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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Wednesday February 7, 2018 7:33pm

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Sure why not let's make a prediction:

GK: Bono, Hamid, Steffen

Defense: Yedlin, Moore, Chandler, Robinson, Miazga, Brooks, Zimmerman, CCV

CM/DM: Parks, Mckennie, Acosta, Williams, Adams

Attackers: Pulisic, Amon, Tillman, Sargent, Morris, Siebatcheu, Johannsson

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #2
Wednesday February 7, 2018 8:07pm

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 252
I like Johannson but he will be hurt, Green will be an impact for us, he is starting to get some good PT
Stoked
goods
Post #3
Wednesday February 7, 2018 9:07pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 562
I think Weah will start to see some time with a first team and be an option.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Wednesday February 7, 2018 10:44pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,840
Good options as well guys.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Wednesday February 7, 2018 11:24pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,840
Rubin will be a player to keep tabs on as well this next year. Hopefully he does well at Tijuana.

goods
Post #6
Thursday February 8, 2018 1:05am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 562
I think it will be important to how EPB does as well in Belgium. Helps get him his work permit, plus I am not sold on Brooks staying healthy.

bjelks
Post #7
Thursday February 8, 2018 2:52am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 796
Zimmerman doesn't belong in this group at all lol. Isn't he the same guy that closelined a Bosnia player for penalty? Too slow and clumsy, low iq.
EPB easy.

Saief over Acosta easy.

Boyd, Novakovich, Green or Rubin over Morris. Morris doesn't have the chops to be an intl player. Lacks the quality and fight/ ambition.

Stanko or Morales if DWill is hurt.
goalsense
Dave
Post #8
Thursday February 8, 2018 2:53am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 913
Not knowing who the manager will be, or what type of formation we'll potentially use makes it very difficult to project a 23 man roster. A lot can happen over the next 18 months....players will rise and fall. The Players I think could/should be under consideration:

Keeper: Guzan, Hamid, Steffen, Horvath, Gonzalez
Defense:
CB - Brooks, Miazga, CCV, Zimmerman, Glad, EPB, Alvarado
RB - Yedlin, Moore, Chandler, Fossey
LB - Villafana, Robinson, Vincent, Lima, D. Acosta
Midfield:
CDM: Williams, K. Acosta, Adams, Canouse, Roldan
CM: McKennie, Parks, Lletget, Hyndmann, Delgado
ACM: Pulisic, Scott, Akale
RM: Arriola, Gooch, Taitague
LM: Saief, Green, Amon, Tillman
Forward: Wood, Siebatcheu, Morris, Wright, Rubin, Novakovich, Johannsson/Boyd

Lots of options out there including some that I've intentionally left off (Jozy & Bradley), but will come down to whomever the coach is, who is in form, and who is healthy at the end of next year.

goods
Post #9
Thursday February 8, 2018 4:58am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 562
Dave the biggest issue I have with your list is Gooch. If he cannot get on the field for a team fighting relegation in the Championship, how is he USMNT quality.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #10
Friday September 21, 2018 12:06am

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Total Posts: 9,840
With Fabian Johnson back and playing well for Gladbach, I tend to wonder if he might be in the equation for the Gold Cup? He has that veteran leadership and still has a lot of quality to bring to what I believe will be a young team. I get that he is going on 30, but I wouldn't toss him out yet.

db707
Post #11
Tuesday September 25, 2018 5:53am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 723
I thought Johnson was done with the national team, so we would have to convince him to come back. That said, I could see it, perhaps as a versatile bench option.

navi8132
New York
Post #12
Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:52am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,011
True, Fabian said the 2018 World Cup would be his last World Cup. I don't think he mentioned anything about needing to play in it for those words to count.

Lilshmike
Post #13
Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:28pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 870
Johnson has no interest in playing for us again. He is focused on his club career. He only wanted to play in the WC. Unless he is still playing at a high level next world cup and is better than other players we have, I would be surprised to see him line up in a national team uniform again.

bjelks
Post #14
Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:53pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 796
I think Fab would be more interested in playing for us if we had a manager he respected and a 23 he felt were international quality or at least capable of competing at a high level.
goalsense
hamsamwich
Post #15
Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:06pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,768
Can Johansson ever make it back? There a lot of what ifs but I've turned the page on many and am looking forward to the younger guys getting run in the Gold Cup. I'd rather sink or swim with Gall and Canouse than Johnson and Bradley for example.

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