MI Miner Maniac
- Jun 15, 2014
Mexico's Olympic team would provide beat their Gold Cup team.
Club teams won't release their good players at this time of the year because of covid and other things.Question for all you connoisseurs of futbol. Even I know that this isn't the US best 11. Why would you not play your best players for a championship? Is it a logistical thing (players not wanting to play or not available)? Or is it a developmental thing? Maybe strategical (saving your best players) for WC qualifiers?
Also, was Qatar using its best team or B team?
If Quatar had won it would be the same.Money over everything else!
Imagine the crowd if Qatar and Canada would have won.
Yea CONCACAF made their money regardless. The resale market for Quatar vs Canada would have had front row mid field seats at $50 and would still have a hard time attracting buyers.This final sold out in 90 minutes way back in mid June, though.
I think it’s has as much to do with Berhalter waiting 80 minutes to sub half of his field players as anything. Fresh legs.Extra time! USA looks better as the game goes on, when the first half was almost all Mexico. (Same as vs. Qatar.)
Is it conditioning? I wonder if their strategy is just to let the other team tire themselves out in the first half.
Agree. The back line played well throughout the cup. I was worried about Sands when he gave the ball away twice in 3 minutes in our 1/3 of the field. He looked gassed but he finished strong.Mexico controlled the game, but the US was just a lot more dangerous in the final third. The back line was just positioned really well. It got to the point that I wasn't getting worried when Mexico got in the final third
Because our touch is sloppy and heavy by comparison. Especially on a tight field where it has to be immaculate. We typically win with grit, counter attacks, set pieces. It’s hardly ever pretty, imo.Ok, another rookie question why does the USMNT hardly if ever win possession % vs Mexico?
Stone feet and super slow on forward passing decisiveness. Also way to many power kicks out of the back 3rd.Ok, another rookie question why does the USMNT hardly if ever win possession % vs Mexico?