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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #106
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:47am

Joined Jul 2012
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Lol. I am just being facetious. It was good finish. But it was a bit of a tap in.

Know Nothing
Post #107
Saturday July 4, 2015 3:56am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,725
Well Wondo was in the right place at the right time and scored a poachers goal. Going forward he understands his role and may well be an impactful sub

I don't see what everyone else saw in Garza...he had an okay game. Started poorly but got a little better.

And no love for Ream? For me he was as good as Alvarado

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #108
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:07am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,521
25 yard bomb or 4 foot tap in they all count as 1.

Wondo knows when and where to move. How many forwards would have hung back at the PK spot and waited for that....Where are all the tap ins for our other forwards? Jozy wouldn't have made that tight of a run to get that close to Zardes to have the chance. He would have been standing there waiting for something to happen.

embrace the timing and effort that go into the "tap in".

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #109
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:11am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,480
He has skill to be in the right place at the right time. No one disputes that. I think he can be a good 20 minute impact sub.

coverby
Post #110
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:58am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 501
I missed the game. Why were Zusi and Gonzo so bad?

stone88
Post #111
Saturday July 4, 2015 5:34am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,517
Original post from coverby

I missed the game. Why were Zusi and Gonzo so bad?


Neither were extremely bad, except Zusi is a turnover machine and Zardes is just alot better. Zardes is just much more direct and positive in nearly everything he does compared to Zusi. Gonzo wasn't terrible, just if he isn't winning headers he looks extremely average IMO.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #112
Saturday July 4, 2015 6:05am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,480
Zardes continues to show how versatile in attack he can be. I like how he has gotten better and better in a USMNT shirt. Where to put him is the question. I don't think he is a natural finisher, but he has shown to be a good threat at scoring goals for the Galaxy. Is he a natural winger? Probably not, but I think he is suited to play it for the USMNT. I thought he looked better at striker against Germany then he did as a winger. Hard to say where he will line up. I will say this he is becoming a Jurgen favorite though.

You look at the young/ mid twenties attacking prospects and you realize that the 2018 USMNT is going to speedy, athletic, and technical footballers:

Zardes
Wood
Gyau
Morris
Nagbe
Green
Rubin
Zelalem
Keisewetter
Shelton
Mario Rodriguez
Manneh

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #113
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:19am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,521
I'd love to see Zardes up top... because we need more from that position.

I think he plays the Jozy role a lot better than Jozy. Night and day work rate between the two.

I'm excited when we see Zardes up top...he's busting his ass for 90 min trying to make it happen...more of a slow burn watching Jozy.

I'm excited by Morris, Zardes and Wood...followed closely by AJ and Rubin.

blaise213
Post #114
Saturday July 4, 2015 8:16am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,998
I'd start Johannsson and Zardes up top

Bench Altidore and let Dempsey be an 89 minute sub!

MSantoine
Post #115
Saturday July 4, 2015 1:47pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
One thing that hasnt been saiis how clear it is that Juergen has his players and his tactics. Also it's night and day difference with young offensive talents like Morris, zardes, chandler, yedlin instead of Evans, zusi, cameron, Davis, zusi. 7 of our last 8 games we've wcored at least 2 goals. Only time we didn't was vs Switzerland. We ended 2014 with 7 straight games without scoring more than one goal. In fact in all of 2014 we never scored more than twice in a game. That included games vs Ireland, Czech republic, Honduras. We've already done it twice this year. Good to se usa starting to finally play attacking soccer.

hamsamwich
Post #116
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:01pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,212
Original post from coverby

I missed the game. Why were Zusi and Gonzo so bad?
because they are, especially Omar, relics of a bygone era of USA soccer. Gonzalez can't handle it when everyone pushes forward and he has to make decisions on the ball and cover large amounts of space as we spread the field. In a closed game, Omar is ok, but in the wide open game we prefer, Ventura Alvarado is a better option. Orozco is better too and I hope he gets called in after the group stage.

hamsamwich
Post #117
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:03pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,212
All you Wondo haters may as well lick some balls. He should be starting I'm just going to keep banging that drum.

By the way Brad Davis wasn't really injured he started and played almost 90' last night in the Houston-Fire game.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #118
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:35pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Wondo shouldn't be starting, could careless what happened last night but neither should Altidore or Deuce.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #119
Saturday July 4, 2015 4:40pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 890
Original post from stone88

Neither were extremely bad, except Zusi is a turnover machine and Zardes is just alot better. Zardes is just much more direct and positive in nearly everything he does compared to Zusi. Gonzo wasn't terrible, just if he isn't winning headers he looks extremely average IMO.


Agreed, a lot of typical overreaction on here. Zusi had a bad half and looked to be a step behind. To be fair I thought Chandler had just as bad a first half. Chandler turned things around and had a decent 2nd half and a fantastic goal while Zusi was subbed out. I guess well see how Zusi does going forward, he has had an up and down season for SKC this year as well. I didn't think Gonzo had a great game but he was not as bad as people on here make him out to be. I certainly don't think Alvarado is a better option yet.

skangles
DC
Post #120
Saturday July 4, 2015 5:28pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,447
Zusi and Fabian had a good read of one another and Zusi was creating space for Fabian to run into. On the flip side Zusi had a few crosses that were not even close to being on target and he had some turnovers. It was a below average game for him.

Omar was simply average. I prefer the Brooks-Alvarado partnership but Alvarado was also average. A couple of times throughout the game Guzan bobbled the ball and our defense just stood there frozen as if they were in the halls of Bayside and Zack Morris yelled Time Out.



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