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A highlight from USA Fall Flat Against The Netherlands
"Party for the U.S. is over. A three one defeat against the Netherlands sends Greg berhalter's side home Netherlands through to the next round of the World Cup hello and welcoming to ESPN FC live here on ESPN+ what a show we have for you today plenty of reaction from the first day of the knockout stages of the World Cup. Frank la boof and Stevie nickel with us here in the studio. We'll kick things off obviously with that three one victory for the Dutch. It was a great opportunity for the U.S. to start well. Christian politic had a big, big chance that was saved and from then on really the Dutch took control. We saw the pie scoring after 11 minutes and then just before the break, David would make it two one, given the two nils sorry, give him the duchy initiative. The U.S. will get one back, but then dumfries would score pretty much soon after they made it to one three one. That was it a game over for a lot more on this, that's welcoming, shall we? From Qatar sep and herc are with
A highlight from ESPN FC Daily: Messi And Argentina Advance to Quarterfinals vs. Netherlands
"Daily. Is it 1998? It is Netherlands and Argentina facing off in the quarterfinal of the World Cup Kay Murray and LMA here with you. A few more guests will be joining us momentarily. We've got Julian Laurent and sebi Salazar coming to join us and for the first time we have Josh Parrish as well to give us the Australian side of things, but Argentina, Luis are through to the quarterfinals. Is this a team that keeps going further that can get all the way to the final or is it okay that they're going to do this and they can live by the skin of their teeth in certain games? Yeah, really good question, K hi everybody. ESPN FC daily here. Listen, it was a tough match to decipher in many ways because obviously, well done to Argentina, as you said, make it to the quarterfinals. And you mentioned, of course, the Netherlands match up, obviously we remember that ridiculous Burke can't go in 98, but also the last time they faced each other in the knockout stages was 2014 and the semifinals in Argentina won on penalties. So there's some history. But in this match, per se, I wasn't super impressed with Argentina. It was more of a heroic stance from Australia. It took a Lionel Messi opener, of course, his 789th goal came marry that's pretty unbelievable. But I wasn't super impressed with him, and I think you said it pretty well in your question there. They're getting through, they're getting along with it, but I'll tell you what, the Netherlands are going to prove to be a tricky encounter. And if they go beyond that, it becomes even tougher. But well done to Argentina and heroic stuff from Australia. Nobody saw you going this far and you at least made it interesting. I know, I felt bad for the soccer rules, but it was a great display from them. We'll get more on that in a minute. Let's bring jaws and sebi in, shall we? Because I'd love to just talk a bit further about this Argentina side. Obviously progressing to the quarterfinals. A lot of talk from the likes of Rodrigo de Paul saying that that game against Saudi Arabia actually kick started them to change their mentality in everything. Hi guys, hello, Jules. Hello, sebi. Listen, let's start with Messi's goal then that changed things up because Jules, it had been very slow, slow tempo from Argentina and then bang Messi hits. Yeah, I think it's the first time he touched the ball in the box. It was starting to throw in and then it was a free kick. That's why we turn Mindy. We sit up in the box and it's him. He says, but first touched actually gives the assistant Messi on his on his goal. Let me say 7 8 9 on his 1000th. Career game, which is incredible when you look at the ratio of goals called for game play. But he had to come from him because he was slow. You're right. It was so very average from Argentina. For most of the game, not just in the first half, even after this call the first goal. I mean, when you own manager, change a packing player in papu Gomez for this for Central Bank likes this under Martinez to go 5 at the back against Australia. For me, that's not a good sign. That's not a good sign. I was I'm not too happy with Argentina's performance, and I think Australia, but team. So I was a bit surprised to be fine. Semi, do you feel the same? I mean, I share the sentiments of jewels. I mean, Argentina are obviously such a force and it's great to see you in our school. In its first World Cup managing, of course, we got to remember that. And they have improved a little bit step by step. But it wasn't like this remarkable overwhelming performance. What did you make of it? Yeah, we keep talking about what is a 7 89 for messy. Let's not gloss over the fact that it's his first knockout round goal in a World Cup. I think that's crazy to consider for a player of his status. I mean, we got a lot personally a chance to see this Argentina squad quite a bit in the group phase. We were very focused on Mexico's group and specifically the Argentina Mexico showdown. And in that game, it's a moment of magic from messy that gets Argentina over the line. You go back to the Saudi Arabia game. He's the only one that scores albeit from the penalty spot. I just really wonder who the difference makers and attack are for this Argentina side if it's not messy. Like you saw in the second half, he is playing his absolute best. He is fired up. He is taking people on shades of the old Messi, not as quick, not as fast. But outside of him, who's really going to do the difference. And I know Juul says, Australia is a bad team. I think probably if we're looking at them at the 16 teams that are left, that's a totally fair assessment, but are we really surprised that Argentina didn't look convincing because I go back to the group phase, I don't really think that they've been all that convincing. And Jules, we're watching it here. We got the ESPN Argentina folks, you know, ten feet away from us. At the end of this game, there's real tension and frustration. So I think they're kind of, they're sensing that there's a problem building with this team. And the reality is, they got a great matchup for the round of 16. Nobody is jewel set, thought Australia was going to be here. They're going to be tested in the next round. And I think if the performance is similar, not just to what we saw today, but to the last three games before that, I think that quarterfinal against it's not just going to be a real problem for this Argentina squad. So the Argentine journalists are worried then sebi. I mean, look, they were tense at the end. Once the goal goes in and I mean, look, it's a saving what, 30 seconds left to stop each time from Martinez a pretty good saving makes himself really big there to keep that second one out. Australia how to sweat this game. They had a chance late, which from the Sakura's perspective is I think all you would have wanted and from an Argentina perspective at two zero, the game looked done and dusted, like Australia had literally done nothing. I think two minutes before the goal, I was thinking like, there's no chance. There's no chance.
A highlight from ESPN FC Daily: USMNT Are Out Of World Cup After Netherlands Defeat
"You're watching ESPN FC daily Kay Marie and LMA here, the first knockout game is over, the Netherlands progressed to the quarterfinals. As for the U.S., it's a little bit like boys to men. It's the end of the road and it is fair to say they didn't hit any of the high notes today. We've got to the end. I'll stop. I'll stop. Yes, absolutely. You know what? Be very proud. U.S. M and T reaching the random 16 was a great achievement, an average age of 25 years old. We've already talked about that. So I think it's a really good achievement to come second in that group and make it here. And you know, I think there are proper striker away from being a very, very good squad. But today, what I saw was a masterclass from Louis van Hale. He knows exactly what the U.S. M and T brings aggression in your face. They want to push you and then how basically like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his prime was just like, let them let them come. And when we get the ball, we'll counter. And we've been saying this for a while. The U.S. M and T need finishing. And if you don't take your chances, a better, stronger squad will take care of that. So the Netherlands fully deserves no prudent goal, what a great performance, but well deserved from the Dutch. 6 foot 8 not putting goals on a giant didn't go to penalties, although I'm sure they would have liked the chance to at least get to their. We want to stick with talking about the U.S. because obviously to get here was great. Our cheeky colleague Vincent from ESPN Netherlands actually messaged me during the game and said, oh, I forgot to mention Netherlands are also very effective. And didn't we just see that in this game? Well, let's stay with the U.S. angle right now and bring in Frank Lloyd because I'd like to know more about what he saw in this game. And if he thinks the story could have played out differently, Frank le boff, World Cup winner, there he is. Frank, let me start by asking you this. That very early chance in the first half from Christian Pulisic when he was one on one with the keeper. Did that change the cost of the game? For sure. Hello, everyone. For sure. It's like are you yesterday missing the penalty for Ghana? It changes everything because it gives strength to the opponent that in their beliefs. And that's to the U.S. team. And straight after that were almost straight after that, they continued to go where I think the U.S. captain had run and sprinted for to prevent the fight to get the ball. And when you have the tweeters, well, failing in that matter in a way where you just go out and defend well. Well, there you say you know sorry that at some point it's going to be difficult. So yeah, it should have scored. And it would have, it would have been completely different for me. Because Netherlands, they would have to play. They would have to play offensively, where they didn't. Let me say the play contract the play very with lots of pragmatism. They did very well. But at the end of the day, it's because the United States had to change the score that they were allowed to do so. Frank, who, you know,
A highlight from Men in Blazers 12/03/22: Do it Live! USMNT Instant Reax
"Things I can't stand in this world. People who are intolerant to other people's cultures. And the Dutch men's national team. You've got a fast car. Is it fast enough? So, I can fly away. We gotta make a decision. They vote, they vote. What do we just live through? Well, we're going to go through that over the next hour, roger. This is men in blazers, live on amp, out posting. To the Netherlands three, the United States and the national team wide. I need a hug. And neither hug hold me. America homemade a toner how you say Sheldon frieda and Espanyol, but we did get further the Mexico. It doesn't feel great at this moment. We got a lot to unpack again, the ramifications, the next steps, the feelings, we're going to take all of your questions. That's the joy of amp come up onto the stage, come be with us, if you have a question to ask it in the chat, but due to JW's or bring it up. And if you're listening to this, as a podcast, come and join us on when we do best, which is Dutch for Benedict Arnold. Just come and be with us. I want to open just there's a quid that I'd written down on my game notes if I needed to cry. And it's a Ralph Ellison quote from invisible man. Which is life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity has won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. And I just tell you, I don't know what Greg thinking I don't know what Greg's doing right now, but I hope his spirit and that locker room with these young young treasures from our nation who are so souped and potential, I hope. I hope he's not just talking about sneakers. Oh my God, David, that last bounce pass. That last bounce pass. We'll get to it the bounce pass of death. It just dribbled the durable no way, but on the out of bounds, well, let's open with a tapes GOP's water turnout on this. We'll bring you up to stage in a minute, but I want to raise my third first brother of the day to our young U.S. men's national team boys. And timbury, who went down today, shattered, punched out, leggy, but tenacious. A little like we did. This is also the agony. In 2010, where we made the nation believe that against Algeria, London, Donovan school, and we're just, we had nothing to give. In the round of 60, but I want to praise our boys. I want remain head held her pie. I use the words of Brendan hunt's Ted Lasso from a podcast series, go go USA, but we ended that series with. He said, we are a young nation, we're still figuring it out and be represented by a young team who are still figuring their football out a young team that looks like this country. And when our country is not at its most unified, maybe a group of guys who look like us representing us out in the world always imbued with hope maybe even getting a shot result along with the way not this day Brenda, he said maybe just maybe that team could be something that unifies this country a little bit more go go USA are still lean into that spirit, but top line Devo. How are you feeling emotionally? And then we'll break down the game. Well, yeah, Netherlands three. U.S. national team won the U.S. started so brightly rod and then undone by a beautiful piece of total football by the Dutch side ending up in a goal for former man united star Memphis depay playing under his former man united manager, Louis van gaal, a second goal for the Dutch came from daily and tragically just before halftime. U.S. started the second half brightly. I had some chances themselves Matt Turner well made a fantastic save. And then at the other end, substitute had you write came on amazing back hill goal, rod, one of the finest intentional goals of all time to pull it back to two one, but then as the U.S. put everything forward into the attack, Denzel dump frees double D took the lead to three one. That ultimately was unassailable and the U.S. go down three one. I think look for me, you know, I thought Tyler Adams said at the end of his post match interview, I thought it was the smartest thing as we become accustomed to hearing from that amazing, remarkable young man you'll make Tyler Adams. He said at the end that we were undone by more experienced team. And I do think there was an element of naivety to this before. And elements
A highlight from Futbol Americas: The End of the USMNTs World Cup Hopes
"I don't even wait for this person. We are not in the last one, but we're gonna do it. We're gonna go all the way. I know we can do it. We're feeling confident, excited. Like our chances, but I think that we have it to touch on the Dutch of old and I think we got it. One nothing. Two O USA. We're going to wait three zero. Two one, USA. Two one, two one, USA. Two on yanks. I'm feeling it. One nothing, USA. A 100%, we believe that we can win. The price I will not tell you I can handle. First of this. Who knows? Football. America. Live in underway here on ESPN+ as we bring you more beautiful images. The Qatari capital Doha in the immediate aftermath of around 16 showdown between the United States and Netherlands. At Khalifa international stadium, the Dutch in the end her winners by final score of three to one. Been a
A highlight from Gab and Juls: Belgium and Germany Head Home Early
"I'm Gabby's jewel still no idea about the weather in West London, but that's because we're and the World Cup is going on in Jules we've had. We've had our first two big scouts out of the competition. Drama stage is over. And it's goodbye to Belgium. And Germany. We'll be talking about Germany at the top of the show. That was absolutely incredible, then we'll be getting into Brazil going through the U.S. going through a dramatic win over Iran, Morocco topping the group. Uruguay, Uruguay. Maybe that's the third major scope. Some people had going deep in this competition. But jaws, let's start with Germany. Now, your favorite country, some sort of question of what I'd like or they don't do. I lived in Germany for four years. It was very happy there. But the nice thing about sport is that we have rivalries. And as I said before, max respect, but Germany have won four world cups. Italy of one four world cups. This means that for another four years, at least, there will only be one country that has won world world cups in Italy. And that's Brazil, hats after them. So that's good. So that makes it a little bit happy. But I mean, going into this going into this game, right? We had Germany against Costa Rica. And the other game we had Spain against Japan, there were different permutations, long story short, Germany had to win to have any chance of going through because of course they had lost against Japan and they had drawn with Spain. So that was very simple for them. They won. They won four two. Was it couldn't have envisioned is what happened in the other game with Japan coming from behind to beat Spain. So inevitably, Germany out, let's focus on that. Because there's an inquest. There's always an input because there should be one. Of course, there should be. You Germany, this is the second world cup in a row where you get knocked out in the group stage. This is embarrassing for them. And we can go into more details. The fact that they have the highest XG in this World Cup so far with ten. So they clearly had chances to score goals and loads of them and not just before this quarter against Costa Rica. But this is a team with limits. This is a team that showed weaknesses. This is a team that didn't play as a team with no cohesion. This is a team where the manager and slick had issues make wrong calls more decisions. This is a team where Antonio Rüdiger as a center back. So that it was funny like being a bit of a clan against Japan when they were still going to go back to that. Of course I am going to pick a Tony for that. But because this is symptomatic of the problem that they've had got through this whole tournament and of course they could have beaten Japan they had enough chances when they were leading that game. But the fact is, once again, they came in the competition like this and didn't deliver. So the way I see it is, first of all, people talk about results. I am a two first round exits. I thought the first round exit four years ago was a lot worse than this one because you're talking about losing New Mexico. You're talking about only beating Sweden with that dramatic last effort. Weirdo cross free kick. And you're talking losing to Korea. Korea four years ago, not as strong as Korea today. Definitely. So for me, that was really bad. This time around, I think the extent that the goals mean something. Now, they are absolutely screwed things up in the second half against Japan. But that set them on a path where they would almost never going to turn it around, right? Because they drew with Spain, I don't think you can fault them for drawing with Spain. And then they Costa Rica. And then the other results were out of their hands. All I'm saying is, it's fine margins. No, no, of course. If karaoke Thomas ball goes out by millimeters and that's how close it was, Germany are still in the World Cup. Yes. My issue is more in four years between 2018 and 2022, which is two car crashes for them for election. What have we learned? What has been the ocean? They lost to the last 16 of the Euros against England. They were not good. They went France group. They were not good. They were not good in this tournament for some part of it. Yeah, they've been good, but when you've got Michelle and your team, when you've got down bring your team when you've got sunny in your team, yeah, of course you better be good with the board. The defensively, the lack leadership and the la cohesion, massively. So I think the hard things that I would agree with you on the leadership argument is I think is often difficult from the outside to see because on paper they should have leaders, right? Lawyers a leader, Mueller is a leader. These people have been there done that. Your shortcoming is the leader. I kind of feel sometimes and look, this leadership piece that you're talking about. It's a big debate in Germany. Of course. But I also think it's because Germans look at this. Yeah, look, we're out of this. It's a scandal. What do we do? Let's blame leaders. Explain lack of leadership because that's always an easy out. No, but you mentioned that. Thomas Müller went through this competition as a ghost. He posted it, okay? But I would focus more on this jewels. I would focus the fact that Manuel Neuer was poor. Throughout this competition, he said you might really, really good. He's 35 years old. Thomas Mueller was, you called him a ghost, was not good in any, but that doesn't mean there's a lack of leadership. But it just means that these people had a bad tournament at this time. So for me, the issue goes a little bit towards the flick. Because you need to look at your players, you need to decide on form, what do I do? For me, the idea to say, I don't need Kai Havertz, who, by the way, wasn't great either in the first game. But I'm going to put my eggs in the Mueller basket. You're making a big decision. You're making a big call there, right? And it's a call that I think we can agree. He got wrong. I think there's a lot of things that NC flick got wrong, really in this tournament. But just
A highlight from South Korea Upset Sends Uruguay Home
"Hello, welcome to latest edition of ESPN FC live here on ESPN+ I'm Dan Thomas joined by Stevie nichol Craig Burley and Frank le both the big news of course coming from the U.S. camp ahead of their massive game against the Netherlands on Saturday is that Christian Pulisic is fit to play Sam Borden will be speaking to him a little later on in the show, but we'll kick things off with yet more drama today in the group stages which of course concluded and as it has been throughout this tournament unpredictable to say the least as in group H it is Portugal and South Korea who advance South Korea coming from behind to be Portugal by two goals to one, Uruguay would beat Ghana two, Neil, but because South Korea has scored more goals in this tournament, they advance Uruguay are out. We're welcome to the show native manure, of course, has been in the world camp for us.
A highlight from Futbol Americas: USMNT's Chances vs Netherlands
"Football. It's live and underway. The capital of Qatar. Doha, beautiful images. Of city center. As we get set for elimination soccer here at the 2022 world soccer inside Hercules Gomez, I'm semi Salas, how are you doing, bro, you ready? Are you ready for some knockout? Knockout rounds. Yes. Already? It's coming. It's here. We just minutes ago. Put a bow on the group phase. So we got our brackets, all lined up. We're going to break those down a little bit later in the show. Also later in the show. Juan Carlos osorio will be back with another look at el bisa Ron a tactics lesson for all of us. It's going to break down not just the U.S. approach potentially against Netherlands, but also I know you're watching. What this Dutch team is. Good at maybe where their weaknesses might be found. It should be very interesting there with el prophet. But I think we got to start with a game that everybody back home can not wait to get started early on Saturday morning. It's a round of 16. The United States against Netherlands. The
A highlight from World Corrupt Episode 7
"Are spilling out everywhere in these games. Are you a key to be representing the U.S.? Meanwhile, there's so much discrimination happening against black people in America. One thing that I've learned, especially from living abroad in the past years and is that in the U.S. we're continuing to make progress every single day. For the 2026 World Cup, I just hope that our response is a nation is to realize that we're not above reproach. And to deal with criticism, more like Tyler Adams, than FIFA. Welcome back to world corrupt a podcast about the 2022 World Cup in the only obvious place to host such a tournament. Qatar, I am thrilled to say that your ears are listening to a podcast that has gone into stoppage time, yes. This is the 7th episode of what was supposed to be a 6 part miniseries, yes, it's true Raj. I'm just not ready to say goodbye to you, buddy. Don't want to close my eyes. I don't want to fall asleep because I miss you Thomas. Oh, and I don't want to follow. Have you not changed your name officially to Tommy John? I don't know. Good question. Mister branding purposes. That's how deep we are in the World Cup action, little bit dotty, little bit dizzy, Christian politic. You're a God among men, born in a manger in Hershey Pennsylvania. Was its goal against Iran. The single greatest use of American nuts since general were cool if at bastogne Tommy. Okay, so I had to Google this one. General McAuliffe listeners is famous in army circles for replying with just one word to a German demand that he surrender. That word was nuts, inspiring stuff, Raj, but I know that if general McAuliffe can survive the Battle of the Bulge, then Kristin pulisic's bulge can make it through this one, but I digress. Incredible performance by Christian and the U.S. men's team and their win over Iran. But we'll get to that in good time and speaking of not getting ahead of ourselves. As I said earlier, this is the 7th episode in our series. If it's your first time listening, we are thrilled to have you, but we would highly recommend you go back to the beginning to hear about FIFA's history, their corruption, Qatar's atrocious human rights record and the many, many other reasons Qatar should not be hosting the World Cup, and then what teams, players and fans like us can all do about it. But today, in this stoppage time special, which likely won't last as long as I have to say this, the extraordinarily random and enormous amount of stoppage time referees you just add libbing at this World Cup. We're going to talk about the World Cup coverage, how qataris fared as a team in this competition, spoiler alert, not good. And also as a host, spoiler alert, not good at all and the political protest free for all it's emerged as a result as a tournament rumbles on. The on and off the field competition between the United States and Iran will briefly ponder what it will feel like when the world's eyes are trained on the United States. When we host the 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and Canada in just four years time Tommy lot to get through, are you ready? I'm ready. Eager even. Cristiano Ronaldo, ready to grab a bag of cash from the Saudi government, but enough about that if we had any more topics, roger, we will have to record a penalty kick episode. And if it does go into penalties, got some news for you, Thomas, the Germans, del inevitably win. 9. Okay, back to business then. Roger has been strapped to him. German told me, it's probably not one of my top ten favorite tommies. I gotta tell you. That took me by surprise at night. So Raj as you can tell whose Lisp were watching him, he's been strapped to a TV like the guy in the clockwork orange since this tournament started. And he's seen every game. And again, Raj, I'm amazed at your stamina. I know what it's like down there in the podcast content minds. The casual listener probably looks at us. They see what we do and they think, that's not hard. You know what? And they're right. But those men in blazers live shows, I know they take a lot of energy and preparation, so I salute you from here. My ability to feast on football though was helped enormously by the Thanksgiving week timing. It has gotten to the point where Hannah, my beautiful wife, officially finds it annoying or finds me annoying. How's it all going in your house, Raj? That's how we have not really seen a lot of. We have been on tour. We are going from sea to shining sea in the middle of a coast to coast tour. We were in. I can't even remember the cities. They're all wonderful. It's like Philadelphia, D.C.. I think I was just in Austin for several days. We're headed to Nashville, any minute now Atlanta Los Angeles, we're coming for you. And it is a bit insane. The tour aspect, we're like a band on the road, which is grueling in itself, but we are like a band on the road and because we're responding immediately to the on the field, the off the field, the football, the geopolitics, in real time. Well, I can ban who is writing a new album every bloody night, but the energy, the different cultures, the remarkable cities, just the passion, the joy, is what is driving us at this moment. And I will say America has most certainly got a not a doctor, but a diagnosing nasty case of World Cup fever. Which is just a joy, it's like a wave that was surfing. And I do feel you ask me how my house, how is it? I've been here for a couple of hours. I got home at 1 o'clock last night. My dog Martin Scorsese welcoming home alone. And 1 a.m., he'd done a massive crap in his case. It was really big. The heroes welcome. But I'm now legally married to the World Cup, I even had the universal life church with us to do the others and everything. Luckily, my partner Vanessa is proper football. She has watched her fair share, as of all my four children. The notorious meant that they're able to do so in the right spirit, which sports meant to be enjoyed and not with me, screaming at the television and changing the soil Tommy John several times a game. I'm not too proud to admit it, starting with the pregame if I'm being honest atomic. Yeah. I think I'm actually an ordained universal life minister, myself. I did a wedding was. Anyway, enough about me. I have not watched a lot of the pre or post game on Fox in part because I don't want to catch a case of Alexei lawless. But what if you made of the coverage so far? It's been a touch controversial. It has been a touch controversial and what's trouble me the most about it is not so much a way fox have treated the political portion of the competition, but really the fact that they have not covered it at all.
How South Korea Spoiled Uruguay’s Victory Over Ghana
"And Ella me here group H bar how do you like them apples? Garner and Utrecht essentially knocking each other out of the World Cup. Uruguay beating Ghana, Ghana preventing Uruguay getting a very important third goal because in the other game, South Korea beat Portugal two one, meaning that on gold difference they were ahead of Uruguay, Uruguay could not do it. It is another day of drama. In fact, LMA, one of our guys at ESPN over in the UK says, can we just have a normal day, please? James Tyler needs a break. These group stage final games have been brilliant. There we go. Can we have one normal day? Do you echo that sentimental ME? No, if we're gonna be crazy, let's continue being crazy. If I'm not gonna get a day off, let's just go all in. Both feed in the Lake of chaos absolute insanity K Murray ridiculous stuff, congratulations to South Korea. Just unbelievable scenes an Uruguay, honestly, one of the biggest disappointments the biggest disappointment to me at this World Cup chaos continues, Kay? Craziness.
A highlight from Japan's Win Sends Germany Home
"Hello and welcome to the latest edition of ESPN FC what a day it has been in World Cup action. Craig Burley, Frank, Stevie nichol and Kay Marie here in the studio. Let's take a look at how things went down in group E for a small few moments. It looked as though both Spain and Germany would be out of the tournament, but Japan defeated Spain to win groupie, Spain still make it through in second due to a superior goal difference to Germany day crash out though for a second consecutive World Cup. While what a day it was and who would have expected it to be Japan on top of this group. For those just few moments Frank, it looked as though it was going to be Costa Rica in Japan going through. And let's welcome in, by the way, Archie and Tut. And Luis Garcia, but while Frank. Yeah, for three minutes was like crazy for Costa Rica. I think it was for like ten, 15 minutes of real roller coaster on everybody's heads, you know, who was going to go through what's going to happen. Can you imagine Costa Rica and Japan going through Spain and Germany out? And Germany managed to change the results to a low. In fact, it's pain to go through. And but great. I'm happy because we see something nice. We see that football is not all about the level that you have. But that you have to prove every day and every game you play that you really worth it. Germany are out. Think of it as Paul enough there. I mean, I'd rather paint all the bathrooms in the house than watch them play. But they'll throw the throw in that, you know, yellow cards and blah blah blah, but I tell you what, I would have had no sympathy for Spain had they gone out. Can't see anything for granted. I know what was unlikely scenario Costa Rica beaten Germany, but we've seen the Germans recently. We've seen how fallible they are defensively. And listen. Going into that game and Ricky said, had not qualified. He made the changes against a more than decent Japan side as a risk and reward, but what 70 minutes into the game give whatever it was, they were out. They were out and they were struggling. How much of that they knew? I don't know. Well, he claims that they didn't know anything about what was happening on the other side. He was going on. He'd done well, shouldn't anyone what's going on? He said, I didn't know at any point that they weren't going out of the tournament. He didn't know is what he said right after that one. But Luis Garcia, Spain go through in second, as grouper and his op, and it might just suit them. Yeah, that would look like it looks like they might have done it because on purpose tried to get second and maybe go against Morocco that it looks like on paper it should be an easy game, but it's not like this. I think today, once again, it's painful. You have to keep that consistent. You have to be keep that intensity and today they may feel of Spain was another standard. I think when you face against the Japanese team, you know that you have to bring the best of the bed, you have to run, you have to cope with that intensity and today's pain was probably thinking about if we get our result if we get the other draw, we are going to eat fight but the Japanese were not taking that. And that's why they suffer just too much. And at the end, you're going to face against a Moroccan team that is not an easy cookie. I can tell you that I've seen them play quite a while in is a very tough team. They only considered one goal and it's been today an old goal and they go place around who can
A highlight from Futbol Americas: Costa Rica the 3rd CONCACAF team eliminated
"Football. Here on ESPN+ once again, from Qatar as we take in the images of all by its stadium or just moments ago, Costa Rica and Germany played in a 6 goal thriller, the Germans coming out on top four to two, a result that combined with other results will leave coasta Rica. Much like Mexico, eliminated from this tournament. Hercules go on the semi salad, what you're wearing bro oh, Canada, my Friends are gone. Officially, that's right. I wish I had some Costa Rica gear. If somebody would send me some Costa Rica gear, I would gladly support it. You know, they have stores here. You go buy some. I wish somebody would say Costa Rica. Speaking of gear, can we just take a moment to really enjoy this? Beautiful Jersey. They didn't get to wear in the world. I mean, was it stable? Like to wear it. It was always going to be programmed like game four. It was always that the first three were going to be in green. So you had to get out of the group face to maybe see this beautiful shirt, which was Mexico's away from the most beautiful uniform in this World Cup was not worn. I know. That is a damn shame. It is a shame. Among the many sad aspects to Mexico. Earlier. Easy, steady. Going home at this World Cup. We got a lot coming up in the show. You are going to hear again from Christian Pulisic who as you saw there was on the podium. We of course have more fallout from L threes, aforementioned elimination. Plus, we have a very special guest from ESPN Netherlands who's going to help us break down this showdown with the Dutch on Saturday for the U.S. men's national team. But let's dive right in on the Concacaf action from today. As you mentioned, Canada, who are already eliminated, they lose against Morocco, but the big news, the team that had a chance, Costa Rica, they fall to Germany for two herc. The score might look bad for Los decos, but what a game and for at least 60 minutes. What a performance. Well, it started off very shaky. So full disclosure, I'm going to pick them with a bunch of other mediocre guys around the press, Latin America, and I'm the only one who put a tie in this one. Now I put zero zero. So I figured to myself, Germany, playing with all that pressure. Well, that was a script, right? That was a script and the way Costa Rica, quite frankly, has been successful in World Cup qualifying in any tournament. They defend well first, I saw this really being one of those pressure cooking moments when it was zero zero. First goal goes in, I along with everybody else that Costa Rica is done. Ten minutes in, surgically puts Germany up one, nothing. And yeah, you think it's over. And then you're watching the game progress and you're like, they're not even attacking. Right. It's going to be Spain all over block. It's going to be Spain all over again. They're in a low block about 30 yards out from their goal. Joel Campbell and venegas are too far apart. Any time Joe Campbell has any inch of space where he can get the ball immediately three, four players with three four German players around him stifle the attack and it comes back the other way. And then towards the end of the first half he came to life. They came to life fuller should have scored. Great save for Neuer. No. No, no. Finish it a score. It was a say from lawyer. No. But not a great save. You gotta put that in the back of the net. Okay. You have to put that in the back of the net. And we turn on the
A highlight from Men in Blazers 12/01/22 with Jesse Marsch
"For their date with destiny. Against the Netherlands. Number 8 in the world, a team led by Louis van Gogh, that great tactical mind, a gent stoically battling prostate cancer, leading his team with a real sense of their own journey. And after the delirium of the United States winning that must win against geopolitically fraught Iran no less our baby eagles are absolutely buzzing into the wide open waters of the knockout rounds, a different tournament, a different strategy, a different mood and it's incredible to welcome back a man who knows all of this so well firsthand a gent who's experienced a delirium of a group stage third game glory in the Landon Donovan Algeria 2010 game. He was bob Bradley's race and man on the coaching staff, a game that made our nation dizzy and but the team then fizzled in the round of 16 against a Garner, a lost and in many ways still hurts, but it's a true joy to welcome back from the scene Wisconsin via leads Yorkshire with no praise in this introduction because I learned my lessons it's your manager of legion united, mister Jesse marsh. Good, better introduction. Just stick to the facts. Just stick to the facts. Stick to the facts. It sounds like a courtroom procedural, but Jesse, the facts are these. We live. We live USA one Iran and Jesse top line big picture. What do you make of the performance? A very good first half, an incredible result to get us out of the group. An exciting display of the quality of our young players, I think, really looking at it in a big picture. It was really important for us to get back in this World Cup and maybe even more important for us to emerge from the group. So really proud of the guys. Greg's done a great job. You know, it gives us a chance to have build even more momentum as a U.S. soccer base, fan base, and to look forward to a great game against against the Netherlands. How do you watch here's what I want to know? Are you are you calm? Are you cool? Are you detached? Like me. Or do you watch like your coach it leads living the every emotion of the game? I don't believe you're detached at all. I don't, I don't live it like a coach, but I definitely live it like a fan. You know, I've always said that I'm a fan before I'm even a coach. I love this game. I love the sport. I love watching the best teams, the best players in the world, and so I'm a big fan of U.S. soccer and I was super excited. The weird part for me in the whole thing was you're looking for these moments of jubilation of inspiration and when Christian scores a huge goal, but then is injured in the moment and even the team's not sure how to celebrate in their concerned about his health. It took away a little bit from the excitement of the moment. But nonetheless, really, really happy for those guys and excited to look forward to the next match. I want to go back to the beginning and ask you about the lineup, the big surprise was a World Cup debut handed to Cameron Carter Vickers, the 24 year old British American center back. He's a real unit. McGregor also said he liked his experience playing teams in a low block, playing for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. Tim Howard has come on our show, he's talked about how important chemistry and reps are for center back pairings. He always liked his center backs to have played multiple times. He came up with the number 50 together and Kosta Vickers and the Greek Tim ream. They had never played together before. How important is chemistry in that center back pairing in your mind? Well, I think Greg's decision to play Carter Vickers and the idea behind it was an intelligent one. Celtic does play against a lot of opponents that they have the ball often. They have to watch out for transition. And so I think the rationale behind doing it was good. I think the decision was brave, really brave. And I think it worked out brilliantly. So not so easy to put two players together that have never played together before in the center of the back. But I thought that we talked, I think, last time a little bit about how to use the combination of center backs and what to be thinking about and how to strategically find the right kind of tactics for which players would be necessary. So that part worked out great. And I thought early on in the game, I think there was a moment where Tyler was on CCV about making sure that he was tighter so they weren't going to be allowed to be in transition and then after that, I think he was he did a much better job of making sure that he wasn't loose tactically. When you make a decision like that that you call brave, but you know there's a risk involved. How does that feel in your gut? When you've made that decision, Jesse, once the decision is made, is it done or does it still royal inside you as your team take the field? You'd have to ask Greg that, but I think for me, you're always just trying with your staff to analyze each opponent, what's best for the moment, what's the form of players? What do you need in each game tactically with your strategies? And then when you make the decisions, you do what's best for what you think is best for the team for the group and that you try to maximize what's available at that moment. Once you may the decision, are you at peace? Absolutely. And I, you know, you don't make the decisions to be validated by the fans or the media or anyone else you do, what you think is best for the team. And that's the point. So, I mean, you could go through different moments in my career where we've made brave decisions, and we've done certain things, sometimes they haven't panned out as well. But I always feel like trying to come to the rationalization of what's most important and then sticking to those kinds of decisions and then whether they're brave or whether they're usual, you're trying to always do what's best for the team. You talked on the last episode about how important that first goal would be in this game. And 38 minute thank God it was American. Politic finishing, paying the iron price in along the way. And we can talk about the finish in a moment, but the whole move was a kinetic move of one that started with Matt Turner, playing the ball deathly to break up pressure, moving the ball up field and doing the opponent in a complex way with movement, combinations, passing, what did you see when you watched it? I'm a big fan of the use of the diagonal chip against the deep opponent is when they want to make things compact. And certainly when you're looking to attack down one side or the other, a way to unlock them is to try this chip ball to your outside back or to a wide player that's attacking what we call the half lane. So that's the lane in between the edge of the 18 and the 6 yard box. We call that our half lane. And then you attack it with a driven aerial ball in that space and you're sprinting. But the key is actually not the connection between McKinney and dust, the key is that there are players that are recognizing in the box that the next action is the one that's going to be the goal.
A highlight from ESPN FC Daily: Belgiums Golden Generation OUT, Croatia and Morocco Advance
"Are out. They are done Morocco and Croatia are in unbelievable scenes, I believe that we're going to spend a long time talking about not just the matches, but yes, yes. My God, but Morocco, the second African nation to read the knockout stages. That's the first time in a single tournament since 2014 when Algeria and Nigeria did it unbelievable stuff. Luis Miguel and me here of course and gamma COTI and Shaka his love in the house. Let's begin with you. Your initial reactions as Morocco and Croatia are through. Do you like it from Morocco? African nation topped their group in a group that I don't think many thought they'd get out of with Belgium who I think I'm right to say it came into this tournament number two in the nation and of course beaten finalists four years ago. Delighted from Morocco, it was nailed by Texas in both games for a number of reasons. And I'm not sure how much more of this my heart can take. Give me everything that we had to kind of sit through with Mexico and Paul and yesterday and we're looking at yellow cards. We almost have that exact situation again. But I think it's all kid came out well in the wash. Morocco topping with two wins and a draw. And then Belgium kind of kicking themselves at this point, wondering how they're not into the next round. Gab, your thoughts, my friend, insane group, obviously happy for Morocco as Shaka was discussing, but you know, Belgium, the golden generation, it is not a Roberto Martinez, is fate sealed. Give me your reaction from this group, my friend. So obviously I'm going to declare my bias here because I wrote an article in the times many, many years ago when all these sort of hazards, okaka was 16, hazard was, I think, 18 or 19 at the time. And I'm not saying I coined the term golden generation, but I felt invested that they would deliver something. And I still thought they could in this World Cup because as Vincent company told us when we sat down with him and said, you know, shut down goalkeeper, Shaka knows how important that is. And individual match winners just get to the knockout rounds. And something can happen. And obviously in Kevin De Bruyne, they have it. And, you know, doku, if he plays more minutes, we can. He can do it. You've got merchants, you've got Carrasco, and Luca. But I have to say, they don't deserve it. They're out because they didn't deserve it. I think back to that Canada game. First and foremost. And yeah, throughout, I think they were really, really subpar. And this is a nation unless we forget. And before we go and I know people are going to make fun of Lukaku because we like to be cruel that way. But Belgium is a whole the Belgian product. This is a team that I think there were number one in the world for 5 years, something like that. And the fee for ratings do matter. It's about consistency over time. And that tells you that this was special, but I think in terms of winning silverware, this is where the road ends. Shaka, I want to focus more on Belgium now to gab marotti points about, you know, the rankings matter, of course, the depth matters and the talent that we've just been discussing. We have clearly such a great squad here, but I mean, where do we point fingers here? Today was Romelu Lukaku as well. I mean, I don't want to completely blame him, but I'm just reading some stats here. He's a Specter goes. Was 2.11 against Croatia today. The highest number of any player at the 2022 World Cup. I don't want to just completely focus on him. Obviously, it's a collective issue here, but was finishing the issue, Romelu Lukaku apparently in tears on the side of the pitch. Obviously we don't wish that for anybody. Let alone a player that's had such an illustrious career. But what are your thoughts on Belgium? Specifically on their goal scoring situation. Listen, I really sympathize with Ramona Lukaku in terms of Belgium's feelings over time to God's point. I think your point to figure, my father type this certainly was a golden generation to use your Friends that that guy just highlighted. But I thought that opportunity had gone some four years ago when they didn't get to the final when they were not taught in the semis themselves. That being said though, as much as I was about I'm south on top of the FIFA rankings for as long as they did, that's all well and good, but international football international tournaments take a different skill set. There's a lot of games in a very short space of time how you manage that. The draw obviously also matters. So while I guess there's value to being as highly ranked in FIFA's rankings as Belgium have been, it's a bold managing about tournament experience. And yeah, you can point fingers in anywhere where you wish. This time around Lukaku would get a lot of a lot of that stick. But I sympathize. He came into this tournament injured. He came in, he was included in believing that bedroom would get to the second round. And that's when when, you know, he would be he would be fit to come back in and contribute and having to be thrown in at this point, halfway through this game. I must win game. Opportunities come at him. I thought the first had hit the post. I thought it was good defending and getting in positions right through your body in the way of the ball. And then a couple of those, you just hoping for the ball to hit you right. As I go, I know how thin those margins are. So maybe I'm better equipped to sympathize than certainly many on the Internet would prove to be. But if you're Lukaku scant consolation at this point in time and it's has been a frustrating experience for Belgium fun incredible squad of players for as long as they've been together to know kind of having to retool having to find who's next in terms of it succeeding this group. And recognizing that you never really lived up to it to your full potential when you look at the players. It was a sports over the last three years. But that's kind of like the cruelty and the absurdity of the World Cup, right? The beauty of the World Cup. So like you said, Jacques, the margins are so small, right? Chances goes in, Belgium advanced. Well, let's face it over the three games. They probably don't deserve to advance anyway. What if one of those goes in? I think back to 2018, their masterpiece against Brazil when they played really, really well. And then they lose to France in a semifinal, which really was a freaking coin
A highlight from Argentina Back to Their Best?
"Jan Agatha, but let me start with you, Ali Moreno. It was a really bad start for Argentina. But fair play to them, they completely turned it around. Yes, I did. And today was potentially the best game they've had so far. Some changes that can only make that I thought made a whole lot of sense for a sense of Fernández started today that gave some freedom. In the midfield because he now became a now living, you had Rodrigo de Paul hire of the field that way if he was turning the ball over which he did again today he will turn the ball higher up the field. As the inclusion for Julian Alvarez, I also thought that made a difference for Argentina because of his movement, sometimes playing opposite of the Maria sometime playing down the middle. That ability of Juliana is to move the level of activity that he provides for this team and the final third also made a difference right in Dina and then Messi having the free road to pick his spots and his spaces where to pop in where to play the ball through sometimes with some message today, which we haven't seen a lot of him in this World Cup running with the ball running at defenders, final product wasn't quite there but from
A highlight from Futbol Americas: El Tri knocked out of the World Cup
"America. Live and underway here on ESPN+ as you see images. Stadium in the aftermath of a very, very dramatic conclusion. To action in group C, which is where we find Mexico and unfortunately, despite a victory over Saudi Arabia, by final score of two to one, three are going home out of this tournament, Argentina's through, Poland is through out of this group. Hercules Gomez give me a second just to collect myself. Say something to the camera so I can take a breath. I actually want to know more from you. I want to know if it's worse going out this way than if they just would have scored the goals and got it over with. We will get into that in just a few minutes here on football America. We are going to cover every angle of this Mexico game and the entire now because we can say it is over. Mexican performance at this World Cup, including the future of this team, which we know now will be without that Martina. We will also have some injury updates for you on the U.S. men's national team who are through to the round of 16 against Netherlands. We got the latest on both Christian politics health and Josh Sargent's health. But let's start with Mexico who fall two to one in this game. They are eliminated from the World Cup Hercules, your first reactions. Where was this alternative? Yes. Where was this? It's that easy Tata martino. Give them a fighting chance. That's what you have to do. Literally, a good 11. I dynamic 11. 11, that's not boring and retirement. With the purpose of attacking and look what could happen, some goals. That's what can happen. I know. I know. Saudi Arabia, okay? If that's what you want to go, they didn't look good. But this Saudi Arabia team beat Argentina. This Saudi Arabia team shouldn't be Poland. Honestly, you made them not look good. Take off the shackles, allow them to play, and this is what happens. They can respond. Give them a fighting chance. That's all you need to do doctor Martina, but it was too little, too late. Yeah, you know what's very interesting here is it felt like backed into a corner, desperate. Finally lost his stubbornness, right? The thing that has defined defined his entire time in charge of this Mexican national team, whether it's on the field, who they're playing, whether it's a tactics, how they're playing, or whether it's the personal stuff, like something with. That stubbornness has cost Mexico the entirety of Tata's time in charge. He lost it today. It's a shame that it took them going no wins in their first two games of the World Cup for him to finally understand that you can change. You can evolve as a manager. You can try different things. You can try different people and it was clear her that this was the Mexico, even without all the great players that aren't here and we'll get into that later on. You could have been seeing from jump. We could have seen this against Poland. We certainly could have seen it against Argentina. And I think now I look back at that argentino game with even more rage because I did have some doubts internally, whether if Tata martino had truly let Mexico go out to Portugal with this Argentina, what would have happened, even knowing that Argentina wasn't great in the opener against Saudi Arabia. Having now seen this, I think they could have got something from that Argentina match. I think they may be even could have won it playing like this. Again, again, this team beat Argentina. Whatever you're going to say, the gap between what we saw today from Mexico and what we saw not just in this World Cup, but in the entire buildup is an ocean. And to me, that's unforgivable. Again, we fall back to the manager. It is unforgivable that it, as you said, too little too late. Now we find out what this team is capable. Listen, Poland could say the same thing. Argentina could say that same thing. Saudi Arabia could say the same thing. That's how this group played out. You should let me that you didn't have a better showing versus Argentina. I will concede in that. But you lost it versus Poland. Yeah. That was the must win game. Poland. Not Argentina, Poland was the one you should have won, and you wouldn't be
A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/30/22 Do It Live! World Cup Instant Reax
"Stay 11 of the World Cup. I mean, Austin, Texas. And what a great day to be alive. To be alive and that American football fan. Gents. We're taking victory laps on every single morning television show this a.m.. I was lucky enough to be on morning Joe when my friend Tyler Adams jumped on at the end of my segment and I got to ask him how it feels in this moment after all of that sacrifice is a team, all that dreaming, this gently used to drive 5 hours a night 5 nights a week from his home and whopping his falls down to Red Bulls training and he was a brilliant. He said, playing in the World Cup. It feels like I've been cat for the very first time again, the excitement, the nervousness that they all feel it, playing his words for our entire nation of 330 million, being a positive model for all those watching a longer just feels scintillating. And I gotta say, listening to Tyler and watching the rest of the guys fan out across the morning shows this morning. I'm so bloody proud of them. And this time of chaos in our world and in our nation, the U.S. men's national team are a true ray of diverse and eclectic, a Julius face of the United States that we can all unify around, which is a rare thing in this day and age, and that it's football providing that just fills me with unbelievable joy. I have more to say about the United States team and the performance and what comes next in a moment as a sediment Austin. What a city. What a football culture. What a jar. It is a magnificent place where they show a show last night. I lost in city lights, Willie Nelson. Thank you for hosting us. I was up at 5 this morning for morning show. Well, I'm not going to lie. I'm barely hanging on. But we'll sleep in January, right? This is an amp and we are doing it live on amp or live audio platform that allows you to listen in as we pause and ask your questions on this very show coming up with us GFPs to do so, what have you got to do is request the call in and then we'll move you up onto the stage. We should stay on mute until we call your name, take your question, just a quick note we can only have 5 people up on the stage at one time. So you don't immediately get moved up. Please give us a moment. We'll try and get you there. Before I run to the airport and head back east, if you are not on the amp, and you listen to this as a podcast, what's in the chatter martinos? You're doing with yourself. Come join us. It's the only way you can participate in this show. We love hearing from you particularly in this World Cup hour, a link to download the app is all over our social and talking to social. You can also now listen directly live on Twitter, we'll have a tweet that you can just click play on and you can always just ask your Alexa, you real Alexa, not Alexa. Play men in blazers and when we're live, you'll hear us there. And I want to start with a toast. I want to raise my third first brother the day to news that the U.S. women are set toward 6 and a half $1 million from splitting prize when they were the men's team from this ongoing tournament because of the DL the equality deal, which is wonderful news, but less wonderful is the reality that that money dwarfs what they receive $6 million combined for going back to back as world champions in their own World Cup because FIFA, they pay out 440 million in prizes to the 32 men's World Cup teams and just 30 billion to the women's teams at the last tournament. So this is both wonderful that this is happening in the United States and terrible that the inequity is so stark that the numbers fall as they do. And thanks to everyone that's tweeted me. It's about marketing. If you don't understand the commercial side, you don't know what you're talking about. I'll say for an organization like FIFA that is creaming $7.8 billion from this cycle alone. Spare me. Spare me and it highlights FIFA's World Cup gender divided such a truly awful bloody way. I'm going to get to the U.S. in a second. We do need to touch upon today's action. That was me having a little bird excuse me. It was a bit bonkers. The final whistle has just gone on our afternoons games group C flat crap, what the hell just happened? A group of chaos, which began with so many permutations on who could go through. It would make John Ford Nash junior's mind hurt. There's a movement towards the end of the game where poor London Donovan was commentating. He goes, I didn't finish high school. My brain is aching and you are not alone. We have Poland Argentina Messi against Lewandowski, Argentina, trying to repress the memory of their false start, that humiliating loss against Saudi Arabia, Poland, trying to qualify for the knockout round for the first time since 1986. I'll say it was great to see MLS's caves with the Charlotte chosen to lead the attack instead of Juventus loom player millic that's an incredible accomplishment for MOS Argentina filled it through an MLS player today. These are signs of wonder for the league. In Argentina took the field in a slightly weird like inky bluey purpley creation that looked like something Tottenham would wear, which is why really the first half when they blasted wildly over. It was like watching Roberto soldado and von San Janssen play for Argentina, the Polish midfield. It was just like butter, messy, cut through it, plenty of room. He was afforded by the Polish slipped in players, left and right. But to begin with, the Argentine players and this will come to haunt them, did not seem to know what to do with the ball unless they deferred to lay it out. There's a lot of aimless crap. What your obsession is on fire. You had 9 first half saves. Take a drunken Polish copper blur that become like Warsaw Tim. Howard de Maria tried to score directly from a corner and chesney harried the shot and then just winked and gave his Argentinian opponent the thumbs up a beautiful moment, saved the penalty for Messi, a bullshit penalty. That we should never have been given and it wouldn't if it was Solomon Rondon. It was a very messy penalty 31st penalty miss of Messi's career. He's got about a 78% conversion rate. I don't know how you say ball Bill Lyon Polish. It may be pill. She knew media. Or maybe ball skirt don't like, but that was a another fine moment for chess and he was having the tournament of his life. And you kind of felt that the weight of the Argentinian jerseys were going to drag them down like chainmail, but it was lanced early in the second half while nexus mcallister, the Scott Argentinian 47 minute, got back on the edge of a pullback and he didn't connect sweetly, but he did so unerringly. First goal pull and the conceited or tournament, first goal, mcallister it's good for his nation, the World Cup of Brighton and hove Albion continues, Apollo had to work out whether to stick and twist. There were so many bloody permutations, gold difference, yellow cards and have separated them in Mexico, which I'll get to in a minute, but it was remarkable. It almost immediately offer us thundered home things run a knife edge, which does bring us to the Mexico against Saudi Arabia. Mexico kicked off with one of the two teams along with Uruguay who had not scored autonomous. They were not dead, but had been toothless as chicharito sat at home twitching is gaming live. They had no choice but to be aggressive league of MX is hungry Martin lined up ahead of an attacking three Vega Pineda Chucky lazzaro and London said that the stadium was just loud as sporting event he'd ever experienced just for the national anthems alone and remember, do this play the azteca. And then agony from Mexico and that first half controlled the game combination play acts of could not get close to finishing and I felt an agony for their fans. And agony, just God, what is the impotence of the whole campaign, but joy that minutes at the start of the second half corner of flick on, Martin finished with DCL range,
A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/29/22 Live in Austin
"The heart of downtown Austin. It's the men in blazers. This cup's for you. World Cup tour. Austin, Texas, you beautiful city. Oh, what Julia is to be with you on this night of nights? Tuesday now you light. Suck is coming home. And we are with you on the most glorious night for men's football in this nation in nearly a decade. And I can't tell you what an incredible mix of emotions this feels. It's like, it's like a darkness, a fog is lifting across the country. A long years. We've waited to feel good about our men's team again. And to see their joy to revel in their glory, to see that tenacity, and to allow ourselves to raw full throatedly, I was totally calm all the way through the game. David Kelly, crap. Not true. To crap or pencil little in the process, I'm not ashamed to admit a little. But to dream to hope to feel the surging wonder of forward momentum and the old word. Optimism. What? So word that often is followed quickly by doom, but I'll stand tonight is that night. We came here to do two things to celebrate the baby eagles screech
A highlight from Pulisic Delivers for the USMNT
"World Cup head to discuss it Craig Burley and Stevie nickel and we also welcome to the show. Sebastian Salazar, Hercules Gomez, Casey Keller, what a way to celebrate your birthday. Super excited for the Team USA, making it happen. So yeah, I mean, look, you come into this tournament, you have one goal. You have one goal and that's to get out of the round. When you know you're drawn against in England side that had been struggling against a well side who are not world beaters. And their best two players really needed to qualify for this tournament four years ago. And an Iranian side that is more of a geopolitical nightmare than really a football foe that the team wanted to play against. So when you saw the draw, you looked at Greg burr holdser side, you said, look, they have a really good chance of coming out of this group. I felt all along. Get something against Wales. Don't take a number against England and then everything was going to be pivotal. Pivotal on that Iran match. And sure enough, it was. They know they knew they needed three points. John strong told us time and time again during the broadcast that they needed three points and they got it. And look, got a little interesting there at the end. No question about it is Iran knew they were looking for an equalizer and they threw a lot of numbers at it and a lot of free kicks the team had to defend, but give the side a lot of credit for seeing out the clean sheet. Keeping the one nil win and completing the goal or at least the first goal of getting out of the first round. And now they have the opportunity to go against a Dutch side that we've talked about on the show guys in that first round. This isn't a Dutch side of years past. So I think the U.S. will match up pretty well against this team. Sam hug, how are you for that 9 minutes of added time? I was fine. You were struggling a little bit. You were very upset when you saw the next slide. Just in general in the World Cup, I don't understand why we're seeing 9 minute stoppages every half. So you're increasing the game by a good 20 minutes. So that's a little hard to understand. But yeah, it definitely made for some angst moments, especially because this is a very young team. And they will make naive mistakes. Yeah, Casey mentioned it on our show earlier that it's Haji Wright who comes on as a sub and he's going to opportunity to kill some time off and take the ball to the corner, but he sees a little opening so he has to go a very weak go and it goes right to the goalkeeper and it's right down your throat and then it's a controversial maybe. Penalty is an a penalty. It's a weak position to put yourself in. It's a very naive position in those final moments. Yeah, I feel like we're nitpicking here on how a very young team, the second youngest team at this World Cup handled an incredibly difficult situation. Absolutely. For me, the big story is how they handle the emotions in this game. We heard about it. Everybody's talked about that in 1998 game and how the U.S. didn't match Iran's emotions, great Warhol talked about in the press conference. He clearly shared that with his team. And I think there was two ways. Actually three ways that this could have gone for the U.S.. They could have not matched Iran's emotions. They could have been two jacked up and instead they were right where they needed to be and it was the guys that you needed to do it. It's your captain Tyler Adams. So again, is extremely young, 23 years old. And it's Christian Pulisic, and it's not just the goal, but it's everything that he does in those first 45 minutes. 60 seconds into the game, he goes on a 40 yard run with the ball right at the Iranian defense. I think that sends a message to the opponent and it sends a message to everybody else on his team. I'm the guy. Don't worry, I got us. And in the end, it's his goal to get to your point about nitpicking at 6 halves of football and we're talking about a bad 45, the second half versus wells, and you're talking about the last maybe 9, ten minutes and stoppage time of this game where Greg were halter, pretty much sits in deep and you're just absorbing Ben do not break. That's what we're nitpicking with. This just means national team because they've been very good at moments, dynamic, fluid, vertical, at speed, really dangerous, really fun to watch at times. Yeah, if there's anything you can pick at, it's maybe the fact that eventually they don't get a second, right? They probably could have closed this game out, but still, it's a very difficult task to go against Iran. We know everything that's happened in the last week kind of politically, the tension leading up to this game. It's a huge three points, not just for this group, but I think for American soccer. We can't forget what happened four years ago missing out on the World Cup. And now here they are in the round of 16 with a matchup that I don't think, you know, in terms of what you could have had, what you might expect to have being second out of your group, you'll definitely take an accessible Dutch team in the round of 16. They deserve to you. Oh yeah, 100% and they'll take a whole and older you may be a few years ago. And we'll get to them later. But yeah, it's a good young team. It's just a lot to like about it. A lot of good young performers. Shall we just say Taylor Adams again? Yeah. Robinson from Fulham and the list goes on, Aaron's in coming on and taking the ball for a car and taking some pressure off, winning some free kicks. And yeah, they did make it difficult for themselves, and they did that against Wales. But it's got the job done. And you know, it's not the only one in this competition. Argentina, changing the team, Belgium, a clear what they're doing, Germany and hands you flick, and you can throw the USA in. But they'd already over the lane. You know, if we sit here and say, what's his team against hall and with no idea. I mean, tamriel wasn't even meant to be in the squad. Not the team, the squad, he hadn't played a started, I think, for over a year around the boat. And yet, he plays every game. So it's kind of found a way to get there and get
A highlight from Casemiro's Brilliance Carries Brazil
"Welcome to latest edition of ESPN FC live here on ESPN+ I'm Dan Thomas, from my shack in his Frank Labeouf and ally Moreno, lots going on, of course, today later on on the show a bumper preview of that must win class for the U.S. as they take on Iran. We'll discuss the rumors of messy going to enter Miami plus strange goings on at Juventus will break down everything you need to know about the board resigning. We'll kick things off though the favorites. To win the World Cup, Brazil in action against Switzerland, they mean it two wins out of two. It looked like they were going to be frustrated by the Swiss but in the end a brilliant goal from casimiro would prove to be the difference between the two sides, Brazil then make it through to the knockout stages, Switzerland still very much alive in the group. They went on the final day, they will be joining Brazil in the round of 16. I suppose the big question Ali going into this was how would Brazil cope without Neymar. What answer did they give us? But the first answer had to be given by teaching. And what his reaction was going to be. And what his decision was going to be. And I didn't like it. Coming in. Well, Pakistan was playing, but Fred came in. So Fred now is dropping in and playing with Casa made on Pakistan sort of playing the role of Neymar. I would have left Pakistan right alongside
A highlight from Futbol Americas: USMNT in a must-win situation
"Go USA, let's go. I believe that we will win. Excuse me. Where is gate three? All right, getting a little help from our Friends at the USA night before party with the intro here on up with America. What do you think, Kirk? Did they do better than me or what? Yes. Thank you for the vote of confidence there. Speaking of the night before party, we will be going live there a little bit later in the show with Alexis Nunez, I believe you saw in some of those shots.
A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/28/22 with Jesse Marsch
"About 6 months in my life, but I am filled with joy today to welcome ahead of our nation's epic, definitive rumble against Iran tomorrow afternoon a trailblazing American. The pride of Racine Wisconsin violates a gently became only the second American born human in our nation's history to take the reigns of the Premier League club when it became manager of mighty legion united. And I admire him so much. He doesn't want to hear any of this. He hates all the time to stop. I invite you as a leader. As a gentleman, who is making the most of this time of Premier League pause and global footballing wonder, it's a joy to welcome. You've just heard them. It's mister chessie marsh. Thanks, pal. How are you doing? Great. And you look great. Considering that you landed, I think at 2 a.m. this morning, lease time back from Machu Picchu, that inconsiderate high in the Peruvian and these bucket list trip for you. What was the highlight? My best friend from college, Lee tobar, got married. So he's a 50 year old man getting married for the first time. So that was a true rare moment in life. So I was really happy for him and his wife, so we had a nice time and then we got to spend some time as a family going to Machu Picchu and cruising around Peru, beautiful country, really wonderful people. So yeah, yeah, my 75th country roger, 75th that I've been to. So yeah, keep knocking on 75 nations this man has managed football clubs in that. It's so cool. As I say, as they say, muscle tough league. And while there was a Premier League manager, are you ever able just to shut the phone off and not worry about, you know, everything, or even when you are off in the middle and they were getting lit up with messages. I wouldn't say lit up, I mean, we're keeping in contact for some important themes that need to take place for preparation when we get back together. But, you know, I made it everybody was kind enough when the Tottenham game was over to say to me, go get away. Especially with how that match ended, I think everybody knew that some little bit of free time for all of us was a good thing. But, you know, we're trying to move the needle here every day and today was our first day of training back and guys were great. Really good, really good energy. A lot of guys still in really good form. So I expect us to be able to pick off from where we left off. And then you've kept up with the World Cup. How was the Peruvian coverage? What was Peruvian lalas like? Well, we were watching the U.S. England match and I know a little bit of Spanish. I would say broken. But at one point in the broadcast and the Peruvian broadcast they said, leech manager Jesse marsh is in Peru going to Machu Picchu with his family. So somehow the word got out somehow the word got out. But yeah, I mean, you know, the Peruvian people were like everywhere. You go and where football is so big. I think they're really disappointed that they didn't qualify. But still, I think a lot of people were rooting on Argentina and Messi. They are not alone. Jesse, when you watch World Cup football, how would you watch it? Watch it as a fan, just taking it in and you're trying to glean tactical insight innovations over the January transfer window, are you looking as a perspective shopper of talent? Yeah, I'd say it's a little bit of everything. You know, I mean, international football is so different than club football. It's so much harder for coaches to really implement a style of play and put it all out there. But, you know, I mean, the one thing that I really like watching is just how different cultures interpret how the game should be played and how they use the emotion and their nationalism to affect their way of playing. So, you know, like watching the Germany, Japan game was amazing, or the Argentina Mexico game. I thought also with everything that it means for messy, that was pretty amazing. I am fascinated by your point. International football is so different to club football, the teams, they're not trained together as much. They've got built in weaknesses, that can't be overcome in the transfer market. When you watch it, you know, can you articulate the difference between club football at the elite level and this international football that we're watching? Yeah, I mean, I think I would probably say the biggest difference is just the tactical nuances, most teams have a structure of how they play with the ball and how they play against the ball, right? But even the games sometimes in the later portions of the match, it gets a little bit open and you see more transition moments. But it's almost like a team will have the ball and one team will be defending. And then when they win the ball, they play backwards and they start to get into their build up phase and the other team starts to get a little bit more into their defensive phase. And you know that it's the fluidity of the game that is lacking a little bit. And then the tactical nuances of what that means to the fluidity of the game. And it's understandable because these players all come from their club teams playing different ways. Sometimes they play different positions than or formations than what they play with their club teams. So you get, you know, you get a little bit of these inconsistencies, which means that especially in the initial phases of the tournament, you get more cautious tactics and more cautious play. And it'll be interesting to see, you know, in this last phase here where teams now need results, what that will look like in those matchups. And in those open moments that you describe as the games progress, does seem in this World Cup that the teams who were truly excelling are the ones with the pure goal scorers. Do you watch international football and see it really as a game ultimately where talent leads? Yeah, well, you know, so for, I mean, I've had a special interest in Cody gakpo because we really tried to get him here. We may try in the future to bring him here as well, but it's been I'm happy for him that he's scored a couple of goals and showed
A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/27/22
"From the men in blazers, makeshift studio in the crap part of Austin, Texas, it's a men in blazers podcast rods. Oh, we back. Like Croatia baby. We're smiting. Biblical level degrees of vengeance, and we are. In Austin, Texas, I've been here for about three hours, and I've eaten like all attackers. How are you holding up, Dave? I've just got the biggest smile on my face. Because, I mean, we've been doing these live shows with each other where we sit across the table. But I can't remember the last time we did a podcast sitting across, well, this is the tiniest table we've ever sat at, but we are sitting across from each other, doing a pod and I've got the biggest smile on my face. We don't have headphones on either. And I've just learned potting with David for 47 years. He has ears. I've never seen them before. One of them sticks out a little bit further than the other, but there you go. I think you can tell by the high level of conversation that we are currently engaged in. We're a tiny bit loopy, got to bed about two 30 last night in D.C. and I love that area. I love that city. I love the football culture, so bloody much. To take the stage with such a raucous, joyous packed audience of GFPs to make World Cup memories together. I found it so personally moving last night, David. I could barely sleep. Yeah, it was a really lovely show. Actually, two nice shows in a row in Philadelphia on Friday night in Saturday night went down, drove it down in the sprinter, down to D.C.. And lovely venues, lovely crowds, lovely post match drinks, good atmosphere. So much joy on this tour. I'll say, to Twitch with Matthew McConaughey, then take the stage with such Julius wise human beings as Johnny weir. Ron klain, Michelle Kang and more and more and more. I mean, who else, what else connects this random and remarkable scattering of human beings, David? All of them remarkable in their own spheres other than just a true shared Julian passion for football. It's the connective tissue. Yeah, I'm not sure how much passion for football Johnny weir has, but he has a lot of passion, and he has a lot of passion for sport, and he really was able to explain. So well, like just the way that athletes feel about things. I loved it. I loved every moment of that interview. I will just tell you when he talked about his Latin Ibrahimovic. Like a horse on the carousel that is freed itself of its moorings. I just adored that human poetry. And that's what's making this tour. I mean, you can hear just the levels of fatigue and exhaustion. I'd say you're about an 11th right now, but it's so bloody meaningful. And it goes on and on and on. We are bracing ourselves to twitch, the epic rumble with destiny, AKA Iran. On Tuesday, with my mate, John Green, with a real warning, what a joyous human being. For his candidate today as we will discuss and the great Frankie Hager, who actually played Iran back in that first game when we crapped the bed, woke up 1998, then we'll take the stage that night here in Austin at the city limits with the black pumas, possibly arguably the greatest Tracy Chapman cover band of all time and James van der beek pronouncing his name in a post on the van der beek way. We need to get Derek ray on the phone. We're going to talk about that. It's Donnie van der beek's long lost Dawson's creek brother. What is this life twisted? I love it. It's crazy. Everything you need to know about auteur and our Twitch, roger is on our pledges at men and blazers dot com or you can go to twitch.tv slash men in blazers, go there, subscribe, follow, get involved in the chat. During our live stage shows, we read out comments occasionally about that. What I remember, I've got an iPad with the comments on it.
A highlight from Fllkrug Rescues Germany
"Rental with us, but before we get a Spanish and German perspective on all of this. It was a good game. Yeah, it was a really good flow. It was a lot of fun. One one, right? You know what, I think Germany were good for calling their way back in. I mean, it's not a surprise the possession starts, right? Because I've been always been a probably going to do that to almost every team in the children. They might even do it to Brazil after what they played Brazil. That's how good they are on the ball. But I think the changes were kind of expected for Germany, though the extra midfielder and in goretzka. I think they have got a problem. Well, maybe the problem solved now with Silk Road coming down in scoring, but I think Miller through the medal as well as forward really what for them. And sunny coming on with that little bit of peace. Gave him an edge as well. So
A highlight from Futbol Americas: Canada bounced from the World Cup
"Football. America. Live and underway here on ESPN+ from the capital of Qatar. On what is Hercules Gomez? Day 8 of the 2022 World Cup one week down just about three to go. How are you doing? I'm doing well doing better than some of my friends. I should say. Oh yeah, where those friends from. Canada, Mexico border. Anywhere in Concacaf other than Costa Rica right now. They're usually such great people, such docile people. What's that on your shirt? I would not say docile. I would say polite as the word that I would just not offend any of our Canadian viewers. Great people, great people. And honestly, for moments of this tournament, yes. Great exhibition of football. Absolutely. But we will get into it. Yes. So you got your Canadian shirt on, I got my Costa Rican shirt on. Bingo. We're looking for any success here from the car. I know, I know. Thank you for pointing that out here on television. But that kind of day for your boy, Seth. So we had two cock of caf teams in action today. We're going to cover that in just a little bit. We've got the latest on the U.S. men's national team, including as best as we can explain what's going on between Georgia and Greg berhalter because there's been a lot of talk about their relationship in the last 48 hours. We've got more on Mexico, Argentina, and the fallout from that game, including Tata martino, kind of sounding off work on the Mexican media. And of course, as always here on football America, we will answer your questions towards the end of the show. But let's start with Canada against Croatia in group action, Canada, of course, coming off that one zero defeat against Belgium or hook. As you say, they exhibited some great football Croatia coming in off a scoreless draw against Morocco in their tournament opener.