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2tone
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Post #1
Friday July 11, 2014 11:22pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Here are my list of LB's that will have the opportunity to grab that position by the horns:

1. Ventura Alvarado: He is back playing with Club America. He recently played at LB for Club America in a friendly against Toluca. He scored a goal and was a rampaging beast all night according to reports. Very good defensively, good left foot, athletic and strong, and good speed with a tireless motor. He has an opportunity to stake his claim at LB for Club America and the USMNT in the coming months and years.Alvarado Would love nothing more than to represent the USA.

2. Greg Garza: Looks to be the starter for Tijuana heading into this current season. Lacks a little pace, but has a very good left foot, and defensively is very good.

3. Chris Klute: Athletic, pacey, very good left and right foot. His defending needs to get better, but has all of the tools to be in the USMNT player pool for LB.

These three are my top prospects for this cycle.

other notables:

1. Sinovic
2. Acosta
3. Lichaj

blaise213
Post #2
Friday July 11, 2014 11:53pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,179
Good post because I was trying to remember earlier today the name of the mexican american player that was a centerback.

Ventura Alvarado........

So when you say good left foot, then Im assuming he's right footed?

Seth Sinovic is not very good IMO

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #3
Saturday July 12, 2014 12:03am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,595
Original post from blaise213

Good post because I was trying to remember earlier today the name of the mexican american player that was a centerback.

Ventura Alvarado........

So when you say good left foot, then Im assuming he's right footed?

Seth Sinovic is not very good IMO


Nope he is left footed. It's good, but not great.

stone88
Post #4
Saturday July 12, 2014 5:15am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,523
What about Ream? Bolton player of the year last season, spending a lot of that time at LB. Alvarado has two America appearances, I'd still say Ream and Garza are ahead of him currently.

1) Ream
2) Garza
3) Alvarado
4) Klute

richieJkulesaNY
Post #5
Saturday July 12, 2014 5:35am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
LB is dependent upon Yedlin. If he continues to progress as a RB, them Johnson becomes our best LB options. He is head and shoulders above anybody mentioned here so far.

tylercocinas
Post #6
Saturday July 12, 2014 4:02pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Agreed Richie. We're better off putting Fabian at LB then the players mentioned above can be depth. Garza and Klute will definitely be involved with USMNT in some capacity over the next year so hopefully both can show well and maximize their opportunities.

hamsamwich
Post #7
Sunday July 13, 2014 2:49am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,448
How about this guy Tierney from New England?? As a Chicago fan its hard to give credit to a player from New England, but Tierney looked special today. And good in the first matchup as well. Free kicks, speed, confidence on the ball (although admittedly our defense in Chicago is average at best), Tierney looked real good today. Is there something I'm missing with this guy or does he suck against the rest of the MLS, because he was fantastic today.

46and2
Post #8
Friday August 1, 2014 8:30pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 54
Original post from hamsamwich

How about this guy Tierney from New England?? As a Chicago fan its hard to give credit to a player from New England, but Tierney looked special today. And good in the first matchup as well. Free kicks, speed, confidence on the ball (although admittedly our defense in Chicago is average at best), Tierney looked real good today. Is there something I'm missing with this guy or does he suck against the rest of the MLS, because he was fantastic today.


Tierney is solid. He has a great left foot and delivers crosses and set pieces well. He has decent pace and is smart and experienced enough to know when to get forward and when to hold his position. That said, he's 28 and hasn't gotten a sniff, so it's hard to see it happening now with Beasley, Fabian and Chandler and with the youth brigade on the way. Not sure Tierney could really hold his own at the next level, but I wouldn't have complained if he had gotten a look over the past few years. Definitely the kind of player that could help us out through CONCACAF, the GC, etc. when we need an experienced player to step in for someone.

MSantoine
Post #9
Saturday August 2, 2014 1:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Tierney is like McGee. Career professional mls guy. Not international caliber. No shame in that.

Lb should be chandlers this cycle. He has no excuses. He needs to show up at 2015 gold cup and dominate against lesser teams to get everyone back on his side.

hamsamwich
Post #10
Saturday August 2, 2014 2:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,448
Chandler's left foot looked like he Beasley's and Davis' right feet. Other than that, I've been a supporter of him. To me he seems like the right back/ wing back he's always been, however he got passed by Fabian, and possibly Yedlin. Chandler to me has to play better and shows real flashes of brilliance out there. Also I will throw Edgar Castillo's name back out there, he still is a possibility with his speed and passing ability.


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