Yanks Abroad Flavors of the Week 2018-19

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  1. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  2. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So that's a "no" then
     
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  3. Cynical US fan

    Iceland
    Mar 30, 2017
    Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good news: McKennie back as a starter at RMF for Shalke today! Taken out in 76th minute. Pulisic in at LMF for Dortmund in 77th minute. Shalke wins 4-2.
     
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  4. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dortmund with 2 red cards, that's pretty important.
     
  5. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since Huub Stevens has come down from the board room to be the caretaker manager replacing the "tactically brilliant" Tedesco, Schalke have returned to playing standard tactical schemes with appropriate players in the roles. The scheme is typically a 3-1-4-2. Fully pressed back it defends as a 5-3-2.

    Weston has played as a CM(R/L) in a 3CM set. Last week he played as a LCM and this week as a RCM.

    Embolo Burgstaller
    Oczipka Serdar McKennie Caligiuri
    Mascarell
    Nastacis Sane Stambouli
    Nubel
    Oftentimes playing a tactically straightforward scheme with players in the appropriate positions is the right answer!
     
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  6. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ssshhh don’t let 3G hear that
     
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  7. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    here
    Why no Yedlin today?
     
  8. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
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  9. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    According to Whoscored, McKennie plays RCB in a 3 man back line...and wins MOTM. @TheHoustonHoyaFan, what say you.
     
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  10. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McKennie is literally the definition of jack of all trades.
     
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  11. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    here
    Glad he's on our team. Go Wes!
     
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  12. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It was a standard 532 with Wes at rcb. I think he looked very comfortable. Having said that, there was hardly a ball kicked in anger with both teams looking comfortably above relegation, albeit just. We saw he couldn't play full back but rcb should be a fit. He should ask for a raise. Schalke missed their Brazilian captain CB (Naldo) this season. His goal scoring was key for them. Would not be surprised if they are thinking the same role for McKennie.
     
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  13. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In defense of Huub Stevens; once Stutgart lost on Saturday the relegation (playoff) battle was essentially over with 3 Schalke matches remaining.

    By all reports the team trained in a 4-3-1-2 with Wes at RCM all week and that was the original given starting lineup. Our top CB Sane was carrying a knock but could have played if absolutely necessary His backup got hurt Thursday in training.

    With nothing on the line, Ausberg showing a defensive 4-5-1, and the expectation that it would be a low intensity affair with a point all that was required the formation was changed with Weston playing RCB for his aerial prowess to help Stambouli playing as an emergency CB.

    With David Wagner coming on board to coach Schalke next season, we can be assured that McKennie will play a CM in a more pressing, transition-oriented scheme.
     
  14. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    We at least have a shot at an American winning the Asian Champions League this year!
     
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  15. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Andrew Wooten continues to be on fire in BL2. He has a single cap from 2015.

     
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  16. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Yedlin just posted a picture post-op. Is he out of the Gold Cup?
     
  17. Cynical US fan

    Iceland
    Mar 30, 2017
    Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Recommendations vary, but 4-6 weeks of recovery may be needed before "strenuous" exercise.
     
  18. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is now official. We have a YA coaching a YA next season!

    Excited to see my royal blues return to an aggressive, transition-attack team.

     
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  20. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interest hire. Wonder what he has in plan for Wes. Hopefully he will move him around less.
     
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  21. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Holmes starting for Derby as a 10 in a 4-2-3-1 against Leeds in the first promotion playoff game
     
  22. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Julian Green scored a nice header goal to ensure that Furth stays up in BL2. Thanks to @Dr.Phil for first posting the clip in the YA thread.

     
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  23. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    The silly season will start very soon. One player sure to move on...................
     
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  24. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    For comparison's sake, I gathered the basic statlines of all U.S. players* in Germany this season

    Bundesliga
    Brooks: 32 starts, 0 subs, 3 goals, 3 assists
    McKennie: 25 starts, 8 subs, 2 goals, 6 assists
    Pulisic: 17 starts, 13 subs, 7 goals, 6 assists
    Adams: 9 starts, 2 subs, 0 goals, 2 assists
    Wood: 12 starts, 10 subs, 3 goals, 2 assists
    Morales: 18 starts, 8 subs, 1 goal, 1 assist
    Johnson: 11 starts, 7 subs, 1 goal, 1 assist
    Sargent: 1 start, 9 subs, 2 goals, 0 assists
    Wright: 2 starts, 5 subs, 1 goal, 0 assists
    Johannsson: 0 starts, 1 sub, 0 goals, 0 assists
    Chandler: 0 starts, 1 sub, 0 goals, 0 assists

    2. Bundesliga
    Wooten: 28 starts, 4 subs, 17 goals, 3 assists
    Green: 28 starts, 2 subs, 4 goals, 3 assists
    Gyau: 7 starts, 13 subs, 2 goals, 1 assist

    *Let's hope I didn't forget anybody.
     
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  25. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    You did :)

    Sebastian Soto made 3 sub appearances for Hannover
    Khiry Shelton and Terrence Boyd (yep) played in the B2
     

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