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Old 01-11-2018, 11:44 AM   #25126
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Sounds like these guys would be perfect for US Congress. "Well we didn't get a whole lot done, but we ran a $1.5 trillion surplus!"
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #25127
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Incompetent, understaffed, and racist. But hey we made $100 million dollars. Wtf. Why is US Soccer worried about maximizing profit and not ****ing winning.

I knew something was really wrong when Wynalda published an open letter about his campaign for president and the focus was on transparency in vendor bids. Like wtf no one ****ing cares about that Eric. We want to win, we have talent and resources. And we are somehow going backwards!
ya same with Kathy Carter (Soccer United Marketing president), who is supposedly one of the front-runners afaik. think she's being supported by the outgoing guy, and thought i saw that even Billy Boy Simba said that she'd be perfect for the job. oh yeah, why?
(i guess she must be connected to all the LA money ppl in his network)


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Old 01-12-2018, 12:00 PM   #25128
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Bayern Munich prospect Timothy Tillman will switch to the United States after playing for Germany youth teams, U.S. under-20 coach Tab Ramos has told Goal.

http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-st...-germany-to-us
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:47 PM   #25129
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The best thing about Josh Sargent's situation is that he gets to learn and play alongside Max Kruse. That's going to be a tremendous influence on him. Especially if Sargent loves drinking and playing poker as much as soccer. Just kidding, sorta. But seriously, Kruse will be a great player to learn from. A tremendous player.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:17 PM   #25130
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ya same with Kathy Carter (Soccer United Marketing president), who is supposedly one of the front-runners afaik. think she's being supported by the outgoing guy, and thought i saw that even Billy Boy Simba said that she'd be perfect for the job. oh yeah, why?
(i guess she must be connected to all the LA money ppl in his network)


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this should dissuade any rational person from thinking SUM should get more power than it has already...

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Kyle Martino took the criticism a step further, making an assertion (unsupported by any previously known evidence) that SUM controlled the decision to stage the U.S.-Costa Rica World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., in September to prioritize profit from attracting the greatest number of Costa Rica fans. (The U.S. ended up losing the game 2-0.)

Martino wrote: “U.S. Soccer and MLS leaders one time sat on SUM board with an equity stake in the company, which could still be the case. I hope that as the campaign progresses my fellow candidate Kathy Carter will help make these relationships clear to the members and the soccer community. U.S. Soccer’s conflict of interest policy excludes SUM, which makes it possible for a SUM employee to be President of US Soccer or a US Soccer employee to be paid by SUM. Ethics authorities have told me that this arrangement is the reason conflict of interest policies exist. The contract SUM has with U.S. Soccer has never been bid out and the specifics of the deal have never been made public. All we know is the contract expires in 2022.”

Martino went on: “There are many perceived conflicts of interest but a clear way the arrangement affects the players was the decision to have a World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena against Costa Rica. Home World Cup qualifiers are crucial, which is why home teams go to great lengths to tip the competitive advantage in their favor. Even the length of the grass is meticulously planned. Having played Costa Rica in a WCQ at old Saprissa Stadium I can tell you this from personal experience, it was terrifying.

“SUM is the marketing partner for CONCACAF so it made a business decision, without consulting the coach of the National Team, to prioritize profit, which gave our competition an advantage by hosting a game in a location that would produce the highest turnout of their fans. Bryan Ruiz spoke in an interview after the game about how enjoyable it was to play in front of so many of their fans saying, ‘We felt very, very comfortable.’ This decision contributed to the U.S. failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, costing our federation tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue. It’s a decision that never would have been made without this conflict of interest.”
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:45 AM   #25131
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Landon Donovan coming out of retirement to play for Leon... is this real life?
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:37 AM   #25132
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:04 AM   #25133
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Already debunked as a hilarious way to drum up interest in León.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:13 PM   #25134
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"Quiero ir a Mexico y vestirme de verde."


love Landon. i know he truly wished he played for El Tri, guy was just unlucky to be born white.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #25135
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Mexico is doing a solid job of trolling USA soccer right now, gotta give them credit.

but this move makes zero sense for Leon - LD is in over his head in Liga MX at his age and it's not like the fans will root for him. but based on LD's quote (assuming he really said that), guessing this has to do more with politics and promotion than him actually playing.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:01 PM   #25136
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How does Liga MX compared to the MLS?
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:02 PM   #25137
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How does Liga MX compared to the MLS?
as much as it pains me to say it, Liga MX is a lot better
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:08 PM   #25138
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Doesn't pain me at all. It's a good league.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:36 PM   #25139
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Liga MX is an unretirement league.

León's now been home to the Mexican GOAT (Marquez), USA GOAT (Lando), and future US Soccer president (Wynalda).
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:54 PM   #25140
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Liga MX is also way more fun to watch than most MLS.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:23 AM   #25141
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:24 PM   #25142
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I've been watching YouTubes of fan reactions to our WC goals. Makes me so sad we won't get any this year.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:34 PM   #25143
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You probably wouln't have gotten any even if you had qualified
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:37 PM   #25144
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Yeah that's what they say every year. Then we beat Ghana and draw the Euro Champs and advance out of the group of death.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:37 PM   #25145
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The group of Honduras, Trinidad, Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama was too much for the US, don't think that team was advancing out of the group of death. I mean the inclusion of the US in a World Cup group would arguably make it impossible to be the group of death.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:29 PM   #25146
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Would make a good tap forehead meme.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:47 AM   #25147
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The group of Honduras, Trinidad, Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama was too much for the US, don't think that team was advancing out of the group of death. I mean the inclusion of the US in a World Cup group would arguably make it impossible to be the group of death.
Similar things were said about México when they needed a miracle from San Zusi to qualify, then they ended up beating Cameroon and Croatia and tying Brazil. The important thing is just to qualify for the damn tournament.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:17 AM   #25148
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You probably wouln't have gotten any even if you had qualified
I’ll take that over not being able to beat Trinidad in a must win game.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:25 AM   #25149
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The group of Honduras, Trinidad, Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama was too much for the US, don't think that team was advancing out of the group of death. I mean the inclusion of the US in a World Cup group would arguably make it impossible to be the group of death.
That reasoning doesn’t work. Just because Team A struggled with Teams B and C, that doesn’t team the struggles would continue against other teams.

The roster we use wouldn’t be exactly the same as the roster against those teams either.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:25 AM   #25150
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Right, just because we struggled against Panama and Trinidad and Tobago doesn't mean we'd struggle against Brazil or Germany. That's just logic!
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