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Post #61
Thursday February 8, 2018 3:09am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 998
Original post from 2tone

I am hearing talk that Caleb Porter is the front runner for the USMNT coaching position. Makes sense considering he left the Timbers in the off season.


LOL

That'll be the last straw for me, probably not going to watch USNT games....

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #62
Thursday February 8, 2018 4:31am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 241
WE can only hope the Wynalda wins the Presidency and then hires a marketing/business director. No way Caleb Porter is the coach if Wynalda is president.
Stoked
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #63
Thursday February 8, 2018 4:41am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,747
Who knows if it will happen, but it wouldn't bother me if he was the coach. Would it be a sexy signing? No, but he is a good coach. And he has attacking principles that I like.

bjelks
Post #64
Thursday February 8, 2018 5:33am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 707
Big difference between a good MLS coach and a good intl coach...
goalsense
dolcem
Post #65
Thursday February 8, 2018 9:19pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,787
The last time he was in the NT setup, Porter presided over the biggest debacle in US youth NT history. We just had the best American coach over take over and he presided over the biggest debacle in the senior team's history. What was it that Twellman said about the definition of insanity?

When countries outside of the traditional soccer power regions do well in international tournaments, it's usually because they brought in quality (foreign) managers rather than hiring locals that are in way over their heads. Why would you want someone like Caleb Porter preparing you to play teams like Germany or even Mexico?

It just amazes me that not qualifying for a World Cup isn't enough to give people a wakeup call. When will we ever learn?
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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #66
Thursday February 8, 2018 10:21pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,991
Yeah I'm good on Porter. Solid MLS coach who would be lost on the international stage. He'd get coached circles around him.

Surely USSF can find someone better

kernn63
Post #67
Thursday February 8, 2018 10:23pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 298
I hope we can get someone like Biesla (or just Biesla).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDRVk4qvDX0&v...

navi8132
New York
Post #68
Thursday February 8, 2018 10:52pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,996
Depends who the USSF president will be. If it's Kathy Carter, then it will be an MLS coach. If it's not Kathy Carter, then it will be either Tab Ramos or some guy who randomly becomes available after the World Cup. I can't take the anxiety, I'd rather it be Tab.

Dave
Post #69
Friday February 9, 2018 3:40am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 906
I truly believe that the USSF leadership (Sunil Gulati), SUM, & MLS commissioner (Garber) influenced player selections under both Klinsmann and Arena. I don't think that they intentionally pushed an agenda to prevent us from qualifying....I think that in their Arrogance they thought we'd qualify regardless of which players were selected.

So if the USSF leadership continues to push their own agenda, and don't let the Coach/Manager build their team the way they think it needs to be built, than I don't think it will matter who the coach/manager is.

If we want to progress as a soccer nation, we need to re-think how we approach how USSF is run....
1) New President needs to higher a Technical Director.
2) President & Technical director need to Higher a head coach/manager
3) New manager needs to higher a staff (Assistants & Trainers)
4) President, Technical Director & Manager need to higher....
a) NEW youth national team coaches.
b) New scouts....multiple scouts located in Europe & US based.

navi8132
New York
Post #70
Friday February 9, 2018 4:44am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,996
Thomas Rongen Head Scout For Life!

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #71
Friday February 9, 2018 10:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,747
Bielsa is to volatile. Who knows if he would stick around even 6 months into the coaching gig.

What really is important is hiring a technical director. Have that person hire the coach. I think someone like Felipe Scolari or Guss Hiddink would be a great hire.

dolcem
Post #72
Friday February 9, 2018 10:16pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,787
Original post from 2tone

Bielsa is to volatile. Who knows if he would stick around even 6 months into the coaching gig.



You wouldn't want one of the world's best coaches to coach us?

Scolari and Hiddink would be great candidates compared to an MLS coach but they are past it. Bielsa is a magician. He needs total control and butts head with management sometimes, but that'd be a good thing in our case.
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kernn63
Post #73
Sunday February 11, 2018 7:20pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 298
Hugo Perez: "Reasons why Bielsa would be ideal 1.The best teacher for young players 2. Tactically a genius 3. His work ethic is excellent 4. Attacking mentality with and without the ball 5. And he loves his teams to entertain and win with total futbol

navi8132
New York
Post #74
Sunday February 11, 2018 11:05pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,996
I looked him up on wikipedia to see more info:

1) His nickname is "El Loco"......
2) He favors a 3-3-3-1, holy god do we not have the players for that. We can barely handle our present 4-2-3-1 and 4-1-4-1.

kernn63
Post #75
Monday February 12, 2018 1:44am

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 298
Navi. See YouTube link I posted above. He'd have a pragmatic alternative. Likely a 4-2-3-1.

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