Post #46
Wednesday July 19, 2017 7:26pm

Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts: 7
Original post from chris_thebassplayer

I'd be bummed if we can't get Cam at Dmid for the WC. MB needs to the 8.

If we have to roll with MB as the 6, which I'm not crazy about, then I'd go with Lletget as the 8 over anyone else...with puli at ACM.

I wouldn't mind seeing Gooch or de la Torre thrown into the mix for back up at ACM.

Although de la Torre had some very good moments at the U20 WC, I came away with the impression that he is a step or two too slow to be a major impact player, much like Greg Garza tends to get exposed by speed at the international level. Both have good skill and read the game well, but I don't want Garza anywhere near the national team because he's just too slow, and I fear de la Torre may fall into the same category.

Conversely, I would love to see Gooch and Yedlin partnered up on the same side at some point. Their speed could cause nightmares for a defense and make them think twice about pressing the attack on that side due to fear of a lightning counter.

Post #47
Thursday July 20, 2017 12:41am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 89
Original post from skangles

Really, over Full Back? Yedlin is the only quality prospect we've had in a few years and the youth pipeline doesn't look great.

I wouldn't exactly go that far. We've got Olosunde, Edwin Lara (if he chooses us over Mexico, although unlikely), George Bello, Marco Farfan, and even Tyler Adams (depending on what we want to do with him, fullback or midfielder).

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Post #48
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:14am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,081
Given the talent we have in his preferred position, perhaps using Gooch as RB cover isn't such a bad idea.

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