Damien435 said:there is no longer a doubt in my mind that hatred towards America runs so deep in the World Cup that we are guaranteed to never win the World Cup and will likely never advance to the semi's.
Well, we would have had a much better chance to beat Ghana if we had Pope and Mastroeni on the field.I think seeing them both get red-carded for fouls that shouldnt have been called or in a worse case been a yellow card brought down the US's spirit a little. Course, the officials didnt exactly help us there...Mohmar Deathstrike said:I think Italy did poorly and didn't really deserve to win. I still support them. I think the American team's weakness plays a much bigger role than perceived anti-Americanism of the refs (or whoever may be behind them). In 2002 the US made it into the 8th finals, remember? I think there's a chance the US can make it much further than they did this time round.
Mohmar Deathstrike said:AWESOME! The Azurri and Ghana passed" Whohoo
Yeah WTF is up with France?! They suck now!
That goal Sweden scored in the last minute has to be the worst goal I've ever seen England concede, but like the other two matches while the performance wasn't the best they could do, it was enough.mmarsh said:Alex,
The curse came very close to being broken yesterday. But you'll be please to know that although I support England, I will be supporting Sweden against Germany.
Im not either. I was being truthful. It was spot on. And wow...LOL...I was taught that 2 yellows=1 red...Guess things change at the national level??Ollie Garchy said:Hey, I am not joking. Roy, the English Referee, yellow-carded Simicic three times before presenting the red. While far worse than Merk's ridiculous call against the Americans -- a revolution in soccer, both are further indications of severe FIFA incompetence. None of the other officials pointed out the mistake to Roy. They probably did not even notice the mistake. Like I said, they are all drunk. Or, they think giving stiff arm salutes in Germany is still trendy.
Pope and Mastroeni got red cards in the game against Italy right? Damn, I thought a "proper" red card that kicks you off the pitch doesn't keep you from playing in the next round (unlike 2 yellow cards collected over the course of more than 1 match).C/1Lt Henderson said:Well, we would have had a much better chance to beat Ghana if we had Pope and Mastroeni on the field.I think seeing them both get red-carded for fouls that shouldnt have been called or in a worse case been a yellow card brought down the US's spirit a little. Course, the officials didnt exactly help us there...
Since you're so informed about fat people: How's Asamoah doing?Ollie Garchy said:Fat people can still score...especially against the Japanese. And please. 90 Kg at 1.83 m. That is fat or a heavy-weight boxer or bodybuilder. Ronaldo is still fat...a skilled fat man. (He is losing weight, though). His BMI is 27...he is chubby, portly, whatever. For a soccer player, a guy who has to run 90 minutes on a field and not sit in a dugout chewing tobacco or swinging a stick every now and then, he is fat. But baseball players need that extra strength. Do soccer players? Hardly.