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2tone
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Post #1
Saturday August 9, 2014 3:43pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Well it looks like Fabian Johnson is set to be Monchnegladbachs starting RB.

Chandler is going to be Eintrachts starting RB

And Yedlin is Seattle's starting RB. With an eye towards competing for the starting RB spot either with Tottenham or Roma. When he actually goes over to Europe is still murky. Some reports are saying he will go in January, and some other reports are suggesting that he may stay with Seattle until the Gold Cup and then move over to Europe with either Tottenham or Roma whomever gets his signature.

Now the USMNT is getting quite crowded at RB.

First lets just say that Yedlin could find himself on the outside looking in if he finds himself as a back-up RB when he goes to Europe.

It looks like Fabian is Klinsmann's first choice RB going forward, but that could change if he decides to move Fabian to LB.

If Fabian gets moved to LB then that leaves Chandler and Yedlin. Chandler may get a leg up on Yedlin once Yedlin makes his move to Europe. But clearly Klinsmnn liked Yedlin more than Chandler at the WC, but Chandler may have been nursing an injury at the WC.

Third option is perhaps moving Yedlin up to winger for the USMNT. It's still not clear where Tottenham or Roma may play him. Reports are that both clubs like his attacking qualities out wide which means he may get moved up to as a winger with either club. There is also the option of moving Fabian up at winger as well.

But for right now the USMNT has 3 very talented RB's. A psotion that is clearly cemented down going forward for the Nats. Now if only we could get that pesky LB spot solidified going forward.

tylercocinas
Post #2
Saturday August 9, 2014 3:57pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
I think it would be easier to just use Fabian on the left like you said, and give Greg Garza an opportunity to deputize.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #3
Saturday August 9, 2014 6:38pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,352
Funny how things turn out. Things were murky for our outside backs now things have changed. Fabian settled that with a wonderful World Cup as did Beasley. But Beasley is up there in age.

Garza and Klute could be the new boys for the LB position.

MSantoine
Post #4
Saturday August 9, 2014 7:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
One ing to remember is it doesn't matter what position they play for club. Jk will play them where he thinks they best fit (see Beasley, Cameron, fab, chandler). Remember he considers chandler a LB. Not sure if he'll change his opinion regardless of what eintracht does. He still considered cam a cb even though stoke didn't.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #5
Saturday August 9, 2014 8:24pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,496
Speaking of RB's I'm hearing Shaq Moore is in Spain. Possibly with Valencia.


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