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MSantoine
Post #1
Thursday January 7, 2016 6:10pm

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Shaquelle has left Hurcan Valencia (Spanish 3rd division) and signed with Real Oviedo (Seguna B). They are currently in a promotion spot so in theory could be La Liga next year. They stated he'll start with their reserve squad initially.

Pretty odd situation for Shaq. Hurcan just came up short in 3rd division playoffs last year. Then this year after not paying for refs they are expelled last week. Not sure if it cancelled everyones contracts or what but its gotta be good that it didnt take him ling to find work. He played in about half of Hurcan's games this year so still a long way to go. Maybe in 2-3 years he's a first team la liga regular.

chillguy1992
Post #2
Friday January 8, 2016 12:03am

Joined May 2013
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Its a move upward and to a more stable league. He will start in the reserves at Real Oviedo B which is the fourth division. Its a decent move he is still young only 19. If he shows well he could end up playing in the second division in spain or if Real Oviedo get promoted in the next couple years potentially la liga. Personally I like moore hes got decent potential but I am not sure he will ever be la liga material. Could he succeed in the second divison yes I think that his potential.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #3
Monday August 21, 2017 4:43pm

Joined May 2013
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He's in the 18 today for Levante

https://twitter.com/PhilSchoen/status/8996564...

MSantoine
Post #4
Monday August 21, 2017 5:19pm

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He's done an excellent job of fighting for his soccer life. He went down to 3rd division and performed, had a very odd club situation that could have made him coming running back to MLS but he fought for a place in 2nd division and impressed enough for Levante to come back around (he trained with Levante originally so he must have left a decent impression). Good for him. Maybe he'll work his way into a handful of matches this year.

northstream
Post #5
Thursday October 26, 2017 7:29pm

Joined Jun 2016
Total Posts: 42
Shaq Moore starting for Levante in their Copa Del Rey match today vs Girona.

navi8132
New York
Post #6
Thursday October 26, 2017 9:44pm

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He went 90 minutes, good for him, not taking easy way with MLS and fighting for minutes.

kernn63
Post #7
Thursday October 26, 2017 9:50pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 254
That's great. Looking at combined U-17's and U-20's outside back especially was an area where it looked like we could use some more options.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Thursday October 26, 2017 10:08pm

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That's awesome. Would love to see depth at outside back: Yedlin, Moore, Adams( will be the USMNT ultimate utility player and future captain), Vincent, Payne, Fossey, Acosta, Morrow.

navi8132
New York
Post #9
Thursday October 26, 2017 10:26pm

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The last time I saw Fossey play, I thought he had a very sophisticated confident skillset, shame he got injured.

Dave
Post #10
Friday October 27, 2017 1:43am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 763
Outside Back is the thinnest position within the USNT pyramid, and has been since Dolo's injury back in 2013. The lack of options, even decent prospects, is why many fans have been asking for a switch to a 3 in the back formation. A 3 man back line lessens the defensive responsibilities of the wingbacks and would allow players like Saief & Arriola to be included in the depth chart.

Yedlin is the only given outside back (when healthy), so we basically have until the summer of 2019 (18 months) to find and integrate at least 3 other outside-backs from the following, or switch to a 3-5-2 formation....
Adams, Olosunde, Fossey, Mor, Payne, Farfan, Robinson,

navi8132
New York
Post #11
Friday October 27, 2017 4:55am

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To be honest, I would rather try Kelyn Acosta at LB and Yedlin at RB (with backup of Tyler Adams). I don't have much faith in our options.

johnvuke
Dallas
Post #12
Friday October 27, 2017 2:04pm

Joined Aug 2016
Total Posts: 26
I have less faith in Acosta. With 18 months, it should be a wide open competition, but Acosta was handed the keys to the midfield kingdom and disappeared.

he disappeared for FCD as well. Perhaps he's a better LB, but I'd prefer he earn it, which he most certainly didn't have to do before.

Rey Regicide
Post #13
Friday October 27, 2017 2:05pm

Joined Sep 2013
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Original post from johnvuke

I have less faith in Acosta. With 18 months, it should be a wide open competition, but Acosta was handed the keys to the midfield kingdom and disappeared.

he disappeared for FCD as well. Perhaps he's a better LB, but I'd prefer he earn it, which he most certainly didn't have to do before.


and he's an all action kind of guy right? Like he wants to roam all over the place, make plays (kinda like Tyler Adams, but right now Adams is doing it better than Acosta)

Dave
Post #14
Saturday October 28, 2017 12:57am

Joined Jul 2014
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Original post from navi8132

To be honest, I would rather try Kelyn Acosta at LB and Yedlin at RB (with backup of Tyler Adams). I don't have much faith in our options.


Kelyn was the starting LB at the U-20 WC in the previous cycle (prior to this year). When JK first brought him into the Sr. National Team (pre-hex) he was the back-up LB. It wasn't until Bruce returned as the manager that Acosta was moved into contention at CM. When he was used as the LB people were upset that JK was playing him out of position, now people are complaining that he isn't good enough at CM.

The fact of the matter is that there are a number of options at CM heading into the 2022 cycle:
K. Acosta (22), Lletgett (25), Roldan (22), McKennie (19), Gonzalez (19), Scott (19), Hyndman (21), Adams (18), De La Torre (19), Canouse (22), Arce (20), Zelalem (20)

We have fewer options at LB:
Payne (21), D. Acosta (19), Farfan (19), Olosunde (19), Saief (23), Herrera (19),

There are a number of options/prospects at nearly every position. What we need to do is systematically test these players over the next 18 months to establish the pecking order of our player pool, and build towards the 2022 qualifying.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #15
Saturday October 28, 2017 1:02am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,290
Original post from Rey Regicide

and he's an all action kind of guy right? Like he wants to roam all over the place, make plays (kinda like Tyler Adams, but right now Adams is doing it better than Acosta)


Adams is way more athletic than Acosta. And his passing range is also better. I like Acosta, but he definitely disappeared for the USMNT and Dallas. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing him at LB.

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