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dunlopp9987
Post #1
Sunday May 1, 2016 2:31pm

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So with Leicester playing for the EPL championship today, and Morgan already scoring the equalizer today...he's one of the top players in CONCACAF, right?

He has played every minute of every league match this year, and he has captained this squad to a (likely) championship. I can't remember there ever being a CONCACAF player who has captained a squad to a league championship in one of the top 4 leagues. And he is in the PFA team of the year.

So as of right now, I would say he's one of the top 5 players in CONCACAF.
COYB!!
skangles
DC
Post #2
Sunday May 1, 2016 2:59pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Yes he's been tremendous this season to the point that Redknapp is upset that he hasn't been called up by England.

Right now he's better than Top 5 in Concacaf, he has to be Top 2 along with Chicharito.

hamsamwich
Post #3
Sunday May 1, 2016 3:07pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Bruce Arena is waiting with DP contract papers for his imminent arrival in LA; as the top dog in CONCACAF, Morgan deserves to play with such as great and illustrious (and American) club such as the LA Galaxy. Like Cole, then Gerrard and Beckham before him, Morgan is the future of MLS, under the tutelage of the great and hypocritical Bruce "Benedict Arnold" Arena.

PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #4
Sunday May 1, 2016 3:09pm

Joined Jul 2013
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Great that he's representing CONCACAF! The closest thing I can think of from the US perspective is Steve Cherundolo captaining Hannover, but they were no where close to winning the bundesliga.

hamsamwich
Post #5
Sunday May 1, 2016 3:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Jamaiclish v Germericans... Definitely Germericans would be favored by a goal.

skangles
DC
Post #6
Sunday May 1, 2016 5:11pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

Bruce Arena is waiting with DP contract papers for his imminent arrival in LA; as the top dog in CONCACAF, Morgan deserves to play with such as great and illustrious (and American) club such as the LA Galaxy. Like Cole, then Gerrard and Beckham before him, Morgan is the future of MLS, under the tutelage of the great and hypocritical Bruce "Benedict Arnold" Arena.


I don't see the comparison. Morgan would be nuts to leave Leicester but playing along with the hypoyhetical scenario that he were to come to MLS he would be a very good signing. He's a 32 year old no nonsense CB. He's actually the type of personality who plays at a position of need that the Galaxy should be targeting.

hamsamwich
Post #7
Sunday May 1, 2016 6:49pm

Joined Oct 2013
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I agree with that- it was combination serious and a jab at the übercriticalafterscrewingthepooch Arena. Hypothetically speaking he would dominate in the MLS if Collin can be good.

dunlopp9987
Post #8
Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:44pm

Joined Mar 2013
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Well, Morgan has now done something that no CONCACAF player has ever done. Pretty freakin cool.
COYB!!
admsghs27
Post #9
Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:12am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from dunlopp9987

Well, Morgan has now done something that no CONCACAF player has ever done. Pretty freakin cool.

What did he do ?

dunlopp9987
Post #10
Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:58am

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Original post from admsghs27

What did he do ?


First CONCACAF player ever to captain a squad to a league championship in one of the big 4 leagues.
COYB!!
MSantoine
Post #11
Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:48am

Joined Nov 2012
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To me whats crazy about him is how much he improved, and at such a late age ( in soccer terms). He didnt get his 1st cap with Jamaica until he was 29. Jamaica played a high school kid against us in World Cup Qualifying last cycle, and here's a guy who couldnt get a sniff with them even though he had 6 seasons of week in, week out starter in Championship League. How did Jamaica not see anything in him?

Rey Regicide
Post #12
Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:29pm

Joined Sep 2013
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He declared his interest in the summer of 2013, my guess after Jamaica underwhelmed again. His first game was 2013 September.

MSantoine
Post #13
Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:24pm

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Original post from Rey Regicide

He declared his interest in the summer of 2013, my guess after Jamaica underwhelmed again. His first game was 2013 September.


Thats so strange to me. Was he delusional in holding out for an England call up? I would have thought Jamaica would have been begging him since 2009 or 2010.

Rey Regicide
Post #14
Wednesday May 4, 2016 5:44pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Want to hear something funny.

Back when I was addicted to FIFA, this instance in 08, I took Nottingham to the premier ship. They had this guy Lewis McGugan. He was like 20 years old, and already starting for them for a couple years. I managed to spring a transfer for Szetela, he was like a hot young commodity and prospect for the US. I signed Salvatore Foti as my main striker, picked up Sebastian Tyrala, that guy people thought he was going to be a messi like player.

The midfield trio of Szetela, Commons (Kris), and McGugan ruled the premier ship for a couple seasons, then things got really heated when I signed Wayne Rooney on a free transfer. It was nuts. But yea Wes Morgan was my CB. I'm glad his real life career arc turned out to be as fruitful as his imaginary one.

At the time he was listed as an English national.

You know sometimes it's weird how these things work, you would think that these things would be sorted out formally, and that there would be proper channels, but often times its word of mouth and someone's familiarity with certain agents, individuals that allow for connections to be made.

John Barnes, an incredible English legend, was coach of Jamaica 2008-09 but he never bothered to scour the landscape for english born of jamaican heritages. Sometimes the local press makes it hard for you, when they bring up the fact that you're looking for talent elsewhere, making slight of the level of footballing talent domestically.

skangles
DC
Post #15
Thursday May 5, 2016 12:24am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,443
Original post from Rey Regicide
But yea Wes Morgan was my CB. I'm glad his real life career arc turned out to be as fruitful as his imaginary one.


Hahahah

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