COPA America Centenario

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    Jun 07, 2016 2:36 AM GMT
    Anybody watching this? I am of course cheering on the US, but it's so disheartening to see them play under a tool of a coach that doesn't understand the word "tactics". Most of the time, the US team looks like 11 people just got together at a 7-11 and decide to play soccer, players playing out of position and expect to succeed even though they don't really understand the fundamentals of the position.

    So far, the first few games, boring, but the last few are very very exciting. I am watching Chile vs Argentina (rematch of the last year Copa final), and it's a really good game. The one before with Panama and Bolivia (I expected to be boring) was actually really good too. Brazil while still trying, they're just not that great to watch, missing a lot of main players, I guess they don't care for this.
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    Jun 08, 2016 1:46 AM GMT
    Yeah, mate, being from the UK, I am a die hard, football fan! I can't get myself to watch American "soccer" though, because like you mentioned, I think the US is little behind in that department. It's not like watching a Manchester City or Arsenal game. We have the Houston Dynamo here in Houston, and since I've lived here, even though there is a lot of eye candy on that team, I've never been to a game. It's just not the same for me.


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    Jun 10, 2016 2:49 AM GMT
    I agree with you Sean, it's nothing like watching an EPL game, but since Leicester City got the title this year, so anything could happen in football. Most of the players here in our league do not have a lot of skills, but what they have is fitness and grits. It's sometimes fun to watch, like in the EPL, there is parity in our league. The top team can certainly get beaten by the bottom team.

    I don't think the US is a little bit behind in football, we are hugely behind! This mostly comes from the youth coaches, whom I feel concentrate so much more on fitness rather than skills, tactics, and just don't understand the game is actually about spatial manipulation, and less about running super fast.

    Just finished watching the Uruguay vs Venezuela game, and Uruguay just got eliminated, there's no way they can move on now, unless Mexico lost to Jamaica, which I can't see happening. Also since US beats Costa Rica by 4-0, I'm pretty sure Costa Rica is eliminated too since they HAVE to beat Colombia by 6 goals, which is not happening either. And Haiti just got schooled by Brazil, and this is the second game they lost, they're out too.
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    Jul 07, 2016 2:36 AM GMT
    Conclusion: Nothing changed from last year, Argentina couldn't take Chile out AGAIN, and then went to penalty, and Chile once again, rose to the top! The shocking of the tournament though, Chile ripped Mexico a new one by beating them 7-0!!!!!!!
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    Jul 13, 2016 3:05 AM GMT
    Copa America sucked big time. Pathetic display of certain countries. Euro copa was good though a few surprises including the champion Portugal.
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    Jul 18, 2016 5:19 AM GMT
    ^ You salty about Uruguay not getting out of their group? I thought almost all the knockout rounds were good, with the exception of course the US vs Argentina, that was just really really sad.

    EURO was much more boring, unexpected teams made it out and get trashed, and Portugal didn't deserve that win, they barely did anything, just sat back and defend like it's their lives on the line. But that's the beautiful game, it's won by moments, not the whole.