The Lieblingspanzer that Could: Weston McKennie at FC Schalke 04

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  1. mace

    mace Member

    Chicago Fire
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He got a 3.5 kicker rating for the game last weekend. Not sure why I’m looking up all these kicker ratings this morning.
     
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  2. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I do it too. Mostly ti make sure we dont have any bobby wood 6s in the lot.
     
  3. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    So I’m assuming no news is good news on the injury front for our chubby cheeked assassin?
     
  4. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    This
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    I don't pay any attention to kicker. For those who watched the game, how did McKennie do?
     
  7. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw this last week and didn't pay attention to the date. Showed up and the place was deserted. Was going to make it a doubleheader and attend a US watching party right after. Guess I'll try again this Saturday but instead will do a triple header by going immediately to Frisco afterward to watch scrimmages between FCD and Bayern U23 and the San Antonio.
     
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  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't notice the date either, but then again, I'm not in Dallas.

    Enjoy!
     
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  9. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    I thought he was good. He really looks like he belongs in BL, you wouldn't for a second think he is over his head. The only negative I noticed more than once was that he doesn't have enough direction with his head. He got to the ball, but he had less success than the other players getting the ball to some place useful, and there were a few times he could have really helped with a midfield header into a useful space. And if he were a step faster he was going to have nice goal. But really, this is nitpicking.
     
  10. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    You think he is good now, just wait till you see him play...gasp...his natural position as a box to box midfielder. I kid but seriously, WM is so much better when the game is in front of him and there is just so much more in his tooltkit from the 8 than there is as a forward. It really kills 3 of my favorite attributes, his bite in the tackle, his ability to drive forward between the lines, and his through balls to the striker.
     
  11. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this will be good for him eventually as he learns all the other positions and picks up helpful things from them to add to his game. For now he flounders a bit playing forward or last year center defender. Since a center mid finds himself all over the field temporarily that knowledge could come in real handy at times when covering for a defender or making a run in the box.
     
  12. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any word on his condition after the game?
     
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  13. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  14. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  15. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Surprised by this, he's put in a lot of minutes and hard yards lately. Slight formation switch, has him sitting behind two strikers. Intrigued to see him in that position
     
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  16. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We are playing a classic BuLi 4-2-3-1 with Bentaleb and Weston playing as double pivot (6/8). Serdar is playing at CAM.

    For the first time in a very long time Tedesco is playing Weston in a standard box-to-box slot!
     
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  17. dd601

    dd601 Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    And Weston is rewarding him with a good performance
     
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  18. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Looks like he got moved to RB. Tedesco must have forgotten how that went at the beg. of the season.
     
  19. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thankfully Tedesco ended the #CB experiment with Weston at RCB and went back to a 4 backline and moved Weston up to CAM.

    Even the announcers were confused.
     
  20. dd601

    dd601 Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    played well. directly involved in 2 goals.
     
  21. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Undecided if I’m hoping he starts next match.
    90min for 3 games in a row in 7 days isn’t a good idea for anyone whose last name isn’t Adams.
     
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  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    any chance he's in the running for Player of the Year for Schalke?
     
  23. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Mark Uth is simultaneously their best and worst player. He’s usually the best prayer they have for creating something not on a dead ball, but he’s terribly selfish and/or terrible in his decision making.

    Who am I kidding. Their left back Ozcipka is obviously their worst player. And I know I had to have spelled his name wrong. He must lose the ball about 80% of the time he touches it. And he gives nothing of value going forward. His cross, should someone give him the 10 seconds he needs to hit it, is still going to hit the first man or go out for a goal kick.

    They could also use some tactics. The team looks clueless on the whole.
     
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  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    #4600 ArsenalMetro, Feb 6, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
    Tedesco could afford to do less. It says great things about McKennie that he was able to switch between CF, CM, and RB in one game, but it says awful things about the manager that he thought it was a good idea.
     
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