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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:01 PM
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None of you people are US soccer fans?
I threaten to annoy people every day with this link until I see some proper enthusiasism for our US men's national soccer team, who'll be playing in next month's World Cup (Germany).

Now you will watch this compilation of goals scored our team in the 2002 WC (Korea), and like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwqBiJoREEk

:patriot:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:03 PM
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1. what time does the first match start?
i wanna know if i have time to order a pizza before they are eliminated :D

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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:06 PM
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3. YOU will be eliminated
for that disloyal remark! Each member of the team gets to shoot a penalty kick directly at you -- no cup allowed.


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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:13 PM
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6. With his hands tied behind his back
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:16 PM
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8. Yup, none of this
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Twillig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:35 PM
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10. Give him the Vinny Jones treatment!


Not that I like soccer(well, more than Hockey at least), but I like to post the picture anyway.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:09 PM
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4. Why don't you stay in Canada you treasouness pervert
:P
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:10 PM
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5. .
:rofl:
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:21 PM
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9. That's "prevert"
I think he's trying to organize some kind of mutiny of preverts.

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:41 PM
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12. Oh, you'll have time to order a pizza, all right
Edited on Thu May-18-06 05:42 PM by KamaAina
they won't be officially eliminated until after the pool play concludes, which should take about a week.

The sad thing is, it's not even that they suck, it's just that they got stuck in a group with the Czechs (#2 ranked in the world) and the Italians (three-time champions), and only two get through to the knockout (single-elimination) stages. So, time to order that pizza, unless the developing scandal in the Italian club league somehow manages to blow back on the Azzurri.

Figures. Just when people are finally beginning to pay attention, they'll go from quarterfinalists last time out to road kill, thus crushing any U.S. interest in the sport for another couple of decades. :eyes:

edit: threw in a third 'l'. They can at least beat Ghana, for crying out loud!
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:52 PM
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13. They got placed in the Group of Death
While Mexico, who placed second in the CONCACAAF to the US, got seeded into a easier group.

Brian Ching made the squad, first Hawaiian ever to play in the WC.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 06:09 PM
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19. Actually Group C is considered to be the "Group of Death"
(note to n00bs: every World Cup has to have at least one, for some reason.)

Group C contains two-time champs Argentina, the Netherlands, Serbia and Montenegro (that's one country, what's left of Yugoslavia), and hapless Cote d'Ivoire. Ouch. I guess that makes Group E the "Group of Terminal Illness" or something. The grouping process leaves much to be desired, and no, to my knowledge, Diebold was not involved.
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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 06:44 PM
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21. "Crushing any interest".... don't think so
Perhaps with the non-football fans. But this year the USA could flame out 0-3, and yet the depth gets better every year, more and more americans play on first tier clubs around the globe every year, more big clubs from Europe come here every summer, and MLS is putting down roots slowly but surely. One year soon (perhaps even in 8 or 12 years) the USA will have an excellent team, catch a break , and end up in the semis. That's when interest with the non-football fan will be acquired and kept.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 08:09 PM
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22. Not necessarily.
Ghana has been doing good things recently, and has been the surprise giant slayer for years.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:06 PM
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2. I'm only interested in English soccer riots
:D
Yeah I do love the world cup, but probably not as much as you do.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:13 PM
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7. Whaaa?
You said something about sports? :boring:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:37 PM
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11. I used to be, when Minnesota had an NASL and then an MISL team.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:55 PM
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15. The Minnesota Kicks and the Minnesota Strikers
Hopefully, the Twin Cities can get an MSL team.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 06:01 PM
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16. 'Twas a long time ago, wasn't it?
My dad gave me a "Future Striker" shirt for my oldest daughter while I was pregnant with her; she's now nearly 19.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 06:07 PM
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18. I saw the Kicks as a kid, when they came to NJ to play the Cosmos
Edited on Thu May-18-06 06:09 PM by brentspeak
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 06:18 PM
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20. My best friend's parents had season tickets to the Kicks one year.
Mark Moran and Gary Vogel lived in a house in our neighborhood, and they were rather indulgent of our adolescent fanhood.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 08:32 PM
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24. One of my mom's friends lived next to Geoff Barnett
Who was a goalie for both the Kicks and the Thunder, IIRC.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:53 PM
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14. Nope. I despise soccer.
:P
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 06:04 PM
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17. Nope. Not enough passion for me.
Give me Premiership Football. I love me some Football Hooligans.
Duckie
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 08:25 PM
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23. Soccer is a sport of the third world and/or Communists
No red-blooded American would EVER watch it.

Give me rugby union any day. Now THAT's a patriotic sport.
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 08:42 PM
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25. I couldn't really give a shit
I hate soccer. Ever since I quit playing in 1st grade. I will root for the US but I won't care if they win or not nor will I watch.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-19-06 06:49 PM
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26. Well, don't hold back. Don't beat around the bush on this.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-19-06 06:53 PM
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27. I am! I am! I am!!
I LOVE soccer!! I went to a World Cup game in 1994 (Spain vs. Korea). One of the best games I've ever been to!!!
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-19-06 07:10 PM
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28. nope
sorry, but I can't get into it. Nothing wrong with it, but it just isn't my sport.
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