MLS Flavors of the week: 2019 Edition

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Sombrerito, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bob seems to get the best out of Dio.
     
  2. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    Diomande gets a lot of benefit of playing with Rossi and Vela and the rest of LAFC. I shudder to to think of how dangerous they'd be with a real plus striker.
     
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  3. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Bob coached him in Denmark so he knew what he was getting. I don't think Dio adjusted to the physical game in England.
     
  4. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2454 EXALIFTIN, Aug 28, 2019
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  5. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Nagbe's fault by quite literally saying that he was not contacted and that he thinks Berhalter is going younger.
     
  6. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like what Mike Tomlin said about his roster last year, "We're looking for volunteers,not hostages."
     
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  7. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    I don't think much of Nagbe's game so I hope this is the end of his NT career.
     
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  8. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Tommy Thompson left at home while Yueill and Lima get calls. Pity, I know he would be a nice midfield option as he would be a right back option.

    Still shocking that Hollingshead isnt considered
     
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  9. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yeah, TT has been quite good in his new role at rb which suits his game.

    I thought Hollingshead deserved a callup but maybe Egg just has enough headaches and went with tried and true at lb for now in Lovitz/Ream while he tests other noobs.

    I would have called up Servania over Morales.
     
  10. TxEx

    TxEx Member

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Servania or Parks instead of Trapp would be my preference too.
     
  11. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    Did you not watch Trapp’s performances around the Gold Cup? I see you have him as an automatic starter in a spine position.
     
  12. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Give it up. I do however see he's got McKennie as a backup now. That's a big step towards consciousness.
     
  13. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    OK, sorry, you guys don't want Trapp and Adams is injured so let's play Bradley;)

    Congrats, you made it so easy for us to get effed by the GOB.

    I wanted all along to play Trapp at the 6, replacing the aging Bradley, and bring in every 6 worth a call up to challenge for the spot. that has been my default position all along.

    You guys all wanted Bradley and pointed out how bad Trapp was. Result? We got Bradley in the Gold Cup.

    Notice how I wanted Servania to get a call up? Where is he?

    If you scroll down this page
    https://www.whoscored.com/Players/126871/Show/Wil-Trapp

    you will see that Trapp is steady Eddie in the ratings and his strengths are passing and concentration:whistling: and he has no "weaknesses".

    So who do we play at the 6 if it is not Trapp? We know that Adams will start there on present trend so who will be the back up? If you guys have your way it will be Bradley. Adios qualification.
     
  14. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Any system that requires either Trapp or Bradley to play is a broken system and the coach that forces it on the program is a fool. There are plenty of midfielders to look at over those 2; one way past his prime (which was ok) and one who's a career journeyman at best.
     
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  15. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    I thought that Trapp was better than Bradley Until he looked awful around the gold cup. His MLS performances have been meh - not terrible but nowhere near Best XI.

    Morales is a better deep lying playmaker than Bradley or Trapp. I don’t think he is very good at that but the alternatives are embarrassingly subpar.
     
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  16. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    That the Crew's pattern of play is largely built around Trapp makes it telling his stastical strengths are so limited.

    If 3G uses a 343ish formation then Trapp will similarly be exposed in the open field
     
  17. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    WhoScored Top 10 Americans:

    Hollingshead
    Altidore
    Robinson
    Morris
    Opara
    Roldan
    Pomykal
    Bingham
    Chase Gasper (only 11 games)
    Sapong
    Memo Rodriguez would be the 11th if you count out Gasper.
     
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  18. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    WS US-eligible Team of the Week 25
    This past Wednesday's games not included

    -----------------------Zardes(8.6)MOTM------
    ------Morris(7.3)4th-----------------------Perez(8.5)3rd------
    -----------Delgado(7.6)2nd-----Ferreira(7.8)5th-------
    --------------------- -Bradley(7.7)MOTM-------
    --Hollingshead(9.1)MOTM------------------Thompson(7.9)3rd
    -----------------Glad(8.1)2nd-----Robinson(8.1)1st
    ----------------------------Miller(8.2)4th-------------

    Player of the Week: Hollingshead Zardes Perez
    U23-eligible Player of the Week: Perez Glad Robinson

    Dribbles: Hollingshead(6) Thompson(3) Ferreira(3) Lovitz(3)
    Key Passes: Bradley(7) Villafana(5) Arriola(4) Thompson(4) Hurtado(4) Yueill(3) Mueller(3)

    Honorable Mention:
    bolded = U23-eligible

    GK: Johnson(8.0)2nd Rimando(8.0)3rd Melia(7.6)3rd Bingham(7.6)4th Guzan(7.3)6th Robles(7.2)1st Turner(7.2)4th Gonzalez(7.0)9th
    LB: Toia(7.9)4th Harvey(7.7)6th Villafana(7.5)1st Morrow(7.5)3rd Maloney(7.2)2nd Gasper(7.1)3rd
    CB: Blackmon(7.6)7th GSmith(7.5)4th Birnbaum(7.4)2nd Besler(7.4)6th JWilliams(7.3)3rd Zimmerman(7.2)5th Long(7.1)5th
    RB: Zusi(7.3)7th Bye(7.2)3rd Cannon(7.0)9th Gaddis(7.0)9th
    LAM/LM: Aaronson(7.2)8th Rodriguez(7.1)2nd
    CM: Sapong(7.6)3rd Bedoya(7.4)6th Nagbe(7.3)th Servania(7.3)8th Nguyen(7.3)9th Parks(7.0)9th
    RAM/RM:
    Roldan(7.7)2nd Muyl(7.1)2nd Argudo(7.0)4th
    FW: Wondo(8.6)1st Hurtado(7.7) 2nd Altidore(7.2)4th Manneh(7.1)1st
     
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  19. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Lletget(6.1) got handled by Blessing and co.

    Rodriguez with a nice score in his team' blowout loss. Wish he'd gotten a call up.

    If Manneh were to improve his fitness he'd be a force in the league.

    Mueller chipped in 3 key passes, off the bench

    Parks had 4 tackles in 8 plus stoppage minutes off the bench, against C-bus

    LAFC fielded 5 US-eligibles in their 4-0 demolition of San Jose.

    Josh Perez is in a great situation with LAFC.

    Thompson: nice to see him finally get consistent minutes. Has NT-level talent at fullback and cm.

    Zardes: movement of Robert Lewandowski. Touch of Corey Lewandowski.
     
  20. Bite o' the Cherry

    May 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :):):):)
     
  21. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Hollingshead, ANOTHER, MOTM
     
  22. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Class goals by US int'ls Roldan (2) and Morris against the Gals. Morris was erratic but tough to contain on the left again now that he's willing to use his (not so) weak foot. He also shows how much he's improved in tighter spaces/as a hold-up man. Roldan was also very enterprising with many of the attempts coming off while the others went awry.

    Morris:



    Roldan:





    Roldan was Whoscored MOTM w/ an 8.9. Morris with an 8.1. Both are coming into camp on form.
     
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  23. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2473 jaykoz3, Sep 1, 2019
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  24. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
  25. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2475 thedukeofsoccer, Sep 1, 2019
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