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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #31
Saturday January 30, 2016 10:37pm

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90 for Payne. 3-1 win

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #32
Saturday January 30, 2016 11:22pm

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Sweet, left or right side?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #33
Sunday January 31, 2016 2:41am

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Man the USMNT is going to be stacked for 2018 at all positions.

Dave
Post #34
Sunday January 31, 2016 3:47am

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Original post from 2tone

Man the USMNT is going to be stacked for 2018 at all positions.


Things are looking up right now, but there is still a lot of time in which things could go sideways. Its good to be optimistic but we have to be careful about becoming overly so. We need to be patient with Payne, Pulisic, CCV, Miazga, Zelalem and the rest of the young talent that are on the cusp of breaking into their clubs. These guys are going to have their ups and downs over the next couple years. We need to give them time without putting too much hype/attention on them.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #35
Sunday January 31, 2016 4:10am

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It was at leftback but I read he was filling in for someone due to injury.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #36
Sunday January 31, 2016 8:05am

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Right on, thanks.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #37
Tuesday February 9, 2016 6:04pm

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He has now started like 3 of the last 5 games for Groningen. and played in 4 of the last 5. All at LB.

Probably deserves a look with the USMNT since LB is our weakest position.
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Spank
661
Post #38
Tuesday February 9, 2016 6:40pm

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I know LB is a weak spot for the Nats but i think he has to hold that starting spot down for the rest of the season to get a call up. Great that he's getting the start but still not enough for a NT call up.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #39
Tuesday February 9, 2016 7:11pm

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Original post from Spank

I know LB is a weak spot for the Nats but i think he has to hold that starting spot down for the rest of the season to get a call up. Great that he's getting the start but still not enough for a NT call up.


It's enough for a call-up. My guess is that for the March that Acosta and Payne will be called up for U-23 Olympics if released. If not then they will be called up to the WCQ.

I would bet that at least one is allowed to go to U-23 Olympic Qualifiers. The other going to the WCQ if for nothing else to get a look.
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BMD15
Boston
Post #40
Tuesday February 9, 2016 8:29pm

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Original post from USAGunner

It's enough for a call-up. My guess is that for the March that Acosta and Payne will be called up for U-23 Olympics if released. If not then they will be called up to the WCQ.

I would bet that at least one is allowed to go to U-23 Olympic Qualifiers. The other going to the WCQ if for nothing else to get a look.


Keep them both with the U-23's in my opinion. Ream has done well at LB when called upon and the WCQ's would be a nice chance to give Villafana a look. Plus, while not optimal, F. Johnson or Chandler can both slot in at LB as well.

As for Acosta, while he acquitted himself pretty well at LB in these two friendlies Payne & Vincent have the potential to push him to DM/RB where he'd probably be a bit more comfortable.
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USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #41
Tuesday February 9, 2016 9:09pm

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Well keeping them both with U-23's might not be an option if their club's don't release them for those games. Which they are not required to do. So if one of their club's don't release them for U-23's then they should be called in to the USMNT camp.

I just like that we actually have some fullbacks with pace coming up finally.
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BMD15
Boston
Post #42
Tuesday February 9, 2016 10:28pm

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Good point on the fact that clubs don't have to release for the U-23's. Chalk that one up to a brain fart moment on my part.

Agreed on the fullbacks with pace comment!
NETID
USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #43
Tuesday February 9, 2016 10:49pm

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Just read an article on ASN about Jordan Morris and his strength. Long story short, he makes better runs/decisions when the ball is coming from out wide than when it is coming from the middle.

Having guys like Yedlin who can provide that width and deliver good balls inside should really help Morris.

Think getting Fabian Johnson, Bedoya, and Yedlin in the attack with the improved Altidore, Morris will end up having one of our best attacks in ages. Especially if we can get Nagbe and Bradley in the middle.

Will be a LOT of Work rate in that midfield and from the Fullbacks. Lot of pressure, speed they can provide. All can run for days.
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Dave
Post #44
Wednesday February 10, 2016 1:27pm

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Original post from USAGunner

Well keeping them both with U-23's might not be an option if their club's don't release them for those games. Which they are not required to do. So if one of their club's don't release them for U-23's then they should be called in to the USMNT camp.

I just like that we actually have some fullbacks with pace coming up finally.


MLS & FML teams have been very good about releasing players for Youth Tournaments. I honestly cannot recall a single instance where a player wasn't released from either of these leagues. European leagues on the other hand have been much more reluctant to release players. The only times I can recall European teams releasing players were when it was specifically written into their contracts (Mix), if the player is fairly far down the pecking order, or if the club is possibly shopping the player and are trying to give them exposure.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #45
Wednesday February 10, 2016 2:18pm

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Original post from Dave

MLS & FML teams have been very good about releasing players for Youth Tournaments. I honestly cannot recall a single instance where a player wasn't released from either of these leagues. European leagues on the other hand have been much more reluctant to release players. The only times I can recall European teams releasing players were when it was specifically written into their contracts (Mix), if the player is fairly far down the pecking order, or if the club is possibly shopping the player and are trying to give them exposure.


Yep. That's why I think there is a good chance we see Payne with the Senior team in March and Acosta with the Olympic team.
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