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usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #1
Sunday March 18, 2012 9:02am

Joined Mar 2012
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Luis Gil scored his first goal on the season last night it. He has come a long way in a short amount of time. This kid is really talented, and will only get better.

What do you think his ceiling could be? And is he the USA's first real chance at having a true #10?
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usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #2
Sunday March 18, 2012 9:17am

Joined Mar 2012
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ignore or delete this post. accidentally messed up.
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GD10
Post #3
Tuesday September 3, 2013 5:24pm

Joined Dec 2012
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I don't know if anyone has noticed but Luis Gil is putting together quite a nice season for RSL this year. He's got 5 goals and 3 assists already career highs in both and still has like 10 games left to play. He's also really matured this year, captaining the US-20 and being their best player at the World Cup. He has been used out wide but his natural position is centre mid and has played quite admirablly out there. I'm a little suprised no European teams made a move for him this transfer window. If he keeps it up I would love to see him in Jan. Camp and show his stuff. He has been a pro now for 4 years so its not like he hasn't played much, he actually has appeared in 78 games total, not bad for a 20 year old. I'm looking forward to more in the future.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #4
Tuesday September 3, 2013 6:02pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 276
Gil gets to like a 81 overall in FIFA 13 so I think we need to get this kid cap tied asap!
But seriously, his time will come after the WC.
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richieJkulesaNY
Post #5
Tuesday September 3, 2013 6:08pm

Joined Jun 2012
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I know he can play that 10 role, but I see him more as Bradley's heir.

dolcem
Post #6
Tuesday September 3, 2013 6:27pm

Joined Nov 2012
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He's not a winger...I want to see him go to a team where he can play as a CM in a 4-3-3.

I had high hopes for him (pro at 16 is a huge feat) but in four years (the most four critical year's of a player's development, arguably) he hasn't progressed much. Not his fault, I just don't see him fitting very well into RSL's scheme (he's not quite a #10 and isn't as good as some of their other options there). I always thought the Liga MX would be a good fit for him.
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Bshredder
Post #7
Tuesday September 3, 2013 7:46pm

Joined Aug 2011
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I think he's progressed very, very well

dolcem
Post #8
Tuesday September 3, 2013 8:01pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Bshredder

I think he's progressed very, very well


Not saying he hasn't improved but when someone is a pro at 16 you expect big things from them. These types of guys are often times excellent, polished players by the time they turn 20. Gil had the potential to be a star player and playing in Europe by now. He still could but it's not as likely. I thought this guy would be the next Tab Ramos. If he has gone from squad player to decent squad player (in the same league) from 16-20, I'd say that's a bit slow.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Tuesday September 3, 2013 8:35pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Gil has progressed just fine.

rainORshine
Post #10
Tuesday September 3, 2013 9:18pm

Joined Dec 2012
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gil has made steady, consistent progress since signing in 2010 - to the point that, at 19 years old (19, not 20) he is now a very valuable, productive player on what has been the best team in MLS this year

yea, would not be surprised to see a january call

Bshredder
Post #11
Tuesday September 3, 2013 11:17pm

Joined Aug 2011
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When you're a teenage pro, it's more about improvement than ability. Gil is an integral part of the best team in MLS. When he first started earning MLS minutes, he was playing horizontal balls and helped in possession. Now he has added sophistication to his game and can attack far more effectively.

His improvement has been quite impressive

MSantoine
Post #12
Wednesday September 4, 2013 1:28am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,190
Been a Gil fan for awhile. I think he could be a critical piece to our 2018 team as he'll be 25 (prime) and potentially playing in la liga or EPL. He could push MB for our 2018 starting spot or push him back to a more defensive role

GD10
Post #13
Wednesday September 4, 2013 1:59am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 240
Still can't see how ppl say he hasn't progressed much or has had steady improvement. The kid has improved on every stat in the column. but lets not get carried away by stats, he has just become more deadly in the final third he's taking more shots and chances. He has gotten more aggressive he really is coming into his own as a player and has really matured. Ppl as overhype young players to much and expect them to be the next best thing, turning down Arsenal and being a stud at the youth levels made everyone think he was going to become star starting in a big league by now but that does not happen much. He has become a very very important player on his team, their gm said they want to build around him for the future, he'll move to the center of the park full time and really start to impose himself on a game.

dunlopp9987
Post #14
Saturday May 31, 2014 9:17pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,243
So Gil hasn't started a match for RSL since April 5th. Anyone know why he can't find the starting XI lately?
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nolefansandy
Post #15
Saturday May 31, 2014 10:21pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 281
He was out injured for awhile and has just got back to 100. Luke Muholland also has been playing very well so there was no need to rush Gil back


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