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Which of the eight candidates should lead US Soccer?
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Paul Caligiuri
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Kathy Carter
Hope Solo
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Dave
Post #616
Wednesday February 8, 2017 2:07am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 819
Original post from Rey Regicide

I don't think Alfredo Morales is a proper CDM. In the US MNT games with us he's lined up as a box to box, or regrettably a wing.

Danny Williams plays in the Championship, Geoff in the Premier, and has had good to very good performances at Stoke.

I agree Williams probably offers more physically than Geoff.

So def not Morales, I would def agree to Kitchen. But even those two aren't like Cameron.

I don't believe Williams is better on the ball than Cameron. That doesn't mean your wrong.


IMO which players are of higher value/quality depends on the formation we're playing in. Our best pure CDM's would be Cameron, Morales/Kitchen, with possibly Acosta climbing quickly.
Personally I like Bradley as a Box-to-Box midfielder more than a CDM. He's not particularly good at 1 v 1 defending, but he does cover a lot of ground and can connect passes well if not being asked to create. Williams is a Box-to-Box type as well, but he does defend better than Bradley.
In a 4-2-3-1 I'd use a CDM & Bradley (Williams as a back-up). In a 4-1-3-2 or a 4-4-2 diamond I'd consider Bradley as the Back-up to the CDM role.
In a 4-3-3 I'd put Bradley as a pinched in RM where Yedlin could overlap to provide the width. Williams could play on the left side pinched in....and we'd have Pulisic & another creative type in front of them.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #617
Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:59pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 944
Original post from bjelks

HOW DO WE NOT CONSIDER DANNY WILLIAMS AND ALFREDO MORALES, WHO ARE BETTER ATHLETES AND BETTER TECHNICALLY THAN BRADLEY, CAM, AND DAX?


Blind love fest towards MLS players,

goods
Post #618
Sunday November 26, 2017 8:18pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 488
Blast from the past. He has been out for the last month due to injury. Returned today with a goal in his first start back going the full 90. His talent is still there question remains durablilty and is he a coach killer?

goods
Post #619
Sunday November 26, 2017 8:38pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 488
https://www.sporttube.com/play/Z5lCCCG
Video of his goal

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #620
Sunday November 26, 2017 8:57pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,367
The fact he posses that type of talent but rarely does it consistently is very frustrating. Hopefully he buckles down and starts to flourish and moves back to Stuttgart.

Dave
Post #621
Sunday November 26, 2017 10:16pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 819
Green has always had the talent, but has lacked the consistency and potentially the necessary work ethic in order to make the next step many of us have been hoping for.
If/When he does finally become the player fans were hoping for back in 2014 than he'll be a quality player for the USMNT.
We've got a number potential quality pieces emerging in the midfield...McKennie, Gonzalez, Pulisic, Saief, Gooch, Green, Adams, Acosta, Parks....we just need to get the right manager who can will pick a formation to get the most out of them.

Time go with the young players. Give them a chance to gain international experience and build chemistry. Some of the Veteran players can/should still be called up...like Williams...but I see no reason to ever see Bedoya or Zusi ever called again.

goods
Post #622
Sunday November 26, 2017 10:49pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 488
He is only 22, and is playing as a lone striker. I see him more as an underneath foward in a 2 forward set for the USMNT. Wood probably played his best game in four months today, but even that was up and down. We need forwards, and have little depth there.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #623
Monday November 27, 2017 6:32pm

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 204
He has a bright future with the Nats if he can stay healthy, he is young and very talented. He was behind world class players at his club can not fault him for not playing more. In his limited appearances he played well.

He is certainly better than rowe and Jaun A.,,,,,He played well for us on the left side, and showed if he is up front he doesn't choke on the world stage he can score.

hope he stays healthy and gets some consistent playing time.
Stoked
tylercocinas
Post #624
Monday November 27, 2017 8:21pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,117
With all due respect, he's a better LM/LW than Rowe and Agudelo, because they're kind of out of position on the wing. Kellyn is best deployed as a CAM, and Agudelo is a striker... But I certainly join you in hoping that Julian is able to sustain a good run of form and rejoin Stuttgart in the Bundesliga next season.

stoked3
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Post #625
Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:58am

Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts: 204
Original post from tylercocinas

With all due respect, he's a better LM/LW than Rowe and Agudelo, because they're kind of out of position on the wing. Kellyn is best deployed as a CAM, and Agudelo is a striker... But I certainly join you in hoping that Julian is able to sustain a good run of form and rejoin Stuttgart in the Bundesliga next season.


agreed but Rowe is not going to be a CAM on the Nats and Agudelo is not going to be a striker for the Nats-which is why coaches have tried both on the LW.

Im over Agudelo he had his chance doesn't show well-

Rowe showed promise and Bruce Almighty then dropped him, I hope to see more of Rowe but just don't think we will see at CAM.

I really think Green is our guy assuming he is healthy and gets consistent playing time.
Stoked
blaise213
Post #626
Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:23am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,497
Rowe sucks
Roldan sucks

Dave
Post #627
Tuesday November 28, 2017 11:48am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 819
Original post from blaise213

Rowe sucks
Roldan sucks


I wouldn't say that they suck, but they are "B" Team players when we look at the rest of the options emerging. They will have opportunities and can contribute, but they aren't likely to be 1st choice options.

Roldan is up against: McKennie, Gonzalez, Acosta, Adams, Parks, Hyndman, Canouse
Rowe is up against: Pulisic, Saief, Gooch, Manneh, Green, Scott, Parks, Hyndman

It's a steep hill to climb, but it has been done before.

Rey Regicide
Post #628
Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:34pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,978
Thsi is the irony of the Agudelo transform.

He is a forward, yes he might not bang in goals like a good forward should, but he does ALOT of good on the field.

His move towards midfield just puts him in competition with players bettter than him or if not better, better suited.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #629
Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:25pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,367
Original post from cudevil

This list is really hard to take seriously.


I agree. It's very hard to take seriously.

I hate to break to people: Altidore is still our best striker.

dolcem
Post #630
Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:51pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,766
Original post from 2tone

I agree. It's very hard to take seriously.

I hate to break to people: Altidore is still our best striker.


Wood, when in form, is much better than Altidore.

Altidore may be our second best by a long shot, but that doesn't mean he should suit up for the national team anymore. Sports are 50% talent, 50% psychology.
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