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kiwifan
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Who says the Yanks can't play soccer?

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Please Baby, Please Baby, Please Baby, Please!!! :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

ptkten
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:39 PM
:eek::eek::bolt::woohoo:

I love it when the U.S. wins at soccer and proves everyone wrong.

Kart
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:45 PM
:speakles:

woosey
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:01 PM
too bad americans neither care or understand the victory's significance.

was it spain's junior varsity team that got beat?

kiwifan
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Yes woosey, speak for "all Americans" like a typical ignorant douchebag. ;)

Your question alone shows that you're clueless...:)

Now back to celebrating. :aparty:

selesfan1
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:14 PM
To me this is almost bigger than Nadal losing at the French.
Soccer has turned so unpredictable. The U.S. gets their butt kicked by the defending world champions (Italy), the defending world champions (Italy) get their butt kicked by a team (Egypt) that more likely than not won't be present at next year's world cup and then the U.S. beats the number 1 team in the world(Spain). All that needs to happen is for South Africa to beat Brazil to really have a story.
I have never had a problem so much with the fact that a U.S. team can do well in soccer. It is the arrogance of players like Landon Donovan and players turned commentators like Alexi Lalas that really put me off.

young_gunner913
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Yes woosey, speak for "all Americans" like a typical ignorant douchebag. ;)

Your question alone shows that you're clueless...:)

Now back to celebrating. :aparty:

:spit::worship:

congrats to the Americans for pulling off a huge victory. :dance:

Srodgers
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Go USA!
that game was amazing
too bad americans are the only idiots in the world that doesnt care about this

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:47 PM
:woohoo:

Bayo
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Vamos!

LDF
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Absolutely dreadful performance from the Spaniards today. Defensively they were all over the place.

Congrats to the US on a well-fought victory :yeah:

New_balls_please
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Spain played like shit :spit: :lol:

Good effort USA :D

muzzy
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:17 PM
wow first spain loss in ages

sipnsurfMurph
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Spain played like they were entitled.

Great victory for the USA!

propi
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Congrats to the US :worship:
Our press, pure rubbish, as usual, was already saying Spain is the best team ever, bla, bla, bla, thanks to this I hope it serves as humble treatment; that's the way we won Eurocup last year and it should be the way to finally get a football world cup :)

woosey
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Yes woosey, speak for "all Americans" like a typical ignorant douchebag. ;)

Your question alone shows that you're clueless...:)

Now back to celebrating. :aparty:

your passive aggressive comments/emoticons are totally stupid.

plus, the reality is that most americans don't know or don't care about this.

kiwifan
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:07 AM
your passive aggressive comments/emoticons are totally stupid.

plus, the reality is that most americans don't know or don't care about this.

Most Americans don't know or care about your family; does that mean you shouldn't care? :devil:

woosey
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Most Americans don't know or care about your family; does that mean you shouldn't care? :devil:

did i say i didn't care about this particular match?

no, i didn't. learn to understand subtext and sarcasm.

obviously, soccer (which the world calls football) is a third rail sport in this country. people can name the top nba players who were in the final but almost nobody can name anyone on the u.s. soccer team or any local team, save david beckham when he was in la.

in fact, i would argue that most americans don't even realize the world cup is coming up, soon, as in this summer.

so, i'm pretty comfortable in asserting that most of us hardly even know the significance of this particular victory.

why the f you'd get all lathered up about this is well beyond me.

tterb
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Damnit, forgot to DVR this. I was betting on a 4-1 win for Spain, so it's great to hear the U.S. pulled out a win. :yeah: Definitely won't forget to DVR the final!

comfortably.numb
Jun 25th, 2009, 01:22 AM
obviously, soccer (which the world calls football) is a third rail sport in this country. people can name the top nba players who were in the final but almost nobody can name anyone on the u.s. soccer team or any local team, save david beckham when he was in la.

in fact, i would argue that most americans don't even realize the world cup is coming up, soon, as in this summer.

so, i'm pretty comfortable in asserting that most of us hardly even know the significance of this particular victory.

why the f you'd get all lathered up about this is well beyond me.
I agree with this. But the World Cup isn't until next summer (2010). I only know because I'm going.
Congrats USA! Spain really did play like shit though.

kiwifan
Jun 25th, 2009, 03:09 AM
did i say i didn't care about this particular match? I don't recall saying you didn't care - this is about your "all americans" and "most americans" comments

no, i didn't. learn to understand subtext and sarcasm. nice try, but you failed

obviously, soccer (which the world calls football) is a third rail sport in this country. people can name the top nba players who were in the final but almost nobody can name anyone on the u.s. soccer team or any local team, save david beckham when he was in la. and this matters, why? again, "almost nobody" that might have been true in the '70s but your average college student and almost every kid under 12 can name a soccer player these days - especially if you add women's soccer.

in fact, i would argue that most americans don't even realize the world cup is coming up, soon, as in this summer. and so that means that we shouldn't be happy that the USA beat Spain?

so, i'm pretty comfortable in asserting that most of us hardly even know the significance of this particular victory. well anyone who watched ESPN today, probably has a bit of a clue.

why the f you'd get all lathered up about this is well beyond me. obviously you don't get sarcasm, since it is laced in my every keystroke. :p

I'm not lathered up, you seem bothered enough to post your negativity in my celebratory thread, so I add a little "somethin somethin" myself...

...oh negative one. :nerner:

Brooklyn90
Jun 25th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Surprising result :eek: Congrats team USA :yeah:

miffedmax
Jun 25th, 2009, 03:35 AM
Okay, I live, eat, breathe and sleep soccer and was involved as a player and coach for more than 30 years but I have to say I take a win in the Confederation Cup with a rather large grain of salt. Still, this is a great performance for a U.S. that looked pretty uninspired up until the Egypt game.

Hopefully a precursor of a good World Cup performance. I know our history--we tend to do respectably (semis in '30, upset England in '50, 2nd Rnd in 94, Quarters in '02) in World Cups away from Europe and horribly (thumped in '34, 0-3 in 90, dead last in '98, one point in '06) in Europe.

Hopefully this will help inspire us to kick it up a notch for the balance of WC qualifying, Gold Cup (see, I even know that's the international tournament we play in this summer) and of course World Cup 2010.

Insidermd
Jun 25th, 2009, 03:46 AM
what a great victory for those guys, after 4 straight sub-par effort performances in my opinion (even the win against Honduras was shaky), they answered the call! in the Egypt match and now against Spain they showed such effort, such heart. it was just one match but it sure feels sweet against the world number 1. let's see what we can do in the finals...

sidenote: where does that ref get off handing the USA 3 red cards in the past two matches he's called against the States? the Mastroeni one against Italy in 06' and the one today against Bradley were utterly awful calls.

mckyle.
Jun 25th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Congratulations, even if I don't know where or why they were playing. USA :worship:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:09 AM
USA played the match of the lives.

Shame the Spanish team gave a half arsed performance in the first half. They thought it was gonna be a cake walk after Brazil humiliated the USA but instead USA came out fighting and caught Spain off guard in the first half. From then on Spain were playing catch up and couldn't get the break through. The two best strikers in the world were so shit today :lol:

miffedmax
Jun 25th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Messi plays for Spain? ;)

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 25th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Messi plays for Spain? ;)

Messi is a striker?

God, I always thought he was on the wing in midfield like Ronaldo :o

You're probably right, so I should say two of the three best strikers in the world were shit :p

-Ph51-
Jun 25th, 2009, 02:42 PM
did i say i didn't care about this particular match?

no, i didn't. learn to understand subtext and sarcasm.

obviously, soccer (which the world calls football) is a third rail sport in this country. people can name the top nba players who were in the final but almost nobody can name anyone on the u.s. soccer team or any local team, save david beckham when he was in la.

in fact, i would argue that most americans don't even realize the world cup is coming up, soon, as in this summer.

so, i'm pretty comfortable in asserting that most of us hardly even know the significance of this particular victory.

why the f you'd get all lathered up about this is well beyond me.
Most Americans don't realize a lot of what's happening in the world, don't even know what happens where.
That victory obvioulsly doesn't mean a lot. A small accident in a game counting for nothing. Play it again 10 times in a game counting for the world cup and the US would never win. Sorry.

kiwifan
Jun 25th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Does that mean that those who do care shouldn't celebrate a huge victory.

Personally I like that my country follows a huge variety of sports with passion; I don't like baseball and no one makes a big deal about it...but it is a crime not to like soccer. :shrug:

I love Rugby and I enjoy Rugby with people who enjoy Rugby, if you don't care about Rugby it is no big deal, but it has to be a big deal if people don't care about soccer? There is a lot that sucks about soccer both on (diving, rewarding generally dishonest play, boring "result oriented" play) and off the field (hooligans, racism, monkey chants); no sport is perfect.

Just appreciate those Americans who do care...even if they call it soccer...at least they care. :cool:

In The Zone
Jun 25th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Woo! :woohoo:

miffedmax
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Messi is a striker?

God, I always thought he was on the wing in midfield like Ronaldo :o

You're probably right, so I should say two of the three best strikers in the world were shit :p

He scores os often I always think of him as a striker; plus doesn't he play striker for Argentina?

You are right, of course, he does play winger for his club.

antonella
Jun 25th, 2009, 09:04 PM
I agree. Most Americans don't care about soccer/football.

Are you referring to metric kickball??

Scotso
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:08 AM
:yippee:

ys
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Just awesome. Awesome. Now beat Brazil. :devil:

sipnsurfMurph
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Just awesome. Awesome. Now beat Brazil. :devil:

C'mon now ...

miffedmax
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:23 AM
We did it before and we can do it again!

miffedmax
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Does that mean that those who do care shouldn't celebrate a huge victory.


Just appreciate those Americans who do care...even if they call it soccer...at least they care. :cool:

People who get their panties in a wad about calling it soccer are only showing their own ignorance. ALL forms of football trace their origins to the same English game (the name refers to the fact it is played ON foot, not WITH the foot).

The name soccer derives from Association Football (as distinct from Rugby Football and other forms of the game) and is as old as the codification of the game.

"Soccer," referring to football in it's modern form (basically a sport played by two teams with handling of the ball forbidden and the object of the game being to propel the ball into a goal of defined size) is every bit as acceptable a term. It especially makes sense where indigenous variations of the ancient sport of football exist (the U.S. being but one example) to use soccer as a perfectly good alternative.

If you want to really be an anal fascist, you should only refer to it as "Association Football" because that's what it is. And rugby should be called "Rugby Football." And then there's "Gridiron Football" in America. Or "The Boston Football Game" if you prefer.

Somehow, I don't see that catching on.

Pebbles
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Not American but I do love America and American's so :woohoo:

kiwifan
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:44 AM
My heart might not be able to take a victory over Brazil :angel: But I think I'm willing to risk it :devil:Just awesome. Awesome. Now beat Brazil. :devil:

Scotso
Jun 26th, 2009, 03:07 PM
I agree. Most Americans don't care about soccer/football.

Your presence in this thread seems to indicate that you do, however.

And it seems to me that a LOT of kids play soccer these days.

miffedmax
Jun 26th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Oh hell yes! Kenny Cooper of FC Dallas called up for the Gold Cup!

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Way too early to celebrate, but I'm going to start dancing while the sun in shining!!!

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 28th, 2009, 06:50 PM
the brazilian team must be exhausted as well.....:o

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:03 PM
This is INSANE!!! :bigcry:

:dance: :dance: :dance:

moby
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:04 PM
:speakles:

WTF? What is happening?

RenaSlam.
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Incredible. 2-0 Lead...keep It Up, Usa!

LoveFifteen
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:20 PM
too bad americans neither care or understand the victory's significance.

was it spain's junior varsity team that got beat?

Speak for yourself. :shrug:

There are more Americans watching this game than the entire population of some soccer-loving countries.

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Incredible. 2-0 Lead...keep It Up, Usa!

I'm trying to stick to your thread but I"M GOING CRAZY...

...and my phone won't stop ringing :lol: :lol: :cool: :cool:

rintintin
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:26 PM
what kind of fucking Brasilian and Spanish team would lose to a bunch of nobodies:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o
time to sack the coach and get other players:mad:

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Speak for yourself. :shrug:

There are more Americans watching this game than the entire population of some soccer-loving countries.

You must spread some Reputation around :cool: :yeah: :cool:

LoveFifteen
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Even if 10% of the US "cared" about this game, that equals 30+ million people "caring". Isn't that more than the population of Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands combined? :shrug:

Secondly, to those people who are saying Americans don't give a damn about soccer, you sound like Republicans, who also believe that the U.S. population is exactly the same as it was 35 years ago.

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Even if 10% of the US "cared" about this game, that equals 30+ million people "caring". Isn't that more than the population of Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands combined? :shrug:

Secondly, to those people who are saying Americans don't give a damn about soccer, you sound like Republicans, who also believe that the U.S. population is exactly the same as it was 35 years ago.

I already told you I couldn't give you rep, what do you want me to do? ;) :angel: :cool: :angel:

RenaSlam.
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Brazil just scored. Fabiano.

2-1

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Uh, oh...reality rears its ugly head...

LoveFifteen
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Nooooooo :sobbing:

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 07:52 PM
:devil: too, uh uh, close to call :devil:

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Even if 10% of the US "cared" about this game, that equals 30+ million people "caring". Isn't that more than the population of Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands combined? :shrug:

Secondly, to those people who are saying Americans don't give a damn about soccer, you sound like Republicans, who also believe that the U.S. population is exactly the same as it was 35 years ago.

I just saw my rep...

...you dirty bird!!! :o :o :o

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2009, 08:25 PM
USA is on their way...looking forward to the World Cup. :cool:

sipnsurfMurph
Jun 28th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Nice comeback by Brazil. Great effort from USA

Bayo
Jun 28th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Commendable effort.

Nice job from Brasil.

kman
Jun 28th, 2009, 08:46 PM
No, you couldn't :angel:

LoveFifteen
Jun 28th, 2009, 09:59 PM
:sobbing: