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Now let's get swag healthy. 

When's the next us game? Before or after Feb?

 

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7 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Great news that he's back on the field and starting and going big minutes. Figured they'd be easing him in situationally with sub roles...love that they think he's ready needed enough to start and go almost 90

it is amazing when you think about it.  He has not played a minute, even in a friendly, since May and he starts in his first chance he gets.  We have said it before but this coach really loves him.  He gets respect that almost no other American ever has from a coach.

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8 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Now let's get swag healthy. 

When's the next us game? Before or after Feb?

 

I don't think any are scheduled (yet?).  I am assuming they are having the normal winter, MLS based players, camp but I don't know for sure.  The next game listed on US Soccer is not until the Dutch friendly in late March.

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11 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

I don't think any are scheduled (yet?).  I am assuming they are having the normal winter, MLS based players, camp but I don't know for sure.  The next game listed on US Soccer is not until the Dutch friendly in late March.

Swag supposed to be out until Feb, so maybe we get everybody for that game

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Reports of Chelsea making a huge move for Sancho.

"Ruh-roh."

-cp

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Interesting.....

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Future USMNT

In an unexpected twist of events, Konrad de la Fuente has turned down Barcelona’s latest contract offer and could leave the club in January. Several reports have linked him to Jurgen Klinsmann’s Hertha Berlin

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1 minute ago, NewlyRetired said:

U17 Head coach Ralph Wicky will be named the new head coach of Chicago.

for those wondering, I think this leaves us with no full time youth coaches in US Soccer.  I believe Kreis is the closest but even he is part time I believe as he is working with Inter Miami.

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Some website put together a US team of the decade. One obvious head scratcher.

 

Timmeh

dolo    Omar.  Cameron.   Dmb

Deuce  Germany. Caillou

LD.    Jozy.    CP

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

Some website put together a US team of the decade. One obvious head scratcher.

 

Timmeh

dolo    Omar.  Cameron.   Dmb

Deuce  Germany. Caillou

LD.    Jozy.    CP

Omar is obviously a big WTF, especially with Boca not listed.

I thought Dolo was a mistake as I assumed most of his career with the US was done by the turn of the decade but in looking it up he played for the US 30 times this decade.

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U.S. Soccer Comms

Aiming to announce both the @USWNT and @USMNT rosters soon. Likely diff days, w/@USWNT first and @USMNT a few days later. Once exact days locked, we'll share in advance before we officially announce. And we'll share next @USMNT opponent at the same time.

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52 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

U.S. Soccer Comms

Aiming to announce both the @USWNT and @USMNT rosters soon. Likely diff days, w/@USWNT first and @USMNT a few days later. Once exact days locked, we'll share in advance before we officially announce. And we'll share next @USMNT opponent at the same time.

This is camp MLS cupcake, right?

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3 hours ago, El Floppo said:

Some website put together a US team of the decade. One obvious head scratcher.

 

Timmeh

dolo    Omar.  Cameron.   Dmb

Deuce  Germany. Caillou

LD.    Jozy.    CP

I know you're probably talking about Omar, but honestly who else do you choose?  Brooks is hurt for every international break.  Besler(maybe should've been the choice) hasn't featured in 5 years....  God our team sucks.

Even more glaring.... LD hasn't played for the USMNT since 2013 essentially.  It's crazy that he's still considered team of the decade.

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2 hours ago, encaitar said:

I know you're probably talking about Omar, but honestly who else do you choose? .

I would have gone with Boca.

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2 hours ago, encaitar said:

Even more glaring.... LD hasn't played for the USMNT since 2013 essentially.  It's crazy that he's still considered team of the decade.

He played more games for the US this decade than two other players on the list in Dolo and Pulisic.

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And here I thought it was crazy to have three CMFs Manning the MF (one of whom rounded out to be more of a forward).

But ok...encaitar- can have... ching/ej/??? Instead of LD

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3 hours ago, El Floppo said:

And here I thought it was crazy to have three CMFs Manning the MF (one of whom rounded out to be more of a forward).

But ok...encaitar- can have... ching/ej/??? Instead of LD

Not Ching.  He only played twice in the decade, he was done in 2010.

If not LD, the choices are slim.  I think it comes down to a yikes choice of three of EJ, Zardes and Morris.

 As for the midfielders, the team could easily be shown as a 4-2-3-1, like this which would be the best setup for that group imo.

....................Timmy

Cher.......Omar......Cam.....Dmb

.............Bradley.....Germany

Ld................Dempsey..........Pulisic

..................Jozy

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1 minute ago, NewlyRetired said:

Not Ching.  He only played twice in the decade, he was done in 2010.

If not LD, the choices are slim.  I think it comes down to a yikes choice of three of EJ, Zardes and Morris.

 As for the midfielders, the team could easily be shown as a 4-2-3-1, like this which would be the best setup for that group imo.

....................Timmy

Cher.......Omar......Cam.....Dmb

.............Bradley.....Germany

Ld................Dempsey..........Pulisic

..................Jozy

For the love of God put Boca or even Brooks in there.

 

But yes...I like that setup a lot. And that team with everybody at peak would be pretty amazing.

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2 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Not Ching.  He only played twice in the decade, he was done in 2010.

If not LD, the choices are slim.  I think it comes down to a yikes choice of three of EJ, Zardes and Morris.

 As for the midfielders, the team could easily be shown as a 4-2-3-1, like this which would be the best setup for that group imo.

....................Timmy

Cher.......Omar......Cam.....Dmb

.............Bradley.....Germany

Ld................Dempsey..........Pulisic

..................Jozy

Replace Omar with Boca, have everyone in their prime and a competent bench and coach(this is possible right?), this team, with luck, could make a WC semi final imo.

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Just now, El Floppo said:

For the love of God put Boca or even Brooks in there.

Oh yeah, I agree. I am not advocating for Omar, I was just using the players given in the original list in the line up.

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who plays Forward when Jozy pulls up lame on the walk through the parking lot?

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Just now, TLEF316 said:

who plays Forward when Jozy pulls up lame on the walk through the parking lot?

You move Dempsey up imo.

Having Jozy and Brooks on the team is definitely problematic as we have witnessed the last many years :)

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Btw...I said ching but was thinking window, who's name my brain has tried to eradicate. 

 

Lol at the auto correct which I'll leave.

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52 minutes ago, Ned said:

CP not in the 18 today due to a hamstring injury. 

Was wondering what was up... Thanks. But, ####.

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Ok this is either good news or disturbing news, not sure which. @CletiusMaximusany idea what is going on here? This was Pulisic's response to a yahoo report saying Pulisic was injured for the last game and had missed training.

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@cpulisic_10

Replying to

@FCYahoo and @JPW_NBCSports

100% healthy but thank you guys for the concern

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The U.S. Soccer Federation announced its plans for a U.S. men's national team training camp in early 2020, concluding with a Feb. 1 friendly against Costa Rica at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

The bulk of the training camp will take place in Qatar, the host country for the 2022 World Cup. The U.S. will begin the camp at the Aspire Academy in Doha starting on Jan. 5, and will hold practices and closed-door scrimmages against other teams training in Qatar during the Americans' three-week stay. Dutch side Ajax will be in the country during the U.S.'s time in the country but there has been no confirmation that they will be one of the scrimmage opponents.

"Our priority is to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, so it's certainly a big benefit to get a head start on experiencing the facilities, environment and culture of the tournament hosts," said U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter.

The U.S. will travel to Los Angeles on Jan. 25 ahead of the match against a Costa Rica side which has an all-time record of 16-16-5 against the Americans. The last meeting between the two teams came in 2019, when both teams fielded alternative sides in a 2-0 U.S. victory. The last competitive match involving the two teams took place in 2017, a 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat for the U.S. team that played a significant part in their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

"The chance to play against a likely World Cup qualifying opponent is fantastic," Berhalter added. "As we continue to develop, it's important to challenge our group against a variety of different opponents. At the end of a January camp, we want the players to have a chance to put all the work to the test."

The roster, to be announced later on Monday, will likely be comprised almost entirely of MLS players, who are currently in their offseason. The hope is that the camp will allow those players to get a head start on what will be a critical year for the U.S. men's program. The Americans will take on Honduras in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Nations League in June, while World Cup qualifying is set to begin in September.

The U.S. will also play a pair of games during the March international window, with a friendly against European power Netherlands scheduled for March 26.

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This is pretty cool.  If Stuggart can get promoted, that would be awesome to have an America coaching in the Bundesliga.

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Brian Sciaretta

@BrianSciaretta

New Jersey native Pellegrino Matarazzo has been named head coach of Stuttgart (3rd place, 2.Bundesliga). He joins Salzburg's Jesse Marsch and Zwickau's Joe Enochs as American born & raised head coaches in Europe.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

Ok this is either good news or disturbing news, not sure which. @CletiusMaximusany idea what is going on here? This was Pulisic's response to a yahoo report saying Pulisic was injured for the last game and had missed training.

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@cpulisic_10

Replying to

@FCYahoo and @JPW_NBCSports

100% healthy but thank you guys for the concern

I wouldn't want to read anything in to this, but would say its a little bit irresponsible for the young man to send this tweet.  Not cool imo.

 

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2 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I wouldn't want to read anything in to this, but would say its a little bit irresponsible for the young man to send this tweet.  Not cool imo.

Best case: He was slightly hurt but now feels great and is just letting every one know he is back to training.

Worst case: He was never hurt and the report of him being injured was manufactured to keep people from knowing he was dropped from the squad that day.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

Ok this is either good news or disturbing news, not sure which.

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@cpulisic_10

Replying to

@FCYahoo and @JPW_NBCSports

100% healthy but thank you guys for the concern

Seems like it could be a situation where CP tells team staff that he's good to go and they say well we are just going to be cautious. Nothing to see here imo (yet).

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10 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Best case: He was slightly hurt but now feels great and is just letting every one know he is back to training.

Worst case: He was never hurt and the report of him being injured was manufactured to keep people from knowing he was dropped from the squad that day.

I hate these rumor situations and believe they are almost always blown out of proportion, but would say its going to be a concern if he doesn't start against Brighton on Wednesday.  The only explanation is that defending has been a much bigger concern than attacking for Lampard's team, and that doesn't seem to be Pulisic's strength.  At the same time, his attacking has been so far superior to other options the club has (Willian being perhaps on the same level), I can't imagine why he would not even make the bench if healthy.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I hate these rumor situations and believe they are almost always blown out of proportion, but would say its going to be a concern if he doesn't start against Brighton on Wednesday.  The only explanation is that defending has been a much bigger concern than attacking for Lampard's team, and that doesn't seem to be Pulisic's strength.  At the same time, his attacking has been so far superior to other options the club has (Willian being perhaps on the same level), I can't imagine why he would not even make the bench if healthy.

I don't care as much about starting as just seeing him on the squad.  I know he can't, and probably shouldn't, be starting every game.  But I can't understand, outside of injury, being dropped from the squad in a league game.

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38 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

:popcorn:

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Charles Boehm

@cboehm

Some fun surprises in the USMNT January camp roster that's dropping in a couple hours

Goff has mentioned Hamid. Being in Qatar puts them where Bayern, Ajax, and PSV take winter breaks, so I’d expect Richards, Ledesma, etc. to perhaps be in it. Scandinavian teams are also on extended break, so maybe Sabbi and Cappis. 

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GOALKEEPERS (4): Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 6/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (8): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 10/0), Chase Gasper (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 16/3), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Christian Cappis (Hobro/DEN; 0/0), Bryang Kayo (Unattached; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 13/2), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 1/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 6/0)

FORWARDS (6): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 32/5), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas; 0/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 5/0), Ulysses Llanez (Wolfsburg/GER; 0/0), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 39/10), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 55/12)

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GOALKEEPERS (4): Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 6/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (8): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 10/0), Chase Gasper (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 16/3), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Christian Cappis (Hobro/DEN; 0/0), Bryang Kayo (Unattached; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 13/2), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 1/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 6/0)

FORWARDS (6): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 32/5), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas; 0/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 5/0), Ulysses Llanez (Wolfsburg/GER; 0/0), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 39/10), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 55/12)

Fun group.

* Looks like Paxton is healthy after surgery

* Great to see Uly getting a look

* Arauju being included is as pleasant as Lovitz being left off is

* Jesus getting called at his very first opportunity.

 

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

Fun group.

* Looks like Paxton is healthy after surgery

* Great to see Uly getting a look

* Arauju being included is as pleasant as Lovitz being left off is

* Jesus getting called at his very first opportunity.

 

Those plus Cappis all jumped out at me too.

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2 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Those plus Cappis all jumped out at me too.

Cappis with out Sabbi is a bit head scratching though. 

People have been mentioning Sabbi is on the market for a bigger team this winter so maybe they decided to just let him sort that out instead (just a guess)

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2 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Cappis with out Sabbi is a bit head scratching though. 

People have been mentioning Sabbi is on the market for a bigger team this winter so maybe they decided to just let him sort that out instead (just a guess)

Lol...I was thinking of sabbi, not Cappis.. Even though I'm interested in him too.

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15 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Lol...I was thinking of sabbi, not Cappis.. Even though I'm interested in him too.

I am thinking that we might not see any of the Euro based guys at the friendly against Costa Rica.  I bet they stay just for the camp and then return to their teams when the US flies back to LA.

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I might wear my full Qatar kit for the camp (given at a CU alum event after the team spent a spring break there training)

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Makes sense given they are starting early to prepare for the CCL

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[Rob Usry] - "Can confirm via a team spokesperson that #ATLUTD denied to release Miles Robinson, Brad Guzan and Brooks Lennon for the #USMNT January camp. The team has preseason opening very soon and CCL in mid-February."

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Bryang Kayo is probably a brand new name to most.  He is the youngest on the roster at only 17.   He came up through DC United's academy.  He played for the US U17's.

I am unsure why he is considered unattached.  I assume he wants to make the move to Europe when he turns 18 and needs to stay out of contract to move easily.

Here is a highlight of one game he played in the USL this summer.  He looks like he needs to still grow into his frame but he is a bundle of energy for a tall player.  He reminds me a little of Sharlrie Joseph from back in the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75rPNiivAo

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