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oldkeeper
NY, NY
Post #31
Wednesday November 6, 2013 4:54pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

Sometimes I think this, but if getting the best 11 on the pitch means moving Bradley farther back, then that's what we should do. He plays in Italy he can learn that role to perfection, and give us even better attacking ability with more control of the game, with faster, more athletic players in front of him. Its why Klinsmann considers playing Fabian Johnson in different spots, to get the very best 11 players on the pitch. It's up to Bradley to accept it


Sorry samwich but MB is the best tactical player we have by far. He knows how to read the game better than any player we've ever had. He's not the most athletic player we have (Jozy is) but I'd hate to see JA at CAM. MB is the best option we have at that spot hands down. JK needs to smack Jones on the head to force him to play that defensive midfield spot behind Bradley if he'd going to keep JJ on the field. For the 2018 cycle, I agree maybe MB moves back into the CDM spot as he loses a step but for 2014, he's our field general.

Dimo
Post #32
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:52am

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 277
With Holden back in England, it sounds like he'll be back training with the team in less than 2 months. If he doesn't miss a beat, that means he has the opportunity to play competitive matches for about 3-4 months. Slim chance of making the roster to Brazil. No easy feat and he has his work cut out for him, but if anyone can do it; its Stu.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #33
Thursday February 13, 2014 6:26pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
Looks like Holden's timetable for first team soccer is the beginning of April. That gives him a solid month of first team games before Klinsmann submits his 30 man prelim roster. Still a long shot for Stu, but with Kljestan's decline at Anderlecht, Stu might force Klinsy to put him on the prelim roster.

CM's: Williams, Beckerman, Holden, Diskerud, and Kljestan all fighting for the remaining 3 spots for CM.

Bradley and Jones as locks

Still a long shot for Stu.

Here is who I think gets the last 3 spots: Williams, Diskerud, Beckerman to complete a 5 man CM corps.

Stu will be a big part of the 2018 WC cycle IMO. Diskerud, Williams, Bradley, Holden are your likely CM's for the 2018 WC cycle. I would go as far as saying that Holden and Bradley will be the starting tandem for the 2018 WC.

navi8132
New York
Post #34
Thursday February 13, 2014 6:59pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,122
Kljestan situation needs a bit of explanation, not sure anyone knows what it is. RAIN?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #35
Friday February 28, 2014 4:22pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
Holden will play for Bolton's reserves on Monday. He Could be playing for Bolton's first team by mid March. That gives him a month and half of first team soccer before the start of the USMNT's may camp. Holden may yet make the WC roster.

Dimo
Post #36
Friday February 28, 2014 11:01pm

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 277
I really hope he shuts up all the nay-sayers. Either way, congrats to stu for such a speedy recovery.

Tiger
Post #37
Saturday March 1, 2014 2:51am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 94
Amen to Dimo's comments.

Hopefully Stu can work his way back to full fitness and form at a steady, but not rushed pace. JK already knows the levels at which Stu is capable of reaching and playing. The focus needs to be on building a rock solid base that will carry him all the way to Brazil, and beyond. That can happen fairly quickly, but it can not be rushed.

Congratulations to Stu on all the hard and successful work to get where he is at this point in time with this process, and best wishes for all possible future success. You can definitely do it Stu!

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #38
Monday March 3, 2014 9:17pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
Well, Stu Holden only lasted 22 minutes in his first appearance. He was injured, and was clutching his knee. He ran off under his own steam, but I think it's premature to add Holden to any USMNT rosters for the next several months. So I won't be adding him to anymore of my roster predictions.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #39
Monday March 3, 2014 9:34pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,424
Original post from 2tone

Well, Stu Holden only lasted 22 minutes in his first appearance. He was injured, and was clutching his knee. He ran off under his own steam, but I think it's premature to add Holden to any USMNT rosters for the next several months. So I won't be adding him to anymore of my roster predictions.


Yeah saw and read that...sucks for him. I think it is time to just tap/wrap it up, put a brace on his knee and play threw it.. Not sure how long he has left in his career.

But in all seriousness wish him all the best, good guy, bad luck..

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #40
Monday March 3, 2014 9:39pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,158
I'm just gutted for him. His first game back. Just wow

Jzaval01
Post #41
Monday March 3, 2014 9:41pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
wow Stu just cant catch a break!

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #42
Monday March 3, 2014 9:43pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
It could be nothing but a tweak and soreness and they decided to play it safe.

admsghs27
Post #43
Monday March 3, 2014 9:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Looks like another setback that will take a couple months to recover maybe more. Im not trying to be negative but he should face reality and think about retirement. He will most likely get injured again, and not just any small injury but long term ones. Sucks for him could of been something special, i wish him the best on whatever he pursuits in life but clearly soccer wont be an option.

Mojofc
Post #44
Monday March 3, 2014 9:51pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Whyyyy.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
navi8132
New York
Post #45
Monday March 3, 2014 10:02pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,122
Retirement time. He'll be successful in whatever he does.

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