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usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #1
Wednesday February 20, 2013 3:41am

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I think Nagbe is going to have a huge season under Porter. He's a special player. I wish we could get a sense of how close he was to US Citizenship.
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nick
Boston, MA
Post #2
Wednesday February 20, 2013 4:13am

Joined Nov 2012
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I think he just got married so its 3 years I think.

tylercocinas
Post #3
Wednesday February 20, 2013 4:14am

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Believe he's engaged to a US citizen right? So he's got to be relatively close considering how convoluted and drawn out our immigration process is. Given that he has shown flashes at time, he's still gotta have the massive season you're predicting to put himself in contention for a US look IMO.

rambo
Chi town
Post #4
Wednesday February 20, 2013 4:40pm

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I have only watched him a few times and like everyone else is saying he needs to have a big season where he shows he can consistently score/make plays.

Who would you leave out of the team (if called in 23 man roster) in order to add Nagbe? Who is his main competition?

usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #5
Wednesday February 20, 2013 7:54pm

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Take your pick of any of the 10 center mids we have. What are 2 things we lack? Speed and Creativity. He offers both.

Doesn't look like he'll get citizenship til 2015 though.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Wednesday February 20, 2013 8:39pm

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Has talent, but lacks consistency right now.

By the time he is eligible for the USMNT i.e. 3 to 5 years then sure I think he will be in contention for call-ups.

But right now it really makes no sense to even mention him yet.

Bshredder
Post #7
Monday March 4, 2013 3:56am

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I believe he's less than 3 years away from his American citizenship (unless he moves abroad)

He's good. He's one of those players that can just create magic

admsghs27
Post #8
Monday March 4, 2013 4:00am

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mike magee over nagbe, pontious... he deserves a call up

Bshredder
Post #9
Monday March 4, 2013 4:03am

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Which is good because Nagbe can't get called up for a few more years

usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #10
Monday March 4, 2013 2:08pm

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Very good start to the season by Nagbe last night. I love watching him play. While I think we could use him right now, he's going to be an absolute stud whenever he's ready.
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Bshredder
Post #11
Monday March 4, 2013 2:42pm

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The key is is that he doesn't receive offers from overseas that are too tempting. He must stay in the US to get citizenship

Bshredder
Post #12
Thursday May 9, 2013 4:07am

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Looking good today with another goal

I like what Porter has done with the Timbers. I'm beginning to think the Olympic team mess had a lot to do with other factors. Klinsmann himself said he had a lot to do with picking the team

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #13
Thursday May 9, 2013 4:33am

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Porter was the coach of that team if I am correct. It was his in game decisions; not Klinsmann's.

Porter made mistakes that happens in a career. He is a talented coach, and hopefully he learned from the Olympic team debacle

Bshredder
Post #14
Thursday May 9, 2013 4:40am

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Klinsmann was very public that he was having a hand in running the team. Yes, Porter was the coach but he was on a leash

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #15
Thursday May 9, 2013 4:52am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from 2tone

Porter was the coach of that team if I am correct. It was his in game decisions; not Klinsmann's.

Porter made mistakes that happens in a career. He is a talented coach, and hopefully he learned from the Olympic team debacle


I agree though something is to be said about Klinsmann having a say in roster decisions.....though none of us know how much say. The backline was the big problem, though there were a few decisions that came down on Porter himself which had a big effect on the outcome. 1. Not subbing off the CM's in the Cuba game early....they had the game in the bag early, given the short amount of rest, the CM's needed to come off the field (Diskerud looked winded in the last game, still played really well though) 2. After Agudelo went down, starting his boy Bunbury over Boyd, they were doing much of nothing in the Canada game till Boyd came on for Bunbury (though the loss can be shouldered on Hamid some for his lack of dominating in the air inside the box). 3. The Guate game was a mess.....not taking of Hamid after the 1st goal...clearly his injury was affecting his play, subbing on Stephens with the lead instead of Jeffrey or someone more defensive minded...that last goal was because both Diskerud and Stephens stepped to the ball and left the space in front of the defense open for the player to come up and take the shot. Those were the mistakes....though it happens to every coach at every level across the world....the U23 failure came down to poor defense and very poor keeping.

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