2020 Olympic Qualifying Team

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  1. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Third times a charm? Right? :unsure:
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  2. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    How many of these will be right?

    GK: Vom Steeg, Silva, Lopez
    Defenders: Olosunde, Adams, Carter-Vickers, Palmer-Brown, Redding, Gruno, Nelson, A. Robinson
    Midfielders: Scott, Durkin, Goslin, Zendejas, Pulisic, Akale, Carleton, Taitague, Perez
    Forwards: Wright, Ebobisse, Lennon

    Olosunde Redding Carter-Vickers Robinson
    Palmer-Brown Goslin
    Akale Pulisic Carleton
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  3. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Klinsmann is still in charge, forget it.
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  4. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    There's some solid talent in that team. Especially in the attacking midfield. Olusunde always interests me and carter Vickers is the truth.
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  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  6. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Yeah, he got a few right that played in this series. Another one or two could've been on the team, but weren't.

    I was reading a few pages into that, and I noticed names that I don't think are playing pro soccer, which tells you all you need to know. I remember there was this guy who a lot of us thought was going to be part of the last U-20 cycle, he played at Wigan (can't remember his name), and all of a sudden he just stopped playing soccer, deleted his twitter, I don't think anyone figured out what happened to him. That just shows what can happen, how unpredictable this stuff is, but its fun to guess and see how many you can get right and who you thought was good at the beginning of the cycle?
  7. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    The attacking midfield three is what I think could be the best, Carleton-Pulisic-Akale has serious potential, I like the center-backs, there are about 10 of them to pick from, and I like the strikers.
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  8. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, correct me if I'm wrong, but the age eligibility for the 2020 qualifying team will be all players born on or after January 1, 1997. Unless the Olympic committee changes the rules, that is. :)
  9. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Omar Thompson
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  10. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep. Some of the most talented US players ever.
  11. alslammerz

    alslammerz Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Staten Island, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's the same eligibility date as the 2017 U-20 World Cup squad, right? Is there anything for them after the U20s before Olympic qualifying starts? I wonder if like we've added a U-18 and U-19 program, if we'll see a U-21 team. Or at least earlier camps than just 8 months before qualifying. It seems strange that there'd basically be a 2 year gap for international games for most of the Baby Nats that will be age eligible for the next Olympic qualifying program.
  12. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Thats the name. Has anyone figured out what happened to him?
  13. tippco333

    tippco333 Member

    AC Perugia
    Jun 12, 2015
    This time it'll be different....

  14. ucraymond

    ucraymond Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    So in other words, this thread is pretty much redundant with the U-20 thread. The last Olympic thread didn't start until mid-2013. Would it make sense to lock this one until mid-2017, or is there a reason to have both U-20 and Olympic threads up?
  15. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Admittedly, there might not be much point until the U23 group (or some related connection of players) actually gathers for some reason. But the last one did start in 2013, which at least offered us folks here some amusement.
  16. gtstock

    gtstock Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Columbus Crew
    Just for fun (since we're going to look back on this in 4 years from now and probably laugh), I'll post a lineup. Projecting the current u17's here is tough since they're on the young end of the spectrum, but I imagine at least a few of them will be in the picture.

    1st Team

    --------------------------Tyler Adams--------------------------

    2nd team:

    Zendejas--------Redding--------Gruno-------J. Nelson?
    ---------------------------De La Torre--------------------------

    I fully expect this to be way off the mark. I also have a hard time leaving certain players off like Haji Wright, or Joe Gallardo, but it's just so tough to predict where they'll end up.
  17. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Manchester United FC

    With how bad of a generation the Adu, Shea, Agudelo generation has turned out..... Will we be forced to move Pulisic Akale, Perez, Lennon etc. to full national team duty?
  18. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    1. Adu and Shea, okay, you have a point. Besides those guys though, there are plenty of deserving players of that generation in MLS who have been completely ignored for NT call ups. Claiming that generation is so bad is naive, IMO. You have to give those players a chance before drawing a conclusion like that, IMO.

    2. Besides Pulisic who's a first team professional, why should academy players be moving up to playing with the top first team professionals in our player pool?
  19. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^^Don't click the link
  20. ucraymond

    ucraymond Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Not this crap again.
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  21. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Well, the 2017 U20 cycle is over, which means for the 97s and 98s, the only YNT they have left to be age-eligible for is the U23 team that will try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, an event the US has missed out on in three of the last four Games.

    Several questions to ask, beginning with:

    Who will coach the team?
    When will they start gathering for camps and friendlies?
    What players from the U20 cycle will matriculate up?
    What age-eligible players who were left out of the current U20 cycle or got very brief looks will get a look? (History suggests several.)
    Will Christian Pulisic be available to them at any time?

  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    As for players, it probably makes sense to start with guys who are already regionally based or or likely to be (college players, HG-eligibles, possibly others in Mexico) since the fantasy team picks never quite seem to show up...

    To start, here are all the currently domestic 97s called in by Ramos:

    Palmer-Brown Erik (though seems likely to move abroad)
    Klinsmann Jonathan (though seems likely to move abroad)
    Herrera Aaron
    Sabbi Emmanuel (team status unclear)
    Williamson Eryk
    Acosta Danilo "Danny"
    Marcinkowski James "JT"
    Ebobisse Jeremy
    Redding Tommy
    Saucedo Sebastian
    Glad Justen
    Lennon Brooks (technically still Liverpool property)
    Jones Derrick
    Borges Marcello
    Craft Coy
    Mansaray Victor
    Robinson Miles
    Lewis Jonathan
    Lindley Cameron
    Lombard Andrew
    Yueill Jackson
    Elney Sebastian
    Gutjahr Jeremiah
    Bashti Amir
    Fernandez Collin
    Samuel Yosef
    Hinds Nicholas "Nick"
    Jones Malcolm
    Pineda Mauricio
    Salas Martin
    Stajduhar Mason
    Waldrep Evan
    Bell Jonathan
    Burns David
    Flores Juan "Charly"
    Herrera Christian (though now in the Mexico fold I believe)
    Kelly Jeremy
    Lucatero Christian
    Martin Henry
    Mendes Lucas
    Obinwa Abuchi
    Onalfo Christian
    Pelaez Pablo
    Pineda Amirgy
    Poarch Chad
    Popovic Nebojsa "Nash"
    Silva Diego
    Swanson Ben
    Wilson Sean
    Winter Abu​
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  23. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When do the first Olympic qualifying games happen?
  24. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    And the 98s:

    Kunga Lagos
    Trusty Auston
    Arellano Hugo
    Vazquez Brandon
    Nelson John
    Castellanos Robert
    Hernandez Felipe
    Mihailovic Djordje
    Terwege Brandon
    Toye Mason​
  25. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    And the 98s called in by Friedel during the 16/17 U19 cycle -- please excuse any duplication:

    Agu Colby
    Arellano Hugo
    Barraza Matias
    Barry Habib
    Barton Milo
    Calvillo Eric
    Cannon Reggie
    DaSilva Pierre
    Denis John
    Dieterich Tanner
    Dionisio Alexis
    Enriquez Christian
    Escudero Ronaldo
    Farfan Marco
    Freese Matthew
    Gallardo Joe
    Griffin Danny
    Hale Benjamin
    Hernandez Felipe
    Hunsinger Nelson
    Ille Michael
    Ingram Justin
    Kibunguchy Nabilai
    Kraft Ryley
    Kunga Lagos
    Lawrence Noah
    Lekressner Simon
    Little Will
    Loera David
    Longo David
    Lowe Terrell
    Mihailovic Djordje
    Montes Jacob
    Munjoma Edwin
    Nelson John
    O'Hearn Sean
    Panchot Logan
    Pines Donovan
    Pulisic Will (expected to return)
    Reynares Matias
    Rice Elijah
    Robinson Grant
    Rose Alex
    Saramago Brian
    Shutler Colin
    Silva Kevin
    Terwege Brandon
    Toye Mason
    Trusty Auston
    Vazquez Brandon
    Vega Devin
    Velela Alexis
    Zubak Ethan​

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