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  1. Fahq
    June 17, 2014

    I was skeptical of his inclusion, but glad to be wrong here. Good for him, and the US!

  2. Maykol
    June 17, 2014

    I remember Brooks was one of the names getting the most hate for being included.

    • Josh D
      June 17, 2014

      Brooks has so much potential and he showed it the last few games in Germany which earned him a ticket.

      People who latch onto his play against Ukraine fail to remember that he had just come off a month or so long injury. Of course he was going to be rusty, especially alongside Gooch.

      At 21, Brooks is a future big player for us. Him and Packwood are so exciting.

      • Louis Z
        June 18, 2014

        don’t forget Erik Palmer-Brown too.

    • Nate Dollars
      June 17, 2014

      i don’t (although that makes a much better story).

      all i remember is people yelling about green, donovan, and yedlin. brooks was kind of an afterthought at that point.

      • Maykol
        June 17, 2014

        Nope, people were hardcore wanting clarence and parkhurst

      • bryan
        June 17, 2014

        nah, people were bashing Brooks…including Twellman and Lalas (surprise, surprise…)

  3. Jack
    June 17, 2014

    Also kind of funny that on the call Darke says “he couldn’t even have dreamt that”

    • Falsify
      June 17, 2014

      +1

  4. Tom_in_So_IL
    June 17, 2014

    Zusi’s cross was nice! The header was great!!!
    I almost cried…almost.

    • Don the Jewler
      June 17, 2014

      I can still clearly recall the guy in 2010 who was crying after Landon scored

      • Wanteiger
        June 17, 2014

        Pretty sure the guy was crying after Bradley’s equalizer not LDs goal in 2010

      • Don the Jewler
        June 17, 2014

        Don’t remember who scored but do remember the videos of him crying ..lol

  5. Bac
    June 17, 2014

    How can anyone not love his reaction after he scored…just awesome…

  6. Ryan
    June 17, 2014

    “Klinsmann clearly favors his German players. He must be looking forward to 2018. I mean, Brooks? He’s so inexperienced and looked terrible against Ukraine! I can’t believe he was selected ahead of Michael Parkhurst.”

    Come Clean.

    • GOYA-GOYA
      June 17, 2014

      Man, still hating even after that? Maybe you should pick up hockey instead of futbol??

      • RB
        June 17, 2014

        Seems like he’s exhorting others who said such things (note the quotation marks) to come clean now, meaning that your view agrees with his…

      • Ryan
        June 17, 2014

        I want the 80% of posters who are on the record saying they’d prefer Parkhurst, Ream or Goodson to COME CLEAN!

      • Jo
        June 17, 2014

        Me too. It’s surprisingly quiet around here this morning. All the haters who said we wouldn’t get a point, that Klinsmann had no idea what he was doing, that there were too many German-Americans, that Brooks should’ve been left at home, they must all be eating their crows right now.

      • HoboMike
        June 17, 2014

        You’re not reading all of the posts, then.

        Klinsmann is now being blamed for (a) over-training the players, (b) letting the game get out of hand, even though multiple players have always said it’s almost worse when you score so quickly, (c) not bringing Boyd, and (d) not having the tactical acumen to change the game.

        It’s amazing how people can’t let the little things go.

      • White Kix
        June 17, 2014

        I know, how can people keep expecting more, asking Klinsmann to move from his comfort zone, and stretch himself, to be come better, never get complacent, play attractive football, be the fittest team out there?

        Oh yeah, because that is what the man himself has been preaching the last three years.

      • BCE
        June 17, 2014

        We won right? Just checking.

      • Sharkbait
        June 17, 2014

        No joke. My biggest take-away from this game is that we defeated our nemesis with our best player having a poor game (by his standards).

      • Paul
        June 17, 2014

        Best player having a terrible night AND… half our field players having muscle problems, plus another one playing with a broken nose. It’s an absolute miracle we were able to pull this off.

      • whoop-whoop
        June 17, 2014

        LoL
        The ego is an incredible thing. For some or many, the need to be right far outweighs their rooting interest. Yeah for me.

      • EQeki
        June 17, 2014

        I said all along he shouldve taken Boyd over Wondo and Donovan or B davis.

        Maybe Ill eat crow if any of those two players do something

      • Eurosnob
        June 17, 2014

        Slowleftarm must have smashed his TV. German-Americans had big contributions to this victory: Jones is a strong candidate for the MOTM, Fab Johnson did well and Brooks scored the game winning goal.

      • Sir coble
        June 17, 2014

        I will come clean. I thought parkhurst was an all around cover guy with champions league experience….and I wanted ream to have a fair shake. I was wrong…and will continue to be wrong. :). Amazing goal, and beautiful celebration.

      • Jake
        June 17, 2014

        Any of them over Gonzalez though.
        He seems injured and god help us if he has to come into a game.

      • Shawn
        June 17, 2014

        watch him make you eat your words.

    • BB4
      June 17, 2014

      Were people really picking Parkhurst as a center back? I thought most people had him over Yedlin and/or Chandler as a right back who could actually play defense.

      • Ryan
        June 17, 2014

        Part of the Parkhurst pitch was that he is versatile.

  7. beachbum
    June 17, 2014

    that was awesome. everyone was screaming like maniacs. had cousins and old friends texting and whooping it up

    Thanks John!

  8. Robb
    June 17, 2014

    Lowleftarm, are you okay? Please post if you are okay…

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