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World Cup Mania: The US' Road to Brazil 2014 (and beyond)

Started on 16 June 2013 by shylax
Latest Reply on 27 June 2013 by shylax
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Bradley to Monaco

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AS Monaco has agreed to a 3 million euros deal with AS Roma for center midfielder Michael Bradley, who will join the club on January 1, 2015. The link between Monaco and Bradley is the manager of Monaco, Nathan Limior, who also manages the United States national team, who Bradley plays for. "Michael Bradley will be a great player for AS Monaco, I know it, because I see him do amazing things on the international level for the United States. This isn't just getting my boys hooked up. I had a clear need at midfielder and Bradley is a player who has the quality, that I can trust, and comes at a great price."
United States 0 - 0 Ivory Coast

The last US friendly for a while, I think. What a dull game!

AS Monaco

November 2014

AS Monaco 2 - 2 FC Sochaux-Montbe

ESTAC Troyes 2 - 3 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 4 - 0 Stade Rennais

Stade Brestois 1 - 3 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 0 - 1 Stade de Raims

Transfers and Other News

- Loic Jeanson loaned to AC Ajaccio
- Derrick Appiah loaned to AJ Auxerre

Standings

That last loss is the difference between 6th and 9th, and it'll be a big miss at the end of the season, but I've whipped this team back into shape, and I expect this form to continue.
Good luck with Monaco mate :) Interested to see what you'll do with them!
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AS Monaco
December 2014

AS Monaco 0 - 2 AS Saint-Etienne

Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 2 - 0 AS Nancy-Lorraine

Transfers and Other News

December 20: Sebastian Amoros on loan to FC Metz until end of season

Standings

We're climbing up the table but we have a long way to go before we can think about Champions League qualification.

De Jong Kicking to Monaco

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It took until the January 31 transfer deadline, but AC Milan has loaned defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong to AS Monaco for the rest of the season. Monaco will be paying 150,000 euros a month to AC Milan, but will be contributing 0% to his wages. de Jong is known for, well, I shouldn't have to tell you that, shouldn't I? AS Monaco fans are hoping he can show his technical skill and not his skill in avoiding red cards for egregious offenses on the pitch.

AS Monaco
January 2015

Friendly
Once Caldas 1 - 6 AS Monaco

Coupe de France Ninth Round
AS Monaco 2 - 0 FC Metz

Toulouse FC 1 - 1 AS Monaco

Coupe de France Round of 32
AS Monaco 4 - 1 Stade de Raims

AS Monaco 2 - 1 Amiens SC

Girondins Bordeaux 1 - 5 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 0 - 0 LOSC LILLE

Other News

January 31: Fode Koita suffered a broken toe in the match against LOSC LILLE and will be out for two months. The injury is a huge blow to our attack, and hopefully he returns to form when he recovers.

Standings

We're in 6th place, and now the gaps between teams are wider. We'll have to play well in order to qualify for the Champions League.
Going strong! Keep it up!
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AS Monaco
February 2015

Dijon FCO 0 - 4 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 4 - 0 OGC Nice

Montpelier Harault SC 0 - 0 AS Monaco

Coupe de France Round of 16
SC Bastia 0 - 1 AS Monaco

Other News

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Standings

We're still doing very well in the league, but we can't suffer draws if we want to get Champions League qualification. We're doing well in Coupe de France though and I fully expect to win, Paris Saint-Germain is the main competition though and I don't know what to expect from them yet other than brilliant football.
Awesome to see you at Monaco. Tough performance in the World Cup but Monaco seem to be doing well under your leadership! Hopefully USA can benefit from that too
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Some good writing mate keep it up
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Ocampos is February's Player of the Month

AS Monaco winger/striker Lucas Ocampos has been awarded with the Player of the Month Trophy for February 2015 with his amazing play, scoring five goals in three appearances in Ligue 1 for the month. Ocampos tweeted in French, "I am glad to be the player of the month. I want to continue this form." AS Monaco's Marcelo Estigarribia was named runner-up.

United States
March 2015 Friendlies

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Cameroon 0 - 1 United States

Japan 4 - 1 United States

Manager's Analysis

Sean Johnson is really not endearing himself to me, and if Brad Guzan gets injured we are screwed. Our attack also isn't up to par, we need to score goals against everyone.

AS Monaco
March 2015

AS Monaco 0 - 2 OM

Paris Saint-Germain 1 - 3 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 2 - 0 Tours FC

Other News

March 20: Diego Lugano has signed with Sunderland on a Bosman transfer. He was declining quickly and wasn't getting re-signed.

Standings

Still in 6th, but we're 9 points out of Champions League qualification. It'll be a tight race for it, though!

AS Monaco
April 2015

FC Sochaux-Montbe 1 - 0 AS Monaco

Coupe de France Quarterfinal
FC Lorient 2 - 1 AS Monaco

AS Monaco 2 - 1 Stade Brestois

Stade de Raims 1 - 0 AS Monaco

Other News

April 27: AS Monaco signed Joahan Urbina, ex-Paris Saint-Germain, to a youth contract:

Standings

We can't seem to shake getting out of 6th, we've had a poor run of form lately but I'm always confident we can shake out of it, Koita stopped being a goalscoring machine, I need to turn him back on.[/spoiler][/spoiler]

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