MLS Flavors of the Week, 2017 Edition

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by TheFalseNine, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SuperDraft is tomorrow, so I thought I'd follow @ussoccer97531's lead and get this year's thread started. And sadly, just like last year, it comes accompanied by an injury to Bill Hamid. :(
     
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  2. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nothing like hyping a guy for USMNT before he has even played a Pro game in his life. ;)
     
  3. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Wait, I missed the news: is Bill Hamid injured again? Arrrgggghhhhh....
     
  4. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    The last few years we've had very little young talent in MLS.

    This year we will have the most young talent we've had in MLS. I expect multiple big breakouts from a number of players 20 or younger.
     
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  6. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Well thats not very nice to reference Jordan Morris or Brandon Vincent like that ;)
     
  7. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hoping our YNT guys end up in favorable spots tomorrow in the draft
     
  8. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Ebobisse to Minnesota, Robinson to Atlanta, Yueill to Houston.
     
  9. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
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  10. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    glad to see hes okay, could have been much worse
     
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  11. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    I'll value the contribution of this thread just to keep track of which early draftees are USMNT eligible. Lalas is reporting the Minnesota traded the top pick, btw.
     
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  12. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    I think the "just missed" guys to keep an eye on are Roldan (whom Bruce singled out specifically), Rowe, and Hairston. Anxious to see how they do.
     
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  13. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Jeremy Ebobise, Miles Robinson, Jackson Yeuill, and Jonathan Lewis are the U-20s expected to go high.

    Who else is a potential USMNT contributer or incoming Flavor to keep an eye on?
     
  14. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    The draft picks are okay. I think Ebobisse is the big fish out of that group. The rest I don't expect anything too special from. I would say the other big fish with big time potential among young Americans in MLS are Palmer-Brown and Carleton. There are others though. Another season for Glad and Redding. Maybe Adams, Cannon, Durkin, Ferreira, Pomykal, Vazquez, Trusty, Goslin etc get some playing time, although it might be a little too early for some of those players.
     
  15. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Robinson #2 to Atlanta United is a good pick so far.
    Picked before Ebobisse. Carlos Bocanegra, Parkhurst, Loyd, etc. Lots of good MLS/USMNT guys to learn from.

    Could get playing time right away this season.

    So EPB, Glad, Robinson, and Redding all in MLS and US U20-eligible. Yikes! So much young U20 talent in that position in MLS to go with CCV at Spurs.
     
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  16. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ebo is dropping
     
  17. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Not as much as Jackson Yueill. Surprising.......................
     
  18. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    guys who likely could start:
    Danladi to Minnesota, Robinson Atlanta, Lewis to NYCFC, Ebo to Portland, and Yueill to San Jose. Very happy picking Yueill there, thats a great deal.
     
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  19. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Yueill's a great selection for San Jose in that slot.
    Think of Kinnear's work with Stuart Holden.................................
     
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  20. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    yup, devastating for Tommy Thompson though, hes probably off to Sacramento for another loan as we speak
     
  21. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Who's more likely to play in MLS this season? Tommy Thompson or Tanner Thompson?

    It just hasn't happened for Tommy...............................
     
  22. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I think Trusty is better than Robinson, although its close.
     
  23. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Trusty's an interesting kid that people forget about.

    Trusty is about a year and a half younger than Robinson. I'm not sure how much we're going to see of Auston this season.
     
  24. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I'm not the biggest fan of the draft.

    A player like Trusty who's barely talked about is probably a better player than Robinson who was the #2 pick. There are only a handful or two of MLS regulars or better in each draft, and not all of them are in the first round.

    I think Robinson will be a good player, but I just think most of the young talent that people will talk about this season will not come from the draft.

    Players like Robinson, Yueill, Lewis are top 5 picks in this draft, but probably aren't good enough to make a full strength US U-20 NT.
     
  25. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Odoi-Atsem to DC United is a big sleeper to me
     

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