Jonathan Klinsmann at FC St.Gallen 1879

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  1. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Guzan maybe pulled out last minute (just speculating) ....if so, a player already in europe would be a good last-minute option, imo.
     
  2. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Who are the other players in Europe that are starting now? Brendan Moore, Kronholm...anyone else?
     
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  3. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It appears Klinsmann is actually replacing Zack Steffen for the European friendlies. Likely in large part because he's a Euro-based keeper and the US has nothing in that department except for Ethan Horvath who was already in the squad. They probably didn't think it was worth it for Bill Hamid or Jesse Gonzalez to make an impromptu transatlantic trip to be a third-string camp body. Also, Hamid and Gonzalez and other similar MLS options don't have very compelling cases for a callup anyway.
     
  4. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I didn't know it's because you guys are playing in Europe and just going the lazy route of calling someone there instead of bringing someone from the states, too expensive.:p;)

    Kronholm is aging and not good enough for International football.No MLS keepers to call up?

    I think it's the Klinsmann family threat working out. Saying he might opt for Germany (yeah right) just to get a senior US call up and next thing you know he's called up.
     
  5. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    well they probably already know who they will start - i'm guessing horvath gets at least 1 game -and maybe they want to give guzan the other game too.

    so, not much point in flying in "the best" benchwarmer from the US when they can just find a local warm body, imo.
     
  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Wait so is Steffen still onboard and training or will he be left at home?
     
  7. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems to make sense given we are also calling up other reserves. It might help him get more club attention in securing a loan somewhere.
     
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  9. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    the real issue isn't the European based it's more reserve GK in 4th division. GK is the hardest position from the XI to get chances and lock down. Very easy for GK to not pan out. Sargent or Weah are different story they can still get real chances in the 1st team.

    he needs to renew his contract before being able to get a loan. I don't think it matters what he does for USA, it's how he performs for Hertha II and 1st team training that matter for his club advancements. There is also the chance he won't play for the USA anyways.
     
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  10. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure I don't disagree, but the MLS guys are either shortly into their off-season or unavailable due to playoffs. He's already in Europe and is integrated into the youth set up so his inclusion makes sense in this unique scenario.
     
  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Unlikely to play, called for the experience, what in CONCACAF is called "the process." It only mean he's on the bubble, and like Palpatine with Anakin, he's being watched.
     
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  12. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    On short notice the camp needed another GK and he is a warm human GK body who lives close by.

    That's probably all that should be read into it.
     
  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Perfect time to bring in Gonzalez as the no.3

    Good on Horvath though. His opportunity to put that Portugal game (officially to rest). Sucks for Steffen. A great performance against England really would have added to his transfer fee.
     
  14. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, if you look at the list of American GKs in Europe, this makes sense. The staff wants a third GK for training. The third GK is rather unlikely to play, so haul in someone relatively young and relatively local.

    He's following in the hallowed footsteps of Dominic Cervi and Cody Cropper.
     
  15. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In his 12 month tenure, Sarachan tends to give the benefit of the doubt to U-23/Olympic eligible players (see Luca de la Torre, Matthew Olosunde).

    I agree with that
     
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Is that mocking Cervi and Crooper or you don't see JK having much of a future (despite being HYPED by some)?
     
  17. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You bring in 3rd GK’s to friendlies players that are good enough to provide quality in training but are ok not getting match minutes. Rimando was the ultimate 3rd GK bt it is good to get youngsters in.
     
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  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I concur. And Rimando was a solid guy to have on the 2014 WC. But he was called up still into 2016, which is quite shocking to me.
     
  19. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got the diving genes.
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  20. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Self inflicted scorpion
     
  24. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He went to great lengths to sell that one. Kind of impressive.
     
  25. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He's got 6 months left. Played 1 Europa League match a year ago. He's played 19 matches for the reserve side in the time he's been there. What's his next move?
     

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