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Post #76
Friday January 18, 2019 7:24pm

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 222
Original post from cudevil

We've effed up royally if we hired a manager whose system cannot easily/readily accommodate one of the brightest young talents in the pool.

You can not accommodate everyone. It's a team. And its players that need to fit the system as a whole not the other way around. That's why great players don't make World Cup squads. If he is so bright he shouldnt have a problem. The #9 role in berhalters system in pretty generic when looking at the crew. That being said our best player is a winger or cam. However you view him. Only player I think anyone should be accomadating is him.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #77
Friday January 18, 2019 7:45pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
#9 in Berhalter system is required to be the first line of pressure consistently. He wants a 9 that puts in the work. Holds the ball up and can bring the attacking wingers into the attack. Josh Sargent Eccles with his back to goal and can pass well. Josh does still need to work on his work rate off of the ball. But I do believe Sargent will be in the running to be the starter come the Gold Cup. This type of #9 does not suit Jozy well in Berhalters system.

hamsamwich
Post #78
Friday January 18, 2019 11:35pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
Sargent is the only guy who is going to excel in the new system. The others will do well as the system is designed for guys like Zardes to eat. What do you think Sargent will do? It's nice to finally have a plan of how to get the ball to a striker. The previous generation didn't have that ability to link the play. Sargent brings others into play but unlike a regular target man has the pace vision and timing to make that run in behind. (See his Bundesliga goal v Leipzig).

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #79
Friday February 22, 2019 8:26pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,118
Gets his first start today vs Stuttgart. Berhalter in attendance

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #80
Friday February 22, 2019 9:08pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Looks like he is playing on the wing. Can anyone confirm this? He isn't really a winger.

cudevil
Post #81
Friday February 22, 2019 9:52pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 933
Original post from 2tone

Looks like he is playing on the wing. Can anyone confirm this? He isn't really a winger.


Just started watching the second half. He doesn't appear to be playing overly wide. It's a fairly narrow 3 man attack.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #82
Saturday February 23, 2019 12:31am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Looks like he had an average showing with his first start. Something to build off of. Clear he still needs time to adapt.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #83
Saturday March 30, 2019 6:21pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Came on in the 84th minuet for Bremen today. Nothing of note to say about his limited minutes.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #84
Wednesday July 31, 2019 4:00am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,118
https://www.bundesliga.com/en/bundesliga/news...

I like Kohfeldt and I hope he keeps to his word.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #85
Wednesday July 31, 2019 7:18pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Awesome to see Sargent having a very good preseason. I hope he has a great season.

hamsamwich
Post #86
Friday August 2, 2019 2:12pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
The key is in the combinations with his teammates. We've seen the backheel to Amon, the flick in for Acosta, a bunch of chestdowns and controls at full speed, pressing, and the intelligence to make the right run. 2019/20 will be a breakout year for Sargent, it's amazing how many of these guys that are 2-4 years apart are breaking through. Pencilling in a bunch of these guys and working for 2022 (2026 at this point really) is the new target. Moving on to the future.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #87
Saturday August 3, 2019 6:11pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,118
You'll like this then Ham

https://twitter.com/soccerbyives/status/11576...

hamsamwich
Post #88
Saturday August 3, 2019 10:03pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
Exactly. He also has the vision to make a pass there if he had a Pulisic type alongside him.

Samtom23
Post #89
Sunday August 4, 2019 4:09am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 46
I watched the entire second half. Sargent did well overall but still could improve. I didn't see him really challenge anyone with his dribbling. He made a dangerous pass that almost lead to a goal. Pulisic did the same thing but Pulisic did the work and got the ball back. I have high hopes for Sergent consider one of his competitors at Bremen is Claudio Pizarro but will see how he does.

But my next question. Should GB place a call to Falorin Balogun? He's Arsenal's top prospect and scored 3 times in 6 minutes recently. He is eligible for three countries.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #90
Sunday August 4, 2019 8:16pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Original post from Samtom23

I watched the entire second half. Sargent did well overall but still could improve. I didn't see him really challenge anyone with his dribbling. He made a dangerous pass that almost lead to a goal. Pulisic did the same thing but Pulisic did the work and got the ball back. I have high hopes for Sergent consider one of his competitors at Bremen is Claudio Pizarro but will see how he does.

But my next question. Should GB place a call to Falorin Balogun? He's Arsenal's top prospect and scored 3 times in 6 minutes recently. He is eligible for three countries.


Right now he is firmly in England's grasp. I don't see Berhalter convincing him to play for the US.

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