Ulysses "Uly" Llanez at Wolfsburg

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  1. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup... Uly and Sabbi have shown the skill to strike the ball from outside the 18 this week and that is a trait that has been sorely missing for a long time from the USMNT.
     
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  2. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How can you tell? I need CSI to enhance that video.
     
  3. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    I'm old enough to know to use good glasses.
     
  4. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok boomer.
     
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  5. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With CONCACAF's U-20 World Cup qualifying schedule announced for June and July 2020, it pretty much eliminates a player to play in both U-20 WC qualifiers and the Olympics.

    As for Olympic qualifying in March, there is probably going to be a U-20 camp at that time and it will proabably be one of the few camps the team has before WC qualifying.
     
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  6. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uly seems to be at a tweener age right now... But I thought his form in limited play in U19 Bundesliga would get him on the U23 squad. It could end up being a blessing in the long run if he is able to make some 1st team appearances this season.... as then he might make the jump straight to the USMNT. I would much rather have him coming off the bench on the wing rather than Arriola.
     
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  7. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, the love for Strange & New on here never diminishes...

    I hope Wolfsburg are taking a typical German approach of ‘let him settle’ then bring him to winter camp with the first team. But so far we’ve seen Uly doing things against high school aged boys and there are still several big hills yet to climb. Even with how well he is doing, the numbers are against him.

    But by all means, let’s put him on the national team.
     
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  8. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget that he was playing in the USL for LA 2, at a younger age, against older players.
     
  9. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    i mean he also played successfully in the u20 world cup where plenty of guys are now getting minutes in top 5 leagues, but yes the thought that a physically mature uly might be a good enough player to see first team minutes and usmnt caps soon is preposterous
     
  10. nycfc919

    nycfc919 Member+

    Aug 17, 2015
    There are a few of us who argued for a middle ground (to see him with the u23s). He’s young so I get the counter argument but given the guys who are at that camp I think you could make a clear argument that he belongs at that level. Asking for him to be brought to the full NT, to your point, is foolish at this stage.
     
  11. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    maybe he should be included with the senior Nats for his deadball skills alone. No one can remember a USMNT goal since 2017 even though 43% of World Cup goals were scored off of them.
     
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  12. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
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  13. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
    Okay boomer
     
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  14. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's been a while since Uly has scored. I hope that he has already played well enough to train with the first team during the winter break.
     
  15. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    10 goals in 10 matches... hasn't scored since 11/23... Hardly a dry spell IMO... but you never know what an organization thinks.
     
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  16. SloterHaus

    SloterHaus Member

    Dec 14, 2018
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    Beasnter New Member

    Feb 1, 2019
  18. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    So how difficult is his competition to the 1st team?
     

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