2016 Olympic Qualifying Team

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  1. Real Corona

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    Yeah, I'm moving on, what are you going to do about it? :mad:

    --------McBean
    Pineda----Gil-------Villareal
    ------Lopez-Trapp
    Ocegueda-ONeill-Zimmerman-Yedlin
    --------------Cropper


  2. comoesa

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    Ocegueda will be passed by someone else. He's too slow. Probably a left back out of college.

    Isn't Agudelo eligible for the next Olympics?

    Pieneda has to start playing for anybody makes any conclusions about him.

    Trapp and Lopez will probably be passed by too. Acosta might take one of their spots, even.
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    No Javan Torre? :sneaky:
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    Our center backs might go from our weakest position in the U20 world cup to our strongest in the 2015 olympics. Jean-Baptiste, O'Neill, Brooks (hopefully), and Zimmerman. Lots of talent and depth there

    Jack McInerney will be in there with McBean up top too which will be a wonderful change from what we saw in this tournament


  5. YanksAreComing

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    Agudelo is not eligible for the next Olympics by about 6 weeks.

    DOB January 1, 1993 and later.
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    Jean-Baptiste not eligible.

    McInerney not eligible as well.
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    This group starts at '93s and younger. So a combo of this and the next U20 group.
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    Can you edit this post, so we're not looking at a negative comment for the next three years?
  9. Real Corona

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    You're still going to be reading the first page of the thread in three years?
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    When you move your mouse over the thread title the first few words of the original post pop up. Kinda gives a sour taste to those looking forward to getting info about the next cycle. Bad memories, that's all.
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    The opening to the 2013 thread says:

    "Take your mind off the current U20s for a moment...."


    Haha
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    I do like to check in on the first few pages of these years-long threads from time to time. Mainly for laughs. Nobody's fault of course, but its funny to see how much it changes sometimes.
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    I don't know what you're talking about. I mean I pretty much nailed the current U20 team two years ago.


    :eek:

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    The strength of the 1993s and 1994s will have a disproportionate influence on the quality of the next Olympic cycle because they'll be older and closer to their peak.

    See, this is where we root for Ramos to have done as bad a job as some suggest. He hasn't picked the best players and he's misused the guys he brought! Much easier than admitting we have some talent issues...

    But seriously, there is a lot of time for players to come out of the woodwork. I think it will be difficult to get even a vague sense of what the team might look like until this time next year. In the meantime, of course, there is plenty of room for evaluating individuals.
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    Our London qualifying team

    ----Agudelo(Boyd/Bunbury)
    Shea--Corona--Adu(Gyau)
    -----Diskerud-Jeffrey(Okugo)
    Valentin(Villafana)-Opara-Kitchen-Sarkodie(S. Williams)
    ------------Hamid


    Now realistically of course our best XI probably included players like Gatt and Altidore. By comparison the 2009 U20 team

    GK Perk
    Agbossomounde
    Davies
    Powers
    Taylor
    Jeffrey
    Diskerud
    Mayen
    Ownby
    Shea
    Opara
    S. Williams
    Arguez
    Duka
    Cruz
    Flores (Villafana)


    So by my count, seven players who started in the U20 World Cup made the U23 qualifying roster.
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    Another thing that's going to be tough to measure is the domestic guys who move onto Europe and become unavailable for Olympic qualifying, like Gil or Yedlin.

    But hey, speculation that's nearly 3 years away from having any tangible impact is what we do best here, and I greatly look forward to participating.
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    And what the hell, here's my predicted qualifying team:

    Starters

    GK- Cody Cropper. Not yet starting anywhere, so we will secure his release. Hope he is 33 months more polished with his positioning and develops better hands.
    LB-Kellyn Acosta (this cycle's Zarek Valentin, not his position but get him on the field)
    CB- Shane O'Neill
    CB- Javon Torre (just kidding) Walker Zimmerman
    RB- DeAndre Yedlin (don't think he's in Europe just yet)
    6- Wil Trapp
    8- Mikey Lopez
    10- Junior Flores (gets his head screwed on straight, but is still in the reserves at Dortmund, Luis Gil is playing in Europe and can't get released)
    LW- Jose Villareal
    RW- Benji Joya (in his actual position)
    CF- Rubio Rubin (because why not?)

    Bench

    GK- Ethan Horvath
    CB- Zach Carroll (94 college guy)
    RB- Joe Amon (liked him with the U-17s last year, I'm throwing darts at this point)
    MID- Mobi Fehr
    MID- Marco Delgado
    MID- Alejandro Guido
    MID- Dillon Serna
    FWD- Jack McBean
    FWD- Jonathan Top

    Lock this thread Real Corona, because that's the roster.
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    Biggest question now is how soon do we hire a coach? Hiring Porter just months before qualifying and only having one camp before qualifying was completely unacceptable.

    I would like to at least see some joint U20/U23 camps on int'l FIFA dates and in the MLS/College offseason this year.
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    I was really just talking about birth years and not about U20 alumni specifically.

    92 -- Agudelo, Gyau, Kitchen
    91 -- Boyd, Okugo, Valentin, Sarkodie
    90 -- Bunbury, Shea, Corona, Diskerud, Jeffrey, Williams, Hamid
    89 -- Adu, Villafana, Opara, Johnson

    11 players from 89/90, 7 from 91/12.
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    You're right, was just adding 3 years to their current ages (also didn't realize Jean-Baptiste had just turned 21) and not looking at birth years. My bad
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    no pelosi?
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    Too U-20 heavy. A few of the U-18 guys will be starting at the Olympics no doubt, looking at the central midfield in particular (Pheffer, Acosta, Delgado, Canouse). Also, no Pelosi or Green?
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    A roster without Pelosi and Julian Green? No...
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    Probably true. I just threw that out there with about five seconds of thought.

    It went like this....

    Ghana scores to make it 3-1

    RC needs catharsis.
    Creates thread

    Puts exact same lineup on the field against Ghana, adds two players.

    Feels better
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    My early prediction:

    -------------McBean------------
    --Villareal-----Gil-----Green--
    --------Pelosi------Pfeffer------
    -Henley------------------Yedlin-
    --------Brooks----O'Neill-------
    -------------Cropper------------

    Bench:
    Steffen
    Zimmerman
    Acosta
    Delgado
    Gall/Sonora
    Pineda
    Spencer

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