PBP: 2019 CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USA vs. Barbados 5/4 4:00 ET

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by ussoccer97531, May 3, 2019.

  1. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    The next game is against Barbados.
     
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  2. Luksarus

    Luksarus Member

    United States
    Jul 27, 2018
    It seems an easy match, but Barbados surprised with a 1-1 draw against Guatemala. Apparently they have a good squad. His best player is Thierry Gale, who is called the next great player of Barbados. He also played with the national team.
    What will be Wicky's decision, play with a team of substitutes or play with the best team and guarantee practically the first place?
     
  3. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Lineup I'd like to see.

    Las
    Cuevas-Gray-Alejandre-KHF
    De Vries-Saldana-Fuentes-Freeman
    Pepi-AOC

    Some squad rotation, some players auditioning for a starting position.

    The one position I would refuse to rotate at in this tournament is keeper. A team with such limited talent can not be sacrificing the one known quantity in the squad. Goalies also need less rotation. Hopefully we get up 3-4 goals early in one of these games, and Odunze can play half a game against Barbados or Guatemala.

    Cuevas at RB and Scally at RCB might be the best alignment for this team, but I don't see the issue with giving Scally a game off here. Let him have his CB audition in the next game. Gray should be starting. Give Alejandre another game here, and then he comes out for Scally the next game. KHF should be moved to LB permanently. I could understand giving him a game off here and Tolkin plays instead, but that could be done against Guatemala.

    Barbados is unlikely to provide much of a threat, so I think a Saldana-Fuentes CM should be sufficient for this game. De Vries and Freeman should at least come in for should rotation. I think Freeman should be auditioning for a bigger role. Try out the CF duo. See how it works.
     
  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I expect Barbados to be a absolute cream puff no matter who starts, and my only concern is that Coach Wicky might share my overconfidence.
     
  5. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Kidding, mostly. This is definitely the game to rotate, get as many players into the flow as possible. A highly unlikely loss would not even be that damaging, given the initial group results. Rotate, and tell the new guys in to rise and shine!
     
  6. don Lamb

    don Lamb Member+

    mine
    United States
    Aug 31, 2017
    I am thinking about potential lineups for the Barbados game, and it seems like this pool is really coming together.

    I would think that Freeman and Gray are locks to start given their 0 minutes against Canada -- the question is where? Fuentes and AOC are likely to start as well. I like what De Vries showed even though a lot of it didn't come off. Saldana is a solid depth piece on a roster like this (and maybe it is more likely to say that he and Gray -- not Freeman and Gray -- are the two locks to start).

    Add these players to the bona fide studs in Las, Reyna, Busio, Kobe, Pepi, Scally, Leyva, and Bello, and I think we're starting to have something...
     
  7. don Lamb

    don Lamb Member+

    mine
    United States
    Aug 31, 2017
    I think this is our best lineup for the tournament (screw trying to figure out rotation for Barbados....):


    Reyna -- Pepi (AOC) -- Freeman(De Vries)

    ------Busio--------Fuentes

    -----------Leyva

    Armour--Kobe--Gray--Scally



    Saldana, Kayo, or Yow as the third sub
     
  8. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    how the hell do i watch?

    nevermind found it
     
  10. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Barbados with the best chance of the game so far. Poor marking on a corner going leads to a Barbados player getting the ball alone in front of goal. Luckily it sailed over the bar
     
  13. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Is anybody else having issues with the Facebook stream? Hella choppy and poor quality.
     
  14. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    holy ********in shit
     
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  15. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kobe scores on what might have been a pass
     
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  16. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    bruh these free kicks tho lol
     
  17. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Busio makes it 2 on a free kick. Hopefully that opens the flood gates
     
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  18. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    The KHF free kick was pub league goalkeeping. Busio’s free kick was well placed. A very good keeper could’ve stopped it, but I don’t think many would.
     
  19. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Ok it's about to get ugly
     
  20. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure I want us to be winning thanks to setpieces but it's nice to see us absolutely eating Barbados alive on them.

    3-0 US 35 minutes in.

    Let's see if we can pour 8 on them like the senior team did
     
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  21. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    yikes fuentes that was a sitter
     
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  22. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    De Vries should start for the simply fact he can break teams down off the dribble
     
  23. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Busio and Fuentes fluff their lines. Busio has been mediocre to me, despite his goal. This should be our lineup, just put in Reyna for De Vries.
     
  24. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Busio gets his second near the end of the half, in a goal that also starts on a set piece.

    4-0
     
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  25. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Aye busio with the signature goal outta nowhere lol
     
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