- Dec 1, 2000
Sad thing is that Grant Wahl would have had several locker room sources to provide more on this story.
Honestly feels like that timed with the Athletic story (which seems heavily sourced pro-Gregg) that either he, or his supporters thought it would help him for people to see Reyna as a troublemaker, and that being a reason he wasn't used much in Qatar. Problem is... he comes out looking way worse on a much more important issue. I'm not virulently anti-Berhalter, but I'm not a fan... Reyna wasn't a particularly big reason to not bring him back, leaking and talking about the lockerroom... much bigger deal than not playing a guy. He comes off damaged from something that I think was supposed to be a boost for him.Off the record or not, Gregg should never have said any of that stuff in a public setting. He's totally broken any trust he'd built in that room. Hopefully this leads to him not being renewed, because this seems like something that could fester.
Ah yes, Luis Enrique, a stubborn manager who prioritized his 4-3-3 system over player strengths, leaving behind proven goal scorers in Borja Iglesias and Iago Aspas in favor of better “system fits”, questionably bringing in and playing guys who aren't performing well at their clubs (most controversially Ferran Torres who is also dating Enrique’s daughter), using Marco Asensio as a false 9 often instead of going with a true striker even when the game screamed out for a true 9, managed a team that struggled to create goal scoring chances despite their talent*. Sound familiar? Of course, Enrique was already canned before he made that comment and it’s been widely criticized in Spain as a truly awful thing to say as most speculate that he’s referring to young Ansu Fati.Plot twist: Berhalter is an international trend setter.
(via the hive mind at Scuffed Discord)Posting this here because I think it's my best shot. I'm trying to track down a 2011 USMNT Gold Cup shirt to buy. The red shirt with blue sash. If anyone has a lead, please let me know! TIA!!
Thanks. I've found a few on EBay, but man people know they're a hot item. I may have to take the Altidore discount, since the Deuce Dempsey one is listed at over $200! The blue shirt with the white sash is considerably less, so I may just settle for that. It'll be my second USMNT shirt after picking up a waldo a few years ago!!(via the hive mind at Scuffed Discord)
is eBay an option?
A few shops have been adding US replicas to their arsenal, but I can't find anything 2011. That's surprising, given it's one of the more unique looks.Thanks. I've found a few on EBay, but man people know they're a hot item. I may have to take the Altidore discount, since the Deuce Dempsey one is listed at over $200! The blue shirt with the white sash is considerably less, so I may just settle for that. It'll be my second USMNT shirt after picking up a waldo a few years ago!!
I actually normally like him a lot. In this video, he has a very different tone than his normal upbeat style that you can see on his World Cup preview series of videos. He loves the USMNT.This guy is so annoying it makes me want to rehire Gregg, which I didn't want to do before!
I'm twenty seconds in and it already feels like clickbait. It's ridiculous that Berhalter is still in charge of the NT after the World Cup? I mean, his contract is about to expire. Let's wait for the USSF to extend him before we get mad.
Sure, most of that tracks, but the reason why it is click-baity is the title, which is nonsense. "Ruined Reyna". Does the guy even address his thesis?Well, his argument is that Reyna's behavior after being told before the cup that he would not have a big role in the squad wasn't ideal, but should have been expected from a teenager who is clearly more talented than those who are playing in front of him. Nevertheless, he eventually apologized to his teammates, and then publicly.
But Gregg bungled the situation from the start bs then took this story outside the locker, wich is beyond the pale, it breaks the trust, and his "apology" was atrocious.
John Brooks really would stop at nothing, huh?I don't want to say anything more, but my understanding is that the identity of the blackmailer will come out fairly soon, once all the sourcing for the story has been nailed down.
Feels like his kind of attention grab, but also feels like Reyna had the better access level and a recent dust-up with Gregg.If we're taking bets I'd throw money down on Wynalda.
Claudio and Wynalda are tight, and Wynalda has gone out and done dumb shit in support of Gio before (then backtracked) not wild to think he got the story from Claudio and decided to leverage it.Feels like his kind of attention grab, but also feels like Reyna had the better access level and a recent dust-up with Gregg.
This sucks. The last thing the USMNT needed after the positivity of the World Cup was off the field garbage.