Fútbol, The Global Kind

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  1. crgildart

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    Do or die for the USA men against Costa Rica tonight in Copa America. A loss would put them in dire shape with almost zero chance of advancing.
     
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    Imagine that, the men have a team too...(never watched a single match)
    must be tough living in the shadow of the awesome US Woman's National Team :D
     
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    Too bad only one team actually gets paid to play..:nono:
     
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    They pulled it out in impressive fashion.

    By the way, the spanish is "Futbol".
     
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    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I was actually wondering what to change it to, because I wasn't familiar with either futball or futbal. Turns out one is Polish and one Slovak, or something like that. So I went with what I knew. lol

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_for_association_football
     


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    *this is me*
    *this is me being strong*
    *this is me being strong and disciplined*
    *this is me being strong and disciplined and resistant*
    *this is me being strong and disciplined and resistant to making foosball jokes*
     
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    Yes I remember that now. Creo que si!

    Flagging my own post here for mod help
     
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    No jokes! Foosball is serious business although I've never tried this level......

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    Don't forget the accent on the ú, other wise you might wind up with foot bowls.
     
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    Yeah, i was just being too perezoso* to find the proper character.

    *lazy
     
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    GOoooooooooooooaaaal
     
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    Costa Rica was slaughtered.
    Brazil destroyed Haiti.
    Peru and Ecuador tied.
     
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    Ya, what happened to the Costa Rica team? They were surprisingly good for such a small nation last year/
    round. Did they miss out on some MSL folks they had last year that couldn't make it this time?
     
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    Couldn't make it? You mean stay in MLS and not play in a huge national tournament? lol

    Their goalie (Navas) is injured; he is really good. Not sure that's why they can't score, though.
     
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    And what about Argentina ... Messi is injured, and Kun Aguero is still a sub. How do you say "deep" in Spanish?
     
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    I have no idea what their contracts require and exempt in that regard.
     
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    Costa Rica dominated the first ten minutes. Then they committed a foul in the box and after Dempsey buried the pk it was downhill from there.
     
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    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    (I misspoke earlier ...I meant international tournament.) No, this is like the most prestigious international tournament behind World Cup. It's like the Euros. So ... yeah.
     
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    I know that, but sometimes they don't play the friendly's leading up to the group play when they have paid league conflicts... sometimes that results in the coach sitting them if they aren't on the same page due to lack of practice and experience on the team.

    Here's Bradley whining about it last year when the schedules came out...
    http://www.starsandstripesfc.com/2015/9/5/9265683/michael-bradley-mls-schedule-usmnt-frustrated
     
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    Well, that's not exactly what you said, but ok.
     

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