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admsghs27
Post #106
Monday November 4, 2013 7:14pm

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We have plenty of young talented attackers coming up. Im not worried.

blaise213
Post #107
Monday November 4, 2013 7:37pm

Joined Sep 2012
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I favor the current dual nationals because they are positions are in need for USMNT

Julian Green - Winger
Shawn Parker - Forward/Winger
Jeremy toljan - LB
Gidieon Zalalem - creative midfielder

Jzaval01
Post #108
Monday November 4, 2013 7:44pm

Joined May 2013
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admsghs27 same here the talent that is coming up is quiet exciting and personally I want players that want to represent the stars and stripes. Yes its all about going to the world cup for them but like Boyd, Jones its adequate to have players that love playing for us. We dont want another chandler. Sooner or later we have to produce our own talent anyways

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #109
Monday November 4, 2013 8:33pm

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Zalelam is not a US citizen.

Talented US players that already can fill that need into the future and maybe soon that we don't have to worry about recruiting:

Winger/wide forward: Arriola, Pontius, Nagbe, Zardes, Holmes, Bedoya
Forward: Agudelo, Boyd, Wood, Johannsson, Altidore
LB: Klute, Garza
Creative Midfielder: Nagbe, Lletget, Diskerud, Gil, Rowe, Holmes, Bedoya

I for one would definitely like to see Zardes get called up in January or maybe November.

joey11
Post #110
Monday November 4, 2013 9:16pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 281
Original post from Know Nothing

Well said MSantoine!

Everyone's goal is to play in and win a WC. Until we consistently prove otherwise, we will be second choice for those who can represent a more established team. That is why Rossi chose Italy and Subotic chose (damn, the country's name escapes me at the moment).
FYI Subotic didn't choose Serbia over US because US was his second choice. He chose Serbia after Rongan felt he had a defending group for the Olympics he didn't want to mess with so snubbed Subotic, who was better than any backs at that time, so he accepted Serbia's call-up. He didn't chose a "better footballing country" over US, the US passed on him as a "future player"

Also, how did WWII get mixed up with Green's situation? He's a Young kid with a bright future. Be great if he chooses the US but if you know you have possibility of playing in WC for Germany be tough to turn it down so early. But, there are no guarantees, example is Rossi.

chillguy1992
Post #111
Monday November 4, 2013 9:42pm

Joined May 2013
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The best developed US players will be in europe for now. However in the future my guess is mls starts to develop better players they have done okay but not good enough yet. If I were to give any advice to scouts for mls go after the large bosnian/eastern european community in the United States Ibisevic, subotic come to mind. This is probably one of the more larger untapped markets for United States soccer.

blaise213
Post #112
Monday November 4, 2013 9:44pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,112
@2tone

Lol on pontius.

Just saw an article on zalaem a week ago about him still being injured but could've featured vs chelsea....ah the what ifs

I'd like to see Zardes go to Europe

He needs to have a faster touch and not make the obvious passes. He has potential but I see a lot of his passes get blocked and deflected.

Worth a look for january IMO !

MSantoine
Post #113
Monday November 4, 2013 9:56pm

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Original post from joey11

FYI Subotic didn't choose Serbia over US because US was his second choice. He chose Serbia after Rongan felt he had a defending group for the Olympics he didn't want to mess with so snubbed Subotic, who was better than any backs at that time, so he accepted Serbia's call-up. He didn't chose a "better footballing country" over US, the US passed on him as a "future player"
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This is not true. Both Rongen & Subotic have publicly denied this. You can say they are just being politically correct but theres no proof. If USA senior team came calling when Serbia did then maybe he would have stayed but we were happy rolling out Gooch & Bocanegra so Im guessing Bradley didnt ask very hard where Serbia made him a starter at 21

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #114
Monday November 4, 2013 10:33pm

Joined Jul 2012
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First Rongen did call him in for the U-20 WC, Subotic declined. Secondly, Bradley probably should have made a move for him, but he didn't and Serbia swooped in. Thirdly, Subotic lost out, not the other way around.

The USMNT has a lot of talentd Cb's coming into the program i.e. Brooks, O'Neill, Zimmerman, Miazga, and both Besler and Gonzo are talented.

Bshredder
Post #115
Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:15am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
Bradley did invite Subotic for a 2008 friendly against Switzerland but he declined

admsghs27
Post #116
Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:47am

Joined Nov 2012
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No matter. USA is better than Serbia. Its his lost. If green goes with Germany he might regret it badly if Germany doesnt call him for 2018 wc. And 2022. Im sure.Rossi is having regrets. Specially if he doesnt get called for the wc.

Lilshmike
Post #117
Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:58am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,420
Original post from 4bc

And Lilshmike... I don't agree at all with your assessment of the German people and there attitudes towards US soccer, JK, and Americans in general. They moved on from WWII (and WWI... really?) decades ago and recognize that war was on them. After those world wars there was the Cold War we helped them win/survive. And if they were still holding a grudge over WWII, almost every country in Europe would be much further up their s-list. JK is still very much a hero there and the US/German relationship is fine.


Original post from USnLFCfan

Completely disagree with that. Most of the German population, and I mean MOST, have tried to distance themselves as far as possible from anything Germany during that time....get ahold of some of the history books they have in the classrooms. It's sad. Even during those times, it wasn't like Germany was completely unified prior to and during WW2....there were plenty of fractures at all levels, not to mention that most of population was blinded to what Hilter was actually doing, as soon as the truth came out then it began to get worse. That's why there were quite a few attempts on Hitler's life by Germans.


Im not trying to make this a political argument, but news flash, almost every country in the world hates us. That is no surprise.

Yea, I agree with MOST. Most of the German population loves Klinsmann and is (for the most part) pro USA. He is like Michael Jordan to them. However, the older/oldest generation is the one that dislikes Americans. Unfortunately, that is the generation that is in charge of German football.

Imagine if years from now Landon Donovan decided to convert to Muslim, move to the Middle East, and coach the Iraq or Afghanistan national team. He would still be loved by a lot of people for what he did with the USA, but there would be a lot of people not very happy with that decision and would shun Donovan.

Chrisou101
Post #118
Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:02am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 626
Uh why are we talking politics? Especially on this article? Lets get back to the topic shall we. Anyways, sucks that Green turned down the usa.

blaise213
Post #119
Tuesday November 5, 2013 4:21am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,112
Original post from Bshredder

Bradley did invite Subotic for a 2008 friendly against Switzerland but he declined


Probably only 5 people on this board were following US soccer before 2008!

I still have the news paper article from US beating mexico at the 2002 WC !

admsghs27
Post #120
Tuesday November 5, 2013 4:23am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Original post from blaise213

Probably only 5 people on this board were following US soccer before 2008!

I still have the news paper article from US beating mexico at the 2002 WC !


I was at the game in the 94 world cup vs Colombia at the rose bowl. Been a fan since.

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