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Tuesday February 6, 2018 4:47pm

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https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga....38625569.304859037.1517838970-1329034975.1494438213

Interesting article. What is the over/under on getting of these guys to commit to the USMNT?

cleancutimage
Post #2
Tuesday February 6, 2018 4:48pm

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Also, could someone with more knowledge on the topic than me give the ceiling for all these players? Are they starters for the USMNT, super subs, contributors?

kernn63
Post #3
Tuesday February 6, 2018 6:52pm

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Jeremy Toljan could be playing his way into Germany's plans. If that happens, I'd say forget about it. He would be a reliable starter for us at left back. Just solid. Able to get forward. Has solidified himself for Dortmund this year.

Most of these guys are far enough removed from senior soccer that it's impossible to evaluate the likelihood. BUT It sounds like Tillman is a high probability to make the one time switch....Call that above 70%.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Tuesday February 6, 2018 7:12pm

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Toljan has stated he has no desire to play for the US. And quite frankly that's a done deal for me. I want guys who want to take the US and program forward.

goods
Post #5
Tuesday February 6, 2018 8:54pm

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Antonee Robinson could be as good as Toljan. He is improving daily at Bolton and would suspect he has the chance to start for Everton next year

Dave
Post #6
Wednesday February 7, 2018 2:00am

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Original post from cleancutimage

Also, could someone with more knowledge on the topic than me give the ceiling for all these players? Are they starters for the USMNT, super subs, contributors?


It's incredibly difficult to predict what these players ceiling would be with the USMNT considering the age of many of them and the fact we have no idea who'll be our coach.
But at a glance....
Jeremy Toljan - Would be our clear starter at LB right now. Others could catch/overtake him (Robinson, Farfan, etc...) but considering LB is clearly a position of need and Toljan is already a significant contributor in B1, and everyone else is in a tier 2 league or youth league he's clearly a step ahead.
Timothy Tillman - Another player who could fill position(s) of need....Wide Midfield. While we have other prospects out wide, Tillman could be a nice partner/foil for Pulisic.

The rest of the players listed are wait and see types. Some could be starts (Pulisic Level), contributors, or busts (Morales). It's just too early to tell how these guys will pan out, or where they stack up to other prospects.

bjelks
Post #7
Wednesday February 7, 2018 5:59am

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lol I wouldn't consider Morales a bust, he was a Bundesliga starter last year and just scored in Bundesliga 2.
Michael Bradley hasn't played top level in 4 yrs and US Soccer so called experts still consider him in our 23 smh.
Talk about politics and corruption.
goalsense
Dave
Post #8
Thursday February 8, 2018 2:29am

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Original post from bjelks

lol I wouldn't consider Morales a bust, he was a Bundesliga starter last year and just scored in Bundesliga 2.
Michael Bradley hasn't played top level in 4 yrs and US Soccer so called experts still consider him in our 23 smh.
Talk about politics and corruption.


In regards to contributions to the USMNT Morales has been a bust. He's got 13 caps for a total of 572 minutes. I'm not saying he shouldn't have gotten more opportunities, or more minutes. Nor am I going to say that the other players selected before him were more deserving. But the fact of the matter is that over the last 2 cycles, 2 separate coaches chose Bradley, Jones, Beckerman, & Williams before him, and McCarty almost as frequently as him. That to me makes him a Bust as a contributor to the USMNT.

mandela
Post #9
Thursday February 8, 2018 6:12am

Joined Dec 2013
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he has 5 goals in BL2...pretty good season and ingolstadt is a possible promotion team.....good chance morales is back in Bundesliga next year and a big why his club makes it back.....too soon to call him a bust but has certainly not lived up to full potential for USMNT.....

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #10
Tuesday August 20, 2019 5:47pm

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Not to get political or racial on this site. But was just looking through our Germán-American players and I have noticed a similarity between about 95% of them. They all seem to be biracial, with their fathers being black and mother white Germans. Just wondering why this was the case, is there a low number of black people in Germany or was there a rise of African American service men stationed in Germany around 80/90s? Just asking for some thoughts, thought it was weird tbh..

bjelks
Post #11
Tuesday August 20, 2019 6:06pm

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Lol there is a very low number of black German citizens, practically none. Boateng has a German mother and Ghanaian father.
Don't know about the rise of black servicemen in Germany in 80/90s, but servicemen are all over the place and they will make babies with whoever is around.
Just happens that when they do in Germany, they are mixing super athletic genes with the footballing culture of Germany.
And these kids grow up with American ideology and German footballing Development
goalsense

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