MLS All Stars Win Helps US Forget About Gold Cup

MLS All Star Game 2015  MLS All Stars win helps US forget about Gold Cup and the disaster

of the US men’s team trying to find their stride.

On July 29th in Commerce City Colorado, before a packed crowd of over 19,000,

to watch the 2015 MLS All Stars take on an

 

English Premier League favorite Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have been playing some preseason

matches here in the states and were a good match for our MLS band of rag tags. The MLS held

their own in the first half, with many good chances and Kaka making things happen for the MLS.

David Villa was magical with a great corner kick that ended in a PK for the MLS, then taking on a

well struck cross from Kaka, Villa redirected it into the back of the net for a 2 – 0 lead for MLS only 30

minutes into the match. Nick Rimando was the real man of the match this night, I know people

love giving it to offensive style of players, but Rimando stood on his head to use a hockey term.

Three huge saves from Rimando and many more he made look easy, but Rimando kept Harry Kane

and a well-balanced Spurs team out of the net til 37th minute, when Matt Besler fell down and Harry

Kane unleashed a rocket that most keepers won’t have even touched. Second half was mostly Spurs

controlling the field, but MLS gave acouple of runs at goal only to have the 45 minutes fall away with

all defense being the story of that half. Solid showing by the MLS, 22 layers say the pitch for the MLS,

two completely different teams per half of play, was very interesting to watch. Spurs controlled most

the match but couldn’t finish, and the MLS capitalized on their chances. Now Gold Cup, the US squad

needs help. Very inconstant play, the defense looks very confused under pressure, not like the back five

of our US women’s team. The offense just could not finish when needed, we look close to putting it

together, then falls apart. Are we going to press full field or half field, do we support the ball or run all

over the pitch. Just looked confusing the last 2 matches the US men’s team had in the Gold Cup.

TheSoccerInfo believes they will put it together soon, you can see the pieces, and the puzzle will be

solved soon. Come on boys, red, white, n blue blood all the way. Watch some video of the MLS

All Stars win helps US forget about Gold Cup and let’s get ready for World Cup 2018.


USA Makes It Into The Round Of 16 World Cup 2014

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USA makes it into the round of 16 World Cup 2014, after one win, one tie, and one loss, the goal differential saved US.

After making it though the “group of death”,  the US team is playing well,  keeping the total goals scored

against them at .75 per game. Scoring one of the top 5 fastest goals at the beginning of a game to

letting a goal against with only 30 seconds to go in a match, the US have had some real ups and

downs. US striker Jozy Altidore gets hurt 20 minutes into the first match, and the whole team has

rallied around his absence. Clint Dempsey, Jones, Beckerman, Besler, Zusi, Bradley, Beasley, Bedoya,

Brooks, Cameron, Davis, Gonzalez, Johnson, Johnnsson, Wondolowski, Yeldin, Green, and Goal

Keeper Tim Howard have all stepped it up a notch, giving all opponents many worries. Now it’s win

or go home, after England, Spain, Italy and Russia are all going home now, we still have shot at the

CUP. Here are some videos of the goals scored in latest matches. Get out your red, white, and blue

because the USA makes it into the round of 16 World Cup 2014, the fireworks start July 1st against Belgium at 3pm, Go USA !!!

USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014

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USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014

Hero’s like Jermaine Jones pictured here scoring against Portugal and

John Brooks who scored late against Ghana to win the first match for team USA in their round of 3.

Clint Dempsey is here to make it tough to send the US home in this group of “Death” as every soccer

guru called it, the US as a biggest chance to move on as any, see Bleacher Report. Dempsey now has

scored against Ghana and Portugal, while Jozy Altidore tries to repair a pulled hamstring suffered

against Ghana in the first 20 minutes of that match. Team USA is pulling out all the right mixes of

offense and defense putting them with in seconds of having two victories, as to the reality of one tie

and one win. Jurgen Klinsmann coach of the US team has a tough job ahead now figuring out how

to stop the high powered German team Thursday June 26th as both teams need wins for a for sure

spot in the round of 16. Watch some goals from the USA matches and the German team matches,

and try to make your own prediction of a winner.

Cheer For The USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014 To Continue….. Go USA

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Clint Dempsey after Ghana goal…..

Setting Up Other Players And Space Awareness

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Setting up other players and space awareness is one of the best characteristics Team USA shows both

on the Mens and Women’s squad. After both US teams have beaten Mexico this month, each of them

showed how to use all the players strengths to get the victories need to advance. In the case of the

men’s team, this 2-0 victory gave them a birth in the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. The women’s

victory was a show of their international dominance and how unselfish their play is involving all members

of their squad. Case in point, watch how Abby Wambach sets up a fellow teammate for a strike on goal

because Abby’s position took her away from a good shot. Which brings up a good rule for all players,

the best player for a shot is usually some one behind you, so having good space awareness and

communication, a better shot can be set up. Many coaches call this a back set or leaving the ball as it

runs through the defense. Also watch Clint Dempsey slighty touch a ball that Landon Donovan puts

away. Sydney Leroux proves the old adage, never give up on a run to goal, you never know when you

will be rewarded with an easy tap in goal, which always counts in the stat book. Four goals in

40 minutes of play, Leroux made Mexico look like they were standing still. Remember, lay it back to

your closest teammate, many times they will have the best crack at putting a quality shot on goal.

Head the ball down like Eddie Johnson does on the first goal against team Mexico, these are little tips

that go a long way in winning soccer. Watch these video’s looking for setting up other players and

space awareness while getting that victory for your squad.Also, look for a young Landon Donovan in 2004 match. [Read more…]