Timmay Too: The Chandler thread

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Lloyd Heilbrunn, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. vexco

    vexco Member+

    Nov 2, 2013
    Not really. He just scored the GW goal off of a corner iirc. I guess that could qualify as Brad Evans best game tho.
     
  2. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We played Cuba.
     
  3. an1310

    an1310 Member

    Jun 2, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    Chandler scares the hell out of me back there. Jamaica can be lethal on the counter, and Chandler's Opta passing stats are redder than a Quentin Tarantino film.
     
  4. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    I would rather have Tim Chandler's smack my head moments along with his ability to get forward than Brad Evans stay at home and don't embarrass us quality. The American soccer media apparently prefers the latter. But if you want to compete against real teams, you have to have guys that can get forward and contribute and still have the athleticism to get back.

    If, say, Desevio Payne wins the job over the next few months, I'm not going to cry because Tim Chandler isn't getting playing time. Until then, Chandler remains our best, if flawed, option.
     
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  5. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would prefer Klinsmann gives Yedlin a run at RB, he theoretically offers something in the attack with his pace and overlapping runs, and I'm not sure there is much, if any, drop off between him and Chandler defensively.
     
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  6. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chandler will keep getting calls and his club coach will deal with it. Chandler just needs to show he's the best RB option on his club team and the coach will have no option but to play him. If he benchs him for a weaker player that potential costs wins to the team he won't last long there. I'm sure the club doesn't share the same sentiment as Chandler playing international soccer raises his profile and thus his transfer value.
     
  8. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why is this a thing? Did, say, Steve Cherundolos boss ask him to pick his priorities?
     
  10. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
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    FC Metalist Kharkiv
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  11. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
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    I find this to be the most ridiculous part of how Arena is conducting the NT.

    This guy is like our second best player, on club form.

    How the coach neglects calling him up is baffling to me. I don't care about scattered poor play (of only like 25 games of minutes), we struggle to put talented players on the field. Chandler is one of the best full-backs in one of the best leagues in the world. We are putting Graham Zusi, Eric Lichaj, Jorge Villafana, etc out there, yet no one would begin to claim any of those players are in the same stratosphere of player as Chandler.

    Chandler needs another chance. If Bradley, Johnson, Brooks, Wood are given all this leeway to play as poor as they want for long stretches, so should Chandler. And this shouldn't be one or two games. You give the guy the same chance you are giving those other players. What has he done to not deserve that chance as much as those others?
     
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  12. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    Because Chandler has refused call ups multiple times. That's why.
     
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  13. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Johnson has pulled himself out of matches.

    Also, I really couldn't care less. If he's willing to play for the NT, I don't care about his shaky commitment to the team years ago. He makes the team better and he's willing to play for us, thats good enough, IMO.
     
  14. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    I don't think either guy should be in the player pool; their attitudes are trash and performances for the NT subpar.
     
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  15. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    I think you gotta straddle some line here.

    I want these guys in the squad as options. If others outplay them, they play smaller roles, but I just don't see any justification for mediocre players who will never been good at any high level being in the squad instead of actual quality players that will help our squad, even if its not from the start. We can criticize their performance, but is it poor in relation to Zusi or Villafana or someone like that? I don't think it is.
     
  16. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    Zusi has been a better player for the US this cycle than either guy.
     
  17. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Yeah, I don't agree, at all, but to each their own.
     
  18. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    FJ at the World Cup and Copa America was trash and subpar?
     
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  19. Mantis Toboggan M.D.

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jul 8, 2017
    The team can be more or less than the sum of its parts.
     
  20. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    #3221 Scotty, Sep 2, 2017
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    Could it be that Arena left him off this roster because he recalled how Chandler looked the last time he played in Honduras (Hex for 2014 WC)? The guy completely wilted in the heat and mid-day sun.
     
  21. vexco

    vexco Member+

    Nov 2, 2013
    Considering last round of WCQ Bruce called in basically 2 teams of players and used them both then I don't see that as an excuse. We clearly could've used Chandler last night.
     
  22. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And has sucked *almost* every other time.
     
  23. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    The aggregate of his performances have been subpar and he quit on his team in AET of a cup final. If that isn't a trash attitude then I don't know what to tell you.
     
  24. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chandler hasn't been great in his call ups and FJ is not too good currently. I'm not calling either of them up in the near future. If FJ left camp today and retired internationally, would anyone shed a tear after that performance on Friday? Auf wiedersehen.
     

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