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Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #76
Thursday February 21, 2019 6:13pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Summer 2018 had me thinking we would have a lock of four for midfield with Admas, Mckennie, Hyndman, and Parks. Based off their respective pre-seasons. Hyndman looking as if he would be given chances at Bournemouth, due to playing every preseason game. But then getting loaned out the last day of the transfer window after Lerma was bought. And Parks continuing his play with Benfica were he left off..and were left with two..

But now we have a fight for the last two spots..(as usually there is four central midfield players called up)..sucks because we have to continue to see players like Trapp and Bradley..

Dave
Post #77
Friday February 22, 2019 1:56am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 980
Scout92 - Young players will almost always have ups & downs. The 4 Midfielders you referenced (Adams, McKennie, Hyndman, & Parks) 3 were top rated youth prospects. Adams & KcKennie found success at their clubs relatively quickly, while Hyndman & Parks are struggling to break into their clubs 1st team.
Parks' loan to NYCFC could be the spring board he needs to force his way up the pecking order. He'll have a chance to play 1st team minutes & compete head-to-head with some of his competition for a US roster spot. This should make it easier to evaluate where he is in the pecking order, and allow the coaches to see him in person more frequently.
Hyndman has had consecutive injuries which have slowed his development. Add in his semi functional loans to lower level leagues (SPL) and it's easy to see how he's slipped down the pecking order a bit. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get a full pre-season with either Bournemouth or get a loan sooner than the last day of the transfer window.

In the meantime while these 2 are working their way into the picture we've had an opportunity to expand the pool & give experience to other CMs like Trapp, Canouse, Roldan, Acosta, Williams, etc... While I'm not a fan of some of these guys, it's not a bad thing to have tested them out now when games don't matter, creating a pecking order that tells the coaches what their strengths & weaknesses are; than trying to figure it out when the games count.

John-Lewis
Post #78
Friday February 22, 2019 1:59am

Joined Feb 2019
Total Posts: 57
Original post from Dave

Scout92 - Young players will almost always have ups & downs. The 4 Midfielders you referenced (Adams, McKennie, Hyndman, & Parks) 3 were top rated youth prospects. Adams & KcKennie found success at their clubs relatively quickly, while Hyndman & Parks are struggling to break into their clubs 1st team.
Parks' loan to NYCFC could be the spring board he needs to force his way up the pecking order. He'll have a chance to play 1st team minutes & compete head-to-head with some of his competition for a US roster spot. This should make it easier to evaluate where he is in the pecking order, and allow the coaches to see him in person more frequently.
Hyndman has had consecutive injuries which have slowed his development. Add in his semi functional loans to lower level leagues (SPL) and it's easy to see how he's slipped down the pecking order a bit. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get a full pre-season with either Bournemouth or get a loan sooner than the last day of the transfer window.

In the meantime while these 2 are working their way into the picture we've had an opportunity to expand the pool & give experience to other CMs like Trapp, Canouse, Roldan, Acosta, Williams, etc... While I'm not a fan of some of these guys, it's not a bad thing to have tested them out now when games don't matter, creating a pecking order that tells the coaches what their strengths & weaknesses are; than trying to figure it out when the games count.


Amen

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #79
Friday February 22, 2019 3:48am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
Original post from Dave

Scout92 - Young players will almost always have ups & downs. The 4 Midfielders you referenced (Adams, McKennie, Hyndman, & Parks) 3 were top rated youth prospects. Adams & KcKennie found success at their clubs relatively quickly, while Hyndman & Parks are struggling to break into their clubs 1st team.
Parks' loan to NYCFC could be the spring board he needs to force his way up the pecking order. He'll have a chance to play 1st team minutes & compete head-to-head with some of his competition for a US roster spot. This should make it easier to evaluate where he is in the pecking order, and allow the coaches to see him in person more frequently.
Hyndman has had consecutive injuries which have slowed his development. Add in his semi functional loans to lower level leagues (SPL) and it's easy to see how he's slipped down the pecking order a bit. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get a full pre-season with either Bournemouth or get a loan sooner than the last day of the transfer window.

In the meantime while these 2 are working their way into the picture we've had an opportunity to expand the pool & give experience to other CMs like Trapp, Canouse, Roldan, Acosta, Williams, etc... While I'm not a fan of some of these guys, it's not a bad thing to have tested them out now when games don't matter, creating a pecking order that tells the coaches what their strengths & weaknesses are; than trying to figure it out when the games count.


To be honest I could potentially see Hyndman make a move stateside for an MLS team this summer.

Dave
Post #80
Friday February 22, 2019 10:02am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 980
Original post from 2tone

To be honest I could potentially see Hyndman make a move stateside for an MLS team this summer.


I wouldn't be opposed to him coming to MLS if he can't find a stable home in Europe. He's right there, age wise, where he needs to be playing in 1st team games if he's going to continue to develop & progress. He's young enough that he can spend 3-4 yrs in MLS and transfer back to Europe if there is interest.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #81
Monday February 25, 2019 3:58am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,417
The crazy thing is the best CM with the most potential is Gedion Zelalem. He played deep, true box to box, great vision, his ability to avoid pressure is the best I've ever seen, and he had the flare to add.

Here's to praying he can return to his old form after such serious injuries.

cudevil
Post #82
Monday February 25, 2019 10:22pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 808
Adams on at half and has played a really great second half. Played a critical role in the run up to Leipzig's leveller.

hamsamwich
Post #83
Saturday March 2, 2019 4:56pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,984
Can we just put the captains armband on Adams for these friendlies and move forward to the new era? It's time.

blaise213
Post #84
Sunday March 3, 2019 1:01am

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

Can we just put the captains armband on Adams for these friendlies and move forward to the new era? It's time.


Only if he scores more than 3 goals for his club this season which he won't. He's one of those players that only thrives when better talent is around him.

bjelks
Post #85
Sunday March 3, 2019 4:25am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
Original post from blaise213

Only if he scores more than 3 goals for his club this season which he won't. He's one of those players that only thrives when better talent is around him.


Ngolo Kante is considered the best in the world at the exact same position Adams plays.
He has only 3 goals for Chelsea this campaign, 1 last year, 1 the year before.
He has led his team to a WC and a Premier a League title in the past 3 years.
He was voted by FIFA as best 11 in the WC.
He was voted by EFA as player of the year in the EPL.
He was voted best 11 in the EPL 2 out of the last 3 yrs.

Either you don't know shit about soccer or FIFA and the EFA don't lol.
goalsense
hamsamwich
Post #86
Sunday March 3, 2019 1:38pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,984
Are we playing soccer? Which non free kick taking #6 scores more than three goals a season? He's not even around the box what's he supposed to do launch hopeful shots?

Ridiculous take @blaise. I'd be more worried about him playing teammates in, which he has done. And Kanye only has three goals because he is playing in an advanced position, not the #6, where as @bjelks just stated he had one goal each season.

blaise213
Post #87
Monday March 4, 2019 1:43am

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

Ngolo Kante is considered the best in the world at the exact same position Adams plays.
He has only 3 goals for Chelsea this campaign, 1 last year, 1 the year before.
He has led his team to a WC and a Premier a League title in the past 3 years.
He was voted by FIFA as best 11 in the WC.
He was voted by EFA as player of the year in the EPL.
He was voted best 11 in the EPL 2 out of the last 3 yrs.

Either you don't know shit about soccer or FIFA and the EFA don't lol.


I'm not a soccer fan boy so I don't even know who your talking about. All I'm proposing is to have a more attacking and attractive style of play by integrating better players. BTW your boner boy Morales sucks.

bjelks
Post #88
Monday March 4, 2019 2:13am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,086
Original post from blaise213

I'm not a soccer fan boy so I don't even know who your talking about. All I'm proposing is to have a more attacking and attractive style of play by integrating better players. BTW your boner boy Morales sucks.


No matter how attractive your team plays and I gave you thhe top national team in the world and one of the top clubs, there is always a defensive mid.
Without a defensive mid wining balls and connecting with attack, there is no attack.
Adams is clearly one of our best players along with Brooks, Mckennie, CP, Steffen, Yedlin and it's ridiculous to debate it.
He's a teenage starting for a top 4 team in Germany. How could you think someone who isn't playing at that level is better?
goalsense
cudevil
Post #89
Monday March 4, 2019 4:18am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 808
Because he passed backwards once.

Lilshmike
Post #90
Monday March 4, 2019 2:39pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,068
Original post from bjelks

No matter how attractive your team plays and I gave you thhe top national team in the world and one of the top clubs, there is always a defensive mid.
Without a defensive mid wining balls and connecting with attack, there is no attack.
Adams is clearly one of our best players along with Brooks, Mckennie, CP, Steffen, Yedlin and it's ridiculous to debate it.
He's a teenage starting for a top 4 team in Germany. How could you think someone who isn't playing at that level is better?
Defensive mids aren't exactly known for their ability to attack or be involved in the attack. Thats why they are defensive mids.

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