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hamsamwich
Post #61
Friday April 19, 2019 1:11pm

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I said a few weeks back it may actually be better for most of our European guys to stick with their clubs for preseason in an effort to get them full time starter roles... players like CCV, EPB, Miazga, Soto, Sargent, Mendez, Weah, Novakovich- maybe even McKennie if he transfers and also Pulisic at Chelsea.

Let's face it, even dinosaur Bruce Arena won the last gold cup with that MLS heavy shitbox team that failed to qualify. I'm prepared to see Berhalter use a mostly mls lineup and really who cares about this gold cup anyways... no more confed cup, and the nations league is just as important now. The gold cup will be fun to watch the USA play, but probably not the guys I want to see.

@2tone- no I wouldn't like to see Pomykal this summer I'd like to see him play at the u20 WC and get a transfer abroad. His contract is up end of the year it's action time for Dallas (I think the Acosta situation where they lost out on money waiting another year to sell and then he got injured... and also McKennie going for free) and I'd be surprised if Dallas doesn't want a piece of that action, especially if Pomykal plays well. I couldn't call this guy up and leave Weah and Sargent behind since they are pretty much in the same boat.

hamsamwich
Post #62
Friday April 19, 2019 1:13pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Original post from hamsamwich

I said a few weeks back it may actually be better for most of our European guys to stick with their clubs for preseason in an effort to get them full time starter roles... players like CCV, EPB, Miazga, Soto, Sargent, Mendez, Weah, Novakovich- maybe even McKennie if he transfers and also Pulisic at Chelsea.

Let's face it, even dinosaur Bruce Arena won the last gold cup with that MLS heavy shitbox team that failed to qualify. I'm prepared to see Berhalter use a mostly mls lineup and really who cares about this gold cup anyways... no more confed cup, and the nations league is just as important now. The gold cup will be fun to watch the USA play, but probably not the guys I want to see.

@2tone- no I wouldn't like to see Pomykal this summer I'd like to see him play at the u20 WC and get a transfer abroad. His contract is up end of the year it's action time for Dallas (I think the Acosta situation where they lost out on money waiting another year to sell and then he got injured... and also McKennie going for free will help to make up Dallas' mind) and I'd be surprised if Dallas doesn't want a piece of that action, especially if Pomykal plays well. I couldn't call this guy up and leave Weah and Sargent behind since they are pretty much in the same boat.


hamsamwich
Post #63
Friday April 19, 2019 1:31pm

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Didn't mean to hit the quote button, but to go back to Pomykal and his contract. These young guys and I'll include Durkin in here with their club options or whatever, they need new contracts. The young talented mls players must look at the CBA and their options and think something must change. You can bet the agents are looking at this u20 World Cup as a showcase but also to help their players get on better deals without all the mls red tape. Acosta (who wanted to transfer before he got hurt what 2 years ago, maybe 3?) is now stuck in Colorado due to the mls rule structure to where he would have to go for 5-6 million to make the deal worth it for anyone involved. Add to that Acosta really had no say in anything and you can see the type of situation happening again with the new players, sadly.

navi8132
New York
Post #64
Saturday April 20, 2019 3:25am

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And there it is. Jozy is injured again.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #65
Saturday April 20, 2019 3:54am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 277
Original post from stoked3

I agree with your assessment that they will be absolutely be in the squad.
The real question is should they? Frankly I do not think any of those 4 should be on the GC 23.

Bradley's is a known we know his ability and liabilities we will not learn anything new about Bradley we don't already know

Trapp-same

Zardes we know how looks on the int stage-he will always work hard, run fast and provide 2 good passes a game but will have a horrible touch etc

Jozy-yes he is playing well now but
1. He is injured often
2. he was the guy walking when we were needed a goal to go to the world cup

Hate to quote myself but looks like jozy is injured again. Bring on the youth and new faces for the Gold Cup.
Im holding out hope we see some new faces
Stoked
Know Nothing
Post #66
Saturday April 20, 2019 2:15pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from navi8132

And there it is. Jozy is injured again.


Yep, and he just blamed the injury on the owner for not allowing him access to Giovincos trainer that helped him with muscle injuries.

I am nowhere near being the biggest Jozy fan, but this rant seems to me to be someone not willing to take responsibility for their actions. He has a history of this and he should know by now what he needs to do to prevent them, trainer or no. Surely he could ask another trainer to duplicate the work.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #67
Sunday April 21, 2019 2:59am

Joined Jul 2012
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Ebobissie is playing really well for Portland.

hamsamwich
Post #68
Sunday April 21, 2019 1:58pm

Joined Oct 2013
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McKennie played 81 minutes yesterday. Good.

Lilshmike
Post #69
Sunday April 21, 2019 2:17pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,068
Original post from Know Nothing

Yep, and he just blamed the injury on the owner for not allowing him access to Giovincos trainer that helped him with muscle injuries.

I am nowhere near being the biggest Jozy fan, but this rant seems to me to be someone not willing to take responsibility for their actions. He has a history of this and he should know by now what he needs to do to prevent them, trainer or no. Surely he could ask another trainer to duplicate the work.
Hahaha like what, ask God to give him new genes?

Theres not a lot you can do sometimes with muscle injuries. Once it starts happening, its not like you can just know what to do to prevent another one. They just happen. You get one once, and you're always gonna have a chance of popping the same one again - or another one that's impacted by your compensating acts when dealing with the previous one. That's down to genetics and your own physical history.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #70
Sunday April 21, 2019 3:11pm

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 277
Original post from Lilshmike

Hahaha like what, ask God to give him new genes?

Theres not a lot you can do sometimes with muscle injuries. Once it starts happening, its not like you can just know what to do to prevent another one. They just happen. You get one once, and you're always gonna have a chance of popping the same one again - or another one that's impacted by your compensating acts when dealing with the previous one. That's down to genetics and your own physical history.


There is alot to do with muscle injuries. 1st its important to note that the hammy and quads are opposing muscle groups. The hammy functions hip extension and knee Flexion while the quad does the opposite.

To rehab a hammy injury you must work on the surrounding areas. simply things like flexibility and core work will certainly help-elongating the quad helps tremendously. Hip mobility and strengthening the hammy.

Regardless is is not true that once you have a hammy injury you are going to always have them. Do genes play a role sure they do. But it seems as if Jozy admitted he knew what to do to stay healthy and blamed others bc he didn't do it.

this sucks for him and you hate to see guys get hurt but if we are talking Nats this is a blessing bc he would have started the GC for us played well against small teams and been granted starting status for yrs to come.

we need to see new faces. Anyone notice Wooten scored 2 more this weekend. Also hope this Ferrieria kid from dallas gets his citizenship he looks promising.
Stoked
Know Nothing
Post #71
Monday April 22, 2019 2:35pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,556
Original post from Lilshmike

Hahaha like what, ask God to give him new genes?

Theres not a lot you can do sometimes with muscle injuries. Once it starts happening, its not like you can just know what to do to prevent another one. They just happen. You get one once, and you're always gonna have a chance of popping the same one again - or another one that's impacted by your compensating acts when dealing with the previous one. That's down to genetics and your own physical history.


So with his history he can be seen as a liability. If muscle injuries are going to be inevitable with him, how can we count on him to produce in a tournament with a limited number of roster spots?

db707
Post #72
Monday April 22, 2019 3:28pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Robinson's been back from his injury and starting regularly again for Wigan, while Yedlin's been benched for Newcastle. A lot of questions at the outside back spots for the Gold Cup and the future.

blaise213
Post #73
Tuesday April 23, 2019 12:39am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,815
Original post from db707

Robinson's been back from his injury and starting regularly again for Wigan, while Yedlin's been benched for Newcastle. A lot of questions at the outside back spots for the Gold Cup and the future.


Dest > Yedlin

Dave
Post #74
Tuesday April 23, 2019 4:38am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 980
Original post from Know Nothing

So with his history he can be seen as a liability. If muscle injuries are going to be inevitable with him, how can we count on him to produce in a tournament with a limited number of roster spots?


Many would argue that we can't count on Jozy during Tournaments due to his injury history. At least not as the primary striker option.
Considering how few strikers we have in the player pool who are ready to complete at the Sr. International level, we may have no choice for this years Gold Cup, but his time is running out. As the younger generation (Sargent, Weah, Nova, Sabbi, Wright, Akinola,
de la Fuente, Soto, etc...) come of age Jozy will tumble down the pecking order.

His latest injury may actually keep him out of this years gold cup, depending upon the severity....In which case we'll likely see Zardes as the primary striker.

db707
Post #75
Tuesday April 23, 2019 3:53pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 837
Original post from blaise213

Dest > Yedlin


LOL. Let Dest play for someone's first team and establish himself first. We called up Olosunde last year because of potential and he's done little to advance himself this year.

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