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Someone should really let Akinfeev know that he's allowed to catch the ball. If he keeps spilling it on these shots from distance they're going to poke one of them in eventually.
Among the criticism thrown Pepe's way by Mourinho was the fact that he was not born Portuguese (he is a naturalized citizen), so he should have been on even better behavior.
"The fact that he's not even a Portuguese man, I think that should put even more pressure on him to behave in a certain way, which he didn't," Mourinho said.
what the hell is that supposed to mean?
BTW, did it get a mention yet that the Cosmos beat the Red Bulls 3-0? 3-0!
Those 95%+ odds of Brazil to win each game, as determined by SPI, look silly now. Having watched the 2 games I would guess in retrospect the odds of them winning both combined would be closer to 50% than 90%.
How will you be marketing your hindsight projection system?
The wind there is unbelievable.
Now is as good a time as any to post these youtube classics
Hilarious. We were all complaining about these projections before the WC started.
So what's the scenario where Brazil doesn't get out of group play? Is there one? Or would FIFA basically pull out all the stops to ensure this doesn't happen?
So if they played FIFTY games, Cameroon would only win one of them. Because, hey, that's believable.
I do think it's believable that if they played 50 games in Brazil, Cameroon would only win one.
How ####### lucky is Brazil? Could easily be seating on 1 or even zero points.
Or 6. Ochoa saved Mexico a whole bunch of times in that game. MCOA had the game at 1.9 xg - .5 xg in Brazil's favor.
you can make that bet now. The odds have Cameroon at >5% to win the game.
Are you seriously quibbling over the difference between 2% and 5.5%?
I've never really been a sports bettor, but it's my understanding that you should be getting more than a 3% vig on your bets or you will shortly no longer be a sports bettor.
On the US Open Cup, the non-MLS teams still alive are:
PSA Elite (no wikipedia page)
PSA Elite (no wikipedia page)
Now there is a team name with possibilities.
Midway through they added FC Atlanta (or Atlanta FC, don't remember) as a fourth option, which predictably lost because it started off behind.
They're resuming, somehow. If you've ever wanted to watch an MLS team play in the middle of a lake into 35mph wind, here's your chance.
BTW I hate names like this for US teams. It's like the fundamentalism of a recent religious convert. Or like a cult as opposed to a church in sociological terms. If one is dead set against %region name% %nickname% at least name it %regionname% SC to cut the pretentiousness down a little.
I'm with puck. I hate the Euro style names for American teams. We don't call it football. Embrace soccer! If we're going to keep aping the Euros, though, why won't someone go Italian and call it calcio? At least mix it up a bit.
So same lineup for the Netherlands. Are they going to try to ride Sneijder, Robben and Van Persie every game? I had wondered if they might rest someone today.
The other thing I hate is the use of Britisms to describe soccer.
While I don't share puck's outright disdain for American team names, DC United and Real Salt Lake is a bit embarrassing. I think "SC" is better than "FC" because even though it really means "soccer club" at least pretentious marketers can say its "sporting club."
Thirded (or fourthed)? The other thing I hate is the use of Britisms to describe soccer. You don't use them anywhere else, so why here? Even in this thread you see people doing it subconsiously, with more "well done" and "unlucky" than you'd ever see in typical american english.
Let us bring our American-ness to the global soccer community.
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