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Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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Jul 2, 2007 10:40 AM

Can the U.S. bounce back in the Copa America?

The Americans took an early lead against Argentina after converting a ninth-minute penalty kick, then gave up four straight goals.

 

Do you think the U.S. team has what it takes to regroup and come back strong against Paraguay in the Copa America?






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  • Tfree Amateur 20 posts since
    Jun 12, 2007
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    1. Jul 2, 2007 6:53 PM (in response to Trish18)
    Re: Can the U.S. bounce back in the Copa America?

    Unfortuntately, I'm going with a resounding "no chance."  Read my blog post "One step forward, three steps back" and let me know if you agree.  In short, though, we're just not good enough to beat mediocre to great opposition outside the U.S.  To quote Metallica; "Sad But True."

  • jspitzberg Active.com Staff 37 posts since
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    2. Jul 2, 2007 8:21 PM (in response to Tfree)
    Re: Can the U.S. bounce back in the Copa America?

    I hear you, Travis (http://community.active.com/blogs/Tfree/2007/07/02/one-step-forward-three-steps-back)!  But let's remember that Bradley chose to win the Gold Cup, and test out his player pool in Copa America.  You can argue with the decision, but Twellman (last chance saloon passing him by), Olsen (swan song), Kljestan and Moor (just expanding the pool) aren't going to be factors in 2010, and probably not even in qualifying for WC-SA or whatever we're going to call it.

     

    That being said, when you're best two forwards are Donovan and Dempsey, you aren't going to be making an impact on the international scene.  Especially not against the likes of an Argentina side who can leave a Carlos Tevez on the bench.  Wouldn't we like to have that luxury?!?!

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