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Old 06-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #5626
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USA - Spain 0-3 at half time at the U20 WC

They're gonna win this one as well
Damn, I forgot about this! How are the kids looking?
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #5627
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Damn, I forgot about this! How are the kids looking?

Deulofeu is unbelievable. He's so fast and can change gears at will. That second goal was a beauty.

The US front 6 have played really well - I think we actually had more of the possession in the first half and equal chances created.

You guys quickly figured out our weakness though (pathetic CBs) and Jese and Deulofeu have been torturing them the entire game. Those last two goals at the end of the half were killer,

No one can figure out why Torre was selected to this squad, he's like the 6th choice CB but he shouldn't even be that. He's not professional and doesn't even start for his college team.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #5628
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Deulofeu is unbelievable. He's so fast and can change gears at will. That second goal was a beauty.

The US front 6 have played really well - I think we actually had more of the possession in the first half and equal chances created.

You guys quickly figured out our weakness though (pathetic CBs) and Jese and Deulofeu have been torturing them the entire game. Those last two goals at the end of the half were killer,

No one can figure out why Torre was selected to this squad, he's like the 6th choice CB but he shouldn't even be that. He's not professional and doesn't even start for his college team.
Deulofeu, Jese, Oliver and Campana have all the tools to become big time players. I'll try to catch the second half.
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Damn, I forgot about this! How are the kids looking?

I only saw from the Deulofeu goal on. That alone was impressive for a 20 yr old kid.
As for the rest, I'll take Grinder's word!
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #5630
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I only saw from the Deulofeu goal on. That alone was impressive for a 20 yr old kid.
As for the rest, I'll take Grinder's word!
Grinder is a delusional, racist, xenofobic MLS-only fan.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:15 PM   #5631
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I am at a loss as to why Italy and Brazil (!) haven't qualified
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #5632
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I am at a loss as to why Italy and Brazil (!) haven't qualified
Or Argentina. Lots of top teams missing.
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Deulofeu is a star. I can't believe how good this kid is. Think he'll get any minutes with Barca's first team next year?
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #5634
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I think he will play marginal minutes at most. At this point I think he should be loaned out to some low/mid level Spanish team. He needs lots of minutes at the highest level to develop.
We're tearing the US a new one with their high defensive line. Can't believe they haven't realized that won't work against these forwards and these passers.
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Or Argentina. Lots of top teams missing.

Strange. Probably some federations don't give relevance to the U20 team and prefer to concentrate on U21 and then the younger ones.
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I think he will play marginal minutes at most. At this point I think he should be loaned out to some low/mid level Spanish team. He needs lots of minutes at the highest level to develop.
We're tearing the US a new one with their high defensive line. Can't believe they haven't realized that won't work against these forwards and these passers.

Tell that to Tahiti
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #5637
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Strange. Probably some federations don't give relevance to the U20 team and prefer to concentrate on U21 and then the younger ones.
Maybe
I really don't understand, because you would think that huge football countries, such as Brazil, Italy, Argentina, etc... have more than enough talent to field excelent teams for every age category. I really don't know why it may be.
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I think he will play marginal minutes at most. At this point I think he should be loaned out to some low/mid level Spanish team. He needs lots of minutes at the highest level to develop.
We're tearing the US a new one with their high defensive line. Can't believe they haven't realized that won't work against these forwards and these passers.


That's what all the US "experts" are saying too. They can't figure out why Ramos is playing such a high defensive line especially when the backline is depleted with injuries and consists of a DM and a college freshman.


Luis Gil has been excellent for the US...supposedly he had an offer from RM Castilla a few years ago.

Edit: And just as I say that, Gil whips in a nasty goal.

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Yes, that was an excellent goal.
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Bruma is awesome
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