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US beats Turkey 2-1 in World Cup warm-up
sports.yahoo ^ | June 2, 2014 | AP

Posted on 06/01/2014 11:09:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

The combinations started to click. The confidence grew a little bit.

Goals by Fabian Johnson and Clint Dempsey led the United States over Turkey 2-1 Sunday for the Americans' second straight win in their World Cup sendoff series.

Getting ready for their World Cup opener against Ghana on June 16, the Americans move on to Florida for next weekend's stateside finale against Nigeria knowing preparation is far from complete.

''It's important not to overanalyze these games,'' said midfielder Michael Bradley, who set up the first goal with a gorgeous chip.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fifa; worldcup2014

1 posted on 06/01/2014 11:09:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Soccer is anti-American.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 11:12:40 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I just never could get into soccer. Just have no interest in the world cup.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 11:26:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
Fatih Terim targets record-breaking victory over USA
Turkey coach Fatih Terim has his sights set on what would be a record-breaking victory for his side over the USA on Sunday evening.

Turkey manager Fatih Terim credits Jurgen Klinsmann with US national team's change in style
Turkish coach Fatih Terim sees a change happening with the US national team. Although he wasn't around when Turkey lost to the USA in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup, he says it's brought about by manager Jurgen Klinsmann.

"The coach is different and the philosophy of the game, the mentality is different," Terim said through a translator in his post-game press conference following a 2-1 defeat to the USA. "Now we see the team is playing with a different style."

4 posted on 06/01/2014 11:30:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Soccer is an inflated piece of rubber kicked across clipped grass.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 11:32:31 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
woo                hoo
6 posted on 06/01/2014 11:33:13 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Slick Belgium brush aside Sweden in World Cup warm-up
A brilliant solo effort from Eden Hazard after Romelu Lukaku's opener were enough to give Belgium a comfortable 2-0 win over Sweden in their penultimate World Cup warm-up game in Stockholm on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

Despite training twice a day for most of the week, there was no sign of tiredness from the Belgian players as they dominated the opening exchanges, with Kevin De Bruyne almost giving them the lead after 15 minutes, only to see his shot hit the post.


Group H
Belgium
Algeria
Russia
Korea Republic

7 posted on 06/01/2014 11:52:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
CAMEROON HOLDS GERMANY TO DRAW IN WORLD CUP WARM-UP
Germany had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Cameroon on Sunday in its last match before coach Joachim Loew names his final squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Samuel Eto'o put Cameroon ahead in the 62nd, before Thomas Mueller and Andre Schuerrle gave Germany the lead. But Maxim Choupo-Moting clinched the draw in the 78th.

Germany played without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, defender and captain Philipp Lahm and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who are nursing injuries, while striker Miroslav Klose sat out the match. Klose has been bothered by various injuries throughout the season. Left back Erik Durm made his debut, with another defender, Marcel Schmelzer, also injured.


Group G
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
United States [USA! USA! USA!]

8 posted on 06/02/2014 12:00:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Went to only one world cup, Mexico City, 1970.
At least I saw the famous Pele win the cup for Brazil.
I knew nothing about soccer, but an older friend asked if I could fly down to see it. It turned out to be a fun and memorable trip.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 12:23:39 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We won, but at times we did stupid things that a Ghana, Portugal, Germany, will take advantage of and beat us silly if we do the same things. Our defense looked bad a times.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 12:40:44 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: All

You have to play those three in the first round? Pack light.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 12:53:18 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
England World Cup stars ordered to sing National Anthem in Brazil by boss Roy Hodgson
Hodgson will tell his men not to be “shy” about showing their patriotism.

He said: “You rarely play an international match against opponents and they haven’t got their hands on their hearts, singing their anthem as loud as they can.

“We made the decision very early on, that we’d do what every other team does.

“The thing is we are proud, we are happy to be wearing that England shirt, so when the National Anthem comes up it's an obvious one for me that we sing it. My hope is that they will all sing it.”

Saturday 31 May 2014 World Bad omen for England? World Cup song is dropped
Gary Barlow's reworking of the Take That hit, Greatest Day, was supposed to become England's World Cup anthem. Instead, it has been quietly axed.

England's World Cup songs enjoy a mixed record on critical acclaim to say the least. But the latest offering from Gary Barlow and a host of superstars has claimed the dubious honour of being dropped as a single before the tournament even starts.

12 posted on 06/02/2014 12:55:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
▶ 3 Lions 2010 - YouTube
13 posted on 06/02/2014 1:04:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
While England does not have an official national anthem, there are many songs which are considered to fill such a role. In most of the national sporting fixtures 'God Save the Queen' is used.

▶ British Anthem, God Save the Queen (with lyrics)

14 posted on 06/02/2014 1:14:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Beat em like drum sticks on garbage cans...


15 posted on 06/02/2014 1:20:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
We could see history in Brazil. No nation has ever won consecutive World Cup titles with a European Championship victory sandwiched in between. Oh, by the way, Spain also won the 2008 Euro title as well.
16 posted on 06/02/2014 1:45:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
France held by Paraguay in friendly
Victor Caceres scored an 89th-minute goal to secure Paraguay a 1-1 draw against World Cup-bound France in Nice.

Ribery worried about injury
Ribery, 31, has yet to feature in either of his country's warm-up friendlies since joining up with the squad, and underwent tests on the problem in a Paris hospital on Saturday in a bid to help speed his recovery.

17 posted on 06/02/2014 1:48:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (Fr/En)
18 posted on 06/02/2014 1:52:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song We Are One (One Big Lie)
19 posted on 06/02/2014 2:02:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can’t wait for the games to begin. All games televised. It’ll be a great summer.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 2:09:46 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup Trophy Colouring Page (printout)
21 posted on 06/02/2014 2:39:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

T - 10 Days! :)

Next week! (Thursday)

I have six Redbulls.


22 posted on 06/02/2014 2:41:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That’s every bit as bad as one would expect a newly commissioned theme song chosen by an international committee to be.


23 posted on 06/02/2014 4:09:42 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was underwhelmed by team USA’s defensive performance. Better finishing by Turkey would have seen them score 3 or 4. I did like the offensive aggressiveness and creativity, though. If that starts clicking in, oh, abut two weeks’ time, that would be very good timing.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 5:12:05 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Tell that to the women who have brought so much pride by winning World Cups and gold medals in the Olympics. Tell that to the USA team that has valiantly played in a number of World Cups.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 6:40:08 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Meh


26 posted on 06/02/2014 7:22:47 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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