Omar Gonzalez at Pachuca

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  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    i recall him only playing for them like once
     
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  2. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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    Actually Gooch started out as a forward in his youth, so that makes a little more sense.

    But yeah, putting a big CB up top for the last few minutes is nothing new. Miazga just did that last week for Vitesse.
     
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  3. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    I recall him playing in a number of friendlies--not sure if he appeared in any official matches.
     
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  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    NYC
    Let's ask Alan Gordon what he thinks.
     
  5. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    It clearly worked here so I'm not sure its a sign of giving up. Not a bad gamble in injury time.
     
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  6. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    this guy should def be planting his flag as a starer. Brooks for sure has the spot. But Gonzalez should be able to beat out Besler and is at least as good as Cameron.
     
  8. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    I'm a Gonzo fan, but he's behind Cameron. As defenders, I find them more or less interchangeable. But with the ball at feet, Cameron is more than a couple notches superior.
     
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  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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  10. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    He was subbed out mid second half this weekend. Man for man sub once the victory was locked in. He's having a weaker season than the last. Can't afford to make mistakes with a coach like Alonso. He'll bench your ass for a youth player even if it's risky. We've probably had the most debuts under his tenure than any other coach in their first 3 seasons. Can't remember someone who played this many youths.

    We're in second place btw.


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  11. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
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    Can't believe I'm the only one here that remembers this . . . .



    IIRC, that won the Big Soccer YA Forum "Goal of the Year" award (which was handed out for several years when someone super organized (and damn good-looking too!) was in charge of the now-defunct YA Goal Scorers List). I've always thought that it's a better strategy that you first think - notice how he jumps with his hands up. At first, it looks like he's going to catch the ball. Field players don't jump that way, only keepers. I think it gave him an advantage in leaping.
     
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  12. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Looks like he is starting in CCL action tonight:
     
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  13. Salmos

    Salmos Member+

    Sep 26, 2010
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    Didn't watch except the few last minutes but they allowed 4 in. Not good, although the pitch was absolute shit.
     
  14. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Picked up an assist:
     
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  15. Borrachin

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    So interesting that with such an opportunity in front of goal with only a GK in front of him he decides to pass back and not take a shot. I think if he just touches the ball forward it goes in since goalie was just throwing himself out there. I guess that is why he is a CB.
     
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  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    he knows he can't quit his dayjob
     
  17. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    Not entirely his fault but dude was caught sleeping on that second Cruz Azul goal. We're used to controlling the games for so long, sometimes they get caught cold.
     
  18. Salmos

    Salmos Member+

    Sep 26, 2010
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    BTW where does he stand right now in the pecking order. He's a RCB so he's not competing with Brooks who I'm assuming has his starting spot sealed.


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  19. Gacm32

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    Nov 28, 2010
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    He's probably 2nd or 3rd choice for JK. However, I wish JK would just play 2 left-footed CB's. Besler would be a better choice to me than Gonzo.
     
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  20. ImaPuppy

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
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    I'd imagine he's probably the #2 RCB overall behind Cameron, but may be #3 depending on how Klinsmann feels about Birnbaum's form. Either way I think he's in our top 4 CBs as far as depth goes once important matches come along. If Klinsmann decides to play Cameron at CM (where he plays with Stoke), then I think Omar moves up into the starting line-up discussion depending on who we're playing against.

    I expect Cameron and Brooks to play CB during most qualifiers.
     
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  21. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Starts in playoff match:
     
  22. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    We're out. He had a weaker tournament than the last. Doesn't look that confident on the ball as of late. We have a good team overall, don't expect any major signings. I think any signings right now would be young players from second division or from one of our feeder teams.
     
  23. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    Dreadful by both CBs on that Leon goal. Murrillo taking too long to decide to go and tackle or recede and Omar giving the striker like 2 meters by staying hella far behind the offside line.
     
  24. BostonRed

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  25. BostonRed

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