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Post #16
Thursday August 14, 2014 5:32pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 292
Original post from Fraser31

A lot of us folk here get really worried given our track record with young talent combined with young call-ups. Perhaps it's a myth. But it worries me even though I love seeing new talent come in.


The thing is, alot of National teams fail in identifying generational talent. But calling him before he's ready, while having the talent, isn't necessarily a detrimental factor in development. I think most teams rationalize on the player developing at the pace he was meant to, and getting familiarity with the fold won't affect much negatively. royston drenthe =D hehe. That guy was touted to being a superstar outside back, never happened, don't think Netherlands sees those as wasted caps. HEre's another one Denilson, step over master.

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Post #17
Thursday August 14, 2014 7:35pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,153
Original post from MSantoine

I hate this thought process. Whats the harm in bringing him into camp IF (and a big IF) he's determined to either be one of our best 25 guys, or best 5 CMs now, or will be one of them in 2018. Its a friendly. No one is talking about throwing him into a full 90' vs Czech Rep. Why not bring him into camp. See what it takes to be a full international player. Let him watch the game from the sideline to get coaches and players points of view and learn valuable lessons. It also lets other young guys know that if they put in the time and get themselves to be first team players they'll start getting looks instead of the old style of you pretty much had to be 25+ to get a sniff of US action.


Camp isn't a problem, but stop heaping expectations on them. Let them train, unless they stand out in training let them go back to their club. Don't start to make him the next wunderkind before he's put on a senior shirt.

Call him into the camp to get him a taste, and it'll spark a fire that will drive his club effort, which will increase his utility to the USMNT.

Know Nothing
Post #18
Thursday August 14, 2014 9:56pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 369
Since JK will presumably be around for the next 4 years it makes sense for him to invite a few exceptional and deserving younger player players to every camp to observe the culture and test themselves. Gives the young players an idea what they are up against and it gives the established players a push that they cannot coast.

TheTruth
Post #19
Thursday August 14, 2014 11:51pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 251
Look, if Hyndman is consistently starting in the Championship at 19(?) it's a pretty reasonable move to call him up. And he's a coach's (grand)son so there's a very small chance that he's a head case and can't handle the increased exposure. I haven't heard anyone hyping or over-hyping him. You could plausibly argue that he's had more press in the U.S. over the last few years because of his last name, but Fulham sure doesn't give a shit about Schellas Hyndman.

If he starts riding the bench then he probably doesn't deserve a call up anytime soon.

Dave
Post #20
Friday August 15, 2014 6:00am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 41
Original post from TheTruth

Look, if Hyndman is consistently starting in the Championship at 19(?) it's a pretty reasonable move to call him up. And he's a coach's (grand)son so there's a very small chance that he's a head case and can't handle the increased exposure. I haven't heard anyone hyping or over-hyping him. You could plausibly argue that he's had more press in the U.S. over the last few years because of his last name, but Fulham sure doesn't give a shit about Schellas Hyndman.

If he starts riding the bench then he probably doesn't deserve a call up anytime soon.


Give the kid at least some time to settle into his role with the Fulham 1st team before rewarding him with a call up to the US senior national team. Pass over him for the September friendly, but maybe include him for the October or November friendlies. Everyone bitched about JK for including Green in the Sr. Team....but now want to rush Hyndman into the squad. Two different cases....but the biggest difference is that there is time and multiple opportunities (2 major youth tournaments) to bring Hyndman along where as Green was seen as a more urgent matter right before the WC at a position of need.

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