Skip to comments.Jozy Altidore could be available for U.S. vs. Belgium in World Cup
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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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.
Were a tough matchup for everybody and we feel like the way were playing right now, were going to give them a good game, he said.
We got through the group, but we have to do better in the round of 16 and we will do better.
"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.
I suspect it’s gamesmanship on Klinsmann’s part. Altidore can’t possibly be near 100%.
Howard is certainly familiar with Fellaini, Lukuku and Mirallas.
Another broken nose. What were the chances of that?
But....but.....according to the soccer haters here soccer players are pansies.
A South American blockbuster of a day awaits on Saturday, with hosts Brazil taking on Chile and Colombia facing Uruguay.
The ad shows the miners standing shoulder to shoulder in the Atacama desertabove the mine where the 33 men nearly lost their liveswhile 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."
Its normal in any competition, not only because this one is in Brazil. We know we cant make mistakes, we cant lose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where I am every one is still going to Yankee Stadium and “Shea.” I don’t see this lousy game “sweeping the nation.”
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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.
Players include, past and present:
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.
Well Texas gave us Clint Dempsey.
How could you possibly mention players from New Jersey and leave off Tim Howard?
Costa Rica is actually without some of their top players, you sure would not have know that.
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:
“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.
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.
Alejandro Bedoya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Bedoya
So it must have been the 1994 team that had a big connection to that state.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Belgium's results, all time , we did beat them at the 1930 World Cup, 3-0.
Chris Wondolowski, a forward for the United States mens national soccer team, is a Kiowa and the grandson of Oklahoma resident Bill Elliot.
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. ;)
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,
You’re such a gent, Clemenza, lol.
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.
What about that guy who bites? I think we could put him to good use.
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