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Old 07-17-2017, 07:24 PM   #24001
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Re: US Men's National Soccer Team Thread: USA #1

Great write up of the team. Thought I would add that Jermaine Jones hasn't been a part of the team recently (due to injuries and poor form). I think he just came back to the Galaxy but not sure how much if at all he'll affect the USMNT mix-up. He was a pretty big part of the last World Cup team but looks to have lost a lot in his last couple appearances. It seems like Kellyn Acosta, 21 year old from FC Dallas, was filling his spot in the last World Cup qualifiers but he has had some consistency issues in the Gold Cup.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:25 AM   #24002
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Saw on espn that pulisic drew a penalty and had two assists in 3-1 friendly vs Milan, hopefully bodes well for the upcoming season.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:16 PM   #24003
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:47 AM   #24004
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I agree with most of that. Yedlin, however, still made 32 appearances despite some injuries. He was, by all accounts, improved and was a regular for the best team in the Championship. He's still trending up.
I did sort of lose track of Yedlin as I don't really ever watch the Championship but that's good to hear.

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Great write up of the team. Thought I would add that Jermaine Jones hasn't been a part of the team recently (due to injuries and poor form). I think he just came back to the Galaxy but not sure how much if at all he'll affect the USMNT mix-up. He was a pretty big part of the last World Cup team but looks to have lost a lot in his last couple appearances. It seems like Kellyn Acosta, 21 year old from FC Dallas, was filling his spot in the last World Cup qualifiers but he has had some consistency issues in the Gold Cup.
Good call, I didn't leave JJ out on purpose, I just forgot about him. I do think he is past it though, tbh, and I'm a huge fan overall. Don't think he has a Russia role. Acosta could well be a guy that plays DCMish type roles moving forward, I wonder if he will be ready in time for this cycle. There's been a lot of hype around him for awhile but doesn't look to be the finished product at the Int'l level yet.

Cameron always an option in there too of course, although he isn't getting any younger either.

Anyway, Gold Cup knockout rounds coming... should be fun to see the A-/B+ teams in some more games that really matter.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:43 AM   #24005
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Two wild cards for this cycle in the MF, since our guys we trotted out for GC really kind of stunk it up, are Danny Williams and Lynden Gooch. Williams should be fighting for a starting spot if you judge his play in the Championship Playoff Final to mean anything. He was seriously one of the best players in that match and the opposing manager, David Wagner must have thought so because he snapped him up for Huddersfield Town's Premiership squad next year. If he can get consistent starts on that team it would make him the only American MF other than Pulisic to be getting consistent starts in a top flight Euro league. Bradley/Acosta do kind of make him redundant since he's probably best as a 6, but there are certainly a bunch of folks out there who wouldn't mind seeing Bradley hit the bench for a game or two and Williams is the perfect guy for it.

Secondly, Lynden Gooch seems a forgotten man but the dude is younger than Acosta and he's already pushing for a starting spot at Sunderland. It's easy to forget him because that team straight sucked last year and a few injuries lost him his regular spot early in the season which he didn't ever recover. If he can double his appearances to 28 in the Championship now that they've been relegated he probably deserves a look as well. He plays a similar style and position as Bradley as well, so though this cycle may not be his I think he's fixin to be around for a long time.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #24006
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We win pretty easily tonight even if our defense looks pretty dicey for most of the game, right?
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:35 PM   #24007
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Yes. Zero excuse to lose to Nicaragua at home, even with a bunch of also rans.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:51 PM   #24008
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Almost as few excuses to lose to El Salvador at home!
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:15 PM   #24009
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Altidore: "My girl is mad at me. She’s mad at me, she’s mad at Romero. She’s like ‘Only I can bite u, only I can grab your nipples.’ #usmnt
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Lol it's the only sport where
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I thought Altidore looked good he didn't do that thing where he flops all over the field and had some decent holdup play at times.
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