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tjknowsall
Post #1
Friday June 14, 2013 10:45pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 287
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Friday June 14, 2013 10:47pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,134
It's all for training purposes. Beckerman won't see the field.

People overreact to this.

EKneezy
Post #3
Friday June 14, 2013 10:51pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,909
Yeah I agree 2tone. Beckerman isnt international quality but hes a hardworking DM. He knows his job. Watch him at RSL. He knows what to do and even gets forward. Also if you think he isnt playing at the Gold Cup, you're crazy. Klinsy adores Beckerman. Crazy thing is I used to hate seeing him play. Now I could care less.

Mojofc
Post #4
Friday June 14, 2013 10:52pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 682
Does it also mean concern for Holdens ability currently?

or the fact that he doesn't see much in Kljestan/Corona?

Also the possibility of Jones not being fit?

If Beckerman was quick... if only... I don't mind him as much as some others do to be honest. Just think he peaked a little too late and was pushed into the USMNT too old. He doesn't pass the ball with enough force at this level, never had to in the MLS.

That said, Beckerman isn't our future, nor is he exciting.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
skangles
DC
Post #5
Friday June 14, 2013 10:55pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 2,007
RSL are off until June 22 and whether we like it or not Beckerman is going to get plenty of playing time in the Gold Cup.

Knowing that Beckerman is going to be a big part of the Gold Cup squad, it makes sense to have him use his time off from RSL to work with the team. I

'm fine with this approach, I just wish it was a player that I'm more excited about who was getting the extra reps.

stone88
Post #6
Friday June 14, 2013 10:58pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 882
Not surprising. However if it is merely for training purposes, why not bring in a younger player, like Kitchen.

jy09er
Post #7
Friday June 14, 2013 10:59pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 51
Can someone refresh my memory on exactly what Beckerman has done wrong for the USMNT? He's obviously no Bradley or Jones, but he's a perfectly serviceable hardworking midfielder.

skangles
DC
Post #8
Friday June 14, 2013 11:00pm

Joined Jan 2013
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He was responsible for both Jamaica goals in our loss to them in Kingston.

skangles
DC
Post #9
Friday June 14, 2013 11:10pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 2,007
Actually, he was responsible for the first goal twice. My mistake.

In general he's just an uninspiring player in the central midfield. He's decent on the defensive side of the ball but that's really all he'll give you. When you compare him to what we've seen out Bradley, Jones and Cameron it's simply night and day.

I strongly dislike Beckerman, probably because of JK's fascination with him until recently. This isn't really fair because he's actually a solid MLS player, he's just not international quality.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #10
Friday June 14, 2013 11:19pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,199
Don't think it's that big of a deal....They are training in Salt Lake, he plays in Salt Lake, it's convenient. Might be just to even up numbers in training and push others to give more in training.

4bc
North Carolina
Post #11
Saturday June 15, 2013 6:09am

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 23
I'm no Beckerman fan but class move by JK. Hard to have a camp in the guy's backyard and not invite him. Bring Beckerman in and maybe he uses the opportunity to step up and we bring him on as a late game sub for the home fans (with a lead, preferably a big one)- or not. Besides, having a guy in camp that you know will be working incredibly hard to get minutes on his home turf is a savvy move too. Maybe that helps drive the pace of the camp.

And too old? It's not about age. In Beckerman's case, he just never developed (or was capable of) a high-level skillset. It's not like he had it and lost it to age or is in a position where age is going to prohibit some kind of growth (he is what he is and 10 more years on the pitch won't change his potential). Developments in sports medicine and training over the last 20 years make age far less an issue. It's not so much about calendar age as it is body age (injury accumulation, fitness, etc.). Phillip Lahm turns 30 this year and I don't think anyone would kick him off their squad. It's about skill and match fitness. If a player has plenty of both I don't care if he's 21 or 31 (or, in the case of Ryan Giggs, maybe 41). And if those years come leadership, maturity, a more developed soccer brain, and calmness on the ball- extra bonus. Too many great players in this world over 28 for USMNT fans to get nervous every time a player approaches 27. If Beckerman had the skills, his age wouldn't be a concern.

bbakerxyz
Post #12
Saturday June 15, 2013 4:08pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 237
Ha. I knew when I saw the headline of Beckerman added that these threads would blow up.

Reminds me a little of Jeff Agoos. Not in the way that he plays, but just overall a s#itty player who gets USMNT time. Poor Agoos. Remember that OG against Portugal in the WC? That one was just so bad it was funny. And you could laugh because we were up 3-0 (or 3-1) at the time.

Loche Achles
Post #13
Saturday June 15, 2013 4:47pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
He is just there as a camp body to round out numbers and as a nod being at RSL and all that. He will not start. Unlike the stupid ESPN article which said that Fabian Johnson had played mid in Jones absence and they had to bring in Beckerman because Jones might be out again... Hahahaha.

Anyways the conclusion of this is that its not a big deal at all.


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