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Y'all think Klinnsman is gonna give the start to Johannsson at striker or push Dempsey up a little further and then play another midfielder?

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I've heard that we went to a straight 4-4-2 against Ghana (I didn't see the pregame, just watched it). If that's the case we'll go to the diamond 4 midfield against Portugal. Johannsson didn't look that good against Ghana, he may switch it up with Wondo.


Netherlands looks impressive again, RVP and Robben are playing at a ridiculous pace this year. They're gonna be hard to beat.

At the half Spain is down 0-2 to Chile. A loss and they're out of the tourney. Prob one of the biggest storylines this year. WTF happened to La Furia Roja?

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View PostnooneLT, on 18 June 2014 - 02:06 PM, said:

I've heard that we went to a straight 4-4-2 against Ghana (I didn't see the pregame, just watched it). If that's the case we'll go to the diamond 4 midfield against Portugal. Johannsson didn't look that good against Ghana, he may switch it up with Wondo.


Netherlands looks impressive again, RVP and Robben are playing at a ridiculous pace this year. They're gonna be hard to beat.

At the half Spain is down 0-2 to Chile. A loss and they're out of the tourney. Prob one of the biggest storylines this year. WTF happened to La Furia Roja?
If Johansson doesn't play, it will likely be because we play Dempsey as a lone forward and not for Wondo. AJ is much better than Wondo and  he didn't do bad against Ghana. There were a couple times he was able to play a dangerous ball or take a player on 1 on 1 and create something. It's hard being a forward when you're on defense the whole time and every time your center mids get it, it goes to the other team.
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Spain sucks sweaty hairy ballsack
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Man it was glorious watching Spain wallow is mediocrity, that was a truly terrible showing.

Wish I had Sunday off...or It was Saturday when I'm actually off again. Really want to watch US(pun intended) play.

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View PostTider27, on 18 June 2014 - 03:25 PM, said:

Man it was glorious watching Spain wallow is mediocrity, that was a truly terrible showing.

Wish I had Sunday off...or It was Saturday when I'm actually off again. Really want to watch US(pun intended) play.

Spain won on overwhelming talent. It was a matter of time. It's like France in 2010, too scared of letting go of aging players. Which has made Klinsman's decision to not bring Donovan was huge for US

Edited by JL 103, 18 June 2014 - 07:20 PM.


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Every Mexican I talk to (there's a lot of them up here) thinks it was an error of gigantic proportions not selecting Donovan
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View PostJL 103, on 18 June 2014 - 07:20 PM, said:

Spain won on overwhelming talent. It was a matter of time. It's like France in 2010, too scared of letting go of aging players. Which has made Klinsman's decision to not bring Donovan was huge for US

View Postzartan, on 18 June 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

Every Mexican I talk to (there's a lot of them up here) thinks it was an error of gigantic proportions not selecting Donovan
After Dempsey got hurt with the broken nose and Wondo was warming up, wouldn't you have been a lot more comfortable with Donovan warming up instead?
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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 18 June 2014 - 09:09 PM, said:


After Dempsey got hurt with the broken nose and Wondo was warming up, wouldn't you have been a lot more comfortable with Donovan warming up instead?

Yes

However, I don't want defeatism to set in with this team. They can get out of this group without Landon. I believe
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View Postzartan, on 18 June 2014 - 09:21 PM, said:

Yes

However, I don't want defeatism to set in with this team. They can get out of this group without Landon. I believe
Yeah, we can definitely get out of this group without Landon and make a fairly deep run. I've felt that way since before the World Cup started. We definitely have enough talent to get out and right now we're the favorites to advance minus Germany. All I'm saying is that me and every other American would rather have seen Landon warming up than Wondo and felt much more comfortable.
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Even with the injuries I doubt we see much of Wondo this tournament.  He just doesnt have the ability to play at this level.  I think we'll see one of two things on Sunday, either play the same lineup with Johansson taking Jozy's spot or we will push Dempsey up and bring in Mix Diskerud to play in behind dempsey. Also I think we may see Brooks coming into the starting lineup.

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View PostHmanHunt, on 18 June 2014 - 09:47 PM, said:

Even with the injuries I doubt we see much of Wondo this tournament.  He just doesnt have the ability to play at this level.  I think we'll see one of two things on Sunday, either play the same lineup with Johansson taking Jozy's spot or we will push Dempsey up and bring in Mix Diskerud to play in behind dempsey. Also I think we may see Brooks coming into the starting lineup.
If we were to see Brooks come into the starting lineup I think we would play the 4-2-3-1 like we played against Nigeria and we would push Geoff Cameron out to RB. I think it would look like this:

Cameron Brooks   Besler   Beasley
   Jones Beckerman
Johnson Bradley Bedoya
   Dempsey

Edited by Mizzou_Fan, 18 June 2014 - 09:52 PM.

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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 18 June 2014 - 09:51 PM, said:

If we were to see Brooks come into the starting lineup I think we would play the 4-2-3-1 like we played against Nigeria and we would push Geoff Cameron out to RB. I think it would look like this:

Cameron Brooks   Besler   Beasley
   Jones Beckerman
Johnson Bradley Bedoya
   Dempsey

That would be a very defensive team (which I like).  Im not sure on the severity of Besler's hammy but I would hate wasting another sub early on to get him out of the game.  Fabian Johnson is a stud and I think he gets either a goal or assist vs Portugal vs their 2nd choice left back.

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View PostHmanHunt, on 18 June 2014 - 09:59 PM, said:

That would be a very defensive team (which I like).  Im not sure on the severity of Besler's hammy but I would hate wasting another sub early on to get him out of the game.  Fabian Johnson is a stud and I think he gets either a goal or assist vs Portugal vs their 2nd choice left back.
I think Besler will be fine. He didn't look too bad when he went out and everything I've heard is that it was just precautionary. The more I think about that lineup the more I like it because Johnson likes to get into the attack which I like but that would leave us really exposed to Ronaldo at LW. I would rather not see him going at speed in a 1v1 situation with Cameron. I also like having Jermaine as a defensive mid where he can get a couple hard tackles on Ronaldo. We could also use Brooks by pushing Cameron out to right back and moving Johnson to left back and that would leave us open to playing any four back formation.
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