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    Anyone playing the Panam/USA soccer game tonight?

    Does that even mean anything I know we have Costa Rica Wednesday

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    What time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Does that even mean anything I know we have Costa Rica Wednesday
    Cmon, Goldy, do some preparation. The results last round were key:

    *USA drew at Mexico.
    *PAN drew home vs Honduras.

    Game could have had different implications IF those had been different. Little surprising that PAN couldn't win home vs HOND. USA now in catbird's seat.

    Look at the Qualifying implications. USA would have to REALLY fk up to not make it.

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    Goldy, don't post bullshit anymore. Last time I'm going to help you:

    *USA was in danger of finishing 5th, which would have wiped them out. Now, that's pretty unlikely.

    CONCACAF has 3.5 qualifying spots, which is always generous b/c of the American/Mexican TV deals. IE, the soccer guys don't want USA/Mexico to miss out. If either do miss, they messed up badly.

    Top 3 qualify. And the 4th spot goes to playoff. It's not a super-tough playoff, either. Will almost surely be New Zealand out of the Oceania region:

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    Team 1 Score Team 2
    CONCACAF Third Round 4th place 13 or 14 Jun OFC Final winner

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    Standings

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
    1 Canada (Q) 13 8 4 1 23 6 +17 28 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–1 3–0 4–0 1–1
    2 United States 12 6 4 2 16 7 +9 22 1–1 2–0 2–1 27 Mar 1–0 2–0 3–0
    3 Mexico 12 6 4 2 14 8 +6 22 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 30 Mar 2–1 3–0
    4 Costa Rica 12 5 4 3 9 7 +2 19 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 1–0 30 Mar 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1
    5 Panama 12 5 3 4 15 14 +1 18

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    Took Panama +650 1u and Tie +325 2u.

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    I BELIEVE the tie-breaker is Goal Differential. USA is a good bit ahead of Costa Rica.

    Way I see it:
    1) A win would virtually lock up Top3 for USA. CRica would have to win by huge margin to flip it.
    2) Draw would leave USA vulnerable to the 4th place spot. Would eliminate Panama, tho.
    3) Loss tonite would be incredibly bad. Unimaginable, really. Then, USA would have to go to Costa Rica needing a result.

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    Approximate lines:

    USA -0.5 (-220).

    Handicap line: USA -1 (-125).
    Panama +1 (+105).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memento View Post
    Took Panama +650 1u and Tie +325 2u.
    Good Luck. Would be a huge showing if Panama can do it.

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    My two cents. I WOULD NOT bet the Draw.

    *Rationale: Panama needs to go gung-ho for Win here. If it's tied late, they might move Goalie up as extra attacker.

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    Where is the game played? Last time I watched they played in freezing weather in Minneapolis and Honduras players balls froze.

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    You don’t want to leave it to the Costa Rica game… I know that

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    C Rica winning 2-1, as we speak. That's a pretty critical result, if it holds.

    That would put C Rica even w/ USA on pts. A Draw tonite would be bad, would have USA facing prospect of 4th place if they lose at C Rica.

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    Seaweed?

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    On Panama

    Good work Chucky

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    US up 1-0 on pk.

    This game is wide open. Will have plenty of goals.

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    Yep. US up 2-0 now. Lots of goals.

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    3-0 USA! It's raining goals.

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    Great!
    Panama must be terrible

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