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2tone
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Post #1
Wednesday August 21, 2013 3:23pm

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Paul Arriola scored again for Tijuana last night in the CCL. So that got me thinking, does Arriola have a shot of being called up? He is a better winger/Wide forward than Corona because Corona isn't a winger. Arriola has the speed and the youthful exuberance because of his age, and he is clearly showing that he is more than capable of playing at a high caliber at age 18.

If the USMNT wraps up WC qualification in September, do you think if Arriola continues to see a lot of minutes with Tijuana and plays well that Klinsmann would give him a shock call-up for the October qualies?

All I know is that this kid has talent. And is looking like the real deal.

Oh and the Galaxy really missed out on him.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Wednesday August 21, 2013 3:33pm

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Also should Klinsmann think about calling him up to fend off Mexican interest?

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #3
Wednesday August 21, 2013 3:52pm

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We should always consider calling up young guys with talent and an eye for goal, if the situation calls for it, and if we can solidify qualification I don't see why he shouldn't be called up. Who developed this kid? Has he featured for our youth teams at all?

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #4
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:04pm

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With Jozy having his place sealed and Boyd out for the Sept qualifiers, I'd like to see him capped. Play him as a second striker behind Icebacon for the CR match, that way we can bring in the big guns if we need to for the Mexico match. Most of our attacking danger will be coming from possession anyway against both of those teams so two young strikers that are willing runners will help tremendously in breaking down stubborn defenses.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:08pm

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Original post from Fraser31

We should always consider calling up young guys with talent and an eye for goal, if the situation calls for it, and if we can solidify qualification I don't see why he shouldn't be called up. Who developed this kid? Has he featured for our youth teams at all?


Yes, the US developed him. He was on the US 2011 U-17 WC team.

Bshredder
Post #6
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:10pm

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He's doing well but he's played less than 10 professional games. That's nothing. Guys like Magee, Agudelo, McInerney, Pontius, and others aren't even making the team.

He'll be on the US U20 team. If he has a good season, maybe after the World Cup.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #7
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:17pm

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Original post from Bshredder

He's doing well but he's played less than 10 professional games. That's nothing. Guys like Magee, Agudelo, McInerney, Pontius, and others aren't even making the team.

He'll be on the US U20 team. If he has a good season, maybe after the World Cup.


Agreed. I don't know anything about this kid. Hopefully he keeps his form up.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:18pm

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Original post from recycledhumans

With Jozy having his place sealed and Boyd out for the Sept qualifiers, I'd like to see him capped. Play him as a second striker behind Icebacon for the CR match, that way we can bring in the big guns if we need to for the Mexico match. Most of our attacking danger will be coming from possession anyway against both of those teams so two young strikers that are willing runners will help tremendously in breaking down stubborn defenses.


Arriola is more of a winger.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #9
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:21pm

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I'll tell you what though, if he continues scoring and plays very well there, and I mean VERY well, I would be comfortable putting Fabian at LB and him at LW/M for a WC caliber team, assuming he gets called up, others aren't above him in form, etc. Just sayin', it seems everyone would like to see Fabian at LB, so I'm down for a reason to do so, even though I think he's more valuable at LM.

skangles
DC
Post #10
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:26pm

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I was waiting for this thread. I cant see him as part of the Sept or Oct WCQ squads. Maybe November against Austria? Otherwise he may be one of the guys who sneaks in just before the World Cup but he needs to have a lights out season to be considered.

navi8132
New York
Post #11
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:28pm

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I have to say, he has more experience and promise than Joe Gyau, yet Joe got a callup to a freindly. He has more experience than the 17yr old Agudelo, but Agudelo got a callup to a freindly. I think he deserves January camp if he can score/assist some more between now and then. That's reasonable given his promise.

Bshredder
Post #12
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:28pm

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I hear a lot of "ifs" on this thread where "if he continues to play well, he should get a call."

If anyone scores and plays well they could conceivably make the team.

Arriola has played 5 games as a professional. He has never started a league game yet.

The US is a good national team and one that is tough to make. Players generally need to prove their worth over a long period of time. You don't just bang in a few goals for a decent but not elite league and get a spot.

I'm happy with the way Arriola is playing but he's started 2 games in his career against small central American teams in the CONCACAF CL. He doesn't have a Liga MX start yet.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #13
Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:37pm

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Well, considering we're talking about "if" we can outrightly qualify for the WC, then we'd be hopefully playing a team of young, gifted players who could use the experience. I'd label Arriola as one of those players, "if" his form continues.

camparkinson
Post #14
Wednesday August 21, 2013 5:00pm

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Klinsy has stated before he preferes to have players prove themselves at the level they should be at, Arriola will be given that chance at U-20, U-23's and then at higher levels if he's still playing well. No chance he gets into any camp with the full team for a while other than possibly a January camp but even that seems like a long shot imo.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #15
Wednesday August 21, 2013 5:23pm

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Original post from Bshredder

I hear a lot of "ifs" on this thread where "if he continues to play well, he should get a call."

If anyone scores and plays well they could conceivably make the team.

Arriola has played 5 games as a professional. He has never started a league game yet.

The US is a good national team and one that is tough to make. Players generally need to prove their worth over a long period of time. You don't just bang in a few goals for a decent but not elite league and get a spot.

I'm happy with the way Arriola is playing but he's started 2 games in his career against small central American teams in the CONCACAF CL. He doesn't have a Liga MX start yet.


Not one person has stated that "if he continues to play well, he should get a call up." I stated would Klinsmann call him up if he continues to play well. If you are going to use quotes and try to call someone out on what has been stated, it's best to do it accurately.

As always your opinion is well respected, but lately it's been getting quite snooty.

Everything is an "if". Hell even you use "if's" on a regular basis.

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