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USA National Soccer (M & W) Thread

NML

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I had it on in the background while playing 2k but it was an ugly ass game. When Julian Green plays 50 minutes and is maybe ur best player, things didn’t go well

Miazga and Brooks partnership looks good doe
 

NML

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No break, but apparently the bruise was so bad he had internal bleeding. Yikes. I imagine the recovery is shorter than if he had snapped it, plus likely less long term issues.

Oscar Pareja was interviewed for the head corch job this weekend
 
Is he good or just decent? Seems to have done okay with Dallas a couple years back, though I didn't actually watch them play

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NML

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I think he’s overrated. He was the assistant on an awful showing at the 2007 U17 WC where we lost to TAJIKISTAN. The academy at FCD gets a lot of love, but it’s so hard to know just how much of an impact he’s having there. And does that even translate to the NT level?

FC Dallas have been solid under him, so that’s nice I guess? Unfortunately I don’t think USSF has found a way to buy cheap South Americans so his formula won’t work for the national team
 

NML

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McKennie played this weekend, haha. And is on the roster for upcoming friendlies

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew)

Defenders: John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Nantes), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic),Ben Sweat (New York City FC), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth), Weston McKennie (Schalke),Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96)

Bradley and Guzan back for.... a reason. I like Bradley more than most, but he should really only be there for locker room/substitute role. Excited to see Amon, he’s in the u20 cycle for next year’s World Cup
 

NML

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Novakovich is interesting because although he’s a loan player, he’s their whole offense. I like watching him play, but this staff doesn’t seem to rate him.

Jozy is still our best option up top right now - he would’ve been called up but got a knock last week.
 

doh

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Fortuna Sittard? Bleh. Some rich American needs to buy Go Ahead Eagles and make it a pipeline for young USMNT talent.
Let's crowdsource and buy a team.

Problem is no one with any brains would invest in Dutch football. Totally moronic leagues/management and falling behind more and more every year.
 

kella

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You're talking about pro sports franchise owners. Not making smart investments is pretty much their retirement hobby.
 

NML

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Julian Green is slowly solidifying his spot as our #10 (although possibly as a back up to McKennie or Pulisic)

Bradley starting. Not much choice with three CMs out. I like the rest of the lineup though.
 

NML

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Glad Acosta is back in the fold. I like his game

Robinson is a great choice when we expect to dominate a game and he can play in the opposition half. He’s just not a good enough defender right now. Needs eight months with Big Sam like Yedlin got
 

NML

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That was pretty

I have no clue how we are winning. We were such shit for the first 47 minutes

Edit: WELP. Not good enough from Miazga
 

DeadMan

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Hell, even if he wasn't hurt, I wouldn't blame him at all for skipping out on friendlies right now. We have an interim coach who probably won't last much longer. He's slipping down the pecking order at Dortmund given the success of Sancho and how good Dortmund have been without him. Plus, the travel is pretty tough.

Speaking of interim coaches, god damn, it's well past time to finally hire someone. I get waiting until after the World Cup. Waiting until now makes no sense, unless you're hoping for a manager to become available. That doesn't seem like the case, though, given that most of the rumors are centered around MLS coaches. We don't have a competitive game for a while still, yes, but it would be nice to get the new coach a couple of friendlies to play around with a lineup and establish a system.
 

kella

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I watch and root for our Women's team but god damn is that product hard to watch sometimes. The amount of stupidly wayward passes and insanely risky tackles looks like something out of an adult rec league game.
 

doh

THANK YOU Dermott McHeshi
Hell, even if he wasn't hurt, I wouldn't blame him at all for skipping out on friendlies right now. We have an interim coach who probably won't last much longer. He's slipping down the pecking order at Dortmund given the success of Sancho and how good Dortmund have been without him. Plus, the travel is pretty tough.
He's played in 1 match for the US in the last 12 months. If he wants to be the leader/face of US soccer/etc. he has to show up and play especially against the biggest opponents that he's missed out on the last year.
 

NML

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Clinched a spot in the u20 WC - won all six of their matches with a +41 goal differential

The team is about 75% MLS academy players, so it’s really the first generation who have come almost exclusively through the development academy. Will be interesting to see how they do.

I haven’t watched much MLS this season but most are fringe first team players.
 

doh

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Actually a very interesting XI vs. Italy. Youngest Lineup in MNT history. Thank god no Trapp, Mizaga, Guzan...

12-Ethan Horvath; 5-Cameron Carter Vickers, 21-Walker Zimmerman, 26-Aaron Long; 25-Reggie Cannon, 9-Marky Delgado, 4-Tyler Adams, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 18-Shaq Moore; 10-Christian Pulisic (capt.), 13-Josh Sargent

Pulisic the only holdover from England match.