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chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #16
Monday November 11, 2013 7:38am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 270
I agree that Jozy and AJ are locks. I like Agudelo a lot and I'm hoping playing/training in England sets him straight...dials him in mentally. He needs to really shine to get on the plane. We need to see more of Boyd with the nats...pure box player. EJ's lack of combo play really bothers me...such a frustrating mix...fastest foot speed and slowest thought process. Against better competition at the WC, he would only be a threat on a header. i don't think he has much of an advantage with his pace at a WC...still his potential to steal a header is so high i think that alone gets him on the plane. If I had to bet, i'd say Agudelo is the odd man out.

hamsamwich
Post #17
Monday November 11, 2013 1:40pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 460
Agudelo is fast enough but has great touch and that scorer's mentality of being in the right place all the times I've seen him play. I cant speak to his off the field stuff however, as I am generally uninformed about that.

To say he will be on the bench at Stoke is probably true, though Mark Hughes may look for anything given their spot on the table. Depends what he does in the time he gets, could he be this year's Benteke? I doubt it, and more agree that he will rot on their bench. He has a gambler's chance to be on that plane to Brazil, and is for sure > EJ given the shot to prove it. Please call him up today Jurgen

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #18
Monday November 11, 2013 2:40pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,119
Original post from hamsamwich

Agudelo is fast enough but has great touch and that scorer's mentality of being in the right place all the times I've seen him play. I cant speak to his off the field stuff however, as I am generally uninformed about that.

To say he will be on the bench at Stoke is probably true, though Mark Hughes may look for anything given their spot on the table. Depends what he does in the time he gets, could he be this year's Benteke? I doubt it, and more agree that he will rot on their bench. He has a gambler's chance to be on that plane to Brazil, and is for sure > EJ given the shot to prove it. Please call him up today Jurgen


If Crouchie is good for anything it's a knock down, and Juan is pretty good at getting on the end of those, I'd expect to see them together with Juan probably coming off the bench for an attacking midfielder early in the second half, generally.

navi8132
Post #19
Tuesday November 12, 2013 4:12am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 1,903
I don't see Juan doing anything more than making the bench.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #20
Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:12am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 982
I don't see him doing anything but making the bench if he doesn't get a chance surrounded by players like Donovan, Altidore, Bradley, Fabian, etc. I think around a good team Agudelo could be lethal. Once again these friendlies would be good time to see that. But as it is Agudelo is a good sub option. Still behind the pecking order as far as strikers go. Could Agudelo be a wing option? I'd fancy he'd do better than Shea...

MSantoine
Post #21
Tuesday November 12, 2013 3:54pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,110
Original post from Fraser31

I don't see him doing anything but making the bench if he doesn't get a chance surrounded by players like Donovan, Altidore, Bradley, Fabian, etc. I think around a good team Agudelo could be lethal. Once again these friendlies would be good time to see that. But as it is Agudelo is a good sub option. Still behind the pecking order as far as strikers go. Could Agudelo be a wing option? I'd fancy he'd do better than Shea...


I have to disagree with this. Agudelo does not need to be surrounded by stars to succeed. The rest of the Revolution starters (Rowe, Diego, Nguyen, Farrel, Imbongo, Caldwell, Goncalves, Tierney) have 0 career international appearances. He did pretty good and turned them from a bottom 5 team to a playoff team and raised most of their games.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #22
Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:51pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,119
Original post from MSantoine

I have to disagree with this. Agudelo does not need to be surrounded by stars to succeed. The rest of the Revolution starters (Rowe, Diego, Nguyen, Farrel, Imbongo, Caldwell, Goncalves, Tierney) have 0 career international appearances. He did pretty good and turned them from a bottom 5 team to a playoff team and raised most of their games.


Very god point, but could we all say that he was performing to his full potential in a team that he had to help lift up? Good for leadership, not great for individual skill development. Being in a team where all he needs to worry about is his specific job, he should be able to flourish.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #23
Tuesday November 12, 2013 6:59pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 982
I'm just saying he could do BETTER with stars around him. I know he's done well without it, I'd like to see if he could excel with it. Ditto, recycled..

Nick4235
Boston, Mass
Post #24
Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:29pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 145
Had his work permit rejected. Looks like stoke move may be off.
http://www.stokecityfc.com/news/article/work-...

richieJkulesaNY
Post #25
Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:53pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 932
While I would love to see another American in the EPL, potentially raising his game, this could be a blessing in disguise for Agudelo.

rainORshine
Post #26
Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:30pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,770
this is fantastic news for USMNT. get him to january camp and then back to NER. an in form agudelo could be a huge weapon in brazil and that was never going to happen this spring at stoke

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #27
Thursday November 21, 2013 7:19am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 270
Richie I agree, i think it is a blessing in disguise...hopefully he finds his way to Holland.

Tiger
Post #28
Wednesday November 27, 2013 2:17am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 94
Agree that it may be a blessing in disguise that EPL did not work out at this point in time. Juan's game is well suited for and could develop a lot in Holland or Spain. Brazil's and Argentina's leagues could also do him a world of good.

Jzaval01
Post #29
Wednesday November 27, 2013 2:47am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,435
It would really be intriguing to have an American in the Spanish League. How many American have actually succeed there? WHen was the last USMNT player to actually play for a spanish team?. I dont think Gooch with Magala counts right?

bbakerxyz
Post #30
Wednesday November 27, 2013 4:20pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 237
Not many. Like I said before, Ramos and Keller played in the 2nd division there many years ago. And Jozy of course. But no successes that I know of (although I'd say Keller was too good for the segunda).

I don't see this changing anytime soon, but if I had to bet maybe Gil has gotta shot there.

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