USMNT - The Berhalter Era (3 Viewers)

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Nice to get support from the players' clubs




whoda thunk it 20 years ago that some of the worlds most venerable clubs would be sending congrats to US born players. To me, this is affirmation that we have stars in the making and the world is coming around to admitting the US belongs in the football club.

We arent trotting out horses to run past defenders any longer. Highly skilled players are coming out of US and they see it.

So dang proud and so happy to see in my lifetime.
 

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whoda thunk it 20 years ago that some of the worlds most venerable clubs would be sending congrats to US born players. To me, this is affirmation that we have stars in the making and the world is coming around to admitting the US belongs in the football club.

We arent trotting out horses to run past defenders any longer. Highly skilled players are coming out of US and they see it.

So dang proud and so happy to see in my lifetime.

It's kind of mind-blowing. Not only are these Americans on top-shelf, historic clubs, perennial contenders for UCL titles, but they're actually playing - regularly in the starting 11. Contributing members of these clubs' success.

I can't believe it. And it isn't just one, it's a handful all at the same time.
 

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One of the guest analysts on SFC this morning that was really interesting. He said US fans shouldn’t get too involved in critiquing the late-game sloppy play in the back or other lapses along gjr. He said we have to remember the time and place of this game - early June after the players have just come off of a compacted (Covid) club schedule, many of them playing well into mid and even late May. Very limited practice time and still integrating new faces.

He said the far more important thing is the result. The resolve. The ability to counter-punch in the first half. Counter-punch in the second half. The belief that they could win never faltered and this kind of experience pays big dividends for a young team proceeding toward WC qualifying.
 

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yeah, we seem to be down about 1/2 of our soccer regulars
I'm not a soccer regular but it's great to see the success USMNT is having. I thought we were a decade away from being competitive, but they're getting it done now. Cool stuff.
 

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One of the guest analysts on SFC this morning that was really interesting. He said US fans shouldn’t get too involved in critiquing the late-game sloppy play in the back or other lapses along gjr. He said we have to remember the time and place of this game - early June after the players have just come off of a compacted (Covid) club schedule, many of them playing well into mid and even late May. Very limited practice time and still integrating new faces.

He said the far more important thing is the result. The resolve. The ability to counter-punch in the first half. Counter-punch in the second half. The belief that they could win never faltered and this kind of experience pays big dividends for a young team proceeding toward WC qualifying.

shoot yeah...and i would argue that Mexico looked "leggier" than we did in ET. Not to say we werent a bit fatigued, but the mental focus never left and thats usually what happens when legs get tired.

CPs move, once he had the ball in the box, was clear indication that his mind was as sharp in the 110th min as it was in the 1st. He KNEW he was running at defenders that have played 110 min. Meaning, they are a 1/2 step slower now than an hour ago and mistakes are bound to happen.

and it did. CP is the full package.
 

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I’m new to soccer and only getting into it because the son plays and he’s a big fan of Messi. He’s going to a camp this summer but any of tips besides just supporting him?
 

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I’m new to soccer and only getting into it because the son plays and he’s a big fan of Messi. He’s going to a camp this summer but any of tips besides just supporting him?

become a Manchester United supporter. it will make him a better player.

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how old? my recommendation is to simply support him. Allow him to organically develop a love for the game. If able, take him to a game or two ( if you can ) live.
 

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I’m new to soccer and only getting into it because the son plays and he’s a big fan of Messi. He’s going to a camp this summer but any of tips besides just supporting him?

Tell him he can't use his hands unless he's the goal-keeper.
 

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He’s 8 and Houston has a MLS team so we have a planned game in August. Hate to say it but he’s learned the rules and gotten some of his skill from playing FIFA on Xbox.

Sorry he loves Barcelona lol
 

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He’s 8 and Houston has a MLS team so we have a planned game in August. Hate to say it but he’s learned the rules and gotten some of his skill from playing FIFA on Xbox.

Sorry he loves Barcelona lol

I actually think playing a sport's video game is a great way to learn rules and basic gameplay, tactics, substitution process, etc.

I learned hockey that way in the mid-90s, been a big fan ever since.
 

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He’s 8 and Houston has a MLS team so we have a planned game in August. Hate to say it but he’s learned the rules and gotten some of his skill from playing FIFA on Xbox.

Sorry he loves Barcelona lol
Nothing wrong with learning the game that way. Enjoy these younger years of soccer. Once they get 12, 13+, the game gets rougher, more aggressive, more competitive and that's just the fans.
 

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You mean like his baseball seasons now. It’s just crazy how some parents act at these games sometimes.

well he’s been playing FPPS but he wants a more competitive league now. His coach thinks he could handle it too
 

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