Youth Yanks Abroad, ‘97-‘00 YOBs: 2019/20 Thread

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  1. ussoccer97531

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  2. Clint Eastwood

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  3. ussoccer97531

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  4. Peretz48

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    This tweet includes both an '01, Hoppe, and a '99, Taitague. It's nice to see Taitague healthy and in training. But can he eventually work his way into the 1st team either at Schalke or somewhere else?

     
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  5. ussoccer97531

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  6. Clint Eastwood

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    Until today, Dest was still technically a Jong Ajax player.
    As of now he's been promoted to their first team.
    Anticlimactic, but cool nonetheless.
     
  7. Giggsy1986

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    NIck Taigue will have a great future... like Jessie LInggarrd he wont be ready until 23 or 24 but when he is he will be a top player. We just need to be patient and let the kid grow into his game at the top level
     
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  8. gogorath

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    I was so excited when people were talking about him being the best player in the U20(?) camp.

    But some guys just can't stay on the pitch. I hope he isn't one of them.
     
  9. Clint Eastwood

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    I remember Alexi Lalas saying "staying fit, healthy, and available is a skill."
    I scoffed at the time, but it does make total sense.

    Nick Taitague has not been able to stay healthy enough to gain momentum. When he has been, he's shown himself to be at the top of his age pool.

    But at some point.....................a club like Schalke moves on the next prospect. This is a big year for Nick.

    What also has hurt Nick is that they've one of the worst clubs in terms of releasing players to youth camps. Like not releasing Matthew Hoppe last week for no discernable reason. They're certainly entitled to do that, but it doesn't help Nick if he wants to be part of the CONCACAF U23 Championships. Other kids get the opportunities.
     
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  10. Clint Eastwood

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  11. Clint Eastwood

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    Ledesma starting today for Jong PSV. Seems that AZ is up 2-0 very early.
     
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  12. Tactical Hipster

    Dec 23, 2014
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    To add onto this, Gloster is on the bench for Jong PSV (not surprising since Latos is starting after coming back for a rehab start) and Alex Mendez is on the bench for Jong Ajax.
     
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  13. gogorath

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    Health is absolutely a skill.

    Generally, I'd agree with you on the releasing, but I think if I'm Schalke, I put Nick into bubble wrap between training.
     
  14. Peretz48

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  15. ussoccer97531

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    That's a very inventive goal. I think Ledezma is a big talent, but he hasn't been producing as well as he should've in Jong PSV so far this season. Hopefully this game gets him into some better form because he has the capability to play for PSV's first team.
     
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  16. Peretz48

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    Progress is never exactly linear, so as much as we want to see progress from game to game what I want to ask at the end of the season is has he demonstrated that he's improved from the beginning of the season, and has he proven enough to get quality minutes next season with the 1st team.
     
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  17. dougtee

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    it does feel like sometimes breakthrough games establish a new level. hopefully thats the case for richie going forward.
     
  18. Peretz48

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  19. ussoccer97531

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    Jonathan Klinsmann got his debut today for St. Gallen in the Swiss Cup and Chris Gloster got his debut with Jong PSV.
     
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  20. Winoman

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    ...and got a red card. I don't know any of the circumstances, just saw a tweet in another forum.
     
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  21. ussoccer97531

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    Red-carded in the 31st minute. They lost 2-0. I try not to post negative news on these players. I normally wouldn't have even mentioned this game, but it was his debut.
     
  22. butters59

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    That's the negative news that I always happy to hear.
     
  23. btlove

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    This is not exactly a readable sentence but I assume it’s some lame shot at Klinsmann?
     
  24. largegarlic

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    I root for every US-eligible player to end up a starter in one of the big 4 leagues, but given that some significant percentage of prospects are bound to turn into busts anyhow, I'd be more OK with Klinsmann being in the bust category than some other options. If that makes any sense...
     
  25. Clint Eastwood

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    #250 Clint Eastwood, Sep 14, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    Based on the fact that Klinsmann is one of the only options at keeper for our U23 Olympic team, we have to root for his success. Have to. If Klinsmann actually played in a first team club game this week, that puts him in a really exclusive U23 keeper group.

    And he may not, probably won't be, eligible for our qualifying team. So I don't know what we'll do. We can name an overage keeper if we qualify for the Olympics, but the qualifying group is looking extremely shaky.

    At our recent U23 camp we had to take two NCAA keepers. Andrew Thomas and Derek Callendar. Who? Exactly.
     
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