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Post #1
Monday December 9, 2019 6:14pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Just throwing this out there.

By young, I mean under the age of 23.

By make it, I mean regular contributor to a top 6 league team.

For me, it is Kyle Scott. He seems to have a style of play similar to Luca Modric. The major problem with that is to be that kind of player, you need quality players around you to look good. With players like McKinney, CP, Weah, Sargent, Adams and Dest, we have good players to compliment him. He just needs to get healthy (out right now after groin surgery) and probably leave Newcastle to shine.

Granted, being at Newcastle will add graft to his game, but inevitably their style of play is definitely not suited to him.

Post #2
Monday December 9, 2019 6:56pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,752
My understanding of top 6 leagues is EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and Eredivisie.
Are we on the same page?

Kyle Scott is intriguing. Perhaps a move to mid table Eredivisie, Championship or France could do him some good.

I think Reyna, Ledezma, Llaynez make first team debuts in the spring. Would love to see them ASAP.
Also love what I've seen from KDF. Elite dribbling and quickness.

Anybody know anything about this Owen O kid at Wolves?

And I'm probably the Pres of the EPB fan club. Would love him to get a shot with RB Salzburg or Shalke?
Post #3
Tuesday December 10, 2019 4:45am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,111
From the perspective of the USMNT there are 3 positions that I'd like to see a Young Yank Abroad step up and claim. There are a couple names for each who I wouldn't mind seeing break out in 2020....
1) Winger - We desperately need someone opposite Pulisic who can keep the opposition defense honest by offering a threat down the other side of the field. I'm hoping this will be Weah, but could see Sabbi as an option as well. I know many will say Weah is more of a forward than a winger, but unless we go to a 2 striker formation I don't see him as one. Geo Reyna would be a Dark Horse for this spot as well, but don't think he'll get a look until 2021.
2) ACM - We need a creative CM. Someone who can break down a bunker defense but not be a liability to our defensive shape. I'd like to see Ledezma or possibly Scott (if he ever cracks the 1st team) make a run at this roll.
3) Left-Back - While Dest & A. Robinson are both kind of ear marked as our current LB options; Dest is traditionally a RB. If Gloster breaks into PSV's 1st Team we could move Dest to his more comfortable position at RB....especially if Yedlin keeps under performing with the USMNT.
The hard part will be getting Berhaulter to give anyone "New" a real opportunity over his guys...Roldan, Lovitz, & Morris.

San Jose
Post #4
Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:27pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,546

not worried about Richards.

And any attacker who can consistently finish...I don't care who it is...several would be nice.

Post #5
Wednesday December 11, 2019 12:30am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,083
As he finally made another league appearance for Fulham today (late cameo, but first appearance of the season for him), I'd like to see if Luca De La Torre can begin to get regular playing time.

Post #6
Thursday December 12, 2019 2:16am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 455
For the National team, Ledezma. He seems ready now from highlights, I have seen. Yes, highlights but what else do I have to go on?

But for me personally- CCV is only 21 years old but seems to have been around forever. He doesn't dazzle me with his skill but his blue collar ethic and persona. He seems a younger version of Tim Ream and better than Walker Zimmerman. I felt in 2018 our CB pairing should've been Miagza and CCV but that is evolving.

I have some sentiment for Richards too because he is from Alabama. The college football fanatic region. If he does well on the international stage that would do wonderfully for a traditionally US football hotbed. I think many Southerners don't identify with CP on a local level but pull for because American.

To have an athlete to route for locally is something else for our American kids.

Post #7
Friday December 13, 2019 12:18am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,595
Ottasawie: Incredibly talented DM. It's not like we are swimming in talented DM's at the moment.
Llanez: This guy is continuing to impress. It's only a matter of time he gets a look at the Wolfsburg first team.
Reyna: his progression is starting to look very similar to Pulisic.
Ledezma: Just understands the game at a different speed. Would love to see what he could do with Pulisic on the field.

Post #8
Friday December 13, 2019 1:09am

Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts: 166
Reyna no question, he has potential to be the best US soccer player of all time if he puts in the work and keeps his head down.
Ride or Die. -USMNT
Post #9
Friday December 13, 2019 4:42am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,448
I want Sargent to become an elite talent. Dominating like he did he with u17s and U20s but at the professional level.

I am sold on the George Bello hype and was looking forward to seeing if he could be something special prior to his injury plagued season last year.

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