Mukwelle Akale Highlights

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Giggsy1986, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    <-- Last week vs. Levante (Assist)

    <-- This week vs. Hercules (Goal)

    <-- From Villarreal Twitter

    <-- admiring fans
     
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  2. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    <-- Full match vs. Levante . Focus on his movement and ability on the ball he is dangerous everytime he touches it and is in complete control of his game.
     
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  3. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He has to play first team ball somewhere.
     
  4. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    He's soon-to-be 23 and playing in the Spanish 3rd division.

    Sorry, not a USMNT option at the moment. Call me when he's at least in the Spanish 2nd division.
     
  5. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Ugh, people continue to not take the time or understand how the spanish development system works and the limitations he is under until he has his spanish/cameroonian passport.
     
  6. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I'm fully aware. There are foreign player restrictions on matchday squads in Spain. This was just as true when he went there as it is now.

    Its also irrelevant. Its going to be extremely difficult for him to be on the USMNT radar while stuck in the Spanish 3rd division. He's been at Villarreal for almost 5 years now while the next generation of young Americans pass him by. Mukwelle Akale is older than Christian Pulisic. He's older than Tim Weah and Josh Sargent and Tyler Adams and Paxton Pomykal and Sergino Dest and a host of these USMNTers. Alex Mendez is on Ajax's Champions League roster. Gio Reyna is on Dortmund's Champions League roster. I can keep going.

    We're no longer talking about a "prospect" here. This is an adult professional in the Spanish 3rd division. Regardless of the reason, there's NO chance he gets a USMNT callup from there. Based on the quality of the pool, I'm not sure he can get a US U23 callup from there anymore.
     
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  7. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Do you know how his recent U23 camp went with Jason Kreis? Do you know his report to Berhalter? Do you know the communication he has had with the Federation? or are you just guessing?

    What continues to kill me is the obsession with "first team minutes" ..............watch the matches and tell me who outside of Pulisic in our entire system is better than him with the ball at his feet and who is better than him in his moevement off of the ball? Name one attacking player in our history that has reached the heights he has in Spain..................... look at actually results and individual ability. That is the narrative that has to change in this country when evaluating who should be with the national team.
     
  8. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I'm sorry that Akale took somebody's horrible advice and is still at a club 5 years later that he can't actually play for. But until he fixes his club situation, he's not a factor for the USMNT. Everything you just said is completely irrelevant.

    Name an attacking player in our history that's reached his heights in Spain? How about Tab Ramos? There ya go.
     
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  9. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
     
  10. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Carlos Bocanegra played in the 2nd division.

    More recently, Shaq Moore.

    I mean, yikes. He's 23 and still Villareal B. At this point he'll be fortunate to still be playing in a few years. Maybe he's a late bloomer. Maybe he's another Junior Flores/Mario Rodriguez.

    But still at Villareal B, he doesn't deserve a dedicated thread here, imo.
     
  11. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC

    Lol, another uneducated poster. Let’s start a thread just for those of you who are clueless
     
  12. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You keep getting cards. This is why. Wake us when he makes a gameday squad somewhere in La Liga.
     
  13. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lol
     
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  14. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC


    Fantastic work again in the center of the park for Mukwelle - earning that #10
     
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  15. ChicagoVT

    ChicagoVT New Member

    United States
    Jun 26, 2019
    In a vaccum a third division player that is 23 is most likely not good enough for our national team. However, when comparing this kid to others in our pool, he seems to be a reasonably good option. I think it would be a good idea to bring him up for a camp and stick him in a game for a few minutes to see what happens.
     
  16. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    You have a friend for life in Giggsy with this post.
     
  17. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Or.... you have a poster who took the time to actually watch the specifics of his game and compared them to our player pool....

    His status as a third division player for the best B team in Spain will not last much longer.
     
  18. HoneyBadger7

    HoneyBadger7 New Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    Looks like he’s training with the first team on his instagram story
     
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