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I guess del Bosque took both, and left off Negredo and Llorente.
Just set up an AppleTV to my TV - it is glorious.
ESPN3 has been so watchable since they added an app to the roku.
Spain striker David Villa has announced he will leave La Liga champions Atletico Madrid after being made an "irresistible" offer thought to be from MLS side New York City FC.
Looks like Prandelli has decided not to take Giuseppe Rossi to Brazil
Beckerman needs to play instead of Jones. I know he's not as good, fast or athletic as Jones, but Bradley and the rest of the team play much better with Beckerman on the field.
The defense is really bad right now. Is there something fundamental that the US is doing that makes us unable to develop competent defenders. I realize we aren't a world class team but we've got/had guys virtually everywhere else that can play at pretty high levels but it seems like the defenders have just never been at the level they needed to be at. Is this the last flaw of the US being late to the soccer party?
It's really starting to look like the USMNT peaked in 2002.
Yeah, it's a real shame that Brooks, Johnson, Chandler and Jones are too distracted by basketball and football and baseball to position themselves correctly.
I was just thinking about it, but the diamond formation is an offensive formation. When would the US be playing offensive in the World Cup? Against Ghana? Definitely not against Germany or Portugal. The only way the US should be playing an offensive formation is when they're down and need a goal. So what's the point of using it in the last couple of friendlies before the real matches start?
I was just thinking about it, but the diamond formation is an offensive formation.
The diamond is something of a primitive formation, but the top of the diamond is Bradley's best position and he's the best player on the team by a mile ... so there you have it.
The diamond can be a defensive, counterattacking formation (e.g., when Mourinho used it). But that requires high pressure in the midfield, which we don't have.
The problem today was not an inability to play against quality forwards, but poor defensive positioning and/or instincts, possibly coupled with a poorly designed formation.
Is there something fundamental that the US is doing that makes us unable to develop competent defenders. I realize we aren't a world class team but we've got/had guys virtually everywhere else that can play at pretty high levels but it seems like the defenders have just never been at the level they needed to be at.
Jones is supposed to also help here - was he just not holding well? Passing badly? He's normally not great when I watch, but at least he's positionally secure. Did he wander away from shielding the back four also?
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