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Bshredder
Post #1
Thursday August 16, 2012 3:27am

Joined Aug 2011
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Dear Brek:

You're good. No one should question your talent.

But please, get consistent. You could be scary good if you can play to your abilities day in and day out.

- Bshredder

Bshredder
Post #2
Thursday August 16, 2012 5:28pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Even if he stays in MLS, he's gotta get out of Dallas. What a waste there

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #3
Thursday August 16, 2012 6:23pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 291
Come to DC!
USMNT, Porto, and Bundesliga fanatic - T: @gouldinho_j
Bshredder
Post #4
Thursday August 16, 2012 7:15pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Going to DC would actually work

Get a midfield of DeRo, Najar, DeLeo, and Shea. Then get Pontius up top.

I'd watch that

camparkinson
Post #5
Friday August 17, 2012 6:11am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 282
So hard to say what it will take to get Brek consistent... he probably had the craziest soccer year of his life in 2011 and probably played too much and took a bit to recover. Now FCD drama and terrible form in 2012.

Surprising call in and a nice cameo in Mexico hopefully will light a fire and get him going... would be great to see him light it up in MLS like he did last year... seems like a long time ago but he was in the MVP talks for FCD a year ago.

usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #6
Friday August 17, 2012 6:15am

Joined Mar 2012
Total Posts: 96
I just don't understand how he's not taking players on all the time in MLS. He is a man among boys in this league. He's faster, stronger, and better technically. He just needs to figure that out. He needs to get cocky again.
Country > Club
Bshredder
Post #7
Friday August 17, 2012 3:45pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
He's just not happy at FC Dallas.

I think it's as simple as that

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Friday August 17, 2012 4:32pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,334
I think Dallas will get an in form Shea for the rest of the season. And I wouldn't be surprised to see Dallas mount a play-off run.

I think his mentally is right again. Well, I hope it is anyway.

navi8132
New York
Post #9
Friday August 17, 2012 6:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,785
better technically? I don't think his ball control is especially good....

Once we move Fabian Johnson to midfield (fictitious god willing) and if Joe Gyau develops nicely, we're not going to need Shea as anything more than a bench player, not a starter.

Bshredder
Post #10
Friday August 17, 2012 6:47pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Gyau = right footed
Johnson = right footed
Gatt = right footed

Shea = left footed. There is a huge added value there

His ball control is actually good. His problems are usually mental

navi8132
New York
Post #11
Friday August 17, 2012 7:14pm

Joined Jul 2012
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A midfield of Dempsey, Donovan, Johnson, Gyau, and Bradley; just play Bradley CM/CDM, Gyau RW, Johnson LM/LW, Demspey CAM, and Donovan.....hmmm I don't know how this could work..

Johnson may not be left footed, but he is more effective than Shea when playing that area of the pitch. Until Shea can be more effective than Johnson would be, I don't see Shea being needed as anything but a bench option for left side.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #12
Friday August 17, 2012 7:30pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,334
Totally disagree. I have seen superb ball skills from Shea. He may just turn out to be a super sub for the National team, but he is still one of the best attackign talents I have seen since Donovan and Dempsey.

Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #13
Friday August 17, 2012 8:00pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 283
Shea needs a club where he can develop his skill and consistency over time and do not think Dallas is that place right now. I would love to see him under a manager like Sigi in Seattle.

As far as his place on the USMNT, Shea is a talent for the future. Remember while Donovan should start when willing, that willingness is waning. Deuce may also start waning after this WC cycle. Brek should be able to step in and fill one of the creative attacking midfield slots after one or both of them retire.
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Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #14
Monday September 10, 2012 7:34pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,287
I see Brek's problems mainly stemming from mental lapses. He needs more confidence. I agree he needs to take more people on, especially considering the speed he possesses. Give him some time... he's young and easily influenced, let's just hope he's getting some positive pressure from the right areas.

Bshredder
Post #15
Monday September 10, 2012 7:49pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
For the record, I don't think he or anyone else was in a position to succeed on Friday based on JK's formation

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