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Jzaval01
Post #46
Wednesday December 11, 2013 6:59pm

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yea but Jozy style of play doesnt suit him for La Liga. La Liga is a pure technique league. We saw how Juan can create chance for himself and his teammates around. He has enough skills sets required to work in La Liga well. Idk if he can handle the physicality of the EPL.

admsghs27
Post #47
Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:04pm

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Original post from Jzaval01

yea but Jozy style of play doesnt suit him for La Liga. La Liga is a pure technique league. We saw how Juan can create chance for himself and his teammates around. He has enough skills sets required to work in La Liga well. Idk if he can handle the physicality of the EPL.


I think they both could handle themselves in both leagues. Agudelo will need to get a bit stronger if he goes to the epl. But what USA needs is players with more technique, players that can create individually not physicality, most players already have that, and mls is one of the most physical leagues in the world.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #48
Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:41pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from dunlopp9987

Yeah, we saw how well it worked out for a young Jozy Altidore to move to La Liga...


Fantastic point, but let me play Devil's advocate:

Jozy and Juan play very different styles of attacker. Jozy is a hulking striker, where strength and positioning are key to hold up play. Juan is much more geared toward being a slippery Luis Suarez/Michael Owen-type striker, relying more on positioning and off the ball runs.

skangles
DC
Post #49
Thursday January 29, 2015 11:43pm

Joined Jan 2013
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$400k for Agudelo? Wow! He's young, he's talented and maybe playing with Jones and Nguyen will finally unleash his potential but that seems like a lot for a guy that's been without a club for a year and did ok but has never really lit the MLS on fire at any point in his career.

navi8132
New York
Post #50
Thursday January 29, 2015 11:47pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,122
I'm glad he didn't ruin his career. Still think he needs a big kick in the ass.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #51
Friday January 30, 2015 2:29am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,408
kick in the dick*

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #52
Friday January 30, 2015 2:58am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
Still the most talented Striker in the USMNT pool, IMHO.

With the way New England played last season I fully believe Juan will benefit massively from Nguyen and Co. I wonder if Charlie goes back to the bench or if he gets moved out wide? I think Charlie could really be a good wide FWD.

admsghs27
Post #53
Friday January 30, 2015 3:19am

Joined Nov 2012
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Agudelo will be on the bench to begin the season. Charlie Davies had a good year.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #54
Friday January 30, 2015 4:49am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,158
The title of the thread had me for a sec

But yeah Juans gettin paid

Rey Regicide
Post #55
Friday January 30, 2015 1:13pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
No way Agudelo sits if its not for physical fitness

MSantoine
Post #56
Friday January 30, 2015 3:06pm

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Original post from skangles

$400k for Agudelo? Wow! He's young, he's talented and maybe playing with Jones and Nguyen will finally unleash his potential but that seems like a lot for a guy that's been without a club for a year and did ok but has never really lit the MLS on fire at any point in his career.


You do realize he scored 7 goals in just 14 games. Thats a really good scoring rate for a striker. And throw in the fact that he came over midseason, and had to deal with injuries for a good portion and Id say he showed his promise to be an all star.

He's going to be a risk due to injuries until he makes it a year playing 30+ games but theres a reason he got an offer to go to EPL and then when that didnt work went to Eredivise and walked into their starting lineup

navi8132
New York
Post #57
Friday January 30, 2015 4:08pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,122
Only thing holding Juan back is his ego. He has almost all the tools to be a top player.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #58
Friday January 30, 2015 5:24pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 893
Good for Swag. But if a lot of people's dream on here is to see Jozy no longer be the automatic #1 striker then this isn't changing things. As long as every striker that's worth a damn is playing in MLS then no one will unseat Jozy. Aj is the only option to do so. Zardes or Swag will need to double the amount of goals as Jozy to get him to lose his spot or be in consideration.
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Rey Regicide
Post #59
Friday January 30, 2015 6:19pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Original post from MSantoine

You do realize he scored 7 goals in just 14 games. Thats a really good scoring rate for a striker. And throw in the fact that he came over midseason, and had to deal with injuries for a good portion and Id say he showed his promise to be an all star.

He's going to be a risk due to injuries until he makes it a year playing 30+ games but theres a reason he got an offer to go to EPL and then when that didnt work went to Eredivise and walked into their starting lineup


This too was as a 20 year old following a slight hiccup at chivas... I guess looking at tit from that angle, it was understandable he would develop aspirations to move to a european club.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #60
Friday January 30, 2015 6:40pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Original post from snipes87

Good for Swag. But if a lot of people's dream on here is to see Jozy no longer be the automatic #1 striker then this isn't changing things. As long as every striker that's worth a damn is playing in MLS then no one will unseat Jozy. Aj is the only option to do so. Zardes or Swag will need to double the amount of goals as Jozy to get him to lose his spot or be in consideration.


Jozy brought himself right back to the pack by moving to MLS. Don't let a $5M price tag fool you into thinking his spot is secure. I dont need stats to tell me who the better striker is. IMO its Agudelo. He's going to give you goals, assists, open up tons of space for Nguyen & Co. He is a dynamic player.

I think Jozy is going to struggle a little bit. MLS defenses are tougher and more physical than anything he saw in the Eredivisie, when he actually scored goals for his club. And we all aware of his lack of production for Sunderland.

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