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Old 06-10-2016, 05:50 PM   #121
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:59 PM   #122
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I am just appalled b/c most Mexican fans I heard on the Mexico games so far booing Nat'l anthems, and the like.
Ah yes, another time honored tradition of Americans spreading false rumors about Mexican fans.

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I'm not Mexican-American, but it is unreal that Mexico does have Home field advantage here in the USA.
Unreal because they have great fans unlike the USA who can't even fill half a stadium with their own fans? Tickets went on sale to the public through the same source. Anyone could have bought tickets including fans of the teams that Mexico was playing. You complain that stadiums are empty for this tournament but complain that Mexicans are coming full force. Which fucking is it? Let's just call this what it really is which is jealousy that Mexico has such great support. I mean the whole point of putting these games on is for fans to come to the games.

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USA does have Home field, but it is not as prevalent as Mexico support.
Whose fault is that? USA fans have every opportunity to attend USA matches. No one is blocking their attendance.

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Most of these Mexicans live here, and some don't even support the country's Nat'l team they live in. I won't get started on geo-political crap, I just think it is unreal.
Ah yes, another time honored tradition of holding Mexican-Americans to a double standard. If Mexican-Americans support Mexico we're anti-American, but Italian-Americans, English-Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Argentinian-Americans, Brazilian-Americans, etc. are all cool to support those respective countries. And don't pretend like you care about those fans doing that because nobody ever says shit about them and hardly any of them root for the U.S.

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Old 06-10-2016, 08:10 PM   #123
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Bolivia got majorly screwed.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:11 PM   #124
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I am not going to even touch your replies, Coster. You're right, you win.

Viva Mexico.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:14 PM   #125
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It's still about money and atmosphere. Looking at the ticket sales for some of these matches, they put teams in stadiums that move the attendance needle. If you are coming from Colombia, does it matter if the team play in Houston or Chicago? not really. But putting Mexico close to Mexico instead of Seattle could more than double attendance. They did this type of thing for the Women's World Cup as well.
Bingo. This really is what it's all about. CONCACAF has been essentially funded by Mexican fans in the U.S. for years and CONMEBOL wanted some of that green too (no pun intended).

Even if money wasn't a big carrot, if there was a team that deserved to host a Copa America outside of South American it was Mexico, a country that has supported the tournament for a long time with not only a competitive team but with a great number of fans in attendance as well. Certainly not the United States (as they are proving.) Having all these games near Mexico shouldn't be questioned for a number of reasons.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:15 PM   #126
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And none of you have ever complained that the Gold Cup is held in the United States...every. fucking. time.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:23 PM   #127
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The United States also hosted the Olympic qualifying tournament but nary a word from U.S. fans complaining about that. Not that it did the U.S. team any good.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:47 AM   #128
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Fucking won the group
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:54 PM   #129
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Brazil got fucked hard..
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:19 PM   #130
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I am so angry for Brasil. They got screwed. Should not happen in 2016.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:03 PM   #131
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Given what the Russian hooligans are doing in France, World Cup 2018 in Russia is gonna be interesting.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:52 AM   #132
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Arsenal v. Liverpool
Chelsea v. West Ham
Everton v. Spurs

solid matchweek 1
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:40 AM   #133
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Arsenal v. Liverpool
Chelsea v. West Ham
Everton v. Spurs

solid matchweek 1
I really hope United come out of the gates flying and paste Bournemouth by 5 or 6 goals, set the tone for the season. It's been far too long since they've done anything like that and they need to get back to their dominate ways, make the little teams fear them again.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:46 AM   #134
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I really hope United come out of the gates flying and paste Bournemouth by 5 or 6 goals, set the tone for the season. It's been far too long since they've done anything like that and they need to get back to their dominate ways, make the little teams fear them again.
That was a crazy match last year with the Stanislas olympic goal and the King winner. That was one of my favorite non-Arsenal matches of the year. I remember Glenn Murray missed two big chances to make it even worse.
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That was a crazy match last year with the Stanislas olympic goal and the King winner. That was one of my favorite non-Arsenal matches of the year. I remember Glenn Murray missed two big chances to make it even worse.
Thanks for the painful reminder

Predictions for the game tonight? I'll go 2-1 USA, Klinsmann achieves his goal of making the semis and he keeps his job through the next World Cup.
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Thanks for the painful reminder

Predictions for the game tonight? I'll go 2-1 USA, Klinsmann achieves his goal of making the semis and he keeps his job through the next World Cup.
Part of soccer is taking joy in your rival teams misery :-)
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England struggled against Wales.

France struggled against Albania.

2 games were the lesser side should have won.
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Given what the Russian hooligans are doing in France, World Cup 2018 in Russia is gonna be interesting.
I won't go to Russia. They are homophobic, backward and hostile.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:24 AM   #139
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I also think America have a shot. USAs back 4 is crucial. Ecuador are very fast going forward.

I also think Venezuela have a shot against Argentina. Crazy, I know.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:51 PM   #140
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Headed to the Argentina/Venezuela game now. Really excited to see Mesi play in person.
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