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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #1
Friday December 13, 2019 12:02am

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18-year-old American Owen Otasowie in 17 minutes against Besiktas: 7/9 passing, 1/1 accurate long passes, 1 shot hitting the woodwork, 1 blocked shot on defense, 4/5 aerial duels. The 6-foot-3 DM/CB is one of the most talented US prospects and all but a lock for the US U20s.

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Ten-Towns
Post #2
Friday December 13, 2019 12:11am

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Keeps getting minutes he may be more than just a lock for the U-20's. I firmly believe his best position is as a DM. And it's not like the USMNT is Deep at DM talent. Adams and then a whole lot of mediocre players that play DM.

Dave
Post #3
Sunday December 15, 2019 4:54am

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Haven't heard or seen much about this kid. I've watched a couple of the game highlights he's played and he appears to be a talented young defensive player with good technical ability. From the clips I've seen he still has a ways to go in reading the game and cleaning up some mental mistakes...but that's to be expected of defensive players his age and will hopefully come with more in game experience.
At 6'2" he has the size to compete at CB and appears to have the touch/control and distribution to potentially play as a DM. From the highlights I watched Wolves are still trying him at various positions (CM, CB, RB).
Looking long term his best opportunity with the USMNT would be at the DM position considering the lack of young options beyond Adams (excluding McKennie as he's more of a Box-to-Box CM); Vs. the number of CB's who are in contention for the CB position (Richards, M. Robinson, CCV, EPB, Miazga, Trusty, Glad). I'm not suggesting that he's incapable of competing against these players....just that we have more options at CB than at DM in the near term.
If he can continue to develop he'd be a nice option for depth during tournament play where a versatile player who can potentially slot in at multiple positions affords the coach greater flexibility.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #4
Tuesday December 15, 2020 8:07pm

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Subbed on at halftime. Is this his Prem debut? Down 1-0 after a close goal by Giroud

db707
Post #5
Tuesday December 15, 2020 8:33pm

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Original post from EKneezy

Subbed on at halftime. Is this his Prem debut? Down 1-0 after a close goal by Giroud


Yup, Premier League debut.

cudevil
Post #6
Tuesday December 15, 2020 8:45pm

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Not sure what to think of his performance. He frankly seems out of shape. Lots of jogging. Big kid though.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #7
Tuesday December 15, 2020 9:00pm

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Got an assist on Podences goal. It was all Podence tho.

Solid debut.winner in the dying moments. He is a big dude he bodied Mount on one passage of play

Scout92
Lone Star State
Post #8
Tuesday December 15, 2020 9:40pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Dang with him and Odunze maybe we'll have some NFL/NBA type athletes in this generation.

blaise213
Post #9
Wednesday December 16, 2020 1:13am

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Original post from Scout92

Dang with him and Odunze maybe we'll have some NFL/NBA type athletes in this generation.


Daryl Dike Too

bjelks
Post #10
Wednesday December 16, 2020 7:55am

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https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2020/12/15/wolve...

His teammates and manager thought he looked good
goalsense
blaise213
Post #11
Wednesday December 16, 2020 8:18am

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Original post from bjelks

https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2020/12/15/wolve...

His teammates and manager thought he looked good


There's a video of all his touches!

Another Euro player that puts every MLS player in the back seat

Scout92
Lone Star State
Post #12
Wednesday December 16, 2020 8:36pm

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Ok so there is no room for any MLS mids now right?

If we have Adams, Mckennie, Musah, Otawosie, and Cardoso (who Gregg seems to like) that play and can play deeper and Aaronson, Reyna, Musah, Mckennie, Ledezma* who can play higher. That's a lot of mids that are superior to anyone in MLS. Let's hope Gregg doesn't try to sneak Roldan in there somewhere in the future..

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #13
Monday December 21, 2020 6:16pm

Joined May 2013
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Making his first start in the Prem today vs Burnley

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #14
Monday December 21, 2020 7:23pm

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Playing as a false nine. Still getting back to defend. No Jimenez for the foreseeable future has Nuno trying new stuff

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #15
Monday December 21, 2020 8:04pm

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Subbed off in the 60th minute. Solid if unspectacular performance.

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