YNT-eligible MLS players: 2019 In-season Thread

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Balerion, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Means Durkin is going to Start tomorrow and maybe even Saturday depending on when Moreno gets back.
     
  2. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Durkin is playing the US U-20’s now.
     
  3. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Olsen confirmed Durkin is starting tomorrow so he hasn’t left yet
     
  4. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    And now we know why Servania is on the roster instead of Araujo or Amon. The wise man Ramos can see the future.
     
  5. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Other than his last stint with the Galaxy (which sure seemed like a last hurrah to try to win a trophy), Arena has by and large been a champion of the American player.

    Its gonna take a long time to rebuild the New England organization. The stadium situation is poor, the training ground is inadequate, they've fallen way behind in their academy investment, etc. etc. The list of problems is endless. For a long time the Revs got by with drafting players and picking up players from the MLS scrap heap. I don't think Stevie Nicol gets enough credit for consistently winning with that organization. [Even in MLS 1.0] The Krafts have been comically slow to adapt to the new MLS.

    Really, academy player inclusion is probably item #593 of Bruce Arena's "To Do List." You gotta invest in the academy before you can count on a stream of academy player of MLS quality. It just seems like dumb luck that they've had a couple of good academy players come thru. They're probably 10 years behind the top academy programs like RSL, NYRB, Philly, and FCD. And they're at least 5 years behind the rapidly advancing "fast followers" like Seattle.
     
  6. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It really can't get worse in New England but Arena is a curious choice as seemingly time has passes him by like it did Kinnear. To make it he will have to completely re-invent both his general managing and coaching. Is he up for it or will this be a another crushing blow to his ego? perhaps he's the one to convince Kraft to join the party and have a Boston area stadium and a real academy. I'm skeptical.
     
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  7. Luksarus

    Luksarus Member

    United States
    Jul 27, 2018
  8. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    At this point if he can’t make it in MLS at his age I’m not sure he’s a real NT prospect. Although let’s hope he still turns things around next season.

    I’m always for seeing an American on the pitch over a foreign player.
     
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  9. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I spy Bryan Reynolds on the trip to LA...………(as well as Roberts and Nelson). It would be cool to finally get him his MLS debut.
     
  10. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  11. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Danny Acosta sighting
     
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  12. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Benji Michel and Santiago Patino also start for Orlando tonight.
     
  13. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
  14. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Is he going to fill the backflipping void Oba Martins left?
     
  15. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Was that a positioning issue or did one of his teammates miss the inside run?
     
  16. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    That video doesn’t show that Orlando lost the ball in their own half and was scrambling to defend because of it. Acosta was caught up field and played no part in his team losing the ball playing out of the back. It’s unrealistic to expect him to have recovered to that run by Bwana.

    Maybe now he’s sorted out what the issue was in Orlando. He went two months without playing after playing well the first three games by all accounts.
     
  17. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Pomykal was supposed to play yesterday. Is he still injured or they instead decided to send him to Poland already?
     
  18. Runhard

    Runhard Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Jul 5, 2018
    I heard Pomykal is fine and they are saving him so he can have a big U20WC. Things may be in the works to sell him very soon to Europe after the U20WC for a hefty fee.
     
  19. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good question. Are they going to give him some minutes Sunday or are all players supposed to be gone already?
     
  20. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Presumably he'd rather get to 100% fitness in Dallas than Poland, right? That seems like the logical reason he's still there even if he's not playing.

    Also, based on the ESPN article, I'm concerned about Pax not moving to Europe fast enough:
     
  21. Runhard

    Runhard Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Jul 5, 2018
    Never know for sure but I talked to a source pretty close to the situation. Talk is he is now worth 5million in transfer and they think that will jump significantly after the U20WC. Only question then is will FCD do the right thing and let him go?
     
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  22. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They could wait until the end of the season like Alphonso Davies or do a deal which allows him to be loaned back like Zach Steffen. That may be the ideal.
     
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  23. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You would hope they learned their lesson from Kellyn.
     
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  24. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    You may be a bit confused on this one, because its confusing. :)
    FCD actually has two games against LAFC in a row. Thursday and Sunday.

    So Luchi's comments from earlier in the week indicating that he's going to play against LAFC...................always referred to the game on Sunday.

    If they have a bid around 5 million (or above), then they'll jump at it. Particularly if there's a sell-on fee. I do like the idea that was mentioned above. Sell him in this window if the price is right, but negotiate a loan back to FCD to complete this season. Basically what Chelsea/Dortmund just did with Pulisic.

    If FCD is positioning itself as a developmental club, its really crucial that they continue to sell these kids when the right offers come in (like with Richards). That'll give the next group of talented youngsters more confidence in signing MLS/USL deals in the first place.

    Keep the assembly line moving...........................If Pax is gone that opens up playing time for Thomas Roberts next season. Then they can promote David Rodriguez or Tanner Tessman (or whomever) to the first team as well.

    Is FCD going to win MLS Cup this way? No. So that's the problem from a fan base point of view (particularly the casual fans. The diehards like folks that post on these boards understand). Luckily there isn't a demand from fans to "Win Now" in Frisco. Nobody is paying attention.
     
  25. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
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    Is he going to be able to play seven days from now in Poland if he plays on Sunday?
     

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