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FreddyFudpucker





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United States
Thu Oct 17 2013 3:51AM | edited: 4:09:38 | MsgID: 16877816


There was a lot of drama in Concacaf last night. Mexico only needed a draw against Costa Rica last night to qualify for a playoff with New Zealand to still have a chance to make it to Brazil. The only way they fail and are completely eliminated from the WC is if they lose to Costa Rica and the US also loses to Panama on the road (with mostly the US B-team playing)....Anyway, Mexico ends up losing to Costa Rica and then the US give up a late goal to Panama in the 84th minute to go down 1-2 against Panama....So Mexico is looking pretty bad at this point and all eyes in Mexico were on the final moments of the US game....Then miraculously in the 92nd minute, the US scores the equalizer saving Mexico...then a minute later the US actually scores the winning goal in a very bizarre 3-2 win at Panama.

Here is the real gem of it all though. A prominent Mexican football announcer goes completely bonkers on Mexican television when the US scores the equalizer in the 92nd minute and goes on a massive pro-American / Anti-Mexican tirade. Here is a link to the entire English translation to that tirade ....And the live video coverage of the tirade is also at the bottom of the page....This is absolutely priceless stuff to any US soccer fan:

click here to view article and video


...And in case the video at the end of the article doesn't work, here is another link to the live video and another video below it that gives a better view of the actual equalizing goal:


click here to view article and video







FreddyFudpucker





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United States
Wed Oct 16 2013 11:04AM | edited: 11:06:13 | MsgID: 16875934


You are both correct. The US has made the second most WC ticket requests so far behind Brazil which has made the most. This is going to be a very exciting WC as Tao has said. Last night the US was losing 2-1 to Panama in Panama City (with most of our best players not playing since we had already qualified)....If the Panamanians could have just held on for a couple of more minutes, then they would have qualified for Brazil and knocked off Mexico (since Mexico lost to Costa Rica right before the US game ended).....But then Brad Davis sent the perfect cross into the box in the 91st minute and Graham Zusi headed it into the net to dash Panama's WC dreams and save Mexico's WC dreams at the same time. A minute later, the US scored the winning goal to take the game 3-2. Mexico should be celebrating the US today! lol



Taotaomonas





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Australia
Wed Oct 16 2013 9:51AM | MsgID: 16875851


I'm guessing USA or maybe Argentina because of the location!?

'Soccer' has gone massive in Australia also over the last few years. There are many bars now that show the premiership over other sports with London clubs seemingly the popular choice to support.

With so many Europeans emigrating to the suburbs now it is logical to assume it will continue to gain in popularity over the years. I think this will be the first World Cup where you will really notice just how popular it has really become.



ockendon





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England
Wed Oct 16 2013 7:15AM | MsgID: 16875606


Originally posted by: "FreddyFudpucker"
And in addition to Ockers little piece of trivia, here is a trivia question: Which county has made the second most WC ticket requests so far next to Brazil (which has the most)?



I don't know, I read that English fans have made 97,000 requests (I think), but I'll guess the USA, due to the massive rise in interest in soccer, the ability to afford tickets and the fact the USA and Brazil are (comparatively) close to each other.



FreddyFudpucker





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United States
Wed Oct 16 2013 2:51AM | edited: 2:52:25 | MsgID: 16875413


Congrats to The Three Lions for qualifying for Brazil earlier this evening. I was glad to see that Hodges went with the new Spurs midfielder Andros Townsend again. He has made a big impact with the English side in the last 2 qualifiers. The game was a bit tense at times though as the Polish had some good counter attacks. Maybe we will get lucky and see the US and England in the same group again lol.

And in addition to Ockers little piece of trivia, here is a trivia question: Which county has made the second most WC ticket requests so far next to Brazil (which has the most)?



ockendon





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England
Fri Oct 11 2013 7:51AM | edited: 7:52:41 | MsgID: 16862995


Trivia corner:

The USA and Côte d'Ivoire are the only nations outside of South America or Europe in the FIFA world rankings top 20.



Duke of Wellington



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England
Thu Oct 10 2013 8:22AM | MsgID: 16860518


You are not taking into account sir the Duke's Time Machine; so yes, there is a flaw in your logic.

For fairness sake, one has travelled to 2014; 2015, 2016 and 2197. Sorry to report, but England beat USA in all their encounters, the best result for USA being a 3-1 defeat, their worst result an 8-0 demolition. (In 2197 they also lost the zero gravity multi ball period,...but then the rules of football have changed quite a bit by then).



FreddyFudpucker





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United States
Thu Oct 10 2013 2:04AM | edited: 2:25:29 | MsgID: 16860197


[Quote from: "Duke of Wellington"]
[Quote from: "FreddyFudpucker"]I think the US is a bit stronger than England right now...



Nice one sir. Will keep me chuckling for the rest of the day.




You know what they say, Your Grace....Denial aint just a river in Egypt!

But in all seriousness. I have the unique perspective of making a relatively fair comparison between the US football team and the English football team because I have a pretty good understanding of all of the players from both sides. I have become quite familiar with all of the players that currently play for the English side as I have been watching them all play for years now in the BPL for example......I am also very familiar with the American players as well.....So how familiar are you with say, Mix Diskerud, Graham Zusi, Alejandro Bedoya, Jermaine Jones, or Kyle Beckerman?.....Truth is most Brits only know about maybe 2 or 3 of the American players. Have you ever heard of Micheal Bradley for example? (Currently a starting central midfielder for AC Roma).

So my question to you then is how can you then make a fair comparison between the two teams or make any kind of man to man comparison of any kind if you know very little about the actual players on the US side? Seems like you could only make a wild speculation then as to the actual strength of the US side?...Just saying is all your Grace....Is there a flaw somewhere in my logic?



Bam the Dog





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England
Wed Oct 9 2013 9:36PM | MsgID: 16859683


Yes!!
Lets talk about Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy...the Saints.



ockendon





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England
Wed Oct 9 2013 6:07PM | edited: 7:05:32 | MsgID: 16859153


[Quote from: "neilo"]
[Quote from: "Taotaomonas"]England v USA - Kick off 19:30.

USA will turn up at 19:41 and then claim victory.



Something to do with Pearl Harbour? ..... US "joining" the war after everyone else?


... which I think may be straying into inappropriate territory, so let's return to talking about the brilliant Saints!



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