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Just now, Gladiators said:

Along with quite a few missed golden opportunities.

Tons of opportunities to score.  I'm still impressed with this team regardless.

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USA got lucky with a soft group (Wales and Iran actually made the World Cup?). It was admirable that they played England to a draw, but they are badly outmatched by the Dutch. We’re the country of soccer moms, not of soccer.

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3 minutes ago, dogcows said:

USA got lucky with a soft group (Wales and Iran actually made the World Cup?). It was admirable that they played England to a draw, but they are badly outmatched by the Dutch. We’re the country of soccer moms, not of soccer.

You should have watched some of the games.

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19 minutes ago, dogcows said:

USA got lucky with a soft group (Wales and Iran actually made the World Cup?). It was admirable that they played England to a draw, but they are badly outmatched by the Dutch. We’re the country of soccer moms, not of soccer.

I feel like you're basing this off of the countries names and not actually how they played.  Do you follow international soccer? 

You could argue that the US had one of the most difficult groups.  They were the only group that had all 4 teams ranked in the top 20.

Ranked the toughest group here https://www.aljazeera.com/sports/2022/11/15/world-cup-2022-all-the-groups-ranked-by-difficulty

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1 hour ago, Gladiators said:

Gio Reyna better be in at the start of the second half.

What was the story here?  Seems like everyone thought he should’ve been starting but wasn’t?

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predictable. Not ready for the big time. Too tentative. see you in 2026

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Don't know anything about soccer...............but the 2 goals the Neo-turds scored, our guys were just standing around with their fingers in their ass. :thumbsdown:

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1 hour ago, Cruzer said:

Don't know anything about soccer...............but the 2 goals the Neo-turds scored, our guys were just standing around with their fingers in their ass. :thumbsdown:

Did they then roll around on the ground pretending they were in pain? 

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20 hours ago, Hawkeye21 said:

I feel like you're basing this off of the countries names and not actually how they played.  Do you follow international soccer? 

You could argue that the US had one of the most difficult groups.  They were the only group that had all 4 teams ranked in the top 20.

Ranked the toughest group here https://www.aljazeera.com/sports/2022/11/15/world-cup-2022-all-the-groups-ranked-by-difficulty

That's interesting. I didn't expect that. I was fulling in agreement with dogcows.

The US has a habit of taking the #2 group seed into the Round of 16 and losing. Meanwhile, Wales and Iran don't even have a history of showing up at all. I wasn't surprised when the tune played out the same as always, and hadn't realized any of these three teams had more going on.

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6 hours ago, Voltaire said:

That's interesting. I didn't expect that. I was fulling in agreement with dogcows.

The US has a habit of taking the #2 group seed into the Round of 16 and losing. Meanwhile, Wales and Iran don't even have a history of showing up at all. I wasn't surprised when the tune played out the same as always, and hadn't realized any of these three teams had more going on.

One needs to consider the history of teams, not just their current ranking. This is only the 2nd time Wales qualified for the World Cup. Last time was 1958. 

Iran’s record is slightly better, with a few appearances over the years. But they have never advanced to the knockout round.

So, regardless of their current rankings, I still call it a soft group. It was widely expected that England and USA would advance, and that’s what happened. Meanwhile, perennial contenders Spain and Germany were in the same group… and we saw how that turned out.

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100% true...

Nation Relieved To No Longer Have To Pretend To Like Soccer

https://babylonbee.com/news/nation-relieved-to-no-longer-have-to-pretend-to-like-soccer

U.S. — After the men's national team was dealt a crushing 1-3 loss by the Netherlands, the United States expressed deep relief to no longer have to go on pretending to like soccer.

"Hoo-boy, I didn't think I could keep that up another day," said local man Aaron Bronson. "Thank God for the Dutch!"

After twelve grueling days of trying to get excited about a ball mostly being passed backward, celebrations broke out across America as its World Cup run came to a close. "I know we only have to fake being soccer fans every four years, but it's been a brutal couple of weeks," said local bar owner Greg Jaster. "We scored three goals in SIX HOURS of soccer! And I have it on good authority from a Brazilian buddy of mine that our last goal was actually an accident. I'm trying to be a good patriot and cheer for our team, but come on."

According to people who watch soccer, the U.S. team actually looked better while losing during this World Cup. "The Americans really didn't get outplayed, they just made awful mistakes in all the big moments," said England native Sean O'Houlihan. "They created wide-open shots, and then completely whiffed. They would play excellent defense against the best strikers in the world - but then would totally forget to mark a mediocre player. It's really rather tragic."

At publishing time, no one had understood a word Mr. O'Houlihan had said and switched the channel over to real football.

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