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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 09:53 am
There is some sports talk here on A2K. Being that the road to the 2010 World Cup has begun, I thought that I'd see if there are any soccer/football fans here.

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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 10:15 am
Here.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 10:40 am
@FreeDuck,
Good idea http://i30.tinypic.com/ehnfxe.gif

I'm here http://i26.tinypic.com/2mnrspd.gif too.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 01:30 pm
Excellent!

So, does anyone plan to attend any games? I'm going to try and go to USA v Costa Rica here in DC in Oct.

You know what is great? is that you can always count on there being a highlight video on youtube after broadcast games. We can embed and talk about goals. This is particularly good for us in the US, because not many of the matches get aired.

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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 01:37 pm
@Diest TKO,
They've just recently started playing some games here in Atlanta. No WC qualifiers yet, but maybe soon. Is there a schedule somewhere?
Diest TKO
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 01:52 pm
@FreeDuck,
For Team USA: http://www.ussoccer.com/Schedule-Tickets/Schedule.aspx

For WC in general: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/matches/index.html

You can sort by team as well. No info on broadcast though. :-\

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 02:08 pm
@Diest TKO,
You (the USA-team that is) might get a player from my "team (Schalke 04) as national player:Jermaine Jones.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 02:14 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
If we win versus Russia .... then we've feathered our nest.

spendius
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 02:53 pm
I'm an expert TK. What do you want to know?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 03:02 pm
@Diest TKO,
The Columbus Crew is actually quite good and I've been pulled in a bit. Haven't seen them live yet I'm interested. Sozlet plays soccer (I used to) and I may take her and a few of her soccer pals.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 03:10 pm
Of course - the WM is always exciting to watch! 4 years ago when the
FIFA cup was in Germany, I was there and it was so great to see so many
people from around the world sitting with us in outdoor cafes and restaurants
(they all had giant TV's) and watch the games together. A friend of mine
is going to South Africa for the games next June to root for the Americans!
spendius
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 05:19 pm
@CalamityJane,
Football is about 22 men kicking a ball around a field Cal and not about tweeters making themselves into their own talking points.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 09:26 pm
@spendius,
Your point is?
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 12:44 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

If we win versus Russia .... then we've feathered our nest.

Walter, I'd like to make a joke here, but I don't know your sense of humor and I wouldn't want to offend.

All the same, I don't know much about the Russian team, so go Germany.

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 02:05 am
@Diest TKO,
I've no humour at all with football. That is something very serious. Wink

(The Russians aren't that bad at all, thanks to their Dutch coach .... and a lot of money.)
Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 08:53 am
@Walter Hinteler,
So I guess Poland is happy to be in Group 3 and out of the way of the both of you while you fight it out.

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:31 am
@Diest TKO,
We are, too.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 10:17 am
You're right about Russia I think. A nice open to set the pace on the path to the WC would be nice.

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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 01:09 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

You (the USA-team that is) might get a player from my "team (Schalke 04) as national player:Jermaine Jones.

I'm most interested to see how we play this time around. Our new coach is controversial and erratically effective. I have hope we'll make ourselves proud this time. Hell, I'll be happy if Landon Donovan can wipe that stupid "duh" expression off his face.
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spendius
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 01:14 pm
Quote:
The United States Women's National Soccer Team is operated by the United States Soccer Federation. The team is ranked #1 in the world by FIFA. The team has won two Women's World Cups (1991 and 1999); three Olympic Women's Tournaments (1996, 2004 and 2008) and six Algarve Cups (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008). The United States U-19 women's national soccer team also won the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, and the U-20 team won the same event, now renamed the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, in 2008.


You guys have a mountain to climb to match that.
 

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