The Lieblingspanzer that Could: Weston McKennie at Schalke

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  1. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
  2. mace

    mace Member

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like he's at right back again, per Kicker.
     
  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    These last two games are irrelevant for Schalke, they're safe. They could play Wes as keeper in the last one.
     
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  4. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm not watching, but with Caligiuri also starting, I'd imagine it's more RCB in a back 3/5 with Caligiuri as the wing back, rather than McKennie as a pure RB.
     
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  5. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was indeed a RCB. He did seem to have some freedom to chase or he was very undisciplined for a center back. I thought he played well. He caught an elbow to the face on a corner kick and that resulted in a PK that was unsuccessful.
     
  6. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I believe the rogue runs are pre-approved, but I’m not in the locker room. Certainly don’t see anyone complaining.
     
  7. Excellency

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    Nov 4, 2011
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    The Schalke 6 was responsible for the GA

    McKennie saved a 2nd would-be winner for Leverkusen when his teammate gave the ball away in a really bad spot just after Leverkusen scored their first.
     
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  8. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
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    United States
    Rescuing from page 2, since a 20y.o. BL starter is no longer noteworthy

    Finished 1-1, Caligiuri missed a pk in the 2nd half
     
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  9. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
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    SV Werder Bremen
    I don't get these comments.

    You are just a responsible as anyone for this thread dropping to page 2.

    and anyway.. his Saturday game was discussed here on Saturday..
     
  10. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
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    United States
    Ummm, kinda tongue in cheek, there
     
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  11. schrutebuck

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    Jul 26, 2007
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  12. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
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    United States
    Damn, the trio of young yanks all start here on the last day of the season.
     
  13. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    A great day to be a YA fan. Loving it.
     
  14. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Has he really been playing RCB as all my lineups show him?
     
  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They all start in the day when all the games are simultaneous. Following four games closely at the same time (the Bayern one is a must-watch) is getting complicated, and aging doesn't help.
     
  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Schalke looks likely to finish #14, their worst finish matching the ones for the 10/11 season and the 93/94. One has to go back to 87/88 for a worse finish, when they got relegated and spent three seasons in Purgatory.
     
  17. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
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    United States
    Yup, 0-0 tie good for 14th, with 6 points (1-0-3) in the last 4 games
     
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Overall, how did Weston do this season?

    2 goals/6 assists in 33 matches, but he's a midfielder so there's a lot more to him than that.
     
  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone watch his game today? He scored at 7.4 on WhoScored. That was the second highest score for Shalcke, only behind the GK.
     
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  20. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's been basically the first guy on their team sheet all year, he's played every position except LB and LW, and he jut does a job for them. You'd like to see more of him at CM where he belongs, but his versatility is really something at this level. Hopefully Wagner will get the most of him next season.
     
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He stopped everything on his side (played RCB in a 3-man back line) and provided a good outlet. Solid game.

    PS: He was today what English commentators call "nifty."
     
  22. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    He seems like a Wagner type of player. And he's made good with much less talent.
     
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  23. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
    San Jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I believe he has the qualities to be a reasonable star in Serie A.

    Unfortunately no clubs outside the CL would have the cheddar to go after him. But he could be the 1 to get some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for us from that peninsula.
     
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  25. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
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    WM in Italy would be amazing. Italy seems to be investing a bit more these days after some lean years but feel like Italy doesn't have the Q rating of Germany or England (or even Holland) for our guys. Quality of life though? Give me Italy/Spain/Greece/Croatia all day
     
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