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USA fails to qualify for WC - 1st time since 1986

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by localny, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. localny

    localny Well-Known Member

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    They lost 2-1 to a bottom placed T & Tobago in the group stages..

    BUT this was not enough to send them out. THEN, the leaders of the group, "Mexico" lost to Honduras sending them through... then Panama beat Costa Rica with a last minute goal..

    Panama and Honduras take the last place in the group and the playoff spot v random Asian team

    Perfect storm, as the US have fallen even lower since they ditched Klinnsmann.

    Only one man can fix this team. He ALONE can fix it. I think we've found a solution to the national situation. Move this man to the Managerial role with the US team, and bring back cheerleaders as an incentive.

    .[​IMG]
     
  2. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Shame, the USA fans were one of the highlights in Brazil.
     
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    darkstarexodus Well-Known Member

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    ....in a negative 4-G turn....
    Absolute farce of a performance. Although the officiating and playing conditions are awful in CONCACAF, the design of the qualifiers is practically guaranteed to see any decent team through.  Massive chokers.
     
  4. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Everyone always tell me how great the MLS is doing ... but the inability for the US to develop players like Christian Pulsic at home - and trying to ensure all their best players STAY at home has sabotaged their ability to grow.
    TT on ESPN talked about the utter embarrassment and was bang on the money most of his rant (EDIT:  Thanks @Roopy for posting).

    << They are still the best American football team in the world though >>
     
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    Roopy Very Active Member

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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    I've a few American mates I want to wind up about this, but I might just wait to see what happens with Ireland first.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    It's the draft system. College Football or soccer is crap.

    BTW Yedlin said a few days ago that he's learned a lot from Rafa.
    These US players with potential need to be shipped to Europe pronto.
     
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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    At least they are still world champions in baseball.  Just a shame the world wont get to see pulic skills on the world stage.
     
  9. gkmacca

    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    Ask not what your CONCACAF can do for you - ask what you can do for your CONCACAF!
     
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    Pesam Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    It's funny, they spend huge amounts of $'s on their junior development and the major league soccer and are given a piss-easy qualification process; Iceland with a population 1/1000th the size of the USA and a much tougher qualification process breeze though.
     
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    Alexi Lalas was right.

    Words rarely written, but true.  No heart, no fight.  Twellman is also correct about the arrogance in the sport here. It funnels upward and manifests in games like this.

    I'm sick that we missed out.  Hope it triggers some major changes.
     
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    [​IMG]

    ...And it's Jefferson on the edge of his area, aiming a great long kick all the way forward to Civic-Virtue, who gets nowhere near it - that was surely way too hopeful at this early stage in the game - and the ball comes all the way back to Madison, who passes it sideways as usual, gets it back - he looks nervous now - and he just gets the ball on to Jackson - what a battler he is! - who prods it straight on Lincoln, who is always looking to link things up, but he only finds the disappointing Johnson, who really is having a very poor game, and - oh! - the ball breaks far forward to Roosevelt - who with his attacking imagination but woeful lack of pace has always reminded me of Trevor Brooking - who finds the bustling winger Kennedy - oh no, he's gone down like he's been shot just outside the area! That's a red card, surely!! Now the free kick...Obama is up for it. He really needs to get this on target because he's been flattering to deceive all match. And it's - oh no! High and wide! That is SO disappointing from Obama. Well, what now...there's a substitution...probably Clinton...no, it's Trump! Look at his hair - just look at his hair!!!
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Just heard Murdoch has already paid 400 million to screen the world cup in the US

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    ... that will still be a good investment ... it's the world cup!
     
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    At least Pulisic's valuation will not soar because of the WC. :p
     
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    localny Well-Known Member

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    Did you see the actual ghost goal that knocked the US out - I mean, it puts Luis Garcia in the shade.

     
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    There is a great clip of the Panama ballboy - the clock is ticking down, ball goes out for a throw. As the USA player is about to pick the ball up this ballboy has sprinted 30ish metres to boot it away! Brilliant!
     
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    It was a penalty had the goal not been given. Pretty much like Luis’.
     
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    ....in a negative 4-G turn....
    Dunno. Didn't think it was too clear cut.
    Ball was very clearly NOT in the net tho.

    Regardless, USA only had to avoid losing to go on, so ultimately it's on their performance and not on the typically ridiculous CONCACAF officiating in other matches.
     
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