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Post #91
Friday January 5, 2018 5:17pm

Joined Mar 2014
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Has moved to Anderlecht

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Post #92
Saturday February 3, 2018 4:53am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 563
Heck of a pass here wow

https://youtu.be/TxCMV0KjpH4

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #93
Saturday February 3, 2018 5:10am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,437
Do we cur Entry have a striker who could bring that ball down and score like that, though? I would argue no.

bjelks
Post #94
Saturday February 3, 2018 7:04am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,347
I def think Boyd and Sargent can.
We need to see Novakovich and Siebatchu as well.
goalsense
db707
Post #95
Thursday February 28, 2019 4:04pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,005
Kenny's rumored to be heading to MLS on loan.

Lilshmike
Post #96
Thursday February 28, 2019 4:50pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,270
Original post from db707

Kenny's rumored to be heading to MLS on loan.
Guess hes no longer worthy of consideration for the national team then...

db707
Post #97
Thursday February 28, 2019 11:21pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,005
Original post from Lilshmike

Guess hes no longer worthy of consideration for the national team then...


Cincinnati's the likely destination. As Cincinnati is not in Europe, for some people on here he will magically transform into Alejandro Bedoya once the plane lands.

Lilshmike
Post #98
Friday March 1, 2019 2:25am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,270
Original post from db707

Cincinnati's the likely destination. As Cincinnati is not in Europe, for some people on here he will magically transform into Alejandro Bedoya once the plane lands.
Great analogy

Dave
Post #99
Friday March 1, 2019 3:12am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,000
I'll be the first to admit that when Saief was first added to our player pool I rated him very highly, in fact I had penciled him in as a starter. Unfortunately due to his incessant injuries, and subsequent lack of playing time he's dropped significantly in my eyes, to the point he's a fringe player to me now.

If he does transfer to MLS and can show he can stay healthy and play consistently he's likely still got a place in the discussion for our 23 man roster as a back-up or depth option. But even then he's likely going to be challenged for that role by some of the other players who are still fighting it out in Europe.

Ultimately I want to see guys like Saief fight it out in camps....guys like Hyndman, Holmes, Gall, Gooch, Green, Saief, Arriola, Amon, etc....are all basically at the same spot...on the outside looking in. They should all be looked at and evaluated. I don't really care what league they play in as long as they are playing, playing well, and can produce with the National Team.

For me there are very few players at the moment who should be locks for call-ups:
Steffen, Brooks, Miazga, Yedlin, Adams, McKennie, & Pulisic.
The other 16 player in the roster are up for grabs. There are some I'd like to see, and feel likely the best options available for positions (Robinson, Weah, & Sargent). But I'm not prepared to consider them Locks just yet.

Lilshmike
Post #100
Friday March 1, 2019 2:46pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,270
At this point, Horvath should be a lock as well. I don't really think that can be debated.

The problem with Saief (which was present from the beginning) is that he doesn't have great pace and isn't good defensively. Playing on the left wing, you need to either have blistering pace, a high work ethic to play both sides of the ball, or be good enough with your service/passing/crossing to put the ball on the foot or in stride of anyone on the field.

None of that really applies to Saief. He has a pretty good pass in him and is fairly creative, but his skills and attributes seem to be better suited in the middle of the field rather that out wide. Yeah... he could get away with it in the Israel and Belgium... but those leagues aren't very good.

Lilshmike
Post #101
Friday March 1, 2019 2:55pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,270
Also, food for thought...

The reason Saief left from Gent to Anderlecht was because his manager at Gent became the manager at Anderlecht. When he moved to Anderlecht, he brought Saief in on loan, then subsequently on transfer the following window.

That manager was just recently sacked in December, and a new manager came in. My guess... the new manager doesn't rate him or have him in his plans. Lets try and put things into perspective and give him the benefit of the doubt, because it could be likely that Saief is trying to get out of a bad position with his club and angle a move away. MLS is a decent destination. The level of play is arguably the same as Belgium and he will be closer to the national team staff (to hopefully get call ups), so if he performs maybe he'll get some caps.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #102
Friday March 1, 2019 7:31pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,516
Totally agree about Saief...a tad too slow and very little D. I would take Lletget over him any day of the week.

hamsamwich
Post #103
Friday March 1, 2019 10:53pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,212
@db707- as someone who doesn't care about most of these guys clubs and only cares about their national team performances.... Saief would love to be Bedoya, who played a lot during one of our more successful periods. Saief can't even stay healthy let alone play in a World Cup group stage.

blaise213
Post #104
Saturday March 2, 2019 1:05am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,986
Saief to the Red Bull's or LA team would be fine with me

db707
Post #105
Saturday March 2, 2019 1:07am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,005
Original post from hamsamwich

@db707- as someone who doesn't care about most of these guys clubs and only cares about their national team performances.... Saief would love to be Bedoya, who played a lot during one of our more successful periods. Saief can't even stay healthy let alone play in a World Cup group stage.


Bedoya also had arguably a better run in Europe than Saief. He just gets a lot of hate on here, and his name fit with transform, so I used him as an example.

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