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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6750 on: May 30, 2018, 06:29:17 AM »
Vote for 2026 is coming soon. Not feeling good.

Know what does make me feel good tho? The future of the USMNT. I had a lot of fun watching the kids dominate Bolivia’s D team.

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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6751 on: May 30, 2018, 06:32:24 AM »
Where do all those kids besides 10 play?

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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6752 on: May 30, 2018, 06:54:09 AM »
Europe except for Zimm


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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6753 on: September 12, 2018, 11:00:32 AM »
Why no talk about beating the trash federation to the south?
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« Reply #6754 on: September 12, 2018, 11:02:26 AM »
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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6755 on: September 12, 2018, 11:06:03 AM »
These young guys could be a lot of fun in the next cycle

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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6756 on: September 12, 2018, 11:11:07 AM »
One thing I've seen brought up in both game broadcasts is that moving forward the US needs "veteran" leadership from the likes of Jozy, Fuckface Bradley, and Guzan.  I have no rough ridin' use for them, save Jozy in a roll him out to score goals role.  Especially Bradley was, IMO, one of the biggest failures and disappointments in this last cycle (also his "veteran leadership" is doing well for Toronto right now).  I also don't like how Guzan was unable to keep his defense organized throughout games, but that might be an issue for more discussion later.  For me, I say let this new crop go in and learn on their own.  Have quality coaching (lol some day, maybe a month or two before Gold Cup?) and allow these new guys to create their own identity.
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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6757 on: September 12, 2018, 11:42:16 AM »
Old guys can screw off.  Let the young guys have lots of opportunities and if we need them to backfill a few spots, we'll let them know.

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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6758 on: September 12, 2018, 12:54:20 PM »
requesting @MakeItRain hot take on the subject of veterans
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« Reply #6759 on: September 12, 2018, 03:49:09 PM »
I don't love the idea of completely jettisoning the veterans. I do think you'll see a good mix of veterans and young guys when Berhalter, Vermes, or Marsch gets hired. It's one thing to go completely young in these friendlies without a head coach, it's a whole other thing when you're playing in tournaments and WCQs.
There are guys in the pool like Yedlin, JMo, and Nagbe who have played little to none in the last year who will be reincorporated when a head coach is named.

I'm far more interested to see what happens to MLS players who have been discarded or ignored altogether, guys like; Walker Zimmerman, Christian Ramirez, Tim Melia, Bill Hamid, Dom Dwyer, Cristan Roldan, Ike Opara, etc.

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Re: US Men's National Team Soccer Thread! (lower division thread)
« Reply #6760 on: September 13, 2018, 03:12:27 PM »
I don't love the idea of completely jettisoning the veterans. I do think you'll see a good mix of veterans and young guys when Berhalter, Vermes, or Marsch gets hired. It's one thing to go completely young in these friendlies without a head coach, it's a whole other thing when you're playing in tournaments and WCQs.
There are guys in the pool like Yedlin, JMo, and Nagbe who have played little to none in the last year who will be reincorporated when a head coach is named.

I'm far more interested to see what happens to MLS players who have been discarded or ignored altogether, guys like; Walker Zimmerman, Christian Ramirez, Tim Melia, Bill Hamid, Dom Dwyer, Cristan Roldan, Ike Opara, etc.

Roldan hasn't been ignored. He's been in the camps with the other kids, and he'll be fighting McKennie, Adams, Trapp, etc for a spot in the central midfield. I agree with the rest of this tho. Although I don't need Melia getting USMNT call-ups. Maybe a spot on the roster for the Gold Cup, but with Horvath, Steffen, Bono, and Hamid, it's more important to find the next guy than give a chance to an old(ish) who has zero distribution skill and is strictly an elite shot stopper.

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« Reply #6761 on: September 14, 2018, 02:19:19 AM »
I don't think Melia is too old, not even close. Hamid has more career caps and Steffen has more the last five seasons. He should have little to no wear and tear.

My bigger concern with keeper is that they push Steffen and not anoint him which seems to be happening. Heaven forbid he turns into Jesse Gonzalez.

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« Reply #6762 on: September 14, 2018, 05:20:49 PM »
I don't think Melia is too old, not even close. Hamid has more career caps and Steffen has more the last five seasons. He should have little to no wear and tear.

My bigger concern with keeper is that they push Steffen and not anoint him which seems to be happening. Heaven forbid he turns into Jesse Gonzalez.

It isn't happening. He's the best keeper in MLS this season. He deserves it. Horvath and Bono are getting shots among others. I am a giant Hamid fan, but he rarely stays healthy for an entire season.