Friday, September 7, 2012

On Tap: USA v Jamaica


Yep, it's here. If you'd like my thoughts, go here. If you'd like other people's thoughts... well, that's why I'm here today, innit?

- Composite player ratings for the entire roster
- Clint Dempsey is doing things I can't read because Breaking Bad spoilers
- No Donovan? This will be weird
- Jamaica's strategy when playing at home: "We get opponents high and they we try to beat them"
- No loyalty tests for Jamaica's Ryan Johnson here
- Top games between US and Jamaica


- Will Parchman

19 comments:

dikranovich said...

so howard is the captain tonight, with goodson and cameron in the middle. deuce is in there and so is gomez. this is an offensive lineup, with some change ups. jamaica will not be expecting this lineup

dikranovich said...

howard(c)
johnson goodson cameron parkhurst
beckerman edu
dempsey jones
gomez
altidore

Greg Seltzer said...

How is this an offensive line-up? There are only three attacking players. THREE.

Greg Seltzer said...

And no width to speak of, which means Altidore and Gomez will vacate the area by fanning wide if things aren't going well.

dikranovich said...

a little luck of the irish never hurt either.

Greg Seltzer said...

Jurgen O'Klinsihan?

dikranovich said...

FABIAN JOHNSON is not an attacking player? greg........ greg...........greg.................

Greg Seltzer said...

Unless their name is Maicon or Dani Alves, defenders are not attacking players. Forwards, wingers and playmakers are attacking players. Four is typically the number of attacking players in a side.

dikranovich said...

there are more empty seats than i would have thought in this stadium built, which was built in 1962.

this lineup is meant to control the middle of the pitch and to strike at goal, and to stop any long balls or ariel balls.

dikranovich said...

"kyle beckerman, with the dreadlocks, looking right at home"

Greg Seltzer said...

"... this lineup is meant to control the middle of the pitch and to strike at goal... "

1 - Small problem with that: Jamaica's is meant to play wide.

2 - Still only three shooters out there.

J.D. Springer said...

Anybody got a live stream link for somebody working during the match?

dikranovich said...

usa over the years has scored early goals and then stagnated, it is an old trait. sometimes its not so good to score to early.

we are not seeing the concerted team effort, rather a bunch of individual runs and darts, and a couple of tricky flicks. team defense and understanding prevents jamaicas goal

its probably better that jam rock got that equalizer in the first half, klinsmann can make halftime adjustments, such as edu to the bench or the backline, and usa can exert some control on this game.

WilkersonMclaser said...

embarrassing

dikranovich said...

the only way you can have urgency is if you got heart, and usa did not have either tonight.

fellas, root hard for an a and b tie tonight,

dikranovich said...

as the realities set in, they run so deep. its like an abyss.

reality #1: and this is pressure, but should usa not get the full three points on tuesday, change might need to be made. a case could be made, if usa get only one point from the columbus game, but a loss and we are going to need to call bruce arena. and it almost does not seem fair.

reality #2: timmy chandler can never, ever be allowed to put on a usa jersey, ever again. im sorry, but if he is allowed to, that would be a death blow to the sport in our country. that might be over stating about the death blow, but not about chandler playing for our team.

reality #3: you cannot have debate, yet not come to a resolution, and still expect to advance the cause. whatever the fudge sticks it might be. this is an absolute and unequivocal fact.

these first two realities have some caviats, but the third one does not

dikranovich said...

carlos fing ruiz

dikranovich said...

anyone interested in hearing what reality #51 is?

Jay Eychaner said...

No.