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Know Nothing
Post #76
Saturday February 17, 2018 12:10am

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Watched the game. A little nervous and had one loose pass that turned into a counter. had one great tackle, got booked for a badly timed challenge and made a nice pass to start a counter that should have led to a goal.

The one thing that won't show up in the stats and won't show up on Twitter is that he wanted the ball and his more experienced teammates were looking to give it to him playing in the conductors role that Fabregas plays. This is even after his loose pass.

I think with how thin Chelsea are in midfield again the plan was to play him regardless and give Fabregas a break prior to the Barcelona match. Not an earth shattering debut, he was probably told before coming on to keep it simple and doget fancy, but certainly a credible one.

As for his eligibility, I suspect if he does not play for us he will play for Ireland as it is the easiest route for him. He lacks the physicality of most of our midfielders, but from what I've seen he does exhibit a good brain for the game.

Dave
Post #77
Saturday February 17, 2018 1:39am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 901
I'd like to see Scott & Parks get called in for the March Friendly. Both have been buzzing around their clubs first teams, and could be a nice back-up to Pulisic as the creative CM. If either of them does well enough, and we still can't find a quality RM than shift Pulisic wide and insert them.
If we can get 2-3 creative/dangerous types on the field at the same time it'll be harder for our opponents to key in on Pulisic. Giving us more room to operate.

On paper this looks like a decent starting point for the 2022 cycle....

-------------Wood----------
--Saief------Scott/Parks-----Pulisic-
-----McKennie------Adams------
-Robinson--Brooks---Miazga---Yedlin-

Subs: Morris/Sargent, Amon, Green, Arriola/Gooch, Moore, CCV, EPB/Glad

Still need a back-up LB, a true CDM, and an in-form striker, but this is a better starting point than any other time I can think of for the USMNT in my 30+ yrs. A young talented group of players.

Know Nothing
Post #78
Saturday February 17, 2018 1:58am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,398
Original post from Dave

I'd like to see Scott & Parks get called in for the March Friendly. Both have been buzzing around their clubs first teams, and could be a nice back-up to Pulisic as the creative CM. If either of them does well enough, and we still can't find a quality RM than shift Pulisic wide and insert them.
If we can get 2-3 creative/dangerous types on the field at the same time it'll be harder for our opponents to key in on Pulisic. Giving us more room to operate.

On paper this looks like a decent starting point for the 2022 cycle....

-------Wood-----
-Saief---Scott/Parks---Pulisic-
---McKennie---Adams---
-Robinson-Brooks--Miazga--Yedlin-

Subs: Morris/Sargent, Amon, Green, Arriola/Gooch, Moore, CCV, EPB/Glad

Still need a back-up LB, a true CDM, and an in-form striker, but this is a better starting point than any other time I can think of for the USMNT in my 30+ yrs. A young talented group of players.


There is no real rush to play Mckennie as he is just getting over an injury...why take a risk on him reinjuring himself and have him miss out on some quality development.

I am partial to playing 3 at the back so maybe a 3-5-1-1

EPB/CCV, Brooks, Miazga
Yedlin, Scott/Parks, Williams, Adams, Robinson
Pulisic in a free role
Wood

blaise213
Post #79
Saturday February 17, 2018 2:16pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,614
Greetings from Dublin Ireland!!

I'd put Tim Weah above Morris

Wood hasn't merited a start. Dude hasn't scored in a longtime for his club

Know Nothing
Post #80
Saturday February 17, 2018 4:46pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,398
Original post from blaise213

Greetings from Dublin Ireland!!

I'd put Tim Weah above Morris

Wood hasn't merited a start. Dude hasn't scored in a longtime for his club


Sometimes it isn't about scoring. Wood is a battler who helps free up space for Pulisic. Without him we are lightweight and frankly quite easy to defend.

Besides, we aren't blessed with options. Maybe Wood scores in this friendly and turns his fortunes around and gets some confidence back.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #81
Saturday February 17, 2018 5:29pm

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 238
I like wood, he does hustle but unlike wondo who hustles he is a threat to score-he does open up space---not sure he should plugged in as a started but I have no problem with him playing but want, sergeant, green, and another sneaker pick to at least get 45.

I would like to see Green get a run up top or in the center is pulisic is out wide
Stoked
db707
Post #82
Saturday February 17, 2018 8:42pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 643
Original post from blaise213

Greetings from Dublin Ireland!!

I'd put Tim Weah above Morris

Wood hasn't merited a start. Dude hasn't scored in a longtime for his club


Blaise, I'm guessing you'd put a cadaver over Michael Bradley. Enjoy Ireland.

blaise213
Post #83
Sunday February 18, 2018 12:22pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,614
Lol I had to google "cadaver" thought you were talking about a player.

Ireland is the best country in Europe out of the 8 I visited. I stayed one block away from the Aviva stadium. Too bad I wasn't here for the friendly in June

Id call up Kyle Scott over Bradley. Bradley's time is over !

Dave
Post #84
Monday February 19, 2018 3:18am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 901
Original post from Know Nothing

There is no real rush to play Mckennie as he is just getting over an injury...why take a risk on him reinjuring himself and have him miss out on some quality development.

I am partial to playing 3 at the back so maybe a 3-5-1-1

EPB/CCV, Brooks, Miazga
Yedlin, Scott/Parks, Williams, Adams, Robinson
Pulisic in a free role
Wood


My line-up wasn't necessarily for the March friendly, but a look at what our field players could be by the summer. I'm fine holding McKennie out for March, but if healthy I'd like to see what something along that XI could do.

Know Nothing
Post #85
Wednesday July 11, 2018 10:27pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,398
Could be an interesting year for Scott. Looking at his bio on the Chelsea page he has been moved back into the academy from the first team...this doesn't really say much as it happens all the time and it probably more accurately reflects where he is in the pecking order.

The interesting part is his contract, which runs out at the end of the season. My guess is he will be offered a new contract and a loan, but if he sees his future elsewhere, he can always refuse.

If he refuses, he puts the pressure on Chelsea to sell him or let him go at the end of the contract. The problem for Scott then is if he is still at Chelsea in February, he will not get any more matches and will probably spend the remainder of his time training with the youngsters.

jayboy
Post #86
Friday July 13, 2018 4:08pm

Joined Sep 2016
Total Posts: 17
Kyle is 20 with zero EPL game time and an expiring contract on a team with potentially the best defensive midfielder (Kante) in the world right now. I really, really hope he moves from Chelsea to anywhere that will play him. I think he's definitely a talent, but he's still like three major injuries away from actually playing at Chelsea. At the very least, if he resigns with Chelsea I hope he only does it with a guarantee of a loan for the season.

northstream
Post #87
Saturday July 14, 2018 3:15pm

Joined Jun 2016
Total Posts: 64
Kyle Scott going on loan to Telstar

Know Nothing
Post #88
Sunday July 15, 2018 3:53am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,398
Original post from northstream

Kyle Scott going on loan to Telstar


It is good this is happening early enough where he can have time establish himself.

I would say, though, it is 50/50 him signing a contract extension with Chelsea though. If they really wanted him they would have loaned him to Vitesse already. So in all likelihood after this loan he will be out of contract so a lot of pressure to perform.

Still a positive step for him and hopefully he can take advantage.

Know Nothing
Post #89
Monday July 30, 2018 8:32pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,398
Nice article on Scott on ASN

http://americansoccernow.com/articles/after-a...

Looks like he had other options but wanted the chance to play regularly for his first loan...makes sense.

joey11
Post #90
Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:38am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 274
it worries me when he states he is eligable for 4 countries and doesn't have a strong preference. hope he chooses US but not getting excited until he does

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