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admsghs27
Post #151
Tuesday June 2, 2015 6:56pm

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@ Regicide that's the same line up i was thinking vs Ukraine. Maybe Jamieson for Allen but either one is Ok. Also yes EPB for Miazga if he gets a yellow he will be out in the round of 16 and he is probably our best Aerial threat.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #152
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:09pm

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Hyndman has been one of our best attackers. I don't want to hamstring him at CDM. Delgado while had some shaky moments early on played well for the rest of the game. I would assume he gets the start again at DM.

kernn63
Post #153
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:11pm

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So on Zelalem, I don't think I've ever seen a high level player only take touches with his strong foot. He's great at it, but does that give anyone pause? Just watched an every touch video....I think only one pass attempted with left and it was off the mark.

admsghs27
Post #154
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:12pm

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Original post from 2tone

Hyndman has been one of our best attackers. I don't want to hamstring him at CDM. Delgado while had some shaky moments early on played well for the rest of the game. I would assume he gets the start again at DM.


Didn't Delgado went out injured ? what appeared to be a Hammy problem. They don't heal that fast so he might rest for the Ukraine game.

Percival
Post #155
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:13pm

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My changes next game would be Allen (or maybe Sonora but right now I think he's just the odd man out) for Jamieson IV and EPB for Miazga (mostly due to Miazga sitting on a Yellow).

Eagerly awaiting 2tone's detailed player ratings from the NZ game

Rey Regicide
Post #156
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:16pm

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taking away Hyndman's runs up the middle is a concern, but if we build more creativity with Hyndman from deep and Sonora and Zelalem working together with Rubin, I just think that's alot of firepower, throw in Allen and Arriola's speed/industry/forward direct approach from the flanks... =D

Hey there's a reason why I'm not a soccer coach, but if we see Hyndman back there with maybe another CM who's not acosta/delgado or a natural CDM then we know that Ramos is going for broke here.

To which i say.. why not, we can always adopt a more conservative approach later in the game.

Rey Regicide
Post #157
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:18pm

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Original post from kernn63

So on Zelalem, I don't think I've ever seen a high level player only take touches with his strong foot. He's great at it, but does that give anyone pause? Just watched an every touch video....I think only one pass attempted with left and it was off the mark.


messi with his left foot

Maradona with his left foot

Zidane with his right foot, Zidane was a chronic single foot toucher. The guys you think of Xavi, Iniesta Del Piero aren't as common as one might think.

Put it this way, Bradley is way worse and he doesn't pull out half the moves, and Bradley right now is our best player outside of Dempsey. Whom, I might add, doesn't have the strongest of left foots.

kernn63
Post #158
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:21pm

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Original post from Rey Regicide
messi with his left foot

Maradona with his left foot

Zidane with his right foot, Zidane was a chronic single foot toucher. The guys you think of Xavi, Iniesta Del Piero aren't as common as one might think.

Put it this way, Bradley is way worse and he doesn't pull out half the moves, and Bradley right now is our best player outside of Dempsey. Whom, I might add, doesn't have the strongest of left foots.


Fair, although I'd suggest that Messi is a player that prefers his left, but can go right.....

From 538....
"Messi loves his left foot, shooting with it 78 percent of the time, and scoring 23 percent. But don't sleep on his right foot: When he uses it, he scores 23 percent of the time. He shoots slightly below average on (a limited number of) headers (10 percent vs. 13 percent)."

Percival
Post #159
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:21pm

Joined Apr 2014
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Original post from Rey Regicide

messi with his left foot

Maradona with his left foot

Zidane with his right foot, Zidane was a chronic single foot toucher. The guys you think of Xavi, Iniesta Del Piero aren't as common as one might think.

Put it this way, Bradley is way worse and he doesn't pull out half the moves, and Bradley right now is our best player outside of Dempsey. Whom, I might add, doesn't have the strongest of left foots.


Robben's made a damn fine career out of his left foot.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #160
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:29pm

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Podolski has made a very nice career out of his left foot.
Left Foot = Howitzer
Right Foot = Pea Shooter
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Percival
Post #161
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:38pm

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More pontificating about Gedi: he's some sort of 8/10 amalgamation. He's not nearly interested in D enough to be a box to box 8, which is fine by me: play to your strengths, chase down stuff near you, but otherwise worry about creating. He's not a 10 either though: his 1st, 2nd, 3rd and probably 4th instinct is to pass, to orchestrate. I'm not complaining, he is what he is, just get him on the field.

Do you play Payne on a yellow next game?

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #162
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:46pm

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not with us having guaranteed advancement.
I'd sit Payne and Miazga vs Ukraine. Get them rest.
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Know Nothing
Post #163
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:54pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from Percival

More pontificating about Gedi: he's some sort of 8/10 amalgamation. He's not nearly interested in D enough to be a box to box 8, which is fine by me: play to your strengths, chase down stuff near you, but otherwise worry about creating. He's not a 10 either though: his 1st, 2nd, 3rd and probably 4th instinct is to pass, to orchestrate. I'm not complaining, he is what he is, just get him on the field.



That's what Arsenal create...great attacking players who play defense on occasion. You would have to build your team around him, but that will probably be the case in a few years anyway.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #164
Tuesday June 2, 2015 8:17pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Here are my player ratings:

Steffen 6.9: Commanded his area really well. Dawdled a bit to long on balls which almost caught him out. Made all of the right saves. Excited about his continued development. Howard 2.0? Maybe even better than Howard was at this age.

Payne 6.8: Much better than Moore was. Really looks the part at RB. Excited to see his continued development.

Miazga 6.9: Not as foul happy in this game. Tried to many Hollywood type long balls in the first half. Showed a turn of pace I didn't know he had. I hear European scouts are lining up for him.

CCV 7.0: Man child. Dude is only 17, but has the instincts of a defender in his 20's. England is not going to be happy in losing him to the US.

Acosta 6.5: Better control of his forays forward. Shut down his side of defense. Is Acosta Cameron 2.0? Meaning will his versatility to play multiple positions help or hinder him?

Delgado 6.3: Shaky early on, but gradually got better as the game went on. I still think he could be a liability once we play better teams.

Hyndman 7.3: Yet again a monster in attack. He has USMNT player written all over him.

Zelalem 7.0: Showed the skill and passing ability that few American players possess. Needs to get more selfish at times. Exceptional through ball for Arriola. Really excited about his potential. Second youngest player on this team.

Arriola 6.9: Nice goal and was a terror up and down his flank. That is the Arriola that I saw two years ago when he burst onto the Tijuana scene that had me gushing about him. More of the same play please.

BJIV 6.8: Worked really hard. Showed his pace and height well at times. Sometimes was off with his dribbling and first touch, but an overall good performance.

Rubin 7.5: Best player on the field. Had two goals and could have added two more assists. The US will need him to be healthy and can't afford him to get injured, so I won't be surprised if either he doesn't play against Ukraine or see's limited minutes.

Ramos 6.5: Made the necessary subs, and had his team rearing to go in this game.

Subs:

Thompson 6.0: Decent shift, showed some skill, but he needs more substance with that skill.

Requejo jr. 5.9: Did well defensively, but he should have scored the 5th goal.

Sonora: incomplete only played for a few minutes.

blaise213
Post #165
Tuesday June 2, 2015 8:28pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,419
Hey 2tone?

For real dude, start your own soccer column. Why are you putting this much effort in and not getting paid for it.

Maybe you should look into writing for this website, buying it, or starting your own!

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