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International Football 16-17

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I just read that Jonathan Klinsmann signed a contract with Hertha. Could be interesting.

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l'OM , with Payet Evra Mandanda rami Germain either coming back or coming this summer, nothing less than Champions League will be a disappointment. 

 

And more to come. 

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Glad to see the grass looks much better at the Alamodome this time out. There's still places that are standing up a bit though.

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So Neymar going to PSG might happen for €220m. 

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5 hours ago, vicfurth said:

So Neymar going to PSG might happen for €220m. 

Equates to just under 200m pounds.  Current world record is Pogba to Man Utd last summer for 89m.

 

I'd say that's the biggest example of market insanity, but... 

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/everton-told-theyll-pay-50million-13330094

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Oh man....that Lawrence goal against Mexico. Perfect.

 

 

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Hate to be a party pooper, but Corona could've saved that. 

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Part of goalkeeping is anticipation. If he was counting on it curving to his left, the fact it rotates to the right will lock a keeper in place pretty easily. Big question is whether Osorio gets sacked for this. If he does it's pretty silly in my opinion. He prepared them to play in training and they lost 1-0, not 7-0. His ban ends this week as Mexico plays in the third place game.

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Great Gold Cup final so far - albeit painful for Jamaica with Andre Blake going out with a serious hand injury in the first half. First Altidore goes over the Jamaican wall with a cannon shot, but then Je-Vaughn Watson slams home the equalizer early in the second half.

 

Apparently not all the Mexican fans went home after the loss, as they are doing a certain goal-kick chant... for both teams.

 

Also, this is without a doubt the worst pitch I've ever seen in an international tournament final. The grass at NSC was in better shape than this, and that was for NASL ball.

 

UPDATE: Jordan Morris strikes late, and USMNT snags the trophy!

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Jordan Morris saves the day for the US. Good, because I was this close to breaking out the Levi's Stadium slander.

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39 minutes ago, BlackBolt3 said:

Jordan Morris saves the day for the US. Good, because I was this close to breaking out the Levi's Stadium slander.

Any day is a good day for Levi's stadium slander.

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Ahem. Lego Statium is the preferred nomenclature around these parts. Stadium still blows.

 

Arena is now 9-0-5 as USMNT head coach. I was a little dubious about how he would do the second time around, but it's been great results. Perhaps more satisfying had the US beat Mexico (B-team, whatever) in the final, but a trophy is a trophy.

 

Dempsey was right there to pop in a potential rebound on that Morris goal. He could have retired from the team had he done so. Is 35 too old to play in the 2018 World Cup? He'll still likely be able to contribute then.

 

People like to look down their nose at the Gold Cup, but it's still the continental championship. I'm just glad to see the US not bomb out of something like they did so frequently under Jurgen.

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It's obvious that Arena is a lot more clear in evat he expects players to do. That's really important at this stage as we head into the end of qualifying. If your players don't know exactly what is expected it affects performance and it did at the end of Klinsmann's reign.

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