Saturday, May 26, 2012

Line-up Card+

Kickoff is looming, so we have the starters and a starter, the snazzy new Behind The Crest clip. As for the line-up... well well, Torres on left wing - and I thought that was only the notion of a madman. Ha!

Howard; Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra, Johnson, Edu, Bradley, Jones, Donovan, Torres, Boyd

Bench: Guzan, Onyewu, Beckerman, Castillo, Corona, Gomez, Wondolowski






- Greg Seltzer

18 comments:

dikranovich said...

its the quadruple destroyer, unless you consider cameron a defensive mid also, then it becomes the fortress, or the pentagon.

nice work greg!!!

dikranovich said...

you really have to wonder how many of those tartan army cheered, at least a little, when boca body checked scott brown. im guessing at least half of them did.

nice win usa, gorgeous game junior. jermaine jones plays well and this usa team can be very, very dangerous. nice hustle from boyd up top.

dikranovich said...

there is no need to get overhyped based on results from a friendly. even a win against brasil is just an exhibition. well, winning italy and brasil in a period of a couple months should do wonders for the fifa rankings, but it still is not as importaint as WCQ.

in the immortal words of robert nesta. "the truth is an offense, but not a sin." rnm goes on to say, basically, the blogger who laughs last, thats the blogger that wins.

Greg Seltzer said...

O_O

1 - Who overhyped what?

2 - I'm a reporter with a blog, not a blogger. And I laugh fine. :)

dikranovich said...

oh, and no, roberto nesta is no relation to alessandro nesta, in case anybody was curious.

Greg Seltzer said...

We all know who Bob Marley is.

dikranovich said...

im a blogger, and proud to be one. ill still report back from college park today though. hopefully we can really get to the bottom of which foot fabian favors.

Greg Seltzer said...

Super. I can't wait for you to come back and report that he said he's a natural righty with a decent off foot, as if it was some secret.

Jacob Klinger said...

@dikranovich where do you blog?

dikranovich said...

here and there.

Jay Eychaner said...

Mostly here. In the comments.

Phil McCracken said...

Zing!

Well played, Jay.

dikranovich said...

twiddle dee and twiddle dumb, if thats how you feel about it, then if you wanna read my take on practice today you have to go to ussoccer.com forum. technical section.

Jay Eychaner said...

I don't particularly want to read your comments here, so why would I seek them out on some other forum?

dikranovich said...

why the hate jay? why dont you ever just talk soccer? its always with these one liners. zingers, as phil likes to call them.

lets just talk soccer and if you dont agree with me, that should be ok, just like it should be just as ok for me not to agree with greg. nobody here or anywhere has all the answers.

greg thought it was a good goal, i thought it was an own goal, we debated it, big fing deal. some people did not think van persie should have gotten a second yellow last year again barca, so he did and we debated it, big fing deal.

greg wants to be stubborn with his points, thats cool, because obviously he is not the only one. hey, there are junior bradley fanboys out there, there are ajax fan boys, and everything in between.

have it anyway you want jay.

Zach said...

I've gotta say I have been buying a lot more of what Dikranovich has been selling lately. For all his past buffoonery, lately he has seemed stable and sincere.

Jay Eychaner said...

Do I hate? Yeah, I hate. I detest the way that your "conversation" has sucked the air out of the room. The way it has caused other participants to disappear rather than get involved in your particular sort of obsessiveness. I hate the way you demand that people answer your criticisms even when they've already answered your criticisms.

You've made the habit of pounding away at points that have nothing to do with your opinion but rather about proving how much more right you are than everyone else -- including and especially the authors of the blog itself. Were I to choose one word to describe it, I would choose "bullshit". If you want to disagree with Greg, that's fine. If you want to bring up the fact that you disagree with Greg at every possible opportunity, and choose to bring up long-dead arguments that had no basis in reality, that's when we reach the threshold of utter bullshit.

The fact that you want to bring up that goddamn goal over and over again tells me that you don't actually care whether it was a proper goal or not, you just want to be right. You've latched onto someone as a presumed "authority" and have chosen to systematically challenge them -- something which has nothing to do with the issue, but rather with your own ego. If you want to disagree with him, then just disagree with him, but for fuck's sake don't latch on to the NOTION of disagreement as a character trait.

Why don't I talk soccer here anymore? Because if I do it necessarily means I have to engage with you -- which is the very last thing I want to do.

dikranovich said...

you have to engage with me??? jay, good son, that is exactly what you happen to be doing. if i was giving poker lessons, this would be a great case study as to how to get a lesser hand to make a call. bet big when the table talk is reduced to "zingers".

i dont know jay, really you should blame the dubious goal panel, a group which was not introduced to this discussion by me. this group has yet to meet, and the season is over. im gonna look real stupid if it is ruled a goal, that is for sure.