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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #31
Sunday January 27, 2013 11:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I will say that Chandler will probably be starting against Honduras. Dolo has knee problems which have kept him out the past twoo weeks. Which also means that he hasn't been training that much either. CHandler is healthy and in form right now, and he has looked pretty good the past few weeks.

Also Fabian has a knee knock as well which means Castillo or Parkhurst will be playing if Fabian can't go in two weeks. Who knows maybe Morrow impresses Jurgen, and he gets a chance albiet a pretty long shot of that happening.

bjelks
Post #32
Monday January 28, 2013 5:11am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 146
My good friend @2tone. You cant validate your opinion with your opinion. Wouldnt that make your rants ignorant? A lot of sane people, not the "Im happy with everything the Nats do tools", recognize Adu as being the attacking spark in every senior national game he has appeared, as well as him being Phily's most dangerous player, not to mention creating all the attacking chances for the U-23s.

Its ok to not like the kid. But make sure you know your facts when you hate on him
goalsense
Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #33
Monday January 28, 2013 5:47am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 277
Original post from bjelks

My good friend @2tone. You cant validate your opinion with your opinion. Wouldnt that make your rants ignorant? A lot of sane people, not the "Im happy with everything the Nats do tools", recognize Adu as being the attacking spark in every senior national game he has appeared, as well as him being Phily's most dangerous player, not to mention creating all the attacking chances for the U-23s.

Its ok to not like the kid. But make sure you know your facts when you hate on him


It's ok to be happy with the National team and the direction they are taking and not be happy with everything they do. You call anyone who does not agree with what your selling a tool. The people who recognize Adu as the attacking spark are fans, certainly not the coaches. Your most dangerous player scored a whopping 5 goals on the season. Please don't give me that drivel about he got no service. Good players raise the level of everyone around them, Adu does not. Adu needs to do a lot of maturing before he is even considered for the Nats

Bear06
Post #34
Monday January 28, 2013 8:23am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 126
Original post from bjelks

lol, I think i finally understand how JK picks his teams and tactics. He is having a bit of fun with the USSF. He's already being paid handsomely, it doesnt matter who he puts on the field.


Nice one troll.

Bear06
Post #35
Monday January 28, 2013 8:25am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 126
Original post from bjelks

Which is why you are happy with US soccer being mediocre.

The love affair with Adu is stemmed from the fact that everyone knowing he is the most talented creative attacking player U.S. has ever had in the system. He simply can do things with the ball that no U.S. player has had the ability to do since John Obrien or Tab Ramos. He is literally closest thing we have to a world class #10, playmaker.

Its true that Chandler is a better athlete than Dolo, everyone knows that. He can mark, recover, leap, run at defenders better than Dolo. It is no secret and he has to play in order to develop.

You and JK are the reason we had our first lost to Jamaica in program history, why we needed extra time to beat Antigua, why we are a nightmare to watch to real football fans.

Play good players against less talented players that try hard and do what the coaches ask and see what happens. Talent wins every time. Kyle Beckerman is garbage. No matter how hard he tries he will always be garbage. He will never ever be able to play top-flight in Europe. He cant mark Xavi, Iniesta, Mata, no matter how hard he tries or what the coach says.


You do know that we have never won a WCQ at The Office before right?

Bear06
Post #36
Monday January 28, 2013 8:26am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 126
Original post from Kamphgruppe

So I disagree with your post and that means I am happy with US soccer being mediocre? That's your argument eh? Oh, that and everyone knows that Chandler is a better athlete. I don't believe that so I guess not everyone does huh! Chandler is getting regular playing time and has not been playing very well. I do believe he will get the nod somewhere down the line, but he has not proven anything yet, especially with the US nats. I guess it's my turn to make a silly blanket statement. Its guys like you who would cost us qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1986
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Chandler has recover his form in the last few month. He didn't have a good start at the beginning of the season.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #37
Monday January 28, 2013 8:53am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 277
Original post from Bear06

Chandler has recover his form in the last few month. He didn't have a good start at the beginning of the season.


He has been playing better but do you think it's better than Dolo? We have a guy with years of experience who is still playing at a high level, and some people want to axe him over a guy who has played in a couple of friendly games. If Dolo is hurt and we have no other starting option then ok but I think we should ease Chandler along.

MSantoine
Post #38
Monday January 28, 2013 12:37pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,184
Original post from Kamphgruppe

He has been playing better but do you think it's better than Dolo? We have a guy with years of experience who is still playing at a high level, and some people want to axe him over a guy who has played in a couple of friendly games. If Dolo is hurt and we have no other starting option then ok but I think we should ease Chandler along.


How exactly would you ease in a new rb? He's played well in friendlys. Wouldnt WCQ be the next step. Or would you rather we wait until June for the gold cup? Do you think it would go over well telling him, We like you but we aren't playing you until June at the earliest. Its not like we realistically can plan on bringing him on as a sub. Fullback is probably the least subbed for position. You usually onlly so so if your desperate to bring in an extra attack minded winger and your all out gambing in the last 10 minues. So if not now I ask you when? The even more crucial march qualifiers (@ Mexico, @ Costa Rica and home vs Jamaica)? Wouldn't you prefer he gets his feet wet now vs honduras to see how he holds up as opposed to throwing him into the fire at the Azteca?

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #39
Monday January 28, 2013 1:02pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 277
Original post from MSantoine

How exactly would you ease in a new rb? He's played well in friendlys. Wouldnt WCQ be the next step. Or would you rather we wait until June for the gold cup? Do you think it would go over well telling him, We like you but we aren't playing you until June at the earliest. Its not like we realistically can plan on bringing him on as a sub. Fullback is probably the least subbed for position. You usually onlly so so if your desperate to bring in an extra attack minded winger and your all out gambing in the last 10 minues. So if not now I ask you when? The even more crucial march qualifiers (@ Mexico, @ Costa Rica and home vs Jamaica)? Wouldn't you prefer he gets his feet wet now vs honduras to see how he holds up as opposed to throwing him into the fire at the Azteca?


You raise some good points MSantoine. Chandler has played in a few friendly's and played pretty well. However for the WCQ's I believe we should play our best player for the position and I still think that's Dolo. Our first few games of qualifying are crucial. I would rather not let our World Cup aspirations hang on a player who has only played in friendly's. When and where he plays should depend on how well the qualifying campaign is going. I would cap time him early by subbing him in somewhere and then see what develops.

MSantoine
Post #40
Monday January 28, 2013 2:07pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,184
I think the better question, and possible scenario, is if Johnson can't play do we go with Chandler at left fullback instead of Castillo? I'd say yes. In fact I'd love to see that because if it works it may allow JK to play Johnson at left mid, where he can get involved more in the attack (his strength)

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #41
Monday January 28, 2013 3:09pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 291
I think you try Morrow, Lichaj, or Castillo before putting Chandler on the left. Even Parkhurst, who having played there once for us did well enough that I'd be comfortable putting him back.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #42
Monday January 28, 2013 4:05pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,022
Original post from bjelks

My good friend @2tone. You cant validate your opinion with your opinion. Wouldnt that make your rants ignorant? A lot of sane people, not the "Im happy with everything the Nats do tools", recognize Adu as being the attacking spark in every senior national game he has appeared, as well as him being Phily's most dangerous player, not to mention creating all the attacking chances for the U-23s.

Its ok to not like the kid. But make sure you know your facts when you hate on him


What facts? Please give some facts, and not your opinionated jargon. Never once have I stated I don't like Adu either. You are quite good at making things up in your mind. But I will continue to laugh at your rants.

rainORshine
Post #43
Monday January 28, 2013 5:02pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,773
id give chandler the nod at RB for sure
would like to see castillo in a big game if fabian cant go. i think castillo has improved considerably in last couple years and could be a good option there if fab is ever injured or we desperately needed him further up the field

obrienbill15
Post #44
Monday January 28, 2013 5:54pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 17
I really hope the whole Chandler topic is put to rest with the start of qualifications.

He needs to show up and get cap tied already. Or sit home and wait for the Germans to decide his fate.

I really hope he does commit to the US. The outside back position can be finalized with Johnson and Chandler.

If he chooses to not come then screw him and move on.

At that point I believe Parkhurst could be a nice stop gap before trying some of the younger generation. Dolo is not the answer for sure.

Alcharod
302
Post #45
Monday January 28, 2013 5:54pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Castillo is in good form I'd like to see him at LB if Fabian is still out. If not Fabian gets the nod hands down. On the right side, you start Chandler just to get him cap tied. Plus Dolo is nursing injuries, most likely will not be ready.

If we are not fully healthy I'd go with

-------- altidore---
---dempsey----gomez
---------feilhaber---
------jones----bradley
castillo--gonzo--cameron--chandler
---------howard

100% healthy

------altidore----gomez
-demspey---jones----bradley---zusi
f. johnson--gonzo--cameron--dolo
---------howard

My dream lineup

---------altidore--gomez
------dempsey adu---donovan
------------bradley
f. johnson--gonzo--cameron--chandler
------------howard

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