Mr. Josmer Volmy Altidore

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by 50/50 Ball, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
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    Russians are known cheaters in international sport. Any positive results they get you should take with a grain of salt.
     
  2. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
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    FC Schalke 04
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    United States
    It is known?

     
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  3. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    A contract extension for Altidore makes so much sense. Although Mexico would have been interesting, a return to Europe never made sense with his mixed record. Even if he succeeded, he would still probably find himself behind players like Sargent or Weah for the US national team, while failure could push him out of the picture entirely. So there would be a lot to lose.

    But if Altidore continues to hold produce like he has for Toronto FC, then that's probably enough to stay in the US soccer picture through the 2022 cycle. And even if Toronto reduced Altidore's salary in his new contract, I'll be stunned if it was a huge drop - he's an attacking player with a proven record in the league.

    It's his very popular Toronto teammate that will have the more difficult decision after 2019.
     
  4. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    To an extent, yes, but it's built on bought foreign players, and it's less than a tier's difference. The talent level of the Russian domestics is no better than our squad, certainly not with the European-based contingent factored in.
     
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  5. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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  6. 50/50 Ball

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    Sep 6, 2006
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  7. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  8. 50/50 Ball

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    Sep 6, 2006
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    I think he's going to set a new MLS personal best,there may be less competition for free kicks and penalty shots.
     
  9. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
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    May be less? That is an understatement. Jozy has a pretty good free kick but he got little chance to ever use it with Giovinco there who admittedly had a great free kick.
     
  10. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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    A new personal best in bad first touches, tackles after the first touch, yellow cards for lunging after a poor first touch, sweating profusely after the first run? Sorry, I know it's not nice. He's 2nd on my list after Zardes and just before MB of guys I don't want to see getting called in.
     
  11. 50/50 Ball

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    Sep 6, 2006
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    I don't know if Pozuelo will be competitive for the FKs. We'll have to see them together to know.
     
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  12. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    If Lady Mormont had three dragons that show would be a two night miniseries.
     
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  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
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    Jozy as a lone striker is something that wouldn't make me comfortable if I were a TFC fan.
     
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  14. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
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    The idea that only the Russians cheat is pretty quaint.

    In this day and age with all the billions of dollars tied up in sports and sports betting, everyone above a certain level cheats.

    The Russians are only guilty of one thing, getting caught.
     
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  15. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
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    Nowhere did I say they were the only ones, though...
     
  16. 50/50 Ball

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  17. USA-Zebuel

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    Mar 26, 2013
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    This is true!
     
  18. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013

    I guess the rest of the teams at the WC were just full of really lazy players, so Russians outrun everybody that much. Sure, poor guys have always been persecuted by mean WADA.
     
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  19. 50/50 Ball

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  20. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    When Pozuelo gets on the field with Akinola and Jozy, like holy crap—gonna be fun watching defenses get shredded.
     
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  21. 50/50 Ball

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    #1346 50/50 Ball, Mar 30, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019
    So far,so good.

    Jozy scored one, won the penalty, after forcing a turnover in the sequence and had some well saved attempts. NYCFC looked terrible but if you can't beat up on the bad teams, maybe you are one of them.



    These are extended highlights. Jozy shows up a ton.
     
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  22. 50/50 Ball

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  23. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
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  24. 50/50 Ball

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    Sep 6, 2006
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    What is the picture? I can't see it.
     
  25. sregis2

    sregis2 Member

    Jun 4, 2014
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    if you don't want him called in, why put him second? and is zardes really your first choice from our entire forward pool?
     

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