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USA National Soccer (M & W) Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Sports Discussion' started by Yankee151, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Yankee151

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    March 5th we go to Kharkiv to face Ukraine. I'm hoping for a good result, Ukraine has a stingy defense (see: France) and some attacking power with Yarmolenko.

    Fun thought question to start off the thread: If Julian Green calls JK today and says he'll play for the US if he gets to start every game in Brazil, do you take that offer?
     
  2. Rob's FSU

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    I don't know. Describe his play style/talents to me, creature.
     
  3. NML

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    No. If he was starting consistently for Bayern, or even just playing consistently, it'd be a different story.

    We'd take a major hit at striker with him there instead of Jozy or Aron. I'm not even sure I'd do it even for just a roster spot.
     
  4. Yankee151

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    He can play on the wing, as a second striker, or up top at center forward. He's just 18 and he's been getting serious looks on Bayern Munich for the future. Suffice to say, if he even hits 50% of his potential he'd be an easy starter on our team within a couple of years. Stevan Jovetic for City or maybe a younger Dempsey would be fair comparisons, imo.

     
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    +1 for the non-smug and -acronymed thread title. USMNTPOTUS.
     
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    I do not know what a "Jovetic" is. Please enhance your answer using color, food and other metaphors.
     
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    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  9. Yankee151

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    Seems like he's 50/50 at this point. I think JK could lock him up if he gives him spot #23.

    So, back to yankee's original post - if we give Green a spot on the World Cup roster, is it worth it? I'm trying to think who #23 was in 2010... Edson Buddle?
     
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    If the option is whether Eddie Johnson is #23; our 4th string striker (Jozy, AJ, Boyd) and third string LW (Donovan, FJ [possibly Shea]) then I'll take Green. I think that's what JK has to decide
     
  12. kella

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    Find a soccer post where Yankee doesn't mention Jovetic, win a cookie. UR gonna be hungry.
     
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  13. Snorky's Shame

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    Start all three games? No.

    Roster spot? Yes.

    Realistically though, the US isn't winning this World Cup. If he's the real deal, get him as much time as possible.
     
  14. Yankee151

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    Looks like he scored today doe. Hmmmmmm.

    I am Ghost on Green. Definitely give him a spot, maybe run him out as a sub against Germany if already eliminated.
     
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    Definitely give Green a spot. Hell, have him be the "3rd keeper" if necessary. Run him out in one game. Would be worth it, no matter what we do in the World Cup.
     
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    Anything new on Shawn Parker?
     
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    Here is something I was marinating on earlier today.

    Going forward, could the situations of players like Subotic and Rossi actually benefit us? I.e., Subotic's national team was, I believe, banned from UEFA qualifiers at some point, and Rossi can't even get on the roster for Italy and never played in any super important games that I can recall, either. Has anyone made the "right" choice? Possibly Najar, who might get lost in our midfield depth.

    Does this influence Julian Green? I think it clearly influenced Johansson, but he also knew that Iceland had a really unlikely shot at qualifying out of Europe too.
     
  18. BIG EVIL

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    Is he more of a striker or winger? And the follow up to that would be what's the depth like for young guys at his position in Germany? I'm not nearly as familiar with the younger guys in Germany like I am with other countries.
     
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    Um Germany is fucking loaded, basically forever.
     
  20. BIG EVIL

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    Well yeah, I guess a better question is would he be a normal player on their 23 man roster or would he be a fringe guy for tournaments? Because he would clearly be in our 23 all the time.
     

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