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United States vs. Austria - U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals Live Comment Thread

by Jon Jon 7/14/0757 Comment Comments »
United States vs. Austria - U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals Live Comment Thread PhotoToday we are going to continue our little experiment. How obscure of a live comment thread can we create and still have people show up? There must be some point where I will end up talking to myself, but judging by the turnout we had for the Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest comment thread, we obviously have not yet reached that basement of obscurity.

Today's event: The U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals matchup between the United States and Austria

The U.S. team stormed through the group stage at the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada, finishing first in their group after a big win vs. Brazil. In their round of 16 match vs. Uruguay, they gave their fans heart attacks after falling behind 1-0 late in the match. However, an own goal by Uruguay tied the match up in the 87th minute. The game then went to extra time, where Michael Bradley was the hero in the 107th minute.

So far, the United States team has looked very impressive overall. Several players, such as Freddy Adu, Michael Bradley, Danny Szetela and Jozy Altidore have raised their stock through their play in the tournament. If all goes according to plan, you will be hearing much more about them in the coming years as they make their way up to the National Team and play in the World Cup. Why not watch and learn about these guys now so you can look like a know-it-all when these guys make it big?

The match today against Austria is being shown on ESPNU and Telefutura at 2:15 Eastern (11:15 Pacific).

Join us in the comment thread below, where we will hopefully be proving that there is no sporting event too small for us to talk about on the Q.

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United States vs. Austria - U-20 World Cup Quarterfinal - 7/14/07- Match Poll
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Make predictions about the U-20 World Cup Round of 16 match between the United States and Austria on July 14th 2007 - Televised on ESPNU & Galavision at 2:15 PM Eastern.


 

United States vs. Austria - U-20 World Cup Quarterfinal - 7/14/07- Match Poll Photo

Scored by Jon on 07/16/07 at 11:28AM | Closed on 07/14/07 at 02:15PM
FanIQ Pts? 8 | Soccer, USA, Austria | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Teams:  Austria
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer19 Fans 
  1. Who will win the match? (4 points)
95%a. United States in regulation time
0%b. United States in extra time or penalties
5%c. Austria in regulation time
Correct0%d. Austria in extra time or penalties
  2. How many goals will be scored by the United States? (3 points)
0%a. 0
Correct5%b. 1
79%c. 2
16%d. 3
0%e. 4+
  3. How many goals will be scored by Austria? (3 points)
37%a. 0
58%b. 1
Correct5%c. 2
0%d. 3
0%e. 4+
  4. Which team receives more yellow cards? (2 points)
Correct47%a. United States
47%b. Austria
5%c. Tie
  5. Which team takes more corner kicks? (2 points)
79%a. United States
Correct21%b. Austria
0%c. Tie
  6. Will any player receive a red card? (2 points)
Correct0%a. Yes
100%b. No
  7. Which team is called offside the most? (2 points)
79%a. United States
21%b. Austria
Correct0%c. Tie
  8. Which team's goalkeeper has more saves? (2 points)
Correct63%a. United States
37%b. Austria
0%c. Tie
  Tiebreaker: In what minute of the match is the first substitution made?
Correct 37

  
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#1 | 2567 days ago

(Edited by MrNFL)
How bout this becomes the soccer/Arena Football live thread? lol.  So far, it's 7-7 almost all the way through the 1st....

I can't watch the soccer if I wanted to, I don't have ESPN U.
#2 | 2567 days ago

MrNFL wrote:
How bout this becomes the soccer/Arena Football live thread? lol.  So far, it's 7-7 almost all the way through the 1st....

I can't watch the soccer if I wanted to, I don't have ESPN U.
Sure why not.

Maybe you have Telefutura? It's one of the Spanish channels.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#3 | 2567 days ago

Jon wrote:
Sure why not.

Maybe you have Telefutura? It's one of the Spanish channels.
I'm pretty sure I don't have that...I don't have any spanish channels.
#4 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

I am here...anytime I can watch szetela I will...
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#5 | 2567 days ago

Glad to see that Altidore will be playing. I wasn't sure if his injury in the last match would keep him out.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#6 | 2567 days ago

This is a match that the U.S. should win, but they need to get on the board earlier than they did last time out.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#7 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Yeah, he is pretty awesome, really I agree with you Jon, that this team will have quite a few future stars for us...
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#8 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

What do you know about Austria's team?

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#9 | 2567 days ago

Ali wrote:
Yeah, he is pretty awesome, really I agree with you Jon, that this team will have quite a few future stars for us...
People talk about the 4th place 1999 U-17 World Cup team that featured Donovan & Beasley. This team has the potential to be remembered just as well, provided they don't choke. I really think these guys can beat any team out there.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#10 | 2567 days ago

Ali wrote:

What do you know about Austria's team?

Not much. Well, not anything, other than this is apparently the farthest they have ever gotten at this level.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#11 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

It seems that there is just so much talent on the team- not just a few stars. I mean Adu is awesome, but the support of Bradley, Szetelela, Zizzo and altidore and more.

 

I cannot imagine that crew will hold on the szetela for long.

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#12 | 2567 days ago

GOAL! Altidore!
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#13 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

GOAALLLLL!!!
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#14 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

so Jon, are we the only ones watching??
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#15 | 2567 days ago

Ali wrote:
so Jon, are we the only ones watching??
It certainly appears that way. Oh well, at least I'm not in here talking to myself.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#16 | 2567 days ago

Great save there. And by great I mean lucky, and by save I mean getting hit in the face with the ball.

Austria brought in a sub early - I'm assuming they were going to try for 0-0?
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#17 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

crap
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#18 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

glad to be here to prevent that LOL!
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#19 | 2567 days ago

Ugh.

This rain is making the ball hard to hold on to, but the keeper definitely should have had that. The U.S. have had the far better chances, but it's 1-1. They just need to keep at it and the goals will come.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#20 | 2567 days ago

Wow, this ref is getting card happy here.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#21 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Jon wrote:
Wow, this ref is getting card happy here.
Yeah,  he is...
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#22 | 2567 days ago

Bradley is gone from the semifinal (if we win). That hurts.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#23 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Jon wrote:
Wow, this ref is getting card happy here.
yet another...we won't have bradley now...
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#24 | 2567 days ago

We just got a huge break, I thought Austria was going to score there, great play by the defender to back up his goalie. I hate watching these games on spanish TV, hard to keep track of the players.
#25 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Crap...how many cards are they gonna give out?

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#26 | 2567 days ago

AFL Update.  7-9 Columbus leads by 7, 34 seconds left and they have the ball, 4th down, and they are going for the FG.
#27 | 2567 days ago

29 yd FG goal is GOOD! 
#28 | 2567 days ago

Great save off that rebound attempt.
#29 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

that was lucky break for the US
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#30 | 2567 days ago

Columbus will win 66-56, and for the 2nd straight year, a 7-9 team makes it to the Arena Bowl.  Impressive by them to beat a 15-1 and 14-2 team.  Although I'm not sure how much I enjoy 7-9 teams making it each year, I'm thinking maybe less teams in the playoffs, move it from 12 to 8.
#31 | 2567 days ago

It looks like we might be headed for extra time here.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#32 | 2567 days ago

Jon wrote:
It looks like we might be headed for extra time here.
Yup, I missed the 1st half, only saw the last minute or two going into half, but what I've seen in the 2nd half Austria has drastically outplayed the US. Our best shot might be to get into a penalty kick shootout.
#33 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

I hope it does not come to that...

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#34 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

CRAP...Red card
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#35 | 2567 days ago

Bad decision by Anthony Wallace. That red card could cost us the game.
#36 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

CRAP AGAIN...austria scored
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#37 | 2567 days ago

Ah hell, that probably did it!

#38 | 2567 days ago

Ugh. They had this under control early and let it get away. The goalkeeping & defending in these past 2 games has been pretty bad.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#39 | 2567 days ago

We still have 15 minutes to go!
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#40 | 2567 days ago

Jon wrote:
We still have 15 minutes to go!
The way our team has been dominated this 2nd half and OT, it doesn't look good. But you are right, it only take one breakaway and we could tie it up.
#41 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

I just hope they can pull it off...they are pretty scrappy...

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#42 | 2567 days ago

Perfect cross on the free kick, tat was our best chance to tie the game. How did he miss it like that, off his head and bounced off the ground over the net! Crap
#43 | 2567 days ago

This referee is ridiculous.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#44 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

WHO DOESN"T HAVE A YELLOW CARD?
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#45 | 2567 days ago

desertrat wrote:
The way our team has been dominated this 2nd half and OT, it doesn't look good. But you are right, it only take one breakaway and we could tie it up.
Hey, if they could do it to us at the end of the 1st half and get a goal, we can do it now.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#46 | 2567 days ago

Ali wrote:
WHO DOESN"T HAVE A YELLOW CARD?
The referee has just given you a card for yelling.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#47 | 2567 days ago

Ooooh.... he almost bumbled that one enough. It was on target, just not hard enough.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#48 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Jon wrote:
The referee has just given you a card for yelling.

nice....show a little passion for my team...and I get in trouble...

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#49 | 2567 days ago

We are missing a lot of great chances here at the end. Adu should have passed instead of shooting from that angle. But then, no excuse for Austria not to score on that 2-on-1 against the goalie. He should have passed to his teammate, they would have iced it.
#50 | 2567 days ago

Last chance here.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#51 | 2567 days ago

Austria got an early Christmas present from the referee. The constant cards took the U.S. off their game.

Still, we should have put away more of those chances in the first half when the ref wasn't being an uptight prick.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#52 | 2567 days ago

Refs made sure that whoever does win this game will have a hard time in the next with so many players getting carded. Austria wins, too bad our team didn't show that hustle I saw at the end of the game through the entire 2nd half.
#53 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Well, Jon, thanks for setting this up, even if it was just us LOL....

 

Does this win for most obscure sports thread? 

 

They certainly show great promise, just did not get the result today...

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#54 | 2567 days ago

Mexico-Uruguay in the copa america consolation game is up next. I have to root for Uruguay in this one.
#55 | 2567 days ago

Ali wrote:

Well, Jon, thanks for setting this up, even if it was just us LOL....

 

Does this win for most obscure sports thread? 

 

They certainly show great promise, just did not get the result today...

Hey, it was more than just me, so I'm happy. We didn't get tons of people in, but as the site grows, threads like this will become more popular.

Thanks for coming everyone.
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 0  4. United States  5. United States  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#56 | 2567 days ago

Ali wrote:

Well, Jon, thanks for setting this up, even if it was just us LOL....

 

Does this win for most obscure sports thread? 

 

They certainly show great promise, just did not get the result today...

I was reading the thread all the way through the game... However, I was not watching. You guys were making the game pretty fun to not watch though.

I could only imagine how fun it was with all those cards!
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. Austria  5. United States  6. No  7. Austria  8. United States  
#57 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

Eric wrote:
I was reading the thread all the way through the game... However, I was not watching. You guys were making the game pretty fun to not watch though.

I could only imagine how fun it was with all those cards!
Glad to amuse you...
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#58 | 2567 days ago
Sporz_Freek (+)

Ali wrote:

Crap...how many cards are they gonna give out?

I'm just here to observe and learn Earthling.
#59 | 2567 days ago
Ali (+)

(Edited by Ali)
Sporz_Freek wrote:
I'm just here to observe and learn Earthling.

Teach you, I will.. I am a jedi master.

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#60 | 2566 days ago

I'm the only one to at least get Austria right.
1. Austria in regulation time  2. 1  3. 2  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. United States  
#61 | 2566 days ago
Ali (+)

WhoDey wrote:
I'm the only one to at least get Austria right.

I would not advertise that....

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#62 | 2565 days ago

Ali wrote:

I would not advertise that....

I don't like U.S. soccer.
1. Austria in regulation time  2. 1  3. 2  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. United States  
#63 | 2565 days ago
Ali (+)

WhoDey wrote:
I don't like U.S. soccer.

are you trying to make me not like you?

 

 

1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#64 | 2565 days ago

Ali wrote:

are you trying to make me not like you?

 

 

go Crew though!
1. Austria in regulation time  2. 1  3. 2  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. United States  
#65 | 2565 days ago
Ali (+)

WhoDey wrote:
go Crew though!
Ok...you are back on my good side....
1. United States in regulation time  2. 2  3. 1  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. Austria  
#66 | 2565 days ago

Ali wrote:
Ok...you are back on my good side....
yay!
1. Austria in regulation time  2. 1  3. 2  4. United States  5. Austria  6. No  7. United States  8. United States  

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