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2tone
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Post #31
Monday December 15, 2014 6:43am

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I think if Shea regains his 2011 form, he can bring a lot to the national team against "quality" international sides. I still remember his really good performances against France and Belgium in late 2011, and against Italy in early 2012 before his foot injury. He was playing really well. I still remember Belgium players(even Eden Hazard) making it a point to shake his hand after that 2011 game. I remember, then France coach Laurent Blanc, heaping praise on Shea after that game.

But hey it's not me he has to impress to get back into the USMNT, it's Klinsmann. Not saying he will be a starter(not every potential USMNT player has to be or is going to be a starter), Shea can still be an impact sub off of the bench.

Good luck to him.

MSantoine
Post #32
Monday December 15, 2014 6:08pm

Joined Nov 2012
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How is Shea not tied to any of the allocation processes? Or was he and Orlando as an expansion team just got first dibs?

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #33
Monday December 15, 2014 6:17pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 893
I'm usually a Euro > MLS guy but I like this for Shea. As 2tone said, with our current winger situation or lack there of.. it won't take much for him to be back in the convo for USMNT.
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jabbajolly
Post #34
Monday December 15, 2014 6:59pm

Joined Nov 2014
Total Posts: 57
Original post from snipes87

I'm usually a Euro > MLS guy but I like this for Shea. As 2tone said, with our current winger situation or lack there of.. it won't take much for him to be back in the convo for USMNT.


Agree 100%.

admsghs27
Post #35
Monday December 15, 2014 8:17pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Orlando just signed an Honduran DP well a 19 year old i think it was a waste of spot if you ask me. But who knows he might prove many people wrong.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #36
Monday December 15, 2014 8:31pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2011...

He didn't play well against France. And I cant find anything positive from the Belgium game.

Blanc was impressed because he was born in 1990. Basically stating he sees potential. Wenger thought so too, invited him to train at Arsenal, and then that was it.

Goes to Stoke and can't crack the 18. Two miserable loan stints in England's D2 later and he's back to barbecues and team hangouts in MLS. (Does this not concern anybody and his USMNT potential?)

In terms of OCSC/MLS, I'm sure he can be somewhat successful. In terms of the USMNT, he's not good enough, especially against the quality sides.

joey11
Post #37
Monday December 15, 2014 8:50pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 278
Original post from richieJkulesaNY

http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2011...

He didn't play well against France. And I cant find anything positive from the Belgium game.

Blanc was impressed because he was born in 1990. Basically stating he sees potential. Wenger thought so too, invited him to train at Arsenal, and then that was it.

Goes to Stoke and can't crack the 18. Two miserable loan stints in England's D2 later and he's back to barbecues and team hangouts in MLS. (Does this not concern anybody and his USMNT potential?)

In terms of OCSC/MLS, I'm sure he can be somewhat successful. In terms of the USMNT, he's not good enough, especially against the quality sides.

I'm not concerned about his USMNT potential. I don't think he has one! I have no problem NOT seeing him. He doesn't do anything so why worry?

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #38
Monday December 15, 2014 8:56pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,424
Original post from admsghs27

Orlando just signed an Honduran DP well a 19 year old i think it was a waste of spot if you ask me. But who knows he might prove many people wrong.


He scored a lot of goals for a 19yr old. That's why they signed him.

admsghs27
Post #39
Monday December 15, 2014 9:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Original post from Scout92

He scored a lot of goals for a 19yr old. That's why they signed him.


Yeah but we will have to see if that Translates in MLS Different level than Honduran League. They said they were looking for a South American not central but maybe that will be the 3rd DP Robinho ??

blaise213
Post #40
Monday December 15, 2014 9:16pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,993
Original post from admsghs27

Orlando just signed an Honduran DP well a 19 year old i think it was a waste of spot if you ask me. But who knows he might prove many people wrong.


I will definitely agree with you on this. Orlando needs to bring in 3 big name players (Kaka, Robinho, Ronaldinho), or hell, even go after Pato. Make it an all star brazilian team from 2010.

This is why the salary cap needs to be raised so the signings just like this recent honduran one would be a "normal" signing for an international slot.

Now we have to look forward to 2 big names (hopefully) and a young DP nobody has ever heard of!

If Orlando goofs and makes Break Shea a DP, Orlando will be SHIT !!!!!

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #41
Monday December 15, 2014 11:29pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,424
A another big Brazilian name would be nice.

dolcem
Post #42
Tuesday December 16, 2014 1:20pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,805
Really disappointing. He spent so many years in the MLS (and at one point was tearing up the league) and he's not young for a winger; there's nothing really left there for him to learn. He really should have gone to a less competitive European league first before giving up and heading back to the MLS. The Eredevisie would be perfect, and that's where he should have gone in the first place. Or Portugal (they tend to develop really good wingers). Or maybe Ligue 1 or the Bundesliga but that might be too high a step.

I get so frustrated when our players head to Premier League teams that play crappy soccer in a league probably over their head (in terms of competitiveness) just because "it's the Premier League" when the obvious move is to the Eredevisie or Ligue 1. I just don't get how poor the advice is to these guys and why they don't have a clue...I think it might just be the lack of soccer literacy in the US. While it's changing for our new generations, a lot of these guys just lack a lot of basic knowledge of the sport even if they are great players, because they grew up in a country where so few followed the game (and just a few years ago access to the global game was very limited).

The idea that the Eredevisie is a much better place to develop as a young player than the Premier League is foreign to them because such a concept differs from American sports. They probably think it's like comparing the Big East to the SEC without understanding that gridiron is a completely different sport.
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