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iceblizzard69
08-13-2003, 10:15 PM
All Games are on Galavision, here are the times:

Thurs 8/14 US-S.Korea (delay, 1 pm ET/PT)
Sun 8/17 US-S. Leone (Live, 7:55 a.m. ET/ delay 7:55 a.m. PT)
Wed, 8/20 US-Spain (live, 12:55 p.m. ET/ delay, 1 p.m. PT)


Players to watch:

14 year old Striker Freddy Adu, who is considered to be one of the best young players in the world. I can't wait to see him play!
Defender Jonathan Spector, who has signed with Manchester United and will join their reserve or U-19 team after the tournament
Striker Eddie Gaven, a 16 year old who already plays for the MetroStars and has even scored a few goals including a game winner

Prime Time
08-13-2003, 10:31 PM
Yeah, ;et's see if he is as good as he is hyped up to be.

iceblizzard69
08-13-2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Prime Time
Yeah, ;et's see if he is as good as he is hyped up to be.

He is. I heard Manchester United was very impressed when the US U-17 team played Man Utd's U-18s a week ago, which of course the USA won. Also, Freddy Adu schooled Blackburn's U-18s, and before you laugh, Blackburn's youth teams are very good. Their U-19s won the English title last year.

Adu also schooled Newcastle United's U-19s a few months ago. Newcastle was so impressed that they want him as well.

Prime Time
08-13-2003, 10:56 PM
If they are Blackburn, then they suck :lol:

iceblizzard69
08-14-2003, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Prime Time
If they are Blackburn, then they suck :lol:

:down:

Prime Time
08-14-2003, 12:35 PM
:up:

iceblizzard69
08-15-2003, 08:12 AM
USA 6
South Korea 1

Freddy Adu had a hat trick!!!

http://www.ussoccer.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=41239&itype=113&iCategoryID=0

Prime Time
08-15-2003, 12:17 PM
Yeah he was on ESPN's Top 10! Now you know If Soccer makes the Top 10, it is awesome :eek:

iceblizzard69
08-16-2003, 09:00 PM
Tomorrow is the Sierra Leone game! I actually set my alarm so I can watch it. I'll catch up on my sleep after the game. GO USA!!!

Prime Time
08-16-2003, 10:40 PM
Hopefully USA can win this all.

MVP = Freddy Adu?

iceblizzard69
08-17-2003, 08:52 AM
It is 1-1 at the half. Sierra Leone is playing better and has had control of the possession, but the USA looked better in the end and scored a goal off a PK. Adu went down after a tackle and it was scary for a moment but he got up and looks fine.

iceblizzard69
08-17-2003, 11:29 AM
The USA won 2-1. Of course, FREDDY ADU scored the game winner! This guy is worth all of the hype. He is incredible!!

Prime Time
08-17-2003, 09:55 PM
Adu is proving what he is made of.

iceblizzard69
08-17-2003, 10:51 PM
It is definitely much Adu about something. :)

Prime Time
08-18-2003, 05:34 PM
This should just be called the Adu Cup....he is dominating.

iceblizzard69
08-20-2003, 06:06 PM
I didn't see today's game but the USA lost 2-0. However, it doesn't matter since the USA had already clinched a spot in the next round and will play Brazil on Sunday.

Prime Time
08-20-2003, 08:04 PM
USA lost to Spain....pssssh. Forget the U-17 World Cup...watch the real games...like England Vs Croatia, Argentina Vs Uruguay, Germany vs Italy, Peru Vs Mexico etc.

iceblizzard69
08-20-2003, 10:29 PM
U-17 World Cup is great! You get to see the future instead of a stupid, meaningless friendly (which I won't watch unless the USA is playing). I want to see Freddy Adu!!!!

Prime Time
08-20-2003, 10:30 PM
Ummm but umm the players in Friedlies are the NOW players...not the future.

Dolfan02
08-21-2003, 06:11 PM
Freddy Adu is absolutely amazing, I hope he can blow up soccer in the States like Tiger Woods in golf. I also hope he will be eligible to play in World Cup 2006 in Germany. That would be incredible, the rest of the world would see USA improving even better with young players Adu, Corey Ashe, Booby Convey, Jamie Watson, those are 4 DYNAMIC young players who have been seeked by grand giant club teams like Inter Milan, St. Germain Paris, Man U., and of course the MLS. Add those guys to Donovan and Mathis..WOW.

I hope the US wins the U-17 Fifa Torney with Adu, that should definitely and finally put soccer in the US sports media.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/850564.asp?0cb=-71n5737

Check this link out on Freddy Adu, its real good.

iceblizzard69
08-21-2003, 07:37 PM
Freddy Adu would definitely be eligible to play in the 2006 World Cup, the only problem is if he will be able to make the squad, and with the way he is progressing, I think he will. In the last World Cup, Donovan and Beasley were two of the youngest people in the competition if not the youngest, which shows that the USA will play a really young person if good enough. Adu will be 17 in the 2006 WC, which would be extremely young and maybe even the youngest player to ever play in a WC, but with his skill it is possible.

Bobby Convey was signed by Tottenham Hotspur in England pending that he gets a work permit which he will probably get. Spurs are in the EPL and they have a lot of money but like Paris SG they aren't really good.

The USA is starting to get very good at soccer. We continue to develop very good youngsters who are getting signed by clubs abroad. Jonathan Spector, a 17 year old defender, was recently signed by Manchester United.

The USA also has sick keepers. Tim Howard starts at Manchester United and has been very good so far, Brad Friedel was the best keeper in the EPL last year at Blackburn, and Kasey Keller starts for Tottenham Hotspur.

Prime Time
08-21-2003, 11:34 PM
USA is improving but that loss to the U-23 Brazilian Squad was not good.

iceblizzard69
08-21-2003, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by Prime Time
USA is improving but that loss to the U-23 Brazilian Squad was not good.

That wasn't a bad team, there were lots of good players on that Brazilian team and the USA fielded far from a full squad. I am very surprised that the Brazilian U-23 team couldn't beat Mexico in the final.

Prime Time
08-21-2003, 11:45 PM
Which is why it made us look bad.

Dolfan02
08-22-2003, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Prime Time
USA is improving but that loss to the U-23 Brazilian Squad was not good.

I went to that game if you're talking about the one in the Orange Bowl like a month ago. Actually that was the Gold Cup. US was leading 1-0 when Brazil scored with 3 minutes remaining in the 2nd half. Then US kinda gave up, they focused on defense and not offense, trying to into PKs, but they lost in a penalty kick in overtime.

Prime Time
08-22-2003, 02:27 PM
DolFan I went to the game too...my dad almost got in a fight with a Brazilian. We had nice seats. 1st section. It was a great game though. Very exciting. Nothing compares to Soccer.

iceblizzard69
08-23-2003, 10:43 PM
USA vs Brazil tomorrow at 11 AM EST on Galavision.

Prime Time
08-23-2003, 10:53 PM
Let's go USA, we cannot lose to Brazil every month of the summer...that would be dissapoiting. We lost to them in the Confed Cup in June, lost in the Gold Cup in July, we have to win one.

Prime Time
08-24-2003, 02:49 PM
Lost 3-0...eliminated from U-17 Cup....Brazil dominated us again.

Dolfan02
08-26-2003, 11:20 AM
USA played horrible, you could see they were intimatated by Brazil. Corey Ashe looked scared, and Adu tried to play assist man all day, plus he got too fancy sometimes. I saw the whole game, I was sooo freakin dissappointed.

Been watching the Premier league of England, I love that league, its my favorite.

iceblizzard69
08-26-2003, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Dolfan02
USA played horrible, you could see they were intimatated by Brazil. Corey Ashe looked scared, and Adu tried to play assist man all day, plus he got too fancy sometimes. I saw the whole game, I was sooo freakin dissappointed.

Been watching the Premier league of England, I love that league, its my favorite.

EPL is my favorite too...whats your favorite team in that league? I am a Blackburn fan.

Prime Time
08-26-2003, 05:18 PM
Yeah Dolfan, Adu showed me nothing against Brazil.

Dolfan02
08-27-2003, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69


EPL is my favorite too...whats your favorite team in that league? I am a Blackburn fan.

My favorite (favourite, as British would spell it :D ) EPL team is Liverpool.
But I do enjoy watching other teams too. Beckham and Michael Owen are my favorite players.

My favorite national teams are: 1. USA 2. England 3. Holland
My favorite club teams are Liverpool, Juventus, and Columbus Crew

mf52dolphin
08-27-2003, 05:02 PM
My favorite EPL teams are Leeds United, and finally back in, the Wolves

iceblizzard69
08-27-2003, 05:02 PM
I saw Juventus play Manchester United at Giants Stadium around a month ago. The place was sold out and it was awesome although ManUre won. It was fun to boo the Red Devils.

Dolfan02
08-27-2003, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by mf52dolphin
My favorite EPL teams are Leeds United, and finally back in, the Wolves

What happened with the Wolves? And what's up with the Doritos logo on the jersey? Couldn't they get another sponsor (no pun intended)?

Dolfan02
08-27-2003, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
I saw Juventus play Manchester United at Giants Stadium around a month ago. The place was sold out and it was awesome although ManUre won. It was fun to boo the Red Devils.

That game was AWESOME. Saw it on TV. That game could easily be the soccer game of the year, even though it was somewhat of a friendly. Nedved, the Czech, is Amazing, the guy has a powerful and accurate kick.

iceblizzard69
08-27-2003, 08:55 PM
There were tons of shots...it was pretty exciting for a friendly. Man U dominated but when Nedved got in the game he played really well. Tim Howard, however, was the man of the match at the place he used to play.

One thing I like about Wolves sponsor is that I actually know what it is. I think Wolves will get relegated but they could have easily tied Manchester United today. Man Utd didn't send out their best 11 but won 1-0, however, Wolves had lots of chances but they just couldn't convert.

Prime Time
08-27-2003, 09:07 PM
Your such a homer Ice.

iceblizzard69
08-27-2003, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by Prime Time
Your such a homer Ice.

That was random....and made absolutely no sense as well....

I may be a homer, but nothing I said in this thread proves that. I was just talking about hating Man Utd, and many people who aren't frontrunners share my thoughts.

Prime Time
08-28-2003, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
Tim Howard, however, was the man of the match at the place he used to play.


That's random huh?

iceblizzard69
08-28-2003, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Prime Time


That's random huh?

He had 11 saves and allowed 1 goal.......

Prime Time
08-28-2003, 06:46 PM
Pssshhhhh...I am just messing with ya...I didn't even see the game so I do not know who oculd be Player of The Game.

Dolfan02
09-02-2003, 12:15 PM
Who won the U-17 fifa torney?

And what happenned to the conclusion of the ChampionsWorld Series?? Does anyone know who won or whats going on?

iceblizzard69
09-02-2003, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by Dolfan02
Who won the U-17 fifa torney?

And what happenned to the conclusion of the ChampionsWorld Series?? Does anyone know who won or whats going on?

Brazil won. The ChampionsWorld Series wasn't a tournament, just a bunch of money making friendlies. No one won anything meaningful, just a bunch of friendly matches.

Dolfan02
09-02-2003, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69


Brazil won. The ChampionsWorld Series wasn't a tournament, just a bunch of money making friendlies. No one won anything meaningful, just a bunch of friendly matches.

True

Prime Time
09-04-2003, 11:40 PM
So Brazil reigns supreme again...what else is new.