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Lilshmike
Post #16
Friday February 1, 2019 6:45pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Another player we forgot to mention was Freddy Adu. He's still playing and is a left sided mid. The most creative player our country has ever produced. Definitely worth noting...

John-Lewis
Post #17
Friday February 1, 2019 9:06pm

Joined Feb 2019
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Original post from Lilshmike

Thanks for starting this thread. This discussion actually makes sense to have.

Jeremy Toljan, LB - dual national in Germany, could represent us, would be an immediate starting LB, but we would have to kidnap his GF and hold her ransom in order to convince him to play for us because hes apparently not keen on representing the USA
Fabian Johnson, LM/LB/RB - don't forget, he's still around
Jonathan Amon, LM - pacey, plays in Denmark
Kenny Saief, LM - plays in Belguim
Tim Weah, LM/RM/ST - on loan at Celtic from PSG

As far as players abroad who are relevant... thats pretty much it for the time being.


Wouldn't Fabian Johnson be to old to play in the World Cup?

John-Lewis
Post #18
Friday February 1, 2019 9:08pm

Joined Feb 2019
Total Posts: 54
Original post from Lilshmike

Thanks for starting this thread. This discussion actually makes sense to have.

Jeremy Toljan, LB - dual national in Germany, could represent us, would be an immediate starting LB, but we would have to kidnap his GF and hold her ransom in order to convince him to play for us because hes apparently not keen on representing the USA
Fabian Johnson, LM/LB/RB - don't forget, he's still around
Jonathan Amon, LM - pacey, plays in Denmark
Kenny Saief, LM - plays in Belguim
Tim Weah, LM/RM/ST - on loan at Celtic from PSG

As far as players abroad who are relevant... thats pretty much it for the time being.


I do agree with all of your other choices though, especially Tim Weah

John-Lewis
Post #19
Friday February 1, 2019 9:11pm

Joined Feb 2019
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Original post from Know Nothing

I assume you are speaking about purely left footed players? And what formation would you be playing?


Left or both feet and I would be playing a 4 in the back, most likely a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-2

Lilshmike
Post #20
Friday February 1, 2019 10:52pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,063
Original post from John-Lewis

Wouldn't Fabian Johnson be to old to play in the World Cup?
No, not exactly. He will be at that age where depending on if he is still playing, if he would care to play again for the USMNT, and how our LB pool looks, he could be a legitimate option for us at LB or a depth piece.

Not saying he will be around, simply saying that we shouldn't count him out just yet.

Dave
Post #21
Saturday February 2, 2019 6:57am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 975
There are a few options that could potentially play on the left side....unfortunately not many of them are true left backs and many of our lift sided players are still too inexperienced to step into the full national team.

Left Backs:
Robinson (LB/LM), Villafana (LB), Garza (LB), D. Acosta (LB), Olosunde (RB/LB),
Gloster (LB/RB), Fabian (LB/LM)

Left Mid:
Green (LM/CM), Amon (LM), Saief (LM/CM), Taitague (LM/RM), Lankford (LM/RM),
Busio (LM), Scott (LM/CM), Manneh (LM)

The other problem we have is that many of the LB options are aging out or aren't likely to be good enough for the international game beyond the CONCACAF region.

There are some other young options who could potentially play on the left, even though they are possibly better suited for the center or on the right.

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