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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Monday December 3, 2018 9:18pm

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If anyone is truly interested who the starting RB will be come 2022 WC don't loook any further than Sergino Dest. It's not even close.

Go look at his highlights from this past weekend. And a full Ajax debut looks to be sooner rather than later for him.

Dont be surprised if he is the U-20's best player at the U20 WC as well.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #2
Monday December 3, 2018 9:39pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,415
Yeah, I can see that. I think we'll have a much better option....a better all around player than Yedlin by 2022. I like Dest a lot. He went through a lot of injuries over the last couple years, I didn't think it was going to happen for him, but it looks like he's been healthy and doing well...really exciting player.

blaise213
Post #3
Monday December 3, 2018 9:56pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,710
Lol been talking about Sergino Dest for awhile

I'd start him right now

Imagine a paring on the right with him and Konrad de la Fuente... US Soccer is too scared to showcase that talent with their MLS agenda

navi8132
New York
Post #4
Monday December 3, 2018 11:32pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,011
We need wingers....just move him to RW for the USMNT.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday December 4, 2018 12:21am

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Total Posts: 9,840
Original post from navi8132

We need wingers....just move him to RW for the USMNT.
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I don't agree. Dest has already stated he prefers RB. Winger will be fine.

bjelks
Post #6
Tuesday December 4, 2018 12:22am

Joined Nov 2012
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Lol, no we have plenty of wingers we just don't call or play them. Still need to get a good look at Gall and Gooch.
He's more technical than Yedlin right now, just needs more experience.
As far as I'm concerned left back is up for grabs. He can compete with Robinson, Cannon, and Moore for lb.
Just no more Villafana or Sweat for Godsakes lol
goalsense
Know Nothing
Post #7
Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:09am

Joined Jan 2013
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I have been saying we have better wingbacks than outside backs and should play with a back three.

bjelks
Post #8
Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:51am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 796
@knownothing I normally agree with you, but I don't like the 5 back idea. We have 2 dynamic #6s that can give us all the cover we need.
I think we need to focus on technical attacking players to complement CP in midfield.
goalsense
Dave
Post #9
Tuesday December 4, 2018 12:52pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 913
We've got a nice crop of RB's beginning to emerge....Yedlin, Moore, Cannon, Dest & Olosunde. Who will ultimately win the starting roll remains to be determined. Yedlin is the front runner, but the rest are closing the gap and as they gain more experience they may overtake him.

The 2022 cycle has no shortage of players with raw talent/ability. We've got a deep pool of capable CBs & CMs. A handful of options at wide MF & Keeper. Our thinnest areas are LB & Striker.

Now that we have a coach/manager he has 1 extended camp (January) and 1 or 2 short camps (March & May) before he'll need to select a 30 man roster for the Gold Cup. He should know what talent is available to him from MLS, so hopefully he'll spend some time getting out to see first hand some of the players and not rely on DS's evaluations alone.

Lilshmike
Post #10
Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:20pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 870
Original post from Dave

We've got a nice crop of RB's beginning to emerge....Yedlin, Moore, Cannon, Dest & Olosunde. Who will ultimately win the starting roll remains to be determined. Yedlin is the front runner, but the rest are closing the gap and as they gain more experience they may overtake him.

The 2022 cycle has no shortage of players with raw talent/ability. We've got a deep pool of capable CBs & CMs. A handful of options at wide MF & Keeper. Our thinnest areas are LB & Striker.

Now that we have a coach/manager he has 1 extended camp (January) and 1 or 2 short camps (March & May) before he'll need to select a 30 man roster for the Gold Cup. He should know what talent is available to him from MLS, so hopefully he'll spend some time getting out to see first hand some of the players and not rely on DS's evaluations alone.
The starting role is Yedlins... it has been for some time now.

Those other guys you mentioned are merely fighting for a spot on the bench. Olosunde shouldn't even be in the conversation.

hamsamwich
Post #11
Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:28pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,768
I still think we could see a converted midfielder. Besides Graham Zusi there isn't a RB that I can name who can actually put in a good, accurate ball. If Yedlin could, he would be playing at a higher level than Newcastle.

Saying all that, I do rate Sergiño Dest but 2022 may be too soon depending on what happens with the club situation. He can pass unlike the others.

Lilshmike
Post #12
Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:41pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 870
Original post from bjelks

@knownothing I normally agree with you, but I don't like the 5 back idea. We have 2 dynamic #6s that can give us all the cover we need.
I think we need to focus on technical attacking players to complement CP in midfield.
We have been playing that over the past year. It hasn't been working with our players. The problem isn't Trapp either, the problem is that we don't have good enough creative players up front in the attacking third to create chances. Pulisic can't do it all on his own - and no matter who plays ST, if they don't get the ball in good enough areas then they will not be able to produce goals. Its as simple as that.

We tried the "double 6 pivot" as you've labeled it before... with Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley before the 2014 WC. Both of those players at that time were far better than any player we have in CM now. That didn't work, and it didn't enable us to create enough chances up front... and thats with better attacking players (Holland Jozy, in-form Johannsson, Dempsey, prime Fabian Johnson, Donovan before being left off the WC roster) than we have now.

I'm with Know Nothing. We have to be realistic about who we have, and right now it just isn't good enough. We are leaking goals, lack possession in the middle, and lack chance creation in the attacking third. Given our current pool, 3CBs and wing backs would likely be our best option until better players emerge.

Lilshmike
Post #13
Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:42pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 870
Original post from hamsamwich

I still think we could see a converted midfielder. Besides Graham Zusi there isn't a RB that I can name who can actually put in a good, accurate ball. If Yedlin could, he would be playing at a higher level than Newcastle.

Saying all that, I do rate Sergiño Dest but 2022 may be too soon depending on what happens with the club situation. He can pass unlike the others.
Dude I've been saying this on the boards for months... Tyler Adams.

Lilshmike
Post #14
Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:48pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 870
Honestly, RB shouldn't even be the position we should be discussing. Its LB...

db707
Post #15
Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:10pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 723
Original post from Lilshmike

Honestly, RB shouldn't even be the position we should be discussing. Its LB...


What do you mean, we're converting Bedoya and putting him there...

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