2004 Best Young XI

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by USvsIRELAND, Oct 18, 2004.


    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    --------------------------Troy Perkins-------------------------------
    ------------Chad Marshall---Jeff Parke----Ryan Cochrane-------------
    ----------Eddie Johnson-----------------Freddy Adu-----------------

    All were promising.
  2. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998

    No way Szetela or Capano belong on there over Mike Magee, Josh Gros, or Jordan Cila.
  3. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    Great idea for a thread but it really needs some ground rules. How about players 23 and younger.
  4. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If that's the rule, then you also need to look at Shavar Thomas for KC, he had a great first half to the season, true his second half kind of tailed off, but looking at his first half, he looks very promising.

    Another player to consider, although I think he may be older then 23 now, is Davy Arnaud, he came from no where this season.

    edit: Davy is 24, his DOB is 6-22-80
  5. gk0002

    gk0002 New Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Lee's Summit
    Make the rule 25 years or less. It gives you a bit more choices.
  6. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    I suggest 23 cause that's the cutoff for "developmental" players. 25 is not even TI players, can be a SI once 25. I think the spirit of this thread is college age or younger since all but Perkins and Parke in the original thread would be in school if not turning pro IIRC their info, and those two are rookies (last draft pick and undrafted).

    How old is Countess? Is Perkins really better?

    I say rookies and p40 players (including p40 graduates) is a good limit and that would basically mean 22-23 y/o. Lot of ways to do this. I think the original poster should decide. Then I'll post my list.
  7. Spoon

    Spoon Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Overland Park Ks
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    This is a no Brainer He has made more of an impact (on the field) than Freddy did thus helping his team to a 1st place finish in the west and USOCT.
  8. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    If the cutoff is 23, you have Donovan, Buddle, etc. It should be 23 and less than 2 years MLS experience or something.

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