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chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #106
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:39am

Joined May 2013
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Zelalem's ball to Arriola was world class...his vision and weight on his passes are simply stellar. This is incredibly exciting to watch. I completely understand now why JK thinks he already has the quality to help the full side. He's unbelievable....no rush though...but hopefully by 2018 he's in the mix.

andylui8
Post #107
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:39am

Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts: 467
Even tho he technically has "2" goals lol

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #108
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:39am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 632
Wow very poor defending 4-0 US

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #109
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:41am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
Man I wish Novakovich was released.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #110
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:47am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
Good win. Now time for bed.

admsghs27
Post #111
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:49am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,017
Argentina 2 Ghana 3 Could it be an amazing comeback... 5 mins stoppage time.

andylui8
Post #112
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:49am

Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts: 467
Good performance time for me to zzzzZZZzzz

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #113
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:53am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,913
That was a tremendous performance.

Everyone was in sync with one another. Possession and pace.

Too many gold stars to give out.

admsghs27
Post #114
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:57am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,017
And nooooooo Ghana wins it and could of easily had like 10 goals..... Well time for Bed now... Good win by USA. Lol almost had my prediction right...

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #115
Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:58am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,244
Night fellas...

MSantoine
Post #116
Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:59pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,721
Man watching Zelalem, Rubin, And Hyndman is a breath of fresh air from watching Jozy, Bradley, And Mixx. Its funny how different and explosive you look when your 3 central guys all have offensive skills and look to attack instead of hold up, play slow, play passive. Any one of the three could easily become our first American UCL regular (ie one of the big 8 teams)

Rey Regicide
Post #117
Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:11pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,843
nothing gets done in a game but I am very pleased with our performances

talking points for you guys to ponder, dismiss ridicule

* Zelalem looks very confident, and looks like a great complement to Hyndman. It's like they're two creative brains and for the first time, if I squint enough, I see the 4 3 3 as a reality with those two.

* Thommy Thompson is a shifty donovan, what he lacks in donovan's athleticism at that age he has much more in his craft, his touch his ability to hold the ball up against stronger opponents. the biggest thing he lacks from LD10 is LD's vision. I don't think lack of finishing is an issue for a guy like him if he ever gets comfortable with picking out passes then we have our LF for the future in him. Our Lavezzi type. (with tempered expectations of course)

* Isn't this kind of weird? Our three best players on the team Gedion, Emerson, Rubin.

Two of them have a DIRECT counterpart on the national team that are still viable pieces. Dempsey, and Bradley. I honestly feel like Hyndman can be much better than Bradley, hell at this age i would put hyndman above all other midfielders, seriously no lie. so my two questions, with Gedion in my mind ascending to the no. 8 position and Hyndman in the theoretical 6 (our own Iniesta and Xavi with more body)

Can Bradley at 28 29 30 function as a CDM in his later age? Or will Trapp Kitchen Canouse Acosta etc replace him? I truly don't see someone in our youth overtaking Bradley in the CDM position, noone sticks out to me, barring a tremendous drop in athleticism from MB90. and by that I mean inability to cover the range he once did and being able to run for days. Again, there is always the possibility of someone stepping into the role through an increase in class and form, but in the event that it DOESN'T happen, and Bradley's only option is to hold the midfield line, can he curb his offensive instincts once and for all?

* I love Yedlin, to death, love his sheer athleticism love his modicum of skill on the ball. But watching Payne rove the defensive third leaves me in credibly impressed. So much so that I think we'll catch Payne's ascendancy to a higher class over Yedlin soon. Which leaves another quandry. Yedlin is not better than our wing options even at the U 20 I would argue. Do we move Payne to left back? Fabian Johnson can safely be put on the wings, because he is more quality than any other of our wing options, but then what of Garza Chandler Yedlin? And you know what is crazy, Boyd Okwouno has really impressed me, and so has Oluosuande from Red Bull academy. What a time to be alive! (w/ regards to US youth developments). WE left flores behind because, well LOOK AT OUR TALENT on the under 20. Arriola looks sharp, still a little raw but perfect complement to our creative midfeild. Arriola, Allen, JAimeson, Rubin, Thompson etc those guys are the ones to get in front of the opponents back 4 and behind them with diagonal runs and just straight hail mary's. A Flores type no. 10 underneath the forward isn't needed. It might not be the best decision, but it's Ramos's decision. We'll see how this works against better competition. (unintended lyric btw)

Rey Regicide
Post #118
Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:15pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,843
Original post from MSantoine

Man watching Zelalem, Rubin, And Hyndman is a breath of fresh air from watching Jozy, Bradley, And Mixx. Its funny how different and explosive you look when your 3 central guys all have offensive skills and look to attack instead of hold up, play slow, play passive. Any one of the three could easily become our first American UCL regular (ie one of the big 8 teams)


right?

I think what gets lost on people is quickness of mind, if you have that, then you can get away with being small, or slow or any other deficiency that you can think of. Caveat, of course being, you can't be a box, or something totally immobile, but Bradley in his physical apex would eat up Hyndman (let's give him another 10 pounds in 3 years) in a fight, any style, street, boxing, judo etc but Hyndman's skill set now rivals or is better than Bradley's at any point in his career.

hamsamwich
Post #119
Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:50pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,501
@rey- I thought we'd have seen that 4-3-3 with hyndman and Zelalem ahead of Acosta. I think we are still working to that point. Perhaps the knockout round. But I did love jamiesons work ethic, I feel like I say that every time. Rubio Rubin is an absolute stud, he has that attitude we all love in a player.

My thoughts: 1) Zelalem was excellent, the comparisons to Fabregas are appropriate. That was one of the better passes ever played by a USA player, at any level. Quit smoking the dabs Tonto you sound retarded.
2) Acosta must overtake Delgado as CDM. With the rise of Payne at RB, let JRjr and Moore or even Palmer brown fight it out at LB.
3) looking forward to seeing CCV and EPB in game 3. With our spot secured, there is no need to play Miazga. The scouts won't be able to fit in the box- remember the firepower of Ukraine with 6 vs our two young stud blue chip CBs.
4) Rubin is like Dempsey, Wondo and Johansson rolled into a one player ball of skills.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #120
Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:51pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,308
So Zelalem played well (everyone says so, adms says he doesnt...the biggest tell).

I wonder if Hyndman, Zelalem, and Rubin get called up to the Gold Cup squad.
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