Post #76
Monday January 29, 2018 7:22am

Joined Sep 2012
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Navi hit that straight on !

I've been saying Roldan sucks,
Morris is regressing, He messed up coming to MLS.
Zardes is beyond garbage now
Arriola is average, he's good for 1 or 2 moves a game but that's it
And I've never thought Adams was all that great. never had the kid in my roster selections

Post #77
Monday January 29, 2018 4:53pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Listen to the chorus folks...
From, Howard onward...
There is nothing wrong with our USDP, we are looking so fucking great. Sad!!!
I am almost at the breaking point.

Reminds me of how things go in India. Sad to say that US is more and more looking rotten crap which happens, nepotism, politicians ruling by making false promises.
Compromised Sports Teams.

Post #78
Monday January 29, 2018 5:21pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 565
A couple of things here:

I am not going to get on Morris about last night. Yes his dog was not there, but do not forget he is from a playing standpoint not far removed from returning from injury. Let's see what he is like in March.

While Zardes has dropped off quite a bit that first touch still, he too is returning from a serious injury. I doubt we see him anytime soon.

Arriola is two things speed and work. He gives an effort that was highly lacking in T&T and the first half.

Adams he is not an attacking player he is more of a defensive midfielder. I want to see him there.

But camp cupcake games really suck. While I think they have a value of seeing who not to look at in the future, they also allow somebody to catch an eye or allow a young kid further development. That game last night was just painful, but when has one of these gsmes not been?

New York
Post #79
Monday January 29, 2018 6:04pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Adams really needs to settle as either an RB or a DM. He can't keep being shuttled all over the field. He is no big talent on the attacking side. His most special quality is his engine, I really don't see much else very impressive about him.....

Post #80
Monday January 29, 2018 7:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,652
Adams is an 8. The thing is that he needs to be played more as an 8. But I'd he plays as a wing back NY then maybe he should be used as a wingback for the USMNT asxwelk.

Post #81
Monday January 29, 2018 7:40pm

Joined Jul 2012
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People are really freaking out about last night? Holy crap I have to leave these boards for a while.

Post #82
Monday January 29, 2018 11:20pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 298
After watching last night, my question remains, where is the young talent coming through MLS for the national team. Is everyone worth anything in an overseas setup? Are they being rostered? Does the talent not exist?

Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #83
Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:43am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 344
On the one hand, we shouldn't expect a great performance-these are guys who have never played together, out of season etc.

On the other hand we had a interim coach who made some typical US errors.

Here are a few thoughts.

1. Zardes is done until he can develop a touch or become a LB

2. Rodan-not ready

3. J.A-no thanks he has been given a decent amount of chances

4. Polster -no thanks for now-he looked slow and was beaten several times pretty easily

5. Zimmerman-could be used for depth at some point

6. Ike-I thought played well

7. Trapp-is worth being brought back but is not a started but could be used for depth

8. morris may need to be a striker makes good runs-his form will be better once he is fully back from injury but he should have went overseas

ill post some other thoughts later
Post #84
Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:02am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,175
Just got around to watching the game, and was not impressed with the way in which players were fielded. I don't have an issue with the 4-1-4-1 formation, rather the players who were selected to start.
1) Morris is not a winger. He's a Striker. Playing him on the wing was not productive.
2) CM pairing of Adams & Roldan... Adams is an 8, and Roldan is a 6/8. Asking one of them to be the creative guy is just stupid. Would have preferred to see Rowe start with Adams, and Roldan start at the CDM spot over Trapp.
3) Lack of options within MLS at both Outside Back & Wide Midfield clearly on display. Polster does not have the speed to play wide at this level. Morrow plays because we don't have any left backs. Zardes plays, again because we don't have any options.

The January camp is usually a fairly ugly affair, but there are usually some bright spots (guys who made a mark/push for future call-ups). Really didn't see many of those last night, except maybe a couple guys deep down the bench (Zimmerman, Opara, Roldan, Morris, Sapong).

San Jose
Post #85
Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:25am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,552
We were Sarachaned...old stale non-creative ideas.

I posted on SBI he would start Zardes and Morris as flank mids with Sapong up top in a 4-2-3-1...I was hoping he would have started Rowe as ACM...only possibility to ever have a chance of making his attack work...didn't happen. He basically set Adams up to fail, by putting the entire weight as the primary creator on his shoulders...he isn't there yet...and that probably won't be his bag later on either

Dumb boring vision from Sarachan...after all the talk about playing without fear, bringing in new players, opening things up...he trots out the most uninspired tactics.

It was so uninspired, I would seriously question him even continuing in the caretaker role.
Fans shouldn't be subjected to that level of ineptitude after the T&T debacle.

We really don't have to put up with 6 more months of that crap. We could easily give someone else a chance in the caretaker role...the friendlies are all unique events...bring the players in for a week of training then play a game...even bringing in a guest tactician would be an improvement. Someone with an inspired take while we wait for the permanent coach...the fan base deserves it.

The roster for the camp wasn't great...maybe 2-3 of these guys are even in the conversation in three years, but we should have done a lot better with the options available.

I really hope we bring in someone else in the short term.

Post #86
Tuesday January 30, 2018 7:21am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,652
If I learned anything from last night is this: It's time to hire a head coach and start rebuilding. There are plenty of quality head coaches to be had out there with a proven international experience and winning track record: LVG, Bielsa, Hiddink, Scolari, etc...There's no reason to wait until after the WC. Higher the coach and let him start rebuilding for the March friendlies and on. USSF needs to pull their heads out of their butts.

Post #87
Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:20am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,335
This article was on point

Basically says the average starting age was 26 and why would we call up anyone if they're not going to be in the picture for 2022. Also about the absurd ticket prices.

Sarachan is joke. We needed to see the younger players like Carleton. I would've even thrown out the offer to Adam Henley (in MLS) and offered Effrain Alvarez a call up.

Post #88
Tuesday January 30, 2018 6:38pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 565
A great thread. Would have loved to have seen Glad and Acosta in this game. But the best one is the CONCACAF training Miazga is getting in Holland.

Post #89
Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:20am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,335
That thread was dope

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