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CAN squeezed by French Guyana.
16-year-old Alphonso Davies scored 2, looks the real deal.
HON-CR about to kick off.
RBA going nucking futs.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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HON 0-1 Costa Rica. Full house.

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HON 0-1 Costa Rica. Full house.


So is it a good idea to play our WCQ against Costa Rica there??

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So is it a good idea to play our WCQ against Costa Rica there??

The only argument against housing a USA game here would be those that wish to see a predominantly white crowd...

Personally, I'm all in favor of having fans of foreign teams at the game. I think the majority should be home fans but having opposition fans is fine. The other aspect is that there is a large Latin population here that supports the USA. Why cut them off for fear that some might root for the "wrong" team?!

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Thursday, November 27, 2008 -

After another Hatch shank over the crossbar...
"And Hatch wonders why nobody is covering him." - Tony Meola


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So is it a good idea to play our WCQ against Costa Rica there??


I didn't go to the game so I don't know how the crowd was but we already played them there in a friendly a few years ago.

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The only argument against housing a USA game here would be those that wish to see a predominantly white crowd...
Personally, I'm all in favor of having fans of foreign teams at the game. I think the majority should be home fans but having opposition fans is fine. The other aspect is that there is a large Latin population here that supports the USA. Why cut them off for fear that some might root for the "wrong" team?!

Unsure what points you are trying to make here.
Do you think that crowds at other USMNT games are "predominantly white"? That USSF or US soccer fans are concerned about or want to control crowd demographics?
I think that the concern is more about the percentage of away fans, not their ethnicity. We face hostile crowds in many opposing venues. Is anyone concerned about the demographics of those crowds?
There will be an away section for the Ticos. Others will undoubtedly acquire tickets elsewhere in RBA, where I expect they will be treated better than we would, were the situation reversed.

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is it a good idea to play our WCQ against Costa Rica there??


Sure! Tight quarters in 201, where several ESCers sat last night. The stairwell is narrow, IMO insufficient for the full upper deck above the SW.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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I guess our D team getting a draw vs a full strength Panama side is acceptable. Roster is January quality for sure. How is Juan Aguedelo on the national team even a thing at this point? The defending on the Panama goal was a complete embarrassment. Four freaking guys were surrounding the Panama player and he was able to get the shot off. That just can't happen if you hope to win at this level.
Let's Go Buffalo!!!

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Wasn't surprised USA gave up the 1-0 lead, after all, look who was starting as a central defensive midfielder?


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello and Mike Vallo

 

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Zusi must have the same kind of blackmail on Arena that Zizzo has on Marsch.

Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.


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Wasn't surprised USA gave up the 1-0 lead, after all, look who was starting as a central defensive midfielder?


Acosta?



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Was it a full strength Panama team?

Also I wouldn't call the US a D team, there's a couple of starters (Acosta, Villafaña) and everyone else is probably 2nd choice. So B is more accurate.

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Accosta had a terrible game yesterday. I like the guy, but yesterday wasn't his best.

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"And Hatch wonders why nobody is covering him." - Tony Meola


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Unsure what points you are trying to make here.
Do you think that crowds at other USMNT games are "predominantly white"? That USSF or US soccer fans are concerned about or want to control crowd demographics?
I think that the concern is more about the percentage of away fans, not their ethnicity. We face hostile crowds in many opposing venues. Is anyone concerned about the demographics of those crowds?
There will be an away section for the Ticos. Others will undoubtedly acquire tickets elsewhere in RBA, where I expect they will be treated better than we would, were the situation reversed.

There many people in US Soccer circles that equate pro-USA crowd with white. It isn't explicit racism but more implicit. Columbus is selected because it's furthest from Mexican poplulations in a state that is predominantly white and in a stadium that can limit the crowd size. Look at the comments on Twitter about how games should be in the Pacific North-West.

The decision to not play any WCQ within spitting distance of the largest population in America is based on the implicit idea that minority populations, aka non-white, would be rooting against the nation they chose as home. While many people do have an affinity for their birth nation, you don't win them over and incorporate them further by running away.

It's the same bullshit theory behind the idea that taking refugees and immigrants makes us less safe.

Addendum: I'm in no way implying that any of this applies to anyone here as I think our fan base is quite inclusive. However, it is something that needs addressing given the very Bro-nature of the AO crowd.

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yeah saw tweets as well saying, "Why can't it be in the NW?"


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello and Mike Vallo

 

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