What Happened? USA vs.Germany

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maradona10
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im sure everyone caught the usa vs germany game. i missed most of it. but from what i saw defense was off. usa defense that is. the first half went well. holding germany off. but then all of the sudden complete breakdown. thankfully it was just a friendly and hopefully not something to look forward to happening in the group games.
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I saw the whole game and I thought it looked like 2 average teams.

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Two "average" teams wouldnt end up with a 4-1 game. Germany defintely was the better of the two teams that day. Thanks for the reply though.
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You can get a score of 4-1 between two teams of any ability.

The performance of both teams in that game was, at best average, although compared to recent results for Germany, it was a stunning result. It was a little bit unfair on the US, they weren't much worse than the Germans

I know the US can play better than that but I'm not sure how much better Germany can play.

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Yeah i agree. The US defintely should have won that game. But still the second half of play for them was below average. Defense anyway. Offense did great but they didnt get many opportunities. Other than the last part of the second i completely agree with you on them being average. I was just saying that the score didnt seem like 2 average teams would have played in it.
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I think that it would have helped to have Donovan and also a lot of other starters but unfortunately this was not possible. Still though, I'm not shaken by the loss. THe US has a stronger core of players in their Arsenal.

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Germany is still an average team to me.... honestly, I think they lack individual skill...
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c'mon guys obviously if we had had i think eight of our starters against all of germanys starters we would have had a k.o. game. i am also not shaken by the loss, when we have all of our players in the world cup we will be fine. 8)
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it was a pretty even game in teh first half. but teh german squad found a way to score, and once they did, teh u.s. sorta put their heads down.
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