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USMNT soccer team thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Alsacs, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. OrangeFoo

    OrangeFoo Starter

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    I know that this is camp cupcake and all domestic and scandinavian based players... but how many more years are we going to see Wondo and run DMB.

    I am very excited to see what Benny can do in midfield.
     
  2. creatorsgame

    creatorsgame All Conference

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  3. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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  4. creatorsgame

    creatorsgame All Conference

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    Yes. Kills the later rounds of the qualifiers in more than just our region. Once a spot is sealed, why field a full senior squad?

    Throwing the B Team into a game that may be meaningless to the side that has already qualified, but may have implications to the rest of the table, really waters the product down.
     
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  5. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    This expansion is being pushed by Asia and Africa.
    UEFA hates it. COMEBOL and CONCaCaF are neutral.
    It really ruins the golden goose for a bunch of Asian/African noncontenders to get in the tournament.
    I don't care to see Egypt play Ireland. Just to have 16 more teams.
    Europe gets 13
    South America 5.5
    Asia 4.5
    CONCACAF 3.5
    Africa 5
    Oceania 0.5
    Now it will.be
    16 Europe
    7 South America
    8 Asia
    7 North America
    8 Africa
    1 Oceania
    Such a. Joke
     
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  6. CUSU

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    In other news January Camp started today
     
  7. creatorsgame

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    Glad that #freefeilhaber was a success, at least in the short-term.
     
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  8. CUSU

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    Want a 3 man midfield that includes him and Kjlestan. Might actually be creative on offense and able to string together some passes.
     
  9. Toga

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  10. orangenauburn

    orangenauburn All American

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    The program is a mess

    Jurgen didn't develop anything

    No ball control and no strikers

    This Jamaica game is frustrating to watch.

    US has regressed a lot
     
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  11. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    The MLS has ruined USMNT.
    It has built up the teams in CONCACAF outside of Mexico and our players love playing in the MLS for the money, however the play of MLS is on the level of the Championship Division in England.
    Our young players need to find PT in Europe.
    Our talent is not developing instead players like Jordan Morris took the money from MLS instead of going to Germany.
    Outside of Cameron-Vickers, Pulisic I don't see many young players I am excited for.
     
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  12. orangenauburn

    orangenauburn All American

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    Watching this match, we have no touch on our breaks and then when we get a break going we pull up because our guys are not confident or prolific strikers. Lots of poor touches early ruined good opportunity. I agree we need to start getting our juniors out into the euros development programs to get the technkque and training needed. We have always lacked the elite playmakers, but I just don't see anyone on the roster who can step up to at least be the next Donovan or even Michael Bradley
     
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  13. Shrmdougluvr

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    I think there is some decent young talent abroad - Hyndman, Zelalem, the kids in Schalke's youth system, Perez, De la Torreā€¦

    I think the problem is the USMNT seeming lost a generation. There are not many talented players in the System between the age of 24 and 28. I think losing Stu Holden was huge. Bradley returning to MLS (i don't blame him) really caused him the regress (along with the knock he picked up before the Costa Rica qualifier).

    Something not really discussed, where is the goalkeeper of the future? For the past two decades, the US could count on above-average internationally quality goalkeeping. Keller, Friedel, Howard, Guzan (to a lesser extent). Hamid hasn't stepped up. Will Horvath get there? Will Steffan? Bingham?
     
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  14. Shrmdougluvr

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    This roster is essentially a B-squad. Missing best three central defenders, best three outside backs, Jones is home, Kljestan is home, no Pulisic or Wood for the attack.

    Am i the only one that wants to see the US hire Herrera and implement a proper 5-3-2 or some variation using wingbacks ?

    Wood Alidore

    Pulisic

    Bradley Nagbe

    Johnson Chandler
    Brooks Gonzo Cameron
     
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  15. orangenauburn

    orangenauburn All American

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    I know it's a lesser squad but it just shows the utter lack of depth we have in true international talent
     
  16. Alsacs

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    Any sort of pressure and our guys make a bad pass.
    This B team is so bad. Jamaica isn't playing to score but still we can't execute basic passes and Zusi at RB can't be used in a qualifier. He melts under pressure.
    Also damn the commentary is so homer. Be real Holden stop with this fluff praise this performance has sucked and Holden/Donovan can't stop praising everything.
     
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  17. JeremyCuse

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    As someone who follows the national team but not much else is it as bad as it looks for WC qualifying?
     
  18. Alsacs

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    We played 2 of the 3 most difficult matches in WCQ.
    Mexico and @Costa Rica

    We need to finish top 3 if we finish 4th we will play the 5th Asian team.
    We should beat Honduras at home and should be able to get a point in Panama.
    Trinidad and Tobago will be dominated at home by the USA and now with our hole we need a win over a draw on the road we got there last year.
    3rd place in 2014 got 15 points. So if we win our last 4 home games we need atleast 1 road or 3 draws.
    We will lose at Mexico.
     
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  19. orangenauburn

    orangenauburn All American

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    There is a very good possibility we miss the cup

    I have zero faith in the b and c squads and lack of high end talent to mark us in. We cannot afford a slip, and I feel we will slip up somewhere where we shouldn't.
     
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  20. JeremyCuse

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    Thanks. Sounds like at worst we should grab 4th and at least get into the playoff
     
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