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OT: USMNT Soccer Thread
Any other American Outlaws or fans of the USA Men's National Team here?

Big games upcoming in the next couple weeks in WC qualifying. But first the friendly vs Venezuela on Saturday night.
06-02-2017 05:25 PM
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RE: OT: USMNT Soccer Thread
(06-02-2017 05:25 PM)Rojogrande Wrote:  Any other American Outlaws or fans of the USA Men's National Team here?

Big games upcoming in the next couple weeks in WC qualifying. But first the friendly vs Venezuela on Saturday night.

I am a pretty big fan too. They should beat Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico will be difficult though. I saw Jermaine Jones didn't make the team. I know he has been injured, but I still feel he gives us the best chance to win games.
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06-03-2017 11:17 AM
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RE: OT: USMNT Soccer Thread
(06-03-2017 11:17 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
(06-02-2017 05:25 PM)Rojogrande Wrote:  Any other American Outlaws or fans of the USA Men's National Team here?

Big games upcoming in the next couple weeks in WC qualifying. But first the friendly vs Venezuela on Saturday night.

I am a pretty big fan too. They should beat Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico will be difficult though. I saw Jermiane Jones didn't make the team. I know he has been injured, but I still feel he gives us the best chance to win games.

He's also getting old. He's 35, and will be 36 at the next World Cup. Maybe they're trying to find some younger players to take the mantle. Philipp Lahm already retired and is only 33. Xabi Alonso retired at 35. When you're in your mid-to-late-thirties, injuries generally creep in more frequently, and recovery is also slower, so maybe they'd rather not take a chance on him if they can find someone younger to mold who is less likely to suffer from recurring injuries. Whatever the case, I hope it'll work out for them.
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RE: OT: USMNT Soccer Thread
(06-03-2017 11:17 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
(06-02-2017 05:25 PM)Rojogrande Wrote:  Any other American Outlaws or fans of the USA Men's National Team here?

Big games upcoming in the next couple weeks in WC qualifying. But first the friendly vs Venezuela on Saturday night.

I am a pretty big fan too. They should beat Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico will be difficult though. I saw Jermiane Jones didn't make the team. I know he has been injured, but I still feel he gives us the best chance to win games.

Man, I am kind of past Jones to be honest. He was good when he was on for sure. And he still has plenty of pace and endurance at his age. But I think there are young guys who are just as good that need to be called in now and get things ready for the next cycle. Acosta being one of those guys who is a box to box player like Jones and was called into the camp.

I am actually far more ready to move on from Bradley then from Jones. I think Bradley needs to retire or quit being called into the team. He is not the same player he used to be and I think presents us with a liability in central midfield defense against better teams.
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RE: OT: USMNT Soccer Thread
Who do you suggest replace Bradley? I don't think there's an American who can. Which brings me the a talking point: who do you think are must starts every time they're available for selection?

I've got F Johnson; Cameron, Bradley; Pulisic; Yedlin
06-03-2017 12:22 PM
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I think putting Cameron, Acosta, or Dax McCarty in Bradley's slot would be a step up. I think all 3 could replace Bradley and immediately be a better option in that position. His play has declined dramatically since his Roma days. My ideal line-up right now would be something like:

-----------Dempsey-----Wood-----------

F Johnson---------Pulisic---------Nagbe

------------------Acosta------------------

Villafana----Brooks----Cameron----Yedlin

-----------------Howard-------------------


Also think Beasley, Zusi, and Bedoya should not be getting called up any longer either. Better options out there in my opinion. I realize they bring experience...but at some point you have to start playing for the present while also preparing for the future.


I think Johnson, Brooks, Cameron, Pulisic, Yedlin, and Wood should be called in every time they are available for all meaningful matches.
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I'm watching the game right now.
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RE: OT: USMNT Soccer Thread
yea...not a great game from the US...but a draw is better then a loss even in a friendly. Pulisic saves the day again! We should be able to roll over Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night. But I don't see us getting any points in Mexico.
06-05-2017 04:42 PM
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Anyone else already a little amped at the talent we have, obviously led by Pulisic, that will be 24-30 for the 2026 WC?
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(06-05-2017 05:08 PM)MTPiKapp Wrote:  Anyone else already a little amped at the talent we have, obviously led by Pulisic, that will be 24-30 for the 2026 WC?

That's what we need to look forward to. I'm hoping getting through qualifying is a little simpler after these next two games, but even if we do so, this team just isn't primed to make a run in the World Cup just yet. We just don't have the right mix in my opinion to do much more than hope to get a good group draw in my opinion. At this point I just want us to take care of business Thursday and figure things out after Mexico. We need to get our young guys as much experience as possible though.
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