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Post #16
Thursday June 20, 2013 3:32pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 124
Original post from Jzaval01

Call me crazy but would agudelo going to a team in the Dutch league help him learn how to score more consistent? The dutch league has produced top players and scorers their development system is good.


I think it's a matter of getting to Europe period. Eredivisie would help him with his goal scoring and like you said they have a solid development system. I mentioned Serie A or La Liga because I think he'd benefit from further developing his technical abilities, although a move to the Bundesliga or EPL would also help in terms of adding more physicality to his game. Either way, get to Europe haha

Loche Achles
Post #17
Thursday June 20, 2013 4:51pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
Original post from Jzaval01

Call me crazy but would agudelo going to a team in the Dutch league help him learn how to score more consistent? The dutch league has produced top players and scorers their development system is good.


Going to a Dutch team would be one of the best things for him. Gatt would do well there too. Its very good for refining athletic prospects and teaching them how to have a soccer IQ.

I don't want him to go to Celtic because the Scottish League is a step down in quality from MLS and he'll be playing for an "island" team where he can't be refined as well against strong opposition. Honestly... he should go to Alkmaar to replace Jozy!

leeterofcola
Post #18
Thursday June 20, 2013 6:03pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 25
I think Jozy should stay in Holland. He's only been there for 1 season. IMO some consistency on and off the pitch are what Jozy needs right now. Moving anywhere means an adjustment period and that could translate to struggles on the pitch, and as a result, losing confidence. We are a year away from the World Cup. I'd rather see a happy/confident Jozy in Brazil than a frustrated one.

Loche Achles
Post #19
Thursday June 20, 2013 7:08pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
@cola

Jozy has been at Alkmaar for two seasons, not one. He scored double digits first season and then had this year. Over 50 goals in all comps between the two.

leeterofcola
Post #20
Thursday June 20, 2013 7:39pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 25
Original post from Loche Achles

@cola

Jozy has been at Alkmaar for two seasons, not one. He scored double digits first season and then had this year. Over 50 goals in all comps between the two.


Yup that's right. Brain fart. Still doesn't change my opinion. He should stay at AZ. If he waits until the World Cup and has a good tournament, it could mean a more lucrative move to a better club.

ktbffhTXac
Post #21
Thursday June 20, 2013 8:19pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 124
Original post from leeterofcola

Yup that's right. Brain fart. Still doesn't change my opinion. He should stay at AZ. If he waits until the World Cup and has a good tournament, it could mean a more lucrative move to a better club.


Not to mention a better performance for the USMNT in the World Cup.

Loche Achles
Post #22
Thursday June 20, 2013 10:34pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
I don't know if I want him to stay at AZ with Maher most likely on the move. I wouldn't mind him staying in the Nederlands though. One of the big four would be solid IMO. Maher was the service machine over there and without him Jozy might as well look for other teams that provide because it'll be a gamble either way.

Loche Achles
Post #23
Friday June 21, 2013 6:54pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
Thought I'd post an update. News via MLSsoccer.com claims that Sunderland is moving in on Jozy... Probably unsubstantiated but it was reported by a local paper in Britain. I don't see it happening.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #24
Friday June 21, 2013 10:09pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,163
I could see it happening, Sunderland were woefully undermanned in the striker department last season, and of all the 20+ goalscorers from the top leagues last season, Jozy is bound to among the most affordable.

That's not to say that I want it to happen, at least not yet. Jozy needs to stay at Alkmaar for at least one more season, to prove that last year wasn't a fluke. If he performs as well this coming year as he did last year, he'll be a proven commodity and will attract plenty of attention.

I think he would end up doing the best at a team like West Ham, playing off of Andy Carroll and bringing in other attacking players, instead of the failed experiment at Hull, where the philosophy seemed to be "boot it upfield, Jozy will chase it down". It is for this reason that I think he'd also do really well at Stoke, playing off of Peter Crouch.

He's still quite young and staying at Alkmaar another year won't hurt his prospects. Jozy can be credited with helping his team be the only one outside the top 6 in the Eredivisie with a positive goal difference at the end of the season.

cudevil
Post #25
Friday June 21, 2013 10:59pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 223
Prove he's not a fluke to whom? Us? Someone is either going to offer AZ enough to get them to sell Jozy or they aren't. If that offer comes, it's pretty clear that he's proven himself not to be a fluke.

platter
Jacksonville, FL
Post #26
Saturday June 22, 2013 2:18pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 87
Don't understand why everyone wants Jozy to stay at AZ. When a young player scores 30 goals for a small club its clear that player needs to move on to a better club and competition. Yeah, it would be nice for him to be scoring goals at a high rate going into WC, it would be better to prove himself at a bigger club or league.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #27
Saturday June 22, 2013 2:53pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,134
Original post from platter

Don't understand why everyone wants Jozy to stay at AZ. When a young player scores 30 goals for a small club its clear that player needs to move on to a better club and competition. Yeah, it would be nice for him to be scoring goals at a high rate going into WC, it would be better to prove himself at a bigger club or league.


Not right before a WC. AZ should keep him for another year and then sell him after the WC. Also it would be nice to see if he can prove he can score 30 plus goals this up coming season as well.

tylercocinas
Post #28
Saturday June 22, 2013 4:49pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 774
I think there is definitely some merit to 2tone's opinion. What Jozy is going through right now is similar to Neymar's situation, albeit on a lesser scale. Whether to move in the year immediately preceding a WC is a big decision. If you've got chemistry with your teammates, you're comfortable in your environment and are playing well a switch could shake up that delicate balance as you must integrate yourself with a new squad, new coach and philosophy.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #29
Saturday June 22, 2013 5:10pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,012
This all may be true, but they can get top dollar for Altidore right now. Chemistry is one thing, but if a club asks for the right price I don't see AZ or Altidore for that matter turning it down. I'm all about maintaining form, and I am skeptical about messing with Altidores confidence, but I feel AZ will sell.

Riggity
Atlanta
Post #30
Saturday June 22, 2013 9:41pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 66
I understand(and agree) Jozy should stay. That being said, if AZ decides to sell, what clubs are you hopeful will scoop him up? (Besides the Dutch clubs)

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