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  1. Quintanariffic

    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    I read an interesting write up on him yesterday highlighting how he's moved back from a classic 8 box-to-box role under Tedesco to a more deep lying CM type role under Wagner. I can't find the link rt now, but here's a decent overview from the Bundesliga from this week...
  2. Quintanariffic

    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    With all those clubs reportedly in the hunt, and McKennie well represented by Wasserman, I suspect you are right and the number will migrate upwards, though CV-19 related financial impacts could act as a headwind.
  3. Quintanariffic

    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    Kind of surprised there hasn't been any chatter about the series of transfer rumors involving Weston McKennie. Apparently, half of the Premier League has expressed interest per recent reports, including Liverpool, Chelsea, Wolves, Everton and most recently Spurs. They peg the Schalke asking...
  4. Quintanariffic

    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    Sample of one, but I find myself watching Chelsea games, seeking them out actually, solely b/c of Pulisic. And this is from a guy who has never really watched the Premier League and all I knew of Chelsea was the corrupt Russian owner and an anti-semitic shit fanbase. So not my speed, but I'm...
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm: US Youth National Teams, Prospect Hype, and Youth Development Thread [The DA is DEAD updates]

    IIRC, Torres is with the first team in Orlando and may end up being the first '04 to play in MLS if he gets into a game.
  6. Quintanariffic

    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    Pretty sure it is 0 but IIRC they did play something like 23 mins together against Bolivia or Peru during the Sarachan era maybe? Either way, the broader point stands. We have yet to see the power of this fully operational battle station, and that's before mentioning guys like Weah or Sargent...
  7. Quintanariffic

    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    McD left the IOC. Airbnb and Intel came in, among others, at 4-8x the cost. You don't need to hold a bake sale for the IOC. Bud left the USOC (didn't have a global deal with the IOC). I have little doubt that the USOC will fill the beer category for more than Bud was paying. As for United...
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    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    Aside from the point about hosting, you are factually incorrect. Do you have any data to support your assertions re: sponsors and brand?
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    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    Indeed. I hope they pull it off - the world needs some hope and a distraction. But safety first.
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    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    Right, but every country is facing the same challenge. What countries are legitimate medal threats where the athletes won't have their training routines materially disrupted? Either way, I don't think that's a reason to be cancelling the Games all up 4 months in advance. What should be going...
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    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    We are 4 months out. A lot can change in a week, let alone a month. I think it's appropriate for them to plan for all eventualities and then make a call when they have to - probably around Memorial Day. Don't understand why everyone is trying to get their personal need-holes filled (not you...
  12. Quintanariffic

    USWNT post-World Cup

    True, but the President sets the tone in many ways, no? Cordeiro was clearly a player in the Flynn replacement search process.
  13. Quintanariffic

    Major League Soccer Offseason 2019-20: Zlexit

    FWIW, I doubt it will bring in much revenue. Majority of MLS teams average under 10,000 viewers on their local broadcasts. They should be happy just to get the distribution.
  14. Quintanariffic

    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    With only 22 on the roster, and 6 subs to play with, it’s almost certain that we’ll see multiple players get their first cap. How would you rank the chances of the uncapped players getting some minutes vs CRC? My guess is: Gasper Aaronson Llanez (only 3 wingers in the 22) Ferreira McKenzie...
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    Even more enraging, the chances from those 25 minutes were created by going direct, in contravention to the style Berhalter wanted and in a manner he openly criticized in the post-game interviews. It was only when Greggg brow beat the team into his useless possession style that we were able to...
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm: US Youth National Teams, Prospect Hype, and Youth Development Thread [The DA is DEAD updates]

    Nigeria mauling Qatar 4-0. This matters b/c it's important for the US to finish first in their group, as the 2nd place team will face the favorites France. Also, starting XI just released: Scott - GK Dest - RB Keita - CB Over team captain McKenzie - must not be fully fit yet. Don't feel...
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm: US Youth National Teams, Prospect Hype, and Youth Development Thread [The DA is DEAD updates]

    Two things here. First, it’s really interesting to me that Tab paired the defensive-minded Servania (he’s normally a 6) with Mendez (not known for his defensive effort) against a strong opponent like Uruguay. To the extent you can ever care about a pre U-20 friendly lineup, I was shaking my...
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    Poor New England! So Far From Boston, So Close to the Kraft Family: The Revolution 2019

    Costa Rica loss was at home. And winning a B Gold Cup by bringing in the ringers mid-tournament is nothing to crow about. The draw at Azteca was his top accomplishment IMO.