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Title: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 06:59:13 AM
I went last night to RFK to see the highest level soccer match I've ever witnessed.  It was a double header in the Gold Cup, which is a tournament between central and north american teams.  First match was Haiti vs. Grenada.  Haiti prevailed 2-0.   The headliner game was USA vs. Honduras, with the same score as the result, USA getting the win. 

There were only 26,000 or so fans, but it was a fantastic atmosphere.  It was hard to tell who the crowd supported more, as Honduras were very well represented.  The first U.S. goal was good...you could see the play developing for a while and the payoff was gratifying.  The second goal was quicker, and sealed the game.

Traffic getting out wasn't bad because the average passengers per car was eight.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 09, 2009, 08:40:16 AM
what
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 09, 2009, 09:00:09 AM
http://www.concretefield.info/forum/index.php?topic=20020.0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 05:15:13 PM
Soccer gets its own thread. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 09, 2009, 05:21:28 PM
How's my boy Brian Ching!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 09, 2009, 06:21:40 PM
It's about farging time.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on July 09, 2009, 06:29:37 PM
Soccer gets its own thread. 

It really shouldn't.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 06:44:05 PM
It ought to have an entire forum.

I've recently decided to support Liverpool in the premier league based on my love for the Pink Floyd song Fearless from Meddle (1971). 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on July 09, 2009, 07:30:18 PM
is that what the chanting is at the end?  from a liverpool match?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 07:44:46 PM
yeah, the song You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers and Hammerstein 1945)

wiki on the song:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27ll_Never_Walk_Alone_(song)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 07:47:43 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0c/Liverpool_FC.svg/443px-Liverpool_FC.svg.png)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 08:01:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/D1Tf58Gl0vQ
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 09, 2009, 08:11:46 PM
that shtein is awesome.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 08:18:13 PM
Fly Eagles Fly doesn't compare, even if it is the best NFL fan song.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Fan_Since_64 on July 09, 2009, 09:30:24 PM

I've recently decided to support Liverpool in the premier league based on my love for the Pink Floyd song Fearless from Meddle (1971). 

Excellent!  :yay

I admit, I have little feel for the game, although I certainly don't have anything against it (a game with 2 billion or so fans around the world must have something going for it!). I've known a few soccer fans in the US who are very passionate about the game, and with my regular visits to Thailand since 2006, I've had some interesting conversations, mostly with Europeans, about it (I also find it interesting that the Thais themselves are typically avid fans of English Premier League soccer).

So, I'm open to being educated.

Dio, maybe you've mentioned it on another thread, but what spurred your interest in soccer? (That question goes for any other soccer fans on the board, too)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 09, 2009, 09:50:35 PM
I'll admit that despite the fact that I played when I was young I never seriously watched international soccer until 2002. It started as sort of a novelty act watching the US play, but as I watched other (better) international teams I got really into it. It's an amazingly complex sport, not coordinated second by second to the level of american football, but there's so much more improvisation that it really is impressive.

You'd be hard pressed to find better sporting events than international soccer tournaments.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 09, 2009, 10:00:31 PM
You'd be hard pressed to find better sporting events than international soccer tournaments.

a preseason football game?

i love the pretentious subbuteo playing eurotrashy soccer fans always pre empting every soccer conversation about how its really complex and hard to understand so that when people tell them how bad the sport sucks than can say you just dont understand it

it would be easier to just say our game blows but we love it and move on....much like polo jai lai and other games of the like do...those fans dont try and convert people and scream and yell how awesome the sport is and try to shove it down peoples throats...just enjoy it and stop screaming at america to like your sport and we can all live in peace
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 09, 2009, 10:02:31 PM
You enjoy repeating yourself.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 09, 2009, 10:04:41 PM
when it comes to defending my countries sports yes
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 09, 2009, 10:05:35 PM
No one is attacking any of your country's sports here, jingoist.

Except for baseball, I'll attack baseball, because it's boring. But if you want I'll start a separate thread about that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 09, 2009, 10:11:52 PM
for starters and most importantly more soccer on tv here means less hockey or at the very minimum the chance for more hockey

but really more soccer means less of all other sports none of which are worse than soccer with the exception of nascar

you gotta look big picture here....the more popular soccer gets in our country the worse off we all are
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 09, 2009, 10:13:18 PM
Soccer is not played in the winter and never ever takes air time from hockey.

They could play nothing but international soccer from june through august and bump every single baseball game off of the air and we'd all be much better off.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 09, 2009, 10:16:32 PM
you definitely have euro blood running thru your veins...when you tout some faggy british game over americas pastime its time reevaluate life
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 09, 2009, 10:17:02 PM
The World Cup is the apex of international sport, especially compared to the dull exercise of the Olympics. There are too many winners... in the World Cup one country wins and everyone else is a loser.

Couldn't care less about the other tournaments and leagues, although I do wish a European soccer-like system of promotion and relegation was introduced into American sports. The Pirates would have been relegated a decade ago.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 10:17:26 PM
Living in NYC in 2002, working for a brit and french owned company, World Cup was a big deal.  There were employees from all over the world, but lots of French and Brits.  The broadcasts were super early in the morning because the games were in South Korea.  This was of course reason enough to get drunk before 7 a.m., which many of us did.  What the hell is not to like about this, right?  The bars were full of people having a good time, it was fun.

Somebody at the company got the security guys downstairs to hold up the scores in front of all the losers (and a few winners) as they walked in the building through that tournament.  France lost to Senegal in the first round and one of the Brit employees managed to hang a Senegalese flag on a French Executive's door before he came in from having watched the game.  That kind of shtein was fun.

I like watching soccer, especially when it's played at the highest level.  The game I saw last night is not the highest level by any stretch of the imagination, but it was two national teams competing for a win that meant more than nothing.  Maybe not much more--the U.S. started a B team, resting the players who just performed so well in the Confederations cup--but nevertheless it was pretty good soccer.  The first U.S. goal was fun, watching it develop live was pretty thrilling.

The crowd was completely different than any other pro sporting event I've attended: far more cosmopolitan, with people from all over the Americas as well as Europoeans, Africans, etc.  And also far poorer on average than any other crowd I've seen.

I don't really know much about the sport.  Others here have actually been to Premier or World Cup games.  I only vaguely follow what's going on myself, but I am looking forward to World Cup 2010.  I plan to watch a lot of soccerdrink a lot of beer in bars.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 09, 2009, 10:20:49 PM
you definitely have euro blood running thru your veins...when you tout some faggy british game over americas pastime its time reevaluate life

Oh no, what ever shall I do. Fat men lumbering around at the speed of sleep will never ever qualify as a sport.

It's an enjoyable pastime for lazy days when there isn't shtein else to do, but calling baseball a sport is a joke.

Last response. We've already had this conversation. Like I said, if you want me to start a thread about how farging slow and unathletic baseball is, I'll be happy to.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 09, 2009, 10:23:13 PM
Another great thing about soccer: seeing those tight-assed refs running up to a player and flashing a colored card right in their faces. Baseball ejections are the only thing that comes close to the level of humorous confrontation between official and player.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on July 09, 2009, 10:24:30 PM
Disregarding every other sport....Soccer is terrible, not close to enjoyable to watch on TV, barely enjoyable to play, if at all.....a bit enjoyable if you're actually at the game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 10:24:37 PM
The World Cup is the apex of international sport, especially compared to the dull exercise of the Olympics.

I completely agree.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 09, 2009, 10:26:11 PM
I support the U.S. team in International play.  I do wish they had a chant or a song that didn't sound like a goddamned George Bush/Wrestling match crowd.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 09, 2009, 11:11:30 PM
it is total ignorance for americans to discount soccer as some boring, eurotrash sport.

no one, except for rusty, is saying it shoudl replace baseball. its not our pastime, but its a great game that literally connects the world. no other sport is played as much as soccer. no one plays football except for us. hockey is played only in northern us, canada and northern europe. basketball has spread across most of europe and into asia and parts of south america. baseball is in latin america and most of asia.

soccer is every farging where. every god damn country on earth plays the game. YOU might personally find it boring, im sure some northeast philly yuppie goes to his ny lakehouse and hates soccer somewhere else in this world but on the whole the sport is so widely played that the simple fact is if you dont like it, youre on the outside. the minority.

how anyone can dismiss soccer while singing the praises of regular season nba or nhl is beyond me. there isnt anything more meaningless in the world than some february battle between the grizzlies and the heat. or the coyotes and the lightning.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on July 10, 2009, 02:33:29 AM
Either one of those games (and I hate the NBA) would be more exciting to watch on TV than a soccer game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2009, 06:12:25 AM
Ugly Americans indeed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 10, 2009, 07:37:33 AM
it is total ignorance for americans to discount soccer as some boring, eurotrash sport.

no one, except for rusty, is saying it shoudl replace baseball. its not our pastime, but its a great game that literally connects the world. no other sport is played as much as soccer. no one plays football except for us. hockey is played only in northern us, canada and northern europe. basketball has spread across most of europe and into asia and parts of south america. baseball is in latin america and most of asia.

soccer is every farging where. every god damn country on earth plays the game. YOU might personally find it boring, im sure some northeast philly yuppie goes to his ny lakehouse and hates soccer somewhere else in this world but on the whole the sport is so widely played that the simple fact is if you dont like it, youre on the outside. the minority.

how anyone can dismiss soccer while singing the praises of regular season nba or nhl is beyond me. there isnt anything more meaningless in the world than some february battle between the grizzlies and the heat. or the coyotes and the lightning.

yawn

soccer is a farging bore, why do I care if the rest of the world likes it? Am I supposed to comform to some world standard because it's popular elsewhere? It's still a  boring ass game. The only thing remotely interesting is their chants. I've traveled the world and have seen how popular the sport is. The most fanatical place was Brazil. They had soccer courts everywhere, like more soccer courts per square mile than basketball courts you'd find in Philly. I still don't see the fascination.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 07:46:25 AM
I'm obviously in the minority here, but how anyone can be a baseball fan and think that international soccer boring is beyond me.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 08:27:56 AM
when the reason people are pumping up your sport is that the fans wear funny hats wave flags have cool chants and blow buzzers the whole game you know its a horrible game

the second best thing about soccer?...the world cup...but not because the soccer is good but because it "brings the world together"...get the farg outta here with that shtein

apparently everything about soccer is awesome cept the actual soccer

if you dont have a legit american pro sports league then youre irrelevant....until that happens in this country it will always be meaningless...and even then it will need at least 100 years of history to ever approach the nhl...pro sports leagues are all that matters....the awards the history....the numbers...the trades....the sports talk debates...sports radio...ect....

not even our college football and basketball - which are awesome and a billion times better than soccer - can compare to our pro sports culture
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 08:39:29 AM
We get it dude. You don't like soccer. farging christ, say something new.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 10, 2009, 09:28:08 AM
I'm obviously in the minority here, but how anyone can be a baseball fan and think that international soccer boring is beyond me.

I'd rather sit through a meaningless 1-0 Nats/Pirates game in September than sit through an exciting soccer game. I think it's the repetitiveness of soccer that bores me to tears. They kick a ball up and down a field and score once or twice. I understand the intricacy of the offense and defense in the game but I can't appreciate it. Baseball is more interesting because any batter at any time can hit one out, or make a great play in the field. Soccer is too wide open, if there isn't a goal being scored than it's basically a bunch of people running around kicking a ball.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 10:13:11 AM
I'd rather sit through a meaningless 1-0 Nats/Pirates game in September than sit through an exciting soccer game. I think it's the repetitiveness of soccer that bores me to tears.

That there little bolded part describes baseball exactly. There isn't a sport on earth more repetitive than baseball. It's literally the exact same thing happening 200-300 times per game:
Stare. Nod. Scratch. Deliver. Swing/Take. Scratch. Timeout.

Repeat for 3 and a half hours.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2009, 10:19:40 AM
what i dont understand is how so many americans claim soccer is boring while everyone else lives and dies by it.

why is it that just americans dont like it? is there some sort of reasonable explanation?

i know there is no major soccer league here, but the leagues in brazil arent super high level, neither are the ones in argentina or mexico. yet, the sport is massive there.

i dont see how any sports fan cant like soccer. you dont have to crazy over it, you dont have to go to games, but to not be excited about the world cup or to not catch a premier league game when flipping through the tv is strange to me.

its not a majort sport here nor will it ever be, but to totally dismiss it as boring and pointless i just dont get.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 10, 2009, 10:22:14 AM
for me its the flagry, falling down, acting like you got shot by a very little hit.  I'll still watch international events, but its the main reason why i wont watch a whole game or for extended periods of time.  Also i like seeing people hit eachother, hockey/football/lacrosse provide that physicality that makes it fun to watch. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 10:25:31 AM
for me its the flagry, falling down, acting like you got shot by a very little hit.  I'll still watch international events, but its the main reason why i wont watch a whole game or for extended periods of time.  Also i like seeing people hit eachother, hockey/football/lacrosse provide that physicality that makes it fun to watch. 

Now this I agree with. Some international teams are worse than others about the douchery of flopping all over the place, but it is a serious problem and FIFA is actually taking (small) steps to improve it.

The fact that is isn't a collision sport will always keep it behind football/hockey/lacrosse for me as well, but the sheer athleticism of the game moves it well ahead of baseball.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2009, 10:28:59 AM
It's mostly the Europeans. They do it in basketball, too.

Of course in basketball they aren't that many of them, plus in international competition, only Spain and maybe Germany can compete at a high level. Obviously this is not the case in soccer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 10, 2009, 10:29:48 AM
I blame the Italians
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 10:30:44 AM
Oddly enough, the French don't flop half as much as many other European nations (Portugal and Italy are the worst that I've seen). Who knew the French would ever figure out how to do something right.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 11:22:18 AM
why is it that just americans dont like it? is there some sort of reasonable explanation?   

its called football hockey baseball and basketball

if we were like brazil and only had soccer for most of the last 100 years then id probably like it to...when its the only thing you got you tend to force yourself to latch on...but when you have the four best pro sports leagues the world has ever known and all of them shtein all over soccer why the hell would you ever watch one second of it....

ill give people a pass on the world cup just because its such an event but even asking why americans dont like soccer is hilarious...its an awful game that was never ingrained in our culture...is that reasonable enough?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: reese125 on July 10, 2009, 11:25:46 AM
Im confused why ice hockey has latched on in Brazil.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 10, 2009, 11:37:30 AM
My girl's dad is a sports journalist in Peru. He asked what my reaction was to the US team's run the other week was and was shocked that I wasn't amped up.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 11:49:59 AM
That's because he's never been exposed to major league baseball. If only the international community could see the excitement that is the MLB they'd never think about soccer again. Poor bastiches.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 11:53:48 AM
That's because he's never been exposed to major league baseball. If only the international community could see the excitement that is the MLB they'd never think about soccer again. Poor bastiches.


exactly they would die if they had to watch baseball cause they didnt grow up with it...but thats why we are america and they arent

if we dont like baseball we get to watch football...if we dont like football we get to watch hockey...ect...its an embarrassment of riches...i feel so bad for the rest of the world being forced to watch that garbage
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2009, 12:00:23 PM
lol @ usa having the best 4 sports league in the world

english premier league >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> nhl

not even on the same planet
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 12:10:43 PM
yeah if youre eurotrash or a freckled bird jawed racist from boston or a douchebag hipster from the LES wearing a chelsea jersey with sneakers and black tube socks while he bikes at 8AM to a bar that only shows soccer 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 12:13:52 PM
Boston racists have never heard of soccer let alone watch it over hockey, retard.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 10, 2009, 12:16:55 PM
lol @ usa having the best 4 sports league in the world

english premier league >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> nhl

not even on the same planet

Call me ignorant but I've never even heard of the English premier league

why is it that just americans dont like it? is there some sort of reasonable explanation?   

its called football hockey baseball and basketball

if we were like brazil and only had soccer for most of the last 100 years then id probably like it to...when its the only thing you got you tend to force yourself to latch on...but when you have the four best pro sports leagues the world has ever known and all of them shtein all over soccer why the hell would you ever watch one second of it....

ill give people a pass on the world cup just because its such an event but even asking why americans dont like soccer is hilarious...its an awful game that was never ingrained in our culture...is that reasonable enough?



on point
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 12:20:07 PM
Boston racists have never heard of soccer let alone watch it over hockey, retard.

you have any idea how many soccer only bars boston has
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 12:21:05 PM
In the five years I've lived here I have never once seen a 'soccer only' bar.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2009, 12:22:31 PM
ill take the average soccer fan over some fat ne/south philly pos who only likes hockey because its one the sport without those colored peoples
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 10, 2009, 12:22:58 PM
I've never seen one in America...and if I did I'd refuse to acknowledge their existence.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 10, 2009, 12:24:48 PM
ill take the average soccer fan over some fat ne/south philly pos who only likes hockey because its one the sport without those colored peoples

you'll take them where? the zoo, the beach, a natty ice social at munsons trailer?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 12:26:21 PM
I've never seen one in America...and if I did I'd refuse to acknowledge their existence.

ive never seen one in philly...but ive come across many in dc boston and ny
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on July 10, 2009, 01:52:50 PM
ill take the average soccer fan over some fat ne/south philly pos who only likes hockey because its one the sport without those colored peoples

you'll take them where? the zoo, the beach, a natty ice social at munsons trailer?

Gross. At least give me some Keystone.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2009, 06:03:57 PM
All this dick shaking is stupid.  If you like the sport, then great.   When it's played at the highest level it's really interesting to watch.  There are elements that are awful (the diving and acting like they just got shot like Kennedy in Dallas is nauseating) but there are elements of every sport like that.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 09:42:00 PM
i have no problem with people liking it just stop trying to make it popular in my country....nascar is bad enough...but at least with the necks they dont try and shove it down your throat and say how its going to blow up in america and how its better than baseball or hockey or any other sport...they just love the shtein out of it and keep to themselves
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 10, 2009, 10:31:07 PM
no one is making you read and post in this thread icehole
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 10:33:53 PM
has nothing to do with the thread son...there is a world outside the net and that is what i base all my findings on
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 11:50:21 PM
has nothing to do with the thread son...there is a world outside the net and that is what i base all my findings on

False. No one in the real world has these idiotic conversations. And if you are seriously engaging people about whether soccer is a legit sport in your real life you need to find a new hobby.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2009, 11:55:51 PM
you dont notice it cause you live in a soccer city and are a soccer fan....but in cornball places like dc and boston its hard these days to go to a lot of bars and not have douchey soccer fans all up in your area
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2009, 11:59:36 PM
No one, seriously not a single person in Boston, gives a real shtein about any sport other than baseball. They follow the other sports and bandwagon the hell out of the other teams, but this imaginary world you live in where Boston people care about soccer is pretty entertaining. I live here, your version of it doesn't exist. DC might have a soccer contingency since no one cares about any of the other sports, but Boston has no such thing. Keep talking it up though. It definitely helps my point when my main opposition in an argument doesn't know what he's talking about and keep trying to pass patently false statements off as facts.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2009, 12:07:49 AM
trust me its true...the boston/new england mls team rules and foxboro is a favorite place to hold international matches in the us....full whitey euro areas like new england love their soccer...and irish bars in boston...come on now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 11, 2009, 12:09:11 AM
OK. You're right. I'll trust you. I've been lying about living in this city for years because I was trying to sound cool. But clearly people from Laurel, MD know more about it than people who live there. I'm so embarrassed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2009, 12:19:27 AM
trust me you dont have to live in boston to know boston

and i dont live in L town anymore

and thats just in general

its a know fact that boston/NE is one of the top soccer locales in the country and maybe the top
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 11, 2009, 12:39:28 AM
Keep it coming. Tell me about my neighborhood next. I'm curious about it. And maybe after that you can tell me about what movies I like.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2009, 12:41:55 AM
not you but i can definitely tell you bostons movie preferences
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 11, 2009, 12:42:29 AM
you'll have igy at the pub in DC after you're cubicle buddies and we'll see him talking up the merits of Freddie Adu.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 11, 2009, 12:43:46 AM
By the time I'm done with him he'll be begging me to start an office 'footy league'.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2009, 12:46:44 AM
theres actually a strip club around the corner from my office thats half whores and half sports bar but the sports bar part leans soccer....

ill be motoboating a liver curtain while russell is watching liverpool
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 11, 2009, 01:12:49 AM
 :-D

Half titty bar, half sports bar? Interesting.

 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2009, 01:29:55 AM
fast eddies/archibalds
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 11, 2009, 06:46:47 AM
I think we can all agree that Boston sucks.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 11, 2009, 07:01:43 AM
And that Soccer is the greatest sport on earth.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 11, 2009, 12:23:49 PM
Let's just make it clear that currently Mexico has such a zesty team, it couldn't suck its way out of a paper dick bag.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 11, 2009, 12:36:23 PM
You would know. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 15, 2009, 10:07:11 PM
David Akers playing around with the US national team this morning (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pretzel/David_Akers_soccer_player.html)

The soccer team was kicking field goals and then Akers played some goaltender and took some penalty shots. Both sides looked pretty good at either sport.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 15, 2009, 11:22:21 PM
Santino Quaranta is a Baltimore boy.  Highlandtown.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 16, 2009, 09:45:51 AM
David Akers playing around with the US national team this morning (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pretzel/David_Akers_soccer_player.html)

The soccer team was kicking field goals and then Akers played some goaltender and took some penalty shots. Both sides looked pretty good at either sport.

i assume they weren't in the meadowlands then. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2009, 12:53:57 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2002/05/23/magazine/26fash.slideshow_1.html


(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2002/05/23/magazine/26fash-slide3.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 20, 2009, 08:23:50 PM
David Akers playing around with the US national team this morning (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pretzel/David_Akers_soccer_player.html)

The soccer team was kicking field goals and then Akers played some goaltender and took some penalty shots. Both sides looked pretty good at either sport.

i assume they weren't in the meadowlands then. 

nor where they at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on September 06, 2009, 08:56:03 AM
World Cup Qualifying Standings (http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/tables?league=fifa.worldq.concacaf&cc=5901) for CONCACAF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONCACAF).

U.S. came from behind yesterday to defeat El Salvador and add three important points to their World Cup qualifying attempt.  They are now tied with Honduras at 13 points, with Mexico and Costa Rica rounding out the top four with 12 points each.  Trinidad and Tobago, and El Salvador each have five points at the bottom of the bracket.  Top three teams make the World Cup, and the fourth team faces a playoff game versus a CONMEBOL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONMEBOL) runner up.

U.S. faces Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday night.  After that game, they visit Honduras on Oct. 10 and host Costa Rica at RFK on Oct. 14th.  I might be able to go to the RFK game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on September 06, 2009, 09:16:55 AM
The US dominated yesterday's game and should have had two more goals, easily. Until the CONCACAF countries improve the US will never get enough work against top flight teams to do anything of note at the World Cup.

Also, yesterday's game might have been the worst officiated game I've ever seen. At least two blatant takedowns in the penalty area (one for each side) and a ghost offsides that negated a second goal by Altidore were the most obvious. Awful stuff.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on September 06, 2009, 09:38:21 AM
Jozy Altidore is a real bright spot on the U.S. Soccer horizon.  Dude keeps getting better.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on September 06, 2009, 09:48:19 AM
They have some real talent on the team but no idea how to play a complete game against good competition. Landon Donovan is a goddamned fruitcake but he set up both goals with ridiculous crosses last night. Dempsey doesn't do anything but finish, but he does it with remarkable regularity. Gooch, Davies and Bradley are all legit players too. And their keeper is world class. I honestly think they could run with anyone. I just don't think they will until they play top teams on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 06, 2009, 10:08:12 AM
Until soccer becomes a financially viable operation in this country the sport will never attract the best athletes and until they start getting better athletes they'll never be a world power.  They are getting better but the rest of the world still dwarfs us in terms of participation of elite talent.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on September 06, 2009, 10:23:10 AM
Until soccer becomes a financially viable operation in this country the sport will never attract the best athletes and until they start getting better athletes they'll never be a world power.  They are getting better but the rest of the world still dwarfs us in terms of participation of elite talent.

Soccer doesn't need to be financially viable in the USA for the USA national team to have elite talent. After all, most of the Brazilian players don't play professionally in Brazil. Really it's pretty much just the existence of American football that swallows up a lot of the potentially great soccer talent in the US in the fall season.

Given the size of the US and the overwhelming popularity of soccer youth leagues, it's inevitable that the US national team will continue to get better, even with football taking some of the best athletes. I don't think the US will ever come to dominate like they do in women's soccer, but it can definitely be a significant contender.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 06, 2009, 10:35:01 AM
Like it or not the best athletes in this country play football or basketball.   Soccer isn't even a thought for most young inner city kids.  What we have is typically white middle-class suburban kids playing the game and until we start drawing kids away from football and basketball we'll never be on the same level as Brazil, Italy or even Germany.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 06, 2009, 12:55:45 PM
so youre saying we need more of those african boys from the ghettos?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 06, 2009, 01:54:37 PM
soccer should attract more poor kids as you need nothing to play but a ball....but because the sport is atrocious no real athletes wanna play it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 06, 2009, 03:21:12 PM
youre atrocious
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on September 06, 2009, 06:03:41 PM
so youre saying we need more of those african boys from the ghettos?

Well, I don't think it's stretching the truth to say that the world's best athletes tend not to come from comfortable, well heeled homes.  Kids with moms who drive them to their organized sports inevitably end up softer than kids who struggle to survive.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 06, 2009, 06:21:41 PM
so youre saying we need more of those african boys from the ghettos?

Considering most soccer players in America are spoiled white rich kids from suburbs like Elkins Park, yeah, a few more kids from the hood wouldn't hurt.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 06, 2009, 06:23:05 PM
lol i am neither spoiled nor rich nor is anyone from ep. its a middle class suburb. people whose parents make the 100k+ are in lower merion son
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on September 06, 2009, 10:43:13 PM
Todd = DTC
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 07, 2009, 12:22:21 AM
im pretty sure weve met a few times and you know that im a) jewey and b) my cork is huge which means i cant be dtc
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 26, 2009, 11:37:10 AM
Watching Liverpool/Hull City right now.

Liverpool is scary good.  Hull City = not so much.

Jesus...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on September 26, 2009, 12:12:11 PM
Errands
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on November 19, 2009, 08:51:45 AM
does anyone know how close the format for WC qualifying gets to putting the 32 (or however many teams make the wc) best countries in the tournament
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on November 19, 2009, 10:58:23 AM
based on what Sportscenter showed, it doesn't if teams like North Korea and New Zealand are getting in...

how everyone qualified (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature?id=468907&cc=5901)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on November 19, 2009, 11:28:02 AM
i emailed a friend of mine who knows his soccer and this is what he replied with...a little more than i was looking for but hes an idiot...

If you go by FIFA rankings (which are widely acknowledged to be flawed), there are nine teams in the final 32 that aren't in the top 32 of the rankings. Of those nine, though, I think only five would not be considered at least to be on the periphery of the top 32 -- Slovenia, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, and North Korea.

(I'm sure someone will argue this on the particulars, but that's how I would read it, anyway.)

New Zealand, South Korea, and North Korea are beneficiaries of slots allocated by region; without those "automatic bids" there would probably be extra bids for European and South American teams. Also, I think you could argue that South Korea is a little better than its FIFA ranking (48th).

South Africa is in the tournament only because it is hosting the event.

Slovenia (ranked 49th by FIFA), of course, earned its way in by beating Russia (ranked 12th by FIFA) in a playoff, so I think it's fair to say both countries got what they deserved.

Along with Russia, other highly-rated sides not to make the big party are Croatia (8th in FIFA) and the Czech Republic (15th). Neither Croatia nor the Czech Republic played well enough in their respective qualifying groups to even make a playoff.

Nate Silver's "Soccer Power Index", incidentally, rates Slovenia considerably higher than does FIFA (35th); he has South Korea 42nd.

Overall they do OK, but not as well as they could. In terms of talent, Europe is probably underrepresented even though it has the most spots. CONCACAF (North America) is almost certainly the most overrepresented. South America is probably slightly underrepresented. And most years Oceania doesn't get a team at all (though that's because the region is garbage).
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on November 19, 2009, 05:26:39 PM
tell your idiot friend to stop writing in all italics
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on November 19, 2009, 05:29:00 PM
Why are my emails in red italics?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on November 22, 2009, 11:49:00 PM
the MLS title game went to about 7 or 8 rounds of shootout, with Beckham's LA team losing to Real Salt Lake
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on November 23, 2009, 12:07:44 AM
awesome, awesome game

gonna be ill when we get a squad next year
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on November 23, 2009, 12:59:13 AM
Did they get a big turnout in Seattle? 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on November 23, 2009, 01:16:35 AM
like 45k they said. basically the lower bowl was filled and the first section of the upper deck.

crowd was really loud, im guessing it was mostly seattle people just there for a good game. dont think mls fans travel.

world cup draw is also next fri @ noon.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: henchmanUK on November 24, 2009, 08:08:22 PM
Sorry Dio, Liverpool out of Champions League. And THIS is a great soccer moment.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exlBHTyB1R0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exlBHTyB1R0&feature=related)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on November 25, 2009, 07:01:09 PM
today was the Union expansion draft (http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20091125&content_id=7718268&vkey=pr_mls&fext=.jsp)

no idea if these guys are any good or not (sounds like they aren't from what I've read)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on November 25, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
jacobson! zimmerman! jews!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on November 25, 2009, 08:39:35 PM
there will be no prize for unfunny jew jokes

make it funny or let it be
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on November 25, 2009, 08:48:35 PM
and were off to the ovens?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on November 25, 2009, 11:20:35 PM
you can't swing at your own pitch black hat
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on May 22, 2010, 12:22:13 PM
Pretty good World Cup artwork over at the ESPN website.

Group A
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/france_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/mexico_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/southafrica_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/uruguay_150.jpg)
Group B
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/argentina_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/nigeria_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/southkorea_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/greece_150.jpg)
Group C
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/algeria_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/england_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/slovenia_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/usa_150.jpg)
Group D
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/australia_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/germany_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/ghana_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/serbia_150.jpg)
Group E
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/cameroon_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/denmark_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/japan_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/netherlands_150.jpg)
Group F
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/italy_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/newzealand_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/paraguay_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/slovakia_150.jpg)
Group G
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/brazil_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/ivorycoast_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/northkorea_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/portugal_150.jpg)
Group H
(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/chile_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/honduras_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/spain_150.jpg)(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/wc/2010/murals/switzerland_150.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 05:00:33 PM
Mexico 2-1 over Italy in a friendly.

Viva Mexico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 05:11:34 PM
http://www.tu.tv/videos/mexico-vs-costa-rica-3-0-september-5-20

I know this is old...but this video gives me chills. This is the type of shtein I love watching the World Cup and international events. Andres Cantor is the shtein.

But you are doing yourself a disservice if you watch it in English. Tune into the Spanish broadcast to get the maximum feel.

World Cup....8 days away.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 05:18:32 PM
I'd rather watch basketball
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 05:21:12 PM
Munson strikes again?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 05:24:48 PM
I take that back. I'd rather watch a Tiger Woods-less PGA event
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 05:27:17 PM
Thanks Munson.

Remember, caring for YOUR opinion is our #1 priority.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 05:31:22 PM
Soccer does suck.


But you're right, my opinion on just how bad it sucks isn't what's important here. yay america!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2010, 05:37:36 PM
The Flyers in the cup + the World Cup = a summer of almost no baseball watching.

Life is good.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 03, 2010, 06:10:38 PM
Munron's dislike of soccer is an (admittedly small but nevertheless) unqualified endorsement of the game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 06:12:27 PM
Soccer is bad. Watching it on TV is even worse.


In person, however, they are pretty fun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2010, 06:20:14 PM
Feel free to not post here, smart stuff.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 06:21:25 PM
Actually i'm feeling pretty free to post here about how much soccer sucks.


Stick with lacrosse rusty, at least Hoydas don't play that sport.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 03, 2010, 06:22:07 PM
I'm feeling a No Hippo thread so I don't have to deal with your stupid shtein, fargface
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 06:24:31 PM
I'm feeling a No Hippo thread so I don't have to deal with your stupid shtein, fargface

Your command is my wish:

http://www.concretefield.info/forum/index.php?topic=20980.0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 06:24:54 PM
Then I'll just give my opinion in a more respectable and well-mannered way about how much soccer sucks, instead of just being a fleshpopface to piss off all the foot fairies here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 03, 2010, 06:27:34 PM
eat shtein
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 06:29:48 PM
Gladly. I'll wash it down with your salty tears from when Juan kicked the ball and it hit you in the thigh.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 03, 2010, 06:31:09 PM
so what does munson offer to this board, he admittedly hungry hungry hippos just about every thread on here.  he doesn't offer anything of substance.  i think a banning is in order.  or at least a ritual killing
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 06:32:21 PM
Sounds like a poll to me.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 03, 2010, 06:32:36 PM
I admittedly bait soccer fans, and IGY.

It's not my fault that IGY encompasses 90% of the posts on here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 03, 2010, 06:34:15 PM
I've never understood the seething hatred some people have for the game.   It's cool to watch when it's played at its highest level. 

I will say that my favorite team is the equivalent of the Cowboys, though...

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 03, 2010, 06:37:21 PM
You must mean Premier League, because I can't think of a national team that comes close to being to world soccer what the farging cowboys are to the NFL.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 06:39:16 PM
Italy would come close to being the Cowboys and Brazil would be synonymous with the worlds biggest teddy bear. You can't hate it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 06:39:58 PM
I'm sorry....did I say Italy?

I meant  ARGENTINA
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 03, 2010, 06:42:57 PM
I don't agree.  Italy might be fun to hate, but that's where they're similarities with the Cowboys end.

I can get a Man U comparison to Dallas, but once you go to national teams, there just isn't a team as widely supported by douchebags, fair weather fans, and non-nationals of that country.  Italy isn't selling gobs of gear throughout the world to these people as Man U and Dallas are.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 03, 2010, 06:51:53 PM
You must mean Premier League, because I can't think of a national team that comes close to being to world soccer what the farging cowboys are to the NFL.

Red Devils
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2010, 06:52:42 PM
Well...at least with Latin Americans....Argentina is as big a combination of Dallas, Yankee, Munson, Douchey, vaginal, teriyaki sauce as there is.

Trust me. I believe only the U.S. is hated more throughout the world.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 03, 2010, 06:55:35 PM
I don't think the U.S. is hated throughout the world in soccer terms.  They boo us because of variety of reasons, some deserved, most not, but our standing as a soccer 'power' isn't one of them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 04, 2010, 05:01:13 AM
soccer writers hate the usa. a lot of people also hate us though im sure those people cant get enough episodes of csi miami so thats nice.

im guessing, like us, most people would be upset with a nation that is apathetic about soccer like the usa winning the world cup just like we would be irked by jacksonville winning the superbowl. do we deserve to win the world cup? no. no we dont. does jacksonville deserve a superbowl? no. no it doesnt.

with that said, it would still be nice to stick it to everyone else to dominate a sport that gets athletes worse than lacrosse.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 04, 2010, 07:11:13 AM
I've never understood the seething hatred some people have for the game. 

really?

thats usually a comment reserved for football or basketball....no?

shtein i can understand why people would hate hockey or baseball

with soccer i dont understand how people like it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 04, 2010, 12:24:14 PM
they like it for the same reason you like baseball

its ingrained in the culture. they grow up on it. their parents did. everyone else is crazy about it. same "excuse" you give for watching a game on ice where you cant see the puck.

thats the reason i casually follow the world cup, everyone else is so into it. as a sports fan, how does that not get you excited? even if you think soccer is gay (which it kind of is), this event is so big and crosses so many cultures and sociopolitical boundaries. it transcends sports and becomes one of the few if not the only truly global event we have. how is that not awesome.

not paying attention to this, as a sports fan, is almost like shutting yourself off to the rest of the world. in many cases thats not a bad thing, the rest of the world sucks in a lot of areas. but this isnt one of them.

watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhY-IbViJ20

you dont hear that stuff because your team won some friggin championship. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 04, 2010, 12:53:36 PM
the difference is i can understand why they dont like football or baseball or hockey

whereas soccer fans are blind ignorant clueless chain smoking euros or hideous hipster micro beer drinking animal collective listening american douche cookies who could never fathom why someone wouldnt like their awful sport

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 04, 2010, 12:55:51 PM
whereas soccer fans are blind ignorant clueless chain smoking euros or hideous hipster micro beer drinking animal collective listening american douche cookies who could never fathom why someone wouldnt like their awful sport

what the hell is wrong with you
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 04, 2010, 12:56:37 PM
stop beating around the bush and say what you mean igy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 04, 2010, 01:30:35 PM
I don't think the U.S. is hated throughout the world in soccer terms.  They boo us because of variety of reasons, some deserved, most not, but our standing as a soccer 'power' isn't one of them.

Sorry...I meant hated as in 'non-soccer' terms. US is in soccer terms is perpetually laughed at. Always.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 05, 2010, 12:46:31 PM
Spain
Brazil
Holland
England

That's the consensus down here as to who has a shot to win it. I asked my girl's father, who is a sports journalist down here, about the US and he said that the soccer community doesn't hate them. Its more along the lines of they should be happy to be there because they are not very good.

I am not a soccer lover. But I love watching the World Cup.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2010, 12:53:12 PM
tell him

"esta un maricon y yo tengo ver gotas en la mano todos los dias"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 05, 2010, 12:55:48 PM
 :-D :-D

No
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2010, 01:04:17 PM
do you know what the means or do you just assume that its dirty cause those are the only types of spanish phrases i would know
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 05, 2010, 01:09:35 PM
I know the words but its meaningless. I asked my girl and she said "tell him it makes no sense and he's a dumbass".

She didn't say the last part....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2010, 01:13:10 PM
haha

it roughly means youre a flag and i have big dicks in my hands all the time

my spanish is clearly awful though
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2010, 12:58:29 PM
just got back from an argentinian restaurant/bar....im really trying to get into soccer...like i wanna like it bad...but its is an absolute atrocity...and after being at this place im convinced even soccer fans feel this way as well...no one barely watches the game...theres no excitement whatsoever...i think one time in the two hrs we were there people raised out of their seats...and that was for some weak ass "rush" up the field that ended in absolutely nothing

ill take the dc eagle bar any day over this garbage...that place is off the hook and the eagles play every year not every four
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 12, 2010, 01:07:33 PM
Soccer is the most boring sport on the planet. It's ingrained in countries culture which is why it's so big worldwide. That being said, I'll have USA/England on in the background today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2010, 01:10:38 PM
it was 1000am you dumb jew
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2010, 01:17:32 PM
it was 1000am you dumb jew

oooooooh thats sooooooooooooo early

my ETA for every eagle game is 6am
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2010, 01:18:21 PM
but things actually happen in football games
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 12, 2010, 01:43:50 PM
it was 1000am you dumb jew

meh...you put an Eagles game on at 10 and people are going nuts. I went to a soccer game in Brazil, the fans are into it but it pales in comparison to football in the states.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 02:51:56 PM
just got back from an argentinian restaurant/bar....im really trying to get into soccer...like i wanna like it bad...but its is an absolute atrocity...and after being at this place im convinced even soccer fans feel this way as well...no one barely watches the game...theres no excitement whatsoever...i think one time in the two hrs we were there people raised out of their seats...and that was for some weak ass "rush" up the field that ended in absolutely nothing

ill take the dc eagle bar any day over this garbage...that place is off the hook and the eagles play every year not every four

This is not going to be popular...but go watch it when Mexico is playing.

Mexico and its team is comparable to how Eagles fans travel. If Mexico is not participating...it is bad for all advertisers paying dollars in tournaments being broadcast world wide.


Wait until next Thursday...then go watch it. It's your fault for watching it with Argentinians. They are Euro-trash wannabes.

Your experience should be different next weeks..specially against France.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2010, 03:22:26 PM
i dont think i wil be watching any more games...but the empanadas i had today were the best i ever eaten and i will be going back to the restaurant
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 12, 2010, 03:38:44 PM
Back To The Future is on, and despite seeing it over 590 times, it's still vastly more entertaining
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2010, 03:54:57 PM
I used to feel the same way. But I always found the WC appealing.

After being in South America so much, those people there are farging nuts about soccer. Its crazy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:15:42 PM
good to see the haters have their own thread to bitch about the greatest sport on earth.  keep on keepin' on
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 12, 2010, 05:20:36 PM
most popular =/= greatest
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
Back To The Future is on, and despite seeing it over 590 times, it's still vastly more entertaining

Seriously.

Alright. You don't like it. Shut the farg up now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:24:45 PM
now now, Chuggie, this is the thread for soccer haterz.  Let them cry all they like.  We have our own place to talk without their constant bitching.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 05:28:26 PM
Perdon compadre.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 12, 2010, 05:29:43 PM
There are many respectful and non-hippo ways to talk about how much soccer sucks.

But if you seriously believe soccer is a greater sport than football, hockey, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, baseball etc....then I really feel bad for you.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:29:53 PM
no me importa que haces con la chica y el nino, solo suelteme
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:30:44 PM
There are many respectful and non-hippo ways to talk about how much soccer sucks.

But if you seriously believe soccer is a greater sport than football, hockey, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, baseball etc....then I really feel bad for you.


I do, and you feeling bad for me is a fine recommendation, punk
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 05:31:25 PM
no me importa que haces con la chica y el nino, solo suelteme

In as non-malicious a way as possible...I hope one day you get to use that line...just for kicks.  ;)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:36:20 PM
I drop that ish on every landscaper I meet.  that and:

fuego y muerta a las casas de los ricas

(forgive my spelling, I'm sure it's awful)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:43:30 PM
Today's result brings to mind one reason I thing soccer is great, and why most Americans can't get it:

a draw is meaningful.

the nuance of a result that does not present a black or white, win or lose, is something that Americans simply cannot accept in a fundamental way.

our friend vigy serves as the typical American in this case:  everything for him is either top ten or worst ever.  if you don't win, you are a piece of shtein loser, etc.

uhm..yeah.  in Disneyland that may be the case, but not in life.

viva futbol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 05:46:42 PM
Fuego y muerte a las casas de los ricos

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 05:48:22 PM
Today's result brings to mind one reason I thing soccer is great, and why most Americans can't get it:

a draw is meaningful.

the nuance of a result that does not present a black or white, win or lose, is something that Americans simply cannot accept in a fundamental way.

our friend vigy serves as the typical American in this case:  everything for him is either top ten or worst ever.  if you don't win, you are a piece of shtein loser, etc.

uhm..yeah.  in Disneyland that may be the case, but not in life.

viva futbol

Like I wrote in the other thread...US just increased their chances of advancing to the next stage by 1000. It was going to be a tough hill to climb with a loss still having to face a top ranked team in Slovenia.

Nice job by the gringos.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 05:48:58 PM
gracias.

also...Green should be careful..he's likely to suffer an attempt on his life before too long.  what a gaffe
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 12, 2010, 07:07:13 PM
Who was that dude that ended up being killed in 1994 after he scored the own goal to allow the US to beat Colombia?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 07:58:30 PM
Some farging Columbian, I forget his name.  That had more to do with drug cartels than with soccer, iirc.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2010, 08:20:20 PM
yeah that goalie is done.  but farg it, that was awesome.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2010, 08:25:56 PM
Hey Chuggie...and Dio...how about you two dolts read what I wrote.

I don't hate it, nitwits.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 08:35:34 PM
Not talking to or about you, limpdick.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2010, 08:47:36 PM
Well Chuggie quotes me and then you jumped in. Forgive me, princess.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 09:04:35 PM
Sorry Phreak....I meant to quote the Soccer lover Munson.

I'll change it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2010, 09:06:08 PM
Fixed.

Continue having your admiration for the World Cup grow Phreak.  :-*
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2010, 09:15:27 PM
lol..all good.

Thanks buddy! :-*
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 12, 2010, 09:16:04 PM
Well...I'd rather watch soccer than IGY's Top 10 Movies of all time.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2010, 09:17:40 PM
I wonder which would take more time, watching every world cup match, or every movie he's called top ten.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2010, 11:47:50 PM
i love the world cup and want to punch that smug, anti-american hate mongering pollack leprechaun four-eyed farg dio in the ballsack

EAT A PENIS SANDWICH JESUS BOY 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2010, 02:21:54 AM
our friend vigy serves as the typical American in this case:  everything for him is either top ten or worst ever.  if you don't win, you are a piece of shtein loser, etc.

you run errands DURING eagles games and have the gall to pump up a farging sport like soccer....you are the worst of the worst....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 13, 2010, 06:28:55 AM
There you go again with the superlatives.  When everything is the best or worst ever, nothing you say is credible.  Sunday afternoon is a perfect time to get shtein done so you can run your life, and sometimes that happens when the Eagles are playing.  No biggie, they suck anyway. 

I would never run errands during world cup.  I'm the best of the best.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 18, 2010, 04:30:12 PM
Not quite sure why the No Hippos topic is locked, but England and Algeria played to a 0-0 draw. Excellent result for the US. Here's my understanding of what happens now:

If England beats Slovenia, the US needs to beat Algeria.
If Slovenia beats England, the US needs to at least tie Algeria.
If Slovenia and England tie, the US needs to:
1) beat Algeria, or
2) tie Algeria while scoring at least X-1 goals, where X is the number of goals England scores against Slovenia
3) tie Algeria while scoring X-2 goals, and winning a draw from a hat over England.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2010, 04:35:29 PM
I thought I was the only one locked out. I thought Mexico's win and Arizona's racial profiling law banned me from posting.

I haven't seen the US match played against slovenia...but will be watching it tonight.

Algeria played a very good game today against England. I think England is done. Algeria did a great job and could prove to be a tough match...but US has more firepower and able to threaten a lot more and with more quality shots on goal. US should be able to win.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 18, 2010, 04:41:03 PM
i guess bitching about the refs is a hippo only activity
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 18, 2010, 08:35:07 PM
(http://theoriginalwinger.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sunworldcupcover.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 19, 2010, 11:04:51 AM
the mexican erin andrews

(http://www.toplessrobot.com/ines.jpg)

(http://urbansportstalk.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/ines-sainz3.jpg)

(http://gamecockarazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Ines-Sainz4.jpg)

(http://sammyvegas.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ines-sainz.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 19, 2010, 01:25:34 PM
Fake but excellent hooters
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 19, 2010, 02:27:47 PM
Fake but excellent hooters

if they were either real or less-than-excellent, she wouldn't deserve the "mexican erin andrews" title
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 19, 2010, 06:47:08 PM
I just came on myself.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 19, 2010, 07:33:46 PM
That girl is much hotter than Andrews...and I love Andrews
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 19, 2010, 08:09:40 PM
That girl is much hotter than Andrews...and I love Andrews

True, much hotter.  Not a big fan of Erin Andrews. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 19, 2010, 09:06:11 PM
(http://gelos.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/galeria-de-ines-sainz_imagengrande.jpg)

(http://img.listal.com/image/867981/600full-ines-sainz.jpg)

(http://3432.voxcdn.com/_images/articles/2008/04/15/ines-sainz-1.jpg)
(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x16/q1qe/ines3.jpg)

(http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/xNEWGATEx/2147266952_b427c15475_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 19, 2010, 09:13:10 PM
That is the most perfect body ever.

F - Katy Perry
M - this chick
K - Erin Andrews
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 19, 2010, 09:51:49 PM
There's gotta be nudes of her floating around somewhere
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 19, 2010, 09:54:15 PM
what was the deal the other day about the us losing because of a ref...was it that bad of a call
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 19, 2010, 10:04:13 PM
I was watching the game while working.

It was HORRIBLE. I'm not even a soccer fan and I knew how bad that call was. Worse than bad. Like worse than jim joyce bad.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 19, 2010, 10:19:22 PM
play by play please
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 19, 2010, 10:23:20 PM
Go see if you can find it on youtube...it was awfullllllll
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 19, 2010, 10:25:58 PM
not gonna happen

i want a south american play by play
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 19, 2010, 10:58:01 PM
Imagine the Eagles score on an amazing bomb TD from Kolb to Jackson in the final moments of a game, and the ref throws down a flag and calls the play back without saying what the penalty was. Replays show Jackson was getting held while he made the catch, and Kolb was hit late with a helmet-to-helmet hit, but there was no Eagles activity that could possibly be construed as a penalty. The game just continues with the old score as if the bomb TD never occurred.

That's basically what that play was.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2010, 11:40:55 PM
and the ref was some hardcore brotha from the homeland
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 23, 2010, 01:48:10 PM
The U.S. won their group.  Now post more pics of that hot Mexican.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2010, 01:57:27 PM
yay!.....get to have to listen to annoying pasty phony soccer fans for another how long?

like when is the earliest the us can be out now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on June 23, 2010, 01:58:11 PM
Saturday
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2010, 02:00:40 PM
go away fatass
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2010, 02:06:51 PM
Saturday

are they gonna lose?

the usa canada gold medal game was pretty painful listening to the idiot "hockey fans" but at least it was a watchable sport even if i didnt care about it and even the people who hated hockey admitted typical american xenophobia was spurring their interest in the game

but my god i have never encountered more annoying people in my life than fake soccer fans...specifically americans who couldnt give two fargs about soccer and now are the biggest fans ever for two weeks...they are such cheesy cornballs and i want them all dead
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2010, 02:13:00 PM
it happens in every country you dumb pollack

the world cup is a global, awesome event. everyone gets into whether they are big soccer fans or people who never watch the game. its a giant spectacle and incredibly exciting.

stop being such a negative hater. relax and enjoy your life.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2010, 02:24:04 PM
its awful beyond belief...its tolerable once america gets out of it...but for now its really as bad as it gets...

i dont even care about the sport...i just dont watch it...i didnt even know they were playing today until i saw some farg faces walking outside at lunch with these gay ass american wigs and oversized bright red sunglasses...the people who dramatically feign joy NOT because they care about the team but because they wanna be part of some gay event are just insufferable
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2010, 02:26:52 PM
you seem to an opinion on this. i wish you would express it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 23, 2010, 05:36:36 PM
Quote
“It doesn’t matter how you try to sell it to us...It doesn’t matter how many celebrities you get, it doesn’t matter how many bars open early, it doesn’t matter how many beer commercials they run, we don’t want the World Cup, we don’t like the World Cup, we don’t like soccer, we want nothing to do with it.”

Glenn Beck channeling  vigy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 23, 2010, 05:46:31 PM
A cartoon character is a cartoon character. Doesn't matter how they try to fashion themselves.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 23, 2010, 06:35:52 PM
The Todd and Havas show cracks me up.

Y'all should hit the Brownsville airwaves with that shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 23, 2010, 07:59:26 PM
I suppose you have to be into horse racing all year long to get into the Kentucky Derby, too. And follow the whole IndyCar season to be interested in the 500.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2010, 08:08:16 PM
I suppose you have to be into horse racing all year long to get into the Kentucky Derby, too. And follow the whole IndyCar season to be interested in the 500.

of course you do

dont hate car racing then go wild during the indy 500...not that anyone watches it anyway....btw terrible anaology since the world cup is a month long and those are two hrs long

buts its also the level of which soccer douchbags get into it...they dont just tune in and watch...they act like farging morons
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: shorebird on June 23, 2010, 11:31:32 PM
If you want to see a moron, look in the mirror.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2010, 07:01:56 AM
i figured it out...in america if the world cup was a musical act it would be the dave matthews band...cause 99% of the people who follow it are exactly like his fans
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 24, 2010, 09:22:36 AM
i like the world cup because it's a reason to get together with hundreds of strangers in a bar and get drunk and cheer for something. doesn't really matter what the game is and most people i know don't pretend they're a hard core soccer fan the rest of the year. don't be such a miserable farg.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2010, 09:35:09 AM
if those 100 strangers are complete douchebags its a horrible thing...but i dont like the dc bar scene on a normal night and during a world cup game its that times one billion....

the argentina place i tried was cool...the people were down to earth and werent trying to hard to be world cup fans...the soccer sucked and the malbec rocked...it was pretty much the polar opposite of sitting in the middle of 250 pairs of flip flops from reston

plus i cant wrap myself around the concept of going nuts for game where if your team loses you dont care...the flip side of being happy should be being miserable...happy and apathetic dont mesh for me
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2010, 09:37:18 AM
So you don't watch the Olypics or the World Cup. Being such a miserable douche about it and constantly railing against people that like it make you 10000000000x worse than the people you're describing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2010, 10:14:01 AM
not even close...im trying very hard to think of a worse group of people in sports...they make cap fans look awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2010, 10:15:18 AM
Oh, so wait, you don't think you're being a huge douche? Weird. Consider me convinced.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2010, 10:24:12 AM
you can try to deny it because you kind of like soccer but even you couldnt go to a soccer bar in dc boston or the east village and not be physically sickened
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2010, 10:28:04 AM
Why are you still trying to convince me? I'm already convinced. Soccer fans are literally the worst. How could I not have seen it before?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2010, 10:30:35 AM
youre completely missing the point...these people arent even soccer fans...im talking about specifically american world cup fans
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2010, 10:31:21 AM
Literally the worst.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 24, 2010, 11:20:29 AM
The flip flop line was awesome though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 24, 2010, 12:20:05 PM
http://tinyurl.com/2u6oo2s

listen and laugh. A lot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 24, 2010, 01:09:35 PM
wait, igy doesnt like soccer or the world cup?

when did this happen?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 24, 2010, 03:04:09 PM
http://tinyurl.com/2u6oo2s

listen and laugh. A lot.

that's phenomenal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 24, 2010, 03:39:45 PM
http://tinyurl.com/2u6oo2s

listen and laugh. A lot.

 :-D :-D :-D

It sounds like a south park/family guy episode making fun of that type of broadcast, not an actual broadcast
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 24, 2010, 06:43:59 PM
I saw something on the World Cup wrap up show on ESPN about how trading on Wall Street was down 30% during the US game in the 20 minutes leading up to Donovan's goal. As soon as the US won the trading went back into high gear.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: shorebird on June 26, 2010, 06:11:51 AM
Went to a local pizza joint for lunch yesterday. They guys in there are just off the boat Italians. The mood in that place was terrible, they were still bitching about the game on Thursday.

I guess you'd say they're real soccer fans.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 26, 2010, 06:27:00 AM
You patronized a company that hires illegals?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2010, 05:15:22 PM
cicadas are gone for another four years....back to your regularly scheduled sports programming...thank farging christ
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2010, 05:17:37 PM
You patronized a company that hires illegals?

Good thing the Philipines didn't qualify.  The state of Hawaii would have had to shut down.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 26, 2010, 05:31:57 PM
i called so many soccer players fancy boys after falling and acting like they've been shot that some douche took a swing at me.  world cup is over so farg futbol.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2010, 07:37:18 PM
did i hear this correctly on sportscenter

ghana is in the elite eight and has scored four goals the entire tournament?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2010, 07:59:38 PM
Meh

See you in 4 years, soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 26, 2010, 10:54:22 PM
World Cup < Errands
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2010, 05:16:44 AM
I can't wait until the NFL goes to pool play.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 27, 2010, 02:21:43 PM
they already do, the pools are called divisions
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on October 06, 2010, 07:15:36 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/10/06/liverpool.football.boston/?hpt=T2

Revolting development if you're a Liverpool supporter.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on October 06, 2010, 01:23:02 PM
Quote
But as Liverpool's position in the English Premier League has slipped, the owners have become targets for angry fans. Liverpool failed to qualify for this season's lucrative European Champions' League and the team is currently 18th out of 20 in the English league after seven matches -- the worst start to a season for decades.           

So an angry fan base can effect change.  Interesting.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on December 02, 2010, 10:55:43 AM
Quote
CNN -- Russia will host the World Cup in 2018, Qatar will host the event in 2022, FIFA announced today.

yay !
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on December 02, 2010, 11:58:18 AM
I once entered an air Qatar contest.  Did a mean Angus Young.

Was US even close in securing 2022?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Hawk on December 02, 2010, 02:02:42 PM
Quote
CNN -- Russia will host the World Cup in 2018, Qatar will host the event in 2022, FIFA announced today.

yay !

FIFA really knows how to capitalize on the success of the World Cup in the US this previous summer...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on December 02, 2010, 06:48:04 PM
I once entered an air Qatar contest.  Did a mean Angus Young.

Was US even close in securing 2022?

Second place.

England got eliminated first for 2018. Ouch for them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 03, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
Middle east heats up to a toasty 130 degrees fahrenheit in the summer. Also...the sun is going to kill players out in the sun. Who the farg is going to want to party in Qatar?

Qatar population is about 1.5 million...and in perspective....there were about 4 to 5 million people that watched the games in the US in 1996...so there would have to be about 3 million people plus the whole population go and watch the games there.

Qatar sucks ass. FIFA is full of a bunch of iceholes.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 03, 2010, 04:51:01 PM
How much money did the Qatarians (did they play the Qatari?!) or whatever slip to FIFA?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 03, 2010, 05:49:14 PM
Enough to move the world cup to Qatar. Probably zillions. And coupons for free meals at Waffle House Qatar.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on December 03, 2010, 06:08:26 PM
The sun is definitely going to kill players out in the sun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 03, 2010, 06:14:59 PM
Soccer is just awful
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on December 03, 2010, 11:00:29 PM
The sun is definitely going to kill players out in the sun.

lol

beat me to it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on December 04, 2010, 02:58:42 AM
Ok, how in the farg do you pronounce Qatar?  Rhymes with guitar? Rhymes with gator?  I've heard about six different pronunciations since yesterdays announcement.  This is important shtein guys!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on December 04, 2010, 08:22:43 AM
Cutter.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 04, 2010, 08:43:34 AM
The sun is definitely going to kill players out in the sun.

 sun sun sun!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 04, 2010, 09:03:21 AM
I don't know why the U.S. even bothers.  The limpdick organizations that run the events like the IOC & FIFA have made it fairly clear they have no interest in holding their tournaments here, so why put the time, effort & money into even putting together a bid?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on December 04, 2010, 09:26:00 AM
I love it when America gets jilted.  The pompous, we're entitled, how dare they not select the great US, sour grapes bitching amuses me.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 04, 2010, 09:36:49 AM
As a soccer fan wouldn't you like to see the World Cup return here, though?  From what I gather the U.S. made a hugely competitive bid which was basically laughed at by FIFA.  That sits well with you?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on December 04, 2010, 09:43:35 AM
Yeah, it sits fine with me.  Life isn't fair.  Usually, we're sitting on the good side saying that but every once in a while, the U.S. is the crybaby being told to go screw.  I think it's great. 

We hosted in '94.  It's a big world full of places that haven't hosted.  Sure, I'd like to have the games--especially this bid because Baltimore would have been featured--but oh well.  I'll still watch and root for the U.S. (assuming they get in), and I don't think I'll be caring much about where they are held.

Also, it's going to be fun to watch Qatar pull this off...what a disaster waiting to happen. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 04, 2010, 09:50:43 AM
I agree that there are times we get what's coming to us but I don't agree with these clowns being vindictive specifically because we're Americans.  The World Cup being held here makes more sense financially than anywhere else on Earth, yet they still give it to a place like Qatar.  It's stupid beyond reason, but then again, so is FIFA.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on December 04, 2010, 10:16:54 AM
There are also perfectly legit reasons not to host it here. Thanks to our joke of a public transportation system, transportation is a nightmare and ridiculously expensive compared to other countries. Plus it isn't like we're geographically easy to get to for the majority of the world's soccer fans.

I mean, I have a hard time getting fired up over this.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 04, 2010, 10:57:34 AM
Ha - this is great:

Quote
USA stunned to learn that Chuck Blazer their own chief did not vote for them

The stink that is growing daily from the corrupt world cup hosting vote took a very bizarre twist today as news begins to filter through that Chuck Blazer the American general secretary of CONCACAF did not vote for his own country but for Qatar.

Blazer who is very close friends with ticket tout Jack Warner voted along with Warner to give Qatar the right to host world cup 2022 and thus go against their very own team from their very own federation.

That is akin to Geoff Thompson not voting for England or Michel Platini not voting for France or Franz Beckanbaur not voting for Germany and yet this is what happened.

How Blazer can stay in his position is now seriously open to debate and questions are starting to be asked why he never voted for his own country.

What did Warner promise Blazer, what did the Qatar delegation promise Warner and Blazer, the fact that Qatar’s bid was rated high risk by Fifa seems to have made no difference at all.

The hard cold truth is that if CONCACAF would have voted for its own member state, The USA, then it would have been a tie between Qatar and the USA and would then have been down to corrupt Sepp Blatter to have used his casting vote.

Which would have probably still meant that Qatar got the vote as Blatter had promised the Qatar the world cup in return for the Asian head of football, Qatari national Mohammed Bin Hammam not going up against Blatter for control of Fifa.

So nothing at all to do with the best bids but to do with Blatter staying as head of Fifa, wow it stinks.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 04, 2010, 12:40:32 PM
Yeah, it sits fine with me.  Life isn't fair.  Usually, we're sitting on the good side saying that but every once in a while, the U.S. is the crybaby being told to go screw.  I think it's great. 

We hosted in '94.  It's a big world full of places that haven't hosted.  Sure, I'd like to have the games--especially this bid because Baltimore would have been featured--but oh well.  I'll still watch and root for the U.S. (assuming they get in), and I don't think I'll be caring much about where they are held.

Also, it's going to be fun to watch Qatar pull this off...what a disaster waiting to happen. 

are you trying to be a cartoonist stereotype of an east coast liberal elitist? do you realize how corrupt and unethical fifa is? and i think youre one of those horrible soccer geeks, too.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on December 04, 2010, 01:52:08 PM
No one is more corrupt and unethical than the United States, so I laugh when people complain about USA getting jobbed.

Whatever stereotype you need to put that in, have at it little man.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 04, 2010, 01:59:41 PM
the usa didnt get jobbed, qatar is just a ridiculous and clearly corrupt choice. that funhole blatter just bought a 125 million villa in italy and the freaking usa's own voter person didnt even pick his country. and it also done so blatter could keep his job.

if australia gets it im fine. its the choice of qatar and the clear corruption that is the problem, not the usa not getting its way. but people who are hateful and resentful of their own country want to see how they see it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on December 04, 2010, 02:04:57 PM
are you trying to be a cartoonist stereotype of an east coast liberal elitist?  

Yes.

ftfy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on December 04, 2010, 05:39:15 PM
waah
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 05, 2010, 01:54:16 AM
dio for president and the rest of you umbro wearing losers can die

soccer fans are right up there with the worst humans on earth

someone start a poll

1. gear heads
2. soccer fans
3. metal heads


????
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 05, 2010, 02:40:31 AM
speaking of cardboard cutouts of wannabe east coast liberal elitists....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 05, 2010, 02:46:05 AM
belly of the beast liberal > MA soccer lovin texan
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 05, 2010, 02:49:24 AM
lol yea thats me

reese/cole >>>> non world cup soccer

the world cup is the single greatest sporting event ever. it being played in america = awesome. it being played in some middle eastern desert cesspool in front of sand stillupfront towel heads bought with dirty oil money = awful.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 05, 2010, 02:53:41 AM
you and this thread are both an embarrassment
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 05, 2010, 02:57:37 AM
when am i getting my survival johnson $
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on December 05, 2010, 06:20:43 AM
1. gear heads
2. soccer fans
3. metal heads

I'm kinda all three of those.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 26, 2011, 01:56:07 AM
Due to my extensive bouts vs my friend on PS3's FIFA '11....I think I am becoming a Chelsea fan.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 26, 2011, 01:57:55 AM
Chelsea Clinton?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on March 26, 2011, 03:40:51 AM
No silly, the Chelsea High School Red Devils from MA.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on March 26, 2011, 04:02:57 AM
Due to my extensive bouts vs my friend on PS3's FIFA '11....I think I am becoming a Chelsea fan.

Thoughts?

Do you watch that show on Fox Sports West on Sunday nights?  It's the highlight show from the week of soccer in the Barclays Premier League.  Some amazing stuff.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on March 26, 2011, 06:18:57 AM
Due to my extensive bouts vs my friend on PS3's FIFA '11....I think I am becoming a Chelsea fan.

Thoughts?

I became a Liverpool supporter because I love Pink Floyd's song "Fearless," in which you can hear the Anfield crowd singing their signature song, "You'll Never Walk Alone."

I became an Eagles fan at the age of four because I liked the color green at the time, and when I learned they were the Eagles, I thought a huge green bird would be the greatest thing in the world.

I don't see how any reason for becoming a fan of a given team could be worse than these.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 26, 2011, 11:47:52 AM
I saw Man U when I was a kid and instantly became a fan.  Can't explain why. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 26, 2011, 01:10:13 PM
youre a front running fag
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 26, 2011, 01:11:30 PM
That's exactly why I'm an Eagles fan.  All the hardware, baby!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 27, 2011, 09:01:43 PM
Liverpool is a cool as team to follow. I was just watching a replay of the Liverpool v. Man-U match played on March 6, 2011 where Liverpool went up 2-0 in the first half. Crowd is insane.

I still haven't decided on a team. Even though Chicharito is on Man-U...it would be like supporting the Yankees of the EPL.

If I were to choose a team...it would be between Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, and a handful of others.

Jury is still out.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on March 28, 2011, 06:00:18 AM
I have a brit neighbor who supports Tottenham.  He's a hard core soccer fan and a referree for local games.  Three or four times a week he refs games all over Maryland, and he's always got tickets to MLS or whatever friendlies are going on.  He's got a vanity Tottenham license plate, etc.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 28, 2011, 08:14:00 AM
I got talked into supporting Tottenham this season by one of my co-workers who is limey as farg. Eliza Doolittle all over the place. They're a fun side to support though and any team with Peter Crouch gets entertainment points for employing a 6'7" giraffe.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 28, 2011, 12:22:29 PM
The U.S. tied Argentina over the weekend.  Even though it was just a friendly it was still incredibly well played.   Tim Howard played like a God.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 28, 2011, 12:31:05 PM
I watched the first 25 minutes or so of that game and can't believe that the US even got the ball in the box. Argentina probably had 80% of the possession while I was watching. At some point this team has to be something other than a gritty, counter-attacking squad. Nice draw though, should give them some confidence moving forward with a young team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 28, 2011, 01:11:06 PM
I also follow Fulham mostly because of Clint Dempsey.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 28, 2011, 01:11:49 PM
U.S. is no longer the red headed step child of futbol. They should be able to build on the recent international success over the past few years. They have some promising talent on their squad.

The gold cup should be fun...not sure they get invited to Copa America though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 28, 2011, 01:13:48 PM
The talent is coming.  Giving Bradley the reigns instead of Jurgen Klinsmann was monumentally stupid, though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on March 30, 2011, 08:40:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79FEeop7N7c&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on April 10, 2011, 05:07:55 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/903672/lebron-james-joins-liverpool-as-stakeholder?cc=5901

barf
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 18, 2011, 03:02:59 PM
Wow. I hate the red sox, I dislike Le Bron James.

Sorry Liverpool...I was thinking about making the case to choose you as my EPL team. Now, it just seems so tainted.

I think I might go Chelsea.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on April 18, 2011, 05:50:54 PM
The New York Times also has a sizeable stake in Liverpool, it was recently revealed.  Don't know if that makes you feel better or worse. 

I wouldn't recommend Chelsea though, especially since you're already a natural fan of the NY 'hood bearing the same name---get it?  get it?  it's a chuggie is a ghey joke---so what about Arsenal?

Or really...Tottenham.  Nothing wrong with that club.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 21, 2011, 12:14:59 PM
Soccer players have terrible hands (http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6401243/copa-del-rey-trophy-run-bus-real-madrid-postgame-celebration)

Quote
MADRID -- Real Madrid waited 18 years to win back the Copa del Rey trophy -- only to drop the cup and watch it get crushed under the wheels of a bus.

Only hours after beating archrival Barcelona in the domestic cup final in Valencia, Madrid defender Sergio Ramos let the 33-pound cup fall from the top of the team bus during celebrations early Thursday morning in the capital.

The Copa del Rey trophy fell out of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos' hands -- and under the team bus.  The front right wheel of the bus rolled over the trophy before the driver stopped.


Stupid soccer players.  Should have let the goalie hold it. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 09, 2011, 12:44:20 AM
Chelsea gives up a quick goal to Man-U at :40 seconds in to the beloved 'Chicharito'.  Chelsea loses 2-1. Man-U...pretty much the Premier league champs.

farg me.  :boom

Man-U vs. Barcelona May 28th....should be incredible.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 14, 2011, 10:14:56 AM
19th championship today.   Finally surpassed Liverpool for overall championships.  12th for Sir Alex Ferguson and this team had no business winning a championship either.   All credit goes to the old master for this one.


(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2011/0514/soc_g_rooney2x_576.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 14, 2011, 10:56:05 AM
If Daglish can keep Liverpool playing like they have been in the back stretch of this season, the Red Devils may not hold that record for long.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 14, 2011, 11:33:08 AM
Rooney is such a colossal dickhead.    He's exactly the type of player I would HATE if he weren't a Devil.

And I agree about Liverpool, Dio.  He has had an amazing effect on that side.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 14, 2011, 04:34:14 PM
Liverpool v. Tottenham tomorrow....should be a great match. Hotspurs have a couple of injuries on their side though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 14, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
I'm fairly certain that even the greatest soccer "match" ever played is still infinitely more boring than pretty much everything. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 15, 2011, 10:21:44 AM
Opinions vary, Sassparilla.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 15, 2011, 03:08:42 PM
They do.  But mine happens to be the right one. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 16, 2011, 03:14:29 PM
And the gayest.

Side note:

L.A. Galaxy vs. Manchester City and L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Madrid this July. I'm pretty sure beckham wants to sneak into one of their buses to get the farg out of town.

Should be cool to watch them though.

Also...Neymar to Chelsea next season...should be lots-o-fun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on May 19, 2011, 11:35:46 AM
Real Madrid is coming to the Linc too....July 23 vs Union
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 19, 2011, 02:01:23 PM
Why do they call themselves Real Madrid?  Was there a problem in the past of other teams impersonating them? 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 19, 2011, 02:08:00 PM
Royal Madrid.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 19, 2011, 04:04:56 PM
real with cheese
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 19, 2011, 08:44:19 PM
Real Cormier
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 23, 2011, 10:12:39 PM
soccer nerds

tell me about the gold cup. is it serious? how often is it played? will the top usa team (like donovan, altidore, those guys) and top mexican team play? should they meet in the final?

go.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on May 23, 2011, 10:18:40 PM
soccer nerds

tell me about the gold cup. is it serious? how often is it played? will the top usa team (like donovan, altidore, those guys) and top mexican team play? should they meet in the final?

go.

I'm going to the games on the 19th.

This answers none of your questions.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 23, 2011, 10:43:18 PM
it's serious to some people, yeah.  CONCACAF people.  look it up.  yeah, the top CONCACAF teams will play...but not necessarily the best players.  Some might sit for some reason or another.  It's not World Cup.  Results from it do figure in World Cup qualifying, but you're not reading this anymore anyway I won't bother to talk about when and how. 

I went to some Gold Cup games last time at RFK..I forget which games.  USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONCACAF_Gold_Cup


icehole.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 24, 2011, 01:08:37 AM
I forgot this guy (http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6580155/freddy-adu-gets-us-call-spain-exhibition-gold-cup) even existed.  Now he's on the US Gold Cup Team. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 28, 2011, 04:46:03 PM
Absolute humiliation.  It's good for us though. Teaches us a lesson.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 28, 2011, 05:26:09 PM
Messi is God.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 28, 2011, 06:26:07 PM
I swear to God, that was the worst lesson I've ever seen.   I mean 90/10 buttfarging.

Just wow.

I watched the match with a guy who formerly played with the first side and was demoted because of politics.   I looked it up.  Absolute truth.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
It's good for us though.

wow...this is the guy calling me out for being MA?

live in florida - check
gun zealot - check
worships european soccer club - check
never heard of newspapers - check
elder - check
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 28, 2011, 09:51:01 PM
I was hoping Chicharito could come up with a go ahead goal early or be the hero so his status could be boosted around the world.

Barcelona is the nuts. No one could have beat them yesterday...not even 2010 World Cup Spain.

Fun game to watch at a bar too. You would have been surprised how many Barca fans, and Man-U fans there are.

Next up, the Gold Cup.

Viva Mexico!

Prediction: Mexico vs. USA in the final.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2011, 09:56:42 PM
stop calling them barca

homos.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 28, 2011, 11:12:22 PM
Don't hate because there isn't a hebrew version of Barca (prounounced, "Barsa").

*Note: There should be a Hebrew version of Barca.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2011, 11:14:24 PM
id prefer if there wasnt a version of soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 28, 2011, 11:16:58 PM
I'd prefer if there was a non-soccer hating football version of IGY.  :-*
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2011, 11:21:30 PM
lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2011, 11:43:37 PM
what is soccer hating football
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 28, 2011, 11:45:57 PM
IGY.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2011, 11:46:34 PM
i dont get it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 28, 2011, 11:49:01 PM
It's like the afterlife, we do not have the capacity to comprehend. Only to know.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 29, 2011, 03:48:57 AM
It's good for us though.

wow...this is the guy calling me out for being MA?

live in florida - check
gun zealot - check
worships european soccer club - check
never heard of newspapers - check
elder - check


clown
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 04, 2011, 05:37:03 PM
The U.S. is getting thoroughly humiliated by Spain at the moment.

Down 3-0 at halftime and it could easily be 5-0.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 04, 2011, 06:38:57 PM
Can't read too much into it when they don't play their A team but yeah Spain is just a tad better than the US.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 06, 2011, 01:52:34 AM
Mexico whips an anemic El Salvador 5-0.

Chicharito gets the hat trick...but is on the receiving end of a bullshtein yellow card.

Costa Rica...a dangerous team who has been playing together a while now...whooped a putrid Cuba 5-0.

U.S. is up vs. Canada on Tuesday (8pm eastern).

Should be another Mexico v. U.S. Gold cup final but Honduras and Costa Rica always pose a threat. Be interesting to see how the U.S. bounces back from the anal probing Spain did to them even though it was their B team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 07, 2011, 09:07:34 PM
I cannot see the match, so I've just checked online.  U.S. up 1 nil at halftime on an early Altidore goal with Donovan getting the assist.  Anyone watching?  How's it going?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2011, 09:23:47 PM
The U.S. totally dominated the first half. 

Canada has played much better in the first 13 minutes of the second.  Typical U.S. meltdowns on defense, not pressuring the ball, awful passing, the usual.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2011, 09:27:43 PM
Just as I say that Clint Dempsey scores an absolutely beautiful goal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 07, 2011, 09:31:39 PM
Keep up the complaining in that case.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2011, 09:41:02 PM
He made a play a few minutes before the goal that would have been a top five spectacular goal ever. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 23, 2011, 06:40:03 AM
Freddie Adu with a great pass forward to Donovan, who threaded the ball into Dempsey for the sole goal in the Gold Cup Semis vs. Panama.  Nice play.

Only place I could find it so far was this awful video (difficulty:Lenny Kravitz soundtrack).  The play begins at around the 2:30 mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhEAhhOMAqc
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2011, 08:08:57 AM
Legit upset I aint gonna be able to rub it in when usa skeets all over el tri sat night

Chichifago goin down
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 23, 2011, 01:17:52 PM
Yeah, the only thing worse than your complaining about soccer is your attempts to discuss it legitimately.

Please stop it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 23, 2011, 01:34:23 PM
Eventhough I'm no fan of the sport, I'll admit that when a goal is actually scored, it's almost always a pretty amazing play.  Maybe I'm wrong since I don't watch, but I can't think of a single goal that I've ever seen where I didn't say "DAMN!"  Too bad they usually only happen once or twice a game. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2011, 01:46:22 PM
Yeah, the only thing worse than your complaining about soccer is your attempts to discuss it legitimately.

Please stop it.


i dont know shtein about it so youd know how much he knows about it but the lil guy loves soccer and would never complain about it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2011, 04:38:49 PM
I enjoy us and mexico international futbol

Sue me
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 23, 2011, 04:49:47 PM
whoever loses this weekend should have to take texas.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 23, 2011, 04:50:33 PM
Nice.  See ya Todd. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2011, 10:29:50 AM
90,000 Chuggies are expected at the Rose Bowl tonight for the Final.

If Bradley doesn't start Adu he should be firedon the spot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 25, 2011, 12:37:47 PM
No Adu needs to be a sub and nothing else at this point.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2011, 12:48:56 PM
Your face... well, you know.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 25, 2011, 01:11:08 PM
Just saying 25 minutes of solid play and one nice pass aren't enough to convince me that Adu is ready for prime time.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2011, 02:27:11 PM
I agree but he was the most dynamic player on the field in those 25 minutes.  I'd rather have him start then bring in a fresh Juan Agudelo if needed later in the match.  That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 25, 2011, 05:29:24 PM
What network is this game on?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 25, 2011, 05:31:25 PM
Telemundo
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 25, 2011, 05:42:54 PM
Very funny esse.

I just hope that a few legal citizens show up as this is basically a home game for Mexico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 25, 2011, 05:49:49 PM
FOX Soccer & Univision.  WTF?  So no Phillies/A's because of the Hawaii blackout and no Gold Cup soccer match.  Who wants to go surfing?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 25, 2011, 06:12:40 PM
Everyone should get univision, lots of mexicans everywhere. They actually put on a pretty good broadcast.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2011, 07:21:21 PM
Not to mention the bitches are hot as farg.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2011, 09:22:22 PM
Ha, Bradley of all people scores the first goal of the game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2011, 09:34:16 PM
I'm watching on a Spanish language channel.

Donovan puts in the second for U.S. with excellent control. Adu just made a great play in front of the goal but it went high...U.S. is rolling right now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2011, 09:35:14 PM
Of course the moment I post, Mexico drives one in hard.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 25, 2011, 09:36:39 PM
Dio, How's the crowd?  Pro Mexico?  So pissed I can't get this game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2011, 09:43:30 PM
2-2 on a disaster....christ what a show.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 25, 2011, 09:51:25 PM
Ha, Bradley of all people scores the first goal of the game.

I don't follow soccer.  Does he play for the US or Meh-he-co?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2011, 10:03:31 PM
Bradley is such a Mexican name, I understand the confusion.

U.S.  And his dad is the coach.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2011, 01:36:09 AM
beaten by a better team

not that they should have won but hopefully this is it for bradley
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2011, 09:34:40 AM
The second Steve Cherundolo went down was the second the match was over.

And I don't think Bradley gets the hook with this disaster.  Mexico is just flat out better than the U.S.  There's no disgrace in losing to them. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 26, 2011, 07:34:59 PM
That was a beautiful Dos Santos goal to make it 4-2. Those don't come by too often.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2011, 07:37:26 PM
Holy shtein this is freaking crazy:

http://espn.go.com/sports/conversations/_/id/6706438/river-plate-relegated-argentine-2nd-division-first-time-club-history

Wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2011, 08:02:46 PM
not really that crazy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2011, 07:59:48 AM
So Sweden is playing North Korea in the Women's World Cup and amazingly there isn't a single attractive female on either side.

Incredible.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 02, 2011, 08:12:11 AM
That is disappointing relative to the Swedish side.  You'd expect them to have a few aryan goddesses.  But the North Koreans, of course they are ugly...there isn't any food in that godforsaken land.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2011, 09:00:59 AM
The NK's look all the same.  Not a racist statement either.  They all have the same Moe Howard haircut.  In North Korea, HAIR CUTS YOU!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 02, 2011, 11:28:05 AM
I guarantee at least one player on that North Korean team has a Y chromosome.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Hawk on July 02, 2011, 05:22:39 PM
Only good part of ESPN trying to shove this shtein down our throat is seeing the bitch in the face mask get drilled by a ball and cry.

Women suck at sports.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2011, 01:35:23 PM
so if this womens world cup games was a dudes match whoever this ref is would be dead by now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2011, 02:18:15 PM
One of the most incredible results I have ever seen.   

Amazing.

All time incredible.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2011, 02:23:58 PM
its farging womens soccer but that was just nuts

to have the refs farg you over 2 times and essentially hand brazil a goal, play 1 man down for 40 minutes, watch funholey brazil dykes fake injuries for the entire extra time, then score a miracle goal in the 122nd minute and win on penalties...just wow. thats one for the books.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 10, 2011, 02:28:50 PM
Wow - no shtein? I missed it. I left the house to go grab some grub
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2011, 02:38:29 PM
Wambach scored on a header with like a minute to go in extra time after the second overtime expired.  The only reason they had three extra minutes was because one of the Brazilians faked an injury.  Then Hope Solo pulled an incredible save on PK's and the U.S. moves on.

And I don't care if it's women's soccer or not.  Those broads can flat-out play and showed more heart & guts than any American men's team has ever shown in this sport.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2011, 02:41:29 PM
rome makin it rain with in the moment cliches

my boy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 10, 2011, 02:44:35 PM
So yeah. That shtein was incredible. Go sports.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2011, 02:49:40 PM
What's cool is watching the United States come out on top for a change. 

And Hope Solo would get the hammer.  Hard.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on July 10, 2011, 03:06:31 PM
lol calm down weirdos, it's soccer.  women's soccer to be exact.  the best ever game in women's soccer ranks about 103495289058230948230984th in the history of all time sports moments.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 10, 2011, 03:27:43 PM
Well considering the game was on at 5 in the morning here and I missed it, it had to have sucked.

Nice tease for the next Men's World Cup from Qatar when there will be a shtein load of 1, 2, 3 AM HST starts.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2011, 04:24:26 PM
lol calm down weirdos, it's soccer.  women's soccer to be exact.  the best ever game in women's soccer ranks about 103495289058230948230984th in the history of all time sports moments.

Actually, you're wrong.  It was tremendously exciting.  They're the best two teams in the world in their particular sport and the match had everything.  It had fantastic athletic moments, it had officiating controversies, it had injuries & an ejection.  It had a last second goal and as tense a shootout as you'll ever see.  Plus it came in the sport's biggest world tournament.

But yeah, it was soccer and it was played by them women-folk, so there's no chance it could have been thrilling.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on July 10, 2011, 04:43:22 PM
yeah, i'm sure it was a good as a WNBA playoff game
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 10, 2011, 05:03:19 PM
that's sexist
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 10, 2011, 05:18:26 PM
Sunny's entitled to his opinion.  I disagree with it for the reasons I stated.  It was as exciting a game as I've ever seen, especially at the end.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 10, 2011, 05:53:07 PM
sure, you can be stupid and bigoted if you want

that's America
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2011, 07:57:39 PM
i dont know whats more strange....watching womens soccer or admitting you watch womens soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 10, 2011, 10:48:07 PM
With no due respect to soccer haters...farg off, today was a great soccer day.

1. Women's incredible win over Brazil...the way it happened, that tying goal in the final minutes of extra time...and then to beat Brazil in PK's...the ref did make up for her farg-up by having the U.S. re-taking the first pk after it had been blocked.

Go U.S. bitches! Crazy stat: The U.S. has been to the semi-finals in the last 5 world cup appearances.

2. Mexican Sub-17 team wins the World Cup over Uruguay.  That team is tits. Great ball control, speed up the ass, attacking strikers, playmakers...although some farg ups on D...but they beat great teams along the way to stay undeafeated throughout the tournament.

*L.A. Galaxy face Manchester City and Real Madrid in L.A. this month.

*U.S. to face Mexico in 'friendly' (which will be anything but)...in Philadelphia in August.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 10, 2011, 11:04:29 PM
Go U.S. bitches! Crazy stat: The U.S. has been to the semi-finals in the last 5 world cup appearances.

The US has finished no lower than third place in the Women's World Cup (which has only been around since 1991).

It's not that surprising, considering that in most big soccer countries, it's seen as a men's sport, whereas America views soccer primarily as a youth sport for both sexes.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 10, 2011, 11:09:43 PM
It seems like the lesbian horses they are up against around the world have better talent...but this team plays tough.

Our dykes are better than theirs.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2011, 11:13:07 PM
enough about womens soccer

i got into the game a little bit this is like creaming your pants over diana turasi hitting a full court buzzer beater to win an olympics game. simmer it down.

also bionic casually forget to mention that mexico hosted the tournament. yea, nothing like 105,000 drunken lunatics helping you out and intimidating the farg out of south american teenagers.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 10, 2011, 11:16:59 PM
Mexico also won it in '05 in Peru.

Also...the World Cup sub-20 is starting up at the end of July in Columbia.

Buena suerte amigos.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 10, 2011, 11:28:01 PM
i have no ill will towards mexico unless they are playing the us

but lets be real...you cant take the u-17 win that seriously considering the advantage. put the tournament somewhere random like australia and it might be a different result.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 11, 2011, 08:48:51 AM
Agreed.

You also have to acknowledge that regardless of venue, there is another factor that has to be overcome and that is you still have to play the games and these games are usually played against the elite players of the stories teams from around the world that tend to have consistent elite talent year after year such as Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, etc.

I believe it was Nigeria that won it a couple tournaments back.

If you get a chance to watch the matches...these kids flat out play and make the  older national teams look like slow, sloppy fargs.

I'm hoping for the U.S. to field a more competitive team and ride some of their recent success.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: DH on July 11, 2011, 08:59:57 AM
i hate soccer more than anything sports-related, but watching the overtime period + shootout was one of the cooler things ive seen in a while. and im totally in love with hope.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 11, 2011, 02:06:00 PM
Hands off motherfarger.  I saw her first.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on July 11, 2011, 02:59:34 PM
Someone took an audio clip of Gus Johnson calling an Adam Morrison last-second shot and put it over the tying goal.  It makes no sense except for Gus screaming, which is the only reason to watch...

last goal called by Gus Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IngiX9zZRc8)

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: DH on July 12, 2011, 09:01:14 AM
apparantly theres a pic of solo with her arm around a teammate after the shootout, and her nipple is popping through her jersey...free beer to the first that finds it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 12, 2011, 09:20:06 AM
apparantly theres a pic of solo with her arm around a teammate after the shootout, and her nipple is popping through her jersey...free beer to the first that finds it

It was on Deadspin yesterday.

They were talking about it because ESPN.com airbrushed the nipple out.

http://deadspin.com/5820010/whos-afraid-of-hope-solos-nipple?tag=soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 12, 2011, 09:28:38 AM
whats the big deal....the nipple is behind her jersey and a jacket...i thought this was some janet jackson shtein....also shes not hott
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 12, 2011, 09:40:51 AM
Yeah - thats what I thought when I saw it on Twitter too...but this is all it is.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: DH on July 12, 2011, 09:43:15 AM
kate upton shes not, but she would definitely get it with reckless abandon
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 12, 2011, 03:47:44 PM
wtf...how creepy they'd do that...this country has some deeply disturbing sexual hang ups...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 12, 2011, 05:39:22 PM
What's funny is Feva is in charge of that shtein, so he had to approve it.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 12, 2011, 08:43:41 PM
I am thankful that we live in an age when the Internet can instantly short-circuit around ESPN's lame and bowdlerized content.

Yesterday Deadspin also had their editor try to recreate the Dock Ellis no-no by dropping acid and playing MLB2K11.

Truly this is a golden age of journalism.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 13, 2011, 01:41:51 PM
Chicks up 3-1
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 13, 2011, 01:43:50 PM
god this sport is terrible

im just a sucker for international competition
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 13, 2011, 01:47:16 PM
 :evil
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 13, 2011, 01:52:15 PM
U.S. was dead in the 2nd half. Wombach is their lifesaver. See you at the final MDS.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillymic2000 on July 13, 2011, 04:52:01 PM
USA vs. Japan!! Its on, remember the Alamo, oops I mean Pearl Harbor.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2011, 06:47:07 PM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/269673_248936615116361_100000000743461_1078287_3046359_n.jpg)

Predictable but still...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 14, 2011, 06:48:20 PM
Where's her nipple?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 14, 2011, 07:21:52 PM
The "O" is her nipple. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2011, 09:54:36 PM
(http://euro2008girls.com/pics/swedish_football_girls.jpg)

Swedish soccer fans in Germany with IGY.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 14, 2011, 10:31:06 PM
What's funny is Feva is in charge of that shtein, so he had to approve it.

Hahahaha, nice.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagaholic on July 17, 2011, 06:44:25 AM
Five N. Korean women test positive for steroids, claim from medicine from deer gland used to treat lightening strike.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/soccer/07/16/north.korea.steroids.deer.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a18&eref=sihp
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 17, 2011, 04:23:16 PM
Japan just tied it up. Major defensive farg up.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 17, 2011, 04:25:54 PM
I hope this one ends fair and square.  Penalty kicks suck.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2011, 04:32:08 PM
They're like the Flyers in the playoffs today.  Can't finish.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 17, 2011, 04:40:25 PM
Unbelievable match so far.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 17, 2011, 04:52:24 PM
Wow!
Wambach heads another one in!

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 17, 2011, 05:06:54 PM
Unreal!!

Japan just tied it up again!

US has been in trouble defensively the last few minutes and they just gave it up
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2011, 05:09:34 PM
If this ends with penalty kicks... :puke
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 17, 2011, 05:10:53 PM
If it ends in penalty kicks, both teams lose.

The title can go to Sweden by default.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2011, 05:13:54 PM
Penalty kicks in soccer are worse than the shootout in hockey.  And that's saying something.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 17, 2011, 05:15:28 PM
I'm tuning out.  Don't give a shtein about two losers taking point-blank kicking practice against a goalie.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 17, 2011, 05:18:30 PM
This is going horribly for the US.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2011, 05:18:36 PM
I think we have a choking situation here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 17, 2011, 05:19:41 PM
I think we have a choking situation here.

Oh yeah, no doubt
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2011, 05:20:02 PM
That Heath chick may have been the worst substitution in the history of substitutions. [/igy]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 17, 2011, 05:21:52 PM
Over.

Choked that one away.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on July 17, 2011, 05:22:49 PM
friggen women
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2011, 05:22:58 PM
(http://www.cksinfo.com/clipart/medicine/symbols/CHOKING.png)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on July 17, 2011, 05:23:17 PM
worse choke job than the Flyers [/igy]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 17, 2011, 05:24:14 PM
That might the worst gag job I've ever seen.  And as a Philly fan, I've seen more than my fair share of those.

Just a total collapse.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 17, 2011, 05:24:26 PM
No one will say anything because its women but that was an epic gag. Horrible.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 17, 2011, 05:35:38 PM
Holy shtein.  Missing the first 3 penalty kicks?  That first save by the Japanese goalie was just sick.  Blocking it with her leg.  9 times out of 10 that's a goal.  That second miss looked like an NFL kickoff and whoever took that third kick looked like she'd rather be somewhere else.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 28, 2011, 04:38:07 PM
Bob Bradley fired as coach of the US Men's team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 28, 2011, 04:41:20 PM
U.S. just got better.

He did a serviceable job but never seemed like he could get that group playing like world beaters.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 28, 2011, 05:03:39 PM
Bob Bradley fired as coach of the US Men's team.

wow..I didn't think they'd do it

who they gonna get to replace him?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 28, 2011, 05:06:04 PM
Prior to Bradley, the German 'Klinsmann' wanted the post...but that was a while back...not sure if he is interested nor available.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 28, 2011, 06:09:39 PM
Good riddance to that loser.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 28, 2011, 07:12:35 PM
Good riddance to that loser.

co-sign

i figured they wouldnt do it after he got to coach the gold cup and didnt get fired after that panama loss

but better late than never.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 28, 2011, 07:31:49 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2011/7/28/2301312/jurgen-klinsmann-usmnt-coach-bob-bradley-fired

wow.  please make this happen, you iceholes.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Hawk on July 29, 2011, 01:26:41 PM
They brought the German in as coach.

His first game will be the USA/Mexico match in Philly.  Is anyone here heading down to the Linc for the game?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on October 24, 2011, 01:37:11 PM
Manchester United got destroyed at home yesterday by Manchester City. It was nice to see.

In other news, Chelsea's vaginas continue to get bigger.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on October 24, 2011, 02:02:55 PM
not a good day for the glazer family since the bucs lost in london yesterday too.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on October 24, 2011, 10:10:41 PM

Were those games on at the same time?  NO way the NFL goes up against Man U.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on January 04, 2012, 11:42:07 PM
TimHoward (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ccgni8hVXE)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on February 11, 2012, 07:42:48 AM
The North West Derby is about to begin.

(http://d1je31a50ombtf.cloudfront.net/Upload/Images/311227_50x50.gif) 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 04:11:44 PM
how come there was no jerking off in this thread to the united states win against italy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 11, 2012, 04:32:50 PM
because it was a friendly
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 04:51:04 PM
because it was a friendly

no thats not the reason cause every other soccer fan in the country and espn and all other media outlets pointed out how huge it was regardless of it being a friendly

so what was the real reason the CF soccer club didnt join in?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 11, 2012, 05:04:48 PM
i only watch soccer during the world cup so i cant answer that question
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 11, 2012, 05:13:31 PM
It was a big deal. Very few people here care regardless so why bother? I discussed it with real live people and trust me when I say that it was far more gratifying than having the same old stale conversations and back and forth on CF.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 05:16:35 PM
It was a big deal. Very few people here care regardless so why bother? I dividers it with real live people and trust me when I say that it was far mor gratifying than having the same old stale conversations and back and forth on CF.

i dividers it with?.....gin?

anyway regardless of the low circulation here i cant believe dio or romey didnt pimp that win...wasnt it one of the programs biggest wins ever
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 11, 2012, 05:26:34 PM
as an american you should probably be happy we beat a bunch of greasy, slimy eurotrash italians

not antagonistic
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 05:32:01 PM
as an american you should probably be happy we beat a bunch of greasy, slimy eurotrash italians

not antagonistic

im not being antagonistic in the least....im honestly curious as to why the soccer people here didnt recognize the win...it clearly was huge
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 11, 2012, 05:36:49 PM
It was a big deal. Very few people here care regardless so why bother? I dividers it with real live people and trust me when I say that it was far mor gratifying than having the same old stale conversations and back and forth on CF.

i dividers it with?.....gin?


Bourbon actually. But mostly just this stupid goddamned iPhone.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 05:41:30 PM
Bourbon actually.

mmmmmmm
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 11, 2012, 07:50:17 PM
If I want to talk about soccer here I'll PM Dio.   Really don't need the class hippos trolling it up in another thread.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 07:56:19 PM
one other question......who gets shotgun when you and dio ride in the waaambulance
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 11, 2012, 08:01:27 PM
Ur mom.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 08:05:08 PM
your grand ma
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 15, 2012, 01:44:35 PM
The Chelsea v. Napoli 2nd leg game yesterday was one for the books. Chelseas came back in roaring style...that was as exciting a match as there has been in a while.

Go blues  :=)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on March 31, 2012, 07:49:48 AM
Liverpool vs. Tottenham at the Raven's stadium on July 28th.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 01, 2012, 08:17:01 AM
I might go to that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on April 01, 2012, 11:07:34 AM
I just bought tickets.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 01, 2012, 12:07:20 PM
I have to see how my money situation is but I've never seen either club, so it might be worth it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 02, 2012, 05:32:03 PM
Liverpool vs. Tottenham at the Raven's stadium on July 28th.

I'm tempted to go.

Chelsea's supposed to be in D.C., Seattle, and somewhere else but it doesn't look like the full squad will be there.

Hmm...I'd go watch that bucktoothed Luis Suarez anywhere....I'll have to give this some serious thought.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 04, 2012, 05:05:04 PM
Chelsea sloppily won the second leg of the aggregate at home vs. a 10-man Benfica.

Semi's are set for the UEFA Semi's....

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munchen

and

Chelsea vs. Barcelona

 :yay
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 09, 2012, 03:01:27 PM
Chelsea vs. Fulham on now.

Chealsea needs to win by 2 to get into the top 4 and jump over Newcastle and Tottenham.

Go Blues! :=)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on April 09, 2012, 03:34:00 PM
This is much better than that shtein show over at CBP.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 10, 2012, 04:12:46 PM
Chelsea vs. Fulham on now.

Chealsea needs to win by 2 to get into the top 4 and jump over Newcastle and Tottenham.

Go Blues! :=)

farg Chelsea! :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 15, 2012, 06:59:13 PM
Chelsea destroys Tottenham....Blues once again involved in a controversial call...but make it a convincing 5-1 win.

Drogba and Lampard with impressive goals.

Liverpool v. Chelsea in the FA cup final on May 5th.

I think I'm going to be in vegas that weekend. Might be a really good sports weekend!  :evil
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 17, 2012, 02:24:51 PM
Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich coming up in a few minutes. I'm all giddy! Both dangerous teams.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 18, 2012, 08:12:36 PM
Chelsea beats Barcelona at Stamford Bridge 1-0 in the first leg.

One win away from the Championship! :=)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 23, 2012, 02:57:19 PM
I'm watching the celebration of Borussia Dortmund's championship and the players girlfriends and wives are all farging hot. Not an ugly girl in sight. wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on April 23, 2012, 04:06:21 PM
chuggie likes his women with underarm hair?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on April 24, 2012, 10:50:05 PM
wow i saw barca up by one with chelsea a man down and figured it was over. how about that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 25, 2012, 01:01:01 PM
That was beautiful man. Beautiful. It's going to be tough in the final, Terry, Miereles, Ivanovic, and Ramirez out on yellow cards.

Hopefully Torres steps up and becomes a hero.

Anyway, Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich in the 2nd leg in about an hour. Go Munich?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on April 25, 2012, 01:21:34 PM
you're a chelsea fan?

and i forgot that barca had to win by two so i guess that late goal was just a garbage run.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 25, 2012, 02:07:45 PM
Yes, I am.

I just got into the EPL last season (playing FIFA '11 helped)...But the justification for liking them? Watching Chelsea matches is as painful as watching the Eagles play. Both teams are equal in the cock-tease department. Great talent...huge let downs. (Except this run they are on, it's been a roller coaster of a season).

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on April 25, 2012, 04:14:39 PM
i watch champions league but don't follow the day to day EPL or la liga stuff.  only reason i picked barcelona as my team is because i was there when they beat manchester in the final a few years ago and the whole city went crazy and drunk for about 48 hours straight.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 25, 2012, 05:50:07 PM
In Barcelona? That must have been awesome. I can only imagine the debauchery. I hope. :yay



Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich for the final.



Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on April 25, 2012, 07:54:50 PM
that was a crazy finish...would have bet any money that rinaldo makes that PK.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 25, 2012, 09:59:29 PM
Yeah, really. Who's more money than that guy? Funny, he and Messi both missed crucial PK's in the semi's.

Almost through Real had come back after Munich almost handed them the match back by missing a couple of PK's of their own.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 29, 2012, 03:02:57 AM
Suarez with a great goal from distance to complete his hat trick vs. Norwich.

Suarez has an attitude problem...but I love the way he plays. One of my favorite players. Dude's a stud.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 29, 2012, 09:48:21 AM
He's a racist Hoyda.  Evra should have head butted him in the face.

I'm taking a late lunch tomorrow.  2:30 for all the marbles @ City.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 01, 2012, 10:04:22 AM
this dude's face is so funny to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWZJn0Ir49g#!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 01, 2012, 02:46:44 PM
That's definitely a stupid face!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 02, 2012, 04:38:13 PM
Quote
If you’re thinking, damn, I didn’t know soccer teams had such deep pockets, consider this: yesterday’s Manchester City-Manchester United match drew 650 million viewers* worldwide. This year’s Super Bowl? 118 million. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 02, 2012, 04:52:42 PM
* we made up this number.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 02, 2012, 09:17:48 PM
Crossing Broad,  all about the facts.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 05, 2012, 01:44:17 AM
FA Cup final in less than 12 hours...Liverpool vs. Chelsea at Wembley Stadium...Go Blues!

I'm peepeeing a little right now thinking about it...I'm so nervous! OMG! (Insert wet vagina here)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 05, 2012, 04:09:46 PM
Congrats on the win today, Chugs.

And sorry to Dio too although he was probably busy running errands and missed it anyway.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 05, 2012, 04:42:23 PM
you have no idea how productive I've been today

errands WHAT
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 05, 2012, 11:52:04 PM
lol...gracias Rome...although I can't really enjoy it as much as a veteran fan...but it definitely gets me more rooted in the sport and the league. Great 2nd half by Liverpool...they had great opportunities. Great save by Cech though...it doesn't get any closer than that.

Next up...Liverpool...lol...on Wednesday at Anfield. That should be weird....but the next goal is the UEFA Champions League final at Bayern Munich. I'm nervous...should be fun...drinking at 11am....today....beer at 9am. Good times! :yay
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 06, 2012, 02:20:53 AM
farging flag sport
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 06, 2012, 10:20:31 PM
Self-depricating humor. I love it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 06, 2012, 10:22:39 PM
I'd laugh at some self killing.  Hop to.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2012, 02:34:57 PM
that papa cisse goal this weekend was outrageous
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 07, 2012, 05:07:47 PM
Yes, as we mexicans say, "That goal was farging sick!"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 13, 2012, 11:47:40 AM
Holy shtein what a farging finish...

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 13, 2012, 11:52:17 AM
for real. like 3 minutes left in the season and the fates of 5-6 teams still on the line. pretty cool.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 13, 2012, 11:54:46 AM
Incredible.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on May 13, 2012, 11:56:21 AM
I don't like soccer but that was awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 13, 2012, 11:56:52 AM
wow it would suck to be a man u fan.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 13, 2012, 11:58:30 AM
Nice work by QPR.  They had it in the bag and pissed it away.

And for their reward they get to stay in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 13, 2012, 11:59:32 AM
wow it would suck to be a man u fan.

Yes.  It does.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 13, 2012, 12:13:18 PM
aguero getting chocha mucho tonight

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 13, 2012, 02:00:53 PM
Hoyda european sport

anti american douches stop giving a shtein about this
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 13, 2012, 05:03:55 PM
There comes a time when the ignore feature needs to be used.

This is it.

Bye bye, dipshtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 13, 2012, 05:14:38 PM
lol @ Rome...

farging EPL games come on really early and I forgot to record that shtein. I missed it but saw the replay...farging awesome.

Now...Chelsea...deliver us that UEFA Champions gold.

This has been an exciting soccer season throughout. Can't wait to see what happens over the offseason.

Congrats Man City.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 13, 2012, 05:44:08 PM
lol dont go romey

theres nothing he can do to stop from being awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 19, 2012, 01:29:02 PM
hour til champions league final.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on May 19, 2012, 04:32:15 PM
Holy farg what a match. Drogba tying it with barely anytime left.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 20, 2012, 04:02:45 AM
Wow...what a finish.

Way to go Blues! Great match by both sides.

Never farging give up.

Also, never celebrate early. 

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 20, 2012, 08:21:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sD_8prYOxo&feature=g-all-f
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on May 20, 2012, 10:29:57 AM
I like how Cleese rails against the lack of American creativity before dusting off an ignorant 100-year-old rant about the word "football".
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on May 20, 2012, 11:39:30 AM
i like soccer but the annoying part is that every time there is a big match televised in the US, like yesterday, its always two teams just trying not to lose instead of trying to win. except for the last 10 minutes, that was an extremely boring game. hard to bring in new fans when all the big time games are so slow.

that being said, one of my buddies is a big time soccer fan, part of the barra brava group for DC United, so I did the whole tailgating thing yesterday. It was super fun. non-stop chants, songs, throwing beers in the air, etc. also, you can smoke in the stands which i enjoyed. i may start going to more MLS games...it was a really cool tailgating experience.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 20, 2012, 12:16:05 PM
I like how Cleese rails against the lack of American creativity before dusting off an ignorant 100-year-old rant about the word "football".

i would much rather have eurotrash tell america we arent good enough to ike soccer than douchey american hipsters try and tell me its the best thing ever
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 20, 2012, 02:06:04 PM
cleese is the farthest thing from eurotrash but i get the point

and matty soccer is ALWAYS boring. be an american and only care about it when its our national team and we can stick it to some dirty foreigners. please?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 26, 2012, 08:28:33 AM
I was going to take the kid to see the USMNT face Scotland tonight in Jacksonville but Tropical Storm Beryl is making those plans seem less likely by the minute.

Sucks because she's really been looking forward to it.  I told her it's up to her but there's no way I'm sitting in the middle of a two hour downpour to watch a glorified practice.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 04, 2012, 02:28:06 AM
Mexico beats Brazil 2-0 in a friendly. Geo Dos Santos with a beautiful goal.

U.S.A. ties with Canada nil-nil

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 10, 2012, 01:02:29 PM
Spain/Italy is on now.  It's dive city right now.

Nauseating.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 13, 2012, 12:01:02 AM
so is this draw at guatemala good since they got a point against a decent team in their south american shteinhole of a country or is it bad since they blew a 1-0 lead fairly late
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 13, 2012, 12:10:18 AM
The fact that the boxing thread has double the amount of pages then this thread should say everything about soccer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 13, 2012, 12:34:51 AM
Are you insinuating that soccer is dumb?  Because I agree.  Are you suggesting that :CF folk prefer boxing over soccer?  Because that would be wrong. 

Boxing thread started Nov 2004 (7.5 yrs ago) and has 1095 replies.
Soccer thread started Jul 2009 (3 yrs ago) and has 547 replies. 

At that pace, the soccer thread will have 1094 replies (1 less than the boxing thread has now) when it reaches 6 years in age, which is 1.5 years less than what it took the boxing thread to reach that post count.   

The soccer thread is replied to 1 out of every 14.5 times the thread is opened. 
The boxing thread is replied to 1 out of every 19.8 times the thread is opened. 

I don't like soccer but I'd say it's the more popular sport among :CF residents. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 13, 2012, 12:41:16 AM
I think if you look at the people responding to the soccer thread they are a much more limited bunch then Boxing. I await your detailed break down sarge
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 13, 2012, 12:43:25 AM
I will say before the playoff run by the sixera soccer and boxing were more popular then them, well except for igy's non stop hate and love fest with them!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 13, 2012, 12:46:19 AM
Sarge, to be fair in your assessment, I'm sure a lot of the posts in this thread are about how much soccer blows
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 13, 2012, 12:48:39 AM
Sarge, to be fair in your assessment, I'm sure a lot of the posts in this thread are about how much soccer blows

This is rare, me and Munson agree. what the hell is going on!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 13, 2012, 12:49:18 AM
soccer is horrendous but america's athletic superiority is perhaps the most important thing in the world

so by sheer force you have to care about usa soccer if you are in fact a good american
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 13, 2012, 12:57:09 AM
 :boo piss poor attempt
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 13, 2012, 01:07:28 AM
Sarge, to be fair in your assessment, I'm sure a lot of the posts in this thread are about how much soccer blows

This is a valid point.   
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 13, 2012, 01:09:27 AM
I think if you look at the people responding to the soccer thread they are a much more limited bunch then Boxing. I await your detailed break down sarge


The boxing thread was also started when this place had a really solid group of posters.  Probably a good 25 or so regulars and then maybe another 10 or so who would pop in on a weekly basis. 

Now there's like 12 people posting here and about 9 of them seem to like soccer.

Truth be told, both sports pretty much suck now.  I was never a boxing die hard, but I'd watch the big fights from time to time but the sport is on it's last leg right now.  But I'll give boxing some props because it was fun to watch at 1 point.  Soccer has always sucked.   
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2012, 03:08:11 AM
Soccer is like Blacks in the 60's and Gays in 2012...everyone else seems to be on board, but you old, white, Americans keep clinging to your hatred.


*MDS....anytime you get any points is good...but farging Guatemala? In the last 10 years...USA soccer has established itself as a contender and not basement fodder like most of central america and Canada. It should be USA/Mexico as 1st or 2nd and then whoever else (Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador look to fit that spot for the time being). USA tying Guatemala is like a Major professional team losing to a college team (I know they tied).

Draw is ok in the big picture of the standings because its a point....but you should go chop your dick off if you're Klinsmann.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2012, 03:30:25 AM

Truth be told, both sports pretty much suck now.  I was never a boxing die hard, but I'd watch the big fights from time to time but the sport is on it's last leg right now.  But I'll give boxing some props because it was fun to watch at 1 point.  Soccer has always sucked.   

You know nothing of the sport, so take the soccer dick out of your mouth, and STFU. You are very good at bashing shtein you don't know about. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Munson on June 13, 2012, 06:47:14 AM
Don't need to know much about soccer to see how awful soccer is to watch on TV

Fun to play with your friends htough
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2012, 10:05:30 AM

Truth be told, both sports pretty much suck now.  I was never a boxing die hard, but I'd watch the big fights from time to time but the sport is on it's last leg right now.  But I'll give boxing some props because it was fun to watch at 1 point.  Soccer has always sucked.   

You know nothing of the sport, so take the soccer dick out of your mouth, and STFU. You are very good at bashing shtein you don't know about.

Haha.  Wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2012, 03:38:15 PM
You should see him bash basic arithmetic, grammar, and common sense. He's awesome.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 14, 2012, 10:13:23 PM

Truth be told, both sports pretty much suck now.  I was never a boxing die hard, but I'd watch the big fights from time to time but the sport is on it's last leg right now.  But I'll give boxing some props because it was fun to watch at 1 point.  Soccer has always sucked.   

You know nothing of the sport, so take the soccer dick out of your mouth, and STFU. You are very good at bashing shtein you don't know about. 

This is true. I bashed yo mama before I knew anything about her.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2012, 04:22:18 PM
England cruising at half 1-0 down 2-1 10 mins into the 2nd half.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2012, 04:23:20 PM
I literally hit post and England scores to draw it at 2-2.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2012, 05:24:30 PM
Nice goal from Welbeck.

Funny, when Sweden tied it up and they were celebrating in front of Hart (England's goal keeper)....Ibrahimovich was just talking all sorts of mess in the guy's face. Bunch of shtein talkers they all are. Pansies. That's what they get for talking shtein...farging Swedes. Just leave us your women and kill yourselves.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 15, 2012, 05:32:37 PM
I haven't followed at all.  How's the tournament going?  Is France out yet?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
France handled Ukraine rather easily today. Ukraine lacked that magic they had in the opening game.

Looks like England and France out of that group.

The dutch have been laying turds in all the matches...like they are so good they suck balls...they can't play together. Weird, but I guess I understand.

Germany on the other hand is heating up and looking good. Spain is the best out of their crappy group. Portugal is looking slightly better than the Dutch...but no chemistry. Italy lacks balls and Ballotelli is a hot head...the T.O. of soccer. Russia might surprise.

This is Germany's tournament to lose.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2012, 06:12:50 PM
I watched the whole England match at the office.  I have two monitors so I watched the golf on the other monitor too. ESPN3 kicks ass.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2012, 06:16:37 PM
Since I've gotten into club soccer over the past two years...I understand now why some of these giants die off in these tournaments. It's like Leo Messi said in Argentina, he doesn't have a 'Xavi or Iniesta' feeding him the ball to score. These teams are supposed to magically have chemistry for a tournament and win. They are professionals but those are the effects of playing all over the world instead of in-country.

Germany has 6-8 guys on the field from Bayern Munich playing at any one time. I'm sure that helps a little.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 15, 2012, 06:17:34 PM
Thanks, Chuggie.

For what it's worth, I'm racist against the French.  Love to see them lose, support re-education camps for them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2012, 06:21:17 PM
nothing made me happier than watching france melt down in the last world cup.  it was beautiful, especially the reports of mutiny.  lovely country, great food and drink, but literally the most insufferable people on the planet and that includes americans.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2012, 06:21:59 PM
Yeah, farg the French. I did finally satisfy a curiousity and looked up why Riberie's face is so farged up and scarred. At two years old, he and his parents were in a car accident that farged up his face and he received over 100 stitches.

Another funny thing I've noticed, or maybe not so funny because it might be a uniform but both the head coach and the assistant for Germany always wear the same shtein. Same slacks, and shirt. I guess its more a uniform after thinking about it. They're still a handsome pair nonetheless.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 16, 2012, 03:05:30 PM
one russian guy's last name is pronounced jagoff.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 21, 2012, 04:55:59 PM
I have been really enjoying this tournament.

That is all.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 21, 2012, 06:45:10 PM
who is showing the games?  how are you watching?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 21, 2012, 07:05:05 PM
Espn and espn3 (online).
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 21, 2012, 07:10:17 PM
I don't have the former but I could check a game online.  Is ESPN is showing games live? 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2012, 06:08:20 AM
It's the second biggest international tourney of the most popular sport on the planet and it's happening in the middle of the day (east coast time). What the hell else is espn going to air?

Yes, live.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 07:01:47 AM
Stop yelling at Dio.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 22, 2012, 07:03:20 AM
I am genuinely surprised that ESPN is putting non-WC live soccer on television.  It's one thing to broadcast the games online, that I can see.  I guess soccer really is finally catching on in the States.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 07:04:24 AM
And I forgot to mention I've been watching games at the office on my "breaks".

GUBMENT!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 07:07:08 AM
I am genuinely surprised that ESPN is putting non-WC live soccer on television.  It's one thing to broadcast the games online, that I can see.  I guess soccer really is finally catching on in the States.

ESPN broadcasts EPL matches every Saturday during the season.  And Fox Soccer Channel(s) broadcast hundreds of matches.  Seriously... Cable, dude.  Get.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 07:15:12 AM
I am genuinely surprised that ESPN is putting non-WC live soccer on television.  It's one thing to broadcast the games online, that I can see.  I guess soccer really is finally catching on in the States.

you are surprised that espn is trying to take advantage of a new market by shoving something down everyones throats?

they also tried to do it with nascar...i am actually pleasantly suprised that this tournament hasnt caught on like i thought it possibly might...if it wasnt on espn i wouldnt even know it was happening...i havent heard anyone talking about it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 07:38:25 AM
You hate something you have no knowledge of and could not care less about.

Personally I'm shocked by that.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 22, 2012, 07:43:19 AM
ESPN broadcasts EPL matches every Saturday during the season.  And Fox Soccer Channel(s) broadcast hundreds of matches.  Seriously... Cable, dude.  Get.

I don't have an extra $50 every month.  I mean, I do...but not for teevee.   For savings. 

I'm considering cutting my alcohol consumption because of cost, too.  Good idea?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 08:00:57 AM
You hate something you have no knowledge of and could not care less about.

Personally I'm shocked by that.

i dont hate the sport and ive watched plenty of it....know as much about it as you...not players and teams but the game...

i even went to an argentinian restaurant during the last world cup to watch a game to see how real fans do it...all it is in america is a party...no one really likes the sport itself..they like dressing up in funny hats and scarfs and go to a bar at 7am to try and feel a part of something...but no one gives a crap about the game itself or who wins and loses...and in fact no american fans even like soccer that much

the sport itself is excrutiatingly boring...its better than lacrosse is the best thing i can say about it...but what i really hate are its fake POS hipster american fans who like the sport so they can be different and tell everyone else how they dont understand it...like its molecular biology or something...these people all need to die and the main reason im against soccer is that i dont want it to do well because that means more iceholes like these kids that become fake fans...and that why im glad this current torunament has flopped so far over here...it has nothing to do with the sport itself
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 08:14:28 AM
^ Didn't read. ^
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2012, 11:33:51 AM
the ratings are actually terrific for the tourney

while thats all well and good, the games are kind of this independent creation. they are on, a million or so watch, and then thats it. no one really talks about it, no one really cares. its sports without passion or intrigue which is the worst possible thing. but it is good soccer so i guess true soccer fans and people who are watching sportscenter and dont change the channel are watching it.

its just silly to try to push a sport that is thankfully not a part of our culture. we have better things to do and this Hoyda european sport will never be it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 12:33:56 PM
soccer ratings are always good because of the immigrant numbers...im ok with that...they are cool with me

the important part is that this tourney didnt create any new soccer "fans" that werent already there....like during the world cup ill hear chatter on the train...in the office ...in the bars ect...this thing going on now carries none of that

shtein hipster soccer dood dio didnt even know it was on
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2012, 12:39:44 PM
Watching you two jerk off over how much you dislike soccer in a soccer thread is really something special to behold.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 12:41:59 PM
actually we fight more often than not

the difference is the lil guy agrees with me like 20% of the time...where as most of the rest of the world is around 0% so it makes his 20 look like 100
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2012, 12:43:18 PM
I don't care.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 12:44:36 PM
I don't care.

Watching you two jerk off over how much you dislike soccer in a soccer thread is really something special to behold.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2012, 12:47:09 PM
Exactly. I was mocking you, not looking for in depth analysis of your conversational quirks.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 22, 2012, 12:54:30 PM
It all depends on Todd's mood. About half the time, he attempts to suckle at the Havas' teet. The other half, he likes to mount a challenge. In true IGY form, he perceives it to be more 80/20 than 50/50.

And soccer is better than The Wire.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 12:57:19 PM
only cause i know rjs wants to see the breakdown but its 20% agree which doesnt mean its 80% disagree

20% agree
50% disagree
30% neutral
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2012, 01:20:42 PM
lol this is terrific

as far as i can tell we agree on 3 things: soccer sucking*, the wire being the goat and that the phillies would be a pathetic joke this year well before anyone else could admit it

*but we disagree on the world cup. i love it and he hates it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 01:52:48 PM
Soccer is better than The Wire.  That's all I took from this exchange and I agree wholeheartedly with you on that, IGY.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2012, 02:05:19 PM
soccer ratings are always good because of the immigrant numbers...im ok with that...they are cool with me

the important part is that this tourney didnt create any new soccer "fans" that werent already there....like during the world cup ill hear chatter on the train...in the office ...in the bars ect...this thing going on now carries none of that

shtein hipster soccer dood dio didnt even know it was on
Shorebird says Get Rid of Em!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 03:14:01 PM
Soccer is better than The Wire.  That's all I took from this exchange and I agree wholeheartedly with you on that, IGY.

will. not. bite
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2012, 03:16:39 PM
soc what?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 03:43:54 PM
lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 22, 2012, 04:02:25 PM
Stay the farg out of this thread iceholes.

Do you see me shteinting on your wire/phillies/flyers/ bullshtein threads? STFU. jesus christ.

Yes, you don't hear any of your white friends talking about European soccer because they:

1) They don't give a farg about the sport
2) The true soccer fans don't hang around people like you
3) It's in farging Europe. (Most Europeans could give two fargs about how the Phillies are blowing)

Now, go hang out with Sarge and go talk shtein about soccer somewhere else.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2012, 04:06:56 PM
if this were berlin im sure it would be a huge deal

but seeing as its america....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 04:21:25 PM
Germany is obliterating Greece right now.  Just in the last few minutes they turned it on and blasted three goals past the goalie.

God they're good.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 22, 2012, 04:42:52 PM
Aryan nation unite!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 22, 2012, 04:44:15 PM
Aryan nation unite!

They'll just have to make a few exceptions for Ozil, Gomez, and Khedeira.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2012, 05:39:41 PM
Aryan nation unite!

Are you six or seven Zimas in right now?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 23, 2012, 06:28:56 AM
Aryan nation unite!

Are you six or seven Zimas in right now?

That's what we call a "base" at the country club.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 23, 2012, 10:43:23 AM
ESPN broadcasts EPL matches every Saturday during the season.  And Fox Soccer Channel(s) broadcast hundreds of matches.  Seriously... Cable, dude.  Get.

I don't have an extra $50 every month.  I mean, I do...but not for teevee.   For savings. 

I'm considering cutting my alcohol consumption because of cost, too.  Good idea?

I just noticed this.

What the farg, bro?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 23, 2012, 11:13:11 AM
So that's a "no?"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 23, 2012, 12:32:01 PM
More like a hell no.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 23, 2012, 12:36:42 PM
I came to the same conclusion after backing off for a day. 

Okay, okay.  After thinking about backing off for a day.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2012, 05:28:10 PM
England prevails chokes.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 24, 2012, 05:31:32 PM
i actually watched the pks just to see them choke

its a shame that greasy guidoland prevailed instead, but whatever. king george III sucks cock.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2012, 05:40:15 PM
It's like the dream team choking year after year.

Seriously.  They were embarrassing today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 24, 2012, 06:09:29 PM
It's like the dream team choking year after year.

Well, if the Dream Team was seeded #5 in the Olympics and wasn't even good enough to qualify in the previous Olympics.

Seriously, the reason the English don't win is that they are not close to being the best national team. Their fans care an awful lot, and they were key in developing the sport, but they're just not that good.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 25, 2012, 04:04:21 PM
Yeah, really.

England's team is just as bad as the Netherlands when it comes to Chemistry. Portugal started the same way, but figured it out.

England just thinks people are going to hand them shtein. They don't scare anyone.

Italy on the other hand just might be heating up...if they continue the aggressive path they started on against England...they might surprise. Balotelli had many good opportunities on goal...just didn't convert, as did De Rossi and Cassano. England had a few shots they wish they could have back....but in the end...like the announcer was alluding to, they were playing on their back foot.

England has a ways to go internationally before they could become a serious threat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 25, 2012, 04:25:52 PM
The one Italian goal in the shootout was pretty farging cool. Made the goalie make his move first and lightly tapped a lob over him.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2012, 05:16:49 PM
PK shootout.  Spain was on fire that last OT period.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2012, 05:28:57 PM
Holy shtein!  Ronaldo didn't even get to take a shot.  WTF?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 27, 2012, 06:28:34 PM
He has a lot to answer for, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 27, 2012, 06:32:16 PM
I guess the coach wanted Ronaldo to be the finishing touch...but it never got there. Idiots.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 27, 2012, 06:36:48 PM
The Captain typically has the autonomy to change it depending upon how the pk's unfold.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 27, 2012, 06:46:22 PM
Nani stepped in for Bruno Alvez...maybe he had a premonition...still...you send your best guy first...regardless of how tired you are. Idiot Portugese.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 27, 2012, 06:53:38 PM
Nani was disappointing the entire tournament.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2012, 03:43:43 PM
Anyone watching Italy vs. Germany?

Wow...Italy creating more opportunities for themselves...nice. Joachim Low has 45 minutes to reverse his fortunes...let's see what happens in the second half.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 28, 2012, 03:54:10 PM
Lahm just botched the shtein out of a fantastic opportunity. Balotelli's brohawk is the stuff of legend.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 28, 2012, 03:56:27 PM
Have it on the office with the dipshteins on in the background.  Missed both goals and halftime.  Did Balotelli score? 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 28, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
Only twice.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 28, 2012, 04:01:50 PM
So i should be paying more attention to this match rather than the blow fest at CBP.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 28, 2012, 04:07:49 PM
Correct.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 28, 2012, 05:11:00 PM
Balotelli doesn't look Italian. RINGER
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2012, 05:22:11 PM
A buddy was saying that he's African but his parents couldn't raise him, or he lost them or something and he ended up being raised by the Balotelli family in Italy. Dude's only 21.  :o

Apparently he has a brother who's also a soccer stud, I think he's trying out for Newcastle...not a Balotelli though.

Time to wikipedia that shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2012, 05:24:08 PM
From Wikipedia:

Early life
 
Mario Balotelli was born in Palermo, Sicily, to Ghanaian immigrants Thomas and Rose Barwuah. The family moved to Bagnolo Mella in the province of Brescia, Lombardy, shortly after he was born.[7] As an infant, he had life-threatening complications with his intestines which led to a series of operations, although his condition had improved by 1992. Mario's health problems and the family's cramped living conditions meant the Barwuahs decided to ask for the help of social services who recommended that he be fostered.[7]
 
In 1993, the Barwuah family agreed to entrust the three-year-old boy to Francesco and Silvia Balotelli,[7] with the legal move formalized by the Court of Brescia.[8] When Mario Balotelli became famous, his biological parents asked for his return. He later accused them of "glory hunting", stating that they only wanted him back because of the prominence he had gained.[9] According to Law 91 of 5 February 1992,[10] Balotelli had to wait until his 18th birthday to request Italian citizenship, as the Balotellis had not adopted him. Balotelli officially gained citizenship on 13 August 2008.[11]
 
Mario has three biological siblings: Abigail, Enoch and Angel Barwuah.[12] Enoch Barwuah, two years his junior, had a trial at English Premier League side Stoke City in December 2011.[13]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 28, 2012, 06:12:42 PM
Balotelli is batshtein crazy and just as talented as he is kookoo.

farg Italy too.  Go Spain.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2012, 06:35:08 PM
I'm rooting for the Guidos. I don't care about Spain at all.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 28, 2012, 06:53:00 PM
It's a tough call considering both teams are littered with pouting diving primadonna Romes.   Spain has hotter bitches in the stands, so as always, the hot chicks prevail.

(http://www.cctv.com/program/sportsscene/20080630/images/1214808983204_1214808983204_r.jpg)

(http://detailsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/spanish-soccer-fan.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 28, 2012, 06:57:11 PM
wow.

also..farg Italy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 28, 2012, 07:55:38 PM
im not trying to troll here but i literally do not remember the last euro soccer tournament existing

without espn does anyone even know this is going on? even you soccer nerds
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: BigEd76 on June 28, 2012, 07:57:06 PM
Italy...wassup
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 28, 2012, 08:43:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eCpF2.jpg)

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2012, 08:46:54 PM
did they throw bananas on the field today?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 28, 2012, 08:49:29 PM
you need some potassium after a game dude
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 28, 2012, 08:53:02 PM
if someone threw bananas at an american sporting event you would be the first in line to condemn them and america as a whole

but if fancy educated europeans do it its not a big deal i guess
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 28, 2012, 08:55:36 PM
your mom gobbles bananas, if you know what I'm saying monkey boy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 28, 2012, 10:38:23 PM
87.3 of the televisions in spain were watching whats his face hit the penalty that beat portugal

it wasnt even half the country though, 19.1 mil of roughly 50 mil people
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 29, 2012, 02:41:00 AM
im not trying to troll here but i literally do not remember the last euro soccer tournament existing

without espn does anyone even know this is going on? even you soccer nerds

edit. mean and drunk.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2012, 05:44:05 PM
edit. mean and drunk.

haha what?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2012, 05:57:26 PM
C'mon Phatty...that post was perfect. No need to be PC around here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 29, 2012, 08:49:45 PM
i think he realized that hooligans ard racists arent civilized
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 29, 2012, 09:33:50 PM
depends which race you hate.

I hate the French, therefore I am civilized.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 30, 2012, 05:48:33 PM
Guidos v. Spics tomorrow.

Arrivederci Espana!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 01, 2012, 03:30:34 PM
What a pass!  That was beautiful play.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2012, 03:38:53 PM
Precision passing...wow...Spain is levels above all teams right now.

It's not over for Italy...they need to create someting on offense...looks like they're hoping for mistakes by Spain, which are not happening.

Cassano is invisible in this game. Balotelli needs help. Italy just doesn't have any possession time.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2012, 04:15:31 PM
If I have to hear how Spain is the greatest team ever one more time from these hyperbolic nitwits, I'm gonna, I'm gonna... well, do nothing.  Actually, that's not true.  I'ma have another beer.  And watch golf.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 01, 2012, 04:27:04 PM
I always love it when the place I would rather visit wins.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2012, 06:23:07 PM
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/523621_467777006567893_629004707_n.jpg)

The scene at McGillin's downtown today.

God, I miss Philly.

And LOL @ Dio.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2012, 06:34:07 PM
white people doing dumb things
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 01, 2012, 07:01:10 PM
I'd bang the hell out of the chick in the front of that picture
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2012, 08:56:54 PM
white people doing dumb things

wow
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 15, 2012, 11:27:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVRtZzh_KfM

i'd probably have sex with beckham.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 28, 2012, 09:53:11 AM
I'll be at Liverpool v. Tottenham in an hour or so, good times.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 28, 2012, 12:42:19 PM
Wish I was going.  Have fun, bro.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 28, 2012, 02:29:33 PM
Go Hotspur.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 29, 2012, 06:15:27 AM
What a snoozer.  It was way too hot for those euro-queens.  The play was sloppy and sluggish and frankly pretty boring.  I could almost hear the players thinking, "please don't kick it to me."

I paid about a dollar a minute to see an uninspired exhibition match in a sauna.  Yay me.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 29, 2012, 10:07:28 AM
so a bunch of faggy euros did not go all out for a game that didn't mean anything and was full of people who were only there to be cool? crazy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 29, 2012, 10:09:00 AM
also, belarus is beating brazil.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2012, 12:28:32 AM
What farging channels are these olympic soccer matches on? What times?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 30, 2012, 01:35:56 AM
What farging channels are these olympic soccer matches on? What times?

There is an exclusive Olympic Soccer Channel that is free.  Check your cable listings. 

First few days of soccer competition the stands were empty.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 30, 2012, 01:42:42 AM
world cup soccer sucks.....can you imagine how bad other games during the four years in between world cups are...unwatchable would be a kind description...hence the reason soccer fan #1 hb has no clue where or how to view it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 30, 2012, 09:57:16 AM
The Great Britain/UAE match was really excellent yesterday.


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 30, 2012, 10:09:57 AM
Doubtful
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 30, 2012, 12:43:13 PM
Actually, it was.  No sarcasms.

And this is Alex Morgan in a Man Utd. jersey:

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2808/imageofll.jpg)

All sorts of bam.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2012, 01:43:14 PM
Ha...IGY's opinion on anything soccer is the equivalent of my opinion on The Wire. Stay outta mine, and I'll stay outta yours.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 16, 2012, 12:14:29 PM
Gringos beat the Mexicans yesterday. Lazy farging Mexicans.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on August 16, 2012, 12:17:36 PM
And then the Mexican fans pelted American fans with 'debris' that included human waste.

Lovely.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 16, 2012, 12:20:03 PM
i loved espn spending two days previewing the game by saying its so hard to win in mexico because of the intimidating atmosphere of 100 thousand crazies being on top of you...biggest rivalry in this HEMISPHERE...

then the game is played in front of a half empty stadium
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 16, 2012, 12:24:16 PM
And then the Mexican fans pelted American fans with 'debris' that included human waste.

Lovely.

Sadly, that is par for the course even here in the states.

Anytime Mexico and anyone else is playing....people throw farging shtein all over the place, I haven't heard of the fecal matter, but not surprising, but I have heard of people urinating in their cups and chucking them down the bleachers.

My dad and other people who have attended have told me. I'm hoping it is due to visual experience more than physical experience.

Mexico soccer game+Alcohol=Dirty Hooligans.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on August 16, 2012, 05:39:46 PM
I really can't blame anyone for hating America, except the French, who can all get in line to suck my meatcicle.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 16, 2012, 05:55:02 PM
Hating America is one thing, but hating America's farging soccer team?  That's like hating Jamaica's bobsled team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 16, 2012, 06:04:57 PM
Acutally, the rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico's national soccer team goes back a long way. It's a very good rivalry. Just happens that there's a lot of shtein heads on Mexico's side of the stadium dropping pee-pee and caca bombs on their own.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 16, 2012, 08:07:34 PM
Hating America is one thing, but hating America's farging soccer team?  That's like hating Jamaica's bobsled team.

exactly...its like eagle fans hating jaguar fans....america sucks at soccer and their own country doesnt care about them so why would anyone else
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2012, 01:42:15 AM
That's a great use of Jaguars fans.  :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on August 17, 2012, 01:47:42 AM
then the game is played in front of a half empty stadium

not sure about this but maybe they blocked off seating so no pos trashole mexican would throw something on the field

then again maybe the game wasnt at 300 in the morning and therefore too early for them

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2012, 02:07:15 AM
then the game is played in front of a half empty stadium

not sure about this but maybe they blocked off seating so no pos trashole mexican would throw something on the field

This is most likely.

My new favorite word: Trashole.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on August 17, 2012, 03:01:25 AM
Don't get me wrong me gusta los mexicanos pero the people who go to those games are farging animals
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 17, 2012, 07:03:12 AM
it looked like they blocked the gates to get in...there wasnt a single full section in the stadium
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on August 17, 2012, 12:56:08 PM
i'm in an EPL fantasy league if anyone wants to join, no cash involved, just for fun. figured since i've been watching a lot more in recent years i might as well learn more about the players.

http://uk.premierleague.fantasysports.yahoo.com

group 7772
password epl1234

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2012, 02:47:44 PM
Just joined....I'm 'Itchy Countries'
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on August 17, 2012, 06:35:26 PM
tempting, but I resist

mostly because I would suck horribly

I hardly have time to not watch Eagles games, nevermind the entire Soccer world.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 17, 2012, 06:38:54 PM
epl final or eagles playoff game....which one are you skipping errands to watch?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2012, 06:45:41 PM
 :-D

epl final?  :-D

If there was such a thing.  ;)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2012, 07:49:29 PM
tempting, but I resist

mostly because I would suck horribly

I hardly have time to not watch Eagles games, nevermind the entire Soccer world.

Its actually pretty simple and is easier than fantasy football. You can neglect it for weeks and still be in first.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 17, 2012, 08:04:57 PM
So just like Mexican soccer you can be lazy and throw feces
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2012, 08:05:47 PM
Pretty much.

By the way, you might want to duck.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on August 17, 2012, 08:15:29 PM
dempsey is not playing for fulham tomorrow, so in a fake league i have already made one transaction, usually takes me til week 5 or so in real fantasy leagues.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on August 17, 2012, 08:16:18 PM
clarification, dempsey doesn't want to play for fulham ever. don't you think you would bring this up before the day before the opener?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 18, 2012, 12:09:32 AM
He's been trying to half-ass his way out of there since the end of last season...but I guess there wasn't really much demand for him. Had a good season last year...but...I think teams would have to pay a fee to get him out of there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 18, 2012, 01:05:56 AM
The scoring system for fantasy soccer must be dreadful.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2012, 01:06:42 AM
The scoring system for fantasy soccer must be dreadful.

just the scoring system?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 18, 2012, 01:11:31 AM
Easy there smalls...you don't want me polluting your wire with pee-pee and poop bombs.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 18, 2012, 01:13:19 AM
No, but I thought that went without saying. But at least in football or basketball there's a dozen different way players can accumulate points without actually scoring.  How the farg do you score fantasy soccer. Assist, goal and........?  Do they give points for faking  hoyda injuries?  If so, then fantasy points be blowing up.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2012, 01:13:47 AM
Easy there smalls...you don't want me polluting your wire with pee-pee and poop bombs.

bubs soiled himself many times...there nothing you could possibly do to overshadow this
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 18, 2012, 01:22:32 AM
Easy there smalls...you don't want me polluting your wire with pee-pee and poop bombs.

bubs soiled himself many times...there nothing you could possibly do to overshadow this

Johnny Weeks getting the hose ripped out if his colostomy bag was the shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 18, 2012, 07:49:15 PM
Yo Matty, what team is yours? Sound of Philly?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on August 18, 2012, 08:43:16 PM
kanye west ham

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on September 04, 2012, 09:44:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8gKmQ6Hrro
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on September 17, 2012, 12:51:13 PM
http://deadspin.com/5943861/this-is-the-worst-own-goal-ever?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


i can't stop laughing at this
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 17, 2012, 02:28:09 PM
http://deadspin.com/5943861/this-is-the-worst-own-goal-ever?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


i can't stop laughing at this

Ha.  Poor guy will have a bullet in his brain soon.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on November 15, 2012, 09:10:51 PM
Incase you didn't see it...probably the most amazing goal there will ever be.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbslWQh-R_U
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 09, 2012, 08:14:31 AM
The Manchester Derby starts in a few minutes.  I'm more excited to see this than the Eagles. 

Mock?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2012, 09:53:14 AM
It's about farging time.

your MOCK began a long time ago
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 09, 2012, 10:26:34 AM
That match was just fantastic from start to finish.

UNITED!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 09, 2012, 12:54:37 PM
move to europe, Hoyda
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 09, 2012, 02:44:53 PM
Gladly.  They have fewer willfully ignorant douchebags there, better food, booze, & free medical care.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 09, 2012, 02:56:42 PM
ok bye
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2012, 06:01:47 PM
ok bye

lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2012, 12:10:11 PM
Todd and I skyped during the Champions League draw this morning.

Excitement!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 20, 2012, 02:05:03 PM
Todd and I skyped during the Champions League draw this morning.

Excitement!

I'm sure it goes without saying that the meeting was shirtless.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2012, 04:55:52 PM
Shirtless, pants less, whatever.  But I digress...

Anywho...  ManU got stuck with Real Madrid again.   Tough draw.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on December 20, 2012, 05:36:54 PM
Go Real Madrid!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2012, 05:56:59 PM
  ^ Liverpool trash.  ^
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 20, 2012, 06:09:54 PM
lol @ rome.

Man U's got a great team this season. But they tend to shtein the bed recently in the UEFA Champions league.

Let me see here

Dio- Liverpool
Rome- Man U
bionic- Chelsea
rjs- Tottenham? Who was the hotspur fan here on the board? Seabiscuit? Geo? Phreak?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2012, 07:03:06 PM
matty is a barcelona fan because he was there when they won the champions league and got drunk with filthy spanish whores for a week.

solid reasoning, actually.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 21, 2012, 02:12:50 AM
not only do i not have skype i dont even know what a champions league draw is

i do know what wannabe eurotrash is though and i see plenty of it here
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 21, 2012, 03:10:56 AM
Hahahah I thought Rome was serious and you actually Skyped with him during a farging soccer match. I was gonna tell you that living in Mexico was rotting your brain. Fuuuuuutbol!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 21, 2012, 04:08:37 AM
the only people who like soccer are the first generationers...of which there are plenty

anyone assimilated to american culture automatically realizes soccer is horrendous
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on March 22, 2013, 11:31:26 PM
Anyone see this US/Costa Rica soccer match from Denver?  Snowing like a mother.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2013, 11:35:54 PM
no
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on March 22, 2013, 11:38:52 PM
Turn it on damnit.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 23, 2013, 01:07:40 AM
I watched two minutes of it to see soccer in the snow.

I was happy to see Peru beat Chile too.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 26, 2013, 12:45:30 PM
Mexico v. U.S. today.

Mexico has started these qualifiers off bad with two ties. Can't risk losing today. Should be a good match at the Azteca. Can U.S. make it two in a row there?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 26, 2013, 12:50:51 PM
If this group manages to stay within 3 of Mexico it should be considered a major achievement and a fairly disappointing result for Azteca.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 26, 2013, 01:26:58 PM
Agreed. I'll downplay the major achievement part. U.S. soccer is no longer the stepchild it used to be. I think they've established themselves for a while now that they are starting to become like England. These guys need to take that next step. They've been stuck in the mud for a while. They have enough veteran leadership where they should be able to make some noise. Problem is they're young talent. I'm not too familiar with them and have not heard of many.

Mexico on the other hand is about to get their boat sunk. This was supposed to the the team that finally advances past the quarter finals and they can't even beat Jamaica at home. God damned Mexicans! :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 26, 2013, 02:29:45 PM
Mexico should dominate this game and if they don't they are in big trouble. The US has had no consistency in its lineup and especially on the back line. A defense that has rarely played with each other in the loudest stadium in the world is bad news. If this is a tie a loss or an unimpressive win by Mexico their coach is probably gone.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 26, 2013, 02:32:41 PM
Yep. I expect nothing but error-laden, missed-opportunity, substandard football from Mexico. In other words, I don't expect them to play any different than what they are used to.

Agreed, Mexico shteins the bed, coach is gone.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 26, 2013, 06:45:15 PM
Chicharito by himself is better than every other player the U.S. fields combined.  And I like Dempsey & Altidore & Bradley, but come on...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 27, 2013, 02:22:04 AM
this game tonight was case and point why soccer is an atrocity

its also...super good for the us. 1 pt in mexico is massive.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 27, 2013, 03:19:11 AM
Nice play by the gringos. Their defense was tough, all game and team Mexico couldn't pass worth shtein. I'm starting to get scared.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 27, 2013, 08:59:26 AM
The two no-calls on penalties in the box didn't hurt. For the US to escape with a point is ridiculous. They got dominated by a vastly superior team on the road. Lucky lucky lucky.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 27, 2013, 02:28:06 PM
Stunning result.  I watched the replay this afternoon and I can't remember seeing even a 2 minute stretch where the US looked like it belonged on the pitch with those guys.

Jesus...  I'll take the point gladly, though.

PS... So long Tim Howard. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 27, 2013, 03:25:33 PM
I forget the deal with Donovan. Not interested or just trying out new players?

The defensive scheme for the U.S. was executed pretty well. Yes, Mexico had their chances, but 90% of those opportunities were in traffic and never really threatened.

Mexico has a lot of things to fix. Frankly, they've taken a step backwards. I wouldn't be surprised if Chepo De La Torre is fired.

The only positive is that Mexico is only 2pts behind the leader, but that's also the bad news. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 27, 2013, 06:36:29 PM
Donovan is dealing with burnout (or whatever).  That's the unofficial word, anyway.  What he's really dealing with is an overwhelming decline in skill level and desire to train that comes when you roar into your 30's.   I've always liked Donovan but he's a massive Hoyda who had the talent to play at the highest level in Europe yet always chose to muck it up with the rest of the minor leaguers in the MLS.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 28, 2013, 03:02:48 AM
donovan OUT
dempsey IN
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 14, 2013, 03:58:53 PM
Chelsea shat the bed against Manchester City today.

Why did the shtein head Oscar play the whole game while Lampard, Torres, and Terry sat. (Torres went in after the 60th minute).

Bullshtein by Benitez.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 21, 2013, 01:02:44 PM
Chuggie & Dio... did you guys watch the Chelsea/Liverpool match?

Holy shtein - take a bite outta crime, Luis!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on April 21, 2013, 01:48:04 PM
Nope.  Do tell.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 21, 2013, 01:52:54 PM
Suarez bit Ivanovic from Chelsea on the arm.  The referees missed it (how - who knows - it was a blatant as can be) and then Suarez came back and scored the equalizer in the 96th minute.

Seriously, this is the second time he's bitten someone on the field.  Combine those two instances of retardation with the Evra racial taunts, and well, good luck with your new striker next year.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 21, 2013, 02:05:29 PM
I didn't get a chance to watch but Suarez is dirty as hell. But he is one of my favorite players due to the shtein he pulls...just funny to watch....except the racist shtein of course. Dude does everything possible to win, even if its beyond rational.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 21, 2013, 04:08:56 PM
I'm fairly certain that was his last game for Liverpool and quite probably the last game he ever plays in the EPL.

I mean, he farging bit someone intentionally.  He didn't punch him or even kick him in the nuts... he bit the guy.

Good riddance, rat boy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2013, 10:51:11 PM
on the espn ticker it says a soccer player apologized for biting someone in a game today
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 24, 2013, 10:53:15 AM
http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1423972/liverpool's-luis-suarez-gets-10-match-ban-from-fa?cc=5901

Ten games for grievous assault on the pitch but if you utter a racial slur, you're hauled into court to face charges.

Hilarious.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 24, 2013, 12:34:01 PM
Here, have a Snickers.

Why?

Because you turn into a cannibal when you're hungry.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2013, 12:35:35 PM
whats going to be the next big soccer story?

someone gets banned for life for hair pulling?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 24, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
firing squad for flopping like a carp
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 24, 2013, 11:15:49 PM
Haters, haters, haters.

The funny thing is that IGY is a closet soccer fan, but just can't bring himself around to admit it.

Your secret is safe with us Smalls.  ;)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on May 05, 2013, 08:44:42 AM
The farg? (http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1435759/utah-soccer-referee-dies-being-punched-player?cc=5901)

Quote
A Utah soccer referee who slipped into a coma after being punched by a teenage player during a game a week ago died Saturday night, police said.

Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following an assault, Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said.

Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card.

....

The teenager, quite a bit heavier than Portillo, began arguing with the referee, then unleashed a punch to his face. Portillo seemed fine at first, then asked to be held because he felt dizzy. He sat down and started vomiting blood, triggering his friend to call an ambulance.

When police arrived around noon, the teenager was gone and Portillo was laying on the ground in the fetal position.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 05, 2013, 09:26:10 AM
Merseyside Derby has been a snoozer so far. 

Dio's undoubtedly running errands.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 05, 2013, 10:20:55 AM
Yep.  Watching the kids and baking a cake for my old lady's birthday.

Plus, no cable. 

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 08, 2013, 07:33:54 AM
http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1438939/manchester-united-manager-alex-ferguson-retire-season-end?cc=5901

Shocking news.  Not really because the dude is 71, but still, he's the most successful manager in the history of team sports.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 08, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
Wow...wtf? Wow.

Dude was cool. He seemed like a likable dude even though some managers had problems with him, but set the bar pretty high. Hate to see guys like this go. End of eras.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 25, 2013, 04:11:23 PM
I'm watching some of this game to get my Gus Johnson fix

He just went apeshtein over a penalty kick goal.

Awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 25, 2013, 04:28:46 PM
Still adjusting to Gus calling international soccer matches for FOX.  Seriously, the guy could make washing dishes sound exciting.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 26, 2013, 07:37:41 AM
He is hilariously awful.  You guys realize that, right?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 26, 2013, 09:28:56 AM
I enjoyed him. I love when he's calling a game no matter what
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 26, 2013, 09:45:01 AM
Oh, don't get me wrong here.  He's great.  But he's also a ridiculous screeching caricature.  That's what makes him so much fun to listen to.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 26, 2013, 12:59:37 PM
He is hilariously awful.

Oh, don't get me wrong here.  He's great. 

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 26, 2013, 01:02:33 PM
I can enjoy things that are terrible.  Like everything you've ever posted for instance.  You're excruciatingly boring and quite stupid, but I still love you like a retarded stepbrother.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 26, 2013, 01:15:01 PM
I don't know who helped you come up with that, but give them a high 5 for me.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 27, 2013, 03:14:31 AM
Everton plays in L.A. In July. I hope Chelsea makes it over here as well.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 27, 2013, 01:09:48 PM
America vs. Cruz Azul final yesterday at the Azteca was one for the ages.

America playing with 10 men, down 2-0 in aggregate...finds a way to score in the 88th minute...then in the 2nd minute of extra time...America's goalie, heads a corner kick off one of the Cruz Azul defender's and forces extra time. They go to penalty kicks, and Cruz Azul gets their 1st one block, and misses the 2nd one. America wins the penalties 4-2.

Amazing comeback.



*I heard that the UEFA Champions league was a great match as well.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 27, 2013, 01:28:20 PM
that was actually on at the bar yesterday (big shock) and i had no clue what was going on until PKs

then i remembered theres a mexican league title every other month and who cares
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 27, 2013, 01:57:16 PM
 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 27, 2013, 07:35:05 PM
Todd, yes!  :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 03:07:15 PM
can someone explain to me what a friendly means in soccer....i thought it meant a game that means absolutely nothing...but if thats the case why do so many people go to them
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 02, 2013, 03:17:38 PM
Exhibition with no league meanings I think
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 03:21:09 PM
thats just crazy to me....like soccer isnt boring enough when it matters...

then again i think the game is irrelevant to most americans....i turned on the game a minute ago and all the crowd looked like was dopey hipsters who cared more about scarf dancing and chanting than watching even a minute of the game
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 03:21:26 PM
can someone explain to me what a friendly means in soccer....i thought it meant a game that means absolutely nothing...but if thats the case why do so many people go to them

why do so many people go to spring training games
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 03:23:19 PM
can someone explain to me what a friendly means in soccer....i thought it meant a game that means absolutely nothing...but if thats the case why do so many people go to them

why do so many people go to spring training games

to vacation in florida mostly

but also to see future prospects and peep your team for the upcoming season

best to my knowledge and correct me if im wrong the friendlys arent preseason games are they?....i mean they have no larger meaning outside of the 90 minutes that day right?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 03:27:00 PM
they dont...its a straight exhibition

though for example usa is using it as a warm up for world cup qualifying. so they want to see a good result. and they need the warm up because these guys dont play together too often.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 03:33:04 PM
i can understand it from a team and sport perspective.....i cant understand 60 thousand fans paying top dollar to go
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 03:54:46 PM
if you kinda like soccer and kinda drinking i imagine youd go
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 03:57:28 PM
i suspect it mostly has to do with the infrequent nature of these games happening in any particular us city....its more like a concert than a sporting event

still baffling to me tho that the games mean literally nothing
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 04:00:07 PM
basically yes..its an event when the usmnt or a top epl team come into a city for the soccer folks there

the games do mean something in the sense that you want to see them play well because important games are coming up...but theoretically yes thats why they're called friendly's
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 04:03:52 PM
do any soccer games really matter in the us other than the world cup since the us is a lock to always qualify for it.....what non world cup games ever really matter?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 04:16:56 PM
theyre not a lock but theyre close

other than anything surrounding the world cup soccer can fall into a lava pit for all i care.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 02, 2013, 10:57:48 PM
IGY and MDS talking soccer. How much time does the Earth have left?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 11:00:52 PM
lil guy loves soccer and was schooling me
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 11:49:10 PM
lil guy hates soccer but loves amerika and any kind of international competition
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 11:50:33 PM
some little tramp on the usa womens team was born in canada but plays for the us scored a goal today versus canada and after she netted it she continuously popped her jersey at the canadien crowd in toronto...what a pos
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 11:52:39 PM
for a skinny white bitch alex morgan is soooo tasty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 03, 2013, 12:24:32 PM
some little tramp on the usa womens team was born in canada but plays for the us scored a goal today versus canada and after she netted it she continuously popped her jersey at the canadien crowd in toronto...what a pos

you realize they were taunting her with racial slurs, right dummy?

oh, no... you missed that part.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 05, 2013, 02:22:36 AM
Mexico on the board. Until Friday.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 08, 2013, 07:02:37 AM
U.S. got the win they needed at Jamaica.  Altidore scored for second game in a row, which is a good sign.  Winning goal came in stoppage time.  U.S now tied with Mexico and Costa Rica at seven points, with Panama holding the fourth spot at 6 points.  Top three automatically qualify for WC.  Fourth faces a playoff vs. New Zealand. 

Two more games...next up vs. Panama on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2013, 08:49:54 AM
They played like absolute crap.  It's getting more and more common for this team to sleepwalk through games like this and that's on Klinsmann.   They were disjointed and showed absolutely no willingness to attack Jamaica until the shtein hit the fan in the 90th minute.  They got a win and a win in qualifying is paramount, but still...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2013, 03:12:27 PM
so....theyre not going to win the world cup?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 08, 2013, 06:32:08 PM
Mexico sure isn't. They look like absolute shtein. They should be winning every game and the lackluster fargs keep shteinting away points. At this point, they would get creamed by the Women's Team-Liechtenstein.

By the way Costa Rica and U.S. have played one less game than Mexico.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2013, 04:15:01 PM
Mexico is teh suck!

'No se puede!'
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2013, 06:38:40 PM
when yall come to america for qualifying, you guys are gonna get...como se dice 'butt raped' en espanol, por favor?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
'violados en la boca' (raped in the mouth)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 17, 2013, 08:13:21 PM
not 'violados en la nalgas?'
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2013, 09:02:58 PM
either way im gonna blow a load on a fajita plate when it happens
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 19, 2013, 12:03:32 AM
Did the US win tonight?  To much going on tonight.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2013, 02:23:56 AM
solid victory. had numerous chances but couldnt finish until jozy did.

all but assured of a spot in rio now. long break before 2 games in september at costa rica and home against mexico. truly dont mean much since they are in but 4 pts there and you have to think maybe this team can do something next summer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 19, 2013, 05:54:41 AM
I think we'll make some noise.  ;) (farg Mexico)

The guys are playing well together, have confidence, are are building great momentum heading into the World Cup.

With a nice draw, this team is capable of getting past the first round and being a darkhorse.

USA! USA! USA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 19, 2013, 06:10:18 PM
Honduras is brutal to play against.  They don't give a shtein about possession and routinely pack 'em in to the point where the only offense they generate is on the counter.  They had 10 guys behind the ball most of the night and any time the U.S. tried to come up the middle with the ball they closed it down.  When Bradley started distributing out to the wings, they got much better.  The U.S. was actually dominant in the second half and should have scored at least 3 or 4.   It's all coming together for these guys now, but to be frank, the competition is barely world class in this hexagonal.   Mexico only having 1 win in six matches is just inexcusable.  I'm shocked De La Torre still has a job after this qualifying debacle.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 19, 2013, 08:56:42 PM
What Rome said.

I think if Mexico has any chance of doing anything, they need to axe the coach, a year ago.

Another crappy defensive outing by Mexico today. These guys are just slowest, unorganized, and as incohesive as I've EVER seen this unit play. I think they just gave up on the coach. These guys play with no heart.

Jesus christ I'm blessed with zesty ass teams. farg me.  :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2013, 11:55:03 PM
id be fine with mexico advancing, i just went them to get into that silly playoff with new zealand

make them travel to the ends of the earth to face a bunch of crew members from the lord of the rings...priceless
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 20, 2013, 11:01:33 AM
If Mexico doesn't make it to Brazil you might see shtein happen like Colombia in the 90s.

They take it serious down there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2013, 11:09:27 AM
There's no way Mexico doesn't make it but yeah, with the amount of talent they have some heads need to roll immediately. Or not. farg them.

Also the US is really looking good right now, but I have a hard time getting too excited about it. They just aren't good enough on the back line to compete with the big boys on the World Cup level. Getting out of the round robin and winning one single elimination game is probably their ceiling.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 20, 2013, 12:03:50 PM
Agreed, but what they have going is momentum. If you get that group believing, and they get early scores in games, they shift the pressure on to the other teams, and desperate teams make mistakes. It's a fun thing to see.

I like this U.S. team. They're building it right. They don't think they're better than anyone before they get on the field, but by the time they get off, they let the score do the talking. That's a huge advantage over many of the entitled euro-trash teams.

U.S.? Put money on them.

Mexico? Put vomit-bibs on yourself.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2013, 12:59:05 PM
spain is -8 verse tahiti today

and the tahiti ML is 15,000....lolol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 20, 2013, 02:01:21 PM
id take taihiti

chances are spains best players were eating brazilian snatch well into the night...hungover apathetic euro trash goal ceiling is 6
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2013, 02:02:58 PM
money line is now up to 35k

sick
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 20, 2013, 02:07:32 PM
in the world fifa rankings, taihiti is ranked behind st vincent and the grenadines...a small island in the atlantic which i assume doesnt even know what electricity is
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 20, 2013, 03:38:29 PM
 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2013, 07:34:54 AM
Spain cruised to a 10-0 win.   Soccer peeps were freaking out over them running up the score and feeling sorry for the plumbers and cabana boys on the team.   Oh, boo hoo.  They live in farging TAHITI, for chrissakes.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Dillen on June 25, 2013, 06:48:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=17mJgQkZX9U
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 27, 2013, 06:38:47 AM
Maybe two people here care about this but Jack McInerney is going to be named to the U.S. Men's Senior Team for the Gold Cup today.

Considering he was riding the Union bench in Peter Nowak's dog house this time last year, I'd say that's a fairly remarkable turnaround for the kid.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 06, 2013, 06:28:34 PM
Fans kill and quarter football referee in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say enraged spectators invaded a football field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body after he stabbed a player to death.

The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao says in a statement that it all started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game last weekend. The two got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who died on his way to the hospital.

The statement issued this week says Abreu's friends and relatives immediately "rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body."

Local news media say the spectators also decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

Police have arrested one suspect.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Chameleon on July 06, 2013, 07:04:44 PM
^^^^^^^^ This is the most entertaining thing I have read in a long while.  Where is the YouTube video?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 06, 2013, 08:05:26 PM
Deadspin has the morgue video where you can see them piecing his body back together on the table.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 06, 2013, 08:32:55 PM
I hope that's the kind of action we can expect at the World Cup next year!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 08, 2013, 01:00:41 PM
Deadspin has the morgue video where you can see them piecing his body back together on the table.

Go to liveleak and you can see how matter of fact everyone is. I found it funny if you watch long enough how that one nurse holding the lower legs up in the air is just waiting around with nothing to do. At the beginning she's kind of playing with them inserting them back into the stumps.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 28, 2013, 06:06:59 PM
USA!   USA!   USA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 28, 2013, 06:13:22 PM
give us the canal! take the canal!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 28, 2013, 08:17:51 PM
(http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Jurgen-disappears.gif)

lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 29, 2013, 07:09:04 PM
Congrats gringos. You deserved this one. Definitely the two best teams played in the final and the best team won.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 29, 2013, 07:40:26 PM
is mexico even going to make the cup?

they look like shtein and i have to imagine the pressure is beyond tolerable. heads will roll if they dont make it. literally. people gonna get got.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2013, 03:36:17 AM
Have you not been watching? Everyone else progresses, while Mexico is a collective group of fargholes. If Mexico keeps playing this way, they will continue to make Latin America vomit on themselves every time they play. If they make it, they will not win any games in their group and as luck would have it, they would be in the group of death which would be fitting.

Money should be on them not making it. farg this Mexican team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 30, 2013, 07:22:09 AM
It's not talent Chuggie.   It's the system and coaching holding El Tri back.  And it couldn't be more obvious.   Mexico has top 10 talent worldwide easily.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 30, 2013, 01:57:00 PM
i dont even care if they win or not i just want them in that play in game against new zealand

have fun traveling to narnia for a 2 legger you losers
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2013, 03:03:16 PM
One game is in Narnia, the other one is at the shire.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2013, 03:05:49 PM
It's not talent Chuggie.   It's the system and coaching holding El Tri back.  And it couldn't be more obvious.   Mexico has top 10 talent worldwide easily.

They sure were playing like top ten 2 years ago, but I agree with the system being the problem. He's trying to fit a square peg into the round hole with same 'ol, same 'ol. He needed to be gone about 8 games ago. It's just ugly.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 30, 2013, 03:09:55 PM
andres escobar part II comin up
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 30, 2013, 03:28:10 PM
Any team with Chicharito in the starting 11 gets my respect.  He's on par with the best strikers on the planet IMO.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2013, 03:43:23 PM
Bad part is that he's got no support. Barrera can get the balls into him, but this group of iceholes are too selfish and would have better scoring opportunities by simply looking up sometimes or just making that extra pass. Chicharito by himself is a horrible ball handler, but he's deadly in the box.

Mexican defense is porously Swiss-cheese. I wish they could play half-as good as the worst concacaf team. Mexico is farged.

Time to get an Altidore jersey.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 30, 2013, 06:43:37 PM
I got my Clint Dempsey butta jawn (see what I did there) a few weeks ago.  It's an XXL but they sent me a kid's XXL.   I know I'm a fat farg but Jesus... US Soccer exchanged it on their dime and gave me a 25% off coupon for another purchase for the hassle.  That's better treatment than I ever got from the icehole Eagles.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 30, 2013, 08:20:02 PM
 :-D

I didn't know they made XXL kids.  :-D

A Dempsey jersey would be cool. I like the fact that the U.S. has more and more players playing abroad aka EPL. If that continues, look for the U.S. to be a serious contender for the World Cup in the coming years, but there has to be at least a handful of guys...and Dempsey's getting up there in age.

U.S. soccer has come a loooooooong way since the 90's. I'm glad to see the direction they're headed in. It's exciting to watch and the fact they have so much potential. They've already proven they can hang and beat teams like Spain. It would have been fun to see what they would have done in the Confederations cup instead of Sucxico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 30, 2013, 09:12:10 PM
butta jawn

I'm a fat farg
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 31, 2013, 12:50:53 PM
only 30 min into the match, milan is down 4-0 to man city. its getting ugly.

5-0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 31, 2013, 01:02:49 PM
5-3 at halftime. craziness.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 31, 2013, 01:07:50 PM
That's a lot of goals.  If teams could do that more consistently more Americans would be interested...[/Bettman]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 31, 2013, 01:19:02 PM
butta jawn

I'm a fat farg

Look how cute.  Todd actually understood something for a change.

So proud.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 02, 2013, 08:50:27 PM
Quote
Multiple sources within Major League Soccer have informed NBC Sports’ ProSoccerTalk that Tottenham Hotspur will receive a $9 million transfer fee for the U.S. captain’s services – roughly 95 percent of the £6 million Spurs reportedly paid for Dempsey last summer.  To complete the unexpected move, Seattle have guaranteed the 30-year-old attacker $32 million over the next four seasons, making him one of the most expensive players in league history.

The $9 million transfer fee will also be the highest paid in league history and the second major purchase made by the Sounders this summer.

Stunning.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on August 03, 2013, 12:32:58 AM
huge for mls to get him

at the same time id like to think dempsey even playing for a zesty epl team is better than starring in the mls. we need him correct for brazil.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 03, 2013, 01:15:55 AM
Quote
Multiple sources within Major League Soccer have informed NBC Sports’ ProSoccerTalk that Tottenham Hotspur will receive a $9 million transfer fee for the U.S. captain’s services – roughly 95 percent of the £6 million Spurs reportedly paid for Dempsey last summer.  To complete the unexpected move, Seattle have guaranteed the 30-year-old attacker $32 million over the next four seasons, making him one of the most expensive players in league history.

The $9 million transfer fee will also be the highest paid in league history and the second major purchase made by the Sounders this summer.

Stunning.

He's leaving the EPL? Idiot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on August 03, 2013, 07:43:32 AM
Yeah wtf is he doing? He's a starter and scorer on a young talented popular EPL team that competes for a Champion's League spot and now he's going to transfer to the farging MLS? Jackass.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 03, 2013, 08:13:36 AM
I thought about this a little and came up with some explanations why he'd make this move.

1st - Seattle has great coffee.  London doesn't.

2nd - Paul Allen is a part owner the Sounders.  That means free Windows upgrades for life, baby!

3rd - CenturyLink Field's capacity is 40,000 while White Hart Lane is only 36,000.  That means more hot soccer chicks for Clint to hit on!

4th - Seattle has the Space Needle.  London has Big Ben.  E-I have nothing to contribute. (farging filter - lol)

5th - Did I mention the coffee thing?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 03, 2013, 11:25:00 PM
Booooo!

You can do A LOT better than that!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on August 05, 2013, 11:21:36 AM
pretty good

http://deadspin.com/what-might-happen-if-a-football-coach-coached-soccer-1012841849
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 17, 2013, 05:26:59 PM
Kind of a boring opening match between Stoke and Liverpool. Stoke had a great chance early off the cross-bar, but they were clearly outmatched by Liverpool. Good home win for Liverpool. These are the ones they should be winning but find a way to lose mid-season.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 19, 2013, 01:05:12 AM
Chelsea with a flawless first half against the lowly Hull City. Mourinho's brought some extra passing to this team. They looked Barcelona-like in the first half.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on August 19, 2013, 03:44:11 AM
what
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 19, 2013, 11:48:56 AM
Chelsea with a flawless first half against the lowly Hull City. Mourinho's brought some extra passing to this team. They looked Barcelona-like in the first half.

Diving powder blue tutu wearing Romes. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 19, 2013, 02:06:56 PM
lol, I forget, you're a hotspur fan Romey?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 19, 2013, 03:10:14 PM
Utd

Torres dove like a bitch on the second goal.  I hope the EPL slaps the farg out of teams for doing that, but it's Chel$ki so that won't happen.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 19, 2013, 03:18:17 PM
lol, I like the inference "Chel$ki"

I also like how you tried to keep your allegiance to the red devils so subtle.  :-D

You should be ashamed!

So, we have a date next week?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 19, 2013, 03:19:28 PM
MDS, who do you folllow? I know, I know, you hate soccer. But IGY's not here, you can come out.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 19, 2013, 03:34:40 PM
I'm as subtle as a fart in church.  I hate Chelsea's ballerina bullshtein.  They were really bad when Drogba was there.  Lampard laughing after the FK was awarded literally caused me to shut it off.

HATE.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 19, 2013, 03:41:21 PM
Wouldn't you be laughing if it was that ridiculous? I didn't think it warranted a penalty, but the goal tender's momentum kind of forced the ref into making that call, at Stamford Bridge. He wouldn't have survived if it wasn't called.

Usually, ballerina shtein gets shut down when up against gritty, hard-nosed play.

I'm not the ballerina type of fan, but flopping is such an integral part of the game, it can't be avoided and turns so many people off.

------------------

Side note...do you think Chicharito will get any decent playing time this season? With Van Persie in the mix...I just don't see it unless the formation allows for Rooney, Van Persie, and Hernandez to be on the field at the same time.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 21, 2013, 04:58:10 PM
Chelsea comes up with a win, only 3 shots on goal with a 69% possession rate. Aston Villa played well defensively given the bad start. Nice goal by Benteke.

Next week a trip to Old Trafford.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 21, 2013, 07:02:32 PM
I think Rooney should be shipped out.  I don't care where.  His prima donna bullshtein is annoying.  Chicharito is my favorite player on the planet.  Anything that gets him on the pitch I'm all for.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 21, 2013, 07:12:59 PM
I haven't checked...is Nani still on Man U? I think he's great. I've always liked his play, he's weird, but dude comes through and is as deadly as any of them.

I still remember that fake injury of his...where he complained to the ref and then remembered he had to be hurt before he complained so he dropped to the ground.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 21, 2013, 07:36:10 PM
Nani is still a Red.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 26, 2013, 11:43:25 PM
Reds and Blues. Meh.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 27, 2013, 05:40:41 AM
Despite the lack of scoring it was still a pretty good match.  Not quite sure why Chelsea was so timid, though.  They were in a defensive shell all game long and seemed content to get the point. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 27, 2013, 06:50:42 AM
Despite the lack of scoring it was still a pretty good match.

lol....i love when soccer fans say this and they say it A LOT

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 27, 2013, 09:20:43 AM
We say a lot of other things you wouldn't understand.   

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 27, 2013, 12:39:42 PM
I don't know what Mourinho had in mind with that starting line-up.

I'm warming up to Oscar, but I don't know if because he's being shove down my throat, but hazard and him seem to have a little connection on the pitch. Torres, as much as he disappoints at times, always puts himself in a position to make something happen. De Bryun and shylluer (sp?) weren't the best in my opinion. Plus, you have Mata the playmaker on the bench. It was weird.

Man U showed why they are champs, they had the best opportunities that match. Van Persie almost had a sick goal top corner , missed by a foot or so.

I think the timidness was due to some of the starters being overwhelmed playing at Old Trafford.

Man U is still the top of the class until proven otherwise.

*chelsea got away with two hand balls
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 27, 2013, 12:58:22 PM
Meh - I don't go apeshtein over hand balls unless they are blatantly intentional.  I can't say either of them were.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on August 27, 2013, 02:39:37 PM
Despite the lack of scoring it was still a pretty good match.

lol....i love when soccer fans say this and they say it A LOT

despite the fact that nothing happened it was awesome

soccer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 29, 2013, 01:03:44 PM
Eto'o a blue.

Notable matches this weekend:

Liverpool v Man U

and

Arsenal v Tottenham

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 02, 2013, 11:19:16 PM
Fellaini to Man U.

Wow!  :o

That should be good enough for the league title. Fellaini is a dope ass mother farger.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 02, 2013, 11:39:37 PM
Ozil to Arsenal.

This is going to be an exciting season. At the top.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 03:18:25 PM
how come no one watched the costa rica game last night that espn was hyping to death
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on September 07, 2013, 03:33:20 PM
I watched.  The US got worked. Why bother posting about it here when hb and Rome are the only people with coherent thoughts about soccer and everyone else just vurps up 'soccer is gay' nonsense from 1982?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 03:47:07 PM
i basically was just looking to see us soccer fans in pain and was disappointed that they didnt comment

so its only when they win i guess
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 07, 2013, 03:49:17 PM
they are going to qualify and probably lose in group play...1 game at some third world shteinhole isnt going to change any of that
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 03:50:55 PM
lol....thats what i was looking for
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 07, 2013, 04:02:48 PM
didnt watch 1 second, dont care really. in wc qualifying all you have to do is get in. coming in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, winning the tiebreaker with new zealand...it dont matter. the draw is totally random. kind of silly that way but then again youre dealing with fifa.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 04:07:33 PM
i was talking about the xenophobia that is rich in all soccer fans
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 07, 2013, 04:08:58 PM
to be fair i hated other countries BEFORE i even started paying attention to us soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 07, 2013, 04:11:10 PM
You'll be a featured soccer columnist soon
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 04:14:56 PM
to be fair i hated other countries BEFORE i even started paying attention to us soccer

pretty much all american soccer fans did...soccer is a perfect outlet to run their hatred thru because in the us the sport is 100% country based

no one cares about real salt lake....same as no one cares about usa basketball
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 08, 2013, 02:52:16 AM
soccer is country based in the us....the mls can die in a fire

its gotta be weird for euros. like if youre a fan of man u you root for them, then some player from spain plays against england in the world cup and you want him to die. it dont mesh.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 08, 2013, 02:52:56 AM
english please
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 08, 2013, 02:53:56 AM
youre drunk and stupid
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 10, 2013, 01:56:47 AM
the mls can die in a fire

its gotta be weird for euros. like if youre a fan of man u you root for them, then some player from spain plays against england in the world cup and you want him to die. it dont mesh.

Yes, and Yes. MDS said it perfectly.

Yeah, Spanish Barcelona fans will surely be stabbing themselves when Spain faces Argentina or Brazil.

farg them all.


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 10, 2013, 01:58:02 AM
I predict that viewership for the World Cup may drop off slightly because those dirty, lazy, farging Mexicans will not be attending the party.

Asswipes.  :boom


The U.S. is going to sink Mexico's ship tomorrow and it's going to be a well deserved death.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 11, 2013, 03:02:41 AM
Congratulations to the EEUU, a well deserved entry into the World Cup.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 11, 2013, 03:35:23 AM
i sort kinda like mexico but i cant help but enjoy whats happening

SUCK IT EL TRI-GAY
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 11, 2013, 03:43:16 AM
It's inexplicable what has happened to Mexico.

U.S. has a team that can go deep and with a few breaks...can make the final four...and from there, all teams have a chance. They have great leadership, European experience and good chemistry on the field. It doesn't hurt to have the number of play makers they have as well.

European teams are overrated. Anything less than a final four showing will be disappointing for this squad.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 11, 2013, 05:43:39 AM
Fantastic second half yesterday.   Mexico's downfall might be one of the strangest in the history of the sport.  Jesus - they have so much talent it's just inexplicable what's happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fc7Phg7sec
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 11, 2013, 07:08:55 AM
It's inexplicable what has happened to Mexico.

U.S. has a team that can make the final four...and from there, all teams have a chance.

Anything less than a final four showing will be disappointing for this squad.

lol so mexico had a horrific and inexplicable downfall but because america beat this galactic piece of shtein team a few times they now have a shot at winning the world cup?... and anything less than final four is a disappointment?

lolol....i dont even know anything about soccer and i know thats ludicrous

if you all are gonna pimp a terrible sport then know more about it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 11, 2013, 01:09:42 PM
Says the know it all.

My opinion is mixed with National pride, leadership on the team, veteran experience, European play, Klinsmann, and the fact that they are more than capable of competing with the best. Getting there is a thing of the past for this program, they've made moves and taken steps to get to the next level. I know we're going to see a lot of exciting things from this squad.

This team is going to make some noise in Brazil. What's great about it is that teams will treat the U.S. as the same ol' U.S. Soccer team. By the time they realize what hit them, it will be too late.

Bet on it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on September 22, 2013, 12:19:46 PM
Manchester United looking 'average' in the Derby.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 22, 2013, 02:00:09 PM
they looked like shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 12, 2013, 04:29:15 AM
should usa throw the match against panama?

if they win and mexico loses to costa rica i think panama gets into the playoff against gf's home country of new zealand. los mexicanos would be hasta luego.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on October 12, 2013, 04:34:35 AM
Incredible goal by Mexico to go up 2-1. They finally played with a sense of urgency. Lets hope it's not too late. They need to win. Period. Beat Honduras and face New Zealand. It's the best they can hope for. I think Honduras has the tie breaker over Mexico, right?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on October 12, 2013, 05:41:53 AM
I fell asleep just after Panama tied it up.   Awesome winner, though.  Good to see Chicharito finally have a good match in these qualifiers.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 16, 2013, 02:14:19 AM
free blowjobs on hbionic!

you owe every american human one suck. first up: rome. find it then DO IT
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on October 16, 2013, 04:14:06 AM
farg, that, put it in my ass!

They still have to find a way to beat New Zealand with the zesty team they have...but wow, wow, wow, when it comes to last minute drama of the biggest kind on the biggest stage. Wow.

U.S.A., it's all about winning. FIFA should award the following world cup after Qatar & Russia automatically to the U.S. for that one.

Thank you gringos!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on October 16, 2013, 04:56:28 AM
US Soccer tweet last night:

#yourewelcomemexico

Ha!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 16, 2013, 02:42:13 PM
panama really just had one of the biggest chokes ever

4 minutes before clinching a playoff spot, which would most likely have led to a berth to brazil, they surrender 2 goals to america's B team and outright lose at home.

its like theyre from philly or something. i blame carlos ruiz.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on October 16, 2013, 07:29:27 PM
Probably your funniest post ever.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on November 04, 2013, 09:33:22 AM
http://brosome.com/world-cup-girls-in-bodypaint-will-make-you-drool/world-cup-girls-bodypainted-17/

Uh, probably nsfw by the way.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on November 13, 2013, 05:26:33 PM
El Tri does its job. They allowed 1 goal, hope it doesn't come back and bite them in the rear, but New Zealand will have 3 starters out next game due to Yellow cards.

There's hope.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on November 13, 2013, 05:29:08 PM
http://brosome.com/world-cup-girls-in-bodypaint-will-make-you-drool/world-cup-girls-bodypainted-17/

Uh, probably nsfw by the way.

All of those girls need to get it in the butt.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on November 14, 2013, 02:18:24 AM
El Tri does its job. They allowed 1 goal, hope it doesn't come back and bite them in the rear, but New Zealand will have 3 starters out next game due to Yellow cards.

There's hope.

yeah you guys are through

congrats on not being utter complete failures for once
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on November 14, 2013, 04:50:39 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on November 20, 2013, 04:00:52 AM
So Mexico is going to the party after all. Not that there was any doubt.  :paranoid

Set your dvr's for December 6th at 11am Eastern. The World Cup groups will be selected that day.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on December 06, 2013, 10:39:43 AM
world cup draw in 30 min.

i've been playing with the options and with the pool that the US is in, there's a really high chance of us getting a really hard draw. could possibly get brazil and two European funholeries. not gonna change that spelling.

gonna need some very good luck.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on December 06, 2013, 12:17:13 PM
germany and portugal. ouch.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 06, 2013, 12:24:41 PM
Germany, Portugal, Ghana and the US.

GROUP OF DEATH.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 06, 2013, 12:31:18 PM
its not that bad, bitches

its not as good as say argentina's group, but usa can easily get through. and really if they want to compete at a high level they need to be able to beat good european teams and not choke against a team from 3rd world africa
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 06, 2013, 01:05:03 PM
Germany is arguably the best team on the planet, Portugal has the best player in the world and Ghana knocked them out in 2010.

Easy peasy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 06, 2013, 01:22:23 PM
the us cant go out early enough

nothing is better than watching all the hipsters switch to another country after the us gets knocked out of the world cup

last world cup me and wifey went to this portageese restaurant to watch them play a game....might have to make a return to root them on against the us...FORCA portugal!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 06, 2013, 01:47:43 PM
Agreed historically Germany is up there...but they seem to shoot themselves in the foot lately in World Cup play. Portugal tends to disappear...I am talking about the knock-out stages...but the U.S. has just as good a chance as Germany, Portugal, and Ghana to advance. The benefit of this is that Portugal and German open against each other. A German win puts pressure on Portugal. Ghana is no push-over, but U.S. should have incentive enough to beat them and can definitely hang with Germany and Portugal.

I say Germany and U.S. out of this group. Portugal is hating it more than the U.S. Portugal can easily lose all three matches.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 06, 2013, 01:58:47 PM
beat ghana, draw vs. portugal, beat uninterested german team that is already through

the plan
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 06, 2013, 02:29:25 PM
Look for an interesting game against ze germans...maybe Klinsman will try to one up the motherland for passing him up for coaching opportunities.

I think the U.S. will surprise many. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 06, 2013, 03:04:22 PM
If you mean go winless then yes.

They're farged.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on December 06, 2013, 03:54:20 PM
That is a tough pool but whatever. Just take of the first game and put the team in a good position.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 06, 2013, 04:19:13 PM
A win and two draws gets them in.

I just don't see how they're going to tie Portugal much less not get destroyed by the Krauts.

I'll probably be in Philly for the matches, btw.  Was there at McGillins in 2010 and it was phenomenal, especially when Dempsey scored against Algeria.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 06, 2013, 04:40:02 PM
Portugal and Germany have been sucking lately in World Competitions. They didn't impress in the Euro Cup, and even though this is the biggest stage, the U.S. isn't exactly the same pushover it is used to being.

I say U.S. wins 2, with a roll of the dice on Germany.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on December 06, 2013, 04:53:05 PM
by rankings it's the second hardest group. those last 3 groups are ridiculously uneven.

Group D: Uruguay (8), England (10), Italy (13), Costa Rica (25) [average team rank: 14.0]
Groupe G: Germany (4), Portugal (16), USA (17), Ghana (24) [average team rank: 15.25]
Group B: Spain (3), Chile (5), Netherlands (9), Australia (53) [average team rank: 17.5]
Group E: France (7), Ecuador (11), Switzerland (22), Honduras (33) [average team rank: 18.25]
Group C: Colombia (6), Ivory Coast (18), Greece (23), Japan (32) [average team rank: 19.75]
Group F: Argentina (2), Bosnia-Herzegovina (14), Nigeria (28), Iran (38) [average team rank: 20.5]
Group A: Brazil (1), Mexico (26), Croatia (31), Cameroon (39) [average rank: team 23.5]
Group H: Belgium (12), Russia (15), South Korea (37), Algeria (69) [average team rank: 33.25]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on December 06, 2013, 05:00:48 PM
Yeah you guys are nuts. The US group is hard as farg. I think the odds of the US advancing are very low.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on December 06, 2013, 05:13:12 PM
Also if you look at the venues and travel times that the US drew, they are also among the worst in the tournament. None of their games are within like 1000 miles of their Sao Paulo base, all are in the tropical equatorial zone, and their middle game is out deep in the farging Amazon.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on December 06, 2013, 05:20:02 PM
Conspiracy!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 06, 2013, 07:38:37 PM
Also if you look at the venues and travel times that the US drew, they are also among the worst in the tournament. None of their games are within like 1000 miles of their Sao Paulo base, all are in the tropical equatorial zone, and their middle game is out deep in the farging Amazon.

isnt all this advantage united states?.....who is more used to hot weather....USA....germany....portugal?....also isnt a simple NY to LA flight longer than any euro flight....plus doesn't soccer have like a million days off btwn games?

also I never knew that two teams make it out of a group....lol at bitching how hard it is...50% of the teams make it....if you are a world superpower and cant make it out of your group with a 50/50 chance then just disband the program

lol @ hb's "everyone is underwhelming but the USA" talk.....shtein is hilarious

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on December 06, 2013, 08:54:23 PM
isnt all this advantage united states?.....who is more used to hot weather....USA....germany....portugal?....also isnt a simple NY to LA flight longer than any euro flight....plus doesn't soccer have like a million days off btwn games?

Portugal and Ghana are rather hot. Don't sleep on Ghana, they knocked the US out last time. And the point is that the US gets no respite, no games in Salvador or Brasilia like the other teams do, where it's not likely to be quite as hot and humid as the three cities the US plays in.

In the space of like ten days they have to travel Sao Paulo to Natal, Natal to Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo to Manaus, Manaus to Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo to Recife, which sums up to like 9000 miles. So basically they'll be traveling huge distances between brutal hellholes to play against one of the toughest draws of teams. They have no easy opponents.

Not bitching, it's just crap luck. The odds of the US progressing went down hugely today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 06, 2013, 09:04:41 PM
The U.S. doesn't have the same toilet seat of a team that everyone is used to shteinting on. Yes, their travel sucks ass. But, its the world cup...if you can't get up for the games...three huge games in themselves, then get out the tourney.

Ghana isn't the same Ghana that played 4 years ago. Giyan, if he's even on the team is a former shell of himself.

IGY, I'm almost willing to put down some scratch on the U.S against you. I'm not as rich as you are...so...what seems cool?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 06, 2013, 09:16:16 PM
lol i know less than nothing about soccer....so im not going to bet (plus if i did bet id bet on the US hoping to god i lost money)...but that doesnt mean that you arent an insane homer when it coms to us soccer....i know that much


Agreed historically Germany is up there...but they seem to shoot themselves in the foot lately
Portugal tends to disappear
the U.S. has just as good a chance as Germany, Portugal to advance
Portugal can easily lose all three matches.
Look for an interesting game against ze germans

I think the U.S. will surprise many. 
Portugal and Germany have been sucking lately in World Competitions. They didn't impress in the Euro Cup

the U.S. isn't exactly the same pushover it is used to being.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 06, 2013, 09:49:38 PM
I want you to quote me when their advancing in June.  :evil
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2013, 01:27:48 AM
how about if the us gets through

1. havas gets deported
2. rome cant watch the rest of the tourney
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 07, 2013, 01:31:31 AM
how about if the us gets through

1. havas gets deported
2. rome cant watch the rest of the tourney

happily....i dont think you realize how much i hate this country....i happen to live in a the most liberal state in the country....but other than that id probably already be jetty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2013, 01:32:19 AM
good get gone
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 07, 2013, 01:38:32 AM
ive thought about where i might retire....at least half the year anyway....spain or aruba lead the pack....aruba especially is incredibly liberal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2013, 01:43:20 AM
thats a long boat ride brotha
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on December 07, 2013, 01:50:04 AM
been flying for year
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on December 07, 2013, 06:42:23 PM
Romey, not picking on the team, but MU looked like crap today against Newcastle. They couldn't get shtein going. Do they miss Rooney that bad?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 12, 2014, 02:44:56 PM
Red Devils vs. The Blues next week.

Paging Romey.

Top flight has been pretty tough this season so far...no clear cut winners. Top 6 still within reach...that's pretty good for the league in my opinion. Liverpool with a strong start has fallen off the map.


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 12, 2014, 02:51:09 PM
Give me three picks as to who will win the World Cup.

I wanna bet the futures in Vegas.

Last time my girl picked Spain and we won.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 12, 2014, 03:03:43 PM
If you're asking for dark horses I'd go with Colombia or Belgium.

Spain, Brazil & Germany are the big three.


As for Chuggie's comments, Man U has been a disaster just like I thought they would.   Moyes is a clown.   The sooner that hack is sent packing, the better.   Citeh is gonna run away with it in the second half.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 12, 2014, 03:06:52 PM
All the mexican dudes at my job said Germany...so I think I will drop some coin on them.

Has a host country's team ever won?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on January 12, 2014, 03:12:43 PM
Has a host country's team ever won?

A bunch of times. Being the host country is seen as being a huge advantage.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 12, 2014, 03:20:04 PM
Italy has a tough squad. They always gel at the right time during the cup and always make a strong showing. Bufon is a world class goal keeper. He sets the bar for world cup play.

Brazil has a tough squad. Neymar, Hulk, Oscar, Ramires, Luiz, Willian, Maicon, Silva, Alves,...just to name a few. Brazil will be playing with a chip on their shoulder and should be in the final playing at home.

Spain...not sure if David Villa is playing, but have a tough squad. They're defending champs.

*I spoke to some Uruguayans not too long ago...and even with some of the great talent there...they do not feel so good about their chances...even though I think they have top 10 talent. Forlan, Cavani, Suarez...world class players.



Dark Horses-

England- I think they'll disappoint as always. They just lost Theo Walcott so that's a blow to their aging squad.

U.S.- Crazier things have happened...but they need things to go their way and play mistake-free football. If they get to the knock-out stages...defenses tighten up and they have enough speed and veteran play to know how to take advantage.

Belgium- My favorite dark horse...they've got players up the ass playing throughout the EPL, and europe...top notch players...yet...they never make any noise as a national team. It will be fun to see what they do. Hard to believe they won't get out of the group stage with all that talent.

Portugal- You can never count a team out with Cristiano Ronaldo...but it will depend on how the team plays.

Netherlands- Same goes for Netherlands...top notch players, Robben, Van Persie headline the lot...but world class players throughout...suck at playing together. They were runner's up last world cup.

Argentina never seems to gel in the World Cup...they are the opposite of Italy. Full of talent but fail to do anything bast the first knock-out round. If they can pick up a head of steam at the right time...they can be a nightmare.

Germany- Well...they're Germany...but...if they're anything like recent teams...they're good enough to get to the semi's...but lose their steam at the semis.

Columbia- They've taken CONMEBOL by storm (South American Foootball Association). Falcao is a top-notch scorer.

Ivory Coast- has a fun team...no one expects them to do anything, but they have a veteran squad...long-shot dark horse behind most European favorites.



I think Brazil and Italy in final. Based on the brackets, this is 100% possible. Brazil group A, Italy group D.

Final 4- Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Spain.

Top 3- Brazil, Italy, Spain
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 12, 2014, 03:26:31 PM
Phreak...2002 World Cup was in S. Korea and Japan...and S. Korea made some huge noise and put themselves and the fans on the map. There was plenty of controversy with the refs 'helping' S. Korea along the way.

But...yeah...like QB said...playing at home in the World Cup is probably the best home-field advantage there is in any sport. Teams rise up to the challenge.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 12, 2014, 03:31:10 PM
The climate is going to be a significant factor this time around.  Brazil has a huge advantage as do the rest of the hot climate teams.  Brazil already has a huge advantage because of its rabid fan base, but adding in the climate might be too much for any other team to hang with them.  The only negative is the weight of expectations which are on their shoulders.   Brazil might spontaneously combust if they fall flat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 12, 2014, 03:40:52 PM
I believe it's winter in Brazil in June...or late Fall....but I heard the weather should be in the 70's/80's.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 12, 2014, 04:01:05 PM
excellent info!!

The weather there will be "winter" there for South Americans. I've been in Peru in August and that was winter for them. In Lima I wore shorts and a windbreaker...and a goddamn TROTTER JERSEY, ROME!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 12, 2014, 04:18:03 PM
The weather there is the polar opposite of North America.  The further south you go the colder it gets.  Most of the areas are going to be hot and wretchedly humid, especially in Manaus, which is in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on January 12, 2014, 05:56:25 PM
The weather there is the polar opposite of North America.  The further south you go the colder it gets.  Most of the areas are going to be hot and wretchedly humid, especially in Manaus, which is in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. 

Yeah and Manaus is all of 3°S. Which means it will be experiencing as much "winter" as the northern part of Brazil is experiencing now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 23, 2014, 05:48:47 PM
Mata to Man U.

What do you think Romey? Heavy transfer fee...but I didn't realize he is only 25 years old and he is always around the ball when Chelsea scored. Dude makes plays, and controls the ball pretty well. It was his corner kick that Drogba headed into the back of the net in the UEFA Championship final against Bayern Munich a couple of years back.

It's weird though having so much talent up front...not sure how the proper combination is going to work out...but this is bad news for our beloved Chicharito...less playing time specially when Rooney and Van Persie come back.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 23, 2014, 06:08:40 PM
It's a good start.  They're going to lose RVP and Rooney anyway, so might as well get it going now.

And Chicharito has been a huge disappointment this year.  He's gotta go somewhere else to become an elite player.   It'll never happen in the EPL.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on February 09, 2014, 03:47:13 PM
That Liverpool v. Arsenal match yesterday was one for the ages. (Spoiler) The manner in which Liverpool dismantled Arsenal was amazing. If only Liverpool was amped to play like that every week.

By the way...Go Blues!  8)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on February 09, 2014, 03:56:51 PM
(Spoiler)

ha
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 25, 2014, 03:38:41 PM
I'm the biggest Red Devil fan today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 25, 2014, 03:47:09 PM
Nice start iceholes!  >:(
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 25, 2014, 05:38:59 PM
Well that was a waste of time.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 25, 2014, 05:55:57 PM
Disgusting, passionless, technically unsound bullshtein performance.

Just like the rest of this miserable season has gone.

Fire Moyes. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 26, 2014, 07:15:47 PM
Liverpool, always fun to watch. Sunderland could have tied it at the end but it was Liverpool's game to lose.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 29, 2014, 04:21:35 PM
Soccer, sports. Not good for my mental health. farg it all.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 29, 2014, 07:50:06 PM
did chicharito get his twat pierced or something?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 29, 2014, 08:28:48 PM
Thats your boy! Northern Mexico whats up?!

BTW - when the US and Mexico play it gets crazy here in Houston
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 29, 2014, 08:31:00 PM
i totally troll mexico....i dont mind them but the mexican soccer team is like a crazy version of sec football fans and kentucky basketball fans combined.

people are off the reservation which has been off the reservation
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 29, 2014, 08:35:17 PM
I have a couple customers from Mexico and they get crazy as hell. I'm talking like shutting the shop down and throwing massive parties.

Last time they had three 70" TVs in there and about 400 people watching
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 02, 2014, 10:47:32 PM
Chelsea disgusts me. Lazy sack of iceholes.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 09, 2014, 05:04:54 PM
Romey, I caught the last 30 mins of the MU v BM match. I've never seen MU so disjointed. I know Bayern is a handful, but it got ugly that last 30 minutes.

What do you think of Ryan Giggs getting the nod next season?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 13, 2014, 04:45:43 PM
Ryan Giggs for coach?  Fine by me.   Honestly, I'd take IGY over Moyes at this point.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 14, 2014, 01:07:37 AM
Great match between Liverpool and Man City today. Is it me or does Kompany make more bad plays for his team than good ones? I see him get forced into drawing a yellow card many times, or somehow he's responsible for an opponent's goal. I like him...maybe because he's the focal point of the defense...but still.

Chelsea...not exciting at all, but Demba Ba seems to be around the net at the right time. He has a knack for it. He's like Drogba   volume 2.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on April 15, 2014, 04:32:34 AM
We just watched the replay.  Great game.  Red card issued to the Liverpool dude during injury time made things interesting.  That was an incredible goal by Liverpool after Kompany whiffed on his attempt at clearing the ball.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 16, 2014, 01:58:55 AM
Liverpool v Chelsea next week. That's going to be great. If Chelsea wins, it will give Manchester City a shot at the title again with 2 games less played. If Liverpool wins, it's their title to lose.

Arsenal put the pressure on Everton today by winning. That's a fun, close race. It's going to come down to the final week. I'm going to get the lube ready.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 17, 2014, 03:51:15 PM
Nice loss Everton!  :boom

Chelsea: "It's ok Everton, we lost to them too."
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on April 19, 2014, 05:18:03 PM
watched that hillsborough 30/30 yesterday....pretty good....burned drowned als are the only three worse ways I can think to die
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on April 20, 2014, 08:57:45 AM
Liverpool avoided the choke.  Yay...at least one team I support doesn't always farging suck when it matters.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 20, 2014, 10:42:25 AM
(http://3.imimg.com/data3/HM/LK/MY-9623275/united-champions-2012-13-250x250.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 20, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
watched that hillsborough 30/30 yesterday....pretty good....burned drowned als are the only three worse ways I can think to die

Had no clue that was one. Will look for a replay of it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 20, 2014, 03:15:44 PM
Liverpool avoided the choke.  Yay...at least one team I support doesn't always farging suck when it matters.

Go Liverpool. Those iceholes at Stamford Bridge deserve their getting their balls cut off but they don't have any. Liverpool has been so much fun to watch this season, the whole team has come together at the perfect time and has beat the teams they were supposed to...just like a true Champion.

Chelsea needs Ibrahimovich or some other bad ass that can break a Sunderland back 4.  :boom

*Rome. I'm getting the impression Moyes is going to stick around at least through next season.

*I would love nothing more than for Everton to squeeze by Arsenal but they may have killed any chances by losing to Crystal Palace last week.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 22, 2014, 06:00:52 AM
Ding dong the bitch is dead.   Good riddance to that effing loser.

http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1793583/manchester-united-confirm-david-moyes-sacking?cc=5901
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 22, 2014, 05:48:19 PM
I wonder what's going to happen to RVP and Chicharito this upcoming season.

On another note, Athletico Madrid is a good team. Diego Costa is a bull. I don't know how they didn't score against Chelsea. Chelsea clearing out balls like the Eagles defense tackles opponents.

Pressure will be on Chelsea on the 2nd leg not to allow a score. Or at least score 1 more goal than Atletico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 22, 2014, 06:31:46 PM
I think both are gone, actually.  They have to get the midfield and backfield squared away and that's going to take a massive payroll outlay.  I was reading they have $200,000,000 to spend in the offseason.  I think they should get a permanent manager immediately (although I'd be happy keeping Giggs as skipper) and find out in the last four matches who wants to stay and who needs to go.  The effort they gave against Everton was a disgrace and that must never happen again.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 22, 2014, 07:29:37 PM
Yeah, I did hear something about $180,000,000 for the off-season. Which brings me to question...isn't the team in debt? How do they have so much money to spend and at the same time have so much debt? Are they doing it the Dan Snyder way?

What was evident about the team (other than injuries throughout) was it's age and there was no identity. Usually, Manchester United can bully you into losing...that was gone this season. It was a chicken with its head cut off. I don't think it came as a surprise the season following Sir Alex's retirement. But no one expected it to be this bad.

This off-season sounds like it's going to be a busy one with all the rumors flying around already.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 22, 2014, 07:36:48 PM
They have debt but they make so much in revenue they can literally pay it off whenever they choose.  Nike is going to pay them a billion dollars over ten years as their official outfitter and Chevy is paying them seventy nine million a year to have their logo on the jersey.  That's 179 million dollars a year just in two deals.  The amount of cash they take in is just insane.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 23, 2014, 09:01:06 PM
Wow. I didn't realize that. Nice set up. Now I see where the $180mil comes in. Specially in a league where teams have to fend for themselves in terms of marketing, etc. My understanding is that there's no revenue share. Is that right?



Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 23, 2014, 10:13:46 PM
Yep.  Everyone fends for themselves in terms of marketing cash.  The Champions League, Europa League and all the assorted tournaments and exhibitions are split between the entrants, though, and that's why United's missing the CL this year really is bad news for the bottom line. 

They're still United and one horrible season (for them anyway) isn't going to be disastrous.  If they start stringing together years outside the top-3, then it could get ugly, but I don't see that happening. 

They're headed in the right direction already in terms of ridding themselves of Moyes.  He's just horrible and there's no other way to say it.  The players outright mutinied against him and although I feel sorry for the guy because he's just not suited for a CL-level side, it's not his fault he was over-matched from the start.    I mean, he replaced the greatest manager in the history of the sport.  It would be like replacing Lombardi or John Wooden. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 28, 2014, 02:32:17 PM
Liverpool v. Chelsea.

Tough game. Brought Man City back into the title race mix. It is going to be a fun final two weeks. The bottom five are so close...going to be fun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 28, 2014, 02:47:40 PM
I chuckled when I read Dio's post about Liverpool not choking.  I almost posted 'not yet' but I didn't want to be that guy.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 28, 2014, 02:51:24 PM
Oh and Citeh can suck a fat dick.

That is all.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on April 30, 2014, 11:37:41 PM
Well, soccer sucks.

:fire    Chelsea
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 05, 2014, 07:18:24 PM
http://www.espnfc.com/us/en/report/369164/report.html?soccernet=true&cc=5901

Serves LOLiverpool right for having a rat faced piece of slime like Luis Suarez on the roster.

The only drawback is it basically hands Citeh the title.  Blech.



Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 06, 2014, 02:45:13 AM
Holy farg!  We just saw the game on tape.  Liverpool up 3-0 at the 79 minute mark and then the floodgates opened.  3 goals in 9 minutes by Crystal Palace.  Unreal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 06, 2014, 05:33:25 AM
What a match for Palace fans.

Yeah, you have to be able to close out a season to be champs. In any sport.

They had a great season, it's not over, Man City can still stumble, but the road's been paved for them.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 09, 2014, 04:25:13 PM
Mexico Roster set.

Last hurrah with Dos Santos and Chicharito....but the addition of Perralta gives them a lethal option. I like the veteran leadership on defense, but these guys aren't going to burn anyone. Two 34-year old plus on defense isn't ideal...but it speaks louder at the lack of options. I think there are a few guys that were left off that could have helped but whatever. This squad has lots of chemistry playing together in the past and I hope they can make some noise in the World Cup.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 09, 2014, 05:18:18 PM
mexico sucks
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 09, 2014, 05:52:58 PM
I've also noticed that Altidore isn't on the current starting squad for the U.S. Dude's a beast for the U.S., but disappeared in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 09, 2014, 09:12:34 PM
mexico sucks

Why are you disrespecting your home dude?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 10, 2014, 02:09:14 AM
when i was covering that soccer team it WAS my home.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 11, 2014, 12:19:40 PM
Petroleum Citeh with the win.

Vomit.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 11, 2014, 07:26:11 PM
Petroleum Citeh with the win.

Vomit.

Truth
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 22, 2014, 06:26:33 PM
Donovan cut.

Wow, hope that Klinsmann knows what he's doing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 23, 2014, 06:19:22 AM
I also noticed that Altidore made the team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 23, 2014, 06:48:52 AM
LD not making the squad isn't surprising.  This is 5/22/14 not 5/22/10. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 23, 2014, 02:36:36 PM
the fake reaction on twitter has been unreal

people who havent watched a game since algeria are livid. bringing up "leadership" factor, like grown men need another grown man to tell them that they need to win a world cup game. landon is old and not in good enough shape to warrant a spot. if klinsmann goes 0-3-0 he could easily get fired.

but im sure hes willing to risk that to stick it to donovan.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 23, 2014, 05:48:24 PM
I love the reactions, actually, especially the "you've never watched a match in your life if you think WE are better off without Donovan" responses.

And Klinsmann ain't getting fired even if they get smoked.  They drew farging Portugal & Germany, for Christ's sake.  And don't sleep on Ghana either.   He knows what he has right now and the talent/experience level they have simply isn't good enough to get past the first round.   And even if they do somehow get into the 16's, the dream would die there at the hands of Klinsmann's countrymen.

Bottom lime is he's building for the future and the future is Green, Johannsen & Brooks, not farging Landon Donovan.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 23, 2014, 06:01:53 PM
I read something that made is seem like, if he were coach, Donovan might not have included himself anyway.  It made it seem like the guy is wise enough to admit that he's probably not up to another World Cup.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 23, 2014, 06:43:50 PM
He's always been classy and honest as hell.  He'll be a great color commentator when he hangs 'em up if he decides to go that way.



Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 23, 2014, 07:11:46 PM
Should have been on the team bc they're not winning. Let him have a World Cup victory lap so to speak

And why was Klinsmann's kid tweeting out and laughing at Donovan not making it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on May 23, 2014, 07:25:23 PM
Kids are jerks?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 23, 2014, 07:36:00 PM
No doubt.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 24, 2014, 12:24:18 AM
jesus christ soccer fans are the worst
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 24, 2014, 02:44:15 AM
american soccer fans know like 2 players and one of them is donovan...there is so much fake outrage its ridiculous. the world cup exists in america so people can be xenophobic and/or patriotic.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 24, 2014, 02:47:22 AM
flippin out over a bald skinny unathletic white dood soccer guy at its best
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 24, 2014, 02:50:20 AM
its why us soccer fans are losers....they welcome being in 17th place or whatever. it goes to the gross soccer culture where they love ties.

there is no point to doing this unless you try to win a world cup. thats what the program is trying to do now. it probably wont work, but they arent handing out spots to washed up former stars and that is at least a start toward legitimacy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 24, 2014, 05:00:06 PM
I needed my Gus fix

http://thebiglead.com/2014/05/24/sergio-ramos-equalized-to-send-champions-league-final-to-extra-time-gus-johnson-loved-it/

GUS!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 24, 2014, 05:34:58 PM
He's a farging embarrassment.  Stop lionizing him, you ignorant Americans.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 24, 2014, 06:39:13 PM
No. Make me! Wanna fight, fellow American?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 24, 2014, 10:28:06 PM
HA!  Junior and I just watched the game on dvr.  Gus no doubt had an accident in his pants.  He wears on me after awhile and his over the top schtick when Arkansas St. gets a key first down in the Orville Redenbacker Bowl is getting old but this one was legit.  I though he was having a seizure.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 31, 2014, 11:54:36 AM
http://www.espnfc.com/blog/_/name/thetoepoke/id/7235?cc=5901&ex_cid=sportscenter

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on May 31, 2014, 10:38:14 PM
Two big FIFA corruption stories coming from both sides of the Atlantic.

The Sunday Times has the details on the bribes that were paid out to get the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27652181)

The New York Times has an even more devastating exposé on FIFA refs being paid to rig games. (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/sports/soccer/fixed-matches-cast-shadow-over-world-cup.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 31, 2014, 10:42:19 PM
as if the sport couldn't be bad enough already
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 01, 2014, 03:21:59 AM
as if the sport couldn't be bad enough already

blame africa
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2014, 11:28:51 PM
Just got home from the last friendly before the WC.  I can't even express how amazing it is watching our national team live.  Just everything about it is incredible.  They played their farging asses off tonight too.  We were in the American Outlaws section and we were hanging out with the US Navy peeps before during and after the match.  Probably bought a hundred bucks of beers for our guys and gals and ended up getting splashed twice during the game after goals. 

Yeah, I know... soccer sucks.  farg you.  Go to one of these games and say that.   Nothing like it.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2014, 11:37:07 PM
i thought J was a class A troll....but this shtein is untouchable
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 12:03:43 AM
No trolling in my game buddy!

Btw I'm all in on the World Cup. I love it.

Friendly games? Nah
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 12:06:48 AM
white texans are gonna be all in on the world cup

thats a given

reason number four thousand I love the northeast.....no one give a flying farg about soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 12:15:52 AM
I'd love it up there too. I've been IN on the WC since 94
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 12:20:00 AM
cant do both

its like a civil war

the northeast against the rest of the country
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 12:27:56 AM
lol I'm all about dat NE life boss
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 12:29:32 AM
not if you like soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 12:35:26 AM
World Cup is off the charts awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 12:41:08 AM
im sure its cool but keep that down there....no 95 corridor heads are down with that
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 12:56:17 AM
im sure its cool but keep that down there....no 95 corridor heads are down with that

oh no new york and dc! 95 corridor!!

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2010/world-cup-reaches-one-third-of-all-u-s-tv-viewers.html
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 01:07:18 AM
be proud

vorp loves soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 01:10:37 AM
yea i cant speak for other people, but i dislike soccer but love the national team and the world cup. watched the friendly today, good to see jozy get 2. get ready for #brazil2014 to take over the next month. its only going be worse (for you) because the time zones are accommodating.

but i can tell you soccer is plenty popular in all parts of the country...northeast included.

fact: the world cup is the best sporting event in the world and if you dont like it you are just a bad human
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 01:22:43 AM
it really isn't....but be proud for the next month

ill be rooting against the us
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 01:33:28 AM
i will most certainly....love this month.

you are welcome to watch it or not watch it. i do not care either way.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 01:43:30 AM
I will watch none of it unless my girl brings be to a dark skinned country bar...so we cane both hope to god that the americans DIE
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 01:45:51 AM
cool have fun
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 03:25:42 AM
you too white boy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 05:17:03 AM
hockey...gardening.....trips to asheville....black...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 05:23:58 AM
guilty as charged...im a bleeding heart
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2014, 07:42:59 AM
It was a phenomenal experience. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 10:07:58 AM
But Havas will wake up at 3am to watch the Aussie open and get crunk over the French open??

Come onnnnnnn
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2014, 10:20:32 AM
Who gives a rat's ass?

I enjoyed myself immensely.   The best part was hanging with the servicemen & women.  If you see a replay where they had the American flag waving in the end zone stands, I was holding the corner on the bottom with those guys and gals.

Cool stuff, bro.

BTW... that stadium is laughable.  It's undergoing major renovations right now but it's still a farging laughingstock.  Kind of like a second rate college stadium.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 01:18:45 PM
But Havas will wake up at 3am to watch the Aussie open and get crunk over the French open??

Come onnnnnnn

aussie open >>>>>>>> brah's faking that they love soccer and the usa

two worst sports events are the world cup and olympic hockey
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2014, 01:21:30 PM
Your flights of willful ignorance never cease to amaze me.

You literally have no idea what you're talking about yet you cling to your opinions like they're gospel.

It's just unreal.  It's funny, though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 01:58:01 PM
If there was a way for me to bribe Havas' cable company tech to force all devices in his house, office and car to broadcast nothing but the World Cup I'd be IN
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 03:06:52 PM
olympic hockey its fair to say has eons of fake fans....the team is put together 2 seconds before it starts and then all of a sudden everyone loves hockey and tj oshie. its really fake.

soccer, as usual, king havas is way off on. the world cup isnt a spur of the moment thing, the team isnt put together on a whim and many people arent into it only for 1 month every 4 years (though of course they were folks like that...like they were thousands of folks at the phillies parade in 2008 that only started watching in the playoffs). the usmnt has legit fans. its a real thing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 05:07:12 PM
If there was a way for me to bribe Havas' cable company tech to force all devices in his house, office and car to broadcast nothing but the World Cup I'd be IN

as long as all it shows is the us losing them IM all in

the usmnt has legit fans. its a real thing.

lol...no

hipster white brah's are the best
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 05:45:18 PM
Anti-American! Renounce your citizenship!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 05:53:53 PM
berghdal havas
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2014, 05:56:23 PM
I'll trade five hipsters to get the real Havas back
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2014, 05:57:17 PM
I met a lot of fans that were closer to my age.  Yes, there was the usual hipster brigade in attendance but no more than you'd find in the Wach Lot on Sundays.  I'm not saying anyone should give it a chance, especially here, because it's a lost cause but I had a great time and I'm 25 years past my hipster expiration date.

The suggestion that there aren't real fans there is pretty insulting, though.  But what would I know... I was only in attendance.  It wasn't like I formed my opinion by not watching the game, not attending the game, not understanding the game or using the worst sort of stereotyping possible to form it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2014, 05:58:14 PM
I'll trade five hipsters to get the real Havas back

lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2014, 06:32:32 PM
lol...no

hipster white brah's are the best

more nonsense hyperbole

if the only people who liked soccer were "hipster white brah's" then they would never get 50k in ugly ass jacksonville to watch a meaningless warm up game against nigeria. all different kinds of people enjoy soccer. white, black, brown, rich, poor, north, south, east, west.

just like any other game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: General_Failure on June 08, 2014, 08:56:28 PM
Mostly brown, though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 10, 2014, 07:28:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt2KU33I#t=50
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 10, 2014, 09:21:09 AM
That Segment was unbelievable.  I saw the Realsports one on FIFA/Olympic waste.  Also LOL at Judge Philly Phanatic
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 10, 2014, 09:50:23 AM
the lil guy is always railing on the ncaa and how the players are slaves....meanwhile his favorite sport has actual slaves in qatar right now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 10, 2014, 02:00:47 PM
yea fifa is corrupt...it makes the ncaa look like the salvation army

and blee dat i wont be paying attention to a 2022 world cup in qatar. i didnt pay attention to the latest olympics in sochi, either.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 11, 2014, 01:19:45 AM
http://screamer.deadspin.com/can-you-guess-which-country-americans-picked-to-win-the-1589001300/+samer

really cool pool on who people are rooting for in the world cup

if you want to know why i like usa soccer....the answer is in the second graph with all the usa hate. sticking up the world's ass and being good at this pos sport is a dream. look at all the usa hate, and all for a mediocre team that likely wont even go through.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 11, 2014, 06:37:57 AM
look at the usa soccer fanbase and youll see why the hate

you think washington or dallas fans are bad....

usa soccer fans both the base and the wagoneers are stomach turning
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Dillen on June 11, 2014, 02:04:19 PM
Belgium is going to farg everybody up and this is the first time I'm going to make an effort to watch a soccer game in 12 years
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 11, 2014, 02:50:38 PM
Belgium is my dark horse in this tourney.

I don't remember them having suck a stacked team with such experience at a high level.

The one thing that makes teams become undone is their lack of chemistry playing as a unit. So many stars, just one ball.

But, what a sick mid-field:

Fellaini
Witsel
De Bruyne
Hazard
Mirallas

Lukaku and Dembele at the helm

Kompany anchoring the back line...and Curtois as the keeper....that's a nasty as team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 11, 2014, 03:47:16 PM
i want some waffles now

oh yea the us and belgium canceled their scrimmage because it would take too long to do it because the traffic in sao paulo is a disgrace. good times.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2014, 07:39:40 AM
why in the pool round of the world cup do they not have games on at the same time until the last game where in each group you have two games going head to head with each other?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2014, 09:11:45 AM
how does having games at the same time make it better?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2014, 09:16:12 AM
it doesnt....they farging built like 20 stadiums just for tournament....there should never be two games being played at the same time...and for the first 32 games of pool play there isnt any conflict....then all of a sudden the last 16 games for some reason share a game time with another game
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2014, 09:54:27 AM
ANd some of the stadiums aren't even ready yet....this happens with the Olympics too. Learn to build on time when hosting a huge event, fools!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 12, 2014, 10:51:07 AM
GO USA ..... AND ITALY & IRELAND !
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2014, 11:18:34 AM
ghana argentina and cameroon are my squads
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 11:39:47 AM
ghana argentina and cameroon are my squads

You're such a farging icehole. icehole. You just crossed the line. Argentina? DIE!

You must have been raped by soccer, a soccer player, or with a soccer ball. That's the only thing that explains the hate. THE ONLY THING.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2014, 11:49:04 AM
i gotta root for the Ticos even though they have no shot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
ghana argentina and cameroon are my squads

You're such a farging icehole. icehole. You just crossed the line. Argentina? DIE!

You must have been raped by soccer, a soccer player, or with a soccer ball. That's the only thing that explains the hate. THE ONLY THING.

trust me i cant name a single player on them....but last world cup i hung out and watched a game here http://www.elpatiointernational.com/  and had a blast....gonna go back this year as well and root root root on la albiceleste
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 01:58:33 PM
The fact that you know that infuriates me. Argentina is the Dallas of the world. How ironic is it that you hate everything European yet you hang out with a bunch of wannabe-euros.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2014, 02:08:07 PM
does dallas have the best malbec in the world....i dont think so
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 02:33:37 PM
Don't even know what the hell you're talking about. Malbec? Sounds like devil talk.

You solidify your image of a hypocrite today by hanging with Argentinian filth. Make sure you wear your Cowboys jersey, Mets baseball cap, Celtics socks, and NY Rangers panties. I wouldn't want you feeling uncomfortable.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
Uh...you mean Yankees cap.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 02:37:47 PM
it doesnt....they farging built like 20 stadiums just for tournament....there should never be two games being played at the same time...and for the first 32 games of pool play there isnt any conflict....then all of a sudden the last 16 games for some reason share a game time with another game

its to ensure there are no "meaningless" games. its like what the nfl does in week 17, putting games at the same time that coincide with each other.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 02:41:25 PM
Uh...you mean Yankees cap.

I was trying to go for Philadelphia rivals.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2014, 02:43:34 PM
Why the Argentina hate?

Great beef
Hot women
Good beer

Come on man!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2014, 02:44:05 PM
You should have been going for rivals of all that is good and worthwhile in life.  The point is that Argentina belongs with the likes of Man United, the Cowboys, etc.  AMIRITE?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 02:44:13 PM
messi is a fag and their country is populated by arrogant wannabe euro-trash. farg them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2014, 02:45:08 PM
Yeah I forgot they harbored all those SS and Nazi's back in the day
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2014, 02:45:39 PM
Messi is beautiful, and genius.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 02:50:37 PM
Messi is beautiful, and genius.

hes a midget twat that would be dead if soccer wasnt played exclusively by other midget twats
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2014, 02:53:14 PM
He's better at soccer than any American is at...anything
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 02:57:21 PM
pretty sure im better at being useless
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: General_Failure on June 12, 2014, 03:12:11 PM
You try harder.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2014, 03:14:07 PM
Why the Argentina hate?

Great beef
Hot women
Good beer

Come on man!

hbionic is right...if argentina could move their entire country to the snobbiest part of western europe they would. shtein they even speak their spanish different than any other spanish speaking country in south and central america.

everyone hates them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 12, 2014, 03:17:39 PM
yeah, I just watched a couple Messi youtubes.

You're mistaken.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2014, 03:19:12 PM
Don't even know what the hell you're talking about. Malbec? Sounds like devil talk.

its a kind of wine you gorilla
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 04:27:47 PM
very entertaining start....croatia scores first but brazil has been on them since then. only a matter of time.

word up toni kukoc
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 12, 2014, 04:41:41 PM
Why the Argentina hate?

Great beef
Hot women
Good beer

Come on man!

hbionic is right...if argentina could move their entire country to the snobbiest part of western europe they would. shtein they even speak their spanish different than any other spanish speaking country in south and central america.

everyone hates them.
There is a reason all the nazi's went there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2014, 05:07:51 PM
i gotta root for the Ticos even though they have no shot.

well nevermind that idea, thought it would be fun to root for the nica rivals but it appears i will literally be stabbed if i root for costa rica.

this place is going to be a shteinshow for the next week...already hear the fireworks going off for the first goals of the cup.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2014, 05:15:25 PM
Hand jobs for every goal scored!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2014, 05:21:17 PM
Brazil really should be better at diving than they are considering how frequently they flop to the ground.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 05:34:23 PM
FIFA refs with their first controversial call
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 05:36:10 PM
utter nonsense of a call....this sport is so silly having 1 guy try to police 22. its insane and leads to ridiculous calls like that
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2014, 05:48:40 PM
yeah that was straight garbage.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 05:54:13 PM
Pletikosa has probably the worst reaction. His feet don't move. Two blockable goals (#1 & #3)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 05:56:19 PM
Notice how most of the Brazilian fans in the stands are white skinned versus black skinned. Maybe the blacks are in the upper stands.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 06:02:31 PM

its a kind of wine you gorilla

 ;D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2014, 06:05:43 PM
Why the Argentina hate?

Great beef
Hot women
Good beer

Come on man!

hbionic is right...if argentina could move their entire country to the snobbiest part of western europe they would. shtein they even speak their spanish different than any other spanish speaking country in south and central america.

everyone hates them.

I did not know that...interesting.

How is their spanish different?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 06:11:58 PM
They think they speak more 'refined'.

Trust me Phreak...as one of the Latinos on this board (GF being one of the others), it's like Irish v. Italians, U.S.S.R. v U.S.A., ALL OF LATIN AMERICA vs. Argentina.

It's how it has always been, and how it will always be.

farg'em.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2014, 06:14:23 PM
Laughable dive but it paid off just like you'd expect it to.  Also, the Croatian guy at midfield got absolutely mugged on the third goal (which was a joke in itself) but no call.



Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2014, 06:17:08 PM
Basically remove the soft goals and the terrible call and it's 1-0 Croatia. Brazil will need to step it up if they want to avoid some of those $400 million stadiums being burned down.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 12, 2014, 06:20:41 PM

I did not know that...interesting.

How is their spanish different?

well it's still spanish, same words and all (mostly) but it's closer to castilian/european spanish where they say grathias insetad of gracias and barthelona and other things that make them sound super gay.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 06:21:38 PM
It's a joke that work is still being conducted at stadiums, traffic horrible, and many other rumblings that I've heard. Brazil opted to have 12 stadiums versus the 8 that FIFA likes...yet they still don't have their shtein straight.

At least the protests haven't done any serious damage, but I'm sure that will turn to rioting if Brazil bows out prior to the final.

I'm hoping they do just to see what happens.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 06:22:15 PM

I did not know that...interesting.

How is their spanish different?

well it's still spanish, same words and all (mostly) but it's closer to castilian/european spanish where they say grathias insetad of gracias and barthelona and other things that make them sound super gay.

Yeah, it's basically if IGY was his own country, he'd be Argentina.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2014, 06:25:15 PM
They think they speak more 'refined'.

Trust me Phreak...as one of the Latinos on this board (GF being one of the others), it's like Irish v. Italians, U.S.S.R. v U.S.A., ALL OF LATIN AMERICA vs. Argentina.

It's how it has always been, and how it will always be.

farg'em.

I just texted my ex down in Lima and asked her for her thoughts

"farg Argentina" was the response

Lolol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2014, 06:27:33 PM
I can't wait to see the Manaus game on Sunday. As of a couple days ago, that field looked like complete shtein. Could be all dirt by the time the US plays on there. I hope it is, too. Might as well make it a total shteinshow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2014, 06:34:49 PM
There was some fairly nasty skirmishes with protesters today but ESPN wasn't having any of it.  It's all beaches and broads for them.

I was naively hopeful that the matches in this tournament would be fair and played without any sort of hideous bullshtein, but sure enough the first match turned out to be a total embarrassment.   Whatever, though. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2014, 06:35:47 PM
They think they speak more 'refined'.

Trust me Phreak...as one of the Latinos on this board (GF being one of the others), it's like Irish v. Italians, U.S.S.R. v U.S.A., ALL OF LATIN AMERICA vs. Argentina.

It's how it has always been, and how it will always be.

farg'em.

I just texted my ex down in Lima and asked her for her thoughts

"farg Argentina" was the response

Lolol

You mean she didn't reply, "STFU Rome?"

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 06:37:40 PM
There was some fairly nasty skirmishes with protesters today but ESPN wasn't having any of it.  It's all beaches and broads for them.

I was naively hopeful that the matches in this tournament would be fair and played without any sort of hideous bullshtein, but sure enough the first match turned out to be a total embarrassment.   Whatever, though.

This is the instruction given to the refs: "SAVE BRAZIL AT ALL COSTS!"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2014, 06:39:31 PM
Two things to take from the match:

1. BRAZIL- Beatable

2. CROATIA- Doesn't have enough to get it done.

*Olic was in his own world playing out there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2014, 06:51:19 PM
This is the instruction given to the refs: "SAVE BRAZIL AT ALL COSTS!"

I don't think they have to be told. They aren't looking to get shot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2014, 07:40:19 PM
They think they speak more 'refined'.

Trust me Phreak...as one of the Latinos on this board (GF being one of the others), it's like Irish v. Italians, U.S.S.R. v U.S.A., ALL OF LATIN AMERICA vs. Argentina.

It's how it has always been, and how it will always be.

farg'em.

I just texted my ex down in Lima and asked her for her thoughts

"farg Argentina" was the response

Lolol

You mean she didn't reply, "STFU Rome?"

Lol nope...the only Rome she knows it Italy and Tony Roma's
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2014, 09:19:09 PM
I can't wait to see the Manaus game on Sunday. As of a couple days ago, that field looked like complete shtein. Could be all dirt by the time the US plays on there. I hope it is, too. Might as well make it a total shteinshow.

ronaldo's vagina starting bleeding again today....whatever needs to happen for us to get a result vs. portugal needs to go down.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 13, 2014, 02:07:34 AM
i just read through this and realized the argentina convo started bc of havas. doesn't make sense that you would root for the most racist country in the world. pick another country. any country.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 13, 2014, 02:36:36 AM
wouldnt he root for ghana?

owns the us? check
nickname is black stars? check
not a white person to be found in the country? check

thats his shtein
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2014, 07:58:26 AM
i just read through this and realized the argentina convo started bc of havas. doesn't make sense that you would root for the most racist country in the world. pick another country. any country.

i root for everyone but america

there is nothing worse than the world cup in the united states and i want them out of it as quickly as possible....it will still be miserable for the better part of a month....but America making some sort of run in the tournament would be beyond awful

racists >>>>>>> american soccer culture
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 13, 2014, 12:21:45 PM
Mexico just got completely screwed out of a goal. hbionic is probably opening his wrists right now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 12:52:48 PM
Two goals ROBBED by the side judge. This farger has an agenda against Mexico. No doubt about it. Those weren't offsides.

BULLshtein MOTHERfargERS.  :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2014, 01:13:17 PM
i just read through this and realized the argentina convo started bc of havas. doesn't make sense that you would root for the most racist country in the world. pick another country. any country.

i root for everyone but america

there is nothing worse than the world cup in the united states and i want them out of it as quickly as possible....it will still be miserable for the better part of a month....but America making some sort of run in the tournament would be beyond awful

racists >>>>>>> american soccer culture

lol - instant IGY classic
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 13, 2014, 01:13:34 PM
what agenda could he have against mexico? did he get the runs from some tacos once?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2014, 01:15:14 PM
ironically enough I ate at chipotle today with the rest of the staff.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 01:24:53 PM
FUUUUUCK YEAAAAAAAAH!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 13, 2014, 01:59:22 PM
Mexico had to win and they did...good stuff.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2014, 02:01:50 PM
how long is halftime in soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 02:05:27 PM
Not long enough to keep you from posting stupidity.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 02:07:54 PM
Blood pressure normalizing.

Ochoa with a great save at the end, but Mexico's prevent defense almost cost them. Chicharo with a miss, would have been huge in the standings. Mexico had good chances and two goals stripped from them. Brazil match should be fun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 13, 2014, 02:11:37 PM
Not long enough to keep you from posting stupidity.

racists >>>>>>> american soccer culture
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2014, 02:17:49 PM
looks like its 15 minutes unless its longer in the world cup
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 02:18:56 PM
Yeah, I believe it is 15 mins.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 13, 2014, 03:47:13 PM
Pretty boy Van Persie witha farging incredible goal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2014, 03:59:36 PM
Holy shtein you weren't joking.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 13, 2014, 04:38:40 PM
Are you farging kidding me?  Good God, 5-1.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 13, 2014, 04:39:54 PM
ironically enough I ate at chipotle today with the rest of the staff.

HA!  Represent!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2014, 04:45:36 PM
Speechless.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2014, 04:53:12 PM
Holy shtein almighty.  I mean just wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 06:12:13 PM
That Spanish team doesn't look right. Chemistry is off. Costa looks lost. Casillas with his worst performance. That team looked uninspired. Blind with a beautiful pass to RVP and what an incredible touch on that goal as he was diving.

Refs did their best to help the defending champs but there is only so much they can do.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 06:38:07 PM
Chile v Australia turning into a good match. Chile overconfident falls asleep.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 13, 2014, 07:01:23 PM
Yep, looked like a blowout early but Aussies hanging tough.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 13, 2014, 07:30:26 PM
What a stop by that Aussie defender as the ball was crossing the goal line.

Cahill is a madman, he just missed the equalizer. It helps that most Latin player are short.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2014, 08:50:26 PM
The Spanish goalie made three or four spectacular saves in the last 15 minutes to keep it at 5-1.  I have never seen a team stop playing defense like that much less the best team in the world.   I can't even think of an instance where I've ever seen a team lay down like that in any sport.  That was just a complete disaster.  And I couldn't be happier about it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2014, 09:05:31 PM
another world cup scheduling quirk....there is a 9pm game tomorrow and its the only one of pool play.....and im guessing the only one of the tournament
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 13, 2014, 09:37:37 PM
http://vimeo.com/98134463
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 14, 2014, 01:22:00 AM
another world cup scheduling quirk....there is a 9pm game tomorrow and its the only one of pool play.....and im guessing the only one of the tournament

really lame but they dont want late games because they are useless to the european market, which is the biggest consumers of this sport

germany and britain both outrated the usa for the opener and obviously the population differences are quite drastic
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 14, 2014, 06:16:17 AM
does anyone else think it's funny that igy is scrutinizing world cup match starting times?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 06:32:49 AM
does anyone else think it's funny that igy is scrutinizing world cup match starting times?

I educate myself in all sports....even ones I hate

knowledge is king
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 14, 2014, 07:33:21 AM
haha - wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 14, 2014, 08:03:19 AM
Next subjects for your education:  cricket and rugby.  Study up, student of sport.  And when you're done with those, report back for remedial lacrosse lessons.  It's not all Connors and Brooklyns...there are Hunters and Dakotas too.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 14, 2014, 01:07:00 PM
how dirty do these greeks look

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 01:09:37 PM
I wish they'd penalize these flopping Hoydas...good grief
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 14, 2014, 01:11:50 PM
how many malaka's have valcheck and the greek dropped today
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 01:47:20 PM
It would've been nice to see the US game on a weekend
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 14, 2014, 04:01:32 PM
Should've thought of that before we invaded Iraq.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 14, 2014, 04:29:00 PM
Should've thought of that before we invaded Iraq.

 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 14, 2014, 04:57:11 PM
Maxi Pereira with the biggest bone headed move of the tourney so far. Idiot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 14, 2014, 05:27:00 PM
Notes:

Greece is the weakest of the group (without seeing Japan and Ivory Cost play yet)...

Columbia still has to pass the test. I'm not convinced.


Uruguay is in trouble. If Suarez doesn't come back, they're dead. This was their win and they blew it. They came out flat, no plan, disorganized, they didn't have a sense of urgency. It felt like they were looking past this game. They're farged.

Costa Rica has to stay stead. I think they can tie or beat England...I think Italy takes this group with England and Costa Rica playing for 2nd.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 14, 2014, 06:04:01 PM
and i thought greece was full of skeezy looking eurotrash...jesus christ get a load of this italian side.

also fun to see 2nd to 3rd generation americans who have some kind of ancestral connection to italy root for the country. so fake and so forced. first off youre not from there, maybe a great grandfather is. second off that country hates you and your way of life.

either be an abject american hater like havas or get on the party bus to klinsmanntown.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 14, 2014, 06:55:29 PM
also fun to see 2nd to 3rd generation americans who have some kind of ancestral connection to italy root for the country. so fake and so forced.

Forget the fans... their defender Gabriel Paletta's great-grandfather emigrated from Italy and he's out there playing for the team.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 14, 2014, 08:02:23 PM
Italy 2, England 1

Favorite moment of the match is when Rooney seemingly tried to kick a corner kick out into the jungle. The last 20 minutes England looked like they were daydreaming about air conditioned hotel rooms.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 14, 2014, 08:24:50 PM
Agreed. Also another Rooney moment...he takes the ball from Barksdale and misses a shot with his left left.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 08:30:58 PM
and i thought greece was full of skeezy looking eurotrash...jesus christ get a load of this italian side.

also fun to see 2nd to 3rd generation americans who have some kind of ancestral connection to italy root for the country. so fake and so forced. first off youre not from there, maybe a great grandfather is. second off that country hates you and your way of life.

either be an abject american hater like havas or get on the party bus to klinsmanntown.

Haha

Kinda like that fraud Mike Piazza going to Brazil to root for Italy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 09:14:26 PM
also fun to see 2nd to 3rd generation americans who have some kind of ancestral connection to italy root for the country. so fake and so forced. first off youre not from there, maybe a great grandfather is. second off that country hates you and your way of life.

welcome to white hipster nation

why do you think I despise this whole thing
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 14, 2014, 10:16:45 PM
why do you think I despise this whole thing

To get attention and stir argument, be contrary, etc.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 10:20:32 PM
Shut up and look at these beautiful tits

http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/06/brazilian-fan-boobs-falls-out-of-her-top-at-world-cup-photos/
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 10:23:06 PM
theres no argument to be gotten...white people which this board is filled with love soccer....as does the majority of the non urban white populace does

but I do love how because im the only person on CF who hates soccer means im contrarian...this board is definitely the pulse of the nation
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 14, 2014, 10:32:17 PM
1. roughly 60% of the country doesnt care about soccer...no idea how that breaks along racial lines, but evidence suggests its more popular among minorities than whites

2. you hating soccer isnt contrarian. you can hate it. no one cares. you trolling everyone about your hate is different.

3. there is a difference between someone whose great grandma lived in italy rooting for the italian soccer team and people getting behind the usa squad. a big difference. one is fake, forced attention seeking white person nonsense. the other is a natural support of ones country.

4. many people, such as myself, are not into soccer but greatly enjoy the world cup because of how great an event it is. be happy. enjoy life. its short. soak it in.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 10:33:05 PM
Number four is why I dig it

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: General_Failure on June 14, 2014, 10:34:36 PM
but I do love how because im the only person on CF who hates soccer means im contrarian...this board is definitely the pulse of the nation

How many times have you hate-farged a deflated soccer ball?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 10:36:09 PM
but I do love how because im the only person on CF who hates soccer means im contrarian...this board is definitely the pulse of the nation

How many times have you hate-farged a deflated soccer ball?

only the black parts
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 10:38:21 PM
lolol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 14, 2014, 10:39:02 PM
Number four is why I dig it

yup. it could be the world cup of water polo and id be IN. the event and its scope...everyone in the world going crazy...cracking jokes about other countries...its terrific. nevermind that soccer isnt a good sport, the event trumps it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 10:46:00 PM
And being in a soccer crazed country when it's happening is unreal

Last WC I was in Lima for a bit and even though Peru has a shtein team and never qualifies the streets were pretty empty and everyone was packed into houses or bars watching. And the people on the streets had it on radios. Insane and awesome environment
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 14, 2014, 10:59:06 PM
1. roughly 60% of the country doesnt care about soccer...no idea how that breaks along racial lines, but evidence suggests its more popular among minorities than whites

2. you hating soccer isnt contrarian. you can hate it. no one cares. you trolling everyone about your hate is different.

3. there is a difference between someone whose great grandma lived in italy rooting for the italian soccer team and people getting behind the usa squad. a big difference. one is fake, forced attention seeking white person nonsense. the other is a natural support of ones country.

4. many people, such as myself, are not into soccer but greatly enjoy the world cup because of how great an event it is. be happy. enjoy life. its short. soak it in.

This is spot on...bravo.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 11:00:29 PM
four times so far a team has lost after scoring first....last world cup this happened three times the entire tourney
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 11:01:23 PM
Number four is why I dig it

you "dig it" cause you are whiter than rice
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 11:05:46 PM
Haha no
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2014, 11:11:54 PM
lol...you cant type "dig it" and not be really white and a huge soccer fan

btw a friend of mine went to the ivory coast embassy tonight for their game and got "free beer free food and an electric atmosphere"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 14, 2014, 11:49:48 PM
I say dig it all the time, ya dig?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2014, 12:36:59 AM
gotta pay the troll toll if you want to get into igy's soul
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2014, 01:17:51 AM
IGY wants to love this tourney sooooo bad. It's hilarious. You don't have to be a soccer fan to like the tournament. It's okay.

Just stop trolling about your hate, no one cares.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 15, 2014, 01:26:27 AM
I care more about hating soccer than any of yous care about liking it.....cept hb....hes valid....lil guy and j tho are a travesty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2014, 03:18:35 AM
troll toll what you say

troll toll hey hey hey
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2014, 10:43:26 AM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/jerome99rip/ScreenShot2014-06-15at103937AM_zps5bfe137f.png)

States without official US Soccer bars.  Notice how IGY fits right in with the soccer haters.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2014, 12:42:48 PM
his narrative changed quickly from soccer being MA to soccer being loved by only white hipsters

whats next?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 15, 2014, 02:04:21 PM
Just saw Switzerland pull a win out of their asses at the last gasp. World Cup.

Rooting for Honduras to upset France at 3.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2014, 03:11:24 PM
his narrative changed quickly from soccer being MA to soccer being loved by only white hipsters

whats next?

Wire criticism, Applebees menu reviews & a love of comic book movies no doubt.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2014, 03:24:51 PM
France loves to hit the bars. farg the French, go Catrachos.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2014, 03:27:34 PM
every white frog has the same douchey eurotrash hipster haircut where its buzzed around the sides and like a fohawk thing in the middle

go. honduras.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2014, 03:30:22 PM
Ha, you're right. Also, you can't say euro trash enough!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2014, 03:39:01 PM
You can always tell you're dealing with a Central American if their first names are Wilson, Wilmer, Wally, Minor, etc. FACT.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2014, 03:46:34 PM
fair PENAL but really rough to hand him a 2nd yellow on that...france will win and honduras is basically done and all on a refs decision

p.s. why is the frog coach wearing a designer suit?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2014, 03:52:26 PM
I love Patrice Evra for obvious reasons, but really, farg France.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 15, 2014, 03:53:23 PM
Oh and I hate that idiotic Heineken commercial they insist on playing every five seconds.  Jesus...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2014, 03:55:28 PM
He's a bitch.

But I agree with MDS. Even the Spanish announcer said at the beginning of the match that the refs wanted to be the protagonists. Idiot refs. Still, zesty defending.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2014, 05:35:52 PM
i will trade in all the frog victories for that bitch messi to eat one tonight vs. bosnia

go spawn of a brutal civil war. go.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 15, 2014, 06:59:30 PM
Argentina not impressing so far. They look very beatable. Bosnia is a stronger team than they are showing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2014, 12:59:15 AM
go on the record for your usa prediction

me:
- if they beat ghana they go through, if they dont they are done
- they will beat ghana
- they will lose to belgium and its waffles in the round of 16
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 16, 2014, 06:15:34 AM
They will beat Ghana, lose the other two matches, and not go through.

Although I would say the odds of not winning a single match are rather high, too. The group is nasty. People say that Group B is tougher, and it's true that the top three teams in that group are better, but they have a cupcake team (Australia) and the closest thing Group G has is a much better than Australia Ghana team that regularly beats the US in the World Cup. For the US, this group was one of the worst draws imaginable.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2014, 11:09:48 AM
wah
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 16, 2014, 12:00:49 PM
Pretty much have to root against Ronaldo here. Right? So... go Germany?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 16, 2014, 12:20:38 PM
Who else is psyched for the World Cup game tonight? I have a huge dilemma, what if the US and Italy play each other...who should I root for?

USA USA USA USA
(http://cdn.newslook.com/41/4151e55403f4f34519705a2976cd6f10/images/frame_ext.jpg)
(http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/229/files/2014/04/soccer-friendly-usa-vs-mexico3.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2014, 02:08:32 PM
why on earth would you root for italy?

100 years ago people who you were related to supposedly lived there. go soccer team go.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 02:15:03 PM
I needed to see portugals play. If the U.S. shows they play better as a unit, the. It will be Germany and U.S. through to the next round.

My prediction is 3-1 win for U.S. today in convincing fashion.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 04:02:06 PM
Is it 3pm pacific yet? I can't farging wait. They're going to kick ass.

U.S.A! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 16, 2014, 04:08:49 PM
Who else is psyched for the World Cup game tonight? I have a huge dilemma, what if the US and Italy play each other...who should I root for?

USA USA USA USA
(http://cdn.newslook.com/41/4151e55403f4f34519705a2976cd6f10/images/frame_ext.jpg)
(http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/229/files/2014/04/soccer-friendly-usa-vs-mexico3.jpg)

the team that wins.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 16, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
I don't think the U.S. will win tonight, or frankly at all, and they will not go through.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 05:39:47 PM
IGY wishes he was part of this. How you're not be rooting for the U.S. right now in a major sporting event is weird.  I still don't see how you talk so much smack yet sit with Argentinians for the 'atmosphere' of it all.

You're the Eric Snowden of soccer.

Still, I'll keep a seat warm for you when you're ready to come aboard.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
LET'S DO THIS!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 06:02:21 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!




farg yeah!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 16, 2014, 06:22:40 PM
There goes Altidore. shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 06:54:45 PM
Not the best showing. They had a couple of good scoring chances, but the injury doesn't help any. But Ghana is Swiss cheese. U.S. has to set the tone early again in the 2nd half and try to press the issue.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2014, 06:56:21 PM
Scoring that goal is a mixed blessing.  It totally took the aggression out of them.  Then Dempsey went down and they lost focus.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 16, 2014, 07:22:35 PM
There goes Altidore. shtein.

Watching at office so the multi tasking part sucks.  What did they say the injury was?  Was it just the keystone cops medical crew doing their thing that is indigenous to international soccer?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 16, 2014, 07:24:11 PM
Jesus, this Ghana on slaught is amazing to start the second half.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 16, 2014, 07:25:29 PM
WTF?  Defense checked out.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 16, 2014, 07:44:41 PM
It was just a matter of time
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 07:47:22 PM
We got'em right where we want'em.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 16, 2014, 07:48:15 PM
YES!  unreal!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 16, 2014, 07:49:53 PM
Now you park that damn bus.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 16, 2014, 07:58:28 PM
USA USA USA USA

When's the next game?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 07:59:47 PM
Yuck. Played about three levels less than they are capable of. Either that, or they're not as good.

farg. Unless the game plan was score first then sit, I don't get what happened minute 1-86.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 16, 2014, 08:01:46 PM
Insane ending. Got home just in time.

MERICA BITCHES!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 08:02:24 PM
SD,

Sunday, Portugal v. U.S., 3pm eastern.

Next up, MEX v. BRA.  Mexico has a chance to squeak by.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 16, 2014, 08:16:52 PM
Yuck. Played about three levels less than they are capable of. Either that, or they're not as good.

farg. Unless the game plan was score first then sit, I don't get what happened minute 1-86.

Looked like they were playing prevent defense the whole way.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2014, 08:57:21 PM
each game is of its own. enjoy this! ghana is a strong side, they werent going to go down easy. of course could have played better but many of the wounds were self-inflicted. and the ghana goal was a beauty, not a result of poor defense.

now a pissy eurotrash-laden portugal side, with a gimpy ronaldo and no pepe, must gets 3 pts against MERCA in the grotesque rain forest humid heat of manaus. all WE need to do is grind out a 0-0 draw, and so long as germany disposes of ghana, WE will be through

altidore or no altidore, the path is there folks. lets do this.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2014, 09:01:36 PM
That Brooks goal was beautiful.

I believe...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 09:11:53 PM
Hopefully the USMNT plays with a little more urgency.

They gotta work on their passing. That shtein was sloppy. Also, a little upfield vision would help.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 16, 2014, 09:15:54 PM
By the way, what exactly was the injury sustained by Altidore? Is he out for the next match?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 16, 2014, 09:21:06 PM
By the way, what exactly was the injury sustained by Altidore? Is he out for the next match?

Strained his hamstring, they won't know more until he's back in Sao Paulo.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 16, 2014, 09:24:25 PM
awaiting tests i think
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
Typical injury for Jozy.  I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier in the build up to the tournament.

He's as injury prone as a bitchmade dude can get. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2014, 09:53:25 PM
yup, what a Hoyda for pulling a hamstring in a non contact situation

coward
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 16, 2014, 10:07:06 PM
each game is of its own. enjoy this! ghana is a strong side, they werent going to go down easy. of course could have played better but many of the wounds were self-inflicted. and the ghana goal was a beauty, not a result of poor defense.

now a pissy eurotrash-laden portugal side, with a gimpy ronaldo and no pepe, must gets 3 pts against MERCA in the grotesque rain forest humid heat of manaus. all WE need to do is grind out a 0-0 draw, and so long as germany disposes of ghana, WE will be through

altidore or no altidore, the path is there folks. lets do this.

Somebody's trolling the troll. So meta.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 17, 2014, 03:26:46 AM
yup, what a Hoyda for pulling a hamstring in a non contact situation

coward

I wasn't criticizing Jozy.  I was just making a statement about his tendency to have issues with his hamstrings.  The same thing happened in the 2011 Gold Cup.  I love the guy, personally.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2014, 04:25:28 AM
well that invisible icelandic weirdo aaron jo-han-son needs to play more like jozy next game. or old ass wondo.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 17, 2014, 08:25:35 AM
http://screamer.deadspin.com/local-reporter-captures-usmnt-game-winner-live-has-pri-1591777097/+Sean-Newell
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 17, 2014, 09:58:47 AM
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/6/17/5817164/usa-vs-ghana-twitter-map-data
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 17, 2014, 10:33:03 AM
nice tour de france jersey newsman.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 17, 2014, 12:35:30 PM
a win is a win ... the team better up their game for portugal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2014, 01:59:10 PM
the game outrated the nba finals....9 of the top 10 markets from the east coast

dont bring that shtein to the i-95 corridor. they dont want it there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2014, 02:11:07 PM
Belgium didn't impress but Fellaini played himself into the starting spot IMO.

Algeria, doesn't have enough on offense. Nice try though. They're not out of it yet.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2014, 02:11:44 PM
Up next, Mexico v. Brazil. SI SE PUEDE!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2014, 02:44:11 PM
I have 3-2 Mexico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2014, 02:49:30 PM
you are insane...mexican homerism is everywhere but to think they will win this game is taking it to a different level

brazil hasnt lost a home match of any kind in 12 years. it hasnt lost a competitive home match since like the 70s. but its ending against a mediocre mexican side. ok.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2014, 02:52:59 PM
I like our chances. They're as good as any they've had. I'll roll the dice. They'll need to play a flawless game, but they'll come out with one of their best games today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2014, 03:51:27 PM
Ochoa with two monster stops.

Brazil with the edge, but it's expected. Mexico definitely within striking distance.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2014, 04:31:03 PM
this has been a terrific game...no goals but very exciting

cant imagine how nervous los mexicanos are right now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 17, 2014, 04:44:11 PM
wow that goalie. granted he's not really having to move much but impressive still.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 17, 2014, 04:46:56 PM
Yeah Ochoa is stealing this point all by himself.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 17, 2014, 04:47:30 PM
oh my god that was close.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 17, 2014, 04:51:51 PM
Mexico almost stole that game.  JFC... so much talent on both sides.  Amazing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2014, 04:52:34 PM
great game and great result for mexico....they have a terrific chance to go through stealing that point
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 17, 2014, 05:02:18 PM
Earned motherfargers, not stolen. It's Mr. Memo farging Ochoa to you sirs. Blood pressure still high.

Wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 17, 2014, 05:07:18 PM
Great game. I saw the last ten minutes.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 17, 2014, 05:13:07 PM
Earned motherfargers, not stolen. It's Mr. Memo farging Ochoa to you sirs. Blood pressure still high.

Wow.

Haha... someone needs a Valium the size of a Krispy Kreme donut.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 18, 2014, 02:02:23 AM
Earned motherfargers, not stolen. It's Mr. Memo farging Ochoa to you sirs. Blood pressure still high.

Wow.

Like anyone is going to pretend we know his name. Good game by whatever his name is but I only root for freedom. Every four years.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 18, 2014, 03:55:00 AM
i cant help but get behind mexico...their coach is fat and waddles on the sidelines and its funny

plus im not sure if its possible, but we need another mexico/us game in the knockout rounds. god damnit that would be epic.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 18, 2014, 04:23:21 AM
plus im not sure if its possible, but we need another mexico/us game in the knockout rounds. god damnit that would be epic.

The earliest it could happen is the semi-finals. The US would probably have to beat Argentina to get there. So, it's not happening.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 18, 2014, 04:35:12 AM
Spain could be eliminated today with a loss against Chile.

As for the game outside Group B, Cameroon winning today would keep alive a very unlikely scenario in which Brazil would be sent home after the group stage. [The scenario is very unlikely because Cameroon would have to win against Brazil also, which would be a seismic upset.] Presumably the rest of the Cup would not be able to be played due to riots.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 18, 2014, 06:19:28 AM
Some icehole blew himself up in Nigeria yesterday killing scores of fans watching the game in a communal viewing center.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/16/world/africa/nigeria-violence/

So many people dying because of an idiotic superstition. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 18, 2014, 10:01:18 AM
i grew up around quite a few portugese peeps and i'm still close friends with one guy. as soon as the US/ghana game ended he sent me a text saying "you're dead to me" ...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 18, 2014, 12:23:07 PM
damn, nice shot by that aussie dude. one of the best goals so far.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 18, 2014, 12:25:16 PM
i work for a dutch company. our cafe just erputed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 18, 2014, 12:26:01 PM
i imagine it got quiet one minute later.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 18, 2014, 12:36:28 PM
im sitting down here watching.  :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 18, 2014, 01:26:23 PM
This is insane. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 18, 2014, 02:16:45 PM
well the execs and interns are happy as hell here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 18, 2014, 02:44:53 PM
I was rooting for the blokes from Aussie
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 18, 2014, 02:58:07 PM
so i saw on twitter that ronaldo is out. god damnit this better be true.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2014, 03:24:22 PM
Nice goal Chile.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2014, 04:57:53 PM
Peace out Euro trash. 1st giant out.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 18, 2014, 04:58:57 PM
Peace out Euro trash. 1st giant out.

gotta say it with a smug lisp
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2014, 06:07:55 PM
Lets go Cameroon. Hopefully Croatia does their best Spanish impression.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2014, 06:17:47 PM
That's not a good impression at all.  :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2014, 06:43:40 PM
Idiot farging Song. Be a little more discreet if you're going to elbow someone in the back.

That's should be game.

Pressure will be on Mexico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 18, 2014, 07:09:33 PM
Damn Cameroon is donezo

2-0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 18, 2014, 07:55:59 PM
I was hoping Croatia would copy Spain, not Cameroon. What a joke of a game.

Anyway, Mexico v. Croatia will be do or die for the Mexicans. A tie gets them in...but farg playing for ties.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 18, 2014, 08:53:54 PM
I always thought Spain could use a huge dose of humiliation and man they got it in this tournament.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 19, 2014, 04:12:23 PM
This just isn't happening for England.  Lucky for them Uruguay keeps blowing opportunities.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 19, 2014, 04:32:48 PM
Wayne Rooney?  Holy shtein, he finally scored.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 19, 2014, 04:33:37 PM
I'm not a Rooney fan and I don't really like England but I REALLY don't like Suarez, so yay Limeys.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 19, 2014, 04:44:39 PM
farging wonderful.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2014, 05:01:58 PM
suarez is a POS

but so is piers morgan and he likes england, so i can live with it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 19, 2014, 05:26:09 PM
How can you not like that POS Suarez? Sure, he's a horrible human, but probably the best overall player on Earth right now. farg Messi, Ronaldo, and the rest. This guy is the tits.
Sure, he's a vampire, but that should be enough to love him.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 19, 2014, 05:31:47 PM
Don't talk shtein on Messi.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 19, 2014, 05:33:30 PM
Suarez impacts a game more than Messi. Yes, Messi has a billion goals, but Suarez has the strength, speed, and killer instinct. If take Suarez over Messi any day.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 19, 2014, 05:34:28 PM
We just don't like beaners.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 19, 2014, 05:51:07 PM
Tell me something I don't know.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 19, 2014, 06:10:09 PM
suarez is a POS

but so is piers morgan and he likes england, so i can live with it

 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 19, 2014, 07:33:34 PM
These Japanese dudes couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat

shtein it should be 2-0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2014, 07:49:28 PM
as expected the greeks are playing so dirty, but they have to with 10 men
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 19, 2014, 08:32:36 PM
Vondas isn't happy right now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 19, 2014, 08:40:11 PM
Tell me something I don't know.

You don't have to pay first to have sex with women.

The Eagles play in Philadelphia.

Bro's before ho's.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2014, 08:45:03 PM
Vondas isn't happy right now

but im not even greek
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 20, 2014, 01:37:25 PM
c'mon italy ... be nice to see them get a goal here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 20, 2014, 02:44:53 PM
wop wop wop wopppppppp
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 20, 2014, 02:54:33 PM
costa rica came up big. didnt see where they were expected to do much at all in their group.

italy has to win to get in.


dear england,

hahahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 20, 2014, 02:57:31 PM
its the smug-off between switzerland and france

2 countries that do not care one iota about anyone else but themselves...the world could crumble around them, but the frogs would be sitting there sipping on coffee and the swiss would be skiing in the alps. farg everyone else. were perfect. well no. farg you arrogant european douches. farg you.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 20, 2014, 03:10:15 PM
Yet you were rooting for Italy. What's wrong with you?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 20, 2014, 03:38:20 PM
Yet you were rooting for Italy. What's wrong with you?

gotta love western hemisphere peeps crying about europe.

man up bitches. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 20, 2014, 05:12:57 PM
In a game I didn't care to watch (fast forwarded through). Looked to be an exciting game in terms of scoring. A pretty good whoopin put on the Swiss.

For more boring football, watch Ecuador vs. Honduras...it should make you want to stab your eyes out.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2014, 05:16:51 PM
Yet you were rooting for Italy. What's wrong with you?

gotta love western hemisphere peeps crying about europe.

man up bitches.

gotta love hipster americans pretending to care about soccer for a few weeks

the ultimate irony is lily white americans arguing with each other over what foreign soccer team is proper to root for...what a joke american soccer fans are

and people wonder why I hate the world cup with everything thing I have
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 20, 2014, 05:35:28 PM
gotta love self absorbed dickslpashes that think they know someone based on a few posts on an absure MB.

but please go ahead and tell everyone how to properly follow soccer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 20, 2014, 06:09:56 PM
Yet you were rooting for Italy. What's wrong with you?

gotta love western hemisphere peeps crying about europe.

man up bitches.

gotta love hipster americans pretending to care about soccer for a few weeks

the ultimate irony is lily white americans arguing with each other over what foreign soccer team is proper to root for...what a joke american soccer fans are

and people wonder why I hate the world cup with everything thing I have

you've made it abundantly clear.  again and again and again.

we understand your dislike of the sport and this tournament.  you continuing to reiterate it doesn't make us any less interested in watching it nor does it change our minds about it.

in other words, shut the farg up and stay out of this thread.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 20, 2014, 07:01:16 PM
I'm not a huge soccer fan, but my son is, so I've seen quite a few games.   My attention will last about as long as the U.S. team is still in it, though.


As an aside, Brian McCann would have a stroke watching the douchebaggery that goes on after a goal is scored.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 20, 2014, 09:04:19 PM
As an aside, Brian McCann would have a stroke watching the douchebaggery that goes on after a goal is scored.

I hate it as much in soccer as in football.  Trashy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2014, 09:52:44 PM
i cant wait for america to be eliminated and everyone fake care for like 30 seconds until they turn to the next best euro team to root for
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2014, 10:05:49 PM
Oh my god shut the farg up. You don't like the world cup and have some bizarre and twisted idea of who soccer fans are. We got it. farging christ say something original one time.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 20, 2014, 10:08:15 PM
i cant wait for america to be eliminated and everyone fake care for like 30 seconds until they turn to the next best euro team to root for

After my fake care I just probably won't pay much more attention, depending on how much my son remains into it.

...After all, there's that Phillies pennant chase to keep track of!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 20, 2014, 10:09:35 PM
Yao Ming
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2014, 10:17:16 PM
i cant wait for america to be eliminated and everyone fake care for like 30 seconds until they turn to the next best euro team to root for

After my fake care I just probably won't pay much more attention, depending on how much my son remains into it.

...After all, there's that Phillies pennant chase to keep track of!

geo is the man....I love the honesty...sorta cares about America but despises soccer

and the phillie call is all world....real sports
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Dillen on June 20, 2014, 10:19:44 PM
Yao Ming
lol'd
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 21, 2014, 01:01:56 AM
As an aside, Brian McCann would have a stroke watching the douchebaggery that goes on after a goal is scored.

I hate it as much in soccer as in football.  Trashy.

Every team does it so, not that big a deal. I'll admit it's over the top when they're whooping the other team, but otherwise, it's fun. I especially like when they all do a synchronized dance. Obviously, the circle jerk is the best celebration, but that has been outlawed by FIFA.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2014, 01:43:16 AM
as usual good early slate, horrible late game tomorrow

wanna be eurotrash argentinians and homo messi vs. terrorist iran
then germany v ghana....a hitler win puts US in an win + in situation.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2014, 01:52:46 AM
i think usa euro trash should push their chest out and tell the rest of the white world who to root for
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2014, 02:42:48 AM
im ok with the ticos, los mexicanos, england, the socceroos, the african nations, japan and south korea

thats about it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2014, 03:55:46 PM
Ghana is giving Germany all it wants.

Great game so far.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2014, 04:34:39 PM
insane match

a ghana win would be detrimental for our chances, but i cant but want it. still a draw would be great, us still through by beating portugal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 21, 2014, 05:43:36 PM
Insane match is right.  That was an awesome second half.  Two exciting games so far today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2014, 05:48:52 PM
That was one of the most entertaining matches I've seen so far.  Ghana is so gritty.  They just keep coming at you until you lose your shtein and make a mistake.  Germany is miles better than they are but the Black Stars still drew even.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2014, 06:53:56 PM
Hope Solo was arrested on domestic violence charges
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 21, 2014, 07:42:09 PM
 :-D  One chick I'd never mess with. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 21, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/21/us/hope-solo-domestic-assault-charge/ (http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/21/us/hope-solo-domestic-assault-charge/)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 21, 2014, 07:54:12 PM
Another horrible ref job in the Nigeria/Bosnia match.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2014, 08:22:48 PM
Don... I met her in Orlando.  Meh.  Good looking broad but the shtein doesn't stink.

Carli Lloyd was cool as hell, though.  My daughter was wearing an Eagles shirt when she met her and they blabbed for a couple of minutes about how awesome Nick Foles is.  Holy shtein I felt old.   
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2014, 10:41:09 PM
how are the africans doing?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 01:24:11 AM
cameroon stinks
nigeria has a shot
ghana is solid but got stuck in a tough group
algeria blows
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 12:25:31 PM
i havent rooted for a team more than im rooting for portugal tonight in a long time.....white fraudulent hipsters are making me physically ill...it has to stop

if the us loses what are their chances of advancing?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 12:27:14 PM
I BELIEVE WE CAN WIN....I BELIEVE WE CAN WIN!

USA +330
Draw +280

Let's go!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 12:42:08 PM
USA +330
Draw +280

how is this even possible?

im getting +300 from my guy but still....shouldn't the us win?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 01:01:23 PM
http://www.vegasinsider.com/soccer/odds/las-vegas/

Down to 300 and 260 at the LVH

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 01:02:03 PM
yeah I just locked in at 3 hundy
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 01:05:03 PM
If I was in Vegas I'd play both win and draw

Although Portugal at -110 is pretty good value since they're a way better team

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 01:08:33 PM
isn't half their team hurt and they were terrible in their first game
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2014, 01:08:53 PM
They're a better team when healthy and at full complement.  They're not right now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2014, 01:13:52 PM
if the us loses what are their chances of advancing?

Roughly 25% if they straight-up lose. They would need at least a tie against Germany to have a chance.

The number goes down quite a bit if they lose by a lot, as opposed to just by one goal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 01:14:58 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 02:22:55 PM
im just curious if you hate usmnt fans because "they all start watching during the world cup" then do you hate eagles fans because about half of them starting watching if they make the super bowl
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 02:26:04 PM
I hate uber white people who hate all sports except soccer

I also hate uber white people
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 02:30:04 PM
I hate uber white people who hate all sports except soccer

thats a very small % of usnmt fans. most people simply like the world cup and tolerate soccer and want the team to do well. stop being an idiot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 02:44:06 PM
feel more guilty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 02:45:11 PM
(http://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/tumblr_lrjor6KSGO1qb3v7xo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 02:50:32 PM
(http://philly.thedrinknation.com/uploads/2014-01-15-hipsters-love-beer-690x420.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 02:51:52 PM
I think I see Havas in the background enjoying soccer and a craft brew!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2014, 03:01:35 PM
It must be hard to be Havas right now. Poor poor Havas.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 03:02:39 PM
hug?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2014, 03:04:09 PM
Can't right now, Algeria/South Korea is on.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 03:08:51 PM
you can learn anything in this world if you just follow my trick....alllll geria.......one two three....algeria algeria.......you border on the mediterranean...your land is mostly dessert and your chief export is dates
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2014, 03:59:27 PM
Albania...  Albania...  It borders on the Adriatic!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 04:00:14 PM
old guys do things
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 22, 2014, 05:34:48 PM
.....white fraudulent hipsters are making me physically ill...

irony overload
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 06:47:20 PM
I think I see Havas in the background enjoying soccer and a craft brew!

 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 06:50:41 PM
At least the US isn't playing like a bunch of twats.  Swinging back.  I loved that elbow Beckerman threw at that farging Brian Wilson look a like. That miscue on the Portugese goal was as bad as it gets. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2014, 06:54:18 PM
The US has looked pretty good. I worry that the combination of halftime adjustments and the brutal heat will give them fewer scoring opportunities in the second half.

That was a brutally bad goal given up by Cameron and he probably should have just gotten booked for running full speed into eurotrash Ronaldo. Rough game for him. Props to Howard for standing on his head near the end of the half, I thought that was going in.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:03:01 PM
I love soccer, I love the World Cup, I love the players but I am so over these cut ins of soccer gatherings around the US.  They're turning me into igy.  Ok we get it, everyone's watching and a majority of those clowns they show in the US didn't know Ronaldo from Ronald Reagan this morning.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:15:30 PM
farg. You stupid egg headed idiot!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:23:15 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 07:24:50 PM
Whew!!!!

Howard has been pretty damn good too
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 07:27:16 PM
germany forever
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:34:23 PM
Jesus Christ!  Portugal is a bunch of vaginas.  Heidi would fit right in.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 07:40:38 PM
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:45:55 PM
Ronaldo is hurting.  He did not take a shot on goal on that free kick.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:54:40 PM
Bye bye.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2014, 07:54:56 PM
holy crap
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2014, 07:55:49 PM
brutal ending
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 07:55:54 PM
what the farg

i blame philly....this is a philly loss
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 22, 2014, 07:56:01 PM
motherfarging shtein

i mean...like 20 seconds away from winning

farging kidding me?!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:56:09 PM
Bradley played like shtein today. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 07:58:12 PM
Better hope the Nazis take it easy and play for the draw.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2014, 08:02:00 PM
Bradley played like shtein today. 

Damn, I didn't think so. He looked like shtein against Ghana but he was solid today and was key on the Dempsey goal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2014, 08:03:11 PM
Better hope the Nazis take it easy and play for the draw.

More important that Portugal beats or ties Ghana and the US just doesn't get blown out.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 22, 2014, 08:04:26 PM
that little turnover at the end led to ronaldo's possession...he put just a brilliant cross on it. unstoppable. what can you do? hes the best in the world.

the fact that it was 5 minutes of ST, not 4. why? it was 4 then it changed to 5. i hate this sport and its unexplained randomness.

hopefully jurgen has some kind of backroom deal worked out with the germans. lets just kick it around for 90, each walk away with a point and move on. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Dillen on June 22, 2014, 08:11:24 PM
the fact that it was 5 minutes of ST, not 4. why? it was 4 then it changed to 5. i hate this sport and its unexplained randomness.
It was taking forever for them to get the ball in play again - ball got put into play at 91 min
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 22, 2014, 08:22:16 PM
Bradley played like shtein today. 

Damn, I didn't think so. He looked like shtein against Ghana but he was solid today and was key on the Dempsey goal.

He missed the clear shot on goal and he didn't clear the ball on that last Portuguese possession.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2014, 08:43:00 PM
More important that Portugal beats or ties Ghana and the US just doesn't get blown out.

This.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 22, 2014, 08:44:45 PM
Bradley played like shtein today.

Bradley should go off himself.

Bradley today:
Walking.
Poor vision.
Missed opportunities.
Bad passes.
Not-hustling.


Lack of hustle killed them at the end. They let the guy get behind them.

farging fools. They dominated this match. Shoulda, woulda. Lack of hustle was evident throughout starting with Bradley, that farging half-assed, moron.  :boom

[igy]farg soccer[/igy]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 09:00:09 PM
i don't even like soccer and that was one of the best sports bar experiences ever
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 22, 2014, 09:09:52 PM
i don't even like soccer and that was one of the best sports bar experiences ever

I like you IGY, but SHUT THE F-UCK UP!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 22, 2014, 09:14:22 PM
I'm at a concert with my gf so i didnt watch the game but igy getting anal raped by Yao Ming
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2014, 09:16:18 PM
my pooty hole would accept hinkie magic in it very easily
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 22, 2014, 11:04:53 PM
i don't even like soccer and that was one of the best sports bar experiences ever

went to a bar in birmingham today that had 1300 people there.  felt like i was in a moshpit after the second goal.  i lost my shoe until after the game was over.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 22, 2014, 11:49:01 PM
we had about 40-50 americans at my bar today...didn't even know there were that many in town. fun game for 99% of it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2014, 01:23:03 AM
i have a bad feeling about thursday now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 23, 2014, 08:57:31 AM
Bradley played like shtein today.

Bradley should go off himself.


Compared to the Ghana game Bradley was a farging superstar. And in truth he didn't play that badly for most of the game, he just had two very obvious and very costly poor touches. He planted his shot at an open net into the only area that a defender was standing and he lost possession on a heavy touch leading to the final goal. Those two plays were crucial, so he deserves to catch some heat over them, but it isn't like he had a consistently bad game the way he did against Ghana.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 23, 2014, 09:40:12 AM
The bar I was at after the second goal sounded like when JJ Daigneault scored.

The last second goal was one of the most brutal experiences I've ever had as a sports fan.  Typical Philly thing, though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 23, 2014, 09:47:17 AM
insane ending. not sure if howard couldve done anything there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 23, 2014, 02:06:00 PM
he couldnt
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 02:15:14 PM
They just gave a logical explanation for same start times for the third match in the group and that is to try to prevent collusion.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 23, 2014, 02:17:12 PM
thank god for fifa's integrity.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 02:22:50 PM
thank god for fifa's integrity.

Haha, I thought the same thing after I posted that. Maybe they haven't figured out a way to profit from that yet.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 23, 2014, 02:40:30 PM
haaa - you know they will eventually.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 03:53:00 PM
The time is near. The knock-out stage begins today. El Tri has to be inspired and motivated by the happenings to the U.S. side last night. 90+ minutes, play hard, or go the farg back home (or a tie)...but still. Play to win.

Si Se Puede! Si Se Puede! Si Se Puede!

The Western Hemisphere will be rockin today!

...and we pray!  :evil
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 04:51:00 PM
Tight game. Both teams with their shots, but each team is doing a good job of not turning the ball over. Blood pressure: HIGH AND HOLDING
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 23, 2014, 05:10:56 PM
Talk to me Bionic, if Brazil had lost this game what would the scenario have been for Group A?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 23, 2014, 05:24:39 PM
Holy crap!  Two obvious hand balls by Croatia missed by the ref.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 05:32:39 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL!!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 23, 2014, 05:42:31 PM
What the hell just happenend here?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 23, 2014, 05:56:28 PM
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/united-states-world-cup-scenarios-germany-ghana (http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/united-states-world-cup-scenarios-germany-ghana)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 06:03:28 PM
Mexico! (clap, clap, clap) Mexico! (clap, clap, clap) Mexico! (clap, clap, clap)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 23, 2014, 06:58:06 PM
Talk to me Bionic, if Brazil had lost this game what would the scenario have been for Group A?

Only difference is the seeds would have been switched, Mexico would come out of the group on top, followed by Brazil.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 07:04:16 PM
Uruguay v. Italy tomorrow. Italy eliminated with a loss. Go Uruguay! Gonna be awesome. It's win and in.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 23, 2014, 07:44:24 PM
@ABC: Chances of winning #WorldCup - via @FiveThirtyEight:

BRA 35%
ARG 15%
GER 12%
NED 9%
FRA 8%
COL 5%
CHI 4%
BEL 3%
CIV 2%
CRC 1%
MEX 1%
USA 1%
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 08:21:47 PM
MEX 1%

So, you're saying there's a chance?  :=)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 23, 2014, 08:55:10 PM
Uruguay v. Italy tomorrow. Italy eliminated with a loss. Go Uruguay! Gonna be awesome. It's win and in.

no
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 23, 2014, 09:27:49 PM
You're right. Italy can tie and advance.

Still, farg the Italians.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 23, 2014, 09:36:37 PM
@ABC: Chances of winning #WorldCup - via @FiveThirtyEight:

BRA 35%
ARG 15%
GER 12%
NED 9%
FRA 8%
COL 5%
CHI 4%
BEL 3%
CIV 2%
CRC 1%
MEX 1%
USA 1%

So you're saying there's a chance!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 08:31:05 AM
You're right. Italy can tie and advance.

Still, farg the Italians.

you're starting to come around. i can feel it !
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 11:54:20 AM
go italy !  :evil
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
Good luck to your people smeags.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 12:16:01 PM
thanks man. nice back and forth so far.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 12:52:00 PM
good first half. buffon made some good saves.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 01:43:28 PM
Suarez went vampire again and wasn't caught. farg that guy. I can't stand that.

Go Italy! Hope they can pull the tie.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 01:44:15 PM
farg  :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 01:51:01 PM
Cassano will score the tie.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2014, 01:56:10 PM
Too much pasta for those lazy wops.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 01:57:25 PM
zip it you mic bastich.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 01:57:40 PM
That was bullshtein, Italy didn't deserve to go out like that. But, as a man once said, "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2014, 01:58:18 PM
Suarez is such a scumbag. farg that guy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 24, 2014, 02:00:14 PM
Too much pasta for those lazy wops.

lol exactly

suarez is a gross human but im still happy those greasy eurotrash racists lost
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 02:01:26 PM
I hope Uruguay goes up in flames now because of that. No way the football gods won't come back looking for payback for that bite. No place for that, farg that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2014, 02:03:54 PM
Ugh, I don't even know what I would do if someone farging bit me while I was in a competitive situation. How do these nancies not just farging pummel his ass? He should be in a hospital right now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 02:09:57 PM
I agree. I'm bothered and pissed off right now after seeing that. Dude is a brilliant talent but a piece of shtein as a human. You know that stems from his childhood. He's had farged up horse teeth all his life and has probably been made fun of and biting has been his way of retaliating. In which case if Chiellini was talking smack about his farged up grill, it could have been the reason for being bit. There's a lot of shtein being said on the field.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 24, 2014, 02:26:49 PM
I can't post it from my phone but saw someone photoshopped Suarez wearing "the cone of shame" like a animal coming from the vet. Lolol

He will probably be suspended and he should be

And he should've had his ass whipped
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2014, 03:06:33 PM
He should be permanently banned.

That's it.  No reprieves now.   He should have been booted after the Evra incident, actually.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2014, 03:11:09 PM
zip it you mic bastich.

 :=)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 03:41:58 PM
still waiting to see the penalty on the red card.

waiting


waiting
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2014, 03:43:56 PM
His teammate pulling up Chellini's shirt was hilarious.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 24, 2014, 04:22:48 PM
chenelli shouldve drop kicked him in the todds.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 24, 2014, 05:05:50 PM
The Ivory Coast's turnover in their own zone was disgustingly awful
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2014, 05:05:59 PM
Ha!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 24, 2014, 05:52:06 PM
Whoaaaaaa penalty kick for Greece in the 91st min!

Ivory Coast are farging themselves raw
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 24, 2014, 05:54:19 PM
Just a farging brutal game by Ivory Coast
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 24, 2014, 06:01:05 PM
Wow. Ivory Coast, so much talent, but when you play the way they did against shtein competition...you deserve to go home. Truly disgusting performance.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 24, 2014, 07:38:15 PM
I agree. I'm bothered and pissed off right now after seeing that. Dude is a brilliant talent but a piece of shtein as a human. You know that stems from his childhood. He's had farged up horse teeth all his life and has probably been made fun of and biting has been his way of retaliating. In which case if Chiellini was talking smack about his farged up grill, it could have been the reason for being bit. There's a lot of shtein being said on the field.

Oh shtein!  :-D  That was classic!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 25, 2014, 02:16:55 AM
thank god italy is out....mama mia my great grandfather supposedly emigrated from there 100 years ago--GO ITALY. im white and everyone must know the heritage i claim to be mine

bite all the wops you want suarez.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 25, 2014, 08:10:54 AM
while most guys at todd's age are getting laid or at worst playing ghost recon at 1am lil guy had nothing else to do but troll an internet thread.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 25, 2014, 02:18:50 PM
who am i trolling? why are you still talking to me? who are you?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2014, 04:15:04 PM
Good riddance to Italy.  Up with the Americas.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2014, 05:11:02 PM
Meanwhile, in China.

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/c655d04dc833ed8ccba88dacd2c9194e/tumblr_n7mpf8izTu1rkallao1_250.gif)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 25, 2014, 06:11:17 PM
Where are all the zany sound effects.

If that was real, I'd retire right there on the spot if I was any of those defenders.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 02:18:02 AM
I
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 02:18:14 AM
I BELIEVE
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 26, 2014, 03:31:59 AM
U.S.A!  U.S.A!  U.S.A!

Mother fargers better get the job done.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 06:38:31 AM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/jerome99rip/ScreenShot2014-06-26at63107AM_zps10919440.png)

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 07:18:52 AM
can someone tell me what has to happen for the US to be eliminated...i know its like a 1% chance but as far as goal differential what has to happen today in the two games other than the us losing
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 08:01:13 AM
ok i think i got it

short of an absolute miracle the only (realistic) way the us can be eliminated today is:

US loses
ghana wins
ghana has a +3 goal differential btwn the two teams in todays games

in other words the us is moving on
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 08:09:59 AM
It would take an act of god like disaster for them not to get thru but the task at hand is to win.  If they win, they're in regardless of what anyone else does.  I'll take a tie, though.   Gladly.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 08:22:49 AM
i think i read its actually better if they lose and advance cause that would put them in the easier part of the next bracket
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 08:31:46 AM
I don't give a farg who they'd face in the knock out stage.  Just advance, please.  Daddy needs more drinky-drink soccer parties at the bar.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 26, 2014, 08:40:22 AM
Daddy needs more drinky-drink soccer parties at the bar.

at least you admit why youre into it, most people try to act like they really care about the soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 09:17:57 AM
Recife is flooding like crazy....many pics on Twitter of knee/waist high water in the streets
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 09:56:27 AM
Recife is flooding like crazy....many pics on Twitter of knee/waist high water in the streets

Quote
A little over four hours before kickoff in the World Cup game between the United States and Germany, an enormous rainstorm struck, flooding streets and snarling traffic in Recife, Brazil.

Humidity was to be expected, but this is something else. By 9 a.m., CNN had reported that Recife had picked up 2.9 inches of rain. FIFA officials were expected to step onto the pitch later this morning to determine just how much water is standing and whether the match, scheduled to begin at noon EDT, can be played. It stands to reason that the pitch will be just fine, with far better drainage than the streets have.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 26, 2014, 09:58:22 AM
I don't give a farg who they'd face in the knock out stage.  Just advance, please.  Daddy needs more drinky-drink soccer parties at the bar.

yes please. one of my favorite things in life is a reason to drink at the bar at 10AM without being judged.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 10:02:19 AM
Daddy needs more drinky-drink soccer parties at the bar.

at least you admit why youre into it, most people try to act like they really care about the soccer

While it's true that I'll take almost any occasion to party with people at a bar, it's not the main reason why I'm into it.  I like the game and these games in particular are a lot of fun to watch with people of similar interests.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 10:06:39 AM
people with similar interests

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/04/17/fashion/17PREMIER1/17JPPREMIER1-articleLarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 10:06:56 AM
BTW... Suarez got four months for his third assault.

FIFA.  The gift that keeps on giving.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 10:08:04 AM
people with similar interests

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/04/17/fashion/17PREMIER1/17JPPREMIER1-articleLarge.jpg)

They're Liverpool trash.   So, no.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 10:09:11 AM
LOL ... 4months  :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 10:10:44 AM
people with similar interests

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/04/17/fashion/17PREMIER1/17JPPREMIER1-articleLarge.jpg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/6/12/1402586160233/5fa07c0e-462c-4058-8222-9d050775ed7a-460x276.jpeg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 10:11:28 AM
Speaking of Ghana....they're in turmoil.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/ghana-throws-muntari-boateng-off-world-cup-squad-24312836
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 10:11:44 AM
people with similar interests

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/04/17/fashion/17PREMIER1/17JPPREMIER1-articleLarge.jpg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/6/12/1402586160233/5fa07c0e-462c-4058-8222-9d050775ed7a-460x276.jpeg)

im pretty sure those are not americans nor will they be at any american "watch party" today....why do you think i root for the african teams?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 10:12:35 AM
They're not Americans but they're probably here illegally.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 10:15:49 AM
Quote
FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, just announced that the U.S. game will be played as scheduled at noon ET

farg your flooding town, the match must gone on !
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 11:00:59 AM
I'm on my way to the Pub.

LET'S DO THIS!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 11:23:52 AM
i work for a dutch company so i better get down to the cafe a lil early before all the interns do if i want a seat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 12:02:25 PM
nazi fargers are done
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 26, 2014, 12:29:49 PM
Ref threw a hell of a block there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 12:45:11 PM
check out the last 25 or so tweets....

https://twitter.com/FreeRepublicTXT
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 12:51:33 PM
defended pretty well in 1H, couldnt really get a decent shot on

feeling good about advancement but god damnit if they finish against portugal they are in position to win the group
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 12:55:02 PM
you feel good about it....lololol

you do know that ghana would have to win and outscore the us by like 5 goals in the 2nd half for the us to not advance

and as you can see in soccer once again we have some high scoring barnburners going on!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 12:56:50 PM
ghana wins 2-1, we lose 2-0 and we would be out

its portgual that needs to win by a lot. ghana though is a disaster right now it appears.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 26, 2014, 12:58:14 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7604940800/h0435ED67/)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 01:00:36 PM
that play from bradley to jones was so close. well 2nd half will be followed via app. and head phones.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 01:01:01 PM
ghana wins 2-1, we lose 2-0 and we would be out

its portgual that needs to win by a lot. ghana though is a disaster right now it appears.


you dont really think its possible that there would be four goals  scored in the second halves of these games do you?

seriously what would the odds be for your scenario above to happen

1 in a million?

this isnt an nba team down by 15 at the half or an nfl team up by two touchdowns....this is a hockey team up 6-0 going into the third
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 01:14:12 PM
Well....1-0 Krautland
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 26, 2014, 01:15:10 PM
went to a bar down the street for lunch and ordered food at 12:10 and had to leave at 1 to get back to the office and it still hadn't arrived.  farging dopes didn't anticipate getting extra customers today
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 01:16:45 PM
Ghana just scored to tie it up
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 26, 2014, 01:24:01 PM
Michael Bradley farging sucks again. Jesus.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2014, 01:26:12 PM
Bradley does suck.  Take off the farging skirt and play some soccer. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on June 26, 2014, 01:32:19 PM
and now the americans are full on flopping like a bunch of bitches.  this is why this sport is unwatchable
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2014, 01:33:58 PM
Put the white stocking on your head like the dude from Ecuador did and suck it up.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2014, 01:40:02 PM
In Ronaldo we trust!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2014, 01:45:03 PM
Good God Almighty!  The US passing is atrocious.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 26, 2014, 01:48:10 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf_puN-S5OM
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 01:53:06 PM
am i reading the box score correctly....the us had two shots the whole game and none on goal?

soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2014, 01:54:58 PM
i hope every hispter at every outdoor "watch party" today died of heat exhaustion watching that crap
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 01:56:47 PM
Quote
NYDN Sports I-Team ‏@NYDNSportsITeam 5m

Ann Coulter: “No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer”
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 26, 2014, 01:57:28 PM
I can't watch from work but if Port wins by a goal and the us loses by a goal the us is still in right?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 01:58:15 PM
well now im not so mad about the portugal game

us isnt on the level on germany. we were always gonna be the 2nd place team in this group. bring on belgium. waffles.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 02:06:08 PM
what a disgusting way to advance.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 26, 2014, 02:38:22 PM
USA USA USA USA
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 02:59:51 PM
so the horrible american soccer culture lives on for another day !!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 26, 2014, 03:30:59 PM
It's not a disgusting way to advance, it's exactly the way most teams advance. And in fact they deserved better since they utterly dominated a very talented Portugal team. A win, a draw and a one-goal loss will usually end up moving a team through to the second round in the world cup. The only reason you think its disgusting is because of the order those results came in. A 1-0 loss to Germany is nothing to hang your head about. That is a very very good team. Along with Brazil they're probably the favorites to win.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 03:40:54 PM
my bad ... i guess i should've put this (/sarcasm) at the end.  :=)

either way they got out of group play which is pretty damn good considering who was in the group.

i haven't looked but do we know who the US plays next ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 26, 2014, 03:52:20 PM
Belgium unless Belgium loses today and Algeria beats Russia, in which case it would be Algeria.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 26, 2014, 04:04:52 PM
Belgium unless Belgium loses today and Algeria beats Russia, in which case it would be Algeria.

cant see belgium losing to korea.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 26, 2014, 04:09:18 PM
that boring game almost ruined 10AM drinking. almost.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 04:23:01 PM
it was a horrible game because the us cant hang with germany....though conceding just 1 isnt  all that bad.

cant wait to hear for another 5 days about how soccer sucks from the havas/coulter crowd
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 26, 2014, 04:24:35 PM
Peas in a pod, those two.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 04:29:31 PM
they both have no idea what theyre talking about, but dont shut up about the subject

so yes
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 05:07:27 PM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/when-did-nazi-insults-spike-on-twitter-during-usa-germa-1596610394?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 26, 2014, 05:18:46 PM
these algerian fans look like fun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 05:38:52 PM
I had more fun today than I've ever fun ever in my life.  Fun.

I'm lucky to be alive.  A 23 year-old girl drank me shot for shot with Jameson.

USA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 06:07:31 PM
Pics of her boobs?

Fun!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 26, 2014, 06:14:29 PM
USA - Belgium Tuesday at 4.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 06:34:22 PM
I won't post selfies here but she was insanely disgustingly gorgeous.  I was actually by myself at that point because my boys were either late or not showing up.  She breezes thru saying, "oh, hi "rome" what's up..." and there it was.

I am 49 and I'm still a farging fat disgusting light switch dick-sized Irish luv God!

USA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 26, 2014, 06:37:41 PM
Tuesday at 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uEpcfonkt4&feature=kp

GET SOME!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 26, 2014, 06:40:10 PM
I am enjoying the WC but I hate that chant.  It really bothers me for some reason.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 26, 2014, 06:47:22 PM
I honestly thought it was some foreign teams chant but I was just watching ESPN in preparation for the draft and saw a bunch of Americans chanting it so I googled it to see what the hell they were saying. I like it because it pisses people like igy off. Otherwise could care less.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 26, 2014, 06:51:51 PM
The fact that people are chanting doesn't piss me off - I just don't like "I believe that we will win!"  Maybe it's because my response is always you should or stop playing.  Dunno. It's a really minor thing I just wish the tagline was different.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 26, 2014, 07:02:45 PM
it really is a terrible chant.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 26, 2014, 07:16:57 PM
It's awful. Pretty much all the team slogans are awful too. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/05/21/all-32-world-cup-national-slogans-graded-and-in-some-cases-improved/) Although I kinda like "Elephants Charging Towards Brazil!"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 07:18:00 PM
It's the best goddamn chant I've ever heard in my whole entire life.

In fact, every post I make from here on out will start with...

I...

I Believe...


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 07:32:28 PM
I

I Believe

I believe that Rome is drunk
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 08:41:57 PM
I watched the World Cup show after the games were over and Julie Foudy is a MILF.

Like times infinity.

That is all.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2014, 08:57:52 PM
vook's wife please
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 26, 2014, 09:04:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/u55JHIn.gif)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2014, 09:08:29 PM
Haha

Or "Rome after being drank under the table by a 23yr old chick"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2014, 09:34:10 PM
In all honesty I watched the game today with a girl who's played with the USWNT as a practice participant.  She's an alternate on the squad and she affirmed just how goddamn lucky we were to make it thru today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 26, 2014, 09:36:05 PM
Are we allowed to use 'we' when referring to team USA or is that just reserved for local teams
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 26, 2014, 09:40:28 PM
I can use it, so, yeah, pretty much anyone can use it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 27, 2014, 02:20:05 AM
your answer is a hashtag

#1N1T
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2014, 04:10:22 AM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/when-did-nazi-insults-spike-on-twitter-during-usa-germa-1596610394?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

I want to blow America up sometimes.  The fact someone/some media outlet actually tracks this shtein is so encouraging.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 27, 2014, 04:16:44 AM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/when-did-nazi-insults-spike-on-twitter-during-usa-germa-1596610394?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

I want to blow America up sometimes. 

Typical Nazi sentiment.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2014, 04:21:26 AM
Sieg Heil
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2014, 04:24:12 AM
Quote
NYDN Sports I-Team ‏@NYDNSportsITeam 5m

Ann Coulter: “No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer”

Ann can suck my meatcicle as my great-grandfather and I watch the WC.  I hope Rachael Maddow rapes her.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 27, 2014, 04:42:01 AM
She's a desperate attention whore. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 28, 2014, 01:51:55 PM
If Brazil loses they're going to kill the ref who called handball on that goal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2014, 02:19:42 PM
It's Howard Webb. I'm sure he'd take down quite a few Brazilians before he went down.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2014, 02:40:42 PM
Penalties. Here we go.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2014, 02:43:43 PM
is soccer OT sudden death?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 28, 2014, 02:56:33 PM
Hit the post...holy shtein
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2014, 02:58:28 PM
is soccer OT sudden death?

Two 15-min periods. Then penalty kicks.



Chile blew it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 28, 2014, 03:24:35 PM
That was intense.

Awesome game to watch
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2014, 04:30:54 PM
What a shot. Beautiful shot.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 28, 2014, 05:59:03 PM
I didn't see the match (I played in my first tournament in years today) but I saw the highlights.

Brazil got lucky.  Damn lucky.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2014, 06:01:46 PM
Brazil was a tight game with Chile coming within inches of winning in the last minutes.

Columbia dominated. Incredible shot by James Rodriguez.

Next up: Mexico.  :paranoid
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 28, 2014, 06:20:48 PM
Next up: Mexico.  :paranoid

They only have to beat the best looking team in the tournament so far. But hey if they win it only gets easier.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 28, 2014, 09:33:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RNIz6Sk.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 28, 2014, 09:58:27 PM
Next up: Mexico.  :paranoid

They only have to beat the best looking team in the tournament so far. But hey if they win it only gets easier.

The killed a zesty Spain, had to duke it out with Australia, and beat a good Chile team. 2-0.

I like Mexico's chances.  :evil

Holland better not sleep on Mexico. Mexico wins by 1.

...and we pray!  :evil

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 28, 2014, 10:25:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ztW_LLdZo
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 29, 2014, 01:34:03 AM
holy shtein old white people are the best
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 07:29:34 AM
you really are.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 29, 2014, 08:53:18 AM
if it doesn't happen here it doesnt matter....

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/sports/worldcup/world-cup-2014-residents-wonder-how-new-stadiums-will-benefit-region-after-cup.html?ref=sports&_r=0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 11:56:24 AM
The moment has arrived!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 12:14:06 PM
De Jong out. This is good for Mexico.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 29, 2014, 12:56:37 PM
Mexico outplayed them that half but got away with two fouls on Robben.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 01:09:24 PM
Gooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllll
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 01:12:26 PM
Nice shot Geo!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 01:31:00 PM
Brutal officiating.  Just awful.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 29, 2014, 01:37:15 PM
Nice shot Geo!

Thank you.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 01:49:50 PM
Holy shtein what a bomb.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 01:55:51 PM
Any team I root for, same result. Snake. Bitten.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 01:56:31 PM
Nice dive.  Flopping Romes.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 01:58:17 PM
Sorry Chuggie.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 29, 2014, 01:59:01 PM
That was a bruuuuuutal call.

I mean just farging awful.

Go from Ochoa playing great up 1-0 at 80min to a bad rebound and then an awful call
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 01:59:47 PM
Thanks Romey, the whole game I knew it was coming. I hate that feeling.

farg.

Now, one team left.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 02:01:46 PM
I know the feeling all too well.

They played their asses off though and you have to take solace in that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 02:04:06 PM
Yeah. They actually hade believing for a second.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 29, 2014, 02:07:47 PM
I think the head coach farged up by subbing Geo out as well as Peralta. We didn't have any ball handlers left and gave up many possessions too quickly. Protect the ball and the lead, they gave it away like a whore.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 29, 2014, 02:29:48 PM
i was secretly rooting for mexico but there is a group of 7-8 backpacking dutch girls in town so we all have to root for holland when they come to the bar.

at least it was fun to watch?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 02:53:27 PM
Herrera's whining after the match was ridiculous.  Everyone is out to get us!  Waaaaahhh!

I hate that shtein. Yeah, a few calls went against you.  Welcome to soccer... have we met?

Hoyda.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 29, 2014, 02:54:41 PM
I usually root for the Dutch because they're such iceholes but I was pulling for Mexico in this one. The idea of the best team in the bracket being knocked out was pretty sweet. Plus go CONCACAF? Or something.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 03:11:37 PM
Chicharito played like shtein again.  He was responsible for the top of the box on the rebound on the first goal and was standing 7 yards in waving his arms and blaming his teammates after the goal was scored.   Very disappointed in his play in the World Cup.

Van Persie was a non-factor today.  Don't know if it was the heat but he also played like ass.

Also - I was browsing thru YouTube and came across this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6WR6RNUjw

Well done, Philly.   Well done.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 05:42:53 PM
This Costa Rica/Greece match is disgusting.  I hate both teams but the Greeks truly are nauseating whining Eurotrash pieces of shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 29, 2014, 08:46:05 PM
Bionic, I'd be beyond pissed right now!  We just watched the replay of the Mexico game (only get up at 6 AM for the birds and surf).  What a colossal crock of shtein call that was.  Ridiculous.  Flopping at its best.

Greece was horrible.  That thing should have never made it to OT let alone PKs. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2014, 08:53:58 PM
Costa Rica played a man short for over an hour and still won.

Like Rusty said earlier in the thread... CONCACAF
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 29, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
Robben should've had a PK at end of first half, but yeah he flopped at the end.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 30, 2014, 01:39:39 AM
Bionic, I'd be beyond pissed right now!  We just watched the replay of the Mexico game (only get up at 6 AM for the birds and surf).  What a colossal crock of shtein call that was.  Ridiculous.  Flopping at its best.

To be honest, I thought the flopping was kept to a minimum today. Just wish the guys had a bit more in the tank, that's all.

Just substitute the Eagles for Mexico, and it's that old, familiar feeling. I guess you get used to it...you know..expecting to lose. It was just too good to be true...and when they tied it...it was that feeling...confirming everything you knew would come true. I'm obviously upset about the loss, but I'm not arguing the calls. Officiating was par for the course. They looked the other way for both teams, so, not upset at all at the ref. I'm more upset at the loss of concentration, aggression, etc. on the part of the team, than anything else. They found the path toward winning but decided to turn up the familiar path of losing.

Dodgers, Mexico, and the Eagles...three teams that just get my soul wrecked. Cheers to Holland. Thus is soccer and my farging sports watching life. Thank god there's porn.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 30, 2014, 04:45:35 AM
Yes!   :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 30, 2014, 07:47:44 AM
bionic that was some major bullshtein there man.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 30, 2014, 10:12:57 AM
My director came up to me earlier and asked me what time I was leaving early tomorrow for the game.

He goes, just make sure you leave early enough to get home and then back to the bar.

🍺
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 30, 2014, 10:14:48 AM
The mexican dudes here at work look like they want to cry today...salty as farg
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 30, 2014, 10:52:33 AM
Quote
Richard Deitsch ‏@richarddeitsch 37m

Top TV cities for World Cup so far: 1.DC; 2; NYC; 3. SF; 4: LA; 5. Orlando.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 30, 2014, 11:12:14 AM
Poor Havas.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 30, 2014, 11:24:43 AM
on vacation till 7/8 so i'll be floating in the pool tomorrow watching the game.  :crazy

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 30, 2014, 11:29:03 AM
The YMCA has tv's now?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 30, 2014, 11:51:40 AM
The YMCA has tv's now?

yep, they just upgraded to a 19in tube.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 30, 2014, 12:06:53 PM
Quote
Richard Deitsch ‏@richarddeitsch 37m

Top TV cities for World Cup so far: 1.DC; 2; NYC; 3. SF; 4: LA; 5. Orlando.

dc = transient hipster frauds
nyc = foreginers
sf la = west coast awful
orlando = lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 30, 2014, 01:39:56 PM
france capitalizes 1-0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 30, 2014, 05:58:37 PM
Algerian goalie is out of his mind today. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 30, 2014, 05:58:56 PM
The YMCA has tv's now?

 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 30, 2014, 05:59:20 PM
Mien Kompf
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 03:53:57 PM
I believe that we....ah farg that shtein.

USA! USA! USA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 03:55:07 PM
so many white people want attention today....good lord

anyway farg off belgium
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 01, 2014, 05:06:06 PM
Whitey and that goddamned ridiculous chant  :boom  90% of these douchebags won't watch another soccer game for 4 years.

Lalas saying Bradley "wandering around in no man's land"  HA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 01, 2014, 05:15:35 PM
Oh man, Belgium is putting on a clinic now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 01, 2014, 05:24:23 PM
I've been listening to the espn.com radio boadcast since the half...sounds like Belgium isn't letting the U.S. have the ball much.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 01, 2014, 05:52:18 PM
Tim Howard holy crap.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 05:53:40 PM
if tim howards icehole needs cleaning, i know a guy

ME
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 05:54:17 PM
U.S. given a gift and blew it. Wow.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:01:41 PM
The US just did their best Mexico impression....farg heads.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2014, 06:04:29 PM
soccer has one chance to actually be half exciting by having a sudden death OT and they cant even get that right

nighty nite US see you again in four years
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:14:37 PM
Just like in any sport, miracles happen.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 06:16:02 PM
belgium is better, what can you do

howard made it as close as it was gonna be
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:18:49 PM
It's on.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:25:44 PM
I just shtein my heart through my throat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:29:08 PM
farg! :boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:30:05 PM
2 minutes left for a miracle. I believe!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 06:33:06 PM
farg sports.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 06:35:46 PM
deserve aint got nothin to do with it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Dillen on July 01, 2014, 06:42:02 PM
I'm actually Belgian
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 06:49:13 PM
tim howard didnt get the win, so he sucks

wins are the most important stat for a goalkeeper
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2014, 06:52:55 PM
no the most important stat is that soccer is dead again for another four years....im sooooooo farging glad its over
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 06:54:47 PM
the craze over the usmnt is only beginning....gold cup next summer, then qualifying for 2018 begins, then copa america, more qualifying, another gold cup, confederations cup (hopefully), tons of friendlies mixed in. strap in kiddo.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2014, 07:04:50 PM
I hope that collectively, CONCACAF can start competing on the level of CONMEBOL and UEFA. That would make for a crazier World Cup 2018 competition wise. I also expect the number US fans to grow a bit with the growing number of MLS fans. I expect good things from the USMNT going forward. they're on the right path. Kill Bradley first though.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2014, 07:06:14 PM
ive never even heard of any of those four things nor will anyone care about them...I guess if you run in soccer circles wherever those are then you will hear about them.....but that's not anywhere around or near me

2018 is the next time it will effect me but even then it wont be nearly a bad since fox has it and I don't watch fox.....the fraud fans are horrendous but almost as bad was espn's coverage this time taking over the first half hour of every sportscenter
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 01, 2014, 07:33:09 PM
I'm just sorry that we'll be missing out on a few extra weeks of Havas trolling. The ceaseless whining really is the highlight of my days.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 01, 2014, 07:34:11 PM
Tim Howard was outstanding.

The US defense was atrocious in the sense they let Belgium get so many shots off.

Additionally the offense needed to take more shots and hope for the rebounds off the goalie...

Disappointing loss
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 01, 2014, 07:54:43 PM
i'm pretty much neutral on this. i love anything that gets randoms together at odd times to party...world cup, olympics, whatever...i'll miss that but i won't miss the actual games.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2014, 07:59:36 PM
The starting 11 aside from Howard was atrocious.  The good news is there's real talent on the horizon.  This team actually out-performed until today and they almost stole it at the end. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2014, 08:21:13 PM
i'm pretty much neutral on this. i love anything that gets randoms together at odd times to party...world cup, olympics, whatever...i'll miss that but i won't miss the actual games.

of course i dont watch them so they dont bother me...but I dont even care about the sport/games....soccer itself isnt the worst thing ever (its just not at all watchable) american soccer fans are

ill ask again tho re: the sport....how the farg is OT not sudden death?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2014, 08:58:34 PM
i dont think it used to be, but it still is in some leagues/tournaments (called a golden goal). its fifa's rule, and i honestly dont know why. most of the rules are made by europeans so theyre not going to make sense. i agree its very very stupid.

probably the sensible ot is 2 periods of 22:30 sudden death style. if no goals, then a shootout.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 01, 2014, 09:13:51 PM
I will still watch the games...I am pretty interested in the Brazil/Colombia game coming up and want to see if Costa Rica can keep their run going
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 01, 2014, 09:41:09 PM
I love Messi, but not Argentina. 

I am rooting for the New World teams first and foremost, after that, the underdog, so Costa Rica and Colombia.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2014, 05:53:39 AM
farg Costa Rica.  Their whining after the snow game in Denver was ridiculous.

Colombia, on the other hand... yeah, I'll cheer hard for them.   Same goes for the Dutch.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2014, 01:44:55 PM
i love the first douchbags comments about the nba....DIE SOCCER FANS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9xc4jOHca0#t=80
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2014, 01:51:48 PM
Good god stop.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 02, 2014, 03:04:38 PM
ann coulter is back everyone
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 02, 2014, 03:41:43 PM
also they film approximately 738 people and then air the dumbest 3 or 4.

friday is actually the best 2 games of the tournament back to back.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on July 02, 2014, 03:42:37 PM
thin skinned soccer "fans" who can't take criticism of their precious game are just as bad as the people who troll them
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 02, 2014, 03:55:31 PM
i don't pretend to love soccer but i love the world cup as an event.

same reason i love watching curling every four years at the bar.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 02, 2014, 05:18:30 PM
thin skinned soccer "fans" who can't take criticism of their precious game are just as bad as the people who troll them

Criticism of the game is one thing. But posting about your loathing toward people that aren't on this board, is another.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2014, 06:07:43 PM
thin skinned soccer "fans" who can't take criticism of their precious game are just as bad as the people who troll them

You're right... it's much better to post the same thing 50 times just in case someone who hasn't been here for a month or more missed the first 49.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 03, 2014, 02:33:17 AM
im excited

http://www.si.com/soccer/planet-futbol/2014/07/02/usa-2018-world-cup-roster
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 03, 2014, 11:04:14 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/soccer-insider/wp/2014/07/03/landon-donovan-takes-a-shot-at-jurgen-klinsmann-i-dont-think-we-were-set-up-to-succeed-at-world-cup/
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 03, 2014, 11:33:51 AM
i love the first douchbags comments about the nba....DIE SOCCER FANS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9xc4jOHca0#t=80

 :-D 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2014, 12:37:40 PM
thin skinned soccer "fans" who can't take criticism of their precious game are just as bad as the people who troll them

in their defense trying to promote a super zesty game has to be incredibly hard...it would be like me or you trying to get someone to like hockey...but at least hockey has a hometown interest to it....farging nerds who don't like sports and don't give a flying farg about the united states all of sudden white person it up every four years and go so over the top doing it....SICK - EN - NING

i despise the sport itself but i respect soccer in the rest of the world all the countrys that go nuts for it all the time...I can relate that to my own fandom of my teams...all praise due allah....but American soccer fans are an embarrassment of a fraud of a disgrace of a travesty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 03, 2014, 01:01:52 PM
didnt know you thought that way
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 03, 2014, 01:40:28 PM
Yo Rome,  just read about Man-U going after Kadeihra, James Rodriguez, and perhaps Cuadrado (from Columbia) amongst others. I didn't know anything about the Columbians going into the World Cup but their play has impressed me a lot.

The Red Devils would be back on the map with those signings.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 03, 2014, 02:23:49 PM
The United States, outside of the host country, has purchased the MOST game tickets at the World Cup.

Brought to you by 'HAVAS SOCCER FUN & FACTS'
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 03, 2014, 02:26:20 PM
The United States, outside of the host country, has purchased the MOST game tickets at the World Cup.

Brought to you by 'HAVAS SOCCER FUN & FACTS'

I'd buy that book...is it on Amazon?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2014, 02:43:17 PM
The United States, outside of the host country, has purchased the MOST game tickets at the World Cup.

Brought to you by 'HAVAS SOCCER FUN & FACTS'

rich white kids from america vacation in brazil all the time...why not use the world cup as an excuse to go...just watch them all on tv...they could give a rats ass about the game...they are just there to wear funny scarfs dance and chant then go bang out caipirinahs....just like matty said....the game is irrelevant....its about a party...and where better to party than in brazil

guess what?...every four years americans buy the most tickets to the olympics too.....its a big rich country...this is going to happen
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 03, 2014, 03:53:06 PM
youre like the bestest sports fan ever
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 03, 2014, 04:46:56 PM
I've never seen anyone so hell bent on changing the minds of people who don't agree with them.

God almighty just stop posting in this thread.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2014, 05:05:03 PM
ill stop talking about soccer fans every four years if you stop talking about dallas cowboy fans forever

deal?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 04, 2014, 12:48:54 AM
its still funny how you think everyone only pays attention to the usmnt only during the world cup

and everyone only pays attention to football during the super bowl
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 04, 2014, 07:38:32 AM
its still funny how you think everyone only pays attention to the usmnt only during the world cup

99% do...and its not even the so much paying attention...it the ridiculous lengths they go to to act like a "fan"...and the fact that they try and copy foreign countries and how they cheer...and how over the top insane they go for goals...I know nothing ever happens in soccer so when it does it means more than other sports....but stop acting like an idiot...the crazier you go doesn't mean you aren't a fraud....it means you are more of one

two similar type things olympic hockey and world cup soccer....the way people act for both is fraudulent....but soccer douches are so far and away over the top with their cheering and acting like a 11 year children its not even funny....im just glad its over for another four years
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 08:35:15 AM
Yo Rome,  just read about Man-U going after Kadeihra, James Rodriguez, and perhaps Cuadrado (from Columbia) amongst others. I didn't know anything about the Columbians going into the World Cup but their play has impressed me a lot.

The Red Devils would be back on the map with those signings.

I love what they've done so far.  Herrera & Shaw (especially) are great signings.  I'm not a huge fan of VanGaal because of his enormous ego it's usually more about him than anything else, but those two targets say to me that they're more interested in building for two-three years down the line than they are for immediate success.  I still think they'll be a CL-quality side and the Moyes experiment will be quickly forgotten.  I'm looking forward to seeing what else they have in store during this transfer window.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 04, 2014, 11:32:50 AM
The only thing I am rooting for in the early game is a extra time/penalty kick situation

Columbia/Brazil....viva Columbia putoooooo
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 12:11:34 PM
lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 04, 2014, 12:36:20 PM
its still funny how you think everyone only pays attention to the usmnt only during the world cup

99% do

march qualifier against mexico - 7.65 million
game vs. belgium - 21.6 million

99%

i beg of you to please stop talking about things you dont know about...which is everything except for the underside of sam hinkie's taint.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 01:11:13 PM
you know what works?  ignoring his trolling.

let's do this.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 04, 2014, 01:16:28 PM
Suarez looks like all but a done deal to Barcelona. WTF? Two of the three best players in the world? Their front three are CONMEBOL giants? Who comes off the bench? My guess is Neymar. He's going to regret having snuffed chelsea.

I know its all about the money but La Liga is a joke...not the same competition as the EPL by far.

I think he could have overcome his marred legacy if be helps Liverpool boost the EPL Trophy or even perhaps the UEFA championship...he could have done something special there...now...he gets to play on Messi's team.

Liverpool goes back to the middle of the pack. Nice run Liverpool.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 04, 2014, 01:27:14 PM
Phreak, by the way, if you want to make your World Cup watching experience increase exponentially, start following the English Premier League in August...it won't make sense at first, but you'll get the hang of it. You'll see how fun the league is especially championship Sunday. It's insane. It gets even more entertaining if you start rooting for a team or two.

I know there's a few of us here who enjoy it already. I never looked back.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 01:34:48 PM
You can start by picking Manchester United as your team.  But whatever you do don't let Chelsea supporters try and convince you to go that way.  They're all queers.

PS: Liverpool sucks.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 04, 2014, 01:42:24 PM
Go ahead and root for Manchester United. Right after, you can go buy yourself a Yankees jersey and Dallas Cowboys jersey as well. Then you can go kill yourself.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 04, 2014, 01:47:28 PM
yea ok settle down sally's
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
^ Chelsea sissy ^
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 04, 2014, 04:04:08 PM
I'd be willing to check EPL out. Not sure if I'd get into it but I'll give it a shot.

Ok it's go time!

The crowd is rowdy and Columbia handling Brazil would be awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 04, 2014, 04:04:49 PM
free coke if columbia wins!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 05:27:00 PM
41 fouls and just the first yellow card.

Incredible.  Silva's out of the semi-final if they make it over one of the most ridiculously stupid plays I've ever seen.  Macca & Darke destroying him over it.

Diving, histrionics, flagry abound.

:puke
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 05:29:15 PM
Ugh.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2014, 06:08:41 PM
So either Germany or Brazil will be in the final. 

Oh goodie can't wait.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 04, 2014, 06:12:09 PM
Even though there were tons of fouls...I liked that he generally kept his card in his pocket. Good, hard fought game on each side. Props to Brazil for the win.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 04, 2014, 07:50:22 PM
Seeing reports Neymar is done for the Cup.

Missing him and the dude who got his second yellow today....wow Germany is getting huge breaks
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 04, 2014, 08:06:02 PM
wow Germany is getting huge breaks

Except for home field advantage, which is the biggest break there is in the World Cup.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 04, 2014, 09:52:56 PM
Neymar took a beating.  Columbia was taking shots at him any chance they got. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 04, 2014, 09:55:40 PM
Agree with Bionic.  English Premier League is good stuff.  Excellent coverage on several cable networks.  Great recap show I believe on Tuesdays? covering the weeks games. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2014, 05:51:26 PM
Wowowowowowowow Costa Rica!!! Great defense
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 05, 2014, 05:54:28 PM
Best 20 minutes of the whole cup right there. Crazy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2014, 05:56:29 PM
Yeah that was...intense. Holy shtein I need another drink
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 05, 2014, 06:33:30 PM
This is so farging awesome!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2014, 08:03:47 AM
Germany, Brazil, Argentina & The Netherlands.

I still like Germany but holy shtein the Netherlands looked good yesterday.  Probably will be Brazil, though. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 06, 2014, 08:19:00 AM
Of these, I can't really like any.  The Europeans...yeah, farg the white people.  Go New World.  After that...

As a Messi fan, I'd love to see him made the undisputed King of soccer by carrying his team to a World Cup victory.  I'd relish the momentary silence from the ignorant haters.   But I can't stand Argentina. 

So I guess what I hope is a Brazil victory despite heroic, beautiful soccer from Messi.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2014, 09:06:55 AM
I've never really understood the Messi hate.  He's a good guy, plays the game the right way, etc.    Not an Argentina fan at all, though.  Of all the teams left that's the team I want to lose badly.

Also - gotta hand it to Costa Rica.  I thought they were gonna get smoked by the Dutch yesterday but they hung in there.  Too bad there's no CONCACAF participants left.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 06, 2014, 02:17:00 PM
No one could credibly argue that CONCACAF isn't getting stronger after this World Cup. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 06, 2014, 02:32:13 PM
usa mexico and costa rica had very good showings...but honduras was awful and the rest of concacaf stinks. jamaica and panama, the other teams to make the final round, arent worth anything.

everyone needs to slow their rolls
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 06, 2014, 03:41:22 PM
usa did not have a good showing...they just had better showing than portugal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 06, 2014, 04:06:51 PM
making it out of a group that included portugal, germany and ghana and hanging with belgium for 120 minutes is a good showing

the usa is not a soccer powerhouse (yet!). they did the best they could reasonably be expected to do.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 06, 2014, 05:19:06 PM
they were awful.....if they played 375 minutes they were outplayed in over 300 of them
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 07, 2014, 12:20:37 AM
you seem to know a lot about soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 08, 2014, 10:33:33 AM
he's just the typical hipster douche us soccer fan that will disappear now for another four years.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 08, 2014, 10:38:42 AM
i got brazil in my pool so i have 160 reasons to root for them.

 :yay
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 08, 2014, 11:11:27 AM
Rome, read on pro soccer talk Nike's breaking up with Man U. I'm sure someone will step in. Wouldn't mind seeing them left with 70 Million less in annual revenues though.   ;)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 08, 2014, 04:12:24 PM
tough game to call. brazil has injury issues but also has fifa in their pockets so who knows what happens here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 08, 2014, 04:25:12 PM
Germany looking in complete control.  Holy shtein!  3-0.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 08, 2014, 04:25:45 PM
Talk about  putting on a clinic. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 08, 2014, 04:26:24 PM
OH MY GOD!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 08, 2014, 04:28:13 PM
Ha...the U.S. team looks better and better with each goal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 08, 2014, 04:30:07 PM
Sorry, any team with a player named Hulk concerns me.  Go for broke and call yourself Doc Bruce Banner.

This is out of control.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 08, 2014, 04:31:04 PM
Ha...the U.S. team looks better and better with each goal.

HA!  Suddenly Bradley doesn't look so bad.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 08, 2014, 06:01:27 PM
Walked into our conference room and it was 0-0

Had a customer meeting...got back and looked at the score and it was already 5-0

What an ass whipping
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 08, 2014, 06:04:25 PM
Germany had this sort of performance in them all along but 7-1?

All-time ass kicking.  Worst blowout and most shocking result in the history of the sport.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 08, 2014, 06:20:32 PM
Boom, shalock-lock, boom!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on July 08, 2014, 07:14:07 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10530690_419648704842476_5102371641700745928_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 08, 2014, 08:54:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FGKc9Vs.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 08, 2014, 09:17:50 PM
oh shtein that's cold.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 09, 2014, 08:19:59 AM

All-time ass kicking.  Worst blowout and most shocking result in the history of the sport.

QFT

that game was insane.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 09, 2014, 05:12:35 PM
i dont get soccer

messi is a midget and robben is bald. how are these guys good?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 09, 2014, 06:48:44 PM
Go Germany if for no other reasons than Argentines appear to be crying more in victory than the Brazilians were in total devastating defeat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 09, 2014, 06:50:01 PM
nazis vs. wannabe eurotrash crybabies
 
i got the nazis
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 09, 2014, 07:36:08 PM
I'm going for Argentina. Don't care. Wanna see Messi win it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 11, 2014, 01:30:51 PM
Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal. That should make them competitive.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 12, 2014, 11:01:27 AM
Rome, read on pro soccer talk Nike's breaking up with Man U. I'm sure someone will step in. Wouldn't mind seeing them left with 70 Million less in annual revenues though.   ;)

http://www.businessinsider.com/nike-drops-out-of-man-united-bidding-2014-7?utm_content=buffer1983b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

$128M per year.

🙈
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 12, 2014, 06:46:07 PM
Sick.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 12, 2014, 08:52:53 PM
So just for their jerseys they're getting $208M a year in revenue.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 13, 2014, 02:41:35 AM
That's insane money. Seems almost unreal. I almost don't believe they do that much business.

On another note...Manchester United close to a deal with Real Madrid for Di Maria. He's awesome.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 13, 2014, 04:36:12 PM
the world cup final cant end in free kicks can it?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on July 13, 2014, 04:38:43 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 13, 2014, 04:41:43 PM
wow that's really suprising
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 13, 2014, 04:50:36 PM
theyre called penalty kicks and yes the world cup can end with them
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 13, 2014, 04:54:17 PM
reason number 384
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 13, 2014, 04:55:50 PM
Professor Todd in the house.

I'm just glad it went to extra time... My potato skins aren't done yet.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on July 13, 2014, 05:26:15 PM
and 4 hours later Germany scores
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 13, 2014, 05:28:38 PM
Pure farging style.

So good.

Deutschland Uber Alles!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 13, 2014, 05:32:33 PM
and 4 hours later Germany scores

riveting stuff
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 13, 2014, 05:38:55 PM
Messi with an absolute hack job on the FK.

Brilliant display by Germany.  Well done.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 14, 2014, 12:17:07 AM
messi stinks
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 14, 2014, 08:52:35 AM
good tourney. thankful the final did not go to PK's. still think it's asinine to end games like that at this level.

go union !
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 14, 2014, 03:15:22 PM
I'm definitely having a World Cup hangover. I enjoyed this one the best because this year I was most familiar with most I international players. Hopefully this trend continues for me. Look forward to the next one. I'm considering going to that one.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 14, 2014, 03:40:33 PM
i would def love to go to a world cup game but i think i'll pass on russia.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2014, 04:11:35 PM
The US will end up with the '22 WC. 

No way Qatar keeps it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 14, 2014, 04:50:40 PM
yeah no way they can have it there. what city in the us is trying to get it ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2014, 05:10:39 PM
Philly will be one
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 14, 2014, 06:06:49 PM
The US will end up with the '22 WC. 

No way Qatar keeps it.

I think they will. Otherwise, I think it would go to Australia. But it would be great given that the way Brazil made traveling a headache during the World Cup, the U.S. Would get a shot at it because if the existing infrastructure to accommodate traveling and games.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 14, 2014, 06:14:51 PM
Philly will be one

I'm pretty sure Prince George's County Maryland is in the running.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 14, 2014, 06:24:15 PM
Baltimore/DC area has a serious chance, I think. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 14, 2014, 06:34:10 PM
Havas will be fired up and at the games with a vuvuzela
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2014, 07:47:42 PM
It's absurd that the United States isn't hosting the 2022 World Cup, period.  South Africa, Russia & Qatar get it but the U.S. is out of luck especially considering the amount of money our corporations pay those iceholes from FIFA?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 14, 2014, 08:13:28 PM
Can you really blame people for not wanting to hang out in America?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2014, 09:03:32 PM
Qatar is basically Hell and we have Asheville.

USA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 14, 2014, 09:07:45 PM
Okay, so most of the time you spend bitching about idiot America...but now you're offended that people agree it's awful.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 14, 2014, 09:43:54 PM
I want the World Cup in a non-US country. It looks more fun that way.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 14, 2014, 10:11:15 PM
You pretty much have to be a corrupt authoritarian state to win a World Cup bid these days. The events are financial losers for everyone in the country who doesn't own a hotel, and the committees that make the decisions are transparently seeking bribes, so the smartest, least corrupt democracies have largely given up trying to win that crap. It's a badge of honor that the USA lost its bid for 2022.

I have no doubts that the matches will take place in Qatar as chosen.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 15, 2014, 12:50:08 AM
oh qatar is happening....its going to be a disaster and people will die of heat stroke but its happening. $epp and his cronies got their checks and its ON

i doubt an australian one will ever happen. there is no feasible time to start the matches to accommodate european tv. an australian wc would be great for the usa (many matches in primetime or late night), but awful for europe. aint gonna happen.

2026 or 2030 will be in the usa. really, if fifa didnt take bribes and just wanted "legal" money, every world cup would be in the usa. no other country on earth has 1000000 state of the art already-built stadiums with suites and expensive seating and what not. basically every time a world cup isnt here, fifa is throwing money away they already earned in their backroom bribes. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 15, 2014, 09:16:46 AM
Havas will be fired up and at the games with a vuvuzela

the balt/dc area works on soooo many levels.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 15, 2014, 03:44:03 PM
Okay, so most of the time you spend bitching about idiot America...but now you're offended that people agree it's awful.

Who said I was offended?  America is mostly an awful place but that doesn't mean I don't want the World Cup contested here.

Oh and this...

Asheville > Qatar.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 15, 2014, 03:48:58 PM
I'm actually hoping for a Qatar world cup so that they're stuck with those stadiums for nothing...as well as low attendance, including maybe a protest or two from participating countries.

Hoping.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 15, 2014, 04:10:31 PM
yeah, farg Qatar
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 15, 2014, 06:05:47 PM
i just recently found out that it's pronounced cutter and not katar
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 15, 2014, 08:55:13 PM
I found out three seconds ago when I read that.

Qa-who cares tho amirite?!

Will they need water breaks every ten minutes there since it'll be farging hotter than hell?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 15, 2014, 09:50:59 PM
It's a dry heat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 15, 2014, 09:52:43 PM
Those rich Arabs will probably spend billions air conditioning the stadiums.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 15, 2014, 10:37:04 PM
Road trip to Qatar?!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 16, 2014, 12:45:52 AM
LETS DO IT!

up through the bering strait, down through europe and into the middle east. we'll drive past the wars and shtein. aint no thing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: General_Failure on July 16, 2014, 01:02:06 AM
On your way back you can hit the Gaza Strip clubs.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2014, 07:07:50 AM
lol

also this...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10527704_10152332583382946_1133804745353698522_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 16, 2014, 08:39:43 AM
That is pretty goddamn funny
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2014, 09:01:46 PM
Nice win for the Union over the NY Coke Whores tonight.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 16, 2014, 09:56:42 PM
dont they have fred now
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 16, 2014, 10:07:49 PM
dont they have fred now

lol. They have a Fred.

The Union doesn't have any players good enough to play in the World Cup for the United States, let alone for Brazil.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 16, 2014, 10:09:15 PM
oh so its a different fred? ha

i saw on twitter that fred scored a goal and just assumed it was him. i figured he was old and washed up and thats hes in the mls, like henry or beckham.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2014, 10:51:51 PM
Zac Macmath is an excellent goalie prospect.  He won't be in MLS for long, actually.  He's undoubtedly heading overseas to join the illustrious ranks of US keepers that went to England to become stars (and really farging rich which he won't get playing in Chester).
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 19, 2014, 12:30:50 AM
James Roodriguez to Real Madrid.

Sick.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 02, 2014, 09:17:36 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10505539_10152371100107946_5484840824680588700_n.jpg)


109,318 at The Big House today for Manchester United & Real Madrid.

Amazing.





Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 02, 2014, 09:18:47 PM
white people get excited about things...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on August 03, 2014, 04:48:22 AM
Big House!  Holy shtein, 109K, unfrickenreal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 16, 2014, 08:06:22 PM
your philly union in the us open cup right now vs. seattle

i actually saw a few sounders fans walking around town today. people flew across country for this.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 16, 2014, 08:13:53 PM
People from Seattle and Portland are...different
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 16, 2014, 08:15:02 PM
its not even that big of a deal....its like the summer league title in the nba
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 11, 2014, 11:26:05 PM
i was the union game tonight

they were up 2-0 in the 75th. they were down 3-2 by the 82nd. had they won, they wouldve been 1 pt out of a playoff spot with 2 games left. they are now eliminated. philly.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on November 28, 2014, 08:15:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QtvwSmx.gif)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 28, 2014, 08:45:43 PM
Lol that's cool
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on November 28, 2014, 10:07:39 PM
How much could the Eagles have used Chris Borland? The 49ers have like four linebackers who would be the best player on the Eagles defense.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 28, 2014, 10:14:53 PM
I can't recall but were his scouting reports good or was he projected to be some two down run plugger who may not make it?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on January 15, 2015, 02:43:14 PM
philly beat out ny for the gold cup final

it should be usa-mexico on a sunday afternoon in late june....mega game, mega attention for the city. just huge to beat out ny and get this game. will easily be the biggest sports event in philly in the 2015 calendar year.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 15, 2015, 03:14:41 PM
IN
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on January 15, 2015, 03:15:40 PM
will easily be the biggest sports event in philly in the 2015 calendar year.

other than the nba finals you mean.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on January 15, 2015, 09:51:59 PM
It's impossible for me to plan two weeks ahead let alone, five months, but I would totally be into a roadtrip for this.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 16, 2015, 07:19:40 AM
Seriously in as well.  American Outlaw section for a Gold Cup Final in Philly would be insane.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on January 16, 2015, 11:38:29 AM
Quote
Third place playoff 25 July 2015   
PPL Park, Philadelphia
 
Final 26 July 2015 
   
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia



def in as well.

tailgate in C6 ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 16, 2015, 12:01:37 PM
[lil guy]soccer > Eagles[/lil guy]
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on January 16, 2015, 12:53:34 PM
[lil guy]soccer > Eagles[/lil guy]

seriously I doubt its really even close...Phillies are the only team that could challenge soccer with him
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on January 16, 2015, 01:01:10 PM
a mexico vs u.s. final could make for an interesting time in that stadium.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on January 16, 2015, 02:24:23 PM
[lil guy]soccer > Eagles[/lil guy]

seriously I doubt its really even close...Phillies are the only team that could challenge soccer with him

you two are weird

i care more about #usmnt than the sixers currently....but that will flip when they start trying. otherwise its 1phils and 1eagles
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 16, 2015, 05:30:47 PM
I had a great time at the US/Nigeria game before the World Cup last year.  If you get with the right people it's a farging blast. 

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 16, 2015, 06:17:59 PM
Depending on the budgee, and how many of you funholes decide to go...I may consider a trip to Philly for this. You need a loud Mexican to balance things out anyway...and to make fun of that god awful chant.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on January 16, 2015, 07:04:12 PM
will easily be the biggest sports event in philly in the 2015 calendar year.

other than the nba finals you mean.

 :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 16, 2015, 07:09:54 PM
Depending on the budgee, and how many of you funholes decide to go...I may consider a trip to Philly for this. You need a loud Mexican to balance things out anyway...and to make fun of that god awful chant.

We'll need a designated driver, a caddy for a golf outing, etc.

You're up, kid.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 16, 2015, 07:28:39 PM
Si Senor.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 16, 2015, 09:31:44 PM
I BELIEVE!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 16, 2015, 09:41:29 PM
I BELIEVE!!

I will kill you.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 16, 2015, 09:43:20 PM
Perhaps I'll blow my vuvuzela instead ok?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on January 17, 2015, 12:35:51 AM
oh my god my block is going to go crazy for this game....i just remembered i live in soute phiadelphia
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on January 17, 2015, 12:36:21 AM
Perhaps I'll blow my vuvuzela instead ok?

Definitely less annoying.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 17, 2015, 12:43:25 AM
I BELIEVE!!

(vuvuzela bloooooooow)

I BELIEVE THAT!!

(vuvuzela bloooooooow)


.....I'll wait for your response
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 18, 2015, 11:17:33 AM
Perhaps I'll blow my vuvuzela instead ok?

Is that the guy you met in Peru?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 18, 2015, 12:34:55 PM
haha

Shut your face! FIGHT ME NOW
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on January 19, 2015, 09:37:48 AM
Depending on the budgee, and how many of you funholes decide to go...I may consider a trip to Philly for this. You need a loud Mexican to balance things out anyway...and to make fun of that god awful chant.

We'll need a designated driver, a caddy for a golf outing, etc.

You're up, kid.

mind not ruining the soccer thread by bringing up golf ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on January 19, 2015, 06:59:25 PM
Watched the Everton/West Brom game this morning.  Maralis is a real gem.

http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/391905.html (http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/391905.html)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on February 12, 2015, 01:10:17 PM
fox just got the world cup in 2026. fifa just gave it to them. no bidding. nothing. why?

2022 is going to be in the winter, and this is their hush money.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on February 12, 2015, 01:15:50 PM
Who watches international matches in English if they can help it? Can't imagine how boring having American announcers calling a match.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on February 12, 2015, 04:32:40 PM
Who watches international matches in English if they can help it? Can't imagine how boring having American announcers calling a match.

Ian Darke is the best PBP announcer on the planet regardless of sport. 

He's English, however.  JP DellaCamera literally makes my ears bleed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on February 12, 2015, 09:12:28 PM
Martin Tyler is not too shabby either. I like them both. But yes, it's why I deliberately said American announcers.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 11, 2015, 05:48:55 PM
interesting proposal for what to do about the 2022 cup

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/10/can-anyone-stop-the-world-cup-in-qatar-fifa/?utm_content=bufferb84f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

i would like to see all the federations just leave fifa and start their own one....i dont see what's stopping them from doing that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 11, 2015, 06:00:38 PM
What's stopping them is the billions of dollars worth of television contracts and media deals that have already been negotiated with FIFA for the access rights.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 11, 2015, 09:37:39 PM
the federations' allegiance to fifa is a different entity

fifa is a monopoly....there are no other governing bodies of world football. fifa is it. what im saying is the individual federations give fifa the finger, start their own JAWN, and hold their own world cup. they couldnt call it the world cup, thats copyrighted, but who cares.

or, since that would be super complicated, the top federations simply send their B teams to qatar and hold a tournament in the US/UK over the summer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 16, 2015, 08:27:38 AM
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/04/15/usa-mexico-dos-cero-jordan-morris-alamodome

DOS A CERO, CHUGGIE!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on April 16, 2015, 09:14:49 AM
so are any of you divas going to the gold cup final ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 27, 2015, 12:39:48 AM
fifa....whats up
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 27, 2015, 01:38:10 AM
Sepp Blatter gonna get got too?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 27, 2015, 08:43:23 AM
Wait, there's corruption in FIFA?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 27, 2015, 08:59:25 AM
Wait, there's corruption in FIFA?

yeah this lawsuit is laughable......the united states sits by and watches fifa be corrupt for a thousand years then when they lose a world cup because of the corruption they file a lawsuit

as usual they come off as entitled spoiled horrible looking sore losers
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 27, 2015, 09:57:36 AM
welcome to the real world, kid
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 27, 2015, 12:48:30 PM
At least someone is going after FIFA and their ridiculous "business" practices...sour grapes or not.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 27, 2015, 12:52:27 PM
Not a single thieving whore banker has done time for the financial collapse that THEY initiated and then profited by, yet a bunch of soccer nerds are going down HARD, motherfarger!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 27, 2015, 12:54:12 PM
yeah THANK GOD we are going after fifa cause we lost a world cup but farg the genocides in africa or the incredible humanitarian crisis in syria...just get that WC yo!

aaaaaaaand now you know why i despise soccer and its fans

basically this isnt going after fifa...its well farg...if quatar and all these other people are getting caked off by fifa we need to get in on this shtein...all this will end up doing is getting the usa's foot in the bribery door

be proud america
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 27, 2015, 12:54:58 PM
Not a single thieving whore banker has done time for the financial collapse that THEY initiated and then profited by, yet a bunch of soccer nerds are going down HARD, motherfarger!!

lol...exactly

the difference is our theiving govt already gets tons of money from wall street
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 27, 2015, 12:57:49 PM
yeah THANK GOD we are going after fifa cause we lost a world cup but farg the genocides in africa or the incredible humanitarian crisis in syria...just get that WC yo!

aaaaaaaand now you know why i despise soccer and its fans

basically this isnt going after fifa...its well farg...if quatar and all these other people are getting caked off by fifa we need to get in on this shtein...all this will end up doing is getting the usa's foot in the bribery door

be proud america

I mean...you do understand that FIFA's corruption and going after them has nothing to do with other worldly problems? They're totally separate so why lump it in with FIFA getting smacked? Of course there are a bunch of other bad things that need to be addressed and we can rip on the US Govt all day long for those issues.

Do you or do you not agree that FIFA is corrupt? Do you believe corruption should be dealt with?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 27, 2015, 01:08:37 PM
I don't believe the grandstanding incompetent douchebags at the DOJ should be wasting their time or our tax dollars on frivolous bullshtein like this.  It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 27, 2015, 01:10:10 PM
Oh cool...so let them get away with it. No one else stands up to them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 27, 2015, 01:20:06 PM
There are plenty of other countries to take this on that actually care about soccer.   I love the game and detest FIFA and Sepp Blatter and even I don't care about this circle jerk.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on May 27, 2015, 01:22:25 PM
Quote
Soccer officials charged in a corruption investigation "engaged in bribery to decide who would televise games, where the games would be held and who would run the organization overseeing organized soccer worldwide," U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

Lynch said FIFA executives and others used bribes to influence where the 2010 World Cup would be held; that tournament was held in South Africa. She also alleged $110 million in bribes related to the Copa America tournament to be held in the United States in 2016.

"The next step in the process is extradition," she said.

your tax dollars at work.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on May 27, 2015, 01:27:00 PM
our education system is falling apart but wait ....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 27, 2015, 01:36:47 PM
yeah THANK GOD we are going after fifa cause we lost a world cup but farg the genocides in africa or the incredible humanitarian crisis in syria...just get that WC yo!

aaaaaaaand now you know why i despise soccer and its fans

basically this isnt going after fifa...its well farg...if quatar and all these other people are getting caked off by fifa we need to get in on this shtein...all this will end up doing is getting the usa's foot in the bribery door

be proud america

I mean...you do understand that FIFA's corruption and going after them has nothing to do with other worldly problems? They're totally separate so why lump it in with FIFA getting smacked? Of course there are a bunch of other bad things that need to be addressed and we can rip on the US Govt all day long for those issues.

Do you or do you not agree that FIFA is corrupt? Do you believe corruption should be dealt with?

its farging soccer dook...who the farg cares about fifa...and the us govt is not going after them because they are corrupt they are going after them because a. they lost the world cup and b. they want a part of the action

im sure the first thing this lawsuit addresses are the human rights issues in qatar right?....when we give that the same amount of importance as the site of the world cup then call me
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 27, 2015, 05:40:52 PM
I like seeing those dudes get smacked for being corrupt dickheads

Doesn't take away what else needs to be done or focused on
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 27, 2015, 05:46:41 PM
They're not getting smacked.  Nothing is going to happen to them.  Nothing.  This is political grandstanding at its worst.  It's a huge waste of time, money, effort, and investigative resources.

I agree that it would be nice if FIFA got torpedoed but there's simply too much money and power for them to be seriously hurt by this.  The USDOJ and specifically the FBI are the equivalent of ants at a picnic.

And IGY's right about the Qatar situation.  For every VIP seat in the stadiums that are being built there, two migrant workers will die.  That is farging appalling and no one gives a shtein.    But hey, some dipshtein made a few bucks for influencing where a tournament was played, so let's roast him alive!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 27, 2015, 08:30:55 PM
Wapo evidently gives a shtein...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/27/a-body-count-in-qatar-illustrates-the-consequences-of-fifa-corruption/?tid=sm_fb

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 27, 2015, 11:23:52 PM
yea im on it

if the dudes they arrested rat on sepp and that vile funhole gets got i will gladly cut the govt a check big enough to hire 100 more igy's to steal from it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on May 28, 2015, 08:42:14 AM
Wapo evidently gives a shtein...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/27/a-body-count-in-qatar-illustrates-the-consequences-of-fifa-corruption/?tid=sm_fb

you cant stop fotbal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on May 28, 2015, 08:50:59 AM
if the dudes they arrested rat on sepp and that vile funhole gets got i will gladly cut the govt a check big enough to hire 100 more igy's to steal from it

They don't dare touch the godfather.

The closest they will come is what they did... wipe out a bunch of his lieutenants right before the FIFA presidential election.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on May 29, 2015, 09:22:29 AM
Quote
FIFA President Sepp Blatter, facing criticism before a re-election vote, says "more bad news may follow" after U.S. authorities indicted 14 people in a corruption scandal at soccer's governing body.

"We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time," Blatter said at the opening of FIFA's 65th Congress in Switzerland. "It is necessary to begin to restore trust in our organization. Let this be the turning point."

A spokesman for the attorney general's office in Switzerland, where the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups are under investigation, told CNN that Blatter would be interviewed if needed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on May 29, 2015, 01:28:06 PM
Quote
Amid a corruption scandal, FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, re-elected President Sepp Blatter today.

Blatter beat his only challenger, Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

Blatter's re-election to the position he has held for 17 years comes as Swiss authorities are investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, while a U.S. investigation has led to the arrest of leading FIFA officials on corruption charges.

 :-D 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 29, 2015, 01:30:29 PM
not shocking at all....this is what happens when the first-world vote counts as much as the corrupt african vote, the madlives vote, the oceaniac vote. its a farce.

its time for uefa, the usa, japan, s korea, etc. to break away from fifa. fifa cannot survive without them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on May 29, 2015, 01:48:07 PM
you're dead on with that but is it realistic at this point ? maybe these indictments are the turning point.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 29, 2015, 01:49:29 PM
its hilarious how racist soccer fans are yet the head of fifa loves himself some dark countries
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 29, 2015, 02:23:06 PM
you're dead on with that but is it realistic at this point ? maybe these indictments are the turning point.

it can be done, but its seriously unlikely. money talks, though.

its hilarious how racist soccer fans are yet the head of fifa loves himself some dark countries

sepp's base is the poor countries because he funnels their leadership bribe development money in exchange for their votes. fifa has seen outrageous profits and that money is dispersed equally, even though a country like tuvalu doesnt contribute anything to world football while usa, argentina, germany, etc. make bundles of cash. and there's a ton more tiny poor nations than first-world western behemoths.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 29, 2015, 07:25:33 PM
If American companies and American television networks start turning their backs on FIFA, you'll be amazed at just how quickly things change.    They're all incestuous whores who couldn't care less about anything but lining their pockets with the billions in profits that roll in, though.  Nothing will change because it's bad for business.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on May 29, 2015, 07:37:14 PM
you could stop watching and giving the whores your money

it starts with us and we're patsies
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 29, 2015, 07:42:52 PM
I detest the way the NFL conducts its business.  They're worse than mafia pimps.  But I watch because I'm too farging old and set in my ways to change.    Same goes for soccer, golf, network television and even the movie industry.  Every facet of the entertainment industry is run by literally the worst people on the planet.  They're evil, amoral, pandering, greedy farging slobs, the lot of 'em, but again, at this point, it's a lost cause for me.   I will say that if the Goodells and Blatters of the world got tossed into incinerators, I'd barely notice, but I'd take a second to smile over it.   So there's that...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 02, 2015, 12:20:54 PM
this is gold

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/31/jack-warner-the-onion-video_n_7480172.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/31/jack-warner-the-onion-video_n_7480172.html)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2015, 12:57:52 PM
i cant believe it....the funhole quit
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 02, 2015, 01:05:46 PM
that is some good news right there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 02, 2015, 02:17:14 PM
Someone definitely has the goods on that mofo and was about to get all up in his bidness.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 02, 2015, 02:34:26 PM
they should still put it all out there for the world to see.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 05, 2015, 05:37:46 PM
US beat the Netherlands today. just a friendly but still cool.

were down 3-1, 3-2 at 88 minutes before 2 quick ones at the end.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 05, 2015, 05:51:34 PM
farg.  Serves me right for not quitting early and getting sloppy this afternoon.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2015, 07:09:24 PM
i turned it off at 1-3 and focused on work. mistake.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 06, 2015, 02:11:51 PM
i literally had no idea the womens world cup started today until i just happened to flip on it a second ago

is the ball and net the same size in womens soccer?

also mrs aj feely is a studio analyst for it
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 06, 2015, 04:51:17 PM
farg barca
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2015, 02:06:06 AM
adriana leon
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 10, 2015, 04:42:28 PM
i believe that we just beat the netherlands and germany on the road in the span of 5 days

absolute deserved win. usa was the stronger side from about 25' on. wood's winner was absolute world class.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on June 10, 2015, 04:52:34 PM
They looked great, especially compared to how they have been looking in friendlies prior to this week. And yes, the game-winner was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 10, 2015, 05:52:47 PM
I still can't believe what I saw in that second half.   Wood's goal was literally perfect.   The last second header off the woodwork by Germany reminded me of the Portugal goal in the WC, though, except this one didn't go in and I didn't throw up afterward.  Yet.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 11, 2015, 12:20:26 PM
US beat the Netherlands today. just a friendly but still cool.

were down 3-1, 3-2 at 88 minutes before 2 quick ones at the end.
i work for a dutch company, friendly or not the interns are salty over that game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2015, 07:02:04 PM
http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/reporters-strip-time-venezuela-wins-copa-america-article-1.2255196?utm_content=buffer4a533&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

Brb gonna jerk off
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on June 12, 2015, 07:12:52 PM
Finished. Time for round two.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2015, 09:58:20 PM
dont go giving espn ideas
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 30, 2015, 08:23:26 PM
Is any one even watching the Women's World Cup?  I just turned it on for the first time five minutes ago.  Guess I'd rather watch Tarzan Solo than anything happening at CBP.  Kraut chick just missed a PK.  I mean really missed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 30, 2015, 08:55:27 PM
Yeah I watched the second half

Nice goal to go up 2-0
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 30, 2015, 08:59:59 PM
I watched it.  I watched every game, actually.  Carli Lloyd from Delran with the winner, obviously.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 30, 2015, 09:02:41 PM
That last goal was awesome.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 30, 2015, 09:09:32 PM
Again, Carli Lloyd with the play.  She's not losing another World Cup.  No farging way.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2015, 12:23:06 AM
union won a game tonight played mostly a man down

it was against the dc united b team

saw havas there
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 01, 2015, 01:41:14 AM
 :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 01, 2015, 08:51:23 PM
England lost against Japan on an own goal in extra time of the second half.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2015, 09:02:03 PM
I hope the US beats those farging frauds 10-0.  England completely outplayed them up and down the field yet Japan still lucks its way into another final.  Gotta feel for the English player too. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 01, 2015, 09:03:08 PM
Demoralizing way to lose a game
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2015, 10:23:31 PM
nobody is going to remember that because its womens soccer....but she will. suicide watch.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 01, 2015, 10:40:43 PM
More likely, she'll be fine.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phillycrew on July 02, 2015, 08:49:10 AM
U.S. not losing to these Noble Asian Warriors.....again.

Edited for those whose PC standards are such that they were offended.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2015, 10:22:53 AM
It's funny how Europe views the U.S. as such a backwater when it comes to equality, racism, etc. and some, if not most, of that is entirely well-founded, but when it comes to female sports participation and domination of those sports, they don't hold a candle to us. 

This is something to be really proud of as Americans.  It's a shame there's so many neanderthals out there still, but the events of the past week or so indicate there's hope at least.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2015, 10:32:18 AM
not a soul is remembering this three seconds after it ends....it took a chick to strip for anyone to care about 99....im so proud of our country

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 02, 2015, 10:42:18 AM
not a soul is remembering this three seconds after it ends....it took a chick to strip for anyone to care about 99....im so proud of our country

people still remember the wambach goal in 11...and the canada game in the olympics in 12. stop talking about soccer. its painful.

and rome is actually right. england is the birthplace of football and this is essentially the first year their womens team is relevant. germany and france have arrived, but well after japan, china and brazil did. the usa as a nation has extreme issues with equality -- racial, ancestral, gender, sexual orientation -- but one thing we unequivocally have is the best female athletes in the world.

other nations dont value women enough to let them play sports. and im not talking about afghanistan.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2015, 10:49:20 AM
other nations arent rich enough to put money into a national soccer program for women

check real womens rights in advanced western nations and we are embarrassingly behind most

lets give women equal pay before we start jerking each other off


not a soul is remembering this three seconds after it ends....it took a chick to strip for anyone to care about 99....im so proud of our country

people still remember the wambach goal in 11

lolol....yeah cause she got naked....."show them tits".....be proud

mention the words 2012 olympic womens soccer to the average person on the street and they will respond "theres womens soccer in the olympics?"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2015, 11:04:04 AM
Ugh... For all your liberal protestations you really are a farging Neanderthal at times.

Jesus.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2015, 11:12:19 AM
lol...im a neanderthal but beat them nips!

im not a jingoistic heathen...sorry to ruin your american flag day

it takes a lot of nerve to big up a country that is sickenly behind the times when it comes to how they treat women because we have a good womens soccer team....be proud uncle sam
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2015, 12:22:41 PM
I didn't say anything about Nips.  And yes, I'm proud of what my country has produced in this case.


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 02, 2015, 04:58:18 PM
I didn't say anything about Nips.  And yes, I'm proud of what my country has produced in this case.

youre not allowed to like something he doesnt like
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 02, 2015, 07:01:54 PM
Wow. IGY's being totally incoherent. The U.S. isn't the most progressive nation on women therefor no one can enjoy women's soccer or appreciate women's soccer or acknowledge that the U.S. dominates women's sports, let alone be proud of that fact.

Makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2015, 07:41:49 PM
I love him to death but he could teach a master class on the art of posting non sequiturs on the internet.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 02, 2015, 07:48:31 PM
It isn't non sequiturs so much as an iron clad inability to admit that he's wrong when something runs contrary to his belief structure. He believes down to his core that people only watch women's soccer because Brandy Chastaine took her shirt off one time 16 years ago. He's married that to his belief that the U.S. is backwards on women's issues. He can't undo that marriage and therefor can't understand that people, myself included, genuinely enjoy and appreciate watching the uswnt play. He does it on many topics, but this one just happens to be easily refuted since 12mln people watched the semi final game and no one's shirt came off.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2015, 08:08:25 PM
I watch with my teenage daughter who is more excited about this than any sporting event she's ever watched.   Experiencing this with her is the best part of it for me.   Her generation is so farging cool and detached it's nice to see some genuine emotion from her.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 02, 2015, 08:16:32 PM
I watched it, my shirt was already off...because you know...it was hot and my tits were sweaty. Good game!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2015, 10:23:54 PM
again....white people are the best

it's usually race and class ...in this case it's race class soccer lacrosse and the flag (and for romey golf too)

be proud and happy 4th guys
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 02, 2015, 10:25:20 PM
dont ever change, kiddo
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2015, 10:26:20 PM
dont ever change, kiddo

stay white
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 03, 2015, 10:49:01 AM
More people of color play or are fans of the game than all others worldwide combined.  It's the ultimate sport of the people.  Other than that, spot on with the Whitey thing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 03, 2015, 11:17:31 AM
i wont even include hispanics in this because, culturally, soccer is a disproportionately popular sport compared to 3rd/4th/5th/etc generation euorpean decedent americans. if you included them in, even 2nd or 3rd generation americans of latino heritage, it would make you look even dumber.

so lets just make this nice and simple with your favorite skin color.

mls audience: 8% black
nhl audience: 1-5% black
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2015, 11:22:01 AM
around the world that is true...much respect to them

but the whitest of white people in this country love soccer....hipsters especially...soccer moms...21 year old girls who are going to become soccer moms...craft beer doods...lena dunham groupies...people who clap at the end of movies

the dregs of society basically
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2015, 11:29:09 AM
mls audience: 8% black
nhl audience: 1-5% black

the difference is hockey is a great sport and soccer sucks...but honestly thats neither here nor there....if you like it more power to you...

its that the whites that like hockey are infinitely less despicable than the whites that like soccer...soccer whites are so fake...95% of them could care less about the sport...they just wanna latch on and be a part of something and/or they are fraudulent jingoists
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on July 03, 2015, 01:15:40 PM
people who clap at the end of movies

the dregs of society basically

This made me laugh because it's a big pet peeve of mine
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 03, 2015, 05:42:35 PM
IGY proving my point over and over.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 04, 2015, 02:25:26 PM
Hockey and soccer are both pretty terrible sports and only worth watching during playoffs or Olympics.

Close thread.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 05, 2015, 09:28:17 AM
(http://assets.amuniversal.com/26fc19e0e7ff0132e726005056a9545d)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 06:45:49 PM
heather mitts....meh
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 06:46:41 PM
Odds igy has a cooler full of crack juice and this game on the big screen?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 06:54:40 PM
dude was watching copa america this week

hes all in
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 05, 2015, 06:57:37 PM
ben franklin and francis scott key got jokes
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 06:59:56 PM
lolol

Starz had Pearl Harbor on earlier. Coincidence?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 07:00:20 PM
IGY's basement has one of these hanging tough and proud now:

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0250/0587/products/AO_2015_Scarf_1024x1024.jpg?v=1425339335)

LET'S DO THIS!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 07:03:25 PM
HOLY shtein WHO ELSE?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 07:03:54 PM
brilliant set piece

wow
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 07:05:32 PM
OH MY GOD
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 07:06:41 PM
hiroshima and nagasaki part II
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 05, 2015, 07:07:07 PM
Good start for the US.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 07:07:59 PM
Good start for the US.

No way.  Ya think?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 07:09:23 PM
Lloyd is about to get rich off endorsements

Helluva start
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 05, 2015, 07:12:26 PM
yet another example of how brutal soccer is....everyone on earth knows the game is over yet you still have to watch 85 minutes of nonsense then fake cheer at a ridiculously anti climatic final whistle
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 05, 2015, 07:14:25 PM
Good start for the US.

No way.  Ya think?

Hey, I'm used to Philly teams here, not having one I'm rooting for actually winning.

Holy crap, another one!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 07:14:36 PM
japan is farging shook....jesus

ps igy that was jeru the djama's girl who just scored
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 07:15:42 PM
holy crap this is nuts
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 05, 2015, 07:15:49 PM
Good start for the US.

No way.  Ya think?

Hey, I'm used to Philly teams here, not having one I'm rooting for actually winning.

Holy crap, another one!

dont ever ever ever ever ever ever put a soccer game and philly sports in the same sentence again
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 05, 2015, 07:16:59 PM
HOLY shtein WHAT A GOAL!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 07:17:31 PM
I mean she scored from midfield!

Igy it ain't no different than watching a 35-0 blowout in the NFL
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 05, 2015, 07:19:05 PM
If this were a youth game, they'd be mercy ruled.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 05, 2015, 07:19:31 PM
Igy it ain't no different than watching a 35-0 blowout in the NFL

lol what?

35-0 would not be a score in the first two minutes of a game

no football game is EVER over less than five minutes after it starts
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 05, 2015, 07:20:56 PM
hiroshima and nagasaki part II

WWII wasn't this dominant.

Commodore Perry is in their iceholes opening that shtein up.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 07:23:16 PM
carli lloyd is from s jerzz

delran tship...north of cinnaminson. holla.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 05, 2015, 07:23:22 PM
The U.S. scored more against Japan in 16 minutes than they had given up in the entire tournament.

Impressive.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 07:32:28 PM
Have a feeling it'll get to 4-3 and maybe a choke
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 08:01:12 PM
I have a feeling a wolverine is going to chew your nutsack off. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 08:10:07 PM
lololol that's funny

Zach Ertz's girl just score an own goal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 09:00:23 PM
farging awesome!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 05, 2015, 09:02:50 PM
yup....and better yet?

gold cup starts tuesday! WE get that, WE clinch a spot in the confed cup.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 05, 2015, 09:13:24 PM
Japan's backup goalie is like 6'10
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2015, 09:20:46 PM
Wow - now that was a money shot... Alex Morgan kissing the World Cup trophy.

Meeeeeowwwwwwww!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 05, 2015, 10:50:24 PM
Word.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2015, 07:10:36 PM
http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/fifa-womens-world-cup/story/women-s-world-cup-final-seen-by-record-26-7-million-in-united-states-070615?cmpid=tsmfb:fscom:foxsoccer&vid=478194755652

26.7 MILLION PEOPLE.  Highest rated soccer match ever in the USA.  More people watched it than Game 7 of the World Series, Game 6 of the NBA Finals and over triple the number who watched the NHL SC Final game.

Remind me again how no one really gives a shtein about this or that it's just a fad.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 06, 2015, 07:16:13 PM
Sports radio, after big soccer matches, are always people saying how soccer sucks and no one watches or pays attention. And then it's argued about all day.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2015, 07:30:22 PM
I'm sure someone will be along shortly to argue that very same line of bullshtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 06, 2015, 07:50:43 PM
Americans don't really give a shtein about soccer and it's just a fad.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 06, 2015, 08:58:55 PM
the england/japan semifinal got 2.3 million

thats a womens soccer game involving 2 countries not called the usa

to put that in perspective thats more than playoff hockey games not involving chicago or new york. that number is almost more impressive than the final.

and you dont even want to know what the men would get if they made the final.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2015, 09:16:06 PM
Americans don't really give a shtein about soccer and it's just a fad.

HA!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 06, 2015, 09:49:03 PM
let's be honest all of you idiots are kind of right and kind of wrong.

I'll be the first to admit that I love shtein like the world cup or olympics or any reason to watch some weird sport with strangers at 6am and dress up like an idiot.

but i'm also not going to pretend that i will watch another womens soccer game for the next 4 years.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 06, 2015, 09:57:43 PM
let's be honest all of you idiots are kind of right and kind of wrong.

I'll be the first to admit that I love shtein like the world cup or olympics or any reason to watch some weird sport with strangers at 6am and dress up like an idiot.

but i'm also not going to pretend that i will watch another womens soccer game for the next 4 years.

More than likely I'll watch the Olympics.  Probably not much more than that, though.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 06, 2015, 11:16:11 PM
I like team sports and especially team sports played at a very high level. Some people call themselves sports fans but are really fans of leagues and base all of their fandom around the league. Not me. I don't love the NHL, I love good hockey. I don't love the NFL, I love good football. Now usually, women's sports are not played at an exceptionally high level. Sorry, not sorry, women's sports usually suck. But soccer is the one exception to that. That is some legit sportsballing regardless of the sex.

So no, I won't watch women's soccer regularly because just like MLS, a women's league is unlikely to be played at such a high level. But I'll watch international matches and I'll definitely tune in to Olympic/World Cup games. Same thing I do with the men's game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 07, 2015, 12:10:58 AM
the womens game isnt really at the level yet to have a legit 32 team world cup....certainly there can be no continental competition like you have with the men

so instead you have the olympics, some friendly's, new leaks of hope solo's labia, you know, stuff to keep you going until the next wwc
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 07, 2015, 12:11:57 AM
My son's gotten me more into soccer than I've ever been.  I actually prefer the women's game - can't put my finger on why, but it just seems a more entertaining game than the mens.  And is it just me, or do they seem to dive less than the men?

My son loves watching Premier league.  I can take it or leave it.

And just about anything can catch my eye from time to time.  I loved watching old MILL games when it was on ESPN.  Granted, that was usually the old Wings, but it looked fun.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 07, 2015, 01:58:34 AM
the womens game isnt really at the level yet to have a legit 32 team world cup....certainly there can be no continental competition like you have with the men

so instead you have the olympics, some friendly's, new leaks of hope solo's labia, you know, stuff to keep you going until the next wwc

 :-D

I only watch the women's world cup (usually only final...and semi-final when I remember it's on...and only if the U.S. is playing). 

*Prior to these posts, I didn't realize there was a women's Olympic soccer team. Maybe I've watched, but didn't really care.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 07, 2015, 04:39:17 AM
Women's tennis is just as if not more entertaining than the men's game.  Same story in golf.   I watched a lot of the women's games during this World Cup and they play harder and with far less diva-like histrionics than their male counterparts.   The game is a bit slower and the skill on display for all but the highest rated teams is less impressive than the men's, but who cares?  The USA women are unbelievably skilled and they have more grit and determination than a fistful of Chase Utleys.  I'll take that any day over watching a gutless and heartless group of overpaid babies.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 07, 2015, 09:59:48 AM
I don't watch much tennis, but I'd agree with you there.  There are more extended volleys in the women's game when I have watched.

Can't say much about golf - just not my forte.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 07, 2015, 05:53:47 PM
I like to post about why I like sports on the internet with other people who like sports.  It's so interesting to compare my love of this to your love of that. 

Rainbows.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 07, 2015, 05:56:21 PM
I like to post about why I like sports on the internet with other people who like sports.  It's so interesting to compare my love of this to your love of that. 

Rainbows.

It's good to have it all here in one place, right?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 07, 2015, 05:57:04 PM
I can't argue with that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 07, 2015, 06:27:55 PM
Why not? Argue, I say. Argue!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 07, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
Have you ever noticed that the word, "argumentative" has the word, "men" in the middle?

That can't be a coincidence.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 07, 2015, 08:23:08 PM
Yes, it can. 

Your mom laments your birth.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 07, 2015, 08:38:13 PM
So, who's watching this Gold Cup opener?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 07, 2015, 09:13:08 PM
Your Mom?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 07, 2015, 09:29:33 PM
Commendable trash talk, indeed.

You watching the game?  I am going to bed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 07, 2015, 10:19:07 PM
I am watching.  Honduras is a nasty bunch.  Definitely playing to the limit of the rules.

The U.S. is still playing decently, though.  Not great but not bad.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 07, 2015, 10:25:25 PM
yea, middling 1H

honduras is dirty -- good for them -- but this ref is letting them get away with it. barely an fouls. 1 card on brooks for some nonsense. us has basically had 2 chances to score and they hit on 1 of them. cant complain.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 07, 2015, 10:40:07 PM
Salty Dio is salty. This US team has shtein for a back line and gets dragged down into the muck too easily against teams that play chippy. They're lucky to have a lead. And yeah. This ref lost control of the game early. Let's see if he clamps down here in the second.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 07, 2015, 10:45:38 PM
The final play in stoppage was hilarious.    The U.S. defender literally got slingshotted to the ground and no call.   The Hondurans are man-handling the U.S. and our response is what it usually is... wahhhhhhh!!!!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 07, 2015, 10:59:28 PM
Set pieces. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 08, 2015, 12:05:05 AM
we won! yeah sports!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 08, 2015, 08:04:57 AM
we
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 08, 2015, 01:41:49 PM
I'm gonna go on about this for Dio's benefit.

There is one other thing that is farging fantastic about rooting for the USMNT and the USWNT. It is amazingly refreshing to be invested in a team without 37 years of personal bullshtein and disappointment being tied up in the experience. I will never not root for the Eagles or the Flyers or Penn State football or (to a lesser extent) the Phillies and Sixers, but I will also always have the decades of infuriating horseshtein that they have shoveled onto my head. International soccer gives me something to get behind that doesn't remind me of what a miserable experience it is to be a philly fan.

There, I said it.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 08, 2015, 01:49:17 PM
I get the benefit of only sharing in the misery of being an Eagles fan and none of the other Philadelphia sports bullshtein AND I can also root for Mexico in Men's soccer as well as the USMNT.

So I'm better than all of you is what I'm basically saying.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 08, 2015, 01:57:20 PM
Women's tennis is just as if not more entertaining than the men's game.  Same story in golf.   I watched a lot of the women's games during this World Cup and they play harder and with far less diva-like histrionics than their male counterparts.   The game is a bit slower and the skill on display for all but the highest rated teams is less impressive than the men's, but who cares?  The USA women are unbelievably skilled and they have more grit and determination than a fistful of Chase Utleys.  I'll take that any day over watching a gutless and heartless group of overpaid babies.

thats cause they all play non physical sports where at least on tv you cant tell the difference bwtn a 100 mph and a 120 mph serve....or a 300 yard drive and a 270 yard drive....soccer is just kicking the ball back n forth....theres no appreciable visual difference as there is when watching mens basketball or hockey versus womens basketball or hockey

also you are referencing sports that either arent played in a league or in the case of soccer a league that sucks in the US and has been around for five minutes...its makes a big difference when the men have a league in the us that is the best in the world...if MLS was the best soccer league in the world people in the us would care way less about womens soccer....

but lets also be real you or anyone else doesnt give a flying farg about the womens national team unless its in the world cup where other people are ineterested and you can all wear matching costumes and scream merica
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 08, 2015, 02:56:21 PM
It's nice that you wrote all that down in one place.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 08, 2015, 03:22:01 PM
knowledge is king
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 08, 2015, 04:21:07 PM
That makes you the court jester.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 13, 2015, 09:48:30 PM
no dempsey tonight

no goals a coming
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2015, 12:00:00 AM
The second Dempsey came on the entire tone of the attack changed.  They are hopeless without him but the good news is they're pretty good with him.  And as zesty as Altidore has played lately, they missed him tonight as well.   

BTW:  LOL @ FIFA assigning a Mexican referee to this match.  How awesome is that?  I mean, what, no North Korean referees were available?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 14, 2015, 12:33:49 PM
jozy got sent home...another complete nonfactor performance from him
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 14, 2015, 12:35:58 PM
The second Dempsey came on the entire tone of the attack changed.  They are hopeless without him but the good news is they're pretty good with him.  And as zesty as Altidore has played lately, they missed him tonight as well.   

BTW:  LOL @ FIFA assigning a Mexican referee to this match.  How awesome is that?  I mean, what, no North Korean referees were available?

the ref was a disgrace. was it bedoya that got outright talked outside the box on a break and he didnt call it? then 2 seconds later he cards brooks for a slide tackle.

beyond being corrupt, concacaf is 95% 3rd world nations full of incompetent officials. and these people get to ref big international matches.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 14, 2015, 12:38:47 PM
The replay is on FS1 right now. Watching it at a redneck NASCAR bar.  By myself, naturally.

Boom.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 15, 2015, 11:57:35 PM
mexico is utter crap....pathetic draw against t&t

i dont know how the gold cup brackets work, but usa gets cuba (which somehow is through?) and the winner of jamaica and haiti.

meanwhile: mexico, costa rica, t&t and panama are stacked up on the other side. i guess they really, really need to make sure the final is a sell out and highly rated.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 16, 2015, 03:42:09 AM
This Gold Cup has sucked balls so hard, that the balls they were sucking on look like dried out plums.

Horrible. All teams have regressed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on July 16, 2015, 10:15:17 PM
This Gold Cup has sucked balls so hard, that the balls they were sucking on look like dried out plums.

Horrible. All teams have regressed.
This is accurate. I don't remember seeing such low quality combined with such chippy fouling in previous gold cups. The refs being a farging disgrace is just icing on the cake. In years past there were always a few quality teams in CONCACAF, that doesn't appear to be the case any more.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 19, 2015, 10:13:39 PM
mexico-costa rica has been a ton of fun

lookin like PENALS
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 19, 2015, 10:27:46 PM
spoke too soon. CONCACAF refs doing work.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 19, 2015, 11:20:53 PM
Chicken shtein.

Much rather lose in penalties than the way it ended today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 20, 2015, 08:05:37 AM
Another FIFA-instigated farce.  That was absurd but no less absurd than Costa Rica's play.  They're disgusting to watch.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 20, 2015, 09:57:02 AM
the PENAL was called by the american AR

i dont know where this dude got the balls to make this call but jesus. its not a conspiracy or anything, its just horrible officiating from people who have no business playing at this level. mexico outplayed costa rica, but it was their own fault they didnt have a goal. they couldnt finish.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 20, 2015, 10:55:27 AM
corruption and disgusting calls in soccer? You don't say...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 20, 2015, 11:27:37 AM
well theres corruption, just not in this particular situation. but yes it was a disgusting call.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 21, 2015, 08:42:59 PM
So, the most successful Philadelphia team currently is... the Union (http://www.csnphilly.com/soccer-philadelphia-union/union-top-red-bulls-penalty-kicks-advance-us-open-cup-semifinals)?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on July 22, 2015, 02:01:40 PM
So, the most successful Philadelphia team currently is... the Union (http://www.csnphilly.com/soccer-philadelphia-union/union-top-red-bulls-penalty-kicks-advance-us-open-cup-semifinals)?

that wouldnt be a bad 1st union game ever.

 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 22, 2015, 02:06:19 PM
really fun DH tonight in the dirty dirty

usa/jamaica
mexico/panama

winners come to philly for the final on sunday, which is setting up for a godly double dip (nola @ 2, usa @ 7)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 22, 2015, 06:42:34 PM
The U.S. is getting pantsed out there tonight.  farging choking bitches.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on July 22, 2015, 07:45:01 PM
i can't think of any activity other than soccer where men are such bigger bitches than women.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 22, 2015, 07:55:46 PM
Getting blood work done. 

Needles!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 22, 2015, 08:56:14 PM
fire jurgen?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 23, 2015, 12:01:24 AM
not sure if anyone watched the mexico/panama match but that thing was a farce
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 23, 2015, 02:43:43 AM
It was more like I couldn't stop watching to see how much lower the ref/FIFA mafia could go. From that perspective, it didn't disappoint.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 23, 2015, 01:31:11 PM
the us loss wasnt for anything

now i get to cover their BS 3rd place game on saturday in chester. 75 minutes of chris wondowloski what
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 23, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
Is there any way you can lead a movement to kill that stupid farging "I believe" chant? It would be really sweet of you if you could.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 23, 2015, 08:00:39 PM
I posted directions from the airport to Chester on the USMNT's Facebook page.  It got deleted almost immediately.

farging bitches. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 23, 2015, 09:21:12 PM
That's pretty chippy, well done.

Also...you have far too much free time.  Don't you have children that need a father, or something?  Maybe a ride somewhere?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 23, 2015, 09:47:54 PM
Not really.  My kids already have you looking after them.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 23, 2015, 09:48:34 PM
Suffer the children.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 23, 2015, 10:03:53 PM
I was reading back in this thread to this time in 2011.  Same farging bullshtein with the USMNT.   I thought Klinsmann would have elevated that team much further than he has.  Same story, though.  They string together a bunch of meaningless wins against big teams in friendlies that aren't playing their "A" squads, then under-perform in tournaments that actually matter.

That Jamaica loss was a freaking disgrace, and honestly, it should have gotten him canned, but Gulati is riding high with the women's team's success and he's not gonna pull the trigger on Jurgen any time soon.

They're just treading in the same lousy pool year after year with no end in sight. 

Oh, and the fans were terrible in Atlanta too.  Dead silent.  Can't blame them, though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 23, 2015, 10:22:25 PM
US Soccer is still decades behind everyone else.  It's gonna be okay.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 23, 2015, 10:35:38 PM
The men are.  That's for damn sure.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 23, 2015, 11:07:47 PM
theyve made no real improvement since the quarterfinal run in 2002

remember that year us soccer was a shell of what it is today in terms of fan interest, financial investment in the program, exposure, talent pool, etc. 13 years later theyre getting soundly beat by farging jamaica, struggling with haiti, incapable of playing against even the most average of UEFA sides.

its easy to blame jurgen...his roster was unimaginative...but really we are what we are. our best athletes arent playing soccer and they never will. but concacaf is a farce on top of being rather weak, so every 4 years will result in a world cup berth and soccer is a random enough sport where you can get lucky and win some games. thats the hope.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 23, 2015, 11:37:51 PM
About 50 pages and several years back someone posted that tip-toeing into the inner cities might not be a bad idea for these colossally stupid farging iceholes if they're trying to lure talent.   I mean, Mommy car-pool soccer fun time league where everyone gets a farging trophy out in Cherry Hill is nice, but if you're trying to get 25 men to represent your country and actually win something, you have to look other places. 

Look, I applaud Klinsmann for at least looking elsewhere.  He's raided Europe looking for modestly talented guys who may or may not have had sluts for mothers who banged airmen at bars outside American Air Bases in Germany 20 years ago.  I'll at least give him that.  But it doesn't matter what set-up or style or alignment the guy plays if the players suck and this group is just mehhhhh.

I don't know, maybe he thought he could skate thru this joke of a tournament playing the young guys at the back and sending Jozy home, and maybe the Cool Runnings guys won the one game out of twenty they'd play against the U.S. and have a shot at winning.  Bottom line is they looked just lousy the other night and there's no excuses either.  Jamaica is a "C" level team and they flat-out got beat by them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 23, 2015, 11:43:00 PM
jozy is trash....hes never done anything. hes always injured or he spends 90 minutes not scoring goals. not everyone is good enough at soccer to compete at a world class level.

i dont pretend to be an expert about this stuff, but guys like morris and wood made plays during the spring friendlys. ive never seen zusi, beckerman, etc. even do that. why do they got spots? beats me.

theres a couple of promising teenagers they scooped up. we said the same thing about julian green 1 year ago and that farger had a dreadful year.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 25, 2015, 07:03:41 PM
They just lost to farging Panama on PK's.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 25, 2015, 08:17:27 PM
i made awkward eye contact with jurgen and dempsey

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 25, 2015, 09:51:24 PM
Regardless how insignificant the contact, isnt' it always awkward to engage someone who is doing work to embarrass himself at the time?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on July 26, 2015, 02:33:40 AM
Anytime you look at Dempsey or Klinsmann is awkward because Dempsey looks weird and Klinsmann is a beautiful man.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 26, 2015, 03:08:23 AM
what is amazing is that grown men are talking about "contact" in sports

holy shtein
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 26, 2015, 08:15:47 AM
Even more amazing is someone commenting on it at 3:08 AM.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 26, 2015, 08:59:41 AM
better than actually watching it during normal hrs
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on July 26, 2015, 09:54:18 AM
Grown men?  I'm posting on a football fan club mb. 

You're doing it in the wee hours of the morning, when you should be either sleeping or farging.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on July 26, 2015, 09:57:16 AM
sleeping and farging are both overrated yet still better than soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on July 26, 2015, 10:44:45 AM
you should be either sleeping or farging.

or both

(https://apertisoculis.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/character_large_332x363_cosby.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 26, 2015, 10:45:17 AM
mexico/panama is a must watch tonight for a variety of reasons

1 is to see how the mexican fans from philly throw trash on the field compared to the mexican fans from atlanta and new york
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 26, 2015, 06:15:28 PM
Another might be to see Chuggie's vato kin get INS'd the farg out of there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 08, 2015, 09:53:04 AM
BPL opening day today!   

Adidas paid Manchester United $1.28 Billion to wear these for 10 years.

That's BILLION, folks.

(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/man_u_kit-e1426669842937.jpg)



Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 08, 2015, 08:49:47 PM
Those are ugly and farg the Red Devils!

Norwich looked strong until they remembered they were Norwich.

Leicester doesn't want to farg around this season.

Everton being Everton. Miguel Layun spotting!

Welcome Bornemouth to the premier league...should have converted all of those attempts against the joke Guzan. It cost you.

Chelsea: c'mon iceholes. Swansea with a strong showing.





Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on August 09, 2015, 10:53:29 AM
^ Chelsea Pendejo ^
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on August 09, 2015, 08:15:11 PM
Watching replay of Liverpool and Stoke City.  We were not getting up @ 4:45 am for live broadcast.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on August 10, 2015, 06:06:47 AM
What a shot.  Takes a litle sting off last year's 6-1 embarrassment.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on August 11, 2015, 07:32:42 AM
soccer everyone

https://vine.co/#/v/eduaMJ6r6WH
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on August 11, 2015, 04:39:47 PM
It's obvious he has a hot ass!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on September 18, 2015, 02:37:09 PM
i can't find anywhere that tells me who was relegated and promoted in premier league this year...only betting sites with odds on this year.

only thing i can see is that Reading is not in it, and some team that starts with a B is.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 18, 2015, 04:25:24 PM
Out:  Burnley, Queens Park Rangers, Hull City

In: Bournemouth, Watford & Norwich City
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on September 18, 2015, 04:58:56 PM
hmm, now that i think about it, i didn't pay attention to an entire season. gonna attempt to get into it again this year, good early saturday morning start times.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on September 18, 2015, 08:48:54 PM
white people problems
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on September 19, 2015, 03:09:47 AM
hmm, now that i think about it, i didn't pay attention to an entire season. gonna attempt to get into it again this year, good early saturday morning start times.

farg you!  1:45 AM here.  Junior all set for Chelsea/Arsenal.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on September 30, 2015, 09:57:05 PM
Not that anyone here gives a shtein but the Union just choked away their first trophy.

Philly sucks.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on September 30, 2015, 10:17:19 PM
i watched, of course

the us open cup is a joke upon a joke of a joke, but the philly team cant even win that

anyway the union are a POS franchise so its just fitting what happened
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on October 01, 2015, 06:09:54 AM
Not that anyone here gives a shtein but the Union just choked away their first trophy.

Philly sucks.

please don't ever lump the union in with philly sports again

thanks
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on October 01, 2015, 07:42:44 AM
Lumping the Union in with Philly sports is like associating you with Philly fans. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 01, 2015, 09:52:31 AM
the union have better attendance than the sixers
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on October 01, 2015, 10:09:47 AM
needy attention whoring brainless hipsters who want to be a part of something by wearing matching scarfs dont count
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: SunMo on October 01, 2015, 10:12:04 AM
The actual investment in the game has to be about 5%..on a good day
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on October 01, 2015, 10:17:33 AM
exactly....its the experience of drinking craft beers together and copying european soccer chants...game/sport is absolutely irrelevant
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 01, 2015, 10:29:31 AM
the sixers of course have a much larger fan base....if theyre an elite team they can pack in 20k a night for over 50 games, counting playoffs

but the union fan base isnt just limited to you know what im not doing this again
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on October 01, 2015, 10:33:46 AM
soccer is fun to watch, especially live, and extra especially while drinking good beer.

crying about that on the internet to people who either disagree or don't give a flying farg about your views on the subject is super, though. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on October 01, 2015, 10:35:31 AM
sixers have been actively trying to lose for two years and still get a diehard 12k 41 times a year

union trying to be the best and 15k get together a few times a year to discuss the hoppiness of their favorite beer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on October 01, 2015, 10:37:36 AM
soccer is fun to watch, especially live, and extra especially while drinking good beer.

im sure it is...clearly hipsters adore it....and im fine with that...just dont lump that in with philly sports...its much more like a music festival
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 01, 2015, 12:36:06 PM
so philly sports only encompass the 4 teams that you happen to like and follow
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on October 01, 2015, 01:07:21 PM
no...but it defintely doesnt include some soccer club that plays in chester
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on October 01, 2015, 07:57:18 PM
Not that anyone here gives a shtein but the Union just choked away their first trophy.

Philly sucks.

please don't ever lump the union in with philly sports again

thanks

So I won't bring up the Soul than.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 10, 2015, 10:27:24 PM
unsurprisingly this mexico usa match is insane
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 10, 2015, 10:52:25 PM
You're watching soccer on college football night

Gtfoh
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 11, 2015, 12:29:54 AM
fire jurgen
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 11, 2015, 12:44:27 AM
Baseball playoffs and NCAA football

I said football not fútbol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 11, 2015, 12:48:52 AM
i had the other games on....but yes i was focused on one of the biggest us soccer games in years

and fire jurgen
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on October 21, 2015, 08:41:08 PM
romey alert

alex morgan traded to orlando city


romey alert
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on October 23, 2015, 04:58:18 PM
(http://giant.gfycat.com/PartialBigheartedBassethound.gif)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on November 13, 2015, 12:50:18 PM
copa america will have games in philly this summer

not sure which point of the tourney or if itll be usa or not, but who is IN?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on December 17, 2015, 02:38:46 PM
usa gets its last group stage game in philly for copa america

june 11

who is IN
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on January 17, 2016, 11:02:22 AM
(http://www.101greatgoals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Screen-Shot-2016-01-17-at-00.31.50.png)


Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on February 21, 2016, 09:05:19 PM
usa got a tough group for CA: costa rica, colombia, paraguay

the paraguay match is a saturday special at the linc. c4 rise up!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 05, 2016, 09:12:25 AM
Fantastic match between Spurs/Gunners going on right now.   A monumentally stupid tackle from an Arsenal player led to a second booking/red card which then resulted in two goals for Spurs.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 05, 2016, 07:05:24 PM
what the hell is wrong with you
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on March 06, 2016, 02:32:30 AM
Fantastic match between Spurs/Gunners going on right now.   A monumentally stupid tackle from an Arsenal player led to a second booking/red card which then resulted in two goals for Spurs.

That game was on at 2 AM here.  Son stayed up to watch.  Said it was a good match.  I'll watch it on Match of the Day.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: rjs246 on March 06, 2016, 09:35:10 AM
Far and away the best EPL game I've watched this year. Granted, that number is small, but it was a hell of a game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on March 11, 2016, 01:41:24 AM
I enjoyed watching the Everton implosion even more.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on March 11, 2016, 08:47:43 AM
good chance I'll be at the us vs paraguay 6/11 copa america match.  :yay
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 11, 2016, 09:35:09 AM
I would love to go to that.  So much drinking fun. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on March 11, 2016, 11:28:09 AM
Will be my 1st international type match I've ever been to.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 25, 2016, 09:51:56 PM
big one tonight in guatemala

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 25, 2016, 10:55:26 PM
They're getting their asses waxed.  Least surprising thing ever.  This team has zero heart and even less skill and none of that has anything to do with Klinsmann.   I don't care who the coach is... if the team has no talent who's coaching it is meaningless.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 25, 2016, 10:56:27 PM
havas isnt far off from getting his wish of soccer being wiped off the face of america....they are in danger of not even making the final round of world cup qualifying

ultimately i think concacaf and fifa will not allow for a usa-less world cup, but god damn. they all can stay in that 3rd world shteinhole.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 25, 2016, 11:08:29 PM
havas isnt far off from getting his wish of soccer being wiped off the face of america

you have to be something before you get wiped off the face of something

nothing has or ever will change....no one cares not even soccer "fans" until the world cup then white hipsters will faux care for a couple weeks till they get eliminated...then rinse wash repeat

its a bigger version of Olympic hockey...fake jingoism at its absolute worst
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 25, 2016, 11:11:50 PM
how many people do you think watch a typical world cup qualifyer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on March 25, 2016, 11:16:52 PM
how many white people have gentrified to Brooklyn?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 26, 2016, 12:14:41 AM
tuesday
3 pts = all is well
1 pt = not great, but alive
0 pts = need significant help

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on March 26, 2016, 06:09:33 AM
how many white people have gentrified to Brooklyn?

Not enough.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 29, 2016, 09:18:10 PM
Massive response tonight from the USMNT.  They won 4-0 and it could have been 6-0. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 29, 2016, 10:33:05 PM
klinsman saved for now

should be through to the hex with just t&t at home and pathetic st vincent left

a poor showing in copa america or a weak start to the hex and the german could still be gone
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on March 30, 2016, 08:01:35 PM
I'm not saying the fix was in last night but the Guatemalans had to have gotten a fat check to play the way they did last night.  There's hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in America's participation in the WC, and I wouldn't doubt for a second someone (or several for that matter) got caked off.

American soccer is in shambles right now.  The U-23's failed to qualify again for the Olympics and it's almost unimaginable that they've missed two straight games now.   I don't think for a second Klinsmann's job is safe regardless of what happens this summer.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on March 30, 2016, 08:08:09 PM
france also didnt qualify, though uefa is just a wee bit better than concacaf

us also doesnt have the same kind of deep talent pool other countries do. some guys who could be helping the u23 were in columbus. but thats another issue.

klinsmann has total support of gulati who i guess gets to do whatever he wants. hes going to last into the hex and only a really poor start to that -- very possible -- could cost him his job. most likely he makes it to russia, but he must perform there. i dont think theyll settle for just making it through and losing the round of 16.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 17, 2016, 10:24:48 AM
Incredible match between Leicester City & West Ham United.   Game ends in a 2-2 draw on a penalty after several disgraceful calls by the referee put West Ham in front with less than a minute to go.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on April 17, 2016, 10:46:21 AM
I've watched more Premier League this year than ever before. I've never seen a league where so many games are decided by straight-up incorrect calls by the refs. They remind me of the NFL officials during that replacement ref season. It's a game where a single play often decides the whole match, so when the refs botch that (and there's no way to overturn them) the call just sits there, ruining the whole game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on April 17, 2016, 11:46:34 AM
In that particular game a questionable call resulted in a red card.  If you look at the call 10 times afterward, it's entirely possible that a red card was indicated.  I don't have a problem with that.  I mean I would have if I were a fan of the team who got zapped but that's just being a fan.  If you're going to call it like that, ok then.  But the ref had several more calls afterward that were at least as worthy of a yellows including one where the West Ham player literally horse-collared a guy to the ground in the box and the ref was less than 10 yards away staring at it when it went down.  Plain awful.

Inconsistency is the bane of any officiating crew and the Premier League certainly has its share of zesty officiating, but this guy was just terrible throughout.  He called a penalty at the end of the match that was questionable as well, but that was a total make-up job.  Even with the make up call he had security exit the pitch after the game was over.

Bottom line is as good as the game was it was still decided by the officiating crew and that's a problem for big time soccer right now.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 02, 2016, 06:12:46 PM
https://twitter.com/FuchsOfficial/status/727242055995392000

Holy shtein bananas.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 02, 2016, 06:48:30 PM
thats weaker than seven days

THIS is bananas....straight goose bumps no matter how many times I watch it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2cj3Bn8OeA
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on May 02, 2016, 06:52:36 PM
Yeah, this is a soccer thread.  Post that shtein elsewhere, troll.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on May 02, 2016, 06:54:22 PM
oh I thought you were posting it because you thought those blokes went crazy or something...I must of missed your breakdown of the action on the pitch

my bad
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hbionic on May 02, 2016, 08:05:39 PM
farg the Phillies. farg Tottenham.

Go foxes!

Now, to focus on 17, 18, & 19. Championship Sunday will be a great watch. How great would it be for Sunderland and Newcastle to be relegated the last day.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on May 28, 2016, 04:33:15 PM
Great game going down to the wire.  Beautiful goal by Atletico to tie it up. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 03, 2016, 02:53:18 PM
gonna be a fun game tonight...torn between my love of america and my love of coke.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 03, 2016, 03:14:06 PM
gonna be a fun game tonight...torn between my love of america and my love of coke.

try pepsi. problem solved.

anyone going to the games in philly ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 03, 2016, 04:49:13 PM
Zinger!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2016, 10:02:48 PM
didnt take long for the usa to look outclassed on a set piece
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2016, 05:02:15 PM
have the results since the us lost been good or bad for them?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 05, 2016, 05:13:51 PM
There's only been one other game that has any impact on the US, and it was good for the US because it was a tie and one of the better Costa Rica players got suspended for the US game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2016, 05:16:16 PM
that's a shame

are there actual good teams in this tournament or is it that latin America north American Caribbean garbage
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 05, 2016, 05:23:34 PM
The team that the US lost to is ranked #3 in the world. Four of the top ten teams are in the tournament, and it's one where the teams play for real.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2016, 05:53:01 PM
let me rephrase are there any teams in the tourney not from latin America north America or the Caribbean?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2016, 05:59:14 PM
let me rephrase are there any teams in the tourney not from latin America north America or the Caribbean?

no

the only major tournament that the whole world plays in is the world cup. this tournament is mostly a cash grab, but at the same time an opportunity for concacaf and comenbol (the americas) to stage a competition that can rival the european tournament.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 06, 2016, 03:55:58 AM
Merica.  We need to build a wall to keep all the dumb fargs roaming this country away from the rest of the world.

http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/06/05/copa-america-uruguay-mexico-wrong-national-anthem-video# (http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/06/05/copa-america-uruguay-mexico-wrong-national-anthem-video#)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 06, 2016, 10:08:07 AM
Colombia looked terrific and the US played with them.  Got very unlucky on the second goal and Jesus does Colombia play nasty physical.  Then they dive like Hoydas which is nauseating but the US dove quite a bit too.

Ironically the women's games are remarkably free of that histrionic shtein which is why they are so much more enjoyable to watch. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 06, 2016, 12:54:43 PM
the farg up on the Uruguay national anthem was nice.  :paranoid
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 06, 2016, 10:30:30 PM
watching this argentina/chile match, the usa should just disband its soccer program

they arent remotely close to playing at this level
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 07, 2016, 03:27:36 AM
So farging true!  I hear that god awful "I believe that we will win" chant one more time I'm joining ISIS.

Take in an MSL match.  Like watching D2 college football as opposed to the NFL.  Fun but get real people.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2016, 07:20:23 AM
the hipsters that chant that shtein care way more about the chant than they do the team winning
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2016, 08:01:40 AM
No they don't.  But whatever.  I'm not a fan of any of the chants.  To me they're the equivalent of the wave but the AO loyalists are 100% legit.  I've met many of them and I can assure you they are. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2016, 08:25:40 PM
Deuce with the PK.

1-0 USA
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 07, 2016, 08:38:26 PM
Soldier field is empty

Where da millennials at?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2016, 08:44:41 PM
2-0 USA.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2016, 08:45:51 PM
theres like 30-40k there....the farg do you expect for a group stage game against costa rica in a tournament created 2 seconds ago. the s america morons running it insisted on football stadiums for all games. some, like this, shouldve been at soccer specific stadiums.

anyway 2-0 good guys.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2016, 08:49:03 PM
3-0

Holy shtein.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
its costa rica, but this is nice.

maybe these guys really want to keep jurgen around
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2016, 09:59:48 PM
They gave Costa Rica a royal asswhooping tonight.  Best performance I've seen from these guys in forever.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2016, 10:02:01 PM
so long as paraguay doesnt upset columbia, just need a result against them to make it through

but the home team never chokes at the linc, so....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2016, 06:00:51 AM
Soldier field is empty

Where da millennials at?

Chicago actually has very few hipsters relative to a lot of big cities ...more conservative Midwestern values and less people pretending to love soccer than on the coasts...they want to truly love what they are rooting for not attend some manufactured event/party...plus Cubs were playing...Monday's Cubs game was the most watched of the year...something ridiculous like 200k households were all in
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 08, 2016, 09:06:35 AM
on a semi related note - volunteered at the special Olympics united city soccer championship tourney yesterday, held at Lincoln high. got pulled in to do some officiating, been a while since I refereed and I ended up working 4 games including the final. I'm burnt and sore, but I loved every minute of it.

congrats to Washington high school for winning the gold.  :yay
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2016, 12:19:02 PM
The match wasn't empty last night.  Attendance was close to 40,000 and that was for a nothing tournament. 

And this is Grant Park in Chicago during a World Cup viewing party for the USMNT:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/jerome99rip/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpswnvriafj.jpeg)

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 08, 2016, 12:29:46 PM
yeah but they were all watching the streams of the cubs' game.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2016, 01:03:07 PM
The match wasn't empty last night.  Attendance was close to 40,000 and that was for a nothing tournament. 

And this is Grant Park in Chicago during a World Cup viewing party for the USMNT:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/jerome99rip/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpswnvriafj.jpeg)

to be fair to my man, he just rattled off some nonsense response to j's incorrect reaction....i dont expect him to double check the actual number

but he has the distinct inability to admit any fault, so im sure hell double down on something stupid and bla bla bla
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 08, 2016, 01:30:20 PM
World Cup viewing parties are great

Soldier Field was empty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2016, 01:35:21 PM
exactly

the world cup might be the most popular white kid thing since the easter egg hunt was invented
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 08, 2016, 01:45:01 PM
World Cup viewing parties are great

Soldier Field was empty

that isn't a world cup viewing party.

40k isn't empty
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2016, 01:54:48 PM
that isn't a world cup viewing party.

40k isn't empty

what is it then?...a dave matthews concert?

and 40k is a public embarrassment for a national team game in a city with a metro population of 10 million people...plus the game wasn't an exhibition...this is a real tournament I believe...and that's not including fans who would travel to the game from Milwaukee or other places close by

plus im sure half the 40k were life long soccer fans native to latin or south america....so basically there are 20 thousand true school whitey soccer fans in the greater mid west...that aint good....I think the dc united averages over 20k a game
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2016, 01:56:18 PM
the point is guys soccer sucks, ok?

havas explicitly told you not to watch it so just get with the program
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 08, 2016, 01:59:04 PM
soccer is indeed unwatchable but the sport is still infinitely better than its American fans
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 08, 2016, 02:01:01 PM
soccer is indeed unwatchable but the sport is still infinitely better than its American fans



I don't have a lot going for me in my life
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2016, 02:04:46 PM
soccer is indeed unwatchable but the sport is still infinitely better than its American fans

yea i know

(http://brobible.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/19gxt3w63n45fjpg.jpg?quality=90&w=650)

(http://slightlynauseous.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/football_fans.jpg)

(http://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/c_limit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_680/jilyiqi6yufzhygmjdjz.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 09, 2016, 01:37:39 AM
American soccer is indeed unwatchable but the sport is still infinitely better than its American fans
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 09, 2016, 09:43:59 AM
http://corporate.univision.com/2016/06/copa-america-centenario-outperforming-the-2014-world-cup-group-stage-during-tournament-to-date/?cmpid=143222&hootPostID=8d786b65675779b8ed6ca45fad3d5726
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 09, 2016, 09:45:27 AM
soccer is indeed unwatchable but the sport is still infinitely better than its American fans

yea i know

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oh a significant portion of nfl fans are repug...im one of them....but at least the sport is awesome
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 09, 2016, 07:13:19 PM
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Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 09, 2016, 10:02:57 PM
dempsey as usual being an anti social weirdo
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 09, 2016, 11:22:28 PM
45k tickets sold for the usa/paraguay match in philly

could get over 50 with good weather on saturday

thats a lot of hipsters i guess
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 10, 2016, 07:57:59 AM
lots of hipsters....but tons of latinos...its unfathomable to me how they couldn't get 100k for a weekend game being between wash dc and nyc
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 10, 2016, 08:15:14 AM
45k tickets sold for the usa/paraguay match in philly

could get over 50 with good weather on saturday

thats a lot of hipsters i guess

afternoon looks zesty but should clear out by game time. gonna be 50k rain soaked hooligans making noise there. still hoping to be one of them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 10, 2016, 09:22:28 AM
AO had tickets available last I heard. 

I'd love to be there for that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 10, 2016, 09:26:50 AM
AO had tickets available last I heard. 

I'd love to be there for that.

chance my friend may have one available. he has a big group going. haven't been to an outside pro soccer game since the fury played here. this would be a huge leap from that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 10, 2016, 09:40:06 AM
I don't know how many I've been to but it's in the double digits now.  I went to the send off in Jax before the last WC and it was amazing. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 10, 2016, 09:47:58 AM
gonna be a ton of rice pots cooking tmrrw at the tailgates.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 10, 2016, 10:46:10 AM
lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 10, 2016, 06:20:16 PM
lots of hipsters....but tons of latinos...its unfathomable to me how they couldn't get 100k for a weekend game being between wash dc and nyc

uhhhh the linc holds 65k and its a fairly meaningless game since the copa is a fake tournament, essentially. usa soccer games arent that of a rarity that people want to drive hours and hours to see them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 10, 2016, 07:31:20 PM
I was going to mock IGY over the Linc capacity thing but then I thought maybe he was confusing Fed Ex Field with the Linc again.

If there's such a thing I think he's suffering from Fan CTE.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2016, 04:47:37 PM
I don't know whats dumber the sport of soccer or the fact that you two idiots honestly thought I thought the linc held a hundred thousand people
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2016, 05:52:36 PM
usa won the group and will now get, likely, ecuador in the quaters. in seattle. craft beer drinking hipsters with scarves will be out in full force.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2016, 06:13:06 PM
I don't know whats dumber the sport of soccer or the fact that you two idiots honestly thought I thought the linc held a hundred thousand people

I make it a policy to never mock people with traumatic brain injuries.

But in your case, I'll make an exception.

Mock.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2016, 06:20:16 PM
fair enough

I'm a moron of the highest degree but I know the capacity of the linc like you know the magics roster
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2016, 10:59:31 PM
brazil goes home on a handball goal

i know they didnt send their best side, but even with a b team to not get out of a group with slop like peru and haiti is unreal. not to mention, they are currently 6th in comnebol wc qualifying. meaning if this holds, they wont even make the world cup.

brazil! 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2016, 11:06:35 PM
Viva Peru!

Happy to see them win

Hand of God 2 or not
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2016, 11:08:51 PM
i dont see why they cant beat colombia, which just lost to a costa rican side that had nothing to play for

they probably wont win, but just getting out of the group is huge for them.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 12, 2016, 11:17:27 PM
No doubt they've been awful for a long time so it's cool to see my friends down there have something to celebrate

I played blackjack with Farfan once too so I root for them
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2016, 11:33:23 PM
is anything less surprising in the world than texas j clinging to soccer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 13, 2016, 02:14:06 AM
You drunk?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2016, 10:33:59 PM
usa 45 minutes from a date with messi in the semi's

likely will not win that match, but just being on that stage will be very fun
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2016, 10:56:35 PM
The semi-final will be in Houston.   

phreakbatsignal
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 16, 2016, 11:00:13 PM
Yeah?

No shot I go. Soccer games at NRG are a cluster farg.

You can crash on my couch tho
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2016, 11:04:49 PM
If I ever set foot in that vaginal discharge of a state, shoot me. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2016, 11:12:50 PM
They just let Ecuador back into it.

farging dipshteins are losing their composure.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 16, 2016, 11:16:21 PM
If I ever set foot in that vaginal discharge of a state, shoot me.

Come visit!

Florida isn't much better tho lol
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2016, 11:31:31 PM
True but we have gators who eat babies, so...

Also - gutsy last 20 minutes by these clowns.  Unbelievable, really.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2016, 11:41:32 PM
jesus christ ecaudor is dirty as farg...i love it. south american football. welcome to the real world, usa.

argentina will be on 2 days rest, but usa will be without wood, jones and bedoya. win or lose itll be a fun one.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2016, 11:47:19 PM
They're getting Yedlin back and honestly Bedoya farging sucks anyway.  Bobby Wood is a big loss, though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 16, 2016, 11:55:01 PM
True but we have gators who eat babies, so...

Also - gutsy last 20 minutes by these clowns.  Unbelievable, really.

Tbh both states could break off into the gulf and it would be best for the USA
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2016, 11:58:25 PM
nagbe i figure i will replace wood....zusi for jones or bedoya

not sure it will matter against argentina, though. theyre just too good.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 17, 2016, 08:12:15 AM
what a farging game. only 2nd time ever they made the semis. thank god Valencia couldn't find the net on those headers.

I agree though, no matter who is in, argentina is going to be tough to beat.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 17, 2016, 08:23:34 AM
I'll admit, I flipped back and forth last night. No lie, my buddy told me last weekend Italy was playing at 3 and I asked him was that that COPA shtein I keep hearing about? He said no that's the US, this is UEFA. I had to look both leagues up. With that being said, I'll jump on the bandwagon and watch the Semi's on Tuesday.

USA USA USA
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 17, 2016, 08:42:07 AM
climb on, but you'll have to sit in the back with the rest of the hipsters.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 17, 2016, 08:43:35 AM
As long as I can still do the chant
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 17, 2016, 09:30:12 AM
As long as I can still do the chant


 :crazy  :crazy  :crazy
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Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 17, 2016, 09:35:34 AM
Can I root for Italy too?

Italy 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 17, 2016, 06:47:53 PM
Unless they're playing the US.  If you cheer for the wops over us, that you're no better than Chuggie with the wall builders.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2016, 10:56:57 PM
nothing worse than someone rooting for the soccer team of a country some of their ancestors mightve come from

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 18, 2016, 07:23:11 AM
Actually, there is:  when that country is fargin' Italy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 18, 2016, 08:17:55 AM
I cheered like a motherfarger for Ireland in 1994 in Orlando.  I still do whenever they play.  Not against the U.S. obviously.  But yeah... Go Ireland.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 18, 2016, 09:04:20 AM
Where can I buy a custom made Italia soccer jersey online? I want one with my name on the back.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 18, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
I don't know if that's a thing.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 18, 2016, 09:44:19 AM
these last 10 posts encapsulate everything that is awful about soccer....my god
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 18, 2016, 09:58:37 AM
Lol at you thinking I was remotely serious.  Dio caught on
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 18, 2016, 10:32:41 AM
go back to where you came from, wop
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 19, 2016, 12:01:47 AM
El Tri just got brutalized.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2016, 01:23:45 AM
usa the last concacaf hope

i guess we have to do this thing
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 19, 2016, 07:58:23 AM
I wonder if El Tri would be ok with a wall being built in front of their goal after last night's assfarging?

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Siete A Cero!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2016, 12:21:55 PM
US have any chance against Argentina tonight?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 21, 2016, 12:24:10 PM
They're like +700 on the ML...so not really.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 12:24:54 PM
Almost none.

It would take a total collapse by Argentina. If they keep it close and play hard for 90 mins I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 21, 2016, 12:29:38 PM
they're gonna shock the world !!!









ok, probably not.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 21, 2016, 12:47:37 PM
lil guy is gonna be chanting I BELIEVE WE WILL WIN driving down the schuykill this afternoon
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 12:48:59 PM
It's "I believe THAT we will win," you stupid Texican. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2016, 12:51:19 PM
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 21, 2016, 12:53:25 PM
O/U on the number of hipsters in that stadium tonight ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 21, 2016, 02:03:19 PM
It's "I believe THAT we will win," you stupid Texican.

lolol..sorry
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 09:02:46 PM
j you there?

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2016, 09:09:40 PM
God damn Argentina is good
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:11:29 PM
That was a nervous goal.  Nothing special.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 09:12:01 PM
usa lost this game five days ago but they had 0 chance when jk started worthless fossils beckerman and wondo

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:14:07 PM
The audio is off by a split second.   iceholes.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 09:15:32 PM
i watch univision....great announcing even though i can barely understand it

also i dont have cable

also beckerman SUCKS
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 21, 2016, 09:16:52 PM
j you there?

Negative. I'm not paying to watch a thumping and dealing with that traffic.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 09:20:41 PM
i thought you were mr. connections in houston!

also pretty sure the 11 best players on the pitch are in blue
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 21, 2016, 09:25:01 PM
I could've gotten them but I'm not burning a favor for this

So yeah not paying my own money either
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:38:33 PM
That was a phenomenal shot.  Guzan had no chance much like the U.S.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2016, 09:38:48 PM
That was a nervous goal.  Nothing special.

How bout that one?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 09:40:20 PM
messi quite simply is from a different planet
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:41:44 PM
That was a nervous goal.  Nothing special.

How bout that one?

Look up you cracka ass cracka. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 21, 2016, 09:41:52 PM
Oh my God!  That shot, speechless. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 21, 2016, 09:44:59 PM
"Dangerous ground for the U.S."

It was dangerous as soon as Messi laced his cleats in the locker room.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:46:32 PM
I'm not even listening.  Dellacamera is farging horrendous.  At least if the tournament was on ESPN we'd have Ian Darke doing PBP. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 09:51:33 PM
if jk doesnt put nagbe and pulicic in to start 2H he should be thrown into a gas chamber
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:52:29 PM
Jesus Christ these guys are just diving bitches.   Get the farg up, you little funhole.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 09:55:39 PM
LOL - Guzan hardly touched him.

And I agree.  Get those two the farg outta there.  Wondo is a decent MLS guy but he belongs on the pitch against Argentina about as much as IGY belongs in the centerfold of the ESPN body issue.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2016, 09:55:42 PM
Jesus Christ these guys are just diving bitches.   Get the farg up, you little funhole.

Soccer players by and large are Hoydas. The physical abuse they take during an entire game is equivalent to one series of downs in football.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:03:33 PM
The funny thing is the women are tough as nails.  The American women, anyway.  I have never seen them pull that sort of shtein on the field and I've seen them play countless times.  These guys though?  Ugh... man up, already.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 10:04:31 PM
theyre only tough because if they flop, theyll be forced to touch hope solo's roast beef snatch
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 21, 2016, 10:10:17 PM
Or let Wambach drive them home
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:13:17 PM
How is that not a foul on Argentina?  Oh, that's right...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: AO1 on June 21, 2016, 10:16:30 PM
They might have to stop this one before somebody gets hurt
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:16:35 PM
Nice work by the defense there.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 10:20:24 PM
usa embarrassed by argentina, the best team in the world with the best player in the world

mexico embarrassed by chile

boom
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:23:54 PM
The difference is no one on the U.S. has quit.  Dempsey is showing signs of it but he hasn't given up entirely.  They're still working hard.  They're just utterly outclassed in every respect. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 21, 2016, 10:25:47 PM
Did anyone really think this would turn out any other way?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 10:29:38 PM
build that wall
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:29:50 PM
Holy shtein I think that guy might have just broken his neck.  Wow.

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:30:37 PM
build that wall

LOL - you went there.  I was going to, but pulled back.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 21, 2016, 10:36:29 PM
usa embarrassed by argentina, the best team in the world with the best player in the world

mexico embarrassed by chile

boom

The US might get embarrassed by Chile on Saturday.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 10:46:59 PM
alright next up: american football

lets see mesi get away from jj watt
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:49:59 PM
Indecision with the ball is the major difference out there.  The U.S. can get away with that against most teams but a team like this will strip your bones clean in a second if you pull that shtein.  Oh and I have seen a lifetime's worth of it from Michael Bradley.  I can't wait until the talent on this team makes that oater expendable.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 10:53:25 PM
Just like that.  Exactly.  Like.  That.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 10:53:31 PM
jk doesnt deserve to get fired for this specific performance or what happened in this tournament

but 6 years removed from peak bob bradley....the farg is better?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 11:00:20 PM
I really don't know.  I don't see how a head coach can make mediocre talent good enough to compete against the likes of Argentina, Germany and Spain.   They looked inferior in every way tonight.  They certainly missed Wood and Jones but neither of them would have made any difference.  They'll keep qualifying for the World Cup and occasionally pulling off a big upset against a ranked team, but the bottom line is we don't produce great soccer players in this country, and until we do, we'll continue getting thoroughly embarrassed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 21, 2016, 11:04:23 PM
Can't really complain about advancing further than Brazil and Mexico. It'd be nice to see them win one they aren't supposed to for once, but there was no way it was ever going to be against Argentina.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 21, 2016, 11:12:32 PM
its not that, its the fact that theyre no better than they were the last time they fired a coach. in fact, they may be worse.

i know jones and wood were out, but to start beckerman and wondo in this match is an abomination. whether jk didnt trust pulisic and nagbe or whether those 2 are really the best options is irrelevant. the fact that it came to this is telling of where the program is -- not remotely close to sniffing world class football.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2016, 11:20:42 PM
He played it safe.  That's really all there is to say.   He could have shown some balls and taken a shot with the kids but he's like a high school football coach that *refuses* to play freshmen even if the freshmen have all-state talent. 

Honestly, though... who are they going to replace Klinsmann with who'd be any better with this collection of marginal talent?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 21, 2016, 11:58:27 PM
It's not really a secret by this point that Klinsmann hasn't revolutionized the program. The US isn't set up to nurture soccer talent. Even if some prodigy like Messi happens to be born in America, and manages to reach 18 without his development being stunted by the subpar soccer environment here, the rest of the US team will still be the crap you see today.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2016, 06:43:18 AM
just saw the us had zero shots....what a garbage ass sport

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2016, 07:30:40 AM
Do you say the same thing about baseball when a pitcher throws a no-hitter?

Or when a football defense totally dominates an offense?

For someone who claims to detest ignorance, you sure seem to be a fan of it yourself. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2016, 08:04:16 AM
football is no comparison because even in a defensive game you still have sacks and turnovers and tackles and fg's and a touchdown or two...so there is still watchable excitement...shtein really in football the equivalent to no shots would be i guess no first downs or maybe no first downs with no completed passes...and a no hitter is exciting as shtein

also these things in other sports never happen....how often does no shots happen in soccer...they mentioned it on sportscenter but it didn't seem like a big deal...it wasn't presented with the exciting rarity of a no hitter...so im assuming no shots is a semi regular thing in soccer?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 08:07:39 AM
the simple fact is, soccer is never going to be a big enough in the US where the country produces a world class team.

its a huge youth sport but there's no real draw beyond local rec teams and school.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2016, 09:08:44 AM
yeah because we have these little things called baseball basketball hockey and football and words cant come close to describing how much better sports they are

in the rest of the world soccer competes with cricket and jai lai
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2016, 09:31:21 AM
Zero shots isn't that unusual in international soccer. Sometimes even both teams have zero shots. In a league with more evenly matched teams, like the EPL, zero shots would be a lot rarer. The game isn't hockey, and shots aren't the same thing as chances to score. The team with more shots wins far less than in hockey. A lot of shots are hopeless, and a lot of great chances to score are broken up by the good plays by the defense or the keeper before they result in a shot statistic. The US could have taken shots like Mexico took against Chile, but those Mexican shots were totally worthless. The shots thing on its own is not that relevant. Possession % (68-32 in this one) is probably a little better way of determining the level of dominance.

- Prior to the game it wasn't impossible for the US to win, but it was close. Like <2% chance. That's a much lower chance than you'll see in any professional North American league, no matter what two teams are playing. The right sports analogy for this match was a top college football team playing one of their cupcake games.
- It was even more dominant than expected because Argentina was playing at the top of their game and the US was worse than they usually are, probably due to the suspended players.
- The US isn't competitive with the top teams, but they aren't the worst team either. They will come away with 3rd or (probably) 4th place in this tournament. The team got their ass beat but it's not an embarrassment on par with what Brazil or Mexico suffered. They beat the teams they were supposed to, and lost to the teams they were supposed to.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 09:34:09 AM

- The US isn't competitive with the top teams, but they aren't the worst team either. They will come away with 3rd or (probably) 4th place in this tournament. The team got their ass beat but it's not an embarrassment on par with what Brazil or Mexico suffered. They beat the teams they were supposed to, and lost to the teams they were supposed to.

this would pretty much sum it up for me. they aren't world class, but they aren't trash either. I just don't know if that will change anytime soon.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2016, 09:36:28 AM
It won't.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2016, 09:43:05 AM
Zero shots isn't that unusual in international soccer. Sometimes even both teams have zero shots. In a league with more evenly matched teams, like the EPL, zero shots would be a lot rarer. The game isn't hockey, and shots aren't the same thing as chances to score. The team with more shots wins far less than in hockey. A lot of shots are hopeless, and a lot of great chances to score are broken up by the good plays by the defense or the keeper before they result in a shot statistic. The US could have taken shots like Mexico took against Chile, but those Mexican shots were totally worthless. The shots thing on its own is not that relevant. Possession % (68-32 in this one) is probably a little better way of determining the level of dominance.

you are supposed to be defending soccer and explaining why its an awesome sport...everything you just said makes it somehow sound even worse than I thought it was...

ive watched enough of it to know I will never like it but I truly want to know why real fans like it...and im not talking about American fans who like just dressing up funny and going to a party...who base their fandom on nationalism or just want to be different cause so many people hate soccer...I get the appeal of all that...im talking about the real fans around the world who truly think its a great sport...is it because they just grew up with it and are used to it?

for example I would never try and defend baseball to someone who doesn't like it because there is no real defense...but I grew up on it so I love it...is that an apt comparison to what real soccer fans would say and how they feel....or would they try and say some shtein like soccer is truly a better (or even in the same galaxy) sport than say football or basketball?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 09:45:13 AM
agreed.

all in all it was great tourney for the US. the final should be awesome no matter who Argentina plays.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2016, 09:51:06 AM
Not really defending soccer, just explaining the shot thing. My favorite sport is football, a strategic sport of discrete moves that is like chess played by superhumans. Soccer is more like go, where most of it is about owning and holding territory in vague ways that can't be easily measured, but a single fargup by an otherwise dominant team can rapidly change the entire game and flip the board. That's where the excitement comes from for soccer fans, from that drawn-out anxiety as the clock methodically ticks down. American culture doesn't really get that kind of game. Hockey is probably the closest thing, it has that same ebb and flow although on a much smaller and faster scale, but most Americans don't really get hockey either.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2016, 09:58:11 AM
Soccer is more like go, where most of it is about owning and holding territory in vague ways that can't be easily measured, but a single fargup by an otherwise dominant team can rapidly change the entire game and flip the board.

the holding territory thing doesn't apply but it sounds a lot like baseball except the outs are the ticking clock...which is funny because while they are so different in so many ways within the game ive still always kinda thought soccer was the worlds baseball...where to outsiders the game seems incredibly slow and boring with nothing happening but to people who grew up on it its a game of fascinating nuances
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: QB Eagles on June 22, 2016, 10:02:25 AM
I think that's fair. Messi's goal against the US yesterday was like Mickey Mantle getting a hold of a pitch perfectly painted on the outside corner and still blasting it 500 feet. Nothing that could have been done about it, the guy is a master and it doesn't take much knowledge of the sport to notice it. The rest of the game takes nuance.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2016, 10:04:37 AM
Arguing about something you have no interest in or knowledge about is super.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 10:06:04 AM
Arguing about something you have no interest in or knowledge about is trolling.

 :paranoid
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2016, 10:08:19 AM
Arguing about something you have no interest in or knowledge about is trolling.

sadly that would limit your discussion topics to fishing lumberjacking and puking at tailgates....and that wouldn't be fun
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: phattymatty on June 22, 2016, 10:09:03 AM
that messi goal was amazing and is there anyone who did not expect that exact same result?  crazy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 10:23:53 AM
that messi goal was amazing and is there anyone who did not expect that exact same result?  crazy.

nobody on this board. im sure there were some slightly delusional fans out there that believed the US could win it but ....
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hunt on June 22, 2016, 10:26:13 AM
i don't give a single shtein about soccer...not one.  i can barely make it through my kid's games.  if it's not the olympics/world cup and the usa isn't playing, it doesn't exist in my world...and i feel good about that.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 10:30:22 AM
i don't give a single shtein about soccer...not one.  i can barely make it through my kid's games.  if it's not the olympics/world cup and the usa isn't playing, it doesn't exist in my world...and i feel good about that.

so, you're saying you are not the biggest fan ?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hunt on June 22, 2016, 10:32:02 AM
i don't give a single shtein about soccer...not one.  i can barely make it through my kid's games.  if it's not the olympics/world cup and the usa isn't playing, it doesn't exist in my world...and i feel good about that.

so, you're saying you are not the biggest fan ?

 :yay   :-D
who the hell is messi? 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 11:29:05 AM
i don't give a single shtein about soccer...not one.  i can barely make it through my kid's games.  if it's not the olympics/world cup and the usa isn't playing, it doesn't exist in my world...and i feel good about that.

so, you're saying you are not the biggest fan ?

 :yay   :-D
who the hell is messi?

meh, he's just some guy that kicks a ball for a living. nothing to see here.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2016, 11:37:49 AM
i don't give a single shtein about soccer...not one.  i can barely make it through my kid's games.  if it's not the olympics/world cup and the usa isn't playing, it doesn't exist in my world...and i feel good about that.

so, you're saying you are not the biggest fan ?
:yay   :-D
who the hell is messi?

Lesbo porn star.  Name says it all.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 11:54:16 AM
i don't give a single shtein about soccer...not one.  i can barely make it through my kid's games.  if it's not the olympics/world cup and the usa isn't playing, it doesn't exist in my world...and i feel good about that.

so, you're saying you are not the biggest fan ?
:yay   :-D
who the hell is messi?

Lesbo porn star.  Name says it all.

no doubt hunt at least googled the name, just in case you were right.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2016, 12:00:21 PM
He's a perv so he probably didn't need to look it up. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 12:01:17 PM
knowledge is power.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: hunt on June 22, 2016, 12:31:44 PM
porn stars have names  ???

Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 22, 2016, 12:58:02 PM
porn stars have names  ???

apparently this Messi does.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 25, 2016, 06:18:44 PM
in a bar and they just turned off baseball to put soccer on....farging Americas pastime
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2016, 06:55:13 PM
I believe that we will win!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 25, 2016, 08:54:02 PM
Vuvuzela time!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2016, 09:07:25 PM
The US is playing like shtein right now.  No aggression and little technical skill.  Of course they're making up for it by allowing Colombia to get away with their usual water ballet diving histrionic bullshtein, so...
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 25, 2016, 10:37:49 PM
pulisic >>>
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2016, 11:06:32 PM
The second half was so much better I actually can't adequately describe the qualitative difference. 
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 25, 2016, 11:14:22 PM
if jk cant turn the program over to pulisic and nagbe and the younger guys at this point, i dont farging know

a 4th place finish in copa is good but it came on the backs of a bunch of old farts who are unlikely to contribute in 2018. his roster for the next set of wcq in september will be telling. dempsey, in the least, needs to be transitioned into a bench role. perfect guy to bring in at the 60' or 70' mark to add some offense if needed.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2016, 01:00:38 AM
jesus god I hate white people
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2016, 01:03:42 AM
jesus god I hate white people

look at the diversity

(http://1.cdn.nhle.com/flyers/images/upload/2014/04/TeamClutchTimeDL1.jpg)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2016, 01:07:07 AM
wait you don't honestly think soccer is a better sport than hockey?

yikes...or do you?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2016, 01:12:16 AM
theres no such thing as a better sport....thats like debating what type of porn is best

everyone likes and cares about different things. to each their own.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2016, 01:17:00 AM
im going to take that as a yes you do
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2016, 01:21:52 AM
i care more about the usmnt than i do anything related to hockey

i think hockey is a far better in person sport

soccer is better on tv

thats my answer
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2016, 04:12:37 AM
I'm not surprised but I'm ashamed
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 26, 2016, 09:04:44 AM
Holy shtein Ireland just scored on a PK a minute in.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: ice grillin you on June 26, 2016, 09:19:29 AM
what!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2016, 10:49:45 PM
Messi missed the PK!  HOLY shtein!
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 26, 2016, 10:54:22 PM
messi sucks

lol @ argentina....they have as many trophies as the us
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2016, 11:03:58 PM
I don't believe he missed. Whoa
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 27, 2016, 05:38:18 AM
Now he says he's quitting the national team because losing "is not for him."

Seriously?

Man, farg you.  I lost every ounce of respect I had for that guy.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: smeags on June 27, 2016, 08:02:06 AM
messi crying like a bitch. make a PK son, maybe things turn out differently.

pretty damn good tourney though.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 27, 2016, 04:31:34 PM
messi sucks

Heard a stat on the radio last night that he's missed a shtein load of PKs in his career.  First he's missed in International competition so FS1 blew that up like Labron missed a dunk to win the NBA Championships but apparently Lionel is not the world's greatest at PKs.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Diomedes on June 27, 2016, 05:30:21 PM
Brexit farging all kinds of shtein up for everyone's former oppressors.  Iceland knocks England out of the Euro Cup.  Ha.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on June 27, 2016, 08:44:48 PM
Eurexit?
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on June 27, 2016, 10:11:53 PM
grant wahl, perhaps the most plugged in reporter for us soccer, floated klinsmann to 3 lions....not the first time hes thrown out a jk idea

something might be up
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on June 29, 2016, 05:17:49 PM
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865657111/Morning-links-Colin-Cowherd-compares-US-Soccer-to-BYU-USU-freshman-earns-male-athlete-of-the-year.html (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865657111/Morning-links-Colin-Cowherd-compares-US-Soccer-to-BYU-USU-freshman-earns-male-athlete-of-the-year.html)
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2016, 05:18:34 PM
Wales #26 just shocked the #2 team in the world (Belgium) at the Euros.    Fantastic match too.

These last few matches have been really excellent, so much better than the dreck we watch in this hemisphere.
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 03, 2016, 02:44:52 PM
Go Iceland

I think it's funny every last one of their names ends in "sson"
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: MDS on July 03, 2016, 03:27:53 PM
the problem with upsets is when the upset team makes it a round too far and youre left watching a game that shouldve never taken place
Title: Re: Soccer
Post by: Don Ho on July 03, 2016, 09:25:29 PM