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Post #16
Thursday November 7, 2013 9:21pm

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Original post from recycledhumans

Experience, leadership and skill? Who needs that? If he's fit and healthy, he's the best choice by far.


Oh snap!

EKneezy
Post #17
Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am

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Dolo made the bench today. Slowly but surely guys. Slowly but surely.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #18
Saturday November 9, 2013 12:33am

Joined Apr 2013
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Original post from EKneezy

Dolo made the bench today. Slowly but surely guys. Slowly but surely.


Sweet.

Jzaval01
Post #19
Saturday November 9, 2013 8:06am

Joined May 2013
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Gotta love Dolo and his determination just like Holden. Lets go guys!

EKneezy
Post #20
Sunday December 1, 2013 5:31pm

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Came in the game at the 90th minute in Hannover's 2-0 win vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Got a good cheer from the crowd.

EKneezy
Post #21
Thursday December 12, 2013 7:54am

Joined May 2013
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Dolo could return to the starting lineup this weekend

http://www.haz.de/Nachrichten/Sport/Fussball/...

dolcem
Post #22
Thursday December 12, 2013 8:48am

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Just to make sure, we all agree that a healthy Dolo playing for Hannover is our starting RB, correct?
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Dimo
Post #23
Thursday December 12, 2013 8:54am

Joined Nov 2013
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Not sure. I'd have to see Chandler a bit more. Dolo's experience and intelligence vs Ronaldo and reus, or Chandler's strength and speed? Or a combo of the two in Cameron

dunlopp9987
Post #24
Thursday December 12, 2013 8:55am

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Original post from dolcem

Just to make sure, we all agree that a healthy Dolo playing for Hannover is our starting RB, correct?


No. If he's healthy and starting every match and Hannover is letting in 100 goals a match and 98 of them are Dolo's fault, then no, I'd say he is not our starting RB. Just because he's healthy and starting doesn't mean he is automatically at the level it takes to start in the WC.
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navi8132
Post #25
Thursday December 12, 2013 3:01pm

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He has to play as consistently well as Cameron in his league to take the No.1 job. The real question is, do we all agree now that Evans is a mere afterthought and was a serviceable man for pure qualifying purposes?

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #26
Thursday December 12, 2013 3:14pm

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Original post from navi8132

He has to play as consistently well as Cameron in his league to take the No.1 job. The real question is, do we all agree now that Evans is a mere afterthought and was a serviceable man for pure qualifying purposes?


Not for me, he's a viable third stringer behind Dolo (if fit and in form) and Chandler. But as soon as the WC is over we need to start cultivating one of the young options for the starting spot, Yedlin or Chandler (most likely), with Acosta being the third stringer.

Cam for me is a CB in the WC, RB only in the event that we have no choice but to play him there.

navi8132
Post #27
Thursday December 12, 2013 5:22pm

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Why? Cameron has never proven he can play CB at top level (in EPL, orrr even internationally for USMNT, I thought he was average at CB for us generally speaking for his performances). Why do people peg his best position as a CB when he has never proven his CB game at a higher level than MLS? Proof needs to be there, it does not exist until he plays CB in EPL.
He HAS proven his RB game at the highest level.
Additionally, he is bit too panicky to be a world cup CB. I would pass on him for CB.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #28
Thursday December 12, 2013 6:04pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Dolo will be the #1 at the WC if he proves he still can play at a high level for Hannover.

If not then you have to consider as Cameron as the #1, and Chandler as the #2.

Tiger
Post #29
Thursday December 12, 2013 6:10pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 90
Traditional wisdom says that a team needs veteran leadership on the backline. There is still plenty enough time for Steve to regain his health and recover his form for Brazil. His leadership, experience, composure, and skill are likely to serve the USMNT well.

In the 2010 WC he repeatedly demonstrated his superior ability to get forward effectively, overlapping the forwards and putting dangerous crosses into the box. Versus England, Steve repeatedly had his way with James Milner, seemingly effortlessly dribbling around him, and rapidly bringing real pressure into the attacking third. All the while also ably defending.

Right now, Cameron is the only other legitimate contender at RB. It is unclear yet whether Lichaj will be capable of stepping forward. Too many questions abound around Chandler to be able to count on him at this point in time.

On the left side, Fabian is by far our best option. Perhaps Lichaj may be most effective as a utility man backup for both the LB and RB. His possible versatility there, and Cameron's at RB and DM could free up roster space for other positions.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #30
Thursday December 12, 2013 8:25pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,105
Original post from navi8132

Why? Cameron has never proven he can play CB at top level (in EPL, orrr even internationally for USMNT, I thought he was average at CB for us generally speaking for his performances). Why do people peg his best position as a CB when he has never proven his CB game at a higher level than MLS? Proof needs to be there, it does not exist until he plays CB in EPL.
He HAS proven his RB game at the highest level.
Additionally, he is bit too panicky to be a world cup CB. I would pass on him for CB.


Because I'm not very confident in our existing CB options, and his consistency is top tier. He's got the strength, size and speed to be effective and just needs time in the position. Our CBs coming up (starting with Brooks) are looking quite formidable, and once we get consistent starters for that spot again, he can go back to RB.

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