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United States needs big improvement for today’s friendly against powerful Germany

Jun 2, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

Clint Dempsey, Herculez Gomez

Nobody is suggesting that U.S. Soccer should have lined up a patsy as opposition for Sunday’s 100th anniversary outing. But did they have to target one of the world’s top clubs, Germany?

Jurgen Klinsmann’s team has big work ahead in the second and final preparation match before three critical World Cup qualifiers this month.

German boss Joachim Löw won’t have anything close to his best lineup, still missing the men of European and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and most from fashionable Borussia Dortmund for today’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff n Washington, D.C.  But the visitors’ lineup will be oozing with quality, as the national team’s efforts about 10 years ago to kick-start a program getting dull around the edges has paid handsomely in filling out a deep player pool.

Sunday’s centennial match inside sold-out RFK Stadium is helping the U.S. Soccer federation marks its 100th anniversary; it can be seen live on ESPN2 and on Spanish-language UniMas.

(MORE: United States soccer history at RFK Stadium)

The match is also a “Klinsmann Double,” of sorts; the current U.S. coach was a legend as a player for Die Mannschaft, and later guided the team as manager to a third-place finish at World Cup 2006.

In German soccer, there may be just one name bigger in historical context (Franz Beckenbauer).

Perhaps only one nation (Brazil) owns a more decorated historical resume. Germany is a three-time World Cup winner (1954, 1974, 1990) and three-time European Champions (1972, 1980, 1996). They have finished as runner-up three times in Europe and four times in the World Cup.

They weren’t looking very decorated for a window in the last decade; Klinsmann was among the architects that restored Die Mannschaft sheen. Now, players like Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker or Lukas Podolski, or Dortmund’s Kevin Großkreutz may not even be first-team selections for  Germany, and yet they are stars in the world’s game, or something close to it. All are in D.C. today.

But Klinsmann isn’t concerned with legendary status, his or Germany’s, at the moment. He’s mostly concerned with correcting the mistake seen in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to Belgium. Everyone has focused mostly on the back line booboos, but possession was awful through midfield and chances created out wide were scant. Everyone keeps banging on striker Jozy Altidore’s ongoing goalless streak in the national team shirt and … well, in short, it was a night to forget.

(MORE: Which Jozy Altdidore shows up today?)

If the little things cannot improve, like sharper movement off the ball so that possession isn’t lost so easily, then it could be another long afternoon.

“We want to try to play simpler out of the back,” Klinsmann said, speaking generally. “Here and there we always look for the complicated ball into Jozy, into Eddie Johnson, and into Clint instead of just carrying it through the midfield, just playing it to people’s feet,  moving off the ball and keeping it simple. We made it a little too difficult for ourselves there, and if we do that than people get insecure and the passing gets insecure.”

Changes are surely ahead, starting with the addition of midfielder Michael Bradley, who was just into camp ahead of Wednesday’s loss and given the night off. He’ll surely be in his usual spot, as a connector between defensive midfielder Jermaine Jones and attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey.

(MORE: The United States clearly misses midfield “brain” Michael Bradley)

And it seems clear that Fabian Johnson (similarly late into camp and unavailable against Belgium) will be back into the lineup, possibly as a left-sided midfielder ahead of DaMarcus Beasley, who has found a second (or is it third … or even fourth?) international life as a left-back.

Again, this is one is just a friendly, but a trip into Jamaica is up later this week, and that’s where things get quite real. So, mistakes in the back need correcting, but the Americans must do more in the attack, too, and wean themselves from the continued reliance on set-piece goals.

“It’s a work in progress,” Dempsey told Soccer by Ives. “We’ll just keep creating chances and putting shots on goal, and if you do that you’ll get goals. But the most important thing is that we iron those things out.”

(MORE: Joachim Low weighs in on U.S. Soccer – and gets some of it wrong)

  1. jbq2 - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Klinsmann wants to build a team in the image of the “Panzers” that he played with. He is bringing in numbers of German-Americans, all black thugs, from the Bundesliga. He wants to toughen up the squad. You can’t teach finesse. Howard, Dempsey, and Donovan, all Irish-Americans, have carried the squad with dignity and pride. I would say that Dempsey and Howard are both known for their toughness with Donavan known for his finesse. All three are successful. Klinsmann wants to move in his thugs to take their place to promote success. As Mia the dancer told Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men”, “ain’t gonna happen”.

    • thetomi - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      Say again please, I don’t follow?

    • wfjackson3 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      Be quiet, troll.

  2. jhalion - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Nice try buddy, those words are ignorant (indicative of your small mindedness) and we don’t need people like you out there commenting on our usmnt

  3. sielwall - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I’m with jhalion: jbq2, you’re a punk.

    “Black thugs.”

    Dirtbag.

  4. wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE A GERMAN GUY? LOL

    In this article i read “Perhaps only one nation (Brazil) owns a more decorated historical resume. Germany is a three-time World Cup winner (1954, 1974, 1990) and three-time European Champions ……..”

    ITALY WON 4 WORLD CUPS . Italy is considered to be one of the best national teams in the world. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup behind Brazil (5), having won 4 titles (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), appearing in two finals (1970, 1994) and reaching a third place (1990). They have also won one European championship (1968), also appearing in other two finals (2000, 2012), one Olympic football tournament (1936) and two Central European International Cups.

    AND ITALY ALWAYS WIN AGAINST GERMANY!! LOL

    • sdbeisbol - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      You must be Italian then lol

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        It doesn’t matter where i am from, since when i read news i like to see correct information. LOL

      • bigirv1971 - Jun 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        @sdbeisbol,

        Germany has a great resume but Italy, historically, has their number in the major tournaments. Overall record against Germany is not to bad either: (15W-7L-9D)

    • spapaz777 - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      You Must an Italian idiot… Even though Italy magically won their 4th WC and next WC they could not even finish group stages! lol Germany does have the better resume! Just look at the combined winning and number of Runner up finishes compared your Italy… who somehow play bad and boring games and once in a while luck turns in their favor! We saw how Italy represented finals against Spain! They got trashed bc they were the wrong team in the finals! When Germany in the passed faced Spain twice the result was 1-0 and 2-1 margin of a goal not being trashed by 4 goals! Yes Germany for some odd reason had bad luck against Italy but Germany is far Superior team! Say whatever you like people with unbiased views know that Germany has the better resume and not Italy! You are too funny you even mention Olympics! How cute of you! That is not a title by FIFA… Read this “THEY HAD FINISHED 3 TIMES RUNNERS UP IN EUROPE AND 4 TIMES IN WC” Do you know math? If a team has already 3 times Euro and 3 times WC and finished that many other times runners up… imagine if they won it all… they would have had 6 Euro’s and 7 WC’s. You are a fool to think that Italy just bc they have 4 WC titles have a better resume! Go watch your team lose against Cyprus! History does not lie… only fools like you twist things around and doesn’t make it correct. You just watch how the German team the time has come to dominate Europe as they did and the World and let’s see who will be laughing. I’m sure you will be the person knowing Germany today has 3rd string guys almost 80% of the starters aren’t here… You will be quick to judge and say stupid things! Bc you sir are a person who do not play fair!

      • bigirv1971 - Jun 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        @spapaz777,

        You must be blind to the fact that Italy has owned Germany in head-to-head matches (15 wins, 7 losses, 9 draws). More importantly, Germany has never beaten Italy in a major tournament (World Cup or European Cup). In spite of the great German team assembled now, I highly doubt they will look forward to facing Italy in the World Cup.

      • bigirv1971 - Jun 2, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        BTW,

        You sound like a wildly overzealous Deutscher. Do not count your World Cup until you actually win it. Germany has a tendency the last twenty years of shall we say, um………CHOKING in the big games.

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM

        CHECK ON YAHOO ” FERRARI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MOST POWERFUL BRAND IN THE WORLD 2013 SURPASSING GOOGLE, APPLE

  5. spapaz777 - Jun 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Also @ wwilly7070… It shows how you ignore facts and just assume things, did you read the name as to who wrote the article? Does “Steve Davis” sound any German to you or more so American? It just proves you are a fool just based on reading your stupid comments, do you even know what resume stands for? The only thing Italy has 1 more if a WC that’s it… All rest including runner up and world Ranking anything you can think of Germany has it better! That sir is a fact, that’s it… Let’s not even count how many times Italy did not even advance from group stages! Please stop bc you will lose on all counts, except the one fact that Italy has 4 WC’s v to Germany 3 WC thus far… that’s it! Just research and see if your fake superior team called Italy is in any talks among the professionals that Italy has any chance of winning 2014 WC… Nope you won’t find it, bc if there is one European team that could win 2014 WC is the German team! If anything Italy does not even come up in top 3 of having a shot… not even close! Germany has been and will be a better and much more exciting team than the boring Italian team!

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      also you are very stupid because many americans have a german ancestry so even if somebody have an English last name not does that mean that the mother were not german

      marlon brando have a german ancestry

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      REALLY ITALY IS ONLY GOOD AT SOCCER?

      ABOUT MOTOGP, VALENTINO ROSSI AND MAX BIAGGI MANY TIMES WORLD CHAMPION ON MOTORBIKES
      BOXE= ROCKY MARCIANO, PRIMO CARNERA, JAKE LA MOTTA,
      SKY ALBERTO TOMBA
      AND MANY OTHER

      ABOOUT FORMULA ONE
      FERRARI It is the oldest surviving team in Grand Prix racing, having competed since 1932, and statistically the most successful Formula One team in history with a record of 15 drivers’ championships. As a constructor, Ferrari has 16 constructors’ championships, seven more than second-placed Williams. The great number of victories in Formula One added to many other successes in several categories have made of Ferrari one of the most successful and prestigious automotive sports teams ever: among the most important achievements should be mentioned World Sportscar Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, races for Grand tourer cars, and the three most prestigious world class racing on road course (Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana).

      Constructor championships winning percentage: 29.1%
      Driver championships winning percentage: 23.8%
      Winning percentage: 25.7%

      The Ferrari team has achieved unparalleled success in Formula One and holds many significant records including:
      Most constructor championships: 16
      Most driver championships: 15
      Most Grands Prix participated (all-time): 857
      Most Grands Prix started (all-time): 855[8]
      Most wins (all-time): 221[9]
      Most wins (season): 15 (shared with McLaren)
      Most podiums (all-time): 672
      Most podiums (season): 29
      Most one-two finishes (all-time): 81
      Most pole positions (all-time): 207
      Most WCC points (all-time): 5,381.5
      Most WDC points (all-time): 6,283.27
      Most fastest laps (all-time): 227
      Highest winning percentage (for teams with at least 10 wins): 25.7%
      Most consecutive seasons with at least one victory during a season: 20

      Ferrari is also the most successful F1 engine manufacturer, with 222 wins.

      • wfjackson3 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        Seriously? Boxing? USA dude.

        Formula One? WTF ever. I like watching it, but it’s not a national pride thing. That is nothing but pure commerce. Not to mention that Italy is an awful source of good engineers.

        MotoGP? See Formula One.

        My point is, who freaking cares. Italy has the worst legal system in the developed world, is half ruled by a sovereign, religious city-state, and is home to some of the worst first world corruption on earth. Don’t be foolish.

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        wfjackson3
        did you ever check the % of winning of primo carnera, rocky Marciano, jake la motta

        ahahahahah LOL

        Try to check on Wikipedia, PRIMO CARNERA, ROCKY MARCIANO, JAKE LA MOTTA
        Compare theyr winning % to myke Tyson and all of your other boxeur

        LOL

        Italy is an awful source of good engineers? sure, check on yahoo “FERRARI NAMED THE MOST POWERFUL BRAND IN THE WORLD 2013 SURPASSING GOOGLE AND APPLE

        Check on the Wikipedia, SCUDERIA FERRARI the most successful team in F1

        LOL
        you make me laugh

  6. spapaz777 - Jun 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    The world does no go around Italy @ bigriv, you must also be stupid like that other person! Was I comparing Italy and Germany record head to head regular matches? If you can not put 2 and 2 together don’t make more stupid comments! If that’s the case Spain had a bad record against France, but Spain ended up beating them… still did not change the fact head to head France is better! Therefore what you are trying to write and call me blind is simply stupid! You and the other person way before you guys new “soccer” what we call football we know the real history we understand the game and not make stupid stats to compare which team is better! But I had to let the other guy know when he assumed the writer was German…Yup Steve sounds very German! The fact is he reported the correctly… but this cat out of no where came tried to display his wise knowledge did some Google search few min before he tried to post! lol You two should be friends… have something in common, no common sense :) The fact is a fact Germany has way better resume than Italy! Like I stated before other than 1 extra WC… everything else including world Rankings in history Germany is the superior team! Yea they might have a bad record head to head against Italy but that does not make Germany the Superior team! I hope they meet Italy again and Spain, this time around it won’t be the same outcome! Unlike Italy getting trashed by 4 goals… Germany’s worst defeat was by 1 goal against them. If you paid attention even Buffon during the Euro cup when game ended 2-1 Italy said if there was few more min in the game Germany would have beat us! That’s coming from the Italian Captain… not from fools like you! You can underestimate Germany all you like but the world knows who is the Superior team! Just be careful not to get knocked out from the group stages like last WC! or get trashed by 4 goals… what a shameful final that was. I bet you Spain was happy that Italy made it to the final instead of Germany! The outcome would had been way different… either side could have won by 1 goal margin not a cake walk 4 goals on Italy! So go watch your baseball eat your hotdog drink your beer with that other fool… and leave football for people who know facts and understand the game! I bet you are going to say wow USA beat Germany 4-3 right? You will be type to ignore 1 goal was the 4th string goal keeper own goal and 80% of the players were 1st timers on the national team! But you will base it on wow 1st team USA beat Germany and ignore the fact 9 starters from the national team were not even playing! Fools!

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      SPA7777

      WHAT GERMANY MAKE? HOT DOGS AND BEER? LOL

      GERMANY = CRAPPY BMW, MERCEDES, PORSCHE AND AUDI, ADIDAS, PUMA AND HUGO BOSS, THAT’S IT CHEAP STAFF FOR FAKE RICH PEOPLE

      ITALY = LUXURY CARS SUCH FERRARI, LAMBORGHINI, MASERATI, ALFA ROMEO, PAGANI HAYURA, EVANTRA F&M, VULCANO ICONA
      MOTORBIKES SUCH NEW VYRUS, MV AGUSTA, DUCATI, BIMOTA, APRILIA, GUZZI

      FASHION, GUCCI, PRADA, BVULGARI, DOLCE & GABBANA, ARMANI, FENDI, VERSACE, ROBERTO CAVALLI, DIESEL, AND MANY MANY OTHERS

      LUXURY YATCH SUCH “FERRETTI GROUP AZIMET, AND BENETTI GROUP

      BEST MILITARY HELICOPTER SUCH “FINMECCANICA USA”

      ITALY HOST 78% OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGES SITES, ARTS, MUSIC, ARCHITECTURE, INVENTIONS, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, FOOD AND MUCH MORE

      LEONARDO DA VINCI IQ 220, ALBERT EINSTEIN 180…LOL

      JULIUS CAESAR, GIOTTO, MICHELANGELO, GALILEO GALILEI, COLUMBUS, MARCO POLO, AMERIGO VESPUCCI, AND MANY MORE

      • wfjackson3 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:35 AM

        Not that I care to enter into a Germany vs Italy pissing match, but do you know how many cars are sold each year for all of those Italian manufacturers?
        Ferrari ~ 7k
        Lamborghini ~ 7k
        Maserati ~ 7k
        Alfa Romeo – Not a luxury brand, and world renowned for breaking down all the time.
        Pagani – Only 55 employees.
        Evantra – WTF?
        Vulcano – Are they based out of Pompeii?

        Seriously dude, get a grip. Sure, you guys make some nice luxury items. Everyone else in the developed world has an actual economy based on products with an actual use.

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        wfjackson3
        check on yahoo “Ferrari cuts production for 2013, vows to never build an electric car”

        also are you aware of how much one Ferrari, Lamborghini or maserati it cost compare a bmw or Mercedes? LOL

        Alfa romeo is not a luxury brand? you must to be an American, lol

        I tell you the story of alfa romeo in America. alfa romeo imported one vehicle (the spider) in the 70′s and was full of problems
        after that all americans made up this fake legend that alfa romeo is a car full of problems.

        in Europe alfa romeo is very famous especially in uk and germany, check on yahoo “Alfa Romeo Giulietta elected as Europe 2011 car”
        alfa romeo won many award in uk but what you want to know about alfa romeo when you never saw any of this car. you only got a faulty spider in the 70′s. lol

        alfa romeo is not a luxury car? hahahahah LOL

        check on yahoo “alfa romeo 8c competizione
        check alfa romeo disco volante
        check Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale by Zagato

        about Pagani? are the number of the employees means a better car quality for you? LOL
        Incredible.
        pagani make limited cars for a few wealthy people, they do the car piece by piece. LOL
        volcano? check on yahoo “Icona Vulcano erupts in Shanghai ”
        I suggest you to watch on youtube the history of pagani automobili

        about evantra, check on yahoo “Italian Firm F&M Debuts Evantra Supercar”

        how can you talk about cars when you know nothing about it? LOL

        the difference between Italian cars vs germans, is that Italian make cars with passion. germans only cares about numbers. even Japanese cars make better cars than germans.
        lexus won for the third times the title of best regular luxury car in America, bmw,mercedes and audi ranked 6, 8 and 9
        quantity doesn’t mean quality
        that’s why one italian car cost ten times more than a cheap bmw

        check on yahoo “Ferrari has been named the most powerful brand in the world 2013 surpassing google and apple
        quality not quantity

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      NOW THAT YOU LEARN
      JUST REMEMBER THAT FOR US IN ITALY

      GERMANS WILL ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED INFERIOR BARBARIANS, KRAUTS, CRUCCO
      HOT DOGS, HAMBURGER WITH LEGS

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      BUT SPAIN ONLY WON ONE WORLD CUP IN THE HISTORY

      ITALY WON 4 TIMES, WHO CARES……AHAHHAHAHA

      POOR GERMAN BOY. SINCE YOU CAN’T WIN AGAINST ITALY YOU NEED TO ASK HELP TO MEXICAN SPANISH PEOPLE

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      ENJOY

      There were many territories that made up the Roman Empire. These territories that made up the Empire helped to make the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations of its time and probably of the greatest of all time. One of these territories was Germania which later developed into the present day country of Germany.

      The history that we know of Ancient Germany comes from ancient sources that have been discovered through archaeology, written history, and also oral history. Archaeology is a large part of how the history of Germany has been compiled. Through archaeological digs it has been established how Roman culture influenced the Germans and also what kind of lifestyle the German people led. Archaeologists have discovered remains of German graves that show evidence of Roman influence in their dress. One such grave, in Landifay, France, contained a man and his wife. The man was wearing a typical Roman cavalry officer’s uniform. This evidence suggests the degree of how the two cultures may have influenced on another. Another source of information that opens up Germany culture is written history. Caesar and Tacitus both wrote about the German culture and the society in which they lived. Although many of their records are not tremendously accurate, they still give us an overview of how German society functioned and how it compared to other cultures throughout the Empire.

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      I have a friend from Netherlands and I agree with him germans are MOF

      The Dutch possess a deep aversion to all things German, especially the people. Such hostilities, undoubtedly, are attributable to the German invasion and subsequent occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. The evils that World War II brought to the Dutch homeland are not forgotten to this day, and the perpetrators are not forgiven.[66]

      A degree of tension goes back centuries. From the 15th century until the large-scale industrialization of Germany; the Netherlands attracted a lot of seasonal migrants from Western Germany willing to work on Dutch farms for low wages. There are known joke books in which Germans are featured prominently and stereotypically as dumb, arrogant and filthy.[64]

      Rapid increase of German immigration to Switzerland during the 2000s (decade) has given rise to “germanophobia” in German-speaking Switzerland.[68]

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

      Germany lost against Italy and this is a fact, Germany lost because Italy is superior. you can’t change the reality

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      the world know how german sucks!!

  7. wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    SPA7777
    THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS, NOW I HAVE AN EXCUSES TO SHOW YOU HOW ITALY IS SUPERIOR TO GERMANY IN MANY WAY

    ITALY IS HALF SIZE OF GERMANY AND IS THE THIRD LARGEST ECONOMY AND CONTRIBUTOR AT YEAR TO THE EU, THIRD LARGEST GOLD RESERVE IN THE WORLD
    ITALY HAS THE SECOND LARGEST MANUFACTURER INDUSTRY IN EUROPE
    THIRD LARGEST EXPORTER
    MORE THAN 78% OF ITALIANS ARE HOMEOWNNERS, GERMANS ARE 42%

    BY THE LAST STATISTIC MADE BY THE EU, THE WEALTHY OF ITALIAN FAMILIES DESPISE THE RECESSION WERE EQUAL TO 175%, GERMANS 126%, BRITISH AND AMERICANS UNDER 100%

    ITALY HAS $ 2.6 TRILLIONS DEBT ( 60% OWNED BY ITALIANS)

    GERMANY HAS AROUND $ 7.5 TRILLIONS DEBT TWO TIMES THIER GDP
    GERMANY IS THE MOST MIXED COUNTRY IN EUROPE
    GERMANY IS THE COUNTRY IN EUROPE WITH THE LARGEST % OF INVESTIMENT IN GREEK BONDS

  8. wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    ITALY GIVE BIRTH TO THE EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION CALLED RENAISSANCE

    ITALY BUILD THE MOST POWERFUL EMPIRE EVER, THE ROMAN EMPIRE THAT RULED THE WORLD FOR 1000 YEARS
    ALL OF THIS COUNTRIES WERE PART OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
    GERMANY, AUSTRIA, GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, SWITZERLAND, LUXEMBOURG, AND MANY MANY MORE

    CHECK ON YAHOO “GERMANY REDISCOVER ITS ROMAN ROOTS”

  9. wwilly70707070 - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    SPA7777
    CHECK ON YAHOO “Wolf Richter: A “Politically Explosive” Secret – Italians Are Over Twice As Wealthy As Germans”

    CHECK ON YAHOO “Germans Among Poorest in Europe: ECB

    CHECK ON YAHOO “New Obesity Rankings: Germans Are Fattest People in Europe

    ARE YOU AWARE THAT GERMANY IS NOT EVEN INSIDE THE TOP 7 RICHIEST COUNTRIES IN EUROPE? LOL
    SWITZERLAND, NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, NORWAY,FINLAND, SWEDEN ARE WAY MORE RICH THAN GERMANY
    GERMANY IS THE LARGEST ECONOMY IN EUROPE ONLY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BIGGEST COUNTRY IN EUROPE, BUT LARGEST DOESN’T MEAN RICHIEST

    CHECK ON YAHOO “BEN FRANKLIN ON STUPID SWARTHY GERMANS”

    • wfjackson3 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Nobody uses Yahoo dude. Its been terrible for at least 10 years.

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM

        you are wrong wfjackson3

        if you really check on the web, lol

        check on yahoo “10 Worst Countries for Tax Evasion
        The U.S. tops the list — but it’s more complicated than that”

        America is one of the country in the world with the highest % of wrong convictions and executions at years (oj simpson, casey Anthony”
        check on yahoo “texas man wrongly put away for 18 years denied compensation

        and about corruption…? goldman sachs, lehman brothers, and all of your bankers will make appear any guy in sicily like a boyscout

        instead post comments with made up stuff, try to inform yourself better and report correct info

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        about the good engineers of Ferrari

        check on yahoo ”
        Ferrari named world’s most powerful brand
        Ferrari has pipped Google and Coca-Cola – plus every other car maker on sale – to top a list of the strongest brands in the world”

      • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM

        and you will find above the response about the sales % of Italian cars compare germans

  10. spapaz777 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    looooool wwilly you belong in a nut house! I’m not even going to bother… wow what a nut job you are with ALL CAPS!!!! From football he turns things political and his source is Yahoo! looooool
    Dude if Germany does not support Europe your entire Europe economy will collapse! Italy is richer than Germany? What a joke and what a tool you are… what’s the currency in Italy? 100 million on one bill bc they have no value!!! Go get educated you fool and stop believing everything you read online and sources like yahoo… just goes to show you how stupid you are! Say what you will, Germany dominated Europe in football they are ranked 2nd they beat your Italian club than went on beat Barcelona! Italy sucks and plays boring soccer and gets lucky that’s all… I give you facts and your dumb self gives bs’s and googles or checks yahoo to post bs’s like yourself! What a stupid human being you are! Dirty Italians!

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      what a joke?

      WHY DON’T YOU CHECK THIS NEWS ON YAHOO “Wolf Richter: A “Politically Explosive” Secret – Italians Are Over Twice As Wealthy As Germans”

      check this on yahoo “Germans Among Poorest in Europe: ECB”

      check this on yahoo “Germans Are Poor and Italians Are Frugal. Huh?”

      check on yahoo ” List of home ownership by country in Europe Wikipedia”

      NOW WHAT dirty german? LOL

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      check on yahoo “Germany Has 5 Trillion Euros of Hidden Debt”

      are you aware that Germany is not even inside the top richiest countries in Europe since Switzerland, Norway,sweden, Austria, Denmark, finland, Netherlands are way more rich than Germany? lol

      Germany will loose again against Italy like every time, your destiny is to lose with Italy. you can’t do nothing about it but only loose with dignity

      about Germany does support Europe, again I will report fact in economy not bs made up by you

      The European union is made by the contributions of 27 members, the three largest economy and contributor at year to the eu are Germany with 82 millions people, france with 65 and Italy with 62. obviously Germany is the largest contributor since they are the biggest country in Europe.

      Germany in 2005 was called the sick man of Europe, low growth and high % of unemployment rate, after join the eu, Germany manipulated the eu law in their favor and against others.
      Germany is the only biggest beneficiary of the European union

      soon Italy or uk will leave from the eu, than the Eurozone will collapse Germany included

      the countries that got bailout in Europe are Ireland, Portugal, spain and Greece.

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      Now go back to eat your kraut dirty barbarians

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      what is your sources dude? all of this news from yahoo are coming from british, French, germans, Italians and americans newspaper about economy and politics.
      where did you get your info? tv? library? mars? LOL

      where did you get your info spapaz77? space? LOL

      Yahoo is a browser that help people find information from every sources in this world.

      even this news is on yahoo. the truth is that you are only listen the news that you like and not the one that you don’t like
      you don’t want to hear what you don’t like uh? LOL

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      exactly stop believe everything you read online like the one that if Germany does not support Europe your entire Europe economy will collapse

      anyway I use the same tool that you are using when you read something that you like and want to hear about Germany.

      I follow news, about politics and economy from british,italians,germans,french and many other different sources.
      I follow talk show with real European politicians from 10 years

      lol
      I am from Europe dude, that’s the difference and I no need to learn about Europe from foreigners like you. lol

    • wwilly70707070 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      if you want you can try to search of all this news that i posted for you on google, or firefox or any other browser
      or maybe take a trip in Europe and read our newspapers, follow our talk show on tv,

      LOL

      • midtec2005 - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        “GERMANS WILL ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED INFERIOR BARBARIANS, KRAUTS, CRUCCO
        HOT DOGS, HAMBURGER WITH LEGS”

        So you’re a racist. I’m sorry.

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