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skangles
DC
Post #91
Saturday September 5, 2015 3:50pm

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MSAntoine I think you are seriously underrating Hamid. Hamid's biggest challenge is staying healthy as he's missed time with a variety of injuries. He signed a multi-year extension with DC United but most folks in DC expect that he will be sold abroad.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #92
Saturday September 5, 2015 4:43pm

Joined Jul 2013
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I've been hearing Hamid will be going abroad for a while now. But the fact him or Sean John can't even get past a 5'8 36 year old keeper in front of them is not a good sign.
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
skangles
DC
Post #93
Saturday September 5, 2015 6:19pm

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Right because if there's one thing Klinsmann is known for it is his unbiased assessment of talent...

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #94
Saturday September 5, 2015 10:05pm

Joined Jul 2013
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Or if Hamid was good enough to go abroad or better than Rimando then maybe he would have already?
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
skangles
DC
Post #95
Sunday September 6, 2015 2:01am

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Hey if you want to believe that Hamid is inferior to Rimando and not good enough to play abroad, that's your right.

According to Goff, he was drawing interest from teams in England and Italy in the off season. He was of course also drawing interest from DC United who were keen to keep their best player. Whilst there is a lot of speculation that Hamid will be sold at some point during his new contract, as a United fan I would be happy for him to stick around. United is a much better team when he's on the field.

skangles
DC
Post #96
Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:57pm

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Bump. Klinsmann is going to rotate Guzan and Howard.

Why? These are two experienced vets and we know exactly what each one brings to the table. Klinsmann just needs to make a decision so we can get on with it and settle this team down. At GK it's a win-win either way.

Guzan is younger, the incumbent and hasn't done anything to lose the position. If Klinsmann wants to stick with him, great.

Howard is older but a bit more polished of the two. If Klinsmann prefers Howard, also great.

By rotating Klinsmann will achieve what? He'll wait for one to make a mistake and then decide that they're our number two? Seems unnecessary. Just have a vision for the team and let's go with it.

Personally I am leaning towards Howard and not for the obvious reason. Howard appears to be a bit more vocal with his backline and our Defense is a mess. But again I don't really care. GK is not this team's problem.

kjperuch
Post #97
Tuesday October 27, 2015 1:10pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 218
Hovarth is certainly on a tear at the moment. Nice article below about his recent success.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/10/21/celtic-f...

People may disagree but I don't think it would be bad idea to bring in a young kid like Hovarth into the senior team. I certainly wouldn't hurt.

Dave
Post #98
Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:17pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 690
Unlike outfield players who tend to peak in their mid/late 20's Goal Keepers prime years are usually their early/mid 30s. The experience and tactical understanding achieved by the time they hit their 30's makes up for any decline in their reflexes. When you look at the GKs we've got in the pipeline things are very promising.

Guzan - 30 yrs old (Entering his prime)
Howard - 36 yrs old (tail end of his prime, but still valuable)
Yarbrough - 26 yrs old (bit of a rocky patch, and could be overtaken by young guns)
S. Johnson - 26 yrs old (Injured again, but still an option for the future)
Hamid - 24 yrs old (Injured again, but has amazing reflexes...just needs some time)
Cropper - 22 yrs old (good potential, but may have been surpassed by the U-20s)
Horvath - 20 yrs old (Huge potential and already getting great experience)
Steffen - 20 yrs old (Huge potential, but will have to wait to see if he reaches it)

Howard maybe the best GK we have right now, but Guzan is right on his heals. Am fine with either being the starter. Still think Guzan will be the # 1 in 2018.
Of the next string (Hamid, Yarbrough, & Johnson) I lean towards Hamid as the # 3, but all have the skills to be the heir to (Guzan) after 2018.
Right now I'd have to say that Horvath is the leader of the next generation, but Steffen is not to far behind. Expect these 2 to get called into camps starting in 2016.

kjperuch
Post #99
Thursday November 5, 2015 9:28pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 218
Big shout out to Hovarth. He owned Celtic today with some highlight saves.

admsghs27
Post #100
Thursday November 5, 2015 9:39pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 5,991
He will soon become our #1. Won't be long til a big club signs him.

kjperuch
Post #101
Friday May 5, 2017 8:30pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 218
Hovarth got the start today for Club Brugge. I believe this is his first appearance for them if I'm not mistaken.

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