Adams/Morales - 1/27 - RB Leipzig v Fortuna Düsseldorf

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by wixson7, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Dream debut for him. No reason he can’t be full time starter the rest of the season.
     
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  2. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Impressive. Quick strong and smart. Exactly what you want from a 6.
     
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  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They're not using a DM, it's a typical flat 4-4-2.
     
  4. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really liked what I saw from him. Great quickness and awareness. Seemed to fit in well with what Leipzig was doing.
     
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  5. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
     
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  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    When was the last time we had Yank on Yank action when both of our guys played the full 90?
     
  7. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Is he available to play tonite? :)
     
  8. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK, I couldn't tell if Lainer or someone had dropped back next to him or not.
     
  9. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And one Canadian.
     
  10. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Big future for him. Really big
     
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  11. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what an excellent debut ....

    just to recap:

    19 years old
    starts
    90 minutes
    on the road
    regular Bundesliga match in pursuit of the top four slotting

    this is a statement of confidence of him by his coach

    I noticed that he did not seem to slow down or tire till minute 87

    he made a couple of errant passes but all in all his athleticism, game thinking, anticipation, and physicality were excellent.

    with him and Mckennie anchoring our midfield in the future (as long as they are healthy - knock on wood) that is a very strong pairing.

    Bright future.
     
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  12. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT


    You know Bradley and Trapp are anchoring that midfield, right?
     
  13. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really do like your sense of humor.

    : - )

    That is like saying I really like that Gremlin and Pinto in the driveway when you have a Porsche and Lotus in the garage.
     
  14. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    #89 luvdagame, Jan 27, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
    defense - excellent.

    passing - very good. a few forward passes missed their mark, but I won't dwell on them. (he'll improve I'm sure. he's clearly prepared to put the work in. but even after he becomes ngolo kante, he'll still miss a few of those.)

    it's the nature of the game.

    forward passes by world class players miss their mark in top leagues every week.
     
  15. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    Thanks for ruining a great thread about a promising Yank Abroad.

    Please take your stunted grievance politics somewhere else.
     
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  16. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Was it really ruined? C'mon now.
     
  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    His comment would have been very apt in England in the 80s and 90s, when black players were very stigmatized, but not much in the global soccer place today
     
  18. Woodrow

    Woodrow Member+

    Dec 7, 2001
    Brick City
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    If I was going to quibble, I'd say he did demonstrate some willingness to try the hard pass on occasion. Late in the game there was the lofted diagonal pass that he connected on today (and a couple similar ones in his friendly appearance) suggest that he has some capability of delivering a weighted ball. That might be an easier one for him to get good at than a shorter one up the gut in traffic. There are passes on overlapping runs he might want to perfect, too. Players who can deliver defense-unlocking interior passes are in short supply at every level of the US game. He showed some flashes of passing ability with the Red Bulls, enough to suggest more to come, but he's so darn useful in that deeper lying role that he doesn't often get the chance to show what he can do.
     
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