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2tone
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Post #46
Friday July 4, 2014 4:07pm

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What is Yedlins best position going forward? He played RW in his youth days, and has only played RB for 3 years and only 1 and half of those years as a professional RB. He stated that he enjoyed playing RW more than RB at the WC.

Anderlecht has already openly stated their desire for Yedlin, but for me he shouldn't go to Belgium. Might as well stay in MLS. The Belgian league as a whole is weak.

Roma with a loan to Genoa would be interesting.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #47
Friday July 4, 2014 4:41pm

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But MLS and Seattle aren't going to let Yedlin go for pennies. He is MLS's top young player, plays on a top team in MLS, and is only 21. My guess his valuation will be anywhere from 3 to 6 million dollars for a transfer fee.

admsghs27
Post #48
Friday July 4, 2014 4:45pm

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Yedlins stock will go up in time. I think he should stay in Seattle a few more years then after the gold cup or Copa America his stock will be very high. Maybe 10-15 million transfer fee.

Jzaval01
Post #49
Friday July 4, 2014 5:08pm

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And he should be expensive after such a performance against 3 world class teams. I think we should keep Yedlin at RB I mean the guy is 21 and still learning. Give him 2 years to improve and if nothing improve in his defensive department then we should move him to RW where he can be so good going up and tracking back

blaise213
Post #50
Friday July 4, 2014 5:47pm

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I hope Gonzalez, besler, and Yedlin all go to Europe

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #51
Friday July 4, 2014 5:56pm

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Original post from blaise213

I hope Gonzalez, besler, and Yedlin all go to Europe


To a good European league I hope you mean. France, Italy, Spain, Germany, England.

Yedlin,Gnzo, and Besler should only make the jump as long as they are guaranteed to be given first team opportunities, otherwise they should stay in MLS, especially Yedlin who is still developing as a player.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #52
Friday July 4, 2014 8:02pm

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I'd like to see Yedlin go to a lower level team in Italy and play fullback. Going there would benefit all our defenders. Can you imagine the growth curve if Besler had an opportunity to play in Italy. Tactical D over there is an art form...

Playing fullback in MLS just slows his growth. He has the raw talent and high level international pace to play in a much higher league.

TheTruth
Post #53
Friday July 4, 2014 8:04pm

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2tone, I know you called out Yedlin as a darkhorse shot at the WC team going back a year ago. Kudos for that.
But do you think he is good enough to be guaranteed minutes in a top 4 Euro league? He had a good WC, no doubt. Flew around like a rocket, got some good crosses in. But I still don't see much technical ability and vision/passing/awareness. And he is a damn midget so he does need to excel in some other areas.
Still plenty of upside though. I hope Seattle holds out for big bucks and he gets some PT in a big 4 league. I think the mental aspect is SO important for a US youngster to be successful in Europe (eg, Lando).

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #54
Friday July 4, 2014 8:48pm

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Original post from TheTruth

2tone, I know you called out Yedlin as a darkhorse shot at the WC team going back a year ago. Kudos for that.
But do you think he is good enough to be guaranteed minutes in a top 4 Euro league? He had a good WC, no doubt. Flew around like a rocket, got some good crosses in. But I still don't see much technical ability and vision/passing/awareness. And he is a damn midget so he does need to excel in some other areas.
Still plenty of upside though. I hope Seattle holds out for big bucks and he gets some PT in a big 4 league. I think the mental aspect is SO important for a US youngster to be successful in Europe (eg, Lando).


Maybe you need to re-watch that US V Belgium game. He has plenty of technical ability, awareness, and passing ability. 5'8" isn't a midget in soccer. Actually most of your elite outside backs range from 5'6" to 5'10".

Go watch the part when Yedlin takes on 3 guys: dribbles past one, does a Zidane pirouette around two more and passes off to a teammate. Watch when he blows by Vertonghen and Hazard and then has the awareness to pick up his head and pass to a streaking Zusi into the 18 yard box. Watch his awareness when he is defending Hazard, gets help from Zusi and then defends an overlapping Vertonghen which results in Hazard passing the ball out for a goal kick.

Yeah this kid already has the skills to be able to play in a top 4 league.

Jzaval01
Post #55
Friday July 4, 2014 10:11pm

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The guy is 20, 21 and played against world class players like Ronaldo, Hazard and attacked Portugal, Germany and Beligium. Why couldnt he play in a top 4 team. He isnt perfect but he has the talent to be an amazing player

dunlopp9987
Post #56
Friday July 4, 2014 10:14pm

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He needs to go to a club (if he even leaves Seattle) where he will continue to develop and get first team minutes. That's all I really care about. So I would suggest a mid-lower table club in any of the bigger leagues. I would have no problem with the Roma to Genoa loan. Except for the fact that we know how well black players are received in Italy.
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navi8132
New York
Post #57
Friday July 4, 2014 10:34pm

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Original post from Jzaval01

The guy is 20, 21 and played against world class players like Ronaldo, Hazard and attacked Portugal, Germany and Beligium. Why couldnt he play in a top 4 team. He isnt perfect but he has the talent to be an amazing player


This is the difference between club and country, the reason Freddy Adu succeeded for country, while not for club: clubs figure out how to defend against you and clubs have chemistry. Yedlin was able to do this because he is an unknown commodity and these national teams don't yet know how to defend against him (there IS a way to defend against speed), nor have team chemistry themselves to have a solid defense/offense.

Jzaval01
Post #58
Friday July 4, 2014 11:15pm

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Original post from navi8132

This is the difference between club and country, the reason Freddy Adu succeeded for country, while not for club: clubs figure out how to defend against you and clubs have chemistry. Yedlin was able to do this because he is an unknown commodity and these national teams don't yet know how to defend against him (there IS a way to defend against speed), nor have team chemistry themselves to have a solid defense/offense.


Well you can say that about any player. Ex: theo walcott. It will be up to Yedlin to adjust. It will all be up to him and his potential

dunlopp9987
Post #59
Friday July 4, 2014 11:29pm

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Original post from navi8132

This is the difference between club and country, the reason Freddy Adu succeeded for country, while not for club: clubs figure out how to defend against you and clubs have chemistry. Yedlin was able to do this because he is an unknown commodity and these national teams don't yet know how to defend against him (there IS a way to defend against speed), nor have team chemistry themselves to have a solid defense/offense.


To be fair, he made the MLS all-star team as a rookie. So it's not like he's been doin jack shit for his club.
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BG6
Post #60
Saturday July 5, 2014 2:08am

Joined May 2014
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People annoiting Yedlin the next Bale or Lahm should watch the Seattle-Revolution match from earlier this year. Revolution afterwards admitted they game-planned to attack Yedlin and it paid huge dividends 4 goals came from attacking down the revs left wing.

He had an excellent World Cup, please just enjoy that before setting expectations for a starting place in a top 4 league. At this point it is just as likely he goes the way of Shea if he jumps now as he is successful. This is not about being negative just realistic and enjoying the moment and the performance without setting unfair expectations

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