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Bshredder
Post #16
Saturday April 6, 2013 10:58pm

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Say what you want about Jack McInerney, he gets himself into good positions for goals. His goals/minutes ration dating back to last September is fantastic. I would like to see him score from outside the box more, I know he can

Bshredder
Post #17
Saturday April 6, 2013 11:01pm

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Wow... what a goal from Darel Russell to even it up for Toronto FC. Hedges has had a nightmare late in the second half for Dallas.

@2tone

I'm afraid I still don't see it with Agbossoumonde

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #18
Saturday April 6, 2013 11:03pm

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Boss with the mistake for Dallas' second goal. That is a young CB mistake. Still only 21 years old.

Boss with a vital stop on Jackson in the 93rd minute. Overall a good showing for the youngster.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #19
Saturday April 6, 2013 11:09pm

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Original post from Bshredder

Wow... what a goal from Darel Russell to even it up for Toronto FC. Hedges has had a nightmare late in the second half for Dallas.

@2tone

I'm afraid I still don't see it with Agbossoumonde


Don't seee what? The guy is 21. He has great feet and is good in the air. Yet again he is 21 hasn't had a steady club situation in his young career until now.

He has talent. He needs to be a better positionally, but has good 1v1 defending.

He will get better as a he gets older. It's not like he is a finished product at 26.

Defenders especially CB's get better with age.

He has O'Dea and Califf to learn from as well.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #20
Saturday April 6, 2013 11:14pm

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What I want to see from Mac is him able to create his own goals. He has very good movement, but if he is only one dimensional like Chicharito( who starting to be found out by the way because of his lack of dribbling skills) then Mac's career will stall.

I do think Mac has a bright future. I was a little surprised Rongen didn't take him to the U-20 qualifying tournament in 2011.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #21
Saturday April 6, 2013 11:21pm

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Speas is eating up Okugo and Williams right now. Okugo still a very good defender; has a bright future.

I really like the look of Speas.

Bshredder
Post #22
Saturday April 6, 2013 11:51pm

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On Agbossoumonde, I watched three Carolina games last year and it was very poor. He was making errors that were just so fundamentally bad. Even for a 20 year old, it was troubling. I hope he turns it around but I'll be surprised.

On Speas, I like him but he's not too consistent

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #23
Sunday April 7, 2013 12:12am

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Original post from Bshredder

On Agbossoumonde, I watched three Carolina games last year and it was very poor. He was making errors that were just so fundamentally bad. Even for a 20 year old, it was troubling. I hope he turns it around but I'll be surprised.

On Speas, I like him but he's not too consistent


Probably because he hasn't had a settled situation. I think he will be fine now that he is settled. Players make mistakes at a young age. I am not saying he is going to be a USMNT starter one day. But now he is finally in a settled situation. There was a reason why he was so highly thought of in the USMNT system; it's because he was talented and good.

It boggles my mind how quick young players get dismissed by media and fans for having a few bad games.

I have read things about how Luis Gil needed to be a superstar for RSL at 17( ESPN). The fanbase and the media in the US have a fixation of piling expectations way to high on young players, the media and fanbase are way to quick to annoint the next big star player, and way to quick to dump that player if those way to high expectations are not met immediately. Give these players room to develop. Stop expectating them to be the savior of the program at 17, 18, 19, 20.

Just like now the fans are annointing Villarreal and Yedlin. Give these kids room to breathe and develop for christs sake.

Boss has time to develop. Let him develop and stop scrutinizing every single step he takes. The only way a player can get better is to make mistakes. It's called growth as a player and as an individual.

Bshredder
Post #24
Sunday April 7, 2013 3:13am

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RSL was flat today. No one played well.

Great win for Colorado. Great and surprising performance from Clint Irwin

Bshredder
Post #25
Sunday April 7, 2013 4:35am

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Wondo's goal to open the scoring against Vancouver was a really classy finish. The assist from Gordon was first rate too.

nolefansandy
Post #26
Sunday April 7, 2013 4:51am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 284
only kind of kidding but Irwin is slowly in my opinion of being newcomer of the year. If you eliminate the Drew Moor move, there is a good chance Colorado draws LA thus making the Rapids 1-0-2. He didnt start the first game against RSL but played 83 minutes after Pickens broke his arm

Bshredder
Post #27
Sunday April 7, 2013 4:57am

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I did think Shane O'Neil looked solid for Colorado. If either Zimmerman or Brooks don't play for the U20s this summer, O'Neil is looking like a better option than before.

blaise213
Post #28
Sunday April 7, 2013 7:17am

Joined Sep 2012
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Besides the game at Stanford last year vs the galaxy......

The San Jose Earthquakes game was the sickest game I have ever been to. The referee was bad but the fans were going Ape Sh*t and the end. Anyone who was a causal or non fan at tonight's game will definitely want to go to more games!

My boy started talking smack to YP LEE on a corner kick for the quakes.... YP Lee stopped and turned around to look and my boy and just gave him the "thumbs up" during live play..... The funniest thing I've ever witnessed at any professional sports game

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #29
Sunday April 7, 2013 4:39pm

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Even if both Zimmerman and Brooks do play this summer with the U-20's I still have O'Neill as one of the CB starters.

Colorado didn't take Zimmerman( eventhough most analysis said they would) because O'Neill has been emerging at CB.

Really looking forward to a backline of:

Oce-----Brooks-----O'Neill------Yedlin

For me if Brooks does rep the US then Zimmerman is the odd man out. O'Neill is starting in MLS. Zimmerman will be very good in the future, but right now O'Neill is the starter for the U-20's.

Bshredder
Post #30
Sunday April 7, 2013 6:34pm

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I agree that O'Neil is probably a better overall CB than Zimmerman but it's about pairing skillsets.

Brooks is an exceptional CB but he's not perfect. Despite his height, he's not commanding in the air. The probem is that O'Neil isn't commanding in the air either. Zimmerman is.

When you look back at the USMNT draw in Azteca, Besler and Gonzalez worked so well because one could cover for the other's weaknesses. Besler isn't great in the air but Gonzo was terrific in the air. Omar cleared tons of set pieces away. Meanwhile, Besler allowed the US team to play out of the back better.

I like O'Neil and I love Brooks as a player. But the two of them won't work. The US U20s will need a central defender better in the air and Zimmerman is best U20 defender in the air by far.

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