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kernn63
Post #661
Thursday September 29, 2016 8:17pm

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You're right, Dave. Besides, after his 3 goal performance today, Tim Weah is clearly in the driver's seat at striker.

Project 2022

-Weah-
Carleton -CP10 - ?
-GZ or Emo - Acosta -
Nelson - JAB - CCV -Yeddy
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Thanks Chris.

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El Paso
Post #662
Thursday September 29, 2016 8:45pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 298
for your reading pleasure.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2666561-co...
Go HABS
Dave
Post #663
Thursday September 29, 2016 9:21pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 680
While not an article the bleacherreport after the Champions League match had some very nice things to say about Pulisic and his performances....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2666587-ch...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #664
Friday September 30, 2016 1:25am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,103
I don't know if I completely agree with his evaluation. Pulisic is just as good at dribbling if not better than Mor. Pulisic had better vision than both, and Pulisic has a better passing range. He is faster than Mor and only slightly slower than Dembele. IMO every analyst is scared to really aknowledge how good Pulisic already is because it's an aknowledgement that an American is that good.

BG6
Post #665
Friday September 30, 2016 11:50am

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 73
Original post from 2tone

I don't know if I completely agree with his evaluation. Pulisic is just as good at dribbling if not better than Mor. Pulisic had better vision than both, and Pulisic has a better passing range. He is faster than Mor and only slightly slower than Dembele. IMO every analyst is scared to really aknowledge how good Pulisic already is because it's an aknowledgement that an American is that good.


Perhaps it's my own naivite at the situation but I don't read any anti-American bias in the article that you are implying exists.

Even his Twitter account seems instead to indicate the opposite: https://mobile.twitter.com/LarsPollmann/statu...

I don't think it takes anything away for the incredible talent that pulisic has to say that both dembele and mor are also remarkable talents and that all three have unique skill sets. Personally right now based upon the games of all three I'd take pulisic mor and then dembele (even though I've loved watching dembele play, I'm partial to the little guy in mor.

Dave
Post #666
Friday September 30, 2016 3:07pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 680
@BG6 - I think most of us US fans have become a little jaded when it comes to European broadcasters discussing our players. There's been too many backhanded complements over the years that when any of them Put forth a genuinely complementary evaluation on one of our players we instinctively look for the negative hidden in the praise. But I agree with you that this time the broadcasters weren't making any digs at Pulisic.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #667
Friday September 30, 2016 5:17pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,103
I just don't completely agree fully with the analysis. That's all. But it was a good article.

BG6
Post #668
Friday September 30, 2016 5:32pm

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 73
Original post from 2tone

I just don't completely agree fully with the analysis. That's all. But it was a good article.


Fair enough. My apologies I misinterpreted the second part of your comment.

dolcem
Post #669
Friday September 30, 2016 6:19pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,687
Original post from 2tone

I don't know if I completely agree with his evaluation. Pulisic is just as good at dribbling if not better than Mor. Pulisic had better vision than both, and Pulisic has a better passing range. He is faster than Mor and only slightly slower than Dembele. IMO every analyst is scared to really aknowledge how good Pulisic already is because it's an aknowledgement that an American is that good.


Come on man, there's no anti-American conspiracy. There's no "us" versus "them." No one outside the US actually thinks this way, and Americans are the only nationality ethnocentric enough to think that the rest of the world is conspiring together against them.

You're better than this. Don't lower yourself to the level of the Trump supporters.
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TheTruth
Post #670
Friday September 30, 2016 10:16pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
I'm w/ 2tone on this. The world has never seen an American raised player this good at age 17/18. He's a bit of a unicorn. But no worries, sports are meritocratic vs. the other industries that us poor bastards toil in day after day. His quality cannot be ignored. . .

dunlopp9987
Post #671
Saturday October 1, 2016 2:28am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,493
http://www.givemesport.com/881395-the-40-play...

But hold up...this actually has nothing to do with being a USMNT fan. Pulisic should've been on this list, yeah?
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #672
Saturday October 1, 2016 4:01am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,103
Original post from dolcem

Come on man, there's no anti-American conspiracy. There's no "us" versus "them." No one outside the US actually thinks this way, and Americans are the only nationality ethnocentric enough to think that the rest of the world is conspiring together against them.

You're better than this. Don't lower yourself to the level of the Trump supporters.


Calm down guy. Yes there is a bias. English coaches have even said there is.

Lol. No many cultures are ethnocentric.

Let's leave the politics at the door.

admsghs27
Post #673
Saturday October 1, 2016 4:29am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 5,970
Don't be surprised if tomorrow's game is the highest viewed international game in USA history regular season wise. The 2 stars face each other . An early preview of USA vs Mexico!!!

dolcem
Post #674
Saturday October 1, 2016 11:01am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,687
Original post from 2tone

Calm down guy. Yes there is a bias. English coaches have even said there is.

Lol. No many cultures are ethnocentric.

Let's leave the politics at the door.


So you're telling me that scouts and coaches, at the expense of their job performance, underrate players because of their nationality? Is it just Americans that they underrate? How about Russian players? Latin players? Black players? Asians? If it's just Americans, why? Why is there a conspiracy against just the American players?

You're right, other cultures are ethnocentric too, but Americans are the only people I've ever come across that think there is a conspiracy against their soccer players.

And who are the English coaches that think there's bias against American players?

Now if you think that there is a bias against MLS players-that the scouts don't rate them highly enough-that's a different argument, and one that I won't quibble with. Sure, I don't agree, but you could make the argument that MLS players are better than the scouts give them credit for (perhaps the scouts have made unfair judgments based on the failures of EJ and Shea that had more to do with the clubs they chose to move to, for example). But if you're telling me that scouts and coaches will have an unfair bias against a kid who has come up through Dortmund's youth academy and is making a name for himself in the Bundesliga because he's American, than that's absolutely ridiculous. It's an adms level comment.
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dunlopp9987
Post #675
Saturday October 1, 2016 11:59am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,493
Original post from admsghs27

Don't be surprised if tomorrow's game is the highest viewed international game in USA history regular season wise. The 2 stars face each other . An early preview of USA vs Mexico!!!


Yeah, a Bundesliga match in early October on Fox Sports 2 will be it...
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