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PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #136
Monday March 16, 2015 1:05am

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I've expressed this idea on other forums so I will give a short, general idea on development and incorporation of pro/rel.
More pressure needs to be placed on the state organizations to develope clubs throughout the state. Your pro/ rel system is then done in each state and the top teams from each state play in a "champions league" style tournament where the less developed soccer states and 3rd and 4th place from each state play the earlier stages.
The main issue with pro/ rel in the U.S. is just the sheer size of the land mass and the expense the teams would incur during travel. This would eliminate cross country travel and make it easier to entice investors for teams. The largest state for travel in the continental U.S would be Texas, that's alot more manageable.

skangles
DC
Post #137
Monday March 16, 2015 1:08am

Joined Jan 2013
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First half left a lot to be desired. Let's hope for a better showing in the second half.

MSantoine
Post #138
Monday March 16, 2015 1:09am

Joined Nov 2012
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Scoreless at the half. Will have to see if they shrink in the moment or rise up and take the game.

coverby
Post #139
Monday March 16, 2015 1:56am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 445
And Haji misses another sitter.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #140
Monday March 16, 2015 1:58am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 8,943
I am way over Richie Williams strict adherence to the 4-3-3. Put on another striker and go to a 4-4-4-2!

skangles
DC
Post #141
Monday March 16, 2015 2:03am

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Why are we straight to penalties without extra time?

coverby
Post #142
Monday March 16, 2015 2:10am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 445
Original post from skangles

Why are we straight to penalties without extra time?


Kind of reminds me of my alma maters intramural soccer rules. They're there they just don't make sense.

Mojofc
Post #143
Monday March 16, 2015 2:31am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Love how concacaf decided 2' of extra time was accurate. We get a corner and now all of a sudden 1' and 45~ was enough to call the game.

Why do we allow these refs to be this anti USA?
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
magicrub
Post #144
Monday March 16, 2015 2:40am

Joined Aug 2014
Total Posts: 33
glad theyre through the way they played first couple of games, you know they have it in em. granted opposition wasnt that tough but still its the manner in which they executed. the problem as i see it is richie williams .......he always is aggressive when he has nothing to lose then bunkers or plays players out of position in key matches.....need to be more direct except haji...he needs to be less direct.....

of course pulisic and perez had lukewarm tournaments and 180 scoreless minutes speak for themselves.

but hats off to gallardo seems like he has recovered from his leg break and is doing well, him and luca de la torre were solid.

skangles
DC
Post #145
Monday March 16, 2015 2:57am

Joined Jan 2013
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Glad they qualified. It would have been a shame to miss out on the World Cup as its a great development opportunity but that game was not very inspiring. Lots of work to do before Chile.

skangles
DC
Post #146
Monday March 16, 2015 3:00am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,779
Original post from coverby

Kind of reminds me of my alma maters intramural soccer rules. They're there they just don't make sense.


I was thinking of the MLS in the early days... countdown clocks and a shoot outs for regular season games.

joey11
Post #147
Monday March 16, 2015 2:17pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 257
Original post from 2tone

I am way over Richie Williams strict adherence to the 4-3-3. Put on another striker and go to a 4-4-4-2!
4-4-4-2? Yeah I think any team can win with that! jk I know typo! Seriously, US dominated, defense was stellar, great passing, crosses. Big problem, couldn't put ball in net. How's that Williams' fault? Also, you have to give Jamaica's defense a lot of credit. Clearly US was better team. There were mistakes, remember they're 16-17 year old kids.

stone88
Post #148
Monday March 16, 2015 4:04pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,436
Original post from joey11

4-4-4-2? Yeah I think any team can win with that! jk I know typo! Seriously, US dominated, defense was stellar, great passing, crosses. Big problem, couldn't put ball in net. How's that Williams' fault? Also, you have to give Jamaica's defense a lot of credit. Clearly US was better team. There were mistakes, remember they're 16-17 year old kids.


Stop being so rational about everything. Knee-jerk reactions over 16 y/o kids is what we do here on YA!

Seriously though, at this age group players and teams are extremely inconsistent. One week they look like the best youth team in the world the next they can barely beat some of these tiny Caribbean island nations. While having a good youth development system and youth teams is vital to the progression of the sport, at this age you can get anything. Winning isn't everything at this age, get some of these kids time playing against some of the best competition at their age group IS!

Having a u-17 WC winning team doesn't necessarily translate to having a great Senior team. Just like having a really bad u-17 team doesn't necessarily translate to having a really bad senior team. This is something Mexico fans just never understand. They see their youth national teams winning all these tournaments for the past 10 years and they think they're going to be the next Spain! But just look at their last WC qualifying and WC. In reality Spain and Germany have been soo dominant because they have a great youth development system intertwined with one of the best leagues, with the best teams in the world.

hamsamwich
Post #149
Monday March 16, 2015 4:09pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,303
At some point though, winning is a mentality and a habit. Either you're a winner or you aren't. Anyone who has played a lot of sports knows what I'm saying. Yes there are 11 players, and as individuals they play ok, but need to do more as a team to win.

Player development remains the priority though and is why we like to play the Dutch style 4-3-3. At all levels. Pulisic, de la Torre, and Perez have all been good.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #150
Monday March 16, 2015 5:04pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,806
It was pretty easy to recognize that Jamaica was fighting tooth and nail for the game to go to pens. They were no offensive threat for any of the second half.

Qualifying is qualifying. Can't wait to watch them.

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