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25 Responses to “RTE World Cup 2010 – USA vs Algeria post match – Landon Donovan and Bianca”
@camelfocker I think for many of the American viewers watching this they
have taken it the wrong way which is unfortunate. The panel were not being
derogatory, and they were not giving backhanded compliments. They were in
fact fulsome (and sincere) in their praise. Yes they were having fun with
the whole Bianca thing, because it is funny to us as no footballer in this
part of the world would mention his gf in a interview like that lol. Its no
biggie, just some fun to lighten the mood.
usa does well enough at wc when they score some goals. in 2002 and 2010
they scored some goals. in 1998 and 2006 they were awful offensively. they
aren’t good enough to try and achieve multiple 1-0 “results.”
“I think it embodied what America’s all about (chuckle).” I think the fact
that tens of thousands of people turned out to cheer for our president when
he was in Dublin “embodies what America is all about.” Call me crazy.
@ThaReaper01 Yep because they don’t care. So actually that’s good so they
can really enjoy themselves and have very little expectation if anything
the expectation only came from themselves. However that will change now.
People will pay attention now at least.
@camelfocker As for the comment “for what they are” its not meant in a
derogatory way either, although I can understand how it might sound like
that to foreign viewers tuning in. What they mean is that the US doesnt
have a culture of soccer the way other countries do. They are not a soccer
nation YET, but they are developing. Serious interest there has really only
started growing since the 90’s, which puts the US at a real disadvantage,
so this is a great achievement in that context.
@alwayswinit4real hmmm….i agree with you….and it IS funny how much US
has changed…i played semi-pro in the late 80s in chicago, before the
present day professional league existed (chicago sting) and there’s no way
i would have made it in the present state….isn’t it funny how now the MLS
is like the retirement resort for european players?… does that mean i
should have played league 3 in my teens?…crap….if only i could have
known…and england loves yank keepers
@camelfocker I am Irish, and I was absolutely delighted (as were the panel
here) to see the US go through. They richly deserved it. Not only did they
qualify, they topped the group. Yes, the US doesnt have the Ronaldos, the
Messi’s and the Villa’s of this world, but they have good players who play
with tremendous pride & passion & they never give up (contrast with
France!). Its fantastic for the tournament and hopefully will speed the
growth of the US as a real footballing power in the future.