THE REVENGE MATCH: U.S.A. v. Ghana

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  1. WhitesBhoy

    WhitesBhoy Active Member

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    Time for some retribution. Totally good with this match-up.
     
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  2. HatterDon

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    So am I. I just wish I could read a calendar better. I'll be on the road for this match.

    I wonder if there's a sports bar in Nacogdoches. Hmmmmm
     
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  3. omsdogg

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    We owe these dudes!
     
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  4. FulhamAg

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    Good luck on that one. Your best bet is probably to find a restaurant with a bar. The upstairs at La Hacienda used to be a pretty good place to catch sports and is centrally located (across street from SFA). Keep in mind, that was over a decade ago though.

    Nac is a pretty small town, so it's absent most chains and I doubt you'll find much in the way of bars opening before noon. They do have a Chile's you could probably watch the match in depending on what time it starts.
     
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  5. pettyfog

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    If we'd played GER that would be good time for get-back, as well.

    With all the hype about this last game, - most important ever- where is the love for the 02 team?
     
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  6. sullytex

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    Used to be one called the Sports Shack on the north side of town I believe on North Street of all things. Not sure if it is still there or has been renamed.

    FulhamAg, last time I visited SFA (maybe slightly less than decade ago), La Ha had closed or had been transformed into something else.

    I think KO is at 1:30, should find somewhere in Nacanowhere.
     
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  7. jmh

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    I have to imagine you'll be able to find a place to watch the match in Clint Dempsey's hometown.
     
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  8. pettyfog

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    Heh... beat me to it. I read that and didnt think a thing about it for hours yet it nagged at me... finally looking at my PB&J, I thought "Hey.. wait isnt that...."

    Nice one Don!
     
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  9. Lyle

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    Yeah, I agree, it would work out either way. Ghana is a really good team and will cause us problems. They suck at goalkeeper though.
     
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  10. nevzter

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    I agree with Lyle that Ghana will cause problems as it will be a physical and fast match, with all the attendant card problems presented by such a match. But, Ghana haven't scored from the run of play.

    All in all, a much better draw than Germany and the likelihood of the US advancing is as good as it gets at this point.
     
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  11. JP-STL

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    I've heard and seen a lot of talk about how good the road to the semi-finals looks for us compared to England (for us, Ghana, and then SKorea or Uruguay...compared to England who face Germany, and then likely Argentina). But I sure hope Bob Bradley and the boys aren't thinking that way.

    A team that couldn't beat Slovenia and needed a 92nd-minute goal to beat Algeria has no business taking ANY team lightly, or looking down the road at possible future opponents.

    I'll be at my local tavern (Milo's, on The Hill in St. Louis) on Saturday afternoon. Can't wait.
     
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  12. Martin-in-Nashville

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    Hey Dont knock us we love to go to "War" with Germany and then Argentina, it's what we do BEST!!!
     
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  13. SoCalJoe

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    We are happy w/the draw, Ghana is happy w/the draw. The short rest after both teams had tough matches will be something to watch. What will BB do? Got a feeling Deuce will move up top and Holden will bring in some fresh legs.

    ** How great for Fulham fans to see Pants and Clint square off in the knockout round? Bragging rights at the training ground on the line.
     
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  14. HatterDon

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    So, besides Spector, Goodson, Hahnemann, and Guzan, has every player in the squad featured?
     
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  15. Clevelandmo

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    [quote="JP-STL"

    A team that couldn't beat Slovenia and needed a 92nd-minute goal to beat Algeria has no business taking ANY team lightly, or looking down the road at possible future opponents.

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    Uh, this is soccer and we did beat Slovenia and should've had our 1-nil edge over Algeria in the first half. Do you by chance recieve checks from FIFA?
     
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  16. Clevelandmo

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    While we're talking revenge, what about Gooch? Will he get to play and exact his revenge? What would you do?
     
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  17. nevzter

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    From SCJ on another thread:
    "1. A little confused why El Tri play on Sun. and the US have to play on Sat. "

    Why is this the case? Set in stone schedules?
     
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  18. JP-STL

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    No need to get all huffy, Mo. Just sayin' we can't take the Ghana match lightly, especially since we haven't exactly blown anyone out in this tournament. Just sayin' there are no "easy" opponents in this thing.
     
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  19. JP-STL

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    From a blog on the BBC website pondering why supposed powerhouses like Italy (and France) have exited early:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldhaveyou ... tml#225884#more

    OK, then someone explain Landon Donovan's success. The guy has been going almost non-stop since March of '09, when the MLS season got underway. He took a quick side trip to South Africa for the Confederations Cup last summer, then back to the Galaxy to finish out the MLS season. There were a couple of WC Qualifying matches for the US thrown in here and there as well, including a trip to Azteca. OK, so I suppose he got some rest in November and December (but we all know how hectic and exhausting the holiday season can be!). Then he played for Everton for a couple months, followed immediately by the start of the MLS season with the Galaxy before heading to SA for the Cup.

    So, while the big stars of Italy and France are supposedly exhausted from their difficult schedules, Landon and Company are playing with tremendous grit and determination after an equally tough -- I would argue tougher -- schedule. Gotta love it.
     
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  20. SoCalJoe

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    T-minus 5 hours and I'm thankful there is a 7am match to keep me preoccupied. It might take more than the 90, but the boys will get it done.
     
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