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United States V Portugal thread - 6pm EDT (3pm PDT) ESPN

Posted on 06/22/2014 1:05:04 PM PDT by Perdogg

United States V Portugal thread - 6pm EDT (3pm PDT) ESPN


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: brasil2014; fifa; soccer; teamusa; worldcup
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1 posted on 06/22/2014 1:05:04 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I wont bother to watch.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 1:12:44 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Perdogg

...I’d like to watch it...really I would...but, the paint drying tournament’s on then too, so...decisions, decisions...


3 posted on 06/22/2014 1:13:26 PM PDT by IrishBrigade (')
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To: IrishBrigade

If you are not interested in it, then why bother people who are?


4 posted on 06/22/2014 1:14:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

If you are not interested in it, then why bother people who are?

...yeesh...touchy about a little bit of harmless snark...


5 posted on 06/22/2014 1:17:03 PM PDT by IrishBrigade (')
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To: Perdogg

Has it started?


6 posted on 06/22/2014 1:17:11 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Perdogg
Portugal is a one-man show, but that's often enough for them. Hopefully the drubbing against Germany has affected them for the worse.
7 posted on 06/22/2014 1:17:12 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Perdogg

I will be watching every minute.

No Pepe and 70% Ronaldo looks good for the USA even without Jozy.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 1:17:19 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Red_Devil 232
Attention.

Here's your attention. Now run along.

9 posted on 06/22/2014 1:20:34 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Perdogg

Not a huge fan of soccer, but if it’s the U.S. against anybody on a world stage, I’m in. A little OT but the National Rugby League broadcasts we’ve been getting Friday nights on Fox (live from N.Z. and Australia) have been pretty good lately. Those guys are tough.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 1:21:59 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: Perdogg
Never doubt the game predicting toad.
11 posted on 06/22/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Reaganez
No Pepe and 70% Ronaldo looks good for the USA even without Jozy.

A 50% Ronaldo is dangerous.

12 posted on 06/22/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Perdogg

Jordy, you lunkhead. Show me senior citizen lawn bowling, and I might be more attuned. Soccer is simply international pro wrestling without the drama.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 1:27:46 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: al_c

Ronaldo was named by his father after Ronald Reagan.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Perdogg

I care so little about soccer, I’m going to post on every soccer thread.

Sincerely,
FR douche bag brigade


15 posted on 06/22/2014 1:37:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Reaganez

They are still a solid team against us. I wouldn’t get over confident.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg; All

Mommie! They’re fightin’. Make’em stop.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 1:39:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Perdogg

I saw the Korea vs Algeria game on AT&T cable on the ABC network in San Diego. Can anyone please tell me the channel the USA/Portuugal game will be on with the same provider? Will it be ABC? I can’t find the listing. Thanks.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 1:45:24 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

ESPN


19 posted on 06/22/2014 1:47:29 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: luvbach1

I think ESPN.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 1:47:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red_Devil 232

Red Devils, nickname of the Belgium National Team and of course, one of the most famous professional soccer clubs, Manchester United.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 1:49:56 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Perdogg

Should be a good match. USA needs to be better in midfield and Michael Bradley needs to show up, unlike against Ghana.

Better possession, better quality possession and better maintenance of possession are my keys today.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 1:49:58 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Perdogg

I would be very happy with a draw. What’s the latest on Ronaldo?


23 posted on 06/22/2014 1:50:41 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: EEGator

I can get as over confident as I want as long as our boys do not.


24 posted on 06/22/2014 1:51:35 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Reaganez

There is one other player injured that won’t play for Portugal, Fábio Coentrão. I guess he’s suppose to be pretty good.

Boxscore here: http://us.soccerway.com/matches/2014/06/23/world/world-cup/united-states-of-america/portugal/1220109/?ICID=PL_MS_16

Looks like Argentinan referees. Full roster above as well.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 1:54:05 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: al_c

Anybody that takes the field can score.

But this Ronaldo is an average player, he lacks his explosive speed and the confidence that comes with it.

On any given day an average player can score multiple goals.


26 posted on 06/22/2014 1:54:45 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: EEGator

We definitely need “Like” buttons around here. I’da pushed it.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Dagnabitt

Portugal has many good players. They are far from being a one-man team any more than Argentina is a one-man team. The US still has to be considered the underdog when you compare talent levels.


28 posted on 06/22/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BeadCounter

I entered an online contest, people from all over the world entered.

Just have to say, I predict USA 2-1 Portugal.

The spreadsheet says only 16.74% pick that result. Since that is less than 20%, if USA were to win, I’d get a bonus by the contest rules.

Really makes you wonder. Not sure what to make of that.

The contest is just for fun for me.


29 posted on 06/22/2014 2:00:03 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: luvbach1

Yeah, ESPN. Also streaming on WatchESPN (ESPN3). And on ESPN radio on TuneIT if all else fails. Oh, and in San Diego, it’s on Channel 17 in Spanish (Univision).


30 posted on 06/22/2014 2:01:30 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: al_c

Ronaldo is one of the 3 best players in the World, 3, maybe 5 best players in the world.

Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez, Ibrahamovic, Robben. That’s what I’d say and I have not seen Ibra play too much.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 2:01:54 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

...also a pretty good Mexican team.


32 posted on 06/22/2014 2:02:51 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Right. All the analysis says Bradley had a bad game. USA lost Altidore, Bradley is use to passing to Jozy Altidore. So I think that’s why Bradley’s game got caught out a bit flatfooted.


33 posted on 06/22/2014 2:03:27 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: ArmstedFragg

Toluca, how about that. I did know that!


34 posted on 06/22/2014 2:04:29 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Bingo!


35 posted on 06/22/2014 2:05:32 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Reaganez

True.


36 posted on 06/22/2014 2:06:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BeadCounter

Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Gareth Bale, Robin van Persie, and Thomas Müller could easily crash your list. Xavi and Iniesta are getting a little long in the tooth, but they are superb midfield players.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT by kabar
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To: al_c

Never doubt the game predicting toad.


Gotta love the Toad!

Im pretty sure thats how they predict the Hurricane season as well


38 posted on 06/22/2014 2:33:50 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Perdogg

Awesome fan reaction to Brooks’ goal in the USA v Ghana match.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQHgnobi80A

Go USA!

I!
I Believe!
I Believe that!
I Believe that we!
I Believe that we will win!
I Believe that we will win!
I Believe that we will win!
I Believe that we will win!
I Believe that we will win!
I Believe that we will win!
I Believe that we will win!


39 posted on 06/22/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by Carlucci
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To: DanielRedfoot

Would that be Global Warting, then?


40 posted on 06/22/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: luvbach1

Will it be ABC? I can’t find the listing. Thanks. yes! 3 PM


41 posted on 06/22/2014 2:40:35 PM PDT by KalaSamy
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To: Dagnabitt

“Portugal is a one-man show, but that’s often enough for them. Hopefully the drubbing against Germany has affected them for the worse.”

The one-man shows never do well in the World Cup; double or triple coverage neutralizes them, and then the rest of the team (in Portugal’s case, not much) has to fend for itself.

Germany showed what the Portuguese team together was capable of...


42 posted on 06/22/2014 2:41:54 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: al_c

“A 50% Ronaldo is dangerous.”

Guess the Germans never got the message; Ronaldo is dangerous in league play because he is surrounded by top talent, and now he isn’t.


43 posted on 06/22/2014 2:43:19 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kabar
Say whatever you want, when the Ballon D'Or has come around, who has been winning it? So these are general perceptions and conventional wisdom. Have any of the players you mentioned won the Ballon D'Or? No they haven't. Thank you. No one besides Ronaldo or Messi have won it since Kaka, quite a number of years ago won it.
44 posted on 06/22/2014 2:47:14 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: kearnyirish2

And Thomas Muller took a dive in that game. Something not to forget as well.


45 posted on 06/22/2014 2:48:20 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Perdogg
Go USA, after Portugal, let's dump Germany out of the World Cup as the Germans did with help of a handball back in 2002.
46 posted on 06/22/2014 2:50:52 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

“And Thomas Muller took a dive in that game. Something not to forget as well.”

Granted; Germany just embarrassed them 3-0 then.

Portugal is not a top-tier team; the US isn’t either.


47 posted on 06/22/2014 2:51:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Germany sure didn’t beat Ghana did they?


48 posted on 06/22/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: kearnyirish2

Don’t forget about Nani.


49 posted on 06/22/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BeadCounter

The Ballon D’Or awarded only started in 2010. Iniesta was a runner-up and a third. Xavi was third twice. Stikers have an advantage.


50 posted on 06/22/2014 3:01:54 PM PDT by kabar
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