Post #46
Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:55pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 565
I like Yedlin coming off the bench as a RM. would rather see a back line of

Chandler Brooks Cameron Yedlin, with Johnson at RM and Pulisic at left mid

Post #47
Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:24am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 954
Original post from tylercocinas

To be fair, he did not commit a crime. He made a poor choice to get into a vehicle with an inebriated driver. She was the person who broke the law. I'm 100% in agreement on the rest, though.

Yep, meant it figuratively.

Post #48
Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:26am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 954
Have Chandler and Yedlin ever been in the same starting lineup together?

Post #49
Thursday October 27, 2016 1:05am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 206
I'm watching the Philadelphia vs Toronto game and I see Toronto loose the ball in the attacking third. Giovinco and Cooper, I believe, immediately pressure the defense. They press higher than the highest man up the field, Jozy Altidore, as he's just jogging into the space behind them. Could you imagine how good of a striker he could be if he just put in a little more work off the ball?

Rey Regicide
Post #50
Thursday October 27, 2016 1:43pm

Joined Sep 2013
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Man, did you see Altidore's touch to Giovinco, that was beautiful, if it wasn't classy it was def well earned. I know what you're saying, sometimes Altidore frustrates, but you have to admit he comes through, and produces.

Post #51
Thursday October 27, 2016 4:23pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 206
Oh without a doubt, ive always said no matter how frustrating it is he somehow finds a way to produce. We're starting to get deeper in our forwards, but there is not another prototypical #9 that can use his body to hold up play and distribute.

Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #52
Thursday October 27, 2016 8:19pm

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 344
I agree he has a certain skill set, but something to think about it, with more and more technical players coming out, and faster players, we may not need a hold up 9, we need him as a hold up 9 if we can't keep possession and we play kickball. but we are starting to get away from that stereotype with our younger players having better technical awareness and the mindset of taking people on.

When wood and morris pulisic are in games and green, ariola etc they are moving, creating space etc.

Yes joy comes through, and yes he can hold up the ball, but I feel like he also slows down the play and makes us 1 dimensional .

I would rather see our younger guys starting more often and then bring jozy in to close games out, when a guy like green, morris, are not needed if we are in the lead.

do not mistake my comment he needs to be in our 23 but I am just not sure he needs to be a guaranteed started every game.
Post #53
Thursday October 27, 2016 8:41pm

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I whole heartedly agree that as we become more technical we will move away from him being a starter.

Post #54
Thursday October 27, 2016 8:54pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from PortCityFan

I whole heartedly agree that as we become more technical we will move away from him being a starter.

I dunno. Jozy is a fairly technical player.

Post #55
Thursday October 27, 2016 9:52pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 206
I'm referring to the rest of the team so that we don't have to have someone up there who has to be able to receive long balls. While Wood and Morris can do this, they both make very good runs to create for themselves and for others. Jozy does not like to move unless it's vertically or if he's guaranteed to get the ball.

Post #56
Friday October 28, 2016 4:07am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,027
Original post from PortCityFan

I whole heartedly agree that as we become more technical we will move away from him being a starter.

While I understand that you're not taking a knock at Jozy's technical ability in this there are other aspects of Jozy's game that are helpful to have on the field.
Jozy is a big physical player who, when hot, is a handful to mark. He will often draw a double team or a foul because of strength. He's deceptively quick for his size...even if he doesn't always have the stamina to be in constant movement. He's got a powerful cannon of a shot when he wants to unleash it. I remember a Gold Cup game against Hati where he had blasted a shot from distance for the only goal of the game. Lastly he does make a handful of good sneaky runs that allow him to get into dangerous spots to poach goals. I remember one where he ran into the net on a corner kick, using the keeper as a screen/pick in order to shed his defender and get a free header on goal.

He may not always been great, and there are times where he could/should be pulled from the XI for someone else. But there are clearly times and situations where having him has made a huge difference for the team.

Post #57
Friday October 28, 2016 5:43am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,516
Still th USMNT's best striker.

Post #58
Saturday October 29, 2016 10:49pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,805
Original post from TheTruth


Yep it's a job. Like mine in some ways. Not like mine in other ways. Same applies for the guy behind the counter at McDonald's - job like mine in some ways. Not like mine in some ways.

Charlie Davies paid dearly for his crime. And so did we. Foolish. I hope that was a fuck of a party. He better have been doing blow off of some chicks ass and the. Received a blowjob from said chick.

When I was a kid I had a saxophone teacher who was a prodigy. He was a high schooler who played like a professional (he would feature in concerts with the local community college's jazz band and play most of the solos). The director of North Texas State's jazz band (probably the best program in the country) flew out to my town to beg him to go. I've never done this for anyone, he said. My teacher was a mama's boy though and couldn't bear the thought of living away from home so he decided to stay and enroll in the local community college. I never heard about him again. I guess he chose "life over work." You might think that's cool, but a lot of people don't think mediocrity is "cool."

People play sports to push themselves to be the best they can be. Sports are meant to celebrate excellence and they teach you to uphold those values in parts of your life. There's a reason that most guys on wall street were athletes at one point. We've been playing sports for thousands of years, and professional leagues only started in the past century (a bit earlier outside of the us). While money has corrupted sports, the same values still exist. These guys got to the top because they're competitors, because they're willing to give 110% every time. They're willing to make sacrifices, for their own careers and for their teammates. They hate losing and they want to be the best players they possibly can be. Most pros are like this. And this is why Messi will go down in history as the greatest player of his generation: he pushes himself to the limits of his potential. This is why we waste our time watching it and getting excited about it. We want to see who athletes make their claims to being the best in the world. We want to see our teams win.

If you're not even willing to make minor sacrifices to try to be the best, than there's no room for you in history. Not much is asked of these guys. They have to train a couple hours a day and do a few photo shoots and events here and there. Their salaries are outrageous because owners keep charging the fans more and more to purchase their product, and there's nothing we can do about it besides stop watching it. It's quite a lifestyle. the only other thing they have to do is eat healthy.

So if someone doesn't even want to take a week to spend with the national team, they don't deserve to be a part of it. I think if you can't take even one week off from your friends and family (and there's still Skype) to pursue your dream, that's pretty lame. And I don't think that spending that week playing with the national team would mean choosing work over life.

Yeah, it's a "job" just like one at McDonald's in that salaries are paid, but you don't see anyone spend their afternoons cheering on poor people flipping burgers.

Charlie Davies threw away his dream because he went to a party. You think it actually matters if the party was good or not?

It's fine if you don't believe that any of this matters, but why then do you bother watching sports?
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #59
Sunday October 30, 2016 1:12am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 344
would be fun to see this lineup sometime -not saying this will be a mexico lineup just saying it would be fun to exp with this lineup

---Morris ---wood---


-----Bradley (Preferably Cameron)---

Besler--Brooks--Cameron (in short time Miazga)--Yedlin

Whoever in Goal

: Jozy, Green, Ariola Chandler Jones
Post #60
Sunday October 30, 2016 1:48am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 954
Uh, great story, but this is one of the most laughable cases of manufacturing an opposing argument I've ever seen in these forums.

The "debates" here around things like:
- Should Jordan Morris go to Seattle where he'll probably play every game OR go to Werder Bremen where he might struggle to find time.
- Is it OK for Tim Howard to take a year off from the USMNT to spend more time with his family.

No one on these forums is debating whether someone should go to East Tennessee Juco after they've already gotten into Harvard. Sweet Jesus.

And spending time with your kids is "cool," you fuckhead. I don't give a fuck if you're the President of the goddamn United States. Spending time with your kids is about the "coolest" thing you could ever do.

I don't know why any of these pro athletes marry at 30 and have kids. I'd be banging everything that moved and the get married after I retired, but that's another story. . .

And Whiplash - great movie.

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