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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #436
Saturday March 30, 2019 6:20pm

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Made the 18 for Bremen today. Didn't get on the field.

db707
Post #437
Friday July 12, 2019 1:09pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Moved to Hammarby in the Swedish league on a 3 year deal.

blaise213
Post #438
Friday July 12, 2019 11:35pm

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Original post from db707

Moved to Hammarby in the Swedish league on a 3 year deal.


Call him up

hamsamwich
Post #439
Saturday July 13, 2019 6:24am

Joined Oct 2013
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I think his time has passed. Injuries have really knocked this guy down. He's one of the more natural players I've seen put on a USA jersey. There were times I really thought guys like him and Mix could mentally win games with their vision and technique. Unlike Mix, I feel Johansson really has been slowed by injuries. He could've really been a good player.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #440
Thursday January 30, 2020 2:08am

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Sounds like Johansson is starting to show his talent again. With our dearth of strikers I wouldn't mind see him getting a call up in this up coming friendly window.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #441
Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:40am

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ArJo scores two goals today. Excited to see him playing well again. I think he will come back into the USMNT picture.

blaise213
Post #442
Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:25am

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Original post from 2tone

ArJo scores two goals today. Excited to see him playing well again. I think he will come back into the USMNT picture.


Good post ! Gotta check it out
My favorite National team player !

blaise213
Post #443
Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:51am

Joined Sep 2012
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He could've scored 4 goals. His second was a goal keeper gift ! League reminds me of MLS

https://youtu.be/__9y47NTgjg

Lilshmike
Post #444
Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:53pm

Joined Oct 2012
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I've always been a huge Johannsson fan. When healthy and in form, I've always thought he was easily the best striker in our pool.

The Swedish league is a little worse than MLS. That being said, he did make some good runs, and was definitely a bit unlucky to not have 2 more goals there.

I wouldn't mind seeing him called up at some point, but I feel like his time with the USMNT is probably done... unless he goes on a tear and starts scoring uncontrollably.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #445
Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:45pm

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I don't think his time is done. Literally we have zero strikers scoring goals right now. Altidore is always hurt, Sargent still a young lad and is barely playing. ArJo if healthy would be my starter.

Samtom23
Post #446
Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 283
I wouldn't mind seeing him but I agree his window appears closed.

Lilshmike
Post #447
Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:54pm

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Original post from 2tone

I don't think his time is done. Literally we have zero strikers scoring goals right now. Altidore is always hurt, Sargent still a young lad and is barely playing. ArJo if healthy would be my starter.
Its tough, because it comes to the point I have consistently made about MLS strikers...

For arguments sake, if you have an older player in Johannsson who has 5 league goals in Sweden come time to the next window after the March friendlies, and a younger player in MLS (or Zardes) who has 7 goals at the same point in the year... the advantage has to go to the younger MLS player.

We are thin almost everywhere on the field except for CB and CDM, lets be real. But unless ArJo stays healthy, consistently plays, and scores a bunch of goals, he very likely will not (and should not) have created a good enough argument to be called into the USMNT. Hopefully that happens, I really want it to, but he has to get back into form otherwise he is yesterdays news...

Know Nothing
Post #448
Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:47pm

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Original post from Lilshmike

Its tough, because it comes to the point I have consistently made about MLS strikers...

For arguments sake, if you have an older player in Johannsson who has 5 league goals in Sweden come time to the next window after the March friendlies, and a younger player in MLS (or Zardes) who has 7 goals at the same point in the year... the advantage has to go to the younger MLS player.

We are thin almost everywhere on the field except for CB and CDM, lets be real. But unless ArJo stays healthy, consistently plays, and scores a bunch of goals, he very likely will not (and should not) have created a good enough argument to be called into the USMNT. Hopefully that happens, I really want it to, but he has to get back into form otherwise he is yesterdays news...


True, but that is a simplified version of things taking a short term snapshot.

Longer term is he has experience in higher level leagues and has only gotten back to full fitness and form. To get matches he had to drop down in level to prove his ability.

If he was not capped and we could not gauge his performances when he was a member of the USMNT then yes, your argument is completely valid. His is a more complicated situation.

Lilshmike
Post #449
Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:00pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 1,399
Original post from Know Nothing

True, but that is a simplified version of things taking a short term snapshot.

Longer term is he has experience in higher level leagues and has only gotten back to full fitness and form. To get matches he had to drop down in level to prove his ability.

If he was not capped and we could not gauge his performances when he was a member of the USMNT then yes, your argument is completely valid. His is a more complicated situation.
Its simplified... but its accurate.

This isn't a short vs long term debate. Either you're a striker who plays consistently and produces goals, or you aren't. ArJo hasn't been healthy and playing consistently for years. Hes entering the back end of his career, and this next world cup will be the last chance for him if he is ever to make it back.

If he isn't healthy, playing almost every week, and consistently scoring/producing goals, then he very likely won't (and realistically should not) get called in. It's as simple as that.

Longer term, we have to look to guys who we can rely on in 2022 and beyond. As good as Johannsson can be, his track record doesn't show that he can be relied on because he is always hurt - much more so than Jozy has ever been. And given ArJo's history, and given the option between choosing to invest in him vs a younger guy who plays in MLS or better who has similar or better stats... the option is pretty clear. The younger guy is going to get the nod.

This isn't just me and my take... this is from GGG. You need to play consistently for your club and produce for your position to be in the running to get called in. The only way Johannsson can change that and get back into the USMNT is to stay healthy and score a bunch of goals. Otherwise... it very likely isn't happening.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #450
Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:14pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,538
We don't have the luxury to say ArJo's time is done. I'm all about Sargent, Ebobissie, and Toye, and potentially Pepi and Hoppe and Gioachinni. At this point I'm looking at Zardes really continuing to be the starter. ArJo should be called up in this window. Just to see exactly where he is at physically.

I'm not sold Sargent is going to be the striker we all thought he could become, but he is young and still has time.

We have Zardes and two often injured strikers in Jozy and ArJo and then a handful of unproven young players. Toye, Ebobissie, and Sargent have the most experience at their age.

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