Yanks Abroad Flavors of the Week 2018-19

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  1. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    here
    Yes, that's what I'm saying. Waiting for a World Class Germerican to chose U.S. seems like a long longshot. But .... fingers crossed.
     
  2. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would they? Jones himself would've chosen Germany if he were world class. That's the catch-22 of that pipeline. Why not just hope for a world class American in general? There's a great chance of that happening.
     
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  3. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Your uninformed opinion of who is world class is just that, an uninformed opinion!
     
  4. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    spoken like a true Schalke fan.:p
     
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  5. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not disagreeing with your definition of world class but so far you haven't defined it just gainsaid players others have called world class. How are you defining it and how many current players in the world qualify in your definition.
     
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  6. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok, in summary, for Kicker, the term World Class is rarified air. Sometimes only one in a year, or, none.
     
  9. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously that's a bit too rare. Basically saying only the very best player is world class. Not sure how I'd define it. I was thinking maybe top 3 player on top four teams in big four leagues but that's 48 players. Tough to define.
     
  10. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To my knowledge, there has never been anywhere near consensus on what "world class" means, nor agreement on who is such. It's mostly just completely subjective jargon with little meaning. That said, top 50 players in the world would seem apt to describe "world class". Of course, "world class finish" or "save" is another thing, and infinitely more subjective.
     
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  11. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’ve always made the distinction that World Class has to be done over more than a year. You need to consistently show you are of that cut. Not just one off. But that’s me. Like you said everyone seems to have their own definition.
     
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  12. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    Maybe someone who plays the UCL sweet 16 for at least two out of three years.
     
  13. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just playing has nothing to do with it.
     
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  14. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
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  15. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  16. Mantis Toboggan M.D.

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jul 8, 2017
    Weah to Lille for E10m
     
  17. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pepe is likely gone this summer or next so he will get a chance to play wide. And Lille do play youth.
     
  18. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    1140348523625570304 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  19. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
     
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  20. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
     
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  21. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    And it continues...............
     
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  22. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope Sabbi chooses wisely
     
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  23. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Such a critical choice that many get wrong but it can't be easy to know a club's intentions and how long those in the club who like you will last.
     
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  24. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No doubt a lot of variables. I hope he goes somewhere that has a strong FO/Entrenched coach known for playing young players. Belgium would be a great location. I’d stay away from Portugal tho. Hope he leaves Denmark but wouldn’t be the worst thing to stay for another year or two. Especially if he jumps to a larger club.
     
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  25. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Lord help me I still haven’t forgiven this kid for that tweet. Enjoy northeastern Switzerland dude. Check out the epic library.
     

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