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    ***Official Soccer Discussion Thread***

    Garber downplays MLS teams ever playing in the Copa Libertadores ====================== Teams from Mexico’s Liga MX have been invited to participate in the tournament, and there have been various reports the last couple of years that MLS teams could join the competition in the near future. But when asked Thursday whether he sees that as a possibility, Garber said, “I don’t see it happening.” “We’ve got a lot of work to do to continue to evolve our own schedule, and it gets busier and busier and more and more crowded,” Garber said during SoccerEx in Miami. “And we have been really focused on trying to think of ways in which we could have some sort of meaningful competition with Liga MX, and we’ve got a long way to go to figure out how that schedule will work. “But our league is growing, we have more teams and in time we’ll be able to have an opportunity to play in different competitions than just our league competition and our federation’s competition and our confederation’s competition, but thinking about that being outside of our confederation, I don’t see that happening any time soon.”
  2. I don't want Sarachan as the coach but I will also acknowledge he was put in a near impossible position with this interim role, having to blood numerous kids all the while US Soccer scheduling a murderous row of friendlies in which no young player can get any confidence. Here is what Pulisic had to say after the game =============================== Doug McIntyre‏ @ByDougMcIntyre Christian Pulisic on #usmnt coaching situation: “It's tough. Dave [Sarachan]'s doing what he can. He wants to win these games just like we do. It’s going to help a lot when we get a permanent head coach moving forward, a guy who has a real plan and a style of how we want to play"
  3. Big game for our U20's tomorrow in which they can qualify for the WC with a win. They will play Costa Rica tomorrow night at 7:30pm on UDN (and streaming on Concacaf.go)
  4. I don't have much to say that you guys have not already eloquently stated. Hopefully the team will play a little better against Italy.
  5. Garber almost confirmed Berhalter will be the coach. He was asked today at the conference in Miami about Tata to Mexico and with a smirk he also mentioned that the next US coach might be from MLS as well.
  6. You nailed Nagbe. He has made a career out of being what they use to call in Portland "the problem solver". You give him the ball in a bad situation and he figures something out. His laid back style and lack of any sort of killer instinct as a player has limited his upside. That being said he possesses technical abilities that I wish we could transfer to a ton of other US players. Put his feet on Yedlin, and holy hell what a player you would have.
  7. I love Alonso and he has been a citizen for a while. His issue was never citizenship, it was that he was capped tied by Cuba when he was young. He petitioned FIFA to change after he defected during the Gold Cup in 2007, but they rejected him. His window was back in the JK days. He is 33 now.
  8. Carelton made the most sense 12 months ago to project as the number 10, but he can't crack the lineup to get some professional minutes. I guess we will know early next season to see if the new Atlanta coach gives him more chances. Gio Reyna, IMO, might be too young to consider for this cycle. He just turned 16 a couple of weeks ago. Maybe we can revisit this in 2020 to see if he made a Pulisic like break through.
  9. The two players that got the most love from Sarachan's tenure are Green and Trapp. Trapp obviously plays for Berhalter at club level so if Gregg is finally hired, I assume Trapp will continue to be part of the program. I can't speak to Green. He has neither been horrible or great (which pretty much defines the entire team I guess).
  10. The general problem that you alluded to here is that Pulisic is both our best winger and our best number 10. My guess is that the next coach is likely to put Pulisic in the middle as we have many more wide players in the program than we do attacking central players. I might be crazy but I have no worries for our number 9. I think Sargent is to the total package. Finding a number ten that is not Pulisic is going to be very tough considering none exist right now that is of any useful age.
  11. Amon was not called into the senior side. Sciaretta tweeted that he was called in for the U20 qualification but his club would not release him (clubs do not have to release for youth tournaments).
  12. Sargent trained apart from the team yesterday as he is still struggling with his ankle. Hopefully he feels better by the time Italy comes around. The other two I figure are in camp (like Klinsmann) for the general first exposure to the program and not for minutes. Sarachan invited a big roster.
  13. Green is at the 10, Trapp is captain
  14. It looks like a 4-2-3-1 from Goff's lineup so at least Trapp won't be stranded alone against the England attack.
  15. Steven Goff‏Verified account @SoccerInsider #USMNT: Guzan; Yedlin, Miazga, Brooks, Villafana; McKennie, Trapp; Pulisic, Green, Weah; Wood. Not in uniform: Luca de la Torre, Romain Gall, Jonathan Klinsmann, Aaron Long, Josh Sargent and Walker Zimmerman. This is Pulisic's first U.S. senior appearance against a European opponent.