John Anthony Brooks at VfL Wolfsburg

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  1. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Half-time. 0-0. Wolfsburg are playing it smart, absorbing the pressure but then sending players forward on the counter. Neither team has had many clear cut chances.
     
  2. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow. Brooks give up a soft foul just outside the box. Paco hits the ball right down the middle, and the GK somehow misses it. 1-0 BVB in the 90 + 1.
     
  3. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Brooks is playing striker!
     
  4. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And a Sancho to Pac counterattack makes it 2-0 BVB. Brooks not involved (playing striker). Game over.
     
  5. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  6. Alex Blanton

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    Queens Park Rangers
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    Sep 23, 2018
  7. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    3-1 win. Still hanging around those Europa League places. Hell of an improvement from recent seasons.
     
  8. autobus39

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    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
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  9. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    If I were a Wolfsburg fan, at this point I'd be asking for an upgrade on Brooks next season. Yes, the guy comes out playing and helps the attack nicely, but a CB is supposed to defend, to be positionally savvy.

    If they miss the Europa League it's going to be not in small part due to JAB's bad days.
     
  11. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The bad news: Volkswagen is down 0-1 with 5 to go.

    The good news: it wasn't JAB's fault.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  14. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. Quaker

    Quaker Member

    FC Dallas
    Apr 19, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does Wolfsburg send Brooks up as a forward in the dying minutes if they need a goal? He seemed to be the most advanced player when that goal sequence started.
     
  16. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes that his been a move they have done when chasing for a goal
     
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  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The guy is big enough to cover the distance in one step that requires other players two. So near the end, when the usual runners are tired, he becomes their final ace up the sleeve.
     
  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He is not ungood in the air either... it's an Evertonian strategy! Nice it worked today. Too bad I opted to work rather than watch. I made a bad choice!
     
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  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Look a few posts above... they did this back in March (and his other clubs have done it as well).
     
  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He really is relatively graceful for a guy his size.
     
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  22. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He lets the ball cross his whole body. I am still bugged at Zardes vs Ecudar where we hit it with his close foot and wiffed the ball.
     
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  23. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Agree and much quicker than his doubters always claim. That was a smooth and aggressive stride. It's there when he wants to show it.
     
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  24. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Natural talent versus an athlete trying to be a soccer player.
     
  25. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Is it fair to say he's what Gooch might have become (had it not been for that injury against Costa Rica)?
     

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