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hamsamwich
Post #226
Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:08am

Joined Oct 2013
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Tyler Adams should play the full 90-he is such an impressive player. He's ready to go play in Europe right now in my opinion and his all action style will look good as we play a tough Portugal team. He's the player with the most to gain in this game as I feel the midfield lacks a guy with his tenacity and leadership. I expect a loss but some of our players have a big opportunity coming up this next week.

Dave
Post #227
Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:52am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 764
Based on the roster selections I expect the following players to be in the starting XI....
Horvath, Brooks, Yedlin, Villafana, Acosta, Rowe, Bedoya, & Dwyer. What the actual formation is will depend on the other 3 players selected to start. Since I expect we'll be deployed defensively I actually think we'll see a 5-4-1 rolled out.

-------------Dwyer------------
-Gooch----Acosta-----Bedoya-----Rowe-
Villafana--Ream---Brooks--Miazga--Yedlin-
------------Horvath-------------

Subs: CCV for Ream, Lichaj for Villafana, McKennie for Acosta/Bedoya, Sargent cameo for Dwyer

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #228
Wednesday November 8, 2017 5:00am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,294
I have a feeling Sapong will get the start. I would like to see what he can do.

bjelks
Post #229
Wednesday November 8, 2017 5:27am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 407
This Bedoya call up is everything wrong with US Soccer. If we don't stop calling up these trash players and using veteran experience as an excuse we'll never make another WC.
And I like Acosta, but telling me he's better than a Bundesliga and premier league starter is total bs.
goalsense
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #230
Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:13am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,294
Original post from hamsamwich

Tyler Adams should play the full 90-he is such an impressive player. He's ready to go play in Europe right now in my opinion and his all action style will look good as we play a tough Portugal team. He's the player with the most to gain in this game as I feel the midfield lacks a guy with his tenacity and leadership. I expect a loss but some of our players have a big opportunity coming up this next week.


I wouldn't be surprised to see RB Leipzig put in a bid for him. They are losing Naby Keita to Liverpool and I could see Adams slipping right into that position for Leipzig.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #231
Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:16am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,294
What I would like to see as a starting 11:

Gooch-------Sapong-------Agudelo
--------Williams----Adams------
------------Mckennie--------
Lichaj----Brooks---Miazga----Yedlin
-------------Hamid---------

Know Nothing
Post #232
Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:16am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,221
Original post from bjelks

This Bedoya call up is everything wrong with US Soccer. If we don't stop calling up these trash players and using veteran experience as an excuse we'll never make another WC.
And I like Acosta, but telling me he's better than a Bundesliga and premier league starter is total bs.


I am not going to defend Bedoya's abilities, but I will say when he sets foot onto the pitch he hustles and gives everything. My guess is he is there purely for leadership purposes...to push the younger players so they are not complacent. Brooks may have also been a choice, but it is not a bad selection by Sarachan as Bedoya has legitimacy with both sets of players as he is in MLS but has played in Europe. Perhaps another leader will emerge from this group, but the manager needs someone to lead and I think Sarachan chose Bedoya for that purpose.

I think you'll find we are short another LB, so it is conceivable Acosta gets time there instead of MF.

blaise213
Post #233
Wednesday November 8, 2017 10:18am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,457
Naw man Bedoya sucks. We don't need our players to be cheerleaders. We need players to have skills. I never liked that guy and lost all respect for him when Julian Green subbed him out in the Belgium game and he didn't get off the bench to cheer when Green scored.

Keep calling up mediocre shit players and you'll continue to reaffirm on why we didn't make it to the World Cup.

bjelks
Post #234
Wednesday November 8, 2017 2:03pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 407
I can easily say that Yedlin and Brooks have more respect from peers than Bedoya and have the quality to be on the field.
At wing back, I believe Shaq Moore, Antoine Robinson, and Ashton Gotz have more to offer than Acosta.
At striker, The kid ripping up second tier in Holland, Wright, Gaines, Boyd should get looks,
goalsense
Rey Regicide
Post #235
Wednesday November 8, 2017 2:09pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,965
Damn, I hate to be a debbie doubter.

But Sarachan got it wrong.

One word that describes this set is not "opportunity" but "hope". We "hope" that the guys take this chance.

Reason I say that is, in assessing Sargents merit to be there. I know he deserves to be there, he's got the best tool set for any forward we have. Youth or Men's national team. The thing is he's largely been outside the professional realm. It's a bit akin to the Jordan Morris situation except Sargent has much much more skill, and he's much much younger.

We "hope" that he continues this arc with Werder Bremen, because i fhe doens't break through their team until he turns 21, are we going to keep calling him for 4 years w/ limited to no first team experience? One would "hope" so?

kernn63
Post #236
Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:51pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 256
Original post from Rey Regicide

We "hope" that he continues this arc with Werder Bremen, because i fhe doens't break through their team until he turns 21, are we going to keep calling him for 4 years w/ limited to no first team experience?


Doubtful. Betting this call up is half recognition of his promise and half to get him exposure to a professional environment.

Rey Regicide
Post #237
Wednesday November 8, 2017 4:04pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,965
So then alot of hope and wish

I'm not upset when people tout the numbers and population of the country.

I feel we SHOULD be putting up alot of young players ready to do "mediocre" work. 300 million doesn't mean we should have 100 pulsiics, but it SHOULD mean we should have 15 Acosta's or Miazgas. we have 2 I guess in Acosta and Adams.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #238
Wednesday November 8, 2017 4:23pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 927
Original post from blaise213

Naw man Bedoya sucks. We don't need our players to be cheerleaders. We need players to have skills. I never liked that guy and lost all respect for him when Julian Green subbed him out in the Belgium game and he didn't get off the bench to cheer when Green scored.

Keep calling up mediocre shit players and you'll continue to reaffirm on why we didn't make it to the World Cup.


+1000 The cleanup has to be absolute. Why wouldnt you call Keton Parks? he is right there in the back yard. Even if they dont play him, he can be on the bench.

goods
Post #239
Wednesday November 8, 2017 5:31pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 403
I am not upset by Bedoya call up. Would not shock me to see him "pull" a muscle Thursday and Gonzalez is on a flight Thursday after the Monterrey game.

Know Nothing
Post #240
Wednesday November 8, 2017 7:45pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,221
Original post from bjelks

I can easily say that Yedlin and Brooks have more respect from peers than Bedoya and have the quality to be on the field.
At wing back, I believe Shaq Moore, Antoine Robinson, and Ashton Gotz have more to offer than Acosta.
At striker, The kid ripping up second tier in Holland, Wright, Gaines, Boyd should get looks,


Just speculating, but I think if Cameron was healthy, he would be there and neither would Ream or Bedoya (replaced by Gonzalez or Hyndmann).

Respect and leadership are two separate things. Yes, Yedlin and Brooks proabaly have as much respect among peers, but neither are ready yet to step up to the mantle of leader (not saying bedoya is the long term replacement, only he is a stop gap for now).

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