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navi8132
New York
Post #31
Friday November 14, 2014 11:37pm

Joined Jul 2012
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You mean Andrew Wooten

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #32
Saturday November 15, 2014 8:01am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,481
He is young with a lot of raw talent...makes real good runs. There is a lot there to work with. Hopefully JK gives him as much time as he continues to give Jozy. If he can improve his finishing and touch he could be a solid option. We need all the competition we can get at forward.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #33
Saturday November 15, 2014 5:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,345
Kid has talent. He was turning Colombian defenders with ease yesterday.

I would like to see an MLS team try to get him.

hamsamwich
Post #34
Saturday November 15, 2014 5:27pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,138
I saw nothing to discourage Jurgen from calling up Bob Wood again. Yes I'm calling him Bob Wood. He's got something about him, and Germany is a tough place to break into at his age, even in 2 Bund. Give him a shot, project four years from now, and if he gets it mentally it seem he has the physical tools. I love how people are ripping Jurgen a new one for bringing in Wood, only because he's not their favorite low level Player. Wood reminds me of Brek Shea.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #35
Saturday November 15, 2014 5:44pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,107
Bob wood sounds like what you'd call his dad. I like it though.

dunlopp9987
Post #36
Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,642
I absolutely agree. He showed yesterday that he has the skill, and deserves another call-up. If it weren't for a fantastic save by Valdes in the 81st, Wood scores what potentially is the winner.
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kjperuch
Post #37
Monday November 17, 2014 1:05pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 223
I like Wood as well but he has seems to have issues at the moment with Berlin. They gave him the starting job at the beginning of the season and he has fallen far very quickly to the reserves/ under 21. He needs to get back to the first team or they need to loan him out in January. He needs to be scoring goals and get his confidence back.

hamsamwich
Post #38
Monday November 17, 2014 2:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,138
The same thing just happened with Brooks but I doubt there is disagreement he is our best defender, and our future Rock to build upon. His performances for USA keep getting better, the sky is the limit.

Sometimes the most talented players get coached the hardest, and it's because those players are worth the effort. I'm not saying Wood is Brooks, or that either will captain us to a World Cup trophy, but let's take it easy and let the process develop. When I see Bob Wood, I see an athlete with a soccer brain and skills, and some guts to go over to Germany. Perhaps he will fail.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #39
Wednesday December 10, 2014 6:18pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,345
According to Bshred, Wood is no longer in 1860 Munichs first team plans. They could be looking to offload him in January.

Would like to see a MLS team try to get him.

jabbajolly
Post #40
Thursday December 11, 2014 12:01am

Joined Nov 2014
Total Posts: 57
I'd like to see him go to the Eredivisie Learn solid tactics, gain confidence from space given to him by defenders there, and hopefully learn how to finish.

Then, excel there and make a move to Italy/France/Germany (Bundesliga 1 this time).

The last place I'd want him to go is the MLS. The MLS doesn't develop strikers for international level competitions.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #41
Thursday December 11, 2014 12:52am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,345
MLS doesn't develop strikers for international competition? Mcbride comes to mind, Clint Mathis comes to mind, Altidore comes to mind, Clint Dempsey comes to mind, oh and all time USMNT leading scorer M/FWD by the name of Landon Donovan comes to mind.

But yeah MLS doesn't develop capable USMNT goal scorers at all!?!?!?!?

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #42
Thursday December 11, 2014 2:56am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 884
Original post from 2tone

MLS doesn't develop strikers for international competition? Mcbride comes to mind, Clint Mathis comes to mind, Altidore comes to mind, Clint Dempsey comes to mind, oh and all time USMNT leading scorer M/FWD by the name of Landon Donovan comes to mind.

But yeah MLS doesn't develop capable USMNT goal scorers at all!?!?!?!?


Does Altidore strike anything? haha.... sigh
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admsghs27
Post #43
Thursday December 11, 2014 3:56am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
All of our best American players have come trough MLS well after 96. The only ones are the dual nationals we had to recruit and even some promise them a place with out team. But our best scorers are or have came trough the MLS ranks.

TheTruth
Post #44
Thursday December 11, 2014 1:12pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Wood probably does need MLS. I suppose he's young and has time to improve and of course I'm rooting for him, but he's sucked the two times I've seen him play for the Nats IMO.

hamsamwich
Post #45
Thursday December 11, 2014 2:06pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,138
Original post from admsghs27

All of our best American players have come trough MLS well after 96. The only ones are the dual nationals we had to recruit and even some promise them a place with out team. But our best scorers are or have came trough the MLS ranks.
This is disingenuous. Maybe they started in MLS, but they became great abroad. Also, since when have American youth strikers been a hot commodity for the big spenders of Europe who collect talent? The answer is never.

Well, except for right now as our best are all going over there- ie Rubin, Pulisic, Wright, etc. We can actually have this argument in 10 years when there have been enough Americans to go develop at the developmental age. Otherwise you will find a bunch of guys who sharpened/improved over there. Sorry but MLS is like double or triple A baseball, how can you guys not see this? Aren't you at the games like me?

Specifically Bob Wood. The only reason people were disappointed he didn't score is because he plays in Germany and people wanted more. He looked like a good version of Brek Shea to me those few games. I agree with the guy who said he should go to Holland. The tempo is higher and built on using space and your options. That said, if he comes back to the USA then I'm sure he will have a chance to play here.

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