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Post #76
Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:36pm

Joined Jun 2016
Total Posts: 63
Statement from Gonzalez:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/mexico/story/33427...

"Jonathan Gonzalez has confirmed his decision to play for Mexico's national team after coming up in the U.S. Soccer system, saying he wants to represent "the country that opened the doors for me.""

""Through this medium I want to express that my present is in Mexico, the country that opened the doors for me. I am very grateful for both my coach Ricardo Antonio Mohamed and my club, Monterrey, because they have believed in me and supported my professional development."

https://twitter.com/jgonzalezz25/status/95081...

The country that opened the doors for him (it was the CLUB in that country, not the country itself)...that statement is odd to me, but whatever. It almost looks as if the US could not have done anything to change his mind.

JFORD
Post #77
Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:08pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 133
This is all bullshit. An excuse to justify his choice. US has been calling him since he was 14. US has supported him and helped him in his development. Mexico NEVER EVER called him before. His statement is all bullshit. Where`s the love for US he had until few weeks ago? The truth is: His decision is simply pragmatic. He is choosing the program he thinks is the better. There's nothing to do with any national feeling. Jona is a huge disappointment for me.

cudevil
Post #78
Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:50pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 602
Original post from JFORD

This is all bullshit. An excuse to justify his choice. US has been calling him since he was 14. US has supported him and helped him in his development. Mexico NEVER EVER called him before. His statement is all bullshit. Where`s the love for US he had until few weeks ago? The truth is: His decision is simply pragmatic. He is choosing the program he thinks is the better. There's nothing to do with any national feeling. Jona is a huge disappointment for me.


Seriously, he can go screw himself. If he's got a legitimate shot of being on the roster for Mexico in '18, fine. That's a reasonable justification of the switch. But this "opened the doors for me" garbage is some fucking nonsense.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #79
Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:17am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,598
It is what it is. It will be fun to watch Mckennie and Adams and Parks and Acosta or whoever shut him down in the future.

stone88
Post #80
Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:20am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
whelp, this is what happens when you fail to qualify for the world cup in one of the easiest confederations in the world. It sucks but its not the end of the world. Lots of good young talent coming through at center mid, lets hope the others work out.

joey11
Post #81
Wednesday January 10, 2018 1:05am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 273
Original post from cudevil

Seriously, he can go screw himself. If he's got a legitimate shot of being on the roster for Mexico in '18, fine. That's a reasonable justification of the switch. But this "opened the doors for me" garbage is some fucking nonsense.

Agree. But it shows his immaturity as a pro.

I know it's a while before any meaningful game but we need a coach now to seek out players and form that needed bond. I hate long term caretakers.

Dave
Post #82
Wednesday January 10, 2018 1:43am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 872
While it was his choice, I am disappointed to loose such a talented prospect/player. If it had been to anyone other than Mexico I'd have still be disappointed, but I would have wished him well. However since he has chosen Mexico I hope he has the same success as Rossi, and never makes a WC Squad.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #83
Wednesday January 10, 2018 3:49pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
He probably was swayed by the lure of playing at the World Cup when he is 18+ rather than wait till 2022, when he will be 22, the prospect of showing his talent at the biggest stage plus the age would help him in gaining bigger contracts at 18 rather than wait until 23.
Not to mention, the parents love for Mexico...
fact that he lived in MX since 14.
Bruce Arena was napping...
Tommy Fucking Rongen was back again as a recruit for NT, his tone and voice drives me crazy, I can only imagine what he might have done... probably showed up at the club the players were partying at midnight.

Chance2bad
Cincinnati, OH
Post #84
Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:36pm

Joined Jun 2017
Total Posts: 39
This is the fault of the USMNT and Bruce Arena, should've called him up for the Gold Cup, should've qualified for the World Cup. There are great options everywhere and to say he can go screw himself is asinine. We're not the better soccer country right now, and we have a long rebuild ahead of us. I'm devastated by this news but I don't blame him in every bit. The writing has been on the wall for a while, especially when it came out we didn't even have the courtesy to call him about November camp.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #85
Wednesday January 10, 2018 5:47pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
Original post from Chance2bad

This is the fault of the USMNT and Bruce Arena, should've called him up for the Gold Cup, should've qualified for the World Cup. There are great options everywhere and to say he can go screw himself is asinine. We're not the better soccer country right now, and we have a long rebuild ahead of us. I'm devastated by this news but I don't blame him in every bit. The writing has been on the wall for a while, especially when it came out we didn't even have the courtesy to call him about November camp.

Yes, the lazy asshole doesnt get it... Didnt get it.

tylercocinas
Post #86
Wednesday January 10, 2018 6:06pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,135
Y'all really feel some type of way about this, huh lol?

cudevil
Post #87
Wednesday January 10, 2018 6:35pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 602
Original post from Chance2bad

This is the fault of the USMNT and Bruce Arena, should've called him up for the Gold Cup, should've qualified for the World Cup. There are great options everywhere and to say he can go screw himself is asinine. We're not the better soccer country right now, and we have a long rebuild ahead of us. I'm devastated by this news but I don't blame him in every bit. The writing has been on the wall for a while, especially when it came out we didn't even have the courtesy to call him about November camp.


The only way that this is coming out differently is if we qualified for the WC, which we obviously should have. Calling him in for the GC wouldn't have mattered-he likely still files his one time switch if the qualifying campaign played out the same way.

The thing is, I can't imagine his odds of making the roster for Mexico in '18 are all that great, unless it's a Julian Green type of deal. Odds are much higher that he's not going to any WC, regardless of which set up he chose, until '22.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #88
Thursday January 11, 2018 9:10am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,974
Original post from tylercocinas

Y'all really feel some type of way about this, huh lol?


Only a matter of time tbh.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #89
Thursday January 11, 2018 10:18pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/ar...

This will give a better picture of why US lost JG.
Our USSF/SUM/MLS need to rethink, or probably they dont give a shit about how talent is identified/developed beyond MLS/ODP confines.

cudevil
Post #90
Friday January 12, 2018 5:19am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 602
Original post from dfw_fan

https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/ar...

This will give a better picture of why US lost JG.
Our USSF/SUM/MLS need to rethink, or probably they dont give a shit about how talent is identified/developed beyond MLS/ODP confines.


Meh, I don't buy a lot of this, at least in the specific context of Gonzalez. He didn't slip through the cracks. He'd represented the US at every level, including playing up an age group. They clearly valued him.

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