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Post #46
Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:54pm

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Original post from Know Nothing

CCV may end up being more valuable as a holding midfielder...he has lined up there numerous times for Spurs youth teams.


true, I could see that
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hamsamwich
Post #47
Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:05pm

Joined Oct 2013
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He's gotta stay injury free. When I still lived in Chicago, it was huge news when local kid Johnathon Spector signed for Man U.... Until his injuries he was a class player. His '09 confed cup performance was nice. If Olusunde could even get to that level, we would all be happy. Got my fingers crossed for the kid, but at this point lets just add him to the long list of prospective outside backs and leave it there for now.

Dave
Post #48
Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:39pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 627
@hamsamwich - Staying injury free is always key to a player's success. Many of our best prospects & players have fallen to the wayside due to major injuries and/or multiple injuries that have prevented them from reaching their potential or staying Relevant within the USMNT. In the past we've only had a couple players each cycle who've been associated/developed at major clubs from a young age. Which is why many fans have always been hyping those who have as "saviors" of the USMNT. This is also why injuries to certain players have hurt the USMNT so much (CD9, O'Brian, Gooch, Holden, etc....). We just don't have many players of the quality level needed to really compete at the highest levels of the sport.

The good news is that we have a significantly larger number of young prospects/players at major clubs now than ever before, and even more players at good lower tier clubs. While I hope all these players succeed at their clubs and become major contributors for club & country the odds are that many won't. It's a numbers game....I'm just hoping that we get more that succeed than we do that fail. If we do achieve this than the USMNT won't need a lone player to be "our savior", as the team as a hole will be significantly better and the player pool significantly deeper.
Pulisic, Green, Olusunde, Wright, Scott, Hyndman, Zelalem, Miazga, CCV Lennon and the rest as a group will hopefully lead us into a new era as a soccer nation. One in which we can play an attractive style and also truly compete against the power house nations.

Rey Regicide
Post #49
Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,611
Original post from Dave

@hamsamwich - Staying injury free is always key to a player's success. Many of our best prospects & players have fallen to the wayside due to major injuries and/or multiple injuries that have prevented them from reaching their potential or staying Relevant within the USMNT. In the past we've only had a couple players each cycle who've been associated/developed at major clubs from a young age. Which is why many fans have always been hyping those who have as "saviors" of the USMNT. This is also why injuries to certain players have hurt the USMNT so much (CD9, O'Brian, Gooch, Holden, etc....). We just don't have many players of the quality level needed to really compete at the highest levels of the sport.

The good news is that we have a significantly larger number of young prospects/players at major clubs now than ever before, and even more players at good lower tier clubs. While I hope all these players succeed at their clubs and become major contributors for club & country the odds are that many won't. It's a numbers game....I'm just hoping that we get more that succeed than we do that fail. If we do achieve this than the USMNT won't need a lone player to be "our savior", as the team as a hole will be significantly better and the player pool significantly deeper.
Pulisic, Green, Olusunde, Wright, Scott, Hyndman, Zelalem, Miazga, CCV Lennon and the rest as a group will hopefully lead us into a new era as a soccer nation. One in which we can play an attractive style and also truly compete against the power house nations.


but one is not related to the other right?

to your second paragraph, Amen

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