Monday, March 26, 2012

On Tap: U.S. Olympic Crunch Time

I won't overwhelm with info this time. Two thoughts (expect line-up changes and more patience on the ball) and two clips to get you ready for the big El Salvador game.







- Greg Seltzer

7 comments:

J.D. Springer said...

Wow! So much for goalkeeping being a U.S. strength. Hamid was a disaster vs. Canada, and Johnson lets in the killer tonight. Extremely disappointing performances v. Canada and El Salvador. Who takes the blame? Porter or the players?

Jacob Klinger said...

I'll take this one. Both.

Alex Larsen said...

Gutted.

dikranovich said...

porter takes total blame. lame lame coaching exhibition.

UnitedDemon said...

I really have only one question for Porter. We dominated possession in every friendly, even the one we lost to the US Cupcake squad. We had ample time together, training could be what it should.

Then why were they so f@#$ing tired? Hm? Against Canada, I looked at half the players, and thought they should be benched simply due to exhaustion. Hell, against Cuba, play was a little sluggish. The mishit passes, the lack of focus, what the flipping hell happened!

Matt said...

@dikranovich: What was so lame about that coaching performance? I'm not being snarky, just curious what you would have done to change things? What I saw was a team that pretty much across the board was exhausted.

dikranovich said...

matt, good points, these guys were exhausted and coach porter did not, based on his sub patterns, take this into account. i mean, gyau, for adu, in what minute was that? the 80 something. come on, that is green. it was as if he was afraid to sub out his captain, or he did not know how to do it. who took the captains armband anyway?

the 4-3-3 sucks for the usa, who are we kidding. we lack strikers, yet we want to play with three of them and we have an over abundance of midfielders, and what do we do, we play a formation that puts the least amount of midfielders on the field.

where the heck was zarek valentin, he was our smartest defender, where was he in cruch time? this was not proactive soccer and the problem with proactive soccer is this. what happens when you have to react to a game? proactive dont help much.