US desperate for a goal and NO ONE is doing the basics AKA smashing the ball at Zardes' face in the area. WTF.
This game screams of a late Gyasi Zardes winner, against run of play, ball deflecting off his face, onto his knee then rebounding in off his ball bag. Just how the play was drawn up 🇺🇸
Tata: I'll move Pizarro to the right to expose Ream and Bradley. I'll advance the press and deny McKennie the ball.
Gregg: I'll sub in Roldan at RW, then Zardes, then Lovitz.
So...like...this team started Tim Ream at left back. Its only sub at striker was Gyasi Zardes. It asked Michael Bradley to cover an area the size of Orange County. And it still made the final and out-XG'd Mexico.
Honestly: things are OK, y'all
The sad truth is until we blow up the USSF our men’s national team will never be good. When the federation and the MLS are indistinguishable we get a year long search for a coach we get Gregg Berhalter... when we get Berhalter we get Bradley, Zardes etc.
Zardes never again. Let the Pomykal era begin. Get rid of all the average ass MLS guys and give the kids a chance.
Berhalter either doesn’t understand that MLS players like Zardes and Roldan are overmatched at the international level as opposed to players like Sargent and Boyd, or he’s willfully obtuse and just being an MLS apologist
Congrats to Mexico though. Well deserved. The better team
When the U.S. team is still starting Micheal Bradley and has 17 shitty MLS players on the roster, and then we go down 1-0 to Mexico and Berhalter puts in Zardes and a 27-year-old MLS left back #fireberhalter https://t.co/CnXQQHweVi
Give Zardes a lifetime ban from playing on this team.
Roldan/Zardes/Lovitz is a really lame trio to sub on in a game like this, but look at the bench. Just not much attacking talent there. Not sure what's up with Boyd (injury?).
Beyond him, I wouldn't trust Mihailovic on this stage yet. Then there's Lewis. That's it for attackers.
Roldan? Zardes? Lovitz?
Inexplicable and costly subs by Berhalter. When #USMNT started losing control of the game (thanks to smart adjustments by Tata Martino), the subs made it worse. Lost all attacking threat and succumbed to #Mexico's intense pressure.
#MEXvUSA #GoldCupFinal https://t.co/uQXIx04nM0
I never want to see
have anything to do with the #USMNT ever again
Zardes is what people who say that the US team would be good if all the athletes played soccer instead of other sports
Roldan. Zardes. Lovitz.
I’m so glad Gregg Berhalter decided that wasting Josh Sargeant’s summer was worth it. Watching Altidore and Zardes miss sitters all tournament has been fantastic.
It’s one thing to lose. It’s another thing to lose after horrible subbing decisions.
GREGG has been awful with his subs all tourney. I thought after this miss he realized that he overvalued Zardes. Subbing him on this game gave Mexico hope. Fuck me
We needed McKennie to put his stamp on the game he didnt, Bradley needs to step aside, Berhalter needs to realize Roldan, Zardes, Trapp, Lovitz just dont cut it
We have to continue to build the team around Pulisic and Mckinnie.
Keep a couple of the guys around: Miazga, Long, Arriola, Cannon, Boyd, Zimmerman
Get rid of:
Bradley, Altidore, Zardes
We need to bring in:
Alexis Mendez and Efraín Álvarez, they are the future #USMNT
I know people @ Pima who can finish better than zardes and altidore
USMNT Gold Cup players with 20+ caps:
This was an audition for most guys. That middle generation between Bradley and Pulisic is empty.
Proud of the team but the berhalter clan has to go....sub in a left back for a left back at the end? Was Boyd in the restroom? It didnt fugure in to your melon that maybe bringing in another attacker might help?? Bradley was passing to Mexico maybe a sub. Zardes? Really?Nuff said
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I told some Mexican guys at the bar I was at when Zardes came in, it was over and their game. 13 min later Jona scores
We had 0 center midfield presence the whole game. Mckinnie was non existent. I’m not sure if Cannon was playing mid or wide right but he also didn’t do anything. Dump Zardes, Altidore, and Bradley then get better replacements. Shouldn’t be hard.
- Roldan: better posses the ball
- Zardes: fresh legs (Jozy said afterword he felt good)
- Lovitz: push fullbacks higher and tuck wingers inside #USMNT https://t.co/DQqtuDr9B1
...God love Gyasi Zardes and his work-rate, but under no circumstance should he ever be our second-choice striker in a tournament. #USMNT
I mean come on, There's gotta be better Strikers in American soccer than Jozy Altidore and Gyasi Zardes... #USMNT
The #USMNT lost the game when #Berhalter subbed #Altidore for #Zardes. No guts, no glory!
Armchair Analyst: Clinical Mexico put USMNT to the sword #MLS https://t.co/PZE6iZdbAe
Time to move on from Zardes & Jozy. They do not know what to do in the clutch. And I don't think most people are stoked with Berhalter. The team lacks clear direction & continuity, and much of that comes from the coach. I have no idea what he's trying to accomplish tactically..
Stu just lost the rest of the 10% credibility he ever had.... Berhatler is a mess. Wasted tournament on MLS hacks who have topped out instead of European worthy stars in the making like Sargent, Whea and Robinson.... Zardes, Arriola, Roldan, Morris etc. Tata vs. Behalter 😂😂😂
Stupid ass statement, Jozy is way fucking better then Zardes and it ain’t even close
Lolololololol Wood has been worse than Zardes for 2 years now and De La Torre has barely any 1st team minutes. And Lichaj? JFC cmon
@ChaseEverage @MRMIYAGI2127 @USMNT
Altidore looks like a 250lb eggplant now, Zardes was born a donkey, and Bradley is spent. Time for them to be shown the door.
& finally: if USMNT are serious about wanting to win again, they'd better field a team w/o Bradley; haven't seen someone so lost since ... Bradley! Toss Altidore (who pulled a Wondo), Zardes too, & remaining under-performers. If Boyd was ok to go, Berhalter pulled a Bruce Arena.
😣 same old, same old with this team. Bradley and Zardes have no business on this team. The second half was horrid. They had Mexico against the ropes, it’s frustrating.
I back this man and Christian Ramirez more than Gyasi Zardes
...& then having our 2nd striker be Zardes & not someone better. Also I feel Gregg fucked this one up by not starting Boyd over Morris & then doubly fucked it up by not bringing him in as a sub. Roldan's never done shit for the USMNT & for the life of me I dont get the Lovitz sub
You cannot tell me Zardes and Altidore are the best strikers in the US. We will always be a second class team if we only play MLS level players. It’s a joke.
Outside the shitty longballs to horrid sub Zardes, that was super ugly. Atrocious subs taking out Altidore even tho he bottled his hold up play and workrate phenomenal, then taking out Morris for a CDM @ RW? Shit House excuse of a coach 🤦🏼♂️
When are we ever going to move on from Bradley and Josey? Zardes ain’t the answer either. These MLS guys are not working at this level.
I would classify Christian Pulisic as a reliable goal scorer. In a small sample size, Weston McKennie has also proven to be a finisher in the offensive third.
Need more defensive depth. Zardes needs to be starting over Altidore IMO. They’ll also get Tyler Adams going forward.
Wild that Zardes is even getting called up. Absolutely insane.
Jozy & Zardes never again. Let the Pomykal & Sargent era begin. Get rid of all the average ass MLS guys and give the kids a chance.
Haha, 3G got outcoached at halftime bruh. It’s not even close. He countered with Zardes, Roldan, and Lovitz. Tata has him in his back pocket. What a dumb comment
The US has been needing to get rid of Bradley. Zardes has had better moments but doesn’t produce consistently enough, hence LA getting rid of him.
It's really mind boggling that there is no CF in the entire US that's better than Jozy and Zardes.
Roldan maybe? He came in around the 60 minute mark. Lovitz came in closer to the end. And Zardes came in around the 50th minute. None of them were effective at all
Notice how I didn’t say Bradley or Zardes.
I was completely watching the same game, he stood up for Christian, and had some good plays where he made mexico think about him a lot, played a lot better then Zardes
Zardes needs to be off the call up list forever too.
We literally have two 19 year old strikers playing in Bundesliga & Ligue 1 yet Berhalter gives playing time to washed up MLS Gyasi Zardes
I am not proud of our pathetic coaching, u take out Morris for Roldan a DM. Who the hell is Lovitz? Unbelievable subs...Zardes as a 9, GTFO @USMNT