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2tone
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Post #1
Thursday May 9, 2013 2:55am

Joined Jul 2012
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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

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,454
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

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 837
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

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,091
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

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 837
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
Total Posts: 123
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
Total Posts: 940
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.


A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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