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So, holy bloody potato, USA won!

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Well done USA!

Germany won 4 - 0 against Portugal. Australia lost well & truly against Chile. 

Must have been a heck of a game between Iran & Nigeria 0 - 0

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Wonder if this thread would have been started if USA had lost? Lol

Wonder no more.  I can tell you it absolutely would not have.   :)  The world cup traditionally doesn't interest me, but I watched USA vs. Ghana and was somewhat engrossed.

 

*yawn*

Ordinarily I'd agree with you.  But there's something about an underdog USA victory that just makes me grin a bit.  The USA aren't underdogs very often, and it's nice to see a win.

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Ordinarily I'd agree with you.  But there's something about an underdog USA victory that just makes me grin a bit.  The USA aren't underdogs very often, and it's nice to see a win.

;)

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Brazil 0 Mexico 0

Well done Mexico . Great point for them. ;)

And see, this is why I usually don't like soccerfoot.  

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Because there was no goals does not mean it was no good to watch. Some of the saves by the Mexican goalie were brilliant and kept his side in it. There is actually more to the game than just putting the ball in the back of the net (although I admit that does help!)

 

While you guys over the pond continue to associate no goals with being not interesting is why FOOTBALL( :P ) will probably never take off in the USA like it has in most other places. Not a criticism or anything, just an observation. ;)

 

Anyway I think this world cup has been pretty good as far as goals scored is concerned (so far). Better than average.

 

(Heck DA - you seem to have taken the place of one certain person no longer here as far as footy chat is concerned! :lol: )

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david.atwell, on 17 Jun 2014 - 2:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Ordinarily I'd agree with you.  But there's something about an underdog USA victory that just makes me grin a bit.  The USA aren't underdogs very often, and it's nice to see a win.

;)

 

 

OK - I do have to agree in this one case ;) .  That is rather 'cool'.

 

I'm a Rugby person myself :D .

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Getting off track a bit here but Australia plays rugby league as a national sport but there are other codes too. One of the footy highlights is State of Origin where players who started their footy career in a particular state, play for that state no matter what state they are for their team. So a New South Wales team such as the Rabbitohs may have a couple of players who started their career playing for Queensland. This means that if picked, these players would then play for Queensland. 

 

Queensland, my state, won 3 out of 3 games for nine years in a row in the much hotly supported State of Origin. Well last night New South Wales won again making it 2/3. I have to support NSW because that was the first state I landed in when we came to this country & lived there for 5 years. 

 

Apparently the game was so good from both sides that the man of the match should be awarded to the bus drivers who took the teams back to the venues. 

 

I wonder how many of my students will turn up today? Bet there are a lot of sore heads from alcoholic drownings on both sides :D

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Because there was no goals does not mean it was no good to watch. Some of the saves by the Mexican goalie were brilliant and kept his side in it. There is actually more to the game than just putting the ball in the back of the net (although I admit that does help!)

 

While you guys over the pond continue to associate no goals with being not interesting is why FOOTBALL( :P ) will probably never take off in the USA like it has in most other places. Not a criticism or anything, just an observation. ;)

 

This!

 

Goon, you have no idea how much I want to slap every Joe for making snide remarks about soccer.  I almost went nuclear on one guy I follow on Twitter who lazily suggest that soccer should have a bigger net or remove the goalkeeper.  I accused him of being a troll, even though he was a journalist.  It is the same disdain attitude I feel toward baseball, golf, bowling, hockey, and NASCAR.

 

However, I will disagree with you on one thing, soccer is growing in this country.  The biggest problem with the US is how so behind they are compared to the rest of the world.  That's why I'm hoping the US Soccer Federation will keep Klinsmann for a long time because he really gets it.  He is trying to teach the men how to play more efficiently, play with precise passing, and set.  The other problem I see is the lack of developing youth talents where the women don't seem to have this problem.  How often has the women soccer team dominated the world stage?  That's because the majority of them have played together since they were teens, and that's a luxury the men do not have.  I think one problem I see is the mileage being put on one body between obligation for playing a club and the national team.  That's awful a lot of commitment, I think.

 

Anyway, here's to hoping the Yankees continue their surprising start, and build upon that.

 

And, LOL Spain. 

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While you guys over the pond continue to associate no goals with being not interesting is why FOOTBALL( :P ) will probably never take off in the USA like it has in most other places. Not a criticism or anything, just an observation. ;)

Keep in mind, over here we play baseball too.  Often a very low scoring game.  I don't like that in a hyper-fan way, either.

 

It's not just no goals being scored.  In fact, I think it has a lot to do with people from everywhere else assuming we're uncultured swine for not liking it.  And a lot of people over here like being uncultured swine.

 

Not that it's a thinking man's sport or anything.  But I am starting to be a bit more open to soccerfoot recently, and I'm not alone.  There's a city league and a new professional soccer team in my city that just began this summer.  :-)  I think it's growing on Americans.  And if the USA does well in the WC, I think it will grow still more.

 

(By the way, as a web developer and some-time designer, I must point out how excellent the logos for the Indy Eleven and Indy City FC are.)

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I think it's interesting that Ghana lost to the US, but won Germany. I've always liked watching a game or two if it's on, but for the first time I'm actually interested. I don't root for any team though, I like to watch neutrally.

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 Kemaru I`m afraid you either wrote your post before the final whistle or have not seen the final score. It was 2-2. Klose came off the bench to score his 15th World Cup goal with his first touch and become joint top scorer along with Ronaldo. I think this World Cup has been one of the best for a long time as far as goals scored and upsets are concerned. Ironic really when you think of all the doom and gloom around before it started.

 

I think now England are out I would like to see Holland win it. They have come so close so often and it would be nice to finally see them break their hoodoo.

 

What annoys me a bit is the media slagging off England for going out so soon and demanding Hodgson`s head. Before the competition started nobody expected much from them anyway , and that`s what they got - nothing. So why moan ?  Fans were asked on telly if Hodgson should stay and were they especially disappointed to go out and most said he should stay and we never going to be good enough anyway. A much more realistic attitude compared to some papers.

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Cooked officiating? Never heard it called that before but I think it's a great way of putting it and I know exactly what you mean.

Shame the USA could not hold on for the win against Portugal.I still think they will get through though.

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Cooked officiating? Never heard it called that before but I think it's a great way of putting it and I know exactly what you mean.

I think he meant "home cooked" as in, made in your own kitchen so it's tasty to yourself.  But I agree, the alternative is awesome.

 

Shame the USA could not hold on for the win against Portugal.I still think they will get through though.

Agreed.  Nice to have them at least not get stomped, though.

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It was a stupid mistake on my part, a brain fart if you will. I knew it was a tie, and what I probably meant was that it was interesting that Ghana tied with Germany. :D

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