USMNT: Hold My Beer

Titans Bastard

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I think Zimmerman is also a poor partner for John Brooks, but obviously with Brooks' back problems the situation has changed.
 

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Is tonight a legit 7:30 start? Or is it ESPN’s usual bs with a half hour pregame? I would like to catch the first half before moving this game to the iPad
 

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I'm fine with this. Everyone is in a normal position where they can succeed, the midfield has a lot of steel, and the partnerships make sense.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Musah can bring, and particularly if he can progress the ball by eliminating guys on the dribble. I'm not sure he's really 90 minutes fit, so he might get a relatively early hook no matter what.

Arriola over Weah and Zimmerman over Richards will be the controversial choices. You can argue that in a heavily rotated window, weighting the first game toward MLS guys with less jet lag might make sense. I do like Zimmerman as an aerial threat at least, and Robinson complements him well.
 

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I'm fine with this. Everyone is in a normal position where they can succeed, the midfield has a lot of steel, and the partnerships make sense.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Musah can bring, and particularly if he can progress the ball by eliminating guys on the dribble. I'm not sure he's really 90 minutes fit, so he might get a relatively early hook no matter what.

Arriola over Weah and Zimmerman over Richards will be the controversial choices. You can argue that in a heavily rotated window, weighting the first game toward MLS guys with less jet lag might make sense. I do like Zimmerman as an aerial threat at least, and Robinson complements him well.
Zimmerman over Richards is completely defensible to me, and I'm one of those internet people who would prefer Richards. It makes sense if you think it's important to just have your best set piece monsters in for this one, or if you just want the certainty you have with a guy whose had more caps and reps with this team.

Arriola over Weah I understand less, but it also means that between the 60th - 70th minutes, you can take off whichever two of the front three are underperforming or gassed and just have a fresh Weah and Hoppe going at a hopefully tiring Jamacia, which is appealing
 

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Twellman can be tiresome when he goes apeshit but on this one I am 100% here for it
 

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Forearm through the back no big. Clatter an attacker from behind on a partial break no big. This ref is something.
 

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Reon Radix of Grenada is the referee for tonight’s match. While he has never served as a center official for a USMNT match, he was the fourth official for the 1-1 draw against Canada on Sept. 5 in Nashville and the 1-0 win against Honduras in the Concacaf Nations League Semifinal on June 3 in Denver.

clearly payback for the invasion in 1983.
 

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I was thinking at halftime that they seemed to be playing down to the pace of Jamaica’s defense. I like that they’re moving quicker and taking space instead of just sitting back and trying to find the perfect ball. Keep attacking.
 

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Wonderful from Dest. Just what we need from him on the ball. And a very close attempt there.
 

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I was thinking at halftime that they seemed to be playing down to the pace of Jamaica’s defense. I like that they’re moving quicker and taking space instead of just sitting back and trying to find the perfect ball. Keep attacking.
Well said, the aggressiveness is refreshing.

We need a new play for the 20 yard free kick. Trying to drop it over the wall is not gonna happen