Ok, Jordan Morris, is he the deal?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by deuteronomy, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Pragidealist

    Pragidealist Member+

    Mar 3, 2010
    So did Landon.
     
  2. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And Dempsey, and Jozy...
     
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  3. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    This on what Seattle is doing is interesting:

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/03/17/armchair-analyst-all-24-teams-review-week-3-analysis

    Seattle's staff have tinkered a bit early on, taking advantage of Lodeiro's motor – he is the most honest No. 10 in the world when it comes to tracking back and putting in grunt work – by throwing numbers forward with abandon and just overwhelming teams in the attacking third.

    Here's how it works:
    This is fun. This is exciting. This is admirable. I've always wanted to believe that if I were the coach of a soccer team, my approach would be "haha you might score two, but we'll score four!" Seattle have been must-see TV in March.
     
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  4. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    webster says my use is perfect.

    my extensive use of the word literally is baffling you which is amazing as it is such a simple word.
     
  5. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Almiron is a better player (though most of the value difference is that he's also younger), but if you don't think Martinez would be getting starts for the USMNT, I don't know what to tell you other than he clearly would.
     
  6. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Indeed, the primary thing you'd want a Morris for is defense-stretching speed and work rate.
     
  7. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    oh he could probably start for a team that failed to get out of concacaf...yeah I mean big picture he could start on a bad team that is for sure.
     
  8. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Eddie Johnson commented during the first half of tonight's match about Jordan Morris.

     
  9. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Yes, but Landon was good.
     
  10. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    well I hope after last night everyone understands the jordan morris issue.

    he can be average in mls but he just isn't an international player he literally managed to play all those minutes without beating a player off the dribble or running by a single guy despite having a bunch of opportunities.
     
  11. vexco

    vexco Member+

    Nov 2, 2013
    I'd rather he played up top.
     
  12. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd like to see him get a good run as the 9.
     
  13. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    why are ppl so in love with this guy? first of all, he just came back from injuries and he's already given a chance to start a USMNT game. We really need to look at diff players we are running out of time. I dont see him much different from Robbie Finely.
     
  14. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    agree with EJ. The thing is GGG never made any adjustment.
     
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  15. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Even though it's well known that he's not a fan of Morris, still he's 1000% correct.

    Attacking winger must possess these abilities:

    1 - Speed (Morris looks so damn slow, even for a lack luster Ecuador team that's probably playing at 50% of their potentials)

    2 - 1v1 dribbling skills - I can't recall a moment where he takes on a player 1v1 and blast past them

    3 - Crossing - You can't cross, if you don't take players 1v1 and run past your marks

    Having Morris out on the wing is a waste. Simply put, wrong guy for the job.

    Playing International soccer IS NOT THE SAME as playing in the MLS.
     
  16. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Morris rarely faces bunkering defenses in MLS. He's a slasher. And he has elite quickness and pace. But against a bunker, a dribbler or a quick combo-passer is needed. Horses for courses.
     
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  17. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    Did the injuries and health issues slow Morris down? He looks much more plodding than he did a couple years back when he first showed up. Then, his speed and quickness stood out. Now, he doesn't look like he's going to beat anyone out there for pace.
     
  18. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not a millenial, or born anywhere near the 21st century, but this quote seems to suggest that Eddie is what my millenial daughter would call a hater.
     
  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    But was he correct?
     
  20. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That makes no difference.
    And it's spelled h8r.
     
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  21. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I said I'm no milennial. But clearly that's what should be on EJ's license plate.
     
  22. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    yup i hope GGG get this. We will be facing bunkering team in our region (except Mexico and Costa Rica away).
     
  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    That's true. But it's some nice drama to watch unfold.
    Plays into many dynamics of race/class and social media pointlessness.
     
  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He made the right decision not going to Germany. He'd be rotting in Sandhausen by now.
     
  25. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    or 2nd division Belgium
     

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