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    JupiterJupiter
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    I only care about the National Team. Hate digging through club soccer BS to find US stuff. So I decided to create this thread for US soccer only.

    EDIT: Title updated to include all International (FIFA) soccer. No club or league soccer.

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    2 soccer threads on GPL?! Sport of the future! It’s taking over! Catch the fever! :lol:

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    I came into this thread thinking, “my god who’s the idiot who created a secon… Oh hey”

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    lol this should be quite an exciting thread

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    Fire Klinsman!!!!

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    Sorry… I don’t give a rats ass about league soccer. It’s my site and I will do whatever the hell I want.

    :biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:

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    USMNT plays Guatemala at 9 tonight in World Cup Qualifying

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    @gopherguy13 wrote:

    USMNT plays Guatemala at 9 tonight in World Cup Qualifying

    We should win right?

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    Home or away game? Haven’t been following the qualification rounds. Are we in good shape? Too lazy to Google.

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    Also lazy. Tv channel?

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    It’s on BeIN sports. I know Comcast doesn’t carry the channel. Not sure about Dish or DirecTV.

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    392 on Dish

    I almost missed this. Just happen to see it on the bottom feed for the BC/Hav game.

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    Wearing BLACK!!!!!

    GRRRRRRRR!!!!!

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    @Jupiter wrote:

    Wearing BLACK!!!!!

    GRRRRRRRR!!!!!

    Obviously you don’t spend much time in the jerseys thread. I posted a pic of them just for you! :mrgreen:

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    Yeah I saw it. Still wrong!!

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    0-2 to Guatemala 30 minutes in? :chainsaw:

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    On BeIN so I can’t watch…

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    410 on DirecTV.
    CAN v MEX on 464.

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    @gopherguy13 wrote:

    On BeIN so I can’t watch…

    Me as well. I think we should consider ourselves fortunate.

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    US making this keeper look good. Embarrassing

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    I really think USMNT is in A LOT of trouble. The old guard is on the way out, and there’s virtually nobody promising coming in behind them.

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    A little better tonight.

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    Yeah, up 3-0 against Guatemala.

    The World Cup dream is still alive. Phew!

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    This is what happens when you wear a uniform that is made of Red, White and/or Blue!

    NOT BLACK!!!!

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    [twitter=GrantWahl:2qqs06e5]Christian Pulisic, 17, of Hershey, Pa., and Borussia Dortmund, makes his US debut. Cap-tied Yank now.[/twitter:2qqs06e5]

    BTW, Grant Wahl is a great soccer follow on Twitter.

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    So, the US Olympic team is different than the other US team? Why?

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    age limit?

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    Guess that makes sense then. Didn’t know if that was the case or not.

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    Men’s Olympic soccer has a rule that you have to be 23 or under.

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    Oscar worthy performance to get Yellow/Red card called on US u23 team by a Columbian player….

    Still the biggest pile of shit is the diving and acting in soccer to get calls.

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    @Gopherguy05 wrote:

    Men’s Olympic soccer has a rule that you have to be 23 or under.

    Although, if memory serves, you can bring 2 or 3 players who are over 23. But yes, it’s essentially all the U23 players.

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    The flopping in this game is beyond embarrassing….

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    @Jupiter wrote:

    The flopping in this game is beyond embarrassing….

    Par for the course when a South American team is involved.

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    Par for the course in the entire world of soccer….

    And they wonder why soccer has not taken hold in the US? Because a potential fan in the US sees this and turns it off right away.

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    It’s definitely a part of the game that I really dislike.

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    @gopherguy13 wrote:

    @Gopherguy05 wrote:

    Men’s Olympic soccer has a rule that you have to be 23 or under.

    Although, if memory serves, you can bring 2 or 3 players who are over 23. But yes, it’s essentially all the U23 players.

    Yes and usually the guys over 23 are not the best players the country has to offer.

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    Par for the course in the entire world of soccer….

    And they wonder why soccer has not taken hold in the US? Because a potential fan in the US sees this and turns it off right away.

    The average US fan watches a guy flop around like he has been shot just to get a call and they shake their head in disgust. I still have a lot of trouble accepting it when a player flops. A few years back Klinsmann made the comment that it would be good for the US to be lighter on their feet to get more calls and more free kicks. It was met with a resounding NO from the team. They wanted to be strong and play through tackles. I think the US fans who watch agree wholeheartedly.

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    Not US but POR-BEL played a friendly in two of the ugliest kits ever, and GER beat ITA for the first time in 21 years? Never would have guessed they’d have such a stretch even against a country that’s typically very strong.

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    @Slap Shot wrote:

    Not US but POR-BEL played a friendly in two of the ugliest kits ever, and GER beat ITA for the first time in 21 years? Never would have guessed they’d have such a stretch even against a country that’s typically very strong.

    Speaking of Germany, I saw on r/soccer yesterday that they have only lost TWICE in World Cup Qualifying. EVER.

    2 losses, in like 85 games. That’s insane. All the other nations with less than 5 WCQ losses in their history, have only played like 2-8 games total.

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    Nagbe gets a late winner for USMNT in their pre-Copa America tune up against Ecuador!

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    Dammit… Gotta post something before the game starts so I don’t miss it!

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    @Jupiter wrote:

    Par for the course in the entire world of soccer….

    And they wonder why soccer has not taken hold in the US? Because a potential fan in the US sees this and turns it off right away.

    Probably more likely because their national team is garbage and their domestic league is.. you got it.. garbage.

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    Really?

    Games vs Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica and Paraguay the next 3 weeks…. That’s not too bad. (adding to my cal so I don’t miss them)

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    I just think the play acting is reason #16243 that more Americans don’t watch soccer. The MLS is at a low standard (but always getting a little better) and the national team is pretty mediocre without any star players. The Copa America should be fun to watch, but it will will also include players trying to get other players sent off by exaggerating injuries.

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    @Border Gopher wrote:

    The Copa America should be fun to watch, but it will will also include players trying to get other players sent off by exaggerating injuries.

    Yep. Brace yourselves, the South Americans are coming.

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    @Border Gopher wrote:

    I just think the play acting is reason #16243 that more Americans don’t watch soccer. The MLS is at a low standard (but always getting a little better) and the national team is pretty mediocre without any star players. The Copa America should be fun to watch, but it will will also include players trying to get other players sent off by exaggerating injuries.

    I will say one thing – despite the “mediocre” USMNT the World Cup gets a LOT of run in the U.S. and for 2014 it was everywhere in our office. To the point that people that probably couldn’t name more than 1 MLS team were watching the games, were in pools and in general just talking about the tournament.

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    Full Copa America Broadcast Schedule

    (Group play schedule. US games bolded in red. All times Eastern)

    Friday, June 3

    9:30 p.m – United States vs. Colombia: Fox Sports 1, Univision, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

    Saturday, June 4

    5:00 p.m – Costa Rica vs. Paraguay: FOX, Univision and Univision Deportes; Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

    7:30 p.m – Haiti vs. Peru: Fox Sports 2, Univision and Univision Deportes; CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.

    10:00 p.m – Brazil vs. Ecuador: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes; Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

    Sunday, June 5

    5:00 p.m – Jamaica vs. Venezuela: FOX, Univision and Univision Deportes; Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

    8:00 p.m – Mexico vs. Uruguay: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes; University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

    Monday, June 6

    7:00 p.m – Panama vs. Bolivia: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

    10:00 p.m – Argentina vs. Chile: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

    Tuesday, June 7

    8:00 p.m – United States vs. Costa Rica: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
    10:00 p.m – Colombia vs. Paraguay: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

    Wednesday, June 8

    7:30 p.m – Brazil vs. Haiti: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
    10:00 p.m – Ecuador vs. Peru: Fox Sports 2, UniMás and Univision Deportes; University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

    Thursday, June 9

    7:30 p.m – Uruguay vs. Venezuela: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
    10:00 p.m – Mexico vs. Jamaica: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes; Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

    Friday, June 10

    7:00 p.m – Chile vs. Bolivia: FOX, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
    9:30 p.m – Argentina vs. Panama: FOX, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

    Saturday, June 11

    7:00 p.m – United States vs. Paraguay: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes; Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.

    9:00 p.m – Colombia vs. Costa Rica: Fox Sports 2, Univision and Univision Deportes; NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

    Sunday, June 12

    6:30 p.m – Ecuador vs. Haiti: Fox Sports 2, Univision and Univision Deportes; MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

    8:30 p.m – Brazil vs. Peru: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes; Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

    Monday, June 13

    8:00 p.m – Mexico vs. Venezuela: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes; NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
    10:00 p.m – Uruguay vs. Jamaica: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

    Tuesday, June 14

    8:00 p.m – Chile vs. Panama: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.

    10:00 p.m – Argentina vs. Bolivia: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes; CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.

    Between this and Euros, there will be international soccer on TV practically every day for a month straight :dup:

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    @Border Gopher wrote:

    I just think the play acting is reason #16243 that more Americans don’t watch soccer. The MLS is at a low standard (but always getting a little better) and the national team is pretty mediocre without any star players. The Copa America should be fun to watch, but it will will also include players trying to get other players sent off by exaggerating injuries.

    I’ve watched a few games as a non-soccer fan and can see why people like it but all the flopping and acting like a sniper took you down when somebody coughed in your direction really makes it hard for me to enjoy it.
    I know it’s becoming commonplace but it is a huge bummer to see a guy roll around on the ground for 3 minutes after somebody bumped into him with the same force that a grandma bumps into another grandma at the quilt store.

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    @Beauner wrote:

    @Border Gopher wrote:

    I just think the play acting is reason #16243 that more Americans don’t watch soccer. The MLS is at a low standard (but always getting a little better) and the national team is pretty mediocre without any star players. The Copa America should be fun to watch, but it will will also include players trying to get other players sent off by exaggerating injuries.

    I’ve watched a few games as a non-soccer fan and can see why people like it but all the flopping and acting like a sniper took you down when somebody coughed in your direction really makes it hard for me to enjoy it.
    I know it’s becoming commonplace but it is a huge bummer to see a guy roll around on the ground for 3 minutes after somebody bumped into him with the same force that a grandma bumps into another grandma at the quilt store.

    That usually makes it easier to know who is faking it. The more dramatic the rolling around, the less likely anyone is actually hurt.

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    Some people can’t stand the rolling around. Personally I can’t stand hours of dead time, tv commercials, and color guys dissecting why farts blow a certain direction at noon at soldier field.

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    @Border Gopher wrote:

    Some people can’t stand the rolling around. Personally I can’t stand hours of dead time, tv commercials, and color guys dissecting why farts blow a certain direction at noon at soldier field.

    Yeah, once you start watching soccer, it makes most other American sports (football being the worst, obviously) seem almost ridiculous with all the stoppages.

    Football is so terrible I actually have trouble watching it sometimes.

    Start, stop, commercial, start, stop, start, stop, field goal, commercial, kickoff, commercial, start, stop, start, stop.

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    @gopherguy13 wrote:

    @Border Gopher wrote:

    Some people can’t stand the rolling around. Personally I can’t stand hours of dead time, tv commercials, and color guys dissecting why farts blow a certain direction at noon at soldier field.

    Yeah, once you start watching soccer, it makes most other American sports (football being the worst, obviously) seem almost ridiculous with all the stoppages.

    Football is so terrible I actually have trouble watching it sometimes.

    Start, stop, commercial, start, stop, start, stop, field goal, commercial, kickoff, commercial, start, stop, start, stop.

    Also, let’s see all 5 alternate angles of that last incomplete pass just off the receiver’s finger tips….with the analyst telling us exactly what we can see on screen for good measure.

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    I love soccer quite a bit but…

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    @Border Gopher wrote:

    Some people can’t stand the rolling around.

    That’s my biggest pet peeve about the sport. If soccer across the board would put a stop to it. Soccer would be very enjoyable to watch. Just get tired of all the pussies on the field every time they get bumped or touched. It’s like “crying wolf”. So many players in the past and current have ruined it. You really have no clue who is hurt and who is not. So in general I put them all I the catergory of faking.

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    Here

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    So…any chance the U.S. wins tonight?

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    Colombian women

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    Ouch

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    Wow, was that a weak-ass call.

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    @Armadillo wrote:

    Wow, was that a weak-ass call.

    Doesn’t get much clearer than that. Arm is dangling away from his body.

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    James injures himself while diving.

    Poetic justice

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    @gopherguy13 wrote:

    @Border Gopher wrote:

    Some people can’t stand the rolling around. Personally I can’t stand hours of dead time, tv commercials, and color guys dissecting why farts blow a certain direction at noon at soldier field.

    Yeah, once you start watching soccer, it makes most other American sports (football being the worst, obviously) seem almost ridiculous with all the stoppages.

    Football is so terrible I actually have trouble watching it sometimes.

    Start, stop, commercial, start, stop, start, stop, field goal, commercial, kickoff, commercial, start, stop, start, stop.

    I agree 100%.

    Most of my British friends always ask me what America is on about when it comes to American football. They always tell me it’s just a bunch of adverts. They’re totally right, it’s beyond ridiculous and oftentimes it’s quite tedious to watch.

    I think the last super bowl had something like 15 minutes of actual gameplay…..

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    Soccer was my life for years. I struggle watching it sometimes these days. It seems like the histrionics continue to get worse.

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    So I take it all Copa America discussion should go here?

    Mexico v. Uruguay tonight at 7 on FS1. I’ll only catch the first half, as GoT is on at 8, but this should be a pretty good match.

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    This Jamaica Venezuela game is very good, too. Wide open, lots of offensive chances.

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    Mexico is just brimming with confidence.

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    @YoungEagle wrote:

    @gopherguy13 wrote:

    @Border Gopher wrote:

    Some people can’t stand the rolling around. Personally I can’t stand hours of dead time, tv commercials, and color guys dissecting why farts blow a certain direction at noon at soldier field.

    Yeah, once you start watching soccer, it makes most other American sports (football being the worst, obviously) seem almost ridiculous with all the stoppages.

    Football is so terrible I actually have trouble watching it sometimes.

    Start, stop, commercial, start, stop, start, stop, field goal, commercial, kickoff, commercial, start, stop, start, stop.

    I agree 100%.

    Most of my British friends always ask me what America is on about when it comes to American football. They always tell me it’s just a bunch of adverts. They’re totally right, it’s beyond ridiculous and oftentimes it’s quite tedious to watch.

    I think the last super bowl had something like 15 minutes of actual gameplay…..

    I tend to agree with this sentiment. However, I get much more pissed off watching men’s soccer teams that dive all over like a bunch of pansies than I do watching commercials. I really like soccer, but the amount of ridiculous diving in the men’s game in basically every country other than the US has completely ruined it for me. Women’s soccer is much more entertaining to me because they actually play the game, rather than just roll around on the ground faking injuries and such for 70 of the 94(ish) minutes.

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    I think you’re exaggerating the amount of diving. Yes it’s annoying as hell and somewhat pervasive, but not nearly intrusive enough to make me turn away from games involving international teams and leagues.

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    Title updated to include International….

    So only FIFA stuff in here, no club or league soccer.

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    USMNT kicks off in about 15 minutes vs. Costa Rica on FS1.

    A loss eliminates USA from the Copa America.

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    Penalty!

    And Deuce converts!

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    Definite push in the back. And Wood sold it.

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    Stream anywhere on the game?

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    It’s on Fox Soccer 2 Go…

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    Found a stream on Fox Sports Go. Need to be a cable subscriber to view

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    Zardes come on!

    Lot of energy in this match.

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