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Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #166
Monday August 31, 2020 2:14pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Original post from hamsamwich

I just don't get why we aren't celebrating Konrad (with obvious caution) instead of tearing down two other players not named Konrad. Their path and what they do should not impact Konrad if he does what he can do- his potential playing for Barcelona is a huge trump card. It's the right time to be there as there seem to be a lot of openings on the squad. As I said a few weeks ago (this was even before Suarez leaving and of course Messi)- Barcelona is going to have a youth movement. Problem is there are guys ahead of him in the young player pecking order. Konrad is really going to have to do something special (or improve) to overtake some of these players... and that's saying nothing of guys like Griezmann and Coutinho. We will see where this leads but I hope a loan to the bundesliga. Koeman is watching there's always a chance.


Agreed, a few years ago we would have all been head over heels with Joy at this accomplishment. I hope he eventually gets first team minutes as well as regular minutes with Barca B.

blaise213
Post #167
Sunday September 13, 2020 10:27am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,126
Played for Barcelona 1st team and scored a goal (called offside) that should've counted ! Got a lot of praise for his play.

If any MLS dude is called over him then GB is an idiot !

db707
Post #168
Sunday September 13, 2020 11:49am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,076
Original post from blaise213

Played for Barcelona 1st team and scored a goal (called offside) that should've counted ! Got a lot of praise for his play.

If any MLS dude is called over him then GB is an idiot !


It was a friendly.

blaise213
Post #169
Sunday September 13, 2020 7:50pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,126
Original post from db707

It was a friendly.


And ??

Dave
Post #170
Sunday September 13, 2020 9:53pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,090
Original post from blaise213

And ??

While it's a HUGE accomplishment and something to be proud of...a friendly is still where coaches are willing to experiment and test out players that they are unsure of. Making it onto the field at Barca...even in a Friendly...is amazing. He just needs to make the next step by being a sub in a competitive match.
Remember Green was seeing minutes with Bayern during Friendlies but never made the transition to competitive games, and now plays in the B-2.

blaise213
Post #171
Sunday September 13, 2020 11:20pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,126
I'd still call Green up to the National team too.

db707
Post #172
Monday September 14, 2020 2:59am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,076
Original post from blaise213

And ??


Guys play in friendlies for the first team and then never see the field in league play all the time. That and.

blaise213
Post #173
Monday September 14, 2020 4:37am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,126
Original post from db707

Guys play in friendlies for the first team and then never see the field in league play all the time. That and.


Playing in one friendly on Barcelona ranks higher than playing on any MLS Team

Our best Wingers right now are: Pulisic, De la Fuente, Boyd, llanez, Green, Chandler

But somehow Berhalter will find a way to call up lleget, an injured Arriola or some MLS scrub

whyneverme
Post #174
Monday September 14, 2020 6:33pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 89
I love that we can even have the debate whether or not a US player making appearances in Barca friendlies should be included on the USMNT.... #progress!

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #175
Monday September 14, 2020 7:14pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,475
If Uly already got a call anyone can, who is in or around a decent Euro sides first team, that includes: Harper, Uly, Konrad, Vassilev, & Richards.

hamsamwich
Post #176
Monday September 14, 2020 8:49pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
Uly got that call due to timing: too good for u19 bund, not good enough for Wolfsburg first team, available for the January camp, Gregg friends with their sporting director... I don't disagree with the premise anyone can get called right now- but it would take a special set of circumstances for Konrad. And to be honest, if 45 mins in a friendly can get him a move- I'm all for it. Konrad needs to be playing first team soccer, if he could get to the Netherlands or Belgium on a loan, even better.

blaise213
Post #177
Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:41pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,126
Game #2 for Barcelona

He should've had an assist !!

Automatic starter for USMNT

db707
Post #178
Thursday September 17, 2020 12:56am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,076
Original post from blaise213

Game #2 for Barcelona

He should've had an assist !!

Automatic starter for USMNT


No

Dave
Post #179
Thursday September 17, 2020 2:30am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,090
Original post from blaise213

Game #2 for Barcelona

He should've had an assist !!

Automatic starter for USMNT

Was this another friendly?
Did he start or come off the bench?
How many minutes did he get?
-
I still don't think he's "an automatic starter", but he's starting to make a strong case for his inclusion. And before you get too bent out of shape, part of it is going to come down to where Gregg deploys Reyna...I don't think Gregg will use him as a CAM right away, but start him out wide opposite Pulisic for the time being.
It'll also greatly depend on how things progress over the next couple months for some of the other wide attackers:
With Weah healthy again and starting to see minutes for Lille....Uli being loaned to Heerenveen...and Boyd off to a strong start in Turkey. Anyway you cut it there is going to be some real competition for attacking roster spots:
Pulisic, Reyna, Boyd, Weah, Uli, Konrad, Aaronson, etc....

cudevil
Post #180
Thursday September 17, 2020 4:45am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,075
Original post from Dave

Was this another friendly?
Did he start or come off the bench?
How many minutes did he get?
-
I still don't think he's "an automatic starter", but he's starting to make a strong case for his inclusion. And before you get too bent out of shape, part of it is going to come down to where Gregg deploys Reyna...I don't think Gregg will use him as a CAM right away, but start him out wide opposite Pulisic for the time being.
It'll also greatly depend on how things progress over the next couple months for some of the other wide attackers:
With Weah healthy again and starting to see minutes for Lille....Uli being loaned to Heerenveen...and Boyd off to a strong start in Turkey. Anyway you cut it there is going to be some real competition for attacking roster spots:
Pulisic, Reyna, Boyd, Weah, Uli, Konrad, Aaronson, etc....


It was a friendly, but based on sub patterns, was closer to a real dress rehearsal, with all starters going 63ish minutes. Odds appear to be increasing that he stays with the first team.

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