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SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #1
Sunday June 4, 2017 11:43pm

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 156
We might as well get this started now lol. An obvious beginning to this would be the question: Will Josh Sargent play?

Rey Regicide
Post #2
Monday June 5, 2017 12:20pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,900
No Pro Club

Yes

he gets signed (by signed invited to stay at the club until 18 and he accepts)

my bets are off

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #3
Monday June 5, 2017 10:47pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,238
Yes Sargent will be with the u17's. I think it's a talented team that should show really well. I think a QF spot should be the goal for this team.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #4
Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:00am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,395
Wonder if we'll see our Barcelona prospect Lederman..??

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #5
Tuesday June 6, 2017 7:18am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 156
Players we can hopefully get on the squad, from the knowledge I have right now:

Goalkeeper Noah Rhodes (saw him training with Barcelona)
Defender/Midfielder Chris Gloster
Defender/Midfielder James Sands
Defender/Midfielder Chris Durkin
Midfielder Ben Lederman (obviously, training with Barca for a while, and this would be first time really being exposed to him, so this is the most exciting one imo)
Forward Josh Sargent
Forward Ayo Akinola
Forward Nicolas Garcia-Morillo

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #6
Tuesday June 6, 2017 7:49am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 156
Original post from Scout92

Wonder if we'll see our Barcelona prospect Lederman..??


I really hope so.

MSantoine
Post #7
Wednesday July 5, 2017 11:27am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
The draw for the World Cup is this coming Friday. The way they pot teams in pots is very strange and its looking more likely than not US gets a tough draw. The pots are:

Pot A: India, Brazil, Mexico, France, Germany, Mali
Pot B: Spain, England, New Zealand, Iran, Japan, Costa Rica
Pot C: US, Honduras, North Korea, Iraq, Colombia, Turkey
Pot D: New Caledonia, Niger, Guinea, Ghana, Paraguay, Chile.

Teams from same federation cant be in a group so 5 of the 6 groups will have one euro team and 5 of 6 one AFC team.

Worst case scenario: Mali, Spain, US, Chile
Best case scenario: Any group with New Caledonia.

Other than India in Pot A they are all tough matchups. Any group with New Caledonia will be awesome as that will keep the GD up enough to likely make you a third place team that advances. It stinks being pot in Pot C and not B like Costa Rica as Id much rather see Iraq, North Korea, Turkey, or Colombia instead of Spain, England, or Japan.

navi8132
New York
Post #8
Friday July 7, 2017 3:39pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,696
The U-17 #USMNT has been drawn into Group A of the #FIFAU17WC with hosts India, Colombia and Ghana

Well, I know India sucks.

In 2017 for South American qualifying championship, Colombia got 4th place with4-2-3 (win/draw/loss) record.

In 2017 for African qualifying championship, Ghana got in 2nd place (losing to Mali in the final).

I don't believe our U-17's have played Ghana or Colombia in over 2 years.

I think it should be considered a moderately tough group.

MSantoine
Post #9
Friday July 7, 2017 5:04pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Colombia was probably the worst team to draw in group C. India on paper should be a walkover but they are the hosts and it is the opener so it could be a tough matchup. Id say on paper we clearly got the hardest draw of the 4 CONCACAF teams:

Mexico- Chile/Iraq/England
Honduras - France/Japan/New Caledonia
Costa Rica - Iran/Guinea/Germany.

We'll need to beat India by a lot to help ensure a decent goal differential in case we lose/draw the other two matches.

navi8132
New York
Post #10
Friday July 7, 2017 5:18pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,696
I disagree, Chile got 2nd place in the South American U-17 championship (lost to Brazil in final) and England got 2nd place in the Euro U-17 champsionship (lost in penalties to Spain in final). I'd say Mexico got the harder group.

goods
Post #11
Friday July 7, 2017 5:27pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 355
Reality is who really knows. These are kids and depending on who is released or not, and real birth certificates used or not it could be the group of death or the kiss of glory.

tylercocinas
Post #12
Friday July 7, 2017 7:34pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,109
US U17s are strong enough that they should feel good standing toe to toe with ANY team in this World Cup. Especially with Sargent expected to play. Im really excited to see how far they progress and what players can catch the eye of the top 5 leagues with good showings.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #13
Saturday July 8, 2017 3:15pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 912
Damn it, it will be neutral match for me between USvIndia.

Hoping it is a 0-0 tie, in reality, it might be 4-0 US, either way I am going to enjoy this one.

Few facts, match is played in Southern City of Kochi, Kerala, which is pretty close to equator.

Fun facts

Kerala is one of the few regions in India where Football enjoys considerable popularity. In a match between India and Iraq in 1997, approximately 100,000 spectators filled up the venue(Seating capacity is 40,000)

The stadium holds the privilege of having the fifth loudest crowd (128 db) in the world

skangles
DC
Post #14
Saturday July 8, 2017 4:15pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,271
Good stuff dfw_fan.

All I know about Kochi stems from the short lived Kochi Tuskers IPL team. That and the name of the capital of Kerala is impossible for me to prounounce with even remote accuracy.

navi8132
New York
Post #15
Saturday July 8, 2017 4:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,696
Thiruvananthapuram, that's my middle name

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