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munns5986
Post #31
Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:13pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 272
I wish I could find the tweet but someone tweeted out the starting rosters from MLS and how many of those starters were eligible for the US. Toronto and Seattle I believe had the most with both having 6. Portland only had 1. I know we are talking about playing youth here but for most of these clubs a majority of their youth are US players. If the US National team is going to have to rely on MLS then we are never going to get anywhere at this rate.

Now I am just guessing here without looking at data but this probably explains how CONCACAF is getting better and the teams are catching the US.

guilmend
Costa Rica
Post #32
Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:33pm

Joined Feb 2018
Total Posts: 4
Yes, I was looking at the starting line up for must of the games last weekend, and there were a few americans playing on each game.
Guillermo Mendez
dolcem
Post #33
Thursday March 8, 2018 11:40pm

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

Dolcem:

Are there any avenues for 15-16 year old players in the Argentinian/Brazilian/Uruguan leagues?
Instead of seeking EU teams, perhaps, the kids sign up with South American teams.


In those leagues, they play 17 year old prodigies regularly. They are constantly looking to develop young talent that they can sell to Europe. If there is a good veteran playing the same position, they'll sell him to make room for the young guy (if they're confident enough in him). They might even change the team's style of play to accommodate him. This is why they produce so many quality footballers and the MLS doesn't-MLS teams wouldn't dream of doing something like that, and even if they wanted to, the coaches probably wouldn't know how to do it properly because they weren't taught that way when they were players.
GET A CLUB TEAM
hamsamwich
Post #34
Friday March 9, 2018 3:35am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,930
The difference between Carlton and others is he plays an attacking position on a team with South American national team quality attackers and a South American national team quality coach. He's in the right place to develop just as much as he would be somewhere else. Minutes will be hard to come by but he needs to take his chance when he gets it, just like anyone around the globe.

navi8132
New York
Post #35
Sunday December 9, 2018 6:58pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,033
I posted some time back about his immaturity, and now this:

"I'm hearing that there was some kind of disciplinary issue with Andrew Carleton and that's why he wasn't at the game last night. Not sure if there are any trades in the works there. #ATLUTD"

"Surprised more #ATLUTD fans didn't notice - Carleton was out partying the night before the big match. And he posted it on his Snapchat. That's didn't go over well w/Tata, and it wouldn't have gone over well w/most other coaches, either. #MLS"

blaise213
Post #36
Monday December 10, 2018 9:17am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,782
Dude needs to go to Europe already

Know Nothing
Post #37
Monday December 10, 2018 4:06pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,534
Since I don't know if he was going to be on the 18 man roster for the final I will reserve judgement on the partying. The posting of the fact leaves a bad taste, but it can be chalked up to a learning experience if he is interested in learning.

He may be like LD and Europe may not agree with him...who knows.

As punishment, Atlanta should force him to write an essay on the soccer career of Freddy Adu.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #38
Monday December 10, 2018 8:02pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,055
He seems like a good talent. Don't know if he is good as people are saying. But young people will always party a bit. Maturity comes with experience.

blaise213
Post #39
Tuesday December 11, 2018 7:14am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,782
Original post from 2tone

He seems like a good talent. Don't know if he is good as people are saying. But young people will always party a bit. Maturity comes with experience.


If he stays in MLS he'll be Brek Shea 2.0

db707
Post #40
Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:20am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 794
Original post from blaise213

If he stays in MLS he'll be Brek Shea 2.0


But Brek went to Europe.

Lilshmike
Post #41
Tuesday December 11, 2018 2:27pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,046
Original post from db707

But Brek went to Europe.
Quit being rational here.

What blaise is trying to say is that a young player (Carelton), who isn't good enough at the moment to get minutes at his (supposedly) crappy MLS team, will benefit and get game time by going to Europe in search of (supposedly) better clubs.

So, to clarify - he isn't good enough yet to play for a team in a league that blaise finds to be low level, but blaise thinks that by going to Europe he will be good enough to play and get minutes for higher top level teams... I guess a double negative makes a positive? Or maybe this is a paradox?

camparkinson
Post #42
Tuesday December 11, 2018 8:05pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 294
Original post from blaise213

Dude needs to go to Europe already


Easier teams to get playing time and no parties so yea Europe makes a lot of sense for a player like Carleton...

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