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Kamphgruppe
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Post #226
Saturday December 5, 2020 5:03pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

After last weeks loss, Sargents coach said how much the team missed him due to his work rate and link up play. His energy. Those are things that can be duplicated here for the USA and I just keep seeing him build on what's been a good start for him. He drops deep a lot and Bremen really don't have too many chance creators. But Sargent has fought through that to earn a role on the team. I think he is the key player for the USA. We saw last friendlies with the odd Lletget as no.9 and then game 2 it showed where Sargent is ahead of Nico in his all around game, Soto proved once again he can finish but many other parts of his game also need work. It's a long time until the actual World Cup but going into 2021 I see a gap forming between Sargent and his competitors for that spot. I think Gyasi will provide something during qualification but with our best team it's gotta be Josh a majority of the time.


I thought that he was going to take off like 2 years ago. I really wish he would move to another team in Germany. I still feel Josh has a higher ceiling than Zardes but as far as their performances with the Nats, it's pretty even. So if it's even you go with the younger player that plays at a higher level. I agree that Zardes still has a part to play for now.

hamsamwich
Post #227
Saturday December 5, 2020 9:03pm

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@kamphgruppe- I mean Sargent has been left off by Gregg who later said it was a mistake, and now was prevented from seeing what he can do by his regional covid regulations for this last friendly. Patience.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #228
Monday December 7, 2020 9:16pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

@kamphgruppe- I mean Sargent has been left off by Gregg who later said it was a mistake, and now was prevented from seeing what he can do by his regional covid regulations for this last friendly. Patience.

Ya it's too bad, I was looking forward to see hos progression

hamsamwich
Post #229
Tuesday December 8, 2020 3:10pm

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I think Soto can jump up the list with a different loan move in January to a higher rated club in a better league. I know that Norwich would love to have him in their squad but I'm not sure what the new rulings will bring with Brexit as far as permits. Anyways, this guy is the class finisher of the group. Maybe he needs to round out his other skills to pass the guys in front of him (and that's what a move would do, have him develop more skills).... but there isn't anyone currently in the pool with his finishing ability.

Lilshmike
Post #230
Tuesday December 8, 2020 4:16pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

I think Soto can jump up the list with a different loan move in January to a higher rated club in a better league. I know that Norwich would love to have him in their squad but I'm not sure what the new rulings will bring with Brexit as far as permits. Anyways, this guy is the class finisher of the group. Maybe he needs to round out his other skills to pass the guys in front of him (and that's what a move would do, have him develop more skills).... but there isn't anyone currently in the pool with his finishing ability.
Apparently, due to his age and the number of games the USMNT has played this last year, had he played against Wales, and then featured tomorrow, he would have been granted a waiver and would have been able to come back to Norwich.

He'll no doubt get in the game tomorrow. I think he may be closer to getting a permit than initially anticipated.

Regardless, he needs game time. I'm all for him to stay in Holland if he plays every week. Or go out on loan if he plays every week. Or go back to Norwich if he is able to play every week.

Norwich is leading the table too at the moment in the Championship. It may be helpful to get him back there ASAP in the event they get promoted (seeming a good possibility) so he doesn't get leap frogged by someone else they would inevitably buy in the summer.

bjelks
Post #231
Wednesday December 9, 2020 3:18pm

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Tim Weah time - turnup

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIlF0pnFwAK/?igsh...
goalsense
cudevil
Post #232
Wednesday December 9, 2020 4:52pm

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Original post from bjelks

Tim Weah time - turnup

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIlF0pnFwAK/?igsh...


It's been a bit of a wave for him this season in terms of PT, but his role has definitely been increasing the past 2-3 weeks. Hope he shows well tomorrow.

hamsamwich
Post #233
Wednesday December 9, 2020 6:44pm

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Weah is coming back from injury. Sometimes an athlete can't be told they need to slow down and rehab more when all they want to do is play. Lille is invested in him, I believe they'll do the right thing even if it isn't what Weah wants right now.

cudevil
Post #234
Thursday December 10, 2020 10:29pm

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Original post from cudevil

It's been a bit of a wave for him this season in terms of PT, but his role has definitely been increasing the past 2-3 weeks. Hope he shows well tomorrow.


Weah with a fantastic goal to tie the game at 2.

cudevil
Post #235
Thursday December 10, 2020 10:34pm

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Interestingly, he is now playing RB.

hamsamwich
Post #236
Sunday January 24, 2021 2:49pm

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Sargent with a banger. And a lot of rage after scoring. If anyone needs a move over the summer it's him. One thing he has shown is that hold up play dropping deep. Unless he loses his shooting boots in practice I don't see another forward outplaying him in this current Gregg system. Sargent has the mobility and technique to really give Pulisic and Reyna and McKennie and Weah someone to play off of.

stoked-3
Post #237
Sunday January 24, 2021 4:26pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

Sargent with a banger. And a lot of rage after scoring. If anyone needs a move over the summer it's him. One thing he has shown is that hold up play dropping deep. Unless he loses his shooting boots in practice I don't see another forward outplaying him in this current Gregg system. Sargent has the mobility and technique to really give Pulisic and Reyna and McKennie and Weah someone to play off of.


What a goal for Josh, I agree his foot work fits with CP and Reyna etc Hoppe is a guy who can be brought in late in games if we need a goal- JS is someone who starts hoping he finds a better team soon !!

Also Weston scored today and was MOM. Adams scored over the weekend.
Nats guys are looking really good

Philip
Post #238
Sunday January 24, 2021 5:55pm

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Original post from stoked-3

What a goal for Josh, I agree his foot work fits with CP and Reyna etc Hoppe is a guy who can be brought in late in games if we need a goal- JS is someone who starts hoping he finds a better team soon !!

Also Weston scored today and was MOM. Adams scored over the weekend.
Nats guys are looking really good

McKennie has been much more of a goal threat at Juventus. Schalke have been bad recently and that may have had an impact last year but they were in Champions League knockout rounds a couple years ago. Is there something specific that Pirlo and Juventus are doing or is this something he has added to his game? Hopefully it's the latter and he can continue to be a goal threat with the national team.

cudevil
Post #239
Monday January 25, 2021 3:47am

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Original post from Philip

McKennie has been much more of a goal threat at Juventus. Schalke have been bad recently and that may have had an impact last year but they were in Champions League knockout rounds a couple years ago. Is there something specific that Pirlo and Juventus are doing or is this something he has added to his game? Hopefully it's the latter and he can continue to be a goal threat with the national team.


For his first couple of years with Schalke, they played him everywhere...from CB to CAM to outside back. It completely screwed with his development. Last year, they finally left him as an 8, and he was their best player.

Juve has nominally played him on the right side of a 3 man midfield, but have given him license to basically roam wherever he wants. This really plays to his strengths. Add that he is now surrounded by world class players and the result is what we are seeing this year.

Philip
Post #240
Monday January 25, 2021 4:50pm

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Finding your best position and playing there consistently is big. Different positions require different things physically and mentally. It is difficult, especially for a young player, when they are asked to do completely different things from one day to the next. Having the right players around you also has a big impact. We can put good players around McKennie but we can't surround him with world class players, not yet at least. Our young players are making great strides though, and I'm loving McKennie showing that he isn't quite as backwards as some on this site claim he is. He is more than capable of having a huge impact offensively.

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