Sports OFFICIAL: COPA America Centenario Thread

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  1. ShutUpSitDown

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    USA needs to get at least one tomorrow night against Colombia. Things could get hairy against Paraguay and Costa Rica is coming off a run to the quarters in the last World Cup. Group A certainly the Group of Death for this tourney.

    Mexico is my sleeper pick. Argentina if I was actually heading to the book.
     
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    When am the games and what network?
     
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    Usa feels like they will not be going very far. I have no hope in Klinsmann
     
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    USA could go 0-3 in group as easily as 2-0-1. I think 1-2 is realistic because I'm afraid we don't show up for that Paraguay game.
     
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    It's all over Fox Sports 1 and Fox for the next three weeks. Tomorrow is the first game of the tournament. Kicks off at 9:30pm EDT on FS1.
     
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    If Bradley is no longer starting midfielder, i'll watch.
     
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    His bald head will be gleaming in the starting 11 as sure as I'm breathing.
     
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    Anything less than a point off Colombia and it's already over. I'm more excited for the Euros starting next week
     
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    This!
     
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    Ugh.
     
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    Every country just has to shut Bradley down. The USA tries to revolve the match around him to the point that it's predictable and laughable. Play him close and he becomes useless. He's not creative and needs space to make passes. He's slow and not great when rushed.

    But if you give him a square mile of space to move at a snails pace and 10sec to decided who to pass to he is greeeeeeeat
     
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    USA has been showing a 4-3-3 lately, presumably to capitalize on the glut of forwards. Hopefully that performance against Bolivia wasn't a fluke and a sign of things to come.
     
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    I'm all in on Iceland making some noise.
     
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    Perhaps, but Klinsmann could go back to a more typical formations just as easily, trying to be crafty
     
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    Right. We could be right back into a 4-5-1 tomorrow and I wouldn't be shocked. Given the need to defend Rodriguez & Co. that probably would make sense.
     
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    Another possibility to hope for is that Colombia are notorious choke artists when the money is on the line.
     
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    He's the shits, sucks on the mic, and never drew a dime.
     
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    Technically in the group stages, the money isn't on the line, so I don't see the US doing well against Colombia.
    @ShutUpSitDown can you put a copy of the groups up? I haven't had time to do my research this time.
     
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    UPDATED FIFA WORLD RANKINGS

    Group A
    Colombia - 3
    Costa Rica - 23
    USA - 31
    Paraguay - 44
    Grp. Avg. - 25.3

    Group B
    Brazil - 7
    Ecuador - 13
    Peru - 48
    Haiti - 74
    Grp. Avg. - 35.5

    Group C
    Uruguay - 9
    Mexico - 16
    Jamaica - 46
    Venezuela - 77
    Grp. Avg. - 37

    Group D
    Argentina - 1
    Chile - 5
    Panama - 56
    Bolivia - 82
    Grp. Avg. - 36
     
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