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Post #376
Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:46pm

Joined Oct 2013
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There's no question Brooks is probably in our two or three most talented players, but his experience and consistency are definitely issues. If he was consistent as he is talented, he probably would be playing for Bayern rather than be scouted by them. Nobody wants to see the guy injured, but I would be more concerned if Cameron wasn't healthy and ready to go than Brooks right now, as @portcity just said, there are concerns over the organizing and communication. To be clear, Brooks is a must for the World Cup 2018, but in the meantime, he needs to improve for club and country because he is inconsistent... some of the goals allowed on crosses into the box etc just shouldn't be happening with a guy with his talent and athleticism- except that he still has some veteran tricks he hasn't learned yet. Good luck with his rehab, we need him to be healthy for the long term, not rushed back.

goods
Post #377
Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:18pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 274
Brooks needs to be able to fly across the Atlantic and not get hurt or tighten up where he is unable to play.

Rey Regicide
Post #378
Thursday April 27, 2017 6:23pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,637
Damn Goods you got me thanking.

I truely feel, the only defender mature enough to handle let's say, the movement of very sophisticated attackers like Gyan, Ayew brothers, etc is brooks (his tackle in the box after we gifted possession was incredible, In my heart of hearts, as much love as i have for besler, gonzalez even cameron, those guys would have been had, Brooks cut them out, same with his epic 3 v 1 where he was the 1 in the conmenbol cup)

but brooks too is the only one that would be caught in a position like he was in Costa rica, literally a tim ream moment, where you try to get too fancy or complicated an easy situation and literally gift an attack, this would def happen on the road, on a tough field, in an environment that's "hostile" to you.

so the question is....

do you think we have two squads?

the squad that is euro ready, tournament cup personnel guys like Brooks Chandler etc, guys who undertsand hw to play on a pitch with no bumps, one touch, find the open man, don't just blast the ball

but we only get to THOSE guys after concacaf debacles?

lol what a trip.

Because there's no way Brooks isn't the best CB in our team.

goods
Post #379
Thursday April 27, 2017 7:05pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 274
I agree. Right now Brooks is easily the best CB. But I am sure Hertha and USMNT are tiring of his flight injuries. Plus once we get to the League of Nations and fewer to no Euro friendlies how valuable will Brooks and the USMNT be to each other after the World Cup. I could easily see each other distance from each other. Heck, the same could be said for all the Euro based players. And your point of needing two teams will be more and more the case. One for the stupid league of nations and one for World cup, and limited time together. This could be bad for USMNT and Mexico to a lesser degree, thanks UEFA.

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