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blaise213
Post #76
Sunday October 4, 2020 2:39am

Joined Sep 2012
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Original post from EKneezy

The almost goal he had was the dribbling you'd want Scout. I almost screamed at the TV he sauced two players but his shot went slightly to the right.


I saw the assist highlights. On his 3rd where he shook a defender and he fell on the ground. Kid is legit.

hamsamwich
Post #77
Sunday October 4, 2020 5:20am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,637
There should be a new comfort level for Gregg playing Reyna in the middle rather than out wide (which also would be fine). His ability to go left or right and his size and quickness play well in the middle. I think Pulisic thrives in that setup with a free role on that left side cutting in where he can make that quick combination with Reyna who is better at that than a McKennie, Roldan or Adams would be. If Reyna were on the other side of the field that combo wouldn't occur. It's another reason I still think Berhalter calls Dest in at LB, for that triangle of Dest pushing forward, Reyna central and Pulisic moving off of them in that pocket of space. Hard to stop.

Samtom23
Post #78
Sunday October 4, 2020 8:55am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 558
Original post from hamsamwich

There should be a new comfort level for Gregg playing Reyna in the middle rather than out wide (which also would be fine). His ability to go left or right and his size and quickness play well in the middle. I think Pulisic thrives in that setup with a free role on that left side cutting in where he can make that quick combination with Reyna who is better at that than a McKennie, Roldan or Adams would be. If Reyna were on the other side of the field that combo wouldn't occur. It's another reason I still think Berhalter calls Dest in at LB, for that triangle of Dest pushing forward, Reyna central and Pulisic moving off of them in that pocket of space. Hard to stop.


I tend to agree on this. I am waiting to see how Antonee Robinson does in camp. At the very least, there are options now. Playing Dest at LB or RB and using Robinson and Cannon based upon match-ups.

blaise213
Post #79
Sunday October 4, 2020 9:32am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,335
Original post from hamsamwich

There should be a new comfort level for Gregg playing Reyna in the middle rather than out wide (which also would be fine). His ability to go left or right and his size and quickness play well in the middle. I think Pulisic thrives in that setup with a free role on that left side cutting in where he can make that quick combination with Reyna who is better at that than a McKennie, Roldan or Adams would be. If Reyna were on the other side of the field that combo wouldn't occur. It's another reason I still think Berhalter calls Dest in at LB, for that triangle of Dest pushing forward, Reyna central and Pulisic moving off of them in that pocket of space. Hard to stop.


Berhalter is going to find a way to make Roldan and Lleget start..

stoked-3
Post #80
Monday October 5, 2020 1:03am

Joined Mar 2020
Total Posts: 168
Reyna was pure class, his trajectory is better than Pulisic-He needs to be central, CP in a free role outside. The good news is we have talented skilled players than can interchange on the field should give teams problems if we get the right 11 on the field together

Alot of young talent playing great for big clubs--the bar should be set high for GB

blaise213
Post #81
Monday October 5, 2020 7:50am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,335
Original post from stoked-3

Reyna was pure class, his trajectory is better than Pulisic-He needs to be central, CP in a free role outside. The good news is we have talented skilled players than can interchange on the field should give teams problems if we get the right 11 on the field together

Alot of young talent playing great for big clubs-the bar should be set high for GB


But we all know who GB will call up!

#MLS quota

db707
Post #82
Monday October 5, 2020 1:05pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,130
Original post from blaise213

But we all know who GB will call up!

#MLS quota


I know claiming something without evidence to support it is all the rage these days, but let's at least give GB one window where he can actually select Reyna, Richards, etc. now that they're first team guys before passing judgment.

bjelks
Post #83
Monday October 5, 2020 1:41pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,995
Original post from db707

I know claiming something without evidence to support it is all the rage these days, but let's at least give GB one window where he can actually select Reyna, Richards, etc. now that they're first team guys before passing judgment.


Why can't we pass judgement on all the mls heavy rosters he's picked over the last yr in charge?
goalsense
whyneverme
Post #84
Monday October 5, 2020 3:54pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 98
Original post from blaise213

But we all know who GB will call up!

#MLS quota


Why would a coach undermine his own potential success to support an organization (MLS) that will not be responsible for his current or future coaching jobs? Is the suggestion that Gregg is too dim to understand how he will be ultimately judged (results) for future employment opportunities? Not sure I am following this logic. And to be fair, I just listened to an interview with Berhalter where he was fully in agreement with all of us on this site that these young players breaking through at big clubs will play big roles for the USMNT.... Now if we could only get a game scheduled to test this all out .....

Dave
Post #85
Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:03am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,184
Original post from whyneverme

Why would a coach undermine his own potential success to support an organization (MLS) that will not be responsible for his current or future coaching jobs? Is the suggestion that Gregg is too dim to understand how he will be ultimately judged (results) for future employment opportunities? Not sure I am following this logic. And to be fair, I just listened to an interview with Berhalter where he was fully in agreement with all of us on this site that these young players breaking through at big clubs will play big roles for the USMNT.... Now if we could only get a game scheduled to test this all out .....

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Gregg has also said multiple times that he wants these young players to develop through the various US youth teams. So if a player (Richards, Uli, Konrad, etc....) are age eligible for a youth team, Gregg may chose to leave them off the Sr. Team in favor for Older Options (Ream, Boyd, Bradley, etc...)
As for future coaching jobs...by picking MLS players he's pandering to USSF & SUM, knowing full well that once his tenure as the USMNT Manager expires he'll most likely be picked up by an MLS Club (see Bruce & BoB). Since Gregg is unlikely to get another European coaching position.....his best option for future employment is MLS.

bjelks
Post #86
Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:47am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,995
Original post from whyneverme

Why would a coach undermine his own potential success to support an organization (MLS) that will not be responsible for his current or future coaching jobs? Is the suggestion that Gregg is too dim to understand how he will be ultimately judged (results) for future employment opportunities? Not sure I am following this logic. And to be fair, I just listened to an interview with Berhalter where he was fully in agreement with all of us on this site that these young players breaking through at big clubs will play big roles for the USMNT.... Now if we could only get a game scheduled to test this all out .....


Gregg has been undermining his own potential success since March to support an organization that runs and controls USSF which is SUM. I've seen nothing from him that will suggest any different.

Most recently he said Jozy was the most talented striker in the pool. Jozy hasn't been the most talented striker in the pool in nearly 5 yrs lol.

Gregg's agenda is cool
goalsense
bjelks
Post #87
Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:48am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,995
Gregg's agenda is clear
goalsense
whyneverme
Post #88
Tuesday October 6, 2020 3:44am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 98
Original post from Dave

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Gregg has also said multiple times that he wants these young players to develop through the various US youth teams. So if a player (Richards, Uli, Konrad, etc....) are age eligible for a youth team, Gregg may chose to leave them off the Sr. Team in favor for Older Options (Ream, Boyd, Bradley, etc...)
As for future coaching jobs...by picking MLS players he's pandering to USSF & SUM, knowing full well that once his tenure as the USMNT Manager expires he'll most likely be picked up by an MLS Club (see Bruce & BoB). Since Gregg is unlikely to get another European coaching position.....his best option for future employment is MLS.


He may get a Euro coaching position if he is successful with the National team, which is why the logic doesn't make sense that he would sabotage himself..... I doubt his ambition is only to stay in MLS.... I think he could get an MLS job regardless of how he does long term with the Nats.

Samtom23
Post #89
Tuesday October 6, 2020 4:56am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 558
Original post from whyneverme

He may get a Euro coaching position if he is successful with the National team, which is why the logic doesn't make sense that he would sabotage himself..... I doubt his ambition is only to stay in MLS.... I think he could get an MLS job regardless of how he does long term with the Nats.


I think GB is aware and I don't think he will sabotage himself with his selections next time around. And yes, he could easily go back to MLS, irregardless of how he performs for the national team. He might be a better club coach than a national coach.

blaise213
Post #90
Tuesday October 6, 2020 7:01am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,335
Original post from whyneverme

Why would a coach undermine his own potential success to support an organization (MLS) that will not be responsible for his current or future coaching jobs? Is the suggestion that Gregg is too dim to understand how he will be ultimately judged (results) for future employment opportunities? Not sure I am following this logic. And to be fair, I just listened to an interview with Berhalter where he was fully in agreement with all of us on this site that these young players breaking through at big clubs will play big roles for the USMNT.... Now if we could only get a game scheduled to test this all out .....


Because Berhalter will find a way to call up:

Lleget > De La fuente
Roldan > Holmes
Vines/Lovitz > Robinson
Aaron Long > Richards
Altidore > Johannsson

Also look out for Corey Baird and Zardes

Only MLS player worthy is Morris

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