Cap Peeler said:
you right brazil was dead asleep in that game and they might have been a little too c*cky and then they woke up once they saw they were trailing by 2 at halftime. But we're going back on how the US just sat back and just played it safe for the rest of the game. First and foremost, I don't rep the US blindly bro, i know the weaknesses of this team and the holes in it too i'm well aware of that. But this team doesn't have bums like in year's past and maybe, like i said if they keep that confidence on how they competed against spain, egypt and brazil.
And... i'm gravely misinformed about the events of the confederations cup.... alright man sure whatever you say.
And even "dead asleep" Brazil was dictating everything in the game bar the scoreline - a minor hiccup for a team like that, with so much time to go. They obviously rectified this very swiftly in the second half. It wasn't about the US trying to sit back; they'd scored two goals largely sitting back! lol. Brazil are lightyears ahead of them & slapped them around in the second half. It would happen to all but a handful of international teams.
This US team might not have certain "bums" you feel you have had previously, but it's not changed that much since last year - last year when the US managed the best result they're ever likely to have in beating Spain, & managed to get beat by Italy once & Brazil twice. What has happened since last year which suggests that the US can turn logic on its head on a regular basis?
And Friedel & Reyna are two players you don't have, that you have had in years gone by, that are as good as, if not better, than any players you have in your team at the moment. Overall, yes, the US seems to have a bit more depth but your best players are not good enough, so the rest of the squad certainly isn't anyway.
And you're gravely misinformed because you first thought the US had some kind of notable "run" in the Confederations Cup, when that "run" was entirely comprised of a shock win over a great team & secondly because you appear to have thought that the US were in control in either of their final two games. Two little opinions - but those opinions are simply misinformed.
But if that's what happened, then that's what happened... no matter if they lost 3 or 100 in a row before being defeated by Brazil. Don't forget how many USA scored against Brazil too. And they were nice goals.
Well it kinda does when you want to boast about a "run" of sorts. If you lose 100 in a row, then win 1 or 2, you can call that win whatever you want, but a "run" it does not constitute, let alone one to boast about or found hopes upon.
I know how many the US scored against Brazil. I gave the US team more credit on this board than pretty much anyone else. The lovely American "soccer" fans were quick to scorn their team for getting beat. It does not change the fact that they were bested by a far, far superior team & their performance in the Confederations Cup was nothing to write home about, sans one gutsy performance, & spectacular result, against Spain which they will likely never repeat. Don't wag the finger at me because most American fans seem completely oblivious - both when praising & condemning their team - as to the reality of the Confederations Cup last year.