The Beautiful Game - World Cup Chat

englanddg

One Little Spark...
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englanddg

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As long as we are winning I'm enjoying this. So for the true soccer fans what does USA do now in the second half? Is it like America football where some teams just go on the defensive and wait it out?
To explain in a little more detail...a goal can be scored in an instant (like that near miss that just happened)...

All it takes is a slip up by the defense, an amazing run, a lucky strike, or WORST of all...a penalty kick.

You're really seeing two examples of what I'm talking about right there.

The US needs to keep pressure on, and preferably strike another goal...or at least get off shots on goal to make the other team nervous.

Soccer is largely a game of emotional states...it's weird how that works, but it is.

That's also why you'll see "flopping"...and sometimes intentional fouls to stop the motion of the game and try to turn the tide...

What you are seeing right now is NOT good for the US. Their defense is getting worn down...and that's bad. The midfield needs to step it up and they need to take strong possession (and preferably a goal).

Each shot, the Ghanan team will get bolder.
 

englanddg

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USA need some possession, they need to take Ghanas rhythm away from them
Yep, see my last post. I was explaining to @The Crafty Veteran in a bit more detail why the US needs to keep up pressure.

He's seeing a perfect example of why they need to right now!

Also, US fans owe our Goalie a drink.
 

tamotu99

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The problem is you have no outlet up top now, and i dont think your midfield have the passing game to just string 30 or so together and really slow it down
 

englanddg

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The problem is you have no outlet up top now, and i dont think your midfield have the passing game to just string 30 or so together and really slow it down
The US defense is broken right now. They need to pull it together.

And no, I don't think they do either...

Ooohhhghghhg

Another one. If the Ghanan weren't just booting the ball at the goal with little control, we'd be screwed.
 

englanddg

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Ghanan keeper has started to fall asleep, that play just showed. US needs to bring it!
 

tamotu99

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Ghana just cant get the last decisive pass in, to cut open the last line of the Us defense

your being pushed back, but at the moment its only looking like a long range shot has a chance
 

englanddg

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Ghana just cant get the last decisive pass in, to cut open the last line of the Us defense

your being pushed back, but at the moment its only looking like a long range shot has a chance
Yeah, but it's completely collapsed right now. The US is playing HARD defense...batting the ball away but giving away possession far too easily.

This is dangerous.

And they still have to do this for another 20 some odd minutes!
 
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