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Post #61
Thursday December 20, 2012 11:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Original post from MSantoine

I just cant wait until JK does not pick Adu to even be in camp with them vs Honduras, never mind start. Then we can see who knows more about the USMNT scene. And then when they win that will hopefully stop this Adu non-sense for good


This isn't a competition. People have their opinions you have yours.

rainORshine
Post #62
Friday December 21, 2012 3:09pm

Joined Dec 2012
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wow - cant believe people are still talking about torres and adu, 2 guys who wont be on bench let alone starting.

------altidore---------
---------dempsey------
f. johnson---------donovan
------bradley-kljestan-----
*castillo-cameron-gonzalez-dolo

CB - cameron is a bit of liability due to inexperience at CB (and he does not play there now) but boca has peaked and we need to hope cameron can grow into that position. gonzalez is best pure CB and expect he will move to EPL or germany in january

LB - here me out. f. johnson is simply a better 'wing' option than guys like zusi and pontius. he is obviously pure class at LB BUT he would be great on wing and we have several other good options for *LB - castillo, chandler, lichaj

KLJESTAN - 35 assists in MLS, 5 last year for anderlecht, 7 so far this year...simply ONLY hope for consistent offensive contribution/creativity out of CM position. has learned to play defense in belgium. jones just does not do enough

richieJkulesaNY
Post #63
Friday December 21, 2012 3:10pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 757
Original post from MSantoine

I just cant wait until JK does not pick Adu to even be in camp with them vs Honduras, never mind start. Then we can see who knows more about the USMNT scene. And then when they win that will hopefully stop this Adu non-sense for good


Im not predicting who I think Klinnsman is going to pick for Honduras, i'm giving you MY opinion on the matter. If you're happy with this past years performances, you're not watching the games. Losing to Jamaica was an embarrassment. Needing a goal in stoppage time to beat Antigua is embarrassing. If we play like that in the hex, we're in loads of trouble.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #64
Friday December 21, 2012 3:17pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 757
Original post from 2tone

I like it. But lets hold off putting Adu as a starter until he gets some real looks with Klinsmann. I like Adu a lot, and I think he is an asset to the USMNT, but Klinsmann hasn't felt that way yet.


I mean I dont think Adu gets called in period. Unfortunately, I think it has something more to do with his ego than his ability.

rainORshine
Post #65
Friday December 21, 2012 3:34pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,713
Original post from richieJkulesaNY

I mean I dont think Adu gets called in period. Unfortunately, I think it has something more to do with his ego than his ability.


no, its his ability. Freddy Adu has 2 assists in 37 apps since joining philadelphia.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #66
Friday December 21, 2012 3:51pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 757
Original post from rainORshine

wow - cant believe people are still talking about torres and adu, 2 guys who wont be on bench let alone starting.

---altidore-----
-----dempsey---
f. johnson-----donovan
---bradley-kljestan---
*castillo-cameron-gonzalez-dolo

CB - cameron is a bit of liability due to inexperience at CB (and he does not play there now) but boca has peaked and we need to hope cameron can grow into that position. gonzalez is best pure CB and expect he will move to EPL or germany in january

LB - here me out. f. johnson is simply a better 'wing' option than guys like zusi and pontius. he is obviously pure class at LB BUT he would be great on wing and we have several other good options for *LB - castillo, chandler, lichaj

KLJESTAN - 35 assists in MLS, 5 last year for anderlecht, 7 so far this year...simply ONLY hope for consistent offensive contribution/creativity out of CM position. has learned to play defense in belgium. jones just does not do enough


Yep still talking about Adu. And you're probably right, he won't be on the bench come Honduras. But I put a lot of value into his national team play, all levels included, when I say he should be in the squad. When it comes to wearing the US jersey, his heart is on his sleeve. Ill take that everyday of the week. Like i've stated already, we need a #10 type player and I believe he is the best we have.

You're tugging at BShredder's heart strings when you say you want Johnson at LM. While I think he can be good there, he is a stud at LB. Im not a proponent of that logic. You do realize too, if we have a midfield that can possess the ball, Johnson can be a vital part of our offense from the LB position. Plus, Castillo is too erratic. I dont like him as a starter.

I agree with the Bradley-Kljestan pairing just behind the attacking mids. Both very disciplined, very good defensively and can add that extra piece to the offense.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #67
Friday December 21, 2012 3:57pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 757
Original post from rainORshine

no, its his ability. Freddy Adu has 2 assists in 37 apps since joining philadelphia.


You need to watch the games, my friend. He should of had at least 10-11 assists if the Union had any competency at finishing.

Alcharod
302
Post #68
Friday December 21, 2012 4:22pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from rainORshine

wow - cant believe people are still talking about torres and adu, 2 guys who wont be on bench let alone starting.

---altidore-----
-----dempsey---
f. johnson-----donovan
---bradley-kljestan---
*castillo-cameron-gonzalez-dolo

CB - cameron is a bit of liability due to inexperience at CB (and he does not play there now) but boca has peaked and we need to hope cameron can grow into that position. gonzalez is best pure CB and expect he will move to EPL or germany in january

LB - here me out. f. johnson is simply a better 'wing' option than guys like zusi and pontius. he is obviously pure class at LB BUT he would be great on wing and we have several other good options for *LB - castillo, chandler, lichaj

KLJESTAN - 35 assists in MLS, 5 last year for anderlecht, 7 so far this year...simply ONLY hope for consistent offensive contribution/creativity out of CM position. has learned to play defense in belgium. jones just does not do enough


You have the nerve to talk about Adu not warranting a call up, then you sit right there and say something as dumb as F. Johnson should be a Mid, and Cameron is inexperienced lmao.. wow.... Pot calling the kettle homie....

rainORshine
Post #69
Friday December 21, 2012 4:25pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,713
Original post from richieJkulesaNY

You need to watch the games, my friend. He should of had at least 10-11 assists if the Union had any competency at finishing.


last season roger torres had twice as many (2) assists as adu (1) in 10 apps - 9 as a sub.
M farfan had 4x as many. adu needs to create more goals than guys like torres and farfan, then maybe he gets another look

its a really easy equation, if you play in MLS you must be one of best at your position and then MAYBE you get a look for USMNT - guys like gonzalez, zusi, pontius and johnson. adu does not qualify - its just that simple

Alcharod
302
Post #70
Friday December 21, 2012 4:25pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from rainORshine

no, its his ability. Freddy Adu has 2 assists in 37 apps since joining philadelphia.


And how many unfinished quality chances that he created? I love how you will say one thing but not acknowledge the obvious that he has the vision and creativity the US is lacking.

MSantoine
Post #71
Friday December 21, 2012 6:48pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,608
Original post from Alcharod

And how many unfinished quality chances that he created? I love how you will say one thing but not acknowledge the obvious that he has the vision and creativity the US is lacking.


And I love how you Adu defenders act as if he's the only one who forwards miss opportunities for. All midfielders would have more assists if every scoring chance they created ended up as a goal

CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #72
Friday December 21, 2012 7:03pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 318
Can I be that guy and request a new Adu string? It's highly unlikely, deserving or not, that he'll be called for Honduras - the subject of this string. I love him and hate him like everyone else, but the redundancy is giving me an aneurism.
Toffee Fan....for the moment
Alcharod
302
Post #73
Friday December 21, 2012 8:15pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from MSantoine

And I love how you Adu defenders act as if he's the only one who forwards miss opportunities for. All midfielders would have more assists if every scoring chance they created ended up as a goal


So your saying that he deserves to have 1 assist when clearly he had a ton more chances that quality forward would have put in the back of the net...THEN you want to hold him accountable for only having 1 assist and no deserving of a camp spot lmao..you clowns i swear.....

MSantoine
Post #74
Sunday December 23, 2012 3:59am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,608
Original post from Alcharod

So your saying that he deserves to have 1 assist when clearly he had a ton more chances that quality forward would have put in the back of the net...THEN you want to hold him accountable for only having 1 assist and no deserving of a camp spot lmao..you clowns i swear.....


Mr Clown, if you actually read the posts no one that is against Adu, aka watches soccer, has used his assist totals against him. Its just the Adu zealots that try to say how great his stats could have been. As if he's the only soccer player in MLS that had forwards miss goal scoring opportunities

Alcharod
302
Post #75
Sunday December 23, 2012 5:48am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from MSantoine

Mr Clown, if you actually read the posts no one that is against Adu, aka watches soccer, has used his assist totals against him. Its just the Adu zealots that try to say how great his stats could have been. As if he's the only soccer player in MLS that had forwards miss goal scoring opportunities


Ok, show me where these so called "zealots" talk about how great his stats are lmao?? Show me just one that actually talks about how great his stats are my friend. Cause you wont. Not sure what you are reading, because most people talk SPECIFICALLY about how he 1. Has great vision and 2. Great creativity, which would need help create space, and better chances for our forwards and or strikers. How can anybody talk about how great his stats are when you can just click on his profile and look at what they are...while we "zealots" ask for clowns like you to just do a simple eye test and look at what he has done for the national team, and also stop bringing up issues that are not truly relevant, such as him not being a good defender...HELLO he is an offensive player.

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