that he now has 50+ goals and 50+ assists for the US went past you as well?
 
2013-07-16 08:47:49 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Doogled: Stimied in a Rut: bumfuzzled: Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.

He played the last 3 games

Not from what I saw...

The 3 goals and 3 or 4 assists went past you? The fact that he now has 50+ goals and 50+ assists for the US went past you as well?


It was more about his lack of impact on this game.  I literally had no idea he was starting until he took a corner kick.
 
2013-07-16 08:52:21 PM  

bumfuzzled: Stimied in a Rut: Doogled: Stimied in a Rut: bumfuzzled: Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.

He played the last 3 games

Not from what I saw...

The 3 goals and 3 or 4 assists went past you? The fact that he now has 50+ goals and 50+ assists for the US went past you as well?

It was more about his lack of impact on this game.  I literally had no idea he was starting until he took a corner kick.


Understandable. Costa Rica has been defending with 10 behind the ball and he is playing up top on the left with wondo on the right. He doesn't head it much so with the wings being where the ball is going, it's hard to pick him out. If they score and make costa rica spread out more or when they tire towards the end he may see more action.
 
2013-07-16 08:53:32 PM  
Costa Rica has been packer, sharper on the ball.

US a little unfocused. They need to drive harder with the ball.
 
2013-07-16 08:53:41 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Doogled: Stimied in a Rut: bumfuzzled: Wow, Donovan is playing in this game.  Nice of him to make an appearance.

Horrible spacing from the U.S.

He played the last 3 games

Not from what I saw...

The 3 goals and 3 or 4 assists went past you? The fact that he now has 50+ goals and 50+ assists for the US went past you as well?


Are we bragging about PKs and assists against freakin' Belize?!  Donovan was given some golden opportunities by his teammates throughout the Cuba game (especially the end of the first half) and could not capitalize.  He's not making great decisions with the ball and has not hit great set pieces.

/That was a terrible corner by Donovan
 
2013-07-16 08:54:41 PM  
Good first half. I could see corona coming in on the right wing since torres is playing well on the right. Defense not the greatest, but doing alright. Going to be difficult as costa rica press for their goal, but I think the US look more likely at the moment.
 
2013-07-16 08:56:27 PM  
The inability of the U.S. to play well against a bunker team is really frustrating.  Granted, this isn't the A squad, but surely somebody can distribute from the middle rather than just consistently putting it to the back.
 
2013-07-16 09:01:58 PM  
It's too bad this game doesn't matter very much; it would've been more exciting if it was the first or second group game.

It would be better to win and get El Salvador than lose and get Honduras, though. El Salvador is better at faking fouls than playing the game, judging by their performance in the Haiti game. As long as the refs don't fall for their antics...
 
2013-07-16 09:17:16 PM  

bumfuzzled: The inability of the U.S. to play well against a bunker team is really frustrating.  Granted, this isn't the A squad, but surely somebody can distribute from the middle rather than just consistently putting it to the back.


That's basically what I keep thinking. CR is playing a swarming defense and most of the time, the US isn't dealing with it very well. Although their pace is improving right now.
 
2013-07-16 09:18:06 PM  
Wondo not having a great game
 
2013-07-16 09:18:21 PM  
Wondo, Wondo, Wondo.
 
2013-07-16 09:19:30 PM  
CR keeper gets away with not getting a red.
 
2013-07-16 09:19:42 PM  
WTF, that's a straight red!
 
2013-07-16 09:19:45 PM  
What the hell just happened?
 
2013-07-16 09:19:55 PM  
That had to be a Red card
 
2013-07-16 09:20:20 PM  
Clear red.
 
2013-07-16 09:20:31 PM  
Interesting.  I don't think that ball was going in.  It looked like the ball would have hit his chest if it had not hit his hands.
 
2013-07-16 09:20:50 PM  
Argh, that should have been the goal!
 
2013-07-16 09:21:11 PM  
YOU SUCK DONOVAN!
 
2013-07-16 09:21:33 PM  
Proof that it's not the same Donovan we're used to seeing in the past.
 
2013-07-16 09:23:20 PM  

Doogled: Interesting.  I don't think that ball was going in.  It looked like the ball would have hit his chest if it had not hit his hands.


Right, but he handled it like a keeper outside his box. As I understand the rules, that's more than a yellow.
 
2013-07-16 09:26:11 PM  

Langston: Doogled: Interesting.  I don't think that ball was going in.  It looked like the ball would have hit his chest if it had not hit his hands.

Right, but he handled it like a keeper outside his box. As I understand the rules, that's more than a yellow.


It has to prevent a goal, which is why the announcers kept stressing that he prevented a goal by handing it.  The ref disagreed which is why he was only cautioned.
 
2013-07-16 09:29:51 PM  

Doogled: Langston: Doogled: Interesting.  I don't think that ball was going in.  It looked like the ball would have hit his chest if it had not hit his hands.

Right, but he handled it like a keeper outside his box. As I understand the rules, that's more than a yellow.

It has to prevent a goal, which is why the announcers kept stressing that he prevented a goal by handing it.  The ref disagreed which is why he was only cautioned.


Agree to disagree.  Flat out wrong call.  That ref is a bad person and should feel bad about himself.
 
2013-07-16 09:30:55 PM  
Seeing the replay, it looks to me like it was going to the side of the keeper. Oh well, it's done.
 
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