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  1. Subbed in today in a 1-0 loss. https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tTP1TcwNzUxLTJg9BIsSEzOL1ZISVVISy0qSs0sSgQAgG0JUQ&q=pacos+de+ferreira&oq=pac&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j46j0l2j46j69i60j69i65j69i61.1539j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#sie=m;/g/11hfxm4988;2;/m/03n_lr;ln;fp;1;;
  2. Man, I really feel like we're selling ourselves short here. 25% chance in that first group seems really pessimistic. I guess it's been ingrained and all that, but I think we're firmly better than Haiti. The bad thing happened, and it was pretty bad, but honestly, compare these 2 squads. I don't think anyone could say that Haiti would win most times, or even 3 times out of 10, with a straight face. Would be cool if we talked more about what makes our squad, rather than speculation and comparison without backing any of it up. Our striking, at least in theory, should be lethal. Any given game is essentially us betting that Davies (hopefully), David, Cavi and Hoilett are gonna score more than you can. When you look at Jamaica and Costa Rica, I just don't see this same talent at one place on the field, that gives you a winning bet in most situations Maybe they're more balanced, but having this stack up front is more valuable than anything they have, in my opinion. Our odds are definitely below 50%, because the difference isn't that much, but I think it's better than random, and probably better than the other three.
  3. The problem is, that this is a common "Dog whistle." This is when a neutral phrase is used by a certain group to mean something controversial to people who understand, but will trick bystanders into thinking it means exactly what it says. Another example, is when white nationalists say "It's okay to be white." This is true and okay by itself, but when they say it, their goal is to spread propaganda with a double meaning. Similarly, people who say "All lives matter" aren't really saying that. Historically, it's been used by people who want to delegitimatize Black Lives Matter, and the fight for increased freedoms in general. Instead of looking at the words themselves, it's important to look at who is saying them, and what meaning they're assigning to it.
  4. If it's gonna be 3 groups of four, then it would probably have to be 1, 12, 4, 9 and so on, right? Unless they draw out of a hat, which would be pretty bad... So if they do it this way, the pools would be: 1. Mexico 2. Antigua 3. Jamaica 4. Panama 1. USA 2. Trinidad 3. Honduras 4. Curacao 1. Costa Rica 2. Haiti 3. El Salvador 4. Canada Just speculation, don't yell at me.
  5. Milan joins the party https://sempreinter.com/2020/04/26/inter-evaluating-a-move-for-20m-rated-canadian-gent-striker-jonathan-david/
  6. I feel like El Salvador would never agree to this, even with home field. Their best bet would be to play against teams overrated by the Fifa rankings i.e. UAE (if they don't pull out again) or China.
  7. Do you know how many points we'd get for beating Honduras or Costa Rica?
  8. Doesn't it have to be by 2 goals? Curacao has one more right now.
  9. Costa Rica just got a penalty kick 1-0 Costa Rica
  10. I'll take Davies on the wing for this one. We ran every possession through him last time, and he was very effective at getting around Lovitz and setting up chances. If we're going for a win rather than a draw, we need someone who can bring the ball up quickly and effectively, and he's obviously the best option.
  11. Again though, even if Curacao gets out of their group Again though, even if Curacao gets out of their group, they'll probably have to play Mexico in the semi finals. Canada would have a much more winnable match against Honduras. I guess running into them in for 3rd place is possible. I think El Salvador is the bigger threat tbh.
  12. Just realized we now have more players from Scotland than from American MLS teams.
  13. A win pretty well assures it. If we draw, we probably end up playing Honduras in the semis, while a few points behind El Salvador. A draw against the U.S. and a win against Honduras would put us back into the Hex, but I'm not sure if it would put us so far ahead as to guarantee a spot. Just as a side note, people are too worried about Curacao I think. Even if they get past Costa Rica, they'll probably have to go through Mexico in the semis. Our chances of playing them our very low, in addition. As long as Mexico handles Panama, and Honduras doesn't completely blow it against Trinidad (and assuming we get past the U.S.), the semis will be Canada vs. Honduras and Mexico vs. Curacao.
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