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#61 devilsfan26

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

Is it too hyperbolic to call this the Miracle on Pitch if they pull it out?

Eh it's not the same since the American team isn't comprised of college kids and I don't think Brazil is as dominant as the Soviet hockey team was. Either way, this is still great to watch.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:27 PM

Is it too hyperbolic to call this the Miracle on Pitch if they pull it out?

I mean, Spain and Brazil back-to-back (especially a Brazil team that kicked their ass earlier in the tournament) is not unlike the USSR/Finland in 1980.


It is very much unlike it. Leaving out the socio-political elements of USA/USSR, the American team in 1980 was a bunch of amateur kids while the Russian team was all professionals.

The US soccer team, like the teams from Brazil and Spain are all professionals.

Also, that came in the most important international hockey tournament at the time. The Confederations Cup is not nearly as big a deal.

It would be a major upset sure, but it cannot compare to the Miracle on Ice.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:28 PM

Haha wow, never saw this one coming , but thats the great thing about football anything can happen.

Still wont count out brazil though.


Brazil is sick, funny as I grabbed some pickup chow and was talking to the owner who is Italian and two of his workers are from Mexico. Didn't know what to expect prior to the game but all three were in agreement the US had to score first only because "Brazil gets to emotional", that was from one of the Mexican guys who, looking at the game right now, looks dead on.

Lotta time left but big time prayers for Howard who has been a stud! LETS WIN THIS!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:35 PM

Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:36 PM

Crap.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:39 PM

Crap.



Yeah I 2nd that....1 minute in too :rant:
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:42 PM

I just turned the game off since I'm nervous. I figure I'll browse the web, shave, take a shower and hopefully come back to see the US didn't collapse. Still its amazing the heart this team has showed.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:43 PM

Damn, 2-1? Missed the Brazil goal. Cmon...
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:50 PM

big break for US, that was in the net
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:52 PM

Man I hope the US can win by at least 2 now, so that goal/non-goal/whatever doesn't become a big issue.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:00 PM

Howard, AGAIN .. biggest save of the night
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:02 PM

Is it too hyperbolic to call this the Miracle on Pitch if they pull it out?

I mean, Spain and Brazil back-to-back (especially a Brazil team that kicked their ass earlier in the tournament) is not unlike the USSR/Finland in 1980.



Not really, i expected you guys to get torn apart.

The trouble is this isnt a big tournament.

If the last two games were world cup games in any round then they would have been two of the greatest upsets in international football history.

If you guys do win its still an incredible feat.

Although your team is pretty good and they shouldnt be seen as a complete supprise, dempsey, spector, howard, guzan bocanegra, DeMerit , besley , and Bradley all play in top top divisions in europe.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:03 PM

well that sucks
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:04 PM

Ouch!!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:14 PM

Well, ah well.. better luck in the WC next year
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:15 PM

I was moderately joking because I wanted to use the term Miracle on Pitch. I understand the amateurs/professionals and social differences.

Regardless, the fact that the US had no business being where we are right now is fairly similar.

...sh!t.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:15 PM

:rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:17 PM

I like Casey.. i have a feeling hes gonna do something
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:24 PM

Well that sucks.

Nonetheless, an amazing ride.

And I'm sure many, many Americans watched a soccer game for the first time this afternoon.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:26 PM

What a fvcking choke that ended up being. I don't want to hear about how this was a great step. I'm so fvcking pissed off right now. We had that game and we blew it.

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