Edition 7: Colombian Neck-tied

 

During this episode, the S&G crew discuss:

  • the US is conquered by Colombia…again
  • the starting lineup + where did Fabian Johnson and Brad Guzan go?
  • did Klinsmann’s 23 man roster selection force his hand into playing players that just couldn’t compete against a talented team like Colombia
  • Conor describes his Copa experience relating it to drinking jungle juice in college and the ensuing hangover
  • is it fair to judge Klinsmann based on 1 completely negative Tweet with lots of disappointing facts?
  • Klinsmann and the ever questionable timing of his subs (but hey, at least he got the right guys on the field this time!)
  • Stars
  • Gripes
  • was the USMNT’s Copa experience a step in the right direction?
  • Player grades/ratings
  • Fire Klinsmann?

Episode 6: It Got Messi Versus Argentina

 

During this episode, the S&G crew discuss:

  • …4-0?
  • the starting line-up; what we hoped to see vs. what we saw
  • was goal #1 more of a Guzan issue or more of a “why is there nobody within 10 yards of Messi issue?”
  • the USMNT can’t keep the ball, but mostly they look like they don’t want the ball
  • Wondo finally participates in the game…fouling Messi.  And Messi appreciates the opportunity
  • Messi’s greatness
  • after basically playing 9v11 for the first half, we start Pulisic in the 2nd half
  • Stars
  • Gripes
  • What does the 3rd place game mean for you?  What should the 3rd place game mean for the USMNT?
  • Fire Klinsy?
  • And for the big finish: Adam shares his idea around stopping idiots from running onto the pitch.  And the SAG crew have a new business opportunity?

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Edition 5: Poor, Poor Ecuador

During this episode, the S&G crew discuss:

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A group of (former) soccer players, coaches, and passionate fans offer their perspective on all things US Soccer; it’s players & coaches, the team, and outcomes of games.  Adam, Conor, Scott and friends cover a variety of US Soccer related news and games; offering in-depth analysis of lineups, game strategies, player performance, and game flow from their perspective as former soccer players and current coaches.  Throughout the conversation, the SAG crew’s fandom comes out to provide some irrational predications, overreactions to games, and how it we’d fix it all based on our expertise demonstrated in years and years of playing FIFA (except for Adam).