USSF Lines Up Sacrificial Lambs for Post Fiasco in Brazil Slaughter

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US v. Germany now with even more Germans

In another move proving US Soccer Federation has moved past the impending disaster in the Amazon and straight on to 2018, the Coaching staff has been shifted around, new ones brought in and others moved.

Berti Vogts has been named, “Special Advisor,” to Klinnsy specifically for Brazil.  He will also remain head coach of Azerbaijan through out including the USMNT tune-up match versus them in May.  Per the US Soccer Release,  “his role as Special Advisor, Vogts will aid in the development of training plans, help prepare scouting reports, and travel to observe matches of the USA’s opponents in the lead-up to the tournament and in Brazil.”

In other words, MEET US SOCCER’S 2014 WORLD CUP FAILURE FALL GUY.  The guy leading the prep work will take the fall for his boy [he was JK’s coach] and not cost him anything.  Well played Sunil, well played

They are also bringing in Tab Ramos, formally U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director and Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach, as a new senior team coach… which makes perfect sense because the core of the 2018 will be his boys.  He can also escape any blood lust as he was not around building this team.  He was tasked with preparing the next team.  He came at the last minute and to make the little ones feel more at home.

This combined with the Julian Greene signing/playing deal from last week and we have ourselves a full 2018 prep team.

Klinnsy’s faithful No. 2 Martin Vasquez is “transitioning.. to other responsibilities within U.S. Soccer.”

READ OUT OF THE LINE OF FIRE when this all goes bad.  He is not leaving US Soccer just moving out of the shrapnel spray zone for his own safely.  He’ll be back in August I am guessing.

You add these moves to the well documented previous moves of USSF:

  • Klinnys contract extended without any requirements to succeed in Brazil and agreed SIX DAYS AFTER the draw
  • The world’s most forgettable jerseys, clearly shirts Nike had lying around in warehouses
  • First 2018 camp match – Ukraine IT WAS EVEN AGAINST LOCAL TEAM (under Putin’s way of thinking)
  • The List of sendoff match nations:  Azerbaijan,Turkey & Nigeria

WELCOME TO 2018, we all mine as well just slip past Brazil, like it never happened. US Soccer already has.

 

*** ATTN SoCAL & OTHERS *** THE WORLD CUP IS COMING… TO LA LIVE


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On April 19 & 20th (YES EASTER WEEKEND), The World Cup will be on view as part of the Coca-Cola International Trophy Tour.

 

Per LA Live’s press release:

The event is free, but you must have a ticket to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can enter to win a prize package to the Trophy™ viewing room, where you can see the Trophy™ up close and have your unique photo taken with it. 

Text “TROPHY” to 26739 to Win a Prize Package of Up to Six (6) Tickets to See the FIFA World Cup Trophy™

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the day, so come down early for a chance to get one. Plus, you can still take part in all the other fun activities happening in the Coke Fanfest (located on Chick Hearn Court), which are free (no ticket required) and open to the public! Don’t miss your chance to hear Puerto Rican rapper Wisin joined by Brazilian-born David Correy, a former The X Factor contestant and other special guests sing the Coca-Cola 2014 World Cup anthem, starting at 7pm, Saturday, April 19 on the main stage located at (Chick Hearn Court & S Figueroa Street).

The USA is the last stop before the Trophy makes it way to Brazil, much like most of the qualified teams :). I cannot find out where else in the US it will be but here is the trophy tour website from FIFA

World Cup Starts in 80 Days – Don’r Spend 30 Years After That in a US PRISON

World Cup Starts in 80 Days - Don'r Spend 30 Years After That in a US PRISON

Image from the Abolish Slavery Twitter page

 

American citizen[s] or national[s] may be subject to prosecution Under 18 U.S.C. §2423(c)  Even if the person did not have the intent to engage in sex with a minor at the time he or she left the United States, such intent at the time of travel is not necessary. For example, an American citizen or national who travels to a foreign country without any such intent, but who engages in a commercial sex act with a person under 18 at some point during his stay in that foreign country, may be subject to prosecution

The United States Department of Justice Office, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Office

 

 

Section 2423(c) prohibits traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in any illicit sexual conduct. Section 2423(c) includes attempt and conspiracy, see 18 § 2423(e), and has a statutory maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

United States Sentencing Commission, March 2013

Major League Baseball Gets It… WHY DOES MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER CONTINUE TO REFUSE..

Major League Baseball Gets It... WHY DOES MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER CONTINUE TO REFUSE..

This is a quote from the LA Times, from an article on MLB’s deal with maga nail polish maker OPI to produce baseball related colors for female fans.

They also today announced a deal with Victoria’s Secret PINK to produce and sell a line of MLB clothes for female fans that are very cute and relatively affordable (Though someone needs to be getting the Wash Nats items for sale.. A.S.A.P)

 

Buzzfeed.. .gifs up Female Fan Appeal Nonsense.. IS COMPLETELY CORRECT

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BUZZFEED’S LIST ON FEMALE FANS SHOPPING FOR FANWEAR

Buzzfeed turns its powers of .gifing real life toward women trying to be fans and wearing fan apparel.  They NAIL it.    It ignores MLS/soccer but it is all still true for our sport too

ALSO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS LIST… THE 2013 Fan DEMOGRAPHIC for all major sports… MLS included.