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Bshredder
Post #1
Wednesday January 2, 2013 8:53pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Yawn.

He's a guy not getting any minutes for his second division club in Germany. Also, you have to consider the fact his club is going to let him go even with his contract ending after this season. He's obviously not in their plans.

I know January camp is designed to look at players who are fringe guys, but as far as d-mids go, there are better options.

PS.. yes I know he played well in that one US U23 friendly against Mexico last year. Big deal.

MSantoine
Post #2
Wednesday January 2, 2013 9:02pm

Joined Nov 2012
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If he wasn't a dual (tri) national would he even be getting a look? If he wasn't playing in Germany would he even get a look? I'd say no to both and think JK deserves some criticism over this one.

Bshredder
Post #3
Wednesday January 2, 2013 9:17pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
The only way this guy is even getting considered is because he's a dual national. I know Boyd got a callup when playing for a reserve team but he was behind great players at Dortmund and the US really needed another forward.

If this guy really wants to play for Peru (who are terrible), should US Soccer care?

Look, winning dual nationals can be important for some players but not every single time. If you are fighting over some guy who can't get minutes on his 2.Bundesliga team and who will likely leave the club after the season because he's not wanted, it reflects very poorly on your own program of development.

Yes, you try to win over dual national guys like Shawn Parker, John Anthony Brooks, Aron Johannsson, and Adam Henley. They're very likely to help the US national team out sooner than later.

For guys like Morales. Who cares? Call him up if he earns it. The truth is that he's done nothing to show he deserves a spot on a USMNT B team (unlike fellow d-mid Perry Kitchen or even Dax McCarty who actually play). If he really wants to play for Peru, so what?

I like winning over important dual nationals but I hate the idea of some mediocre dual national getting preferential treatment just because he is a dual national.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Wednesday January 2, 2013 11:25pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,356
Like I have stated before not a big deal for me if he gets called in. What will be a big deal for me is if deserving players like Perry Kitchen get snubbed. Then Klinsmann deserves a ton of criticism. I just want to see the roster, so I can make an informed argument about it.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Wednesday January 2, 2013 11:26pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,356
When is the next podcast?

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #6
Thursday January 3, 2013 2:20am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 291
Maybe Jurgen sees something in him we dont.
USMNT, Porto, and Bundesliga fanatic - T: @gouldinho_j
Bshredder
Post #7
Thursday January 3, 2013 2:34am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
I just think callups should be earned because it can send the wrong message to a lot of younger player who are earning lots of minutes in MLS

"We will call up a soon-to-be out of contract reserve player for a 2nd division German team who doesn't even have a lot of history with US youth national teams."

If callups aren't earned, it looks bad.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #8
Thursday January 3, 2013 3:21am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
Another thing we (and by we I mean I) forget is that Klinsmann has seen this guys in camps where he got a good look at him and despite not playing Klinsmann may think he could be a big contributor which is why he may be more willing to help him out as he looks for a new club. Just a thought. People have said he has German mindset with a bit of Latin flair so perhaps Klinsmann sees a lot of potential in him but idk. That last phrase "idk" is actually important because we all like to think coaches have a scientific method or equation. Some may not like it ( like you Bshredder) but I'm not gunna question it seeing as Klinsmann's done a decent job with some selections and hey, he led us to one of our best years in while so he's gotta be doing some things right.

blaise213
Post #9
Thursday January 3, 2013 3:51am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,921
Original post from Bshredder

Yes, you try to win over dual national guys like Shawn Parker, John Anthony Brooks, Aron Johannsson, and Adam Henley. They're very likely to help the US national team out sooner than later.

For guys like Morales. Who cares? Call him up if he earns it. The truth is that he's done nothing to show he deserves a spot on a USMNT B team (unlike fellow d-mid Perry Kitchen or even Dax McCarty who actually play). If he really wants to play for Peru, so what?

I like winning over important dual nationals but I hate the idea of some mediocre dual national getting preferential treatment just because he is a dual national.


Im Definitely on the Dual National bandwagon the most. Shawn Parker, Brooks, and Johannsson would be game changers on the US squad. Im still holding out for Sakai and a magic wand for hoilett (by his cousin Obama)

I understand Morales club situation but for me I feel that these dual national players have a better soccer IQ than MLS players. They start out younger and play against better competition.

For me, part of the olympic failure was because of morales not being in the line-up. Who knows what his club situation is like. It kinda reminds me of what happened to brandon jacobs on the 49ers this season.

and to be honest Im not a fan of mc carty. I think that guy is too little and not that good. I've never really seen kitchen play.

Give Morales a chance. Hopefully he does well and his stock rises.


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