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2tone
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Post #46
Wednesday January 13, 2021 2:13am

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For me Miazga nd Brooks are the starters in the Gold cup.

Mckenzie, Long, CCV, Ream, EPB, and Zimmerman are fighting for the other two spots. Richards should be on the U23 team.

Dave
Post #47
Wednesday January 13, 2021 2:30am

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I honestly don't know what our best 4 CB's are, because we've yet to see Gregg try any new combination. It's been the Brooks, Ream, Long....with minimal minutes to the others.
if we're going to expand the pool Gregg needs to use someone other than Long & Zimmerman in the throw away games like the January Camp...and Nations League.
It's fine to have Ream & Long around in camps...as a measuring stick, but the actual gameday minutes should be going to someone else.

2tone
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Post #48
Wednesday January 13, 2021 3:12am

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Original post from Dave

I honestly don't know what our best 4 CB's are, because we've yet to see Gregg try any new combination. It's been the Brooks, Ream, Long....with minimal minutes to the others.
if we're going to expand the pool Gregg needs to use someone other than Long & Zimmerman in the throw away games like the January Camp...and Nations League.
It's fine to have Ream & Long around in camps...as a measuring stick, but the actual gameday minutes should be going to someone else.


Who would you start?

Dave
Post #49
Wednesday January 13, 2021 5:06am

Joined Jul 2014
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Original post from 2tone

Who would you start?

Depends on what the Match/competition is. We're running out of opportunities for meaningless games. For the next couple friendlies & Nations Leagues I'd like to try some of the lesser used options....
Maybe EPB & CCV for a game or two....than McKenzie & Richards for a game or two. Unless they directly conflict with Olympic Qualifying or actual Olympics, as I rate Olympics a higher priority than Nations League.
Than for the Gold Cup bring Brooks and either Miazga or Long and the top performers (RCB & LCB) from other 2 pairings. Get the 4 of them a good long camp together where they & the rest of the team can build some chemistry ahead of the WCQ's in Sept.
This would provide a clearer indication of what the pecking order at CB truly is, rather than constantly seeing Brooks/Ream paired with Long/Miazga....and questioning if there isn't a better option out there.

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