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Spain is fortunate it's not 1-1 now. France should've scored on that set piece, then a few minutes later a young French player (Ponga, I think?) gets a second yellow on a bad slide tackle.
This post was edited by Texas Lion 13 months ago
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Do we have any promising CBs in the youth ranks?
I don't know much about our younger guys outside of Mix, Brek, Gatt, and Timmy.
Gale Agbossoumonde? He struggled in Europe but has all the tools. Yet another American that needs steady playing time to get better, but didn't get it in Europe... Moving to MLS I will be interested to see how he does. What ever happened to Tim Ream? I remember him having a ton of hype..
WE ARE! And we will always be...
This guy seems to be one that JK would like... Hope he picks the good guys.
Ream's still at Bolton but he hasn't gotten match in awhile. The manager has said that he likes him though and thinks he has a future
This post was edited by MDS99 13 months ago
Boss couldn't even find an MLS team when he first tried to come back, so he ended up in one of the lower ties (NASL or USL-Pro, I'm not sure). The main guy, as you said, is Brooks. However, he's still really young and green (only 20) and we need to fight off the Germans for him. Past that, our best choice behind Cameron and Gonzo would be Besler. Like it or not, Cameron's the center back that we'll be seeing for a while.
I dont get it... Boss' story is one that Americans should heed... Euros salivated for him, fought over him... Didn't develop him, and now, he is struggling to get his career on track. Every time I hear a US player rushing to go over seas I cringe. It has to be the RIGHT situation- not just any situation.
I think we have a good shot at Brooks. Stuff I've read seems encouraging. JK needs to work his magic there though and get in on him NOW.
Wait, so Boss is in a lower US league? That's crazy.
Yet another US player that should've waited for a good situation before rushing over-seas... It's seriously an epidemic for our players. Go over there, and sit on the bench and rot. No, stay here, develop, so when you go, you are ready to compete at a high level. This whole issue makes me very angry.
What's up with Daniel Potts of West Ham? Is he a possibility for LB? I hear his dad was born in Connecticut and that he hasn't played for the English team yet. Id love JK to poach him.
Jermaine Jones is out tonight. Man. We are SERIOUS under-dogs now...
Yeah we're in trouble. I saw speculation that beckerman will get the start
Oooo what about Ike Opara, anyone hear anything about him? I forgot about him.
As for the CB discussion, how beautiful would Subotic be right about now? Thomas Rongen, you sir can go die in a fire of AIDs.
Can we call this Freddy Adu Syndrome?
I will cry. Why not go with Edu as a Def mid, and have Bradley play more of an aggressive mid role?
This post was edited by rmj147 13 months ago
In my spare time today, I was studying Chelsea programs from the 1940s. Very fascinating. The popular formation of the day was a 2-3-5. You read that correctly...5 forwards, 3 MFs, 2 defenders. I'd love to see someone pull out a surprise like that in a qualifier.
If you enjoy reading about formations (and specifically, the history of them and tactics), read Inverting The Pyramid
Will look it up. Thx for the recommendation.
Edu and Besler are starting for Jones and Goodson, all else is the same.
That back 4 is disconcerting.
I can't wait for this game to start and this stupid Alexi Lalas narrated intro to be over.
Not a new development
Fortunately, you were right
Mexico is really pushing the flanks. They clearly believe the fullbacks are the weakest link. That yellow on Beasley is a target.
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