PBP: 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship Final: USA vs Mexico 5/16 7 PM (ET)

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Sebsasour, May 15, 2019.

  1. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Leyva and Busio are on the field for as long as they can move, the drop is to steep.
     
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  2. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Canada beat Costa Rica. So there's that.
     
  3. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I think the goal was to use subs for Leyva, Busio, and Reyna but when Kayo went down and Tolkien was getting toasted on 2 successive plays by their new sub the speedy winger when we were only up 1-0, that wasted 2 subs and the third was going to be for Pepi, Reyna, or Leyva.
     
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  4. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Trust the process.
     
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  5. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    I'm very impressed with Wicky's half time adjustments. Very refreshing to see it for one of our NTs.
     
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  6. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Wicky deserves alot of credit. He barely knew the team and its players.
    He had a overall approach that has worked. Then showed a nice way to play and held them to that standard of play. He plays players in positions they feel comfortable. Instead of moving players around he just rotates the lineup to play players where they are familiar. They move the ball, US youth version of ticki taka. Led the tournament in passes and passes completed by a large margin. Not alot of wasteful dribbling. Moving the ball shifting the defense to then hit the penetrating ball before defense shifts back. Players very close to each other to allow easy linked play not like a few cycles ago where our defense would drop so deep on offense and defense we weren't spaced properly to pass the ball effectively. Good coach proving he deserves promotion within US soccer or as a MLS Youth Academy Director.
     
  7. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    So they expect to lose.
     
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  8. LuckofLichaj

    LuckofLichaj Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    I like both players. AOC is pretty versatile and with his physical profile could very well be pushed out there professionally. He has the feet and creativity to do it.

    Pepi is a 9 and a 9 only. He’s also one of the side’s best players. I know you rate him.

    Reyna-Pepi-AOC makes sense. Most national teams ask their players- even their best- to play out of position because they cannot buy their players.
     
  9. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m still the campaign manager of “Pepi for President,” but it makes sense to start AOC in this game. AOC has had a better tournament, even though Pepi came alive last game and looked like the player we were expecting (a lot of that had to do with Busio finally looking like a 10). But AOC is rested and Yow is rested. Busio, Reyna, and probably Leyva are all going to be playing on tired legs and you need to limit how many of those you have.
     
  10. alslammerz

    alslammerz Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Staten Island, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Way too early post of the year coming from me, but if Tab does finally move on after Poland to an MLS-gig, Wicky as our new U-20 coach and YNT GM/TD seems like a great fit.
     
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  11. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Indeed Pepi and Munoz were FCD El Paso teammates.
     
  12. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  13. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    No surprises, except for Gay
     
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  14. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Excluding Pepi in favor of Yow is a big misstep for me. Not only is Pepi a standout for this side now that he's gotten going, but his pressing could have been a real problem for Mexico.

    Also somewhat concerned how Scally is going to handle the quickness of Alvarez or whatever shorter, quicker Mexican is on his Joe's side. I think either Scally should have been moved inside or in spite of a big name he's someone Wicky could have actually justified keeping on the bench.

    I like the cm mix. Just hope they're not gassed.
     
  15. yurch10

    yurch10 Member+

    Feb 13, 2004
    Why is Yow an auto starter? Doesn't seem to do anything the few times I've seen him in this tournament. I didn't see the game he had a goal or two but that was a drubbing I think?
     
  16. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pepi as a super-sub:thumbsup:
     
  17. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    4-0 win is my guess. 2 late goals
     
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  18. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2-1 loss just because.
     
  19. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    Galavision gets more viewers than Univision Sports Network, so it looks like they expect another Mexico victory.
     
  20. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All I can figure is they like his pressing and work rate. He does those things very well
     
  22. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Wow was watching univison almost missed the start
     
  23. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don’t all Mexicans also expect a victory?
     
  24. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    Yes.
     
  25. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    LEETTSS ********ING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     

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