Should U.S. Soccer bring back the U.S. Cup?
Absolutely. It would be far more competitive than the CONCACAF Nations League.
No. The international calendar is already congested.
Not sure.
Post #1
Friday March 8, 2019 5:26pm

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So the concacaf u 17 tournament starts in two months. And US soccer still hasn't appointed a u17 coach.?.?.?. How is US soccer not calling Hugo Perez for the job? Oh and US soccer is mandating all coaches live in or near Chicago; home to USSF. WTF? Several candidates have already turned down the job due to this ridiculous mandate.

Post #2
Friday March 8, 2019 7:07pm

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And then Raphael Wicky was hired today. Interesting.

Post #3
Friday March 8, 2019 8:32pm

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I've always been a fan of mike matkovich's teams he lives in Chicago. The other teams need coaches too.

Post #4
Friday May 3, 2019 3:58am

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I watched a lot of today's 3-2 comeback win against Canada.

Reyna looked much bigger than I expected, he looks tall and strong compared to the other players. Very confident and good on the ball. Busio was deployed wide which seemed odd and didn't suit him much for most of the game but he did score a great volley.

USA had a ton of possession but didn't really have anyone who could unlock the bunkered Canada defense, the same issue we have it seems at every level. No wingers could beat anyone 1v1, not much creative combination play, lots of passing it around but not really sure what to do once in advanced positions...

I thought Leyva looked slow, I expected more after the raving reviews from GA.

Las in goal looked great with his feet and his distribution, neither goal was his fault.

I expected Scally to do more as an attacking RB, given all the possession I rarely saw him overlapping or getting into the attack.

Axel Alejandre (CB) had a good game, scored an opportunistic goal but seemed willing to try more adventurous passes from the back. His CB partner Kobe Hernandez looked far less confident on the ball and only tried simple short passes.

Bryang Kayo played the 6 and looked very strong in tackles and solid on the ball, stood out to me in the midfield over Leyva.

Griffin Yow was the only attacker who seemed willing to try and take on defenders and did a few good things but the final ball was lacking, curious to see more of him tho.

Pepi was the target forward and didn't really show much, granted didn't get much service.

None of the subs did much to impact the game for me, De vries came in and was a decent downgrade from Yow, Fuentes came in for Reyna and looked interesting as a change of pace, although I would have preferred to see Busio slide centrally.

Post #5
Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:22am

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On to the Final. 4-0 win against Canada.

Post #6
Wednesday May 15, 2019 7:22pm

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Original post from 2tone

On to the Final. 4-0 win against Canada.

Pepi is leaving it until late, but it appears he's coming on strong.

Post #7
Thursday May 16, 2019 5:21pm

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I've been watching these games and Busio and Reyna are both pretty fun to watch, I've been happy to see Busio get some time in the middle where he looks much better and Reyna has looked great anywhere, but I did like him wide against Canada.

To me the big surprise has been Kayo, he has looked fantastic in the midfield mostly as a defensive monster but he's also shown a nice passing range and scored a nice goal in the last game.

Post #8
Friday May 17, 2019 3:21pm

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USA lost in a tough OT 2-1 game to Mexico but the story of the game was the missed chances of the first half. The first 45 minutes was one of the most dominant USA vs. Mexico performances I've ever seen, absolutely incredible domination of the ball and chances were created over and over, hit the post a few times, and only scoring one.

Second half and overtime the play was much more even with both teams getting a few chances but could have gone either way.

If anyone had a free 45 minutes, I highly recommend watching that first half, it will give you some hope that USA can keep the ball on the ground and pass their way anywhere on the field, it was quite impressive. Unfortunately the wasted chances doomed them, especially from the leaders like Busio and Reyna who each hit the post.

Post #9
Saturday May 18, 2019 7:01pm

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Coach Wicky is off to a great start and the soccer they play is quality.

I see no reason why more improvement cannot occur before the World Cup.

Post #10
Thursday July 11, 2019 5:45pm

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Drew Senegal, Japan and the Netherlands in our group, definitely will be a challenge, but I don't mind that at U17 level, it's about learning and growing at this stage.

Post #11
Thursday July 11, 2019 10:07pm

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group of death but 3rd place gets out so its a really good test. 4 pts and youre def through. reyna's coming out party and leads us to a championship? haha we can dream

Post #12
Friday July 12, 2019 1:49am

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This u17 team is pretty damn good. Just need to get stronger at CB.

Post #13
Saturday July 13, 2019 6:26am

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We are going to win that group. @2tone- I think there are some good defenders out there that haven't been called yet that could emerge. Also I believe as the system starts to work and the players get more confident, those CBs will emerge and pick themselves. This squad is very talented it will be interesting to see how good they play as a group.

Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #14
Monday August 19, 2019 2:17pm

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Abroad based 11 for u17s.

---Andre Costa--

Usually we get very few abroad players for the u17s so here's what we could have. Left Reyna out bc he should be with the group.

Post #15
Thursday October 10, 2019 9:01pm

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GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Aaron Cervantes (Orange County SC; Chino Hills, Calif.; 4/0), 1-Damian Las (Fulham/ENG; Norridge, Ill.; 19/0), 12-Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; London, England; 7/0)

DEFENDERS (7): 15-Sebastian Anderson (Colorado Rapids; Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 4/0), 13-Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.; 18/0), 3-George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.; 8/1), 4-Nicolas Carrera (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas; 3/0), 14-Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.; 17/0), 5-Kobe Hernandez-Foster (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 23/3), 2-Joe Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.; 19/1)

MIDFIELDERS (5): 18-Maximilian Dietz (Freiburg/GER; Frankfurt, Germany; 2/0), 17-Ethan Dobbelaere (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.; 3/0), 8-Bryang Kayo (Orange County SC; Poolesville, Md.; 8/1), 6-Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.; 7/0), 16-Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.; 25/2)

FORWARDS (6): 7-Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.; 15/7), 20-Andres Jasson (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.; 11/1), 19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Merced, Calif.; 24/9), 9-Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas; 15/5), 10-Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; Bedford, N.Y.; 15/8), 11-Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.; 12/7)

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