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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    I would immediately cut Bradley, Zardes, and Altidore and bring up some youngsters...Soto, for one, from the U20/U23 teams.

    What's worse is that was Mexico's "B" team, missing 5 of their regular starters. We didn't have Adams and Zimmer, but they are defenders and the defense was not the problem last night. Our front 6, except for Pulisic and Arriola, is the issue, along with the holding MF. As an aside Arriola is a small dude, looks like a kid out there, what is he, 5' 4" 130 lbs, maybe? But, I'd keep him, he hustles and makes plays.

    Not to be totally negative, we do have some youngsters that can be the foundation of a decent side. If Berhalter doesn't make the changes, to back up, and start building toward the 2022 WC, then he needs to go. I had thought, HOPED, that Bradley and Altidore could contribute to the development of a young team, providing experience and stability as the young players grew. But, they are both just major liabilities. I have NEVER, EVER thought Zardes belonged on the National Team. What a bad joke he is!

    Qualifying for the 2022 WC will be a huge challenge with Berhalter at the helm...unless he realizes what he's doing is off-base. Hmmm...

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    One more "Ugh!" crowd of 82,000 in Chicago last night, maybe 15,000 US fans and 67,000 Mexican fans. At least half here illegally. They have ignored warnings to not shout "faggot" at the opposing GK, laughing at FIFA and CONCACAF's weak-azz threats "to do something." I'd like to see the LQZXYBTD crowd, whatever it is, show up at Mexican games in protest. That should be a fun sideshow!

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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    I thought you said you were keeping politics out of this thread.

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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    One more "Ugh!" crowd of 82,000 in Chicago last night, maybe 15,000 US fans and 67,000 Mexican fans. At least half here illegally. They have ignored warnings to not shout "faggot" at the opposing GK, laughing at FIFA and CONCACAF's weak-azz threats "to do something." I'd like to see the LQZXYBTD crowd, whatever it is, show up at Mexican games in protest. That should be a fun sideshow!
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    I thought you said you were keeping politics out of this thread.
    Unfortunately, this is part of the reality whenever/wherever Mexico plays. The Mexican Futbol Federation was fined by FIFA because of this at the last WC in 2018. They paid the fine but asked, what are they supposed to do about it, can't control the fans. I attended a Mexico Gold Cup match in Houston, sat amongst Mexican fans. They played Honduras that night and were shouting "pooo-low" at least that's how it sounds to me. One of their fans tapped me on the shoulder and said, "in case you don't know what we're shouting, we're calling the opposing keeper "asshole" when he kicks it." Later, in a series of articles on it, I learned the word actually means "homo" or "faggot" and of course that is offensive to some. When I thought the term was a-hole I thought that was not nice, the fellow is probably not an a-hole. Now that I know what it really means, I personally find it humorous. Not that I think the keeper is one, but I know it offends the LSDQRXYZ crowd, and that is funny!

    As for calling for the protests, I would like to see those two groups hook up in what might be a brawl/riot. Now, that would be funny for sure! As for the other, I think ICE should lock down the stadium and every Mexican fan checked to see if they are here illegally, and detain those who are for immediate deportation. Of course, they will be back in the country the very next day...

    As for Mexican fans and their El Tri team, I hate their effing guts!

    As for what you said, this is my thread. So, I reserve the right to comment about such issues when I deem them appropriate. But, now that I have vented, we return you to our regularly scheduled programming...

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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    El Tri and their fans are thugs, and should be treated as such. Laser pointers, homophobic slurs, and all. Itís why no one wants to play at Azteca.

    You want politics? Ask yourself how their fans can pony up 50 bucks a ticket for these gold cup matches? Probably cause they ainít paying any taxes.

    Honestly our own federation is partly to blame. They insist on playing these matches in ďlargely wokeĒ cities where you have lots of Mexicans to fill the stands. I mean we scheduled Honduras in New York City? Really?

    Iím for not playing Mexico anywhere but Columbus, Ohio in the next cycle for our ďhomeĒ game.

    The USMNT does more to make other teams look good than any other side. Any other country would have turned over their coach by now. Mexico fired their coach like 4 times in two years.

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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    Agreed.

    Meantime, we have bigger problems. I was excited about Berhalter and willing to give him a chance when he introduced an up-tempo style and he was bringing in all those youngsters. I was hoping by WC 2022 we might actually have something to get excited about. He's at a crossroads now...for me. Yeah, I could see trying to win the Gold Cup, so having a few veterans made sense for this tourney. But they: Bradley, Altidore, Zardes, were all huge flops. Cut 'em now...cut bait! Don't waste anymore time on them, and instead groom some youngsters. There'll be some growing pains with a young team, some "Ouch!" results along the way, but take your lumps now and build toward 2022, and then, 2026 when the US will be a host nation.

    Mexico is good, really good, by CONCACAF standards. But they can't make it past the Round of 16 in the WC Finals...hello! And we got beat by their "B" Team last night. Holy moly...


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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    Agreed.

    Meantime, we have bigger problems. I was excited about Berhalter and willing to give him a chance when he introduced an up-tempo style and he was bringing in all those youngsters. I was hoping by WC 2022 we might actually have something to get excited about. He's at a crossroads now...for me. Yeah, I could see trying to win the Gold Cup, so having a few veterans made sense for this tourney. But they: Bradley, Altidore, Zardes, were all huge flops. Cut 'em now...cut bait! Don't waste anymore time on them, and instead groom some youngsters. There'll be some growing pains with a young team, some "Ouch!" results along the way, but take your lumps now and build toward 2022, and then, 2026 when the US will be a host nation.

    Mexico is good, really good, by CONCACAF standards. But they can't make it past the Round of 16 in the WC Finals...hello! And we got beat by their "B" Team last night. Holy moly...


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    Mexico is good but they are aging and unlike the US, Mexico does not have any stars on the rise. After some of their stars retire there is no one coming in behind them. Their U20 team didnít make the U20 WC.

    We have Weston, Boyd, Ream. Sargent, Weah, Soto, Pulisic, and a kid over at FC Dallas who Iím hearing may be better than Pulisic... the young defender Cannon even looked good

    Stop playing anyone who wonít be around for the next two cycles, take our growing lumps and build something special.

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