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Post #76
Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:35pm

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Kid has played three games and if you think he will be great or a bust has an expectation problem. You put him out there for one reason on a team like Shalke, expected to be middle of road but promising, put a young controllable player out there a few games and look for improvement. Not looking for stardom, but look for improvement on his mental inexperience mistakes. I think he looking more and more comfortable out their and improving. I think he will be not Progba but the same type of player.

Rey Regicide
Post #77
Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:27pm

Joined Sep 2013
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https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/09/30/der...

A player still projecting, still needing to develop. A coach with an ULTRA short lease who doesn't see what he offers outweighing what he doesn't in the context of a game.

A team that bought Bedoya, favors Pontius on the wing. Hard working guys.

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Post #78
Wednesday October 4, 2017 6:39pm

Joined Mar 2014
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Announced he has an injured thigh will miss first game back from break at least.

skangles
DC
Post #79
Saturday November 11, 2017 2:46am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,292
Three USMNT legends...



skangles
DC
Post #80
Sunday November 12, 2017 12:01am

Joined Jan 2013
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Not sure what happened to the image in my post above.



navi8132
New York
Post #81
Sunday November 12, 2017 3:02am

Joined Jul 2012
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Its there, must not be registering on ur side

Dave
Post #82
Monday November 13, 2017 1:47am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 764
There was a nice article about Adams over on "American Soccer Now". The article touched base on the relationship/chemistry between Adams, McKennie, & Pulisic from their days playing with the Youth National Teams.
As I look more & more towards the future of the USMNT it looks like we've got the potential to have a very strong & deep team spine....

Keeper: Horvath, Gonzalez, Steffen, Hamid,
CB: Brooks, Miazga, CCV, EPB, Glad, Redding
CM: J. Gonzalez, McKennie, Adams, Acosta, Lletget, Hyndman, Canouse, Roldan
ACM: Pulisic, Scott, Gooch, Carleton
Striker: Wood, Sargent, Morris, Wright, Weah, Taitague

Our weakness remains options out wide:
RB: Yedlin, Olosunde, Dest, Fossey, Moore
LB: Vincent, Payne, Farfan, D. Acosta
LM: Saief, Green, Manneh
RM: Gooch, Arriola,

We seem to lack any top caliber options/prospects, especially in the midfield. And the few options we do have lack much in experience.

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Post #83
Monday November 13, 2017 8:38am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 403
Watch for Robinson on loan to Bolton. He has been pretty good for Bolton. Ibexpect him to be called up in March.

Sage of the Soccer P
LA, California
Post #84
Monday November 13, 2017 9:04am

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 214
Original post from Dave

There was a nice article about Adams over on "American Soccer Now". The article touched base on the relationship/chemistry between Adams, McKennie, & Pulisic from their days playing with the Youth National Teams.
As I look more & more towards the future of the USMNT it looks like we've got the potential to have a very strong & deep team spine....

Keeper: Horvath, Gonzalez, Steffen, Hamid,
CB: Brooks, Miazga, CCV, EPB, Glad, Redding
CM: J. Gonzalez, McKennie, Adams, Acosta, Lletget, Hyndman, Canouse, Roldan
ACM: Pulisic, Scott, Gooch, Carleton
Striker: Wood, Sargent, Morris, Wright, Weah, Taitague

Our weakness remains options out wide:
RB: Yedlin, Olosunde, Dest, Fossey, Moore
LB: Vincent, Payne, Farfan, D. Acosta
LM: Saief, Green, Manneh
RM: Gooch, Arriola,

We seem to lack any top caliber options/prospects, especially in the midfield. And the few options we do have lack much in experience.

gyau has been making noise again. I am of the camp that pulisic's best position is out wide running in. kieswetter and brooks Lennon still have time to prove themselves. picault had a good season. I think we will be in better shape than we were this cycle as far as depth in every position going forward. also I believe with these players we should consider the 433. we have a lot of midfielders coming through. make the strikers fight for the spot.
and id argue you left off de la Torre,rubin, lima, d. jones.

Rey Regicide
Post #85
Monday November 13, 2017 1:46pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,965
I think Pulisic is best when he doesn't have to work with a hard hat and a lunch pail. (do a lot of work around the pitch).

If he's finding the game easy by getting fed with his back to alot of space or touchline, then he can use his brain to figure out how to kill the defense. And he will kill them, he's gotten Ramos, Marcelo, Kimmich.. .etc We should keep a tally on how many guys he's gotten, I think he's got the record all time for a US MNT player.

So to the first statement of my second paragraph, if he's 10 or winger, as long as he's got time (not a whole lot) to do things, he's good.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #86
Monday November 13, 2017 6:36pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,294
Original post from Dave

There was a nice article about Adams over on "American Soccer Now". The article touched base on the relationship/chemistry between Adams, McKennie, & Pulisic from their days playing with the Youth National Teams.
As I look more & more towards the future of the USMNT it looks like we've got the potential to have a very strong & deep team spine....

Keeper: Horvath, Gonzalez, Steffen, Hamid,
CB: Brooks, Miazga, CCV, EPB, Glad, Redding
CM: J. Gonzalez, McKennie, Adams, Acosta, Lletget, Hyndman, Canouse, Roldan
ACM: Pulisic, Scott, Gooch, Carleton
Striker: Wood, Sargent, Morris, Wright, Weah, Taitague

Our weakness remains options out wide:
RB: Yedlin, Olosunde, Dest, Fossey, Moore
LB: Vincent, Payne, Farfan, D. Acosta
LM: Saief, Green, Manneh
RM: Gooch, Arriola,

We seem to lack any top caliber options/prospects, especially in the midfield. And the few options we do have lack much in experience.


Taitigue isn't a striker. He is a wide player.

Dave
Post #87
Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:06am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 764
Original post from 2tone

Taitigue isn't a striker. He is a wide player.


Thought he was being used as a 2nd striker, playing under a Target Striker. If he's a wide player than that actually helps our lack of options at Wide Midfield.

Dave
Post #88
Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:17am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 764
Original post from Sage of the Soccer P

gyau has been making noise again. I am of the camp that pulisic's best position is out wide running in. kieswetter and brooks Lennon still have time to prove themselves. picault had a good season. I think we will be in better shape than we were this cycle as far as depth in every position going forward. also I believe with these players we should consider the 433. we have a lot of midfielders coming through. make the strikers fight for the spot.
and id argue you left off de la Torre,rubin, lima, d. jones.


I left off a number of names that could be included. It will really come down to whomever they hire as a head coach/manager and what formation they ultimately settle on. There are a number of quality CB's & CM's so there are a lot of different formations that could work with work (3-5-2, 4-3-3, or 4-2-3-1).

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #89
Thursday November 16, 2017 6:06pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 307
Very Good article. Long, but well worth the read. I liked his comments about his buddy Pulisic towards end of the article. The young man also made some sage comments about choosing Europe over MLS and university. The article came out three days before Pulisic's piece at"The Player's Tribune." Both of these articles reminded me of the rant by JJ on instagram in Oct after we failed to qualify. If you want to be the best you can be at something, you challenge yourself at the HIGHEST level.
Go HABS
cudevil
Post #90
Thursday November 16, 2017 10:17pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 541
Original post from Speed Elf

Very Good article. Long, but well worth the read. I liked his comments about his buddy Pulisic towards end of the article. The young man also made some sage comments about choosing Europe over MLS and university. The article came out three days before Pulisic's piece at"The Player's Tribune." Both of these articles reminded me of the rant by JJ on instagram in Oct after we failed to qualify. If you want to be the best you can be at something, you challenge yourself at the HIGHEST level.


But a big part of the problem then comes back to age restrictions for kids without European passports. If I'm 16 with talent, but not Euro passport, am I better off remaining independent for 2 years and then heading to Europe, or would I get farther along being part of an MLS Academy?

The other issue is that unless/until MLS takes the German approach that the Nats is another team in MLS, and that the other MLS teams should have developing talent for the Nats as a major goal, I can't blame them for not giving a lot of run to 16-18 year olds.

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