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Post #61
Monday February 22, 2016 9:57pm

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My amateur analysis thus far after watching 45 minutes play, what I saw was that he is extremely intelligent on the pitch.

He started as a LW, however, on a break away, he was all the way on the right side where the GK was able to feed him the ball for a fast break, where he was fouled on the side line.

On the "almost assist" in the box, he moved towards the ball before the BL defender, ball trickled to him and he made a perfect pass.

His defensive tracking was superb, he overtook the opponent's.

I think JK is sandbagging and he will call him for Copa.

hamsamwich
Post #62
Tuesday February 23, 2016 5:33am

Joined Oct 2013
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@live490- it's a lot of pressure on a kid to start him in a World Cup qualifier we need to get something from. As a sub, he can enter the field when the USA has a lead. At this point (not two years from now) he is just an option off the bench. Remember how Morris and green were worked in? This will be no different. It's more about him getting introduced to the group and seeing those dynamics than it is what role Pulisic plays in these particular games. He will no doubt be a huge part of the team by the time we get to Russia, but right now he isn't. Fantastic to see him start at Leverkusen the other day. A first for a USA player at his age unless I'm mistaken.

MSantoine
Post #63
Tuesday February 23, 2016 12:28pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Jonathan Spector started for Man U as an 18 year old. Thats the closest comparison I can find for age of player and prestige of club.

I found a not sure how oficial/complete list but it shows Pulisic is the new youngest American to play in a "major" european league (I believe they consider major as big 4 plus portugal & netherlands). He is a full year younger than Adu when he debuted for Sporting and is actually younger than Subotic was when he debuted for Mainz.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #64
Tuesday February 23, 2016 3:58pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 568
Original post from MSantoine

Jonathan Spector started for Man U as an 18 year old. Thats the closest comparison I can find for age of player and prestige of club.

I found a not sure how oficial/complete list but it shows Pulisic is the new youngest American to play in a "major" european league (I believe they consider major as big 4 plus portugal & netherlands). He is a full year younger than Adu when he debuted for Sporting and is actually younger than Subotic was when he debuted for Mainz.

Not only that, but he is the 8th youngest player to debut in the Bundesliga....ever.

kernn63
Post #65
Tuesday February 23, 2016 4:04pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 199
Original post from MSantoine

Jonathan Spector started for Man U as an 18 year old. Thats the closest comparison I can find for age of player and prestige of club.

I found a not sure how oficial/complete list but it shows Pulisic is the new youngest American to play in a "major" european league (I believe they consider major as big 4 plus portugal & netherlands). He is a full year younger than Adu when he debuted for Sporting and is actually younger than Subotic was when he debuted for Mainz.


Wasn't Mainz in the 2 when Subotic debuted?

Not to take away from Spector (but I'm going to take away from Spector here)....wasn't the Champions League appearance for Man U a game within nothing on the line? Yeah, it counts agree and at 18, that would have been fairly promising, but IIRC, he never played a meaningful minute for the club.

MSantoine
Post #66
Tuesday February 23, 2016 6:27pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,635
Original post from kernn63

Wasn't Mainz in the 2 when Subotic debuted?

Not to take away from Spector (but I'm going to take away from Spector here)....wasn't the Champions League appearance for Man U a game within nothing on the line? Yeah, it counts agree and at 18, that would have been fairly promising, but IIRC, he never played a meaningful minute for the club.


He made 3 league appearances in addition to that Champions League appearance and some cup games (8 appearances in all). Man U was in a very simmilar position to Dortmund is this year, they were well out of 1st but comfortably in a UCL spot (Chelsea had 18 more points then them, and they had 19 more points then Liverpool for UCL qualifying spot).

Then the next year, as an 18-19 year old he made 20 appearances for a mid table EPL team (Charlton Athletic) and then two more consecturive 25 appearance seasons for West Ham. As a 22 year old he already had over 75 appearances in EPL. We get a 22 year old with 25 Championship appearances and everyone is ready to make him an automatic starter. If not for injuries he would have been a key starter through the 2010 world cup cycle.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #67
Tuesday February 23, 2016 6:57pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Really too bad Spector had injury issues. He was on his way to becoming a damn good RB.

kernn63
Post #68
Tuesday February 23, 2016 9:43pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 199
Original post from 2tone

Really too bad Spector had injury issues. He was on his way to becoming a damn good RB.


True. The crosses he was sending in during the Confederations Cup were ridiculous. When on, he was just putting it on a platter.

coverby
Post #69
Thursday June 23, 2016 9:55am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 459
CP got to meet someone during drug testing:

http://i.imgur.com/bnZM8rv.jpg

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #70
Thursday June 23, 2016 1:21pm

Joined Jul 2013
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Messi looks so old with that beard
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Know Nothing
Post #71
Thursday June 23, 2016 4:59pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,039
There are some whispers Liverpool are showing interest in Pulisic...don't know why he would leave Dortmund though.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #72
Thursday June 23, 2016 5:09pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from Know Nothing

There are some whispers Liverpool are showing interest in Pulisic...don't know why he would leave Dortmund though.


Agreed, with all the talk of mids and forwards from BVB being courted by other heavy hitters across Europe, his playing time is only going to increase with each player that leaves...unless someone is going to give him a hell of a deal at his age, which IMO would be unjustified, he's going to see more of the pitch during first team matches and shouldn't be looking for a move just yet. I don't know if they're going to have enough faith in him yet to make him a starter, but surely he'll get the super sub role any time the attack needs a shot in the arm and another focal point.

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