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chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #31
Monday July 17, 2017 5:11am

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I'm putting Timmy in a hyperbaric chamber for the next 5 years...until the kids are ready.

I don't want any part of Guzan as the number one...no way.

We have an age gap in our options. We all thought Hamid and Sean Jo would have challenged the hierarchy for number one or at least seized the back up position by now...hasn't happened yet.

We have a ton of young quality keepers and I'd be fine with any of the top 3-4 coming through, but they need at least a few more years of high level experience to be considered. It could happen but not where they are currently playing. Imo, the bar needs to be set at starter in a top league. We need to maintain that level of quality for our keepers.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #32
Monday July 17, 2017 7:53am

Joined Mar 2014
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Maybe the Friedel-Keller era leading into Howard was a statistical anomaly, and having what we have now (a buncha B+ GKs with no As) is the reversion to the mean.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #33
Monday July 17, 2017 9:24pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,244
Now you're bumming me out.

Who in the hell is the keeper coach for the nats?! Did we lose Stallone?

navi8132
New York
Post #34
Monday July 17, 2017 9:59pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Will call it: Zach Steffan as the starting GK in 2022 World Cup.

LeYankee
Post #35
Monday July 17, 2017 11:01pm

Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts: 10
Original post from chris_thebassplayer

Now you're bumming me out.

Who in the hell is the keeper coach for the nats?! Did we lose Stallone?


Matt Reis is the keeper coach. I believe Freidel still coaches the U19 squad, so he's not a bad reference to have around.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #36
Monday July 17, 2017 11:18pm

Joined Mar 2014
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Shouldn't that be the other way around??

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #37
Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:34am

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I'm sensing some heavy duty gap analysis for the nats keeper coach position. Granted, the nats coach sees our keepers infrequently, but do we need to upgrade the coaching cred at that position with all the young potential keepers in the pipeline. I'm sure Reis is a great guy, but I'm not exactly bowled over by his resume.

mmee, What did you see from Reis in his two years as keeper coach for the Gals...which was just prior to his gig with the nats.

No offense, but LA keeping has been a dumpster fire for several years...a howler highlight reel...with Reis in charge.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #38
Tuesday July 18, 2017 4:08am

Joined Mar 2014
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Chris, I've actually seen him working with keepers during warmups a bunch of times, but I don't know what to conclude from that. I don't know if those howlers were his fault.
I didn't see anything glaring in those warmups.

If he was Andre Blake's keeper coach, I'd say something. That guy is all athleticism, and crap technique.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #39
Tuesday July 18, 2017 5:07am

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Total Posts: 1,244
Yeah, I guess you're right. I watch Hanley and Bings before Quake games, but I have no idea what the training regime is during the week...areas of focus and what not.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #40
Tuesday July 18, 2017 6:22am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,006
I mean, the technical errors I've noticed are from Diop not Rowe, and I don't know how much Reis worked with him. Diop's had a few things be subpar with hands or feet or body shape, etc.

Rowe just isn't great. He can't always hold onto the most difficult balls to catch, but that may not be the coaching. It may just be him. Or Reis might be to blame.

MSantoine
Post #41
Tuesday July 18, 2017 11:16am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,721
This isnt going to be a problem. I think its clear Howard has through in the tank to see us through Russia. Once that happens the next big games arent until 2020 (hex). That gives us almost 3 years to find the next guy. I have no problem with Guzan against the minnows we'll play in the 2019 qualifying round (Antigua/Nicaragua/Jamaica). In 2020 thee's no way one out of Horvath, Steffen, Gonzalez, Cropper isnt playing at a level where everyone feels good about him. I'd say theres a 50/50 chance Horvath is in a big 3 league by then (2 years as Club Brugge starter then transfer summer 2019).

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #42
Tuesday July 18, 2017 5:50pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,195
Original post from navi8132

Will call it: Zach Steffan as the starting GK in 2022 World Cup.


I'm going with Horvath.

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #43
Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:45am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 104
I also got Horvath as 2022 starter, as well as 2026 starter. Gonzalez, imo, will be to Horvath what Guzan has been to Howard. Then Hamid will be #3 in 2022 and Klinsmann in 2026. I think Steffen will be the one who doesn't keep up with them and falls off.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #44
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:26pm

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Total Posts: 9,195
Be on the look out the next few years for US 18 GK Brandon Austin. Who is currently on pre season tour with Tottenham.

MSantoine
Post #45
Friday July 21, 2017 2:59pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,721
Unluckly break for young Klinsman. Hertha Berlin's top 3 goalies were all out injured so he had an opportunity to start throughout preseason, and maybe even start/be backup at the beginning of the season.

He has a patella tendon injury and will be out as well now. They are turning to a 17 yr old to be goalie. No chance he would have kept the job but too bad he wasnt given the exposure.

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