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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:20 pm
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    knownone wrote:Watching the U20s has got me really excited about the future of the NATs. Gedion Zelalem damn near looks ready for a senior call up, Emerson Hyndman and Cameron Vickers are as polished at this level as I've seen for the US. Throw in Jordan Morris and we may be on the verge of a golden generation of sorts.



    Three of the players with the brightest futures didnt even play:

    Erick Palmer-Brown (Sporting, possibly to Roma)
    Cody Cropper (Southampton, U23 Captain)
    Mukwele Akwele (Villareal, U18)



    Palmer-Brown played last night. From what I saw of the game (I passed out at some point), he was decent. Got caught out a bunch.



    As a college kid, doesn't he have to go back through the draft? Interesting path he is taking.. as for Europe.. well, his former Sounder and current USMNT teammate may have some advice for him

    Palmer-Brown is 18, by the way.



    College doesn't mean anything in regards to home grown eligibility. So he's fine for bypassing the draft.


    As for Yedlin, I think he will see some time this next season for Spurs. I think they let him acclimate to the new situation. Then he picked up an injury with the Nats which kind of delayed him further.

    Many Spurs fans are really high on him. Many think he's a better crosser of the ball than Walker (surprised me) and are impressed by his pace.

    On the other hand, many of them want him to play as a midfielder....which I still don't think is his best position
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:59 am
  • Smurf wrote:As for Yedlin, I think he will see some time this next season for Spurs. I think they let him acclimate to the new situation. Then he picked up an injury with the Nats which kind of delayed him further.

    Many Spurs fans are really high on him. Many think he's a better crosser of the ball than Walker (surprised me) and are impressed by his pace.

    On the other hand, many of them want him to play as a midfielder....which I still don't think is his best position

    Considering Klinsmann plays him at RW for the National team, it would make sense for him to play there on his club team as well. Besides, has his defense improved that much that he's better than other options at RB?
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:04 am
  • How many Spurs fans do you know?

    I'm actually surrounded by them out here and they don't have much to say about him. That said... Yedlin will be a winger/outside midfielder in pretty much every set up he goes.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:30 am
  • The U-23s beat England 2-1 today to finish 3rd in the 2015 Toulon Tournament.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:34 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:How many Spurs fans do you know?

    I'm actually surrounded by them out here and they don't have much to say about him. That said... Yedlin will be a winger/outside midfielder in pretty much every set up he goes.



    15-20.


    Yedlin lacks the technical ability to be a winger in the EPL.

    He can defend, and has improved a great deal in a short time.

    RB is where his future is.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:27 pm
  • Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:How many Spurs fans do you know?

    I'm actually surrounded by them out here and they don't have much to say about him. That said... Yedlin will be a winger/outside midfielder in pretty much every set up he goes.



    15-20.


    Yedlin lacks the technical ability to be a winger in the EPL.

    He can defend, and has improved a great deal in a short time.

    RB is where his future is.


    That's what they said about Bale.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:08 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
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    Uncle Si wrote:How many Spurs fans do you know?

    I'm actually surrounded by them out here and they don't have much to say about him. That said... Yedlin will be a winger/outside midfielder in pretty much every set up he goes.



    15-20.


    Yedlin lacks the technical ability to be a winger in the EPL.

    He can defend, and has improved a great deal in a short time.

    RB is where his future is.


    That's what they said about Bale.



    People say lots of things about players.


    IMO, Yedlin is a right back and should always be a right back.

    I would love the kid to prove me wrong.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:47 am
  • People do, Smurf. As you are. He is proving you wrong...

    He's clearly being groomed as a winger/wide player in both club and country. He's contributed significantly when he's played there with the US and given the depth in the position at Spurs many of the supporters I know see him filling a similar role.

    Lots of wing backs make the change when managers realize they were made defenders because they were fast but lacked technical skill. Change is not that historic
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:38 am
  • U-20's beat Colombia 1-0 to advance to the Quarter Finals. They will be playing Serbia.


    Senior team plays Germany today. Should be a good test.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:47 am
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    This was a huge part of the USA's win over Colombia. Compact team defending. 4141 was brilliant.

    Steffan in goal was superb. Had a wonderful PK save.

    Rubin's goal was a great finish as well.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:00 am
  • Great win for them. The U20s dont possess much (if you watch them play over a course of time, they really just go forward through the middle). That's essentially parking the bus. Not a bad tactic against a team with superior technical skill in the middle. Columbia forced to go wide and didnt really enjoy it.

    I like Rubin.. will give the US more forward options heading into 2018 (with Morris, Zardes, Green and Wood). Lots of speed to run off Jozy's hold up play.. now, about that midfield...


    Cropper up with the biggins today vs. Germany.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:56 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Great win for them. The U20s dont possess much (if you watch them play over a course of time, they really just go forward through the middle). That's essentially parking the bus. Not a bad tactic against a team with superior technical skill in the middle. Columbia forced to go wide and didnt really enjoy it.

    I like Rubin.. will give the US more forward options heading into 2018 (with Morris, Zardes, Green and Wood). Lots of speed to run off Jozy's hold up play.. now, about that midfield...


    Cropper up with the biggins today vs. Germany.



    Agreed, I really like how we look at the forward position towards the future. Looks like a solid group. Midfield concerns me a little. I'd like to see Trapp, Shipp and Thompson get more looks with the nats. All are U-23 and should be in the convo for the Olympic team. Trapp is a solid holding midfielder while Shipp and Thompson play more as withdrawn strikers. Both could easily play out wide.


    I also liked what I saw from Zalalem. Looked to match the hype.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:47 am
  • After one half against Germany and I can't help but being reminded of when my kids were younger and they would scrimmage teams a few years older. Back then it was expected because the other kids were older and had more coaching and experience. Despite the score it's a bit frustrating. IIjust get the feeling that the Germans are going to get serious in the second have and take it to us even more.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:51 am
  • DonovanJM wrote:After one half against Germany and I can't help but being reminded of when my kids were younger and they would scrimmage teams a few years older. Back then it was expected because the other kids were older and had more coaching and experience. Despite the score it's a bit frustrating. IIjust get the feeling that the Germans are going to get serious in the second have and take it to us even more.



    Its been an entertaining match, no?

    Possession isn't goals..While it can be frustrating to watch sometimes. But Germany wants control of the ball. its how they play. the US has always been set up to break up possession and counter, its how they play. (the buildup to their goal also included 30 passes... 30!)

    The game is level at half. hard to say which team's plan is working.

    Also, Gold Cup roster is out: No Cropper, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Jones, Danny Williams, Julian Green, Miguel Ibarra or Bobby Wood.
    http://seahawks.net/posting.php?mode=quote&f=5&p=1642615

    The handling of Ibarra is an issue for me. He's been pulled from his MN FC NASL team alot over the last few months. he's barely given an opportunity, missed several games for this club (including loan opportunities) and now has been left off a 35 man roster.

    Why even bother with him?
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:10 pm
  • Ha ha - Brad Evans just nutmegged Podolski!!!
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:11 pm
  • I'm definitely not a soccer guru. I know more than the average American. Which isn't saying a whole lot. Probably quite a bit more than the average American but still not a lot overall. I guess it was the 70% to 30% possession that frustrated me the most. The second half is looking better to me.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:16 pm
  • DonovanJM wrote:I'm definitely not a soccer guru. I know more than the average American. Which isn't saying a whole lot. Probably quite a bit more than the average American but still not a lot overall. I guess it was the 70% to 30% possession that frustrated me the most. The second half is looking better to me.



    70-30 is alot more possession than the US would want to give up, to be fair. Just pointing out the two philosophical differences between the two sides. The US are capable of coming out and playing more possession soccer, but rarely do in big European matches. They prefer to play it safer.

    Much better 2nd half for sure though. They've come out a little and really have pressed the attack a bit more.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:25 pm
  • I figure I probably know enough to know what's going on on the field but not quite enough to see the intricacies. The game inside the game. I generally don't see if a team changes shapes or philosophies during a game. That sort of stuff.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:29 pm
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:30 pm
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:31 pm
  • DonovanJM wrote:I figure I probably know enough to know what's going on on the field but not quite enough to see the intricacies. The game inside the game. I generally don't see if a team changes shapes or philosophies during a game. That sort of stuff.



    Well you were pretty spot on.. Germany is one of the more difficult teams to play against in the world, and often dictate what they want in a game regardless of how the opponent sets up. that can be frustrating to watch.

    The US needed to change, has done so, and now (unbelievably) have a lead against the World Cup champs in Germany!
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:36 pm
  • OMG WE JUST BEAT GERMANY IN GERMANY.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:38 pm
  • Smurf wrote:OMG WE JUST BEAT GERMANY IN GERMANY.



    AND THE DUTCH IN HOLLAND!!
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:38 pm
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:40 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Smurf wrote:OMG WE JUST BEAT GERMANY IN GERMANY.



    AND THE DUTCH IN HOLLAND!!



    I seem to remember a few years ago you mentioning how the US team wouldn't progress until we started playing friendlies overseas against top teams instead of mediocre teams at home....

    This certainly seems to fit the bill, yes?
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:41 pm
  • Jordan Morris has some tremendous positioning and awareness. That dummy on Wood's goal was brilliant. His first touch on the ball was an outside of the boot curler with his right foot....inches wide....good god...the kid has talent.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:45 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Jordan Morris has some tremendous positioning and awareness. That dummy on Wood's goal was brilliant. His first touch on the ball was an outside of the boot curler with his right foot....inches wide....good god...the kid has talent.



    Lets hope the Sounders get him for at least one season!
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:50 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    DonovanJM wrote:After one half against Germany and I can't help but being reminded of when my kids were younger and they would scrimmage teams a few years older. Back then it was expected because the other kids were older and had more coaching and experience. Despite the score it's a bit frustrating. IIjust get the feeling that the Germans are going to get serious in the second have and take it to us even more.



    Its been an entertaining match, no?

    Possession isn't goals..While it can be frustrating to watch sometimes. But Germany wants control of the ball. its how they play. the US has always been set up to break up possession and counter, its how they play. (the buildup to their goal also included 30 passes... 30!)

    The game is level at half. hard to say which team's plan is working.

    Also, Gold Cup roster is out: No Cropper, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Jones, Danny Williams, Julian Green, Miguel Ibarra or Bobby Wood.
    http://seahawks.net/posting.php?mode=quote&f=5&p=1642615

    The handling of Ibarra is an issue for me. He's been pulled from his MN FC NASL team alot over the last few months. he's barely given an opportunity, missed several games for this club (including loan opportunities) and now has been left off a 35 man roster.

    Why even bother with him?




    Julian Green was left out to focus on his club team. Kid has issues. Won't play for Bayern...has to move....has to. He needs playing time...and while the Gold Cup could yield that for him, the USA needs to win the Gold Cup. Which Jurgen has said is the #1 objective of this calendar year.

    Geoff Cameron has been left out due to an issue with Stoke. Not fully sure what the situation is, but I've heard that Stoke have asked him not to participate.

    Jones was left out due to a nagging injury. I don't think he'll be in the Nat's picture much longer, TBH.

    No idea why Cropper was left out,I guess Klinnsman rates Hamid and Yarbrough higher at the moment.

    Ibarra is a weird situation for sure....as is the inclusion of DeMarcus Beasley...
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:57 pm
  • Smurf wrote:
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    Smurf wrote:OMG WE JUST BEAT GERMANY IN GERMANY.



    AND THE DUTCH IN HOLLAND!!



    I seem to remember a few years ago you mentioning how the US team wouldn't progress until we started playing friendlies overseas against top teams instead of mediocre teams at home....

    This certainly seems to fit the bill, yes?


    Iron sharpens iron, right?

    Amazing (not to get ahead of myself) how things have changed for the US so quickly.

    They have massively re-organized their youth set up (under Reyna) and allowed Klinsmann to use competition to mold his players mindsets.

    I believe this is just the start, and by 2022 the US will be considered one of the perennial top 10 soccer nations in the world. While smaller nations (including the Columbia, Portugal, even Spain) rely on "generations" I think the US is finally setting a foundation for proper player identification and development...

    If they have, and it remains consistent, it can be a factory line of highly skilled players, much like Germany
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:22 pm
  • Ibarra just transferred to Leon in mexico
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:47 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Ibarra just transferred to Leon in mexico


    Loan or full transfer?

    Weird move for him. Ideal MLS loan player until MN goes up
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:11 am
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    Smurf wrote:Ibarra just transferred to Leon in mexico


    Loan or full transfer?

    Weird move for him. Ideal MLS loan player until MN goes up

    Looks like it's a full transfer.

    http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2015 ... el-ibarra/
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:19 am
  • Honestly that's a bit disappointing...

    Leon (had to look it up) are near the bottom of the Mexican league. And it sounds by the article many MLS teams were in for him, but MN United (I personally know the people who handle the finances, contracts there. its shocking.. ) was maybe overvaluing him?

    "According to various reports since Ibarra broke into the U.S. squad as a semi-regular contributor, a number of Major League Soccer teams have inquired about the availability and/or cost of signing Ibarra themselves, but with Minnesota’s asking price reported to be in the neighborhood of $1 million, MLS teams have balked at the prospect of signing the pacy, creative winger."

    Would have been nice to see Ibarra get a chance on an MLS side and see what he could do.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:56 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Honestly that's a bit disappointing...

    Leon (had to look it up) are near the bottom of the Mexican league. And it sounds by the article many MLS teams were in for him, but MN United (I personally know the people who handle the finances, contracts there. its shocking.. ) was maybe overvaluing him?

    "According to various reports since Ibarra broke into the U.S. squad as a semi-regular contributor, a number of Major League Soccer teams have inquired about the availability and/or cost of signing Ibarra themselves, but with Minnesota’s asking price reported to be in the neighborhood of $1 million, MLS teams have balked at the prospect of signing the pacy, creative winger."

    Would have been nice to see Ibarra get a chance on an MLS side and see what he could do.



    A transfer fee of $1 Million or more would mean he would be a DP, as Transfer fee's are incorporated into the players wages.


    I can see why MLS clubs would decline given their roster rules.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:07 pm
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    Uncle Si wrote:Honestly that's a bit disappointing...

    Leon (had to look it up) are near the bottom of the Mexican league. And it sounds by the article many MLS teams were in for him, but MN United (I personally know the people who handle the finances, contracts there. its shocking.. ) was maybe overvaluing him?

    "According to various reports since Ibarra broke into the U.S. squad as a semi-regular contributor, a number of Major League Soccer teams have inquired about the availability and/or cost of signing Ibarra themselves, but with Minnesota’s asking price reported to be in the neighborhood of $1 million, MLS teams have balked at the prospect of signing the pacy, creative winger."

    Would have been nice to see Ibarra get a chance on an MLS side and see what he could do.



    A transfer fee of $1 Million or more would mean he would be a DP, as Transfer fee's are incorporated into the players wages.


    I can see why MLS clubs would decline given their roster rules.



    Its disappointing MN United didn't see the bigger picture.

    I will always advocate players find the biggest competitive environment to develop in. In this instance, I feel Ibarra was sent to a team/league not much further along than the MLS at the expense of losing a USMNT pool player to a foreign country.

    At 25, it would have been fun to watch him in the MLS

    As I said, I know who handles these issues for the club personally. They are not people I'd ask to make change for a $5 bill.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:10 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Its disappointing MN United didn't see the bigger picture.

    I will always advocate players find the biggest competitive environment to develop in. In this instance, I feel Ibarra was sent to a team/league not much further along than the MLS at the expense of losing a USMNT pool player to a foreign country.

    At 25, it would have been fun to watch him in the MLS

    I wonder if part of it was MNU not wanting to see him on the opposing squad when they join MLS in a couple years, so they sold him to a different league.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:12 pm
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    Uncle Si wrote:Its disappointing MN United didn't see the bigger picture.

    I will always advocate players find the biggest competitive environment to develop in. In this instance, I feel Ibarra was sent to a team/league not much further along than the MLS at the expense of losing a USMNT pool player to a foreign country.

    At 25, it would have been fun to watch him in the MLS

    I wonder if part of it was MNU not wanting to see him on the opposing squad when they join MLS in a couple years, so they sold him to a different league.


    Valid point... then why not just loan him out?

    They wanted the fee, I imagine. They will have to take on some wages in the near future to start bringing in talent beyond their current NASL squad.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:32 pm
  • They must have wanted the fee. Only reason I can see is that.....
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:38 pm
  • Smurf wrote:They must have wanted the fee. Only reason I can see is that.....


    Isn't it always about the money?

    $1,000,000 is a lot for a MLS club, let along a NASL club looking to join the MLS needing cash.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:38 pm
  • Smurf wrote:They must have wanted the fee. Only reason I can see is that.....



    They are a very good NASL team. Probably the top, really over the last 6-8 years. Always at or near the top, have a couple championships, etc.

    They are well disciplined and play a nice brand of possession soccer. However, I don't think they have the talent to score goals at the next level. If they are selling Ibarra, they must have some players in mind to bring in and help fill that need.

    Or... they need the money to finance the stadium they have yet to agree terms to begin construction on.

    The other issue here is what youth club they will adopt, if they adopt one at all. Their are hundreds of thousands of dollars to be made in that.

    Noone really yet knows the plan moving forward. They are backed by the owners of the Wolves and Twins. They may not "need" money for the bigger projects, but may still be operating on their own budget for team operations.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:51 am
  • Here is your Gold Cup Roster:

    GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/2007), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/2011, 2013), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
    DEFENDERS (7): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC/2009), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy/2013), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers/2011)
    MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake/2009, 2013), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/2011, 2013), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/2007, 2011), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo/2005), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC/2013), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
    FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/2011), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC/2005, 2007, 2011), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes/2011, 2013)


    No Jordan Morris or Bobby Wood.

    Yedlin listed as a midfielder for the first time.

    Tim Ream got a call too.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:58 am
  • So Smurf, and Si if he sees this, what is your preferred starting eleven out of that roster?
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    2014 Adopt-A-Rookie: Kiero Small
    2015 Adopt-A-Rookie: Tyler Lockett
    2016 Adopt-A-Rookie: Joey Hunt
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:04 pm
  • Guzan
    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler
    Beckerman, Diskerud
    Yedlin, Bradley, Zardes
    Aldtidore


    Or

    Guzan
    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler
    Zuzi, Beckerman, Bradley, Diskerud
    Altidore, Dempsey

    Or

    Guzan
    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler
    Bradley, Beckerman, Diskerud
    Dempsey, Altidore, Zardes
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:06 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Guzan
    Evans, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson
    Beckerman, Diskerud
    Yedlin, Bradley, Zardes
    Aldtidore


    Or

    Guzan
    Evans, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson
    Zuzi, Beckerman, Bradley, Diskerud
    Altidore, Dempsey

    Or

    Guzan
    Evans, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson
    Bradley, Beckerman, Diskerud
    Dempsey, Altidore, Zardes



    Is what I wanted to put...but Jurgen loves Timmy Chandler...so...
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:59 pm
  • Guzan

    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler


    Dempsey, Morales Diskerud, Zardes


    Bradley

    Altidore
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:29 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Guzan

    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler


    Dempsey, Morales Diskerud, Zardes


    Bradley

    Altidore

    Dempsey at midfield is ridiculous. He doesnt have the workrate for it anymore.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:21 pm
  • Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Guzan

    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler


    Dempsey, Morales Diskerud, Zardes


    Bradley

    Altidore

    Dempsey at midfield is ridiculous. He doesnt have the workrate for it anymore.



    Already did this with you Smurf and showed his best position is (and always has been) winger

    It's a 4213. Wingers tucked in. Let the speed come from the wing backs.

    But...(when not trolling Smurf)

    Would prefer we play a 4diamond2 with same players. Disk and Zardes outside. Morales holding. Deuce and Altidore up top
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:52 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Guzan

    Johnson, Alvarado, Brooks, Chandler


    Dempsey, Morales Diskerud, Zardes


    Bradley

    Altidore

    Dempsey at midfield is ridiculous. He doesnt have the workrate for it anymore.



    Already did this with you Smurf and showed his best position is (and always has been) winger

    It's a 4213. Wingers tucked in. Let the speed come from the wing backs.

    But...(when not trolling Smurf)

    Would prefer we play a 4diamond2 with same players. Disk and Zardes outside. Morales holding. Deuce and Altidore up top



    I would be OK with that Diamond.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:31 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Putting this here as it could be potentially significant to US Soccer's future: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/u ... dre-yedlin


    It's something that will become a facet of youth club development in the near(er) future.

    I'd be surprised if Sounder's don't offer Crossfire something in the near future. Not a relationship they can afford to sour.
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