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admsghs27
Post #91
Sunday December 14, 2014 6:28pm

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If he has a big season next year why not jump to a big league/club at 19/20 years old. Specially if they come offering for him. And if it doesn't work out he will still be very young and go elsewhere.

Jzaval01
Post #92
Sunday December 14, 2014 8:07pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,111
playing time is always key at his early ages. Get solid 2-3 seasons of none stop playing time in holland rather than jumping ship and going nowhere for a while like agudelo.
Safe to say Rubin is over agudelo in the pecking order?

navi8132
Post #93
Sunday December 14, 2014 8:43pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,507
Well I mean to say Agudelo isn't even currently a professional footballer. So Rubin is over Agudelo much like he is over me.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #94
Monday December 15, 2014 4:52pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,047
I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the bigger Eredivisie teams try to buy him in the off season. I would love to see him stay in the Eredivisie for a few more years especially with a team like PSV or Ajax. He has 2 goals and 4 assists on the season so far for an average Eredivisie team. He is 18 and is already considered one of Utrecht's best players. Luis Suarez scored 10 goals for Groningen as a 20 year old and then moved on to Ajax. And Suarez didn't make the move to a bigger league(EPL) and bigger team(Liverpool) until he was 24.

He needs stay in the Eredivise for a few more years in my opinion.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #95
Monday December 15, 2014 5:39pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,285
I would like to see more of our youths pace themselves in their development. Staying in the Eredivisie would be super beneficial, even if its just for another season, although I think at least two more seasons would be best.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #96
Monday December 15, 2014 8:39pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Nice to see Rubin stepping up against Ajax. I agree, stay at least a couple more seasons in The Netherlands before taking the next step up, especially as an 18 year old.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #97
Sunday January 18, 2015 2:19pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,871
Starts today against Hereenveen

Jzaval01
Post #98
Sunday January 18, 2015 9:41pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,111
how did he do?

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #99
Monday January 19, 2015 1:52am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 849
According to MLS site, he was good.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/01...

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #100
Sunday February 1, 2015 1:34pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,871
Rubin starts against PEC Zwolle

hamsamwich
Post #101
Sunday February 1, 2015 2:06pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,428
So I just looked up the dates for the summer competitions-- u20 WC is may 30-June 20; gold cup doesn't start until July 7th... It is possible for Rubio to be a key player at the u20wc and still have time to return and at least be the last man on the bench, if not a contributor at the gold cup.

skangles
DC
Post #102
Sunday February 1, 2015 3:34pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,990
That's a full year of action. If I'm Utrecht I'd request one tournament only. I don't know how it works with FIFA dates as to whether clubs have to release players for the U20 World Cup and Gold Cup. It's obviously off season but I'm not sure whether they can refuse.

I'd much rather see him in the U20 world cup than the Gold Cup.

hamsamwich
Post #103
Sunday February 1, 2015 4:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,428
What if we bust out again after the group stage? That would be almost a month between tournaments.

skangles
DC
Post #104
Sunday February 1, 2015 4:58pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,990
Rubin looked really good in the Friendlies last year but if you look at our schedule we only have 3 Friendlies before the U20 World Cup and Rubin won't be playing in the match against Mexico as it's not on a FIFA date.

For me Rubin has to be unbelievable against Denmark and Switzerland to pull him onto the Gold Cup roster instead of the U20 roster. That's not to say that he doesn't belong on the Gold Cup roster but I really value the U20 World Cup experience.

I really believe that Rubin can be one of the best players in the U20 World Cup. I think back to the 2003 U20 World Cup when the US made a nice run and Eddie Johnson won the Golden Boot. That really sparked his confidence and he then burst onto the Senior scene scoring a hat trick in his first cap. His career has had ups and downs and people can dog on EJ all they want now but back then he was a thrilling prospect. I want to see the same from Rubin at the front end of his career.

Juergen may have different plans but if I were in his shoes I'd have Rubin focused on the U20 World Cup.

skangles
DC
Post #105
Sunday February 1, 2015 5:08pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,990
Another good example was in 2005 when Adu and Szetela were supposed to be the US superstars and yet this kid from UCLA named Benny Feilhaber stole the show.

Both EJ and Feilhaber may have done well for the MNT without playing in the U20 World Cup but I feel that the experience spring-boarded the careers of both players.

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