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hamsamwich
Post #31
Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:56am

Joined Oct 2013
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Adams is named "Man of the Matchday" aka player of the week this week in the Bundesliga, on his debut... you were saying @blaise???

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #32
Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:22pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Adams is a star. And I have said before he may end up being the top player of this new generation of American players. He has the talent and the drive to be that guy. But there are starting to be many highly talented young players: Pulisic, McKennie, Adams, Mihailovic, Mendez, Dest, Sargent, Weah, Amon, McKenzie, Richards, Taitigue, Pomykal, Llanez, etc.... I think we are going to witness a golden age for the USMNT.

Dave
Post #33
Thursday January 31, 2019 2:31am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 975
Original post from 2tone

Adams is a star. And I have said before he may end up being the top player of this new generation of American players. He has the talent and the drive to be that guy. But there are starting to be many highly talented young players: Pulisic, McKennie, Adams, Mihailovic, Mendez, Dest, Sargent, Weah, Amon, McKenzie, Richards, Taitigue, Pomykal, Llanez, etc.... I think we are going to witness a golden age for the USMNT.


We may have the makings of a Golden Generation (by American Standards at least). We have more young prospects playing at good clubs/leagues than at any other time in our history. But the vast majority of them are still at the youth level with their clubs, and will need to make the transition to the 1st team and become starters. Until they are 1st team starters they're still prospects. The other indicator for a Golden Generation would be significant wins in international youth competitions, and to date we've not made a Youth WC Final at any age with this group of players.

We're on the right track and improving every year. Only time will tell if it's the start of a Golden Generation...but if it is we're most likely to reach their peak after this cycle.

Lilshmike
Post #34
Thursday January 31, 2019 2:40pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,063
Original post from Dave

We may have the makings of a Golden Generation (by American Standards at least). We have more young prospects playing at good clubs/leagues than at any other time in our history. But the vast majority of them are still at the youth level with their clubs, and will need to make the transition to the 1st team and become starters. Until they are 1st team starters they're still prospects. The other indicator for a Golden Generation would be significant wins in international youth competitions, and to date we've not made a Youth WC Final at any age with this group of players.

We're on the right track and improving every year. Only time will tell if it's the start of a Golden Generation...but if it is we're most likely to reach their peak after this cycle.
That might be one of the most rational things I've read on this site in a long while...

hamsamwich
Post #35
Thursday January 31, 2019 4:29pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,973
True but there are prospects and then there are super prospects. Sargent tearing up the u20 WC is a sign of what's to come in the future. There are more certain guys like a George Bello for example, than ever before. It's based on substance finally and not hype. You also can't say that just because our youth generation have improved to the point where we can realistically compete, that say a France or England or Spain or whoever isn't still ahead of us by miles. Their current starting point is miles ahead we are catching up quickly in our American muscle car. But I wouldn't say that it would be this generations fault if they can't beat the likes of Brazil or Germany yet in a big competition. It's tough to measure results and development they aren't the same.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #36
Friday February 1, 2019 8:33pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,052
Starting against Hannover. Wood on the bench

hamsamwich
Post #37
Friday February 1, 2019 10:54pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,973
90' in a 3-0 away win. He's not coming out of the lineup.

navi8132
New York
Post #38
Saturday February 2, 2019 12:47am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,044
RB Leipzig is in 4th place in the bundesliga. Adams basically already a starter. There is no moving him to rightback or having him compete with Bradley. Adams starts. McKennie starts.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #39
Saturday February 2, 2019 4:59am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,150
He is already one of Leipzig's best players. That's crazy.

hamsamwich
Post #40
Saturday February 2, 2019 3:51pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,973
No let's move him to a less impactful part of the field so we can play an old out of shape Bradley in the middle to play passes Adams can also make. He's the #6. Now.

bjelks
Post #41
Saturday February 2, 2019 4:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
I said this a year ago.
I also said Mckennie should've also taken Bradley's place 2 yrs ago.
goalsense
PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #42
Saturday February 2, 2019 6:32pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 198
I could see a place for Adams at right back, if were trying to unlock a team thats bunkering in. Try to get the best players on the field (this does not include bradley). Essentially we would be running a 3-1-4-2, but if Berhalter wanted to stick with his base formation i could absolutely see it. Mckennie and another 8 ( or a 10). With 2 strikers up top, it would be an absolute constrictor

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