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Post #46
Tuesday October 23, 2018 6:40pm

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lol. To be fair, I do agree...Adams being an average professional at this point in his career is not a bad thing.

I think if we continue with a back 4 he may be more valuable to the team as a right back in the future. If we play with three centerbacks, then by all means play him in the midfield.

bjelks
Post #47
Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
I saw Mckennie and Adams go toe to toe in center midfield as teenagers with the best team in the world away from home, while covering for Will Trapp.
I also saw us deploy a 5 back formation that prevented any chance of possession or building an attack.
We still haven't seen those 2 play as dual 6s and it just makes too much sense for the MLS National Team to even try.
Our center midfield's ball winning ability also looks night and day with one of them
Out.
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hamsamwich
Post #48
Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:36pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,984
Sargent is a youth team player who has out performed his fellow reserves (once again outshining competitors and teammates at every chance he's gotten) and his coach has said will be in the first team. Yes he is behind 4 players. Those guys happen to be on a roll (top 4 bundesliga last I checked) and won again the other day. Nobody is walking into that squad AT this moment. Give it a month.

I'm not sure anyone here has backed Altidore and Wood more than I have. I called him Bob Wood when nobody was giving him a chance. And Jozy I always think is a good player- the type of guy the coach needs to motivate though- and he still has a part to play. I always liked Wondo (who never got a chance to play with a team that possessed the ball and could find him in the box, so was a waste on a counterattack USA). But you must be kidding yourself if you can't see Sargent is better than Wood or Jozy. At everything a #9 does he is better. My eye test, the ussf program and Bremen all see it too.

Playing Italy and England is a bigger stage wth all the media they have there. Sargent will perform if he gets his minutes in those games and the hype will grow. I don't discount that portion of an anti-Sargent argument- that other players have been wasted talent due to US supporters and media giving them too much too soon. And so it will play out.

***Adams shined at the u20 World Cup as one of the youngest players out there. There is a reason why he is going to Leipzig. It's hard to determine just how good he will be but with his field vision and energy I don't see how he won't improve if he's playing with better players. All due respect to NYRB they aren't RB Leipzig and MLS isn't the bundesliga. He is not internationally average that's just false.

blaise213
Post #49
Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:00am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,815
Didn't Adams choke up on the ball causing the Red Bulls to lose to Chivas in CCL?

bjelks
Post #50
Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:38pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
Tyler Adams is elite at covering the field, breaking up counters, forcing turnovers, pressing, and making deep runs behind defenses. He's literally elite at doing everything a world class 6 should do.

He's going to make mistakes, so does Cante and every other world class 6. I'm not concerned about the mistakes because his natural ability will produce a level that supercedes the mistakes. We're overthinking this one. As previously stated, there's a reason Lezpig wants him.
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hamsamwich
Post #51
Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,984
Original post from blaise213

Didn't Adams choke up on the ball causing the Red Bulls to lose to Chivas in CCL?
Toni Kroos coughed up a terrible mistake to Higuain in the opening moments of the 2014 WC final (won 1-0 by Germany in extra time) leading to a clear breakaway which Higuain flubbed. People forget that because Germany won late on by Gotze volley... but there was a clear mistake by a world class CM.

Steven Gerard famously slipped giving the title away in suarez record year, but who would say they didn't have to have Stevie G??

We can do this all day.

blaise213
Post #52
Thursday October 25, 2018 8:28am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,815
Meanwhile my boy Konrad is breaking ankles but we call in Will Trapp, Delgado, Roldan, Acosta, Adams

https://mobile.twitter.com/USMNTvideos/status...

db707
Post #53
Thursday October 25, 2018 8:57am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 837
They're youth team ankles. Why are you throwing Adams in with the rest of those guys again?

bjelks
Post #54
Thursday October 25, 2018 12:43pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
I'm with @db707 on this one. What does @blaise213 not see in Adams?
Mind you, Adams is a defensive center mid and not a winger like Konrad.
Totally different skill sets.
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blaise213
Post #55
Thursday October 25, 2018 5:48pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,815
Adams is ok, he needs to move to Europe and hit the weights. The problem for me is not be able to see others in his role. Why not give Keaton Parks a starting run at midfield?

bjelks
Post #56
Thursday October 25, 2018 6:47pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
I've never seen Adams get muscled off the ball.
Parks may be more technical, but isn't nearly as mobile or as strong a ball winner or destroyer.
Doesn't make sense at all, they are completely different players.
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hamsamwich
Post #57
Thursday October 25, 2018 7:40pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,984
Parks has to make a first team appearance given his competition. He's got a chance to be a good player- but- who knows what will happen? Technical player with size...

Other players should get a look during the upcoming games rather than Adams who will most likely stay in NY for the MLS playoffs. But not Parks, not this time. McKennie out there with a more experienced 6 is what I'd rather look at than McKennie with Parks. McKennie needs a player who will sit (it's a shame Stanko is still injured). If we are talking about a more advanced midfield role I'd still rather see Hyndman than Parks.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #58
Saturday October 27, 2018 1:43am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,455
I like Mckennie better as the 6, but I think we're looking at both Adams and Mckennie to develop their skills to be able to have an impact up field as potential 8s...and also play as a 6 if necessary. Really the last piece of the puzzle for both of them. If they can get to a higher level of making things happen transitioning into the attacking third then we'll really have something...awareness, vision, tempo...accurate consistent passing...an occasional shot...if they can add a little Stu Holden skill to their blue chip mentality and athleticism we'll be set...they're both captain material.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #59
Saturday October 27, 2018 3:09am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 277
Parks should be brought in, I think we need to develop 60th min sub type players. At this point I do not think Parks is a starer or close to it, however, he has potential and good ball skills.

He is a guy who we could bring in the 60th min if we need to break down a defensive or provide that last past behind the defense.

Bring him in, give him 30mins, would love to see Hyndman as well. But Parks looked promising in his very limiting PT.
Stoked
db707
Post #60
Saturday October 27, 2018 4:11am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 837
I'm with hamsamwich on this one, Parks (or just Keaton on the Benfica website) isn't even on the first team at Benfica these days. He's a '97 so he should definitely be in the thinking for the Olympics though.

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