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bjelks
Post #151
Monday January 28, 2019 11:00pm

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Original post from cleancutimage

I am just saying if Yedlin can be a starter for a Premier League club and has shown as much improvement as he has over the years. Dude has continuously improved. I wouldn't object to him playing the RWB/RDM hybrid role. Like I will said he will need to work on the shapeness and crispness of his passes in tighter passes as giveaways tend to be more costly from that position. But he has led many a counter attacks out wide why can't he learn to do this from the inside?


Because we have a 19 yr old that just started in the Bundesliga that can already do it much better than him.
Along with very highly touted U-17 and 20 prospects
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hamsamwich
Post #152
Monday January 28, 2019 11:08pm

Joined Oct 2013
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I don't see Yedlin playing that hybrid role however you can forget that. He's gonna fly up the wing and get into the attack ala Harrison Afful at the crew. The March friendlies and more specifically the gold cup are where Yedlin is going to have to put up or shut up.

Lima was the guy I wanted to see during this camp as @chrisbp is always saying how good he is. And he did not disappoint. But let's at least play a soccer nation like Costa Rica before we congratulate any of these guys, my boy Mihailovic included.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #153
Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:04am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,404
Yeah I don't see him there either, hence my concern. I don't see him dribbling through the midfield, and it doesn't seem like he's going to be bursting forward with runs. In any case, the position is in contention, and that's always a good thing. Pumped to see what a first team looks like

hamsamwich
Post #154
Tuesday January 29, 2019 5:41pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
Are there any changes for the next game you'd like to see?

I'd like to see Canouse, Lewis, Cannon and Ramirez to start.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #155
Tuesday January 29, 2019 5:51pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I think Berhalter will probably start the same 11.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #156
Wednesday January 30, 2019 12:49am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,486
The biggest take away for me is we picked an outstanding coach.

The spacing and movement off the ball were pure choreography. Light years ahead of any US nats coach. I knew Berhalter had the tactical goods, but it was his first game as coach and it was really cohesive. CR should be a good test. Berhalter is good with game management and adjustments. I'll be looking at how he adjusts during the CR game.

I couldn't be happier for Lima, what a debut. He's a converted forward who can shoot with either foot. His savvy up field and ability to combo and mentally play at tempo puts him right in the thick of the competition in Berhalter's system. Honestly I don't see another RB with that skillset, unless they moved Adams to RB.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #157
Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:26am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 806
First game for Greg Berhalter.

Players had good energy and didn't seem worn out as they did so often with Klinsmann.
Players looked motivated/excited to play for the national team.
Players seemed aware of where their teammates and themselves should be positioned.
Players moved the ball around with purpose and mostly forward or side to side, a lot less back passing.

We won the game that we should have won and probable could have had 3 or 4 more. Now a sterner test is needed. Fundamentally we looked solid and that's a refreshing change.

PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #158
Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:46am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 204
Makes me wonder if this isnt tailor made for Tyler Adams to play right back and move centrally, Which in theory, could we see the opposite done with Acosta to where they are alternating depending on which side of the field the ball is on? See Mckennie play deeper with two 10s in front of him.

Dave
Post #159
Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:57am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 996
A good start to the Berhalter era, but it was against a team that was clearly over matched. We still had too many cheap give-away's in the defensive 3rd and struggled to break down a bunker defense.

The game against Costa Rica should be a better challenge and provide a better idea of what Berhalter has to work with domestically. Hopefully they'll be able to clean up some of the disjointed play....and be sharper in the final 3rd.

While I don't expect a ton of changes I would hope that we get a chance to see a bit more from some of the guys, or that some of them get to see the field (Lewis, Canouse, & Cannon).

I'd love to bench Bradley, but since the only other semi experienced option is Trapp (and I don't rate him) I guess I'm stuck with MB.

Will be interesting to see who advances from this camp into the camp in March when the European contingent is available. We'll also get an idea of who in Europe Berhalter believes fits his system. March will be the real measuring stick for which direction the USMNT is going.

bjelks
Post #160
Wednesday January 30, 2019 6:20am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,229
Original post from chris_thebassplayer

The biggest take away for me is we picked an outstanding coach.

The spacing and movement off the ball were pure choreography. Light years ahead of any US nats coach. I knew Berhalter had the tactical goods, but it was his first game as coach and it was really cohesive. CR should be a good test. Berhalter is good with game management and adjustments. I'll be looking at how he adjusts during the CR game.

I couldn't be happier for Lima, what a debut. He's a converted forward who can shoot with either foot. His savvy up field and ability to combo and mentally play at tempo puts him right in the thick of the competition in Berhalter's system. Honestly I don't see another RB with that skillset, unless they moved Adams to RB.


Here's the problem, I didn't see Lima mark anybody in space 1v1 the whole game.
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bjelks
Post #161
Wednesday January 30, 2019 6:25am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,229
Original post from Dave

A good start to the Berhalter era, but it was against a team that was clearly over matched. We still had too many cheap give-away's in the defensive 3rd and struggled to break down a bunker defense.

The game against Costa Rica should be a better challenge and provide a better idea of what Berhalter has to work with domestically. Hopefully they'll be able to clean up some of the disjointed play....and be sharper in the final 3rd.

While I don't expect a ton of changes I would hope that we get a chance to see a bit more from some of the guys, or that some of them get to see the field (Lewis, Canouse, & Cannon).

I'd love to bench Bradley, but since the only other semi experienced option is Trapp (and I don't rate him) I guess I'm stuck with MB.

Will be interesting to see who advances from this camp into the camp in March when the European contingent is available. We'll also get an idea of who in Europe Berhalter believes fits his system. March will be the real measuring stick for which direction the USMNT is going.


We don't have to play Bradley or Trapp. I could've done just as good a job against Panama with that kind of time and space with a beer in my hand.

At some pt guys are going to have to hold their own in space and under pressure offensively and defensively.
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Lilshmike
Post #162
Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:28pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,178
Not trying to be that guy, but have to say it... I've been talking about moving Tyler Adams to RB/LB for months (and received a lot of push back for it). Somebody has got to give me that blaise "finders fee"!

On a serious note, I'd really like to see Lima at LB. Thats our constant pain point in the squad. Sure, he had a great game (against a Panamanian B-team), but I'm not sure (given everyone is healthy) that he would make a final 23 man roster at RB if we went to the WC tomorrow. There's competition for RB... but there really isn't any for LB. We still need to find that out. We just need someone - ANYONE - who can demonstrate that they are competent, not injury prone, and can consistently perform there. Maybe Lima could be that guy?

And for the love of God... please bench Zardes. I get why he was called into camp. He scored 20 goals for Berhalter last season. He was his guy up top for Crew, so for sure he was brought along. But he was so bad... Twice he blew open headers in the box.

Dare I say... Jozy would have buried those chances...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #163
Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:16pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
No. Tyler Adams needs to stay in the middle.

Lilshmike
Post #164
Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:52pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,178
Original post from 2tone

No. Tyler Adams needs to stay in the middle.
Whats the issue with moving him to outside back?

hamsamwich
Post #165
Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:21pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
I suppose it all depends on how we are looking at the future. If it's to shoehorn in the best XI players then sure. But I don't see how Tyler Adams at the 6 isn't the best for the USA. We all know Bradley can pass and is tactically and technically a good player. But he's not international quality anymore when it comes to tracking guys and covering space. Adams is the future. Maybe if we are looking at the gold cup then I could see the RB experiment, but looking to the World Cup cycle I think it's gotta be Adams with McKennie and (this is the up for grabs spot for my money) in the midfield.

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