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rainORshine
Post #1
Saturday October 5, 2013 11:54pm

Joined Dec 2012
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well, might as well complete the trifecta. i know klutes name has been tossed around this season, but the dude deserves some serious attention. we all know left backs are not easy to come by and this guy has been a stud on rapids back line AND leads the team in assists (7). rookie (1 game last season). 23 y/o. who is a better organic (home grown) LB than klute in... ever? bornstein? i dont think so.

not sure who caught MLS.com article suggesting jones and/or edu as LB possibilities... didnt actually read the article (i seriously think they just make up ridiculous shit so people click on the articles) but this guy actually plays LB at a high level and is only getting better. why not an article suggesting klute as an option at LB?...

anyway, here is my grand colorado rapid rookies thesis:

i truly believe all the following are POSSIBILITIES (as of now):
- CB... oneill > besler
- LB... klute > beasley
- DM...powers > beckerman

colorado / seattle 10 pm EST

admsghs27
Post #2
Saturday October 5, 2013 11:58pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,775
I agree with klute and maybe powers, But no way shane is over Besler not even close, Is an absolute insult to put shane in that category... He just got massacred in the sub 20 world cup he is highly overrated.. Klute has very very high potential a move to Europe soon is not out of the picture, He has all the physical tools the dude is an absolute stud, I currently have him rated over yedlin..

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #3
Sunday October 6, 2013 2:57am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 255
I was impressed with Klute when i saw him in SJ. He reads the game very well for a rookie...smooth pacey stride and good with the ball. I agree with the comparisons to Sanneh. Wynalda was way ahead of the curve when he was touting Klute as a potential nat early on.

For the life of me, i don't why we don't bring in a guy like that to train and get a look as early as possible when the starting or back up options to FJ are Beas and Castillo. I mean, is Castillo really still in the conversation? And I love Beas, but he would implode against WC competition.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Sunday October 6, 2013 4:18am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,674
Except Powers doesn't play DM.

Klute is damn good and should be in Klinsmann's plans for LB going forward.

rainORshine
Post #5
Sunday October 6, 2013 4:27am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,768
MLS 24 under 24

The Notre Dame product made his way onto this list by playing outside his comfort zone (and excelling) as an attacking midfielder, while also sliding back to man the holding mid role he played in college.

my opinion is that powers could make a good DM at the international level

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Sunday October 6, 2013 4:30am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,674
Powers is more of a box to box type, and the few times he has played DM for Colorado he hasn't looked particularly good at it. His defense is not very good. Hence why he played more as a CAM at Notre Dame.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #7
Sunday October 6, 2013 6:12am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,128
Original post from 2tone

Powers is more of a box to box type, and the few times he has played DM for Colorado he hasn't looked particularly good at it. His defense is not very good. Hence why he played more as a CAM at Notre Dame.


Most of his games at ND were as a box to box MF.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Sunday October 6, 2013 3:27pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,674
Original post from USnLFCfan

Most of his games at ND were as a box to box MF.


He was asked to be a CAM/box to box type for Notre Dame. In his senior year he was much more of a CAM.