PBP: 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship: USA vs. Suriname 11/9 5:30 ET

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by ussoccer97531, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:16 PM.

  1. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Last game of this phase of qualification. Don't lose by a huge margin, and we are through to the next round.
     
  2. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Suriname was done in by that 2-1 loss to Puerto Rico. Had they won a victory over the U.S. without regard to goal difference would have sufficed. I'm interested to see whether this game will be the "toughest" of the group. They did beat T&T 2-0, although we now know that T&T wasn't anywhere near what we thought they might be.
     
  3. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Suriname does seem to have some talent. I saw that one of their players is at Feyenoord, for instance.

    I also love the fact that a bunch of their kids play for a team called FC Robinhood. Now that's a club name.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    From the USSoccer preview:

    • The two countries have met twice at the competition, with each team winning once.
    • The first meeting came on Aug. 25, 1986 in Trinidad with Suriname edging the USA 1-0 in the final match of the first round.
    • The teams’ last encounter was on March 29, 2011, with the USA claiming a 4-0 win off goals by Bobby Wood, Joey Gyau, Conor Doyle and Kelyn Rowe.
    • Though 16 players are born in 1999 or 2000, the team also features three 16-year-olds in Ferando Hoepel, Damelcio Fer and Zerguinho Deira.

    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...cacaf-title-defense-on-nov-1-in-bradenton-fla
     
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  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    NYC
    There are quite a few '02s at this tournament -- plus two '03s, both playing for Sint Maarten. (Haiti is the closest thing to a "power" country to bring an '02 or younger.)
     
  6. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Lineup I’d use today.

    Scott
    Lindsey-Araujo-McKenzie-Real
    Servania
    Fontana-Mendez
    Dorsey-Akinola-Pomykal
     
  7. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I say put the scrubs out. The game is practically meaningless.
     
  8. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I assume the coach sees things quite differently, although our advancing to the next round is beyond doubt. How can we inject meaning into this 'meaningless game, and use our time on the field to best advantage?
     
  9. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    #9 TimB4Last, Nov 9, 2018 at 1:29 PM
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 1:36 PM
    Looking ahead ...

    Today - final Group A game, USA v Suriname

    Tomorrow - add/release (up to) 6 players from the roster

    Tuesday, Nov 13 - [Watch] Honduras v Costa Rica

    Friday, Nov 16 - USA v Costa Rica

    Monday, Nov 19 - USA v Honduras

    Wednesday, Nov 21 - Championship Game v Mexico, Panama or El Salvador

    Group G
    USA
    Honduras
    Costa Rica

    Group H
    Mexico
    Panama
    El Salvador

    The top two teams in each final group will go to the World Cup, and the top team in each group will meet in the CONCACAF final. Interestingly, Honduras and Panama have the advantaged position (Games 1 and 3).
     
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  10. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    NYC
    It's an opportunity to work on things like passing, dribbling, trapping, shooting, defense, positioning, tactics, strategy, conditioning, and other points of soccer. You're welcome!
     
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  11. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Thanks, and that's not all. Let's assume the coach knows who's joining the team over the weekend (and that he's not just hoping for an early Christmas). There might be a couple of players (now on the roster) he wants to see one more time before he cuts them loose. He might want to see if a certain player can play/back-up a certain position. He might have a player nursing a bit of an injury, or one he feels he cannot risk being injured (in a game where the score is not really of consequence).

    He could give certain players specific instructions. Why not have our midfielders practice their long-rang shooting (in game-like conditions)? Or insist that our backs work the ball out - even under pressure - rather than blasting it out?

    And he should certainly be thinking ahead to games v Costa Rica and Honduras.
     
  12. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
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  13. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do we know who the (up to) 6 players we're going to add are?
     
  14. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dest and Amon are the only two I think are fairly certain.

    But I’m sure there will be more.

    Is Ledezma healthy now?

    Sotto would be great to have in, but who knows.
     
  15. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like:
    Scott
    Lindsey-McKenzie-Rogers-Gloster
    Torres
    Mendez-Amaya
    Dorsey-Akinola-Pomykal
     
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  16. IHSSOC

    IHSSOC Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Peoria, AZ
    Nice FK from Mendez...1-0
     
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  17. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Get in, Méndez! Really nice free kick.

    That kid is smooth.
     
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  18. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Akinola with the first touch of his life, then just gives it away. This guy kills me.
     
  20. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pomykal taken down in the box.

    Dorsey's PK saved.
     
  21. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wouldn’t trust Dorsey to score in a brothel.
     
  22. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Mendez should have taken it. If Dorsey is not replaced Ramos should be replaced.
     
  23. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He shoots the same all the time. Lots of power, very close to the GK.
     
  24. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dollars to donuts Dorsey's leaving after this game, I'm not going to freak out over a bad PK. So long as he doesn't take the next one...
     
  25. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pomykal and Gloster combine out wide. Gloster's then sends in a cross that is headed home by McKenzie.

    2-0 US 26'
     

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