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Olympic soccer qualifying, US in must win situation

Discussion in 'Non-OSU Sports Discussion' started by fig96, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. OSUndefeated

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    Canada got in over us..?
     
  2. pokesinvegas02

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    US soccer should cease to exist. Can we pour money into sports were good at? I.E. basketball.

    This is arguably the best line-up in U-23 history and we fail to qualify for the Olympics. Wow;
     
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  4. OSUndefeated

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    :facepalm:
     
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    So four more years until facebook pretends to be passionate about soccer.
     
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    2. World Cup is in 2014
     
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    You're right. I thought it was the olympics that everyone got riled up, but thinking about it, I think it was the World Cup.
     
  8. OSUndefeated

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    :drool:
     
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    Can't believe it's only 2 summers away!! And qualifying starts this June! And Euro is this summer!

    :runaway::runaway::runaway:
     
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    Good call.
     
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    I am so mad.
    Still.
     
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    The reason I say that is, we will never catch up to the countries that actually have programs in place from when they are 8 years old. We have nothing like that and aren't moving towards a youth system that funnels them to the national squads (No, youth city soccer doesn't count).

    My roommate who is an NCAA DIV. 2 Soccer Champion (Fort Lewis baby!!!) Did his senior sem paper on this. He can't stand US Soccer because of this. We are always going to be light years behind the countries that do this.

    I think it says a lot when Dempsey had to drive 3 hours to practice, just to play with a half-way competitive team.
     
  13. OSUndefeated

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    We are moving in the right direction with our national youth program, and will catch up to the rest of the world and the traditional powers eventually. I can't say how long it will take, but we will get there someday. I guarantee it.
     
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    Me too. So exciting. My father has work friends in Brazil and we will be going to the World Cup and staying with them in 2014. Can't wait.
     
  15. pokesinvegas02

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    That could be the worst generalized statement I have ever heard.

    It's impossible to argue with "we will get there someday". Well, that someday might be in 2140 with players that levitate.

    Hell, John Harkes was quoted, "US Soccer has so much need for improvement in the youth system, that no one knows where to begin. It's a trainwreck of pulling out random talent from clubs we don't even know about. We have no system."

    Trust me, I hear about this literally every time a match is on with a US player.

    Oh, and AC v. Barca today in Champs.
     
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    The system is being overhauled by Klinnsman. Either way, we made it out of the group stage last World Cup with our terrible youth system. Imagine what we could do with a good one.

    And okay, let me be more clear. I think by the 2022 or 2026 World Cup we will be a great team and will go deep.
     
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    Thanks. It was a decent call until about the 94th minute, right?
     
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    I stopped reading at John Harkes....
     
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    That's a bit better. Agree to disagree about the overhaul. I don't see any improvements, and until there's evidence of that rather than hearsay I don't see any reason to believe.

    I agree about the WC, but one thing that's painfully obvious that my buddy harps on is the best teams play possession soccer, Americans and other teams that try to rely on their athleticism play kick and chase. It's like watching a 6th grade team vs a high school team. I'm not saying that means we lose 3-0, but it looks horrendously sloppy compared to the Canarinhos, Red Fury, Three Lions, etc.

    I can't wait for Champs League today. Skipping class to check out Rob vs. Messi.
     
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    You mean the guy that is the US captain for life?
     

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