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navi8132
Post #31
Saturday November 16, 2013 9:07pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 1,827
Lichaj noted in post game interview that he purposely held back from going forward because he wanted to not be the guy to give up a goal. Wise move. Yes a difference between Evans and Lichaj is that Lichaj can bomb forward. When Lichaj plays cautiously he is quite good, when he gets too comfortable, he plays recklessly agressive.

Dimo
Post #32
Saturday November 16, 2013 9:24pm

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 257
A lot of love for Gonzo I'm seeing. One solid performance doesn't really do it for me. I think everyone gets a little easy on him because he really looks the part. The way i see it is that we have 3 CBs to choose from. Besler, Cameron, and Brooks. I will admit that I don't know much about Brooks and have only seen a few appearances. On those occasions he looked great. The benefits of Cameron's ability to pass out of the back cannot be overstated. For a while there, he looked like the most creative player we had against Scotland. If only he played there for Stoke... No clear cut decision, but not the worst problem to have.

tjknowsall
Post #33
Saturday November 16, 2013 9:28pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 268
i dont see why everyone sees that icebacon should start... id love to see him as a 60-65th min sub. I actually think he will be more influential as a super sub, because of his change of pace, and the fresh legs are a nightmare for defenders

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #34
Sunday November 17, 2013 12:34am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,242
Original post from soccerboy-1983

I've been reading yanks-abroad for over a year now. I decided to join because the topics and people talking about the game has grown so much in the past few month. 2-tone, admsgh27, blaise, rainorshine, bedshedder you guys have brought a lot to this site and the discussions that have taken place. With that said my starting lineup is a lot like 2-tone but with one change.

-Jozy-Boyd
AJ-Kljestan-Bradley-Bedoya
Beas-Brooks-Gonzo-Lichaj
-Howard-
I would like to see boyd get minutes and I think aj would bring some much needed attack to the outside mid position


Well, thanks for the shout-out, we got an interesting cast of characters on here.

I have a feeling klinsmann will go with AJ and Jozy up top and bring in boyd in the 60th minute. I personally want to see Boyd go the full 90.

soccerboy-1983
Baumholder, Germasny
Post #35
Sunday November 17, 2013 9:42am

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 139
Original post from blaise213

Well, thanks for the shout-out, we got an interesting cast of characters on here.

I have a feeling klinsmann will go with AJ and Jozy up top and bring in boyd in the 60th minute. I personally want to see Boyd go the full 90.


Yeah I agree but I think we need to see what boyd is all about. I live in Europe so I get the chance to watch a lot more games then when I was in the usa. I've seen boyd play a lot and he's way better then EJ or Wondo. I just hope he gets a chance against Austria.

dolcem
Post #36
Sunday November 17, 2013 12:14pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,026
Original post from rainORshine

6 games, not 3... the idea IS that the whole team was poor... but which players stood out as particularly poor in those games?

all this analysis does is corroborate what just about everyone (besides JK) already knows - that cameron, evans and EJ are poor options. does each of those guys have a couple nice games at home v lesser CONCACAF teams? sure... but does that really help us evaluate them?

not sure what your issue with carlisle's grades are, but by taking the worst 4 (or 5 if a tie) i feel like that eliminates a lot of the subjectivity

getting demolished at home - brazil, spain... belgium... whoever - is a poor result. we were beaten handily


The other three examples are totally arbitrary...the Bosnia game wasn't a bad game. We played a team superior to us and won. That's not a bad game. Against Panama we played a team that was playing for the World Cup at home in a very hostile environment. We had nothing to play for and still won. Not a bad game. The Scotland game we came out flat but it was unimportant and our first game after the World Cup qualifiers. These are six arbitrary games out of the year when many others on the team did not play well. If you want to evaluate a player you do so over their entire time for the team, not just a few games you have picked out for whatever reason.

Is EJ any good? No, but we've had to try him on the wing because we're desperate there. This time around the other wingers weren't available. I've always thought/hoped it was a stopgap solution but nothing I'm going to be too annoyed about unless it's at the World Cup. He's an MLS player that wants it badly and has pace and thus has gotten to play at striker sometimes, too, over Boyd and Gomez, who are probably better players. Especially when it's out of necessity, him getting PT isn't the end of the world.

Evans? Not very good. Third on the RB depth chart, behind Cherundolo and Chandler. Dolo is injured and Chandler is done, so Evans is filling in.

Cameron? He has had some poor performances for CB (every time I can remember though the other CB was equally poor) but some good ones too. Is he a great CB for us? Not really; he's inconsistent. But I'd definitely pick him over Besler, Gonzalez, or Goodson. And I might even put him ahead of Evans on the RB depth chart.

Nothing to see here folks, move along.
NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT WHAT LINEUP YOU USE IN FIFA
rainORshine
Post #37
Sunday November 17, 2013 6:33pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,764
Original post from Dimo

A lot of love for Gonzo I'm seeing. One solid performance doesn't really do it for me. I think everyone gets a little easy on him because he really looks the part. The way i see it is that we have 3 CBs to choose from. Besler, Cameron, and Brooks. I will admit that I don't know much about Brooks and have only seen a few appearances. On those occasions he looked great. The benefits of Cameron's ability to pass out of the back cannot be overstated. For a while there, he looked like the most creative player we had against Scotland. If only he played there for Stoke... No clear cut decision, but not the worst problem to have.


actually, it can.

the primary job of a central defender is to defend. cameron consistently struggles with his positioning and decision-making - abandoning his position, poor challenges, etc. he is consistently rated as one of the worst players on the field by respectable sources every time the US struggles

not to mention his passing out of the back is severely over-rated

he completely lacks the instincts of CB - not surprising since he is not a CB and has very little experience there in his entire career.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #38
Sunday November 17, 2013 7:02pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,617
Cameron/Brooks for me should be the starters against Austria.

Chrisou101
Post #39
Sunday November 17, 2013 7:04pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 548
@2tone: agreed, no harm done since its a friendly. But im also calling for SK to start alongside bradley and Lichaj getting a start at left back.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #40
Sunday November 17, 2013 7:09pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,617
I really hope Kljestan starts. I really do. Let's see if he really is a better option next to Bradley. But if he doesn't have a good game; I am sure there will still be excuses why.

I think Lichaj gets the start at RB.

Jzaval01
Post #41
Sunday November 17, 2013 7:16pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,202
Who can say they get nervous when Jones has the ball? Anyways I would like to also see Bradley and Kljestan pairing. If Kljestan can do the job better than Jones and give more space for an attacking Bradley. If this is so the case then lets leave jones home.

Chrisou101
Post #42
Sunday November 17, 2013 8:51pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 548
Woops my bad, i meant lichaj should start at right back

Red
NY
Post #43
Sunday November 17, 2013 9:13pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
I'd like to see a 4-4-1-1 with

GK:Howard
RB:Lichaj
CB's: Brooks and Gonzo
LB: Beasley
RM:Bedoya
CM:Kljestan and Bradley
LM: Shea
2nd point: AJ
1st point: Jozy

We'll beat Austria and play decent football with this line-up. I'll be keeping a close eye on Lichaj, Brooks, Bedoya, Kljestan, AJ and Shea.

thisguy2
Inland empire
Post #44
Monday November 18, 2013 7:15am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 192
Whomever thinks jones is going to be left at home are in major denial! JK will not change up the center midfield 7 months left before the World Cup with 2 friendlies left! Get that shit out of your head!!
Thisguy2
obrienbill15
Post #45
Monday November 18, 2013 2:23pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 16
I have a feeling Jozy gets the night off...I think we see EJ in the 2nd half for a sub up front. Maybe bring in Omar for Cameron in the 2nd as well to see him on the field with Brooks.

-----Boyd AJ-----

Shea------------Bedoya

-----Mix-----MB90-----

Beasley----------Lithaj

----Cameron---Brooks---

------Howard--------

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