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Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:50 am

Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:57 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:Darlington Nagbe called up to the National team. Pretty cool. I like watching him play.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2015/11/0 ... d-now-what



    Type of player I feel they need.. pacey attacking winger that can stretch the width.

    One day we will get away from target strikers and narrow play
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:45 am
  • No Clint, but not surprising..........if we can't beat St. Vincent & the Grenadines without him then Jurgen has bigger problems.

    I love seeing Jordan Morris on the roster, hopefully he'll sign with the Sounders soon. Been some rumors he might go back to Stanford for his senior year, but also rumors he might finally accept the Sounders offer.

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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:29 pm
  • We can hope that Ngabe and even Morris are the types of players Klinmann starts relying on. Clint's days should be numbered, and even that's a stretch.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:41 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:We can hope that Ngabe and even Morris are the types of players Klinmann starts relying on. Clint's days should be numbered, and even that's a stretch.


    I think deep down Jurgen would LOVE to start moving away from the older players like Clint (at least in the starting 11), but he's just too damn productive.

    Jurgen knows if he's ever going to take the next step with the US Soccer program it'll be predicated on the potential of his younger players maturing and producing. What does "take the next step mean?" Idk, good question.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:08 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:We can hope that Ngabe and even Morris are the types of players Klinmann starts relying on. Clint's days should be numbered, and even that's a stretch.


    I think deep down Jurgen would LOVE to start moving away from the older players like Clint (at least in the starting 11), but he's just too damn productive.

    Jurgen knows if he's ever going to take the next step with the US Soccer program it'll be predicated on the potential of his younger players maturing and producing. What does "take the next step mean?" Idk, good question.


    Taking the next step would mean having dynamic, pacey players like Ngabe on your squad making meaningful impacts. I don't see Dempsey offering that much anymore, not the USMNT, atleast not through the next World Cup
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:40 pm
  • Dempsey and Howard are entering the twilight years, Donovan is retired... This is gonna be a tough cycle.

    As much as I like Altidore, Johannsson, Nagbe and Zardes, none of them can lead an attack. We don't have a single proven goal scorer in the pool, other than Dempsey.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:25 pm
  • Agreed.... But Bobby wood and Jordan Morris have shown they can score goals. They need time on the field.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:35 am
  • Really like that Dempsey was left off.

    I agree that its a tough cycle to go through with our player pool (I won't go into who is to blame for that) and tactical set up. I agree with Si, we are far to narrow of a team, and we lack team speed.

    I feel that we have an up swing of players on the way, its just a matter if JK will ever get to field them. He has to win with what he has now, and with back to back failures (Gold Cup, CONCACAF Cup) I'm not sure he can afford to squeak by in qualifying.

    I want to see more of Morris, Wood, Hyndman, Palmer-Brown and less of Jermaine Jones, Clint Dempsey and Kyle Beckerman.

    There is youth in the program, we need to incorporate it at a better pace. We also need our youth getting club games. Going to big clubs means little if you can't see the field. I'm looking at your Julian Green.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:30 am
  • Klinsmann has named 26 players to the squad for the WC qualifiers against Guatemala.

    U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals)
    GOALKEEPERS (4): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa; 9/0), Tim Howard (Everton FC; 30/0), William Yarbrough (Club Leon; 0/0)
    DEFENDERS (9): Ventura Alvarado (Club America; 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 8/0), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United; 0/0), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin; 0/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City; 15/1), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey; 4/0), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca; 8/0), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana; 4/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland; 0/0)
    MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake; 6/0), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes FC; 3/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 26/5), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC; 3/0), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach; 11/1), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers FC; 2/0), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution; 0/0)
    FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 28/12), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 34/13), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin; 2/1), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 2/1)
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:01 am
  • One good CM... what is it with this country that we've yet to develop a creative central player.

    Morris, Acosta and Cropper should be on this squad. I understand that with the 23s they will start. But you have to imagine they will miss out on the Copa America as well. Shame
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:17 pm
  • The U-23s have a 1-0 lead over Colombia at halftime of the first leg of their Olympic qualifier.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:33 am
  • So the U-23s manage a 1-1 draw against Colombia while the senior team craps the bed in Guatemala and loses 2-0.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:22 am
  • So if the US loses on Tuesday, should Klinsmann lose his job?
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:47 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:So if the US loses on Tuesday, should Klinsmann lose his job?


    Is it his fault?

    You can fault his selection if you want, but no coach should be held completely liable for that. The issue here is again, the team is short on quality. They lack invention going forward, have yet to control a game with possession (although I suppose you can say they did that the other night) and haven't had a consistently strong back 4 in decades. This is a national problem, not a coaching issue.

    But yes, if the US does not make the Hexagonal I believe Klinsmann should be moved on. Who takes over is another thing all together. I'm sure the USSF is happy to distance itself from him. He's contentious, combative and independent. He's exactly the character the USMNT needs leading its charges. However, he himself does not seem to have the acumen to make this work.

    Will see I guess. I think the US wins easily on Tuesday. But, I think that just prolongs what will be inevitable at the end of the Summer.

    I do not think Klinsmann will be leading the USMNT in the World Cup in 2018 when/if they make it.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:24 pm
  • Pretty nice game tonight! :D
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:56 am
  • Trenchbroom wrote:Pretty nice game tonight! :D



    Nice scoreline... i'd beg to differ on the quality of the game. 3 of the 4 goals were near accidents. But will say this.. better with the ball, and more concerted, attacking runs from the likes of Zardes (whose "assists" were just flukes but had some nice quality aside from that) and Wood, who just struggled to finish but was dangerous all night.

    Result though, and great to see Pulisic make his debut.

    Also, the U23s lost, so no Olympics. Bad for the younger players but I imagine that means we will see Morris back with the main team (as well as Acosta and hopefully Cropper)
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:38 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Trenchbroom wrote:Pretty nice game tonight! :D



    Nice scoreline... i'd beg to differ on the quality of the game. 3 of the 4 goals were near accidents. But will say this.. better with the ball, and more concerted, attacking runs from the likes of Zardes (whose "assists" were just flukes but had some nice quality aside from that) and Wood, who just struggled to finish but was dangerous all night.

    Result though, and great to see Pulisic make his debut.

    Also, the U23s lost, so no Olympics. Bad for the younger players but I imagine that means we will see Morris back with the main team (as well as Acosta and hopefully Cropper)

    It's amazing what can happen when the coach plays people in their natural positions.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:09 am
  • Good players can play anywhere, something Klinsmann is probably used to in Germany.

    However, he has a limited squad and assuming they can perform roles outside of any niche isn't playing to their strengths. It makes the USMNT very one dimensional. (I should edit... JK is very poor at setting lineups and tactics for games. Definitely not in doubt. My point is it should not have mattered against Guatemala, or any of the CONCACAF teams)

    I admire what Klinsmann is atleast trying to do (In that he really believes he can upgrade development and create the nation's first Messi, Pogba and Ozil). Not sure he's the right guy going forward for this program at match level. But atleast he's attempting to be inventive at the developmental phase, something the nation has lacked since it started playing soccer.

    a stern yet fair assessment of last night's matches:

    http://screamer.deadspin.com/last-night-showed-why-the-usmnt-still-sucks-1767973651
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:10 pm
  • Think Nagbe may have just broken his ankle on a dirty tackle. Pretty nasty looking sprain at the least.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:51 pm
  • There's a huge difference between both US men's and women's teams (ranking and play) ye they are governed by the same US Soccer governing body. Men's are average in rankings and play but the women's team has always been top or near the top. You can also see a more cohesiveness with women's team where men's are totally out of sync passing the ball and possession. It seems the strategy and tactics are more effective with the women's team and thus their results. Why is that? Maybe they should look at using a women's team coach to work with the men's team. Would be a problem if the coaches were the same from a tactics, fundamentals, and strategy perspective. It just night and day between both teams. They are both part of the same US Soccer Federation. So how can one be much more successful than the other? Compare their games and you'll see how better the women are at controlling the action while the men play so haphazardly.

    This is what I was getting at -
    http://www.voanews.com/content/us-womens-and-mens-soccer-a-world-cup-of-difference/2856121.html

    I guess the answer lies in that article. Soccer is not taken as serious enough from a men's perspective. Until that happens, nothing will change on the world stage for US Soccer. Honestly, I think Gulati needs to leave and someone needs to come in to build US Soccer. What he has done is good but we need to do better. I'd like to see someone else take over as the head US Soccer even if it has to come from a foreign country. Maybe a separation of women's and men's might help. Since women's are a success let Gulati head that and get someone else to lead the men's side (executive perspective).
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:30 am
  • The differences between Men's soccer and women's soccer, in terms of success, are quite easy to pin point. It's not coaching, development, mentality...

    Men's soccer jumped into a sport that had been developed for a century across the planet. US Women's soccer literally led the line and thus the development of the women's game. The men are truly trying to catch up to 100 years of development, the women started it and are waiting for the rest of the world to catch up to them.

    US Soccer has hundreds of thousands of participants and more money thrown at it than people care to realize. It is taken extremely seriously. Without discussing the frailties of the men's system as a whole, the biggest issue is that the developmental program on the mens (boys) side has essentially reformed itself after 30 years. The womens side has had to do no such thing, as they again started at the very top.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:54 am
  • hawkfan68 wrote:There's a huge difference between both US men's and women's teams (ranking and play) ye they are governed by the same US Soccer governing body. Men's are average in rankings and play but the women's team has always been top or near the top. You can also see a more cohesiveness with women's team where men's are totally out of sync passing the ball and possession. It seems the strategy and tactics are more effective with the women's team and thus their results. Why is that? Maybe they should look at using a women's team coach to work with the men's team. Would be a problem if the coaches were the same from a tactics, fundamentals, and strategy perspective. It just night and day between both teams. They are both part of the same US Soccer Federation. So how can one be much more successful than the other? Compare their games and you'll see how better the women are at controlling the action while the men play so haphazardly.

    This is what I was getting at -
    http://www.voanews.com/content/us-womens-and-mens-soccer-a-world-cup-of-difference/2856121.html

    I guess the answer lies in that article. Soccer is not taken as serious enough from a men's perspective. Until that happens, nothing will change on the world stage for US Soccer. Honestly, I think Gulati needs to leave and someone needs to come in to build US Soccer. What he has done is good but we need to do better. I'd like to see someone else take over as the head US Soccer even if it has to come from a foreign country. Maybe a separation of women's and men's might help. Since women's are a success let Gulati head that and get someone else to lead the men's side (executive perspective).


    Si hit it on the head, this has nothing to do with seriousness, the US Men's soccer program is as serious as cancer........which is why Klinsmann is the 10th highest paid national coach in the world.

    This has to do with the US Women's program due to the US being one of the most progressive sports nations in the world when it comes to equality in youth and college athletics. We've had a 10 year head start on 75% of the world with women's soccer.

    Look at the FIFA Women's Soccer rankings, it's not the same nations as the men's soccer powerhouses. It's all the progressive forward thinking countries that have allowed their girls and young women to play competitive sports from a young age.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:43 am
  • I don't know how reliable the Mirror is, but they're saying that Klinsmann is the favorite for the England job.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/ ... ce-8380775

    If he does leave, who would be the best choice to replace him here?
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:55 am
  • Bruce Arena has named his 32-man squad for the January camp. No surprise since it's not in a FIFA international window, it's all MLS guys. Four Sounders are on the list.

    Goalkeepers: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

    Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Taylor Kemp (D.C. United), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

    Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

    Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:56 am
  • That list makes my heart sink...
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:28 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:That list makes my heart sink...

    Can you be more specific? At least there are two SKC guys on it. ;)
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:52 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:That list makes my heart sink...


    Players playing in the top leagues don't get called into camps, they're too important to their clubs in the middle of their seasons.

    These are the 2nd and 3rd tier players, (mostly MLS) that need the training and looks to see if they'll make the roster for the upcoming qualifying matches.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:56 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:That list makes my heart sink...

    Can you be more specific? At least there are two SKC guys on it. ;)



    Well without the international players it's just not an exciting list.

    Good to see Aguadelo back and I like the inclusion of the young, dynamic wing backs from Dallas and DC. Also, Kellyn Acosta is listed as a mid and Zusi as a defender?

    There are some exciting names in Trapp, Acosta, the two defenders, Lletget, Manneh, Nagbe and Morris. But it's really just a rehash of the same names/types of players. Which is unfortunate going into March. I'd like to see Ibarra back in the group now that he's signed with Minnesota.

    He is clearly going to try and rely on vets to get the points in qualification. To be expected i guess. Hopefully if qualification is secured we see some more of the younger players.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:57 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:That list makes my heart sink...


    Players playing in the top leagues don't get called into camps, they're too important to their clubs in the middle of their seasons.

    These are the 2nd and 3rd tier players, (mostly MLS) that need the training and looks to see if they'll make the roster for the upcoming qualifying matches.



    These are just the MLS players... if you think those are 2nd and 3rd tier I'll leave you to it. It's not a FIFA sanctioned break so I understand that MLS players are the only ones available.

    But.. he's gone with a very veteran laden group. Its frustrating. Not enough of the younger players.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:01 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
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    Uncle Si wrote:That list makes my heart sink...


    Players playing in the top leagues don't get called into camps, they're too important to their clubs in the middle of their seasons.

    These are the 2nd and 3rd tier players, (mostly MLS) that need the training and looks to see if they'll make the roster for the upcoming qualifying matches.



    These are just the MLS players... if you think those are 2nd and 3rd tier I'll leave you to it. It's not a FIFA sanctioned break so I understand that MLS players are the only ones available.

    But.. he's gone with a very veteran laden group. Its frustrating. Not enough of the younger players.


    I HOPE they're 2nd and 3rd tier players, cause if I see Bradley and Jones starting in the midfield in the next qualifier I'm gonna throw a brick through my TV.

    What I meant is obviously there's some starters here, but Arena needs to fill out his bench.........and yes looks like he's going mostly safe veterans.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:03 am
  • But these are the best USMNT players the MLS has to offer...

    So given that... why not bring up some more young players and see if they can offer something. We don't already know what Jermaine Jones, Bradley and Chris Wondolowski are going to provide?

    It is what it is...
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:17 pm
  • I think part of including vets like Bradley and Jones on the squad is they can talk to the youngsters about what playing in WC qualifiers is really like. They can be mentors of a sort to the youngsters. Now, if he's playing all the old guys for the full 90 while the kids sit on the bench then I'll be upset.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:21 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:I think part of including vets like Bradley and Jones on the squad is they can talk to the youngsters about what playing in WC qualifiers is really like. They can be mentors of a sort to the youngsters. Now, if he's playing all the old guys for the full 90 while the kids sit on the bench then I'll be upset.


    Most the squad is aging vets though.. there's maybe 8 on that roster under 23. Plus, he has a whole week to invest these kids into what the USMNT is about..
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:59 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:But these are the best USMNT players the MLS has to offer...

    So given that... why not bring up some more young players and see if they can offer something. We don't already know what Jermaine Jones, Bradley and Chris Wondolowski are going to provide?

    It is what it is...


    I told you when Arena was hired that he was going to play it safe and just try to get through qualifying, and veterans are the safest way to try to do that. Is it the best way? That's certainly up for debate.

    The time for a youth movement is in between World Cup qualifying, like the Copa or Olympic cycle. Now it's all hands on deck.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:54 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:But these are the best USMNT players the MLS has to offer...

    So given that... why not bring up some more young players and see if they can offer something. We don't already know what Jermaine Jones, Bradley and Chris Wondolowski are going to provide?

    It is what it is...


    I told you when Arena was hired that he was going to play it safe and just try to get through qualifying, and veterans are the safest way to try to do that. Is it the best way? That's certainly up for debate.

    The time for a youth movement is in between World Cup qualifying, like the Copa or Olympic cycle. Now it's all hands on deck.



    Fairly sure we all knew that would be the case Sgt.

    To see it on paper just shows how poor US soccer has been over the last few years. It's best players are under the age of 23 and for the most part playing overseas.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:37 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    To see it on paper just shows how poor US soccer has been over the last few years. It's best players are under the age of 23 and for the most part playing overseas.


    Isn't that a good thing? Isn't this what Jurgen wanted..............all our best young potential playing in the best leagues overseas?

    To me this WC cycle feels like a lost cause, too many aging vets depended upon to play like they did in their 20's. I don't see that happening.

    But the good news is what you said above, there's a lot of good young players already playing, and coming up through the system that should hit in 3-4 years.

    Do we want Arena coaching them? Hell no, but like I said, he's just a placeholder trying to get this group to the WC, so unless he pulls off a miracle and gets us far in the WC, he isn't going to be the manager.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:01 am
  • Is it a good thing that the only potentially good players the USMNT has are U23s playing in Europe?

    Yes, in some regards it is good that the group has quality young players (lots of them) coming through and many of them are challenging themselves in the toughest leagues in the world. Jordan Morris... time to move on, son. England and Germany await. Liverpool are desperately after Pulisic. Wood is playing regularly in the Bundesliga. No one can objectively tell me Jordan Morris is not as capable and would not benefit as much by doing the same thing.

    What is not a good thing was how poor the the US group was developed over the 8 years before it. Arena has not only illustrated that massive disparity in class but also his complete inability to understand the urgency of the cycle, not just the next 2 matches. He has a full week of training ahead of him and he has called guys in (Wondolowski? seriously?) to camp that have no need be there. None whatsoever. Hell, he could have replaced Wondolowski with Minnesota United's Christian Ramirez (as an example, or top prospect Jeremy Ebobisse) and atleast seen what a relative newcomer to US soccer may offer. Jurgen had the right perspective there. Arena does not.

    I understand the balance that needs to be done here. You need to qualify for the 2018 world cup. and hopefully when they do they call on the players currently at the u19 and u23 stages to play in that tournmant, as they will be 2 years further down the road. But your camp does not need to have a bunch of late 20s/early 30s somethings littering it at the expense of some talented young MLSers who should be given the opportunity.

    I would have preferred alot more balance of vets and young players than what I see here. Arena is tying himself to the next two matches. That lacks vision and perspective
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am
  • I think Morris will move on after one more successful year.

    I know a lot of soccer people wanted him to go straight to Europe, but I think he has benefited from playing with the Sounders, from a training, technical and just how to carry himself as a pro.

    IMO this will all benefit him when he moves on. Like Yedlin, he needed a little more polishing first.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:29 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:I think Morris will move on after one more successful year.

    I know a lot of soccer people wanted him to go straight to Europe, but I think he has benefited from playing with the Sounders, from a training, technical and just how to carry himself as a pro.

    IMO this will all benefit him when he moves on. Like Yedlin, he needed a little more polishing first.


    I certainly was one who thought he should have moved on last year but he certainly benefited from staying with Seattle. Plus he earned invaluable experience through a championship run.

    He really fits the mold of the type of winger/forward the PL and Bundesliga are looking for right now. I'm honestly surprised his name has not come up more in Winter transfer rumors.
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:27 pm
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:01 pm
  • So after a couple friendlies I saw pretty much what I thought I'd see.............a tactics move back to the Bradley era of US soccer.

    More fundamentally sound, but no imagination whatsoever.

    I know these are just friendlies with barely any of the main starters on the pitch, but I honestly don't see this version of an Arena led team making it through qualifying.

    Morris looks good though!
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:15 pm
  • Gboly Ariyibi recently signed for English Championship side Nottingham Forest. An under 23 player who Chesterfield should have sold before the start of the season. We turned down bids of around £1m and he got upset, refused to sign a new contract and went for much less in the Jan transfer window struggling for form.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:41 am
  • UK_Seahawk wrote:Gboly Ariyibi recently signed for English Championship side Nottingham Forest. An under 23 player who Chesterfield should have sold before the start of the season. We turned down bids of around £1m and he got upset, refused to sign a new contract and went for much less in the Jan transfer window struggling for form.


    Is that a step up for him?

    Unfortunately the change in leadership at the USMNT will probably delay call ups for younger players
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:18 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    UK_Seahawk wrote:Gboly Ariyibi recently signed for English Championship side Nottingham Forest. An under 23 player who Chesterfield should have sold before the start of the season. We turned down bids of around £1m and he got upset, refused to sign a new contract and went for much less in the Jan transfer window struggling for form.


    Is that a step up for him?

    Unfortunately the change in leadership at the USMNT will probably delay call ups for younger players

    Yes it is a step up but not a particularly large one.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:45 am
  • So I was watching the FA Cup match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City this weekend and the announcers mentioned Huddersfield manager David Wagner as being worthy of consideration as manager of the USMNT. I'd never heard of the guy before but it appears he's a German-American who played for the USMNT (8 caps) in the mid to late 90s. He currently has Huddersfield in contention for promotion to the PL. Anyone here have any more info on him? Would he be a good fit or is he just a bargain bin version of Klinsmann?
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Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:28 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:So I was watching the FA Cup match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City this weekend and the announcers mentioned Huddersfield manager David Wagner as being worthy of consideration as manager of the USMNT. I'd never heard of the guy before but it appears he's a German-American who played for the USMNT (8 caps) in the mid to late 90s. He currently has Huddersfield in contention for promotion to the PL. Anyone here have any more info on him? Would he be a good fit or is he just a bargain bin version of Klinsmann?


    Anyone is better than Bruce Arenas....wouldn't mind giving Wagner a shot. Arenas already had his and was fired for a reason.
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Re: US Mens Soccer
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:03 am
  • Interesting name...

    He'd be a gamble, but may be the very reflection of what a few people (myself included) on here would want for the program. He's young, ambitious and innovative. Worked with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund (and considers him his mentor) and now has a team in the Championship near the Premier League.

    The timing of his name seems perfect as well. Arenas is going to get this cycle of the USMNT, regardless. However, as the World Cup nears, if all goes well, Wagner will have had atleast one year of Premier League managing experience on top of everything else. He may be very well positioned by then to take the reigns (if he would be willing to give up club coaching).
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