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andylui8
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Thursday February 4, 2016 7:25am

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Joined Atletico Madrid. He previously played for Weston FC.

admsghs27
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Thursday February 4, 2016 9:29am

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On another note our Sub 19s have been getting balled up at the Copa atlantico in Spain. Got killed 5-0 to France earlier and lost to Spain before that. If they continue playing bad brad friedel won't last that long.

coverby
Post #3
Thursday February 4, 2016 9:49am

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Original post from admsghs27

On another note our Sub 19s have been getting balled up at the Copa atlantico in Spain. Got killed 5-0 to France earlier and lost to Spain before that. If they continue playing bad brad friedel won't last that long.


Oh NO losing 1-0 to Spain is so awful with a bunch of 17 year olds. The sky is falling.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Thursday February 4, 2016 6:44pm

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Lol. Most of these u 19 kids won't ever see a pro career. Nothing to see here.

Congrats to Morrillo.

admsghs27
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Thursday February 4, 2016 7:10pm

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Original post from 2tone

Lol. Most of these u 19 kids won't ever see a pro career. Nothing to see here.

Congrats to Morrillo.


US Soccer should get rid of the U19 and U18. Just Stick to U17's, U20's, U23's. Those others are a waste of time.

goods
Post #6
Thursday February 4, 2016 9:57pm

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I do not think it is a total waist of time, granted most of these kids will never see the light of day with a major team. However, it does build depth and maybe you can see a guy who slipped through the cracks somewhere. It is never a bad thing to get a read on a kid and see how they respond.

BMD15
Boston
Post #7
Thursday February 4, 2016 10:03pm

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Agree with goods' statement - it's a wider net we're casting which gets more kids visibility. It's not going to radically change the program but if it unearths a few diamonds that would've previously gone unnoticed then it can be considered a success.
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Jzaval01
Post #8
Friday February 5, 2016 4:52am

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Original post from admsghs27

US Soccer should get rid of the U19 and U18. Just Stick to U17's, U20's, U23's. Those others are a waste of time.


why? gives us more chance to find a diamond in the rough. Just friendlies after all. After all who thought of Jordan Morris 2 years ago? Maybe Brandon Vincent could fall into that category. Thing is it doesnt hurt anyone.

admsghs27
Post #9
Friday February 5, 2016 5:07am

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Original post from Jzaval01

why? gives us more chance to find a diamond in the rough. Just friendlies after all. After all who thought of Jordan Morris 2 years ago? Maybe Brandon Vincent could fall into that category. Thing is it doesn't hurt anyone.


You know those programs barely came a few years ago.. They don't really have many competitions maybe a few tournaments a year which doesn't really help. And most of those teams are compiled with College players. Shouldn't be that difficult to find the best players and put them with the 17's or 20's. I mean our best friendly competitions and tournaments are within our 17's and 20's even our 15's get more action.

hamsamwich
Post #10
Friday February 5, 2016 5:16am

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Wrong. We have a huge country, shoehorning all the players into one or two teams has caused the selections problems and only favorites being chosen. Adding depth to the pool can only help. Just the fact you disagree makes this the right call by us soccer.

Anyway, there were some decent prospects on show such as Will Pulisic, Pierre da silva, and some of the young defender crowd. So we lost to Spain and France (who are better usually), big deal, youth tournaments are for player identification. One more reason to play more games. Shout out to Djordje Mihailovic- kids worked hard through the Fire system and is always hungry for goals. Got his first USA appearance at the end of the game vs France. Kid is a scoring machine, and is a real scrapper.

admsghs27
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Friday February 5, 2016 5:26am

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Original post from hamsamwich

Wrong. We have a huge country, shoehorning all the players into one or two teams has caused the selections problems and only favorites being chosen. Adding depth to the pool can only help. Just the fact you disagree makes this the right call by us soccer.

Anyway, there were some decent prospects on show such as Will Pulisic, Pierre da silva, and some of the young defender crowd. So we lost to Spain and France (who are better usually), big deal, youth tournaments are for player identification. One more reason to play more games. Shout out to Djordje Mihailovic- kids worked hard through the Fire system and is always hungry for goals. Got his first USA appearance at the end of the game vs France. Kid is a scoring machine, and is a real scrapper.


Yeah but those teams only have 1 or 2 camps a year. And maybe play 3-5 friendlies a year.. As compared to our sub 17's and 20's they play several games and tournaments and have various camps and competition. If they were like that i would not mind. I mean i bet most people here couldn't name 5 players or even the coach from our sub 18 team this past couple years right off their head.

Jzaval01
Post #12
Friday February 5, 2016 6:02am

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Original post from admsghs27

Yeah but those teams only have 1 or 2 camps a year. And maybe play 3-5 friendlies a year.. As compared to our sub 17's and 20's they play several games and tournaments and have various camps and competition. If they were like that i would not mind. I mean i bet most people here couldn't name 5 players or even the coach from our sub 18 team this past couple years right off their head.


well thats the point. To get players in that team that not even hardcore US fans would know. Who knows maybe we can do a thing where we put these teams against each other. A U18 vs U19. Just get creative with these groups. Maybe play MLS youth teams. Like you said these programs are still new so its still in the beginning stages seeing how things can work going forward.

admsghs27
Post #13
Friday February 5, 2016 6:34am

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Original post from Jzaval01

well thats the point. To get players in that team that not even hardcore US fans would know. Who knows maybe we can do a thing where we put these teams against each other. A U18 vs U19. Just get creative with these groups. Maybe play MLS youth teams. Like you said these programs are still new so its still in the beginning stages seeing how things can work going forward.


Sub 19's are new but i believe Sub 18's have been around for a while and even then i rarely hear any news about them. And yes i know countries in Europe have Sub's age for every single year from 9 - 21 but they can have competitions since they are so close but USA is so far from everywhere except for Mexico and Canada. It's to difficult to have it.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #14
Friday February 5, 2016 6:53am

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The more teams the better, allows for more depth and opportunities, especially for late bloomers.

MSantoine
Post #15
Friday February 5, 2016 1:21pm

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Also these teams can play college teams, USL teams, NASL teams. Lets them get game experience and learn some US Soccer formations and techniques so when they are ready for U20 they've been in the system for a couple years.

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