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USMNT vs. Curacao: Live Commentary

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s goal of lifting the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup continues on Sunday as they take on Curacao at Lincoln Financial Field.

The first-ever meeting between the two sides comes as the final quarterfinal on Sunday with the winner facing either Jamaica/Panama this week.

A 1-0 win over Panama saw Gregg Berhalter make 11 changes to his starting XI, with Jozy Altidore scoring his 42nd-career international goal. Christian Pulisic, Gyasi Zardes, and Tyler Boyd all appeared off the bench, but should be rearing to go should all three be in the starting plans.

Curacao finished as Group C runners-up in their first-ever Gold Cup, taking points from both Jamaica and Honduras. Former Premier League players Leandro Bacuna and Cuco Martina are the marquee names on the squad and will be two players to watch.

The SBI editorial staff will be providing live commentary on this evening’s match so feel free to follow the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions (NOT play-by-play commentary) in the comments section below.

Enjoy the match.

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  1. I like Curacao. That’s the third game I’ve seen them play this Gold Cup, fun team to watch. Bacuna played well, best on the field for me, and they solve pressure with an understanding from all what they’re trying to execute. The US pressure D was horrible and US lucky to escape, whereas the Curacao pressure D worked 2nd half, no adjustment to overcome it from the US seemed to me, would have to rewatch, but split the 2 CB wide with relief in the middle but all covered and forced to just hold on and play long. good game to just win baby. Steffen the game bal for me with that save on Bacuna’s screamer

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  2. FT: USMNT 1 – Curacao 0. The USMNT get the job done but honestly were outplayed in spells by Curacao. McKennie with the winner, Pulisic with the assist and Steffen with three saves in the clean sheet. Jamaica will be tougher for sure on Wednesday. Thanks for joining!

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  3. GB switched the pressure D, 4 3 3 straight up, but no pressure on the ball and now the flanks are available in the outlet for Curacao; the US closes quickly with 3 men but it’s too slow and they are getting beat out of their pressure D. Maybe dump that for tonight?

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  4. just like the first half, the first few minutes with some tempo and attack, then back to flat and slow and whatever it is going on. Curacao looking more confident, playing higher D, US losing the ball.

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  5. No urgency to shoot/close down players
    No pressuring
    No respect by Curacao (they are playing casually with the ball in THEIR OWN 18!!!!)
    Slow transitioning
    Slow pace in the midfield
    bad first touches
    bad passing

    WHAT IS GOING ON???? Second half better be different……

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  6. the tempo is too slow in attack and in transition. the pressure D is not working because Curacao know not to attack up the flanks out of the back becasue the US wants that, instead they just keep it central and play out with patience using Room back and Bacuna and Arias thru the middle, and have been dangerous once breaking the pressure too easily. Boyd with more turnovers than connected passes. McKennie scored but not his best half of soccer imo, looks tired, I don’t know. Pulisic, Bradley, Zimmerman making the plays, and Lima will need to keep lively as he’s been under attack, beaten a couple of times dangerously with the dribble. Key to second half is quicker tempo in attack and transition especially, my opinion

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  7. USMNT are so bad, it’s not even funny. A moment of brilliance from Pulisic, otherwise Curacao with the better chances. Disgraceful, this…

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  8. –
    ———————–(1)Steffenβ€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
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    (2)Lima–(5)Zimmermanβ€”(23)Longβ€”-(13)Ream
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    ———————–(4)Bradleyβ€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
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    (21)Boydβ€”(8)McKennieβ€”(10)Pulisicβ€”-(7)Arriola
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    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”(9)Zardesβ€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
    –
    Thank goodness…..?
    NOW LETS GO GET THE “W” ? !!!!!

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