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2tone
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Post #1
Monday December 3, 2012 11:35pm

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Look I prefer both Jones and Bradley as #8's, but since Williams is still not convincing I think circumstances will force Klinsmann to use Bradley as the #6 going forward. So here are my rankings.

1. Bradley
2. Kitchen- I think he is better than Williams.
3. Williams
4. Dax- If he plays the #6 for NY next season as some are predicting
5. Edu- Really bad situation for him right now. He needs to find a club where he can play at. Otherwise I think he will fade from the USMNT picture. If he can find a home and get his form back then I would put him at #2.
6. Beckerman
7. Clark

Note- I think it's kind of an area of concern going forward.
Note 2- I would have added Alonso but it's not looking good fro him to ever represent the stars and stripes.
Note 3- Alfredo Morales needs to leave Hertha Berlin becasue he could be a real find for a team at Dm. I would go as far as saying an MLS team should try to sign him.

Like I said I think DM is kind of a problem. I like Kitchen a lot, and I think he could do wonders at the #6 for the USMNT, but I also think he is a tad young to be brought in and start. I would bet house money he is starting at DM #6 for the Gold Cup team though.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #2
Monday December 3, 2012 11:40pm

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No way.....Bradley is too valuable at the 8. Williams is fine, he will be able to fill that role till Holden gets healthy. Edu isn't the answer, he needs to pull a Cameron.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #3
Monday December 3, 2012 11:53pm

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I think Jones is the best #6 we've got, and would encourage him to grow in that role (the most notable improvement he needs, at least according to his club form is becoming a more disciplined tackler). He's got good vision and can play a good ball toward the forwards/wings. I like Williams out there but he needs to be more consistent, the game against Russia showed he needs more XP at the MNT level. If Alonso could be persuaded to join Sam's Army, it would be a real coup for Klinsy&Co., as he's both young and bursting at the seams with talent and desire.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #4
Monday December 3, 2012 11:57pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Is Conor O'Brien not a d-mid? I thought he was or did you just leave him off because you don't rate him?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:06am

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Original post from USnLFCfan

No way.....Bradley is too valuable at the 8. Williams is fine, he will be able to fill that role till Holden gets healthy. Edu isn't the answer, he needs to pull a Cameron.


Holden isn't a #6. Holden is an 8. And who knows what exactly he will be like when he returns.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:07am

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O'brien yet again is more of an 8 than a 6, but yes I forgot about him.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:08am

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Jones is not a #6 and Klinsmann has already stated that Jones is a #8. Bradley is better suited for the #6 than Jones.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:12am

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Here are my #8 CM rankings:

1. Bradley
2. Jones
3. Holden- Hopefully he comes back strong
4. Diskerud
5. O'Brien

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:14am

Joined Jul 2012
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Original post from recycledhumans

I think Jones is the best #6 we've got, and would encourage him to grow in that role (the most notable improvement he needs, at least according to his club form is becoming a more disciplined tackler). He's got good vision and can play a good ball toward the forwards/wings. I like Williams out there but he needs to be more consistent, the game against Russia showed he needs more XP at the MNT level. If Alonso could be persuaded to join Sam's Army, it would be a real coup for Klinsy&Co., as he's both young and bursting at the seams with talent and desire.


On Alonso- It's not about persuading him to play for the States because he already wants too. It's all on FIFA if they want to rule in his favor. Alonso has already played for Cuba in an official FIFA tournament the Gold Cup. It's not looking like FIFA is going to rule in his favor.

tylercocinas
Post #10
Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:28am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 704
Original post from 2tone

Look I prefer both Jones and Bradley as #8's, but since Williams is still not convincing I think circumstances will force Klinsmann to use Bradley as the #6 going forward. So here are my rankings.

1. Bradley
2. Kitchen- I think he is better than Williams.
3. Williams
4. Dax- If he plays the #6 for NY next season as some are predicting
5. Edu- Really bad situation for him right now. He needs to find a club where he can play at. Otherwise I think he will fade from the USMNT picture. If he can find a home and get his form back then I would put him at #2.
6. Beckerman
7. Clark


I think Perry has a higher IQ than Danny. Benny has repeatedly called him one of the smartest young players in MLS but when it comes to athleticism, Williams has him by leaps and bounds. Will be interesting to see what happens. Totally with you on Perry getting a look at DM at the Gold Cup this summer.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #11
Tuesday December 4, 2012 2:34am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,160
Original post from 2tone

Holden isn't a #6. Holden is an 8. And who knows what exactly he will be like when he returns.


I know he is but you play your best players....it's how most teams do it including myself. Sergio Busquets is not a 6 but he plays it, Lucas Leiva is not but he plays it etc etc....you play your best. If Holden comes back to full strength, which I believe he will, then he is too good to sit on the bench....as is Bradley. Holden has played the 6 for Bolton, and prior to the injury lead the EPL in tackles without a yellow......shows he has the capabilities to play the 6, not to mention he has great tactical awareness. If it were me, if Gatt is ready...then you play Holden, Bradley, Deuce in the middle with Gatt and Zusi/Gomez on the other wing........or Holden, Bradley, Jones/Mix with Deuce and Gatt/Zusi on the wings.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #12
Tuesday December 4, 2012 3:03am

Joined Sep 2012
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Perry kitchen and Dax Mc Carthy arent that good.

Here's hoping to Thomas Delaney switching to the US !!!!

nick
Boston, MA
Post #13
Tuesday December 4, 2012 3:37am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
Kitchens 20 and was a regular starter for DC. Don't rule him out so quickly. Besides Delaney said in an interview that he felt like a Dane and wanted to play for Denmark. I feel like all dual nationals who legitimately want to play for the USA should be given that opportunity but when they come out and say they feel more *insert nationality of your choice* than American. I don't wont those players on the team.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #14
Tuesday December 4, 2012 4:03am

Joined Jul 2012
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Yes Perry Kitchen is good.

Desi
Philadelphia
Post #15
Tuesday December 4, 2012 6:22am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 77
what the hell is a 6 and an 8? Speak English

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