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(CBS Sports)   USMNT's final 90 minutes before the 2022 World Cup - 2pm ET   (cbssports.com) divider line
    More: Live, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Arabian Peninsula, Tuesday's match, Gregg Berhalter, World Cup, national team, Qatar  
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2022-09-27 2:05:05 PM  
I can't read about USMNT in a headline or anything else without thinking of the ninja turtles.
 
2022-09-27 2:21:49 PM  
Great, I was looking for some disappointment to add to my day.
 
2022-09-27 2:23:00 PM  

bumfuzzled: Great, I was looking for some disappointment to add to my day.


That's what SHE said!
 
2022-09-27 2:27:02 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I can't read about USMNT in a headline or anything else without thinking of the ninja turtles.


Heroes in a half... um.. half of the WCs? Through half of the WC coontil they are knocked out in the Ro16)?
 
2022-09-27 2:40:50 PM  
why is this being played in an empty stadium in spain
 
2022-09-27 2:47:52 PM  

ElwoodCuse: why is this being played in an empty stadium in spain


Because Brazil and Tunisia are already playing in the empty stadium in Paris.
 
2022-09-27 2:48:18 PM  

ElwoodCuse: why is this being played in an empty stadium in spain


Simulated Qatari environment...?
 
2022-09-27 2:56:16 PM  

ElwoodCuse: why is this being played in an empty stadium in spain


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If you factor in TV viewing and streaming its actually the largest crowd ever.
 
2022-09-27 3:13:52 PM  
The stream on Hulu looks like it's being recorded on a flip phone from 2003.
 
2022-09-27 3:28:21 PM  
John Green @sportswithjohn
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The US Men's National Team is better on paper than any team in my lifetime.
But we don't play the game on paper! We play the way Greggggggg wants to play: Passing it out of the back directly to the opposition.
 
2022-09-27 3:33:08 PM  

scopecreep: The stream on Hulu looks like it's being recorded on a flip phone from 2003.


Its not just Hulu Im watching on FS1 and it looks like early 2000s internet video or an old VCR tape.
 
2022-09-27 3:42:37 PM  
Quick question for you all who know more about this than me (pretty much all of you)...in a friendly like this right before World Cup, do you really play hard to win or do you keep some strategy off the pitch and coast a little?
 
2022-09-27 3:55:08 PM  
well that was an incredibly boring game
 
2022-09-27 4:35:21 PM  

johnny_vegas: Quick question for you all who know more about this than me (pretty much all of you)...in a friendly like this right before World Cup, do you really play hard to win or do you keep some strategy off the pitch and coast a little?


Depends on what you're trying to accomplish. USMNT needed a response after the terrible game against Japan, which means they needed to beat a far-inferior Saudi side, and -- more importantly -- needed to show themselves capable of bossing the game. They did neither.

But they also needed to test some players to help Berhalter narrow down the WC roster. Scally probably did enough to earn a spot, but Ferreira still looks like he's a step off the pace, despite Berhalter's devotion. Pepi, too. They'll probably get seats on the plane, even though they're probably the fourth and fifth best strikers in the pool, and can't score against real competition. Tillman honestly didn't get enough minutes to prove himself, which is on Berhalter. Long looked bad, again, but McKenzie looked worse.
 
2022-09-27 4:48:08 PM  
Well that was certainly 90+ minutes. That's about the nicest thing I have to say about that game for the US.
 
2022-09-27 4:48:42 PM  

animal color: johnny_vegas: Quick question for you all who know more about this than me (pretty much all of you)...in a friendly like this right before World Cup, do you really play hard to win or do you keep some strategy off the pitch and coast a little?

Depends on what you're trying to accomplish. USMNT needed a response after the terrible game against Japan, which means they needed to beat a far-inferior Saudi side, and -- more importantly -- needed to show themselves capable of bossing the game. They did neither.

But they also needed to test some players to help Berhalter narrow down the WC roster. Scally probably did enough to earn a spot, but Ferreira still looks like he's a step off the pace, despite Berhalter's devotion. Pepi, too. They'll probably get seats on the plane, even though they're probably the fourth and fifth best strikers in the pool, and can't score against real competition. Tillman honestly didn't get enough minutes to prove himself, which is on Berhalter. Long looked bad, again, but McKenzie looked worse.


Thanks!
 
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