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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:11am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,615
I am really impressed with him playing LB for Tijuana. Castillo will have a fight on his hands now.

I hope Garza continues to impress because he has pace, and is stronger and a better defender than Castillo.

Bshredder
Post #2
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:18am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
He is easily the nicest soccer player I've ever met. Just a first rate person and a guy who regularly reads YA

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #3
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:25am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 904
I have to wonder what professionals think when they read our thoughts and opinions of not only them but teams they are involved with. I'd like to think this site is primarily filled with people who know a good bit of what they are talking about. Do they ever mention anything along those lines, BShredder?

Bshredder
Post #4
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:29am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
Original post from Fraser31

I have to wonder what professionals think when they read our thoughts and opinions of not only them but teams they are involved with. I'd like to think this site is primarily filled with people who know a good bit of what they are talking about. Do they ever mention anything along those lines, BShredder?


Never

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #5
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:31am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 904
Shocker

Bshredder
Post #6
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:32am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
Original post from Fraser31

Shocker


Well, I mean sometimes they talk about it but it's always in very, very general terms.

I should take it back. I know a few players who read message boards actively but most don't.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #7
Wednesday July 31, 2013 4:36am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 904
I can imagine a few think about it. From all the speculation some of it must ring true with them or at least make them think. Weird position to be in I'm sure.

chillguy1992
Post #8
Wednesday July 31, 2013 6:33am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 339
I think for castillo he played himself out of contention for the world cup next year at left back and I dont think he should be called up as a left midfielder. An interesting development would be if Greg Garza settles in left back at tijuana could he possibly be a surprise pick for the world cup. I think it would be a longshot, but if garza can get some serious starting time I could see him possibly getting a callup at leftback and given the chance to show klinsi what he can do. I think he would more likely project to 2018 world cup cycle.

stone88
Post #9
Wednesday July 31, 2013 7:06am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 760
Mix actively responds and interacts on his yanks abroad thread, over on Bigsoccer. He seems like a stand up guy as well. I can only imagine what he thinks about some of the stuff said about him and the rest of the US team over there.

Anyhow, It'd be really great for greg to have a break out year in Mexico, the USA seems to always be in need of quality leftbacks.

tylercocinas
Post #10
Wednesday July 31, 2013 6:06pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 648
From everythig Ive heard, Garza isn't necessarily a player who has been considered pacey, especially as compared to Castillo. Definitely has a higher ceiling as an actual LB though. He was once a promising prospect who had a tough stretch in his career so if he can get major minutes with Tijuana I'd love to see how he copes with international competition.

Bshredder
Post #11
Wednesday July 31, 2013 6:28pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
He's not athletic and that probably limits his ceiling.

He is SMART and was very well coached at the youth level so he has strong fundamentals.

That means he will meet his potential - however high it is.

skangles
DC
Post #12
Wednesday July 31, 2013 6:47pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,760
I hope Freddy Adu reads these forums. He would be both elated and devastated simultaneously.