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jueves, mayo 31, 2012

An Embarrassment

Yesterday in a friendly, the US lost to Brazil 4-1. The US got totally pwnd. Neymar had a field day: one goal (a PK at 12 minutes, see below), 2 assists. Faced with the fact that the US played terribly against a real futbol power, Jurgen Klinsmann (whom I have never liked) had this to say:

"We need to get an edge more nastier," said U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the former German star and coach. "Maybe we're a little bit still too naive. Maybe we don't want to hurt people. But that's what we've got to do. You've got to do that at the end of the day. So we've got to step on their toes more and get them more frustrated and make a case with the referee maybe as well, for us, not only the opponent."

Translation? Expect the US to be thugs. Expect the US to try to make up for lack of skills with aggression. Expect a kind of futbol that is an embarrassment.

Personally, I don't want to watch that. And I certainly don't support it. Let Germany play that game. The US is entitled to something less embarrassing.


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