2019 U-20 World Cup Roster Discussion

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by ussoccer97531, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    Let's say a country has a promising young player who is a dual national, even a tri-national. Let's say that player has been in your youth set up and is even provisionally cap tied because of playing in a FIFA youth tournament. But after getting starts for two Champions league clubs, he is given the choice to play in the U20 WC or your Federation Championship. Remembering that the former does not change his status but the latter would cap tie him forever.

    What do you make of the youth player choosing the youth tournament? And, do we worry about Tim Weah?
     
  2. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I'm not sure why things are so often that way. Remember when among all the big chances being made in YSYNT Bradenton was being done away with? Wilmer Cabrera left because of that and then we got Richie Williams in his place. Tab was a big beneficiary because he got promoted pretty fast from that point on. Cabrera is doing fine of course. Anyhoo, why does restructuring to a better configuration cause so much overturn? It doesn't need to be the case. Although I'll bet that Wicky would quickly climb the ranks if Tab leaves.
     
  3. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Weah is being smart and going to a tournament where he can star and make a big splash. He's on track to be an important player for the US but there is no way he is good enough for France. I doubt he is considering Jamaica or Haiti. So no worries from my part.
     
  4. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    1. Meh.
    2. No.
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I assume you mean Liberia.
     
  6. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Lolz, yeah.
     
  7. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Weah has mentioned he wants to do the U20’s also because he’s going to move clubs this summer (been linked to Crystal Palace, Rennes, Düsseldorf so far) and wants to to be ready there for preseason.
     
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  8. Athlone

    Athlone Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    Confirmed, zero chance he plays for us if the USMNT is on the table (and, frankly, doubtful still even if it weren't). His comments during the last CONCACAF U17 Finals cycle when he was interviewed alongside the 2 or 3 other Jamaicans on that team (prior to facing Jamaica in the group stage) made that fairly obvious. I can't speak 100% to how he identifies without knowing him personally but based on those comments, I don't think he even really considers himself a Jamaican.
     
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  9. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1334 bshredder, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    Tim told me he was all about playing for the USA. He couldn’t have been more enthusiastic

    Why is this even a topic? This paranoia over every dual national is getting to be too much.

    I’m looking forward to the worries over Taylor Booth playing for Italy (or has that already happened?)
     
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  10. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Booth played in the U17 World Cup before he obtained Italian citizenship.

    However, there's nothing stopping Matt Real from filing a one-time switch to play for Brazil.
     
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  11. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes there is. It’s that he really should’nt even be on our u20 roster
     
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  12. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    However, there's nothing stopping Matt Real from filing a one-time switch just for fun.
     
  13. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So wait, you guys aren't afraid that Real will play for Brazil?

    Fine. You must be made of sterner stuff than I am.
     
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  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FIFA doesn't worry about the passport acquisition date. He is an Italian citizen through heritage, not naturalization, so he was an Italian citizen before he played for the US.
     
  15. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So let the paranoia begin!
     
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  16. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    oh lawd. Hope he on the preliminary roster for the gold cup, you don't get a Bayern academy product every day.
     
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  17. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    I was bored ;) Just thinking that if Balogin made a choice like this, some here would be encouraged. Agree that Weah doesn't seem like a flight risk.

    Btw, Reyna has a Portuguese passport...
     
  18. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    And on the topic of paranoid cap tying, the CONCACAF Nations League will also permanently cap tie a player.
     
  19. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not worried and it wouldn’t really bother me. I don’t rate him very highly and don’t understand why Tab does
     
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  20. Soccerfan12435

    Soccerfan12435 New Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    United States
    #1345 Soccerfan12435, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    Any reason Keita isn't playing in Richmond's US Open Cup game right now. Would hate to know that a guy who can't get onto the field for a USL side beat out Sands and Araujo. Or is this just not Richmond's priority, in which case read the previous sentence with slightly less sass. Genuinely curious I don't really follow the Kicker's.


    Edit: TarHeels, that makes alot of sense. Cool thanks!
     
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  21. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He’s probably in Poland already.

    I think it was in jest, although I know you take the LB position more seriously than others
     
  22. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Strike up another victory for Poe's Law.
     
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  23. Soccerfan12435

    Soccerfan12435 New Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    United States

    Just want to point out Durkin is currently playing for DC United. While you are probably right, clearly there was an option to stay with your club till at least tomorrow it seems.
     
  24. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Akinola isn't in the 18 for TFC. I'm guessing DC told Tab they wanted Durkin up till this game since they inexplicably play 3 games (2 on the road) in 6 days.
     
  25. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Paxton is still with FCD
     

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