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navi8132
New York
Post #91
Monday October 16, 2017 7:24pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Versus England (potentially) on Saturday, given all the suspensions and injuries (Lindsey, Goslin, Akinola, Ferri), I would go with:

------Sargent
Carleton--Acosta--Booth
---Vassilev---Durkin
Gloster--Sands-Watts--Dest
------Garces

If Lindsey is recovered, then he would go in for Watts. The loss of Goslin will be huge, so Durkin needs to be back in midfield.

In second half if need more firepower, can sub out Vassilev and bring on Weah to have two up top.

cudevil
Post #92
Monday October 16, 2017 8:14pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 587
Original post from 2tone

The U17's played well against an opponent that destroyed teams in their group. They kept a clean sheet against a team that scored 10 goals in the group stage. I mean seriously let's give our boys some damn credit.


The crazy thing is that it could have easily been 7-0 or 8-0. Akinola has to put that chance away at the end of the first. Sargent flubbed an easy pass across to Weah where he almost assuredly scores. Carleton, I believe, missed putting Weah through another time in the second half, where he'd have been 1v1 with the keeper.

goods
Post #93
Monday October 16, 2017 8:34pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 547
Original post from navi8132

Versus England (potentially) on Saturday, given all the suspensions and injuries (Lindsey, Goslin, Akinola, Ferri), I would go with:

---Sargent
Carleton-Acosta-Booth
--Vassilev--Durkin
Gloster-Sands-Watts-Dest
---Garces

If Lindsey is recovered, then he would go in for Watts. The loss of Goslin will be huge, so Durkin needs to be back in midfield.

In second half if need more firepower, can sub out Vassilev and bring on Weah to have two up top.


No way Weah is not out there for that game

Jzaval01
Post #94
Monday October 16, 2017 10:42pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,288
Original post from 2tone

The U17's played well against an opponent that destroyed teams in their group. They kept a clean sheet against a team that scored 10 goals in the group stage. I mean seriously let's give our boys some damn credit.


I agree on both points and here why
- these teams are full of kids and can be very inconsistent but man they turned up today and finally because this team can score goals as shown by concacaf tournaments.

- there always a better decision to take. Akinola at times lost the ball easily ESPECIALLY in the first half so they need to inprove on that and did 2nd half.

They need to def be in their A game for England. Will be fun and ill just enjoy it regardless of the result.
Lastly have to eat crow I overreated to Colombia result. Team responded well for a bunch of u17s

Know Nothing
Post #95
Monday October 16, 2017 10:56pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,291
Original post from navi8132

Ok, now that 1st half is over, I see it was actually a 4-2-1-3. A ridiculous lineup given Weah and Akinola when they pull back to defend are not able to hold the ball or smoothly pass the ball. This whole game has been nothing more than KICKBALL of punting long balls to Akinola on the right flank of the top 3 and hoping you can counter (straight to goal or cross to goal). This is such a regression of US Soccer. A travesty. Yes, they are up 1-0, but there is a bigger point to youth soccer than trying to eek out a victory with trying to do quick counters and disregarding smooth build up play with midfielders who don't lose the ball and who find effective passing lanes.


I understand your point but what you seek is an ideal. On the field the other team is trying to stop you from doing what you want to do when attacking and vice versa.

Akinola and Weah playing up high and wide forced their outside backs to defend deeper. Playing at this level it is usually physical ability that gets the job done and this team has it in abundance...especially speed.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #96
Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:54pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 965
Something to look forward to... I think US U17 is winning over my other home country fans... Makes me happy...
Something to cheer about folks...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sports/footbal...

Next Pulisic...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sports/footbal...

Rey Regicide
Post #97
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:22pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,990
I have a question.

Why does Hackworth keep working Dest in and out?

I mean I think They've ALL been excellent. Watts, Lindsey, Durkin, Sands. With the last two I think it's incredible that they are midfielders masquerading as Defense. hopefully with our younger players we get more individuals who are better with "total" football and ability to slot and place anywhere on the field.

But why does Dest play half a game, or no games at all?Has anyone asked Hackworth? Or Cobi and the gang given an explanation?

Also, I know Carleton is a winger. He's built like a lambo or a ferrari. Acosta is built like a Benz or BMW. But Carleton does a great job of donning his class and looking the part.

navi8132
New York
Post #98
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:29pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
I believe because Dest is the youngest, 16 yo, when most are 17 yo. I think he was better at RB than the other options. At LB, he was doing a fantastic job getting high up the pitch creating offense, but I think it tired him out and then he started to make mistakes and have a hard time chasing players down on defense, so he got subbed. I imagine his engine/fitness level is not as high as the others.

Rey Regicide
Post #99
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:35pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,990
Original post from navi8132

I believe because Dest is the youngest, 16 yo, when most are 17 yo. I think he was better at RB than the other options. At LB, he was doing a fantastic job getting high up the pitch creating offense, but I think it tired him out and then he started to make mistakes and have a hard time chasing players down on defense, so he got subbed. I imagine his engine/fitness level is not as high as the others.


I like how he accomodates the touch under pressure. It's e necessity as a 10. But when you have it as a RB, it allows for the play to continue without having to reset possession or punting. There was this play against Paraguay where there he flicked on a ball to Ferri to receive it back again with out him having to cover a lot of distance.

navi8132
New York
Post #100
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:37pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
He's only 16, he might at some point be tried in midfield.

Rey Regicide
Post #101
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:42pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,990
Oh man, I hope not. He looks like a stud at RB. Gloster looks like a stud.

Chance2bad
Cincinnati, OH
Post #102
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:53pm

Joined Jun 2017
Total Posts: 39
Someone tell the Deccan Chronicle that Canada and Australia call it soccer as well.

Although if it were up to me the term soccer would be outlawed, call American football "throwing and tackling" or something stupid like that

db707
Post #103
Thursday October 19, 2017 6:03pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 461
Original post from Chance2bad

Someone tell the Deccan Chronicle that Canada and Australia call it soccer as well.

Although if it were up to me the term soccer would be outlawed, call American football "throwing and tackling" or something stupid like that


I call American football "the weird version with the helmets."

Rey Regicide
Post #104
Thursday October 19, 2017 6:15pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,990
Oddly enough it's all the same football, well their genesis. Codification in the late 1800's started to differentiate the differences between hand egg style and kicking the ball style.

Rutgers V Princeton first football game in the United STates
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1869_New_Jersey...

And I mean Football, both footballs

navi8132
New York
Post #105
Thursday October 19, 2017 10:40pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,892
Actually Taylor Booth is even younger than Dest. Booth only just turned 16 in May.....I was wondering why he wasn't getting any playing time as RM when he clearly can help this team's midfield.

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