23 Tickets to Brazil

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by flem16, May 18, 2011.

  1. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Surely you don't mean a 75% Donovan is enough to tip the scales from not advancing to advancing?

    Do you mean Edu and EJ as well?
     
  2. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Landon Donovan and Julian Green are trending worldwide.

    If Green burns out before the next WC. Klinsmann has to be fired, even if we have a 50 game winning streak,
     
  3. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    He is for the USMNT. He makes everyone on the team worse, so not only bad but team cancer. Bradley hates playing with him.

    Hope it all works out.
     
  4. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Donovan: did someone say 'tip the scales?'
     
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  5. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Really only disappointed in Davis over Donovan...other then that I'm fine with it. With that said LD has looked pretty bad for a while now for LAG...nonetheless a fantastic career and one he should be incredibly proud of.
     
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  6. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    I'm honestly just going off of my playing career. Assistant coaches (and I was part of a team with 3 of them once) had very little say in roster decisions like this. Even if he asks for their input, he isn't under any kind of obligation whatsoever to go along with what they say. He's seen Landon with his own two eyes, both in this camp and over multiple years. That's all I'm saying. As far as speculation over what he saw goes, I have no idea because I wasn't there.
     
  7. ChocolateCandy

    ChocolateCandy Member+

    Jul 23, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    JK's son chimes in...

    @jonklinsmann: HHAHAHAHAHAHAH DONAVAN HAHAHAHAA I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE UNTIL MY PHONE NOTIFIED ME [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] HAHA
     
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  8. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ha, I knew someone would run with that.

    Though, in the docu-episode last night I thought he actually looked more in shape.
     
  9. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    If JK wanted to grab the country's attention, even for a brief minute...this was the way to do it.

    I guess in hindsight it's been coming since the 2011 Gold Cup, where Landon started looking not-so-great. Even still, if you'd told me yesterday that Yedlin, Chandler, Brooks, Green and Davis were going, but Landon wasn't, I'd have called you a liar.
     
  10. notredamefan83

    Nov 13, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Donovan means so much to US Soccer. Im sure most would have wanted him to make the roster just as a show for all he has done for the team in the past. Davis and Green over Donovan... it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense
     
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  11. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Goodson, Parkhurst, Donovan. If something goes wrong in any way defensively, we are absolutely ********ed.
     
  12. NMMatt

    NMMatt Member+

    Apr 5, 2006
    I certainly don't agree with this call, but we probably won't get out of the group either way. I think leaving off one of our top three creative just makes it all the more difficult.
     
  13. Sup Bro

    Sup Bro Member+

    Oct 26, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since Evans got kicked out for Yedlin and Chandler, I bet Klinsi is thinking about a Cameron-Besler partnership. He's always said CB is Cameron's best position and Omar has been really shaky.
     
  14. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    He needs to get off twitter before the hate starts to come in.
     
  15. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    I think most people feel this way, but that's a pretty big "only" :D
     
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  16. sweethome_bama

    Jul 21, 2013
    Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't trust anybody taking penalties other than Donovan. How's Tim Howards penalty skills?
     
  17. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Also, can we please get a separate thread with this announcement as post number 1? This one is 6k posts long and impossible to navigate for an announcement of this magnitude.
     
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  18. whill4

    whill4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    Returning Video Tapes
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Terrible group and we don't even have Donovan to bail us out. If the US wins one game this summer I'll be surprised. Especially if we are relying on Altidore for goals.
     
  19. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    I have 1 big problem DAVIS INSTEAD OF DONAVON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jurgen is a freakin tard.

    other than that i would rather have Boyd than wondo
     
  20. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Member

    Charlotte Independence
    United States
    May 17, 2014
    NC
    Club:
    Charlotte
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    pretty shocked, can't believe guys like green, brooks and yedlin made it over donovan. but i have full faith in klinsmann, i'm not freaking out or anything
     
  21. NMMatt

    NMMatt Member+

    Apr 5, 2006
    Jozy's fine at them. AJ too. I'd hope either of them take them over Dempsey.
     
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  22. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, he hasn't.
     
  23. The Foo Fighter

    The Foo Fighter Member+

    Mar 15, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take Jozy or Bradley. Although Demps does have the balls to step up and do it.
     
  24. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    if you leave donavon off you definitely leave altidore and and Davis off
     
  25. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    psychologically this is a big effing gamble by Kaptain Karma.

    He's telling the kids: there's no where to run!

    Yedlin is this rotations Odonkor...a player only JK could love. he is now a player coach in austrian ski soccer league.

    oh well. No edu is my biggest head scratcher.
     

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