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What’s with the countdown to kickoff from the PA announcer? Have heard it at WWC and Gold Cup. Seems like a MLS 1996 thing.

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1 hour ago, Digby said:

What’s with the countdown to kickoff from the PA announcer? Have heard it at WWC and Gold Cup. Seems like a MLS 1996 thing.

It started at last year's World Cup.

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50 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

It started at last year's World Cup.

 

I missed it or more likely put it out of my mind. What a stupid gimmick!

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How much have I ignored the Gold Cup this year? So much so that I didn't realize that Haiti topped a group that featured Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Bermuda. 

 

Quarterfinal matchups:

Friday 29JUN2019

Haiti vs Canada

Mexico vs Costa Rica

Saturday 30JUN2019

Jamaica vs USA/Panama

USA/Panama vs Curacao

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

How much have I ignored the Gold Cup this year? So much so that I didn't realize that Haiti topped a group that featured Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Bermuda. 

 

Quarterfinal matchups:

Friday 29JUN2019

Haiti vs Canada

Mexico vs Costa Rica

Saturday 30JUN2019

Jamaica vs USA/Panama

USA/Panama vs Curacao

 

Haiti went 3-0-0 too!

 

Gold Cup happening the same time as Copa America and the World Cup doesn't help much either.

 

Still, it's fun to have so much tournament soccer happening at once.

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53 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

Haiti went 3-0-0 too!

 

Gold Cup happening the same time as Copa America and the World Cup doesn't help much either.

 

Still, it's fun to have so much tournament soccer happening at once.

Games ending at midnight or later in the East don't help either. In two years Copa America will not be an issue, neither will the World Cup. The next time out in 2023, we may be looking at earlier start times for the ladies if the games are in Asia. That won't help US fans if games start at 2 in the morning East Coast time. 

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On 6/20/2019 at 4:45 AM, MJWalker45 said:

Australia is coming in next year, Mexico will probably be number 12.

 

It's Qatar again.

 

Interesting to note that the group stage will be two, six-team groups.

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57 minutes ago, Mockba said:

 

It's Qatar again.

 

Interesting to note that the group stage will be two, six-team groups.

Pretty much the setup I'd expect. I figured they might put Venezuela in Argentina but they didn't. So the champ will play 8 games, glad they made sure to account for player health next year. 🙄

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Brazil was... less than stellar last night. Without Neymar they’re super reliant on Coutinho and right now they seem like they’d be primed for a big upset, but they’ll get the Venezuela/Argentina winner so odds are they’ll be in the final.

 

I like Uruguay to win but Colombia have been great so far, but they have a tough draw with a rejuvenated Chile. 

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Copa A-VAR-ica strikes again; two Uruguay goals disallowed and Peru wins in PKs.

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Undefeated Haiti goes 3-0-0 in the group, and matched that with 3 second half goals to win 3-2 against Canada. Wow!!

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That game was embarassing as a Canadian fan. Haiti completely deserved that victory. I would be shocked but unfortunately I've gotten used to the NT letting me down.

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Boy do I look like an idiot. Nice to see a dark horse like Peru succeed. They’re a good team and got a bit unlucky at the World Cup last summer. 

 

Side note, not a fan of PK’s after 90 minutes. Yes, I know fatigue is a massive issue in the heat but it feels a little too easy for a team to park the bus for 90 minutes and have essentially a 50-50 shot at advancing. I’d rather see more subs be allowed/longer or more breaks than have PK’s with no ET. 

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Who's the lead guy on tonight's Costa Rica/Mexico commentary team? He's good.

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3 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Who's the lead guy on tonight's Costa Rica/Mexico commentary team? He's good.

That's Mark Followill. TV PBP voice for the Dallas Mavericks and FC Dallas

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Just now, dfwabel said:

That's Mark Followill. TV PBP voice for the Dallas Mavericks and FC Dallas 

 

Thanks! The team is doing a great job tonight.

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Poor Argentina.

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8 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Poor Argentina.

They've got the "fraud" wearing #10. 😀

 

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Posted (edited)

Red Card to Messi and he just destroyed the axiom about little dudes in team sports know how to fight. Even though he would've been the taller guy in a fight of two lil' fellas, he acted acted like a punk and the Chilean guy, Gary* Medel is just 5'7"

Somewhere, Darren Sproles, Earl Boykins, Theoren Fleury shed a tear.

 

*-What? A Chilean guy named Gary? H€ll, a 31 year old dude named Gary?

Edited by dfwabel

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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

Red Card to Messi and he just destroyed the axiom about little dudes in team sports know how to fight. Even though he would've been the taller guy in a fight of two lil' fellas, he acted acted like a punk and the Chilean guy, Gary* Medel is just 5'7"

Somewhere, Darren Sproles, Earl Boykins, Theoren Fleury shed a tear.

 

*-What? A Chilean guy named Gary? H€ll, a 31 year old dude named Gary?

Didn't even know they were playing a 3rd place game. ESPN is ticking me off with placing these games on the streaming network. 

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