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Dave
Post #91
Wednesday April 19, 2017 2:35am

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Original post from hamsamwich

I'll throw out Canouse before he gets completely forgotten about. Played a good amount of games this year and could potentially get some good run next year in the bundesliga. I'm waiting for one of him or perhaps Caleb Stanko to make a step up and start in the first divisions in Germany next year.


Canouse, Stanko, & Arce are 3 players who are often forgotten when discussing potential replacements for Jones & Bradley as the #6 type role. Canouse & Stanko were derailed for a while due to injuries....but appear to be rounding back into the form that had a number of us excited about them. Not sure what's going on w/ Arce at the club level...but I was very impressed with him as a youth international.

Over the next couple yrs we need a handful of these younger generational guys to really step forward and push Bradley out (Jones is almost out as it is).
CDM: Acosta, Canouse Stanko, Arce, Adams, Roldan
#8: Lletget, Hyndman, Zelalem, De La Torre,

I'm sure I'm forgetting some players (Kid who was in Dallas's plans but went to germany instead). But if we can get a combination of 4 players to up their game I'll be much more confident. We're seeing better quality at Striker, Winger, and in the defense....now we just need depth at Outside Back and the replacements for Bradley.

hamsamwich
Post #92
Monday May 1, 2017 12:14pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Brad Guzan has gotten a lot of run for Boro recently- he is definitely back in contention to start. Howard from time to time looks completely finished athletically.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #93
Friday May 5, 2017 6:29pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Agudelo is having a career year. He has been on a whole new level this year. I have always wanted to see him really start to realize his potential.

dolcem
Post #94
Friday May 5, 2017 11:37pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from 2tone

Agudelo is having a career year. He has been on a whole new level this year. I have always wanted to see him really start to realize his potential.


A few years late for that.
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Dave
Post #95
Saturday May 6, 2017 6:29am

Joined Jul 2014
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Original post from dolcem

A few years late for that.


I wouldn't say that it's too late, but he'll need to really play well over the next year and hope for a brake. If the WC were played this summer we'd have 3 of our strikers set...
Jozy, Wood, & Dempsey.
That leaves at least 1 roster spot open for Agudelo, Morris, Green, ArJo, Boyd or someone else.

However, considering Dempsey's age and heart issues who knows how much longer he'll continue to play. Than there's Jozy's history of muscle injuries that seam to crop up fairly frequently. Having depth options who are in form is something that our striker pool has seriously lacked the last 2+ cycles.

dolcem
Post #96
Saturday May 6, 2017 9:03am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Dave

I wouldn't say that it's too late, but he'll need to really play well over the next year and hope for a brake. If the WC were played this summer we'd have 3 of our strikers set...
Jozy, Wood, & Dempsey.
That leaves at least 1 roster spot open for Agudelo, Morris, Green, ArJo, Boyd or someone else.

However, considering Dempsey's age and heart issues who knows how much longer he'll continue to play. Than there's Jozy's history of muscle injuries that seam to crop up fairly frequently. Having depth options who are in form is something that our striker pool has seriously lacked the last 2+ cycles.


When Agudelo broke out on the scene as a 17 year old, I thought he had the potential to be a star for us. As in the type of player that could command a transfer fee in the tens of millions some day. That's just not going to happen. Not for a 24 year old in a second tier league. MLS screwed up his development and the sad part is he had a chance to go to the Bundesliga but turned it down so that he might end up in the EPL, which didn't even happen because of work permit issues. Who is advising these kids and how can they be so ignorant about where they should play? Even the 2. Bundesliga would have been better for him than the EPL. Sad, really.
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hamsamwich
Post #97
Saturday May 6, 2017 5:18pm

Joined Oct 2013
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All people can go by is how a guy is currently playing and Agudelo is doing well. We will see what happens at the Gold Cup with the guy. I still don't trust him to be consistent.

Jzaval01
Post #98
Saturday May 6, 2017 5:26pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,111
I feel like agudelo has always been good and talented. What I always question is if hes head is there at times. We know he wasted 1 year or 2 with that UK transfer failure with stoke. Then he was just there not doing anything abroad. Now he needs to be more consistent for the whole season

bjelks
Post #99
Saturday May 6, 2017 6:40pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 318
At both of their best quality, he's easily a better player than Morris and has a higher ceiling than Jozy who is on the downside of his career.
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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #100
Sunday May 7, 2017 1:36am

Joined May 2013
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Downside??? Come on Bjelks. While I do agree about Agudelo, Jozy is 28 which is smack dab in his prime. I know you dont like his game but jeez man.

There's a reason why Wood is the only one who's challenged for his spot.

bjelks
Post #101
Sunday May 7, 2017 3:40pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 318
Prime has nothing to do with age and more to do with ability to continue to evolve as a player.
We know from Jozy's Europe and national team experience that he doesn't have the ability or tenacity to be the difference in big games against top competition.
Jozy isn't getting any quicker, faster, smarter, or more skilled. For that reason, he has peaked.

Looking at Aguedelo as a player, he is a more well rounded player than Jozy, simple and plain.
It's Aguedelo's consistency that's in question.

Wood is again clearly that best striker in the pool at this time.
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goods
Post #102
Sunday May 7, 2017 4:30pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 285
Never want to see a player get hurt. However, with the Jones injury last night cannot help but wonder if that means the end of Jermaine with the National team. If it means the formation we saw against Honduras in the future I am all for that.

Dave
Post #103
Sunday May 7, 2017 8:26pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 656
Original post from goods

Never want to see a player get hurt. However, with the Jones injury last night cannot help but wonder if that means the end of Jermaine with the National team. If it means the formation we saw against Honduras in the future I am all for that.


We all knew that the clock was ticking for players like Jones (and Dempsey). Injuries can end a career anytime, but when that player is over 30 even a minor injury is more concerning since if is more difficult & takes longer to recover.
Jones & Dempsey have always had the hart, passion, and desire....but their bodies are breaking down. Considering how Jones has been playing for club & country of late this may actually be a good thing for the USMNT.

PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #104
Sunday May 7, 2017 9:57pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 133
Hyndman out for a couple of weeks with foot injury

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #105
Monday May 8, 2017 1:48am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,043
Both Miguel ibarra and Christian Ramirez should get a serious look for the Gold Cup team this summer.

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