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1 minute ago, GROOT said:

Do we have a decent chance ?

Neither team is at full strength.

Mexico will have the home field advantage

The US has been progressing in the tournament but has not looked as good as Mexico has (outside of the first 15 minutes against Jamaica).  But Mexico has had a poor tournament converting their chances.

Mexico is favored but if the US win, it would at best be a mild upset.

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3 minutes ago, GROOT said:

Do we have a decent chance ?

 3:2 odds against... so, yep!

MEX -150 / USA +125

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40 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Not terrible, but not world beaters IMO. I think that side would struggle against most Mexican teams, especially on the wings.  Let's see if they can game plan around those weaknesses.

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2 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Cannon...otherwise what we thought

Let's hope he plays as well as he did the other night

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Things to watch for

* Tata said they intend to give Pulisic little space.  That should mean fouls.  A first 30 minutes yellow card he draws could make things loosen up

* how deep Weston will be playing.  I expect the US will have its ears pinned back at times tonight, so hopefully he is fairly deep and Nips comes back to help Ream.  I don't know if Ream has one more 90 in him before he turns into a pumpkin.  Let's hope

* If losing at half, I want Boyd as first off the bench for Morris if he looks like he did the other night 

* Mexico has not been tight at the back consistently.  The US will get chances tonight.  Hopefully they can bury one or two of them.

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Ream worries me just on pace. The long haired Mexican dude is fast and skillful. Swag will have to stay close to help Caillou, which means less of his going forward

And we'll see which Cannon shows up.

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9 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Neither team is at full strength.

Mexico will have the home field advantage

The US has been progressing in the tournament but has not looked as good as Mexico has (outside of the first 15 minutes against Jamaica).  But Mexico has had a poor tournament converting their chances.

Mexico is favored but if the US win, it would at best be a mild upset.

If the USA wins Mexico will have a thousand excuses - if USA loses it's we suck.

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4 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Ream worries me just on pace. The long haired Mexican dude is fast and skillful. Swag will have to stay close to help Caillou, which means less of his going forward

And we'll see which Cannon shows up.

If they are on the same side of the field Weston vs Guardado could be the key match up in the midfield.

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4 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

familiarize yourself with Mexico

That's quite possibly the last thing I want to do. Putos!

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God this "say the game starts at 9 but doesn't actually start until 9:15" stuff is so ####### annoying, especially on a Sunday night

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Jozy is carrying 15 pounds of extra muscle he does not need.  Hopefully a few defenders will bounce tonight off him and he won't get petulant when fouled.

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8 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Here is a nice graphic from @Scienceguyto help familiarize yourself with Mexico

https://twitter.com/blharreld/status/1148019346997940225

Pizarro's the guy that's impressed me. Raul has scored the goals, but pizarro seems like a guy capable of lighting it up.

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Just now, El Floppo said:

Pizarro's the guy that's impressed me. Raul has scored the goals, but pizarro seems like a guy capable of lighting it up.

That will be the Cannon and Miazga side.

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Just now, NewlyRetired said:

That will be the Cannon and Miazga side.

Yeah... noticed that in scienceguys link. Thanks.

2 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Jozy is carrying 15 pounds of extra muscle he does not need.  Hopefully a few defenders will bounce tonight off him and he won't get petulant when fouled.

He still plays like he's little- going down too easily and not winning enough positioning or airballs. 

US players are still pretty bad at the positioning/holding the ball skill...and it's not about size.

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Would be funny if the US gets more payday for the gold cup than the women get for winning the WC. "Funny"

 

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Mexican anthem sounds like a bunch of drunks singing at a circus

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8 minutes ago, TLEF316 said:

God this "say the game starts at 9 but doesn't actually start until 9:15" stuff is so ####### annoying, especially on a Sunday night

Hate it

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That bald Mex dude too...he's impressed me as really consistent and unflappable. I think he's a RB or at least right sided winger...an area I expect to see a bit of CP

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As a new soccer fan, one of my favorite things so far is the close-ups with working mics catching players sing their anthems horribly off-key.

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Let''s do this.  Mexico the home team, but it sounds like a pretty good US crowd.

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So weird seeing Soldier Field looking like that from the air - totally different space then when I was a kid.

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Nice by jozy, proving me wrong on positioning and hold up

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When are they ever going to do anything to the Mexican team to get rid of the puto birds? Until they start taking games away, it'll never end.

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More of a 3 man back line with Cannon pushing forward so far...

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Jozy playing well early... good distribution, playing physical. Just missed on that bicycle. That strike was weak though :(

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Oh Jozy. Especially after that incredible first touch.

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Second bad miss with his left this tourney.

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Damn I’m on a slight delay with Iptv :kicksrock: 

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Lucky that wasn't a card. Should have been.

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