World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

mauf

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Dumfries has been the best player on the pitch. If someone was going to get a clinching goal, I’m glad it was him.

Though leaving the other team’s best player unmarked in the box is a pretty big fuck up.
 

Kliq

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God damn. Dumfries had an eternity at that far post, Turner screaming at someone to pick him up.
 

luckiestman

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Laughable defense. Seems like Dutch could score a lot more if they wanted to turn it on. Fun 10 minutes or whatever it was when we had it back to 1.
 

McBride11

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Honestly, with good marking / tracking, US has a chance for this game. All 3 goals are pretty well blown coverages.

(Yes I know they are also good plays by Ned)
 

Cellar-Door

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You know your defense is exhausted and not communicating when the attacker throws his hands up to say "nobody is covering me at all please cross"
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Just needed a slightly different kind of game. Needed to hold off a Dutch goal for longer, or get that first Pulisic chance and try to get the Dutch chasing things a bit more.
 

Cellar-Door

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I don't know much about Matt Turner, but I was surprised that he wasn't screaming at his defenders to cover
Got caught ball-watching I think. Everyone swarmed Depay, then when he passed they just grabbed the nearest man, and Turner was looking at the ball worried about a shot (same player had the nice long shot that resulted in the double-save earlier).
 

Cellar-Door

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One thing I love about this Dutch team... compare how they defend a lead to how we did against Iran. They don't just hoof it and sit back, and accordingly they're facing way less pressure.