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venicebeachbull
Post #91
Friday February 14, 2020 12:40am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 133
Honestly, the real question is will Tim be starting in March? When he's healthy and happy, which right now is evident, asking him to camp is be a no-brainer.

venicebeachbull
Post #92
Friday February 14, 2020 12:41am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 133
And also loving all the JK hate out there.

Dave
Post #93
Friday February 14, 2020 3:31am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,021
Original post from EKneezy

These friendlies are perfect imo in Europe so he doesn't have to travel far

I'm not advocating for automatic starts let see what is up cuz

Weah still hurt
Reyna young and unproven however he needs to be looked at immediately
Everyone on here has a different opinion on Arriola
Morris probably won't be called
Pulisic might have to stay in London

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There was a article about a week ago that Weah was expected back with the 1st team within the next 3 games (2 league games, 1 cup match). If he's still on the same timetable he'll be back in consideration after this weekend. That'll give him ~3-4 weeks to start seeing playing time before the Friendly window.
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Arriola has the work ethic we all like, but his crossing & shooting are scary bad at times. And when I say at times it's like 50%.
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I think everyone agrees that Reyna has earn a call-up for this camp. I'm not suggesting he start, but he has the skill set you want to start to integrate into the team. That way when he's a starter BvB in 6-12 months he'll have already developed some chemistry with the rest of the USMNT players.
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Regarding Morris, It's a FIFA window. If Berhaulter wants him there than he'll be there.
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I expect Berhaulter will stack the camp with U-23 players (Llanez, Ledezma, Mendez, etc...) will be called up, unless they're released by their clubs for the Olympic Qualification Tournament. This is his last chance to see fringe players before heading into Nations League, WC Qualifiers, & Hopefully the actually Olympics. There will be some regulars (Brooks, Adams, McKennie, Morris, etc...) to provide leadership and a baseline, but I think the rest will be U-23's or Fringe players who haven't been with the Sr. Side for a while.

bjelks
Post #94
Friday February 14, 2020 2:27pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,416
We're playing the Netherlands in the Netherlands before we start qualifying.
My guess is Gregg will pick his top 23 players regardless of age.
If Reyna is brought in, its bc Gregg thinks he's one of the best in the pool and will potentially start.
If young players are brought in, its bc he thinks they're better than the vets.
If Morris is left out, its bc Gregg thinks others may be better.
We are going to try to put on a good showing and not get embarrassed.
goalsense
Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #95
Saturday February 15, 2020 2:50pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 909
Original post from Lilshmike

Look, let's call it for what it is... the USMNT was never Timmy's first choice. He always wanted to play for Germany, and declined multiple call ups early on because at one point it seemed like he may have had a shot at being good enough to at least be a squad player for Germany, so he didn't want to blow his eligibility. But as time wore on... it became clear that wasn't going to happen.

This... this is why he never played well. Not Klinsmann, not the system... it's because he never cared. Sure, maybe he had a hard time adjusting to the time and climate changes in concacaf, but we were always second best. Remember... he went to the 2014 world cup with us... but he never played a single game. He was always a good enough player, but never put in the effort. In a one off game, I would rather take a slightly less skilled player who gives it their all than a slightly more skilled player who doesn't give a crap. And by this, I am referring specifically to Yedlin/Johnson and Chandler.

Its fantastic that hes doing well right now at RW. But let's hold off for a little bit more time and a couple more games before jumping on the bandwagon. A blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. A 2 to 3 game hot streak isn't enough to completely ignore Chandler's entire body of work... which, up to this point, has been underwhelming and reaked of an attitude that he's too good for us. Terrence Boyd, Jones, FabJo, Brooks... they all committed fully to the cause... Chandler never did.

I'm not opposed to calling him in again if he continues his form. It would be foolish of us not to. But at this point, its premature to start calling for him to get back into the picture. As much as Lalas can be a clown at times, his most recent statements aren't entirely without merit


You really can't blame Chandler for keeping his option open. Every player does that. I don't really buy that he didn't try for us, he tried because he wanted to play in the World Cup, he just didn't have good games unless it was vs Cuba or other minnows (kinda like wondo etc.) He plays in a top league and has been playing well, I think he deserves at least a look by our new manager.

whyneverme
Post #96
Saturday February 15, 2020 3:14pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 53
If he wants to play he should get a look. It isn't as if we have an embarrassment of other talent to choose from. He may decline an offer for all we know.

db707
Post #97
Sunday February 16, 2020 1:12pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,045
Suspected ACL tear for Arriola in preseason. Chandler in a more advanced position where he doesn't have as much defensive responsibility, I'd be open to seeing that. Yes, he has under-performed for the USMNT in the past, but it's been a few years, maybe he'll be more motivated with experience and now that he's approaching what would be his last World Cup shot.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #98
Monday February 24, 2020 4:07am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 343
Im on the fence with Chandler, clearly he has more technical skill than alot of the guys that get called in front of him. However, his effort, always seem to be lacking. The nonsense around his call ups were disheartening (having issues flying etc)

Re his performance, it could have been coaching, the style of play, maybe the travel etc.

I would like to understand his attitude and commitment before bringing him in. But frankly I would rather move on and see Dest moved forward, and a back line of Robinson, Miles, Richards, lima/Cannon. Or bring Fabian in for a look.

Timmy is a good example of club play doesn't determine national team play. Lets call up the young guys who are dying to rep the usa. UNLESS former Nats players say Chandler was all in and just didn't get called up, if that is the case then we should bring him in again.
Stoked
bjelks
Post #99
Monday February 24, 2020 5:08am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,416
Original post from stoked3

Im on the fence with Chandler, clearly he has more technical skill than alot of the guys that get called in front of him. However, his effort, always seem to be lacking. The nonsense around his call ups were disheartening (having issues flying etc)

Re his performance, it could have been coaching, the style of play, maybe the travel etc.

I would like to understand his attitude and commitment before bringing him in. But frankly I would rather move on and see Dest moved forward, and a back line of Robinson, Miles, Richards, lima/Cannon. Or bring Fabian in for a look.

Timmy is a good example of club play doesn't determine national team play. Lets call up the young guys who are dying to rep the usa. UNLESS former Nats players say Chandler was all in and just didn't get called up, if that is the case then we should bring him in again.


Jermaine Jones is arguably the best former Nat ever and hes advocated for him on many occasions
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