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Know Nothing
Post #46
Friday October 13, 2017 9:46pm

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Original post from USAGunner

Also finished with the stats from all the teams still alive for the world Cup:

24% are 30 and over (only Uruguay had 40%+ like the USA did...only their 30 and over crowd contains several world class players...ours doesn't).

47% are in their Prime Years. (only France had less than us. But they have several 23-24 year old World Class players).

28% are 24 and under.

Uruguay is the only one who had a make-up like we did that is still alive. And again you are talking about Godin, Cavani, Saurez, and Stuani. Compared to Dempsey, Cameron, Bradley, and Besler.

IE No comparison.


I don't usually put much faith in stats, but when you take your comparison and add the fact that Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama were three of the four representatives of CONCACAF at the 2011 U-20 WC then it is more telling. Players from those teams would be considered in their prime years right now.

The fourth U-20 representative from CONCACAF that year, Guatemala, beat us in Guatemala prior to the hex.

Jzaval01
Post #47
Friday October 13, 2017 11:20pm

Joined May 2013
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Original post from Know Nothing

I don't usually put much faith in stats, but when you take your comparison and add the fact that Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama were three of the four representatives of CONCACAF at the 2011 U-20 WC then it is more telling. Players from those teams would be considered in their prime years right now.

The fourth U-20 representative from CONCACAF that year, Guatemala, beat us in Guatemala prior to the hex.


wow that's interesting and telling. Most of the time its hard to judge because sometimes you dont have your best players due to clubs not releasing them. But those teams just werent good not compared to now.

The fact that the last U20 didnt have Pulisic, Mckennie and other top players and still made it to a quarterfinals and won Concacaf is also telling of our future imo. Not all will pan out but you have more players with more quality at younger age more changes of player making national better. Thats has to be a sign of growth if not then were all clueless in this sport.

skangles
DC
Post #48
Friday October 20, 2017 1:46am

Joined Jan 2013
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If any of you have any doubt on whether Sunil should stay on as USSF President, turn on the USWNT vs South Korea game on FS1. They are playing on a pile of shit turf field with football lines. This is disgraceful.

skangles
DC
Post #49
Friday October 20, 2017 2:17am

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And Mallory Pugh is out with a non-contact injury from this shitty surface. Good job USSF. Way to put your star players on the path to injury. We really need four more years of this...

navi8132
New York
Post #50
Friday October 20, 2017 5:39am

Joined Jul 2012
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At the recent USWNT game, they took away the signs from fans that had language written on it critical of Sunil Gulati. #OverthrowSunil #DictatorNOTFORLife

skangles
DC
Post #51
Friday November 17, 2017 3:21am

Joined Jan 2013
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Bryant Gumbel will be sitting down with Tom Byer to discuss US soccer development on Real Sports next Tuesday. It airs at 10pm EST on HBO.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #52
Friday November 17, 2017 5:24am

Joined Jul 2012
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Looks like Caleb Porter will be an available coach. Weird he his leaving Portland. Thought he has done a very good job there.

navi8132
New York
Post #53
Friday November 17, 2017 2:13pm

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If Caleb Porter becomes USMNT coach, then i take a 2 year USMNT hiatus (how long b4 he is fired for gross incompetence). Accountability matters, we lost 2012 olympic qualifying bc of him, he cannot be rewarded with more national team jobs after that. Stay in MLS.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #54
Friday November 17, 2017 6:09pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I wouldn't mind seeing him as USMNT coach. He is a good coach. I'm I've r the 2012 failed qualification. Porter has proven to be a really good coach in MLS. My guess is that he may have a job lined up in Europe. He left on his own accord.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #55
Friday November 17, 2017 6:16pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 927
Original post from navi8132

If Caleb Porter becomes USMNT coach, then i take a 2 year USMNT hiatus (how long b4 he is fired for gross incompetence). Accountability matters, we lost 2012 olympic qualifying bc of him, he cannot be rewarded with more national team jobs after that. Stay in MLS.


I'll switch off US team permanently.

Know Nothing
Post #56
Friday November 17, 2017 7:35pm

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I logged on here after seeing Porter had resigned figuring he may be angling for the USMNT job...interesting that others had the same idea.

I am usually against player power, but since the team will be built around Pulisic, I think he at least should be consulted prior to hiring a new coach. It is in our best interest to keep him happy.

Rey Regicide
Post #57
Friday November 17, 2017 8:04pm

Joined Sep 2013
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If SUM is hell bent on being USSF.

How does Pulisic look?

Like here's this superstar for all US purposes, and you don't own the rights to him.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #58
Friday November 17, 2017 9:03pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,294
Keep close eyes on Emanual Sabbi who is getting regular minutes at Hobro IK in the Danish top division.

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #59
Friday November 17, 2017 10:58pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 307
Porter is not the coach we need. At this point, I am of the group who is saying USSF needs to wait until AFTER the WC in Russia and see who comes available. Porter may be a good MLS coach, but how will that translate to the US team? Already seen how that pans out with Arena part two.

Gulati's stance on pay for play and BA's inane support saying nobody was falling thru the cracks, well, that pissed me off to no degree. When Max and Herc called him out for his comments, heck for even showing to speak on our last friendly, I was wondering if Herc would bring up his own situation. He finally did, but I still think he needs to go more into depth on how he fell through and his road to getting invited to a camp. Hopefully that will be on another show.

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