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SCfan804
01-19-2008, 09:34 AM
8:30pm on Fox Soccer Channel for those who get it. We're going to be fielding a very young team, and to be honest I have no idea who the Swedes will trot out tonight in LA. I'll likely be watching since it looks like snow, ice, and metro delays will prevent me from going to the hockey game downtown tonight. I'll post my thoughts.

MKAU
01-19-2008, 10:08 AM
Please do. I can't stand not being to watch games. There are so few and ESPN will only carry qualifyers.

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 07:41 PM
Twellman and Noonan up top, Lando playing outside mid. Brad Guzan, South Carolina alum, in goal

Anders Svensson is playing for the Swedes, but thankfully Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not.

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Clark nearly scores in the 7th minute with a nice blast from well outside the box, but it was straight at the keeper who made an awkward save. Some nifty moves from the US on the set-up though.

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 07:56 PM
Eddie Robinson scores! Gets a goal in his first nat'l team cap... good stuff, 1-0 Red, White, and Blue

GR8NESS
01-19-2008, 07:58 PM
Damn shame that UK plays at the exact same time.

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 08:14 PM
Damn shame that UK plays at the exact same time.

haha yeah I saw the game time and knew you would be in conflict. It's only a friendly, but its nice to see the Nat'l team play and especially against a respectable European opponent. With the whole youth movement we have going on, it's good to get a look at some of these guys.

Please please please please please put Jozey Altidore in at some point!!!!!


Oh... and Guzan just made a HELLUVA save!

GR8NESS
01-19-2008, 08:18 PM
if it were our "A" team all the way, i'd probably be watching more soccer honestly. that's how bad this year is.

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 08:19 PM
if it were our "A" team all the way, i'd probably be watching more soccer honestly. that's how bad this year is.

You're talking to the guy whose team won on the road at Arkansas this week, but personally didn't even know we had a game...

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 08:28 PM
1-0 USA at half

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 08:43 PM
Altidore is in!!! woohoooo!

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 08:46 PM
Altidore draws a PK within 2 minutes of coming in! Landon Donovan scores on the PK, making him the all time US leading goal scorer over Eric Wynalda.

2-0 USA!

GR8NESS
01-19-2008, 09:03 PM
http://ec.europa.eu/education/img/flags/usa.gif

2010 road to the World Cup Finals goes through the USA.

SECgamecock453
01-19-2008, 09:18 PM
It sucks not having any soccer channels. I can't wait for Euro 2008...

SCfan804
01-19-2008, 09:40 PM
2-0 Final!

Not the most visually appealing game- pace was kinda rocky, and the Swedes had 5 yellow cards in addition to 3 from the US, so towards the end it was getting a little rough. One thing the US definitely is still lacking is a threat on free kicks. We always just drill it right into the wall or miss the goal terribly.

-Jozy Altidore is gonna be a friggen Stud if he keeps getting playing time.
- Brad Guzan was fantastic in goal tonight-- homerism aside since he's a USC alum, he really made some nice saves tonight. He has EPL clubs coming after him, and that's where he needs to be.
- Sweeden didn't put Ibrahimovic or Larsson out there tonight, but we definitely weren't fielding anywhere near our top squad either. Bottom line, this was a VERY good result against a country that is very well respected worldwide.

Next up......... Feb. 6th: Mexico :smokin: :smokin: :smokin: :smokin: :smokin: :smokin:

I fuggin hate those b@$t@rds. We're gonna be fielding all the big dogs for that one, from what I've heard. We also have a friendly against Spain this summer, which should be a really fun one to watch.

:cheers:

GR8NESS
01-20-2008, 09:55 PM
can't wait for the espana friendly..

Vandy420
01-21-2008, 09:10 AM
USA USA!!

God I hope we kill the mexicans. I can't stand them or their fans. Where is it being played? Houston?

I wish we could get a pro USA crown for a USA mexico match.

MKAU
01-21-2008, 09:15 AM
Let's take signs that say "Go Back to the Fields", "Pick More Tomatos", and "Santa Ana was a Douchbag".

SCfan804
01-21-2008, 10:28 PM
USA USA!!

God I hope we kill the mexicans. I can't stand them or their fans. Where is it being played? Houston?

I wish we could get a pro USA crown for a USA mexico match.

You mean you don't appreciate the mexican fans chanting "Osama! Osama!" at us in Mexico City?

The best home crowd we've had against them was when we played them in Salt Lake City. I feel like SLC and Seattle are probably the best places we could host them and get a decent advantage. Houston is like a home game for the mexicants.