Fabian Johnson at Borussia Monchengladbach

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
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    If he gets healthy and on a run of form he can be very good on his day.
     
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  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    Jul 17, 2016
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He's been playing a more attacking role since his return, almost a wide forward at times.
     
  5. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    He looked very good in this game, on offense and defense. Maybe a few too many aggressive passes that got picked off? But the ones that come to mind were on the sidelines, past mid-field, so there was time to recover.
     
  6. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Such a useful player when he's on, it's odd he doesn't seem to have a clear "best" position. Hope he stays healthy.
     
  7. hype25

    hype25 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Just drew a pk and gladbach goes up 1-0
     
  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They changed to a more defensive formation at the half, which involved taking Fabian off (plus another guy) and lost 4-2.
     
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  9. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Fab was looking tired last game already. Probably better as a super-sub. I doubt he has much left as a pro, that lengthy period out with back problems was a warning.
     
  11. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    jumping to conclusions big-time here...fab has looked good so far this season.
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He's looked good, that's why he can be a super-sub. You don't use a mediocre player as one.

    He's also looked tired.
     
  13. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
  14. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Would be fun to see him in the US.
     
  15. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Johnson's versatility could help a lot of teams out. He can cover at RB, LB, RW, LW/

    He'll be 31 soon and he has a lot in the tank. I too have heard he's interested playing in the United States
     
  16. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    IMO, he's worth $2-$2.5 million a year in MLS, with the only Yanks Abroad worthy of equal or better salary being Pulisic, Brooks, and Wood (too soon for McKennie).
     
  17. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This would have been a helluva swoop / shrewd move by FCC. It sounds like MLS smacked their hands a little bit saying no no you can’t do that. I hope the interest is rekindled this winter. Given the German heritage of Cincinnati, It wouldn’t shock me to see the club target like Johnson or another known German player.
     
  18. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    his Gladbach contract ends in 2020 so he could leave between now and then,
     
  19. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    If Bobby Wood gets that much in MLS, I might just curl up and die. I could see Yedlin getting that or more in his place.

    Agreed on the salary range for Fabian though.
     
  20. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    What works in favor of Wood and in disfavor of Yedlin is that it's always easy for an attacking player to get more money. Even if Wood continues to struggle scoring in Germany, his position, his US marketability, and his goalscoring record with the US probably gets him a nice MLS contract.

    I'd put Yedlin in the $1-$2 million range, along with McKennie (for now), Cameron, and Chandler.
     
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  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He doesn't have much in the tank, that's why he's looking this way. He was very good in the games he started, but since then he's got benched not due to the quality of his play, but due to his getting gassed after 60 minutes.

    He missed 161 days last season, out of 218, due to chronic back pain. That's not the sort of issue that just goes away.
     
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  22. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    not in the squad to play Bayern.

    his role seems to have shrunk ever since the Hertha game where he was subbed out in the 46th minute.
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He doesn't have a big name though. I'd say $1.5 million. Maybe shy of 2 million tops.
     
  24. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Plea had a nice goal vs Bayern and they are up 2-0 in the second half.....maybe FJ's decrease in playing time is more about how good the other Gladbach players are and less about him?
     

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