Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

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  1. Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

    71 vote(s)
    56.8%
  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

    54 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn’t matter. He has a limp.
     
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  2. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Is there a future world in which Weah might start up too alongside Sargent for the USMNT, with CP, Adams and McKennie behind?
     
  3. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    There is no future for the USMNT until beerholder and bradley are gonzo.
     
  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    This is funny...

    I mean, it is a joke, right?

    Right..?
     
  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Not so short Yoga can't fix him.
     
  6. KicksNgiggles

    KicksNgiggles Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    BHM
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spot on
     
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  7. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Forget that - how old is he? Let's cut off his arm and do a bone scan to find out!
     
  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Dude, if you want to see how old the tall guy is, you cut off his leg to do the bone scan.

    Some people don't know anything about sciencing.
     
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  9. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Wes and a half.
     
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  10. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Perfect timing for both. Stay with Club. This is a disaster in this side of the pond.
     
  11. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    Looks like he’s out for quite a while longer

     
  12. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    The world can't have a US team emerging to be dominant at the global game. It just can't.
     
  14. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jeez, this sucks... We do not have the depth to have this amount of injuries to our key players.
     
  15. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ARGH
     
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  16. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    I blame the Pentavirate. They decided this at their annual meeting in a super-secret location known as “The Meadows.”
     
  17. an1310

    an1310 Member

    Jun 2, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    I hated the Colonel with his wee beady eyes!
     
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  18. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Why are we cripples?
     
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  19. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    This is beginning to seem like the hamstring equivalent of whatever happened to Adams' groin. Out for months with a torn muscle and visiting specialists in foreign countries...

    It's kinda crazy to me that guys that young are taking so long to come back from muscle injuries.
     
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  20. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you fully snap your hamstring, isn't a many months recovery?
     
  21. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    Hamstrings are tricky and it sounds like he has the worst non-surgical repair injury (so a bad grade 2) you can have. Usually that's a 3-4 month injury. Grade 3 with surgery is about 4-6 or more with setbacks.
     
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  22. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^this^

    When I read about the original injury my initial thought was that he would be out for half the season. I was hoping for better.... but the Adams situation has conditioned me to expect the worst.

    It is beyond odd that so many of our best players keep getting injured. At this point one has to wonder if it really is just bad luck?.? I wouldn't know how to identify just what is the cause of the problem though.
     
  23. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    There really isn't any commonality between the players, so it really seems like bad luck. Some come through MLS academies, some through the DA system, some through Euro academies, have varying levels of playing time at various levels, and they're all constantly injured. It's bizarre.
     
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    This, of course, is the key. The difference between consistently good to great and sometimes good to great is consistently good to great teams have very slight drops in quality from #1 to #2 and can weather injuries better.

    Sometimes our top is very good, but rarely the fat middle just below the top.
     
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  25. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    It's the same as clubs that the press describe as having an "injury crisis" when there aren't many or even any broken bones in the physio's room. That kind of injury crisis means that the club actually has a fitness crisis: poor-quality sports medicine staff and/or facilities or the coach rushing players back from injury before they're fully recovered.

    In the US context, it's the youth structure: too many competitive but developmentally counter-productive games in adolescence that stress and strain immature bodies. Like England in the 90s and early 00s, there's too much emphasis on being the winningest U-14 travel team in X State or region and not enough on technique and spatial awareness, only in the States there's also pay-to-play creating perverse incentives to play more games than even the most traditionalist English coaches back then would have accepted.
     
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