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La Canaliste
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So wonderful that it merits my self-denying ordinance against starting topics.

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Almost as good as Senegal-France in 2002.
Did you actually watch the game?
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Allow me to diplay my complete and total lack of surprise. I'm more concerned about the Cardinals, who in two games managed to give up 33 runs against the White Sox... at least I know the Cardinals have a chance of doing well.

That said, way to go Ghana! Here's to an African team making it past the first round! (Granted, I think Angola still has a chance, but it's going to take some great luck)

Too bad about Ivory Coast, though...

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Does Bruce Arena keep his job? The U.S. team had talent, but the formations were unhelpful, the spirit was low, and there were some costly errors. The first problem (and to some extent the second) can be blamed on the coach.

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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Allow me to diplay my complete and total lack of surprise. I'm more concerned about the Cardinals, who in two games managed to give up 33 runs against the White Sox... at least I know the Cardinals have a chance of doing well.
Yeah, no kidding. It's rediculous. But if you think about it, scoring 5 or 6 runs a game is pretty average for their offense, but they also usually only allow 3 or 4. Maybe Mr. Reyes can do better.

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33 runs! Wow - even the Nats have a better defense than that.
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Originally written by Alex:

Almost as good as Senegal-France in 2002.
Come to think of it, the French could very well get kicked out this time as well. Mon Dieu!

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This is no shock. The US isn't allowed to win on European soil - it's a fact.

England, however...

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ghana is diknawesome!

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Well done to Ghana. A shame that they will be playing against Brazil, however...

AUSTRALIA ARE THROUGH!

Edited.

[ Thursday, June 22, 2006 14:28: Message edited by: Sprung ]

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At what point did "drew" become synonomous with "won"?

We should have won, though. That referee is a retard. I mean, how can you give someone three yellow cards??

EDIT: And hooray for Ghana!

[ Thursday, June 22, 2006 14:17: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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Well, we won our way through. :P

And I agree with you about the referee. Two penalties that should have been paid were ignored.

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quote:
Originally written by Sturg:

Maybe Mr. Reyes can do better.
Allow me to say... [i]ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!![/i]

Almost a no-hitter. A one-hitter. A one-hitter complete game that lost.

[i]ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!![/i]

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The ref invented a foul inside the penalty box in the U.S.-Ghana game that resulted in the decisive goal. It was pretty bad.

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Football is that way. A guy falls down and suddenly you have a yellow card or penalty kick going against you. Its ridiculous really. Perhaps what's worse is the way the players act after supposedly being fouled. I mean really, do you need that stretcher to get off the field. Do you really need to sit there crying for several minutes. Suck it up and stop being such a pansy! As for Ghana that's awesome I just hope they can pull out a win against Brazil.

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quote:
Originally written by VCH:

As for Ghana that's awesome I just hope they can pull out a win against Brazil.
You know, I'd heard about the U.S. loss on NPR today, and then I almost burst out laughing when I heard that Ghana has to play Brazil. It's comically unfair... some reward for advancing.

That said, I hope they stomp Brazil.

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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

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Originally written by Sturg:

Maybe Mr. Reyes can do better.
Allow me to say... [i]ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!![/i]

Almost a no-hitter. A one-hitter. A one-hitter complete game that lost.

[i]ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!![/i]

Even Pujols was 0-4. Obviously a complete offensive meltdown. If I was Reyes, I'd be fuming over being credited with a loss. Wow. That's got to be one of the most brilliant pitching performances all year.

I agree with you. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

EDIT: Oh, but that was about the most dead-center meatball I've ever seen that Thome got. :eek:

[ Thursday, June 22, 2006 19:28: Message edited by: Sturg ]

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I knew the TV stations would never commit to broadcasting all the World Cup games in which the US played if they thought we had a chance. The airtime lost on soccer would be an unbearable price for them. In all seriousness, though, I wanted the US to finally win in some international competitions instead of crowning its own sports champions as international ones.

But unfortunately, the US has not had a good history at all with soccer in the past few years. Not long ago the US team finished 32nd in the tournament, and scoring only 1 tie point is cutting it awfully close to being dead last again.

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Originally written by Garrison:

But unfortunately, the US has not had a good history at all with soccer in the past few years. Not long ago the US team finished 32nd in the tournament, and scoring only 1 tie point is cutting it awfully close to being dead last again.
If I am correct, of the 13 teams that have so far been eliminated out of the 32, USA are sitting equal 4th last (with Iran and Trinidad and Tobago). The teams below them are Serbia and Montenegro (-8), Costa Rica (-6) and Japan (-5).

[ Thursday, June 22, 2006 22:57: Message edited by: Sprung ]

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The US did nothing to indicate that they are deserving of the cup. Bad luck on the PK, but still, they only scored ONE goal over the three games. That sucks, and they are gone. Hopefully (for the team) that means Bruce Arena is gone as well. His Cup record isn't, ummm, that competative.

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Originally written by Ephesos:

... some reward for advancing...
I think it's a wonderful reward! How often can a team line up with Brazil, and say that they made it into the last 16 of the World Cup? Ghana were never going to win, but now they might go out to the winners. And enjoy themselves whilst doing it.

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I don't like soccer. I'm not exactly fanatical about the World Cup, either. So I don't know why I'm posting in this topic. But just for the sake of it, GO AUSTRALIA!!
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Originally written by Ephesos:


That said, I hope they stomp Brazil.

Now that would be a game worth watching.
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Originally written by The Stew Boy:

GO AUSTRALIA!!
*giggles*
The other Croatian team...

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It's too bad about the Americans. They have some talent and are such underdogs in (men's) soccer. History and all works against them.

On the upside, it's good to see an African team through. They have such talent but are really inconsistent at the international level.

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