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Dave
Post #1
Sunday September 13, 2020 1:58am

Joined Jul 2014
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The European season(s) kicked off this weekend and there were positives from Saturday's games for the Yanks Abroad....
Adams - DFB Polka - 90 min. & Man of the Match honors
Sargent - DFB Polka - 89 minutes & a goal
De La Fuente - Friendly - 1st American to play for Barca's 1st team. 45 min & nearly a goal (pulled back for offsides).
Ream - 200th appearance for Fulham.
Green - DFB Polka - Goal & Assist
Tillman - DFB Polka - 2 Assists
Nice to have our players back and performing.

hamsamwich
Post #2
Sunday September 13, 2020 2:52pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,540
McKennie got a start in Juventus friendly as well.

Sargent also got man of the match yesterday. Big upcoming season for him. Kohfeldt is showing confidence in Josh to start the year and he needs to make the most of that. Not too many 20 year old are getting ready for their third year in the bundesliga like Josh is (I know he got promoted halfway through the first year and has played 1.5, not 2 full seasons so far). It's been a quick rise for him the whole way through even if from afar it's frustrating if he doesn't start every game. I look forward to the days when gets to play with his crew from the USA.

It finally seems like we've gotten past the point where playing first team will get you on the field. There are a lot of players available so it's now becoming "what have you done lately." And that's not a bad thing it shows depth across the board.... except for our defense where Aaron long is still projected after a so-so (to put it mildly) year and half. Ream and Brooks will stay in the picture no matter how many red cards, mistakes and mental lapses they have. That's why I'm looking for EPB and Richards to step up this year and show Berhalter there are options besides the three guys I just mentioned.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #3
Sunday September 13, 2020 7:11pm

Joined May 2013
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https://twitter.com/usmnt/status/130520698565...

Goal from Tyler Boyd and it's a beauty

Dave
Post #4
Sunday September 13, 2020 10:06pm

Joined Jul 2014
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Original post from EKneezy

https://twitter.com/usmnt/status/130520698565...

Goal from Tyler Boyd and it's a beauty


Green's goal is very similar. Boyd was bent over & around the defense while Green's was low and to the corner. Both excellent examples of cutting inside and hitting the shot.

https://sbisoccer.com/2020/09/green-scores-wi...

blaise213
Post #5
Thursday September 24, 2020 8:51pm

Joined Sep 2012
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Malik Tillman on the bench for Bayern ! This is the National team line up I want to see

-- Sargent --

- Gio - Tillman -

Pulisic- Adams - De la Fuente

Robinson - JB - Richards - Dest

-- Steffen --

For those that want McKennie, won't be enough attacking with a Adams/Mckinnie midfield duo

Dave
Post #6
Friday September 25, 2020 1:50am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,124
Original post from blaise213

Malik Tillman on the bench for Bayern ! This is the National team line up I want to see

- Sargent -
- Gio - Tillman -
Pulisic- Adams - De la Fuente
Robinson - JB - Richards - Dest
- Steffen -

For those that want McKennie, won't be enough attacking with a Adams/Mckinnie midfield duo


Blaise - While I like all the emerging attacking talent within the USMNT player pool, the players you selected the formation would end up being a 1-4-3-2....
-----------Sargent-----------
-Pulisic----Gio------Tillman---Fuente
---Robinson----Adams-----Dest----
-------Brooks-----Richards------
And while it may work in possession, it leaves us very exposed in the back unless Robinson and/or Dest are instructed to stay home (which isn't their style of play).
Therefore at the very least you'd need to drop 1 of your outside backs for a stay at home defender.

Know Nothing
Post #7
Friday September 25, 2020 5:39pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,880
Original post from Dave

Blaise - While I like all the emerging attacking talent within the USMNT player pool, the players you selected the formation would end up being a 1-4-3-2....
------Sargent------
-Pulisic--Gio---Tillman--Fuente
--Robinson--Adams---Dest--
----Brooks---Richards---
And while it may work in possession, it leaves us very exposed in the back unless Robinson and/or Dest are instructed to stay home (which isn't their style of play).
Therefore at the very least you'd need to drop 1 of your outside backs for a stay at home defender.


But it works so well on FIFA 2000

I would drop Tillman and Fuente and play a 3-4-3 so the vulnerability of Dest and/or A.Robinson being caught upfield is lessened. I would pair Adams and Mckennie in the middle in front of the defense and give CP free reign on the left and GR free reign on the right.


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