Soccer 2022 thread

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  1. Phall

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    Soccer has not been trending in a captivating way. It's the off-year between the major tournaments, and club teams seem to have settled into a very homogenous, internationalist identity.

    Lewandowski remains worth following as he completes one of the greatest striker careers of all time.

    Juventus signed Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic away from Fiorentina last month for $70 million. A strong signing for them and nice optics in general, as it seems rare these days that any white player commands such speculation. Juventus are still stuck uncharacteristically in fourth place in Serie A and have a fight to stay in Champions League next season.

    One of my favorite players to keep tabs on is Red Bull Salzburg's Brenden Aaronson, who logged an assist against Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout game last week. Aaronson won't command Vlahovic numbers this summer but is now rumored to move on from Austria after a successful debut campaign in Europe.

    The US Team of Lesbians, Transgenders, and Biological Females was awarded $24 million today from the US Soccer Federation. This is an just asset transfer from the men's side of accounting to the women, although it ultimately doesn't really mean anything. The 'LTBF' side was asking for nearly three times this amount, but I still can't figure out exactly why. But, it's being hailed as a victory for "progress," which always means the opposite.
     
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    6 days ago, Inter Milan won the Coppa Italia over Juventus, on the field most of the players were white, of the 6 goals of the game (inter won 4-2) Of the 6 goals, 4 were scored by white players( The two of Juventus one were marked by the young Serbian star dusan vlahovic and the other by The black Brazilian Danilo in a handanovic failure, The fours of inter 1 were marked by the young star italian barella, 1 by the Turkish chalanoglu and two by the Croatian star Ivan perisic)

    In the Italian championship, the title will be decided in the last round, Milan has 83 points while Inter has 81, to be champion Inter has to win and Milan lose, Making Inter make 84 points while Milan are left with 83 points, if Milan draw(tie for americans) or win their match they are champions.

    Personally I'm rooting for inter as he only has 3 non-Whites as starters (The Black fullback dumfries Who was a reserve in the last match but had been a starter , The turkish Midfield chalanoglu and the attacker Mestizo lautaro Martinez), Milan have 5 non-whites in the starting lineup (the goalkeeper maignan, the two defenders kalulu and tomori, the midfielder kessie and The Winger Rafael leão all Blacks)

    It will surely be an exciting last round, I hope Inter can win and Milan lose.
     
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    Another great news is that The white Robert Lewandowski one of the best strikers in the history of football can go to Barcelona h(//www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10816325/amp/Robert-Lewandowski-agrees-three-year-deal-Barcelona-Bayern-Munich-exit-looms.html), He has already communicated to Bayern that he will not renew his contract and Barcelona are interested, Lewandowski is also interested in going to Barcelona.

    Speaking of the transfer, I think it's a good one for Barcelona, it's also good that one of the biggest clubs in the world has a white star again, Since Barcelona fired Rijkaard and the guardiola era began with Guardiola sending away the blacks etoo and Ronaldinho, Barcelona has always had mostly white teams with white players as the main players ,example in their Champions league titles in 2009 (has only three Blacks starters and the one of their goals are making by The white player Messi ) in 2011 ( has only two black starters and their goals are making by three whites Pedro, Messi and David Villa) in 2015 (has only two non-white starters) All always with white stars, now With Messi's departure and the signing of aubameyang and The football American player Adama traore and the affirmation of ansu fati Barcelona seemed to be falling for diversity, But the possible signing of Lewandowski gives hope

    About Lewandowski for sure is one of the greatest strikers in all history Your skills and stats prove it, it's a shame that Poland is not a strong team and he didn't win any titles for the national team, but his skills are incomparable and undeniable, From the 90s onwards he certainly fights to be the third best player of the period only behind Messi and CR7 (There were other great players like the mulatto Ronaldo but Lewandowski had a better career in addition to having a better physique) I hope he goes to Barcelona and and be the best.
     
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    Lots of end-of-season news yesterday. Leeds did not f- up and drop points, so Jesse Marsch will become the first American coach to start a season in the Premier League next August. The club will also buy Brandon Aaronsen from RB Salzburg for $30 million (pounds or dollars... doesn't matter to us peons). Great success, as the deal would have fallen through today if Leeds dropped to Championship. No one other than Leeds would have paid such a fee, and it's still justifiable because Marsch has been eyeing this player for years.

    I was happy to see that AC Milan won its first Scudetto in ten years. They were Italy's original powerhouse franchise on the international scene and also my favorite team as a grade school kid. Paolo Maldini is not out of place, in my opinion, with this Messi/Ronaldo/Maradona/Pele debate. He kept goals out of his team's net. I don't really care to root for his son, who among physical inheritances has naturally been given all the red carpets to a career. But, Paolo Maldini has a case IMO for top player ever. Defensive systems changed because a center-back could finally mark a striker 'effectively' - no more "sweepers" like Lothar Matthaus (who was a brilliant player too, but not top 11 all time).
     
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    Also, and in neither order, cheers to Man City for edging out the surreal science-fiction roster of Liverpool for their crown. If you play a drinking game as a Liverpool fan where you drink when a white player comes on, you won't get a buzz! And you can start off by drinking a shot for their starting white players! Now, if you're a tee-totaler, qualify that they have English citizenship
     
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    Maldini A great player like his father Cesare, Also a great career story starting as a full back, in 1994 in USA he played like this, on the left side, the defense was Baresi, who was injured in the group stage and only returned in the final another football monster, and Costacurta in The center, Paolo's two teammates in Milan, The right side was Tassoti who elbowed Luiz Henrique against Spain, he was not sent off in the game, but then FIFA punished him, But when he got older Maldinis playing as a center-back,

    Matthaus A giant, he played everything in midfield as number 10, central midfielder even as a defensive midfielder, In addition to scoring a lot of goals (he even scored 4 goals in the 1990 World Cup) a shame he never won the Champions League, Came very close in 99 in the final against Manchester United.
     
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    Liverpool's case is incredible until the late 2000s and early 2010s, they had a mostly white team with the stars being white(Fernando Torres, Gerrard and others), but that doesn't surprise me as their owner is american ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenway_Sports_Group ), Liverpool are even said to use a similar recruitment system to American sports But precisely baseball ( https://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/mon...-transfer-strategy/1xys03c1b33tq1gmg94xon8486), so it's not a surprise.
     
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    I lived in Europe (near Milan) where and when young Paolo Maldini was starting up. I can't say he was certifiably a world-class star in 1991.

    I saw him play in MLS against Montreal (Canada) and Philadelphia (not exactly esteemed sides) during his final two pro years. But, I'm happy he tagged us with those years.

    There is a moment that I could find if I dug far enough from World Cup highlights, could be 2004 or 2008, where someone from defense blasts the ball into the far long corner of the opposite side. High and long like a baseball home run... Maldini collects it on his foot like a hot dog, turns around, and resumes playing. He didn't just "trap" it, he pulled it backward with his off-foot after absorbing it softly, certainly no bounce, and back to play. He was the Jackie Robinson (lol) of center backs, and there will not be another for a long time.
     
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    [QUOTE[what do you think of my crazy idea that paolo maldini is top-5 all time? /QUOTE]
     
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    i hope you'd agree he'd break down as many barriers as my attempt at that question, which would place him 3rd
     

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