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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 06:00:28 pm »
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awesome kick from Payet

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 06:00:59 pm »
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usa players Saturday at 6 PM i think.

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 09:42:24 pm »
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usa vs ecuador in an elimination match right now.. !

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 04:03:57 pm »
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this hooliganism is out of control.. crazy stuff going on in this euro 2016.

dude could have gotten his hand blown off.. horrible.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HALPvNXa4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HALPvNXa4</a>

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 01:13:44 am »
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this hooliganism is out of control.. crazy stuff going on in this euro 2016.

dude could have gotten his hand blown off.. horrible.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HALPvNXa4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HALPvNXa4</a>

Yea dude it's wild, first the mma trained Russians attacking fans and now some Croatia fans throwing flares. I didn't really understand why since Croatia was up and on its way to securing qualification with 6 points. They ended up tying after that happened. Just wild stuff that I hope security can stifle.

On another note, I've enjoyed copa america more than the Euros so far which I didn't expect. The European squads have just gotten so tactical with their play that they're almost robotic with their approach. No one wants to give up space or opportunities so few risks taken and not many goals.

The copa america on the other hand has had many exciting games with open play where teams are risking more and bringing more excitement out.

Lastly, I just watched Chile pounce on Mexico 7-0 and I have to say I've never been more suspicious with a team as in this match. Mexico has been playing very well as of late and had great momentum plus the crowd on their side tonight.

So first 15min I see the Chilean players pressing hard and making many full effort sprints both to win the ball and to attack. I'm like ohh crap this is making for exciting play, I wonder if they'll get a goal before they tire. They score and I'm thinking okay the plan worked now they can sit back a little. They keep going max effort everything up to the half and score another to make it 2-0. At this point I'm like okay wow I've never seen a team play at that intensity for that long it's quite strange. If I was the Mexico coach I wouldn't know what to say except keep playing your game and they'll tire, wear down, and we can get back to it.

So second half starts and the Chilean players are back at it again with crazy high intensity pressing and runs to create opportunities. They cause turnovers and keep scoring. I dunno man I've never seen anything like that after watching a lot a lot of soccer matches. Their players look quite strong and stocky (sprinter like) but just the fact they kept challenging with crazy intensity for such a long time made it suspicious to me. I haven't seen the fittest of the fit able to sustain that sort of play. Dunno maybe it's great training or I'm missing something but I just had the feeling of this seems off. The one player who stood out is 30yo and just now making appearances for Chile internationally. He was just amazing in his ability to track back and tackle at full speed (played as a attacking winger) then make full out runs to create scoring opportunities on the other hand and even had two goals himself.

I'll see if I read anything about this tomorrow but it just seemed off to me. They do have two superstars who played great as well but just the level of explosive fitness from the rest of the squad seemed unnatural almost. Just in awe.
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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 03:50:45 am »
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this hooliganism is out of control.. crazy stuff going on in this euro 2016.

dude could have gotten his hand blown off.. horrible.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HALPvNXa4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HALPvNXa4</a>

Yea dude it's wild, first the mma trained Russians attacking fans and now some Croatia fans throwing flares. I didn't really understand why since Croatia was up and on its way to securing qualification with 6 points. They ended up tying after that happened. Just wild stuff that I hope security can stifle.

ya it's crazy. made no sense.. i guess when hooligans are angry/confident/winning, they attack.. and when they are angry/losing, they attack.... HEH. if they did that stuff in the US (say in Copa), US security would probably shoot them, thinking they are terrorists.. pretty disrespectful to do that stuff in Europe given all of the stress their security/people are under from the threats they are facing.



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On another note, I've enjoyed copa america more than the Euros so far which I didn't expect. The European squads have just gotten so tactical with their play that they're almost robotic with their approach. No one wants to give up space or opportunities so few risks taken and not many goals.

The copa america on the other hand has had many exciting games with open play where teams are risking more and bringing more excitement out.

Lastly, I just watched Chile pounce on Mexico 7-0 and I have to say I've never been more suspicious with a team as in this match. Mexico has been playing very well as of late and had great momentum plus the crowd on their side tonight.

So first 15min I see the Chilean players pressing hard and making many full effort sprints both to win the ball and to attack. I'm like ohh crap this is making for exciting play, I wonder if they'll get a goal before they tire. They score and I'm thinking okay the plan worked now they can sit back a little. They keep going max effort everything up to the half and score another to make it 2-0. At this point I'm like okay wow I've never seen a team play at that intensity for that long it's quite strange. If I was the Mexico coach I wouldn't know what to say except keep playing your game and they'll tire, wear down, and we can get back to it.

So second half starts and the Chilean players are back at it again with crazy high intensity pressing and runs to create opportunities. They cause turnovers and keep scoring. I dunno man I've never seen anything like that after watching a lot a lot of soccer matches. Their players look quite strong and stocky (sprinter like) but just the fact they kept challenging with crazy intensity for such a long time made it suspicious to me. I haven't seen the fittest of the fit able to sustain that sort of play. Dunno maybe it's great training or I'm missing something but I just had the feeling of this seems off. The one player who stood out is 30yo and just now making appearances for Chile internationally. He was just amazing in his ability to track back and tackle at full speed (played as a attacking winger) then make full out runs to create scoring opportunities on the other hand and even had two goals himself.

I'll see if I read anything about this tomorrow but it just seemed off to me. They do have two superstars who played great as well but just the level of explosive fitness from the rest of the squad seemed unnatural almost. Just in awe.

damn.. now i'm pissed i missed that match. tmw ill see if i can check some of the highlights etc.

copa has def been exciting, so much attacking.. euro has been good but, lots of missed opportunities; for example, Ronaldo was beast today but missed everything, even that free kick. If portugal doesn't get into the second round in Euro, and Brazil didn't in Copa, pretty nuts.

Tuesday, USA vs Argentina (9 PM).. going to be sick. too bad we're missing a few players due to red/yellow cards.. whatever tho, we still have Dempsey. :F

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 03:38:39 pm »
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lmao. pogba hitches a ride on someone's back, no foul, then gets the ball, then loses it, then rips another player's jersey. funny sequence.

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 09:10:49 pm »
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ARG 1, USA 0... only 3 minutes in :(

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2016, 10:06:40 pm »
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absolutely amazing goal by Messi.

here he is tying his shoes, slowly setting up for this free kick from way out, basically like it was inevitable that he would score.. boom, goal.

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 11:36:18 pm »
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as charles barkley might say, that was emburrassing. nobody expected us to win but man we didn't look like we belonged on the same field as argentina. like watching villanova try to beat the spurs or something.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
wednesday: fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
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- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 01:54:56 am »
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as charles barkley might say, that was emburrassing. nobody expected us to win but man we didn't look like we belonged on the same field as argentina. like watching villanova try to beat the spurs or something.

ya it was really disappointing.. our passing was just horrific. we'd just give the ball up nearly every possession.

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Re: 2016: COPA America Centenario & UEFA EURO
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 10:35:44 am »
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i agree with this take: http://screamer.deadspin.com/a-good-shitkicking-is-what-u-s-soccer-needed-1782414458

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But there’s another way to look at this, endorsed by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl, and it’s almost optimistic in its bleakness. The USMNT and their fans needed this wake-up call, the argument goes, not necessarily because the team was bad (they were not good), but because it’s hard to truly appreciate the greatness we aspire to without that greatness having its way with us. This is what a world No. 1-ranked team looks like, and for all the progress U.S. Soccer has made in recent years and decades, for all the pride justifiably taken from evolving into a competent soccer nation, the Argentines looked like they were playing an entirely different sport out there.

the article doesn't take it to the next step, which is: jurgen klinsmann is absolutely right and we need to start flooding european clubs with any talented american kids they'll take. MLS is fine and all, i'm glad it's getting more popular. but it's a B or C league. we have more people than the uk, germany, france, and spain put together. we have metric tons of very athletic children, many of whom like to play soccer. we just don't have anything resembling the technical skill of even the likes of portugal and we are not capable of developing it domestically past a certain point. someone pointed out before the game that argentina has a player, sergio aguero, who would be the greatest american player of all time but COMES OFF THE BENCH for argentina. he joined his local club's youth program at age 9, made his senior team debut at 15, then left for atletico madrid at age 18 and has been in elite european competition ever since. more of that, please.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
wednesday: fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses