6/12/15 US Men beat Germany, US Women play Sweden Fri, U20 Men advance, Carmel FC teams in Regionals, TV Schedule

US Men Beat World Cup Champs 2-1, US Women vs Sweden Fri Night, U 20 Men Advance to Elite 8 

USA 2 Germany 1 at Germany are you kidding me.  The US men’s National Team thoroughly outplayed the Germans from about the 35 minute mark thru the end as they win another big game (yes a friendly but still – do you think Loew wanted to lose to his mentor?? – NO WAY) at the home of a top 5 in the world team. First  forward Bobby Wood’s – (from California – playing in Germany’s 2nd division) goal last week beat the Netherland’s in the last minute, and now his spectacular goal in the 85th minute beat the Defending WORLD CUP CHAMPION Germany.  And no this wasn’t just the B team – this was an A minus team for both squads  – but honestly does this show the USA might just be a little deeper than Germany and the Dutch?  Listen I will be the first to admit that I have questioned the mastermind of US coach Juergan Klinnsmann more than once – wondering if we are actually moving forward as a soccer playing country.  But I have to admit – the last 2 games with young guys coming off the bench and young guys starting at defense – is beginning to show the US’s ability to take it to other teams – to possess and control and take the attack to some of the better teams in the world.  Again its just a friendly but after winning on the road at Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and now Germany we have to admit the US is doing things that we have rarely if ever done before.  I have to assume the next FIFA rankings will have the US in the Top 15 for the first time in a while (that’s what beating # 1 and #5 in the World could do).

Now to the game- so Brad Guzan continues to show why he is ready to take the #1 gloves from Tim Howard.  He made some big saves in both games this week – and the Gold Cup this summer will just give him more time to establish himself between the pipes for the US – while hopefully leading him to bigger opportunities in Europe than Aston Villa.  Bradley continued to show his worth as an attacking mid – maybe Jurgy is right that Bradley should be an attacking mid not a d mid for the US.  He certainly proved dangerous in the last game (when he was man of the match) and this game he had an assist and almost scored.  Now the defense is another story – I thought the center back pairing of Brooks and Alvarado looked shaky at best, Timmy Chandler on the right was horrific again –(how he can be seen as better than Cameron at right back who starts in the EPL is beyond me).   Gold cup is going to need to return to either Gonzalez and Belzer or some combination including at least 1 of them.

Meanwhile, the US Ladies face their biggest match in group play vs Sweden – former US coach now Swedish coach Pia Sundhage has started her mind games calling the US players out – It should make for an interesting battle – Friday Night 8 pm on Fox.

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U13 Girls Carmel FC – Pregame Photo at Regionals in St. Louis

Finally 2 Carmel FC girls teams have advanced to the President’s Cup Regional Finals in St. Louis, a first ever for the club.  The U13s won 2-0 Thurs, while the U14s tied their game 0-0. Pool play continues thru Sat AM with the finals on Sunday – check out the ole ballcoach https://theoleballcoach.wordpress.com and the Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/carmelfchq for updates over the weekend and Best of luck ladies!!

US Ladies World Cup 

Sweden Coach Pia Sundhage rips former US players

Former US Coach now Sweden Coach calls out US Players

What you need to Know for the Game – goal.com

Hays: U.S. women better with Rapinoe on field

How Jill Ellis became the highest profile coach in the World ESPNW

US Ladies Attack a Concern

Hope Solo remains US insurance policy ESPN FC

Cool USA Ladies – Nike Spot

USA wins first Game –Grant Wahl SI

US Game Highlights

Hope Solo Saves US in 1st Game – NY Times

Hopes Early Saves

US class saves game vs Australia Grant Wahl – SI

US Gamestory

US Men + U 20s

Bradley keys historic win over WC Champ Germany Jason Davis ESPN FC

US Scheduling tough Games pays off SI – Brian Strause

US Players Rankings ESPN FC

Klinnsman following formula that built Germany back up – ESPN FC

US finds Identity – beat Germany 2-1  Armchair Anyalyst MLS

Klinsmann thrill with confidence shown

10 Takeaways from US Win over Germany Goal.com

US Bob Bradley coaching miracles at Stabaek – MLS Soccer.com

US Wins and Advance in U20 World Cup

MLS + Indy 11 

Indy 11 comes from behind to beat Ft. Lauderdale on the road behind Pineda’s Brace

11 Pineda named NASL Player of the Week

Indy 11 New Era

NASL Outsider- Wild Week – Reckless Challenge

June 13 Tickets Still Available for $10

MLS Power Rankings  June 8

Canadian MLS Teams Climbing

Kaka assesses his MLS Start for Orlando

MLS Save of the Week

Want to Be a Ballboy or Ballgirl for the Indy 11 Games?   Sign up to be a McDonald’s Ball Manager – Visit the IndyEleven.com “Contests” page for full details … and sign up by TUESDAY AT 5:00 PM for consideration for this Saturday’s match at “The Mike: http://indyxi.co/XIContests

GAMES ON TV 

Thursday 11 June
3:45 pm    Spain vs Costa Rica  – ESPN 3 Men

4:00 PM – Germany v. Norway (Group B, Lansdowne Stadium – Ottawa) – FOX Sports 1
6:00 PM – China PR v. Netherlands (Group A, Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton) – FOX Sports 2
7:00 PM – Côte d’Ivoire v. Thailand (Group B, – Ottawa) – FOX Sports 1

7:30 pm    Chile vs Equador  – Copa America –  beIn Sports
9:00 PM – Canada v. New Zealand (Group A,  – Edmonton) – FOX Sports 1

Friday 12 June
2:45 pm    Italy vs Croatia – ESPN2 –Euro Qualifying

5:00 PM – Australia v. Nigeria (Group D,  Winnipeg) – FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM – Switzerland v. Ecuador (Group C,  Vancouver) – FOX Sports 1
8:00 PM – USA v. Sweden (Group D, Winnipeg Stadium – Winnipeg) – FOX
10:00 PM – Japan v. Cameroon (Group C, – Vancouver) – FOX Sports 1

Saturday 13 June
12 noon – Armenia vs Portugal ESPN – Euro Qualifying

1:00 PM – France v. Colombia (Group F,– Moncton) – FOX
4:00 PM – Brazil v. Spain (Group E,– Montreal) – FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM – England v. Mexico (Group F,– Moncton) – FOX
5:30 pm    Argentina vs Paraguay  beIn Sports

7:00 PM – Korea Republic v. Costa Rica (Group E, Montreal) – FOX Sports 2

7:30 pm    Indy 11 vs Edmonton – Channel 8  + ESPN3

Sunday, June 14

12:30 AM   US U-20s  vs  Serbia Elite 8 – Fox Sports 1 – U-20 World Cup

2:45 pm    Belarus vs Spain – Fox Sports 2 Euro Qualifying

5:30 pm    Brazil vs Peru  – beIn Sports –Copa America

7 pm        Orlando City vs DC United – Fox Sports 1 MLS

Monday 15 June
4:00 PM – Thailand v. Germany (Group B,– Winnipeg) – FOX
4:00 PM – Côte d’Ivoire v. Norway (Group B,– Moncton) – FOX Sports 1
7:30 PM – Netherlands v. Canada (Group A,– Montreal) – FOX Sports 1
7:30 PM – China PR v. New Zealand (Group A,– Winnipeg) – FOX Sports 2

7:30 pm –  Chile vs Mexico – beIn Sports – Copa America

Tuesday 16 June
5:00 PM – Ecuador v. Japan (Group C, Winnipeg) – FOX Sports 1
5:00 PM – Switzerland v. Cameroon (Group C,– Edmonton) – FOX Sports 2
8:00 PM – Nigeria v. USA (Group D, BC Place Stadium – Vancouver) – FOX
8:00 PM – Australia v. Sweden (Group D,– Edmonton) – FOX Sports 1

Wednesday 17 June
4:00 PM – Mexico v. France (Group F,– Ottawa) – FOX
4:00 PM – England v. Colombia (Group F, Montreal) – FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM – Costa Rica v. Brazil (Group E, Moncton) – FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM – Korea Republic v. Spain (Group E, Ottawa) – FOX Sports 2

Fri,  June 19

9:30 pm    U20 WC – 3rd Place Game  Fox 2

Sat, June 20

1 am         U20 WC Final  Fox Sports 1

3 pm         Uruguay vs Paraguay  beIn Sports

Sun, June 21

1 pm         WWC – Sweet 16

4 pm         WWC – Sweet 16

5 pm         DC United vs New England – MLS – ESPN2

5:30 pm     Brazil vs Venezuela   beIn Sports

7:30 pm     WWC – Sweet 16

10 pm         Real Salt Lake vs Sporting KC – Fox Sports 1

Mon, June 22

5 pm         WWC – Sweet 16

8 pm         WWC – Sweet 16

Sun, June 28

5 pm         NY City FC hosts NY Red Bulls – MLS – ESPN

7 pm         Portland Timbers host Seattle Sounders – Fox Sports 1

Friday, July 3

International friendly

6:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 and UniMás: United States men vs. Guatemala (at LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.)

Tuesday, July 7 – GOLD CUP STARTS

7:30        US Men vs Honduras Fox Sports 1

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TV SCHEDULE ON FOX

http://www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo  Women’s World Cup online – if your cable provider supports – also check the smartphone app.

Soccer Camps – Boys and Girls -Ages 6 – 14

Post2Post Soccer Camp
Former Pittsburgh Head Coach Sue-Moy Chin and Coach Carla Baker run their annual field player camp for players of all abilities July 27-30 — 9 am to 3 pm $190 each @ Badger

Goal2Gol Soccer Camp
CHS Men’s Head Coach Shane Schmidt, a former U-20 US National Team player, runs his annual camp from 9 am to 2 pm July 13-17. $150 before 6/30 @ River Road Fields.

Kick In for your Community — Meijer and NABISCO for every participating product purchased, 5¢ will be donated to Youth Soccer organizations, up to $100,000

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