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SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 09:45 AM
Live at 3 PM EST from Wembley Stadium in London on ESPN Classic. I can't wait! If no one gets that channel (like me), then you can see the game on channelsurfing.net, which I will be doing from work.

:cheers:

Go USA!

bamaphan
05-28-2008, 09:48 AM
I have the DVR set.

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 10:15 AM
Does anyone know the starting 11?

gatorchomp91
05-28-2008, 02:24 PM
I cannot wait. This starts a string of tough games, with Spain next week and Argentina after that leading into WC qualifying.

I liked the quote on ESPN: "It's a bit like using Everest, K2 and Annapurna as preparation for scaling the hill around the corner."

Wegleagle
05-28-2008, 02:46 PM
U S A!!!! U S A!!!

For the Republic!!

Almost 90% of my reports at work are based out of Europe more importantly those islands northwest of Europe. ;)


So tell me...how good are we?:rotf:

gatorchomp91
05-28-2008, 03:14 PM
WTF? Landon isn't playing.

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 03:14 PM
I'm at work with the game streaming from channelsurfing.net, haha. I just saw our lineup and I'm a bit surprised. It's being broad-casted from a British channel though, which sucks.

gatorchomp91
05-28-2008, 03:17 PM
I'm at work with the game streaming from channelsurfing.net, haha. I just saw our lineup and I'm a bit surprised. It's being broad-casted from a British channel though, which sucks.

Yeah, I have the English channel too.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 03:57 PM
ESPN Classic b!tches

((ahhh this is sooo frustrating))

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:09 PM
1-0 England...well there goes the Draw. I don't expect us to score, we'll just play not to lose any worse.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:16 PM
Spain next Wednesday!

dnmuga93
05-28-2008, 04:18 PM
I expect to see Landon Donovan in the 2nd half. Bradley has taken the opportunity to evaluate his European-based players.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:20 PM
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/footy/

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:24 PM
We're not going to score, I just want this to stay 1-0 for the love of God.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:26 PM
Rooney with the goofiest looking bicycle kick ever.

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Spain is going to absolutely destroy us, considering their players are actually trying to practice for Euro 2008. England have nothing to play for.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:28 PM
DeFoe with a beauty....thankfully our keeper (guzan?) stepped up.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:29 PM
Corner for the US..

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:29 PM
Howard is making some good saves...don't know how that didn't go in.

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Sounds like ours are way off Brumm, I just saw that Howard save on an England set piece.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Yeah, you're still in the first half if Howard is still in.....

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:31 PM
Yeah, you're still in the first half if Howard is still in.....

No it's 2nd half..I just didnt know Howard came out. Sort of having to share computer time at work. It's the 55th minute.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:32 PM
56th minute here.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:32 PM
We're getting some nice chances, but we're just rushing too much...

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 04:32 PM
Who's in goal? It's hard to tell on the streaming game, it's just a tiny little square.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:33 PM
Guzan. (sp?)

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:34 PM
2-0 wankers.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 04:34 PM
@((*$@@#($*$(@*#$@($$#(^*@)*%&@#$

Storm
05-28-2008, 04:55 PM
LOL.....i tried this channel surfing.net thing, and i'm getting a Japanese broadcast.......LOL. AWESOM....HAI!!!!!!

Storm
05-28-2008, 04:58 PM
nice ball from Lewis. may have had a chance at a shot.

Storm
05-28-2008, 05:01 PM
wow, anyone hear the attendance?.....71,000. that's awesome.

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 07:14 PM
I don't expect much more from the Spain match. We won't get a goal there either.

SCfan804
05-28-2008, 09:51 PM
Just finished watching my DVR of the game... a few thoughts:

- Our defense just doesn't look good at all. I have faith that our forwards and middies will get it together, but I just don't see any real talent on the back line. They always seem to be a step or two behind, and strikers like Rooney, Fernando Torres, etc will continue to slice through them with relative ease

- Donovan is hurt, so that's why you didn't see him out there. It was obvious we missed him though, as the mid fielders and strikers were never on the same page and just couldn't seem to anticipate each others movements

- Howard and Guzan (South Carolina alum) looked ok, and it's hard to judge them when the defense is constantly failing him

- I think Freddie needs to start instead of coming off the bench.

- Our only opportunities came on set pieces for the most part, and we still don't have anyone who inspires confidence on them. Perhaps Adu, in time.

Thank God we play in CONCACAF!!!!! WOOOO!!!

SECgamecock453
05-28-2008, 09:54 PM
At least these matches make us work, even if they aren't results we like. When you play teams like England, Spain and Argentina then start your World Cup Qualifying vs teams like Barbados, we are going to absolutely destroy them.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 09:57 PM
Thank God we play in CONCACAF!!!!! WOOOO!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!We play in the Big East of soccer! go us!

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 11:38 PM
It's time to bring back McBride. Without him, we have no heart.

gatorchomp91
05-28-2008, 11:50 PM
Ugh, something came up, and I was only able to watch the first 30 minutes.

It sounded like we were pretty lackadaisical, though shorthanded. These types of games can only help us though.

GR8NESS
05-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Ugh, something came up, and I was only able to watch the first 30 minutes.
.


You didn't miss much.

SECgamecock453
05-29-2008, 12:00 AM
Pictures:

http://fifa.com/mm/photo/worldfootball/contlcomp/trpar1977965%5f50708%5ffull-lnd.jpg

http://fifa.com/mm/photo/worldfootball/contlcomp/trpar1977967%5f50719%5ffull-lnd.jpg

http://fifa.com/mm/photo/worldfootball/contlcomp/trpar1977937%5f50718%5ffull-prt.jpg

http://fifa.com/mm/photo/worldfootball/contlcomp/trpar1977973%5f50715%5ffull-lnd.jpg

Storm
05-29-2008, 12:02 AM
i don't care what people say, it's still a joy to watch Beckham play.

SECgamecock453
05-29-2008, 12:02 AM
Terry leads English past USA

John Terry finally had something to smile about as he marked his return as England captain with a goal in Wednesday's 2-0 friendly win over the United States.

Just seven days ago Terry was inconsolable after his penalty miss cost Chelsea the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United.

But Fabio Capello gave the defender a much-needed boost by handing him the skipper's armband for the first time since September and he responded by heading England's first half opener at Wembley.

Terry is desperate to regain the England captaincy on a permanent basis after watching Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand lead the team in Capello's first two matches. So this was the perfect way to stake his claim and wipe away the tears shed in Moscow last week.

Gerrard's strike after the break sealed Capello's second win as England coach, although the Italian must realise there is still plenty of room for improvement after a performance that could be described as workmanlike at best.

Capello insisted this friendly was invaluable to his preparations for next season's FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Yet the sight of numerous empty red seats around Wembley suggested England's fans had little interest in such a low profile match.

He gave Jermain Defoe his first start for nearly two years in a 4-4-2 formation that allowed Wayne Rooney to play a roving role.

Gerrard thought he had opened the scoring with a volleyed finish from David Beckham's free-kick, but referee Kyros Vassaras had already whistled play dead before the ball was delivered.

Capello's pre-match demand for more English spirit from his players suggested he has already realised that perspiration rather than inspiration will be the defining factor for a squad short on pace and lacking a genuine playmaker.

Rooney is the only player capable of filling England's creative void and Capello has asked the Manchester United forward to be more selfish and forget about wasting energy on defensive chores.

He linked up well with Defoe at times but it was the Portsmouth forward who wasted a chance to open the scoring when he steered Gerrard's cross wide from close-range.

Terry rises
That was a rare moment's cohesion from England and it was no surprise that it took a set-piece to break the deadlock. Beckham's value to England in recent years has been measured mostly in his quality from dead balls and he delivered once again here.

The LA Galaxy midfielder, who was presented with a golden cap by Sir Bobby Charlton to mark his 100th appearance in England's last match, whipped in a perfect 38th minute free-kick and Terry stooped to power a header past Tim Howard from near the penalty spot.

That was Beckham's last contribution as David Bentley replaced him at half-time.

Bob Bradley's lacklustre visitors finally threatened when Eddie Johnson drove a fierce strike just wide early in the second half.

Defoe shot straight at substitute keeper Brad Guzan moments later but England didn't have to wait long for a second goal.

Gareth Barry's sublime pass sent Gerrard clear on goal in the 59th minute and the Liverpool midfielder - who might well be playing alongside Barry next season at Liverpool - calmly slotted his shot past Guzan.

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