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Rey Regicide
Post #76
Thursday March 9, 2017 7:03pm

Joined Sep 2013
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... crap

kernn63
Post #77
Friday March 10, 2017 1:42am

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 262
it feels like we're on the verge of being a top 10 team in a couple of years. And then if you follow up the young talent in this cycle with another similar cycle.....well.....

skangles
DC
Post #78
Friday March 10, 2017 1:48am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,300
Original post from Rey Regicide

... crap


This post being the first post on a new page nearly gave me a panic attack. I thought something happened to Pulisic.

Going back a page it looks like this is in reference to the Hertha/Hamburg discussion? Huge sigh of relief.

As a Bucks fan I have already dealt with enough heartbreak over Jabari Parker. It might have conditioned me to always assume disaster.

kernn63
Post #79
Friday March 10, 2017 1:52am

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 262
And I know we've had guys in good European setups before (Michael Bradley U20 team comes to mind), but we haven't seen this many thriving.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #80
Friday March 10, 2017 3:04am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,144
Too bad we'll be a great team when the WC permanently goes to shitsville with 3-team groups. =[

hamsamwich
Post #81
Friday March 10, 2017 3:21am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,519
@mmee- wouldn't we have a better shot at going to the knockout round where "anything" can happen when there are 2/3 teams qualifying per group rather than 2/4? Remember when maybe 3 out of 4 qualified? That was worse for many reasons. Until we learn to attack every World Cup will be a disappointment no matter how many teams are in groups.

TheTruth
Post #82
Friday March 10, 2017 3:55am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Original post from Rey Regicide

Also, when Akale, or Josh Perez, or Zelalem get run and we think "well maybe they need to hit the gym..."

No. If it's the gym it's to pick up a futsal ball and start speed workouts. This is how we change the way we play.


No. You could see 12 months ago that Puli was very strong on the balll (ie, stronger than his physique would indicate). Not like Z 24 months ago or Julian Green 3 years ago (Green would fall down when any adult would get near him). Now both of those 2 have gotten much stronger and that's great. If Puli gets stronger, great, but I agree with everyone else: that mothafucka is here. NOW.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #83
Friday March 10, 2017 4:10am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,945
The 2013 Nike Friendlies was so long ago yet I remember Pulisic and Haji Wright just tearing every team a new one. Crazy how fast he accelerated. Seems like Haji is close to a debut but its amazing the trajectory Pulisic is at.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #84
Friday March 10, 2017 7:39am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,144
Original post from hamsamwich

@mmee- wouldn't we have a better shot at going to the knockout round where "anything" can happen when there are 2/3 teams qualifying per group rather than 2/4? Remember when maybe 3 out of 4 qualified? That was worse for many reasons. Until we learn to attack every World Cup will be a disappointment no matter how many teams are in groups.


I'm against the asymmetry of 3-team groups as a fan of the sport, and I'm against the WC expansion for the same reason. Current 4-team group format makes perfect sense.

hamsamwich
Post #85
Friday March 10, 2017 2:30pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,519
For me, the World Cup is a measuring stick. The development and progress happens the four years in between. How they do that will be up to FIFA, but the sport is played everywhere outside the competition of the World Cup. I prefer the current format, but the tournament has been in expansion since 1930, can't stop "progress" I suppose. Either way, Red Alert, Pulisic should still be playing in 2026, unless he is passed up by superior talents from our ever growing and improving soccer culture.

admsghs27
Post #86
Tuesday March 14, 2017 7:53pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Not only has he scored he has been the best player by a mile all game. Absolute Stud!!!

cleancutimage
Post #87
Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:44pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,197
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/55/main/2017/0...

Boy, is he is cool, calm and collected in front of goal.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #88
Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:58am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 200
very calm, so is wood, what is great to see if the movement off the ball. this is good for us!!!!
Stoked
cleancutimage
Post #89
Wednesday March 15, 2017 4:08am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,197
Original post from stoked3

very calm, so is wood, what is great to see if the movement off the ball. this is good for us!!!!


Agreed. That goal was a perfect example of his anticipation, knowing the game and knowing his teammates. Dembele assumed he was going to make that run and he did and worked out to be a beautiful assist and goal. The kid is wise beyond his years.

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