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kernn63
Post #1
Monday November 13, 2017 7:54pm

Joined Feb 2013
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I️ can't say enough good things about Christian Pulisic. We've gotten used to him handling success in such a fantastic manner. You can tell he will do the same with adversity and come back the better for it.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/christian-p...

Regarding substance, I'm glad he touched on questions about "American-ness". And his point about the whole European passport situation for moving on to Europe is spot on.

Rey Regicide
Post #2
Monday November 13, 2017 8:07pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,965
Original post from kernn63

I️ can't say enough good things about Christian Pulisic. We've gotten used to him handling success in such a fantastic manner. You can tell he will do the same with adversity and come back the better for it.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/christian-p...

Regarding substance, I'm glad he touched on questions about "American-ness". And his point about the whole European passport situation for moving on to Europe is spot on.


yea, he's clearly saw how he's benefited and doesn't see himself as inherently better. he probably takes a look at his nike buddies like gallardo, perez wright etc and seen how different they could have been. he probably doesn't feel rivalry, or maybe is secure neough in his position to look back and say "we would be in SUCH better place rihgt now if all of you guys were with me"

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #3
Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:59am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 173
Yeah, it was a brilliant piece from Christian, it really was.

Dave
Post #4
Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:35am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 764
Most telling statement, to me, in the article was his take on MLS...."It really does frustrate me, when I watch MLS, and I see our best U-17 players - who, again, he so talented and so capable - being rostered - but then not being put on the field much to actually play. I watch that, and I just think about how I was given a chance - a real chance - and it changed my life. Why then are we seemingly hesitant to allow these other talents to blossom?" I think many of us fans have made similar statements over the years.
While I hate to give props to anything the Mexican Federation has done, I have to say that their forcing the clubs to have "X" number of players under 23 on their 1st team rosters, and player players under the age of 23 a certain number of minutes each season is something that USSF & MLS should consider adopting.

db707
Post #5
Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:18am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 444
I'd be fine with giving Christian the armband in 2018 with Yedlin as vice captain. Yes, he's still young, but I'd rather have a mature for his age 20 year old than a milquetoast 30 year old. He's first name on the team sheet anyway. We can do and have done worse.

Rey Regicide
Post #6
Tuesday November 14, 2017 10:27am

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,965
The thing is, what he's alluding to is part the problem that most "outsiders" have alluded to.

There is a connection between europe and their developmental edge. But I am going out on the limb to say that it's not just exclusively the location.

I think Tyler Adams has evolved just fine. He's not been in a amateur environment since what? 15? He's had 3 PRO years of development, yes at RedBull. Look at him, for our sakes he's a wonderful player.

The reality is Redbull has done a great job with him, with other guys too.

The problem is we need 100's of Adams, because only 2 to 4 are going to stick. BUt Redbull mathematically have a limit as to how many they can funnel up.

That is why people tout relegation or a pyramid. Because those 100 aren't going to populate the academy, by it's exclusive nature it's goint o cream the top 23 (to fill a roster.) It's just inevitable, but if there are 100's of Adams going at it against guys in professional settings, that is going to be formative.

That isn't going to happen with a closed system. Again not making MLS out to be a villian, they did the impossible, they created soccer ferver where there was none. Incredible, hats off, interest payments directed. BUt now comes the time to fully investigate what needs to be done with regards to developing quality in quantity afterwards.

kernn63
Post #7
Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:08pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 256
Yep Rey. 100% correct.

kernn63
Post #8
Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:34pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 256
I'm definitely a big believer that pro-rel organically solves many problems with youth development here, but there are a couple of things that MLS and US Soccer could and should do right meow.

1)....Allow youth clubs to collect solidarity payments from transfers.
2)....US Soccer should use the surplus for training compensation to youth clubs. Ideally, this should be coming from MLS, but bottom line, it needs to come from somewhere. this is sending cash to the clubs who produce talent so you're starting to create little soccer labs where the best are rewarded.

https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/ar...

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #9
Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:06am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 173
The part he was talking about with talented MLS youth guys not getting PT being frustrating really stuck with me as a Sporting KC fan with Erik Palmer-Brown.


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