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camparkinson
Post #16
Thursday October 10, 2013 5:14pm

Joined Aug 2012
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I can't believe people still universally bash the MLS when there are so many productive full national team members playing there right now.

Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson, Besler, Gonzalez have been regulars for quite some time now...

Begs the question, are you even watching?

All this thread is saying is Manneh is 18 and is showing some potential, he looks like an interesting speedy winger with some natural finishing skills. I think he's been very impressive this season and has only been getting better now that he's seeing more playing time.

navi8132
Post #17
Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:29pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,427
Kekuta Manneh could be 1.5 years from citizenship.

stone88
Post #18
Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:50pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,437
Original post from navi8132

Kekuta Manneh could be 1.5 years from citizenship.


how's that?

navi8132
Post #19
Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:50pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,427
Travis Clark and others

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #20
Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:02am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 8,971
Manneh has stated that he wants to play for the US. If he does indeed get US citizenship, he will bolster an already growing list of highly talented forwards/wingers that will be apart of the next WC cycle.

Klinsmann's plan of attacking with pace, creativity, and purpose will be realized to the fullest next WC cycle.

Really excited about the next WC cycle.

Just think about the talented outside FWDS/ wingers the USMNT could have at their disposal in the next WC cycle:

Green, Nagbe, Shea, Gyau, Manneh, Holmes, Rubio Rubin, Junior Flores, Hurtado, Haji Wright, Harry Shipp, Arriola, Koroma, Morris, Mario Rodriguez, Jordan Allen, Lynden Gooch( who I think will be a winger at the premier league level with Sunderland), Shawn Parker

skangles
DC
Post #21
Thursday May 19, 2016 9:23pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,880
He has fulfilled his residency requirement and can now apply for US citizenship.

Assuming he does this immediately it should take 2-3 months. He could be eligible to join the team for the September qualifiers.

tylercocinas
Post #22
Thursday May 19, 2016 9:25pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,064
Hell yea. More wide options. This is great news.

munns5986
Post #23
Thursday May 19, 2016 9:28pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 259
Yeah it is nice to hear about an actual option that plays the left side. If I have a son I seriously may try to get him to focus on the left. Seems like left sided players are always more valuable than right because of the shortage. Not just soccer but even baseball values a left handed pitcher more than a right handed.

stone88
Post #24
Thursday May 19, 2016 10:46pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,437
Original post from munns5986

Yeah it is nice to hear about an actual option that plays the left side. If I have a son I seriously may try to get him to focus on the left. Seems like left sided players are always more valuable than right because of the shortage. Not just soccer but even baseball values a left handed pitcher more than a right handed.


Well, natural lefties only make up 10% of the population.

spieg32
Post #25
Thursday May 19, 2016 11:01pm

Joined Oct 2015
Total Posts: 11
forgive my ignorance as I don't watch the MLS often, especially west coast games, but is he any good? We often hear about guys on the fringe, but they lack quality. Does he has skill on the ball and pace, which are the two things most lacking in the Americans currently?

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #26
Friday May 20, 2016 12:49am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 837
Pretty sure he's right footed. Not left. He just happens to play on the left.
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Dave
Post #27
Friday May 20, 2016 1:38am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 608
Original post from spieg32

forgive my ignorance as I don't watch the MLS often, especially west coast games, but is he any good? We often hear about guys on the fringe, but they lack quality. Does he has skill on the ball and pace, which are the two things most lacking in the Americans currently?


I would say that a fair comparison of Menneh's skill set would be that of Finlay but with slightly better touch. Both are probably best suited as wide forwards in a 4-3-3 or
a 4-2-3-1. Right now I'd say he'd make a quality attacking option off the bench to take advantage of tired legs late in matches.

With the number of youngish wingers/strikers beginning to emerge/return (Pulisic, Wood, Lleget, Finlay, Zardes, Menneh, Gyau, Agudelo, Rubin, etc....) the attacking options are looking better. The next camp cup cake should be very interesting to see who is ready to make the step up to real contributors for the Hex.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #28
Friday May 20, 2016 3:57am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 8,971
That's good news. Kid is talented.

Jzaval01
Post #29
Friday May 20, 2016 4:07pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,072
Cant wait, another winger with pace for days

Sage of the Soccer P
LA, California
Post #30
Friday May 20, 2016 6:19pm

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 197
im always excited to expand our player pool but not that enthused about him. Him and finlay seem one directional up and down the line. And from the games I have seen finlay is a better option technically. Shot wise manneh seems better. Both can also play off a number 9 pretty well. Either way will be happy to add another player to our growing pool! I got a nice feeling about 2018/2022

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