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

Joined May 2013
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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

Joined Jul 2012
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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

Joined Jul 2014
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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.


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