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bjelks
Post #46
Thursday December 7, 2017 3:47am

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---------Wood----
Saief--Mckennie---Gonzalez---Pullisic
--------Williams------
Robinson--Miazga--Brooks---Yedlin
----------?----------
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #47
Thursday December 7, 2017 3:53am

Joined Jul 2012
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Gonzales is more of CDM. Love to see Pulisic under Wood and put Saeif and Amon on the wing.

Parks might have a say in CM at that point as well.

skangles
DC
Post #48
Thursday December 7, 2017 3:22pm

Joined Jan 2013
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The US will play France on June 9 in Lyon.

navi8132
New York
Post #49
Thursday December 7, 2017 5:07pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,787
--Wood
Amon-McKennie-Pulisic-Manneh
-Gonzalez-
Robinson-Brooks-Miazga-Yedlin
-Steffan

Fixed Brooks Miazga positions. I am not high on Arriola, Saeif, or Gooch, thus why going with Manneh (assuming he does make his move to Germany, and can play on right side as well as left).

If Keaton Parks breaks out, then he will be competing with McKennie for that position. I won't put Pulisic on the wing.

Know Nothing
Post #50
Thursday December 7, 2017 6:08pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,248
I still think a back three suits us better as it allows Yedlin and our left back more freedom to attack and more cover when they do.

Steffen
Miazga, CCV, Brooks
Yedlin, Gonzalez, McKennie/Adams, Robinson
Scott/Parks/McKennie
Pulisic (free role behind striker), Wood

Rey Regicide
Post #51
Thursday December 7, 2017 9:30pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,973
Same thing with Edu, Bradley, Feilhaber when we had them all in vogue and in form. If they are ALL in form, please for love of god just put them on the field together. Second half against Ghana showed tha tht ebest llineup for us was Dempsey Donovan and Altidore as close together as possible, with Bradley Edu and Feilhaber behind them.

If mckennie, Gonzalez, Adams, Parks etc are good them stuff that in, 3 mids above a CDM then puli with a forward, which ever, those guys would be our best players!

Width is only a concern if we're facing attrition. If Mc, adams, acosta were getting forward like they did against portugal then it's really a non issue, Sapong fed Mckennie from the wing.

FROM THE WING

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #52
Friday December 8, 2017 1:38am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,310
3-4-3

...............Wood.........
Amon..................Sargent
..................Puli..............
.............Gonzalez.........
Robinson......................Yedlin
........CCV...Brooks...Miazga

Mic drop...

Dave
Post #53
Friday December 8, 2017 3:34am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 799
There are going to be a number of potential combinations and formations over the 2022 cycle. It's going to be up to whomever is hired as the new manager to determine what is best. We are starting to see real options at almost every position except:
Left Back: D. Acosta, Robinson, Farfan are the top 3 prospects, but I haven't seen enough of any of them to determine if they'll fill our biggest concern.
Right Mid: Gooch & Arriola are our top options unless Pulisic is played wide (which many people don't like), or unless one of our LM's can switch sides. I don't like Adams as a WM, but he could be deployed there.
Striker: Wood, Morris, Jozy, Sargent, Dwyer, Boyd, ArJo are all still in the picture, but none are truly making a clear cut claim for the top spot.

Our greatest strength/depth looks to be the options down the spine of the team (CM & CB) as well as potentially LM.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #54
Friday December 8, 2017 3:47am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 934
Original post from chris_thebassplayer

3-4-3

...............Wood.........
Amon..................Sargent
..................Puli..............
.............Gonzalez.........
Robinson......................Yedlin
........CCV...Brooks...Miazga

Mic drop...


I would still go with Fabian as LB and Chandler as RB. Not convinced of Yedlin's ability.

bjelks
Post #55
Friday December 8, 2017 4:55am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 426
Not convinced of Yedlin's ability but convinced of Sargeant and Amon's bahahahaha.
Mckennie is arguably our 2nd best player after Puli and he's not on the field.
No respect for Saief who has beaten Tottenham in UEfa knockout rounds and played regularly in Champ league.
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chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #56
Friday December 8, 2017 7:08am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,310
Just having fun fellas.

It's nice to have so many young players coming through that we can have healthy debates at multiple positions...honestly the competition is going to be insane. I don't know how you can keep a guy like Adams off the field.

Some of these guys like Brooks and Puli....Yedlin...possibly Miazga... realize how close they came to going to a WC, only to have it slip thru their fingers. Fours years is an eternity to wait...

This is going to be a special group of "refuse to lose" players...

They're on a mission to restore order to the US soccer universe.

Sucks that we're out of the WC, but it's going to be a great ride to see how the team takes shape over the next couple years.

goods
Post #57
Friday December 8, 2017 2:32pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 457
1st game
Altidore
Amon. Pulisic. Adams
McKninnie. Gonzo
Robinson Brooks Miazga Yedlin
Steffen

Subs: Wright, Moore, Glaad, Parks, Arriola, Saief

2nd game
Wood
Saeif. Pulisic. Green
McKinee Gonzalez
Robinson Brooks Miazga Yedlin
Hamid
Subs. Morris, Lleget, Glaad, Parks, Arriola, Sargent

goods
Post #58
Friday December 8, 2017 2:35pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 457
Second game I am going with CCV as starter over Brooks and Moore over Yedlin. Since we have no coach, just want to see how you reapond. To not playing, being benched, on the pitch etc.

navi8132
New York
Post #59
Friday December 8, 2017 5:33pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,787
How fast things change: 3 months ago our lineups looked completely different by like 6 players. Just a note that by December 2018 we may have 6 new guys again....

Dave
Post #60
Saturday December 9, 2017 3:51am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 799
Original post from chris_thebassplayer
I don't know how you can keep a guy like Adams off the field.

You keep guys like Adams off the field by having even better players in front of him in the depth chart. I like Adams, but if I'm putting together a starting XI from all players within our pool he's not in it....
6 - Gonzalez (1), McKennie (2), Adams (3), K. Acosta (4), Roldan (5)
8 - McKennie (1), Adams (2), K. Acosta (3), Parks (4), Hyndman (5)
10 - Pulisic (1), Scott (2), Saief (3), Parks (4), Hyndman (5). I don't see Adams as a CAM.
RW - Pulisic (1), Gooch (2), Arriola (3), Adams/Rowe/Zardes/Delgado (4)
RB - Yedlin (1), Moore (2), Olosunde (3), Adams (4)

Adams would Definitely be in my 23....his versatility is a huge benefit as he provides cover at multiple positions, but there is someone better at each of his projected positions, and that is keeping him out of my starting XI.

Original post from goods

1st game
Altidore
Amon. Pulisic. Adams
McKninnie. Gonzo
Robinson Brooks Miazga Yedlin
Steffen

Subs: Wright, Moore, Glaad, Parks, Arriola, Saief

2nd game
Wood
Saeif. Pulisic. Green
McKinee Gonzalez
Robinson CCV Miazga Moore
Hamid
Subs. Morris, Lleget, Glaad, Parks, Arriola, Sargent


I'd mix it up a little more to test out depth in some needed areas:
1st game put Scott/Parks at CAM spot and shift Pulisic to right in place of Adams.
2nd game insert Adams for either McKennie or Gonzalez.

I was not impressed with Arriola down the stretch for club or country in 2017. To me he needs to step it up significantly in the January camp or be replaced. IMO Green, Arriola, Saief, Gooch, Manneh, & Amon are all at a similar level (right now)....so will come down to how they perform when given their chances. And we still have Perez & Akale as possibilities for consideration in the future.

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