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Which of the eight candidates should lead US Soccer?
Eric Wynalda
Steve Gans
Carlos Cordeiro
Michael Winograd
Paul Caligiuri
Kyle Martino
Kathy Carter
Hope Solo
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hamsamwich
Post #16
Thursday April 21, 2016 3:46pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,530
Is Alvarado more of a right back, or even holding midfielder. I've always liked his skill on the ball. Would be a big back line with him at RB and Ream at LB for example.

camparkinson
Post #17
Thursday April 21, 2016 5:29pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 282
Yea I always thought he had a good skill set for RB with his speed and skill... seems his focus isn't great though which can be a problem for a defender anywhere.

chillguy1992
Post #18
Thursday April 21, 2016 5:51pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,118
I like him at right back as well. My biggest concern for him now is his path to starting consistently for club America. He might have to move another club in Liga MX to get enough playing time. He featured only because Paul Aguilar was getting a rest. As long as Aguilar is healthy Alvarado will be used sparingly. I dont think he should be called up to copa america unless he gets consistent playing time.

skangles
DC
Post #19
Monday December 5, 2016 5:40am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,302
Alvarado will be joining Villafana in the backline at Santos Laguna. Could be a good restart for him and it makes Santos all the more interesting to follow.

hamsamwich
Post #20
Monday December 5, 2016 1:53pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,530
These two players should be given a chance to play the outside backs, using Matt Besler for example: if Besler can play LB then surely a true LB like Villafana should get a look, while Alvarado is basically an RB already, he would give us a Besler-esque defensive look to the back 4. Alvarado has always impressed me with his technique and physical skills, but I've always seen him more as an RB rather than CB.

camparkinson
Post #21
Tuesday December 6, 2016 5:24pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 282
I agree, always liked the idea of Alvarado at RB. He's super fast and pretty good on the ball.

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