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    Slap Shot wrote:


    McKennie is out 8 weeks which means he’s out for their final 3 qualifiers barring a miracle.

    It should not be devastating enough to prevent them from getting through but I really want to see a win at Azteca and I do believe the higher the finish the better chance for a favorable WC pod.


    That is a big blow to the team. He has been their best player recently. I don’t see them moving a lot in the rankings between now and the final draw, so if they qualify they will likely be in pot 2 whether they finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in CONCACAF. There just are not enough games to cause any drastic rankings movement.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    McKennie is out 8 weeks which means he’s out for their final 3 qualifiers barring a miracle.

    It should not be devastating enough to prevent them from getting through but I really want to see a win at Azteca and I do believe the higher the finish the better chance for a favorable WC pod.

    Looks like Gio Reyna’s injury isn’t as serious as first believed. Missing him and McKennie for the final qualifiers would have been less than ideal.

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    Massive game tonight for USMNT at El Azteca. A win would be absolutely huge. Draw would be a solid result. A loss, depending on results elsewhere, and things could start looking dicey.

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    Thanks for the heads up!!!

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    WOW, North Macedonia beats Italy. Italy misses out on their second straight World Cup.

    World Cup 2018: Failed To Qualify

    Euro 2020: Champions

    World Cup 2022: Failed To Qualify

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    Wtf… They are 6 in the current rankings

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    WOW, North Macedonia beats Italy. Italy misses out on their second straight World Cup.

    World Cup 2018: Failed To Qualify

    Euro 2020: Champions

    World Cup 2022: Failed To Qualify

    Did you see the shot chart from the match? They got one good attempt and buried it.

    It’s like outshooting a team in hockey 45-5 and losing by a goal

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    davescharf wrote:


    gopherguy13 wrote:


    WOW, North Macedonia beats Italy. Italy misses out on their second straight World Cup.

    World Cup 2018: Failed To Qualify

    Euro 2020: Champions

    World Cup 2022: Failed To Qualify

    Did you see the shot chart from the match? They got one good attempt and buried it.

    It’s like outshooting a team in hockey 45-5 and losing by a goal

    They got FM’d :biggrin2:

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    Wow, Azteca looks empty

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    gopherguy13 wrote:


    Wow, Azteca looks empty


    Do they still have penalties for the fans using slurs as chants?

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    Snowcool08 wrote:


    gopherguy13 wrote:


    Wow, Azteca looks empty


    Do they still have penalties for the fans using slurs as chants?

    They mentioned Mexico City has some covid mandates so I believe that’s what the lower attendance is for. But still, they said 50k could be there. Didn’t look like 50k at kickoff.

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    Pulisic… That HAS to be a goal

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    gopherguy13 wrote:


    Pulisic… That HAS to be a goal


    Yep… cannot miss that.

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      Panama drew 1-1 at home against Honduras. This definitely improves our chances of clinching a spot in the World Cup.

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      Positive subs from Berhalter, he’s going for it

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      Pefok….

      Golden chance. On an absolute platter.

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      Draw, I’ll take it.

      4 in a row unbeaten against Mexico for the first time in our history

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      gopherguy13 wrote:


      Draw, I’ll take it.

      4 in a row unbeaten against Mexico for the first time in our history


      Coming out of Azteca with a point? Damn right I’ll take it.

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      Oleee, Ooole, Ole, Oolee….

      Sorry I thought I was in Mankato.

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        Slap Shot wrote:


        Oleee, Ooole, Ole, Oolee….

        Sorry I thought I was in Mankato.

        I read this from Grant Wahl today and thought… oh boy… this kind of feels familiar somehow…

        The biggest surprise was that the notorious Estadio Azteca mystique had disappeared. The nighttime crowd, limited to 40,000 by Covid regulations and the threat of homophobic chant punishments, was strangely muted from the start. During the middle of play, a desperate stadium PA announcer repeatedly tried starting MAY-HEE-CO chants and The Wave, but almost nobody joined in. On the one occasion when El Tri fans began their trademark O-LÉ chant on every pass, Mexico comically lost possession on an unpressured misfire out of play.

        At times, the 1,000 U.S. fans in an upper stadium corner drowned out the Mexico supporters, except when they were whistling and booing their own coach, Tata Martino.

        You kind of felt embarrassed for the hosts.

        A longtime fan writes: “I’ve been following the [USMNT] since 1994, I’ve been deep in BigSoccer forums for decades, and from everything I see, the fans are demonstrably less fun and more awful than they have ever been. Win or lose, it’s just generally much more unpleasant than in years past. Are these my fellow travelers now? Miserable, angry people who have absolutely zero sense of proportion or enjoyment?”…

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        So let in a full crowd at more reasonable prices and get horrible chants?

        So let in a full crowd at more reasonable prices and get beers thrown on the ice?

        Ya sounds familiar

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        I think the fan thing was partially due to the fact they were perilously close to getting kicked out of the WC qualifying if their fans went overboard. I could be wrong about that but I read something to that effect on another board.

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          The PbP woman said traffic was an issue before the game. That game was boring as hell though which also prob didn’t help the crowd’s engagement.

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            Win tonight and US is in the World Cup. Loss or tie is trouble.

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              A draw in each of their last two matches gets the US into the Work Cup.

              A draw today and a lose at Costa Rica would mean the US finishes 4th if Costa Rica wins today at El Savador. 4th place would be a intercontinental playoff match up for the World Cup.

              Should be a fun match today hopefully ending in a US win!!!

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              Let’s win tonight and (basically) book our ticket to Qatar!

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              Pulisic!! Cold as ice from the spot!

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              Love the decoy penalty taker :lol:

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              2-0!!!

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              3-0! Hell yeah!!

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              Odds to qualifying have to be pretty good at this point right?

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                3-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                CRS wrote:


                Odds to qualifying have to be pretty good at this point right?

                If we win this game, if I’m looking at it right, the only way we would not automatically qualify for the WC would be if we lost by like 7+ goals to Costa Rica lol

                So yes, a W tonight and it’s as close to clinched as it can be without being official

                edit: nvm, I didn’t factor in that every Costa Rica goal in that game would add to their GD and take away from ours.

                But still, if this result holds, we could lose by 4 to Costa Rica and still qualify

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                It’s 4! Pulisic x2!

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                Wow, Pulisic, what a goal

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                gopherguy13 wrote:


                Wow, Pulisic, what a goal

                Inspired game by Pulisic. Hat trick, mixing it up with the other team, and a yellow card.

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                gopherguy13 wrote:


                Wow, Pulisic, what a goal

                Inspired game by Pulisic. Hat trick, mixing it up with the other team, and a yellow card.

                Angry Pulisic in full force today!

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                Excellent, excellent performance!!

                Back to the World Cup! 👏👏

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                  Does he have an assist? The Gordy Howe hat trick in hockey is a goal, an assist and a fight.

                  So would a Gordy Howe soccer hat trick be a goal, an assist and a yellow card? or do you need a red card rather than a yellow card?

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                    US needs to avoid losing by 6 at Costa Rica on Wednesday to make it official but yes US is basically back in the World Cup!!!!! Great job guys :dup:

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                    USA has officially qualified for the World Cup.

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                    3,123 days later, we’re back!

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                    Can’t wait for the draw tomorrow! :dance:

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                    World Cup Draw kicks off in about a half hour!

                    Dream group: Qatar, USA, Tunisia, Ecuador

                    Worst case scenario: France, USA, Senegal, Ghana

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                    Hope Netherlands get Qatar

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                    Thought I was turning it on in time to see the draw and skip the fluff but a kid’s show started

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                    Can’t top Shakira for the WC song sorry

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                    Literal slave owners trying to make their nation seem all warm and cuddly. Yikes…

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                    2022 World Cup draw: Live updates as groups are determined

                    https://www.thescore.com/ita_fed/news/2328348

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                    This is the biggest pile of shit… 40 minutes so far and still NOTHING!

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                    This is the biggest pile of $h!t… 40 minutes so far and still NOTHING!

                    Maybe they are waiting for last minute bribes? :shock: :lol: :conf2:

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                    Cafu is gonna be so pumped when he pulls Brazil

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                    I tuned in 40 minutes late and was annoyed with the fluff then.

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                    Cafu is gonna be so pumped when he pulls Brazil

                    “E penta”

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                    Hope Netherlands get Qatar


                    hahahha YESSSSSSSSSS

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                    England!!

                    Next to Qatar that’s probably the one I’d have picked for us

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                    B3 – Bingo!

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                    Spain and Germany, early contender for group of death

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                    Iran! Our group is shaping up nicely

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                    Bonin21 wrote:


                    Bonin21 wrote:


                    Hope Netherlands get Qatar


                    hahahha YESSSSSSSSSS

                    Netherlands got the easiest pot 1 team, but also likely the toughest pot 3 team

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                    gopherguy13 wrote:


                    Bonin21 wrote:


                    Bonin21 wrote:


                    Hope Netherlands get Qatar


                    hahahha YESSSSSSSSSS

                    Netherlands got the easiest pot 1 team, but also likely the toughest pot 3 team


                    I’ll take this tradeoff 10 times out of 10. Just would be nice not to get Peru as the 4th.

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                    Damn, I wanted Ecuador

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                    If we get Ghana again I’m going to flip a table

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                    gopherguy13 wrote:


                    If we get Ghana again I’m going to flip a table


                    No table flip but you get 18th ranked Wales probably

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                    Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, not the one I’d have picked first, but not the worst case scenerio

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                    So Group B:

                    England

                    USA

                    Iran

                    Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

                    Overall, that’s a group we should be able to get out of.

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                      At first glance I’m not seeing one group that stands out as the Group of Death.

                      For me since two teams advance out of each group when deciding the group of death I tend to look at which group have the best top 3.

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                      Ya that’s how you always check group of death.

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                        gopherguy13 wrote:


                        So Group B:

                        England

                        USA

                        Iran

                        Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

                        Overall, that’s a group we should be able to get out of.

                        If we advance out of the group our Round of 16 match would be against a Group A team maybe the Netherlands or Senegal although host nations have a long history of advancing further than their world ranking would suggest so maybe we end up playing the hosts.

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                        Watching US @ El Salvador right now on FS1… (down 1-0 and just got a red card)

                        But the pitch may be the worst I have personally ever seen.

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                        US gets the equalizer in the 90th… But geez that was an embarrassing pitch. But I would say normal CONCACAF reffing. (terrible)

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