I hate Spain and Brazil. I wish they could both lose.
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Dempsey Powers U.S. Past Germany (by ESPN)
I know it’s just a friendly, but come on, I’m excited!
Great, first the Supreme Court doesn’t strike down Obamacare and now Germany lost to Italy in the Euro semi-finals. I swear, can my day possibly get any worse?
See you in about two hours internets, I’m too busy watching Germany crush Italy.
- Q: Why do Dutch children have such big ears?
- A: Because their parents hold them up, look wistfully over towards Germany and say "Look over there at the World Champions."
Group B play starts today.
Well this is undoubtedly the group of death in Euro 2012. You have 3 of the top 5 teams in the world (2. Germany 4. Netherlands 5. Portugal), and then you have poor Denmark, who despite being ranked 10, has virtually no shot at making it out of this group. Follow the link to take a closer look.
- Poland vs Greece 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Euro Cup)
- Russia vs Czech Republic 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM (Euro Cup)
- United States vs Antigua & Barbuda 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (World Cup Qualifier)
Clearly, I’m not getting anything done today.
It all begins today. It’s going to be an exciting three weeks and I can hardly believe the time is finally here…I’ve be looking forward to this since the end of the 2010 World Cup.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be pulling for Germany.
Great effort, but a bitter loss tonight against Brazil. Things started off rough for the U.S. in the first half, but with about five minutes left of play, it seems Brazil started to get a little tired. This opened up the field a bit and Gomez took full advantage, scoring just before the end of the half.
The second half was more of the same. The U.S. had great control, moving the ball upfield, and putting pressure on Brazil (who’s defense looked very shaky as the game progressed), but we just couldn’t seem to put the ball into the back of the net. We had headers barely batted away, headers into the crossbar, a beautiful touch knocked away at the last second by a lucky defender, and two uncanny saves by the Brazilian keeper…with in about 10 seconds.
If you keep up with the U.S. Men’s National Team, you know that technical play has never been our strong suit. We would typically play the long ball up the field and hope for the best. But this strategy just doesn’t provide success at the level we want to play at. Now tonight, in the second period, we controlled the ball out of the backfield, developed plays, pushed forward and applied pressure. It was a much different look than what we would have seen a year ago.
So the bad news is we lost, but the good news is, in the second period, we took it to a Brazilian team who stands at number six the the FIFA rankings and we controlled the play. A bittersweet defeat? Yes. But tonight’s game has left me excited about what we can do and the direction of U.S. Soccer.
Tune in to the United States vs. Belgium friendly on ESPN2.