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twi    277

I don't even know how I feel. Going to miss the feeling of that joy when Dempsey scored right away against Ghana in '14 when I'm watching next summer. 

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Bucfan56    3,851

Or, and this might not make some here happy, we can just drop the farce that we really care about soccer. 

 

Soccer has has never been our sport (On the men's side, anyway), and outside of the PNW, it's never really been more than a niche. This literally could kill the remaining interest Americans have in soccer, at least in terms of it being on par with the rest of the world. Oddly (even as a fan and someone who works for a soccer team) I think I'm ok with that. 

 

Let the the rest of the world do soccer. They do it extremely well as it is. We don't have to have everything. 

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Red Wolf    854
1 minute ago, Bucfan56 said:

Or, and this might not make some here happy, we can just drop the farce that we really care about soccer. 

 

Soccer has has never been our sport )on the men's side, anyway), and outside of the PNW, it's never really been more than a niche. This literally could kill the remaining interest Americans have in soccer, at least in terms of it being on par with the rest of the world. Oddly (even as a fan and someone who works for a soccer team) I think I'm ok with that. 

 

Let the the rest of the world do soccer. They do it extremely well as it is. We don't have to have everything. 

Disagree! 

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Needschat    130

Goodbye current Federation members!

Hello true second division: FC Cincy, TB Rowdies, basically all those who have expressed expansion interest, including St. Louis.

Let's develop scorers!

Let's screw the collegiate system, create more academies, create a hockey-like junior system.

 

 

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Red Wolf    854
3 minutes ago, Needschat said:

Goodbye current Federation members!

Hello true second division: FC Cincy, TB Rowdies, basically all those who have expressed expansion interest, including St. Louis.

Let's develop scorers!

Let's screw the collegiate system, create more academies, create a hockey-like junior system.

 

 

Isn't that basically already happening though? 

 

In related news, I'm going to go lie down in the ditch in my backyard. 

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Needschat    130
1 minute ago, Red Wolf said:

Isn't that basically already happening though? 

 

In related news, I'm going to go lie down in the ditch in my backyard. 

 

Unfortunately, no.  There are still "soccer fans" who clutch their NCAA pearls.  My area has two lower Division I teams - UatAlbany and Siena - one DII in College of St Rose, and three DIII true teams - Union, RPI, and Skidmore, plus quasiDIII in Cobleskill and Sage, plus CC in Hudson Valley, Adirondack.  NY Capital District could have an academy or a junior team for the over 18 player, and they could attend college as well.

 

The NCAA is not a friend to the Federation.

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Needschat    130
3 minutes ago, lordsketor said:

https://twitter.com/LordAdmiral7558/status/917940335820537857


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: Twellman sounds off after U.S. miss World Cup <a href="https://t.co/HFVTbL3rgP">https://t.co/HFVTbL3rgP</a></p>&mdash; ⚓️♞David Dorcemus♘⚔ (@LordAdmiral7558) <a href="https://twitter.com/LordAdmiral7558/status/917940335820537857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 11, 2017</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

 

He showed MORE passion in the rant than the collective 14 players on the pitch!  

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10 minutes ago, Needschat said:

Goodbye current Federation members!

Hello true second division: FC Cincy, TB Rowdies, basically all those who have expressed expansion interest, including St. Louis.

Let's develop scorers!

Let's screw the collegiate system, create more academies, create a hockey-like junior system.

 

 

 

I'm an advocate for doing this across all sports in North America and subverting the horrifically corrupt NCAA myself but it's really another discussion for another day.

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Needschat    130
Just now, Kramerica Industries said:

 

I'm an advocate for doing this across all sports in North America and subverting the horrifically corrupt NCAA myself but it's really another discussion for another day.

 

We're going to see it and soon!  

 

Football will still use college names, but something like the College Football Alliance will be created, same with men's basketball.  All profits, and there will be, will be used to fund the other sports.  

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Needschat    130
1 minute ago, OlavoP said:

Lol, how can a country like the US not qualify on CONCACAF? Shocking

 

When our best player is a 19-year-old midfielder, when everyone else plays like they just don't care, that's how it happens. 

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OlavoP    79
3 minutes ago, Needschat said:

 

When our best player is a 19-year-old midfielder, when everyone else plays like they just don't care, that's how it happens. 


Still, it's Trindad & Tobago, a MLS teams should be enough to beat them. But I didn't follow your qualifiers so I shouldn't know.

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Needschat    130
1 minute ago, OlavoP said:


Still, it's Trindad & Tobago, a MLS teams should be enough to beat them. But I didn't follow your qualifiers so I shouldn't know.

 

Team played with ZERO passion, ZERO sense of urgency.  They played like a beer league team waiting for the end of the game. 

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DG_Now    3,999

At the end of the game, they were talking about putting Wondo in. If there's any single reason why we deserved to lose, that's it. Wondo shouldn't have been on the roster, much less anywhere near the game.

 

Arena had a great start to his tenure with USMNT, but his final WCQ roster choices were puzzling. Bradley, Howard, Guzan, Gonzalez, Wondo, and -- sadly -- Dempsey all gotta go.

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Needschat    130
1 minute ago, DG_Now said:

At the end of the game, they were talking about putting Wondo in. If there's any single reason why we deserved to lose, that's it. Wondo shouldn't have been on the roster, much less anywhere near the game.

 

Arena had a great start to his tenure with USMNT, but his final WCQ roster choices were puzzling. Bradley, Howard, Guzan, Gonzalez, Wondo, and -- sadly -- Dempsey all gotta go.

 

I agree.  

Thankfully, Pulisic is just 19.  There are many more on the u23, u20,  and u17 coming.

 

Gulati is gone.  Should have gone with Klinsmann 

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