USMNT: Hold My Beer

Jimy Hendrix

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McKenzie getting himself into and out of trouble there like he’s Berhalter making second half subs to fix his first half lineup.
 

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Musah is so forceful going forward. Love it.


I’m down with the “Arriola does important glue guy stuff that people don’t recognize enough” thought,
I like the phrase (forget where I heard it) - “You need piano players and piano carriers.” Arriola is a carrier that (theoretically) makes it possible for others to do the good-looking stuff.
 

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Musah being able to drive forward or play little combo bits with McKennie or Adams is devastating.

Musah being able only to drive forward because the other midfielders are fucking statues is less dynamic.
 

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I like the phrase (forget where I heard it) - “You need piano players and piano carriers.” Arriola is a carrier that (theoretically) makes it possible for others to do the good-looking stuff.
Once the game starts gimme 11 piano players.
 

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Problem right now is that we have 3 of the guys who are supposed to be carrying the piano outside taking a smoke break while it’s stuck precariously on the stairs.
Awkward since the concert already started. Panama looking the more dangerous team right now.

Acosta has been Bad Acosta
 

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They are sliding in behind both fullbacks pretty much at will. Tough to prevent even a bad bounce if they keep getting these options.
 

Jimy Hendrix

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Acosta was good earning this spot in the summer but has been pretty bullshit in WCQ. Lletget hasn’t been good for basically the whole year. Them being 2/3rds of the midfield is killing us.
 

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The piano player/carrier thing breaks down a bit because some guys can do both. Weah is every bit the defensive pest Arriola is but gets less credit for it because he’s also offensively talented.
 

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Halftime Gregg needs to make some of his patented smart adjustments to solve the frustrating riddle that the bridge troll known as Pregame Gregg gave him.
 

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Gimme some Pepi, Aaronson, Adams, and DLT. Panama was the better team for the first 45

I don’t want any of this “CONCACAF is so hard” stuff. The US has never lost a qualifier to Panama. They have 2 wins, 2 ties, and 0 losses AT Panama.

The last two games Gregg has made some good changes at the half, both major switches and minor tweaks. Let’s see that again please.