- BIG. FAT. UGH-OSAURUS.#USMNT completed 44 passes in the attacking third tonight.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) June 22, 2016
That's the fewest the U.S. has completed in 70 games since the start of 2013.Tonight was the first time since 1998 (as far back as I have data) that the #USMNT did not have a single shot in a game.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) June 22, 2016
- This thing where the manager never puts his hand up and simply accepts some blame for his maneuvers on bad nights is really grating. Really. He talks about wanting to to stare down Argentina unafraid, then goes with that line-up/game plan and says the players showed too much respect. Muh huh.
- What the hell has happened to our set piece defense? Far too often, this has become nap time. I'm still trying to figure out how no one was anywhere near Messi on the first goal.
- I'm sure I'll take some guff and it's certainly possible my mind may change about a couple of positions tomorrow, but as of right now, this is what I'd go with in the bronze medal match. I'm not interested in sacrificing anything to bleed green players (except maybe Horvath); I want to win the game. Period. I want to see rally efforts from certain guys, and I like the idea of using Jones and Zardes as sub weapons.
- Greg Seltzer