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db707
Post #241
Saturday September 8, 2018 12:12pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Missed the game, just watching the highlights. That penalty call was a joke.

hamsamwich
Post #242
Saturday September 8, 2018 12:48pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,256
Original post from db707

Missed the game, just watching the highlights. That penalty call was a joke.
We really tried to play out of the back, no hoofing. Took us a while to get into the game and Brazil took advantage of that. Our lack of quality was telling because between set plays and a few misplayed passes from Yedlin we had a good chance for 2 goals ourselves. An all action affair with little quality, we had players trying their best to play through Brazil's pressure. All in all it was a good watch and learning experience.

- Brooks/Miazga showed why they are the CB pairing. Good with the ball at their feet, size and smarts have these guys positioned to run things for awhile. EPB and others need to really step it up at club level to catch these guys.

- McKennie gets opportunities almost every set play, has a knack for being in right spot. Could've had three goals off corners and free kicks alone had his finishing been better. Always active on the field, as we saw against Portugal and again last night- Weston is a threat on headers.

- Adams need his teammates help. He is always engaged and always seems to have an idea, the problem is the other players aren't mentally on his page for the most part. A higher quality of player is needed around him. RB Leipzig will grow his game further.

- Steffen, playing out of the back, looked good with the ball at his feet, certainly with the world most expensive keeper on the other side, looked close to as good as Allison. Steffen, for my money, will be looking at a club much bigger than Bristol City soon.

- Dave Sarachan has played specific players more and fringy guys less but you can't say he hasn't given the fans a structured look at players and the team moving forward. We all have had an opportunity (much like the players themselves) to see what some of these young guys can and can't do at this moment in their careers. Onto Mexico and a "must-win" type game.

bjelks
Post #243
Saturday September 8, 2018 1:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,600
Original post from blaise213

I only saw the first half but I'll stick to my same opinions before this roster was announced. Don't call in Roldan, Trapp, Acosta, Adams, Arriola, Lletget or Delgado

Also get rid of Sarachan, dude sucks


Every time one of our wingers had defenders isolated going towards goal they turned and backpassed. I'm looking at ARRIOLA, even Green who was played out of position and should is not a winger, should be a #10 or underneath forward in 2 fwd set up, Robinson was beaten badly on the goal because he was of position for no reason, Yedlin again would get fwd and back pass or close his eyes when he crossed. Our wing play was a shit show, it lacked creativity, ambition, and quality.

Arriola crossed a ball unmarked into the stands lol, lost the ball or turned the ball over on his overlaps. When you have guys that don't have the right mentality or quality for this level, it shows.

McKennie and Adams need better players around them. Our CBs and goalkeeping were class. Robinson's tactical and positional awareness lacks, but he's better than Villafana.

Poor Trapp, I know he's the great American hope and he tries so hard, is a good guy and he has a cute hair cut but he's too slow, too weak, not crafty enough under pressure too nice to be an international #6. And no Bradly isn't the answer.

Roldan and Delgado are useless at this level. They look lost and in search of autographs.

Wood worked hard but had no clear chances. Jozy would've faked an injury mid ways through first half.
goalsense
PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #244
Saturday September 8, 2018 8:58pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 208
At one point they showed the subs warming up, and they had Arthur and Willian.....we had Zardes. I don't care if your running out Gall, Weah, Novakovich, Sabbi, Siebatchu...their level of class is well beyond ours.

blaise213
Post #245
Sunday September 9, 2018 2:20am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,085
@ skangles

Dude fix your website, stupid amazon ad popping up !

I secretly think your B Sciaretta or his boy

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #246
Sunday September 9, 2018 3:45am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 344
MM looked solid-really I think better than Brooks--That will be a great pairing if brooks can stay healthy--

Adams-played well-overseas will be good for him and Nats

McKennie-is a threat to score and always seems to be in the right spots in front of goal-not his best night but and didnt have tons of possession but we were playing brazil

Robinson-will be solid, he has good technical skill on the ball-sure his defending needs to get better but green didn't help him much and o ya he was playing against a world class player-the good thing about him was he started off shaky but made adjustments later in the game-

Green-I am a green supporter but for some reason he wasn't taking players on however the thing he could do is trap the ball, be in the right possessition and make pin point crosses-should have been more aggressive but should get more looks maybe in an advanced central role

Arriola-no thanks-he can't cross, and no he can't beat people internationally I am sure we can find mls highlights but I am talking about international football

Trapp-oddly enough he didn't play to bad had a cole quick touches in tight spaces-he had a couple slow passes shouldn't be a starter but I don't have a problem with him being called in

Zardes, Roldan and MD no thanks at this level

Weah looked like he wanted to take people on, limited time but I liked his attitude

Overall I liked our teams attitude would have been easy to fold after the 1st goal and or the BS PK but this team fought-were a bit unlucky had a couple chances not bad-looking forward to seeing the mexico game.
Stoked
db707
Post #247
Monday September 10, 2018 2:02pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,065
What's our lineup against Mexico tomorrow? I expect Mexico to come out angry after having been spanked by Uruguay. No Brooks of course. I'd like to see Novakovich get minutes.

Lilshmike
Post #248
Monday September 10, 2018 2:21pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,399
Considering they played their best 11, and we had a mix of young guys/some starters/new faces, a 2-0 loss is actually a pretty decent result. Take out that BS penalty and its 1-0. I'll take it.

Pros:
  • Brooks and Yedlin played well. I was impressed with Brooks' passing ability, especially on long balls.
  • Adams played well and had good movement, but may not have had the best cast around him. His creativity and movement after releasing the ball was very good.
  • Steffen did his job.
Meh:
  • Miazga did alright throughout the entire game, but he was primarily at fault for that first goal. He failed track the only player in the box and left him to run to the near post... when there was already a player taking that route.
  • Robinson did OK, but Douglas Costa is much faster. He wasn't out of position on that goal per se, he just couldn't keep up. Few players in the world can keep up with a guy with his pace. Other than that, he did well enough.
  • McKennie did OK. Had moments of good play, gave the ball away easily on others. Needs to still develop.
  • Wood moved around, but he needs better service to produce. He doesn't seem to be great creating something from nothing.
  • Trapp did alright. He had good moments tracking back and distrupting play that made up for some of his moments where he gave the ball away or lost mark of his man. Not sure what he was instructed to do, but he seemed to roam into the attacking half a decent amount. If you're playing holding mid, that shouldn't be a common theme.
Cons:
  • Green and Arriola were ineffective. Neither had an impact. Not only that, but if you play wide you need at least one of 2 things - blistering pace, or the ability to cross/pick out a pass and hit someone on a dime from anywhere on the field. Neither have those. They may have some pace, but not enough. Our midfield cast didn't do much to support them either. They don't seem to be starters, merely depth pieces to the pool.


Lilshmike
Post #249
Monday September 10, 2018 2:35pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,399
Original post from db707

What's our lineup against Mexico tomorrow? I expect Mexico to come out angry after having been spanked by Uruguay. No Brooks of course. I'd like to see Novakovich get minutes.
I want Novakovich to start. I wouldn't mind playing Yedlin at RM with Lichaj at RB. Also wouldn't mind trying Adams on the wing or at LB. I'd like to see Green move central behind the ST.

What I want to see:
--Nova--
Weah-Green-Yedlin
McKennie-Acosta/Trapp
Adams-Parker-Miazga-Lichaj
-Steffen-

I wouldn't mind playing Adams at LM and keeping Robinson at LB

cudevil
Post #250
Monday September 10, 2018 3:28pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,036
Original post from Lilshmike

Considering they played their best 11, and we had a mix of young guys/some starters/new faces, a 2-0 loss is actually a pretty decent result. Take out that BS penalty and its 1-0. I'll take it.

Pros:
  • Brooks and Yedlin played well. I was impressed with Brooks' passing ability, especially on long balls.
  • Adams played well and had good movement, but may not have had the best cast around him. His creativity and movement after releasing the ball was very good.
  • Steffen did his job.
Meh:
  • Miazga did alright throughout the entire game, but he was primarily at fault for that first goal. He failed track the only player in the box and left him to run to the near post... when there was already a player taking that route.
  • Robinson did OK, but Douglas Costa is much faster. He wasn't out of position on that goal per se, he just couldn't keep up. Few players in the world can keep up with a guy with his pace. Other than that, he did well enough.
  • McKennie did OK. Had moments of good play, gave the ball away easily on others. Needs to still develop.
  • Wood moved around, but he needs better service to produce. He doesn't seem to be great creating something from nothing.
  • Trapp did alright. He had good moments tracking back and distrupting play that made up for some of his moments where he gave the ball away or lost mark of his man. Not sure what he was instructed to do, but he seemed to roam into the attacking half a decent amount. If you're playing holding mid, that shouldn't be a common theme.
Cons:
  • Green and Arriola were ineffective. Neither had an impact. Not only that, but if you play wide you need at least one of 2 things - blistering pace, or the ability to cross/pick out a pass and hit someone on a dime from anywhere on the field. Neither have those. They may have some pace, but not enough. Our midfield cast didn't do much to support them either. They don't seem to be starters, merely depth pieces to the pool.


Really disagree on Miazga. Thought he was the best player for the US. He was in a number of 1v1's with Neymar, Coutunho, etc., and I'm not sure he lost one of them. Maybe MM needed to track Firmino better, but that goal was on Robinson. Totally out of position, then destroyed for pace. You can't let someone serve an uncontested cross like that at this level.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #251
Monday September 10, 2018 4:17pm

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 344
Original post from Lilshmike

Considering they played their best 11, and we had a mix of young guys/some starters/new faces, a 2-0 loss is actually a pretty decent result. Take out that BS penalty and its 1-0. I'll take it.

Pros:
  • Brooks and Yedlin played well. I was impressed with Brooks' passing ability, especially on long balls.
  • Adams played well and had good movement, but may not have had the best cast around him. His creativity and movement after releasing the ball was very good.
  • Steffen did his job.
Meh:
  • Miazga did alright throughout the entire game, but he was primarily at fault for that first goal. He failed track the only player in the box and left him to run to the near post... when there was already a player taking that route.
  • Robinson did OK, but Douglas Costa is much faster. He wasn't out of position on that goal per se, he just couldn't keep up. Few players in the world can keep up with a guy with his pace. Other than that, he did well enough.
  • McKennie did OK. Had moments of good play, gave the ball away easily on others. Needs to still develop.
  • Wood moved around, but he needs better service to produce. He doesn't seem to be great creating something from nothing.
  • Trapp did alright. He had good moments tracking back and distrupting play that made up for some of his moments where he gave the ball away or lost mark of his man. Not sure what he was instructed to do, but he seemed to roam into the attacking half a decent amount. If you're playing holding mid, that shouldn't be a common theme.
Cons:
  • Green and Arriola were ineffective. Neither had an impact. Not only that, but if you play wide you need at least one of 2 things - blistering pace, or the ability to cross/pick out a pass and hit someone on a dime from anywhere on the field. Neither have those. They may have some pace, but not enough. Our midfield cast didn't do much to support them either. They don't seem to be starters, merely depth pieces to the pool.


I thought MM played great--not sure he was totally at fault on the 1st goal but he won every 1v1 vs brazil i was really impressed

I agree with you Re. Green not being aggressive BUT his crosses were on point-I would like to see him get a chance in the middle though--Arriola maybe fine for depth if we have injuries but if we have our regulars he is should not be in our 23 with the depth we are building
Stoked
Know Nothing
Post #252
Monday September 10, 2018 4:19pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,768
I agree with most of what @hamsamwich said about the match.

Watching Will Trapp he needs to go to Europe to find a new level...he can become a better player but I doubt he can improve any more in MLS. In addition, if he is going to be the leader of this team, it would be better if he did go to Europe. Imagine coming back from playing Bayern Munich the previous week to be told off by someone with less experience who has only played in MLS. Better for him to have walked a mile in everyone elses shoes.

I will still say I think this pool sets up well to play a 3-4-3. We have athletic mids in Adams and McKennie and Yedlin and Robinson are more effective as wingbacks imo.

Up top, Pulisic and Weah can have free roles around the striker.

A back three of MM, Brooks, and whoever else from Parker, CCV, EPB, Zimmerman. One more big body on the field could be useful for set pieces as well.

Lilshmike
Post #253
Monday September 10, 2018 4:27pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,399
@stoked3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rp5f0TdG0w

Highlight starts at 25 seconds in. I disagree on Robinson being totally out of position. The only thing he could have done was be a couple steps further back, or not stepped in when he did. He got beat because he stepped towards Costa, which caused him to have a half step delay in turning to get down the line - meanwhile, Costa's first touch was down the line, enabling him to use his pace to get past Robinson. Costa is also MUCH faster, and again, not many players in the world are fast enough to keep up with him. Robinson was not out of position. Not in the least.

Look at the run Miazga took. Even though Costa got that cross off, had Miazga been where he should have been (which was tracking Firmino and not running to the near post), he likely would have been able to disrupt/intercept that cross. Again, both Miazga and Robinson could have done better, but Robinson mainly got beat due to Costa's pace. Miazga on the other hand, completely left his man in the box when it was clear that a cross was eminent.

Lilshmike
Post #254
Monday September 10, 2018 4:31pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,399
Original post from Know Nothing

I agree with most of what @hamsamwich said about the match.

Watching Will Trapp he needs to go to Europe to find a new level...he can become a better player but I doubt he can improve any more in MLS. In addition, if he is going to be the leader of this team, it would be better if he did go to Europe. Imagine coming back from playing Bayern Munich the previous week to be told off by someone with less experience who has only played in MLS. Better for him to have walked a mile in everyone elses shoes.

I will still say I think this pool sets up well to play a 3-4-3. We have athletic mids in Adams and McKennie and Yedlin and Robinson are more effective as wingbacks imo.

Up top, Pulisic and Weah can have free roles around the striker.

A back three of MM, Brooks, and whoever else from Parker, CCV, EPB, Zimmerman. One more big body on the field could be useful for set pieces as well.
I agree with most of this, especially the point about Robinson and Yedlin being wing backs. Robinson needs to grow a little bit, but Yedlin is already there to be highly effective in that role.

Trapp should try to go abroad if possible in the winter window. If he stays in MLS now his ceiling will be known. I also don't like that he is playing as the captain. I get that there is a lack of experience across the board, but IMO Brooks/Yedlin should have had the armband.

Lilshmike
Post #255
Monday September 10, 2018 4:36pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,399
Sorry, my first one was for @cudevil, not stoked3

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