Generic soccer thread



  • @rockchalkjayhawk said in Generic soccer thread:

    @approxinfinity missed that one. no doubt both coaches were acting a fool. yet highly entertaining! There were some serious no calls in that game. I can see how the players and managers were on edge.

    Only saw the start of that game; finally caught the highlights later. What a donnybrook ! Better than WWE, complete with hair pulling.



  • On the women’s side, once again the USA U-20 team failed to make it out of the group stage in their World Cup after losing to favorite Japan last night. This doesn’t bode well for continuing the dominance of the senior team, which is getting a bit long in the tooth.



  • Wow! meant to watch that, and i spaced @nwhawkfan . i watched a bit of their last game. did not look good.



  • Two pretty entertaining EPL games over the weekend.

    The Leeds/Chelsea game featured three Americans (at one point). Pulisic, Adams and Aaronsen. I think Leeds may be my new go to team to watch. That means I can finally break out that Leeds cap I bought in England 20 years ago! They are all over the place, as you can imagine with the later two US guys. They shut out Chelsea!

    And somehow Newcastle scored three on Man City for a tie.



  • I’ve got mixed feelings about Leeds. Jesse Marsch has a reputation as being a pretty abrasive manager. I guess winning will cover up a lot of that, and take away some of the anti-American prejudice there’s been in the past among English fans.

    Impressive showing by Newcastle. Eddie Howe did a great job bringing Bournemouth up from the ashes a few years ago. I always wondered what he could do once he was given proper resources. Regardless of how you feel about Saudi oil money in sports, there’s no doubt that the new owners will spend what’s necessary to get the job done.



  • @nwhawkfan said in Generic soccer thread:

    Eddie Howe

    I honestly didn’t even realize Jesse Marsch was American! ha. dunno anything about him. he did look excitable on the sideline. So, i don’t know his drama. I do know that Leeds played a pretty entertaining match. Their style of play brought some energy to the pitch. I haven’t really watched Leeds lately, so i can only assume they play that way all the time.



  • @rockchalkjayhawk said in Generic soccer thread:

    @nwhawkfan said in Generic soccer thread:

    Eddie Howe

    I honestly didn’t even realize Jesse Marsch was American! ha. dunno anything about him. he did look excitable on the sideline. So, i don’t know his drama. I do know that Leeds played a pretty entertaining match. Their style of play brought some energy to the pitch. I haven’t really watched Leeds lately, so i can only assume they play that way all the time.

    That uptempo style is a carryover from their previous manager, Marcelo Bielsa. He managed to get Leeds promoted back to the Premier League, but couldn’t keep up the success. When they were close to relegation last season, he resigned in an “amicable” split Apparently he was still pretty popular among their fans. When Marsch took over he was smart enough to keep that attacking style.



  • Well, i’m guessing that the one game i saw Leeds play with all that speed and energy was an outlier…they looked like nothing of the sort today in a loss vs BHA. Still enjoyed watching the US guys.



  • I never thought I’d read about Jesus and the psycho weenies, but it just happened.



  • This just in…not sure this is great news, but at least he’s on a quality club still.

    Pulisic to stay at Chelsea (The Athletic)

    Christian Pulisic will continue with Chelsea in the upcoming season, according to The Athletic. The London club has decided to keep the 23-year-old despite interest from Manchester United, Newcastle United, and some other clubs in Spain and Italy.



  • @rockchalkjayhawk newcastle sounded most intriguing to me



  • I just can’t see how this is good news if he plays so sporadically. If he’s “Captain America” and plays so infrequently then it’s hard to believe that he’ll be in top form in November we the USMNT needs him



  • @focojayhawk said in Generic soccer thread:

    I just can’t see how this is good news if he plays so sporadically. If he’s “Captain America” and plays so infrequently then it’s hard to believe that he’ll be in top form in November we the USMNT needs him

    yup. Tuchel needs to come to his senses and get his front line in order.



  • What a shame. Newcastle nearly pulled off a draw at Liverpool in a matchup of my two favorite managers, Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp. Just a few days after the Reds hung nine goals on Bournemouth.

    IMO the ref gave Liverpool way too much stoppage time to let them get the last minute win.

    Still, I was impressed by Newcastle’s new striker Isak, with a goal in his first game. A nice 70-million dollar addition to the roster.



  • Hey, good news for Sergino Dest!

    AC Milan agree loan deal for Sergino Dest (Di Marzio) 7 hours ago 16:00 Sergino Dest has been linked with a host of top European clubs this summer but has now found a new club, for this season at least. Di Marzio has reported that a full agreement has been reached between Barcelona and AC Milan for the signing of the USMNT right-back. He will move on loan for the duration of this season and the Italian champions are likely to have the option to purchase him permanently at the conclusion of the loan



  • @rockchalkjayhawk As long as he gets playing time. Don’t want him to end up like Pulisic at Chelsea.



  • Finally got around to watching Chelsea/West Ham. Chelsea is kind of a mess. Every offensive player just seems lost, stifled, restricted, tied down, boxed in, not sure what to do or where to go on the pitch. It’s like they have a team of wingers but only the wingers who aren’t playing whatever Tuchel defines as wing aren’t allowed to venture to the wing. so weird. Pulisic did nothing of note, nor did anybody else in the first 70 minutes.



  • Fofana was a nice get. New ownership willing to spend and not gonna put up with Tuchels mediocrity. “What have you done lately Tommy?”



  • Weston McKennie with a UCL goal today for Juventus!!! Very nice header.



  • Down goes Tuchel! Zero surprise.



  • @approxinfinity Can’t lose to a club like Zagreb and expect to stick around very long.

    Hope the new owners hire a coach who gives Pulisic more playing time.



  • @approxinfinity said in Generic soccer thread:

    Down goes Tuchel! Zero surprise.

    Wait, they fired Tuchel? Wow.



  • Can’t figure out what’s wrong with Liverpool. The same club that scored nine goals against Bournemouth has to settle for draws against bottom-feeders Everton and Fulham. Then they get clobbered by an inferior Napoli side in the Champions League. All this from a team that was expected to be in the mix for multiple trophies this season.

    Jurgen Klopp isn’t exactly on the hot seat like Tuchel was, but their play lately has got to be driving him nuts.



  • I read a story about Liverpool yesterday. Basically called out some of the older guys for absolutely slacking on offense and defense. Alexander Arnold was hammered for his lack of give a shit on defense, or getting back to play and defend after his runs up the wing. I didn’t watch the game, so i can’t say.



  • Guessing that Liverpool and the rest of the EPL teams won’t play at all this weekend after the passing of Queen Elizabeth.


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