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dolcem
Post #61
Monday September 2, 2013 1:42pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from EKneezy

The Lichaj non callup isnt that big of a deal. He'll get his chance. Maybe October will be his time.


Agreed. It really isn't that big of a deal. He's a bench player (at best). The armchair coaches need to have something to freak out about.

Original post from 2tone

Equal? Hmm, maybe. But everything is subjective based on opinions. I might not be right, but in my opinion Zusi is a better player. Klinsmann seems to think so, as well as countless other analysts. The only opinion that really matters is Klinsmann's, and he rates Zusi higher than Corona. Based on his call-ups to WC qualifiers and starts that Zusi has made over Corona when both are called in at the same time.

Like I stated Corona has some good qualities, is young, and still has time to develop as a player.


I agree, it definitely is subjective. But 'analysts' are so often wrong, not to mention biased. That's in any sport in any country. Those same analysts rant and rave about Wondo and I don't think he is any good. And we can't be sure that Klinsmann thinks Zusi is a better player. Klinsmann factors in attitude heavily into his roster decisions and Zusi has a great attitude (always gives 110%). My guess is that Klinsmann made the choice based on that rather than technical reasons.

I am not a Corona fan (he disappears too much during games) but I think he is better than Zusi. Of course he has played at a higher level even if he has seen his PT reduced recently. But he obviously is much more creative and skilled with the ball than Zusi. He also has the ability to shoot from range (see Gold Cup). We are really lacking creativity in the final third and the ability to finish attacks. Corona is the exact type of player we need even if he's not that good. I would take him over someone whose only asset is his work ethic and ability to sometimes put in a good cross. Of course I'd take Bedoya (whom I don't rate either) over either. And Castillo and Torres on the LW over Zusi on the right.
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Techskillz416
Post #62
Monday September 2, 2013 4:30pm

Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts: 114
Original post from dolcem

Agreed. It really isn't that big of a deal. He's a bench player (at best). The armchair coaches need to have something to freak out about.

I agree, it definitely is subjective. But 'analysts' are so often wrong, not to mention biased. That's in any sport in any country. Those same analysts rant and rave about Wondo and I don't think he is any good. And we can't be sure that Klinsmann thinks Zusi is a better player. Klinsmann factors in attitude heavily into his roster decisions and Zusi has a great attitude (always gives 110%). My guess is that Klinsmann made the choice based on that rather than technical reasons.


Isn't it scary to think that JK would build a squad built on attitude over skills? imj, but to me that will bite him in the behind...not saying it can't work but I would just like to see the best 23 period.

rjw77
Post #63
Monday September 2, 2013 5:24pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
I would argue that, with Brad Evans as the current #1 right back, "at best" lichaj is our starting right back.

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