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kernn63
Post #1
Tuesday August 22, 2017 2:35pm

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U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez making strides at Monterrey. Bruce has made contact. If we can get two wins in the next round of qualifying, it would afford us the ability to bring in some kids.

Exciting stuff considering the cash Monterrey has spent to become a power in Mexico.

http://www.espnfc.com/club/monterrey/220/blog...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Tuesday August 22, 2017 3:02pm

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From all accounts this kid has elite talent. If Arena is already making contact then it's possible we see him called up in this next round of qualifying.

hamsamwich
Post #3
Wednesday August 23, 2017 5:11pm

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He made some u20 squads under Ramos at a young age. I'm looking for him and McKennie to be brought in to train and see what they have. The "program" is getting better!

navi8132
New York
Post #4
Wednesday August 23, 2017 5:47pm

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Are there any good clips of his play?

kernn63
Post #5
Wednesday August 23, 2017 7:18pm

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Original post from navi8132

Are there any good clips of his play?


If you just google his name + Monterrey, there is some, but they're not good. Mainly just him skating past 17 year old challenges.

goods
Post #6
Wednesday August 23, 2017 11:52pm

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Original post from kernn63

U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez making strides at Monterrey. Bruce has made contact. If we can get two wins in the next round of qualifying, it would afford us the ability to bring in some kids.

Exciting stuff considering the cash Monterrey has spent to become a power in Mexico.

http://www.espnfc.com/club/monterrey/220/blog...


The games next week are as important as any two of the hex for this reason. I think with six points against Costa Rica and Honduras it will pretty much rap up a World Cup Spot, with an outside shot of clinching the non playoff spot. (That would be us winning both games and Panama losing to both Mexico and T&T) . That could allow Bruce to bring in non MLS players during their playoff run, and we see kids from Mexico and Europe for the final round. I think it would be interesting to see what this line up would look like:

Wood.
Wright. Pulisic. Hooch
Mickinnie Gonzalez
Villa. Ream Cameron Yedlin
Hobart

If pointed not matter throw out the kids and see what they can do. But if you need a win against Panama go Vet for a point and then in a meaningless game against T&T, role out that line up.

admsghs27
Post #7
Thursday August 24, 2017 3:16am

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Starting Again tonight vs Toluca. The coach sees something in him and rates him highly must be doing well if he is getting regular playing time for the best team in Mexico right now. Won't be surprised to see him called up for the WC qualifiers since many of our regulars aren't getting much game time or because will be short of injuries ect.

jayboy
Post #8
Thursday August 24, 2017 3:59pm

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He played another 75 minutes and came out when Monterrey were up 3-1 and Toluca was playing with 10 men. It's a great start to the season.

The most important part of that article was this:
"I'm a distributor, I attack and defend, but I'm mostly playing out of the back, being the spine of the team."

We need as many players competing for those middle spots as possible. We already have to replace Jones, and we'll likely have to replace Bradley in the next WC cycle. We need two of McKennie, Gonzalez, Tyler Adams, Danny Williams, Acosta, etc to become studs.

navi8132
New York
Post #9
Thursday August 24, 2017 5:16pm

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My question is, is he more of a Michael Bradley (more defensive minded CM) or Kelyn Acosta (more of an offensive minded CM)?

Dave
Post #10
Friday August 25, 2017 5:31am

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Original post from jayboy

We need as many players competing for those middle spots as possible. We already have to replace Jones, and we'll likely have to replace Bradley in the next WC cycle. We need two of McKennie, Gonzalez, Tyler Adams, Danny Williams, Acosta, etc to become studs.


There are a decent number of CM's who could contribute/emerge during the 2022 cycle....
10's: Pulisic, Scott, Gooch, Saief, Akale, Flores,
8's: Nagbe, Lletget, Hyndmann, Gonzalez, Adams, De La Torre
6's: Acosta, McKennie, Canouse, Arce

Granted most of these players are prospects at this point and/or are not necessarily true CMs but there is promising talent coming. A lot will depend on how well they can transition from youth ranks to full professionals as well as what formation(s) the new USMNT manager decides to implement.

admsghs27
Post #11
Friday August 25, 2017 9:25am

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Even the Commentators said this kid is a Stud.. A special player and very important to Monterrey, have to see him play a bit more but from what i hear now he might or is better than Acosta right now. Too early to tell but this kid is turning heads big time!!! And yes he does play DM/CM so watch out Bradley/Acosta/Jones/Williams etc....

platter
Jacksonville, FL
Post #12
Sunday August 27, 2017 1:16am

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Just watched Monterrey draw 1-1 with Cruz azul. Gonzalez played 90, he is a 6 all the way. Sat in front of the back line and attacked players coming into his zone, very good quickness. Is not much of an offensive threat, only one time did he get forward effectively. His game is breaking up the opponents attack, which he did very well. Got muscled off the ball a few times, but that can be expected from a teenager. Once he puts on some muscle, Will be a force in that role.
His quickness and awareness were very good, not great distributing though. Don't think he is quite ready for national team, in a year or two he could be just what we are looking for in the middle of the pitch.

Also Edgar Castillo played, got a hockey assist on the goal. Otherwise was what you'd expect from Edgar

kernn63
Post #13
Sunday August 27, 2017 4:57am

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Thanks platter.

Rey Regicide
Post #14
Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:50pm

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Original post from platter

Just watched Monterrey draw 1-1 with Cruz azul. Gonzalez played 90, he is a 6 all the way. Sat in front of the back line and attacked players coming into his zone, very good quickness. Is not much of an offensive threat, only one time did he get forward effectively. His game is breaking up the opponents attack, which he did very well. Got muscled off the ball a few times, but that can be expected from a teenager. Once he puts on some muscle, Will be a force in that role.
His quickness and awareness were very good, not great distributing though. Don't think he is quite ready for national team, in a year or two he could be just what we are looking for in the middle of the pitch.

Also Edgar Castillo played, got a hockey assist on the goal. Otherwise was what you'd expect from Edgar


Sounds like immediately he's on the depth chart for US MNT. If he tracked Mexican league players (speed of play) well then I feel confident he can do the work. It's getting beat and out of position that worries me most about our midfielders, including Bradley. Even tho General Bradley is by far our best (outside of Cameron) at that position with regards to positioning. Getting bodied, eh, we s hould be a gang tackling team, noone should be left on an island on our squad and as long as he's not having to chase the game I don't mind.

His distribution is worrisome, but if he's composed with the ball, lateral passes or even back ones (the ones people love) to people like Nagbe and Cameron, people who can advance the play via a pass or just sheer dribbling will ameliorate that deficiency.

coverby
Post #15
Thursday September 28, 2017 1:07am

Joined Oct 2012
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Looks like he's going for a US U18 camp

https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-soccer-a...

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