Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Footie with ICC and Gold Cup Action















Juve vs Barca is about to conclude, which is followed by an ICC match with PSG vs the Spuds on the Deuce and concluding with a Gold Cup Semi featuring the U.S. vs the Ticos from Cowboys Stadium on FS 1

186 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from a dreary , overcast Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

8:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stevie Nicol and some other geezer doing the announcing.

8:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A decent early chance for PSG as Cavani had a free header that he headed wide off a great cross from Rabiot.

8:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great PSG possession culminates in a shot from Thiago Motta that is over from about 25 yards out.

8:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! CAVANI GIVES PSG THE LEAD WITH A TAP IN AS THE SPUDS WERE CAUGHT OUT ON A COUNTER. THE LEFT BACK PLAYED A BALL OUT OF HIS BOX TO RABIOT, WHO CAUGHT THE BACK FOUR FLAT FOOTED AND WENT ON A 50 YARD RUN, LAYING IT ON A PLATE FOR CAVANI.

8:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! ERIKSEN TIES IT UP WITH A SPECTACULAR ROCKET OF A SHOT IN THE UPPER 90 FROM 35 YARDS OUT!!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds high press paid dividends as Kyle Walker-Peters won the ball in midfield and two passes later Eriksen scored a spectacular goal

8:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PSG nearly regain the lead as Marquinhos heads just wide from a free kick,

8:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LLoris palms away the ball as Cavani chested down A pass then Pastore blasted the rebound over.

8:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! PSG KEEPER, KEVIN TRAPP WILL WANT THAT BACK AS HE GOT A BACK PASS AND HAD A CLEARANCE THAT CANNONED OFF OF ERIC DIER FOR A SPUDS GOAL . EMBARRASSING FOR THE GERMAN KEEPER.

8:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thiago Motta holds back Eriksen to prevent a fast break and somehow got away without being booked.

8:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, mate - I'm helping out Kate with a project in the office. I'll be back for the late match. Thanks for getting us started.

8:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds should have taken a 3-1 lead as two youngsters combined . Kyle Walker-Peters put in a great cross and Nkoudou volleyed well over from three yards out.

8:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob. I look forward to chatting with you.

8:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lloris comfortably saves a long range effort from Cavani.

8:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The water break.

8:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes

8:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great close range by Kevin Trapp off a cheeky back heel from Ben Davies. Great through ball from Eriksen

8:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! DESMOND IN ORLANDO AS YOUNG KYLE WALKER-PETERS CHEAPLY LOST POSSESSION AND PASTORE SCORED WITH A SUPERB CURLER IN THE UPPER 90 OFF A SUPERB THROUGH BALL FROM CAVANI.

8:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rabiot was down for treatment, but got the magic spray on his ankle and play resumes.

8:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds nearly take the lead as a header from a free kick came off the post. It came off a PSG defender as a corner was given . It stemmed from a foul by Dani Alves on Nkoudou.

8:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eric Dier is down , clenching his tummy and the announcer mentions that he's a Man Yoo target. The possible future United player is up and play resumes.

8:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time even though there was a two minute water break.

8:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cavani straight at Lloris and the halftime whistle is blown 52 seconds into stoppage time. Desmond at the end of a really entertaining first half.

8:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane is on, presumably , for Vinny Janssen as is Matuidi. Second half underway

9:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!!! Twenty second into the second half , PSG keeper, Kevin Trapp was trapped and is sent off for intentional hand ball outside his box.

9:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It came straight off the kickoff and a long ball out of the back caused the German keeper to rush out and he handled out of his box.

9:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arriola, the sub keeper for PSG, does well to turn around a free kick from Eriksen

9:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds nearly took the lead as the PSG left back gifted possession and Delle Alli blasted over with just the keeper to beat

9:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure who came off so that the new PSG keeper could come on.

9:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jese, the new signing from Real, is booked for cynically sandwiching Delle Alli.

9:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arriola comfortably saves a well struck long range effort from Wanyama.

9:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eriksen blasts a shot from thirty yards out just wide off a sloppy PSG clearance.

9:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great last ditch tackle by Toby on Bernede for a corner off a long ball from the back after being initially caught out.

9:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A water break.

9:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes

9:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! THE SPUDS LEAD 3-2 THANKS TO A SUPERB LONG RANGE SHOT FROM TOBY THAT LANDS IN THE CORNER TO CULMINATE A THIRTY PASS POSSESSION.

9:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arriola does well to push away a long range effort from Eriksen.

9:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Penalty Spuds as Harry Kane had his shirt pulled by Marquinhos.

9:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!! 4-2 SPUDS AS HARRY KANE SMASHES THE PENALTY DOWN THE MIDDLE INTO THE ROOF OF THE NET AS ARRIOLA DOVE THE WRONG WAY.

9:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

9:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds defeat PSG 4-2 in an entertaining match . They were helped by the fact that they played with an extra man for pretty much the entire second half.

9:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next is the U.S. vs the Ticos from Cowboys Stadium on FS 1

10:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's technically AT&T Stadium , but the Cowboys play their home games at this venue.

10:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Their off from AT&T Stadium.

10:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Off the post from the Pie Eater ten seconds in.

10:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice long ball from Little Susie was headed down and Jozy played in the Pie Eater, who beat the keeper at his near post as his shot cannoned off the post

10:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guzman, of the Timbers , volleys wide from 25 yards after a cross was headed out.

10:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hi again - I'm finally here to join you for the festivities. Gooner should be along shortly after returning from the DC United match tonight. Thanks again for keeping the home fires burning tonight.

10:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arriola wins a U.S. corner.

10:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How has it been so far? The commentators are talking about it being a fast start for the US.

10:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, mate. It's my pleasure and great to enjoy the pleasure of your company.

10:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bruce Arena giving the officials some stick. He doesn't want a repeat of the fiasco in Philly.

10:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct, Bob. The Pie Eater had a shot cannon off the post ten seconds into the match

10:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news, just in case you missed it:

US: 2-Jorge VillafaƱa 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Matt Besler, 8-Jordan Morris, 19-Graham Zusi, 20-Paul Arriola, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 24-Tim Howard, 25-Darlington Nagbe, 26-Michael Bradley (capt.), 27-Jozy Altidore

Substitutes: 12-Bill Hamid, 29-Jesse Gonzalez, 4-Matt Miazga, 7-Chris Pontius, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 10-Joe Corona, 13-Dax McCarty, 15-Eric Lichaj, 16-Justin Morrow, 18-Juan Agudelo, 21-Matt Hedges, 28-Clint Dempsey

10:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooner may not be in the best of moods as the Dynamo thrashed DC United 3-0.

10:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The referee seems to be trying to assert his authority early doors.

10:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Uh oh - he might have stopped off for a pint or two with his mates, then.

10:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joel Aguilar being very Authoritative as Guzman of the Ticos tries to start a fight and he runs over letting him know that won't happen on his watch. Guzman stopped immediately and even apologizes. Isn't this common sense?

10:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You missed a really entertaining match from Orlando .

10:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Too many passes arsenal style Acosta the U.S. the lead.

10:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - big chance there for Acosta there. Morris found Dozy really well but the cut back was just too far behind Acosta.

10:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It sounded like it!

10:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Pie Eater, Dozy , and Arriola combined as Acosta back heeled over from close range.

10:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ticos look out of sorts , which is surprising that they have come into the match as the in form team of the tournament.

10:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This already seems like a rather cagey affair. Could come down to one goal or another.

10:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - the US are certainly in the ascendancy. Very few chances from the Ticos.

10:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's how most of the Ticos matches have been with the exception of the match against the cheating French Toast.

10:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that deflection could have gone anywhere. Timmy was happy to grab it out of the Texas sky.

10:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How far away from you is Arlington, mate? It looks rather hot there tonight.

10:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A question about the post. The image is a tad outdated? also, the shield still in the U.K. due to Trump's tariffs?

10:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The US winning a lot of the loose balls in midfield.

10:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arlington is midway between Dallas and Fort Worth , which is about 500 miles to our North.

10:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice run down the wing by Arriola but his cross was easily cut out.

10:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The match is being played indoors in an air conditioned stadium. It shouldn't be too severe.

10:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah - well, that helps, I'm sure. Still - a lot of the players appear to be sweating profusely.

10:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ticos win their first corner.

10:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kyle Walker has been transferred from the Spuds to Citeh , so the aptly named Kyle Walker-Peters played in his position . A coincidence?

10:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Same colors being worn as in the earlier match.

10:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nagby down after a poor challenge. The advantage was supposedly played.

10:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Uh oh - the Wave has started - fans are beginning to grow restless.

10:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ticos are appear to be playing for penalties.

10:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great save by Timmy keeps the Ticos out.

10:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then as I type the Ticos nearly score as Bryan Ruiz played through Urena , who forced a kick save from Timmy . Their first shot of the match.

10:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guzman goes down looking for a penalty and Joe Aguilar let's him know that he's not tolerating that nonsense.

10:55 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Hiya Chaps. Third time's a charm hopefully. I got up early to watch my Arsenal boys get drummed by Chelski, then watched Houston effortlessly stick 3 past the hapless Travis Worra who's tending goal while Hamid gets the rich experience of watching from a bench in Texas. I hope the USA can sort these Ticos out because this is the most important one of the three I've watched today.

10:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The U.S . go straight up the other end and win a corner.

10:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, Gooner. Hopefully the third attempt brings a U.S. win.

10:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Little Susie called for a foul on Ramirez.

10:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The closest anyone came to scoring was the U.S. when the Pie Eater had a shot cannon off the post ten seconds into the match. Fairly cagey since then.

10:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, Gooner - great to have you on board. Tight affair here in Texas tonight. It appears that the Ticos are playing for extra time or to punk us on the break through Bryan Ruiz.

10:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nagbe wins a free kick as Boris Yeltsin Tejeda fouls him about thirty yards out.

10:59 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

BTW, are you watching this in English on some alternate chaannel? FS1 is supposed to have the match, but it's the beisbal on.

10:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Head tennis off the free kick from Bradley the Besler with a volley well over.

11:00 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Any chance of snow Al-Prez? We do well against these chumps in a blizzard.

11:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm watching it on FS1 in English.

11:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm watching on FS1, listening to Landy Cakes and some weak commentary from John Strong.

11:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

11:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No chance of snow in an indoor stadium , LOL!

11:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Snow Bowl is still one of my favorite US matches of all time.

11:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ticos win a corner.

11:02 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Finally, the beisbal ended and I can switch. Right when the half finished.

11:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's half time. 0-0. Each side had one of two chances but fairly disappointing spectacle so far.

11:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's headed and 0-0 at the end of a cagey half where the U.S. nearly took the lead ten seconds into the match.

11:02 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Popcorn! I'll be back shortly

11:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Elizabeth recommends Pop Secret.

11:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice one, Gooner - I was thinking the same thing but perhaps as a late night snack with a movie after the match.

11:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway.

11:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

According to Eric Clapton,you will be blogging after midnight.

11:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

According to the announcer, it goes straight to penalties if it's tied at the end of the second half. No extra time?

11:19 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

OK, just a minute or two delay. I stovetop pop David. My Dad was a great popcorn chef and he taught me. I brought a pot from my mother's kitchen to college because I had access to a stove on my dorm floor.

Hey, did you all see this? Just announced. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/07/22/salvadoran-players-suspended-for-biting-and-nipple-pinching-incidents/?utm_term=.b87200073beb

11:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clint and Lichaj are two potential game changers on the U.S. bench.

11:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done. I bet it tastes best that way. That link sounds like an interesting read. They along with that so called ref should get lengthy suspensions.

11:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dad was the master, but you've certainly carried on the torch, mate.

11:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Great cross from Little Susie intended for Nagbe and Dozy as the Pie Eater forced Ticos keeper, Pemberton, out of position./

11:25 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

The Gingeree shouldn't turn down an outing because he's waiting for a match assignment.

Nagbe with a whiff on that walkabout from the Tico keeper

11:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sure sounds like it. A time honored tradition.

11:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ginger Zee would not have done any worse. I wouldn't trust the Gingeree officiating even an under fives match.

11:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dangerous free kick punched out by Timmy.

11:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - decent cross there from Villafana but no one on hand in the six yard box to stab it home. We need someone with a killer instinct in those areas.

11:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Timmy punches away a Ticos fee kick then referee , Joel Aguilar blocks a Ticos shot. Kendall Waston, whom I maintain doesn't know how to spell Watson, is called for a foul on Timmy.

11:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of - another great cross, this time from Arriola on the other side. Nearly an own goal.

11:30 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I get a hive when a commentator calls a player by his first name or nickname. Am I alone?

11:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! A timely block by Kendall Waston off a cross from Arriola.

LEARN HOW TO SPELL YOUR SURNAME!

11:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No. You are not. I completely agree with you. Only the top one percent deserve that, which would exclude all the participants in this match.

11:32 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

He's a big lad, that TYPO bloke

11:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - the nickname thing is terrible. English color guys are notorious about that. It's all "JT" this and "Roon" that. Leave that for the fans.

11:32 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

It just sounds too pally to me. And given the high level of happy talk, it diminishes any point the commentator might make.

11:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Omar Gonzalez booked for a foul on an attempted Ticos break. The first booking of the match?

11:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guzman wins a Ticos corner off of Villafana.

11:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide by Little Susie

11:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Far too pally, agreed mate.

11:36 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Perfect example. Landycakes said so and so about "Omar" and my mind wandered and wondered if they'd been teammates at the Glams. I completely missed that Gonzalez got a ticket.

11:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like Clint Dempsey is being readied to come on. Who should come off?

11:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What exactly will the Salvadoran players be suspended for? Eliminated from World Cup qualifying. Would it be the next Gold Cup when by that time they may not even be part of the national team?

11:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I would take off Dozy. Never mind he has a powerful effort punched away by Pemberton.

11:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Dozy finally found some space and rifled one. Good save.

11:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bradley now over a free kick - big chance here.

11:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guzman fouls Nagbe just outside the Ticos box as Clint is on for Arriola to add weight to the attack.

11:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Excellent - referee booked a player for elbowing Dempsey.

11:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gonzalez booked after being warned about pushing in the box.

11:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pemberton punches clear and the Ticos try to mount a counter.

11:40 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Any competitive FIFA sanctioned international. It's a big punishment because as you point out El Salvador doesn't have so many of those. Romero will be unavailable for some time, as long as a year maybe more. and that's a really thing. And Ceren is their captain. He'll be out a while too with the 3-match ban. Good news for the Quacks where he earns his crust.

11:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! What a superb one handed saver by Pemberton that Acosta the U.S. the lead.

11:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great save by Timmy. This match is really opening up now.

11:44 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Why does this whistling midget think that was a free. Their keeper and Jozy fought for it cleanly and the keeper gathered. Unnecessary stoppage whistle-boy.

This is a bit too end to end for me in the last 3-5 minutes

11:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the clarification, Gooner. That sounds like the Gold Cup qualifiers two years from now. I'm guess they can play in friendlies where they won't be friendly , but what's the point

11:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Dozy finally comes up with the goods!!!!!

11:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAAAAAAL !!!! JOZY GIVES THE U.S . THE LEAD A MINUTE AFTER A SUPERB ONE HANDED SAVE FROM TIMMY.

11:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely pass through to Dozy who took his chance well, slipping the shot under Pemberton. Lovely finish.

1-0 US!

11:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jozy with his first goal in ten matches for the U.S. and booked for taking off his shirt.

11:45 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

But that goal will do nicely. Great finish that I wasn't sure he could get to. Nice run from Dempsey with the ball to give Jozy space to run into.

Dumb as a rock picking up the yellow. He fouls defenders and often will pick up one too many fouls that ends up a yellow.

11:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The US should be able to bolt the door from this point.

11:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - nice move again from the US. Villafana with a dangerous cross at the end of it. Just behind Morris.

11:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Seconds after the superb save by Timmy from Urena, Nagbe passed to Clint , who got past two Ticos players and played a superb through ball to Jozy, who scored with a great finish past the on rushing Pemberton.

11:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ticos will be forced out of their shell. The one problem in playing for penalties is being forced to come from behind with not much time remaining.

11:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Zardes getting prepared to come on.

11:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Waston , or is it Watson , that fouls Acosta just outside the Ticos box.

11:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wise move by Bruce in this Arena as Zardes is no for the scorer, who is on a yellow and replaced by some one with yellow hair.

11:54 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

It's too bad that Zardes gives away possession so easily. He's exactly the kind of labrador you would want chasing and harrying the Ticos until the final whistle. I know that his engine is why the Mad Hatter is sticking him on but he coughs the ball up too easily.

11:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dempsey over a free kick now.

GOAL! Sneaks one in the near post. Pemberton was punked.

11:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! THE TEXAS KID PUTS THE U.S. TWO UP IN TEXAS AND SURELY SEALS A PLACE IN THE FINAL WITH A GREAT FREE KICK

11:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Really poor from the Ticos defense. The wall fell apart on impact and Dempsey found the spot. Pemberton had no chance.

2-0!

11:55 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Nice. A bobbler that just has enough pace to get in. The two Ticos at the end of that wall have some splainin' to do. 2-0 USA

11:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Pemberton beaten at the post he should have covered, but we'll take it.

11:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dempsey ties Landycakes for all time scoring.

11:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A warning for the U.S. as the Ticos whip in a free kick and Calvo has a header off the bar, but the offside flag was raised

11:57 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

A schnauzer to compliment the labrador. Dax McCarty will be biting ankles from now on.

11:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice for Bruce in this arena as Sacks McCarty is on for Acosted

11:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

US just knocking it about to take time off the clock now.

11:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was thinking more of a moody Chihuahua , but your description is accurate.

11:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Morris nearly in for the third there.

12:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Pie Eater has lost about a stone since kickoff.

12:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Sunday morning on the East Coast. Eric Clapton sings " After Midnight."

12:01 AM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

That was never a foul! That keeper goes on walkies again, and again, Whistleto bails him out. Tired of it.

12:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will anyone be around for United vs Real at 5 PM EDT?

12:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A trio of minutes of stoppage time.

12:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not I, mate. Maybe UWS will join you?

12:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

These teams meet again in WC qualifying in about half a dozen weeks.

12:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

By the way, as to your question about the PPP post, I heard from Yellows today. He had forgotten about posting the Shield. It should be winging its way to you next week. Hopefully you'll get it in time for the new season. I'll post a new picture once you take one.

12:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will ask him when I wake up in the morning.

12:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Thanks for the update.

12:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's that, then. The US safely through into the final on Wednesday. Lovely jubbly.

Nice chatting with you lads, tonight. Have a good rest of your weekends.

12:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!! The U.S. defeat the Ticos 2-0 and will play in the final Wednesday in Santa Clara, CA.

12:06 AM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

That's it! Mexico likely in another final on Wednesday. Until then chaps! Nightie-night.

12:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob and Steve. Great chatting with you . Wishing you a good night.

12:07 AM  

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