Uncle Si wrote:Smurf wrote:Uncle Si wrote: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