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bjelks
Post #346
Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:42pm

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He called Omar Gonzalez's trash ass.
I really can't handle it lol.
goalsense
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #347
Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:45pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
From what I have been hearing from
Berhalter I would look for a starting 11 to look like this:

---Zardes--
Arriola-Pulisic--Morris
--Mckennie-Adams
Ream-Brooks-Miazga-Yedlin
---Steffen---

Berhalter will experiment with Adams at that RB hybrid CM position as well. He sees Pulisic as a #10 with Mckennie providing that free 8 role. But I think we will also see Pulisic moved out to LW as well.

Know Nothing
Post #348
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:37pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,556
I think we should change the crest on the shirt to incorporate the Statue of Liberty, because our team in some respects epitomizes the quote ""Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore."

Omar?, BOTH Bradley and Trapp? NO Holmes? (it is possible he said no thanks)

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #349
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:41pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 719
I know the GC is traditionally an MLS heavy team but was hoping to see more Euro and S. American guys for these friendlies. I guess with the GC looming he is only calling in potential roster players.

Lilshmike
Post #350
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:42pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,068
Specifically for Holmes, he only recently started to get playing time. Before December, he wasn't even conversation worthy.

Its possible that Berhalter took a pass to give him an entire (half) of a season to continue to produce and earn it. But it is also possible that Holmes himself passed on it because he just recently pushed his way into the team at Derby and they are competing for promotion.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #351
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:46pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,417
Trash squad called up...the Bundesliga players will carry this squad.

We aren't progressing, this is the same old crap. How Holmes, Novakovich, and Gall miss out is crazy..

Kind of want us the get steamed rolled or for the Bundesliga players to miss out..so we can she the lack of quality in this squad.

Lilshmike
Post #352
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:54pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,068
Gall barely gets minutes at the moment. Him being excluded shouldn't be controversial.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #353
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:55pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 719
Original post from Scout92

Trash squad called up...the Bundesliga players will carry this squad.

We aren't progressing, this is the same old crap. How Holmes, Novakovich, and Gall miss out is crazy..

Kind of want us the get steamed rolled or for the Bundesliga players to miss out..so we can she the lack of quality in this squad.


So you want the team to get Steam Rolled because you don't like the roster selection?

wow, true fan.

db707
Post #354
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:57pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 836
Original post from Lilshmike

Specifically for Holmes, he only recently started to get playing time. Before December, he wasn't even conversation worthy.

Its possible that Berhalter took a pass to give him an entire (half) of a season to continue to produce and earn it. But it is also possible that Holmes himself passed on it because he just recently pushed his way into the team at Derby and they are competing for promotion.


Maybe Holmes declined, that would be weird given that he's said he wants to play for us. He's played in all but two Derby league games since October 24, for me that's regular playing time (more than recently) and he's shown his value. And given that Berhalter's calling guys like Lewis, clearly there isn't much somebody needs to do on the field to get called up.

Lilshmike
Post #355
Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:59pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,068
Also, I'm in favor of every player (who is not a solidified senior USMNT player/starter) that is eligible for the the Olympics be put in the U23s.

Berhalter apparently stated that Weah, CCV, and Sargent are going to be with that age group. Considering its been an embarrassment that we have missed out on the last couple Olympics, success in (and qualification for) this competition should be a priority and nothing to moan about with the USMNT fanbase...

Lilshmike
Post #356
Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:06pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,068
Original post from db707

Maybe Holmes declined, that would be weird given that he's said he wants to play for us. He's played in all but two Derby league games since October 24, for me that's regular playing time (more than recently) and he's shown his value. And given that Berhalter's calling guys like Lewis, clearly there isn't much somebody needs to do on the field to get called up.
Yeah, I don't disagree at all. I think you have a fairly rational take on it. Only playing devils advocate and trying to think of a possible explanation.

Holmes might have gotten a bit shafted... but I don't really think there are any other glaring omissions/inclusions.

I've explained before why Trapp and Bradley do actually make some sense over a guy like Morales. Those selections also shouldn't be surprising or controversial... Trapp was his captain at Columbus and he specifically said Bradley still had a role.

Zardes, although I don't like him, plays week in week out and scores consistently. He also scored a bunch for Berhalter last year for the Crew... no shock there.

Morris/Ramirez over Wood/Nova might be the only one that immediately jumps out to me... but Wood is in poor form and his minutes are dwindling, while Nova... well... maybe he is going with the U23s.

bjelks
Post #357
Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:22pm

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

Gall barely gets minutes at the moment. Him being excluded shouldn't be controversial.


Actually Gall started Malmo's last 2 games and was a reserve in the Chelsea Europa League game.
He's been playing more consistently than Johnathan Lewis for sure.
goalsense
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #358
Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:22pm

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

So you want the team to get Steam Rolled because you don't like the roster selection?

wow, true fan.


I know right. A lot of fair weather fans that are a bit delusional.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #359
Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:26pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
I would like to see Gall at some point. Holmes is probably the only player I see as a big omission. Nova is probably with the u23's as well.

hamsamwich
Post #360
Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:31pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,982
Omar Gonzalez are you serious? I also don't get the midfield unless he's changing things up. Seems a little too reliant CDMs... Bradley Trapp Adams Roldan McKennie Lletget it's overkill.. Gotta agree with @scout it's a trash squad. Omar Gonzalez I'll say it again. Terrible.

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