**Soccer Thread - No, it's not that gay

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  1. Heism4n

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    I couldn't be any happier with Morata....a dream signing. @clemsontyger04 knows I've wanted him for 2 years now. Remember, Conte bought him at Juve, then left before he got a chance to use him...he loves him. Morata has been my #1 want at striker since the minute Conte took the job (even last summer), with Belotti #2. Morata fits what Conte likes to do better than Lukaku and/or Costa. Morata is a more complete player than both; he is more flexible; he is quicker; better defensively; can play with his back to the ball; has a much better 1st touch; doesn't need a ton of space; can create; he will link of the play (a lot more 1-2's) up front and Conte's offense will be much more fluid. Costa used to hold up play and flop in the box...that frustrated Conte.

    - Minutes per goal ratio (la liga) - 88.7, only Lionel Messi had a better rate at 76.5
    - Since 2016, he is Spain's leading scorer with 8 (he is also their #1 striker ahead of Costa).
    - Morata's 15 goals earned RM 13 league points - only Cristiano Ronaldo's 15 earned points were more in La Liga last season
     
  2. The Guglia

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    I work in the City, and I work long hours.
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    Big night the other night but glad my favourite team, Manchester United, beat my other favourite team, Manchester City.
     
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  3. clemsontyger04

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    Two Offensive Coordinators are better than 1
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    #ACityUnited
     
  4. Heism4n

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    Most expensive transfer windows of all time...

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  7. Heism4n

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    I laughed...

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    I am getting a feeling that Arena may screw this up tonight. But, it will probably be Bradley who does
     
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    Are we bringing in our A Team or just a select few? Too lazy to look it up and I would assume some of our best players are too busy playing in Europe?
    I don't know shit about soccer.
     
  10. TheWampa

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    You're allowed to make six changes between the group and knockout stages, so they brought in Bradley, Howard, Altidore, and a couple of others.

    Most of the first XI are getting a break since the Gold Cup doesn't mean much and World Cup qualifiers are coming up.
     
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    Thanks! Yeah that all makes sense. I do remember reading something that said at the end of the day the Gold Cup doesn't really mean much but obviously it would be good to see our National team win something lol
     
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  12. TheWampa

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    Ultimately, it can lead to an appearance at the confederations cup, the year before a World Cup, but that's also a mostly meaningless tournament, though a lot of fun. We had a hell of a run in the last one we were in.
     
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  13. clemsontyger04

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    Helps teams get used to what they will face physically in the world cup. With it being in Qatar (fuck you fifa) I want to have that advantage. Again, fuck you fifa.
     
  14. TheWampa

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    Good point. I keep hoping something will happen to strip them of it.

    I guess them being meaningless is too far; it's certainly a great chance for experience and see who is ready/can contribute.
     
  15. statebird

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    Is the 2022 World Cup going to be in November due to heat concern as or am I making that up?
     
  16. TheWampa

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    I think December was the plan, which interrupts just about all of the domestic leagues, though some more than others for the ones that have a winter break built in.
     
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    Might not be a CONFED Cup in 2021.

    Can't be in Qatar in the summer and can't be in November. Might play it in summer of '21 in another location.
     
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  18. Heism4n

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    New Clemson kits

     
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  19. Tiger Roll

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    Yea those are sick.

    Not a Barca fan, but their new electric blue kits are bad AF also. Playing ManU on ESPN right now.

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  20. Tiger Roll

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    Lineup tonight... and why is Dempsey not playing? He's our Mike Williams

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  21. TheWampa

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    He's been killing it as a super sub and may not have the legs for a full match. I'd imagine he'd start in the place of Morris, but Morris offers a lot more pace.
     
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    Makes sense... he's been playing a full 90 as designated player for Seattle all season, though. Although, if you look at his game log for 2017, he sits out about every fourth game they play.

    Man prob graduated high school same time as Ibrahimovic.
     
  23. HBG

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    USA Soccer doesnt get it. Why play this at 10PM EST? And why not ask Fox to put this on their network channel rather than FS1? Missed good oppty to broaden their viewership.
     
  24. TheWampa

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    Agreed. They lost a lot of money with Mexico losing in the semi, too.
     
  25. statebird

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    Holy shit that looked bad, could see a finger wasn't where it was supposed to be on the first replay
     
  26. TheWampa

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    Feel awful for Blake as he's been fun to watch this tournament.

    This field is trash.
     
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  27. TheWampa

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    Goddamn, Jozy
     
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  28. Tiger Roll

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    ho-lee-shit that free kick.
     
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    Found a gif in twitter of Blake's hand, put it in spoilers just in case. Doesn't look as bad as I thought, though it appears he has a compound fracture on his index finger and they may have had to reset the middle finger. Would think that will heal okay but mentally it will take him a while to get over that. Hopefully he gets healthy and continues his rise.

     
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    I want to hate Morris for beating our ass back in the NCAA finals, but damn, keep it up, kid.
     
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  33. Heism4n

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    The check used to purchase Neymar

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    :ohletdoit:

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