Pre-season: MLS All-Stars v United

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  1. Stretford End Arising

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    Date: 28 July 2010
    Venue: Reliant Stadium, Houston
    Kick Off: 19:30 CDT 01:30 BST

    Lets have your thoughts? Who deserves a place in team or who requires game time?
     
  2. JSNFRMN

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    Got to play the lads who are likely to be involved with team in the opening game against Newcastle, bringing the young guns through is important but getting the lads who are most important is more essential, last few years we've started slowly, must start starting the season better and we'll reap the rewards at the end of the season. Playing decent quality sides who are match fit and like to keep the ball will help us a lot, I think last night's game could be very vital for the first game of the season, we were forced to chase the ball down all night as they were just passing the ball around like Spain. Fitness must have improved a lot last night, no doubt this All-Stars team are the same and I wouldn't be surprised if Chivas were the same too.

    As I said last night, i'd rather us lose in pre-season than beat a poor Chinese team called Hangzhou Greentown 8-2.
     
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    Chicharito's debut. it's all that matters :D

    I expecto to see Corry Evans involved. Cleverley and Welbeck in starting XI as well.
     
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    He's not a definite to play, Fergie's said if he doesn't think he's had enough prep then he won't play.
     
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    Yeah. Just readed this.

    I'd like to see Fletch today but i just readed that he has a slight knock and probably won't play.

    Doing the traditional guess' exercise, I would like to see this team lined up today.

    van der Sar; O'Shea, Brown, C.Evans, Fabio; Obertan, Gibbo, Cleverly, Nani; Welbeck, Berba.

    Scholes deserves a rest. Was involved in all pre-season games so far.
     
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    Don't see Corry as a CB. Apart from that then yeah i'd go along with that, although unlike the other games I really want us to win this one, no English club has ever beaten the All-Stars, so it would be a great feat.
     
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    Corry won't start for sure...and even O'shea has a knock, so mostly it'll be VDS; Rafael, Brown, Evans, O'Shea/Fabio; Obertan, Gibson, Scholes, Cleverley/Welbeck; Macheda, Berbatov;

    Hernandez will come on a sub since he has to play 90 mins in Mexico...i'm not too sure about Nani starting or coming on as a sub...tht's why i think Cleverley or Welbeck or maybe even Diouf might play on the wings
     
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    Hope he doesn't put Welbeck on the wing and I definitely hope he doesn't put Diouf out there. I'd like Diouf or Welbeck to partner Berba.
     
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    i hope i wake up on time :S...better sleep now if i must have a chance :(
     
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    I just got home. No point in going for a kip now. Definitely having a few hours kip on Friday night before the game though.
     
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    Thankfully, the game is 21:30 here.
    However, my internet connection it's a total crap again.
     
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    After staying up watching these games, I fancy moving to the US, football on free tv, can't get much better than that, I could live with late kick offs. Also a lot more sun.
     
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    Been thinking of moving closer to Manchester next year when I finish college. 3 thoughts at the moment, stay here, nearer to Manchester or abroad. Never been abroad so I might have to try that one out first.
     
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    wow Brazil seems like a new option. Does it ever get cold in Brazil? I could sleep on a beach all my life. I like the sound of it.
     
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    Almost never. But, ironically, it's a little cold right now. It's almost always sunny, you can see at least five beautiful women on the beach per second, not to mention the Brazilian football. Despite the violence, Brazil is a great place to live.
     
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    MLS team: Ricketts, Olave, Gonzalez, Marshall, Beckerman, De Rosario, Schelotto, Morales, Pappa, Donovan, Buddle. Angel on bench.

    No Henry. :(
     
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    MLS team: Ricketts, Olave; Gonzalez, Marshall, Beckerman, De Rosario; Schelotto, Morales, Pappa, Donovan; Buddle. Angel on bench.
     
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    Any clue about the Starting XI?
     
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    Cheers i'm gonna need it. I really don't like working for people. I'd like to be my own boss, think it runs in the family, my dad's self employed. I think it's the farming mentality.

    Apparently Kick Off might even be 2am now or even later...
     
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    Build up on MUTV's not even started has it? What is going on? Should have gone for a kip.
     
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    build up started on mutv now.
     
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    V der Sar, Rafael, Brown, Evans, Fabio, Obertan, O'Shea, Fletcher, Giggs, Macheda, Nani
     
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    Team News: V der Sar, Rafael, Brown, Evans, Fabio, Obertan, O'Shea, Fletcher, Giggs, Macheda, Nani
     
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    4-3-3 with O'Shea in centre mid :shock:
     
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    MLS Team is actually... Ricketts; Alston, Olave, Marshall, Pearce; Pappa, Joseph, Morales, Le Toux; Schelotto, Angel
     
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    O'Shea as a CM? Really, SAF? Sounds interesting.
     
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    He's played there before. O'Shea can play anywhere, played upfront for 10 mins and got a goal, played in goal for 10 mins and saved a one on one against Robbie Keane. All-Rounder!

    I posted the same MLS team before you mate. You're slow tonight.

    Macheda needs gametime. Looks like Rafael and Fabio will be able to get forward more tonight with us playing 433.
     
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    I was thinking the same about "our Freddie Flintoff" then I realised that if John played cricket, he'd also be the Wicketkeeper aswell as being a Batsman and a Bowler.

    Also like the stadium. GK shirt a guilty pleasure for me by the way.
     
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    damn! i miss the first 20 mins :(
    since i've seen watching, all stars are playing better. the front 3 seem dysfunctional...even the midfield, O'shea not really working imo.
     
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    Fletcher!!!, nice bit of passing from us in the last 5 mins...sublime passsing suddenly! brilliant!
     
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    Good win so far. Giggs can find space where has not. Top class player even with 36.
    Macheda is much more active than in other games. Almost netted a hat-trick. Well done Kiko.
    Nani very well from the sides..
    O'Shea worries me a little in marking.And Evans is coming late in some corner kicks.

    Even without Scholes, the team has improved greatly in the pass considering the last game. I'ts easier than I expected.
     
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    Gutted for Obertan, hope the kid is alright. Kiko has been a lot more energised tonight. O'Shea has been anonymous in my opinion (gotta love him though). Giggsy is a machine. Evans is getting forward a bit with the ball. Fletch is knocking around some cracking passes and should have scored really, unlucky to hit the bar. 2nd half, i'm off.
     
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    lol, nasty from Evans!! Smart though, learning wwell from Rio, something i'd expect Rio to do :D
     
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    Macheda not really working upfront alone adn now that Giggsy is off, have my doubts if we'll dominate the game :(
     
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    Cleverley not really working on the wings :(, hope we bring on someone who can dribble and maybe faster,
     
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