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06-04-2011, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Live in the Now View Post
Chile and South Africa games were not played with our A squads but we should play more games against teams like that. I just don't see the benefit from an on the pitch standpoint in playing three friendlies over a calendar non World Cup year against teams we can't touch the ball against. And yes I know it's for economic reasons, but that doesn't mean I like it. It only serves to make the US playing squad worse as a unit.
There is more to it then what you post though. Look at this weekend...how many teams are available, with Euro qualifiers and a lot of non-euro leagues still going. Mexico played a weakened Ecuador squad and New Zealand....then you have to remember its harder for NA teams to schedule friendlies due to the travel...and its not like the US was gonna go somewhere 3 days out of the GC.

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