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Dave
Post #31
Saturday December 30, 2017 6:19am

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Original post from 2tone

The reason for 5 GK is because the #1 spot is up for grabs.

Sapphire nag showed pretty well against Portugal and should continue to get looks. And Ramirez deserves a call up to see if he has international quality about him. Quite frankly Striker is still an area of concern.


I agree that Sapong did well Vs. Portugal and that striker is still an area of concern...But with such a long time between now and when meaningful games start again for us I'd prefer to see younger players. I don't want a repeat of what happened after 2014 where JK stayed with players like Beckerman, Jones, etc... instead of bringing in young blood to gain experience.

USSF needs to take every advantage of these camps between now and next July to determine the player pool and groom them for the 2022 cycle. Not saying that guys like Sapong, Jozy, & Bradley can't participate, but the focus needs to be on players who're actually likely to be around come 2022.

goods
Post #32
Tuesday January 2, 2018 7:37pm

Joined Mar 2014
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Sargent will be with Werder Bremen over the winter break and will miss camp cupcake.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #33
Wednesday January 3, 2018 12:57am

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Unfortunately youth at striker is still barren. While Sargent has potential he is still a couple years away from really contributing. That's why a guy like Sapong is still an asset to have. Right now at striker it's:

Altidore: still the most productive
Wood: has talent, but may lack maturity and is now often injured. Hopefully makes the best of the second half off the season.
Sapong: Untested, but had a strong showing against Portugal
Morris: Is he really a striker? Will he bounce back in Seattle this up coming season? Will he continue to be moved from striker to wide attacker every other game?
Agudelo: Way to inconsistent and his position is what?
Johannsson: Needs to leave his current club
Boyd: inconsistent and often injured
Dwyer: Comparable to Sapong, but I would say Sapong has a better overall striker game.

Youth strikers:

Sargent: Potentially a game changer if he continues to develop with Bremen.
Siebatcheu: will he accept a call up?
Wright: Is he a striker or winger? And now can't get off the bench at bundesliga 2 side Sandhausen.
Weah: What is Weah? A winger, a striker, a second forward? Still a couple years away from really seeing him getting first team minutes at a club on loan from PSG.

That's really the depth. Which doesn't look that strong right now.

Sapong will at least Bridge the gap for a few years.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #34
Wednesday January 3, 2018 1:19am

Joined Jul 2012
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I forgot to add Novakovich.

Novakovich: has a lot of potential, but needs to get more consistent to be able to either A. Finally crack Readings first team or B. Get a good offer from a decent team in a good league somewhere in Europe.

As you can see MLS is barren of good American strikers either the youthful type or any type.

While it's fine to say youth should be called up, the fact remains that the January camp
Is mainly for MLS and potentially Liga MX players.

navi8132
New York
Post #35
Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:49am

Joined Jul 2012
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When should we expect roster release?

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #36
Wednesday January 3, 2018 5:38am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,363
My gut feeling is Sargent will rise quickly once he goes the Bremen... not nearly as fast as Pulisic at Dort...but pretty darn fast...and also with the nats due to the other options not being all that. I think he'll be an important player for us within a year.

Hernan0011
Los Angeles
Post #37
Saturday January 6, 2018 9:22pm

Joined Nov 2015
Total Posts: 2
Original post from navi8132

When should we expect roster release?


Comes out Monday at noon

blaise213
Post #38
Sunday January 7, 2018 12:12am

Joined Sep 2012
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I'd bring in Johannsson. He's not getting any minutes at his club so call him in!

navi8132
New York
Post #39
Sunday January 7, 2018 12:20am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
Werder head coach Florian Kohfeldt regarding Aron Johansson: With Finn Bartels injury it looks like Aron will get an extended opportunity in the first Werder first team this year.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #40
Sunday January 7, 2018 1:12am

Joined Jul 2012
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Hopefully Aron takes full advantage. Would be nice to see Aron mentor Sargent.

blaise213
Post #41
Sunday January 7, 2018 7:32am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,546
Good post Navi

I actually googled Johansson today and saw an article in German and I was to lazy to translate it.

navi8132
New York
Post #42
Monday January 8, 2018 6:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN; 4/0), Cody Cropper (New England Revolution; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN; 3/0), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City; 0/0), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; 0/0), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club; 1/0)

MIDFIELDERS (11): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 15/2), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Ian Harkes (D.C. United; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 1/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 3/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 37/6)

FORWARDS (6): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 27/3), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC; 4/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 24/5), Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; 4/0), CJ Sapong (Philadelphia Union; 3/0)

navi8132
New York
Post #43
Monday January 8, 2018 6:20pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
The lineup I would like to see:

----Dwyer
Arriola-Rowe-Adams-Lennon
---Canouse-
Acosta-Zimmerman-Glad-Polster(I don't know the RBs)
----Steffan

Dave
Post #44
Tuesday January 9, 2018 3:03am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 846
Original post from navi8132

The lineup I would like to see:

--Dwyer
Arriola-Rowe-Adams-Lennon
--Canouse-
Acosta-Zimmerman-Glad-Polster(I don't know the RBs)
--Steffan


I'd prefer the use of a 4-2-3-1 formation. Basically the same players with a bit of a shift.

-------------Morris------------
--Lennon-----Rowe---------Arriola--
-------K. Acosta-----Adams--------
-D.Acossta---Glad---Zimmerman--Lima--
------------Steffen-------------

Subs: Hamid for Steffen, Vincent for LB, Polster for RB, Delgado for Rowe, Dwyer for Morris.

navi8132
New York
Post #45
Tuesday January 9, 2018 3:45am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
K acosta wasnt released by Dallas.

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