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28 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

I don't follow coaching contracts that much but Marsch's deal with RBL is only for 2 years.  Is that shorter than normal?

That does seem short.

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8 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Justin Che is all over my twitter feed this morning.  Looks like he got invited to first team training today at Bayern.  That is going to be a nice confidence boost for the kid.

How much longer is his trial?

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

How much longer is his trial?

He was first on trial and they liked him so they signed him on loan.  He has already played a few times for Bayern 2.

I assume the loan is until the end of the German season but I am not sure.

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2 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

I don't follow coaching contracts that much but Marsch's deal with RBL is only for 2 years.  Is that shorter than normal?

Maybe your dream of him coaching the NT is real.  

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Matthias Jaissle is Aaronson's new coach at RBS.   

He is only 33 and comes up through the Red Bull coaching tree.  He has coached the RBS U18 team and was most recently coaching FC Liefering, which is owned by Red Bull and acts as a feeder/reserve team for RBS in the Austrian second division.

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Good, no one did anything stupid here

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[Carlisle] Club source tells ESPN that Orlando and Barnsley have agreed a deal to keep Daryl Dike with Barnsley through the English Championship playoffs that will determine promotion to the #EPL. Orlando will get an undisclosed fee in return for Dike staying with Barnsley.

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On 4/29/2021 at 10:40 AM, NewlyRetired said:

Justin Che is all over my twitter feed this morning.  Looks like he got invited to first team training today at Bayern.  That is going to be a nice confidence boost for the kid.

Justin Che vs Saarbrucken

He's #35.

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23 hours ago, Sammy3469 said:

Maybe your dream of him coaching the NT is real.  

with only a two year contract, what do you think is reasonable for RBL to consider him successful?  Is it just maintaining status quo (knock out rounds of Champions League and qualifying for the next UCL), or are they expecting RBL to take the next step and finally dethrone Bayern?

I guess the transfer budget this summer will give us a hint of the expectations.  Marsch losing Upamecano immediately to Bayern does not help but they should have a great deal of cash to spend in a depressed market.

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31 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

with only a two year contract, what do you think is reasonable for RBL to consider him successful?  Is it just maintaining status quo (knock out rounds of Champions League and qualifying for the next UCL), or are they expecting RBL to take the next step and finally dethrone Bayern?

I guess the transfer budget this summer will give us a hint of the expectations.  Marsch losing Upamecano immediately to Bayern does not help but they should have a great deal of cash to spend in a depressed market.

I can't imagine they'd expect him to compete with Bayern.  They lost their best player last season and now will lose their best player this season.  If they were expecting to compete, then they'd need to find a way to keep these guys rostered.

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The UCL final is played on May 29th.

The US friendly that leads directly into the Nations League semi finals is May 30th.

That means if Man City and/or Chelsea make the UCL finals, both Pulisic(certain if he plays) and Steffen (most likely even if he doesn't play) will miss the friendly.   This friendly was the only game left to see the first team play together before a meaningful game.

Hopefully Pulisic will be ready for the semi final in Nations League play as that is a few days later on June 3rd.

 

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2 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

The UCL final is played on May 29th.

The US friendly that leads directly into the Nations League semi finals is May 30th.

That means if Man City and/or Chelsea make the UCL finals, both Pulisic(certain if he plays) and Steffen (most likely even if he doesn't play) will miss the friendly.   This friendly was the only game left to see the first team play together before a meaningful game.

Hopefully Pulisic will be ready for the semi final in Nations League play as that is a few days later on June 3rd.

 

Torn. Would love to see them in the friendly, but the potential to make a mark in a UCL final? 

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1 hour ago, Ned said:

Screw the friendly. 

I see the point especially when it is the biggest club game in the world but we have been saying this for too long.  We still have never seen the team play together.  That is absolutely crazy this close to qualifying.

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52 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

I see the point especially when it is the biggest club game in the world but we have been saying this for too long.  We still have never seen the team play together.  That is absolutely crazy this close to qualifying.

I bet that's true for a lot of national teams. Injuries, COVID, etc during the last 12 mo.

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3 hours ago, The Z Machine said:

I bet that's true for a lot of national teams. Injuries, COVID, etc during the last 12 mo.

I agree, it is true for the last 12 months for every one, however there is no national team in the world as young as the current US team.   Almost every other team has at least been together in some form before covid.

Before Covid many/most of the current throng of young US players were not National team ready yet.  Hell, some of them were not even pros yet, much less National Team players.  Dike was in college, players like Reynolds and Aaronson were still in the academy, Gio was still a youth player...etc etc

Even our most experienced youngsters like Pulisic, Weston and Adams have not started a national team game together yet.

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Pulisic starts on the bench today against Fulham.  Presumably he'll get some run at the end, but being managed for Wednesday.

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52 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

So Adams vs Gio in the German Cup final.  American's rule domestic cup's this year..

Do Adams play in the semi? I haven't been following RBL, but I feel like he's not been starting?

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And at some point in the 2nd half a BWB player went down badly with an ugly no contact injury (hyper extended knee)...you could hear him screaming in pain in the empty arena. I was watching on my phone and thought it was Gio (didn't know he had already subbed out) and my heart sunk.

 

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4 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Do Adams play in the semi? I haven't been following RBL, but I feel like he's not been starting?

Adams did not play in the semi finals.

He has started 12 of the last 13 Bundesliga games.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

So Adams vs Gio in the German Cup final.  American's rule domestic cup's this year..

Just to add to this:

Pulisic is in the FA Cup Final

Weston is in the Coppa Italia Final

So anywhere from 1 to 3 more Cups to go for Yanks this season.

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It's raining Cups!!!!! :)

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Congratulations to Ben Lederman, 20, who becomes the latest American to win silverware! The California-born midfielder started and played 85 minutes for Rak√≥w Czńôstochowa in a 2-1 win over Arka Gdynia in the Polish Cup final

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Doyle had a good description (Item 4 in his weekly MLS synopsis) of the 3-4-2-1 versus a diamond in relation to the NYCFC-Philly (:hi: @Ned) match.  The only real reason I'm bringing it up, is Delia slotted Sands into the center of the back three and he was pretty instrumental in distribution.  One of Sands week points has been passing forward and well if you are the middle of the back three, you essentially have to pass forward which he did quite well.  Will be interesting to see if Delia transitions Sands to defense more.  

https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/minnesota-in-trouble-rsl-s-new-tradition-and-more-from-week-3

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8 minutes ago, Sammy3469 said:

Doyle had a good description (Item 4 in his weekly MLS synopsis) of the 3-4-2-1 versus a diamond in relation to the NYCFC-Philly (:hi: @Ned) match.  The only real reason I'm bringing it up, is Delia slotted Sands into the center of the back three and he was pretty instrumental in distribution.  One of Sands week points has been passing forward and well if you are the middle of the back three, you essentially have to pass forward which he did quite well.  Will be interesting to see if Delia transitions Sands to defense more.  

https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/minnesota-in-trouble-rsl-s-new-tradition-and-more-from-week-3

That rabona still pisses me off.  :hot:

 

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Owen with a rare start today for Wolves in the 6 spot.  The 6 spot is kind of wide open behind Adams, so this could be a big opportunity for him.   He might be an interesting player to see in the Gold Cup where he could get extended minutes.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

Owen with a rare start today for Wolves in the 6 spot.  The 6 spot is kind of wide open behind Adams, so this could be a big opportunity for him.   He might be an interesting player to see in the Gold Cup where he could get extended minutes.

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Otasowie subbed out in the 71st with Wolves even with West Brom 1-1. It was an up and down game for him. He did really well on the Wolves goal. He's smooth w/ a nice touch. Still rusty (positionally & in situational awareness) from lack of minutes. He needs a loan, like yesterday

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34 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Cade Cowell was named MLS Player of the Week today.  Very cool for the 17 year old.   I hope this is not just a blip but a true step forward in his development.

And hopefully he's not serious about accepting Mex callup if they ring first.

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I'm g saw Pomy on that link a few days ago... Has anybody watched him? He's more of an Emmy, de la torre attacking MF...right? Or can he be a guy to back up Adams at the 6?

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