Who Will Be The Starting Goalkeeper in Our Next WCQ?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by EvanJ, May 14, 2018.

  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    I have liked Steffen going back to the U20 World Cup a few years back.
    I am glad he is looking good at the Senior level so far. Hopefully he keeps it up.
    The MLS playoffs last year showed me that if he gets hot he is really tough to beat.
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  2. tyguy

    tyguy Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, that could be matches vs Italy and Netherlands. If you think we feel bad, imagine how it is in those countries.
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  3. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Steffen is definitely in the lead for the number 1 spot. But theres a lot of time till we start playing meaningful games. I wonder how much longer he stays in the MLS or if he's ready to go back to Europe now.
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  4. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    how is it in those places?
  5. USOutlaw16

    USOutlaw16 Member+

    Milwaukee Bavarians
    United States
    Jan 22, 2011
    On the Gringo Wall of Shame
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't speak for others, but I have Dutch friends who were expecting not to qualify, given the nosedive post-2014 and their failure to qualify for Euro 2016. So while they were disappointed, they weren't too heartbroken, and they feel that the federation needs an overhaul, fast.

    My Italian sister-in-law is actually happy Italy didn't qualify, as she feels it's the wake up call the FIGC need. They had been coasting on 2006 for way too long and had become too much of an "old boys club"
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  6. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Member+

    Jun 23, 2002
    Unless our goalkeeping corps is truly the pits, Guzan shouldn't be the number 1 choice for this next cycle -- especially if he's giving up soft goals. His specialty used to be going on a streak of making amazing saves and even stopping some PKs. However, after all this time, he's never learned how to properly distribute the ball -- became a liability with the poor distribution, in fact. I haven't watched him this year with Atlanta, though I'd be shocked if his distribution fundamentals have dramatically improved.
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  7. KicksNgiggles

    KicksNgiggles Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Infantino just put that on hold. I doubt it happens till 2026.
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  8. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Go, Zak.

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