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Jozy Altidore could be available for U.S. vs. Belgium in World Cup
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 27, 2014 | Filip Bondy

Posted on 06/27/2014 11:24:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

... In other injury updates, U.S. Soccer announced that Jermaine Jones, in fact, had suffered a broken nose in his second-half collision Thursday with teammate Alejandro Bedoya. Jones, like Dempsey, will not wear a mask to protect his face for the next match.

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Jozy Altidore could be available for U.S. vs. Belgium in World Cup; Jurgen Klinsmann says he is ‘very optimistic’
1 posted on 06/27/2014 11:24:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Football players are almost as hardcore as hockey players. I can’t wait to watch that match against Belgium. I’ll never know how they played a draw against Ronaldo and Portugal.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 11:28:47 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
US Coach Gave Team a 'Talking To,' Howard Says
“I played with three of their top players and I played against a lot of them in the English Premier League so they’re a tough team,” said Howard, a New Jersey native who played for Manchester United from 2003 to 2007.

“We’re a tough matchup for everybody and we feel like the way we’re playing right now, we’re going to give them a good game,” he said.

3 posted on 06/27/2014 11:34:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: wastedyears

Manifest Destiny


4 posted on 06/27/2014 11:37:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup 2014: a colourful carnival of football that could be the best ever
It has been the tournament when Thomas Müller, Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben have confirmed their reputations, James Rodríguez has fully announced himself on the highest stage and Lionel Messi has set about trying to end the argument once and for all about whether he warrants his place alongside Maradona and Pelé as football’s elite.
5 posted on 06/27/2014 11:41:31 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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USA's Tim Howard ready to face 'top team' Belgium
After the Germany game, Klinsmann – who earlier in the week said the injured striker Jozy Altidore could be fit for the second round – said: “We still can do better.

“We got through the group, but we have to do better in the round of 16 and we will do better.”

6 posted on 06/27/2014 11:45:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Tim Howard: 'Mindblowing' support for U.S.
"The fact that it has really swept the nation is incredible for us as American players to see that," he told CNN.

"The interest has been mind-blowing and we've enjoyed watching every second of YouTube clips and Instagram and Twitter,"

"We've come so far in a short period of time. You know, the sport in our country really isn't that old," he added.

“Fekete”

7 posted on 06/27/2014 11:51:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I suspect it’s gamesmanship on Klinsmann’s part. Altidore can’t possibly be near 100%.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 11:51:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Howard is certainly familiar with Fellaini, Lukuku and Mirallas.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 11:54:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://www.people.com/article/clint-dempsey-world-cup-goal-doesnt-impress-kid


10 posted on 06/27/2014 11:57:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup Star Clint Dempsey Credits Christ for Everything
"For a number of years, I struggled and put distance between God and me. But He was faithful and patient and provided gradual healing and strength," said Dempsey.
11 posted on 06/28/2014 12:05:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator

Another broken nose. What were the chances of that?


12 posted on 06/28/2014 12:08:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

But....but.....according to the soccer haters here soccer players are pansies.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 12:08:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup 2014: Today at the tournament - day 17
It is knockout time at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

A South American blockbuster of a day awaits on Saturday, with hosts Brazil taking on Chile and Colombia facing Uruguay.

14 posted on 06/28/2014 12:13:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/06/27/kompany-uncertain-to-make-us-game-at-world-cup/11485619/


15 posted on 06/28/2014 12:16:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Howard Webb caught in the middle of Brazil and Chile row over favouritism
Brazil have reacted furiously to what they believe have been pre-match attempts by Chile to put pressure on the English referee, Howard Webb, who will take charge of the World Cup last-16 meeting between the nations, describing them as immature, ridiculous and deeply disrespectful.
16 posted on 06/28/2014 12:26:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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▶ Comercial Mineros - Apoyo Selección camino al Mundial 2014 - YouTube

The ad shows the miners standing shoulder to shoulder in the Atacama desert—above the mine where the 33 men nearly lost their lives—while Mario Sepulveda, the man who became the public face of the miners, gives a moving speech about the relentlessness of the Chilean spirit. According to the AP, he tells the Chilean national team that they can beat the odds in the World Cup, reminding them that the miners "overcame death itself."

17 posted on 06/28/2014 12:34:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Brazil showing some nerves ahead of FIFA World Cup match vs. Chile
“It’s normal to feel uncomfortable and anxious ahead of this first elimination game,” Scolari said Friday, on the eve of Brazil’s second-round match against Chile. “We are a bit more scared and nervous.

“It’s normal in any competition, not only because this one is in Brazil. We know we can’t make mistakes, we can’t lose.”

18 posted on 06/28/2014 12:39:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
we

can’t

lose

19 posted on 06/28/2014 12:42:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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▶ Nike Football: Risk Everything. Neymar Jr. - YouTube
20 posted on 06/28/2014 12:45:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song We Are One (We Can't Lose - Ole Ola)
21 posted on 06/28/2014 12:51:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup Cheat Sheet: The Final 16
It’s been a terrific World Cup, filled with goals, drama and little bit of scandal. How will it play out? Here’s a rundown of the final 16:
22 posted on 06/28/2014 12:58:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Yep, that’s the burden of being the among the best. I’d like to see them get to at least the semi final against Germany.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 12:59:39 AM PDT by Textide
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup power rankings: Argentina and Brazil remain out front while Colombia close the gap
Note: the power rankings are done in order of anticipated likelihood to win the competition and qualify for the next round, taking into account both long-term results and recent performances, as well as the perceived difficulty of their route. The root of them is that too much should never be read into any single result.

24 posted on 06/28/2014 1:02:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Colombia Unofficially Top FIFA World Rankings After World Cup 2014 Group Stage
Officially, they're confirmed by FIFA at the start of every month. However, at this interim stage in the tournament, the changes make for interesting reading.
25 posted on 06/28/2014 1:05:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Colombia Mayors Regulate World Cup Merrymaking
Authorities in major Colombia cities are again imposing bans on alcohol and curfews for minors Saturday to discourage mayhem on a big World Cup game day. Some are even banning motorcycles.

The chief of citizen security for Colombia's national police, Gen. Jorge Nieto, told The Associated Press that thousands of extra officers would be on the streets of Bogota and other major cities when Colombia meets Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro for its first knockout round contest.

26 posted on 06/28/2014 1:07:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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No Suarez, No Falcao for Uruguay-Colombia Match
Colombia was already without Radamel Falcao. Now Uruguay is without Luis Suarez.

Instead of a matchup between two of the world's top strikers, the Round-of-16 game between Colombia and Uruguay at the World Cup will be a test of which team copes best without its talisman.

Colombia goalkeeper oldest World Cup player ever
He is just over 43 years old and was a member of Colombia's World Cup squads in 1994 and 1998.

Escobar is best known for having been murdered in the aftermath of the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the common belief is that his death was due to his own goal that eventually led Colombia out of it, and which supposedly had caused gambling losses to several powerful drug lords of the time.

▶ Andrés Escobar own goal (World Cup 1994: USA - Colombia) - YouTube

27 posted on 06/28/2014 1:15:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Peters’ famed 'inner chimp' has fallen from the highest branches and hit the ground with an almighty crash.

a terrible, long, frustrating summer

28 posted on 06/28/2014 1:28:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Where I am every one is still going to Yankee Stadium and “Shea.” I don’t see this lousy game “sweeping the nation.”


29 posted on 06/28/2014 3:41:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

JOZY!!!

(nothing else to add....)


30 posted on 06/28/2014 4:21:39 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Where I am every one is still going to Yankee Stadium and “Shea.” I don’t see this lousy game “sweeping the nation.”

That's okay, as long as New Jersey continues to give the USA a number of it's top soccer players, we'll be happy.

Soccer Players from New Jersey

Players include, past and present:

Jozy Altidore

John Harkes

Tony Meola

I'll leave it there, but NJ has been very important for USA Soccer, our women's team as well with Heather O'Reilly and perhaps others.

31 posted on 06/28/2014 5:12:11 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Well Texas gave us Clint Dempsey.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 5:12:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BeadCounter

How could you possibly mention players from New Jersey and leave off Tim Howard?


33 posted on 06/28/2014 5:13:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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"No Suarez, No Falcao for Uruguay-Colombia Match"

Costa Rica is actually without some of their top players, you sure would not have know that.

34 posted on 06/28/2014 5:14:41 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: dfwgator

Kansas gave us Matt Besler, http://us.soccerway.com/players/matt-besler/73521/ , Michigan gave us Alexi Lalas, Chris Wondolowski and perhaps a number of others, Landon Donovan too I think are from California.

But New Jersey is actually very important presently and in the past for US Soccer, announcers have made a big deal out of this. I can’t remember what year, the nucleus of some of our teams has actually hinged on New Jersey.

More from New Jersey:

Claudio Reyna
Tim Howard

Michael Bradley


35 posted on 06/28/2014 5:26:54 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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“Costa Rica is actually without some of their top players, you sure would not have know that.”

It really seems that team chemistry is a huge component of success at the World Cup.


36 posted on 06/28/2014 5:27:46 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: dfwgator

I believe a lady mentioning New York City was saying she did not see the game sweeping the nation. You can tell her this as well.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 5:30:52 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Alejandro Bedoya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Bedoya

Tab Ramos.

So it must have been the 1994 team that had a big connection to that state.


38 posted on 06/28/2014 5:34:09 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: miss marmelstein

You do know that Shea was bulldozed into the ground 6 years ago. And since Shea was taken down, the attendance for the team has fallen by 50% between 2008 and 2013. The other teams attendance has dropped 25% in the same period. And the Yankees disagree with your assessment so much that they partnered up with Manchester City to own their own soccer team to start play in 2015, in Yankee Stadium. Let me see, who should I believe, you or the Steinbrenners.


39 posted on 06/28/2014 5:34:31 AM PDT by gusty
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To: wastedyears
Football players are almost as hardcore as hockey players. I can’t wait to watch that match against Belgium. I’ll never know how they played a draw against Ronaldo and Portugal.

Yep - I'm not a fan, but do watch in special instances (kind of like watching ice dancing/gymnastics, etc. in the Olympics). These guys are tough and staminous. Would be great to see America win

40 posted on 06/28/2014 5:39:38 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: gusty

Love baseball. Lover soccer. Soccer enthusiasm is definitely on the rise in the US, and kids are being drawn away from baseball to lacrosse and soccer.

That said, baseball will survive, but may have to cut back a bit on how many games played in a season. If soccer teams played as often as baseball teams, interest for each individual game would wane - likely even in Europe. The World Cup is so special in part because it’s every 4 years.


41 posted on 06/28/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BeadCounter
Lawro's Predictions for the Round of 16

Mark Lawrenson, former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland Player. Interesting views, not gospel.

Brazil 2 0 Chile

Columbia 2 1 Uruguay

Netherlands 1 0 Mexico

Costa Rica 2 0 Greece

France 2 1 Nigeria

Germany 2 0 Algeria

Argentina 2 0 Switzerland

Belgium 1 1 USA, OT, Shootout

More or less, this looks fairly good. Of course, he will be off in some.

42 posted on 06/28/2014 6:19:11 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

France in the World Cup, just some humor:

“I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.” —General George S. Patton

“Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion.” —Norman Schwartzkopf

“We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it.” —Marge Simpson

“As far as I’m concerned, war always means failure.” —Jacques Chirac, President of France

“As far as France is concerned, you’re right.” —Rush Limbaugh

“The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee.” —Regis Philbin

“They’ve taken their own precautions against Al Qaeda. To prepare for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house.” —Argus Hamilton

“The only way the French are going in is if we tell them we found truffles in Iraq.” —Dennis Miller

“I don’t know why people are surprised that France won’t help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn’t help us get the Germans out of France!” —Jay Leno

How many Frenchmen does it take to change a light bulb?
One. He holds the bulb and all of Europe revolves around him.

An old saying: Raise your right hand if you like the French.... Raise both hands if you are French.

Next time there’s a war in Europe, the loser has to keep France.


43 posted on 06/28/2014 6:20:13 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter
Refreshing story on one of the Greek players.

Belgium's results, all time , we did beat them at the 1930 World Cup, 3-0.

Chris Wondolowski sparks soccer frenzy in Kiowa Tribe

Chris Wondolowski, a forward for the United States men’s national soccer team, is a Kiowa and the grandson of Oklahoma resident Bill Elliot.

44 posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:39 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: miss marmelstein

You are a bit older than me, but the bars in Manhattan have been dominated by World Cup fans during the matches. Let the old people, proles and Dominicans keep their stickball game. ;)


45 posted on 06/28/2014 6:38:04 AM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: Clemenza

Team USA just doesn’t put the ball in the net enough to go much further. Of course I said the same thing about my L.A. Kings at the start of the NHL Playoffs,


46 posted on 06/28/2014 6:51:58 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Baseball if run in the same manner from the grassroots to MLB will become irrelevant in the American sports world in the next half century. I say this as someone who played the game at a high level, so it brings me no pleasure to say so. But I live in Realville and am capable of putting down the pom poms. The one stat that MLB should be real alarmed at is the one that points out that 50% of baseball's fan base is older than 55 years, second to golf. The NFL and NBA’s are 75% under 55 years of age, soccer fits also into this demographic. Any product or sport that is king of the nursing homes is not one with a happy future. When all the fans still have the left blinker on when entering the parking lot, your future is not bright. With the retirement of Derek Jeter, MLB will have zero stars to promote. This doesn't mean there is no outstanding players, but no one with star power, pizazz you might say. The games top players all look alike, sound alike, like robots. There is no personality in today's players, just vacant looks. The Tug McGraws of the past are all gone.
47 posted on 06/28/2014 7:20:53 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Clemenza

You’re such a gent, Clemenza, lol.


48 posted on 06/28/2014 7:31:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: gusty

That’s why I put Shea in quotes, if you read my post correctly.

I must say that you guys are a little defensive on my tiny little post that soccer is not sweeping the nation, lol.

Manhattan bars have always showed soccer games as well as baseball & football. Many immigrants live in NYC and they are catered to.


49 posted on 06/28/2014 7:38:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What about that guy who bites? I think we could put him to good use.


50 posted on 06/28/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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