Alex Mendez @ FC Vizela

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  1. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
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  2. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
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    United States
    It better be nice, it's by Kleiban. Actually not much context on how he's fitting in to Jong Ajax now, more about what AM's strengths are.
     
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  3. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    He was actually somewhat complimentary (for him) of MLS' progress in playing youth.
     
  4. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    I, too, love using specific data points when trying to pass it off as overarching evidence.

    I love stats!!!
     
  5. SCSAutism

    SCSAutism Member

    United States
    May 9, 2017
  6. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Mendez (and Pynadath) on the bench today v Telstar. [Pierie starting.]
     
  7. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    This is an insane stat

     
  8. TimB4Last

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    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    #608 TimB4Last, Feb 28, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2020
    Ajax 2-0 Telstar @ HT

    Mendez remains on the bench to start the 2nd half ...

    Telstar pulls one back @ 54' - now 2-1

    Mendez first Jong Ajax sub on, @ 60'
     
  9. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Finished 2-2, Telstar scoring on a PK @ 86'

    Mendez with a late yellow card, @ 90+6'

    Pynadath came on @ 85' - just before the PK (handball on Q. Timber)
     
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  10. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    [​IMG]

    https://i.redd.it/pwlx4rqjw9k41.jpg

    This is a very interesting graph someone on the Ajax reddit made. Just basically minutes by age. The most striking thing is between 18-21, there are barely any minutes being played which is normally a huge age group for Ajax. That generation really didn't produce anyone outside of Dest. It's a lost wave of players -- I wouldn't really include de Ligt because he played above his age so much and is already gone.

    In the context of Mendez, his age is between an insanely talented wave and another that is coming behind him. It's part of why I believe Ajax bought him-- try to fill this gap. Don't necessarily read it as a good or bad thing, just an idea of where he is from an age perspective in relation to Ajax.
     
  11. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    ^ Repped for encouraging me to invest in new reading glasses. :cool:
     
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  12. Also after clicking on it?
     
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  13. Bite o' the Cherry

    Charlotte FC
    United States
    May 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if he can see Daley's last name...

    :)
     
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  14. Voetbal International rating:
    Y Ajax 2-2 Telstar:
    Pierie 5
    Mendez 6.5
     
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  15. BostonRed

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  16. Watched the first half. He was meh, like the rest of the YAjax midfield.
     
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  17. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    First, the good news, Mendez played from start to finish.
     
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  18. Voetbal International rating:
    FC Volendam 4-0 Y Ajax:
    Kik Pierie 5.5
    Mendez 6
     
  19. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #619 autobus39, Apr 25, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
    The remaining Eerste Divisie season was cancelled yesterday. Jong Ajax were in 4th at the time of the campaign's abandonment.

    Mendez's final 2019/2020 stat line will be 2 goals, 2 assists, and 2 yellow cards in 988 minutes with Jong Ajax (22 games, 11 starts).

    It was also announced yesterday that as Ajax Amsterdam were in first place in Eredivisie at the time of the season's abandonment that they will qualify, pending UEFA's approval, for the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League play-off round.
     
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  20. eliwood

    eliwood Member+

    Jul 25, 2016
    Ajax just spent 10 million on Muhammed Kudus a MF/F one month older than Mendez

    just a reminder of how competitive it is to break through at Ajax
     
  21. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    I didn't think Mendez had much of a chance at Ajax before the season and now think he has zero chance.

    Ajax has announced some loans recently... hopefully Mendez goes to a lower level Eredivisie team. I'm just not sure he showed enough in Jong Ajax matches for any teams to be interested.

    The other side of the coin is it seems like psycho Klieben is hell bent on him playing in Europe at a big club. So would they accept a loan deal to a place like Emmen? Who knows
     
  22. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
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  23. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems like the best case scenario right now. He didn't have the production others in his relative crop did coming over. Llanez, Richie and even Gloster seem a lot closer to seeing 1st team time w/ their clubs or on loan... and Gio sky-rocketed to the BDL.
     
  24. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    Absolutely and I posted this a few times but what was most concerning to me was he barely played for Jong Ajax. The guys that Ajax is loaning out are fringe players (saw some first team time, too good for Jong Ajax) to the lower Eredivisie teams. Mendez isn't even really close to that level yet. I don't think Mendez is really that attractive to the Twente's even Emmen's of the Eredivisie because he hasn't even proven a solid Eerste Divisie level player.

    Compare with Ledesma who was a very good Eerste Divisie player. I am curious what PSV does with him. I'm sure they'd rather hold onto him vs. loan because he's a much cheaper option for depth at MF. PSV's LB position is wide open so I bet they hold onto Gloster too.

    Hopefully by January he is either a full-time Jong Ajax starter or moving on. He needs some progress soon.
     
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  25. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    This will be a big year for him but not sure why so much negativity with last season. In his first season as a 19 yo he played in 22 (of 29 games) for 988 minutes and scored 2 goals and had 2 assists.

    Ledezma is obviously ahead of him, but also had an additional 6 months to adapt to the country and style of play with PSV's u19s.
     

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