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Dest on the bench...Sergi Roberto has taken his spot today. Roberto's been out a long while, right? His absence the reason Dest got to start so early in the season?

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

San Antonio just promoted 4 kids from the academy to the first team.  One is is clearly marked as a sure fire USMNT player.

His name?

Abraham Lincoln

:)

Tell him not to go to the theater, mmkay?

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

Dest on the bench...Sergi Roberto has taken his spot today. Roberto's been out a long while, right? His absence the reason Dest got to start so early in the season?

he has been hurt multiple times this year I believe.

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28 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

he has been hurt multiple times this year I believe.

Yeah, I think he's been out pretty much all year.

But he was the presumptive starter, right? His absence opened the door for Dest to start, iirc. Just wondering what his return means to what's been an up and down season for Dest.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

It is too bad Nips and Morris had to leave Swansea with injuries.  We could have had 4 Yanks in the Championship playoffs this year.

Really unfortunate for Morris as he would have gotten a lot of playing time as Swansea is thin up front.  

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

It is too bad Nips and Morris had to leave Swansea with injuries.  We could have had 4 Yanks in the Championship playoffs this year.

Really unfortunate for Morris as he would have gotten a lot of playing time as Swansea is thin up front.  

What happened with nips? Was he hurt, or just didn't rate?

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

What happened with nips? Was he hurt, or just didn't rate?

Kinda both?  He wasn't getting any starts, but was getting some minutes off the bench, but he injured his quadriceps at the end of March that was gonna keep him out 6 weeks, so they terminated the loan early.

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44 minutes ago, encaitar said:

Kinda both?  He wasn't getting any starts, but was getting some minutes off the bench, but he injured his quadriceps at the end of March that was gonna keep him out 6 weeks, so they terminated the loan early.

from what I read he was injured for most of the time he was there and did not get to train with the team much after those first few games he subbed in for.  I think the last injury was the proverbial straw and they sent him home to recover.

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oh I like this rumor a lot.  The best Uly ever looked was playing for Tab who is the Houston coach now.  

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Dynamo Insider

@DynamoInsider

RUMOR REPORT : “20 Year-Old Ulysses Llanez has failed to impress on loan at Hereenveen and is willing to rejoin MLS with the Houston Dynamo and is undergoing negotiations”

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I have a soccer ball signed by the US men's team back in '94 I think it was.  This was the first sort of soccer craze in the states, that I remember anyway.  I was way more into sports back then and won it in an auction.  Not having ever really got into soccer, save for the World Cup here (went to the Final at the Rose Bowl), I am going to put it up on Ebay I think.

Are there any other sites I might want to list it on?  Thanks.

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5 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

I have a soccer ball signed by the US men's team back in '94 I think it was.  This was the first sort of soccer craze in the states, that I remember anyway.  I was way more into sports back then and won it in an auction.  Not having ever really got into soccer, save for the World Cup here (went to the Final at the Rose Bowl), I am going to put it up on Ebay I think.

Are there any other sites I might want to list it on?  Thanks.

Ebay makes sense. 

IMO though I would hold on to it.  You are selling at a point in time where the team is at one of its lowest points of popularity since before the WC in 1994.  

The item is likely to go up significantly in value for 2 reasons.  The team is currently young and extremely talented.  They are trending to have the look of a legit top 10 side by WC2026.  If that happens and you couple that with the fact the the US will be hosting WC2026, the team will likely be at its peak popularity and interest level of all time.

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53 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Ebay makes sense. 

IMO though I would hold on to it.  You are selling at a point in time where the team is at one of its lowest points of popularity since before the WC in 1994.  

The item is likely to go up significantly in value for 2 reasons.  The team is currently young and extremely talented.  They are trending to have the look of a legit top 10 side by WC2026.  If that happens and you couple that with the fact the the US will be hosting WC2026, the team will likely be at its peak popularity and interest level of all time.

You'll only be able to pry my signed 2002 Clint Mathis jersey won at the US-Germany 2002 watch party from cold dead hands.

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24 minutes ago, Sammy3469 said:

You'll only be able to pry my signed 2002 Clint Mathis jersey won at the US-Germany 2002 watch party from cold dead hands.

Handball! :hot:

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[Julia Poe] Some clarification on this — Daryl Dike's loan to Barnsley expires on May 31, but the Lions have the right to recall starting May 4. Barnsley plays its final regular season match on May 8, and the Championship final (for promotion) is slated for May 29.

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4 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

[Julia Poe] Some clarification on this — Daryl Dike's loan to Barnsley expires on May 31, but the Lions have the right to recall starting May 4. Barnsley plays its final regular season match on May 8, and the Championship final (for promotion) is slated for May 29.

Non-issue.  Orlando isn't beginning him back to play  regular season games when he could be putting a team on his back to the Premier League and further driving up his value.

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Wonder if DK will start today?  10am kickoff.  A win today and they would be 6 points up with 2 games to play to make the playoffs.

Of secondary interest, a team plays at 12:30 that has some guy named Pulisic. 

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1 hour ago, BassNBrew said:

Wonder if DK will start today?  10am kickoff.  A win today and they would be 6 points up with 2 games to play to make the playoffs.

Of secondary interest, a team plays at 12:30 that has some guy named Pulisic. 

Dike starting.

Also have Gio vs Brooks this morning.

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3 hours ago, BassNBrew said:

Non-issue.  Orlando isn't beginning him back to play  regular season games when he could be putting a team on his back to the Premier League and further driving up his value.

My guess is they put that clause in there so that they could recall him if he wasn't playing much.

I agree it makes no sense to recall him when his value could increase during the playoffs.

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huge win for Dortmund today.  Every game is almost a must win from here on out to make top 4.  They are 1 point out of 4th but 4th place has a game in hand.

Gio went 69 minutes today in the win.  Was subbed out to protect the lead as Dortmund was down to 10 men.

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59 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

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Bob Morocco

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Richards off injured on a sliding clearance attempt, left hamstring maybe (his left leg was tucked and hit the ground a little harder than a typical sliding attempt to play a ball).

Chris Richards @eastmamba

thanks everybody for the messages of support !!! it’s just a little hamstring tweak so hopefully i’ll be back soon ✊🏾 #ykn

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I got my vaccine shot today at Gillette stadium.  While waiting, I noticed there was an academy scrimmage being played on the field so I walked out on the balcony to watch with a couple of other guys.  I guessed the players were about 13-14 year olds.

One of the guys had no knowledge of soccer and one followed the sport.

The guy with no knowledge said to me "excuse me, I don't know a lot about this sport but this looks totally different to me than watching my kids play"

The other guy and myself both assured him this was not typical 13-14 year old's playing.  What we watched was REALLY impressive.  The patterns of play, the passing interchange, the building from the back, the off the ball movement, it was all very professional (I am not sure a better way to say it) looking.

And this is from a part of the country that does not typically produce good players, so if this type of thing is happening all over the country in the academies, I can see why people are so excited about the future.

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Emmy is making a strong case to start in the Gold Cup.  He is playing very well on an Atlanta team that looks fantastic again after a rough year last year.

Here is Gabriel Hienze on Emmy's goal :)

https://twitter.com/ATLUTD/status/1386142768498724866?s=20

 

As an aside, it is so good to see fans back in the stadiums.  Like all sports, it just feels better and less plastic.

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10 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

U.S. Soccer MNT @USMNT· 1m

 

CONFIRMED: @DarylDike and @BarnsleyFC have clinched a berth in the @SkyBetChamp Promotion Playoffs!

They were one point away from relegation last year.

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15 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

The man child 17 year old Cade Cowell was said to have looked great in pre season and today he scored a nice goal to start the season

https://twitter.com/OneGoalUS/status/1386066846693081093?s=20

check out his assist from the same game.  Looks like we might have to keep a close eye on him.

https://twitter.com/MattDoyle76/status/1386063527224414213?s=20

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