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    This was the first match this WC where Belgium played like Belgium. And you can see how scary they are. They are better than Argentina and could very well beat the Dutch after that. I have no qualms about losing to them, they are the better and more talented team.
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    This was the first match this WC where Belgium played like Belgium. And you can see how scary they are. They are better than Argentina and could very well beat the Dutch after that. I have no qualms about losing to them, they are the better and more talented team.
    Put it like this, I very much respect them as a very serious threat to our own WC ambitions. One also who would be extra motivated to beat us as through most of both our countries soccer history we had the superstars, more success, the youth training that was much more succesfull and developed a very well known doctrine.

    Trust me, we have very good neighbourly relations, but beating us at an advanced stage at the WC is a HUGE wetdream for the Belgians
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    Thought about Tim Howard getting choked up in his post game interview yesterday just now and I almost started crying. I have serious issues.

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    This was the first match this WC where Belgium played like Belgium. And you can see how scary they are. They are better than Argentina and could very well beat the Dutch after that. I have no qualms about losing to them, they are the better and more talented team.
    Assuming the Dutch beat Coasta Rica, which I don't think is a given at all. I think the North American teams are a lot better than given credit for. It is just getting over looked because of the lack of history of excellence that Europe and South America have.

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    I am so bummed out today. That World Cup meant way too much to me.

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    Assuming the Dutch beat Coasta Rica, which I don't think is a given at all. I think the North American teams are a lot better than given credit for. It is just getting over looked because of the lack of history of excellence that Europe and South America have.
    In fairness, the Europeans and South Americans have earned it. I feel like CONCACAF is closing the gap though. Honestly, if not the United States, I figured Mexico would be the team to break through. Not...Costa Rice

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    In fairness, the Europeans and South Americans have earned it. I feel like CONCACAF is closing the gap though. Honestly, if not the United States, I figured Mexico would be the team to break through. Not...Costa Rice
    I thought Costa Rica was much better than Mexico this past hex, and they whipped us pretty bad in Saprissa.

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    In fairness, the Europeans and South Americans have earned it. I feel like CONCACAF is closing the gap though. Honestly, if not the United States, I figured Mexico would be the team to break through. Not...Costa Rice
    The CONCACAF sides were really good in this WC. They are truly closing the gap.
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    The CONCACAF sides were really good in this WC. They are truly closing the gap.
    I think they are getting better, but I think CONCACAF teams were also just more conditioned to play in South America. A little from Category A, a little from Category B.

    But it's good for the USMNT that CONCACAF qualifying is no longer a pushover.

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    I think they are getting better, but I think CONCACAF teams were also just more conditioned to play in South America. A little from Category A, a little from Category B.

    But it's good for the USMNT that CONCACAF qualifying is no longer a pushover.
    Yeah, that's true as well. The weather conditions in South America have traditionally been a problem for European sides.
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    You won't see more incompetent officiating than yesterday's. Players blatantly kicking each other and the ref showed the first yellow in the 64th minute. It was a South American derby and he let it progress like that. Completely failed to control the game.

    Neymar out injured as he got shamelessly knee-ed in the back by Zuniga. Poor James "Hames" Rodriguez got kicked in the shin and every other part of his leg time and time again.

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    Yeah, it was ridiculous. Several straight red cards could and should have been given, including one for Cesare, the Brazilian goalkeeper for bringing down James without even touching of going for the ball.
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    DeAndre Yedlin may have a trial with Liverpool? Why not? I like that he's nuts.

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    Any update on Gedion Zelalem? Does he have US citizenship?

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    DeAndre Yedlin may have a trial with Liverpool? Why not? I like that he's nuts.
    Wouldn't surprise me, he is a star in the making.

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    Last four, baby!!!
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    DeAndre Yedlin may have a trial with Liverpool? Why not? I like that he's nuts.
    So far I've seen Genoa, Roma, Inter, Anderlecht, and Liverpool as being interested in Yedlin. I honestly think Anderlecht might be the best place so he could get some Champions League action.

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    Yedlin to Roma. Huge deal.

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    Good move. I think Germany would be a league I prefer but Roma is as good a team as you can play for in Italy. Hopefully he is able to get significant playing time unlike Bradley there.
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    I think its a mistake for Yedlin to go to Roma. Italy is where you could go when you arent relatively new to top flight soccer competition, but if you are relatively "green" into that I would advise him to play in a league where he will get more playing time and more room to operate in and is a little less physical burdening.

    I would go to Portugal, The Netherlands or France and then after approx. 2 years make the jump to preferably Spain, England or Germany or if need be Italy.... Italy where they inherently place more focus on defending and especially the physical kind and where several of our top strikers of past decades either looked bad or got very serious, sometimes career ending, injuries.

    Also where would Yedlin fall in the pecking order? Will he actually get regular playing time and the chance to keep developing?
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    I think its a mistake for Yedlin to go to Roma. Italy is where you could go when you arent relatively new to top flight soccer competition, but if you are relatively "green" into that I would advise him to play in a league where he will get more playing time and more room to operate in and is a little less physical burdening.

    I would go to Portugal, The Netherlands or France and then after approx. 2 years make the jump to preferably Spain, England or Germany or if need be Italy.... Italy where they inherently place more focus on defending and especially the physical kind and where several of our top strikers of past decades either looked bad or got very serious, sometimes career ending, injuries.

    Also where would Yedlin fall in the pecking order? Will he actually get regular playing time and the chance to keep developing?
    There. I love the Dutch league for him. It's a great jumping point for him. It did wonders for Bradley and Altidore.

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    Dutch and Germany are the best leagues to go to get better and get playing time, agreed. The track record is good and you don't have to compete with more overpriced players. I understand why Altidore made the jump to the PL, but the service sucks there, and the more open game in the Netherlands just lets you keep in form much better.
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