Duane Holmes at Derby County FC

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  1. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
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    Duane was really good in his time today. He played LW, and he definitely had the beating of his man. Derby were struggling to get out in the 2nd half, and he changed the momentum when he got on. He looked sharp on the ball and extremely quick.

    Frank should have brought him on earlier.

    It was interesting that Wilson was dropped into midfield. I dont watch that much Derby, but he’s always played RW when I have.
     
  2. Rahbiefowlah

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  3. BostonRed

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  4. m vann

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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    2-2 in the 61st

    DC went down 2-0 almost immediately after halftime and has fought back to 2-2. Holmes has been all kinds of involved in the match. Very active. Strong match. He started the play that led to the equalizer with a nifty 25 yard dribble inside his own half and a nice outlet pass that eventually found its way into the back of the net two passes later. Commentators have been full of his praise.
     
  5. BostonRed

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  6. m vann

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    Final 2-2. DC forced a replay at St. Mary’s. Great comeback from DC. Showed a ton of resilience and professionalism. Not much separated the two sides. As for Holmes.....MOTM. Outstanding. He was directly involved in the buildup to both goals supplying two key passes. His pace, movement, ball control, passing and just smart play caused havoc. Holmes was definitely a handful for Southampton. As the commentators rightfully said, his talent is glaring but just needs to add that scoring punch to his repertoire for the complete package.
     
  7. TheFalseNine

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    Sam’s Miny Army was at the match. Supporters sang Duane off the pitch. Awesome.

     
  8. BostonRed

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    Good words from the boss:

     
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  11. m vann

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  14. Rahbiefowlah

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    Oct 22, 2001
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    Rep for an all-touch video
     
  15. TheFalseNine

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  16. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Hopefully he gets a look in March with USMNT
     
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  17. kruck

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    Was funny watching “Sunderland Till I Die” and the Sunderland scouts went out to a game to watch Holmes and decided to pass.

    I.D.I.O.T.S.
     
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  18. Thundering165

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  19. adam tash

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    Jul 12, 2013
    that's the thing that surprises me most about watching him in highlights - the USMNT has plenty of physical specimens who can run around and play on the wing and even a few who are fast and can occasionally dribble - but he seems to be a player who has the shiftiness, the speed AND the passing (the vision to see it and the touch to execute) - not many wing options at the moment seem to have all of the boxes checked that he does....and it is what the team sorely needs at that position, too.
     
  20. m vann

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    All you you need to know about the young man was highlighted over and over in that interview - “it’s all about the team”. Not once did an “I” moment come out his mouth despite the direct questions regarding his performance. Professional lad.
     
  21. Rahbiefowlah

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    He’s growns up. Growns up and growns up.
     
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  22. Sombrerito

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    Hopefully Berhalter is paying attention cuz this dude might even be good to start on the wing for the US. Besides Pulisic there’s not much competition. A lot of unproven young guys but Gregg has shown to get the most from his players
     
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  23. USSoccerNova

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    Sep 28, 2005
    I fast-forwarded through the game and watched whenever he was involved.

    Very impressed and well deserved MOTM! Good athleticism and had several high-quality passes that noticeably excited the crowd. Very comfortable on the ball and was rarely dispossessed. Worked hard on defense and speed was quite apparent when tracking back. Had perhaps only 1-2 plays the entire game that weren't positive. Perhaps could have shot better on one of his attempts.

    If he keeps this up, should definitely be a possibility for the next camp, especially given our lack of wingers with speed.
     
  24. BostonRed

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    It would be nice if he could actually get some consistent playing time with his club.
     
  25. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

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    Agree. But either way, he deserves a look. Unless you’re undercover Matt Doyle or Paul Tenorio.
     

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