Christian Pulisic Thread

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by ussoccer97531, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Shoulda done a Pete Rose...
     
  2. sregis2

    sregis2 Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    kid or no kid, skidding on one's knees is plain stupid.
     
  3. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    If national teams can't call players in on scheduled dates, you may as well just throw away international soccer altogether. FIFA dates for this stuff are specifically arranged so that players are available. Teams complain because they'd really rather the whole international thing went away. Personally, I disagree.
     
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  5. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully the kid will stay on his feet from now on when he decides to celebrate a goal.
     
  6. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    This was a date for friendlies. Let's not pretend it's anything beyond a cash grab.
     
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  7. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Not a good trend. Hope this will be the last of it.

    What the heck causes a quad strain anyway?
     
  8. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
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    Ultimate Frisbee, maybe?
     
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  9. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    He is making the money regardless of whether he is playing, hurt, on the bench, etc
    I am confused. He needs more nats games than anyone ( perhaps unfairly) since we are in a rebuilding phase and a large majority of our success revolves integrating a system and players that maximize his impact.

    The gold cup is important for us. He was cleared as healthy and apparently a goal celebration tweaked something which was highly unlikely. I understand the concern about the frequency of nagging injuries being a concern, but preparation and the gold cup itself is most definitely worth the risk. Risk is part of being a professional
     
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  10. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    So his career is best served by ignoring what's going on this year?
    And no, he doesn't need nats games. He's got plenty of high level performances. Every week in the Bund he performs at a level above national team footie, and he will continue to do that at Chelsea. he can show up at Qs and the WCup and be just dandy.
    We disagree. The US has enough to make a run in the Gold Cup without him, and there was almost zero reason to call him over for a cup of coffee right now. This isn't "preparation" because it lasted a week and now it's over until summer. The way Pulisic will play will be determined by his club managers. Berhalter gets a couple weeks before the Cups to make his mark.
     
  11. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Yep. Pulisic may be a step above any prior U.S. star, but to surpass them he will still have to put in the miles and caps. And Pulisic may also need to carry inferior players like they did, although I hope the player pool improves in the coming years.

    The only shortcut for Pulisic would be phenomenal performances in non-Gold Cup tournaments for the U.S.
     
  12. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Took me awhile
     
  13. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Would like to see the Euro-guys get some rest this Summer if we're playing Copa '20.
     
  14. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    I don't think Ryan Giggs find this kind of situation sad.
     
  15. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think Christian Pulisic thinks it's "sad" that he's playing with "so many crap players". He probably relishes his time playing for the USMNT, no matter who he's playing with.

    It's sad that we missed the WC and that he, along with WM, got hurt.
     
  16. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    I'd bet he is pissed about having to play with these inferior players when there are much better options out there. He was very upset missing the WC and it was pretty that happened due to Arena eliminating better players who are also ones he identified with more. I would be very annoyed that it is happening again.
     
  17. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    About the same number of goals he'd had. Might want to reconsider that celebration.
     
  18. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Bruce Arena, serial killer. I admit, living overseas I'd missed this newsy tidbit.
     
  19. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No no no,cereal killer.I mean he must polish off a box of Corn Flakes a day.
     
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  20. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    CORN flakes? Uhm, i don't think so. Frosted maybe, and Captain Crunch I could believe.
     
  21. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Not a serial killer, but an arrogant a$$! Here is what we played vs T&T. Brooks was injured, but where was Jones, Johnson, Cameron, Chandler, etc? Those first three should easily have started over Nagbe, Gonzo, and Villafana. Jones is just a no brainer after watching CP get kicked by CR. He was just coming back from injury but the team desperately needed his intensity.

    Howard
    Yedlin
    Gonzalez
    Besler
    Villafaña (Acosta, 72)
    Bradley (capt.)
    Arriola (Dempsey, 46)
    Pulisic-1
    Nagbe (Feilhaber, 84)
    Wood
    Altidore
     
  22. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Jones? Bruce Arena failed to look outside his tiny coroporate box by failing to pick a 36 year old who was coming off a truly bad season? I loved Jones, but he wasn't a make a difference player by 2017. Chanlder? Cameron? I think the answer to why the US missed that cup is getting clearer and clearer.
    I would have liked to see Johnson, or someone other than Howard at that point.
     
  23. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    I dont care about his age. Jones has a bigger heart than anyone on the field that day and that is what was needed.

    First video
    Check out him tracking back 0:53 of the first video below and then remember the effort from Nagbe,

    Second vide0
    0:30 see Jones distribution from deep,
    0:46 breaking up play in midfield
    1:28 assist
    2:17 almost another assist with ball over the top

    Since JJ was just coming back from injury probably not at full fitness, he looked many time in those videos to be focused maintaining defensive shape. Our midfield would have been materially better with a 36 yo Jones instead of Nagbe. Cameron is significantly better than Gonzo and FJ is much better than Villafana. After all the mistakes Arena made, we would have qualified by just making those changes vs T&T.



     
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  24. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Back to CP. What many seem to miss about how important he is for US soccer is the impact he has had on others going abroad. Some are calling him a trailblazer and his buddies talk about influential he was in having them join him.

     
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  25. sregis2

    sregis2 Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    absolutely, and it works both ways in that german clubs are salivating.
     

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