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Jzaval01
Post #61
Monday January 8, 2018 7:43pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,289
Original post from stoked3

What a joke by US soccer,

His case is different, normally I would agree with @JZAVAL01 and we should forget about him if he doesn't want to play for us.

But in this case it looks like he wanted to play for us and NO ONE called him. I would be pissed too, here we have a team that is in dire straights and we didn't think to bring him in for a look against portugal, give me a break-


I agree with you though. You have someone already interested and instead ignore him... Just cant comprend how they never could communicate with him.

A bunch of idiots run this federation and are trying really hard to ruin the game within this country. Failure after more failure even im starting to get turned off from our national team as long as our federation is ran by incompetent morons. Could care less now what happens from now till the next meaningful game.

db707
Post #62
Monday January 8, 2018 8:03pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 461
Original post from navi8132

Time to delete this thread........guy is gone Like Giuseppe Rossi and Subotic.


This situation is more akin to Subotic. We tried with Rossi, he was never in the U.S. fold, he always wanted to (and did at youth level) play for Italy. He ended up never playing in a World Cup for Italy when he definitely would have for us.

Know Nothing
Post #63
Monday January 8, 2018 8:05pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,292
Yes, the federation screwed the pooch on this and lets hope the lesson is learned and it never happens again.

That being said, there is no guarantee that if we had called him up for the Portugal match that he still would not have changed to Mexico to play in the World Cup.

I know every rates him highly, but quite frankly we have some exciting players coming through the ranks besides him. Chris Durkin and Erik Palmer Brown, though defenders, are capable at covering the DM position. EPB's move to Man City (with loan to potentially PSV this month) is a great positive, though we have a glut of good defenders.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #64
Monday January 8, 2018 8:47pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,363
Not the end of the world.

We have depth at that position. It would have been nice to see how he would stack up against our other options there. My gut feeling is if we thought he was clearly number 1 or 2 he would have been locked up. We have some very talented options there...he might have been number 3 or worse at that position. I hope he doesn't go with Mexico, but no worries if he does.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #65
Monday January 8, 2018 9:24pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,460
He seemed to be swayed pretty easily. Which makes me think he never really wanted to play for the US.

But hey that's life. The US still has many talented players for CM/DM.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #66
Monday January 8, 2018 10:27pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,363
I agree. Maybe the interest wasn't as deep seated as everyone thinks.

It couldn't survive our shambolic failure to qualify, no coach and a monumental courtship from Mexico to get him in the fold.

If it was truly in his heart, all those things wouldn't have mattered.

navi8132
New York
Post #67
Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:39am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
Clearly his heart was hardly in it if not getting called up for one meaningless friendly by a noncoach interim coach devastates his sense of "I should be called in NOW!" and then to say "forget the USA, I choose Mexico." That's not the kind of heart and tenacity we need on our national team.

JFORD
Post #68
Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:50am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 133
Rossi never gave US a chance, he always left clear he intended to play for Italy. This is more a Subotic-like situation. A guy who uses the American youth system to grow and then leave for other NT. But I think Gonzalez is even worse. He was born and grown in US. He stated several times that he wanted to play for US and now for pragmatic reasons (Mexico is going to WC. USSF is a mess right now...etc...) he chose Mexico. Since I`ve been following American soccer this is my biggest disappointment ever with a player.

Dave
Post #69
Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:53am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 846
At this point all this is still speculation. Until he actually files his 1 time switch he should still be considered a part of the USMNT rebuilding effort. Yes we have options at the CM position (McKennie, Adams, Acosta, Canouse, Roldan, etc....) but IMO Gonzalez is a already a top 2 or 3 of this group. Loosing him is bad, Loosing him to Mexico is worse.

Live490
Texas
Post #70
Tuesday January 9, 2018 3:46am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,131
He has to be top 1. He is really technical with an immense engine. His passing is so accurate. He would probably make the other teams the other CMS don't and have and the other CMS wouldn't make MTY. He wanted to play for USA. I would get upset too and I think many of us would have done the same thing. If ppl called up who you think are lesser than you play in an inferior league and you don't, with a team in reconstruction..? Damn right I'd take the world cup team. I also think his parents played a role in it

JFORD
Post #71
Tuesday January 9, 2018 7:25am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 133
http://www.americansoccernow.com/articles/mov...

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #72
Tuesday January 9, 2018 8:04am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,363
Real nice piece from BShred.

blaise213
Post #73
Tuesday January 9, 2018 9:22am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,545
Original post from JFORD

Rossi never gave US a chance, he always left clear he intended to play for Italy. This is more a Subotic-like situation. A guy who uses the American youth system to grow and then leave for other NT. But I think Gonzalez is even worse. He was born and grown in US. He stated several times that he wanted to play for US and now for pragmatic reasons (Mexico is going to WC. USSF is a mess right now...etc...) he chose Mexico. Since I`ve been following American soccer this is my biggest disappointment ever with a player.


Pretty spot on! I was actually looking forward to this kid changing our style of play. More of an attacking fluid style of soccer. You start pairing kids like this (Pulisic, McKinnie, Tillman, Gonzalez, Saief) and you'll have one talented attacking team....

But to take a page from the ESPN days, this is how Mexican people are. Most living here will always feel Mexican while living in the US. Like I've always preached, we need to start developing our African American talent. I mean if you really look at the past, none of the mexican americans playing for the US were that good and all the US born players that chose mexico turned out to be garbage. Mexico isn't a world beater team and never will be.

Like I stated earlier, BAN mexico from playing friendlies in the US and let their program go to SHIT ! They'd lose 70% of their revenue

hamsamwich
Post #74
Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:29pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,577
Tyler Adams gonna hunt out Gonzalez the first chance he gets on that field and go after those legs.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #75
Tuesday January 9, 2018 6:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,460
Original post from hamsamwich

Tyler Adams gonna hunt out Gonzalez the first chance he gets on that field and go after those legs.


I think it's going to be a great battle in the future we th Mckennie and Adams probably smothering Gonzales. Can't wait.

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