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Ten-Towns
Post #1
Thursday May 9, 2013 2:55am

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The more I watch Hedges the more I think this guy has what it takes to become a very good CB. Really impressed with him.

He was a rock last season when the CB corps was hit with injuries, and now this year with George John out with injury(yet again) he has marshalled the defense really well, especially with a very green Woodbury next to him.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Hedges get a possible Gold Cup call-up. Just turned 23 years old as well.

Still think he should have been on the Olympic team as well.

Bshredder
Post #2
Sunday May 12, 2013 3:23am

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I agree

He should have been on the Olympic qualifying team

Also, I think it'll be hard to leave him off the Gold Cup team as well

Jzaval01
Post #3
Sunday May 12, 2013 5:01am

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Original post from 2tone

The more I watch Hedges the more I think this guy has what it takes to become a very good CB. Really impressed with him.

He was a rock last season when the CB corps was hit with injuries, and now this year with George John out with injury(yet again) he has marshalled the defense really well, especially with a very green Woodbury next to him.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Hedges get a possible Gold Cup call-up. Just turned 23 years old as well.

Still think he should have been on the Olympic team as well.


Wasnt familiar with him but is he really that good? What are his highlights and attributes?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Sunday May 12, 2013 5:28am

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Original post from Jzaval01

Wasnt familiar with him but is he really that good? What are his highlights and attributes?


6'4" a beast in the air, calm on the ball, good organization skills, good reader of the attack, decent 1v1 defending, distributes really well, mature beyond his years. Should be one for the 2018 WC cycle, possibly this year as a gold cup call-up.

Jzaval01
Post #5
Sunday May 12, 2013 5:43am

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Original post from 2tone

6'4" a beast in the air, calm on the ball, good organization skills, good reader of the attack, decent 1v1 defending, distributes really well, mature beyond his years. Should be one for the 2018 WC cycle, possibly this year as a gold cup call-up.


Sounds Like Omar Gonzales. But thats awesome hope to him then in the Gold Cup.

ktbffhTXac
Post #6
Wednesday May 15, 2013 3:43pm

Joined Dec 2012
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He also shows incredible quickness/recovery speed and poise on break-a-ways. Honestly feel like he should be given a shot at a spot on the WCQ roster, given his recent form.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #7
Friday June 21, 2013 10:47pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Jzaval01

Wasnt familiar with him but is he really that good? What are his highlights and attributes?


Yikes, where to start? For someone that started the most games of any CB for Dallas last season, in his rookie year, he did remarkably well. He's got a really solid decision-making head on his shoulders. He's tall, he's strong, he's not the fastest but he's quick enough not to be an easy target, and you can always rely on him to be a cool operator in the face of elevating tempers. I wouldn't have expected someone so skinny (says the skinny guy) to be as strong as he is, but it's a rare occasion when he's outmuscled for a ball or shoved around in the box. I'd really like to see him sent to someplace like Nottingham Forest or Leeds where he can experience an elevated level of play but not so much that the transition would be difficult.

coverby
Post #8
Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:11pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Rumor is Hedges is looking to rep Canada now:

https://twitter.com/AaCamp81/status/651592368...

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #9
Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:45pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Not sure how I feel about this with the youth coming up the ranks in the US setup. Injuries have really set him back IMO as far as USMNT goes. Anybody know what his claim to Canadian citizenship is?
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coverby
Post #10
Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:46pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Original post from Speed Elf

Not sure how I feel about this with the youth coming up the ranks in the US setup. Injuries have really set him back IMO as far as USMNT goes. Anybody know what his claim to Canadian citizenship is?


His grandpa like Finlay tried using but turned out it wasn't true for him at least.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #11
Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:47pm

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That's cool. The US is good at CB going forward.

MSantoine
Post #12
Thursday October 8, 2015 1:47am

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Would be a good move for him. With brooks, Alvarado, ccv, miazga, Redding, epb it's unlikely he ever plays for USA outside of non-euro non FIFA dates.

skangles
DC
Post #13
Thursday October 8, 2015 1:55am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,507
Canada has some nice pieces if true. A Henry-Hedges CB pairing would be one of the best in Concacaf. Larin & Akindele are good options up top and I've liked what I've seen from Petrasso in these Olympic qualifiers. Will Johnson is decent, but man did Canada look awful in the Gold Cup.

MSantoine
Post #14
Thursday October 8, 2015 12:13pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,259
My guess with regards to Canada is the 2017 gold cup they dont make the hex this year (worst draw for them) but are competitive. Make a semis run in 2017 gold cup, qualify for 2022 world cup. All those guys you mentioned will be in the 27-30 range and they will likely have some others come up in the mean time.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #15
Thursday October 8, 2015 5:01pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,235
I'm happy if he does. Makes Canada better, doesn't really affect USMNT.
I'm all for these fringe guys for the USMNT going to other countries where they will help out more inside the Concacaf.
The better the Concacaf the better for us.
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