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by norwayhornet (U11028126) 28 June 2009
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A great effort by the usa but completely outplayed in 2nd half !
Unlucky Jay but you and your lads can be proud!

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posted Jun 29, 2009

Not going to read into the WUM comments, go back to your Daily Mail teaatharrods. Very proud to be an American football fan, hats off to Jay and Gooch and most of all Timmy Howard for a very good showing. Hopefully we'll go on to qualify and keep playing some elite sides in the downtimes.

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posted Jun 29, 2009

What a game!!!

The US team played very well.

Obviously it was impossible to resist that Brazilian avalanche all the way.

Brazil still needs some improvements, but it is in the right path to bring another world cup home.

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comment by ilokid (U8469420)

posted Jun 29, 2009

Generally a good game to watch. Good to see that Brazil staked the US to a 2-goal lead in the first half, just to make a game of it, then scored 4 (Kaká's header was clearly over the line) in the second half.

Couldn't have put up with the 'patriotic' BS on these sites had the US actually won the game

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posted Jun 29, 2009

Not sure why everyone keeps on about the USA not being interested, blah, blah. The difference between the USA and Eng. in particular - they rally around their flag/country when something like this is happening and believe me there were lots of households/bars, etc. tuned in. Pride I think it's called!

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posted Jun 29, 2009

Here in the U.S. papers were putting a blurb on their front pages (and sport sections) about the Confed Cup (D.C. resident here and The Washington Post had it on there) and even ESPN was going ga-ga over it. Jim Rome (very famous for his anti-football rants) even said "I love soccer!" after the Spain match and Michael Wilbon was lavishing extensive praise on the U.S. during PTI. Even Joe Morgan, a very famous former baseballer and game commentator went on about how much he enjoyed watching the Confed Cup during the Yanks-Mets national ESPN TV broadcast last night.

Americans watch football, there's always been a "let's see what you can do" attitude toward our national team. Our problem is most people who are football fans support European leagues or other national teams instead of our own. I know more EPL, Serie A, and La Liga fans than MLS by far.

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posted Jun 29, 2009

"Our problem is most people who are football fans support European leagues or other national teams instead of our own". I just can't get myself interested in MLS. For whatever reason, the great majority of leagues of all kinds I find dull, including MLS, and for that matter MLB and the NBA.

The English leagues, on the other hand, interest me, maybe for the banter as much as for the football. I'd say the Prem, except my team (Southampton) is now in League 1 and dropping like a rock. But that's okay.

I would, on the other hand, like to follow the US international team more closely. The team website isn't bad, but it's not great either. Anyone have any good links?

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posted Jun 29, 2009

USA vice captain and goalscorer Landon Donovan said after the game, in response to a question as to whether he thought USA football/soccer would be more respected, "We don't want respect (anymore), we want wins!"

USA has already earned respect in being able to compete at the highest level. Next step is to start winning big games.

Look back at the USA's accomplishments since 1990 (its first return to the WC) and you will see steady improvement.

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posted Jun 30, 2009

Brazil players reaction was way over the top at the finis........h ridiculuos and the overt references to Jesus and their praying afterwards left a bad taste in the mouth for me.........

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posted Jun 30, 2009

Brazil players reaction was way over the top at the finis........h ridiculuos and the overt references to Jesus and their praying afterwards left a bad taste in the mouth for me.........

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I think you're the ridiculous one... You think the USA wouldn't of gone mad have they won the cup?? Wht are you not Religious? Who cares wht u r.... At the end of the day is wht they believe in - U R A PATHETIC KID!!

doh

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posted Jul 1, 2009

Time and a place for everything, Christian.

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