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USA 0-3 Czech Republic
Monday, 12 June 2006




1848: Blue3000
Not sure if the Czechs were that good or the US were that bad, I guess the next round of games will tell. From this display you can only say the US have taken a step back from the last World Cup.

1846: rpitchfo
Nedved and Rosicky are absolute class in the middle, I think they would rip Gerrard and Lampard to shreds.

1813: nibbermcgill
If the USA are anywhere near the side they've been claiming, this game will end at worst 1-2, with the Czechs hanging on at the end. It's up to USA to make the second-half action. If they can't forge a comeback they're even worse than most of us are saying already, since no other side will have been so comprehensively outdone in the tournament so far.

1749: So Near, So Kranjcar
The loss of Koller is a loss for the World Cup, he is pivotal for the Czech Republic and they are definitely one of the most entertaining teams in the tournament.

1738: austinspur
What a great goal by Rosicky - a stunning strike. It looks like USA will be home in time for July 4th.

1730: Colonel Red
If the USA had a top-class striker they could be a real force.

1714: Badgerman
Why can't Crouch do things like that? Rather than looking like a baby giraffe finding his feet, at least Koller looks right and uses his height to effect.

1707: austinspur
Sloppy USA - a great header by Koller, typically naive defending. Team USA had better sort themselves out and quick or this could be a landslide!

1634: Blue3000
I think the USA have a good chance in this game. I think weird top-five ratings aside, the US will win 2-1.

1630: -A-R-S-E-N-A-L-
Anything less than an easy Czech win would be a shock. With Cech in goal and the threat of Rosicky, Nedved and Koller they should run away with it.

1628: The Pain
I'll be watching out for Rosicky in particular. See how much influence he has on the game.

1613: Keano-16-Legend
I put a bet on USA to come second in the group. Looking at the line-ups makes me a little concerned. Watch for the big defender Onyewu, great player.

1611: Asamoah
There is only one realistic outcome from this - a Czech Republic victory.

1610: global_citizen
I expect a tight win for Czechs, maybe 1-0.


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