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BearcatSA

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  1. When White scored, he seemed somewhat disconnected on the bench taking off his shoes while the rest of his team was jumping up and down in celebration
  2. And with that, they eventually go on to miss the postseason...again. He scored a from a top notch strike for the winner last night, but prior to that he also had some poor plays that should have been punished. His engine room, fitness, and commitment have never been an issue but I am of the same opinion as @jonovision.
  3. TBH, he showed much more composure and leadership on the field in his last season with the Caps then his more much experienced teammates who were too often losing their sh*t as the final days of the Robbo era played out
  4. Not for fringe players being included or dropped based on necessity and/or form.
  5. That's just reality for both club and country. There is little sentimentality in play. It's just business.
  6. That's the reality of professional football.
  7. If the biggest issue with our NT seemingly is about the performance of the broadcast duo, then we must be doing well. And we are 🙂
  8. That is the key here. His role with Bayern needs to continue to evolve like it has with our NT. We aren't having that debate about Davies at LB anymore, are we? How he was playing tonight was much more of what I envisioned with him.
  9. How much longer does he stay at Bayern? As an LB/LWB?
  10. Man, I'm so grateful that he's OUR guy!
  11. I was discussing that in the Jamaica match thread. On a dodgy pitch, to me that was a piece of inexperience that almost cost us.
  12. Then you would have loved the sucking of air noise that the late, great Graham Leggatt made when the other team had great scoring chances against Canada!
  13. I find that most colour commentators in a two person booth tend to feel that they have to say something, anything and so usually it is the banally Captain Obvious type of observation. I get much more out of the HT analysis from the studio because at least they have the time to review plays on replay without the pressure of being live. More thoughtful observations are usually made at that time. A number of years ago, ITV (or the Beeb or Sky) had the studio analysts interject with relatively brief sound bites about specific incidents during lulls in the play while staying with a single person booth doing pbp. I didn't mind that concept, actually.
  14. I actually like Brym's off the ball movement at the start of the Olympic qualifying (maybe because he was more active than the glacial Bair) but he didn't seem to pick it up another level (as compared to Buchanon's trajectory) as the tourney progressed. Tough pitch and coming on late are challenges for young guys so decision making on plays is the key. You can't afford to have buck fever at this level with these high stakes.
  15. I only saw the two camera angles of the shot from the same side of the field and to me there is nothing clear about the ball's destination. I'll take it as an alert save.
  16. We had a horrible midfield giveaway by Piette (in part caused by a lousy pitch) which resulted in a great chance for them off the counter. And, considering the other bad touches witnessed, sometimes it is better to be a little more conservative. Keeping the ball is the best defence and depending on the specific situation, it's better to go with the best way to keep the point. Sure, you want to "make something happen" as a forward playing sub but you have take in the context of the game situation. The Shaffelburg giveaway started a three pass counterattack sequence resulting in Lawrence's good shot and Crepeau's alert save for a final corner kick in the dying seconds. On the Brym play earlier, he wasn't really getting closed down yet rushed an off balance cross while Wotherspoon (not Johnson, as I thought at first) had been able to evade his three markers, drifted into a more dangerous position ahead of them, and was calling for the ball. If I was Spoony, I'd have been frustrated, too.
  17. We had a horrible midfield giveaway by Piette (in part caused by a lousy pitch) which resulted in a great chance for them off the counter. And, considering the other bad touches witnessed, sometimes it is better to be a little more conservative. Keeping the ball is the best defence and depending on the specific situation, it's better to go with the best way to keep the point. Sure, you want to "make something happen" as a forward playing sub but you have take in the context of the game situation.
  18. 0 for the Pacific Northwest. There is a lot of mediocrity...er..parity in this conference for the clubs between the top two and bottom two. I'm guessing that their playoff fate will go down to the wire.
  19. KJ's point in the post game with Andi and Platt was a good one in that this was a good match up for them: the play was mostly in front of them but you didn't see the clever off-the-shoulder runs like you'd get from a guy like the Peruvian Rudiaz and others. However, Jamaica were quite threatening off those pieces and that might give them more confidence in thevreturn fixture.
  20. He looks out of sorts in the role he has to play in these last two games. However, form is temporary but class is permanent.
  21. The inexperience of Shaffelburg and Brym was evident late. Shaffelburg got possession then goes on the gallop dribble on a dodgy pitch but his really poor touch led to a midfield turnover. Brym took an off balance wild cross that sailed out for a goal kick instead of playing some keep ball with Johnson near the corner flag. Johnson's gestures afterward said it all. I think the coaching staff will have a few quiet words to say in the match debrief to these youngsters.
  22. Nice to see Derek Cornelius looking solid with NT in Jamaica tonight.
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