Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Please excuse my recent absence, as watching the last two USMNT performances was like a double-punch to the soul-gut. But I am rallying my fervor and will get back to some USMNT stats soon enough. For now, let's shout hoo-rah for Cameron Carter-Vickers, who scored the first half winner on his Sheffield United loan debut.

I was hoping a better clip would surface overnight, but no luck. So here ya go...

- Greg Seltzer


UnitedDemon said...

Ugh. can't wait three years for our CB options!!!!

No more Omar Gonzalez being tall and slow! No more Cameron suddenly playing like he's forgotten how to be Cameron sometimes!!!! No more having to argue with cynical soccer trolls that Miazga is better than Ream!!!

After the last two games, I'm more than willing to start Miazga and Besler together, with Cameron at RB and Johnson at left back, because at least that's something I can support without some idiot saying I don't know what I'm talking about, let me tell you why Chandler is the greatest USMNT fullback ever!!!!

Seriously, in a few years, we will have quality defenders, at least CB's. CAn't friggin WAIT.

UnitedDemon said...

BTW, I once predicted that Fellaini would be a bigger signing for Man U than Ozil was for Arsenal.

I'm no sooth sayer, I've been wrong about a lot of things. Namely, on this blog, Michael Bradley having the right to play in the US in the year leading up to a friggin WC.

But guess who came on for a barely injured Pogba, and started the Champions League off for Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku, and (of all people) Jose Mourinho?

The fuzzy haired Belgian from Everton.

I think they have poor David Moyes, the misogynist to thank for that.

UnitedDemon said...

In case someone (dik, looking at you) wants to say I'm wrong.

Reasonable adults, feel free to not be dik.

UnitedDemon said...

ALSO, I don't think you hear it enough, Greg, but I really appreciate you keeping this blog up and running, especially with highlights. It's especially great for someone who isn't able to catch every single young American highlight ever, and I get to come here and get excited.

Keep up the good fight, sir George, even if you never get rid of freaking dik, who is not always wrong, but is never, ever nice.

Zac said...

I've been coming to this site for several years and echo United's thought. Keep up the great work, Greg!

Unknown said...

Ditto, we probably don't say it enough to Greg, but thanks for continuing to offer your insight. I am always curious about your take on things and appreciate the depth to which you think about the USMNT.

Dr.Jon said...

I'd chime in too. Thanks Greg I really enjoy your insights and research.

Paul Poenicke said...

Greg, thanks for being an alternative from the "embrace the debate" ESPN culture that is seeping into the US soccer-verse. Your voice and articulate commentary is the better culture our sport here deserves.

@UnitedDemon: Until Fellaini consistently starts for United, and isn't a benchwarmer who was recently looking for a ticket out of Manchester, Ozil will be the superior signing. And once Fellaini gets a regular spot, he must start to produce: a rough estimate counts him with 17 goals in 138 appearances for United, against Ozil's 32 in 164 for Arsenal.

Greg Seltzer said...

Thank you all very much for the kind words. I appreciate everybody still dropping by even though I don't have nearly as much time to tend to NSC as I used to.

UnitedDemon said...

Paul- Look forward to your argument this season, as Man U owns this season.

The game, though, is who is a principle player on the way to a EPL title, nothing less.

So, might want to run from that ground your covering. Storm is coming. :D

Paul Poenicke said...

United Demon--I'm a United fan, and this may be the first season in five years that Fellaini has a chance to better Ozil. United can't own the Prem with Fellaini playing instead of Pogba. The only way he is a principal player is if Pogba's injury lasts through November. Carrick should be starting over Fellaini.