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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:25pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
U-18's are heading down to Guadalajara, Mexico to participate in the Copa Chivas.

Group A: Monarcas Morelia on Friday, Cruzerio on the 31st, Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica on Feb 2nd.

Here is the roster:

GK: Klinsmann, Vom Steeg

Defense: Burns, Duncan, Jones, Mason, Palaez, Mauricio Pineda

Middies: Boakye, Murphy, Amirgy Pineda, Sabbi, Waldrep, Williamson, Wilson, Yueill

FWDS: Elney, Saucedo, Mansaray, Lennon

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #2
Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:43pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,395
Good tournament to go too and show our skill. Really looking forward to seeing the results of the games. Considering so many new faces on this team.

A lot of top players not called or not available: Scott, Obinwa, Craft, Redding, Robinson, Swanson, Lindley, Akale, Glad, Fernandez.

Most of these players are with professional teams so likely they are busy. Good to see where our other talent stands tho. Also good to see Pineda get a call, been awhile.

admsghs27
Post #3
Wednesday February 4, 2015 7:45am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,017
So the results were 1-2-1. Terrible didn't even get out of group stage considering best 3rd places went. a bit curious why no one didn't want to post on these results I find it funny because if USA would of won say 3 games this thread would of been at least 5 pages long, that's what I mean about some us soccer fans face it like a man dont be afraid to express deeper opinions.

hamsamwich
Post #4
Wednesday February 4, 2015 12:47pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,501
My family lives in GDL. I've been to this tournament before and had a long talk with Thomas rongen in the estadio Jalisco, as during the final, all the teams and coaches watche the finals from the stands. I can say even the Mexicans in town knew nothing about this. It's not promoted, but does feature elite club teams from around the world. The assistant American coaches were more worried about partying and Mexican women than results at the tourney. It's also our c or d team.

It's more for fun and the experience of travel and playing teams like chivas, saprissa, Real Madrid, cska Moscow, estudiantes de la plata etc. at least that's who was there that year (5 years ago). I'm sure not much has changed.

And the difference, grasshopper, is those countries don't care about meaningless results, more about player development.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Wednesday February 4, 2015 4:03pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
Here are my deeper feelings:

A. This is the U-18's whose soul purpose is to develop player depth for the U-20's.
B. I watched one full game, and the U-18's dominated that game against Xolos, but did everything but put a game winning goal in the net. They hit the cross bar or post like 5 times in that game.
C. I watched one half of the game yesterday. The U-18's pretty much dominated, but yet again did everything but score goals. In the first half alone they produced 4 or 5 shots that narrowly missed the mark.
D. To be honest I just want to see these kids show that they are technically and tactically developing, and for the most part I came away impressed. Some will move on to the U-20's while some won't.

hamsamwich
Post #6
Wednesday February 4, 2015 4:08pm

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Total Posts: 2,501
Mauricio Pineda is a goal machine for a defender. I will keep an eye on him this year as he's still in our academy.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Wednesday February 4, 2015 4:24pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
Players to keep on eye on that were on this roster:

1. Bofo Saucedo FWD/AM: This kid is really good. Besides Mukwelle Akale this guy probably has the most talent heading into the 2017 U-20 class. Really excited to see Akale and Bofo on the field together in the future.
2. Brooks Lennon FWD/AM: Up and down at times, but definitely has the talent to dominate on the wing.
3. Jackson Yueill CM: keeps things simple. Good passer.
4. Mauricio Pineda CB: Good passer, good athletic ability, good defender.
5. Jonathan Klinsmann GK: Really good distributor out of the back, generally good positioning, good athletic ability. Front runner to be the starting GK for the 2017 U-20 team. If I were Ramos, I would bring Klinsmann as the third GK to this years U-20 WC.
6. Pablo Pelaez LB: Really good left foot, has an engine, and generally has a good understanding of when to join the attack and when to defend.

skangles
DC
Post #8
Wednesday February 4, 2015 7:55pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,206
Original post from hamsamwich

My family lives in GDL. I've been to this tournament before and had a long talk with Thomas rongen in the estadio Jalisco, as during the final, all the teams and coaches watche the finals from the stands. I can say even the Mexicans in town knew nothing about this. It's not promoted, but does feature elite club teams from around the world. The assistant American coaches were more worried about partying and Mexican women than results at the tourney. It's also our c or d team.

It's more for fun and the experience of travel and playing teams like chivas, saprissa, Real Madrid, cska Moscow, estudiantes de la plata etc. at least that's who was there that year (5 years ago). I'm sure not much has changed.

And the difference, grasshopper, is those countries don't care about meaningless results, more about player development.


Nice, I really like Guadalajara. In fact, I could go for some food from la Chata right now.

I've never bee to estadio Jalisco but estadio Omnilife is really nice. It was just a another Chivas boneheaded decision to put it way out in Zapopan. It takes forever to get out there.

hamsamwich
Post #9
Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:05pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,501
See- I haven't been to a game since they moved to omnilife. My aunt moved to a small house out in zapopan like 2 miles away too, last year. Some of my family are chivas, my some are atlas, and my cousin Tecos who he played for. I love it down there. Especially this time of year. My Cuban grandmother never got used to it- but the rest of my family except my mom and us kids have become 100% Mexican like I am American. Sure makes the soccer rivalry even better for me.

Two tortas ahogadas would be it right about now as I starve at work.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #10
Friday February 6, 2015 2:23am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
U-18's destroy Urawa academy team 5-1 in consolation game.

Goal scorers: Mansaray, Elney, Suacedo, Williamson, Mason

admsghs27
Post #11
Friday February 6, 2015 5:46am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,017
Original post from 2tone

U-18's destroy Urawa academy team 5-1 in consolation game.

Goal scorers: Mansaray, Elney, Suacedo, Williamson, Mason


Who ????? Why couldn't you post up the times they lost. Consolation game seriously..

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #12
Friday February 6, 2015 6:05am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,287
You are so irrelevant.

dunlopp9987
Post #13
Friday February 6, 2015 6:05am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,521
Original post from admsghs27

Who ????? Why couldn't you post up the times they lost. Consolation game seriously..


How many times have I seen you say both of these things:

1) "It's a youth tournament, so results don't matter. Everyone freaks out about it, but it doesn't really matter."

and 2) "IT'S A YOUTH TOURNAMENT AND WE'RE GETTING OUR ASSES HANDED TO US THE SKY IS FALLING JURGEN OUT WHAT A JOKE SO EMBARRASING."

I specifically remember you talking about the Nike Friendlies. You were overreacting (shocking) to a result our boys had, and then tried to backtrack by saying those Nike Friendlies don't really matter.

This is an U-18 tournament. That holds no significance. Why do you have to be so gloom and doom?
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admsghs27
Post #14
Friday February 6, 2015 6:13am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,017
Original post from dunlopp9987

How many times have I seen you say both of these things:

1) "It's a youth tournament, so results don't matter. Everyone freaks out about it, but it doesn't really matter."

and 2) "IT'S A YOUTH TOURNAMENT AND WE'RE GETTING OUR ASSES HANDED TO US THE SKY IS FALLING JURGEN OUT WHAT A JOKE SO EMBARRASING."

I specifically remember you talking about the Nike Friendlies. You were overreacting (shocking) to a result our boys had, and then tried to backtrack by saying those Nike Friendlies don't really matter.

This is an U-18 tournament. That holds no significance. Why do you have to be so gloom and doom?


Ahhhhh love it i won $10... i bet one of my buddies a person by the username of Dunlopp9987 will quote me within an hour and say some crap of what i said before, or recently. I don't think you have quoted a person as much as me in your entire life. Not even in H.S or College if you went there which i doubt at times.

dunlopp9987
Post #15
Friday February 6, 2015 6:47am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,521
Original post from admsghs27

Ahhhhh love it i won $10... i bet one of my buddies a person by the username of Dunlopp9987 will quote me within an hour and say some crap of what i said before, or recently. I don't think you have quoted a person as much as me in your entire life. Not even in H.S or College if you went there which i doubt at times.


.......what?
COYB!!
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